Weekend Update 11/24/13

This weekend was mostly filled with working but I did have a few fun moments…

I went to a bridal shower for one of my very close friends 🙂 I’m so excited she is getting married in Jamaica in January!!

I also got to meet our close friends Sarah & Mark’s new puppy. He is soooo cute!!

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Rado was such a little snuggle bug!

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Mom, Danielle and I went to SkyRobics!! Love it…. such a good workout and so much fun!

I also joined Elf4Health! It just started this sunday.

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The Details:

Dates: Monday, November 25th – Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
All participants will receive an elf. In return, all participants will be that person’s elf in return!
If you missed the initial sign up deadline: You can still enter for Rounds 2. See the details & sign up form below!
Anyone can participate. It doesn’t matter no matter where you’re located! All you need is access to the internet and an email address. It also doesn’t cost anything. (We know you have plenty of gifts to buy this holiday season!)

For more information visit here or here!

Everyday during the 4 weeks there is a new challenge.

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Today is meatless monday…. so far I have had an egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

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Another fun thing from the weekend….. Nathan (my brother) is home for Thanksgiving and he brought his dog Mesa.

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She is very well trained and super cute.

Last little update….. I have selected the winner of the EnergyBits giveaway…

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Congrats….

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Stephanie please email me at alexrunsforfood (at) gmail (dot) com and I will forward your information on to Jonathon.

Also a reminder for anyone interested in trying ENERGYbits they are only available at ENERGYbits.com, and Jonathan (their Brand Manager) has shared with me that he’d be happy to connect anyone with a current ambassador to share a discount on a bag of bits – you can email him at jlevitt@energybits.com

Thanks for being a part of my very first giveaway!!

What did you do this weekend?

Favorite Recipes of the Week 11/23/13

If you guys read my Weekend update you noticed at the bottom of the post I included what I was cooking this week….. so I wanted to let you guys know how my recipes turned out 🙂

The first things I made was not included on the meal plan but it was so good I have to include it…

Sunday evening I made Greek Chicken Burgers and Julie’s Curried Sweet Potato Salad.

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These burgers were SPICY but so good!!! I made a traditional greek yogurt sauce (plain greek yogurt, minced garlic, grated cucumber, salt and pepper)

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This potato salad was a nice change from traditional potato salad and so delicious!

The next thing I did was made a delicious Healthy Potato Soup on Monday. This turned out SOOOO good!!!

On Wednesday I made orange chicken….. and not going to lie…. it was only okay. I wouldn’t make it again so I’m not even going to share the website…

Lastly I made a wonderful Autumn Chopped Salad.

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For the dressing I mixed poppyseed dressing and balsamic vinegar, equal parts, and poured it over the salad! Very good!!!

These are a few of the things I made this week that were worth sharing!! Hope you enjoy!

REMINDER: Don’t forget to enter my EnergyBits Giveaway!!! I’m choosing the winner Sunday night at Midnight 🙂

Also….. I’m starting to research self-hosting this blog…. Any helpful hints or suggestions?

EnergyBits Review/Giveaway

Today is a very special day…. my first giveaway!!

I first learned about EnergyBits from other bloggers who have tried and loved them!

Last week I was contacted to do a product review and giveaway and I jumped at the chance to see why everyone was loving these Bits.

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A little background about the company:

ENERGYbits is a new Boston based sports nutrition company. Our “bits” are rapidly becoming the fuel of choice for athletes and people looking to lead active lifestyles. ENERGYbits have the highest concentration of protein in the world and deliver a steady stream of energy, all naturally and all without sugar, caffeine, chemicals or stomach distress. Even better, ENERGYbits are the only protein in the world that also contain natural antioxidants and Omega 3 which reduce muscle inflammation, iron which prevents fatigue, chlorophyll which builds the immune system and electrolytes which replenish mineral imbalances, all for just one calorie per tab. No other protein offers all this.

ENERGYbits are all natural too, because they are a food, not a supplement. They have just one ingredient – 100% organically grown spirulina algae. Algae has been used by Olympic athletes for over 50 years, but is still virtually unknown in the USA and Canada. We are the first company to bring algae to national attention as a high protein, high performance snack food for athletes and active consumers.

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The unique thing about EnergyBits is they are made out of one simple thing… Algea.

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Unlike many other supplements that we take before and after a workout, algae is a FOOD and is grown not created and mixed together in a laboratory.  It is grown a lot like other vegetables in water, then harvested, dried, and packaged much like dried fruit.  Unlike dried fruit however it has NO sugar/fructose and NO chemicals.

Although the serving is 30 tabs I found that I only needed to take 10 to feel energized. I have problems swallowing pills…. but I found these very easy to take. I even took 4 at a time 🙂 This past week I have been sick with a cold and thankfully I had my bits to get me through last week. I have a serious problem with the 3pm feeling tired… the bits worked wonders to get me through that 3pm feeling.

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“ENERGYbits are only available at ENERGYbits.com, and Jonathan (their Brand Manager) has shared with me that he’d be happy to connect anyone with a current ambassador to share a discount on a bag of bits – you can email him at jlevitt@energybits.com

Now for the fun part….. 1 U.S reader will get the chance to win a sample of EnergyBits!!

There are 4 ways to enter the giveaway (Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry) :

* Leave a comment about why you want to try EnergyBits.

* Follow EnergyBits and Alexrunsforfood on Twitter.

* Follow EnergyBits and Alexrunsforfood on Facebook.

*Tweet about the giveaway including @energybits, @alexrunsforfood and a link to the giveaway in your tweet

I will randomly choose a winner on Sunday November 24th at Midnight.

Disclaimer: I was provided a free sample of EnergyBits. All thoughts in this review about the product are my own.