Favorite Food Finds Friday: My New Favorite Healthy Pasta Sauce + A Giveaway! [Closed]

Once again it is Friday (YAY!), and once again I have a new favorite food to share with you!

This week’s favorite food find comes from Mia’s Kitchen. Mia is an actual person and I met her a few weeks ago at Food Fete. She let me sample several of her all-natural, homemade tomato sauces and then listened to me rant and rave about each of the different flavors and how I just couldn’t wait to include them as toppings on my weekly Friday homemade pizzas.

Mia was thrilled with how abnormally excited I was about her sauce (and just food in general), and to make a long story short, we pretty much became BFF’s after bonding over our love of food, especially that of the Italian variety!

Watch this weeks Food Finds video (above) to learn more about her authentic, flavorful sauces and to find how you can enter to win a jar of your own!

Be Amazed


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When was the last time you were amazed? And I mean like, really, truly amazed. Not like, “Oh my gosh! That sandwich was amazing,” amazed. But like, “4th of July fireworks, epic season-finale of your favorite TV show, best book you’ve read in years” amazed. Think about it. Can you think of a time?

Now, think some more. When was the last time you were amazed at yourself? What did you accomplish that made you feel that way?

How To Make Fitness Fun And Stay Motivated To Exercise + A Fun Fit Bodyweight Workout

The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential on behalf of Puma.

Finding the fun in fitness isn’t an easy thing to do, but it’s absolutely possible and something that I want to inspire everyone to do. I encourage others to find exercises that they love, activities and sports that will continue to keep them coming back for more on a daily basis. That way, keeping up an exercise routine feels less like a chore that you have to force yourself to do and more like a fun hobby that you look forward to.

Does Walking With Weights Burn More Calories?

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In Radio MD‘s most recent “Train Your Body” segment, which is sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM trainer and exercise physiologist Melanie Cole, MS and her guest Teri Bladen (Director of Campus Recreation at Weber State University) talk about walking for fitness, how to make a walking workout more interesting, and whether or not it’s a good idea to walk with weights.

Does walking with weights burn more calories? Will it tone your arms? Are ankle weights an effective added challenge? All of these are topics that they address during the show, and some of the answers might surprise you.