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PlusCBD Oil

You may have heard a lot about CBD Oil. I know I have been pretty curious. So when I was recently introduced to PlusCBD Oil I was intrigued to try all the different types. CBD or Cannabidiol is from the hemp plant which contains excellent nutritional value. It provides essential nutritional components called Essential Fatty acids that the human body does not produce naturally, and must be consumed by the diet. Additionally, scientific research supports the consumption of CBD from hemp oil for general well being.

Agricultural hemp is non-psychotoxic that keeps you healthy and doesn’t get you “high”.

Not only is hemp renewable and fast growing, nearly every part of the plant is usable – for food, fiber, building materials and fuel. An estimated 25,000 uses!

Hemp oil is also good for the earth! Hemp sequesters C02 an doesn’t need herbicides to thrive. It also leaves the soil in better condition then before it was planted. Every person is unique and has a different, ideal dose for them. PlusCBD Oil suggests starting low and slowly finding the perfect dose for yourself. Here are some helpful tips on understanding the different formulations:

For those busy moms who are always on the run, PlusCBD Oil Capsules are the way to go. They contain a convenient 15 mg of CBD per serving and can easily be swallowed.

The PlusCBD Oil Balm revitalizes skin with a refreshing peppermint scent. The entire jar contains 50 mg of CBD and CBDA.

PlusCBD Oil Drops can easily be added to your favorite drink or smoothie as a fun and convenient way to get your daily CBD. Each serving contains 3 mg of CBD.

PlusCBD Oil Extra Strength Spray offers the perfect dose of CBD. It is great for beginners or those new to CBD. With 3 mg of CBD per serving, it offers a refreshing taste with each spritz!

PlusCBD Oil Softgels are formulated with an extra-virgin olive oil base. With 15mg of CBD per serving this is a great option for those looking for high intensity support.

My favorite PlusCBD Oil item is the PlusCBD Oil Balm. The gentle peppermint scent is not overpowering while the balm itself is smooth and non greasy. I applied it to my hands which suffer from eczema. The gentle texture was easy to apply and felt nice and light on my hand.  Where to purchase?
PlusCBD Oil is available to purchase at your local independent health food stores or at www.pluscbdoil.com. To find PlusCBD Oil in your area, click here for a full list of locations.

Use promo code momsmeet17 to receive 15% off online orders.

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

Lantana Hummus

 For weeks, Sarah has been begging me to set up a play date with her new friends from 1st grade. But with busy schedules and the long winter it was hard setting up a time where we can meet at a neutral place aka the park and get to know the moms. Now that the weather is warmer, we’ve been spending a lot of time at the park after school. One afternoon a few of the mamas and I got together for a little picnic at the park. My favorite food to bring to a picnic is dips and chips.
 
After trying Lantana Hummus at home, I knew it was the perfect dip to bring to the play date. Lantana challenges hummus category conventions by using other legumes and vegetables in its recipes in place of the more traditional chickpea. Their product line includes thoughtful, bold flavor combinations that are bright, healthy, and delicious. Available in 10 flavors including Sweet & Spicy Black Bean, Edamame, Sriracha Carrot, Yellow Lentil and Beet. My favorite is the Hatch Chile and my kiddos favorite is the White Bean. Yum!!

Lantana Hummus is non-GMO, vegan, kosher, and gluten free.

We got to the playdate and right away everyone was munching on my snacks. The moms were intrigued by the yummy flavors while the kids dipped their favorite chip into the hummus.

After the picnic, one of the mamas painted the girls nails. The girls and their fancy nails!To find a store near you, click here and look for the striped lids in the deli.Lantana Hummus can be found at the following retailers: Southern California area: Vons, Sprouts Farmers Market, Albertsons, Ralphs, Target and Smart & Final.

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

Alpha Burritos

Every week I have the daunting task to come up with a meal plan for my family. It’s not my favorite, but feeding my family good, protein packed, nutritious meals is my favorite. The other day we had unexpected plans so I ran into to the store to look for an easy meal in the freezer aisle. I came across the burrito aisle and decided to check out Alpha Burritos.Alpha Burritos are available in four delicious, plant-based flavors: Mexicali, Fajita Chick’n, Philly Sandwich, and Pizza.

My store had Mexicali, Pizza and Philly Sandwich.

My little helper came along for the ride and already started grabbing his favorite burrito. We got back home, followed the instructions on the bag, made a salad and voila dinner was done! Alpha Burritos are 100% plant-based with 0% sacrifice on taste.

Alpha Burritos contain clean, quality ingredients packed full of 11 grams of protein, but are free of GMOs, cholesterol, hormones, corn syrup, artificial preservatives, and all animal products.

Alpha Foods all-day burritos provide all-day convenience with a wide variety of time-saving options that have you covered from breakfast to dinner and every high-protein snack break in between.

Alpha Burritos offer heart-healthy meals that are perfect for those who want to reduce meat or dairy consumption without sacrificing on taste.

Eating plant-based foods is good for the environment, your health, and animal welfare.Where to purchase?

Alpha Burritos are available to purchase at select Walmart stores in Arizona, California, Washington, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Oregon. They are also rolling out nationwide throughout the month of March at select Kroger and Publix locations. To find Alpha Burritos in your area, click here for the full list of locations.

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

Sipburbia Wine and Beer Festival

Calling all So Cal residents!

Have you ever wanted to try UNLIMITED samples of craft beer and wine while hanging out with friends and listening to live music? Then check out Sipurbia Wine and Beer Festival.  Sip + Suburbia = Sipurbia….an incredible afternoon of unlimited tastings of wine and beer from over two dozen local wineries and breweries. And to accommodate all of the swirling and sipping, you can indulge in delicious food from some of the top food trucks around including The Original Grilled Cheese Truck, Fresh Brothers, Spyros Gyros, My Taco Guy, and Parma Pizzeria Napoletana!Delicious food, awesome live bands/DJs, lawn games, and a variety of vendors will round out the day. There’s something for everyone, so gather your friends and come have fun! All tickets include a souvenir tasting cup, UNLIMITED samples of craft beer and wine, and live entertainment all day. Of course an event like this needs some tunes! Rock out to The Spazmatics and 3 Strange Daze. Time of Your Life DJs will keep it going all day long!

For more information and to get your discounted tickets use code MCC for 20% off at checkout.

A portion of the proceeds benefits the BumbleBee Foundation dedicated to helping families impacted by pediatric cancer.Confirmed wine and beer vendors so far! Cielo, Five Threads, Montage Vineyards Ojai Valley Brewery. Cannons Brewing Co., Twisted Oak Tavern, Figueroa Mountain, Ballast Point, Santa Monica Brew Works, Westlake Brewing & Libation and MANY MORE! (Click here for a complete list!)

So grab a friend or a group and come hang out in the burbs where you can find craft breweries and wineries together, with food trucks and live music from every decade that will get you dancing….all for a great cause!

Tree Top Apple Sauce Pouches

When we got our assigned date to bring snack at Mommy and Me I looked at the calendar and realized it was only a few days before Jacob’s birthday AND Passover. I knew I wanted to celebrate his birthday at school, but with all the Passover restrictions it made things a bit difficult. After walking around with my little man around the grocery store I figured out our plan. I bought a box of Passover muffins, string cheese and Tree Top Apple Sauce Pouches.With Tree Top Apple Sauce Pouches you can snack with confidence thanks to the new transparent packaging and design that allows you to see into the pouch before eating it.Another added bonus was that Tree Top Apple Sauce Pouches contains no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial flavors or colors. Perfect for Passover and year round!Loved being able to celebrate my little man birthday at mommy and me with food I know is good for him and that he loves!Did you know? Tree Top saves almost 600 million pounds of ugly apples each year from being wasted. Where to purchase?

Tree Top Apple Sauce Pouches are available at most major retailers across the country. To find a store near you, click here.

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

Flavor Your Life

I recently tried a new recipe that I wanted to share.

It is perfect for weeknight meals when you want protein, but don’t want to eat meat or chicken.

Best part, it’s delicious and easy to make!Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 tsp capers
  • 1 lb cod fillet, cut into four pieces
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, rough chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the olive oil, butter, lemon juice, garlic powder, and lemon zest until butter is melted. Stir in the capers. 
  3. Place cod in an ungreased 13″x 9″ baking dish. Sprinkle with cracked black pepper. Spoon the olive oil/caper mixture over fillets and place in the oven.
  4. Place sliced lemons on top of cod.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  6. To serve, sprinkle with the fresh chopped parsley and divide onto 4 plates.I served it with mashed potatoes and roasted carrots.

I hope you like this as much as we did! 

For this recipe I used Zucchi Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I feel that when I use EVOO, it brings out the best flavors in my food.

About Extra Virgin Olive Oil:

Olive oil comes from the fruit (known as a drupe) of the plant Olea europaea, or European olive. EVOO is made by pressing without heat or chemicals. It represents the freshest and purest olive oil available. EVOO is virtually free of acidity—below 0.8%. This is to assure its quality rather than its taste, because overly processed and rancid oils contain higher levels of oleic acid. Olive oils are also tested for peroxide values. Lower values indicate fresher oil and more rapid processing, and are required for Extra Virgin designation. Each oil is judged by expert tasters, who must agree that it meets the high flavor standards of an Extra Virgin rating. These experts also test for taste defects and the presence of positive attributes of fruitiness, bitterness and spiciness. If the oil doesn’t have the signature fruity taste and harmonious balance it won’t receive an Extra Virgin rating. Olive oil has a high smoke point (400° F), so it can handle anything from a light sauté to a deep (and deeply flavorful) fry. You can bake with olive oil, as well. Between uses, store your oil someplace dark and cool (around 57° F, if possible), not on a counter or near a stove, and never in the refrigerator. Keep the lid screwed on tight, and use your oil within 6 months of opening, and within 18 months of purchasing.

Why Choose European?

The olive tree has been revered in Europe since Antiquity. Over thousands of years farmers have evolved hundreds of varieties of olive trees (cultivars) and optimized them for different environment conditions and terrains to produce the most delicious yields. The result of this centuries old bond between the people and the land is the nest extra virgin olive in the world. The greatest impact on taste is the type of olive tree (cultivar), region (which affects climate and soil) and time of harvest. Europe offers a vast array of flavor profiles, so keep a variety of oils in your pantry for different occasions. Olives harvested early in the season, late August (varies by region), are under-ripe and produce oils that are greener, more bitter and pungent. Olives harvested at the end of the season, late November into December, are over-ripe and tend to taste mild and buttery. Spanish oil is typically golden yellow with a fruity, nutty flavor. Italian olive oil is often dark green and has an herbal aroma and a grassy flavor. Greek olive oil packs a strong flavor and aroma and tends to be green. French oil is typically pale in color and has a mild flavor.

About Zucchi:

Zucchi is a premier Italian Olive Oil Company delivering traceable and sustainable products that you can trust. You can find Zucchi at Big Y, HEB, King Kullen and Shaw’s.

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

Cod Piccata With Lemon and Capers
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  2. 1 Tbsp butter
  3. 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  4. ½ tsp garlic powder
  5. ¼ tsp grated lemon zest
  6. 2 tsp capers
  7. 1 lb cod fillet, cut into four pieces
  8. 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  9. 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, rough chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the olive oil, butter, lemon juice, garlic powder, and lemon zest until butter is melted. Stir in the capers.
  3. Place cod in an ungreased 13"x 9" baking dish. Sprinkle with cracked black pepper. Spoon the olive oil/caper mixture over fillets and place in the oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  4. To serve, sprinkle with the fresh chopped parsley and divide onto 4 plates.
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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.

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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.

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