Parenting Healthy

Friday, August 22, 2014

As good as scratch baking mixes from Immacualte Baking #IBBakesWell

The information and prize pack have been provided by Immaculate Baking through Platefull Co-Op.

Add cinnamon for a Mexican Chocolate taste!

We all know that the best way to control the ingredients in the foods we bake is to make them from scratch. When you cook from the box you cannot control many of the flours and sugars used and many contain a load of fats and are not the most organic sources of dry ingredients. I am so excited that Immaculate Baking has a new line of dry baking mixes that are as good as baking from scratch. With dry ingredients that are gluten-free, organic and all-natural you can save time and money baking from these boxes.

We made the Immaculate Baking Gluten Free Double Chocolate Cookies and they were delicious. I added a teaspoon of cinnamon for more of a Mexican Chocolate Cookie. I baked them as I sent my son to my Mom's for a Grandma slumber party with his cousins and she said they devoured them. Home baked cookies with natural ingredients were a bigger hit then if I would have dropped a package of processed choices. Grandma said that Grandpa snuck a bunch too from the kids!

Immaculate Baking has dry baking mix choices such as the cookie I mention above, All Natural Brownie Scratch Baking Mix, All Natural Yellow Cake Scratch Baking Mix and All Natural Chocolate Scratch Baking Mix. Grab those healthier oils and eggs and pair them with Immaculate Baking mixes for a wholesome dessert you can feed your family guilt-free.

Save at Target

On 8/17, 8/24 and 8/25, Immaculate Baking Mixes is featured in the Target Back to School. This will save you an extra $.75 off a box of mix. Look for the savings!

New Menu Choices at Bonefish Grill #HelloNewMenu

This is a site review for Bonefish Grill

We live nearby a Bonefish Grill in Bothell, Wa. and love their Sunday Brunches. We were so excited to hear they were going to have menu changes and then we were sent to taste the menu. I love Bonefish Grill for the atmosphere and customer service. In fact, the waiter came to me at the end of the meal and thanked us for coming and because I told them I was a Blogger wanting to try the new menu, he insisted that the Manager wants to pay for my families entire meal! We ate outdoors as it was a beautiful night and our waiter was awesome as busy as it was.

While we wait we munch on the warm bread and olive oil dip which is amazing! My son gets to work on his Bonefish Grill kids activity booklet. There are multiple pages of activities to keep him entertained for a while.

I love the choices on the Sauteed & Baked menu and I decided to order the new Spring Basil Fettuccine. It was so full of fresh veggies and delicious! My husband always goes for the popular Bang Bang Shrimp and this night he ordered the Bang Bang Shrimp tacos. Just the right amount of spice and he says he will be ordering these again for sure!

And what dinner is complete without S'mores Flatbread.....

Now that I have your mouth watering, I hope you'll look for a Bonefish Grill near you and enjoy some cocktails and a dinner in one of the best atmospheres in a restaurant. 

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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Giveaway: Kuisiware Grill Lantern for nightime #Grilling

This is a product review for Kuisiware

As summer ends, our days become shorter and our desire to grill is still strong. I stock up late spring as our local meat supply drives around town offering natural meats in bulk and I buy them this way to save a lot of money. No matter where you live, you can research these meat packing companies or ask around restaurants. If you price it out by the pound you are saving so much money over those steep grocery prices for a much better meat. I have more than enough to last through summer and living in the Pacific NW means I have to take advantage of dry days in the spring through fall to use my grill. As the light fades earlier in fall, I cannot rely on my one back deck light as it does not allow me enough visibility for meats I need to cook thoroughly. Kuisiware Grill Lantern is my savior for nighttime grilling. No more holding flashlights or running meat inside to cut and peak then run back out. That just ruins the grilling juices taking meat on and off the grill like that!

The Grill Lantern mounts right to any grill with an adjustable screw-on clamp to fit on the handle of any grill shape and is loaded with additional features:

  • 30 days money back guarantee with 12 month free replacement warranty
  • 10 highly bright LED lights for maximum illumination
  • 180 degree swivel hat moves both horizontally and vertically
  • Heat-resistant ABS with a smooth black finish
  • Runs on 3 AA batteries and gives you 12 hours of power. Batteries included!
  • Touch sensitive on/off button means you can turn the light on or of with anything in your hand

On your next Amazon browsing or shopping trip, don't forget the Kuisiware Grill Lantern for the nighttime grilling. Makes a great gift for any camper or cook who loves to grill. Great for all home and camping grills!

The Giveaway
1 lucky reader will win a Kuisiware Grill Lantern of their own! Enter below. US only. Ends 9/1

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

How you can afford to feed your pet a high quality diet & a Giveaway #Petbrosia

This is a product review for Petbrosia

You wouldn't feed your children a bunch of junk food and fillers for every meal, would you? Is that what you are feeding your pet? In my past I spent several years as a Veterinary Assistant and I would hear "I just can't afford the expensive healthy pet foods"! Guess what? You can afford it and I can explain how that is possible. 

Take a bag of X-brand generic food. If you look at the ingredients and see hints that it is full of fillers then your pet needs to consume more to get the protein and nutrients hidden in the foods as well as to actually feel full. How can you tell if a pet food is full of fillers? Some hints I have always followed is to avoid foods when the list of ingredients start with 1 meat then are followed by grains and by-product or fillers. Grains are important for long-lasting energy but they only get the benefits of grain if kept in their whole form. If you see (further down in the list) grains like barley, rolled oats, millet, quinoa or brown rice then that is a sign of quality ingredients. Vitamins A and E are preservatives so look for those as opposed to unhealthy preservatives such as BHA, BHT and other scientific-looking names. Does the brand say 'Premium' or 'Economy'? Premium beats out Economy! Also look that around 3 of the first 4 or 5 ingredients are a form of protein. When meats or fish are pre-cooked then it assures it will not further reduce during the process. 

How does all this knowledge start to help you afford a quality pet food? The more fillers, the more they eat. The more natural, the less they should eat. Less food saves money and a quality diet saves veterinary visits of so many ailments due to poor diets such as skin allergies, kidney disease, frequent infections and GI upsets. I have seen families time and time again come in for serious ailments of their cat or dog that ultimately began with diet and lack of nutrients. Those vet bills after a day or two of rehydration and/or blood work is steep! So, yes you can afford a quality food. It will save you in the long run!

Petbrosia brings you all-natural ingredients made for you Dog or Cat

After realizing the difference between economy and premium blends as described above, let me tell you about Petbrosia. This brand allows you to customize your pets meals according to their choice of protein (chicken or salmon) and their breed, age, weight and body score. In 5 quick questions, you have a formula that you can be certain is right for your pet. This must be expensive! What do you consider expensive? Does $2 a day sound reasonable? If you said yes, then you will be happy to hear that feeding Petbrosia to your pet will cost you $1.77 a day if you follow the suggested feeding recommendations. 

Petbrosia is all natural and they use grain-free salmon or free-run chicken as protein and if you would like a different protein source there is an option to request that. All vegetables, fruits and meats are naturally raised or grown in America. What is unique from other premium brands is that glucosamine and chondroitin is added to every blend. You will not find any unnecessary fillers and the shelf life from creation to delivery is very short. Fresh and all-natural food that offers wholesome ingredients for less than $2 a day!

Petbrosia also gives back!

Petbrosia donates a portion of every order to 3 animal causes: Morris Animal Foundation, Project Blue Collar and The Rescue Bank. 

What are you waiting for? Head to Petbrosia and customize you pets diet today!

The Giveaway
1 lucky reader will win a 3 pound box of Petbrosia. Open to lower U.S. (no Hi or Al). Ends 9/10/14. Enter below. Good luck!

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Disclosure:I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Science, Bugs and a Giveway #OrkinMan

This is a post with compensation for Orkin. 

Orkin knows bugs, but do you? Take the quiz above and enter below to win an Orkin Scientific Back-to-School Gift Pack

Can cockroaches survive a nuclear bomb? Are Daddy Longlegs poisonous? Take the quiz and let each video explain the Fact or Fake!

The gift pack includes: The Orkin Scientific Back-to-School PRIZE PACK includes: 
- Clip-on Fisheye Lens (iPhone, Galaxy, Android compatible) 
- Orkin On-the-Go Drink Tumbler 
- Orkin Drawstring Bag 
- Orkin “Field Notes” Notebook w/ Pen

The Giveaway
Take the quick quiz above and enter below. Extra entries available. Open to US. Ends 9/1/14.
Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Orkin Fact or Fake School Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Small Business Support-The SnapRak for your locker

This is not a sponsored post. I was not compensated.

The best kept secret for any Tween or Teen is their locker! It is the only private space they own and no one tells them how to keep it. However, as a parent I would guess that the photo above on the left would about mimic what most lockers look like. You finally get your own space and no storage is available. As unorganized as your child may be, this can be frustrating when they have only moments to switch items in and out of the locker between classes. Nothing starts the day or afternoon off by feeling rushed and even arriving late to class because you just cannot get organized. Perhaps it is practice for parenthood down the road! We can all relate.

What is SnapRak?

SnapRak is the key to your child's feeling of independence and organizational needs in that small cube they hide from all! This rack can be set up in about 18 different ways for the space and compartment needs for your child. What about fitting it into the narrow locker door entrance? No problem? They have all the dimensions covered for that locker! It comes in pink, violet, green and royal blue. More colors can become available with a successful campaign.

How do I get this for your locker needs?

The Indiegogo campaign is your ticket to a SnapRak locker tool. Just a $20 pledge holds you a SnapRak of your own and the money helps the business achieve their goals. It is a win-win for your child or perhaps your own locker needs and it helps a growing business. The campaign ends 9/14/2014 so hurry!

Support a new product and think SnapRak for your child's private space! All we can do is provide them the tools-I bet you'll find this is the one tool they will use in that private space of theirs! An organized space provides a more efficient and motivated student!