New Giveaway: Quest Cravings

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We just launched a giveaway on our sister site, BestSelfHelp.com, which brings you all the latest coupons, freebies, deals and discounts on health & fitness, beauty, wellness, self help, seminars, and more. And we wanted to share it here, as well!

quest-cravingsQuest Nutrition recently sent us a box of Quest Cravings Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Cups to try, and we want to give you a box, too!

Quest Cravings are as healthy as a protein bar. With 20 grams of protein, 4 grams of active carbs and no added sugar, you can eat Cravings every single day. These are high protein products that are actually good for you.

Learn more about Quest Cravings here: http://www.questproteinbar.com/cravings/, and enter to win a box 12 Quest Cravings Peanut Butter Cups below (Retail value: $27.99)

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This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. Winner(s) will be contacted by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends. If you have any additional questions – feel free to contact us!

Disclosure: Quest Nutrition sent us Quest Cravings free of charge for promotional purposes. 

Healthy Habits: Introducing Your Family to BLUE Foods

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Guest Post by Cheryl Tallman,  FreshBaby.com

Blue foods are a great source of cancer preventing anti-oxidants and phytonutrients. The main phytonutrient, anthocyanidin, helps to decrease inflammation in the body’s cells and may protect against heart disease. Blue foods also contain minerals including copper and iron, vitamins C, K, B-6, B-12, and fiber. Purple and black fruits and vegetables are also members of the blue food group.

Healthy blue fruit & vegetable choices include:

Blueberries: Considered one of nature’s best “super foods”, blueberries give your body and brain a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. Be sure to include these delicious berries in your breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Blueberries freeze well and are great added to smoothies, baked goods and jams.

Purple Potatoes: Purple potatoes provide carotenoids and flavonoids anti-oxidants, which can prevent cancer. Add color to your potato and vegetable dishes by using purple potatoes instead of white ones in recipes.

Blackberries: A tasty way to add fiber and vitamin C to your diet, blackberries are delicious in salads, sauces and backed goods. Pick blackberries in season and freeze for an off-season treat.

Eggplant: Purple skinned eggplant adds fiber and flavor to meals. Cut eggplant in circles, brush olive oil, sprinkle with salt, then grill the circles. Grilled eggplant makes a nice side dish that is loaded with fiber and anti-oxidants.

Purple Cabbage: Purple cabbage supplies the body with fiber, potassium and Vitamin C. Toss shredded cabbage into green salads or make crunchy coleslaw for your summer picnic table.

Plums & Prunes: Plums and prunes (dried plums) are loaded with anti-oxidants and vitamins that help keep eyes, skin and organs healthy. Plums and prunes make a nutritious, low calorie snack on their own, or combine them with yogurt and cereal for a nutritious meal.

About the Author: Cheryl Tallman is the co-founder of Fresh Baby, creators of the award-winning So Easy Baby Food Kit, and author of the So Easy Baby Food Basics: Homemade Baby Food in Less Than 30 Minutes Per Week and So Easy Toddler Food: Survival Tips and Simple Recipes for the Toddler Years. Visit Cheryl online at www.FreshBaby.com for more delicious tips.

Learn more about Cheryl’s work:

So Easy Baby Food (Spiral)
So Easy Baby Food (Spiral)
Price: $18.29
Presented in an innovative format that is a combination of cookbook, workbook, and instructional guide, this reference helps parents provide dietary essentials for their babies through all-natural, homemade baby food. With more than 40 recipes for fruit, vegetable, and protein purees, hundreds of suggestions for creating meals, and tips for enhancing flavor with herbs, parents will learn to easily prepare food in only 30 minutes per week that looks, smells, and tastes better than any mass-produced variety. In addition to the recipes, the guide provides information on the benefits of homemade baby food, introducing solid foods, and developing healthy eating habits, while the workbook format makes it easy to record allergies and other reactions.

So Easy Baby Food Basics - Cheryl Tallman - Paperback
So Easy Baby Food Basics – Cheryl Tallman – Paperback
Price: $8.95
Buy So Easy Baby Food Basics by Cheryl Tallman in Paperback for the low price of 8.95. Find this product in Cooking > Baby Food.

Free Online Yoga Classes for Moms

Let’s face it – we all have busy days, and sometimes fitness falls by the wayside. This is even truer for moms, who often take care of everyone in the family, often at the expense of fitness and “me time.” But this doesn’t need to be the case!

CafeMom Studios is excited to offer the new series, “CafeMom Yoga Studio,” providing yoga workouts designed just for moms! With just 20 minutes a day, moms can bring some fitness AND much needed relaxation into their lives.

Certified yoga instructor and mom of two, Jennifer Pettit, has constructed three 20-minute yoga workouts. The workouts are designed to help moms build strength, flexibility and balance and offer modifications on postures for beginners. These videos make working out at home simple and relaxing.

· Strength –This video is designed to strengthen the power of your body and your mind, helping moms feel empowered by their own strength:

· Balance – Practice this exercise every day to feel grounded, focused and strong:

· Flexibility – This workout is designed to open the gateway of the shoulder and hips, areas of our bodies that as mothers tend to get especially tight:

You can view and subscribe to “CafeMom Yoga Studio” by visiting http://www.youtube.com/user/CafeMomStudios/.

Things We Love | SPIBelt – the Small Personal Items Belt for Runners

I love to run, but I don’t like to have things in my pockets, and I don’t like to hold things in my hands. At the very least, I need my iPhone and my car keys, and, lately, I’ve taken to carrying a small canister of bear spray due to very, very large footprints I’ve come across on my daily route.

This SPIbelt (that’s short for Small Personal Items belt) fits the bill nicely. It’s like a fanny pack, without the fanny:

SPIbelt - Small Personal Item Belt - Great for Runners!

Invented and manufactured in Austin, Texas, the SPIbelt has caught on as a great accessory for runners and non-athletes. It features Spandex and elastic stretch material that will fit your waist and all your small items. The length of the zipper is just 6 inches, but don’t let that fool you. This pack will expand in all directions to hold everything you need:  your iPod, Blackberry, cell phone, keys, GU packs, wallet, and more. The SPIbelt is designed so the goodies in your belt don’t bounce, ride, or shift while running or doing other activities.

Beyond your daily run, you can use your SPIbelt for sporting events, traveling, carrying diabetic supplies, shopping, and more.

Available in: Black, Black w/ Lt. Pink Zipper, Black w/ Dk. Pink Zipper, Blue, Olive, Polka Dots, Red, Turquoise, and Reflective.

Made in the USA and available as seen above for $19.95, as well as in a waterproof version for $28.95 (Prices subject to change.)

The SPIbelt is available online here from buy.com (Get Buy.com coupons here.)