**Disclaimer – Jeannette, from Whisky of the Week received a gift card to purchase any item on her wish list from Wellness Warehouse. The views and opinions expressed are Jeannette’s own. Photo credit go to Jeannette, all images supplied by her 🙂 **
I decided to feature a series of Wellness posts to find out how other moms #LiveLifeWell The purpose of this series is to enlighten readers and show you how small changes can yield big results for you and your family too.
Part 8 – LiveLifeWell with Wellness Warehouse & Whisky of the Week
1. The woman behind Whisky of the Week – meet Jeannette Wentzel
After many years in Corporate, I became a SAHM when our daughter was about 3 years old. In the beginning, being at home was frustrating and I started the Whisky of the Week blog as a place where I can learn something new and keep my mind busy.
We have been collecting whisky for a couple of years and the Whisky of the Week blog allowed me a place to capture the notes of the whisky we tasted and a place to interact with grown-ups every now and again. Over the years, Whisky of the Week has evolved into a more creative space and now include cocktails, gin and rum reviews and food pairings.
2. Why you choose to #livelifewell
Being an active mom running after a little one, I wanted to stay as healthy as I can. And I believe that unhealthy food has a big impact on our health. However, I needed a healthy option that fits into our lifestyle. I also wanted to set good examples for my child on eating good healthy food and finding balance. Having fun with cocktails, but in a responsible (and healthy) manner.
On a Friday evening, we seldom cook dinner. We make a snack platter, that I pair with a glass of whisky, wine or a cocktail. It is an alternative to take away dinner on Friday and we sit outside on the patio to eat, chat and relax. It is a special family routine that we all look forward too.
I usually include cheese, crackers, condiments, biltong, nuts and olives. And this is where Wellness Warehouse is so great. They have a wide variety of healthy snack options. My husband likes wheat free snacks and I want low fat options. Getting interesting snacks from Wellness warehouse allows us to snack on fun food but with a perfect balance.
3. Share with us what you bought at Wellness Warehouse
Totally Wild Pomegranate and Aloe juice – it is delicious and healthy and makes a great margarita cocktail – See recipe below
Fiorentini Bio Rice Snack in Rosemary – It is gluten free and not fried and perfect to accompany some soft cheese.
Eat Real Hummus Chips – They have no added sugar and are gluten free and suitable for vegans. Perfect to scoop up beetroot hummus with
Eat Real Lentil Chips in Tomato and Basil flavour – just delicious
Giant Roasted Peanuts – My hubbies’ favourite. He can munch on them the whole day.
Dry Roasted Pistachios – My daughters’ favourite – she loves finding the delicious nut inside the shell.
Japanese Rice Crackers – Brings a colourful note to the platter
Olyvenbosch Kalamata Olives – Snacking on olives with some cheese makes for a wonderful pairing with a glass of whisky or wine.
Che Gourmet Dan-Muji Korean Sweet Picked Radish for some colour and to add a bit of a zing.
Here are some wonderful juices and flavoured sparkling waters at Wellness Warehouse as well that works perfect in cocktails. That is just what I did this past Friday when I used the Pomegranate and Aloe Juice to make an easy, delicious (and not too unhealthy) Margarita.
Pomegranate Aloe Margarita
Makes 1 drink
150 ml Totally Wild Pomegranate And Aloe juice
50 ml Tequila
25 ml Cointreau or Triple Sec liqueur
How To make
- Place salt on a small plate. Dip the rim of a glass into a bit of water and dip in salt (if desired). Add ice cubes to the glass.
- Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add some ice and shake. Then strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with some basil leaves and pomegranate seeds. Serve with some healthy snack options and sit back and relax.
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