Monday, August 29, 2011

My favorite products from Amway!

 I have some favorite products that I enjoy ordering and I thought I would share them with you to give them a chance!

3097 - ARTISTRY® Light Up Lip Gloss
Light up your lips anytime, anywhere. Keeping your lips looking luscious has never been easier! Touch up your pout effortlessly with a built-in mirror and LED light, for high-impact, brilliant shine. $16.00

708951 - Nature's Gate® Natural Toothpaste

This natural gel alternative to fluoride toothpaste is now enriched with the Nature’s Gate exclusive AntioxiDental Blend® of seven oral health botanicals to protect teeth and gums while promoting good oral hygiene. Contains no artificial colors, sweeteners, preservatives, or animal ingredients. pH-balanced gel has calcium, vitamin C, goldenseal, silica, and natural mint oils. Cool mint flavor. Two 148 mL tubes. $11.96

107876 - L.O.C.® Multi-Purpose Cleaner, 33.8 fl. oz./1 L
Amazing cleaning that’s as safe as water for all washable surfaces. Super-powerful, super-concentrated, super-versatile L.O.C. Multi-Purpose Cleaner cleans away everything, but harms nothing. And that’s something we can all say yes to. $7.25
  • Safe for use on all washable surfaces-if water won’t hurt it, L.O.C. can clean it.
  • Concentrated formula means more cleaning power per bottle.
  • Dermatologist-tested.
  • Cleans brilliantly without phosphates, chlorine, noxious fumes, or harmful residues, making it a good choice for your family and the environment.Recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Design for the Environment program (DfE)
  • This Product is Kosher Certified

If you are interested, click on my link below and order today! We sell many great items to suit all aspects of your life. 

If you have any questions, please email me, I am happy to help!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Science of Snacking

I love snacks, and as any eat clean eater knows, it is so important to eat a balanced snack before, between and after meals! 

This article by Oxygen, puts it perfectly!

Click this link for the full article!
Oxygen Women's Fitness | Nutrition | The Science of Snacking

By: Victoria Shanta Retelny, RD

Morning Snack: 

Nutrient Breakdown: Carbs (40%), Protein (30%), Fat (30%)
Snacking Goal: Boost your energy level and glycogen stores.
Are you at the gym before the crack of dawn? You don’t want to run on empty and risk early fatigue from low blood sugar levels. Research shows that the best way to mitigate that is to eat a small meal rich with carbohydrates that do not spur a spike in blood sugar. Because low-glycemic carbs elicit a lower blood sugar response, they may boost the body’s use of body fat for energy.
Translation: You can burn more fat if you eat muesli with low-fat milk before a morning workout instead of a bowl of cornflakes. For those who don’t work out before breakfast, reserve this snack for midmorning to keep your blood sugar and energy levels up and to maintain your muscle glycogen stores for activity later in the day.
  • 1 slice whole-grain bread with 1 tbsp natural peanut butter + 1 cup protein-fortified skim milk
  • 1/2 cup whole-grain cereal + 1 cup low-fat milk + 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 packet plain oatmeal made with 1 cup low-fat milk + 1/2 cup chopped walnuts  

By: Victoria Shanta Retelny, RD

Afternoon snack: 

Nutrient Breakdown: Carbs (40%), Protein (30%), Fat (30%)
Snacking Goal: Calm your cravings, restore glycogen levels.
Hitting the 3:00 p.m. energy slump can be avoided by snacking two hours after lunch. Doing so has many benefits: It will keep your blood sugar stable, which is key to preventing a dash to the vending machine later – and it will also facilitate muscle recovery and keep glycogen levels up. “A snack that contains fiber, some protein and healthy fat slows digestion and provides more of a time-release supply of energy, rather than a big gush at one time (like from sweets or starchy snacks),” Chernus says.
  • 1 medium whole-grain tortilla + 2 tbsp hummus + 2 tomato slices + 4 cucumber slices + 1 oz tuna (optional)
  • 1 small pita, 3 oz chicken breast, 1/2 cups cucumber slices, 1 slice tomato
  • 1/2 cup whole-grain couscous + 4 ounces cubed tofu  + 1/2 cup broccoli + 1 tsp olive oil + 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar  

By: Victoria Shanta Retelny, RD

Preworkout Snack: 

Nutrient Breakdown: Carbs (60%), Protein (20%), Fat (20%)
Snacking Goal: Energize your workouts.
Rev up your workout energy in two ways: Eat a carb-rich snack within an hour or two before you exercise and you’ll be able to exercise harder and consequently burn more calories. “Preworkout snacks should be light, easily digested and lower in fat – so there is no decrease in blood flow to the muscles,” Gerbstadt says. Secondly, drink water before you go. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) suggests drinking 16 to 20 ounces of water to prevent dehydration and improve performance.
  • 3 rye crisp crackers with 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese + 1 small piece of fruit
  • 1/2 whole grain English muffin, 2 tbsp hummus, 1/2 cup fresh berries
  • 1 cup vegetable soup + 3 small whole-grain crackers + 1/2 cup applesauce 

By: Victoria Shanta Retelny, RD

Postworkout Snack:

Nutrient Breakdown: Carbs (60%), Protein (30%), Fat (10%)
Snacking Goal: Repair and jumpstart muscle recovery.
Known in bodybuilding circles as the “window of opportunity,” this is a prime time to snack. That’s because within 15 minutes of completing your workout, your muscles are like sponges waiting to refill their glycogen stores. So for effective rebuilding and recovery of muscles, eat a carb- and protein-rich snack that’s very low in fat. After a 30-minute workout, Gerbstadt recommends “combining a mixture of different types of high-carb foods like fruits, whole-grain breads and pastas with high-protein foods like lean meat, low-fat cheese, yogurt and whey protein.”
  • 1/2 cup non-fat chocolate milk, 1 slice whole grain bread, 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 oz parkt-skim mozzarella, 1 oz turkey breast, 1 6-inch corn tortilla, 2 tbsp salsa
  • 1 1/2 oz roasted unsalted soy nuts + 1 medium fresh orange
  • Red Recovery Shake: 1 cup skim milk + 1/2 cup strawberries + 2 scoops whey protein powder 
By: Victoria Shanta Retelny, RD

Bedtime Snack:

Nutrient Breakdown: Carbs (30%); Protein (50%), Fat (20%)
Snacking Goal: Tame cravings and prevent muscle breakdown.
Cap off your day with this optional mini-meal if you are genuinely hungry after an active day. At night, eat a snack that is made up mostly of high-quality protein. “Protein-rich foods supply ready amino acids for repair of muscle during sleep – and rest is when muscle repair occurs,” Gerbstadt says. Foods with casein, a primary protein in dairy products, are a good choice as they provide a slow release of amino acids into the bloodstream, which builds muscle and can prevent muscle breakdown overnight.  
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese + apples slices
  • Fruity Milk Shake: 1 cup low-fat milk + 1 scoop whey protein powder + 2 strawberries + 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 low-fat string cheese + 1 small pear


Friday, August 19, 2011

Eat Clean Dinner!

After a long walk with my girls...a good eat clean meal was prepared for me....Thanks to my amazing husband!

Fresh spring mix, topped with goat cheese, cranberries, and pumpkin seeds

This is such a great dressing! Fresh tasting...Ravin Raspberry from Renees. Yummy!

Ronnie grilled up some tenderloin steaks, and a mix of veggies (peppers, asparagus and zucchini)

Put it all together and this is a very well balanced meal!! SO delicious and wonderful!!


Friday, August 12, 2011

6 Milks to consider for fat burning and muscle building!

6 Milks to Consider

I admit it...I drink a ton of milk, and many varieties. I alternate between almond, soy and cows. After reading this article, I thought I would share with everyone the information, as shopping for milk can be confusing on what to buy! I dont have an intolerance, I just prefer change and mix it up!! :)


What is your preferred milk and why? 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Chloe is 2 weeks old today!!

I cant resist posting a pic of my baby girl, she is 2 weeks old today, and I am loving our new life!!! She is just incredible and the most wonderful blessing we have received.

Below is some of Ronnie's family just loving her and we are sitting back enjoying every moment of attention and smile she brings to there faces. What pure joy!! 


Eat Clean Oatmeal Cookies with Raw Chocolate Nibs

These little Raw Chocolate Nibs are awesome! They are considered a Mayan Superfood, and truly satisfy my chocolate addiction! :)

They have a crunchy nut like texture and a large

 amount of antioxidants, and trace minerals like 

magnesium and iron, its chocolate you can feel super 

good about!!

So I decided to turn a classic favorite of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies into an eat clean version. This was a success! 


  • 2 2/3 cups of Earth Balance buttery spread 
  • 2 cups of organic cane sugar
  • 3 Large grain fed omega 3 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp of raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 8 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup of ground flax seed
  • 1 cup of Chocolate Cocoa Nibs
 Preheat oven to 350, line baking sheets with parchment paper. 
Cream together butter and sugar, add in eggs, honey vanilla and sea salt until smooth and creamy. Use clean hands to work in the flour and oats until well combined.
Shape into balls, and bake for 15 minutes.

ENJOY!!! These were delicious and a hit with my many visitors as they enjoy seeing our baby girl, and snack on a healthy eat clean treat!!


Monday, August 1, 2011

Chloe arrived!!

Words cannot express our true joy the first time we heard our daughter cry and took our first look at her!! She is just perfect in every way!!

She was born on July 27th, weighing 7lbs 6oz

 My sister, husband, Chloe(3 days old), me and my brother