Monday, September 1, 2014

Guilt-Free Snacking with Harvest Snaps

This post was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps. I have been compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

As a mom to teenagers, snacks are a big part of our daily lives. The kids want grab-and-go snacks that taste great. I want that too, but I also want to provide foods that are healthier than your average junk-food options.

I recently learned about a new line of snacks called Harvest Snaps - "chip-like" snacks that are made from whole lentils and whole peas.

 

I received a pack of Harvest Snaps in various flavors to try out.  I have to admit, I was somewhat skeptical. Would something made out of lentils and peas really be a hit with my picky teenagers?


After sampling all the flavors, I can say we are now big fans of Harvest Snaps. They look a bit like french fries but are crispy and light like potato chips. The flavors are good. Depending on which you choose, there are some that are quite zesty and others that are more mild. My favorite is the Tomato Basil Lentil Snaps. My kids like a little more zing so they really liked the Wasabi Ranch Snapea Crisps.

The Lentil Snaps are made from 65% whole lentil and have less fat, more fiber, and less sodium than regular potato chips. The Snapea Crisps are made from 70% whole peas and also have less fat, more fiber, and lower sodium than regular chips. The Snapea Crisps are also gluten free. As I mentioned above, they come in a variety of flavors so there is something for everyone.

 



Now, when my family is looking for tasty but healthier options for snacking, we can turn to Harvest Snaps. They will be perfect for lunchbox additions or just anytime that we want something tasty for munching. 

Check out Harvest Snaps Lunchspiration microsite where you can make mix-and-match snappy lunches for a chance to win.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Legends of Oz Tweet-A-Long Party 8/22/14

Come along for a fun night celebrating the music of Legend of Oz: Dorothy’s Return available now on Digital HD and available on Blu-ray on August 26!

Relive your favorite songs from the movie for the chance to win Digital HD movie download codes, graphic novels, character collectibles, costumes, dolls, and more! We will also be releasing DVD bonus sing-a-long videos for you and your family to enjoy.





No RSVP required
Prizes are only open to US residents 18 or older

DATE:  
Friday, August 22nd from 9PM – 10PM Eastern/6PM – 7PM Pacific

FOLLOW:  
@ThriftyChicMom
@LegendsofOZ
@FoxHomeEnt and @FHEInsiders will be tweeting as well

OFFICIAL HASHTAG:
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Friday, August 15, 2014

#TargetSponsored - Target Pharmacy Rewards (with Giveaway)

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Two of my kids started back to school this week and another is about to start college. Heading into this time of year can be quite hectic. I'm always looking for ways to make my life a little easier. Using Target Pharmacy is one of those ways.

Not long ago, I shared with you how you could have a better pharmacy experience by using Target for all your medication/prescription needs. Today I want to remind you of some of the amazing benefits of Target Pharmacy Rewards.

   

What I like best about Target Pharmacy Rewards is that there are no points to count or track. Simply fill five prescriptions & get 5% off a day of shopping (in-store and online). You can earn rewards faster by filling pet prescriptions, getting vaccinations such as the flu shot, and adding all family members to one account. Easy peasy, right? And, a 5% off shopping day at Target is a huge help to my family of six.

Being able to walk-in for vaccinations is another benefit of Target's Pharmacy Rewards. In addition to flu, vaccinations for shingles, whooping cough, tetanus, meningitis and pneumonia are available — no appointment required. My daughter needed a meningitis shot before going off to college this fall. How handy is it that we could pop into Target's pharmacy for the vaccine, then head out into the store to shop for her school supplies and dorm needs. That's a real time-saver!

By switching to Target Pharmacy, you can get all the benefits of Pharmacy Rewards. And, because they offer hundreds of $4 generics and a price match guarantee, it's also a great value. See just how easy it is to Flip the Script with Target.


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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Back-To-School Lunch Ideas with Azteca's No Preservatives Tortillas (plus Giveaway)

This post is sponsored by Azteca Foods, Inc. however all opinions expressed are my own. 

School is back in session for us and once again I find myself on the lookout for easy and nutritious lunchbox ideas. My kids are teenagers so not only do I want options that are tasty, but also foods that they don't mind preparing themselves. With a daughter headed off to college, I'm especially concerned about her eating habits as she lives on her own for the first time. Coming up with healthy lunch ideas that she can easily prepare in her dorm room is very important.

Azteca Foods, Inc. has launched a new No Preservative flour tortilla line. The line includes burrito, fajita, taco, and mini sizes. These Azteca's No Preservative flour tortillas contain no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial flavors or colors.

Tortillas are so versatile - you can create just about any kind of wrap, stack, or roll-up that you like - making them a perfect choice for so many of your recipes. The versatility and the healthier "No Preservative" feature makes Azteca tortillas something that I will definitely turn to when preparing school lunches, snacks, and dinners for my own family this school year. You can find Azteca No Preservative flour tortillas in the refrigerated aisle at Walmart stores.

As I mentioned, the possibilities of what you can create using Azteca's No Preservative tortillas are practically limitless. My teens usually pack some type of sandwich in their lunch. Sandwiches are quick and easy to make and they taste good. But, having the same old thing day after day can get boring. Tortillas are a great way to put a new, fun twist on classic favorites such as deli meat sandwiches or the pb&j.

Here's one such twist that I made to jazz up one of my kids' faves, the turkey sandwich.

Monte Cristo Pinwheels

If you're familiar with the classic Monte Cristo sandwich, you know that they are typically a fried sandwich made up of turkey and/or ham, some type of cheese, and often a fruit jelly or condiment sauce. For my version, I wanted to stay with a cold "sandwich" that would pack well and stay fresh in a lunchbox. By using Azteca's No Preservative flour tortillas and adding some fresh spinach, these Monte Cristo Pinwheels are something I can feel good about my kids eating for lunch.

Ingredients:
Azteca No Preservative flour tortillas (can use any size, I used fajita size)
Cream Cheese
Fresh Baby Spinach
Deli Turkey
Deli Ham
Berry Jam (can use whatever you like, I used an organic Four Fruit flavor)



Directions:

  • Spread a layer of cream cheese onto tortilla
  • On top of that, add a layer of baby spinach leaves
  • Next, add turkey and ham slices
  • Finally, apply a layer of the fruit spread over the meat
  • Roll up the tortilla, cut into sections, and secure with toothpicks.

You can't get much easier than that! And, they are quite yummy, getting the "thumbs-up" from my teenagers.


When you start thinking about back-to-school lunches and meal planning remember to look for Azteca's new No Preservative flour tortilla line. You can find them in the refrigerated section at Walmart stores. 

Giveaway
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$50 Walmart Gift Card
Azteca Free Product Coupon
Meal Planning Notepad
Tupperware Container
Dry Erase Wall Decal Calendar


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