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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Giveaway ~ Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blend

When it is cold, rainy and gloomy outside, there is something wonderful about having a little touch of the tropics in your day.  The tropical flavors of mango and coconut can make a total difference in your attitude, at least in my opinion! You take a bite, close your eyes and almost feel the sun on your face, the breeze in your hair... Ok, maybe not so much.  But going tropical sure helps beat the winter gloomies!  Seriously, that is why I love tropical flavors.  Exotic and unusual fruit flavors can transport you to a favorite vacation spot, or remind you of special memories at the beach with your family.  They are a treat amongst the usual flavors in your daily food plan.

Sooo....Honey Bunches of Oats just came out with the most delicious flavor combination - TROPICAL!  These are a wonderful addition to your winter-time breakfast menu!  This flavorful cereal has crispy mango-flavored flakes,  plus real coconut shavings and coconut-flavored granola clusters.  SO good!  Try it with some coconut milk or almond milk - it is heavenly!

Here are some great things to know about Honey Bunches of Oats:

  • 10 g of whole Grain
  • 120 calories
  • 6 g of sugar, compared to 9 g in Honey Nut Cheerios
  • 9 g Essential Vitamins & Minerals, including 60% daily value of iron
  • 4 Wholesome Grains
  • Heart Healthy - 0 g Trans Fat, 0.5 g Saturated Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol

This cereal is seriously good.  It tastes like you are eating something really decadent, not just a bowl of morning cereal! Do like me, and enjoy it as a snack in the evening while you watch tv! It's a wonderful change of taste for me and I'm thrilled to have been able to try it and share it with y'all!  My kids love the rich coconut flavor - it's a new favorite snack in our house. Try sprinkling the cereal on yogurt or ice cream for a delicious snack,  too.  There are lots of ways to enjoy this delicious cereal!

Now, on to the fun part - a giveway!

UPDATE ~  Congrats to Sarah W. and Donna C.  ~ y'all are my winners, and have both been notified by email! : )

Sunday, February 10, 2013

How to make the Perfect Cold-Busting Vitamin C Drink

Well, we are fighting off the colds here at our home.  So yucky to be hacking away with a dry raspy cough,  you know, the kind that makes your head & chest hurt?!   So far,   just D & I have it - hoping the other two members of our family don't get it!  I made a most delicious, vitamin infused drink for us to fight this off and wanted to share it with you - both kids LOVED it!  And it is super easy to make - only 3 ingredients!

Sorry,  I didn't remember to take pictures before I made this!!  We love cranberry juice with Lime La Croix water, so I wanted something similar. I used one bottle of cranberry juice cocktail ( you can also use pure cranberry juice), one small bottle of fizzy sugar-free key lime flavored water, and an envelope of Emergen-C cranberry pomegranate drink mix.   I used a large plastic drink dispenser, and just shook it all up!  Then store it in fridge and let it get cold!

The water and Emergen-C will both make this drink fizzy (which makes it a little like soda - more tempting for kids!) That is why you see the bubbly/frothy stuff on the dispenser. 

It is really, really tasty!  And loads of vitamin C!  So if you've got colds or other bugs going around your house, give this drink a try!  Hope you love it like we did ~ yummmmm!