Eat More Veggies with Tommy’s Superfoods {Review}

** I was compensated for the following review, but all opinions are 100% my own.

This past week, my family and I have had the opportunity to try several different varieties of frozen vegetables from Tommy’s Superfoods.

The products are all-natural, non-GMO, gluten free, low-sodium, and many are vegan. All of them come in microwaveable steamer bags (which is how we heated them), but they can be done on a stovetop, as well. In all of our samples, the vegetables looked fresh (not wilted), and had a good flavor.

Root Fusion (Carrots, Beets, Apples, and Sweet Potatoes) – My one year old and I love sweet potatoes, so we really enjoyed this! Normally, I would expect a pairing of apples, beets, and sweet potatoes to be sweet…but this had a sage seasoning that was deliciously unexpected. I served it with leftover turkey breast, and it gave the meal a bit of a Thanksgiving vibe!

Super Greens (Spinach, Collard Greens, Kale, and Lemon Juice) – No one else in my family likes kale, so I was on my own here. I didn’t really notice a lot of seasoning on this one compared to the others, but it’s hard to mask the earthy taste of kale! I mixed it with a pasta dish though, and it was fabulous!

Vegetable Medley (Broccoli, Peas, and Carrots) – My 5 year old preferred this one. His only objection…”Too many green peas!” Hahaha This was an easy one to serve as a dinner side, because it’s all veggies that we eat pretty frequently.

Cauliflower and Green Beans – This was my husband’s favorite. He loved the cauliflower, and though he’s not usually a fan of cooked green beans, he said these were nice and crunchy.

Asparagus with Uncured Bacon (Asparagus, Carrots, Bacon, and Red Bell Pepper) – The asparagus was cooked well…not soggy like asparagus can get. I thought there would be a really obvious bacon flavor, but I didn’t really notice it at all. Still delicious, though. (The one year old kept sneaking some off my plate!)

The only sample we didn’t try was the brussels sprouts, because we’re just not big fans of them. But, I’m sure we would have been just as impressed with the taste and quality.

Tommy’s Superfoods frozen vegetables have definitely increased our veggie intake, and given us new options for meal times! Visit their website to see all of their products, check out new recipes, and find out where to buy Tommy’s Superfoods near you.

{I received six samples of Tommy’s Superfoods Frozen Vegetables in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.}

Yummy Snacks from Funley’s Delicious {Review}

** I was compensated for the following review, but all opinions are 100% my own.

Over the last week, my family and I had the opportunity to review several snacks from Funley’s Delicious. Funley’s Delicious products are 100% Natural, GMO Free, and have NO Preservatives, Trans Fats, or High Fructose Corn Syrup. Their products come in resealable bags, which make them easy to grab and take on the go.

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Funley’s Super Crackers each have a hidden superfood in them (to get some extra nutrients in those picky eaters!) We tried three of the flavors: Pizza n’ Stuff (hidden Carrot), Cheddar n’ Stuff (hidden Broccoli), and Cornbread n’ Stuff (hidden Sweet Potato). If you’re a fan of a particular brand of crackers that are shaped like a fish, you will really love the pizza and cheddar flavors! They are nearly identical in taste to the other brand, but Finley’s has a much shorter and healthier ingredient list. My 3.5 year old had no idea there were veggies hiding in these crackers until he saw a carrot on one of the bags, and even after that, he didn’t really care. We weren’t huge fans of the cornbread flavor, though. It was too bland, in my opinion, and I didn’t notice much of a cornbread taste until I ate several of them. The Pizza flavor was a winner for the whole family. They also offer Ranch n’ Stuff (hidden Spinach), which I would definitely try!

Thumbs up for Funley's Pizza Crackers!

Thumbs up for Funley’s Pizza Crackers!

In addition to the crackers, we tried all three flavors of Wholly Granolly Clusters. DH liked the Peanut Butter Pretzel, but I didn’t notice much of a peanut butter taste myself. DS’s favorite was the Wild Apple Berry. I only got to taste a couple of them before he ate the rest of the bag, but I really liked the combination of crunchy granola and a bit of chewy sweetness from the fruit. The Double Chocolate Chip was my favorite, because…chocolate! I may have hidden this bag from everyone else, so I didn’t have to share…lol

Overall, I was very impressed by Funley’s Delicious, and I’m looking forward to trying some of their other products! You can find these, and other Funley’s snacks online, or at your local store! Be sure to check out Funley’s Delicious on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates and coupons!

{I received six samples of Funley’s Delicious snacks in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.}

How I Celebrated National Cereal Day! {Review}

** I was compensated for the following review, but all opinions are 100% my own.

Last Saturday, March 7th, was National Cereal Day. (Yes, that is a real thing!) To celebrate, I tried out a few new (to me) cereal brands! I’m trying to clean up our act as far as what we eat, so having the opportunity to review products that are non-GMO and have fewer ingredients was pretty exciting to me!

Erewhon Corn Flakes – Since 1966, Erewhon has led the organic revolution. Their foods are made of non-GMO ingredients. While I’m not a big fan of corn flakes, I do love that there are only TWO ingredients in this brand – organic milled corn and sea salt! They must have been pretty tasty, because my 3.5 year old ate them both with and without milk.

Peace Cereal Walnut Spice – Peace Cereal only uses premium ingredients that have been verified by The Non-GMO Project. The Walnut Spice cereal was my favorite! My husband liked that it stayed crunchy in milk, and I thought the cinnamon flavor was awesome! We both felt like the walnut pieces could have been bigger, though. They kind of got lost in the bowl with everything else.

Uncle Sam’s Raisin Bran – An American Original since 1908, Uncle Sam’s high fiber and heart-healthy cereals are made from simple and non-GMO ingredients, and have nourished families for over 100 years! Uncle Sam’s Raisin Bran only has four ingredients (Whole wheat kernels, Raisins, Salt, and Barley malt), and I think it’s better than the other brand we all know! It could use a few more raisins (in my opinion), but it’s definitely not lacking in flavor!

I was very impressed by these cereals, and I’m looking forward to trying other Erewhon, Peace Cereal, and Uncle Sam’s products. You can find these, and other Attune Foods brands, at a store near you!

{I received three full-size boxes of cereal in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.}

No-Bake Golden Oreo Truffles

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I co-hosted my sister’s baby shower this past weekend, and was in charge of sweets. Usually, I would just pick up some cupcakes from the grocery store (because I’m lame like that), but this event required something a little bit more personal.

I wanted something to kind of go with the theme (Rainbows/You are my Sunshine).  These were the invitations – perfect for a gender neutral event!

Adorable invites from Tiny Prints!

Adorable invites from Tiny Prints!

I’m not much of a cook or baker, so when I found this recipe on Pinterest and the first words I saw were “no-bake”, I was pretty excited. Surely I can’t mess these up…right?  Plus, rainbow sprinkles…lol

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Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • 1 package of Golden Oreos
  • 4 oz. Low-fat cream cheese (** I actually found several variations of this recipe, and most recommended 8 oz., but one suggested cutting the amount of cream cheese in half to 4 oz. It gives it more of a cookie dough texture, which I prefer.)
  • 1/2 package white chocolate chips
  • 1-2 tbsp. shortening
  • sprinkles (optional)

Directions:

Put Oreos (cream and all) into a food processor, and crush until they are crumbs.

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Dump Oreos into a bowl, add cream cheese, and mix into a dough.  (If your food processor has a dough blade, you can use that in the food processor to mix them.)

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Form dough into small balls and put on a plate with wax paper.  (I used this cookie scoop.)

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Put plate into the freezer for at least 30 mins.

Add half a bag of white chocolate chips and 1 tbsp. shortening to a microwave safe bowl.

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Microwave for 30 sec. increments until melted.

Remove balls from freezer and dip them one by one into the melted chocolate.  (I used a fork to lightly distribute the chocolate…do NOT stir.)

Use fork to scoop ball out, and tap on the edge of the bowl to remove extra chocolate.

Add sprinkles (optional) before chocolate hardens.  *This happens faster than you think!

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Repeat.

Once all Oreo balls are decorated, store in the refrigerator until serving time.  They should last up to five days in the fridge. To make them extra festive, place them in these cute mini cupcake wrappers!

Enjoy!

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My Favorite Green Smoothie

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My in-laws got me a NutriBullet Blender for Christmas, and I absolutely love it!  I use it pretty much everyday.

I’ve tried several different recipes for green smoothies over the past couple of months, and the following is my favorite, so far.

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– 2 handfuls organic kale
– 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
– Fill the rest with frozen mixed fruit (The one I buy is our local grocery store brand, and it’s a blend of strawberries, peaches, cantaloupe, and seedless grapes.)
– Add a spoonful of flax seeds and water, then blend

If you like the earthy taste of kale, you can omit the banana, but I find that I need it to add some sweetness and a smoother texture.

I can’t wait to try some new recipes, and share them with you!

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Yummi Pouch Makes Snack Time Fun for All Ages!

My son loves those little baby food pouches, and most days, giving him one of those pouches is the only way I can guarantee that he got at least one serving of anything green. (Toddlers are picky…amiright?!)

But after the Plum Organics recall, and the Earth’s Best scare (those are the brands we purchased most), I started to get very concerned about what exactly IS in those pouches after all…

Yummi Pouch to the rescue! They sent me a few samples to review from their reusable pouch line, and they are awesome!

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Here are just some of the great features of Yummi Pouch!

  • Each pouch holds up to 2.5, 6, or 10 ounces of your favorite homemade smoothies and blended snacks.
  • Food grade material is BPA-, PVC-, phthalate-free. Dishwasher safe, just expand the bottom and stand upside down over the prongs.
  • Freezer safe.
  • Reusable and recyclable.
  • Great for healthy, on the go snacks.
  • Easily fillable through the reinforced, leak proof zipper seal.
  • Backed by our 30 day product guarantee.

Little man (age 2) preferred the 6 oz. pouch.  He liked the fun colors (“I want blue pouch”), and it was the perfect size for a snack.  The smaller (2.5 oz) pouch didn’t hold enough food for him, but would be great for a younger baby just starting solids.  The larger (10 oz) pouch was MY favorite for an on-the-go smoothie!

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I was a little concerned about the zipper seal, but we didn’t have any problems with it opening on any of the pouches.  The trick is to make sure you don’t have any food stuck in the seal, otherwise it won’t close tightly.  (I recommend using a small funnel when filling your pouches – it makes it much easier!)  I really love how easy these pouches are to clean.  Rinse them out, pop them in the dishwasher, and they’re ready for next time!

Want to try a Yummi Pouch for yourself? Use promo code YPSAVE10 to save 10% off any order!

And be sure to follow Yummi Pouch on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for recipes and more!

{Yummi Pouch provided me with a set of reusable food pouches in exchange for this review. All opinions are 100% my own. Please read my disclosure policy for more information.}

Wordless Wednesday – Strawberry Monster!

This kid LOVES his “tawbedies”!

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BBQ Porter-Bella Sandwiches

I tried a new recipe Wednesday night that I have to share!

If you’re from the south, you know that BBQ is practically it’s own food group. Well, husband and I bought some BBQ sauce from a local vendor recently, and we were trying to figure out what to do with it. He was going to make chicken, but knew I probably wouldn’t eat it (he was right), so I had to find an alternative. I wasn’t crazy about the idea of using tempeh or tofu, so I turned to Pinterest for inspiration.

And I found this…BBQ Portabella Mushroom Sandwiches! (The vegan alternative to a shredded barbecue pork sandwich!)

Sorry I didn’t get any pictures, I was too busy stuffing my face! 😉

{Click the image below for the recipe}

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