Monday Motivational Meal - Apple Cider Doughnut Cake

Monday, September 20, 2021

 

Monday Motivational Meal - Apple Cider Doughnut Cake


Apples and Autumn go together! There is nothing better than this packed-full of healthy ingredients Apple Cider Doughnut Cake from @MarthaStewart . And we think it looks particularly scrumptious served up on our Aveq side plate! Oooh...yum!

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Why Livliga Works - Helps Right Size Your Eyes!

Friday, September 17, 2021

 

Livliga Helps Right Size Your Eyes By Right Sizing Our Plates

Our eyes make all the decisions about the food we eat. Our eyes send messages to our brain about the food we are eating…what it looks like and whether it looks like enough. These are visual cues. Unfortunately, our eyes can only perceive relative size and amounts. If we use large plates then it will take more food on that plate for our eyes to see the amount of food served up as enough. If we place a smaller amount of food on a large plate our eyes will perceive it as puny.

We live in a super-sized world. This means our frame of reference for portion sizes is super-sized too. We have no idea what right-sized amounts of food looks like. In fact, when you ask someone what a standard recommended serving size is for something like mashed potatoes, what do you think they will say? Most often, we have found, they will say it is a cup. Actually, the standard serving is ½ cup for mashed potatoes and all carbohydrates. This is always an eye-opener.

Standard Serving Size of Mashed Potatoes os 1/2 Cup


That is why Livliga was created, to help right size our eyes when it comes to portion sizes and also to provide the guide to serve up those right-sized portions. We do it with the design of the dishware. First, each dish has been right-sized. For instance, instead of a 12 - 14 inch plate you can buy at places like Ikea, our plates are “normalized” at 10.5 inches in size. They don’t look small…they look “just right.” We are also right-sizing your food environment. Every dish has been specifically designed to be perfectly portioned to make all servings look plentiful.

Some might wonder why the size of the plate…or bowl…or mug matters…the reason is that it better frames the food served up on the dish, making it look more plentiful. It is important that our eyes perceive the food we eat as enough. If we don’t, what do you imagine we will think and do? Typically, we will feel deprived and denied. And when we feel we are not getting enough, we will end up serving ourselves more and ultimately overeating. This is why we get stuck in the pattern of overeating and not living the healthy lifestyle we want.

Livliga provides a complete suite of right sized products for a healthy lifestyle


Livliga has created an entire suite of product that works as a system to normalize food quantities so that you can serve up perfect portions for a healthy lifestyle. This is so innovative that we now have 3 patents and 3 national awards. More importantly, we have satisfied customers who tell us how well it works for them.



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Monday Motivational Meal - Sloppy Joe

Monday, September 13, 2021

 

Monday Motivational Meal - Sloppy Joe

There is nothing better than a Sloppy Joe when you are ready for a simple meal that can accommodate a few or many. This recipe is one that is also mindful of your pocketbook. It has the classic flavor of a Sloppy Joe yet has been updated to be more health-balanced. Try it out and make sure to serve it up on Livliga's mindful eating dinnerware!

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Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie

Friday, September 10, 2021

 

Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie

Smoothies are a mainstay for our family. During the summer months our breakfast is a fruit smoothie. We may make fewer smoothies during the colder months but it is still fun to explore a variety of options and ingredients for smoothies. Pumpkin makes us think of the fall, pumpkin patches, the turning of the leaves and the festivities to come.

Pumpkin is also a great healthy resource to include in the recipes we make including pancakes, muffins, chilis or smoothies. Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, pumpkin is incredibly healthy. What’s more, its low calorie content makes it a weight-loss-friendly food. Its nutrients and antioxidants can boost your immune system, protect your eyesight, lower your risk of certain cancers and promote heart and skin health. Pumpkin is very versatile and easy to add to your diet in both sweet and savory dishes. Incorporating pumpkin into your diet is a wonderful way to reap health benefits. Below is an easy recipe for a pumpkin spice protein smoothie.

Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 5 1/3 ounces nonfat plain Greek yogurt 
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 large frozen banana
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice 
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Directions

  1. Place all the ingredients in the blender. 
  2. Blend until smooth.

Serve immediately. 

 

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie

Nutritional Information 

Serves: 1. Serving size: 1 glass. Calories: 331; Fat: 2g; Sodium: 99g; Carbohydrate: 47g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Protein: 33g.


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Livliga's Warehouse Clearance Sale Extended!

Monday, September 6, 2021
Enjoy a Health Pampering End-of-Summer with Livliga

Take the time to celebrate the end of summer with our super-duper warehouse clearance sale! Never before seen discounts on all our regularly priced products! Treat yourself to 50% OFF EVERYTHING and free shipping! Help us clear out our overloaded warehouse and get set for a healthy autumn ahead! Make sure to shop and save on all of our science-based and elegantly-designed mindful eating dinnerware, glassware and serveware❗


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🎉Kick-off Your Labor Day Weekend with 50% Off Site-wide + Free Shipping!🎉

Friday, September 3, 2021

 

50% OFF Site-wide Sale plus Free Shipping!

Take the time to celebrate the end of summer with our Labor Day Warehouse Clearance sale! This weekend is all about taking a rest while recognizing your hard work. Treat yourself to 50% Off regularly priced items and free shipping! Take advantage of these savings now through Monday, September 6th. After all, taking a rest and pampering yourself is good for your health. Make sure to shop and save on all of our science-based and elegantly-designed mindful eating dinnerware, glassware and serveware! 

 

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Monday Motivational Meal - Watermelon Gazpacho

Monday, August 30, 2021

Monday Motivational Meal - Watermelon Gazpacho

 Looking for a quick and simple no cook meal? Try this fresh and satisfying twist on a summer favorite from @MyPlate...watermelon gazpacho...and to make it the perfect meal...make sure to serve it up in a beautiful Livliga Healthy Lifestyle soup bowl!

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Apple Peel Pancakes

Friday, August 27, 2021

 

Healthy Apple Peel Pancakes


As the seasons change it is fun to try new recipes and get re-inspired with healthy fresh ingredients. This time of year we can start looking forward to going to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard to pick our own for an adventure or go to the grocery store to fill our carts with locally grown late summer/early fall produce.

Something my family loves is slow cooker apple butter from the fresh harvest of apples I bring home. Last year when making the apple butter I had a lot of apple peels and got inspired to make use of them. In doing some research on spiralized recipes I realized I could come up with my own “Apple Peel Pancakes!”

Apple Peel Pancakes are a great way to make use of leftover peels. They are whimsical to look at, easy to make, and tasty to eat.   And, because of the peel used, they are packed full of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Here is the recipe I came up with riffing off of a recipe from Spiralize this! cookbook by Martha Rose Shulman:

Apple Peel Pancakes on the Griddle

Apple Peel Pancakes

  • 2 cups apple peel, cut into 4 inch strips with scissors
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • Cooking Spray

Directions

  1. Preheat griddle to medium high heat.
  2. Heat butter in a cast iron skillet. When melted add the peels and brown sugar to the butter. Sauté for 3 minutes, just until they begin to color. Remove from heat.
  3. Sift together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
  4. In another bowl whisk together the eggs, then add the buttermilk, whisk together, then add the oil and vanilla, whisk together again.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients, whisking together. Do not over mix. A few lumps are fine.
  6. Spray griddle with cooking spray. Drop batter in ¼ cup LivSpoon amounts onto the griddle. Distribute a 12th of the apple peel across the top of each pancake.
  7. Cook until bubbles begin to break through, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and cook about 1 minute on the other side, or until nicely browned. Remove and place on a platter in a warm oven while the next batch of pancakes is cooked. Continue until all the batter is used.

Apple Peel Pancakes on a Platter


Serve while hot. Makes 12 4-inch pancakes.

Nutritional Information

Serves 4. Serving size: 3 pancakes. Calories: 370; Fat: 17.3g; Carbohydrates: 43.3g; Dietary Fiber: 3.5g; Protein: 11.8g.

Tips

Use slow cooker apple butter as an alternative to maple syrup.
Freeze leftovers to enjoy these pancakes on another occasion for a quick fix breakfast.


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Monday Motivational Meal - Moroccan Spiced Oranges

Monday, August 23, 2021

 

 
 
It is always nice to have a variety of tried and true side dishes that you can add to a menu to complete a meal. I look for flavor, color and ease of preparation when I add favorites to my list of side dishes. This Moroccan Spiced Oranges recipe from @cookinglight is a light and flavorful choice...especially when you serve it up in Livliga for right-sized joyful eating! 

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