The best way to get myself in the mood for the day is with a doughnut and some milk (or coffee). Reviewing picture books is quite tedious believe it or not, so having something healthy to get my day started is always a plus!
ABOUT HORIZON ORGANIC GRASSFED MILK
HorizonOrganic Grassfed Milk is made from certified grassfed cows to make the creamy, delicious taste I love. I’m sharing my favorite ways to enjoy it, plus an Ibotta rebate offer on the blog today.
What is the difference between “pasture-raised” and “100% grass-fed”?
•Pasture-raised animals graze certified organic pasture whenever weather permits and receive supplemental grain rations.
•100% grass-fed animals receive only fresh pasture and dried forages, like hay. They may consume supplements as needed, but never receive grain rations.
Looking for a way to enjoy Horizon Organic Grassfed Milk in your coffee? Try my recipe below for Chocolate Iced Latte.
Chocolate Iced Latte
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup Horizon Organic Valley Organic Grassfed Milk
- 2 tablespoons Horizon Organic Valley Unsalted Butter
- Cultured Unsalted Butter, 1 lb, 4 quarters
- 2 cups cold-brew coffee
- 1⁄2 cup Horizon Organic Valley Half & Half (for the latté)
Be sure to grab your Ibotta offer here to save on your Horizon Organic Grassfed Milk. Available at WalMart.
I’m a huge smoothie fan. Over the years I’ve created some great and some not-so-great concoctions. For the hits I put them in my recipe binder for later use and for the misses, I put them away with the hope that I can come back and improve upon them.
One of my favorite misses was the Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie. I have been trying to two years to get the recipe Pinterest worthy I think I may have finally gotten it!
Lessening the number of ingredients I include in my recipe was one of the changes I made to make the smoothie work. In particular, I decided to try So Delicious Organic Almondmilks.
Smoothies have always been my favorite go-to morning jumpstart. Even more so than coffee. Although there are those days when I could stand to use a great cup of coffee. On the days where I’m feeling more smoothie-fied I pull out the blender and get cooking!
Cooking together with family can be fun and exciting, most importantly messy!! I love the times we cook together as a family as it allows the children a chance to get in on the action and I get to let my hair down and not stress over the mess!! Over the years we have cooked everything from tacos to mini lasagna cups and our favorite pizza together. Each time ends in laughter, giant messes, and many memories!!! This homemade pizza dough recipe is so easy your children will love the chance to help.
This is a great little activity I try to do with the kids at least once a month, I let them create the menu for the evening and we make whatever they want!!
Go on and give it a try! I promise your children will enjoy every moment!!!Bonus points–my children get very excited to help ‘clean’ up their messes afterward. They are usually fighting over who gets to load the dishwasher at the end of the night!
Thank you to Harris Teeter for Sponsoring this post. Visit your local Harris Teeter today to get your year started off right!
Who doesn’t love steak? When doing my meal planning and deciding what I’m going to make for the week, I always run through my list of easy go-to meals and then I move on to the more difficult things. With my family deciding to eat healthier this year, I have been a lot more conscious of what I’m making. Finding healthier substitutes for a lot of my recipes have been a huge problem for me due to the fact that a lot of brands DON’T have a gluten, sugar or healthier substitute for many of the major ingredients.
What I love most about Harris Teeter is their Harris Teeter Organics brand. Many of the produce is locally sourced, which means they are grown right here in the region (most of the time the state). The Harris Teeter Organics brand has expanded to not just fresh fruits and veggies, but they have everyday items such a condiments and juice, they really have everything covered. So finding alternatives to ingredients has been a lot simplier over the last few weeks. Which means Jay’s favorite recipes can now be made with a healthier subsitute and we don’t have to worry about making it a cheat day. Plus the kids are learning how to substitute certain foods.
Happy Friday! Did you know today was National Popcorn Day? Well if not, now you do! Truth be told, I didn’t know about it either, but as soon as I found out about it, I decided to change one of my upcoming Valentine’s day post and make it today instead.
I’m a huge fan of red velvet. In fact earlier this week I made some red velvet waffles, I had leftover batter, so it was the perfect time for me to attempt a few other red velvet recipes.
Making this particular type of popcorn was a little bit of a hassle. I burned the white chocolate twice and the popcorn sort of caught fire. I had to wait a day and regroup so that I could get this right. Thinking back on it now, I believe I was trying to do too much at one time and just got caught up.
It’s been cold and raining here for the last few days. I didn’t necessarily want to eat chili again, although I have a pretty awesome recipe here in case you want try it! My next thought was beef stew, but then I didn’t want to fight my children with the potato thing. They’ve gotten weird with potatoes lately and I would rather not go through it with them if I can help it.
I had a few steaks in the freezer and I knew it needed to be something filling, so I decided to make a ribeye soup. The soup itself was very easy to make, you can add pretty much anything you want.
For leftovers the next day, I added brown rice and quinoa to the soup for lunch.
As a busy mom, I have to make sure I have the energy I need to keep up with my children’s active lifestyle in addition to my own. Between sports practice, tutoring, running my own photography business and blogging, making sure I get the correct amount of protein during the week is virtually impossible. I often find myself snacking on a wide variety of things (healthy and not so healthy) throughout the day, because I can never get the chance to just sit and eat a complete meal.
‘Tis the season for baking. My mother is in love with pecans and pecan pies. I decided that I would surprise her with pecan pie waffles for her birthday back in November. It was such a hit, we did it again for my brother’s waffle bar birthday breakfast here.
My grandparents have a pecan tree in their yard, so during the holidays many of our desserts include pecans. Wait until you check out my red velvet cake recipe!
I love butternut squash soup. I hate thin runny soup and every recipe I’ve found online, the soup always ends up super thin. So I’ve decided from now on to just add a ton of flour or cornstarch to my recipes to make them to the consistency that I like.
Happy New Years! I hear there’s a winter storm coming through this weekend and a lot of us are going to be affected. I can already feel the cold temperatures here!
Are you planning on watching football this weekend? If so, check out my recipe for southern style chili.
My archnemesis Clemson and Georgia are both playing in bowl games as well as my South Carolina Gamecocks. So we’ll be watching the Outback, Sugar and Rose bowl. And I may be reluctantly cheering on the teams I despise most. Lol…..