Easy Nutella Chocolate Cookies

While I love Nutella and any other brand of hazelnut spread, I don’t like to eat it all the time.  It is a nice treat to enjoy here and there. Of course, there are many ways to enjoy such a delicious treat.

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Start a Delicious Morning Routine

Start a Delicious Morning Routine
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Whether my alarm goes off or not, I don’t meet the morning with glee. After untangling myself from the sheets, I stumble out of bed with messy hair, blurry eyes, and the inability to create coherent sentences. As you can imagine, breakfast is not always on my mind. Counting down when I can go back to sleep is more my speed, unless I have something delicious to get my morning routine going.   

My Plant-Based Morning Routine
A Delicious Morning Routine with Puffins and Elmhurst

A few years ago I switched to a more plant-based diet. One of the easiest places to make this change came at breakfast. Usually this in the form of a green smoothie of some type, but this isn’t always convenient. Let’s face it, when you’re not a morning person, busting out the blender and the measuring cups can be a chore.

This is why I was so excited to add Barbaras Puffins Cereal and Elmhurst Milks to my morning routine. They’re a quick, delicious healthy way to help me start my day.

Cereal + Milk = Delicious

One of the reasons I begrudgingly ate cereal as a kid was because I never liked the taste of milk. Most of the time, I would eat my cereal out of the box or pour it in the bowl plain. This is how much I don’t like dairy milk.

I was so excited when dairy alternatives started arriving at my grocery store. Back then, there was only one alternative option. Today, I can choose from Oat, Almond, and Cashew.

Morning Routine_Elmhurst Plant Based Milks

Before Elmhurst kindly sent me some of their milks for review, I had tried their Oat Milk and was already a fan. One of the things I like most about these unsweetened plant-based milks is how few ingredients they contain. Their Almond and Cashew have two ingredients, nuts and filtered water, while their Oat has three, water, oats and salt.

Morning Routine_Elmhurst Milks

These milks are rich, creamy and free from fillers, artificial flavors, and sugars. They are also the perfect pairing for Barbaras Puffins Cereal.

Another reason I gave up on the traditional milk and cereal was because of how mushy my cereal would get. If I didn’t eat it quick enough it would become a bowl of yuckiness. So, I was a bit skeptical about adding Puffins to my morning routine. Would these bite-sized puffs hold up to the Elmhurst milk?

Morning Routine_Barbaras Puffins Cereal

In reality, I had nothing to worry about because they are made for mixing with milk. They stay crunchy, while also absorbing just enough of the milk creaminess.

The brand was kind enough to send me two of the cereal varieties, Peanut Butter and Honey Rice. Not only do I enjoy their crispy texture, but I also love the taste. They are just right amount of hearty and sweet.

Morning Routine_Puffin Cereal Bites

Another Puffins perk is that they are low in sugar and available in vegan and vegetarian options. Their peanut butter (6 grams of sugar per serving) is low fat, vegan, and made from corn and whole grain oat.  The Honey Rice (5 grams of sugar per serving) is vegetarian, low fat, rich in fiber and made from gluten-free whole grain brown rice.

Did I mention the also have cinnamon, peanut butter and chocolate, and pumpkin cereals? I can definitely see them making an appearance in my morning routine very soon. I wonder which version of Elmhurst milks I should pour over each first? Something tells me all of their milks would pair oh so well with all of these cereals.

If you looking to add some delicious to your morning routine, try the fabulous combo of Elmhurst planet-based milks and Barbaras Puffin Cereal. I can’t promise they will make you a morning person, but they’ll at least make getting up a little easier.

What’s your morning routine? Are you a cereal and milk fan?

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Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt

I am a huge fan of Greek Yogurt.  Not only do I have Greek yogurt every morning for breakfast (I also like to add blueberries and granola) or even as a quick snack and add strawberries and blueberries.  I love adding fruit and granola whenever I can. I like the added crunch! I recently made Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt and so excited to share!

Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt
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Allergy-Free Milk and Cookies + More

It seems like everyone is allergic to something these days. Unfortunately, even I’ve developed a few food sensitivities as I’ve gotten older. This can prevent you from enjoying the foods you love, but not always. Thanks to brands like Planet Oat and Enjoy Life you can have your allergy-free cookies and milk, and so much more.

Allergy Free Milk & Cookies + More
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Fresh Strawberry Cobbler

berry cobbler

Strawberry season is picking up in our area of North Carolina. My daughter’s favorite snack is sliced fresh strawberries and popcorn. She’s the kind of gal that likes a little salty with her sweet.

I keep several pints of strawberries in my fridge. We even have a field-trip with her preschool class coming up. We get to tour a local Strawberry Farm and pick our own berries to bring home.

The problem with these sweet berries is that when they’re in season, the go bad quickly. When I overshoot my grocery list and bring too many strawberries home, I have to act fast and find other ways to incorporate them.

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We Made Small Upgrades With Two Items We Use Almost Everyday

My son and I use to have to move every few years. Our most recent move was in December of 2018 and I’m confident it will be our last move for many years!  Each time we have had to move, I find myself making small upgrades with everyday items!

Small Upgrades With Everyday Items
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Every time we moved, I took the opportunity to downsize, declutter, and organize our things.  It is the perfect time to go through our things and determine what is worth packing up to take with us or just start over. I realize that not everyone likes to upgrade or downsize their items. With all of our previous moves, it just helps us overall ready for a new start. This time around, I was looking to upgrade my non-stick pan.

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Are you Ready to Upgrade Your #TacoTuesday?

Taco Tuesday Accessories

Taco Tuesday is so popular it has a hashtag. Tacos are a favorite dinner item, but it may be time to step things up a bit. Instead of going out, upgrade your dinner and enjoy #tacotuesday right at home? Prepara has everything to make a tasty dinner.

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Mint Brownie Cheesecake Ice Cream

I am a huge fan of ice cream. My favorite ice cream was Mint Chocolate Chip. However, I remember when I was pregnant with my son, my preference changed to Rocky Road. It has since changed to other flavors. With warmer weather, get ready for Mint Brownie Cheesecake Ice Cream!

Mint Brownie Cheesecake Ice Cream

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Authentic Japanese Snacks Delivered to Your Door

japanese snacks
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I love trying new foods and I give it my best shot to try to avoid picky eating. Subscription boxes have been super helpful in aiding me to branch out from my norm and try new options.

One of the areas that I feel was lacking was international foods and snacks within my diet.

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Chunky Monkey Brownies

Are you looking for a recipe to use your ripe bananas? I love when I go to the grocery store and I happen to be craving bananas. Of course, after a few days, I’m over bananas! The Chunky Monkey Brownies are a great way to use ripe bananas!

Chunky Monkey Brownies

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