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.”


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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.

Mr. Grinch Smoothie

This has been my go-to snack lately. I am constantly looking for easy-to-make, high quality snacks as I’m usually juggling kids, lunch, toys, nursing, whatever. The key is to have all the ingredients on hand, close by each other and ready to go. 

Oh and the best part…Trey loves it too!
There are many variations of a “green” smoothie but here’s what I do…
Mr. Grinch Smoothie
Ingredients:
1 scoop NNW Healthy Whey Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Powder (found in HyVee Health Market)
large handful of organic spinach
1 frozen banana
spoonful of natural peanut butter (about 1-2 T)
scoop of chia seeds or ground flaxseed
about 8-10 oz skim milk
Instructions:
Blend and enjoy!

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

If you have to buy something processed part 3

Last part!  Article from www.thedanielplan.com
Now for the “Nutrition Facts” on the Label

Cholesterol. Your body (liver) makes more cholesterol in an hour than you ever eat in a day. As you have learned, more of the cholesterol comes from eating sugar than eating fat. There is little correlation between dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol, and little reason to worry about this number on food labels.

Protein. If you eat a variety of whole foods you won’t have to worry about protein because whole foods such as beans, soy foods, nuts, seeds, whole grains and lean animal foods contain plenty of protein.

Sodium. If you are sodium sensitive, use this simple guideline: Double the calories to get an accurate estimate of how much sodium should be in the serving (for example 150 calories per serving, maximum sodium per serving 300 mg). There’s an exception: very low calorie foods, such as some vegetables without added salt. Many processed foods have far more sodium than this. You will need to prepare fresh foods at home to recondition your palate to whole foods naturally low in sodium. The recommended daily intake for the average person is 1500 mg, or less than the amount in 1 teaspoon of salt (2400 mg). That includes salt added at the table, in cooking at the factory or in a fast food kitchen (which is where most of our salt intake comes from – hidden in the processed and fast foods we consume such as packaged meats, canned soup, and even cottage cheese!) We should consume about 10 times the amount of potassium (in foods such as bananas, potatoes, spinach, and almonds) as sodium in our diet (mostly from plant foods), and we do just the inverse – eat 10 times as much salt or sodium as potassium.

Calcium. Add a zero to the calcium % on the label and this equals milligrams calcium per serving because the % Daily Value for calcium is based on 1000 mg. For example: 2% = 20 mg. calcium or 30% = 300 mg. Remember that calcium is the only nutrient to which this rule pertains.

Other nutrients: B-12, iron, zinc and other nutrients may have been added to the food product to enhance nutrient levels and will be listed on the label if the product was “fortified.”

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