Valentine’s Day {2018}

I love any reason to celebrate, but I especially love a day where everyone shows their love for one another. This year we made sure to celebrate  Valentine’s Day in many ways.

It started with a Valentine’s Pj Pancake party in Jacob’s class.We gave out I Wheelie Like You Valentine gifts to his classmates. See printable here.Later in the week Sarah worked on her My Little Pony cards. Since Vday fell on a weekday hubby and I opted to go to the dinner the weekend before.

On Valentine’s Day we celebrated with doughnuts and presents. The kids each got a water bottle and a book. For lunch I packed them each heart shaped food. Sarah lost her lunch before she even saw it and Jacob didn’t want to eat it. :(After breakfast J and I headed to the senior home to pass out cards.We concluded the LOVEly holiday with baking heart shaped brownies from our Foodstirs box.

See more about our box here.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

To see past posts click below.

Valentine’s Day {2015}

Valentine’s Day {2014}

Valentine’s Day {2013}

MadeGood Granola Bars

After my Whole30 cycle I’m on a mission to only eat food that makes me feel good. However there are times when you just want to snack. Luckily  after some research I found MadeGood Granola Bars. They’re made from whole grains, are low in sugar, and have a taste that my family loves! MadeGood Granola Bars and Minis come in 5 delicious flavors: Chocolate Chip, Mixed Berry, Chocolate Banana, Apple Cinnamon, and Strawberry. My favorite flavor is the mixed berry.MadeGood Granola Bars and Minis are organic, school safe, and contain the nutrients found in one serving of vegetables. These delicious bars contain veggies from six different sources: spinach, broccoli, carrot, tomato, beet, and shiitake mushrooms. 

All products are made in a dedicated nut free facility and are free from the 8 common allergens (peanut, tree nuts, wheat & gluten, soy, dairy, egg, sesame, fish & shellfish).

MadeGood Granola Bars are vegan, kosher, contain ONLY 6 grams of sugar, and are 90 calories each.

A 6-bar box retails for $4.99.

To test the bars out I brought it to mommy and me class a couple weeks ago. We tried Chocolate Chip and Mixed Berry. Both moms and kids loved them! Where to purchase

MadeGood Granola Bars are available to purchase at Kroger, Whole Foods Market and Amazon. To find a store near you, click here.

Learn More Online

Madegoodfoods.com

facebook.com/madegoodfoods

twitter.com/madegoodfoods

instagram.com/MadeGoodFoods

Disclosure: This post was written as part of my participation in the Moms Meet program. While MadeGood Foods provided me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, the thoughts and statements in this post are my own.

Color Garden

On the weekends, my family and I look forward to relaxing, hanging out in our pj’s and eating a big breakfast together. Sometimes it’s waffles, pancakes, or maybe even a breakfast casserole.

To change it up a bit hubby through in some food dye in his pancake batter and surprised the kids with colorful pancakes. The kids squealed with excitement and asked to do it again!

But after breakfast I had an icky feeling that we ingested a whole bunch of unnecessary food dye.

As I was searching for different alternatives, I came across Color Garden.

We separated the batter into 4 bowls. My sous chef, Sarah, added the individual color packets into the bowls.  My two year old wanted to help too!I love when I can make cooking a family event.All the colors are mixed in and ready to cook. So fun! The kids loved all the bright colors and mama was happy we weren’t eating chemicals. Win win!  We sat down for breakfast, drizzled some maple syrup and enjoyed our morning together.    Even though this was an activity for the kids, this mama enjoyed her pancakes (and coffee) too!Each individual packet delivers enough color for one medium-sized cake or approximately 16oz of frosting.

Color Garden’s pure natural food color includes NO artificial ingredients.

It’s made with 100% plant based food colors!

Blue = Red cabbage

Orange and Red = Beet Juice, Turmeric, Annatto

Yellow = Turmeric

Where to Purchase

Color Garden products are sold at natural food stores and Sprouts. To find Color Garden in your area, visit their store locator here.

Learn More Online

Facebook

Twitter

Disclosure: This post was written as part of my participation in the Moms Meet program. While Color Garden provided me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, the thoughts and statements in this post are my own.

Friday Favorites

Today I am linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea to share our Friday Favorites.

ONE

Last weekend was super busy. We attended a birthday party, a MNO, hung out with the neighbors and attended a Superbowl party. Hanging out with my neighbors is my FAVORITE. TWO

Our friends, Jen and Remy joined us this week for story time. Going to these type of events make being a stay home mama my FAVORITE. THREE

Hubby took Sarah to get a new pair of glasses last week, but unfortunately I missed the Facetime call. We went to go pick them up this week. While these might not be my favorite, the girl wearing them is my FAVORITE.FOUR

Going to Mommy and Me with my little man is my FAVORITE. We celebrated Valentine’s Day a bit early with a PJ pancake party. See more here.

FIVE

Thanks to my friend, Liz, I’ve been going to my new FAVORITE, Joi Cafe. If you are local you should check it out! There coffee is made with coconut creme and is out of this world. This time I also got the Mediterranean salad. Yum!!! SIX

I got the kids an indoor trampoline. Its definitely been their FAVORITE this week. Happy Friday, friends.

Valentine’s PJ Pancake Party

Twice a week Jacob and I attend a 3 hour Mommy and Me class.We recently had our Valentine’s PJ Pancake Party and it was the sweetest thing.

Each parent was told to bring a Valentine’s that did not include food. With Jacobs love for all things that move I was on the hunt for something whit wheels. I found this set of cars on Amazon.To my delight they came individualized wrapped. All I had to do was find a printable that matched our theme, sign Jacob’s name and staple it to the bag. Ta da! To print, click on printable and then print. We were also asked to sign up for food. We brought yogurt. The pancakes were a huge hit! After each kid decorated their bag they then put their Valentine’s card in each classmates bag. I love these little memories with my little Valentine.

Friday favorites

Today I am linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea to share our Friday Favorites!

It’s been a crazy month. I locked my self out of the house 2x, I got t-boned, and bit all my nails off from all the craziness. So happy it’s February!

ONE

We started the week off with a TuBishvat festival. We made fruit kabobs, stomped grapes, made pita and planted flowers. Festivals are our FAVORITES.

See past festivals we’ve attended below.

Avocado Festival

St. Patricks Day Festival

TWO

If you know me personally you know how much I love love my Game Boy. In fact I still have and play with my original Game Boy from the 90’s. So when I saw that you can get a cover for your phone and still play my beloved game I was super excited. How cool!!!? Totally my FAVORITE this week!THREE
Even though I speak Hebrew I (unfortunately) don’t speak enough of it with my kids. So when my friend told me about a class that was forming for elementary school aged kids in the area I jumped on the opportunity and signed Sarah up. She came home this week with this Tu Bishvat treat and I almost teared up. Seeing her learn Hebrew is my FAVORITE. FOUR

This week we celebrated a Jewish holiday, Tu Bishvat. It’s one of my FAVORITE holidays. We invited friends for a yummy meal.  FIVE

I was recently contacted by a company to showcase my easy zucchini fritters. Yay, can’t wait to share more news with you! Requests to share my love for food are my FAVORITE. Happy Friday, friends!

Whole 30 – Week 4

I did it!!!! I survived 30 days without sugar, carbs and dairy!!!It was hard, but I did it. Cutting carbs and dairy was way easier then cutting out sugar. Sugar is in everything! In my opinion it’s in things it shouldn’t even be in.

Thanks to Whole 30 I’ve reduced stomach inflammation, lost some weight and feel better overall.

The #1 thing I did through out my Whole 30 journey was seek recipes my family and I would enjoy eating together. As sitting down for dinner is a big part of our household.

Thanks to this program I’ve made some really yummy recipes these past few weeks. Here are some of my favorites from each week.

Week 1

Sloppy Joe Potato BowlsSweet Potato Chicken Pad ThaiSouthern Breakfast BowlBaked Salmon with cilantro sauce and cilantro lime cauliflower riceWeek 2

Spinach, mushroom and tomato frittata Combine 6 eggs, veggies of your choice, salt and pepper in a bowl. Pour into greased pan at 400 for 25 minutes.

Sweet Potato Zoodle Scramble Spiral sweet potato and egg in a pan until cooked.

Crispy baked chicken with roasted cauliflower ricehttps://www.jaysbakingmecrazy.com/2016/01/21/paleo-whole30-chicken-tenders/

Homemade Ranch https://www.whole-sisters.com/dump-ranch/

No fuss salmon cakes with avocado salsa and roasted butternut squash zoodles.(pg 346)

Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers, Oven Fries and Roasted Mushroomshttp://unboundwellness.com/sweet-potato-chicken-poppers-paleo-aip-whole-30/

Chimichurri Burgers with Roasted Garlic Green Beans (pg 306)

Baked Chicken Fajita

I brought this dish to a potluck tonight. It was easy to make and everyone seemed to like it.http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/baked-chicken-fajitas-190951#activity-feed

Week 3

Zoodles and meat sauceBreakfast potatoes with sauted onion and fried eggRoasted broccoli and pineapple firecracker chickenCarrot noodles and almond crusted chicken cutletsWeek 4  Sweet potato waffle sandwich with a fried egg and avocadoBBQ Brisket Tarragon Chicken with mushroom cream sauce  Whole Roasted Spiced Cauliflower Thank you Whole 30 for opening my eyes (again) to what truly makes my tummy feel best. Now that I’ve completed my journey I’ve decided to eat  the paleo method. It would be silly not to.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
%d bloggers like this: