Fox Facebook Live: Eat This Instead of That

By January 17, 2017 No Comments

Today we had the pleasure of welcoming @NatalieBomkeFox32Chicago into our kitchen once again to chat about small replacements you can make within your diet to see big results. To watch the segment, head here!

FORGO WHITE FLOUR PASTAS: For the pasta lovers out there it is not a “goodbye,” but rather “hello” to whole grain brown rice pastas like my favorite go-to Annie Chun’s Brown Rice Pad Thai Noodles. They are made with 100% whole grains, but are also gluten-free + vegan. I love using them either hot or cold in soups, noodle dishes, stir fries, and more. Check out our APLiving Pad Thai recipe + snag them today to make a tasty dish! 

MAKE IT REAL: if you’re going to indulge in your true love, I mean, Macaroni + Cheese, you have to do it with a high-quality, all-natural brand like Three Bridges. It has REAL CHEESE + can be prepared in 3 minutes…I’m sold since my little 2-year-old is obsessed with this classic dish + I don’t feel guilty serving it to her because it’s free of preservatives, artificial ingredients, fillers, and all that other bad stuff in conventional boxed mac & cheese. 

CHIPS ARE SO OVER: what ever happened to the cracker? I good old throwback to my after-school snack days, I missed the cracker. Since I am gluten-free, I am very well-versed in the incredible brand Glutino because it has literally blazed the trail for healthy gluten-free products for 30 some years. Wow! But, what’s most important, is they use nutrient-dense whole grains + make their products endlessly tasty! Glutino Gluten Free Crackers come in a variety of delicious flavors: Rosemary & Olive Oil, Cheddar, Multigrain, Vegetable and Original. The Glutino Sea Salt and Rosemary & Olive Oil Snack Crackers contain Flax, Quinoa, and Amaranth – heart-healthy, high in fiber, good-for-you-grains. Along with those, the Glutino multigrain Crackers contain Flax and Buckwheat- I love that they buck tradition + don’t just use rice or corn! With an average 130 calories per serving, these Glutino Crackers are the perfect snack to keep up with you day!

BRING ON THE BREAD: in whole grain style please for added fiber, of course, but this UDI’s bread brings an even healthier angle to bread by adding in ancient grains like millet + chia. It’s not only gluten free, but it’s delicious + nutrient-dense. his grain combo boosts of protein, fiber, is hearty-healthy, helps with mood thanks to serotonin, + has antioxidants.

FLAVORED WATER + NO CARBONATION: I LOVE infused water, but don’t have time to make it myself. This HINT water is naturally-flavored water is unsweetened; so there are 0 calories + 0 sugar. On top of that, the selling point is it has 0 preservatives. Hint is available in about 25 delicious flavors. Some of my favorite/the most popular ones are pineapple, crisp apple, blackberry, peach, + watermelon. SO YUMMY!

SPECIAL OFFER: Now through March 31, hint is offering you a 40% discount on a variety pack of hint water. This includes 3 crisp apple, 3 watermelon, 3 pineapple, and 3 blackberry hint waters. Just enter promo code PETTIT. For more details, visit

SALT SOLUTION: table salt is out- Himalayan Crystal Salt + Kalahari Desert Salt are in! Himalayan Crystal salt naturally contains a trace mineral complex in a form that can be easily assimilated by the body + may naturally harmonize the body’s alkaline/acidity balance and regulate water content. It may even help facilitate the normal absorption of nutrients from food – WIN! Kalahari Desert salt has potassion, sulfur, + magnesium. Amazing for the skin + sodium balances in the body. Don’t forget to add salt WHILE cooking + not after to enforce using less. 

GRAPEFRUIT IS THE NEW LEMON: detox water can be made with grapefruit. Not only is body fat broken down by the enzymes found in grapefruit. Specifically, it’s the enzyme AMPK that helps your body utilize sugar which results in boosting your metabolism leading to weight loss.