Healthy Tips For Finding Bliss from Bliss & Vinegar
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"I thought 'CLEAN EATING' was devouring cupcakes while mopping the floor!"  - Unknown


I admit the above quote made me laugh... something I could have personally said years ago!  (And I LOVE sweets so there are days now where I'd try to convince myself of its validity!)

However, a proper definition of 'clean eating' would simply be the idea of eating whole or 'real' foods — those that are un- or minimally processed, refined, and handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible. 
I'm always amazed at how a concept so simple and relatively timeless manages to become yet another food trend. It's interesting... is anyone really surprised by the idea that eating more vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, etc. would be a better option than reaching for that bag of processed chips? It's not rocket science.

Keeping it simple often works best.  Eat healthier and move more.  When I've followed those guidelines I've managed much greater success with my health.  

Now I will say that following a plan often increases the potential for success... and our most recent fitness partner, the AWESOME Margaux Drake, will testify to that.  This month she is offering her 60 Days till Sexy program (details featured below) to help you live your BEST!    

We created Bliss specifically for those of us who are on the go... but want to 'eat clean' and make better choices for our health. (However, I'll never give up hope that someday we'll make a 'clean eating' cupcake!) Lol! :)   

Thanks so much for your business. Wishing you a month of bliss! 
- Jennifer (& Mark) McNamara, Bliss & Vinegar Owners
In an effort to kick-start healthier eating this fall we created our first Bliss Salad Challenge!  It was SIMPLE - eat 21 salads (make-your-own or purchase at Bliss) in 21 days (or less!) and you'd be on your way to a healthier lifestyle. (Who wouldn't benefit from having more energy and feeling better?)  

We provide a different salad each day via Facebook (like us!) and Instagram (follow us!) - and those that TAGGED THEIR SALAD PICS with #BlissSaladChallenge could win gifts from Bliss & Vinegar!

Congrats to @mariecorrinepreston, @dankdelicious and @kellylane44 for being our winners!  We hope to have another challenge for the new year. :)  
If you'd like some salad inspiration check out all of our posts HERE.
Try Our... 
Third Coast Salad

Broccoli,  Avocado, Grapes, Dried Cherries, Kale, Walnuts
Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
Let us CATER your next business meeting or function.  Pick up or delivery available.

Try Our Bliss Bars

We offer Chocolate 
Cherry Energy
Seedy Energy or Peanut Butter Protein bars - they'll help you keep your day moving!  
60 Day Holiday Challenge
with Margaux Drake

EVENT DATES: October 17th - December 15th

Designing and living a life you love starts with YOU. LOOK and FEEL your BEST as you spend the next two months preparing for the holiday season and setting yourself up for a successful 2017. This healthy lifestyle program is designed to help you achieve your BEST SELF. Transform your BODY and LIFE in this guided DIY 60 Day Challenge. It's virtual, anyone anywhere can participate.
Click here for more information and to register.

$99 one time fee for the Challenge.
$79 Early Bird Registration if you sign up before October 10th
*Food not included

I was first introduced to Margaux this past spring through Bliss and was immediately impressed. She's completed Ironman Triathlons and Ultra Marathons, is a Certified Chef, Advanced Master Gardener, Beekeeper, wife and mother to three beautiful teenagers...and when she's not doing a segment on WOTV 4 Healthy Eats she's helping others create their best life.  (Seriously - is there anything this woman hasn't done?!?  I'm exhausted just typing that list!  Lol!)  
I will add that her energy is infectious and she's the real deal - so cool, motivated and genuinely wants to help others. Check out her website and sign up to her newsletter for some great info on health, eating well and motivation.  Sign me up!


Through mid-November, we are featuring the gorgeous artwork of

Kathleen has been a professional fine artist for over 25 years.  She's known for her representational landscape paintings with impressionistic color and brushwork while using oil and pastel as her mediums. Love her work!  View Kathleen's art HERE.  
(Know all artwork is available for sale!) 
Beauty Event @ Bengtson Center

WHEN:  Thursday, October 6th from 5p-8p
WHERE: Bengtson Center, 555 Midtowne Street NE, Suite 110, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 
Sip, Shop and Save on amazing products and services... and we'll be there offering Bliss samples too. Prizes include: Treatments, products and an Apple Watch!  Drawing will be held throughout the evening, must be present to win!  For details on the event click HERE.


If you, or someone you know of, is in the field of fitness and nutrition, we would like to connect and possibly feature you (or them) in our upcoming newsletters.  
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