5 Tips for Healthy Eating Made Simple Plus a Bestowed Box Giveaway

I’m a huge advocate for living a healthy lifestyle, but not when it has to be so darn hard. That’s why I like to keep things as easy and pain-free as possible when it comes to food. Here are my top 5 tips for simple healthy eating for you to incorporate into your day now. Plus, I’ve got a pretty sweet giveaway for you! Read on, my friends…

1. Keep it Real: Eat Real Food. Period. I know it sounds silly, but if you truly strive to eat real food (food that you can recognize and clearly tell where it came from), everything else just falls into place naturally.

2. Don’t compare your plate to everyone else’s: Eat what makes you feel your best self.

3. Be Adventurous: Explore new foods (even those you used to HATE as a child), experiment with new recipes and keep an open mind when it comes to what you put on your plate. Whether it’s going out for Thai food or buying a funky new vegetable you’ve never tasted before, find a way to be daring! You’ll never grow bored this way, and you can keep healthy eating fun!

4. Know Your Body: As you begin to listen to your body and learn which foods work for you, you’ll start to need less of what you once thought you needed “more” of. For instance, if you once needed two portions of chicken casserole to feel satisfied or could easily down a bag of potato chips, you may now realize you only need a small portion or heck, may not even want those things anymore at all. I highly recommend starting a food/mood journal to learn what works best for Y-O-U.

5. Get Rid of Your  “Perfect” Mindset: You don’t have to be perfect to live a healthy lifestyle. It’s all about finding balance! Fuel your body with nourishing, real foods most of the time, and allow for occasional indulgences or “slips.” It’s important not to beat yourself up for treating yourself every now and then. You don’t need to buy 100% organic, eat only raw, juice every day, give up chocolate, fit into your teenage skinny jeans, ban coffee or go on a restrictive diet to be healthy. Take it one step at a time, and I promise you’ll feel much better that way (with much less guilt too).

Bestowed Box

OK, I know I said I had a giveaway for you and I promise it’s coming! A few weeks ago, I was given a Bestowed box to review from the lovely folks at Bestowed. Founded by Nutritionist Heather Bauer, the company strives to take the hassle and confusion out of health food.

Each and every month, Bestowed members receive a box delivered straight to their door filled with 5+ hand-picked healthy product samples (from supplements to nutrition bars). Not only does this keep things simple for the consumer, but it also introduces them to new brands they’ll love! Memberships are $19 a month or $209 a year, and you may cancel anytime.

My sampler box contained:

What I loved: Who doesn’t love an adorable little surprise box filled with goodies delivered to their front door? I really liked the nice variety of items, ranging from savory quinoa soup mix to a protein-packed fig bar. I especially loved the crunchy, energizing hemp hearts (perfect to top on a salad, smoothie or yogurt) and coconut butter (great in green smoothies and nearly anything you’d put butter on). I also dig that each month you’re graced with a different assortment, introducing you to new snacks, brands and flavors!

What I didn’t love: My only complaint (which isn’t necessarily a complaint) is that since I’m not a huge fan of packaged food, some of the items I could have done without. Being a whole foods junkie, I often make most of my meals and snacks in the comfort of my own kitchen and get a weird high out of grocery shopping. I’m also not really a fan of sweets or protein bars, although I know lots of people who are so that solved that “problem”! All that aside, I ended up finding some great new brands and snacks to recommend to both friends and clients alike!

The Verdict: I’d definitely recommend Bestowed for anyone looking to expand their palates, while enjoying a healthy lifestyle. The service is especially great for those who don’t like to cook, go grocery shopping or spend time researching the latest health trends, as all of that is pretty much done for you. For those of you who love to snack but find yourself gravitating toward the office vending machine every afternoon, Bestowed Box is for you! Who knows, you may find your new go-to product along the way! Did I mention it’s perfect for ladies who love surprises?

Now it’s giveaway time! I’m giving away a Bestowed Box for one lucky reader to try for herself. To enter, please do one or all of the following. Be sure to leave a comment on here for each task completed:

1. Simply tweet the following: “Healthy made easy! @bstowed@Healthy_Chicks are giving away a Bestowed Box filled with wholesome goodies http://healthy-chicks.com/2013/05/12/5-tips-for-healthy-eating-made-simple-plus-a-bestowed-box-giveaway/

2. Leave a comment here listing your go-to snack of choice. Do you crave salty? Crunchy? Savory? Sweet?

3. Like Healthy Chicks and Bestowed on Facbook

4. Sign up for my FREE “A Day in the Life of a Healthy Chick” weekly newsletter!

I will choose a random winner by Sunday 5/19 at midnight EST. The giveaway is for US-based readers only. In addition to the giveaway, Bestowed would like to honor $5 off every box for all Healthy Chicks readers! Simply use promo code 5OFFBSTOWED01 at checkout.

P.S. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! You are all AMAZING!

39 Responses to “5 Tips for Healthy Eating Made Simple Plus a Bestowed Box Giveaway”

  1. Jennifer Pittman Says:

    I have been called a foodie… Right now my two favorite items are Kay’s Natural Protien chips – Chili cheese and Ostrim high protien beef stick (only 80 calories and 14 grams of protein) I love this after a good workout!

  2. Meaghan Says:

    wow it’s like birchbox for food! The only item I’ve had from that picture is the hemp seeds, would love to discover some new items 🙂

  3. Shannon Says:

    I love pretzels and chocolate milk after a run:)

  4. Shannon Says:

    And I liked the Healthy Chicks page:)

  5. Shannon Says:

    And I liked the Bestowed page – I’m glad you shared this with us, they seem like a fun monthly box to get.

  6. Diatta Says:

    I tweeted this giveaway here: https://twitter.com/DSTPRL/status/333943622678495233

  7. Diatta Says:

    My go to snack of choice is now definitely a green smoothie with either kale, spinach or BOTH! It is very filling and gives me that midday boost I need.

  8. Diatta Says:

    Liked Healthy Chicks and Bestowed FB public pages as Femme Fitale Fit Club.

  9. meredith Says:

    tweeted https://twitter.com/mermont84/status/333965753072111617

  10. meredith Says:

    I crave sweet

  11. meredith Says:

    I Like Healthy Chicks and Bestowed on Facbook

  12. Samantha Says:

    I love to make snack bags of dried fruit, dark chocolate, and cashews (my favorite nut). When I am not too busy, I like to dry my own fruit – but often times it is store bought. I would love to check out some new treats!

    Tweeted this out!

  13. Danielle Says:

    apples! so easy to pack….just wash and eat

  14. Gemma Says:

    As a vegetarian, I love anything that combination a little bit of sweet with a savory protein-kick!

  15. Jessica Says:

    I tweeted @Organicall_You

  16. Jessica Says:

    I have such a sweet tooth. Always craving fruit!

  17. Jessica Says:

    I follow you and bestowed on FB
    My name is Organicall You

  18. Jessica Says:

    I signed up for your email 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win

  19. Natalie S Says:

    My go to snack of choice is greek yogurt!

  20. Natalie S Says:

    I like Healthy Chicks and Bestowed on Facebook!

  21. Natalie S Says:

    I’m signed up for your newsletter!

  22. Amanda T. Says:

    I just found out about these little boxes and they seem great! I think for Christmas I’m going to get a year subscription for my mom (:

    As far as cravings…salty, crunchy, or sweet! Salty and crunchy during the day, but at night I always crave something sweet.

  23. K. Miles Says:

    I heard about your blog from Bestowed’s facebook page but now I like yours too. Looking forward to seeing what information is in “A Day in the Life of a Healthy Chick” weekly newsletter!

  24. jobo Says:

    This looks great for traveling or something where you need spoil-free items! Some tasty new things to try too! I follow everything already, and just followed bstoewed on FB too 😉

  25. manda Says:

    I like you and Bestowed on FB!

  26. manda Says:

    I crave sweet and salty!

  27. manda Says:

    I tweeted @mandaoverturf

  28. Sandra Says:

    I am fortunate to be able to work from home, but there leaves so much room for temptation… so I try to have a variety of go-to snacks. I do like having a handful of almonds to sit in the sun on a “break”. Good crunch, takes a bit of time to chew, and fills me up. I also like to have extra dark chocolate as a little piece will satisfy and I am not tempted to eat the whole bar! Already “like” your page and get newsletter. Like bestowed next!

  29. Becky Says:

    My go-to snack is always an avocado! Creamy and very filling. Perfection.

  30. Clarice Says:

    I definitely have a sweet tooth. My go to snack is a handful of trail mix!

  31. Jennifer Pittman Says:

    I have tweeted, liked Healthy chicks page & Liked Bestowed page, and I signed up for you newsletter 🙂

  32. Jennifer Pittman Says:

    my tweeter name is aggiewaterbug 🙂

  33. Jennifer Pittman Says:

    sorry to keep posting – but I did all the above things when I first commented

  34. Rachel @Healthy Chicks Says:

    Congratulations to commenter #21 Natalie S. You are the winner of my giveaway, randomly chosen through Random.org I’ll be emailing you shortly 🙂

  35. Marylou Says:

    Congratulations, Natalie!

  36. Emily-Jane Says:

    Yes, congrats Natalie :)….and commiserations to everyone else 🙁

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