3 Easy Keto-Friendly Drinks

Searching for energy? Get ready for Keto-Friendly Drinks that are super easy to make!

3 Easy Keto-Friendly Drinks

Beauty Brite Disclosure

It seems the Keto diet is hot right now. I am already a vegetarian, but I am always looking to clean up my diet!  Being curious, I researched the Ketogenic diet and realized it would be even more restrictive for me, as I am already a vegetarian. That didn’t stop me from looking at coffee beverages to try!

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Fuel Your Body and Mind with Mushroom Extracts

Add FreshCap Mushrooms to your Favorite Recipes for a Healthy Boost

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Beauty Brite Disclosure

In our area of North Carolina, we’ve been battling bouts of snow and rain producing flood conditions. We’re about two days into a six day run of rain and with the combined temperatures of 40 degrees, we could really use some warming up. It also seems that any time we get wet weather, I have someone in my house come down with a case of the sniffles. I wanted a way to give some comfort in this dreary weather but also boost everyone’s immune system so I pulled out my dad’s Super Easy Chili recipe and tweaked it with my favorite Mushroom Extracts to give it the umph* we need to make it through what appears to be our own little monsoon season. But you know what they say, if you don’t like the weather in North Carolina; give it a minute, it’ll change!

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FreshCap Mushrooms have Mushroom Extracts for all Health Issues

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FreshCap makes the difference in extracts by cultivating from the entire mushroom plant. There are no hard to pronounce ingredients and no additives or chemicals. FreshCap Mushrooms are Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan and Paleo friendly.

-Thrive 6 comes packed with 6 different mushrooms, all designed to aid in healing. With 60 servings in each bag, this powerhouse is ready to be added to coffee, tea, and your favorite meals

  • LIONS MANE for focus, mental clarity and creativity.
  • CORDYCEPS for energy, endurance and athletic performance
  • CHAGA for detoxifying and inner health
  • REISHI the mushroom of immortality
  • TURKEYTAIL for preventing colds and flu.
  • MAITAKE for bolstering the immune system

-Electric

  •  100% pure Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extract for focus and mental clarity

-Hero

  • 100% pure Cordyceps Militaris Mushroom Extract for energy and endurance

Add FreshCap Mushrooms to my Dad’s Super Easy Chili Recipe

chili ingredients

You’ll Need:

  • 1 15 ounce can of Red Kidney Beans
  • 1 15 ounce can of Pinto Beans
  • 1 15 ounce can of Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 8 ounce can of Tomato Sauce
  • 1 8 ounce can of Sweet Corn (i used half a 15 ounce can because that’s all I had on hand)
  • 1 pound of ground beef (or your preference of ground meat, preferably something that is lean)
  • 1 16 ounce container of beef broth
  • 2 tbs Chili Powder
  • 1 tbs cumin (This is one of my favorites from the Chef’s Collection at Burlap and Barrel)
  • 1 tbs Paprika
  • 1 tbs Oregano
  • 1/2 tbs onion powder
  • 1/2 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 scoop of Thrive 6 FreshCap Mushroom Extract
  • If you like spice, add whole chilies until you reach the desired heat index (see my favorite from Burlap and Barrel)
  • salt and pepper to taste

To cook:

  • Brown the ground beef with the above mentioned seasonings (this is why you want something lean, as I typically do not drain fat and cook the meat with seasoning from the start to really impart some flavor)
  • Add the additional canned ingredients and stir
  • Depending on how ‘soupy’ you like your chili, add in the beef broth until you get your desired consistency
  • bring to a boil and reduce to the lowest temperature and simmer for 2-3 hours
  • Serve with CORNBREAD or saltine crackers, sour cream, and cheese.
  • **BONUS – you could put this in the crock pot in the morning and it will be ready for supper at the end of the day

easy chili recipe

 

Check us out for more ways to boost immunity or for more of my favorite family recipes!

 

How To Start Weight Watchers As A Vegetarian

How To Start Weight Watchers As A Vegetarian

I have been a vegetarian since the summer of 1997. That summer, I was working at a camp in the kitchen where I saw everything. I guess being around food all day affected my appetite for meat. Most of the kitchen staff became vegetarian as well. I guess it was the idea that we had to prepare the food in the morning and evening attributed my change in diet.

Are you curious about Weight Watchers? Could a vegetarian or vegan lose weight with Weight Watchers?

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Go Meatless For The Holidays

Go Meatless For The Holidays with Tofurky and Unisoy

Go Meatless For The Holidays

Beauty Brite Disclosure

When the holidays roll around, I always feel a bit left out because my family and I celebrate a bit different. I am a vegetarian. My son will eat meat but he is a very picky eater. He tends to eat side dishes if he recognizes them or choose not to eat at all.

Are you ready to go meatless for the holidays?

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My Family Recipe for Potato Casserole

My Family Recipe for Potato Casserole

I had the great pleasure of being raised by my grandmother. This woman is incredible – she was raised on a tobacco farm in the 1940s-1950s. She drove a school bus for her high school at the age of 16 and came home every day to tend to the tobacco and the animals (specifically chickens and pigs). She helped my great-grandmother CHURN THEIR OWN BUTTER and can make the best cornbread. She married my grandfather and the two remained happily in love until he passed away from Pancreatic Cancer in 1997.

Being raised by a strong-willed, Southern grandmother means we were in the kitchen together everyday cooking all of our meals. We made everything from Breakfast Casserole (Southern women love casseroles) to Gingerbread Cookies. I can remember being four years old, standing on a step stool and helping her cut out the little gingerbread men. My current boyfriend is just astounded by the number of meals I can create from memory. What really drives him crazy is that neither myself or my grandmother MEASURE ANYTHING. Our conversations often go like this:

Him: ‘Well how much are you adding?’

Me: ‘I dunno, a little bit’

Him: ‘How do you know that’s enough?’

Me: ‘I just add until it looks right’

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Start Your Day With Coffee And Treats

Start your day with coffee and treats from Emmy’s Organics and Vega Coffee

Start Your Day With Coffee And Treats

Beauty Brite Disclosure

I do my best to buy organic and non-GMO food and beverages. Every once in a while, something slips through. I forget to read the labels and I end up buying GMO foods, usually from the big brand products! I am disappointed that big companies haven’t made the switch for healthier alternatives.

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Give Back Through A GIFT

Gift giving is beautiful but also can be stressful.  Would you be interested in a gift that you can give to someone PLUS help others as well?  I know I am and so let me introduce you to Packed with Purpose.
box with goodies

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Slim Down On Your Time

Ready to Slim Down On Your Time? Check out our favorite tips!

Beauty Brite Disclosure

I am working to slim down. I know I’ve slacked the last few weeks and haven’t been able to go for my morning walk! There are also times when I don’t have the energy or time to work out. With that, I am still trying to be healthy and eat well! I aim to drink plenty of water too!

Are you looking to slim down on your time? We have four easy tips to get started!

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Don’t Forget Santa’s Milk and Cookies This Christmas

Don't Forget Santa's Milk and Cookies This Christmas

Beauty Brite Disclosure

For as long as I can remember, leaving out milk and cookies for Santa has been the tradition my family has followed. Of course, we leave our Rudolph and his pals carrots as well because who would deliver Santa’s gifts from the North Pole without them?

I have to admit that baking homemade cookies just isn’t my thing. I have tried time and time again to bake them but they NEVER come out like the magazines. Burnt, too hard, undercooked, the wrong shape and about every other worst case scenario is the luck I have when it comes to baking cookies. Now they don’t have to. With Giorgio Cookie Company, I can order my picture perfect cookies ahead of time and avoid the hassle entirely. Santa doesn’t want burnt cookies after all.

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Have a Sweet Day with Assorted Swedish Gummies

Have a Sweet Day with Assorted Swedish Gummies

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Beauty Brite Disclosure

Snacks disappear quickly in my house. For some reason, it always seems that the gummies are the first to go and more often than not, it’s my big kid (the 30 year old spouse) that snatches them all up. I try to peak my toddler’s interest with name brand gummy snacks but she seems to want fruit roll ups instead. Obviously I want them to eat healthier but that’s not going to happen. Instead, I try to swap their favorites for natural alternatives that have no hard to pronounce chemicals.

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