Food, Food/Beverage, Healthy Living

Picnic Food Options for National Picnic Day With ProSticks

Picnic Food Options for National Picnic Day With ProSticks

April 23 is National Picnic Day and what a great way to spend a sprig day at your local park with family and friends for a picnic and play. We live heading to our local water parks if the weather is warm or take advantage of the beautiful National Parks here in Washington State.

When we pack food, it has to be filling and wholesome so we don’t keep getting hungry. I can only fit so much in the backpack so with the right snacks we can get some needed protein and feel full for longer.

ProSticks by Expresco Foods are the ultimate grab-and-go snack with more than 20 grams of protein. These hand-made perfectly grilled chicken skewers are perfect for our active lifestyles. Portable and better-for-you, they come in three delicious flavors – Mediterranean, Sweet Sriracha and Chipotle. Power up withProSticks, a quick, cleaner label, high protein snack.

For over 30 years, Expresco Foods has been committed to creating top quality, portion controlled, value-added convenient meal and snack solutions. Expresco’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit has guided the development of fully cooked grilled protein products, frozen and fresh for foodservice, retail and deli across North America. Visit http://www.exprescoprosticks.com for more information.

Food/Beverage, Natural Foods

Popcornopolis Organic Nearly Naked Popcorn – Available at Costco

I have partnered with Zebra Popcorn for this Blog Tour feature

Nearly Naked popcorn is new and the best tasting popcorn. Certified Gluten Free, GMO Free Corn, Pure Coconut Oil, No High Fructose Corn Syrup, 0g Trans Fat, Made with American Grown Corn. When I say the best, I mean it. My husband and I eat popcorn as our snack of choice and we have tried all the brands out there. After trying Nearly Naked my husband said it is by far the best tasting of all the ‘naked’ popcorns available that we have tried. I truly agree!

Given that Popcornopolis Nearly Naked is our new favorite I wanted to share the following shopping tip for you!

Find Nearly Naked popcorn at Costco for the following prices! I know we’ll be stocking up. The shelf life is quite long. On March 13 – Costco will be selling it for $5.39 a bag. However, to really stock up wait until April 19 – May 13 where the cost will drop to $3.49 a bag! These bags are huge! Find more at Popcornopolis

Out of popcorn

Easter, Food/Beverage, Gift Ideas, Giveaways

Easter Chocolate Candy Options from RM Palmer – Contest

I have partnered with RM Palmer for feature

Easter Chocolate Candy Options from RM Palmer

Another year has passed and the Easter of 2018 will make its own memories. It will be a new year of family dinner, Easter baskets and photos with the Easter bunny. RM Palmer made sure you have some new options too. Some hip and some with just a little extra added to our familiar chocolate candies.

RM Palmer chocolate eggs

How fun are these? From a fun letter game you can create with the kids to making their candy time fun, these RM Palmer Eggwords Eggs are a milk chocolate with a smooth, creamy center.

chocolate eggs letters

While the Eggwords are Anthony’s favorite, these Pretzel Easter Eggs are my new favorite. I had plans of stashing these for the boys baskets, but I’ll have to buy more because they did not last with me.

RM Palmer Pretzel Chocolate

These are a lot of fun for the older kids. These Selfie Bunnies are a hit and perfect for a 2018 Easter basket.

RM Palmer Selfie Bunny

You can find RM Palmer candies at most grocers and retailers nationwide. They are always a holiday favorite and these new options will be a fun hit this year.

You can also enter to win! Snap a selfie with your Selfie Bunny and enter the sweepstakes today for a chance to win a trip for 2 adults to Chicago and attend the 2018 Sweets & Snacks Expo as a guest of R.M. Palmer Company! Ends April 2, 2108

Enter Now: http://woobox.com/7qkhkc

Food/Beverage, Valentine's 2018

Valentine’s Day Treat: Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Chips Mini Heart Shapes

I have partnered with Sensible Portions for this feature

Valentine's Day Treat:  Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Chips Mini Heart Shapes

They are back! The heart-shaped Sensible Portions better-for-you Veggie Chips. These mini snacks packed full of flavor are made with no artificial preservatives or fillers, non-GMO, contain 30% less fat than the leading potato chip.

better-for-you chips

More Information

  • Sold in Target stores nationwide beginning in January
  • Gluten free and vegan and 0g trans fat
  • SRP: $5.99 for.5-oz. single-serve bags in packs of 12

Sensible Portions

Write messages in the provided box and counter those candy treats with these chips kids love. Anthony loves snacking on these and they are great to throw in his lunch for s treat. Keep an eye out in Target stores near you.

Veggie Chips

Food/Beverage, Recipes

Easy Naked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe

Naked Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe

Easy Naked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe

When your husband comes to you one day and says he wants to start eating healthier but no real plan that is the beginning of a lifestyle change. He wants to lose weight and knew he has little control over will power and we discussed the type of regimen we wanted to follow. I am not overweight but I could shed a few so I decided to join him on the journey to mainly eat healthier and be a partner with him to help keep him motivated.

We decided to choose – and tweak- the paleo diet. Basically it was very low carbs. That meant no breads, pasta, rice, cereals, tortillas, some cheeses and sugars. It is hard to suddenly get creative. We do allow ourselves a cheat night a week. After 3 months my husband is down 42 pounds and me 8.

egg roll

This latest recipe has been a hit! I was asked twice this night to make it so I will finally share! By Naked Chicken Egg Rolls I mean you make the insides but no pastry to roll them in. Very low carbs and filling!

Easy Naked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe
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Yield: 4

Easy Naked Chicken Egg Roll Recipe

Ingredients

  • Ground chicken (can use ground turkey or pork as well)
  • 1 Bag of Coleslaw mix w/o the dressing
  • 1.5 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/3 C low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 heaping tbsp pure sesame oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • sliced almonds (optional)
  • chopped green onions

Instructions

  1. Make the sauce by stirring together garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil
  2. Cook ground chicken in a large wok until heated through
  3. Add the entire bag of coleslaw and sauce
  4. Stir all together and leave on heat no more than 2-3 minutes so you still have some crunch in the cabbage
  5. Garnish with onions and almonds if you desire!
http://parentinghealthy.com/easy-naked-chicken-egg-roll-recipe/

My recipe is derived from this recipe I found on Tip Hero just changing a few things to our taste!

Here are some items I used to get my meal done right!

Find more recipes like this HERE!

Naked Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe

Food/Beverage, Recipes

4 Cocktail Recipes for Your New Years Eve

4 Cocktail Recipes for Your New Years Eve

As I am writing this post to share some cocktail recipes with you I am sipping on a refreshing Sparkling Ice Pomegranate Blueberry water. We love these drinks and I don’t buy soda anymore because Sparkling Ice takes care of the carbonated beverage cravings with zero calories, sugars and fats. Did you know you can make great tasting cocktails with Sparkling Ice beverages? Here are 4 of them below for you.

Prosecco Punch

Recipe CreditSparkling Ice

INGREDIENTS

1 Part Prosecco
DIRECTIONS
Mix together and garnish with small lavender sprig
Prosecco Punch Recipe
Sparkle Shots
Recipe Credit: Sparkling Ice
INGREDIENTS
1oz Vodka
½ oz lime juice
Sprinkle Rim, for garnish
DIRECTIONS
In an ice filled cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients and shake. Pour into a shot glass with a sprinkle rim and serve.
Sparkling Shots
Prosecco Superiore Skewer
Recipe Credit: Santa Margherita
Servings: 2
INGREDIENTS
1 bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
8-10 frozen cranberries
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp water
DIRECTIONS
Put cranberries on a skewer and rinse under cold water. Dip skewered cranberries in water, then roll in granulated sugar. Place skewers on wax paper and place in freezer for 5 minutes. Fill glass ¾ with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore. Place skewers on top of glass and serve.
ALTERNATE OPTION
For a slightly sweeter garnish, soak fresh or frozen berries in maple syrup overnight, then skewer and roll in sugar.

 

Prosecco with Cranberry

Ginger Raspberry Sparkler

Recipe Credit: Brooklyn Crafted
INGREDIENTS
1/3 oz Raspberry Puree
1.5 oz Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini, Lemon/Lime
Splash of Limoncello
4 oz Champagne
Squeeze of Lime Juice Fresh
Raspberries
DIRECTIONS
Stir raspberry puree, Brooklyn Crafted Mini Lemon/Lime and Limoncello in a champagne flute. Top with champagne and a squeeze of lime juice. Garnish with raspberries and enjoy!

 

Raspberry Ginger