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Trick or Treating is upon us!!  Help your children to have a healthier and greener holiday with Stretch Island Fruit Co. and some Green Halloween Tips! "Stretch Island Fruit Co. is encouraging parents nationwide to jump aboard the Green Halloween initiative to “think outside the candy box” and provide trick-or-treaters with healthier, more earth-friendly snacks including Stretch Island Fruit Strips and FruitaBü® All-Natural Smoooshed® Fruit Rolls. Free of artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors, additives and synthetic preservatives, each Stretch Island Fruit Strip equals one-half serving of real fruit and is available in fun, naturally colorful flavors ranging from Summer Strawberry, to Harvest Grape and even Mango Sunrise.  FruitaBü rolls are equally free of anything artificial, and offer one whole serving of fruit in its Strawberry, Grape and Apple varieties." These are delicious.  My 3 year old and I have loved both the Stretch Island Fruit Strip and FruitaBü rolls in all of the flavors.  The rolls are definitely easier for little ones to eat and I prefer the strips so it works out perfectly!  Trust me, your children will not miss the artificial junk found in "fruit" flavored candy!! (I'm not going to lie, I think they will still want some chocolate though!!) Have you thought of ways to make Halloween greener??
  • An easy way includes do costume swaps with friends or making from items you have at home
  • Reuse Halloween decor or make your own.  We have enjoyed making these:
  • Choose organic candy and honey sticks in addition the FruitaBü rolls and Stretch Island Fruit Co Rolls to pass out
  • Walk from house to house instead of driving
  • Compost pumpkins and other food
  • Make your own natural face paint (see recipe below)
Natural Face Paint Ingredients:
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp all-natural diaper rash cream
  • 1-2 drops of natural/organic food coloring
  • 1/2 -1tsp of water (depending on desired consistench)
Instructions:     in a small bowl, mix cornstarch, diaper cream and food coloring.  If necessary, add water to achieve desired consistency. Let me know ways that you are making this Halloween greener and healthier!! Disclaimer: Strech Island Fruit Co  sponsored this review by providing me with the noted item(s) above for my review. Filed under: Adults/Parents, Back to School, Big Kids, Dad, Grocery, Little Kids, Mom, Review, Reviews, Reviews and Giveaways, Teens, Toddler

Cereal Treat Bar Review and Giveaway

Cereal Treat Bar Review and Giveaway

Does keeping up with your kids’ changing tastes feels like a full-time job?  Then we’ve got you covered with Cereal Treats Bars. They are a fully-loaded flavorsome snack! Before sending your child back to school this year, help them get “back to cool” with a fun snack they are sure to love and won’t trade during… Read more →

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Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Alfreado

Here is another great recipe! It is healthy and low calorie and full of great flavor!! Every recipe I post on here has been made and tasted in my own home by my own family. I only share the good ones….haha. You can make this recipe for around $15.oo. It easily fed my family of… Read more →

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Crispy Oven-Fried Fish

I made this for dinner last night. My kids loved it and they don’t typically like fish! It is healthy and low calorie. I served it with wild rice and corn with whole wheat rolls. It cost me about $18.00 and I fed a family of 5. I doubled the recipe as it calls for… Read more →

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Cheesy Chicken & Salsa Skillet

I made this for dinner last night for my family. It was a hit! My husband and kids loved it! My husband and I are dieting and this recipe is low in calories and tastes great! It’s nice to have a healthy diet friendly dinner that tastes great! You can also make this recipe for… Read more →

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Porcupine Meatballs

This is a family favorite!! Porcupine Meatballs 1 1/2 to 2 pounds ground beef 1 1/2 cups instant white rice 1 large can tomato sauce 4T Worsteshire sauce Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper to taste 2 T Italian seasoning 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small red onion, chopped Mix all ingredients together with meat except tomato… Read more →

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Land-O-Lakes Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread Review and Giveaway

Do you remember when you were a kid and how much you loved to put cinnamon and sugar on your toast? (that’s what I liked to do with it) Well it just got easier…. our friends at  LAND O LAKES® have come up with a LAND O LAKES® Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread and it is AWESOME!!! LAND… Read more →

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Broccoli Dish

This makes a great side dish for just about anything. And my kids will actually eat broccoli when I make it……haha! SCORE!! Broccoli Dish 1 package frozen cut broccoli 1/2 package crumbled, cooked bacon 1 package cream cheese 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese Steam broccoli in a pan. Cook and crumble bacon. Add bacon and… Read more →

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I love cereal. I’ve probably posted about it a dozen times. So, I never turn down an opportunity to try more cereal. I got to try out the Fiber One 80 Calories Cereal. It’s wheat and corn squares with a honey flavor. YUM! I brought them to work with me yesterday to have on hand… Read more →

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Beer Bread

This makes a yummy bread that goes with just about any meal and its super easy. Beer Bread 3 cups flour (sifted) 3 teaspoons baking powder (omit if using Self-Rising Flour) 1 teaspoon salt (omit if using Self-Rising Flour) 1/4 cup sugar 1 (12 ounce) can beer 1/2 cup melted butter (1/4 cup will do just fine) Directions: Prep Time: 3 mins Total Time: 1 hr 1 Preheat oven to… Read more →

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