The Leafy Greens Cookbook

leafy greens

When you are losing weight, everybody tells you to eat more greens! There is more to life than just salads and this cookbook is here to help you add more greens to your life!

The Leafy Greens Cookbook features 100 easy to make recipes that use kale, chard, spinach, bok choy, collards, and more! Why eat more greens? They are full of vital minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. They are also free of fat and cholesterol!

The Leafy Greens Cookbook turns the spotlight on greens for any meal of the day!

Build a Better Salad with Olives and Olive Oil Giveaway!

Inspiring and flavorful ingredients can turn a blah salad into something so much more. Since I have been losing weight, I eat a lot of salad now, and I love to change it up when I can. Olives and olive oil add a whole new taste dimension to your basic salad, not to mention the bonus of heart-health benefits they provide. Refreshing salads can answer cravings for fresh and more nutritious meals in the spring and summer.

Here are a few recipes for you to try out:

·         Citrus Salad Veronique

·         Fresh Salmon Salad

·         Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes with Roasted Eggplant and Feta

Now, I made the Salmon Salad (since I just found out that I like salmon!).  It was so good.  Even better, it was healthy for me!  I don’t have to feel guilty for eating something so good:

Add Some Life strives to inspire you about the taste, versatility, benefits and importance of making olives and olive oil staples in your daily life. Their goal is to encourage the use of all types of olives and olive oil to help you be inspired to build a better salad and see how these products can add life through flavor and health benefits.

Now that I have you hungry, I am giving away an Add Some Life Prize Pack which includes a Williams Sonoma Salad Spinner, Crate and Barrel Salad Dressing Mixer, Crate and Barrel Serving Tongs, Add Some Life re-usable bag and an Add Some Life note pad.  The value of this is over $70.  Here’s what you need to do:

Additional Contest Rules:
This contest is open to US residents.

There is no cash value prize equivalent for this contest.

Winner will have 48 hours upon notification being sent to claim the prize, if winner does not respond within 48 hours, then the winner forfeits the prize and a new winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: The author received a premium gift package from the International Olive Council, including a Williams-Sonoma Salad Spinner, Crate and Barrel Salad Dressing Mixer and Crate and Barrel Serving Tongs for recipe development and review purposes. All opinions are my own.

TIP #5 for T-fal’s Healthy Summer Challenge – Get A Great Support System

I think to be successful at losing weight and being more healthy, you need to let people know what you are doing.  You also need to get your friends and family to buy into what you are doing.

If your friends and family know you are trying to be healthy, I have found that they are less likely to sabotage you.  Instead, they will stand behind you and be your cheerleader.  They will try and make it easier to make smart choices.  For me, my husband actually helps me find things to eat on the menu when we got out to eat.  He doesn’t bring my favorite chips (Doritos) into the house, because he knows they will tempt me.  He hasn’t complained too much about bringing in healthier foods to our house even though he can’t stand wheat bread.  (I buy him rye bread which is still healthier than white).

In my own experience, I have found that people cheering me on to making healthier decisions and losing weight has been a great motivator.  It keeps me honest and makes it less likely to cheat.  I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have been able to lose the 58 pounds I have without everyone’s support.