Now that you’ve heard the good news that we’re partnering with Kohl’s for their Make Your Move campaign, we are uber excited to impart all the bits of wisdom we’ve learned to stay on the right healthy track. Kohl’s wants us to move more, stress less, and eat and sleep better. It’s amazing how such a simple concept can make a significant impact in our lives, and they’re on a mission to remind us to get moving! And however you begin, there’s no better time to make your move with Kohl’s than now. As I take you through my journey of how I make my move, I encourage you to join us! And although this is a sponsored campaign, all opinions are always my own.
After consulting with several nutritionists and dieticians during my recent health scare, they reminded me of the importance of eating healthy and staying fit. To put things into perspective, we discussed the 80/20 rule. When it comes to fitness and good health, 80% of results are based on the foods you eat and 20% of results are from your exercise. There’s a balance between the two that should never be compromised, and doing so would mean no results or very little results. And in order to prevent burn-out with superfoods, you need to get started on the right path by making sure you are prepared, organized, and strategic. Be purposeful! In case you didn’t know, my word for the year is PURPOSEFUL and you can catch up on all things goal-planning and ways to be stress-less in 2015 by checking out the blog post I wrote here
Here are a few tips we received from our expert nutritionists about breaking the bad food habit and replacing them with superfoods:
1. Your first step is to throw away all the bad foods in your fridge and pantry. The less visible bad foods are, the less likely you will consume them. It’s the good ‘ole take-away! Prevent temptations in your life by keeping your fridge and pantry stocked with the right food and life will be less stressful for you.
2. Plan and prep your meals ahead. Go to the grocery store and be intentional when it comes to buying superfoods. Don’t know what to get? We’ve made life a little easier for you today by giving you a list of 52-superfoods you can start incorporating into your grocery shopping thanks to Womans Day Magazine. The best days to shop and plan are Sundays! Carve out a couple of hours to get this all done and you’ll have the whole week ready to go. It’ll save you time and make you healthy! You don’t have to buy all 52-superfoods — I suggest starting with 10-12 items and then changing them up each week. Your body will thank you for changing things up too! Here’s the list of superfoods: http://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/nutrition/eat-healthy-america-52-superfoods-25519
3. Save even more time by having the right appliances and gadgets set-up in your kitchen. In order for you to make your move, you’re going to need to be organized and prepared. There’s nothing more frustrating than attempting to create a recipe only to find you’re lacking in kitchen appliances and gadgets. Kohl’s has come to save the day, because they have tons of kitchen appliances and gadgets available in one store! HOORAY!
Here are a few really neat multi-purpose type kitchen appliances that can get you started available at Kohl’s! I have these products as well, and can personally say I absolutely love how multi-functional and easy to use they are:
Want everyday kitchen tools at your fingertips? I love this OXO Good Grips 15-pc. Everyday Kitchen Tool Set Everything your kitchen needs. This OXO Good Grips kitchen tool set contains all the essential cooking accessories, from spatulas and spoons to can openers and whisks. Whether you're just starting out your kitchen collection or enhancing your existing one, this OXO kitchen tool set is a must-have.
KitchenAid Artisan 5-qt. Stand Mixer Blend, mix and whip up your favorites in style with the KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer. It has a tilt-up head that provides easy access to bowl/beaters, and speed control lever offers ten mixing speeds.
OXO® Good Grips® Salad Spinner Get a grip … on salads with this super handy spinner. Featuring one-hand operation. Plus the OXO® trademark soft rubber grip. Lid with lock and brake. Removable basket. Non-slip base.
Nutri Ninja® Blender DUO with Auto-iQ™ Features I love: Auto-iQ Technology features timed intelligent blending programs that do the work for you, XL Total Crushing Blender pulverizes ice to snow in seconds, pro extractor blades break down whole fruits, vegetables, ice and seeds flawlessly, maximum nutrient and vitamin extraction is delivered with each recipe.
Blendtec Classic Series 575 Blender Create a variety of tasty recipes with the help of this ultimate Blendtec blender with commercial grade power that chops through ingredients effortlessly, pre-programmed cycles make it easy to create a variety of recipes, touchpad interface provides simple operation and aids in easy clean-up and more.
KitchenAid 9-Cup Food Processor From salsas and vegetables to nuts and more, this handy KitchenAid 9-cup food processor does it all. It features easy-to-use settings to make operation practically effortless, high, low, pulse and off buttons make food prep easy, dough blade is ideal for thicker mixes and batters and more.
Calphalon 4-qt. Slow Cooker Take your time and create something great with this Calphalon slow cooker. It features internal sensors to maintain temperatures, ceramic construction that helps evenly radiate heat, and a brushed stainless steel that adds a contemporary touch.
Once you’ve done some kitchen cleaning and organizing, get creative and start cookin’! To get you started on eating the right superfoods, we sought out the internet to find 13 of the most creative superfoods recipes and here they are:
The Simplest Superfood Smoothie
You can scroll through the collection right here through Foodie:
Check out Creative Superfoods Recipes
I’m on a roll with goals, managing time and stress and becoming more organized. Now it’s time to get healthy and make my move!!! Bring it! Having the right tools and gadgets in place is a major lifesaver, and I’m excited to be working with Kohl’s towards a better me! MakeYourMove is the hashtag and you’ll want to follow along myself and eleven other bloggers through our journeys to live a better and healthier lifestyle!
Which superfood recipe do you plan to make and how will you make your move in 2015? Be sure to share your aspirations by leaving a comment below! And don't forget to follow along our adventures on social media using hashtag #MakeYourMove
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Kohl's.