Friday, January 29, 2010

Coupon Friday!

Yes! Today is Coupon Friday. As many of you head out for Friday and Saturday shopping trips, don't forget to arm yourselves with some money saving coupons!

Here is a link to your store favorites along with some new manufacturer coupons. There are some fantastic deals to be had this week, so be sure to take advantage of them!

And don't forget to join me tomorrow at the Whole Foods Market on 400 South in Salt Lake to learn other great money savings tips for health and natural food stores!
Class goes from 1:30pm-2:30pm!! Learn ways to save up to $100 off your shopping trip!

Whole Foods Market

Sunflower Market

Good Earth Natural Foods


Manufacturer Coupons:

**Save $4 off any 2 RiceSelect purchases. Click here to view details about RiceSelect and print your $4 off coupon!

**Honest Tea and Beverage coupons. New coupons, and they let you print them up to two times!

**Whole Foods Market Online coupons updated! Print out coupons for Whole Foods right from your computer. Some of the good ones are for $1 off Oikos yogurt, and $1 off any Annie's Snack Crackers. (The Jan/Feb Whole Deal has a coupon for $1 off 2 Annie's Snack Cracker so this coupon is a much better deal.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cranberry Almond Salad

The cooking class is over, and it was a success. It's the first cooking class I've done in awhile, and it was definetely one of the larger crowds I've had. Definetely preparing me for cooking on Good Things Utah in a few weeks! A lot of great recipes--all simple. A weeknight's worth of meals came in at only $50 for a family of four so it was also a great deal! We also tried a taco meal recipe with TVP--textured vegetable protein. This great meat substitute is made from soy flour and is fat free, and packed with protein and other great vitamins. A little goes a long way. At $3 a bag, it's way more affordable than regular meat. Look for our TVP recipe at the end of this article!


This delicious recipe is one that is packed full of good stuff, and has just enough sweetness to it that the kids will love eating it. I presented this one at my cooking class last night and it was well received. Try it out for yourself!!

1 bag spinach lettuce (or one head spinach lettuce, torn into pieces)
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup cranberries (dried or fresh okay)
1 cup shredded reduced fat Swiss cheese
Reduced fat creamy poppy seed dressing (I used Brianna's all natural creamy poppyseed)*

Place lettuce in a bowl or on a salad plate. Sprinkle almonds, cranberries, cheese and dressing on top to taste. If serving as a meal, put chicken slices on top and serve with a whole wheat roll.

*Can use other dressings if desired.
1/2 cup TVP flakes (found at health food stores)
2 cups water
2 tbsp Bragg's Liquid Aminos (can substitute soy sauce if desired)
1 packet Taco Seasoning
In a pan, place 1/2 cup TVP flakes, 2 cups of water and Bragg's Liquid Aminos. Turn heat to low-med and cook until water is mostly absorbed. (About 30 minutes). Stir occasionally. When water is mostly absorbed, add packet of taco seasoning. Stir until well incorporated, and continue to cook an additional 5-10 minutes until rest of water is absorbed. Remove from heat, serve by spooning meat into taco shells or serving over tortilla chips.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sunflower Market Best Deals 1/27/10-2/3/10

It's Wednesday and that means it's overlapping sale ad day at Sunflower Market! To view last week's additional money savings deals, click here.

And before I show you this week's deals, don't forget that tonight at Parley's Hardware in Orem is the Fit Families cooking class! Tonight from 6-7pm we're talking easy, healthy family meals for families and how to adapt them to your families needs. Come to 260 South 1200 West in Orem!

Sunflower Market Best Deals

To view the full sale flyer, click here.


Organic Jewel and Garnet Yams: .99/lb
Organic Kiwi Fruit: 3 for $1
Orangic Mangos: .99/each
Organic Red Ripe Hothouse Tomatoes: $1.99/lb
Organic Green or Red Leaf Lettuce: .99/each
Red Seedless Grapes .97/lb (not organic)


Dryers Frozen Fruit Bars: $2.99/6 ct

Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches, Cones or Bars: $3.49 4-12 count
Price w/coupon: $2.49

Rocky Mountain Large Eggs: $1.29/dzn

Mild Vermont White or Yellow Cheddar Cheese: $5.99/lb

Alexia Natural Oven Fries: $1.99/15-16 oz bag
Price w/coupon: $1.24/bag!!

Chobani Yogurt: .99/6 oz cup
Price w/coupon: $1.98 for 3 cups or .66 each!!
Price if you use both coupons and buy 4 cups of yogurt: .55/cup!!

Food for Life Moophrey and Cluckphrey Burgers: $2.59

Mission Life Balance Tortillas: $2.49/10 ct


Kiss my Face Kid's Bubble Bath, Soap and Shampoo: 20% off!!

Annie's Homegrown Bunny Cereal: $2.49!!
Kiwi Magazine Dec. Issue Annie's Calendar $1 off any Annie's Cereal
Price w/coupon $1.49!!!

Seventh Generation High Efficiency Liquid Laundry Detergent: $5.99/50 oz
Price w/coupon: $4.99!!!

Good Earth Tea: $2.49 (Select Varieties)
Price w/coupon $1.49

Nature's Choice Cereal Bars: $1.99/6 ct

Sunflower Farmer's Market Organic Fruit Spread: $1.89/9 oz!

Garden of Eatin' Organic Tortilla Chips: $1.99/9 oz bag
Price w/coupon: .99!!


Whole Roasted Cashews $4.99/lb
7 Grain, Raisin, or Almond Granola: $1.99/lb
Pitted Prunes: $2.49/lb
White Jasmin Rice: .99/lb
Cranberry Trail Mix: $3.99/lb
Whole Raw Almonds (prepackaged) $5.99/lb
Turkish apricots (prepacked) $3.99/lb

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fit Families!

5 healthy meals, 5 days, easy on the budget?

Yup, it can be done.

Tomorrow night (January 27th) come to Parley's Hardware in Orem from 6-7 pm to sample some fantastic healthy meals!

Bring your littlest (or biggest) picky eaters. There are sure to be meals that please everyone!

We'll show you how to make and assemble simple and easy meals for the family without taking a lot of time in the kitchen!!

See you there!!

Parley's Hardware
260 South 1200 West
Orem, UT 84058

Harmon's/Macey's Best Deals


Silk Soymilk $2.14/each half gallon when you print this coupon:
Printable .75 off 1 coupon


Naked Juice: 2 for $5 or $2.50/each
$10 off Naked Juice Rebate

Silk Soy Milk: 2 for $6 or $3/each
Printable .75 off 1 coupon
Price w/coupon: $2.62/each when you buy 2

Pacific Foods Soup: 2 for $5 or $2.50/each
Printable $1 off any Pacfic Foods Product
Price w/coupon: $2/each when you buy 2

MaraNatha Sesame Tahini $5.99/each
Sign up to receive MaraNatha offers and specials 

Back to Nature Granola: 2 for $6 or $3/each

Kashi Hot Oatmeal: $3.49/each
Healthy Clippings Winter Issue $1 off any Kashi Hot Cereal or Oatmeal
Price w/coupon $2.49/each

Annie's Pasta: 3 for $5 or $1.66/each
Kiwi Magaine Dec. 2009 Annie's Calendar $1 off any 2 Annie's Pasta
Printable .50 off any Annie's Product Coupon

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The 10 in 10 Challenge: Week 2

Last week, I tackled the issue of food. My eating has been largely under control for the past two weeks. (Minus the trip to The Chocolate a few nights ago). One of my goals is to eat more fruits and vegetables, and I've done a great job introducing some new vegetables to the kids this week. They hated spaghetti squash, but actually loved spinach. They thought it tasted better than head lettuce or romaine lettuce. That's a plus!
My kids love carrots, and I used this dip recipe from Super Healthy Kids. They loved it!

My exercise has been great this week. Up where I live, the weather has been mild, so I've been able to walk the dog while picking up the kids from school, than have them walk home with me. They like to run on the treadmill which is a great workout for them. I've done Billy Blanks Cardio Tae Bo workout this week, ran on the treadmill, ran with the dog outside, and done my Women's Health and Self Magazine workouts. Since I was not feeling well last week, I've tried to tone down the workouts to 30 minutes each. Next week, I'll increase it to 45 minutes to an hour everyday. I love reading everyone's 10 in 10 posts and hope everyone continues to stay motivated!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Healthy Kickoff!

Do you live in the Salt Lake area? (Or even just outside). You will want to come to Whole Foods Market in Sugarhouse between 1 and 4 pm!!

I promise it will be worth your time. (I'll be there, teaching you how to score killer deals when shopping at Whole Foods Market and health food stores at 1:30pm).

There will also be plenty of tasting, classes, tips and fun for everyone of all ages. Including kids!! Come on down. It will be so fun.

Click here to view the full calendar of events.

Sugarhouse Whole Foods Market
1131 E. Wilmington Ave.
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Whole Foods/Sunflower Shopping Trip


One box Seventh Generation Wipes: $4.99
1 free box Seventh Generation Wipes Coupon from Recycle Bank -$4.99
Total with tax: .34!!!


(This trip was more of a snack food trip, so excuse me. We are snackless in our poor house right now, and we've got our kids friends coming over, and it just makes it easier to have a few snacks laying around).

Annie's Organic Peace Pasta (Parmesean Flavor) $2.00
Annie's Organic Shell White Cheddar Pasta $2.00
Coupon $1 off any 2 Annie's Pasta Kiwi Magazine Dec. Calendar -$1.00

Annie's Organic Snack Mix $4.69
Annie's Cheddar Bunnies Crackers $2.99
Coupon $1.00 off any 2 Annie's Snack Crackers (Whole Deal) -$1.00
Coupon .75 off any Annie's Snack Cracker Purchase -$.75

Barbara's Vanilla Snackimals Snack Size (Had a hungry little boy at the time) .99
(Found out Sunflower has these on sale for .59 right now!!)

Deboles Organic Lasagna Noodles $2.00
Deboles Organic Fettucine Noodles $2.00
Coupon Healthy Clippings Winter 2010 $1.00 off any 2 Deboles Products -$1.00

(4) Brown Cow Yogurts $2.00 .75 off any (4) 6 oz yogurts (any brand) -$.75
Coupon .75 off any (4) Brown Cow Yogurts Mambo Sprouts Holiday Coupon Booklet -$.75

Annie's Honey O's Cereal $3.99
Coupon Kiwi Magazine December calendar $1.00 off any Annie's Cereal -$1.00

365 Everyday Organic Raisins $2.69

Total: $18.60
$7.50 in savings from coupons!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Monday Mayhem! Free Books & More!!

Check out some of this week's great freebie finds for those living a natural and organic lifestyle!


You are what you eat. Dr. Devin Servan-Schrieber describes how food may be our greatest weapon on the war against cancer. He's offering his own free autographed copy through Stonyfield Farms. Grab your copy today by clicking here.

Jillian Michaels is giving away a copy of her book, "Master Your Metabolism." In her book she talks about how to avoid weight gain hormones, eat incredibly well on a few bucks a day, and increase your energy level and lengthen your life. Click here to get your copy. (Does require $4.95 for shipping and handling).


You can get a sample of an organic hand sanitizer sample. Simply fill in the quick form, and they'll send it out to you. Click here to request your sample now!

Grab a pair of free flower shears. Perfect for when you are gardening this spring and summer! Grab your shears now by clicking here.

Lemon Yogurt Muffins

Every Sunday at our house we enjoy a break from the traditional cold cereal or hot oatmeal and stop to enjoy a delicious breakfast together as a family. It's been a tradition since I was a little girl. (Although we usually opted for Dey's doughnuts down the street from my house in California). Yes, my parents were vegetarian and vegan to a point. Sunday mornings included a break to enjoy breakfast at Mother's Market, a slightly rebellious trip to enjoy the Marie Calendar's breakfast buffet, or if they really wanted, it was a trip to Dey's. (You could smell them cooking from our house).

I like to try new recipes, and this one honestly was a throw together. I had a lemon leftover and didn't know what to do with it. My solution? Make lemon yogurt muffins with it of course!




1/2 cup unsalted butter

2 cups unbleached white flour (I used King Arthur)

1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 large eggs, beaten

1 cup sour cream (I used fat-free)

1/4 cup lemon juice (I used fresh lemon juice, but storebought would be fine)

1 lemon, juice and zest of


Preheat oven to 350°.

Grease muffin tins.

Melt the butter and let cool.

Thoroughly mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Whisk together the eggs and sour cream in a smaller bowl.

Stir in the butter, 1/4 cup lemon juice, and zest and juice of lemon.

Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients.

Add wet ingredients and mix with as few strokes as possible.

Don't overmix.

Spoon batter into muffin tins.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.


1 cup lemon yogurt (I used fat free)

1/2-3/4 cup powdered sugar (I used Hain's Organic Powdered Sugar)

Mix together until smooth, pipe over cooled muffins.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Good Stuff for Less 1/20/10-2/2/10

I'm truly one of the most excited people today. I'm heading to Whole Foods tomorrow because they've got some great deals! They're new Good Stuff for Less flyer came out, and I'm so excited to share some great deals with you. Will definetely let you know how much I save when I get back!

The new Whole Foods Good Stuff for Less Flyer is out. To view the entire flyer, click here. We've paired up the flyer with some of the best deals and coupons available to save you even more off of already low sale prices!

2 for $1 or .50/each: Brown Cow 6 oz Yogurt
Printable save .50 off any (3) 6 oz Brown Cow Yogurt
Price w/coupon .33 each!!
+ Use .75 off any 4 yogurts coupon on!!!

2 for $4 or $2/each Annie's Homegrown Organic 6 oz Pasta and Cheese
Printable .50 off any Annie's Homegrown Product
Price w/coupon $1.50/each
**Did you get your Annie's calendar in the December edition of Kiwi Magazine? Don't forget, save yourself $1 off any 2 Annie's pasta for a price of $1 each!**

2 for $4 or $2/each: Muir Glen 14 oz Organic Soups
Healthy Clippings Coupon Book (available at Good Earth Stores) $1 off any 1 can Muir Glen Soup
+ Use the Whole Deal Jan/Feb $1.00 off any 2 cans Muir Glen soup coupon!!
Price w/coupon: $1 a can!!

2 for $4 or $2/bag Food Should Taste Good 5-6 oz Tortilla Chips
Printable $1 off Food Should Taste Good Coupon
Price w/coupon $1/bag

$2.99 Nature's Path Organic Granola and Cereal (Selected Varieties)
Whole Deal Jan/Feb $1.50/2 Nature's Path Organic Hot Oatmeal or Organic Frozen Waffle Items

2 for $7 or $3.50/each Late July Sandwich Cracker Packs
Comment and recieve $5 in coupons

2 for $5 or $2.50/each: Good Belly 32 oz Probiotic Drink
Printable Coupon Buy One Get One Free
Vitamin Angels Coupon Booklet: Buy 1, Get 1 Free any Goodbelly Quart or Goodbelly Plus 4 pack
Price w/coupon $2.50 for 2!! (Reg price $3.99/each)

$2.99/each Organic 5lb bag of carrots!!

$10.99/lb Applegate Farms Roast Beef
Printable $1 off Applegate Farm Purchase Coupon

2 for $8 or $4/each: Back to Nature Apple, Fruit Punch, or Berry Juice boxes

2 for $5 or $2.50/each: Nature's Path Organic Hot Oatmeal
Jan/Feb Whole Deal $1.50/2 Nature's Path Hot Oatmeal or Organic Frozen Waffle Items Coupon
Price w/coupon $3.50/2 or $1.75/each!

Find any other great deals at Whole Foods? Share them in the comments section!
Questions? Email me at and I'll answer you as quickly as I can!

Sunflower Markets Best Deals 1/20-1/27/10

Here are the Sunflower Market best deals of the week! Remember that today is overlapping sale ads day!
To view last weeks extra savings, click here.

For this weeks extra savings, keep reading!!


$1.99 Woodstock Farms Organic Frozen Vegetables 10oz bag

$1.99 Woodstock Farms Organic Frozen Fruits 10oz bag
Coupon, Healthy Clippings Winter 2010 .50 off any Woodstock Farms Organic Frozen Fruits
Price w/coupon $1.49


$3.49 Organic Valley Lactose Free Milk 64 oz
Printable $1 off any half gallon or gallon Organic Valley milk
Price w/coupon: $2.49/half gallon!

Free gallon of milk with $100 grocery purchase. (Any brand, up to $4). Must fill out short registration form, then printable coupon will appear at the end of the registration form.
Click here to register and print your coupon.

.59 Cascade Fresh 6 oz yogurt
Use .75 off any 4 yogurt (any brand) coupon available at
Price w/coupon (when you buy 4) .40/each!!


.99 Hometown Tofu 16oz, soft silken or firm varieties

$3.49 Pacific Natural Foods 12 oz Organic Pot Pies
Printable $1 off 2 Pacific Natural Products Coupon
Price w/coupon: $2.99 each when you buy 2
**Manufacturer Coupon** $1 off any Pacific Natural Foods Pot Pies. Want a coupon? Send me an email at with your address and I'll send you two! (5 sets of 2 available).

$1.89 Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes 28oz
Printable $1 off 2 Muir Glen Products Coupon
Price w/coupon: $1.39 a can when you buy two cans

2 for $5 or $2.50 each Annie's Homegrown Deluxe Macaroni and Cheese 6-10oz
Printable .50 off any Annie's Homegrown Product
Price w/coupon $2.25 each when you buy two

$1.89 Food Should Taste Good 5-6 oz bag Tortilla chips
Printable $1 off coupon any Food Should Taste Good Product
Price w/coupon .89!!

$2.99 Barbara's Bakery Cereal (Select Varieties)
Sign up for deals and specials on Barbara's Bakery products

$2.99 8 oz Tribe Hummus
Printable .55 off any Tribe all natural hummus coupon
Printable .75 off any Tribe organic hummus coupon
Price w/coupon $2.22-$2.44


25% off any Kiss My Face Hair Product
Printable $2 off Kiss my Face Kids Product Coupon
Printable $1 off any Kiss my Face Product Coupon

20% off Similason products
Printable $1 off Similason Product Coupon


.69/lb Long grain or brown rice
$3.99/lb whole roasted salted or unsalted almonds
$2.49/lb toffee almond granola
$1.49/lb sweetened banana chips
$1.49/lb pasta
$1.99/lb 12 flavor gummi bears

To view this week's full ad, click here!

Any deals I missed? Post them in the comments section so everyone can save!

Review, "Looking Younger, Living Longer"

Last night I had the opportunity of listening to Mary Roberts Smith, author of "Looking Younger, Living Longer." She largely spoke on the vitamin industry, touching slightly on herbs and their benefits.

She mentioned that only 2% of vitamins are inspected before coming into the US and 6 major vitamin companies import directly from China. She talked about the makeup of many vitamins and the chemicals that make up our vitamin products. She urged that information needs to be more readily available on synthetic vitamins.

She then talked about the benefits of herbs. Cayenne pepper to stop bleeding, garlic as a blood pressure and blood glucose regulator, aloe vera as a pain killer, natural antibiotic and burn relief.

She also touched on the benefits of probiotics and antioxidants.

For more information on ordering her book, click here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Note From a Friend...

A good friend of mine posted this and I wanted to share this with everyone. If you have a minute, please take the time to vote. I know that all of us want to help the people of Haiti at this time, and I am no exception. However, for many of us money might be tight. This is a great way to help donate and feel like you are helping just by taking a few minutes of your time.


Hi All, Thank you to all who have voted for our video so far. We really appreciate it. We are almost in first place for number of votes/ratings. (The number of views is not as important as the votes/ratings.) For those that don't know what I'm talking about - keep reading. The voting ends tomorrow (Tues. Jan 19) night at 10:00 p.m. (Mountain Time). If you have already voted, please pass this onto anyone else who might be able to help out this good cause (post on your Facebook, blogs, etc.). We feel fortunate to be this close to first place and think that because of each of you, we might have the opportunity to donate a large amount of money to help the people of Haiti. Every vote counts at this point. Below is a message you can send to people with the info and instructions on how to vote.

Many many thanks!
Melissa and sisters

Hello Everyone, My friend(s)entered a video contest and are finalists! If they win they will donate the $10,000 prize to LDS Humanitarian Emergency Response for Haiti relief efforts. We need your help to get as many views and votes on the video by Tuesday, Jan. 19. Pass this on to everyone you know so that together we can make this donation possible.

1. Go to
2. Toward the top left side of the screen, click “join now.” You can either create a username and password or just sign in using your Yahoo, Facebook, Gmail or AOL username and password - click agree to sign in.
3. The green Vita-Village page will come up. Click “home” at the top left side of the screen (not “my home” which is right next to it)
4. Then double click the red icon that says “Pitch Me!” located on the left/center of the screen.
5. Click the box that says “Vote/Rate Now!” Theirs is the second video listed called “3sisters”. Just double click on the video, push play to watch (just 3 minutes) and make sure to rate it by clicking on the star of your choice below. That’s all! (You can only vote once per user). (To read more about the LDS Humanitarian Emergency Response efforts in Haiti visit this link: )

Thanks guys for helping out!! --Traci

Mambo Sprouts Coupon Booklets

It's official!

Mambo Sprouts just announced that their new winter coupon booklets will be out soon. You will want one of these books! They have fantastic coupons on things that you buy everyday. However, finding these booklets in Utah can be a little tricky.

Here are several ways you can get your's if you live in Utah:

1. Sign up to have your coupon booklet mailed to you. I have done this in the past and my booklet was never mailed to me, so I sent an email directly to the company requesting mine.

2. You can send an email to the company requesting your booklet by clicking here

3. Locate a store carrying a booklet near you.


Just wanted to make a mention that at Friday's T. Colin Campbell seminar hosted by Activz, a mention was made that another meeting will be held tonight at the Provo Marriott at 7:00pm where author of "Looking Younger, Living Stronger" Mary Roberts Smith will be speaking. I've had the opportunity to meet her on several occasions, and she is just amazing! One of the biggest sweethearts I have ever had the opportunity of meeting. In case you can't make it, I'll let you know what she talked about tomorrow, as well as bring you the best deals from Sunflower Market.

Have a great day!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday's Best

I had a lot to cover this morning. So in an effort to make the blog easier to navigate, just click and you'll head to your article of choice.






Monday Mayhem!


SmartSource 1/17/10

.55 off any Silk Soymilk Light Half Gallon Soymilk
.55 off any Silk Soymilk Half Gallon Soymilk
$1.50 off any Greenworks Natural Layndry Detergent
.50 off any Greenworks Cleaning Product
$2.00 off any Traditional Medicinals Organic Smooth Move Senna Herbal Laxative Tea


1. Register and sign up for an account at
2. Create a 4x8 photo card. (You don't have to choose Valentine's Cards, but if you're like me and failed to mail half your Christmas cards, it might save you to send Valentine's Cards instead this year).
3. Add 25 of them to your cart.
4. Use the promo code "NEWBABY" at checkout.
5. Your final cost is free with NO shipping costs either!!!


Halo has new printable coupons for their dog food. Available printable coupons:

$10 off any Halo Spot's Stew and and treats
$2 off any Spot's Stew (dry)
$1 off Spot's Stew (canned)
$2.50 off supplements

Click here to print them.


Two new coupons for Blue Buffalo Pet Food.  Coupons include:

$5.00 off any dog food
$3.00 off any cat food

Click here to start printing.


$2 off Method Laundry Detergent

Printable coupon expires 1 month after printing. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the coupon.

Horizon Dairy Coupons

Printable coupons available: .55 off any half gallon Horizon Dairy milk, .55 off any 6 pack Horizon Milk Breakerz, $1 off any Horizon 4 pack yogurt.


Win a Safe Feeding Pack from Euphoria Baby

Win a pink Safe Sippy Cup, a set of three Kidishes tempered glass bowls & a set of two Dandelion reusable bowls. One winner. Click here to enter.

Kinderville Food Storage Giveaway From MightyNest

Win a silicone set from Kinderville. One lucky winner will win this set that BPA, phylate, and lead free. The best part? They are dishwasher, freezer and microwave safe! Click here to enter now.

$25 Whole Foods Gift Card Giveaway

Enter to win the "Kick Start Your Year with a Cleanse" $25 Whole Foods gift card giveaway. Leave a comment, and you could win! Click here now!

#10 in 10 Best Deals--Target!

If you're doing the 10 in 10 challenge like I am, or just resolved to be healthier this year, you're probably a few weeks in to the New Year and feeling a little slump. (I am). Last week, I talked about healthy eating really getting under control, but exercise being my plague. This week, I'm heading to Target to grab some of these great deals to help keep me motivated...

Wii Fit Board + Wii Fit Plus and Bonus Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum--$99
Aluminum Water Bottle (750ml)--$10
Printed Yoga Mat--$17
Everything Fits Tote (Holds Yoga Mat, Gym Clothes and Water Bottle in One Bag)--$25
Empower Medicine Balls (Comes with DVD) 20% off--$11.99-$23.99


Bender Ball Core Training Kit--$19.99
Shake Weight 6 min workout kit--$19.99
Perfect Pushup Basic Kit--$19.99


Billy's BootCamp Tae Bo Kit w/ 3 DVD's--$29.99
Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout bar--$29.99
Kettlenetics Kit or Perfect Pushup Original--$29.99

Sunday, January 17, 2010

T. Colin Campbell Review

Friday was a busy day. In the morning I was able to attend a lecture given by T. Colin Campbell, author of "The China Study." The event was sponsored by Activz, and included a speech given by dietician Michelle Bacarella in addition to Dr. Campbell.

Dr. Campbell largely spoke about his China Study findings, however, he made some distinct points during the course of his speech. He made the claim that our body is constantly trying to create health, than followed this statement by asking where nutrition fit into this. His answer? It doesn't. He made the claims that nutrition is largely misunderstood by the general public. He also claimed that research funding in regards to nutrition hardly exists, and doctors are rarely if ever trained in nutrition. He also stated that national policy and standards are corrupted by the food and drug industries.

He made the recommendation that medical schools should focus more on nutrition and train future doctors in this.

He also redefined the word nutrition by stating that nutrition:

1. Involves integrated effects of countless food consitituents
2. Involves infinitely complex mechanisms to produce comprehensive health
3. Nutrition supported by excellence, water, sunshine is greater than the sum of it's parts' it is a biological symphony.

Dr. Campbell also spoke about a 2nd book he was writing that explored the definition of nutrition and where it fit into our society. He and Michelle also took questions publicly at the end of the lecture, and were available after the lecture to meet and greet those in attendance.

DVD's of the lecture will be available in the future. If interested in receiving a copy when available, please send an email to

At the end of the lecture, the group announced that they will be holding a second meeting this coming Tuesday night at 7:00pm at the Provo Marriott to explain more about their product and to also hear from author Mary Roberts Smith of "Looking Younger and Living Longer." For more detailed information, email

Last Day for Harmon's Best Deals!

Today is the last day to receive this week's best deals at Harmon's!
Click here to view the deals!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Ten in Ten Challenge Update

So, it's been a week since I started the 10 in 10 challenge. (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, click here). For a minute, I'm getting up on my soapbox. When I first joined this, I was so excited. Finally, not a Biggest Loser competition where the goal is to loose the most amount of weight you can as fast as you possible can only to rebound later. Or some crash diet. No, I get to eat!

So how did I do last week? This week has definetely had it's challenges. My eating habits have done great! I ate recipes from Two Peas and Their Pod. I've now officially added this salad to my list of favorites.

However, I've struggled with consistent exercise. But it's also been a good thing. I've really focused hard on healthy eating and haven't felt overwhelmed by the amount of things I need to focus on. It's been good to get back in the habit of healthy eating post holidays, and now I feel like with that under control, I'll be able to focus on making sure that I exercise consistently this coming week.

Next week, I'm trying some new recipes too!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sunflower Market Best Deals 1/13/10-1/20/10

Sorry this is up late today. Family emergency kept me hopping. Hopefully you've already had a chance to look ad and stock up on some great deals. Don't forget! Today is double ad Wednesday.

Here are last week's deals. Click here to view it.

If you're looking for Good Earth, Whole Foods, Harmon's or Natural Grocer best deals, click here.

And now, onto this week's extra savings deals! The whole ad is not listed below. To see the full Sunflower Market ad for this week, click here.

Don't Forget!! Every Thursday show your student ID and save 20% off your total purchase! A great way to save some money!


Braeburn or Jonagold Apples .88/lb
Sugar sweet large navel oranges .29/lb
Napa cabbage .39/lb
Bartlett, Bosc Anjoy and Red Pears .88/lb
Romaine or Iceberg lettuce .88/lb
Bunched broccoli or roma tomatoes .69/lb
Dance tangerines .88/lb
Large eggplant or jicama .88/lb
Italian yellow or mexican gray squash .88/lb
Tomatoes 10 for $10
Red, yellow and orange bell peppers 10 for $10
Fresh Express Garden, Coleslaw or Shredded lettuce 10 for $10


Fuji apples .99/lb
Baby peeled carrots 2 for $3
Red or yellow onions .99/lb
Red or green leaf lettuce 2 for $3
Cucumbers .99/lb


Rising Moon Organic Ravioli $2.99 each

Wallaby Organic Nonfat Yogurt Buy One Get One Free!

Terra Exotic Chips $1.99/ 5 oz
Price w/coupon .99!!!

Annie Chun's Soup Bowls $2.49/each
Price w/coupon $1.49!!!

Balance Nutrition Bars .89/each

Kashi GoLean or GoLean Crunch Cereal $2.99/box

Earth's Best Organic Baby Food .79/jar
Price w/coupon .69/jar!!! (When you buy 10)

Kettle Baked Potato Chips $1.79/bag
$1 off coupon Smart Source
Price w/coupon .79!!!

Arrowhead Mills Pancake Mix $2.99
$1 off any Arrowhead Mills Baking Mix Mambo Sprouts Holiday Booklet exp 1/31/10
Price w/coupon $1.99!!

Health Valley Organic Cereal Bars and Healthy Tarts $2.99
Health Valley Coupon in Mambo Sprouts Holiday Savings Booklet exp 1/31/10

Harmon's Best Deals 1/11-1/17/10

Here are the Harmon's Best deals of the week. All prices are good at all locations except for the West Valley and Ogden locations.


Large Navel Oranges: .98/lb

Earthbound Farm Salad Blends: $2.98/each
Printable Newsletter

Baby Carrots: $1.48/bag


B.R.A.T. Rice Milk $4.99/each 32 oz

MaraNatha Roasted Sesame Tahini $5.99/each 16 oz
Sign up for savings and offers

Kashi Oatmeal $3.49/each

SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener $4.99/each 50 count

Silk Soy Milk 2 for $6 or $3/each
Printable .75 off any one half gallon coupon
Price w/coupon $2.63 each when you buy two
or $2.25 if you buy one.

Designer Whey Protein $9.99

FREE Barbara's Cereal Sample

Fill out the short form to receive a free sample of Barbara's Bakery Organic Cereal.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

FREE Healthy Eating Book for Kids...

"The earlier children start eating a nutritious diet rich in cancer-fighting foods, the greater their chances of staying healthy for life."

The Cancer Project’s new free booklet, Nutrition for Your Kids: A Dietary Approach to Cancer Prevention, provides information on how diet affects cancer risk. It also includes nutrition information for children in every age group, delicious recipes, and tips on how to instill healthful eating and exercise habits in kids.

Organic Milk Coupon First 125,000 Only!!!

Click here to see if you're an instant winner of free milk for a year. (52 coupons for each week). Even if you don't win the big drawing, they'll still give you a coupon for a free 1/2 gallon of chocolate milk when you buy two gallons of white milk. (Up to a $3 value!)

(I wasn't, but I got the coupon!!)


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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Get a FREE Natural Product

Mambo Sprouts has put out their winter personal health survey. Fill out the form, and receive a FREE Natural product sent to you. The survey should only take ten minutes tops, but hurry because the samples won't last forever.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Counterfeit Coupon Alert!!

The new counterfeit coupon list is out listing over 70 known counterfeit coupons.
Please make sure you review this list and don't use any of these coupons.
Coupons are a great way to save money and I would hate to have that priviledge lost.
Thanks for viewing, and make sure we get this out to others.

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!

I'm totally thinking chocolate right now. So I'm ending the week with a recipe for a delicious chocolate fudge cake. It originally came from Kraft, but I did some altering to make it better for you. And surprise, it's still delicious! Incredibly good in fact! And it's one that just gets better as it's fridged because the fudge flavor just gets better! This is definetely one of my splurge desserts.

1 pkg (8 squares) semi sweet baking chocolate

1 pkg Dr. Oetker's or Arrowhead Mills organic chocolate cake mix

1 pkg (4 serving size) fat free sugar free chocolate pudding mix

4 eggs (can sub 4 egg whites)

1 cup fat free sour cream

1/2 cup applesauce

1/2 cup water

1 tub (8 oz) frozen fat free cool whip topping

Raspberries, strawberries, or almond slices to top

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9 inch round baking pans. Chop 2 of the chocolate squares, set aside. Beat cake mix, dry pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, applesauce, and water in large bowl with mixer on low speed just until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in chopped chocolate. Spoon into 2 round prepared pans.

Bake 30-35 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove pans, allow to cool before removing from pan and continuing to cool on wire racks. Cool cakes completely.
Place frozen whipped topping and remaining 6 chocolate squares in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high 1 1/2 minutes or until chocolate is completely melted and mixtures is smooth, stirring after 1 minute. Let stand 15 minutes to thicken. Place 1 cake layer on serving plate, top with 1/4 of the chocolate mixture and the second cake layer. Spread top and side with remaining chocolate mixture.

Garnish with almonds, raspberries, or strawberries.

To see the original recipe, click here.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

BOCA House Party!

I love, and have hosted several parties in the past. Boca, a meatless soy product that includes burgers, patties, breakfast entrees and more also has an organic variety. If you have (or haven't tried them) now is a great time to apply to host a HouseParty.

If you're selected, your party pack will include:

6 free BOCA coupons for hosts
1 BOCA oven mitt
1 BOCA serving tray
1 BOCA apron
15 free BOCA product coupons for attending guests
BOCA refrigerator magnets and MORE!

If you're new to HouseParty and want to learn more about what it is, click here.
To apply and learn more about the BOCA party, click here.

Mom's Meet...

Mom's Meet is an online resource for those Mom's living a healthy, green lifestyle. And, they have some note worthy events happening on their website right now.

First, if you have no idea what I'm talking about, you need to go and join Mom's Meet. When you do, you'll receive a free subscription to Kiwi Magazine. You'll also receive coupons from Earth's Best, and access to forums, groups, and meetings in our area. Click here to sign up.

Once you've signed up, click here to enter to win the Mom's Meet Birthday Giveaway! You could win one of 10 birthday bashes which will include an Earth's Best Infant or Toddler gift pack, and a $100 American Express Gift Card.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sunflower Market Overlapping Ads!

Today is double ad Wednesday at Sunflower Market. This week's ads overlap with last week's ad for today only! To view last week's extra savings, click here.
To view the entire ad for this upcoming week, click here.

And now, onto the savings!

6 for $1: Texas Rio Red Grapefruit

$1.88/lb All natural boneless, skinless chicken breast family pack

$2.89 Amy's Low Sodium 8-10 oz Entrees

$2.59 Shamrock Farms 32oz cottage cheese
Printable .50 off any Shamrock Farms Cottage Cheese
Price w/ coupon $2.09

.59 Brown Cow 6 oz natural yogurt
Printable .50 off any 3 Brown Cow Yogurts
Price w/coupon (if you purchase 3) .42 each!

$2.99 So Delicious 64 oz coconut milk
Sign up for money saving coupon

$2.49 Cascadian Farms 12 oz Organic Juice Concentrates
Printable $1 off Cascadian Farms Product Coupon
Sign up for newsletter and receive $1 off coupon
Price w/coupon: $1.49

$2.99 Nature's Path 11.5 oz organic granola
Sign Up for offers/coupons from Nature's Path

4 for $5 or $1.25 each Lundberg 8-10 oz rice cakes
Sign up for special offers from Lundberg

$3.29 Wholesome Sweetners 11.75 oz organic blue agave nectar
$4.59 Wholesome Sweetners 23.5 oz organic blue agave nectar

$1.99 8 oz Stacy's Pita chips
Printable $1 off coupon Stacy's chips
Price w/coupon .99!!!

$1.99 Annie's Naturals 8 oz salad dressing
.50 off any Annie's Natural Product
Price w/coupon $1.49


$5.99/lb organic raw almonds
.59/lb quick or rolled oats
$1.99 organic couscous
$2.49/lb Cranberry acai granola
$1.99/lb pitted dates
$2.99/lb Hollywood trail mix
$2.99/lb papaya spears

Tonight's the Night

Don't forget!

Join me at Sunflower Market in Orem tonight (Wednesday) from 6-7pm to learn how to eat healthy on a budget and learn great money saving tips!

See you there!

Kashi GoLean Cereal $2.99 at Smith's!

Kashi GoLean Cereal is on sale at Smith's for only $2.99 a box!
You must have a Smith's reward card in  order to qualify for this promotion. The card is free.
Find a coupon to go along with this? Let me know!

Nurtria BPA-FREE Bottles

Nurtria 3 pack self sterilizing bottles BPA-free $12.99 on Use the code "BABYVISION" to save yourself 20%. (Final cost $10.40 w/discount coupon code) Shipping costs are low, $4.99 if your order is under $50, FREE if your order is above $50. Great prices on lot's of great items!

FREE Hyland's Baby Calendar

Fill out the quick registration form to recieve your own Hyland's Baby Calendar. Hyland's uses homepathic all natural remedies for many common ailments like toothaches, earaches, and coughs, . (I loved their teething tablets when my children were babies).

While there, print off a $1 coupon (left hand side of the screen), download free kid's activity sheets, and more!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Good Earth Natural Foods Savings!

Good Earth's new ad is out. Prices are good Jan. 1-Jan. 31st, 2010. Sale prices are good at their Provo, Orem, Riverdale, Sandy, and American Fork locations.

$3.79 (4 pk) Gardenburger breaded Chik n'Soy Patties
$3.79 (4 pk) Gardenburger Vegan veggie patties

$2.29 Lundberg Apple Cinnamon Eco Farmed Rice Cakes
Sign up for deals and specials from Lundberg Farms

$3.29 (Pint) Artic Zero Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Dessert

$4.59 (12 oz) Bear Naked Vanilla Almond Crunch Whole Grain Granola
Bear Naked printable $1 off coupon
w/coupon, $3.59!!

$4.29 (14.1 oz) Kashi GoLean Cereal
$4.29 (12 oz) Kashi Vive Toasted Graham and Vanilla Cereal
$7 for 2 Kashi TLC Original 7 grain crackers
Sign up for Kashi Deals & Coupons

$1.85 (17.5 oz) Amy and Brian Coconut Juice w/Lime

$3.59 (16 oz) Green Mountain Gringo Medium Salsa
.50/2 available in the Home Mailer exp 12/31/2010

$2 each or 2 for $4 Helen's Kitchen Pinto Bean and Two Cheese Burritos

$2 each or 2 for $4 Stahlbush Island Farms Super Sweet Corn
$7 for 2 Stahlbush Island Farms blueberries

$2.59 (7.5 oz) Miguel's Organic Three Pepper Tortilla Dippers

$2.89 (6 tarts) Nature's Path Organic Strawberry Toaster Pastries

.45 Stretch Island Abundant Apricot Fruit Leather
Sign up for offers, coupons, etc. from Stretch Island

$2.85 (6 oz) Annie Chun's Thai Tom Yum Noodle Soup
$2.55 (7.4 oz) Annie Chun's Rice Express Sticky White Rice
$2.85 (9.1 oz) Annie Chun's Kung Pao Noodle Bowl
$2.85 (7.4 oz) Annie chun's Spicy Szechuan Noodle Express
$3.29 (7-8.1 oz) Annie Chun's Sushi wraps
**Printable $1 off any Annie Chun's Asian Product
Price w/coupon $1.85-$2.29

$3.49 (32 oz) Helios Plain Kefir with FOS
Printable $1 off 2 32oz Helio Kefir products
Price w/coupon (if you buy 2) $5.98

$3.29 (32 oz) Straus Family Creamery vanilla Nonfat yogurt

$3.69 (24 oz) Rudi's organic bakery double fiber bread
$3.19 (6 muffins) Rudi's organic bakery spelt english muffins

$3.99 (12 oz) Blue Diamond ready spread creamy almond butter
$3.89 (64 oz) Blue Diamond original almond breeze milk
Printable .50 off coupon
Price w/coupon $3.39-$3.49

$2.99 (7.5 oz) Annie's cinnamon bunny grahams
$2.99 (7.5 oz) Annie's White cheddar bunnies
Printable .50 off any Annie's Homegrown Product
Price w/coupon $2.49