Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Taking a break from blogging - join me on FB!

I enjoy the format and ease of Facebook a lot more than blogging, so I'm taking a break on this site for a while and focusing on keeping my Facebook page active daily. Please join me over there! THANKS!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Berry Berry Kix...who knew?

I was browsing the cereal aisle in Walmart last week when I happened to find Berry Berry Kix - hadn't seen them in years! Apparently, it is very new back on the market, because I don't see it listed on the Kix Web site. It is also improved (in my opinion)!!

The ingredients are simple, and they don't use artificial colors/flavors! You can tell the cereal has a very natural berry color, not a fluorescent glow. My kids LOVED it! This is not a cereal that is as healthy as your Kashi types, but with only 7 grams of sugar per serving, I'm happy and so are my kids.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Who buys this stuff?

While at the grocery store the other day, I noticed a section of candy themed "juice" drinks in the juice box section. I don't understand why any parent would purchase what appears to be liquid candy for their kids to consume, especially when there are perfectly delicious 100% juice boxes available in the same section for a comparable price. I don't know a single child who doesn't enjoy real juice!

My rant for the day...carry on!

Monday, May 16, 2011

It's a wrap!

Roast beef, fresh lettuce from my BFFs garden, cucumbers,
tomato, carrots, and  drizzle of blue cheese dressing
on a whole wheat wrap! LUNCH!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Berry Delicious!

(Just hand me my cheesy title award...I gladly accept!)

If you're in the Southeast and haven't done so already, you need to RUN, not walk, to the nearest strawberry field and get some local berries! A lot of places will let you pick your own, which is so much fun for the kids, and a great way to teach them about local produce and the way crops grow.


This is what a good strawberry looks like on
the inside - just as red as the outside!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

More adventures from the grill

(I apologize for my blog slackness...we've been super busy lately!)

Grilled chicken (marinated in orange, lemon, and lime juices plus chili powder and onion powder) and grilled asparagus (marinated in raspberry vinaigrette dressing). Asparagus is in season right now and super cheap!

Monday, April 25, 2011

The thrill of the grill!

Now that the weather is warm again, we will be using our grill A LOT. In fact, we just got a new and improved grill, so I know we will use it more than usual. We've made steaks, grilled chicken, and burgers in the past few days. I can't wait for fresh vegetables to grill!

Grilled burgers on a whole wheat bun, mixed veggies,and tater tots.