Build an Epic School Lunch

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School starts here on Monday! I am already in panic mode thinking about healthy breakfasts before school and packing lunches my kids actually want to eat. We have limited time in the morning before the kids head out the door so breakfast needs to be quick and easy. What you take for lunch makes a big different around the lunch table {aren’t kids funny like that?!} so I like to make sure I pack things I know my kids will actually want to eat. Dannon® Danimals® solve both of those issues for me and help me build an epic school lunch.

Tips and Tricks to Pack and EPIC school lunch your kids will love.

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Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

I am always looking for dinner inspiration. There are so many options for finding recipes that it can be a little overwhelming but there are a few that I go back to over and over again. Of course, I love creating my own recipes and sharing them with others too. Whenever I find a new place to find recipe inspiration or share one of my recipes, I like to tell everyone about it so they can benefit too. I recently shared my chicken broccoli quinoa casserole on the brand new Food Lion Recipe Portal to help others with their dinner recipe needs.

Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole is the perfect dinner for a busy weeknight.

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Grilled Cheeseburger Pizza

This post is sponsored by VELVEETA® . All opinions are my own.

Have you ever had grilled pizza? If you haven’t, I can tell you that, once you do, you will want all of your pizza grilled from that day forward. It is so delicious. With summer here, BBQs are full of hamburgers and hot dogs. Even though we try to break out of the standard hamburger mold with recipes like chicken apple or southwestern turkey burgers, burgers can get a little monotonous at times. Instead of grilling up another hamburger the other night, I instead decided to make grilled cheeseburger pizza. 

Grilled cheeseburger pizza is the perfect burger replacement that still gives you all the flavors of a summer bbq!

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Southwestern Turkey Burger

This post is sponsored by VELVEETA® . All opinions are my own.

Summer is in full swing here. Our temperatures range from the mid-70s all the way up to almost 100. No matter what the temperature outside, we are always up for firing up the grill to cook dinner. Burgers are one of our favorite things to cook on the grill. While a good beef burger is always a winner, we tend to stray a little from the standard burger fare and opt for something like a chicken apple burger or a southwestern turkey burger.  They are so good hot off the grill and topped with a slice of melted VELVEETA® loaf.

Southwestern Turkey Burger

 

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Essential Road Trip Snacks

I love sharing new products and ideas with you so I am super excited to share with you some of my favorite new snacks. While this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

It is travel season! Summer always brings vacations, road trips to visit family or even just traveling to the local amusement park. One thing I have learned from our travels, is that road trip snacks are a total must. It doesn’t matter if we are driving, flying or taking the train, I always make sure I pack TONS of snacks to keep everyone from getting a little hangry while we are on the road. Today, I am sharing with you my three favorite road trip snacks that never leave my travel bag these days!

Essential Road Trip Snacks

 

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Cheesy Kale One Pot Pasta

I am so excited to share this super cheesy recipe with you today. While this post was sponsored by Sargento® Shredded Cheese, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Life is crazy around here. Can you tell considering it the evening and you are getting a post from me instead of my normal 7am posting?! With school out and activities and camps starting, our schedule is kind of hectic as we try to settle into a good rhythm. That means dinner needs to be quick and easy to make sure it actually gets made versus a take out order placed. Oh, and I don’t want a lot of dishes to clean up either. I’m not asking too much, right?! This cheesy kale one pot pasta fits all those requirements!

Cheesy Kale One Pot Pasta

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Lemon Ginger Iced Tea Mojito

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For as long as I can remember, iced tea has been a part of my way of life. Both of my grandparents, along with so many people in our town, worked for a company that produced tea when I was a child. We never had a meal where iced tea wasn’t the beverage of choice. Of course, being in the south, the tea was sweet but it was always present. Now, as I am a “northerner,” the tea might be a little less sweet than I grew up with but I still love iced tea. Pure Leaf makes it easier to enjoy that fresh brewed glass of tea taste without all the actual brewing on my part. For summer, we like to combine our iced tea into cocktails and one of my absolute favorites is a lemon ginger iced tea mojito.

Lemon Ginger Iced Tea Mojito

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Tips for the Best Vacation Ever

We’re taking a little break from food and crafts today to talk about something on everyone’s minds: vacation. While this post is sponsored, all vacation dreams, thoughts and opinions are my own.

Each year, we try to take a vacation as a family {you can read about them all the way back to 2011}. Vacations have drastically changes since having kids and Mathlete and I have learned that it requires way more planning than our single days. Even though our kids are 7 and 4, they still require A LOT of stuff to travel for an extended period of time. And, since they are older, they have a lot more opinions about where we go and what we do. Here are a few of our tips for the best vacation ever based on lessons learned from our recent trips.

Tips for the Best Vacation Ever

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Peanut Butter Nutella Rice Krispie Treats

I am thrilled to partner with Orajel™ Kids to share my thoughts on childhood tooth health. As always, while this post was sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I have a GIANT sweet tooth. Like I think my whole mouth is nothing but sweet teeth because I crave sweets all the time. My children, especially my daughter, definitely inherited my loves of sweets. Now that she also loves to be in the kitchen, we do make a lot of treats together. Right now, her favorite is rice krispie treats but, of course, I had to change them up a bit so we made peanut butter nutella rice krispie treats in addition the regular ones.

Peanut Butter Nutella Rice Krispie Treats

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Hidden Vegetable Chocolate Smoothie

I am excited to partner with TruMoo to bring you this recipe. As always, even though this post was sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I have a family who struggles to eat vegetables. My son will eat 3 avocados a day if given the opportunity but won’t touch a piece of broccoli or any type of squash. Although he tries to set a good example, Mathlete isn’t much better when it comes to eating his vegetables. So, I try to sneak them in by making things like a hidden vegetable chocolate smoothie.

Hidden Vegetable Chocolate Smoothie

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