NOW Get Fit Immersion Recap & Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is a recap of a sponsored trip to the Now Foods facility. As always, I only align myself with companies and products that are in line with my values and all opinions are my own.

Knowing baby would be really young this May, I had planned ahead that he and Tim would travel with me to two of my favorite conferences: SCAN Symposium and Today’s Dietitian. However, when Cooper decided to arrive late, I made the decision to skip SCAN (for the first time in 5 years) in Keystone, CO since he’d only be 7 weeks at the time. I also made the last minute decision to skip Today’s Dietitian Symposium in Austin {hard call, love that city} because my new gig with the Phillies organization plus some family stuff this month had me ov-er-whelmed.

With clear FOMO watching these symposiums and seeing my RD friends attend them on social media, it’s easy to feel a bit out of the loop and alone, even though I’m home with my awesome baby. Well, the opportunity to travel for just about 36 hours outside of Chicago was the perfect treat to get my fix of learning and networking, while not feeling too bad about leaving the little guy behind. Leaving Cooperman, buddy-boy, angel baby Jones was NOT easy. As I left him with my mom and dad to head to the airport I was a crying mess, but once I got to the NOW Immersion, I remembered how much I love my job in the wellness industry and my passion for optimally fueling and supporting other’s bodies and minds was reinvigorated. Lucky for you, you get to enjoy a piece of my trip too, as I’m giving away all of the same products I received from NOW {see below to enter}.

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Banana Peanut Butter Snack Bites

While April 23 is National Picnic Day, you don’t need a reason to whip up these snack bites any time you have a ripe banana on hand. Unlike my other energy bite recipes, you don’t need a food processor, just a good old mixing bowl and rubber spatula or wooden spoon. They’re perfect for kids and adults, before a workout or as an afternoon work snack, and as a side with or to finish off a picnic meal!

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Spicy Peanut Tofu Stir Fry

We eat mostly plant-based in the Jones household, but despite regular consumption of beans, lentils, protein rich whole grains and tempeh, Tim is not a huge fan of tofu. Unless of course, he is food prepping and overcooks it to the point where it’s crispy, but overly chewy and he mixes it with farro, veggies and some sort of sauce for lunches. Needless to say, we don’t enjoy tofu prepared the same way.

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Breakfast Burritos and Freezer Meal Prep

So glad to see you over here on Eat Real Live Well! It’s been awhile and I apologize for my lack of planning for my maternity hiatus to keep delivering content. This post was meant to go live before baby came… Continue reading

Pistachio Pesto Potatoes

pesto pistachio potatoes

Disclosure: I received free samples of Wonderful Pistachios mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Wonderful Pistachios and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Happy Heart Month, readers! While we should really be thinking about protecting our tickers all year long, February is a great time for dietitians like myself to bring attention to one of the most powerful risk factors for heart disease and cardiac events – nutrition. Continue reading

Vegan Turtles

These turtles have wow’d those who had no clue the recipe is vegan. Still, I’m sure anyone who is dairy free, but has at one point enjoyed the taste of a good turtle or caramel, will be even more blown away!

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Creamy Dairy-Free Tomato Sauce

Who got a new kitchen gadget for the holidays? Or, just for fun recently? While I’m excited about the new Instant Pot I received for Christmas and all the delicious recipes to come, my favorite kitchen tool for the past couple of years has been my immersion blender.

immersion blender cream sauce

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