January 16, 2017

Breakfast, Doesn't Have To Be Boring with belvita

*******This post is sponsored by belVita, however, the views and opinions expressed here are my own as well as the content and pictures.

A couple of weeks ago, I did a review of belvita

belvita has been making morning meals easy  and how belvita helps me not have an excuse for the “no time for breakfast” morning and how I saved with ibotta at Walmart.

I really like the variety of flavors belvita has to offer, as there is something for everyone, plus they come in great on the go size packs too!

Plus, it's right on the packages of belVita breakfast biscuits their packages say by fitting belvita into a daily routine when combined as a balanced meal with fruit and dairy you can have up to 4 hours of sustainable energy!

So I just thought I would share another way I’ve found that we like to enjoy belvita, in a parfait and remind everyone that you can still save with Walmart and ibotta on belvita and if you already have a coupon from the newspaper that you can save even more with ibotta too!

This is how I did my belvita yogurt parfait.

In a parfait dish or a Mason style jar or dish of choice.

1) Crumble 1/2 a belvita Soft Baked Banana Bread Biscuit into the bottom of jar, dish or container

2) 1/2 Small Banana sliced

3) Add 2 tablespoons of Vanilla Greek Yogurt or favorite yogurt

4) About 1/4 cup of Strawberries or berries of choice

5) Top the berries with 4 oz. of Strawberry Greek Yogurt or Yogurt of choice

Finish off by crumbling the remaining half of the belvita Soft Baked Banana Bread Biscuit and enjoy!



January 14, 2017

Overnight Oats With PandaVita

As many of you know from an earlier review, I got the chance to try a product called PandaVita which is a brand that offers Baobab powder. In the next few days, I'll be doing another full review, where I'll share some more of my favorite ways to enjoy PandaVita But I wanted to take the time to share our yummy breakfast from this morning.

Use Code: JAN2017 for 25% off your order  PandaVita

For this recipe, I used 2 pint sized Ball/Mason style jars to store the Overnight Oats in.

Cinnamon Spiced Apple Overnight Oats With PandaVita for the added Fiber and Fuel for our day.

In a large bowl, I mixed the following and stored them overnight in the refrigerator until breakfast.

1/2 cup of Milk, Almond Milk, Soy Milk or Coconut Milk

2 Teaspoons of PandaVita

1/2 Cup of Old Fashioned Oats

1/4 Cup of Yogurt (I used Vanilla Greek)

1 Teaspoon of Maple Syrup

1 Large chopped apple of choice

a few sprinkles of Cinnamon to taste

Mix well and put into 2 pint size covered containers and store overnight. Enjoy in the morning, you can add a bit of extra milk or if you want them warmed up warm until desired temperature in the microwave. Top with extra fruit or granola or even add favorite nut butter.

***This is a sponsored post from PandaVita as I did receive this product for review, however, my views and opinions are my own and I will only give my honest review based on my experience with a product and will only review a product that I have tried.*****
January 12, 2017

Starting The Year Off Right With Jennie-O

Hi Everyone! Thank you for stopping by and for your continued support. Hope 2017 is starting off great for you all.

As you all know I’m a Jennie-0 Switch Circle Blogger and throughout the year I’ll be sharing many great recipes featuring products. I’ve been a Jennie-O consumer long before I became a Jennie-O Switch Circle Blogger and we continue to enjoy their quality products year after year.

Below is my latest dish, now it was supposed to be a Lettuce Wrap Meal, however, the Commissary was out of so much because of weather many trucks haven’t made their deliveries so I got literally the last bag of pre-cut organic salad mix! Anyway, the meal was quite tasty, as well as filling and I hope you enjoy!

This Recipe features:
Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast:

1 teaspoon of Coconut Oil or Olive Oil to brown the Ground Turkey in
1 lb. Package of Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
1/2 – 1 lb. of fresh Asparagus, washed, trimmed and cut or snap into bite sizes
1 large cleaned Portabella Mushroom, trimmed and sliced
5 oz. can of sliced Bamboo Shoots, drained
1/4 cup of vegetable stock
1/4 cup of your favorite Hoisin Sauce
Pinch of Salt and Pepper
1 teaspoon of chopped or minced Garlic or about 2 cloves chopped or sliced

Now as you read above I had to use Pre-Cut Salad mix, but you could easily make Lettuce Wraps out of this or it would be tasty over Steamed Rice or Brown Rice, as well.
First, you want to heat your oil over med-low or med heat depending on your range, then add the Ground Turkey, cook until cooked through and lightly browned.

I prepped my Garlic, Asparagus as well as my Portabella Mushroom while my Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast was browning.

Once the Turkey is cooked and browned, then add your Garlic, Asparagus, Mushroom as well as Bamboo Shoots.

I let the Turkey, Garlic, and Vegetables cook over medium heat for 5 mins. At this point I added the Vegetable Stock and Spices (Just not the Hoisin Sauce) I continued cooking for 7 minutes and then I added the Hoisin, I then covered the pan and continued to cook for 2 more minutes. Depending on how cooked you like your vegetables or how fast your food cooks up depending on your range it should be ready to serve, if not continue to cook your vegetables until desired doneness.

Like I mentioned and as shown in the pictured I served ours over pre-cut salad mix, but would be great as tasty, healthy, filling meal as a lettuce wrap, over Brown Rice, or even Low Fat or Low Carb Wrap or if you don’t mind the Carbs or Calories Steamed Rice.

***As a Jennie-O Switch Circle Blogger this is a sponsored post as I did receive this product for review, however, my views and opinions are my own and I will only give my honest review based on my experience with a product and will only review a product that I have tried.