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Friday, May 24, 2019

Livliga's Memorial Day Weekend Sale! Now is The Time to Save BIG!



We are SO excited to be kicking off our healthy Memorial Day Weekend Sale! Livliga is offering 20% OFF Everything and Free Shipping... Friday (today) through Monday, May 27th. Now is your chance to rest, relax, and indulge in some shopping to stock up for those summer family gatherings. Make sure to shop and save on all of our science-based and elegantly-designed mindful eating dinnerware, glassware and serveware!

From all of us at Livliga, we hope you have a happy, healthy, safe and mindful Memorial Day Weekend!

Take a look to see what you want to get yourself during our Memorial Day Weekend Sale!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday Motivational Meal


Portion distortion is a trap we all fall into. Learning to manage our portions is fundamental to living a healthy lifestyle. This delicious meal comes straight from Lisa Young 's new book Finally Full, Finally Slim where she recommends Livliga as a "portion prop" to help you succeed! This meal is served up on a Vivente dinner plate.

Give this recipe a try!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Cooking Light With Livliga: Tasty Meatless Lasagna

Overnight Vegetable Lasagna—Low Carb, Easy and Delish! 



As so many people are looking to add more vegetarian meals to their weekly diet, this recipe from my favorite Cooking Light cookbook, Low-fat Low-Calorie, is a great one to add to the repertoire. It is my go-to vegetarian meal when I need to plan ahead. It is truly an overnight recipe that you can make a day ahead and then bake at your convenience.

This recipe was the first vegetarian meal I prepared for my young family and that they liked. In fact, years later, our kids still request and enjoy this lasagna. It is the only lasagna I make!

What is amazing about this lasagna, in addition to being vegetarian, using lots of zucchini (really!?!), and is easy to make, is that its generous servings have only 35.7 carbs! To be considered low carb a recipe has to have less than 43 carbs in it. For a lasagna that uses real pasta noodles and also provides nice-sized servings, this is a dream come true!

Ingredients


  • 1 (14 ½-ounce) can stewed tomatoes, undrained, cut into smaller pieces if desired
  • 1 ½ cups fat-free, no-salt-added pasta sauce
  • 2 cups nonfat cottage cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 9 lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • 12 ounces fresh zucchini, trimmed and shredded (about 3 medium)
  • 6 (1-ounce) slices provolone cheese, cut into thin strips
  • Vegetable cooking spray

Directions


  1. Combine tomatoes and pasta sauce in a small bowl; stir well, and set aside. 
  2. Combine cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, and pepper in a small bowl; stir well, and set aside.
  3. Spoon one-third tomato mixture into bottom of a 13 x 9 x 2 -inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Place 3 uncooked lasagna noodles over tomato mixture; top with one-third zucchini. Spoon one-third cottage cheese mixture evenly over zucchini; top with 2 slices provolone cheese. Repeat layers twice with remaining tomato mixture, noodles, zucchini, cheese mixture, and provolone slices. 
  4. Cover and refrigerate casserole overnight or for at least 8 hours until you are ready to bake.
  5. Bake at 350°, still covered, for 45 minutes. Uncover, and bake 15 additional minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Make-it-a-Meal Tip: We completed the meal  with a simple tossed green salad with 2 tablespoons of lite balsamic vinaigrette for 60 calories and a slice of grilled garlic bread for 112 calories. The total calories for the meal are 480. It is a delicious and satisfying meal all members of the family enjoy.


Nutritional Information

Serves: 8. Calories: 308. Calories from fat 25%; Fat 8.5g; Saturated fat 5.1g; Mono fat 0.0g; Poly fat 0.0g; Protein 22.4g; Carbohydrate 35.7g; Fiber 2.3g; Cholesterol 23mg; Iron 0.0mg; Sodium 783mg; Calcium 0.0mg





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Monday, May 13, 2019

Monday Motivational Meal


There are so many ways to enjoy salmon. This Keto and Whole 30-Friendly Poached Salmon is so easy to cook and can be used in so many recipes...just what you are looking for in spring and summer months when you want to spend more time outdoors!

Give this recipe a try!

Friday, May 10, 2019

How to Start a Healthy Lifestyle

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There are so many parts and ebb and flows to living a healthy lifestyle. First things first, though, you have to get started. This can be a hard step. We like the way things are and we know how to stay the same…it is our comfort zone. We have to want to change. And change cannot be wished for or created in a place that is our comfort zone of sameness. We have to shake things up, do things differently, and unseat the destructive, unhealthy sameness that has caused us to need and want to change.

Making changes does not mean you have to upend your life, quit your job, move to a different city, walk away from family, or start over again. Sometimes those dramatic moments are when we do make big life altering changes but it is not the norm. For most of us it is about doing some things differently and adding new health-minded activities to the way we go about living our lives.



It is about figuring out how to be in control of our food environment and more in charge of our lives.  It is hard for a lot of us, but when it comes to our health, we need to be the first priority. What do you think needs to change first in your life to help you get started on the road to more health and happiness?

Some ideas:
Eat less
Eat healthier
Exercise
Sleep more
Eliminate some stress
Drink more water
Drink less alcohol
Find time for fun
Work less

All these ideas can contribute to living a healthy lifestyle. All are possible to achieve. They hold different levels of priority for each of us depending on our own lives. Hands down, however, eating healthy can contribute to your success in all other priorities. If we can get a handle on what we eat and how much we eat we can improve the quality of our overall lives profoundly. 

Creating a healthy food environment in your home can make a world of difference for you and the ones you love. Start by replacing packaged food with fresh, whole foods. Buy oranges or bananas or grapes, whatever is cheapest and in season and make it available on your kitchen table. New to cooking or planning meals? Scan the internet and foodie blogs, like Live Vibrant, Bariatric Foodie and Diabetic Foodie to find recipes and make-it-a-meal ideas. Start with planning a few meals a week and build up to a weeks worth of menus. Find a way to be mindful of portions from the recipes you choose to the way you serve up (Livliga can really help in this area!). 

Start with a few easy changes, commit to them, and then add on additional changes that are on your priority list. Before you know it, or even realize it, you are living a happier and healthier life. Remember, you can be in control and you are in charge of living life as your healthiest you!


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Monday, May 6, 2019

Monday Motivational Meal


Looking for a healthy and delicious breakfast to make for you and your family this week? Check out these amazing waffle recipes!

Check out our delicious  waffle recipes!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Join in Our Healthy Mother's Day Giveaway!

This week we are celebrating our moms with a healthy indulgence! For anyone who has a mom, wished they were a mom, enjoys being a mom or who loves someone who is a mom, Livliga wants to celebrate you and all moms with a Healthy Mother’s Day Giveaway. 

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What can you win?! Up for grabs is a Set of 4 Celebrate Mugs, Box of Chamomile Lavender Tea, Relaxing Lavender Spa Bath Salts; Celebrate Bistro Towels (Set of 2), AND a Livliga 25% discount certificate for a future purchase!

All you have to do is like Livliga's Facebook page and add a comment below the Giveaway Post that includes entering and linking one or many of your Facebook friend’s name(s) OR share the post to your timeline/page. It is that easy!

We are accepting entries May 5 – 12.  

The Winner will be announced on Mother’s Day!— Sunday, May 12 at 5PM MST

Go to our Facebook Page  to enter the giveaway!



With Mother's Day almost here, enjoy some inspiration from Livliga for this special time to pamper our mom's! Kids of all ages, here is a great recipe for that person in your life for whom you want to show extra appreciation. We have a delicious recipe on our blog that features breakfast in bed served up on Livliga's exquisite Celebrate dinnerware. It's simple, fresh and tasty!

Check out this delicious  recipe on our blog!

And don't forget to join in the fun of the Mother's Day Giveaway to top off this mom's day of indulgence with a gift just for her!