My Ultimate Switch To Serving Gluten Free Goodies #gfwalmart

“This is a sponsored post by Udi’s. All opinions stated are my own.” 

Since I’m literally in charge in our kitchen, part of my job is to serve my loving family the healthiest food I can find in the supermarket. It’s actually a struggle sometimes, especially finding healthy goodies these days tends to be more expensive than what we usually buy. Sad to say, the latter have all these tempting flavors, colorful packaging at a cheaper price, so many of us settle for them out of convenience or simply to be practical. However, as wise moms, we should know better. Keeping your meals healthy is worth every penny and to my surprise, I was able to discover these Udi’s Gluten Free Products right inside the nearest Walmart where we always shop. Just in time since I’ve been planning for this week’s back-to-school lunchbox for my daughter.

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One of my dilemmas is to find the time for me to prepare healthy lunches for our daughter that tastes good because she will compare them to those chips and junk foods that her classmates are having. This time, I’m able to give her the Udi’s Cinnamon Raisin Bread partnered with Udi’s Blueberry Muffins. This is the proof that gluten free foods don’t have to taste bland because she really loves them. They are kept inside a freezer in Walmart and not inside the usual bread shelf to keep their taste fresh. Now our daughter always goes home with her lunchbox squeaky clean and she’s very happy when it’s . In fact, her classmates even asked their parents to prepare the same for their lunch.

11892001_955036124559455_7255380403465625717_nI am so excited to be able to serve Gluten Free food with most of the meals I serve for my family because it equates to giving them the healthy lifestyle that they truly deserve. No mother and wife can afford to just let their family eat those foods that could harm their body over time.  At first, I thought it would be difficult to switch, but everything went smoothly for me and my family. 

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It’s okay to take time to choose the best food for your family since you’re deciding how healthy they will be in the future. Don’t hesitate to read the labels and take note of its contents. Be a keen mom to make sure you’re serving your family the right foods. Also, it is important to be creative and resourceful so that they won’t get bored of your cooking. Add up some colors and learn some basic plating techniques. I actually managed to switch their favorite BLT sandwich into gluten-free out of the Udi’s Gluten-Free White Sandwich Bread that I also got at Walmart the other day. Now that’s quite an achievement for me, so here’s my quick and easy recipe for my BLT Sandwich that my hubby and daughter really enjoyed.   

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INGREDIENTS

2 slices Udi’s bread, toasted

1 teaspoon salted butter

2  lettuce leaves

1 tomato, sliced 1/4 inch thick

2 slices bacon, cooked

1/2 cup  Mayonnaise

salt and pepper (optional)

mustard (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Spread one piece of toasted bread with mustard and mayonnaise. On top of the mayonnaise add lettuce, tomato, seasoned with salt and pepper and top with bacon.  Spread remaining slice of toast with mayonnaise, then slice diagonally and serve.

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Try These Free Healthy and Tasty Snacks from #LoveWithFood

Thanks to LovewithFood.com for this opportunity to try some of their tasty bites. My daughter and I had fun eating all these goodies, for me I especially like them because they are healthy, too. This is what I love about this place, for only $10 a month you will get a box full of tasty bites and hard to find natural snacks shipped to you every month. I love eating and trying different types of healthy snacks for me and my family and this is what this website has to offer, which is so convenient.

Another cool thing about this place is that they donate meals to fight hunger, for every box sold, a meal is donated to a food bank in the U.S. There’s a lot of people around the country that need food for their daily needs. This is where you can have healthy food shipped to your doorstep and help others in need at the same time.

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“This post was sponsored by LovewithFood.com. All opinions are my own.”

Join the Social Network for Recipes

This is a review program with Mums the Word Network and Recifoto. All opinions are my own.”

Food is always on the top of the list that is part of everyday living. Whether you buy what you like ready-made or if you make it on your own, almost everyone wants to share what they made, or get to see what others have done. If you have an iPhone or iPad, do not wait any longer! Download the Recifoto app for free and let the food socializing begin. It’s like the Instagram of recipes.  You do not have to fill in the ingredients if you do not want to. I just take a photo of everything I prepare and upload it. Sometimes I experiment so I need a record of what I did. Many times I make notes of the ingredients and the step to prepare, but I keep the post private unless I want to reveal and share with others. Other times I just wanted to try a new recipe. I just take a pic of the recipe together with the end result.

The app is really great because I get to see what others are trying or even inventing themselves. I always find new ideas that I can try myself. It’s also nice that I can comment on others’ posts and I also get comments (like praises) on my posts. It makes the world of recipes a little more human. I also get to follow the people who are geniuses when it comes to recipes. I like that because I get to know what the best cooks are doing so I can try their recipes as soon as I get the ingredients!  Have you tried searching for a particular recipe in your library of recipe books while you actually forgot where you saw it? Recifoto makes it easy to search!. Start sharing or storing your favorite personal or family recipes with others and your children and grandchildren can refer to them later! You can also share them via email, Twitter, FB, Pinterest, Google+, Tumbler and many other places.

Just-Add-Water for Delicious and Satisfying Soup and Pasta

“This post was sponsored by Bear Creek Soups. All opinions are my own.”

Preparing food that is satisfying, but not hard on the budget is every mother’s wish to be easy. It is with pride that Bear Creek Country Kitchens can come to the rescue with ready packs that only need a certain amount of water and time to cook. When it’s done, it’s ready to eat.

Beef rice mixed with tender pork stew and pineapple for our dinner

 

Take the Beef Rice Mix any time of the day. You can eat it on its own because it has a vegetable and beef flavor that is gratifyingly tasty or you can eat it with roasted beef tenderloin and carrots. Just add 3 1/2 cups of water, stir well and bring to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes, occasionally stirring. Let it sit for 2-5 minutes and enjoy!

Pasta is a staple food for many people who love it for lunches for dinner. Try the Chicken with Pasta soup mix which yields 8 cups or 4 cups. Preparation is the same, but you simmer for 10-15 minutes. While it is boiling you can smell the aroma of homemade.

Creamy white cheddar cheese soup topped with bacon bits along with salad and garlic bread for dinner

For the cheese lovers, there is this rich and Creamy White Cheddar Cheese flavor with potatoes, tomatoes and carrots. Dip some croutons in and it’s like being served in a classy restaurant. Add some shredded cheddar and you get cheese & cheese. You will want for more despite being full already.

As a busy working Mom, Bear Creek Country Kitchens has made it really easy for me to cook healthy meals for my family. My family has been enjoying these delicious and yummy meals I’ve been serving them recently. If you want an easy to prepare and healthy meal for your loving family, I highly recommend these awesome soup products from Bear Creek Country Kitchens. They have a great selection of savory pasta dishes and soups that you and your family will love.

Tasty Smoked Sausage with Peppers #BringHillshireHome #ad

This is a sponsored post and is an original review I wrote on behalf of Hillshire Brands and  Mom it Forward Blogger Network.

The usual menu for the holidays can be boring over the years and since in a few months time it’s coming again, might as well start trying new recipes. The main course can be a bit challenging, but given that you were able to get all the ingredients, a little glimpse to that youtube vid will do the magic. Another challenging thing that you get to face is the budget.  Great food can require some expensive ingredients. However, luckily for us because we are now in the era of the internet where discounts are all within reach through coupons.   I shopped at Safeway recently and I’ve been fascinated by the selection offered by Hillshire Brands. This made me decide to make the star of my holiday dishes.
Now I’ve been left with what to do with Hillshire Brands Smoked Sausage aside from simply serving it per se. It is compact with rich flavor that could easily be made as the main ingredient to any main course. I actually had several dishes which my family said tasted great since I would  be sharing with them.
Here’s one of my easy recipes, ready in just 20 minutes and it’s such a delicious and tasty meal when the main ingredient is the Beef Smoked Sausage from Hillshire Brands that my family enjoys eating in my different new recipes.
Ingredients 
    •    1 (14 ounce) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage, diagonally cut into 1/4-inch slices 
    •    2 tablespoons canola oil 
    •    1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch pieces 
    •    1 cups green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces 
    •    1/2 teaspoon grind pepper
    •    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional) 

Directions
    1.    Saute sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes, turning occasionally.
2.    Add canola oil, onion, peppers and grind pepper, cooking until tender, about 3 minutes.
3.    Remove from heat, stir in Parmesan cheese
4.    serve over hot cooked rice or garlic bread what ever you prefer

Hillshire Brands has various products and they focus on healthy items by adding protein to every meal you serve to your family.  To all of my lovely readers, here’s an ECoupon you can use to shop at Safeway via Just For You app and You can save $0.55 on any one Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage product.

Schwan’s Home Service

For over 60 years, Schwan’s Home Service has provided superior frozen foods with convenient home delivery. Their foods are flash frozen at the peak of freshness and flavor. Choose from USDA Choice meats, wild-caught seafood, flavorful skillet meals, Grade A fruits and vegetables, plus our heritage ice cream, distinctive desserts and much more.


They offer delicious foods to satisfy everyone, including family members with special dietary needs including:

– No gluten ingredients
– Vegetarian
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GMO-Free Pastries and Baked Goods

GMOs or Genetically Modified Organisms are making waves in the news, especially the right of the people to know which packed items contain GMO ingredients and which ones are GMO-free. There is one company, The Essential Baking Company that promotes pastries and baked goods without the use of GMO.  Here is a link to the Facebook where you can get an update about the latest and be aware about the dangers of GMO and of course their updated delicious and healthy baked products.

Many of the products are gluten-free which makes healthy living a lot easier to pursue. The basic four ingredients are unbleached wheat flour, sea salt, naturally occurring yeast and water. All other ingredients are organic and locally grown. The company is certified organic, certified gluten-free and certified kosher by various governing bodies. Pastries are also handcrafted using time-honored and labor-intensive techniques making the products of premium quality. Shelf life goes for months, not mere days.

Luckily to all my lovely readers, there is a giveaway contest. How would you like to win a Washington State wine country getaway? It will be a 2-night stay at the Fat Duck Inn for two, a private chauffeured wine tour and a $150 Visa Gift Card you can use for the trip, wine tasting, dinner and others. Here’s a link to the campaign entry where you only have to take a 3-question quiz about non-GMOs. If you check back to the FB page, the answers are already there!

Here is a press release about the campaign which will run for a total of five weeks until May 23, 2014. You still have a few days, but you have to get in now before you forget, even if you merely bookmark to get back to it later. Better yet, order your bread online or go to the nearest cafe and enjoy healthy eating.

So, what are you waiting for? Become the Essential Baking Company Facebook follower and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $150 Visa gift card and an awesome 2-night stay at the Fat Duck Inn for two, a private chauffeured wine tour.

 

Winner will be notified by email. Mile High Mom is not responsible for the fulfillment of prizes. All prizes will be shipped directly from sponsors.

The Chocolate Therapist Choice

Chocolates are one of women’s and girls’ best friends. No matter how other sweets may be lacking in quality, chocolates pull the hearts of those who eat them towards ecstatic happiness. The Chocolate Therapist make that happiness possible with all-natural chocolate and even gourmet coffee offered in their menu. Give your girlfriend a taste of chocolate goodness without dyes, preservatives or any artificial ingredients. Make it your wedding giveaways or party favors special and memorable. Pair it with wine or simply store for your own supply of happiness. You can even choose your holiday easter basket or other holiday style baskets with different flavors, nuts and berries to choose from.

Speaking about Easter, have you bought your Easter basket yet?  If not, check out The Chocolate Therapist Easter basket, you can choose from milk or dark chocolate.  This would be a great Easter present to anyone special.  To all my fellow Coloradoans, you can check out their store right on west Main Street in Littleton!  To learn more about these yummy treats that are all natural chocolate and gourmet coffee flavors, become their Facebook fan and indulge in the most yummy chocolates and feed your craving for something sweet.

 

I Love Doug’s Nuts!

Thanks to Doug’s Nuts for this awesome opportunity to review their products.  As you can see here in the picture, I received the 2 Pack Nut Combo, original blend, which is lightly sweetened and salted with hints of vanilla and maple, its mixed with seven different nuts and its so yummy!  And the other one I received was the coconut beach crunch which I can say is my favorite!!!  I love the salty sweet taste of this mixed bag, it’s a combination of almonds, toasted coconut flakes and dark chocolate.   All these mixed snack bags are good for anyone’s taste.  For healthy snacks that is cholesterol free, no preservatives, I suggest to check out this place, like their Facebook and Twitter and you will be happy you did.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I receive some products at no cost for reviewing purposes only. All written content is 100% original.

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