Celebrate the Holidays!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sign of a Healthy Lifestyle--Cut Up Veggies in the Fridge

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Friday, December 8, 2017

2017 Christmas Health-Minded Gift Ideas

Having a healthy lifestyle company and being a devoted foodie, I enjoy checking out products that help enhance our health, ease our lives in the kitchen, and make our eating experience even better. I also think the greatest gift we can give the ones we love is the gift of health. Giving that gift in the form of a fun new kitchen gadget, health focused foods, neat new cookbooks and healthy lifestyle products is a great way to do it. Here are some ideas to consider for great health-minded gifts this year:

Nifty Kitchen Gadget

The Negg—finally a gadget that actually makes peeling eggs easy!

Wine with Your Health in Mind

FitVine—who knew there was a way to make wine healthy for you (and with less calories) …and tasty!

Classy Cookbook to Start the New Year

Whole30—is a cookbook providing a great way to jumpstart your health in the New Year.

Gorgeous Dishes that are a Just Right Set™

JustRight Set™ bariatric—was designed with the bariatric community in mind. About time dishes were designed with specific people and their needs in mind!

Still looking for some gift giving inspiration? Check out the Livliga Holiday Gift Guide!

Psst...Rumor has it there will be a Livliga Flash Sale next week with FREE SHIPPING and SPECIAL PRICING on our 16 piece dinnerware sets! Just in time to order your healthy lifestyle gifts AND get them delivered in time for Christmas! 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Sign of a Healthy Lifestyle--Printouts of Healthy Recipes

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Diabetes-Friendly Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Egg

There is nothing better than leftovers to inspire creativity. Before I discovered roast turkey as a great year-round food, I relished the leftovers in order to make my favorite comfort foods like turkey tetrazzini and of course, turkey hash.

Turkey hash is easy to prepare and is perfect for breakfast, brunch or a Sunday supper. My version is packed full of healthy ingredients that not only include high quality protein but also vitamins, especially vitamin C; minerals, like potassium; and antioxidants found in foods like garlic, onions and cauliflower used in this recipe. Providing comfort food that is also health promoting is particularly welcome during the colder months when we are combatting flu and colds. It nourishes our soul and our bodies. Below is my favorite hash recipe that is perfect for using up leftover turkey.

Diabetes-Friendly Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Egg 


1 medium sweet potato, cubed and roasted
1 ½ cups cauliflower, chunked and roasted
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
½ teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cups cooked turkey, diced
4 large eggs
½ teaspoon black pepper
Cooking Spray, olive oil flavored

  1. Prepare the cauliflower and sweet potato, placing them on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Roast for 15 minutes at 375°. 
  2. Next, spray a cast-iron skillet with cooking spray and add olive oil at medium heat. Add onions, peppers and salt. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Add garlic, paprika and cumin. Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. 
  4. Add the roasted vegetables and turkey, stirring occasionally until the turkey is heated thoroughly, about 3 minutes. 
  5. Meanwhile, heat a skillet sprayed with cooking spray over medium heat. Add eggs and fry for 3 – 5 minutes, or until they are cooked as you like to serve them. 
  6. Divide the turkey hash to serve 4. Top each serving with an egg. Sprinkle evenly with pepper and serve immediately. 
Serves: 6; Calories per serving: 221; Total Fat: 9g; Carbohydrates: 13g; Sugars: 5g; Sodium: 430mg; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 21g

Enjoy! And Live Vibrant!

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Sign of a Healthy Lifestyle--Board Games

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Our Black Friday Sale is Here!

We know the holidays can be stressful, between all the parties, shopping for gifts and trying to stay healthy. This year Livliga has you covered! We're having a weekend full of AMAZING sales to help you cross names off your gift list starting right now!

Not sure what to get everone on your list this holiday season? We've got you you covered there too!
We made a gift guide to help you give the gift of health to everyone you care about this year.

Perhaps you have a baker in the family? Our stunning LivSpoons, one of our award-winning products, might be right for them! These are innovative and original serving spoons with measurement. Designed to be both practical and beautiful, they make measuring your food, or ingredients for baking, easy and natural to do by having a set of 4 spoons in standard serving/measurement sizes. You can enjoy using them in the kitchen, on a buffet or at your dinner table.

Whatever it is your family needs, we can help AND save you money. Not sure what to get? No worries we also have gift certificates! Here at Livliga we want to help you give the gift of healthy living to those you love.

Live Vibrant!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Making Happy and Healthy Memories for the Holidays

So many of our happy memories are wrapped around the holidays. We remember special conversations, gifts that were given, an activity unique to the occasion and, of course, the smells of delicious foods from the kitchen, the wonder of the dishes presented and the tastes of our favorites bringing smiles to our faces. These memories compel us to want to repeat them and make those memories into traditions we can look forward to year after year.

The challenge comes when we want to live a healthy lifestyle and know that some of the traditions, particularly around food, need some changing.  We are afraid of the resistance we might get from others, including ourselves, when the time honored family recipe is updated (like my beloved poppy seed bread) or the holiday fudge doesn’t appear. The reality is we can’t be afraid to change things up, make new traditions, and share our desire for healthy living with others, even during the holidays.

Making happy and healthy memories does not mean giving up those special foods only made during the holidays or giving up being with the ones you love or throwing away that ugly Christmas sweater you get a kick out of wearing to the family gathering.

What it does mean is creating an environment setting you up for success. It also means being fully present at each occasion. Additionally, we need to consciously make choices and be mindful as we drink and eat, purposefully choosing. And who says we can’t make the slices of poppy seed bread a little thinner?…who will even notice? And maybe instead of making that extra sweet potato casserole so everyone can have second and third helpings, we make just enough for everyone to enjoy.

Then consider the possibility of adding a healthy new tradition into the mix. What about a new festive drink that is tasty and lighter in alcohol and calories like a Rosemary Tequila Lime Smash? Or provide FitVine wine that is lower in calories and healthier for you. Another fun tradition is to participate in a local holiday Walk/Run or go to your local YMCA to join in on a free Zumba class (they offer free workout classes from kickboxing to spinning to Zumba each Thanksgiving).

These are simple examples of how we can add “healthy” into our holiday traditions still focusing on making happy memories and holding on to the importance of traditions…just making them ones we can enjoy long term, as healthy and happy people.

Wishing you the happiest and healthiest of holidays!

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