Abe’s Market 20% OFF Natural & Organic Products for Pets & People Plus $5 Free Credit

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Are you making a New Year’s resolution to be healthier in 2014? We’re continuing our efforts to choose more organic and eco-friendly products. If that sounds good to you too, here’s a great opportunity to stock up on natural products for your family, fur kids and home with a 20% OFF sale products at Abe’s Market.

It’s a super chance to replace some of those conventional cleaners, grocery items and pet products with organic, natural and safer alternatives from top brands including Seventh Generation, Castor & Pollux, Halo, Dr. Bronner and many more!

I’m hoping to replace some of my old spices with new ones, and pick up some new treats for Daisy to try. Browse the selection over at Abe’s Market and make sure to use promo code HAPPYNEWYEAR when you order by 12/31 to get 20% OFF plus Free Shipping.

And because natural living is better with friends, you and your friends get $5 when you tell them about Abe’s! Check out the details more more info.

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CleanFlow Water Bowls for Dogs & Cats 58% OFF + Free Shipping/Free Returns

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CleanFlow dog bowl

It’s important to make sure that your pets always have an adequate supply of clean, fresh water available to them. This CleanFlow kit takes it even one step further by filtering your pets water with a quiet-running charcoal filter so it’s free from impurities.

Right now, Groupon Goods has a deal on the CleanFlow Water Bowls and Kits that you won’t want to miss. Prices for dog or cat bowls are 58-63% OFF regular rates depending on size and all items come with Free Shipping and Free Returns. You also get a free cleaning brush, and dog bowls include expandable reservoir kits and spare filters. Go here to see photos and prices of all the options, starting from $24.99 ($60 reg).

FREE Pet Food Sample: Nature’s Variety Instinct Grain-Free for Dogs and Cats

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Be sure to stop on by the Instinct Facebook Page and snag your FREE sample of their new reduced fat, grain-free  dog food or cat food.

US residents will receive a free Nature’s Variety Instinct Healthy Weight sample while supplies last and Canadian residents who complete the form will receive a $4.00 off coupon instead of the free pet food sample. Choose your free sample for either dogs or cats.

Lunch with #HeinzVinegar: Apple Walnut Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette

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I’m participating in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Heinz Vinegar. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating.

Apple Walnut Salad

I’ve been a fan of using apple cider vinegar around the house for quite some time…mostly for cleaning, as a hair rinse and as a natural remedy for Daisy, both as a skin soother and added to her kibble for digestive health. Many pet parents also use it as a natural flea deterrent.  Of course, it’s also great in the kitchen especially for sauces, dressings, pickling and more.

Since I work from home, I love making a big salad for lunch with whatever I have in the fridge that day, but especially love this combination of apples, walnuts, avocado and simple dressing I mix up ahead of time in my blender bottle so I always have some ready to go with just a quick shake! Here’s the recipe, if you want to give it a try…

Apple Walnut Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette

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The Omni Diet: New Book and Program for Weight Loss, Health and Well-Being

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As you may already know, the hubby and I have been losing weight and getting healthier together. We’ve been on the Nutrisystem program for the past 30 weeks and it’s been great! You can read our weekly weight loss updates for more info on that. Since our time on the plan is coming to an end soon, I’ve been doing loads of research and reading about different types of eating plans and diets, since we won’t be receiving packaged food anymore and want to stay on track with our progress so far. We also want to start learning more about eating the right kinds of foods for overall health. It turned out to be perfect timing when I received a review copy of the new book, The Omni Diet by Tana Amen.

the omni diet book

You may have seen The Omni Diet on The Today Show or other talk show recently…that’s how I first heard about it. The book and program are based on a formula of 70% plants including fruits and veggies, and 30% protein from lean meat sources and nuts. There’s no dairy, sugars, processed foods or grains permitted. The goal of the program is to help you lose weight, reverse disease and fight inflammation.

The author is a registered nurse and designed this plan based on her own health issues and experiences with chronic conditions including thyroid cancer and severe digestive issues. Her diet is based on the concept of eating real foods with lots of flavor and is NOT a deprivation diet. The focus is on eating calorie-burning proteins and illness-fighting plant-based foods rather than on calorie restriction like some diets.

The plan itself is easy to follow, although some of the recipes have a lot of ingredients…that’s just a personal observation from someone who gets easily overwhelmed by too many choices and ingredients, but the concept and overall program makes sense. It’s more of an overall well-being plan than a traditional diet book and some of the goals of the program include:

  • Decrease inflammation
  • Optimize brain function
  • Eat high-quality, nutrient-dense calories
  • Decrease feelings of hunger and deprivation
  • Balance hormones and break food addictions
  • Increase energy and overall well-being

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