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Monday, February 19, 2018

My Favorite Winter Olympic Inspired Products

                  "I received samples of  products to facilitate this post."

 My family has been enjoying the Winter Olympics this week!
                                       

     This week has been a cold and dreary week here. While I am happy that we received some much-needed rain, the dreary days are not fun. I don't know about you but it is hard to get work done on dreary days, I just want to stay in bed. I don't even feel like working out, so I force myself to the gym, thankfully my husband wants to go to the gym. So I meet him at the gym when he gets off work and this encourages him to workout. The kids are all healthy and that lingering cough that they all had is gone. I think we went through two whole bottles of honey while they were sick for their coughs and using it in my Cold & Flu Honey Lemon Ginger Tea. Since the busyness has slowed down, we have been watching the Winter Olympics. The opening ceremony is always my favorite part to watch while the boys love watching snowboarding and cross-country skiing.   


The Olympics Cross Country Skiing reminds us a lot of Rice’s Honey, the American raw, unprocessed natural honey since 1924. Every beehive, located on specific farms across the U.S., is lovingly cared for and results in the most glorious American honey. And, the difference between the specific locations of this honey can actually be tasted – since every honey bee pollinates their crops in a different location, and in doing so, creates unique floral notes! When you purchase a bottle of Rice’s Honey, you can choose which location to purchase and for the first time, every bottle purchased gives back to PACE, a non-profit organization that helps protect all pollinators. Rice’s Honey has a mission to help promote pollination and sustainable bee farms across the country.  The Rice’s Honey partnership with PACE, the Butterfly Pavilion’s global initiative to increase awareness of pollinators through public engagement, education and restoration/conservation programs will help inform consumers about the importance of pollination. One of every three bites of food eaten worldwide depends on pollinators.  Without them, there would be no fruits, nuts, vegetables, oils or most flowers and they contribute more than $24 billion to the United States economy.

 My younger boys have been loving chocolate muffins for their after-school snack and the teen has discovered that he likes gourmet cheese. So my cheese stash has been raided by him. This mom is happy that her boys are eating healthy foods. I really like that the teen is focusing on good nutrition for sports performance. The other day he was asking for a plain protein powder to add to his oatmeal. I think that child number 4, the short picky eater, must be having a growth spurt as he ate four slices of pizza and his legs have been hurting.


What better way to enjoy the thrills of the Winter Olympics Ice Hockey than with some delicious, gluten-free veggies-first Garden Lites chocolate muffins? Found in the freezer aisle in your local grocery or club store, Garden Lites will wow you with their decadently rich taste matched with wholesome nutritional assets! With every bite filled with nutritious vegetables – though you’ll never know it – this is one guilt-free yummy snack you can enjoy all day, every day! Garden Lites Chocolate Muffin’s first two ingredients are zucchini and carrots and are 33% veggies.


Norseland Celebrates the Winter Olympics with the perfect wholesome, natural snacks to keep you satisfied while you watch the competition this year. The entire line of cheese snacks are delicious, a source of protein and always portable, so you too can be part of the winning team! Just like the athletes who participate in Nordic Combined, where athletes compete in cross-country skiing and ski jumping, Norseland will make you want to put a medal on it – with their array of cheese snacks that are Norway inspired delights!

    I discovered this delicious pasta that cooks in two minutes in the microwave so they are great for a quick lunch. I just add sauteed veggies and jar pasta sauce to the pasta for a delicious meal. Now I have no excuse for not eating lunch on busy days.


Skinny Pasta is poised to win this year’s Olympics “Freestyle”, with their WW endorsed pasta! Just like the Winter Olympics “Freestyle” skiing competition, which combines speed, showmanship and the ability to perform aerial maneuvers while skiing, Skinny Pasta can juggle all of your wellness needs including being gluten-free, all natural, free of sugar, wheat, lactose, soy, salt, cholesterol, fat, and preservatives; Skinny Pasta® is also low in calories, with only nine calories per serving. Its main ingredient, the Konjac plant, is native to Southeast Asia and contains Glucomannan, a dietary fiber.  Now, with new WW Freestyle program, Skinny Pasta will earn a gold medal in your kitchen!



23 comments:

  1. I have been loving the winter Olympics as well!! But I clearly am not doing it with the same style as you. I need a cheese board stat!!! Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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  2. i couldnt watch the winter olympics!!! im so sad, i like your style on watching the games those chocolate muffins looks delicious

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  3. Yay for winter Olympics. I had a friend get to go over the weekend and saw a ton of pictures on FB. It's always fun celebrating the olympics.

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  4. What some great Winter Olympic inspired finds I have to admit I love Jarlsberg cheese definitely a favourite in this house!

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  5. Cheese boards are a total go-to in our house. I appreciate you sharing all these ideas!

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  6. Honey is love!!! I love that it's sweet but medicinal. My son's cough was healthy because of it.

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  7. I love honey and use it in teas and sometimes just by the teaspoonful. I take it at the first sign of a scratchy throat.

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  8. Yaass to the winter olympics. I love your tea set. I have been checking them out too.

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  9. I've been loving the winter olympics! Love the idea ofd the cheeseboard!

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  10. The skinny pasta sounds perfect for my family! My kids are always asking to have noodles for lunch!

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  11. Love this idea although I have to admit I have not been watching the Olympics! :X

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  12. I haven't had time to sit and watch any of it. Im more of a Summer Olympics kinda gal. Everything you shared though looks so good. Skinny Pasta? Don't mind if I do :) . And honey is my year round love! Glad everyone is better.

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  13. Oh some of these look so tasty. I haven't been watching the Olympics this year because like Kim, I prefer the Summer Olympics.

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  14. I am loving the olympics. That honey looks great, I've been dieting for a few weeks now and that would go perfectly with it.

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  15. Now this is watching TV in style! I recently started my diet and workout routine and all the ideas you shared really go well with it.

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  16. I love Garden Lites muffins and so do my kids. A much healthier option than other foods that are out there.

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  17. I love honey and use it daily. I'll also have to check out the skinny pasta - that one is new to me.

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  18. It has been so much fun watching the winter Olympics with my family. We were so enjoying the ice dancing a few nights ago.

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  19. How i wish to watch the Winter Olympics, but for now am watching it online and on television.
    Using natural honey is good for our health!

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  20. This looks so good. We are huge Winter sports fans but we could definitely have this just for our weekends! My kids eat cheese like it's going out of style. lol

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  21. These look yummy. Winter Olympics fans will surely enjoy snacking on these while watching the game.

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  22. To be honest I've not paid that much attention to the Winter Olympics, but I love your choice of snacks.

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  23. You've got here real delish finds ready for the winter olympics. And they are great choices you could even prefer to have them even if the winter olympics concluded.

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