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We all know that Sams Club is a great place to stock up on huge boxes of cereal for hungry kids and giant bags of chocolate chips for holiday baking. You can find frozen pizzas by the dozen or packages of toilet paper so big you practically need a fork lift to carry them. But, have you ever checked out the produce section of Sams Club? With the chaos of Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching, there are so many ways that Sams Club produce can help you have a stress free holiday. We all know that fresh fruits and vegetables are great for eating but have you ever thought about combating the stress of the holidays with natural beauty products made from fresh produce? As part of the Sams Club #SimplyHealthy campaign with #CollectiveBias I decided to show you how fresh fruits and veggies from Sams Club can help reduce your holiday stress.
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During the holidays, most people definitely feel an increase in their stress levels. The 6 weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas fly by so fast and there is barely enough time to get everything checked off the to do list. In addition to the shopping and wrapping comes stress about finances, having to deal with family members you may not like all that much, and the chaos involved in traveling during the busiest travel season of the year. If you find yourself as stressed out as I do during the holidays, never fear! Sams Club has you covered! Not only do they have a great selection of food and gift ideas to make your life easier but they also have a great Healthy Living Made Simple App to help you stay healthy this holiday season. There is just WAY too much going on for us to get sick so making use of Sams Club’s tips is a smart choice.
Sam’s Club Healthy Living Made Simple Magazine is loaded with great tips on living a healthier life every day of the year. This great resource is now made into an app that you can easily download for FREE on your iPhone and iPad. Their article on Stress-Free Holiday Tips is a great resource to help you create peace and serenity during one of the busiest times of the year. The Healthy Living Made Simple app is easy to navigate, allowing you to sort by either the month of publication or letting you choose specific articles based on their topic. This is definitely a great resource to help keep you healthy as well as give you ideas for a stress free holiday!
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In an effort to prepare myself both mentally and physically for the upcoming holiday stress, I headed to Sams Club to pick up some fresh produce. They have a great selection of fruits and vegetables to choose from and I was thrilled to even find fresh pomegranates at a really great price. Pomegranates are really high in antioxidants which make them great for keeping your skin looking young and healthy. Of course, they also taste delicious and are a great way to keep kids entertained for a few minutes. Even my teenagers love digging out those delicious arils from inside the pomegranate!
This orange and pomegranate sugar scrub recipe is incredibly easy to make. I found all the ingredients I needed at Sams Club and put it together in just a few minutes. If you are starting to get stressed out from all the demands of the holidays, just lock the bathroom door, turn on a hot shower and scrub your tensions away! You will feel much more relaxed after using this sugar scrub and your skin will look much more radiant at your next holiday party! Here is how you make this delicious smelling sugar scrub:
Orange and Pomegranate Sugar Scrub
2 cups white sugar
2 to 3 TBSP organic olive oil
1/4 cup pomegranate arils
zest from 1 orange
Into a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the sugar and the pomegranate arils. Mix them together, pressing on the arils with the back of a spoon to gently crush them. Add the rest of the sugar and the orange zest and mix til combined.
To use, apply to wet skin in the shower and scrub gently. Rinse with warm water and wash as usual.
When you are picking up your pomegranates at Sams Club I encourage you to pick up an extra one, along with some cucumbers and lemons. Pomegranate detox water is a great way to flush all sorts of toxins out of your body and it will help you stay healthier this holiday season. Stress reduces our body’s immune function, allowing all sorts of health problems to crop up. Dealing with holiday stress when we are healthy is hard enough but when we are sick it is almost unbearable. Keep a jug of detox water in your fridge and drink several glasses a day for better health!
Pomegranate Detox Water
arils from 1 pomegranate
Wash the lemon and cucumber and slice.
Place the lemon and cucumber slices along with the pomegranate arils into a glass jug and fill with water
Chill and drink several glasses a day!
Making time for healthy eating and a little bit of pampering will go a long way towards reducing the amount of stress in our holiday season. A mom cannot be expected to tackle all the holiday tasks on her to do list if she is hungry and frazzled, no matter how much we may call ourselves ‘supermom’! I encourage you to download the Sams Club Healthy Living Made Simple app and spend some time reading their article on destressing the holidays. Then, take a few minutes out of your day to head to Sams Club and stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables. Whether you much on them right from the bag or turn them into a DIY beauty product, nature has provided all sorts of ways to keep us feeling on top of things this holiday season!
Have you ever checked out the produce section at Sams Club?
Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.