[Blog] Quick Tips For Eating Healthier on a Busy Schedule

Eating healthy can be hard and perceived as “time-consuming”, living a busy life can often leave what you eat as the least of your worries. As a result that often means the nutritional value in the food we end up eating is low and the calories are high. Leading a healthy lifestyle begins with your diet, because what you put in your mouth affects a lot more than your stomach! Good, nutritious food can impact your mood, activity level, skin condition, and more! Since staying healthy all starts with what you put in your body, follow and use these simple tips and Best New Product Award Nominees to make healthy eating a breeze on that go-go-go lifestyle.

Wake up and start healthy. Breakfast is one of the most forgotten about meals. Living a busy lifestyle often means the mornings are meant for preparing yourself for the day, but without ‘breaky’ being the priority, it often gets left uneaten! Make it easy with no extra prep and try an Astro Original Parfait with premium fruits and thick creamy Balkan yoghurt. Eat it at home or grab it on the go, this delicious parfait full of calcium will give your morning the kickstart you need!

It all starts with what you put in the pan. There are many benefits of adding healthy fats to your diet. Start with Becel with Avocado Oil, it’s a healthier option to cook your foods and a great source of Omega 3s. By using just 2 teaspoons (all you need to cook), you’re consuming less than 100 calories, carb-free, sugar-free and healthy fat and vitamin-rich of Becel goodness! Bonus - It’s also a great healthier and tasty alternative to spread on some toast!

Revamp your side dish with extra fibre. Staying healthy with a packed schedule means having a solution for dinner at the end of a long day. Don’t just focus on the main dish, but rather have the healthy and fibre-rich side dishes ready to pack your plate with lots of feel-good and fulfilling foods. Minute Rice ready to Serve Cups come in 2 new flavours White & Red Quinoa or Brown Rice with Wheat, Rye, Quinoa, Oats & Barley, they’re packed with protein and fiber to help you stay full. The added benefit? They go with practically anything! Add extra veggies and an egg to make an asian-flared side dish, or beans and corn to make your favorite spanish dish. These fibre-rich foods will save you from late night snacking and overindulging.

Make your main dish au naturel… with Maple Leaf Foods. Whether you’re vegetarian and need a nutrient-packed and filling main or you enjoy your meat and need something to awaken your taste buds, it doesn’t have to be complicated! Having a natural selection of the main event (the main dish), will have you inspired to eat a plate full of healthy and nutritious foods. Try oh naturel Black Bean Bites, Quinoa Mushroom Burger or Garden Vegetable Bites for a healthy, yet delicious alternative to any meat dish. If that’s not your preference, there’s always Maple Leaf Natural Selections Shredded Meats - add them to just about anything for a powerful punch of protein and a delicious family meal. Also be sure to pack up your leftovers (if there are any!) for lunch for the next day to help stay on track.

It’s not always about the foods you eat, but how you feel when eating them. These healthy tricks and products will not only leave you feeling better with all the nutrients they house, but your tastebuds will be on an all time high! Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring or hard, we’ve made it easy with this curated this list of Best New Product Award Nominees to help.

Win a cart full of these Best New Product Award Nominees in our contest open now until December 8th. Let us know what healthy tips, tricks, and foods you add to make your lifestyle a little more nutritious and flavorful in the comments below.

[🇨🇦 Contest] Fall & Winter Beauty Package

Dial & Schwarzkopf products are 2018 Best New Product Award Nominees. The Best New Product Awards is North America’s most credible consumer-voted awards program. Each product nominated gets recruits from Shopper Army to try and share their honest feedback - which helps crown the winners with a Best New Product Award. Didn’t get a chance to be recruited? Now YOU have a chance to win a “cart full” of these great new products!

Having your summer looking hair and skin during the cooler seasons is possible, but only with the right products! These repairing and rejuvenating items will have wondering how you didn’t discover them sooner!

Gliss Ultimate Repair Shampoo

Glossy fresh and healthy looking hair doesn’t have to be a seasonal thing. This creamy lathering shampoo formula with 3x Liquid Keratin repairs damaged hair with deep reconstruction. With Gliss Ultimate Repair Shampoo, your hair will look and feel rejuvenated.

Gliss Ultimate Repair Express Repair Conditioner

Developed for heavily damaged hair, this high-performance formula with 3x liquid keratin precisely repairs damaged hair and replaces lost keratin leave you hair restored and combable.

Dial Body Wash - Coconut Milk

This coconut milk body wash is specially formulated to release moisture for up to 12 hours and leave skin feeling soft and moisturized. The natural scent of coconut will leave you feeling fresh and smelling great.

Schwarzkopf got2b - PhenoMENal Grooming Wax

Wax has its excellence in modeling and natural looking hair. Schwarzkopf got2b - PhenoMENal Grooming Wax helps you keep your look by keeping your hair in place throughout the day. 

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[🇨🇦Contest] U by Kotex Fitness for Women

U by Kotex Fitness products are 2018 Best New Product Award Nominees. The Best New Product Awards is North America’s most credible consumer-voted awards program. Each product nominated gets recruits from Shopper Army to try and share their honest feedback - which helps crown the winners with a Best New Product Award. Didn’t get a chance to be recruited? Now YOU have a chance to win a “cart full” of these great new products!

Whether you’re out for a hike on the weekend or at the gym pumping out a grueling workout, there shouldn’t be anything stopping you! U by Kotex Fitness products help make your period easier.

U by Kotex Fitness Liners

Delivering comfortable protection that stays for whatever you’re doing. U by Kotex Fitness Liners are designed with active souls in mind! WIth a fit and flex that forms to your body, the DualFlex Zone is an additional bonus to move with you to keep protection where you need it. U by Kotex feminine care products are individually wrapped, latex & lotion-free, and unscented.

U by Kotex Fitness Ultra Thin Pads with wings

Flexi-wings are a unique wing shape, designed to stay in place when you’re movin’ and groovin’. This thin feminine pad with regular absorbency are shaped specifically to fit and flex with your body. The awesome bonus it that these thin period pads also have 3D Capture Core with Xpress DRI cover to absorb and lock away wetness fast to keep you going during your next activity!

U by Kotex Fitness Tampons with FITPAK

Presented in a durable and discreet FITPAK case that protects and holds up to three tampons. Don’t let it’s size fool you, from the smooth tip for easy insertion and the expandable fibres, this tampon provides full coverage and worry-free protection.

Get motivated, stay prepared, and get moving with the U by Kotex Fitness line of feminine products. These products leave little excuse for the days your period hits! Get up, get moving, and grab your favorite U by Kotex Fitness pack for your next workout, hike, or active weekend away!

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Thank you to all who participated! 

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[KICKOFF CONTEST] Welcome to Shopper Army 2.0

We’re excited to announce our newest edition of Shopper Army - helping all of our members discover best new products! To celebrate, we’re offering 20 winners a chance to receive a swag bag full of 2017 Best New Product Award winners. Simply follow the steps below and you’ll be entered in the draw.

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Shopper Army is a community of shoppers working together to find the best new products in the marketplace. They’re the individuals who thrive to be the first to know about and try new products - and who can blame them; with great rewards and fun shopping missions - Shopper Army makes it possible!

Given that Shopper Army is the place to come for New Product Discovery- it only makes sense that we also curate the Best New Product Awards! What is the Best New Product Awards? Celebrating product innovation, this credential is 100% consumer voted as determined by real shoppers like you. The Best New Product Awards is in its 15th year in Canada and 10th year in the US, making it North America’s most credible consumer packaged goods awards program. Over 30,000 of consumers participate from across the US and Canada, one of the largest surveys about new product development. Beyond the survey, we also rely on Shopper Army members like you to review new products that are in the running for this renowned award.

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Shopper Army members will still be able to receive exciting offers, free product, and have access to contests and surveys. But we wanted to share the fun with everyone - so non-members can also sort through new products, check out reviews and surf through our community posts to learn more about best new product discovery and Shopper Army benefits. We’re not stopping there though - our newest version of Shopper Army is going to be more rewarding than ever before! Invite your friends to be one of the OG members and you’ll be first to hear about exciting new offers, contests, and product giveaway (hint: there’s something big coming soon!!).

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