Qualitarian Approved!!! Build a Better Breakfast!

Jamie Eason and Ashley Koff, internationally-renowned registered dietitian and self- declared “Qualitarian” serve up healthy breakfast options that are a snap to prepare.

A diet based on a wide variety of vegetables, fruits and whole grains is the foundation to health and an important way to start your day.  As the ladies are learning on their journey it’s all about preparation… with a little planning having a healthy, nutritious, organic breakfast is easy!

Wild Veggie Veggie Breakfast Bowls and Veggie Purees are a great way to get your whole family to eat more of the good stuff, even if you have to be sneaky about it. Wild Veggie makes it easy to eat nutritious by doing the prep for you.  Just sub out equal amounts of Wild Veggie for the amount of puree called for any recipe. Want to drink your breakfast? No worries. Protein shakes are a delicious and nutritious alternative to a breakfast bowl.

So time constraints are no longer an excuse when it comes to eating right…with great-tasting, nourishing options that are convenient and easy to prepare.

Mission Makeover

Mission: ‘Wild’ Food Makeover

Kick start your day with an all-natural Wild Veggie product that’s easy and convenient to prepare

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier? If it’s difficult to find the time to create healthier meals for you and your family, why not go wild?

Wild Veggie™ products are all-natural vegetables that make it easy and delicious for busy, health-conscious families to get more plant-based foods into their diet. With the Wild Veggie Frozen Veggie Purée you can bring the taste of freshly picked vegetables to your kitchen table to make soups, smoothies, dips, sauces appetizers, side dishes or as an ingredient in meals.

Wild Veggie Frozen Veggie Purées are:

• All Natural vegetables rich in flavor and nutrition
• 1 serving supplies 30-60% of your daily allowance of vegetables
• Rich in vitamins
• Tastes fresh picked
• Variety of Flavors like broccoli, carrot, red bell pepper, butternut squash
• Convenient – Cook fresh vegetable rich meals at home in 20 minutes or less

Have you been watching Season 4 of Mission Makeover®, our “look good, feel good” reality series on Lifetime? In case you’ve missed it, you can catch up here: http://www.missionmakeover.tv/season-4/

Our celebrity co-hosts Jamie Eason and Julie Moran along with a fabulous team of experts are helping a team of everyday women fight for their lives and achieve their fitness, health and wellness goals — and they can help you too!

The series also provides real-life solutions to help you and the ladies to look and feel your best. And that’s why we teamed up with Wild Veggies.

In a recent episode, “Food for Thought”, Ashley Koff, RD, Qualitarian, introduces the Mission Makeover team to Wild Veggie products to kick start their day and the ladies enjoy tasting a delicious smoothie! And don’t forget to try their breakfast bowls and Nature’s Path Organic cereals! Watch it here!

“We are so excited to work with the women at Mission Makeover. Every day we talk to consumers that are struggling to find the time to make healthy meals at home or really want to add more veggies and whole grains to their diet but don’t know where to start.” Kathee Lin, Director of Marketing at Wild Veggie.

We invite you to follow the contestants’ journey, and transform your own life along with the ladies. Just go to http://www.missionmakeover.tv where you can view behind-the-scenes action, watch the women’s personal video diaries, and find motivational tips, advice and weekly recipes, giving you the knowledge and the power to create your own positive change!

And make sure to tune in to this powerful and engaging 13-week series:

– Airing on Monday mornings at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime
– Encore presentation every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime
– Grand Finale on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime

Watch the drama unfold each week…..see what the ladies lose… and what they hope to gain!

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Ladies Kick Start the Day in Episode 3 “Food for Thought” on Mission Makeover® on Lifetime


Ladies Kick Start the Day in Episode 3 “Food for Thought” on Mission Makeover® on Lifetime

Co-hosts Jamie Eason, Julie Moran and experts provide “Food for Thought” for both actual food and the mental aspect of food, to help the ladies confront their relationship with it head on with nutrition tips, motivational ideas and recipes.

(Pompano Beach, FL – PR LOG — February 20, 2015) – After a couple weeks of working out, the journey continues as the “Team of Six” ladies on Season 4 of the award-winning series Mission Makeover® learn how to kick start their day on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:30 am (ET/PT), with an encore presentation on Tuesday, February 24.

As part of their mission to completely make over their lives and find balance as they start their day, the ladies will enjoy a yoga session at The Bonaventure Resort & Spa’s lush location to help them energize and find both mental and physical balance.

Work, workouts, home life, kids, and activities — how they can fit it all in? Life Coach Dr. Jessica Leon will hold a motivational session after yoga to address how they can conquer the world by forming better habits from workouts to eating. Watch to see which woman admits she gets caught up in the number on the scale…. and what she can do to overcome it!

With busy lifestyles and little time to cook for themselves or their families, the ladies of Mission Makeover are feeling the pressure to eat healthier in a time-starved world. This episode provides
real-life solutions and nutrition tips so time constraints are no longer an excuse when it comes to eating right and healthy living:

• Kick-starting the morning with wholesome foods is a key to healthier living, but the ladies agree that prep and planning can be tough. To show them easy-to-prepare healthier options is Registered Dietician and “Qualitarian” Ashley Koff, RD on behalf of Otsuka American Foods who joins the show to talk about Wild Veggie breakfast bowls, and protein shakes that can be made in minutes…which the ladies taste and enjoy!

• Trainer Billy Beck III offers some supplemental training with the help of Dr. Caroline Cederquist, MD, medical advisor and consultant for Pure Encapsulations. Dr. Cederquist describes what to look for when choosing a nutritional supplement, such as no hidden fillers, gluten or colors. It turns out that all six ladies have similar metabolic needs that can benefit from the addition of Pure Encapsulations’ high quality, research-based formulas. They will each receive a six-month supply to get them started!*

• Celebrity Chef Nick Stellino, representing Born Sweet™ Zing™ Stevia Sweeteners, will gather the ladies around in the kitchen of Mission Makeover’s Nutritionist Meryl Branwein, RD, LDN to talk sweet indulgences and a calorie-saving twist! Last week the women provided their favorite indulgences. Chef Nick took recipes the ladies love and re-created them using Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener and Zing™ Baking Blend Stevia & Cane Sugar Sweetener, made with only real ingredients. More recipes next week!

The show wraps with the official weigh-in stats powered by Taylor Scales to see what progress – if any—the Mission Makeover ladies are making.

Make sure to stay tuned for Episode 4 on Monday, March 2 at 7:30 am (ET/PT) as two of the ladies are eliminated.

While these women share their journey to Health and Fitness, viewers can join them from home via the website http://www.missionmakeover.tv where they can start their own journey, view behind-the-scenes action, watch the women’s personal video diaries, and find motivational tips, advice and weekly recipes. Knowledge is power, and the Mission Makeover website gives women the knowledge and the power to create their own positive change.

About Mission Makeover®
Mission Makeover Season 4 chronicles the 13-week journey of six women as they set out to transform their lives. Nutrition, fitness, and life coach experts give the women the tools and guidance they need to make significant life changes and achieve a healthier lifestyle. Season 4 will add a twist with family dynamics playing a prominent role. America’s best fitness, health and nutrition brands partner with the show to further enhance the experience.

Mission Makeover airs each Monday at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime. http://www.missionmakeover.tv
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Pamela Steele-Unger
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