Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo | PhzUniqueDiva

GF & Allergen Friendly Expo

If you follow >>>@phzuniquediva<<< on Instagram, you are in the know that Physically Unique Diva is an official blogger for the Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo.  That’s right, I will be headed to Dallas, TX on October 28, 2017!  But wait there’s more…

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The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo is all about providing product knowledge on foods that will fit into your dietary needs.  Brands that will be attending includes Udi’s, Glutino, Enjoy Life, Earth Balance, Sprouts, Goya and More!  This is an Expo you don’t want to miss. You’re probably thinking when, where and how much are we talking.  Here it goes..

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When & Where

To see this Smiley 🙂 face, brands and speakers you will need to point your GPS to:

Dallas Market Hall-North Hall (public enters off Market Center Blvd.)
2200 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 655-6100 or (214) 744-7444

Click HERE for campus map. Please makes sure you are going to the Market Hall building at the above address. There are many buildings on this campus.

Parking is FREE!!!  See full details here >>>GF & AF Expo Location

Now we know when and where, next up tickets!

Tickets

Adult One Day Pass is $15.00, Weekend Pass is $25.00

Kids (Age 3-12) One Day Pass is $5.00,  Weekend Pass is $7.00

Sunday Family Pass (up to 2 Adults & 6 Kids) $35.00

Purchase tickets now until 09/27/17 to receive an early bird special, 30% off.

Purchase tickets after 09/27/17 until 10/27/17 to receive an advanced ticket special, 20% off.

The Expo will be a fun friendly and educational event for you as well as your family to attend.  Being a mom of an awesome son who has a dairy intolerance, it’s truly amazing to see so many brands that are spreading awareness for this cause; gluten and allergen friendly.  Come join me at the Expo, tickets.

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Just to say thank you, I am giving away 5 tickets for a one day adult pass.  Enter below.

Free Tickets to GF & AF Expo

SEE YOU THERE!

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With Arctic Zero | PhzUniqueDiva

Wondering why you should satisfy your sweet tooth with Arctic Zero frozen sweet treats? Well…

We all have that craving from time to time.  The craving that makes us want to eat whatever our sweet sensational taste buds desire.  It could be sugary candies, chocolate, cheesecake, ice cream, and that last bite of cake. When the sweet tooth activates, temptation is at it’s highest.

My guilty pleasure is dark chocolate covered almonds.  Yes, I admitted it.  Even as a Nutrition and Wellness Coach, I too have a sweet tooth as well as guilty pleasure food. I don’t indulge often, but when I do have an activated sweet tooth that’s my go to. Every blue moon I’ll want to enjoy ice cream.  Not a whole lot, just enough to satisfy the taste buds.

Well Lovelies, recently I spotted a brand of ice cream that is one of the coolest almost sub zero level (get it, LOL). It’s called Arctic Zero.  It is a “fit frozen dessert” made with lots of love; literally.  A treat that is lower in calories and less sugar than a normal pint of ice cream.  Arctic Zero is low on the glycemic level, has no lactose, and is NON-GMO.  Tell me more!

Each pint, depending on flavor, ranges from 35-80 calories per serving.  Each serving is about a 1/2 cup.  That’s all we need to satisfy that sweet tooth, right!!

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Pictured here (3) Arctic Zero Pint Flavors and (1) Frozen Bar Flavor.

Confession #2, I’m a peanut butter fanatic.  Say it ain’t so?! Oh YES, give me all the peanut butter!! It made since to try the Peanut Butter Swirl.  The Arctic Zero Peanut Butter Swirl had a very light peanut flavor (to me) which I was expecting to have a more robust flavor.  It was sweet, but not too sweet.  For a 1/2 cup…it has 75 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 10 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber and 4 grams protein.

***Each of the products do contain whey protein, so Arctic Zero is not suitable for Vegans or anyone with a whey intolerance.  I tend to have an intolerance, but it depends on the product and/or brand.

Warning, the Rocky Road Trip has marshmallows that felt pillow-y.  Took a test drive down the Arctic Zero Rocky Road. What a trip?! Very light and fluffy with a bitter chocolate flavor.  I wasn’t a fan of the Rocky Road, but don’t let that change your mind about trying it if you haven’t already.

Dark Cherries are one of my favorite fruits.  My son and I tackle each other from time to time over the bag of cherries.  Laughing out loud!  A big bag of dark cherries is definitely required in my household.  Now I am not a fan of chocolate covered cherries, but this cherry chocolate was different. <Insert, thinking emoji.>

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Arctic Zero | PhzUniqueDiva

Arctic Zero Fit Frozen Desserts in the Cherry Chocolate Chunk flavor.

Lovelies, this one has to be most favorite Arctic Zero Fit Dessert.  The cherry flavor is robust balanced with the vanilla swirl and chocolate chunks.  This definitely does not taste like a chocolate covered cherry, but better!  At a 1/2 cup it has 75 calories, 1 gram fat, 14 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber and 3 grams protein.  I’m ready to go back down memory lane with this one.

Take a test drive with Arctic Zero. Try a few flavors.  This is a sweet treat with less calories and fluff than a traditional pint of ice cream.  It is said that one of the side of effects is having less guilt.  Yeah, you will not feel the guilt about satisfying that activated sweet tooth.  Your taste buds will thank you and your body will not be filled with fluff.  That’s a win in my book!

Tell me something Lovelies, who has tried Arctic Zero and what is your favorite Arctic Zero flavor? Let’s get this conversation started!!

If you’ve already tried it, did you know Amazon sales it in a 6 pack bulk? See here for yourself.  You can thank me later!! 🙂

Thank you Arctic Zero for sending me product to try for an honest review in return. This post in no way was paid for or sponsored.  All opinions are my own and are honest. For Physically Unique Diva’s disclaimer, start here.

The Spice Gal Spices | PhzUniqueDiva

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Organic Spices by the Spice Gal

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Stopped by the Spice Gal Spices booth at the IdeaWorld BlogFest Expo.  This young lady was definitely proud of her product.  A total of 11 spices, it was hard to choose.  These spices are Paleo friendly, has no MSG, gluten free, no fillers, vegan friendly, and completely organic.

Tonight I tried the Aussie Summer BBQ on my plant-based tacos.  It had a sweet BBQ flavor.  The aroma in the kitchen had a cinnamon mixed with coriander smell.  Tacos turned out great.  Just a little is needed, depending on how flavorful you require your food to taste.

 

Starting at $7 a bottle, it was worth the buy. Below is a picture of my plant-based taco. For recipe, click here.

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Aussie BBQ Plant-Based Tacos


Siggi’s Yogurt Giveaway |PhzUniqueDiva

Good morning Lovelies,

Don’t forget tomorrow is the last day to enter into the giveaway for one months supply of Siggi’s Yogurt. All you have to do is follow our page on Instagram as well as @siggisdairy and tag three friends in the comments. The winner will be announced on July 26th and will have 24 hours to respond. Good luck!!

>>>Recipe Inspiration<<<

Ingredients needed: Siggi’s 4% Vanilla Yogurt, Granola, Berries, and Coconut shavings. 

Directions: In a small bowl or cup (like pictured), add the yogurt then granola, and top it with Berries of choice as well as the coconut shavings. Next, grab a spoon and ENJOY!

#phzuniquediva #siggisdairy #recipes #blogfest #sweatpink #ideaworld


Try These Healthful Tips!

When on a journey to a healthier you, it’s great to keep in mind the beneficial things about being on this way of life.  You should be enjoying it, doing it habitually, and reaping the benefits.  Your journey should not be a burden, stressful, or overwhelming. Whether you are here to lose weight, maintain weight, or change to healthier way of life keep this list of helpful tips handy.

Tips for a Balanced Healthy Diet

LIST OF TIPS

Foods to include in your daily diet:  *Dark leafy greens *Nuts *Carrots *Whole Grains *Pure Green Tea, not carbonated *Fruit(s). Whole grains are rich in fiber and will keep you full longer. Nuts are a great source of protein, and fruits, well we all know, are full of ANTIOXIDANTS and vitamins to promote a healthier lifestyle. Carrots are known to be great natural source of vitamin A. Last, greens are healthy, great source of energy producing carbohydrates, and lower in calories.

Have these at least 3x per week: *Yogurt *Cauliflower *Broccoli *Sweet Potato *Avocado *Oily Fish *Tofu The benefits: Some fish are high in protein and in omega-3 fatty acids which are good for your heart. Tofu is a lower in calories and another great source of protein. Awesome to know it also has more protein than Beef. Cauliflower and Broccoli are praised for their cancer fighting properties. Yogurt is a great source of calcium and probiotics.

Enjoy these once per week: *Desserts You should choose a dessert that you really love and savor it. Be smart on portion size.

Eat or drink less of: *Soda *Processed Meals *Canned Soups *Diet, anything Why: Artificial sweeteners found in diet drinks have been proven to be addictive, so you don’t want to get hooked on diet drinks. They also cause the body to release more insulin, and that will lead you to storing more body fat.

Lovelies, I have faith in each and everyone of you. Tell a friend or family member…having a support system is very beneficial.

Good Luck!


Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Chips

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I was introduced to a brand at a bloggers conference, ShiftCon, that offered samples of products that are truly free. They are dairy free, nut free, wheat, egg, soy, fish and shellfish. The brand is Enjoy Life.  I was happy to find out that my local Whole Foods sell their products.  My son, soon to be 7 years old, has had a dairy allergy since he was about 3-4 months old.  Never grew out of it.  I have to purchase products that are dairy free.  Chocolate chip cookies are one of his favorite snacks.  I make them from time to time, and am happy that I can make them for him with a product that is truly free from dairy.

I came up with a Chocolate chip recipe that includes the Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips in them. Click here for recipe.

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