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Amy’s Light and Lean Pizza

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I’m excited to announce that I have added a new category to the menu bar up top! In case you haven’t noticed, when you place your mouse over “Skinny Talk” one of the sub categories that appears is “supermarket skinny”! I decided to add supermarket skinny to the mix because I feel like it is something I’ve been over looking in the past but is an essential part to creating a happy, healthy life you love! You need to know about AMAZING products out there that can make your sweet and skinny journey even easier. I love cooking but even I have those days where I just want to run to the supermarket and grab something I can heat up quick or stick in the oven and I thought why not share my favorite healthy finds with you?! I think we could all use a break every now and then and with the scorching hot days of summer ahead of us we might not want to be slaving away over the oven for an hour all the time!

So here is my first find, Amy’s Light and Lean Vegetable Pizza. This is a great yummy treat when you want to indulge a little with out derailing your diet and healthy habits! Amy’s makes some absolutely fabulous stuff and I am all about the new “Light and Lean” line because although all their stuff is organic and some of it’s vegan and gluten free, it still has calories and fat and you really need to read your labels when buying pre-made or frozen food. Just because it seems healthy does not always mean it is! Be savvy! This individual veggie pizza was exactly what I needed after a long day and wanting something a little naughty and quick. It’s nothing terribly fancy, kind of like an adult Elio’s pizza (if you remember those) but it satisfied the craving and I felt completely guilt free about my indulgence! Amy’s Light and Lean Vegetable Pizza gets my skinny star of approval! :)

Pump up your CEREAL!

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I almost didn’t think this worthy of a post, and then I realized this is EXACTLY the kind of post you guys want!! Sure, recipes are fun and I’m sure those cupcake pictures get your tummy grumbling but the best way to start yourself on the road to healthy, happy, hotness is to make small changes to your normal routine everyday! So if we can all get honest a second, who has time to make an elaborate breakfast every morning?! Don’t get me wrong, I do love my quinoa or chia seed pancakes but on the average day that’s just not realistic for me. Cereal is so easy! However, talk to me on the norm and you will know I’m not a huge cereal fan. This is because MOST but not all cereals are loaded with sugar and refined carbs and have very little nutritional value. However, the lovely folks at Barbara’s (who make the cinnamon puffin cereal I’m seriously in love with) gave me a sample of their new healthy kiddie cereals! Yeah, their pretty awesome and I totally love that their helping children eat better and not even realize it. So this morning I gave their “snackimals” a whirl with some almond milk and made it in to an adult protein, omega and antioxidant packed breakfast by sprinkling on some of my favorite super foods! Hemp hearts and goji berries are both delicious and great for you and best of all, they take no time to prepare! Great stuff to have around the house to kick any meal a notch up.

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
Just one serving of these in your cereal (oatmeal, yogurt, etc) has 10 grams of Omegas 3 & 6 and 10g of protein! That’s one hell of a pump up if you ask me!

Sunfood Organic Goji Berries
These raw super fruits are loaded with antioxidants to keep you healthy and beautiful! Not to mention they contain 18 amino acids and all 8 essential amino acids! Can you say vegetarian gold mine?

So there you have it. Literally took me two extra minutes if that to sprinkle these delicious goodies on my cereal and give it a healthy super punch to start my day off right!

Gummy Bear Green Tea

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Now, I don’t usually do specific product recommendations and I promise you Lipton is not paying me for this lovely promotion but after being sick for the past couple days and going through boxes of different green teas, I really felt I had to give this one a shout out. I’m tea addict, I could go on and on about the different loose leave teas I keep in the house but I love that I picked up this Lipton’s Green Tea with acai, dragon fruit and melon in duane reade along with my other ‘get well’ supplies because that means you can too! This tea tastes so delicious that I feel like I’m drinking a gummy bear! It’s so light and fruity that it was easy to drink cup after cup of it.

So I just had to share it with all you amateur tea drinkers trying to get your four cups a day in, Lipton’s Green Tea with super fruits can be a great way to help ween yourself on to the green stuff! Drinking green tea everyday is so much healthier for you than coffee and with yummy green tea as accessible as your local duane reade or super market there are no excuses to not start incorporating it into your diet today!

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you! :)

SOME SUPER SOUP FOR YOU

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Now noone from Amy’s Organic Soups is paying me for this sweet publicity, but hey if you want to send me some free soup – I certainly wouldn’t hate it. I just felt that I needed to share this gosweetandskinny approved soup with you during this freezing cold flu season because I know sometimes we can all be a little to busy (or sick) to make something from scratch. So when that happens and your trolling down the aisles of your local super market, Amy’s offers a ‘just a good as homemade’ alternative for vegans and omnivores alike. Whenever I buy something pre-made I ALWAYS check the ingredients on the label and you should too! I’ve included a pictures of the label from my lentil soup and you’ll see why it’s clearly my favorite. A canned soup with REAL ingredients!? I can’t believe my eyes. This picture doesn’t really do the flavor justice, it’s a really yummy lentil soup and it’s got lots of good for you veggies and lentils in it to give you tons of fiber and protein. You won’t see a label that says NO MSG, NO BIOENGINEERED INGREDIENTS and NO PRESERVATIVES to0 often in the soup aisle so reach for some Amy’s and have one less thing to worry about because you can count on only putting the best ingredients in your body.

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Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you! :)

BEE SAFE WHEN YOUR BUYING HONEY

An article caught my eye and I just had to pass it along to you guys! According to Food Safety News, the average American consumes about a pound of honey per year, thats over 400 million pounds of honey year! Now wait, that’s not even the bad part. The scary thing is that over a third of all the honey that is brought into the United States in most likely to have been smuggled from China and contain illegal antibiotics and lead!! Gasp. Of course, idiots buy these imports because they’re significantly cheaper and the FDA does a less than thorough check on imports. So please, be safe, only buy honey that says “Made in the USA”. Even better, head out to your local farmer’s market and buy some local honey! You’ll support a local business, probably get way better honey than in a supermarket and you can rest assured that there won’t be any illegal antibiotics in it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading! I love that Go Sweet and Skinny is your go-to website for healthy living tips, vegan and vegetarian recipes (from everything from appetizers to cupcakes!) and diet advice. I”m committed to helping you get skinny and live the sweet life! Please follow @gosweetnskinny on twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/gosweetandskinny) to keep yourself sweet and skinny 24/7. And as always, feel free to email me at gosweetandskinny@gmail.com and let me know what low fat, healthy recipes you want to see on the site, what diet books your trying and ask any diet questions your little heart desires! I’m here to help you!:)