In March I was inspired by my sponsors at Finish Power and Free Alliance of Moms to “clean it forward” by making a commitment to grow a healthier me through clean living. I am now a few months into my goals and wanted to share a final update on my progress and what I have learned thus far and tell you about my exciting blog giveaway to win a Visa Gift Card!
This summer has been a lot of good clean fun for our family! As part of my commitment to “clean it forward” the kids and I have spent a lot of summer mornings working in our garden, playing outside and baking together in the kitchen. Together my kids and I have learned a lot about caring for our little garden, working together outdoors and just doing things a little more organically and baking more “from scratch” in the kitchen. Not only has our garden and kitchen been fruitful, but the memories we have made in the process have been extremely bountiful!
This summer has also taken us on some amazing outdoor adventures with countless trips to the river, the park, camping and even a family vacation to the beach! Because we have come so far in our commitment to be healthy this summer, I didn’t want our family trips to throw off our clean eating efforts. So to take clean eating “on the road” I have been packing a lot of healthy picnics this summer. With our perfect picnic companion the Toluca Cooler Tote from Picnic time. I love this tote because it keeps all of my fresh, healthy goodies nice and cool, with a touch of elegance that makes you feel like you are carrying a tote more then a cooler. It also has a pocket that opens up and has all of the cutlery, plates and cups needed for a fun picnic out!
One of my favorite clean eating picnic recipes has been my Picnic Perfect Chicken Salad on Pitas. This healthy and tasty recipe is perfect for picnics because it is so easy to make up ahead of time and bring a long. At picnic time I use it to fill up some sliced whole wheat pita pockets for a no mess, delicious picnic meal. Its also packed with protein, so it leaves my family is full and ready for more fun adventures!
- 3-4 cooked chicken breasts
- 1 cup red grapes sliced in half
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1/2 cup of sliced almonds
- 1 1/2 cups plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Shred chicken breasts
- In large bowl mix chicken, grapes, shredded cheese, almonds and salt and pepper
- Mix in Greek yogurt. cover and chill in fridge for at least 1-2 hours before eating.
After I have whipped up a batch of my chicken salad, I love to throw all of the dishes in the dishwasher and with some Finish Quantum Power & Free Capsules. That way, after a long day out, I can come home to some sparkling clean dishes. Not only do they just look clean, but they are also clean of many of the harmful chemicals found in other dishwashing formulas. This is because the Finish Power & Free line of capsules and jet dry harness the power of hydrogen peroxide so that less harsh chemicals are used to clean your dishes!
This makes me feel good that after taking my family outdoors for some good clean fun, and good clean food, we can come to a good clean house! To learn more about this great new line of Finish products and even request a free sample visit Finish Online.
NOW….. DRUM ROLL PLEASE….Thanks to my sponsors at Finish, I can help you take your clean eating habits on the road with this great Visa Gift Card Giveaway so that you can fund a fun day trip out with your family! To win a $100 Visa gift card, fill out the form below. Giveaway will end at 11:59pm on 8/15.