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Even though I work from home, most days it can be pretty challenging to peel away from the computer and take a break from work. This is super unhealthy, not just to have for a mental break but also a physical one as the body should be moving and definitely eating during a busy day. I’m trying to be better about this, going so far as sceduling an alarm when it’s time to stretch, get some air and make lunch. While I love that I can make healthier choices at home, I’m also looking for ways to mix up my typical grain bowl or salad. Recently, this has included a loaded tempeh sandwich complete with lettuce, pumpkin puree, cranberry, avocado, tempeh and simple flavors from Just Sweet Mustard. This non-GMO and gluten-free blend can also be used as a marinade, glaze or dip that also has a wide-range of condiments to further enhance your lunch situation. This includes their yummy Just Mayo, Just Ranch, Just Chipotle Ranch and tons more. The only prep is cooking the tempeh and cutting up the ingredients, where I have a healthy and hearty lunch within minutes. Read on to check out this easy, quick lunch idea that’s sure to make you want to leave your desk.
Tempeh Sandwich Recipe: Healthy Lunchtime Recipes
1/2 of a tempeh log, cut in half
handful of lettuce
pita bread or sandwich bread, I used the organic one bun thin sandwich buns
scoop of pureed pumpkin
scoop of cranberry sauce
Just Sweet Mustard
Cut up your tempeh. Place a small amount of olive oil or coconut oil in a pan on low-to-medium heat. Add the tempeh and let it cook, flipping it every few minutes. Once finished, spread some of the Just Sweet Mustard on the bread. Then, layer up your sandwich with the avocado, lettuce, cranberry sauce, pumpkin, and tempeh. Enjoy!
Looking for more recipes with JUST? Check out these delicious dips!
Directions for all dips:
1. Measure the JUST Mayo into a small mixing bowl.
2. Add the additional ingredients.
3. Whisk together until smooth.
4. Add salt to taste
Directions for all dips: Whisk together all 3 ingredients until smooth. Add salt to taste. Serve and #EatJust
Creamy Avocado-Lemon Dip
⅓ cup Just Mayo
½ cup avocado, mashed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Serve with…tortilla chips, sliced radishes or corn-on-the-cob.
Spicy Peanut Dip
½ cup Just Chipotle Mayo
½ cup smooth peanut butter
1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
Serve with…broccoli florets, cucumbers or spring rolls.
1 cup Just Mayo
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
Serve with…rice crackers, cucumbers or sushi.
Thai Red Curry Dip
½ cup Just Sriracha Mayo
1 tablespoon red curry paste
2 tablespoons coconut milk
Serve with…carrots, bell peppers or dosa chips.
½ cup Just Garlic Mayo
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
Serve with…rye crisps, seeded crackers or cucumbers.
Garlic Dijon Herb Dip
½ cup Just Garlic Mayo
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped
Serve with…pretzels, green beans or cauliflower florets.
½ cup Just Mayo
1 teaspoon (curry powder?)…garam masala?
¼ teaspoon salt
Serve with…roasted potato wedges.
⅔ cup Just Mayo Garlic
¼ cup tahini
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Serve with…fresh pita bread or pita chips.
½ cup Just Mayo Garlic
2 tablespoons pesto
1 teaspoon tomato sauce or paste
Serve with…pizza crusts, italian breadsticks or whole wheat crackers.
I was provided with samples of Just products for the intentions of this review. All opinions, as always, are my own.
It’s pretty wild how everything from our bodies to our skin changes as we age. Our hair also undergoes many changes through life, which can cause it to thin out, go gray and even fall out. While these ailments aren’t fun, there are a few things you can do do help give your mane the ‘boost’ that it needs. Enter Quinoaplex by ONC, an organic based bond builder and protein conditioner that binds, moisturizes, and nourishes with natural quinoa protein. I recently tested out this gluten-free and toxic free spray (hooray!) and love how it makes my hair feel super soft and moisturized. This power packed formula also works to guard and protect your hair from the damaging effects of bleaching, heat styling, over washing, hair loss, sun, salt and chlorine exposure, and even city pollution.
Personally, I love spraying it throughout my hair after shampooing. I then let it work its magic by soaking in my strands for around 15 minutes where I then rinse it out and condition it like I normally would. I love how soft it leaves my hair as it works to moisturize and seal those annoying spilt ends. It also helps with general conditioning and protection and works on all hair types.
Check out more of the benefits below, plus some tips on how to use it:
Benefits of Quinoaplex:
– Provides a lasting shine
– Provides manageability without the need of any gels or hairspray
– Refreshes the scalp
– Decreases hair loss, thinning and breakage
– Increases the the lasting of hair color
– Soothes an irritated scalp
– Allows the hair to be colored and bleached with much less damage more often as the protein that the hair loses, is given back with the hydrolyzed quinoa protein.
-Helps the pigmentation of your hair color
-Its minerals are natural hair strengtheners
-Protect your hair from environmental damaging agents like air pollution.
Tips for use: Shampoo hair and towel dry. Spray on evenly all over hair and then massage till it lathers. Leave for 10-15 min. Then rinse and condition (leave on for 3 min). You can also spray 4 pumps ( 0.17 fl. oz.) into any chemical box color right before coloring at home. Take it to your salon and ask or insist the colorist to spray 4 pumps ( 0.17 fl. oz.) into your chemical color or bleach solution. It does not interfere with ratios, developer or formula time. You can see its effects after one application. But never use immediately after hair coloring. Wait 3-4 days.
For more info, please visit: https://quinoaplex.com/
I was provided with a sample for review. All opinions, as always, are my own.
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Quinoa has exploded on the health scene for some time now. I love it as an alternative to rice where I create my own quinoa bowl, complete with veggies, beans and some avocados, for a satisying and quick dinner option. But this isn’t always the easiest thing to make when I’m out and about, so you could say that I was pretty psyched when I learned about the new Quinoa Meals from Cucina & Amore: Kitchen & Love.
A family-owned company,Cucina & Amore: Kitchen & Love offers Italian meals where they quickly expanded to offer new products like their innovative Quinoa Meals. The kicker with this product is that it’s a ready-to-eat healthy meal option that comes complete with a cup of fully cooked Quinoa, a sauce to mix in, and a spork for extra convenience. There’s nothing to prep or cook and it doesn’t even need to be refrigerated that can be enjoyed cold or hot. Amazing, right?!
And as if that’s not enough: there are also tons of varieties to enjoy such as basil pesto (my fave!), mango jalapeño, spicy jalapeño and roasted peppers, and artichoke roasted piquillo that’s a crowd pleaser for kids and adults.
Being a quick and easy product, all you have to do is unwrap the packaging, mix in the sauce (with all of it or a little bit), mix, and enjoy! It really doesn’t get any easier than that! I also love that it’s gluten-free, GMO-free, preservative free, and vegan (except pesto flavor). They are also awesome for travel where you can bring them on planes, road trips, and my personal favorite: an easy lunchtime option that’s compact, mess-free and healthy.
Check out Quinoa Meals at your local grocer; it’s such a great and very easy way to eat healthy when you’re on the go!
Quinoa Meals are available at Wegman’s, Shop Rite, Fairway Market, Stop & Shop, and many more. Our Quinoa Meals are available nationwide at Cost Plus World Market, Super Target, The Fresh Market, select Whole Foods Market regions, and select Costco regions. They are also available online at Thrive Market, Naturebox, Vitacost, and Amazon. Retail price is $3.99-$4.19 depending on the store and possible sale promotions.
For more information, please visit: http://www.cucinaandamore.com/quinoa.html
We were provided with samples for review. All opinions, as always, are our own.
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