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Kickin’ It With Dianna Muscari!

by Cascade Ice on December 18, 2014

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The holiday’s can be the toughest time of the year to maintain your healthy habits! It’s ok to indulge a bit but we want to keep your eyes on the prize by introducing you to Dianna Muscari, food blogger at The Kitchen Prep. We could all use a dose of healthy living tips right now!              


Why is “Healthy Living” important to you?

Because health is everything! If you don’t feel your best, then you’re not living your best life.

Who are your “Healthy Living” role models and why?

I don’t have any specific role models when it comes to healthy living, because I believe that being “healthy” can mean different things to different people. If I had to choose a public figure, I’d say Giada DeLaurentiis is a good example of what I consider healthy — she takes care of herself, understands nutrition and eats right, but also indulges and finds the balance between decadent foods and good daily choices. She may not be Jillian Michaels, but her common sense and attainable lifestyle is one that resonates with me!

What is your go-to healthy meal when you are short on time?

Quinoa salads, usually. They take no time at all to prepare, can be eaten hot or cold, packaged for days when you’re “on the run”, and you can toss in just about anything from your fridge to make a healthy, tasty meal.

Do you have any tips for families who want to make some healthy lifestyle changes?

Start small! You don’t have to revamp everything in one day. Swap juice or sodas for water; try to cook at home as often as possible; try new, healthy foods and recipes and get the family involved in making them; avoid those grocery aisles that tempt you to make poor choices. If you don’t have the bad stuff at home, then you won’t eat it. Get moving and make it fun by going on family walks or bike rides and spending time outdoors when you can.

In addition to eating right, do you have any other tips to share on overall wellness (i.e. sleep, relaxation techniques, fitness routines)?

Being “healthy” should not stress you out. Do the best you can. Don’t punish yourself for less-than-perfect moments. I truly believe that moderation and balance are the keys to a truly healthy lifestyle… and yes, that means eating a chocolate chip cookie every now and then!

What is your favorite Cascade Ice flavor and why?

I love all the organic flavors! I can feel good about getting hydrated while enjoying some sparkle and fun flavors without any artificial ingredients, which is a wonderful thing for me as I have trouble drinking water throughout the day! Motivation. 🙂

Dianna is full of great tips so be sure to check out her blog and follow her on  Facebook, Twitter , Pinterest  and Instagram!

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