Friday, November 19, 2010

PEPPERlicious snack!

grab some colorful bell peppers, clean and slice 'em thin!
Add neufchatel cheese and wrap in one slice of oven roasted turkey,
hold together with a toothpick and you've got a great, HEALTHY snack alternative
that still packs the same crunch as those unhealthy snacks :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010


YUMMY Bean Enchiladas
You'll Need:
1 can black beans-drained and rinsed
1 can refried beans
2 cans Healthy Request cream of chicken soup
1 can Rotel
Mission Carb Balance Tortillas
2% shredded cheese
1/4 pkg. low sodium taco seasoning
Mix black beans, refried beans and 1/4 pkg taco seasoning together, set aside.
Mix cream of chicken and Rotel, set aside.
Layer tortilla with bean mixture, then 2% cheese, roll up and layer in 13x9 pyrex.
Top tortillas with extra shredded cheese, then Rotel mixture!
Bake at 350 for about 30-40 minutes, until bubbly :)
This was a HUGE hit with the time I might even add ground turkey to the bean mixture??! And of course, I am SO sneaky and put flaxseed meal on top of cheese before adding Rotel mixture....I just can't help myself!!
Workout Tip:
Fall/Winter is a great time to find kid-friendly activities outdoors in your community! We are trying to make the downtown Reindeer Run (5K run/walk) a family tradition to keep us active during the holiday might see if there's one near you?!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Got SOYmilk?

Have you tried it yet?!
If not, then you SHOULD...right now!
I am not a fan of drinking milk(although I should) and I'm really not a big fan of chocolate(I know, I'm crazy) BUT this Silk SoyMilk is G.O.O.D :)
What's not to love?
  • It's heart-healthy
  • 100% lactose and dairy-free
  • 90 Calories per serving
  • 6 grams of protein per serving
  • Tastes great too!

**Keep in mind, the serving is 1 if you follow the serving suggestions, this can be a great way to get added nutrients into your diet!

My husband and I have a glass of Silk Light Chocolate after dinner, almost makes you feel as though you're having dessert without the added calories and fat :)

Disclosure: This is 100% my opinion and I was not compensated in any way to share my review of this product!

Monday, November 8, 2010

winner, workout tip AND a recipe!

and the winner is....
Congrats Melissa and thanks to all that entered...
I am emailing you now and you have 48hrs to respond :)
Workout Tip:
For all the Momma's out there, our tummy area isn't quite what it used to be pre-Momma, right?! I suggest some abdominal exercises at least 4 times a week ALONG WITH YOUR EXERCISE ROUTINE! Start simple: grab a soccer ball or any other type of ball that your children have at home, sit with back straight in a V-position with heels on the ground, twist side to side, keeping posture and back straight and as you twist, tap the ball to the floor. Perform 2 sets of 25 before working out, and 2 sets of 25 after!
Add these to your workout routine this week, even if your workout is a simple walk through the neighborhood or on the treadmill, you should feel better and that tummy will feel stronger over time! Keep in mind, what you're eating is KEY
but these simple abdominal exercises will change your workout routine and give it some Wow! :)
remember THIS post??! Well, I've made it twice and it's SO good! The boys LOVE it,we can't get enough of it and it freezes great too :) Doesn't get any better than that, huh?
**The only change I made was adding 2 tbs flaxseed meal(Bob's Red Mill brand) to the mix!
* I tried using whole wheat flour and I think the bread turned out a little dry, so this time I used regular flour, but the flaxseed adds fiber and omega 3's to the not-so-great-for-you, white flour...give it a try!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Funky Monkey Snacks-review and giveaway!

Recently, I was given the privilege of reviewing Funky Monkey Snacks!
We have a picky 18month old who will NOT touch fruit, so when I saw this product, I was THRILLED to give it a try-Ok, readers...
these snacks have 3 servings of fruit in every bag!
I was sent the sampler pack, which included 1 bag of each of their 7 flavors.
We tried "Applemon" first...and it was a HUGE hit! He ate the entire bag!
Needless to say, I was very happy because as I said before, this boy eats ZERO fruit!
Before I let you know IF my boys liked the other flavors,
here's a little about Funky Monkey Snacks:
  • They are freeze-dried fruit, 100% natural, 100% real fruit
  • three servings of fruit in every 1oz bag
  • no added colors, flavors, sugars or preservatives
  • they use full slices and pieces(not dices) of fresh fruit
  • Funky Monkey is made in Brazil and uses tropical fruits at the peak of freshness
  • all products are gluten-free, certified Kosher, and certified non-GMO

When we tried the other flavors, we were TOTALLY impressed with the freshness, the tastes, the crunchiness, and I was SO happy that my boys LOVED every bite! Of all the flavors to choose from, my favorite was "bananamon"...which is freeze-dried organic banana and organic cinnamon-YUM! I will definitely be buying these for my boys, especially my picky eater who, thanks to Funky Monkey, now eats FRUIT!

And the generous people at Funky Monkey snacks have offered a sampler pack, which includes 1 bag of each of their 7 flavors to one of YOU, so you can give the "fruit that crunches" a try for yourselves!

Mandatory Entry:

Go to and tell me which flavor you'd like to try MOST!

You must be a follower of my blog and tell me that you follow in your comment!

*Leave a valid email address, so that I may contact you if you win!

GOOD LUCK, giveaway ends Monday, 11/8 at midnight!

Funky Monkey is also on facebook and twitter, if you follow both, 2 extra entries! But you must do mandatory entry for extras to count :)

I was given a sampler pack in exchange for my honest review of these products, and therefore the opinions are 100%mine.

Monday, November 1, 2010

SNEAKY mac n cheese!

TOTALLY kid-approved!
*our 18month old is SUPER picky ,
so after being sick and tired of feeding him mac n cheese
that required piling some
powdery-cheesy processed
substance ...
I thought, there MUST be a better way!
You'll Need:
Wacky Mac noodles or any tri-colored pasta
(I'd prefer using whole wheat noodles, but my picky eater wont touch 'em!)
2tbs flaxseed meal
1 slice 2% american cheese
2 slices 2% colby jack cheese
1 tbs tub margarine
splash of skim milk
Boil noodles as directed, once cooked, drain and add above ingredients,
the milk will help keep it creamy once flaxseed is added!
That's ALL! ENJOY! Your kids sure will!
My boys ask for this almost every night...seriously!
This is not rocket science,
but it sure beats cheese powder,
full fat butter and noodles, huh?
It helps when you find a super cute,
soccer ball bowl like the one pictured above :)

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