doTERRA Fall Living Magazine 2014

Check out the latest doTERRA Living Magazine to learn easy ways to incorporate essential oils into your daily lives!   The Fall issue includes:

  • Classroom Makeover
  • Where do doTERRA’s essential oils come from
  • A look at one essential oil user daily routine
  • Protecting our immune system
  • Cooking with essential oils
  • and more!
Here’s my site for more info on essential oils: http://www.mydoterra.com/saraschwertfeger/
Until next time…
Look good, feel good, do good
Sara B.

Get Slim & Sassy!

With New Year’s around the corner and New Year resolutions on the mind I thought I would highlight the ever popular doTERRA essential oil blend:
Slim & Sassy

dōTERRA’s Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend is a proprietary formula of 100% pure CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils designed to help manage appetite between meals. Slim & Sassy includes a blend of grapefruit, lemon, peppermint, ginger, and cinnamon essential oils. Just add 8 drops to 16 oz. of water (regular size bottle of water) and drink between your healthy meals throughout the day to help manage hunger, calm your stomach, and lift your mood. The Slim & Sassy blend also makes a delicious and healthy flavored water for proper hydration during exercise or other activity. It has zero calories and is an excellent replacement for high-calorie beverages or for drinks that contain artificial sweeteners and colors.

  • check out some testimonials here: http://www.iamslimandsassy.com/stories.php
  • check out the Slim & Sassy weight loss competition here (you could win!): http://www.iamslimandsassy.com/rules.php
  • go to www.mydoterra.com/saraschwertfeger to learn more! 


Concept
A body that is trim and fit is not only make you feel good, but also supports a lifetime of energy and vitality, and can help prevent the accelerated onset of many degenerative diseases. Managing weight and healthy body composition is primarily a matter of expending more calories than we consume. Eating less food (quantity) and improving our food selections (quality) along with increasing physical activity is the best way to experience permanent and healthy weight loss.

Eating Less
Food can be both physically and emotionally pleasurable. When we are hungry, our bodies send powerful signals through various physiological pathways to let us know it is time to eat. When we respond by eating, equally powerful signals reward us for responding to our bodies’ desires. These signals are influenced over time by how much we eat, what we eat, and why we eat.

Most people in the developed world consume more calories than required for supporting healthy and vibrant life function. Reducing the amount of calories we consume when dieting can be difficult if our bodies are conditioned to high-calorie diets. Eating more healthy foods in smaller amounts throughout the day, using a dietary supplement of essential nutrients, and participating in a regular exercise program can help change unhealthy signals to eat more than we need or to eat for the wrong reasons.

Healthy Hydration
Many unhealthy “diet” potions use diuretics that cause the body to release water resulting in short-term weight loss, but also resulting in dehydration and other negative health consequences. Drinking water regularly throughout the day can help support efforts to eat less calories. Proper hydration is also essential for metabolic functions throughout the body and supports cellular energy and activity.

Slim & SassyTM Metabolic Blend
dōTERRA’s Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend is a proprietary formula of 100% pure CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils designed to help manage appetite between meals. Slim & Sassy includes a blend of grapefruit, lemon, peppermint, ginger, and cinnamon essential oils. Just add 8 drops to 16 oz. of water (regular size bottle of water) and drink between your healthy meals throughout the day to help manage hunger, calm your stomach, and lift your mood. The Slim & Sassy blend also makes a delicious and healthy flavored water for proper hydration during exercise and other activity. It has zero calories and is an excellent replacement for high-calorie beverages or for drinks that contain artificial sweeteners and colors.

Primary Benefits
  Supports your efforts to eat less and exercise more for permanent, healthy weight loss by helping your body adjust to reduced caloric intake during dieting*
  Helps manage appetite and hunger pangs between meals*
  Helps calm stomach and gastrointestinal distress sometimes associated with dieting*
  Lifts and elevates mood which has been associated with successful weight-loss efforts*
  Encourages healthy hydration during dieting, exercise, and throughout the day*

What Makes This Product Unique?
  Proprietary blend of 100% CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Blend® essential oils
  No caffeine or other stimulants
  No sugars, zero calories
  No artificial colors, flavors, or ingredients
  Easy and safe to use with no harmful side effects Who Should Use this Product?

Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend is formulated for anyone participating in a healthy weight loss program of eating less and increasing physical activity. It can also be used anytime to make a refreshing and healthy flavored water alternative to high-sugar or artificial sweetened juices and beverages.

Directions for Use
Add 8 drops of Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend to 16 oz. of water. Sip your flavored water before, between, and after each of your healthy meals throughout the day. Slim & Sassy also makes an excellent addition to water bottles or hydration packs during exercise and outdoor activity. Slim & Sassy can be used aromatically by diffusing in your home or personal office space or by simply applying a few drops to the palms, then cupping your hands and breathing deeply for a moment of calm and meditation as you reprogram your body to your new healthy lifestyle.

Cautions
Slim & Sassy is safe to use aromatically, topically or internally when used as directed. Because it contains citrus essential oils that may increase photosensitivity in the skin, it is recommended that you avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after topical application. Do not use directly in eyes, ears, or nose. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician

http://www.doterra.com/tools/documents/PIPSlimSassy.pdf

Until next time…
look good, feel good, do good
Sara B.

24 Day Challenge Sale!

Get fit before Summer!  This is the first time I’ve ever offered a 24 Day Challenge sale!   20% your purchase of the 24 Day Challenge now through May 31.  If you have been thinking about trying the Challenge, now is the time. Find more info here!

The 24 Day Challenge paired with the 10 Sara B Principles to a healthy lifestyle is a great option to jumpstart on your health goals.  Everyone has a health goal whether it’s weight loss, improved sports performance, increased energy, better wellbeing, and the list goes on. The time is now to make a change!  The average weight loss is 10lbs in 10 days. 
Hear what others say about their experience here:
Erin, trying to loss the post baby weight
Chloe, lost 20lb in 3 months!

Zach, combining 24 Day Challenge and crossfit workouts
Don, triathlete - “I lost 7 pounds during the Challenge and an additional 3lbs two weeks post. Aside from the weight loss mentioned above, I feel like I have more energy. The Challenge gave me a plan which was easy to follow & showed results. (The Sara B Principles) were very helpful.  Lots of good information that I have shared with family & friends.”


Contact me today!
Until next time…
Look good, feel good, do good
Sara B.

Making baby food is a Brezza

Making baby food is simple and affordable! 
Awhile back I was fortunate enough to receive a Baby Breeza to test and blog about.  With Charlee (7months) now at the age to eat solids it has become a countertop staple.  It is so incredibly easy to throw whatever produce I am prepping for the week into the Baby Breeza and have baby food ready in no time.  The all-in-one steam and blend feature allows for less mess which us moms can agree is a bonus! However, the best feature is you can set the “steam/blend” mode and walk away, go change a diaper, put a kid down for a nap, or go finish your game of Candyland. 

I’m a big fan and so is Charlee!

So far we have made broccoli, potatoes, cauliflower, sweet potatos…all organic. 

Here is my baby food post from Trey.

Just last month a new study came out about starting solids. “ Currently, the AAP recommends waiting until 6 months. Until that time, the AAP recommends breast milk as the sole food for infants (along with necessarily vitamin supplements).” Check out the Huffington Post article here.

Until next time…
Look good, feel good, do good
Sara B.

Crock Pot Taco Chicken

As you can see my recipes have gotten fewer and shorter :)   My time to blog has definitely taken a back seat with the birth of Charlee. However, it does not mean that my passion for healthy meals has gone to the wayside.  I now look for super convenient, healthy fixins…the crock pot has become my best friend.  Therefore, when my pal and mom of twins shared this “way-to-easy-to-be-true” recipe, I knew I had to try.  It has now become a weekly staple and I love to pass along to other busy moms and dads. 
Crock Pot Taco Chicken
Ingredients:
2-3 frozen chicken breast
about half a package of taco seasoning
about 1/3-1/2 C salsa
Instructions:
Place chicken in crock pot.  Cover with seasoning and salsa.  Set crock pot on low and cook for about 6 hours.  The chicken will just fall about when done. 

I use this chicken all week to make tacos, taco salad, on top quinoa, enchiladas…the possibililies are endless :)
I hope you enjoy as much as we do! 
Cheers to healthy and convenient meals! 

Until next time…
Look good, feel good, do good
Sara B.

Roasted Veggies

One of my go-to recipes during winter Supersized Sundays is roasted veggies. Turning the oven on warms up the house and the aroma of the spices fills the air. 
I LOVE LOVE roasted veggies as a side for any meal and a quick snack that I can leave on the counter and munch on throughout the day. 

The basics are easy:
1. Gather your veggies (cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, carrots, Brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, squash. parsnip…to name a few).  Cauliflower is one of my favorites as roasting brings out a sweetness in it!
2. Slice them to relatively even pieces.
3. Drizzle with Grapeseed oil or coconut oil (a healthy oil that cooks well at high heat)
4. Sprinkle spice over top.  I often use rosemary (fresh or dried) and dried thyme.  I also use a premixed seasoning that has various spices already mixed in.  You can play around with the amount and flavor. 
5. Mix with hands so all veggies are covered with oil and seasoning.
6. Cook at 425F for about 45min or until a fork can easily go through veggies. 
Enjoy!

Until next time…
Look good, feel good, do good
Sara B.