Thursday, January 29, 2015

NatureSweet Tomatoes MVP Sweepstakes & Giveaway

This is a sponsored post on behalf of NatureSweet Tomatoes.  All opinions are 100% mine.

NatureSweet Tomatoes are the perfect addition to your Game Day Menu!  Check out the recipes below for delicious ideas on what to serve on the big day.
NatureSweet is also giving you a chance to win awesome Prizes in their MVP Promotion
Make sure to enter by February 1st for a chance to win up to $1,000 for Game Day Food.

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These recipes all look delicious!  Which one are you going to try on Game Day?

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts from Harvestland


How about an easy, healthy and delicious Basil Stuffed Chicken recipe.
Thanks to Moms Meet, we got to try Harvestland All-Natural chicken.
Harvestland products are All-Natural:
  • No Antibiotics
  • Fed All Vegetarian Diet
  • No Animal By-Products
  • Humanely Raised
  • Raised Cage Free
  • No Hormones or Steroids
Definitely products you can feel great giving to your family.
Now on to the recipe:

  • 4 HARVESTLAND® Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs, dried
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • Additional fresh basil leaves (to garnish)
I placed my basil leaves, olive oil and garlic cloves in a food processor to mince them.  You can buy the products already minced if you prefer.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
In medium bowl, combine basil and remaining ingredients (except garnish); mix well. Set aside 2 teaspoons of basil stuffing. The remaining mixture will be used to stuff the chicken breast.
Gently cut a pocket on the thick side of the chicken breast being careful not to cut all the way through. Stuff mixture into each pocket. Spread remaining mixture over the top of each breast.
Place chicken in 9-inch square baking dish. Bake 35 to 40 minutes until cooked through and golden.

To serve, garnish with fresh basil leaves.
Photo credits to Harvestland website.

It came out delicious, and was a big hit for the whole family.

Find this recipe and many more on the Harvestland website.

Disclosure: I received coupons to purchase Harvestland products from MomsMeet in order to write this review.  I did not receive any other form of compensation.

Ian's Natural Foods for Kids - Review

It's January, are you following through on your New Year Resolutions?
Our big one this year is to be eat healthier as a Family.
I'm not usually big on resolutions, but I find it really important to gradually change our diet to a healthier one.
I've been discovering tons of companies that are focusing on offering healthy Natural foods for busy families. 
Ian's is the latest brand we have tried, and I'm loving it so far.
Most of their products are:
  • No Wheat or Gluten
  • No Milk
  • No Soy
  • No Nuts
  • No Eggs
  • Non-GMO
  • No Preservatives
Perfect for families with allergies.  You can search products of their website based on the requirements above.
For this review we tried the Alphatots, and the Southwest Chicken tenders. 
The kids loved them both.  The Southwest Chicken tenders were a little spicy for my youngest one, personally I couldn't taste the spiciness.
I loved that they are minimally processed, and I can make a quick lunch in the oven without feeling guilty about what the kids are eating.

 I had fun making their lunches, and they didn't anything on their plates!

The first focus of Ian’s Natural Foods was to provide tasty all-natural and organic foods, which expanded to gluten-free foods for kids. It began with kid favorites like chicken nuggets and patties. The kid-friendly selections were a hit!

Today, the Ian’s brand is part of the Elevation Brands’ family; providing individual consumers the power to influence the health and wellness of their families and the world we share. Ian’s has grown into a national brand with 35 products sold throughout the United States and Canada.

BUY IT: Purchase Ian's products online HERE or Find the products at your local grocery store.  For a list of Stores look HERE.

Disclosure: I was provided with a free sample of the product above in order to write this review.  However, all opinions are 100% mine.  I did not receive any other form of compensation.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

After by Anna Todd #AfterSaga

Disclosure: I participated in the After by Anna Todd blog program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own

Anna Todd’s After—which she originally wrote entirely on her phone as a hobby—is now being turned into a four-book series.

Paramount Pictures has acquired the film rights to adapt the After story for the big screen.

Last spring, the 25-year-old One Direction ├╝berfan parlayed her love of reading and the British boy-band to create After on Wattpad, a free social reading and writing app, under the nom de plume Imaginator1D. 

Every few days, Anna used Wattpad to publish a new installment. Her fanfic love story swelled to over 2,500 pages and has been viewed more than a billion times.

About After:

The After series tells the story of Tessa Young, an optimistic freshman at Washington State University, and the dark, troubled British bad boy who has stolen her heart.

About Wattpad:

Wattpad is the world’s largest community of readers and writers. It has connected over 40 million people around the world who share a love of reading and writing.  

Wattpad is a new storytelling experience that’s mobile and social.   Wattpad stories are free.  

Mobile: With Wattpad you can read and share stories from your phone, tablet or computer. Whether you’re online or off, use the devices you already own to carry an entire library of stories wherever you go.  

Social: Wattpad creates direct connections between readers and writers. Everyone participates in storytelling on Wattpad. Some people may not identify with being a writer, but they can share plot suggestions via comments and messages or create original art/music to go along with the stories they’ve read. 

Anyone can share a story on Wattpad. Whether you’ve never written before, or published multiple books, Wattpad offers benefits for writers of all levels.

BUY IT: Barnes & Noble: | E-reader:

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Mum-Mum Snax for Kids - Healthy Snacks on the Go


Christmas break is about over, and it's time to get back into the school routine, which includes packing up school lunches.

I'm always on the look out for healthier fun options to put in the boys' lunch boxes.  I used to feed them Mum-Mum snacks when they were toddlers, but I had no idea that Mum-Mum made school-aged kids snacks.

I couldn't wait to have the kids try Mum-Mum SnaxOven baked with organic whole grain brown rice and other natural ingredients, Mum-Mum Snax is also gluten-free, egg-free and peanut-free with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.  I love having healthy options for send to school.
We tried the Apple Cinnamon, and Strawberry Banana flavors, and they were definitely Kid Approved!

Mum-Mum Snax are going in the lunch bag. 
Each box comes with 12 packages of 2 individually wrapped crackers.

I love that you can even write a little note on the package for your kids! 
And for schools that are Peanut Free, the Mum-Mum Snax come with the peanut free label printed on them.
BUY IT: Find a store near you HERE.
Disclosure: I received the above product for free in order to write this review.  All opinions are 100% mine. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Voice Lessons To Go Review & Giveaway

Do you know that kids are natural-born singers?  My kids have always seemed to have an interest in singing, but because I'm far from being a singer myself, I never knew what to do to help them improve their voices.

I was offered to review VOICE- Lessons To Go Sing Out Proud for Kids, and it was perfect timing as the kids have just joined a choir.

Sing out Proud! was designed specifically for the younger singer. It introduces kids to the world of singing and teaches them how to warm up their voices in a healthy, fun way. With gentler vocal ranges, the exercises are easy to follow, easy to do, and easy on the voice.

And it is an excellent way to provide kids with the number one quality needed as a performer – confidence!
The CD was very easy for the kids to follow along, and they loved the idea of getting a singing lesson.  It teaches them posture, breathing and easy warm-ups. 
Ariella Vaccarino sings along with piano accompaniment.  She is a highly demanded voice teacher, and has been teaching for 18 years.  She has produced several CDs, and does a great job keeping kids interested.
~ Christmas is coming up this would be the perfectly unique and memorable holiday gifts or Stocking Stuffers ~
Developed for children ages 4 – 10+
BUY IT: Find it HERE for $14.99
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Disclosure:  I received Voice Lessons To Go in order to write this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Where is your Elf on the Shelf?

Have been busy hiding your Elf on the Shelf?

When I don't forget and scramble to quickly move him in the morning, I've been trying to make him fun for the kids to find in the morning.

I just wanted to share one of my favorite this year so far.

Where has your Elf on the Shelf been?  I'd love some to hear some fun ideas!

Kid Friendly Holiday Cocktail with Zevia #CheersTo

Disclosure: I received free Zevia soda in order to write this post.  All opinions are 100% mine.
It's time for the Holiday Celebrations and what really means the most to me is being able to include my kids.
I don't let my kids drink soda on a regular basis, but I will let them have it on special occasions.  Since I discovered Zevia and their zero calorie naturally sweetened sodas I feel even better about letting the kids have a soda at parties.
Adults always celebrate with special cocktails, so I wanted to the kids to feel special too.
It's very simple to make.  Mix half Zevia Ginger Ale and Zevia Grape soda into a (plastic) margarita glass.  Add some sprinkles to the edge of the glass, top with a pretty straw, and there you have it.

Zevia offers 15 different flavored sodas, feel free to mix your favorites.

I found Zevia Soda at Fresh Market, you can also find them at Whole Foods, Target and many more retailers.  See the list HERE.

Zevia is spreading the holiday cheer! Follow Zevia & share the little moments that mean the most on Instagram or Twitter with #CheersTo for a chance to win oodles of prizes now through 12/31! Peep at all the holiday sparkle in the gallery & follow along on their Instagram & Twitter feeds for the daily winners!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide by Educents

Educents Holiday Gift Guide

❄ Happy Holidays! ❄

The Educents team is excited to share their favorite deals and products with you this holiday season. Each staff member chose their favorite deal for the holidays and included it in this handy guide. Check out the deals, including free apps, art & craft supplies, personalized books, LEGO sets, martial arts online and so much more. They have something for everyone!

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post by Educents.  I will receive compensation for the post. All opinions are mine.