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September 11, 2014

Metamucil® Recipes + $100 Meijer Gift Card Giveaway

The following post is sponsored by Meijer on behalf of Metamucil®.

Most Americans don’t get enough fiber in their diet. But nobody, especially under the age of fifty, really cares about their fiber intake, right? Wrong. I do, and think we all should!

Not only does a healthy dose of fiber keep you regular, but it can also help to maintain a healthy weight, help reduce high levels of cholesterol, and help lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Metamucil® is on a mission to educate people on the importance of fiber and how easy (and tasty!) it is to get the recommended amount daily.

high fiber easy metamucil recipes

So, exactly how much is recommended?

As a 29-year-old female, it is recommended for me (and all women between the ages of 18-50) to get 25 grams of fiber per day! I really couldn’t tell you if that happens, but I have been enjoying using the Metamucil® powders at home this week just to be sure.

(Calculate your own fiber number and see meal plan suggestions with this Fiber Toolkit!)

There are plenty of foods high in fiber content, especially in fruits, whole grains, and vegetables.

fruits high in fiber - metamucil fiber guide


grains high in fiber - metamucil fiber guide


vegetables high in fiber - metamucil fiber guide


To help fill in the gaps on the days you aren’t sure you are getting the recommended daily amount of fiber, Metamucil® created a digital recipe book to show how easy taking the supplement can be.

metamucil fiber supplement and benefits


All of the following recipes were created for and featured in the new digital recipe book, and I remade them at home. I hope you enjoy the high fiber inspirations and don’t forget to keep ‘on scrolling for an exciting giveaway!

Citrus Spritzer

This citrus spritzer recipe can help you relax and enjoy any occasion while you reap the health benefits of adding more fiber to your diet.

citrus spritzer metamucil

*3 grams of fiber*


1/3 cup grapefruit juice

1/3 cup orange juice

1/3 cup club soda

1 rounded teaspoon Metamucil® Sugar Free Original Smooth powder

(I used Sugar-Free Orange Smooth Metamucil® powder)


Pour juices and club soda into a glass along with a few ice cubes. Add Metamucil® and stir briskly. A great breakfast-time refresher!

(Berry Pink!) Morning Meta-Muffins

Using the Berry flavor turned them pink! I loved it. Yields 12 muffins.

Serving size: 1 muffin = 1 Adult Serving of Metamucil®.

pink meta-muffins metamucil recipe

*4 grams of fiber*


1 cup of fat-free milk

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup applesauce

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2/3 cup of brown sugar

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 cup blueberries

12 teaspoon Sugar-Free Original Smooth Metamucil® powder

(I used Sugar-Free Berry Smooth Metamucil® powder)


1. Pre-heat oven to 375 ̊F. Mix milk, egg, vanilla, applesauce, cinnamon and sugar.

2. In separate container mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to milk mixture, once well mixed, add blueberries and mix in the Metamucil then pour into muffin tin.

3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the outer rim of the muffins are light brown.

4. Drink 8 ounces of water with each muffin.

Strawberry-Kiwi Sipper

Strawberry smoothie recipes are known for their tasty flavor and ability to mix with other fruits. This version, enhanced with kiwi and Metamucil®, is a great way to sneak more fiber into your diet.

Strawberry Kiwi Sipper Metamucil Smoothie

*12 grams of fiber*


1 medium peeled banana

2 kiwis, peeled and chopped

1/2 cup (4 oz) apple juice

1/2 cup (4 oz) frozen strawberries

1 rounded teaspoon of Metamucil® Original Coarse or Metamucil® Sugar-Free Original Smooth Powder

(I used Sugar-Free Berry Smooth Metamucil® powder)

crushed or cubed ice


Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until ice is crushed.

Iced Tea Delight

Mix your favorite flavor of iced tea with Metamucil® for a refreshing way to sneak more fiber into your diet. I used a spiced apple chai tea and loved the extra tang of the Orange flavor!

metamucil iced tea recipe

*3 grams of fiber*


1 cup cold brewed or instant tea

1 rounded teaspoon Metamucil® Original Coarse

(I used Sugar-Free Orange Smooth Metamucil® powder)

crushed or cubed ice


1. Mix Metamucil® with iced tea and stir or shake thoroughly.

2. Serve with plenty of ice cubes, and add sugar, lemon, or mint leaves to taste.

3. If you prefer an orange twist, try preparing iced tea using 1 rounded tablespoon of Metamucil Orange Smooth or 1 rounded teaspoon of Metamucil® Orange Sugar Free Smooth. (That’s what I did!)


$100 Meijer Gift Card Giveaway

To get you up and moving on the fiber train, Meijer is offering one lucky Housewife Glamour reader $100 credit to their store to go grab some Metamucil® and groceries to make your own recipes!

meijer gift card giveaway

For those of you who haven’t heard of Meijer (I hadn’t until I moved to the mid-west), it’s a hypermarket chain that has become a one-stop shop for name brands on groceries, clothing, and home goods at a great value. I prefer to do my big grocery hauls here and always love their huge produce section and Meijer Organics brand!

Meijer stores can be found in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Find the nearest location to you and enter to win a gift card to get shopping!

To Enter:

Leave a comment on this post (mandatory!) sharing one way you like/would like to make sure you get enough fiber in your diet and enter at least one additional entry into Rafflecopter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You have until Midnight Monday, September 15th E.S.T to enter the giveaway. The winner will be announced Tuesday morning, the 16th.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post below! You must do so in order for your entry into Rafflecopter to count.

Good Luck!


Related Articles and Fiber Facts

Check out this video to find out even more ways fiber can help you!

The psyllium fiber from Metamucil benefits your health in so many ways.

Find everyday tips for adding fiber into your diet.

It’s never too early or too late to help reduce the risk of heart disease by adding fiber into your diet.

Disclaimer: While I was compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions on the brands mentioned above remain my own!

August 22, 2014

Friday Favorites #51: Week of 8/22

Hello and Happy Friday! Did the week fly by for any of you guys too?

Holy cow. But hey, I guess that’s never a bad thing.

I noticed a lot of new faces in the comments section this week, so if you are still getting used to the weekly shenanigans that happen around here, you should know that Fridays are spent looking back at what I loved about the week.

From funny videos to new health and fitness finds, I gather things that I like or that made me smile and share them with you.

The best part about Friday Favorites is that these types of posts have grown like wildfire in the blogging world! At the bottom you will find a link-up to share your #FFavorites as well, and if you’re not a blogger and still want to play, I invite you to utilize the comments section to tell me yours!

Friday Favorites #51: Week of 8/22

Friday Favorites Button Housewife Glamour

(And, PSSST… there may or may not be a giveaway at the bottom too!)

• Scentsy

My sister first told me about Scentsy a little over a year ago. Back then she owned a few of their scented warmers and now has purchased so many (for herself and gifts to others) that she became a consultant!

scentsy scent warmer

If you are a fan of nice smells and night lights, I have a feeling that you would love these warmers.

scentsy warmers

I ordered the Tunis Scentsy Warmer from the Deluxe collection with Business Casual scented wax from the Scentsy Man collection. I kind of have a thing for house scents that smell like Abercrombie Man… remember?

scentsy business casual wax

Really though, I am loving this! It comes with a light bulb and all you have to do is plug it in and turn it on to get a large area to smell fantastic. Warmers can replace the need for candles and over time, can save you money since all you have to replace is the wax!

scentsy scent tulis warmer

And if you’re a true lover of all things that smell good and light candles nightly like me, that will only have to happen about every 3-4 weeks.

• Harmless Harvest 100% raw coconut water

I sampled this Harmless Harvest coconut water at my last trip to Whole Foods. It was pink in color, which intrigued me.

Harmless Harvest coconut water

An explanation of the hue, taken straight from their website:

“All of our coconut water is completely clear when bottled. After bottling, the color simply signals antioxidants interacting with light. Variation is (more than) normal in nature, but everyone thought we were crazy to put pink bottles on the shelf. Rather than change the product, we decided to educate people and trust that they would understand. We hope we’re paving the way for the acceptance of variability, and reconnection with the truth that nature comes in many colors.”

harmless harvest coconut water pink

Rarely do I sample and buy something right away, but this stuff is PHENOM. It is easily the best coconut water I have tried thus far, and the biggest downfall is the price. At almost $5 a bottle, it’s expensive, but very delicious and “worth it” according to online reviews.

I certainly think it is refreshing!

• Whole Foods hot bar

Speaking of Whole Foods, how many of you haven’t visited their hot food bar? For the love… if you are close to one… go NOW.

While I used to stick to getting monster salads or have some sort of theme to my meal, these days I just load everything up into my bowl. It’s fine.

whole foods hot bar salad

This honker weighed two pounds and cost about $15 upon checkout. (!!!) Once again, rarely do I pay $15 for a salad, but when I do it’s when I make my own at Whole Foods. With a side of Whole Foods sorbet, this one served as both lunch and dinner that day!

• IDEA World Fitness Convention & BlogFest

I know I have raved about it throughout the entire week, but I just can’t complete this #FFavorites post without mentioning IDEA. It was an absolute blast and I brought so much useful information home with me!

having fun at IDEA World Fitness Convention

In case you missed the stories or tips I have already shared, read up:

IDEA BlogFest 2014 – Day One

IDEA BlogFest 2014 – Day Two

IDEA World Fitness Convention

I finished up the recaps with my personal tips on what to expect from the conference. My DO’s and DONT’s of attending IDEA, if you will.

The Do's and Don'ts of attending the IDEA World Fitness Convention and IDEA World Fitness BlogFest

For those of you who are fitness and/or blogging professionals (or even enthusiasts!), I hope this helps you decide if you would like to join next year. Many of you have expressed an interest, so I am looking forward to sharing more about the sessions coming up!

• egg white ch(ips)

I also found these oddly fascinating.

egg white chips - ips

At first glance, I wasn’t sure how egg whites would taste in a chip form, but I went over to their both at the IDEA EXPO anyways and I’m so glad I did. Hands down, the cinnamon flavor is where it’s at!

egg white ch(ips)

I took the bag to a session and devoured it all in about ten minutes.

• yoga mats with straps

This is the last mention of IDEA, promise.

But how cute is this yoga mat Reebok surprised us with at our Strala Yoga session with Tara Stiles?

Reebok yoga mat for strala with tara stiles

(similar, similar, similar <- just the holder strap)

I already had a thick yoga mat at home, but have been on the hunt for a thinner one that is more portable with a handle or removable strap.

Or if you’d prefer, I’m digging these yoga totes that fit your mat right into the bottom. Thanks, Reebok!

• favorite HWG post

See? I did more than just talk about the conference this week…

seven tips on how to overcome the annoyances that come with healthy active living

This post was shared a lot on multiple social media channels and I was excited to see your responses in the comments section!

And last but not least…

• National Waffle Day + Van’s giveaway!

I got an email from Van’s this week letting me in on a little secret: This Sunday, August 24th, is National Waffle Day

To celebrate, I whipped up one of my favorite ways to eat them to share the news.

Van's gluten free waffles with yogurt and fruit

Two Van’s Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon waffles topped in Peach Greek yogurt and fresh peaches.

Sick of hearing me talk about Van’s waffles and want to try some?

van's gluten free apple cinnamon waffles with yogurt and peaches

Van’s wants to give one lucky Housewife Glamour winner a handful of coupons for free waffles as well as a Van’s water bottle and tote!

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite waffle topping or way to eat waffles. The winner will be announced Monday, August 25th!

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Have a great weekend! xo

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