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Finding the time to eat, let alone eat a healthy decent meal these days is a challenge. As a full-time working mom, I’m not in the house much and the time I am is limited. Continue reading

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Aloha – New Product Release 

   

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What’s better than ALOHA’s tasty treats and nutrient-packed products? How about getting them for 20% off? Well then, you are in luck! Now through Sunday, May 31st, you can get 20% off your entire purchase of ALOHA products when you use code WELCOMESPRING20. This offer expires on Sunday, 5/31/15, so don’t wait! You can also get Free Shipping on all orders over $50 at ALOHA. 

A few new products that are definitely worth mentioning are The Foundation – Be Brilliant, The Foundation – Be Protected, and their delicious new Trail Mix.
The Foundation – Be Brilliant – Get beauty and brains from this brilliant formula. Be Brilliant includes bacopa, a powerful brain enhancer that will help you feel focused and relaxed, French melon extract and vitamin A from algae which will give your skin a beautiful glow.
The Foundation – Be Protected – Relax, de-stress, and strengthen your immune system with defensive, plant-derived formula. The black pepper will help promote better absorption of soothing tumeric, vitamin C from acerola juice helps support healthy defenses, while guduchi takes the edge off stress.
Trail Mix – ALOHA’s new all-organic Trail Mix is a superfood-packed snack that is sure to make you snack happy! ALOHA has spent months developing this delicious nourishing, energizing, and brain-boosting snack medley. It’s great for afternoons at the office, adventures on the trail, and road tripping with friends. A balanced blend of hearty cashews, vibrant goji berries, and wholesome pistachios, it’s a powerful snack sure to give you a quick and healthy energy boost.

Blueberry, Kale and Fig Protein Smoothie

  

Ingredients:

2 handfuls of kale, fresh or frozen
1/2 C of figs
1/2 C of frozen blueberries
1 frozen banana
1.5 C coconut or almond milk
1 Tbs hemp seeds
1 Tbs tahini
1 tsp cinnamon
1 scoop protein powder

Instructions:
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend smooth! 

Graze Box – Review + Special Offer

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I don’t know about you, but I know with me I LOVE to snack. Especially throughout the day, but honestly the variety and selections can become limited especially when I’m in the mood for something particular. Now, what If there was a service that took the task of getting good snacks to your door?! Well there is, and its called Graze. The reason behind the company is part of its logo, “snacking reinvented”, and with the variety of snacks I tried they definitely have reimagined snacking with flavors and tastes I would have never thought of.

The team at Graze believes in working with other smaller companies to create their snacks. They offer different labeled snacks, depending on your want and need: variety, snacks with health benefits, and perfect portions.

I was able to try a great sampling of what Graze has to offer, and was I pleased. Some of which are my new favorites (Honeycomb Flapjack & Garden of England) and I will be ordering to have at my office desk when the midday craving for food happens.

My friends over at Graze, want to share the fun of snacking with you that they are offering a special to my readers. Get your 1st & 5th Graze Boxes for FREE. Just use code: LIZM1D4DB at checkout.

Happy Snacking!!

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(Disclosure:  This complimentary item was sent for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own and no compensation was received.)

Super Bowl of Chili

Nobody wants to be stuck in the kitchen during the Big Game. Make the following recipes ahead and keep them warm until kickoff. The use of an all-natural slow cooker sauce made entirely of vegetables and seasonings speeds up prep time considerably. Using lean ground beef, turkey or all vegetables ensures a low-fat delicious meal! Take an extra 25% off Jesben Slow Cooker Sauces with code SNOWDAY until 2/1!

SLOW COOKER SUPER BOWL OF BEEF CHILI
Ingredients
1-2 lbs lean (90%) ground beef
1 jar (24 oz) Jesben® Italian Tomato, Peppers & Herbs Slow Cooker Sauce
1 can (approx. 15 oz) red kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can (approx. 15 oz) pinto beans (rinsed and drained)
3 T chili powder
1 T ground cumin

Instructions
Place meat in slow cooker.
Add beans.
Sprinkle spices over beef and beans.
Pour entire jar of Jesben® Italian Tomato, Peppers & Herbs Slow Cooker Sauce on top of meat, beans and spices. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours or until meat is fully cooked.
With large spoon thoroughly stir cooked chili, breaking up ground beef into chunks and then into smaller pieces with back of spoon.
Serve in bowls and enjoy!
Makes 8-10 servings

SLOW COOKER TURKEY CHILI
Ingredients
1-2 lbs ground turkey
1 jar (24 oz) Jesben® Italian Tomato, Peppers & Herbs Slow Cooker Sauce
1 can (approx. 15 oz) black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can (approx. 15 oz) yellow corn kernels (rinsed and drained)
3 T chili powder
1 T ground cumin

Instructions
Place turkey in slow cooker.
Add beans.
Sprinkle spices over turkey and beans.
Pour entire jar of Jesben® Italian Tomato, Peppers & Herbs Slow Cooker Sauce on top of turkey, beans and spices. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours or until meat is fully cooked.
With large spoon thoroughly stir cooked chili, breaking up ground turkey into chunks, and then into smaller pieces with back of spoon.
Serve in bowls and enjoy!
Makes 8-10 servings

SLOW COOKER VEGETARIAN CHILI
Ingredients
1 lb chopped portobello mushrooms
1 lb diced extra firm tofu
1 jar (24 oz) Jesben® Italian Tomato, Peppers & Herbs Slow Cooker Sauce
1 can (approx. 15 oz) cannellini beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can (approx. 15 oz) dark red kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
3 T chili powder
1 T ground cumin

Instructions
Place mushrooms and tofu in slow cooker.
Add beans.
Sprinkle spices over veggies and beans.
Pour entire jar of Jesben® Italian Tomato, Peppers & Herbs Slow Cooker Sauce on top of vegetables, beans and spices. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
Stir thoroughly and keep warm in slow cooker until ready to eat.
Serve in bowls and enjoy!
Makes 8-10 servings

Note: If you prefer less heat, chili powder can be reduced in any of these recipes by 1 tablespoon. On the other hand, if you like your chili hot, add a dash of hot sauce or cayenne pepper to taste. Also, feel free to get creative with your ingredients!

 

 

Happy Eating!!

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Reese’s Spreads – Review

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Chocolate & Peanut Butter, what more can you say. A great combination in my opinion – so when I was asked to do a review on the new Reese’s Spreads, I was overjoyed!!

The combination of the two paired with food is AMAZING!!! As you can see from the above picture I first sampled it with pretzels and an apple, good basics to start off with. The possibilities are endless, from cookies to bananas, just imagine. It tasted just like a reeses peanut butter cup, with limited calories. I think it is totally worth a try, and would to know what your thoughts are and what combinations you come up with.

 

Happy Snacking!!

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Gluten-Free Cheesy Herb Waffles

 

 

Who doesn’t love a little breakfast for dinner? Eggs, pancakes and bacon at night? We’re in! But what about dinner for breakfast? By combining waffles with savory ingredients like cilantro, parsley, black pepper and onion, our pals at Zemas Madhouse Foods have come up with a delicious gluten-free recipe for cheesy herb waffles. Ready to flip time and have dinner in the morning?

GLUTEN-FREE CHEESY HERB WAFFLES RECIPES
(Yields: 10-12 4-inch waffles)

Ingredients:

1 package Zemas Gluten-Free Multigrain Pancake & Waffle mix
1 1/3 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
¼ cup pure maple syrup (or agave nectar)
3 T grapeseed oil (or coconut oil)
1 egg (or egg replacer)
¼ cup chopped cilantro and parsley mixed
½ tsp sea salt
½ tsp black pepper
½ cup chopped onion
½ cup shredded dairy-free cheese (or regular cheese)

Instructions:
Pre-heat waffle maker to medium. Whisk all liquid ingredients together. Add in waffle mix. Add in herbs, spices and cheese. Spray both top and bottom of waffle maker, ladle ¼ cup batter into pan. Cook according to waffle maker directions.

Alternate Cooking Ideas:
Have fun and mix up the herbs and cheese. Great for huevos rancheros, BLT sandwiches, pulled pork or chicken with bbq sauce, eggs benedict and more!