For those on go: Honey Maid GoBites #ThisIsWholesome

This is part of a sponsored campaign with Being Latino and Honey Maid. However, all opinions expressed are my own.


Like most young American families, our life Monday through Saturday is go-go-go! I leave very early to head to my teaching job, while my husband, who works very close to home, is responsible for getting the kids up and dressed and out the door.  You would think by now that we would be organized and do things like prepare lunches ahead of time, the night before. So far, this is only an occasional occurrence and lunches get hastily prepped 10 minutes before heading out the door.  Because of this, having healthy but convenient snacks are a must.

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My kids are picky, so it can be challenging finding healthy food and treats for their lunch. It doesn’t help that they also have an every changing sense of things the will and won’t eat for lunch.  These days, having them buy lunch at school is not much of  better option with most of the school lunches being loaded with carbs.  It is important to be to be able to fill them up with food that is filling and not just a filler.


New Honey Maid GoBites are crispy pockets with delicious fillings delivering protein and whole grains.  These little snacks provide the protein and 7 grams of whole grains with a delicious taste that helps fuel our on-the-go family.  We look forward to trying both the chocolate and vanilla flavors and hope you do too.

The Ninja Ultima

While we mostly cover fun places to visit, I also like to share products that make life easier, especially if can make life healthier too.  A new year calls for new resolutions, and the Ninja Ultimate is great for helping you to eat right all year long with its ability to make nutritious snacks and meals in a hurry. We just got our own and are amazed at how easy it is to eat healthy, get our daily veggie intake and make wholesome treats even my picky husband will eat.

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Here are a couple of recipes we enjoyed lately:

Immune Booster

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PREP TIME: 2 minutes SERVES: 1 14-ounce serving

Mangoes and pineapple are both great sources of both Vitamin A and C!

¼ orange, peeled

½ cup frozen mango chunks

½ cup pineapple chunks

1 cup almond milk

½ teaspoon honey

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Skinny Belly Busting Breakfast Replacement Smoothie

PREP TIME: 2 minutes SERVES: 4 14-ounce servings

Perfect high protein smoothie to keep you full in the morning, packed with fiber, and the green tea boosts your metabolism.

4 bananas

2 cups low-fat plain Greek Yogurt

4 tablespoons flax seed

3 cups green tea

2 cups frozen strawberries

4 teaspoons agave

Place TOP BLADES in the Ninja Ultima Pitcher and add all ingredients in order listed. PULSE 3 times and flip the switch to START. Set to Speed 1 and slowly increase to Speed 8. Blend for 45 minutes or until smooth.

The Ninja cleans up real easy and is quickly ready whatever you want to throw in next.  I think tomorrow we’re going to try some green smoothies!  What are some of your favorite smoothie recipes?


*Disclosure – I was not compensated for this post but was provided a Ninja Ultima to review.

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Free Halloween Food 2013

Here are some places that offer free food tomorrow on Halloween. Every year, this list seems to grow!

Panda Express: Free food for kiddos in costume during dinner time on Halloween.

Jamba Juice: Ages 8 and under can enjoy Kids Free Smoothie Day from 2 to 7 p.m. on Halloween.

IHOP: From 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., kids under 12 who wear their costume get a free Scary Face Pancake. One per child for dine-in guests only on Halloween.

Chipotle: From 4 p.m. to close on Halloween, all customers dressed in costumes get a $3 burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos. Proceeds of up to $1 million will go to charity.

Krispy Kreme: Wear your costume on Oct. 31, 2013, and get a free doughnut.

Wendy’s: Buy a Jr. Frosty Halloween book for $1 and support the Dave Thomas Foundation. The book has coupons for free Jr. Frostys and 90 percent of the book sales go to the Foundation.