Low-carb Roasted Vegetable Snack Mix!

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Would you like to grab handfuls of an addictive, savory, mouth watering snack that’s good for you? My answer is yes, and that’s why I played with my vegetables and came up with this delicious snack mix.

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It started with a tomato and basil mini cheese ball recipe I made for a party. I didn’t want to put raw tomatoes in them, so I roasted some of my Thrive Life tomato dices by adding a hint of coconut oil, pink salt and Chef’s Choice seasoning. The tomatoes were luscious and my mini cheese balls were a hit.

Requests for low-carb recipes have been coming in lately, which has me looking at labels for new information. It turns out that tomatoes, zucchini and asparagus are all low in carbohydrate. I added them together, tossed them with a drizzle of coconut oil, some pink salt, Chef’s Choice and a bit of garlic…

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What You Need to Know About Probiotics, According to Reviews.com

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What You Need to Know About Probiotics

Since there’s still not a lot of research on probiotics, the research team at Reviews.com recently spent months studying and testing 277 top-rated supplements on the market to determine which strains are most effective for various issues. Here are some of their findings.

Although the idea of beneficial bacteria has been around since the late 1800s, and probiotic supplements have been around since the 1930s, there haven’t been many human clinical trials. We do know that probiotics produce enzymes that help break down chemicals that the normal human gut has a hard time with, such as the oligosaccharides in legumes. That digestive assistance results in less gastrointestinal distress and better absorption of nutrients.

A small but growing body of research on our gut tenants suggests that hacking your microbiome can not only improve the digestive process, but also contribute to a laundry list…

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Spiced Apple Oatmeal – Inspired by Who’s That In The Cat Pajamas by Sojourner McConnell

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This chapter book charmed the socks off of me! Dolcey is so sweet, and loving! The story is relevant and moving. The illustrations are perfect for the story. I can’t wait for another Dolcey book!

While I was reading about Emily and Dolcey, I had the idea for this spiced apple oatmeal. You’ll understand why when you read this delightful chapter book.

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Thrive Life Quick Oats are gluten free.

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       Make ahead for busy mornings, camping and to give as gifts!

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That’s a family can of Fuji apples in the background!

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I’m bringing my spiced apple oatmeal to Fiesta Friday this week. It’s too good not to share! Our co-hosts this week are Suzanne @ apuginthekitchen and Monika @ Everyday Healthy Recipes.

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If you’re in Kentucky this October, you can meet Sojourner McConnell and get your copy of Who’s That In The…

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Keep It Simple: Permission To Illuminate Your Life Easily, Effortlessly & Joyfully Workbook Exercise 12-2015: Believing In Yourself

K.I.S. Believing In Yourself

 

2016 is quickly approaching, inspiring us to make the most of all that we are.  Is there a better time to Believe In Yourself?  There isn’t!  Now is a great time to believe in yourself!  Let’s do it!

The Kindle version of the workbook is currently only $0.99. Signed copies of the paper workbook can be ordered directly from me at ginarty@hotmail.com


The statements:


I know that I am good at believing in myself.


I trust that I am good at believing in myself.


I love that I am good at believing in myself.


I accept that I am good at believing in myself.


Instructions for plugging in the keys if you haven’t done it before, or if you would like a refresher:


Pg. 14 of the workbook has a space for what you know is true about yourself. If your meditation with the words, “I know that I am good at believing in myself,” energized you, comforted you, or in some way felt like it was the one, this is where you’ll write the phrase in and date it. You know how much fun it is to look back on those entries!


Pg. 16 of the workbook is where you’ll write the words, “I trust that I am good at believing in myself,” if this is the phrase that gives you a good feeling, energizes you, or in some way adds something to you.


Pg. 17 of the workbook is the place to write, “I love that I am good at believing in myself,” if this is the phrase that gives you that loving feeling.


Pg. 18 of the workbook is where you can write, “I accept that I am good at believing in myself. ,” if this is the feeling that resonates most for you.


You can have more than one that feels good, so it’s up to you if you want to write it in more than one way. I think of this as a deeper introspection to explore, so please, do be gentle with yourself. Write the dates on each entry so you can visit them or work with them in the future.


Please feel free to get in touch with me privately if this exercise brings up anything you’d like help with. I’m here for you.


As always, thank you for reading,
Gina

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January Class Schedule!

 

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I’ll have more to share about The Reiki Cafe name only croppedonce I’ve finished filing the permits, but I can already tell you that it is going to be awesome!

I hope you like the logo!

Now, on to the schedule.  Remember, if you would like to host a workshop or class in your home, ask me about it.

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Joshua Tree, CA
Contact:ginarty@hotmail.com, http://www.ginabriganti.com
Instructor: Gina Briganti, Reiki Master Teacher, Holistic Health Consultant

January Class Schedule

Guided Meditation: January 2nd from 10:00-11:30. Register by December 26th. Meditations are one hour long, with thirty minutes of discussion following the meditation. The fee for each meditation class is $20.

Nutrition Workshop: January 3rd from 10:00-2:00. Register by December 27th. Ask your basic nutrition questions and complete a mini analysis to learn more about what your body needs. The workshop fee is $60.

Guided Meditation: January 10th from 10:00-11:30. Register by January 3rd. Meditations are one hour long, with thirty minutes of discussion following the meditation. The fee for each meditation class is $20.

Teaching Reiki Workshop: January 10th from 12:30-4:30. Register by January 3rd.. If you’ve completed your Reiki levels, and would like more instruction on how to structure your Reiki classes, this workshop is for you. I will include information for teaching all four levels. The workshop fee is $60.

Guided Meditation: January 16th from 10:00-11:30. Register by January 9th. Meditations are one hour long, with thirty minutes of discussion following the meditation. The fee for each meditation class is $20.

Reiki II Class: January 17th from 10:00 – 3:00. Register by January 10th. Class includes level II attunement, certification, practitioner practice, symbol practice, symbol meditation, and distant healing instruction. The fee for the class is $200.

Infusing Reiki Into Your Life: January 23rd from 10:00-2:00. Register by January 16th. Learn how to cleanse and energize your home, workspace, career, relationships, and more in this workshop. The workshop fee is $60.

Guided Meditation: January 24th from 10:00-11:30. Register by January 17th. Meditations are one hour long, with thirty minutes of discussion following the meditation. The fee for each meditation class is $20.

Guided Meditation: January 30th from 10:00-11:30. Register by January 23rd. Meditations are one hour long, with thirty minutes of discussion following the meditation. The fee for each meditation class is $20.

As always, thank you for everything!

Gina

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5-Star Review: Viva Labs Advanced Bioactive Probiotics

I was given a bottle of Viva Labs Advanced Probiotics in exchange for a fair and honest review.

When I received the request I had just purchased a mega-sized bottle of my favorite probiotic.  Ah, well, I thought, what can one more bottle of probiotics hurt?  I accepted the request.

Then I was prescribed a course of antibiotics.

Then these arrived.  Viva

I thought it would be a great test run to see how quickly I returned to my normal self following the antiobiotics by taking the Viva probiotics instead of my usual.

I was impressed!  Viva Labs has a new customer, and joy of joys, they are reasonably priced.  My internal balance felt restored almost immediately.

If you aren’t taking probiotics, and aren’t sure what they do or who should take them, read on.

Probiotics are good bacteria that help you digest food, and keep the bad bacteria in check, including fungi such as candida. Probiotics help with allergies, skin conditions, upset stomach, and overall intestinal health.

I bet you’ve heard of the most common probiotic, L. Acidophilus, right?  It’s only one of the strains included in Viva Labs Advanced Probiotic formula.  They have included five more strains.

Probiotics are one of those gentle supplements that should be safe for anyone to try.  Of course, it’s a good idea to have a complete nutrition analysis, like the one I use in my standard nutrition package, to gauge exactly what is happening with your needs.

Contact me if you’d like more information about a nutrition package to support your health goals.

It’s exciting to me that I can help with nutrition no matter where you live.  It’s distance friendly!

I will be teaching a nutrition workshop in January where we will analyze some of the most important needs the body has.  Watch for my new class schedule and sign up right away if you’re interested.  This is a popular workshop and seating is limited!

I hope you will join us.  If my classes in Joshua Tree are too far away for you, talk to me about hosting a workshop in your home.

As always, thank you for the time you spend with me!

Gina

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