Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Game Day Snack Mix

This post is in partnership with ALDI. As always, all opinions are my own.

Game Day Snack Mix

School is back in session and our town is hopping.
Over twenty thousand students have moved back into the 'burg and football
season is here!

There's nothing better on a fall Saturday than college football and tailgating
with friends.

I love coming up with festive and delicious ideas for snacks to enjoy before kickoff and
this game day snack mix couldn't be any easier! Simply add mini pretzels, whole almonds,
and colorful sweets to a large clear jar and decorate with team colored ribbon. It's easy to
transport and the sweet and salty combo can't be beat!

Game Day Snack Mix

Something else that can't be beat is the great prices and selection at ALDI.
One of the perks of work travel is that I've been able to shop at other ALDI locations
in Virginia for over a year now.  I am so excited that Harrisonburg is getting it's own
ALDI store in just a few days! The ALDI Harrisonburg Grand Opening is Thursday,
September 6th and you can bet that I will be there! The store will be located at
1990 Country Club Road.

On Thursday, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:50 a.m.
If you want a free ALDI gift card, I suggest getting to the store early!
The first 100 customers in line will receive an ALDI Golden Ticket redeemable for
an ALDI gift card. Some of the gift cards will be worth $100! Not only will you have
the chance to get a free gift card, but all shoppers who visit the Harrisonburg store
on Grand Opening day will also be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win
a year's supply of ALDI produce.

ALDI offers high-quality food at affordable prices and who doesn't love that!
More than 90 percent of the store consists of ALDI-exclusive brands such as
Simply Nature, Fit & Active, Earth Grown and more.

I'm a big fan of the liveGfree brand and chose their gluten free mini twists for my
game day snack mix. There's so much more to love about these liveGfree Mini Twist
Pretzels! The ALDI-exclusive liveGfree line has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal.
This means it has been evaluated and quality tested by the food and nutrition experts
at the Good Housekeeping Institute, so you know it's a product you can trust.

My gluten-free friends are happy because I brought a snack that they can enjoy.

ALDI whole almonds

Find the ALDI closest to you by clicking here for their store locator.

If you live in or around Harrisonburg I hope to see you at the Grand Opening!!

ALDI grocery cart

Friday, August 31, 2018

Dan Kluger's Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

This post is in partnership with OXO and Cookies for Kid's Cancer.
All opinions are my own.

For the past several years I have been fortunate enough to be able to participate in the
Cookies for Kids' Cancer campaign hosted by OXO, a brand that I have been using for
years and love.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Crusted Cinnamon French Toast

Cinnamon Crusted French Toast

Happy Friday friends!

Today I'm posting a quick, easy and delicious recipe for crusted cinnamon french toast.
This french toast is SO good and perfect for lazy weekend mornings. I plan on making
it again on Sunday!

Have a nice weekend!!

Crusted Cinnamon French Toast

4 slices Dave's Killer Bread
2 large eggs
1 T unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 T coconut sugar
1 T butter or coconut oil

In a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla and almond milk.
In another shallow bowl, mix together hemp seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon and sugar.

Melt butter over medium heat in a large frying pan.

Dip both sides of bread slices in egg mixture and then both sides in hemp seed mixture.
Place bread into heated pan and brown on each side.

Serve with warm maple syrup and fresh fruit.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

What's in my Vitamin Box

This post is in partnership with Moms Meet. As always, all opinions are my own.
May contain affiliate links.

Yes - I am old and need a pill box to organize my vitamins and supplements.
Don't make fun.

Each Sunday I fill it up for the week and I keep it in a tote bag that I carry to work
each day. Once I get to the office I place it on my desk and take one or two vitamins
every few hours. I've never been one who can take all of my vitamins at once, it
upsets my stomach. Spreading them out throughout the day works better for me.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana Bites

Lately I've been craving ice cream or frozen yogurt like crazy.
My husband's all like "let's go to Kline's", which I would love to do every night, but
I don't have his fast metabolism, so I'd never be able to fit into any of my clothes.
I needed a lower calorie snack to curb my sweet tooth, so I came up with chocolate
covered frozen banana bites. Simply drip frozen slices of banana into melted dark
chocolate and sprinkle with your favorite toppings. I topped mine with sprinkles,
shredded coconut, cocao nibs and chocolate covered sunflower seeds.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Cheerios Oat Crunch Yogurt Parfaits

This post has been sponsored by SheSpeaks, Inc., General Mills and Cheerios.
All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Cheerios Oat Crunch Yogurt Parfaits

Well we're right smack in the middle of summer and I love it!
My little herb garden is going crazy, fresh berries are over flowing at the Farmer's
Market and the days are long and warm. This time of year makes me so happy!

When the weather is warm I usually choose something light for breakfast such as
overnight oats, a smoothie or bowl of cereal. Lately I've been enjoying a bowl of
Cheerios Oat Crunch cereal. I grew up eating Cheerios and it's always been one
of my favorites. I remember when General Mills introduced Multi-Grain Cheerios
and my husband and I thought it was the best thing ever.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Healthy 3-Ingredient Cookies

This post is in partnership with Bob's Red Mill. As always, all opinions are my own.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Did you notice that title?!?
Only 3 ingredients to make a quick and healthy treat to help curb that sweet tooth!