It’s almost the weekend and if you live anywhere near me, rain is in the forecast! That means a weekend stuck inside.
Why not spend your Friday night watching the NEW Elena of Avalor: Realms of the Jaquins?
Elena of Avalor is on a new adventure in the Realms of the Jaquins and WOW! This DVD was spectacular.
To be honest, I haven’t really followed Elena of Avalors story simply because my oldest children are just now starting to really take an interest in characters, tv shows, movies, etc. Up until this point, I could kind of put anything on TV and it primarily was just background noise. Have you seen a child under 4 sit down and actually watch an entire movie or cartoon? It is a very RARE occasion in my household but last night I put on Elena of Avalor Realms of the Jaquins and for once all three of my oldest children sat down and watched the entire movie from beginning to end. With Elena of Avalor Realms of the Jaquins total running time being 89 minutes, that is astounding! We will definitely be purchasing more DVD’s of Elena of Avalor’s adventures.
Majority of shows on television these days really push gender roles and hardly focus on teamwork so I especially loved how in Elena of Avalor Realms of the Jaquins, this was not the case at all. There was this focus of everyone is needed to complete the “mission” regardless of their gender, social status, etc., they all play a vital role in the grand scheme of things. I also enjoyed the fact that screenwriters focused on a crucial learning experience which is that even though Elena of Avalor thinks she knows all there is to run the Kingdom, there is always something for everyone, including herself, to learn about being a better person as well as how to better handle situations when they arise.
So definitely consider taking a night off from all the everyday distractions, pile the pillows and blankets on the sofa, settle in and watch how Elena and her friends save the Kingdom in Elena of Avalor Realms of the Jaquins.
Need a “salty” snack to go with Elena of Avalor Realms of the Jaquins?
Deep Rivers Honchos Organic Tortilla Chips may be the answer for you.
I am guilty of enjoying a bag of chips while watching a movie but I always feel guilty for enjoying such an unhealthy treat. Deep River has made it a goal to make Tortilla chips that compare to other leading tortilla chip brands on the market with taste while using all ORGANIC ingredients. Honchos tortilla chips also have no GMO’s and no dyes.
The Honchos Tortilla Chip flavors include
- Nacho Cheese
- Peach Habanero.
My favorite of these flavors was the ranch but my oldest 2 kids have gone crazy over the nacho cheese! My father in law is of Hispanic descent and he loves the habanero peach flavor, which I thought would be too spicy for me but it really is the perfect blend of flavors so spice isn’t an issue.
No dyes play a huge factor in why I absolutely love these tortilla chips, going beyond the taste which is phenomenal. Many people are unaware of how certain dyes and preservatives can play a role in the lives of those with autism and food sensitivities, not only in the digestive aspect but also in the behavioral aspect. With a child who falls into this category, finding snacks that do not cause adverse effects can be difficult. My son can enjoy this snack and I know there will be zero adverse effects due to dyes or preservatives.
According to Deep River website, “The Center for Science in the Public Interest estimates that more than half a million children in the United States suffer adverse behavioral reactions after ingesting food dyes, and in a letter submitted in March, urges the FDA to require a warning label on foods that contain synthetic dyes. Other countries have already taken action against these artificial ingredients: Red Dye 40 is “not recommended for children” in the UK, Yellow Dye 6 is banned in Norway and Finland, Yellow Dye 5 is banned in Norway and Austria.”.
Another thing I really like about Deep River brand is that their motto is “We Give a Chip” which is somewhat humorous to me as is but it also has a hidden meaning. We Give a Chip is a program that gives 10% of their net profits to organization causes in which Deep River’s employees have directly been impacted by. For example the three flavors of Tortilla Chips I received each have an organization mentioned on the back of them in which Deep River makes a donation to. Autism is one of the causes that donations go towards and that alone really hits home for me.
Would watching Elena of Avalor Realms of the Jaquins truly be a movie night without a sweet snack?
Definitely not in my book!
Why not enjoy Nature Valley Granola Bites while watching Elena of Avalor Realm of the Jaquins?
Nature Valley has come up Granola bites in three flavors:
- Almond Butter Chocolate
- Peanut Butter Chocolate
- Almond Butter Toasted Coconut Chocolate.
I was really expecting these to have the consistency of a granola bar which is semi-hard but that was not the case at all! These delicious treats were pretty “soft” to chew and the sweetness wasn’t overpowering at all. I really got a good sense of the flavors used to make these Nature Valley Granola Bites and which made the experience that much more enjoyable. I really love the taste of almond butter but a lot of products mask that flavor when they use chocolate in the mix so I was very pleased to still get the best of both worlds in the Nature Valley Granola Bites Almond Butter Chocolate. They are bite size, making them the perfect movie snack or even a snack for on the go!
You know what would make these taste even better while watching Elena of Avalor Realm of the Jaquins? Being used as a topping on a Smoothie Bowl. Check out Simple Customizable Smoothie Bowl Recipe.
What are your favorite movie night snacks?
Have you seen Elena of Avalor Realm of the Jaquins yet?
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