Maybe it’s Love with Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk

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I am pretty sure I have copped to the fact that I am addicted to energy drinks and not because I like them but because coffee isn’t my thing and I am constantly tired.For example, last night not 1 but 2 of my kids got in bed with us and even though we have a king sized bed, I ended up sleeping at the end of the bed, with no pillow just so I could get a few hours of sleep.

I can drink coffee but it’s not normally my go to drink. 

I have been hearing good things about the new Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk and since I love almond milk, I wanted to give it a try.

I honestly don’t drink coffee a lot because it’s to bitter. I love the caffeine, not the taste but let me tell you something, I am really crushing on this new Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk. It isn’t bitter at all and I enjoy drinking it. 

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I popped these in my fridge so they could chill for a while before I enjoyed them. I love the single serve cartons but serve them in a coffee mug because it makes me feel like a legit coffee drinker. 

We spend alot of hours in our backyard, playing with our chickens, and letting them run around the yard. This is my favorite spot, in my favorite chair as I watch the chickens and kids run all around. There is something so sweet about drinking a cold coffee drink on a warm summer day.

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Plus this drink has 9g of protien per single serve carton which is not something I get in my energy drinks. It has just enough sweetness with the almond milk to balance out the taste of the coffee to give it the perfect blend in my opinion. 

These drinks are made with 100% Arabic Gevalia coffee so for all you avid coffee drinkers, you will enjoy it too.

You can now get these in grocery stores across the U.S. so check them out! There are 3 flavors you can choose from which is caramel, vanilla, mocha so you will have to let me know which one is your favorite. I like them all but the caramel one might have my heart.

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To stay up to date with Gevalia, follow them on social media:

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Lean Cuisine is my new routine even on the road

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I finally feel like I am in the home stretch of my weightloss journey after having 4 kids but I am not there yet. I have 10-15 pounds to reach my goal weight but am not in a hurry to get it off. I have decided to focus on eating healthier foods instead of being super strict. 

The problem is I LOVE to snack and it’s easy to eat foods that are in a bag or that I don’t have to cook. Are you with me??

The big news lately is that LEAN CUISINE® has introduced some exciting new meals like meals “Made with” organic ingredients and gluten free options…can I get an amen??!

I like REAL food with REAL ingrediants so I had to test these out. I headed over to my local Walmart to try out a few varieties including the LEAN CUISINE® Marketplace Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Cheese (organic), Marketplace Sweet & Spicy Korean-Style Beef (Protein Packed and Gluten Free) and the Marketplace Comfort Chicken in Sweet BBQ Sauce (Gluten Free.)  Look in the freezer section to find these new meals.

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My main time that I get to blog is during my littlest one’s nap time while the big kids rest and eat lunch. I have little to no time to prepare food for myself so popping a LEAN CUISINE® in the microwave and have it piping hot in 3 minutes helped me go from hangry to happy! 

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Can you tell how much I love these meals? For starters, while my mom and I were on a road trip to Louisiana together, I filled the fridge with these meals so my husband wouldn’t go hungry while I was gone. Seriously, he wouldn’t eat without me or he would just eat fast food everyday. 

Secondly, when we got to Louisiana I knew the road trip home would be long. And since we stay in a hotel halfway through the trip, I stocked up on these meals for the night in the hotel so my mom and I would have something healthy to eat. 

So instead of feeling like we were dragging by filling up on gas station food, we felt revived and ready for the 17 hour trip by feeding our bodies good food. If you’re from the South, you can relate as my father-in-law sent us home with an ice chest full of fish he has caught for us. It was filled to the top except for the space I made for my Lean Cuisine meals. We stopped in Wichita Falls, Texas and it sure felt good to pop those meals in the microwave after a long day of driving. 

Well hello mini fridge….

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Next time you are in Walmart, check them out!

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Bare Chips Sweet and Savory Recipes

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Do you ever have a hard time finding good snacks? This week I got to try out Bare Snacks and its delicious line of baked All Natural Crunchy Apple Chips and All Natural Crunchy Coconut Chips. I grabbed a bag and brought it into the car with me today. As I was in the car at a stoplight, I glanced real quick at the ingredients in the apple chips because they were so darn good and well, take a look for yourself…

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Just apples??! And they taste THAT good??! Seriously I took down a whole bag by myself.

Bare Snacks is the creators of delicious Snacks Gone Simple. Crafted using only real, whole-food ingredients, Bare Snacks helps people enjoy truly good-for-you snacking any time. All Bare Snacks are created through a special oven baking process that creates a distinct crunch, and enhances the delicious natural coconut and apple flavors in every bite.

Also Bare Snacks are gluten free, Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan (except Show me the Honey Crunchy Coconut Chips), and are free of refined sugar, preservatives, cholesterol and trans fats. Now that’s what I am talking about! A snack I won’t feel guilty about eating!

I was asked to come up with a recipe with 5 ingredients or less and I decided on 2 recipes, one sweet and once savory! I wouldn’t normally think of using these chips in a savory dish so that is why I had to come up with one!

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I made coconut protein bombs and savory apple chicken wraps.

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First is the coconut protein bombs. These are one of my favorite go to snacks and the addition of the coconut chocolate chips just made them my favorite.

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Bare Chips
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup almond nut butter (or you can use peanut butter)
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 bag of Bare chocolate coconut chips, processed in a food processor
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Mix everything above in a medium bowl.
  2. Roll into balls.
  3. These freeze great so you can freeze them in bags and take them out as needed.

 First process a whole bag of the chocolate coconut chips in a food processor.

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This is what it should look like. 

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Add all ingredients into the bowl and mix together then form into balls.

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Place in the fridge. This helps them stay in ball form but you can eat them anytime. Two went missing before these even made it to the fridge.

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Next is the Savory Apple Chicken Wraps:

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Apple Chicken Wraps
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446 calories
44 g
105 g
15 g
36 g
7 g
488 g
795 g
33 g
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6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
488g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 446
Calories from Fat 131
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
23%
Saturated Fat 7g
36%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 105mg
35%
Sodium 795mg
33%
Total Carbohydrates 44g
15%
Dietary Fiber 8g
33%
Sugars 33g
Protein 36g
Vitamin A
26%
Vitamin C
23%
Calcium
27%
Iron
13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Shredded chicken ( I used a cooked whole rotisserie and shredded it)
  2. Bare red apple chicken
  3. 3 yellow squash
  4. cheese
  5. 1 jar spaghetti sauce
Instructions
  1. Shred your chicken.
  2. Prepare your squash by cutting off the ends then cutting them in half.
  3. Using a peeler, peel thin strips of the squash.
  4. Wraps the strips around little bundles of the chicken.
  5. For the Bare apples, process then in a food processor until ground up.
  6. Top with sauce, cheese then sprinkle chopped up apples on top.
  7. Bake 350 degress for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
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  For the squash I cut the ends off then cut them in half. Then using a peeler, I would peel thin pieces of the squash then wrap them around bundles of the chicken.

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Once the all the chicken is wrapped, top with sauce and cheese.

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Then top with crushed apples chips. This gives it a nice crunch.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until heated through!

Enjoy!

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Afternoons with Outshine Bars

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My kids and I do a lot of important things in the afternoons after school like pondering why my 4 year old isn’t old enough to ride a skateboard. Or why Christmas only comes around once a year. While having these sweet talks, we normally all enjoy a fruit bar or two.

I heard about the new Simply Yogurt Outshine Bars so we went and picked up a box at Walmart along with some Outshine Coconut Waters, Fruit Bars, and Fruit and Veggies Bars.

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They were easy to find in the freezer section and they are on Rollback!

My little one who is a year old, also loves fruit bars but they can be kind of bulky for his little hands. The new Simply Yogurt Outshine bars are perfect for his size! They are a tad bit smaller than the other bars so he can eat a whole one all by himself.

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I don’t know about you but with the weather warming up, we always like to have a cool treat on hand. It just so happens our freezer is in our garage. So on the lazy afternoons when we are riding bikes or catching grasshoppers, we can always make a pit stop for one of the varieties of Outshine Bars.

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It’s tough being a kid right??! All that hard playing, bicycle riding fun, you can never have enough yummy fruit bar breaks! My oldest boys love their Outshine snack breaks just as much as the younger ones.

Did you know that for more than 18 years, Outshine has been making delicious, frozen fruit bars out of things like strawberries, peaches, and coconuts. I love that they use simple, honest ingredients so you can “snack brighter”.

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And once you have a taste of these yummy fruit bars, you will want to come back for more.

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Outshine is also doing a “Outsmart your Snack” Quiz where you can win tons of cool prizes!

Prizes include:

  • First 100 Winners receive a Fitbit Charge
  • Next 150 winners will receive a Outshine Beach Tote with,
    towel, tumbler and free product coupon
  • Next 300 winners will receive a year’s supply of Outshine
    product delivered via 12 free product coupons

Go here to take the quiz!

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Also Outshine is doing demo’s at  2,000 Walmart locations of Outshine bars, so click this link to find a store near you that is doing a demo! The demos will take place the same time as Walmart’s Berry Festival.

Be sure to check out more delicious ways to enjoy Outshine bars at http://cbi.as/6ype plus you can stay social with Outshine and follow them on Facebook.

 

 

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Camp Site Taquitos with Delimex

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I love S’mores as much as the next food-lovin gal. We went camping this past weekend and I knew I could get my paws on quite a few of those delicious desserts. With 4 kids circling the fire like vultures, I knew I needed to come up with a stick-to-your-bones dinner they would enjoy before downing a S’more or two. 

Part of the fun of S’mores is roasting them. So I decided we were going to try Camp Site Taquitos. We bought our favorite Delimex Chicken and Cheese Taquitos from Walmart, as well as some Tamales and Rolled Tacos. Either the Taquitos or Tacos would be a good Delimex item to try for this recipe. 

And with Cinco De Mayo coming up, these are a perfect food to gather around the campfire and enjoy together with your loved ones! We love celebrating Cinco De Mayo because it’s a good excuse to get family, friends, and food together. 

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With summer right around the corner, I know a lot of my friends plan to go camping. So this is a recipe you need to try out. Along with buying your Delimex favorites, you can use some Green Chili to dip your taquitos and tacos in.

I didn’t plan ahead so instead of making my own, I bought some from the store. I found some in the refridgerated section of Walmart. If you want to make your own, you can use the recipe below.

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Camp Site Taquitos with Delimex
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Ingredients
  • 1 whole chicken, cooked (I used a rotisserie chicken)
  • 3 cans of green chilis
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 can of black beans
  • Hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in crock pot and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
  2. Or you can cook over the stove top for 30 minutes.

 

I would recommend cooking it ahead of time and freezing it then you just have to unthaw on your camping trip. I just heated up the green chili over the stove in our camper. For me with 4 kids and doing the camping situation without my husband, it was easier to buy some store-bought. It’s your choice; either way is good.

And while you are out grabbing what you need for the chili, go ahead and grab some taquitos, rolled tacos, and tamales. All of them taste amazing around the campfire.

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So now to the Camp Site Taquitos! I laid out the easy steps in order to enjoy these at your next campfire.

STEP ONE:

Cook the Taquitos or Tacos according to the package.

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STEP TWO:

Next poke the Taquitos with a skewer and roast over an open flame. My kids thought this was both hilarious and fun.

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STEP THREE:

Roast until warm then serve with green chili. We dipped our Taquitos in our green chili and, boy, was it amazing!

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Sometimes figuring out what you are going too cook while camping can be stressful. Thanks to this idea, it will be something on the menu for every camping trip ahead!

 

 

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