Thursday, November 26, 2015

Win A $280 Under Armour eCard For The Holidays

I'm excited about this giveaway because I'm teaming up with a group of fitness bloggers that I work with daily.  We decided to give our readers a chance to win a $280 Under Armour eCard. Sorry but this contest is only open to US residents, so sorry we can't give our overseas readers a chance at winning this eCard. 

If you won, what would you like to buy? Check out there website and let me know in the comments below.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The 7 Day Salad Challenge



I have a 7 day salad challenge starting this week. If you are concerned about gaining weight next week or if you want to do a mini cleanse, come and join my FB page this week. If you don't have a page, leave your comments here.

The Rules:
1. Eat one to two salads a day
2. You can only have 2 tablespoons of dressing
3. No taco salad unless you get the recipe from a low calorie recipe website
4. Only 2 tablespoons of cheese is permitted
5. You can have nuts but only 1 tablespoon
6. No croutons allowed

Salads to try:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Can You Eat Brussels Sprout Leaves?


Yes, you can and as you can see, Twilight from my feral cat colony seems to like them and she is really tearing the leaves apart. I decided to take the plunge and give it a try. I don't know if I'm going to cook them in a stew or sautéed them in a skillet.

Another reason to eat Brussels sprouts leaves is because they are high in vitamin C with 3 grams of protein, which is about the same amount that is found in kale. Kale is a higher level of vitamin A and calcium. Compare the following nutrition facts:

                                             Kale              Brussels Sprouts
Vitamin A                            133%              13%
Vitamin C                            134%              124%
Calcium                               10%                3%
Iron                                      5%                  6%
Vitamin B6                          10%                10%
Calories/per cup                  33                   38


Check out these recipes using the leaves of the Brussels Sprout plant:
Brussels Sprout Leaves with Cheesy Polenta and Crispy Fried Eggs
Sautéed Brussels Sprout Greens

If you have a recipe you would like me to try, email it to me. Also, have you ever eaten the leaves of the Brussels Sprout plant?

This is what I made. I sautéed them and they were delicious.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Win A KitchenAid Mixer

Mixing up the Holidays with KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway 

Just in time for lots of holiday baking, a great group of bloggers have joined together to bring you this "Mixing up the Holidays with KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway"! This KitchenAid Giveaway is a Blogger Sponsored Event which means the bloggers, who you will find on the Rafflecopter for entry options, have donated money to help pay for this 5 qt Kitchenaid Artisan Stand Mixer! One lucky reader will soon be mixing up all kinds of goodies with this Kitchenaid 5qt Artisan Stand Mixer! Although the prize photo shows a holiday gloss cinnamon color, the winner will have a large selection of colors to choose from! 

 ABOUT THE PRIZE: KitchenAid Tilt-Head Artisan Stand Mixer $350 Value

  • Product Features • Tilt-head mixer style for clear access to the beater and bowl 
  • All-metal construction ensures long-life • Direct drive transmission for durability 
  • Pouring shield minimizes ingredient splash-out and flour-puff 
  • 10-speed slide control ranges from a very fast whip to a very slow stir 
  • High-performance, 67 point planetary mixing action insures ingredients are thoroughly mixed without frequent scraping or rotating bowl 
  • 9-cup flour power 
  • 5-quart mixing bowl capacity with contoured bowl handle 
  • Multi-purpose attachment hub 
  • Assembled in the USA 
  • 1yr free of charge warranty Includes 
  • Professional wire whip 
  • White flat beater 
  • ‘C’ dough hook kneads yeast dough for bread and pizza recipes 
  • Clear pouring shield with enlarged chute for easy addition of ingredients 
  • 5-quart stainless-steel bowl with contoured handle 
  • Instruction book and 26 full-color recipes [View full product details at Chef’s Catalog]

Mixing up the Holidays with KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway Details:

  • This giveaway closes November 18, 2015 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.
  • Open WorldWide!
  • The prize will be available to US only. If the winner is from outside of the US they will be paid the cash value of the prize ($350) via PayPal.
  • Enter on the Rafflecopter below: 
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mighty Nut Giveaway

Enter to win a bottle of Mighty Nut and you get to choose the flavor.  Mighty Nut by The Peanut Butter & Company is a powdered peanut mixture that can be mixed in a variety of foods. It comes in 4 flavors, original, vanilla, chocolate and chia/flaxseed.  Give your smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt that extra kick of protein with the peanut butter taste sans the calories and the fat. You can also substitute it in your favorite recipes that have peanut butter as an ingredient.  I made African Spicy Chicken with spinach and peanut butter.  Read my review of Mighty Nut here.

Enter below and good luck to all.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

$800 Thanksgiving Cash Giveaway

Hey readers, I'm working with a group of bloggers and we are giving away $400 cash to two winners. The holidays are coming so what can you buy with $400? If you are looking for fitness and wellness products check out my recommendations of great gifts for this holiday season. Enter to win below and good luck to all.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Terms & Conditions: This giveaway opens on 10/25/15 and ends on 11/25/15. It's open worldwide, void where prohibited. There will be two (2) winners of $400 USD which will be paid via PayPal, or gift card of winners choice. Winners must be 21 years or older to win. Winners must complete all entries to be entered to win. Full Lives Reviews will choose a winner no later than 11/30/15 via The entries will be verified and the winners will be contacted via email. The winners have 48 hours to respond and claim prize. If the winner doesn't claim prize within 48 hours their prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be chosen. By entering this giveaway you are abiding by all laws and regulations in your country.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Spicy African Chicken In Peanut Sauce

Lighten up your recipe with Mighty Nut


I received a chance to review Mighty Nut Powdered Peanut Butter and I was very delighted to do this review.  For years, I wanted to make an African stew with peanut butter but most of the recipes are very caloric in nature. When I heard about this product, I was excited to try out the recipes I have longed to do for many years.

Mighty Nut is a new powdered peanut butter produced by Peanut Butter & Company. They take the peanuts press them and remove most the fat, and what you get is the fiber, protein and the peanut butter taste with less calories. Mighty Nut has 45 calories per serving(2 tablespoons) with 1.5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein. You can put the powder in smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, and any recipe that requires peanut butter. They also come in four flavors, regular, vanilla, chocolate, and chia and flaxseed.  

If you would like to make the recipe above, go to Spicy Hot African Chicken With Spinach site. If you follow the recipe, watch out for a few things. It omits the second add of the water and it also forgets for you to add the curry, which of course, I forgot. I felt something was missing and I couldn't put my finger on it until I went back and reread the recipe. The curry definitely gives it that extra kick. What I like about the Mighty Nut peanut butter, it helps to thicken up the recipe especially if you add too much water, no cornstarch needed. It was really good even without the curry but I can't wait to eat it tomorrow because I added curry after discovering my mistake.

I can't wait to try this with another recipe and of course I will be reviewing it here. I'm thinking of something Asian or South American, decisions, I love it.  

Disclaimer: The following post is sponsored by Fit Approach on behalf of Peanut Butter and Co. All opinions are my very own.