I spoke to my mother because she was a little concerned I mentioned to someone that I was doing fair but in reality I have been doing better than fair. If anything, the heartburn has been the biggest pain in the butt or gut, but all in all the Lord has blessed me with a great 2nd and 3rd trimester. My mother reminded me that I was going to continue to feel the heartburn until I had the baby so I was to eat light fare. Boo! I guess I will have to try my best but my meal plan for this week is no too much on the light side. I have lots of food to use in the freezer and fridge before the baby arrives. I am also planning on making freezer meals this weekend, God-willing.
On Friday I had my last baby shower thanks to the girls from MSU. A grad student's wife and a master's student hosted an evening shower that was really beautiful! I embrace and thank the love and generosity I have felt the last few months just going through this transition. I know there is more to come. Each guest was asked to bring their favorite book as a gift for the baby. Here is a picture of the fun books:
Did you know that Ryan received a gift too? Does anyone get it? :-)
I took a self-portrait at 35 weeks. I did my best!
The first bag I opened was the Citrus Chia Superfood Power Snack. They are bite-sized and after eating two bites I am satisfied. Look at the awesome and simple ingredients: date paste, chia seeds, cashews, sesame seeds, dried apricots, raisins, coconut, flakes, maca powder, camu camu,powder, lucuma powder, natural orange flavor. I definitely liked the citrus flavor and the crunchiness of the chia seeds.
What are those ingredients known for or what benefits do they have for our bodies?
Meet the Superfoods in Navitas Power Snacks
The many nutritional attributes of the key ingredients in Navitas Power Snacks are worth noting*:
Chia is a high-energy superseed that offers a unique blend of protein, fiber, essential fats, antioxidants, complex carbohydrates, and vitamins and minerals. Perhaps most notable, chia is a rich source of essential fatty acids - more than 3 times the concentration of most grains. Chia is also a robust source of protein (more than 20%) with all of the essential amino acids.
Cacao is a raw form of chocolate that is one of the world’s best sources of powerful antioxidants, and is the richest food source of magnesium. Cacao also provides a vast array of essential minerals and nutrients including: Iron; Potassium; proteins; beta-carotene; and alkaloids.
The Goji Berry is one of the highest known sources of antioxidants and it contains 18 amino acids and all essential amino acids. Rich in beta-carotene, polysaccharides, riboflavin and carotenoids, the goji berry is known to help foster a long life and strengthen the immune system.
Camu-Camu is most famous for its abundant concentration of vitamin C - containing up to 60 times more than an orange. This antioxidant-rich berry is also a great source of potassium, calcium, protein, beta-carotene and other powerful phytochemicals and amino acids that are known to have a wide range of therapeutic effects.
Maca is rich in amino acids, vitamins B1, B2, C and E, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur and iron, and is a good source of sterols and fatty acids. It has long been used in traditional medicine to increase stamina, boost libido and combat fatigue. Alkaloids in maca are known to nourish the endocrine system - responsible for production and maintenance of hormones.
Lucuma is naturally sweet, but low on the glycemic index. This alternative sweetener is also a good source of iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B3, beta carotene, fiber and bio-available protein.
These snacks have healthy fats and ingredients that are super nutritious for the body without adding chemicals or artificial ingredients. Be on the look out for the third flavor, Blueberry Hemp to come out later this year.
You can find these treats Navitas Power Snacks and other Navitas products are available at a wide variety of retail locations throughout North America including Whole Foods Markets, Wegmans and HEB, and at many online stores such as Amazon.com and NavitasNaturals.com.
But wait! ONE reader will have a chance to win and choose a snack of their choice to try!
How to enter? Answer the following questions:(leave in ONE comment)
- Which snack would you choose?
- What is your go-to snack and do you have a recipe?
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This contest will be open until Thursday, September, 22nd at midnight, EST. Good luck!