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Do you have a frost-covered pork chop, half of a Thanksgiving pie, or a frozen pizza from 2013 lurking in your freezer? As you embark on annual spring cleaning, it’s time to force yourself to dig through those frozen mystery items and reclaim the bottom drawer.
Replace all of the expired and unknown items with healthy and convenient options that make nutritious eating in a pinch a breeze. Good Food Made Simple, offers delicious solutions for breakfast, lunch and dinner fresh from the freezer. Below are just a few favorite options you can keep on hand for a quick mealtime fix you can feel good about:
- Breakfast Burritos – the #1 brand in the natural and organic segment available in 8 delicious varieties
- Egg White Patties – for a healthier, homemade breakfast sandwich in minutes made from cage free eggs
- NEW Pancake Puffs – bite size pancakes you can feel good about serving your family
- NEW Buttermilk Waffles – made with ingredients you recognize, like real butter, milk and eggs
- NEW USDA Organic Entrée Burritos – in craveable flavor combinations like Spicy Three Bean and Black Bean Veggie
I just cleaned out my nasty freezer this past weekend. It was unbelievable how much junk I was hoarding. A lot of it was unidentifiable. I am ashamed to show you, but I will.
Look at the photo below. Shhhh! Don't tell my mother my freezer looked like this!
After I cleaned and cleared out my freezer, I went grocery shopping to fill my freezer back up. I love the convenience of freezer food that is easy to heat up, but also nutritious, and it is hard to know which ones to buy that aren't just junk food.
Thankfully, I was given the chance to try out a few Good Food Made Simple products. I was excited to try their products,and so I chose some breakfast burritos, because my family loves breakfast burritos. And guess what? Good Food Made Simple's burritos are simply delicious! There are so many delicious flavors to choose from. The favorite so far seems to be the Uncured Bacon Breakfast Burrito.
The Uncured Bacon Breakfast Burrito is made by combining uncured bacon with real Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, roasted russet potatoes, bell peppers and cage-free egg scramble. The result? A meal fit for a conquistador. So delicious!
So it looks like I will be stocking my freezer with a bunch of these tasty, organic, nutritious burritos that have zero artificial preservatives, flavors or colors, made with meats that are nitrate-free and antibiotic-free. Guilt-free convenience foods for my family, what more could I ask for? Wait........A BIGGER FREEZER! Yes, a bigger freezer.
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*Product coupons received. All opinions are my own.
Sick of your regular, boring old oatmeal? Earnest Eats Hot & Fit Cereals take the “blah” out of old-fashioned oatmeal, are easy to prepare and take only three to four minutes when mixed with boiling water and covered or microwaved. Earnest Eats is dedicated to being earnest, creating whole food happiness in two ways, with delicious foods made with superfood ingredients that make you feel great, and by supporting worthy causes like the International Rescue Committee that also make you feel great by doing good.
Now, Earnest Eats has a delicious new flavor! Superfood Blueberry Chia, made with a one-of-a-kind trio of superfood grains including whole oats, amaranth and quinoa and offers consumers a superfood-packed hot cereal with antioxidant-rich blueberries and chia seeds.
I was sent samples of this delightful new flavor to review. All I have to do is add boiling water, stir and enjoy! It is delicious with yummy real blueberries. It has a naturally sweet flavor and does not need much sugar, although I enjoy mine with a teaspoon or two of coconut crystals.
Earnest Eats Blueberry Chia Hot & Fit Cereal is a breakfast that I can feel good about eating and also serving to my family. It is all-natural and Gluten-free!
To learn more about Earnest Eats Hot & Fit Cereal go to: http://earnesteats.com/
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Getting my children off to school in the mornings is a challenge in itself. To get them to actually sit down to eat a healthful breakfast is another thing. I like to give my kids oatmeal in the mornings because oatmeal is a hearty, healthy and filling breakfast that I trust to give them a boost of energy and sustenance throughout the day. The only problem is that oatmeal can get very boring!
Fortunately, Bob's Red Mill has compiled a handy-dandy breakfast calendar featuring a month's worth of fun, nutritious and delicious oatmeal recipes that can be made in a snap — and that my kids love! Just wait until you see some of the creative oatmeal toppings they have come up with. My kids look forward to breakfast now!
The calendar is now available at Bob's Red Mill's website for anyone to access or download and magnet to the fridge. With the calendar, all the varieties of Bob's Red Mill oats, their ease of prep and their health benefits, you'll never have to worry about what's for breakfast again!
Bob's Red Mill sent me samples of their oatmeal varieties to review. I love trying out new recipies for my family. I really never knew that there were so many ways to prepare and to eat oatmeal! We received samples of Oat Bran Cereal, Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats, Extra Thick Rolled Oats, Scottish Oatmeal, and Quick Cook Rolled Oats. Each variety that we have tried so far is delicious as well as fun to prepare. They are also wonderful for baking.
Oat Bran Cereal
Oat Bran Cereal is a deliciously smooth, high fiber cereal milled from high protein oats. It makes a wonderful hot cereal or add it to baked goods for increased nutrition.
Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats
Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats come from some of the highest quality farm-fresh oats in the world. They are milled from high protein whole grain oats and cut into neat little pieces on a specialized rotary granulator mill. Ready in a scant 5 to 7 minutes, our Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats make a delightful hot cereal!
Extra Thick Rolled Oats
Thick Rolled Oats (and we mean nice and extra thick!) are uniquely "kiln toasted" and freshly milled from the highest quality oats. These extra chewy oats produce extremely satisfying robust European-style cereal and yeast breads.
Oatmeal originated in Scotland centuries ago and was different from our modern rolled oats. A coarse meal was produced by slowly grinding the kernel between two large mill stones. Our Scottish Oatmeal is produced in the same old fashioned way and contains all the health giving nutrients of the best quality oats from which it was ground--the germ, the oil and the fiber. The result is a surprisingly unique and flavorful hot cereal.
Quick Cook Rolled Oats
Quick Cooking Rolled Oats are completely natural and not pre-cooked like instant oats. They are rolled thinner than regular oats, and are best for cookies and other baking.
To learn more about Bob's Red Mill go to: Bobsredmill.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.