Healthy Gluten Free Snack Ideas

Healthy Gluten Free Snack Ideas

This post about gluten free snacks has been sponsored.  I received samples  at no charge for inclusion in this post but all opinions expressed here are my own.  This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on a link and make a purchase I will receive a small amount of money to put towards my blogging adventure. A few weeks ago I decided to try a gluten free diet to see if could help with a few random health issues.  For the first few days of my new gluten free diet I wandered around in a state of hunger and agitation, with a distinct desire to gnaw off my own arm if I didn't get something filling to eat immediately.  I am a snacker and I have come to realize that every single one of my favorite snacks is high in gluten.  Even healthy snacks like granola bars, crackers and … [Read more...]

Spicy Yogurt Dipping Sauce with Herb Seasoned Potato Wedges

Spicy Yogurt Dipping Sauce with Herb Seasoned Potato Wedges

This seasoned potato recipe with yogurt dipping sauce was inspired by products I received to review at no charge however all opinions expressed here are my own. One of the things I love most about the holidays is the opportunity to get together with family and friends.  Whether it is a big Thanksgiving dinner, a Christmas Eve gathering by the tree or a Saturday afternoon of watching football,  having family and friends around makes the season a happier one!  In my house, having guests over means that I must feed them.  Not that they demand it (or at least not all the time!)...but something ingrained in my psyche says that if there are people visiting then I must cook for them.    I love finding easy appetizer recipes that are also healthy.  Not that I don't love a good bowl of queso or a … [Read more...]

Easy Snack Ideas: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars #sponsored

Easy Snack Ideas: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars #sponsored

This easy snack ideas post is part of a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for ACH Food Companies Inc. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating. My kids went back to school last week and that means I am back to packing lunchboxes at 6 AM every morning.  They are not real big fans of the school lunch program and I would much rather they bring a lunch from home anyhow.  If you have ever eaten lunch at school with your kids you will understand why.  The quality of the food in our school system leaves a lot to be desired!  I have teens so I try to find foods to pack in the lunchbox that are healthy but also ones I know will get eaten.  This usually means a balance between fruit and cheese sticks and cookies or whole grain tortilla chips.  I am always looking … [Read more...]

Tips to Boost Energy and Make it Through the Afternoon Slump! #sponsored

Tips to Boost Energy and Make it Through the Afternoon Slump! #sponsored

These tips to boost energy were inspired back a selection of products I received from Cascadian Farms but all opinions expressed are my own. My summer vacation has finally drawn to a close.  Family trips are finished, company has gone home and the children are back in school.  Instead of feeling productive today, however, I am in serious need of a nap.  During the chaos of summer we were always on the go and there was never TIME to be tired.  However, now that I am trying to get back into blogging, housework and errands it seems like I have zero energy.  I look at the pile of laundry, the mountain of bills, and the dog hair covering every surface and I seriously wonder how I am going to find the energy to get my life back in order.  Sure, I have the lists all ready and goals written out … [Read more...]

Need Healthy Snack Ideas? Try Trail Mix Cups!

Need Healthy Snack Ideas? Try Trail Mix Cups!

This healthy snack ideas recipe is made possible with a cookbook I received at no charge for review.  All opinions expressed here are my own. Summer vacation has been a lot of fun here in my house.  Lots of swimming at the pool, camps for the kids, and weekends spent lounging.  With my teenagers at home all day I am pretty sure the phrase I hear most often is 'What can I have to eat?'  My son is 13 and 6 feet tall.  He is as skinny as a string bean and has an incredible metabolism.  That boy eats like a linebacker from the time he wakes up in the morning until bedtime.  I am constantly looking for healthy snack ideas so I don't find him with his hand in the chip bag or cookie bin every 2 hours.  These trail mix cups require NO BAKING which is awesome since it is about a thousand degrees … [Read more...]