Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Today we are reviewing Sweet Earth Natural Foods. They make healthier frozen meals that are perfect for those times when you just don't have enough time or energy to cook something yourself.
We believe food traditions endure for a reason—they allow us to thrive. Millennia have taught cultures what works, and at Sweet Earth we're doing our best to listen. And here's what we've learned: interesting flavors, vibrant colors, and complex textures are the best for our bodies. Follow your nose to those, and there you will find protein, vitamins, probiotics, fatty acids, fibers, it goes on! Inventive cooking means nutritious living. The best for your body: that's our passion.
Here's some info about their products from their website: Form follows function—the classic truth that inspired our functional burritos. Let's be honest: skip the toast. Veggies and complex grains, omega-3 and probiotics, fiber and protein—that's what your body deserves when you start your day.
At Sweet Earth, when we make healthy, we don't compromise flavor. In fact, we think health is flavor. We put complete meals, authentic and and vibrant, into an easy-to-eat burrito, each brimming with a variety of ingredients that ensure you get a whole world of nutrition with every bite.
So wherever you're going, and whatever you need, grab one and get focused. Or cultured. Lighten up or pack the protein.
Each bowl boasts fresh veggies and pure delicious, and with so many options from around the world, you can travel where you want, when you want. It's cuisine the Zen Farmer is proud of: ancient grains and heritage beans, mouth-watering herbs and fragrant spices, and a whole lot of plant protein. We've turned quick and easy into time-tested and nutritious, serving up complete meals that deliver the simmering flavors of the world into your hands.
We LOVED these products. They were super easy and quick. All you have to do is heat them up in the microwave. They taste great and they are full of nutrition. The burritos have flaxseed in them and you can really taste the difference between the quality of their burritos verses other frozen burrito companies.
Jared is a big Mac-n-Cheese fan and the Pizza Mac-n-Cheese was perfect for him. He thought it was very tasty and a nice spin on the classic mac-n-cheese!
The best part is that their products are available at Target! You don't have to go to those specialty grocery stores all the way across town for these.
Sweet Earth Natural Foods was kind enough to send us coupons for their products in exchange for an honest review. We weren't compensated monetarily, just sent free product coupons. All opinions are our own.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
This recipe is SUPER EASY to make and it's the perfect recipe to make ahead and bake when you're ready to eat! It's a sweet dish that you'll love for any time of the day!
Turkey Tater Bake
What You Need:
1 lb sweet Italian style turkey sausage links
1 (30-32oz) bag frozen Alexia Sweet potato puffs
1 cup shredded Italian cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella/provolone cheese
1 and 1/2 cups milk
Toss together sweet potato puffs, cooked sausage and 1 cup Italian cheese. Pour into a lightly greased 9x13-inch pan.
Whisk together eggs and milk. Pour over turkey & sweet potato puff mixture.
(Cover and refrigerate at this point if baking later)
Bake uncovered for 60 minutes, or until eggs are set.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Passionut was kind enough to send us some of their Pumpkin Spice Nut and Seed Butter to try in exchange for an honest review. We were not compensated monetarily for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own.
We enjoyed this nut and seed butter on top of muffins, in our oatmeal, on our waffles, but our favorite way to eat it was inside of my recipe for Passionut Pumpkin Cake Bites!
Passionate Pumpkin Cake Bites
~1/2 cup finely Shredded carrot
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup Nuts-N-More Almond Whey Protein
1/2 cup Passionut Pumpkin Spice Nut butter
2 tablespoons Coconut Almond Milk
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 pack Made in Nature Fruit Fusion apple cinnamon dried fruit snacks
First, shred about 7 baby carrots in your food processor with the shredding blade.
Next, switch to the normal food processor blade and throw all other remaining ingredients inside for about 2 minutes.
Roll into balls and store in fridge or freezer! We enjoy them both ways.
These bites are super easy and so tasty!
Here's some info from their website about why Passionut is different from your normal nut butter:
Passionut™ Butters combine healthy and tasty in a versatile nut & seed blend. Our butters combine the power of (walnuts, almonds, and cashews) and (sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and chia seeds) and are enhanced with MCT oil and Epibolics® WheyPür™ protein. We ensure our premium ingredients retain their health-promoting factors by using their most raw legal form (some nuts require pasteurization); no nutrient-destroying roasting here! Our butters are hand-made in small batches and we guarantee that our butters were made no longer than 7 days prior to your order!
Check out Passionut's Instagram for more info and awesome recipes!
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
We reviewed Mikey's English Muffins in the past, and they have recently come out with some new products. They generously sent some of the new muffin tops, bread, and pizza crusts, as well as some english muffins because they have changed slightly since we last reviewed them.
We were not compensated monetarily for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own.
Our favorite new product was definitely the muffin tops! The lemon blueberry was my favorite and was perfectly light and fruity as a dessert or sweet part of breakfast. I made a oatmeal, yogurt, muffin, and fruit parfait with a lemon blueberry muffin top in an almost empty peanut butter jar and it was mighty tasty! Jared loved the chocolate muffin tops with peanut butter for a snack and also as a sweet addition to breakfast.
The english muffins were delicious as well. The cinnamon raisin was a great base for a peanut butter and egg sandwich. We used the toasted onion english muffins for our mini burgers one night for dinner. They are so packed full of flavor!
One night, we babysat this sweet boy and had a make your own pizza night using Mikey's crust! He did a great job helping spread his sauce and put his ingredients on his pizza. Isn't he the cutest??? (His parents gave permission to use these pictures)
We thought the pizza crust was flavorful, but definitely had more of an egg like texture to it. It still tasted good, but just wasn't exactly a normal "dough" texture. They were the perfect size for a personal pizza.
They also have a sliced bread loaf and I'm thinking of making some kind of peanut butter french toast with it. Be sure to keep an eye on my Instagram so you can see the recipe when I post it!
In the meantime, check out Mikey's website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more delicious ideas with their yummy foods!
Monday, January 16, 2017
Hope Foods sent us some vouchers to try their hummus in exchange for a review.
I love this info from their website:
The freshest ingredients make for the best tasting products. So we source as much as we can—from our garbanzo beans to many of our spices—using time-tested relationships with local farmers across the American southwest and beyond. Our partners share our values around honest ingredients, clean water, and even agricultural job creation.
Jared and I both LOVED each and every flavor. The Kale Pesto was my all time favorite and I don't even like kale. It tasted just like pesto and I wanted to put it on EVERYTHING, so I did :)
We made mini burgers using ground meat, Mikey's Toasted Onion English Muffins, and hummus and they were SO flavorful! Of course, sweet potato fries were the perfect complement to the burgers.
One day, I mixed together chicken, zucchini, and kale pesto hummus for a super easy and healthy lunch.
Then, I made the EASIEST and CREAMIEST, Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Squash bowl that I've ever had. The best part was that it was only 4 simple ingredients!!! I used leftover chicken from the night before, added it to a bowl with spaghetti squash, spoonful of cottage cheese, and 2 spoonfuls of kale pesto hummus. I mixed it all together and warmed it up and HOLY MOLEY! SO GOOD!
What recipes have you made with hummus? Please share in the comments below because I love trying new recipes!
Friday, January 6, 2017
Today I created a brand new recipe using Purely Inspired Powdered Peanut Butter.
I know I am pretty much the only person who doesn't like chocolate, but I also know that most people LOVE peanut butter, so I created this peanut butter lover's dream healthy dessert! (or anytime snack because let's be real, peanut butter is ALWAYS good) It is super simple to make.
Peanut Butter Bark
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup Purely Inspired Peanut Butter
1/2 cup peanuts
1 tsp NuStevia Simple Syrup
First, heat the coconut oil and powdered peanut butter on LOW. Stir until all of the mixture is smooth and there aren't any coconut oil clumps remaining.
Next, add the tsp of NuStevia and 1/2 cup of peanuts.
Then, spray a glass pan with nonstick spray (or you can rub more coconut oil on it) and pour the mixture inside.
Place it in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
Lastly, break it up into pieces and enjoy! (FYI, the pieces will be different sizes)
These are super quick to make and they taste delicious! Hope you enjoy!
Purely Inspired is providing us with product in exchange for a new recipe each month. We are not compensated monetarily for these posts, just sent product. All opinions are our own.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
We were sent Phive Bars to review on the blog.
We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own.
First, here's some info from their website:
WE LOVE THESE BARS! They are JAM PACKED full of nutritious and delicious organic ingredients! You can't get much better than that! They were not only tasty, but super portable and perfect for the golf course and on-the-go!
They don't get squished in Jared's golf bag or my purse. You can see and taste each different nut and seed. It was so cool to see that there were SO MANY superfoods all packed into one bar! We highly recommend these to everyone!
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