Simple Summer Quiche Recipe

A crowd favourite during summer gatherings around here has always been Quiche. There are millions variations on the standard Quiche recipe but today I’m sharing with you my simple answer which can be whipped up in minutes!

This recipe begins with a pre-made pie crust, while some of you may be gasping in horror we all know that it’s a time saver and in these summer months when the kiddos are home I’m often glad for quick options. I keep a few pre-made crusts in the fridge and as long as I have eggs and cheese I can make up a Quiche at any time.

This recipe is somewhat traditional, I’m using onions, ham, mushroom, cheddar cheese and red peppers. It’s a simple Summer Quiche recipe which can be made ahead and stored in the fridge until guests arrive.

Simple Summer Quiche Recipe

Simple Summer Quiche Recipe @SoberJulie.com

Ingredients:

  • 9 inch pre-made pie crust
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup milk (or cream if you prefer)
  • 1 cup ham, cubed
  • 1 cup mushroom
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Quiche Recipe Ingredients @SoberJulie.com

Turn on your oven to pre-heat to 400 degrees. Sauté the diced ham, chopped onions, red peppers and onions in the oil until they’re golden.

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Crack eggs into a bowl, add in chopped chives, salt, pepper and milk and whisk until blended completely.

Quiche Recipe eggs beatenPlace your sautéed mixture into the pie crust and pour in the egg mixture until it’s near the top of the crust. Remember that this will rise as it cooks so do not over fill. Top with cheddar cheese and you’re ready to place into your pre-heated oven.

Quiche Recipe ready for oven

Bake for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean and top is golden brown. Let it stand for 5 minutes before serving or serve cold.

Quiche Recipe @SoberJulie.com

Simple Summer Quiche Recipe
Recipe Type: lunch
Author: Julie Elsdon-Height
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Serves: 6-8
A simple quiche recipe which can be made in minutes
Ingredients
  • 9 inch pre-made pie crust
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup milk (or cream if you prefer)
  • 1 cup ham, cubed
  • 1 cup mushroom
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Turn on your oven to preheat to 400 degrees.
  2. Sauté the diced ham, chopped onions, red peppers and onions in the oil until they’re golden.
  3. Crack eggs into a bowl, add in chopped chives, salt, pepper and milk and whisk until blended completely.
  4. Place your sautéed mixture into the pie crust and pour in the egg mixture until it’s near the top of the crust. Remember that this will rise as it cooks so do not over fill.
  5. Top with cheddar cheese and you’re ready to place into your pre-heated oven.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean and top is golden brown.
  7. Let it stand for 5 minutes before serving or serve cold.

Why I Need a Personal Assistant to Lose Weight

It’s Monday once again and time for a recap on my commitment to lose weight. Last week I re-learned some things about myself that I thought I’d out grown.

Motivated Monday

Last week was week #2 of this journey and in week #1 I’d managed to resist temptation so leading into week #2 I was feeling confident I could keep this party going.

As the week went on my focus left my eating habits and I allowed myself to be absorbed by the demands of daily living. In the end I did continue drinking water and resisting obvious temptations but I didn’t pay enough attention to healthy eating.

Let me explain how it works here in Julie’s world. I have a brain injury, one which somehow affects my levels of hunger and how my body alerts me to hunger. Because of this I use reminders on my phone to eat. Last week I didn’t respond immediately to the alarms on my phone and ended up feeling light-headed at 2pm too many times.

Rushing to the kitchen to grab a healthy meal just doesn’t work for me, certainly not when I realize I haven’t eaten anything by 2pm. My hand stretched right over the fruit and veggies and landed upon foods that were high in fats and carbs. My bad habits were kicking in. Once again I’d proven to myself the importance of meal planning and my ability to fail when not properly prepared.

Meal Planning is Essential to Lose Weight

Each of us faces different challenges when trying to lose weight, for me meal planning is essential. Personally I need to have a list of foods which are healthy choices and mustn’t forget to shop for the ingredients. I’m unable to think fast and make substitutions, these days I’m much like a turtle in high-stress situations.

This is a characteristic I’ve fought hard against but it’s simply a reality I must plan for. If I take the time to establish a meal plan my chances for success are much better and my moral will stay up.

Last week I did lose 1 pound but overall I don’t see that as a success because I’d much rather have made healthy eating choices. In the long run I want to change my life, somehow retrain myself to choose the healthy items first.

I believe this can be done by establishing habits and the first step comes with awareness…….after last week I’ve got the awareness and this week I’ll be using a food tracker. Whew, ok it feels great to be honest here and recognize my weaknesses. Using the meal planner and food tracker will help me to build up my strength.

How about you, do you have a health goal?

If you are writing about it anywhere feel free to link up.

Weight-Loss, Temptation and Retraining My Thoughts – Link UP

One week ago I announced that I’ve begun a 90 Day Weight-loss challenge with high-hopes and a feeling of excitement. Why is it that it only takes a week for me to feel like I’m slogging through, desperately diverting my gaze from the lovely cheeses in the grocery store, feeling like I should run from temptation?

Temptation, ah yes well I’ve proven in life that I am one who tends to dive right in when faced with a temptation and we all know how that can end for me. Alcoholic much?

So knowing that I tend to be a person who seeks instant gratification you’d think I’d have enough tools in my little red toolbox of life to fend off that feeling where my mind is screaming “I NEED THAT” at me right?weight loss craving

Apparently not; by Tuesday I was ogling foods full of preservatives and fatty deliciousness almost convincing myself that I could have just a wee bit to stave off the need. My inner thoughts were horrible, cheese, ice cream, chocolate, pop…..utterly focused upon whatever foods I had made the decision to eliminate from my diet were at the forefront.

I was going crazy!

Why did I think weight loss would be easy?

Chalk it up to good intentions with little reality but I really thought I could jump back on the healthy living train with little discomfort. I hadn’t really gotten far off track but I had been eating whatever I wanted for a few months, cough ok more than a few but still.

Ultimately I had to give my head a shake and reach out for the tools of success which I’ve learned over my almost 40 years.

The fact is that temptation will always surround me, whether it’s alcohol, unhealthy foods or anything else resembles something sparkly to me at the time I can be assured I will find it. I cannot avoid temptation.

Rather than avoiding temptation I’m refocusing my thoughts.

I’m choosing to pay attention to my goals and allow this focus to overwhelm the feeling of temptation.

For example, when I was feeling that deep, all-encompassing need to eat something which wasn’t on my dietary plan I moved myself into a different place and shut the thought down by focusing upon my goal.

Here’s how it went:

“Oh my goodness I haven’t had a pop in 3 days, I want one badly. I can drive to the store and get a pop, it’s cheap and there’s no calories so really it’s ok”

BANG, temptation presented in my thoughts and plans made in a millisecond.

Action: Stood up, walked to the kitchen and poured an ice water while thinking:

“Breathe, just breathe, move to kitchen and get water.” then “What do I have to do today, ok so now onto task 1”

In those few moments I rid myself of the instant need for the temptation and redirected my actions and thoughts back on track. I even got some things done that I was avoiding simply to keep my hands and mind busy.

It’s a matter of training myself to replace bad habits.

In the end this week I did keep to my plan and the fixation upon cheese (I know it’s a bizarre one) has passed for now but I know it will be back. By knowing that it will I have planned my strategy for dealing with it and know that I can overcome the “need”.

This week I went without any pop (or soda for you Americans), avoided processed foods and ended up losing 6 pounds. To me the weight-loss is less important than proving to myself that I CAN retrain my unhealthy behaviours by choosing to change my thoughts.

Once again my thoughts drive my behaviours and I know between God and I we’ve got the power to achieve beautiful things!

So tell me friends, how’d you do this week?

Were you facing temptations and if so how did you jump the hurdles?

Don’t forget to link up your posts if you’re writing about a resolution/improvement in your life.


Symptoms of Depression in Women

Symptoms of Depression in Women

Depression in women can manifest in many different ways, so it is possible for different women to have entirely different symptoms. Some women may experience a myriad of severe symptoms, while others may experience them on a much less severe level. In general, women are more prone to depression than men, mostly because of the numerous hormonal changes women experience throughout their cycle and lives. Understanding the symptoms of depression in women can go a long way to helping alleviate suffering from the condition.

Common Symptoms of Depression in Women

  • Feeling blue. It goes without saying that one of the most common signs of depression in women is a depressed mood itself.
  • Loss of interest in daily activities, sexual intercourse, and human interaction. Women who are suffering from depression tend to close in on themselves and shut the rest of the world out. If you or a woman in your life suddenly stops finding pleasure in activities that used to bring her joy, it is generally cause for concern.
  • Changes in sleep patterns. Some women suffer from insomnia when they are depressed, while others seem to want to sleep all the time. Any major change in sleep habits can signal depression in women, especially when combined with other symptoms.
  • Irritability or moodiness. These symptoms are most common in depression caused by hormonal changes. While everyone is entitled to a few days of mood swings during that particular time of the month, if your moods are constantly changing from one extreme to another, it could be a sign of depression.
  • Appetite changes. Like sleep, changes in appetite can go either way. For some, the very thought of eating is just too overwhelming and weight loss can occur. In other cases, women may eat more and gain a significant amount of weight from depression.
  • Difficulty focusing. Depression can steal your ability to focus on even the most mundane tasks, let alone those that require a significant amount of thought.
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions. When depression in women gets extreme, the woman may become preoccupied with thoughts of death, and may even attempt suicide. If you feel like you may hurt yourself or others, seek immediate medical attention.

Physical Symptoms of Depression in Women

While most people think of depression as a psychological illness, it can also manifest in physical symptoms. The most common include:

  • Headaches, especially migraines.
  • Back pain.
  • Muscle aches, especially if the woman is constantly tensing up.
  • Digestion problems, such as heartburn, diarrhea, nausea, or constipation.
  • Dizziness, which may be caused by lack of sleep, anxiety, and other issues that accompany depression in women.

It is important to keep in mind that these symptoms can be part of many other different types of illnesses, so if you suddenly develop any of them, talk to your doctor before assuming they are related to your depression. Also, not every woman will experience physical symptoms, so a lack of them does not mean depression doesn’t exist. Bottom line: if you think you may be depressed, then talk to a medical professional. You know your mind and body better than anyone, so listen to your instincts.

About the author

Nicole Etolen is a former nursing student. She is a contributor at OurFamilyWorld: an online magazine for busy parents trying to raise awareness a silent epidemic depression in women and its causes.

Weight Loss – Curb Your Hunger With Low Calorie Foods

Motivated MondayIf you’re like me you pretty much always feel hungry. Since January I’ve been focused upon getting healthy and weight loss.  I’ve tried to stay mindful of eating properly to avoid the nasty state of hunger which finds me snacking on anything my hands can find. When I give into this hunger I end up eating unhealthy foods I normally wouldn’t choose.

The solution for me is simple yet not necessarily easy to do! I have to either curb my desire to eat and choose foods which will keep me feeling full for a longer period of time.

Foods with a high content of protein and fiber take longer to be digested which in turn make me feel less hungry. By drinking loads of water with them I’ve found my answer to the niggling feeling of hunger.

Low Calorie Foods to Feel Full

Protein: Protein has a chemical effect on the brain that causes the body to feel satisfied after a meal with approximately 30 grams of protein. If you are trying to lose weight and/or exercising regularly you should try to consume as many grams of protein throughout the day as the number of pounds in your goal weight. Some of my favorite high protein foods:

  • Seafood – Fish like tuna, cod, halibut and bass are highly nutritious, low-calorie foods that make you feel full.
  • Cottage Cheese – A cup of non-fat cottage cheese is high in protein while low in carbs so it’s a great choice for eating on the run.
  • Eggs – Egg whites are a staple in my diet, throwing in a handful of veggies with a bit of spice ensures a delicious meal which fills me up for a few hours.
  • Chicken – Three slices of oven-roasted, fat-free chicken can keep hunger at bay for a long time, cooking with chicken is a breeze and the whole family loves it. Be sure to choose low-fat chicken and bypass the delicious skin.
  • Turkey – Lean ground turkey makes for a great chilli or sauce base. Again it’s simple to work with and flavor packed.
  • Lean Beef – I could never give up my steak!

Fruits: Are great immune system and metabolism boosters. Because they are a rich source of vitamins and minerals any calories are truly worth it. I choose fruits to satisfy my sweet tooth as a low-calorie option when I have a craving for a sweet snack.

Chicken-SaladVegetables: Veggies are my save-all, I keep the fridge stocked and keep them on hand at all times. Cabbage, broccoli, sprouts, celery, spinach, carrots, asparagus, tomatoes, onions, radish and endives are vegetables that are low in starch hence low in calories. They also have high content of fiber and water. For best possible effects, I eat them raw, like in the form of salads or soups.

This gives a general idea of where I find my foods that are filling without being high in calories. Generally speaking I keep a weekly meal plan outlining healthy, well-balanced meals for the family. The big trick for my weight-loss success is drinking lots of water and keeping hunger at bay by being aware of the high protein, low-calorie foods which make up the majority of my diet.

How about yourself, have you found ways to be mindful of hunger and how to deal with it?

5 Tips To Control Your Diet

Motivated MondayIt’s been almost 4 months now since I decided to change my eating and focus upon healthy choices. Believe me I wanted to lose weight but I knew I needed something which would be a long-term, a more lifestyle oriented change. I wanted to begin to change my perspective, to truly understand that food is for fuel more than it is for pleasure or comfort.

Over this period of time I haven’t been perfect with my choices, I have reverted back to old habits and chosen foods which weren’t healthy choices. I didn’t just have a treat once in a while, I fell back into eating food because of an emotional response. Thankfully I’ve raised my awareness and have managed to get myself back on track when I’ve perpetuated these behaviors but I still have work to do.

By taking my life one day at a time I’m able to get over these slips quickly. Each day I aim to be aware, to use the knowledge and tools which are around all of us in order to consume a diet which will build up my health.

Here are my 5 favorite tips to help change your diet.

Choose Water – We all know that it’s a good idea to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day but we rarely do it. By drinking 2 eight oz glasses of water before each meal we’re guaranteed to get in 6 glasses and can easily grab 2 more as the day goes on. If you don’t like water I’d suggest making sure it’s cold, buy flavored water or add fruit to it.

Portion Control – Knowing the suggested size of portions is important, you don’t have to run out and buy a kitchen scale to do it. Some simple references:

  • three ounces of cooked meat, fish, or poultry is about the size of a deck of cards
  • ½ cup is the size of an ice cream scoop
  • 1 cup is the size of a tennis ball
  • 1 ounce of cheese is the size of a domino

Take Your Time Eating – Studies show that it takes up to 20 minutes for the brain to recognize when the body is full. If we eat slowly we allow the time for the brain to receive the signal from the stomach and will avoid over-eating.

dietMake Wise Choices – Whenever possible choose long-grains, darker fruits and veggies and lean proteins. Grain products give you energy for your busy day and the fibre in them to help keep you regular. Dark green and orange vegetables and orange fruit are the best – they’re packed with nutrients and fiber. Meat and meat alternatives can be great for protein, iron and other nutrients.

Plan Ahead – By spending time on a Sunday planning for the week I’ve been able to foresee when I’ll have to eat out and source out restaurants in the area with healthy options. Planning is also a time saver, it allows for pre-cooking and freezing for the nights when time is short. Think like a girl or boy scout friends and be prepared!

If you have a blog post relating to improving health, please link up. Have you found tips which can help others, tell me your secrets to eating healthy.

Blood Clots – The Silent Killer

Motivated MondayIn January I committed to losing weight and documenting it all here with Motivated Mondays posts. The weight loss has been going well, I’ve lost 28 pounds so far but the biggest benefit I’ve gained is my focus upon health in general. By beginning this journey and becoming aware of making healthy food decisions something within me has woken up. I now take vitamins daily, thankfully I found Adult Essentials Gummy vitamins which are the first I actually enjoy.

I’ve also been trying to move more, to increase my activity and get moving. I can’t go “work out” for hours or head out for a 5K jog but any movement is better than none. After the Easter weekend we’ve had I want to shout out to everyone to GET MOVING!!

This weekend my Dad was rushed to hospital. To make a very long story short, he has Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT), blood clots in his thigh which has led to dual pulmonary emblous (blood clots in lungs).

DVT is the formation of a blood clot within deep veins, those in the lower limbs, resulting in partial or complete blockage of blood flow in the vein. The condition can be resolved if it is recognized and treated properly. However, it can be fatal if the clot breaks off, travels to the lungs, and causes a pulmonary embolism.

My Dad’s clot did indeed break apart and he has 1 clot in each lung. On Friday night when I arrived at the hospital after receiving a call to inform me that he’d been taken in, it was a shock to see the state my father was in. His pallor was grey, his breathing ragged and every breath was causing him overwhelming pain.

How did this happen? Listen, my father is almost 70 and has fought prostate cancer, has minor COPD but his general health had been good. This was a sudden situation, his leg had been irritated the week before and the doctor had ordered an ultrasound…..but how does DVT develop?

Sitting immobile for long periods is one of many contributing causes of DVT. When you are stationary, your heart has to overcome gravity in order to keep the blood circulating normally.

After long periods of immobility, particularly in the sitting position, deep veins can become compressed, narrowed or blocked, making it more difficult for the blood to travel back to the heart and causing it to become trapped in the feet or the legs. Subsequently, the blood clot starts circulating and can move up to critical organs such as the lungs.

My Dad has been retired for a few years now, he enjoys golf in the summer but in the winter generally he’s inside. He enjoys sitting at the computer keeping up with his sports and chatting with friends around the world….this sitting has certainly been a factor in his diagnosis.

Thankfully my Dad’s blood clots have been detected and with meds hopefully they will be broken down and absorbed by the body. He will have further scarring on his lungs, we will have to wait to see the true result but it could have been so much worse.Right now I’m thankful he’s being given pain medication and can simply sit comfortably, we don’t know the long-term effects yet but are focusing upon the short-term gifts. Isn’t it sad when you consider a man being able to sit up in a chair in the hospital a gift?

As I sat with him on Good Friday night I was slapped in the face, watching him in excruciating pain with each breath reminded me how fortunate we are to breath comfortably. The magnitude of the situation was horrifying, what began as discomfort in his leg had become life-threatening so quickly!

Today I’m reminding everyone who works at a desk, is taking a long flight, drives for a living or just sits for long periods……GET UP AND MOVE!!!

Take 10 minutes for each hour and move around. Change your position….it really could save your life.

 

I'm No Rachel Ray but I have a Skinny Recipe!

Motivated MondayLast week I admitted that I hadn’t been on track with my eating and weight-loss goals in Weight Loss Isn’t Easy. Later that week I finally took a deep breath and stepped on my once again dreaded scale. Funny how that happens, when I’m focused on eating healthy choices and know that I’ve been careful I love my scale. This week I was cringing, I’d avoided facing the fall-out of the oh-so-bloody yummy treats I’d indulged in for far too long.

Pulling up my big girl panties I faced the music only to find it wasn’t as bad as I’d thought. I had pictured gaining 8 pounds (can you tell I”m a drama queen at times?) but in reality I was up 2 pounds.

Whew, this I can handle. I realize this is a life-long journey I’m on and a few weeks on indulgence with a 2 pound weight gain isn’t going to kill me…..as long as I stop it. Rather than let my roller-coster eating continue, Hubby and I went to the store and stocked up on fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs and chicken. These are my staples and I can easily make a simple, healthy meal with them on hand.

Here is a sure-fire recipe I love, believe me when I say I’m no Rachel Ray in the kitchen and even I can’t mess this one up!

Skinny Chicken ChilliSkinny-Chicken-Chilli Recipe

Ingredients:

  • ground chicken (or turkey if you’d prefer)
  • Asparagus – chopped
  • Red pepper – chopped
  • Green pepper – chipped
  • Onion – diced
  • Mushrooms – sliced
  • Cauliflower – chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Garlic – minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Low sugar tomato sauce

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Begin by browning the chicken, then add in asparagus, green and red peppers, onion and mushroom.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

 

 

 

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Chop cauliflower into small pieces and put into microwavable dish.

Add in 1/4 cup of water and cook on high in microwave for 2 minutes to soften a bit (should be a bit firm).

Drain water from cauliflower.

 

 

 

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Add softened cauliflower to the chicken/veggie mixture in the pan and cover with tomato sauce.

Stir in the sauce and cauliflower until entire mixture is evenly blended.

Lower heat to low, cover and allow to simmer for 5-8 minutes.

 

 

 

 

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For people on a low-carb diet, serve exactly as-is or if preferred, serve over pasta.

That’s it, totally simple and a great staple to have in the fridge. I make this in large batches and store in the freezer.

Now tell me about you, do you have an improvement you’re making in your life? Or a favorite Skinny recipe to share? I’m leaving a linky below, go ahead and leave everyone a link to your post or just share in the comments.

Weight Loss Ain't Easy – Motivated Monday

Motivated Monday

I was remiss on posting a Motivated Monday post last week, things have been difficult for me lately in regards to pain and my health but here I am back at it. I haven’t been paying much attention to my healthy eating and can feel the difference….I feel awful. I’m convinced I’ve put on weight and of course I’m avoiding the horror which would come if I step on that scale.

I’m not going to step up on the scale yet, I’m simply going back to it, concentrating on making healthy choices and controlling the things in my life which I am able to.

This week I am going back to the 17 Day Diet, this means that I’ll be eating lots of chicken, turkey, egg whites and veggies. Basically it’s a 17 day cleanse and oh my body needs it!!

Funny how the weight loss does matter but ultimately it’s about feeling better, just knowing that I’m nourishing my body well and giving it what it needs provides peace of mind I’ve been missing the last while.

Falling off the wagon as I have has caused me to feel shameful, old feelings of defeat and loss crept upon me and I found I reached for even more unhealthy foods. This my friends is a horrible circle to be caught up in, one that I refuse to give into.

I have the power to change it all, by being mindful and aware I’ve caught myself again….AGAIN.

The key is that I cannot spend time bashing myself, I’ve left that in yesterday and today is a new day. Today I am off to the grocery store to stock up on the goodies I need and feel much more connected within myself.

As I look in the mirror, I see my stretch marks, the extra padding, the looser-than-I-realized skin….I see myself and I embrace my reflection as I am today.

Because I’m FABULOUS!!!!

So how about you my friends? Have you ever felt this way, become desolate and just given up….or perhaps turned the page as I’m determined to and ventured on to succeed??

Improving My Health With Vitamins

Motivated Monday

With the beginning of the week, it’s time for me to reflect on my health journey. As you all know I committed to losing weight in January, this is going well and to date I’ve lost 26 pounds!!

I feel great about this weight loss, I’m wearing jeans which haven’t seen daylight in over two years and oh did I mention that I actually have somewhat of a waist now?? Shut the front door yes I do!

Weight LossI recently went shopping for jeans and naturally I grabbed the size 16’s and headed for the change room. These were some really cute jeans but far too big, the sales girl went and got me a size 14 but again TOO BIG!! Yes friends it was a big day, I am now a size 12!

It’s amazing what eating in a healthy manner and getting a bit of exercise can do.

More important than my weight loss has been how I’m feeling. Along with the absence of bloating, I am more comfortable in my clothes and we all know this is a good thing.

Historically I’ve been a person who meals were driven by my taste buds, I didn’t actually pay attention to the amount of vegetables and fruits I ingested nor did I focus upon my over all health. Times have definitely changed and as important as my food choices are my over-all health has become a great concern for me.

With hopes of improving my health I began taking Adult Essentials Gummie Vitamins regularly when I began this journey in January. I’d never, EVER been a person who took vitamins before. I’d tried some but between the chalky consistencies and queasy side-effects I didn’t like them.

Adult Essentials

Adult Essentials vitamins are different, they taste AMAZING…..in fact they quench my sweet cravings everyday….and I experience no side effects at all. I didn’t immediately feel any effects from taking the vitamins, other than peace of mind, but now that it’s been 3 months I can honestly say I’m amazed. I almost don’t want to type this for fear of suddenly becoming ill, but this is the first winter I can remember not getting a cold.

2 years ago I was in a car accident which has left me living with chronic pain in my back, neck and head.  I live with a daily migraine and last winter it seemed that I had cold after cold and each one attacked my sinuses. I don’t have words to describe the pain I felt when I sneezed in the middle of a bad migraine. No darkened room could ease it and I was ingesting far too may Tylenol Cold & Sinus tablets.

Since taking Adult Essential Gummie Vitamins I’ve been sniffle-free….seriously nothing. Each day I take Multi Vitamin, Omega-3, Vitamin D, B-Complex and Vitamin B-12. You can find out all about these vitamins on their website or Facebook page. Their website is fabulous, you can find info on their specials, guarantees, tips for family health and their blog where owner, Deborah Lowther encourages each of us to focus upon our health.

Can you tell I am in love with this authentic company and their products?

Adult Essentials vitamins are available online through their website or you can purchase them at stores such as Rexall Pharma Plus, Loblaws, Superstore, Fortinos, London Drugs, Sobeys and Metro.

I’m so glad that I’m cold-free because this week I am presenting a session at a blog conference in Edmonton, BlogWest 2012 and it would be a nightmare for me to perform well while in pain.

Thank you to Adult Essentials for keeping me healthy and for being my sponsor for BlogWest 2012!!!!

How has your week been, are you making improvements for your health?