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Thursday, April 26, 2018

ProBiotein Adds Taste And Nutrition To Baked Goods & More

I am always looking for ways to sneak nutrition into my family's diet!

       I received samples of ProBiotein to facilitate this post.

  I love my probiotics and know how they have benefited me. I always take a daily probiotic and include a wonderful prebiotic supplement in my daily smoothie. The problem is getting my family to do the same. My younger boys will take a daily probiotic when reminded but my husband is always a challenge when it comes to healthy eating. So I have to sneak nutrition like prebiotics and fiber into his favorite foods.So when I discovered a product that adds prebiotics and fiber to baked goods and oatmeal without changing the taste, I just had to try it as my husband will eat oatmeal. My husband also loves homemade bread and pizza so I just loved the thought of sneaking wonderful digestive enzymes into his slice of bread or pizza without him knowing. Before I tried ProBiotein in my bread, I had to taste it myself. So I put a tablespoon in my morning bowl of oatmeal and I did not notice any change in taste. I read the package and saw that this prebiotic fiber had Omega-3 in it and loved that my teen could use this instead of chia seeds in his daily oatmeal.

 ProBiotein is made from fermented organic wheat, oats & flax!

 There are also other healthy items in this unique product like barley malt, organic golden flax meal, nutritional yeast, and phosphorus. So it makes perfect sense to add it to baked goods like bread and pizza crust. I love that it has 4 prebiotic fibers, 4 digestive enzymes, amino acids, omega-3, and concentrated protein.

  I also love that this prebiotic fiber can be stirred into my oatmeal daily for great digestion. All it takes is 1 tablespoon a day to get some great gut health and digestion. So on days that I don't drink a smoothie, I will add this to my oatmeal. Next time I bake bread, I will add several tablespoons to my recipe to see how it performs.

Want to know more?

Head on over to ProBiotein's website for more great information and wonderful baked good recipes.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Free Hello Baby Box With A Babylist Registry

Create the ultimate baby registry!

I received a Graco SnugRide® SnugLock™ 35 DLX Infant Car Seat.

  Having a baby is so exciting! I am overjoyed that my daughter is having a girl this summer. This will be my first grandchild. Now that my daughter found out that the baby is going to be a girl, this future grandma is excited to go shopping. I am glad that my daughter has made up a baby registry so I will have some ideas on what my daughter desires for the baby.  Having a baby registry is not only great for a baby shower but it is also great for us grandparents so we can get the baby items that the mom-to-be loves. I discovered a really awesome place for new moms to set up their baby registry. The BabyList Registry allows the pregnant mom to create the ultimate baby registry from the comfort of their home. Moms can easily make a registry with baby products from any store on the web and their list is stored at one convenient place to make shopping so easy for friends and family!

 FREE Hello Baby Box
Start your Babylist registry today to be eligible* for a free box full of goodies for you and baby!

*The Hello Baby Box contains product samples for parents and baby from trusted partners. It's free for select Babylist Registry Users who have a complete Babylist registry that is created on or after December 26, 2017. It's only available while supplies last and content of the Hello Baby Box may vary.


  The BabyList Registry is so simple to use, even for grandparents! You can access your list from any device and add baby items from any website with the press of one button. It is the universal baby registry! Getting started takes only a few steps and the mom-to-be can add unique items that are not found in big box stores. The parents-to-be can even ask for things like home cooked meals!

Grandparents can buy and ship the big items!

  I remember when I had my babies and I carefully researched items like car seats, strollers, and cribs to make sure that I was getting the best for my baby. So this grandma wants her granddaughter to be safe while traveling in the car. I love that I can buy the best car seat for the new baby and ship it to my daughter just by looking at her BabyList Registry! This grandma likes the technology on the SnugRide® SnugLock™ 35 DLX Infant Car Seat. This car seat is so easy to install with one simple click so new parents know the seat is installed correctly. There is even an adjustable base so mom and dad can position the baby safely. I love the one hand adjustable handle on this car seat! This will make getting baby out of the seat so easy with a simple press of a button. The sun canopy is even super quiet to move so mom can adjust it without waking the baby. My daughter will love the neutral colors of the car seat so she can use it for the next baby.

Check out these awesome features:
  • InRight LATCH system for a one-second LATCH attachment
  • Adjustable base with 4 recline positions lets you customize fit to your vehicle
  • Easy-to-read level indicator helps eliminate installation guesswork
  • Removable newborn head and body support cushions baby
  • Convenient compartment stores both the LATCH connectors and manual when not in use
  • Click Connect technology provides one-step secure attachment to Graco Click Connect strollers and bases
  • Lightweight infant car seat for easy carrying
  • Be sure to check your local and state laws, as well as AAP and NHTSA recommendations, for car seat usage.
  • Engineered & crash tested to meet or exceed the US standard FMVSS 213 & side impact tested for occupant retention solely with the built-in 5-point harness system
  • EPS, energy absorbing foam for effective impact energy management

You can even transfer items from another baby registry!

 If your favorite baby store is going out of business or you just want to make things simple for your friends and family, Baby List allows you to combine all those baby registries for a one-stop shopping place. So make shopping easy for your friends and family, especially those grandparents and start your BabyList Registry today!


Just FYI, I want you all to know that these Hello Baby Boxes are available in a limited quantity, while supplies last. And they’re available for US residents only. So if you’re an expecting mama that is looking to create her baby registry then start your Babylist registry today to be eligible for a free Hello Baby Box!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Healthy Road Trip Snacks

       Summer is almost here and so are the road trips!

   Do you have any road trips planned for the summer? My family takes at least one road trip every year. Our last trip was a 12-hour trip to go visit my mom and dad. I am not a big fan of traveling by car but for a big family like mine, it makes the most sense money wise. Now that the kids are older, it is easier for them as they do a great job of keeping themselves busy watching a movie. I think it is myself who is the worst traveler in the car. I have to keep myself busy so I don't drive my husband crazy by being a backseat driver. I always bring my computer, yea to having internet in the car! My husband does not mind driving as long as I pack plenty of snacks. Sure he prefers junk food but I have found some healthy snacks that meet his requirements for salty and sweet. He has to have both kinds of snacks to be a happy driver as well as his crazy music from the 70's and 80's.

Ten Great Road Trip Ideas For Traveling With Kids

 So here are some of my husband/kid approved healthy road trip car snacks. Some are sweet and some are salty but all are delicious. These healthy snacks will keep everyone happy in the car so you won't have to stop for food at unhealthy fast food places.

Good Health Sriracha Veggie Straws 

 These crunchy snackable straws are a family favorite. They are a guilt-free snack that is mom approved as they are packed with nutrients (vitamins!) from tomatoes, spinach, beets, broccoli, and carrots. The best part is this gluten-free and non-GMO snack doesn't taste like veggies! The Sriracha flavor has a mild spicy taste that the boys and I love. We also love the Sea Salt Straws.

Snikiddy Mac N’ Cheese Organic Baked Cheese Puffs

 If you love mac and cheese, then you will love these tasty puffs as they are inspired by kid's favorite snacks. They are an ultra-cheesy kid-approved snack without the messy hands. These puffs are also USDA Certified Organic and nut-free so all kids can enjoy.

Nutiva Organic O’Coconut 

 My teen has discovered coconut flakes and uses it in everything as he loves the taste. So he was happy for these single-serve packages of lightly sweetened coconut cookies that he can take for an on the go snack. These delicious cookies might taste sweet but they only have 3 grams of sugar per snack. I love that each treat has healthy coconut oil too. They are also USDA Certified Organic and non-GMO.

Enjoy Life Foods Grain & Seed Bars 

 While my family does not require gluten-free snacks, I am happy that these delicious bars are also made with plant-based ingredients that include ancient grains and seeds. These allergy-friendly bars come in some amazing flavors like Chocolate Marshmallow, Banana Caramel and more. My family loves the Maple Sweet Potato bar.

Country Archer Honey-Chipotle Turkey Jerky 

 While I don't eat meat, my boys are meat eaters and love jerky. So I make sure that the meat is raised without antibiotics and has no added hormones. The flavor of this turkey jerk sounds so delicious that even this vegetarian gal was craving a taste of the bold honey and chipotle flavor. A whole bag of the slowly marinated cage-free turkey jerky has 29 grams of protein and only 200 calories making it a great high-protein snack!

bare Fuji & Reds Apple Chips 

 Packing fruit for a road trip is so easy when apples come in a crunchy snack. My boys love these made from real apple slices "chips" and can quickly eat a whole bag of them in no time. I love that they are made without any oil, preservatives, or added sugar.

Which of these healthy snacks will you be taking on your next road trip?

Friday, April 20, 2018

FREE bag of Kroger Kettle Cooked Chips

FREE Kroger Kettle Chips Receive ONE (1) FREE bag of Kroger Kettle Cooked Chips, 8.5 oz., any variety

Exp 05/06/2018

This Friday, April 20th, 2018– ONLY, you can load a coupon to your Kroger (or Affiliate) Plus Card for a FREE bag of Kroger Kettle Cooked Chips,
Although 04/20/2018 is the only day that you can load the coupon, the coupon offer is redeemable through 05/06/2018


What is the Free Friday Download?
Every Friday, you can download a digital coupon for a FREE item! This offer is available exclusively to Customers with a Smiths Food and Drug or other Kroger store reward card.

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Visit this page on Fridays.
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Redeem your coupon in-store within 2 weeks.
Your coupon will automatically be applied at checkout when you use your Shopper's Card.
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