Create Cooking Memories: An Easy Family Cookbook and Mediterranean Rice Recipe

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Mars, Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #BensBeginners #UncleBensPromo #CollectiveBias Do you have a favorite memory of your Grandma that involves cooking or a special dish?  Do you catch a smell of a certain food that brings back feelings from a childhood holiday?  Food is a trigger for memories and every family has their special recipes, … [Read more...]

Recipe: Banana Pecan Waffles with Sir Bananas™ Bananamilk! THE AFTER-SCHOOL PLAYDATE, a Play in One Act #Bananamazing #ad

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Bananamazing #CollectiveBias THE AFTER-SCHOOL PLAYDATE A play in one act CAST OF CHARACTERS MOM:                           A woman trying to do her best. CHILDREN 1-5:           Five children of various ages. ACT I, SCENE I SETTING:  Once upon a time, mom arranged a playdate for her daughter with five … [Read more...]

Review: “The Perfect Portion Cookbook” Co-Written By Anson Williams, Bob Warden, and Mona Dolgov

Disclosure:  KLY was sent a copy of "The Perfect Portion Cookbook" for review. Portion, portion, portion.  Losing weight, maintaining your ideal weight, it's all about portion size.  Many people have found that deprivation or major changes in what they eat don't work for them as well as controlling portion size.  But it's complicated to figure out what the right portion size looks like. Anson Williams was in his local grocery store one … [Read more...]

Who Do You Want At Your Finish Line?

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TryALittleGoodness #CollectiveBias #tryalittlegoodnesssweepstakes Do you have a goal? I started running two years ago and one of the things I like about it is that I'm always setting goals for longer runs, faster times, or finishing races.  I might not win, even in my age group, but I'm not running "against" anyone … [Read more...]

Recipe: Homemade Peanut Butter Energy Bites Are On My Runners Pre-Race Checklist Because They Are The Perfect Breakfast!

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpreadTheMagic #CollectiveBias What to eat before running a race or a training long-run?  It's one of the most asked questions by runners.  And an important question.  I've found something that works for me and I want to share it! Homemade Peanut Butter Energy Bites: are nutritious taste delicious and it's easy to … [Read more...]

Eat Homemade, Healthy, Delicious Meals At Home #CookMellow #sponsored

Disclosure: KLY was compensated for social media shares. Eat homemade, healthy, delicious meals at home - isn't that what we would all want?    Why don't we?  For us, it's because cooking healthy meals takes so much time and energy.  It's easier and faster just to go out to eat, to buy pre-prepared meals, or pick-up-and-bring-home. Today I read about a new cooker coming out soon that has me excited about a smarter and easier way to … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Kind Organics Whole Food MultiVitamin (US, Ends 7/30)

Disclosure:  I received free samples of Garden of Life products to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own.   I've asked my doctor for years about taking supplements and he always says, "Eat a better diet.  Nothing man-made compares to eating whole food."  But, I'm not consistent about eating healthy.  I try but fall into old habits, or get lazy.  It's a constant battle, that I'm not giving up on, by any means, but it's not … [Read more...]

@Jawbone Takes Fitness Tracking To A New Level With The UP2 and UP3 @BestBuy

A fitness tracker changed my husband's life.  Since he started wearing one, he's logged over 3,500 miles and gone from a very sedentary person to a "walker".  For me, tracking my running distance and pace is very motivating.  There are countless times when I put in a last push to try and get a personal record or run just a little bit further to get in that round mile logged.  My next goal is to address nutrition and "macros" (macronutrients like … [Read more...]

Perfect for Fall – Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe! #MonkFruitInTheRaw #MC #Sponsored

The weather is changing here in Chicago.  Even if it's warm in the afternoon, the mornings and evenings have a distinct chill in the air.  I start seeking comfort foods like soup, hot cocoa, and warm bread.  But, I don't want to sacrifice healthy ingredients to achieve a fall, comfort food treat.  This recipe is one of my favorites to combine seasonal autumn flavors with healthy ingredients.   September is National Childhood Obesity Month. … [Read more...]

Fun After-School Snack! Fruit and Cheese Kabobs with Arla Dofino Cheese! #HavartiParty #Sponsored #MC

"Mom, I'm HUNGRY!" It's the first thing I hear when I pick up my daughter from school.  I'm always looking for afternoon snack ideas and one of the best we've found is Arla Dofino Cheese and Fruit Kabobs.  They are equally fun-to-make as they are delicious-to-eat.  And, moms like me can feel good about having our kids eat Arla Dofino cheeses.  Arla Dofino cheeses are naturally good, free of added hormones and crafted with quality, natural … [Read more...]

Be Rewarded For Your healthy choices!! GET CONNECTED And Earn #BalanceRewards Automatically! #cbias

Are you trying to walk a certain number of steps every day? Or are you a runner, trying to run a certain amount each week?   OR (I think this is most people!) are you trying to manage your weight? Did you know Walgreens will give you rewards (rewards you can use at Walgreens) for making these healthy choices?!  I know, how cool is that, right?  How, you ask?  Check it out! Q: What is Balance Rewards for healthy choices? A: Balance … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: Newman’s Own Organics (10 Winners, US, Ends 8/25)

When you see a package in your grocery store with an American Gothic "Pa" Newman and daughter Nell in down homes, you are seeing Newman's Own Organics.  The products are certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Ingredients have been grown on farms that have not used artificial fertilizers or pesticides for three years or more. The farms and processors have been certified by an independent third party.  Organic agriculture is a holistic system with the … [Read more...]

Help For Moms Who Are Trying To Feed Their Families Healthy Meals – Revolution Foods! #sponsored

It's not often that you notice the mission of a company.  But the mission of Revolution Foods, truly spoke to me.  "To build lifelong healthy eaters by making kid-inspired, chef-crafted food accessible to all.  It's one of the top priorities I have for raising my daughter - to create a lifelong healthy eater.  It's so important not only for their health but also their happiness.  I know in my heart that my daughter's life will be longer, happier, … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Get Back-on-Track to a Balanced Lifestyle

Disclosure:  I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. I belong to a Facebook group of friends who are trying to watch what we eat and  live a more balanced lifestyle.  Here are some quotes from recent posts: "So I see-sawed back and forth over the holidays and was not at all good about what I ate. Finally put … [Read more...]

Perfect Pairing for Holiday Gift Giving: Moto X Phone and Fitbit Activity Tracker #MC #SprintMom #Sponsored

For the past weeks, I've been testing the Moto X phone from Motorola and Sprint and the fitbit flex wireless activity + sleep tracker.  Here is my take on what I think is a perfect pairing for holiday gift giving!  First, the Moto X! Design The feel of the phone is what impressed me most.  I didn't know it until I started writing this post, but Motorola measured hundreds of hands before they finalized the shape of the Moto X.  No wonder it … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Wicked Good Gorton’s Seafood Prize Pack! (US, Ends 10/19) Fish Stick Stackers Recipe

One of my daughter's favorite choices for dinner are "Fish Fingers".  We are fans of the tv show, "Charlie and Lola" and from an early age, Rosie thought Fish Sticks were actually called "Lola's Fish Fingers".  The fish sticks that my husband and I enjoy as much as Rosie does, are Gorton's Fish Fingers so when they asked me to write a review, I knew it would be a fun one to write! Gorton’s has been the trusted brand for great seafood since … [Read more...]