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Taste Test Tuesday: ‘Lunchables with Smoothies’

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! Thanks for stopping in the kitchen today. It’s National Back to School Day and we’re going to celebrate with two lunch ideas for your kids. Kraft Foods has added smoothies to their Lunchables line. Check them out.

Lunchables with Smoothies

  

Kraft does an amazing job with helping us feed the kids in our lives. Their Lunchables line has increased through out the years to include, Capri Suns, water, Kool-Aid, pizza and chicken nuggets. Well now they have added smoothies to their Lunchable meals. We had the opportunity to taste all three meals, the kids and adults loved them. Parents said it would be so easy to just grab the Lunchables box from the refrigerator for their kids lunch or even a snack.

Turkey and Cheddar Sub Sandwich

  • Oven roasted turkey breast with Kraft Cheddar cheese, on a whole grain sub roll.
  • Kraft Fat Free Mayo
  • Double Stuff Oreos
  • Chiquita Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Chicken Strips

  • Oscar Meyer chicken strips with ketchup
  • Double Stuff Oreos
  • Chiquita Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Deep Dish Pizza with Pepperoni

  • Kraft Mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce and pepperoni (made with beef, pork and chicken) on a whole grain deep dish crust.
  • Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies
  • Chiquita Strawberry Banana Smoothie

We hope you get a chance to check these out. Check out the coupon button here on the blog, you just may find a coupon for the Lunchables.

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Until next time…


Taste Test Tuesday: DOLE Shakers & Fruit Crisps

Hello, Hello, Hello!! We missed you all these past two weeks but we’re back with some tasty and healthy treats for you. Spring is here, people have made New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight, eat healthy or just try new things. Well today for Taste Test Tuesday we have two new fruit products from DOLE, just for you.

DOLE Shakers

In a rush, don’t have your blender handy? Then this is definitely the smoothie for you. Grab a DOLE Shaker from the freezer aisle at your local grocery store, fill it up with juice (approximately 7 oz, there is a line on the bottle), shake it up and there is your fruit smoothie. They come in 3 flavors: Strawberry, Mixed Berry, Strawberry & Banana. Smooth, rich taste of fruit, yogurt and your favorite juice makes this drink a wonderful snack, or even a meal. This drink does have Pre & Probiotics in it, so you will get your live cultures in your diet, and it’s under 200 calories, low in fat, trans-fat free and filled with protein.

Each smoothie is considered a single serving (11oz) and can be found in your local grocery stores, so far we haven’t seen any of these for over $2.00 each. Grab a shaker, add your juice and let us know what you think!

DOLE Fruit Crisps

There are days when I really want a homemade dessert that just takes me back to my childhood. Sometimes I crave peach cobbler, other times it’s pecan pie, or apple crisp. Growing up we always went apple picking every fall, then come home and see how many dishes we could make with all the apples we picked up. One dish in particular was always my favorite: Apple Crisp. Something about the crunchy oat and warm apples put a smile on my face. DOLE came out with these single serving (4 oz) Fruit Crisps. These can be eaten at room tempature, chilled or warmed in the microwave. Each bowl has whole grain oats and brown sugar topping for you to add on top or mix in. The Fruit Crisps come in 3 flavors: Apple Cinnamon, Apple Pear and Peach. You can find these in the fruit aisle in your local grocery stores, if you shop at any club stores (Sam’s, BJ’s, Costco’s) they also have them their in bulk (the only way we buy them lol.)

Great for dessert, a quick snack, or just because. Grab a bowl and enjoy your fruit, that is filled with Vitamin C and contains whole grain oats.

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Happy Taste Test Tuesday!!!


Taste Test Tuesday…Yoplait Smoothies

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! Today and every Tuesday will be ‘Taste Test Tuesday’ on the blog. Here I will share with you the goodies I have found. I’ll rate each item with my trusty spoons.

1 Spoon: It was okay, could have been better
2 Spoons: Good idea, I can give it a second chance
3 Spoons: Really good, I would suggest you try this as well
4 Spoons: Fabulous idea, this is definitely a staple item

Today we have our fist TTT item…….Yoplait Smoothies!!

Time to pull out those blenders.  You know the one that has been sitting in cabinet for months without being used, or the one that’s been in the box that it came in when you got it for Christmas last month? Yup, that’s the one!
 
Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Pineapples, Mangoes, Pomegranates, Bananas and even Chocolate are all apart of these delicous Yoplait Smoothies. Fruit and Yogurt is combination and it’s healthy too. The bags come in various sizes and can be found in the frozen fruit section. I usually get the large bag that has individually wrapped pouches for 2-3 servings at a time. Can you tell I like to make these in large batches? LOL They freeze very well and can stay cool in the refrigerator too. The instructions on the bag say to use with milk, sometimes I use juice or even green tea. The texture will change a little depending on which liquid you decide to use.
 
Yoplait Smoothies come in five different varieties: Strawberry Banana, Triple Berry, Blueberry Pomegranate, Strawberry Mango Pineapple, and Chocolate Banana.  I’m sure there is something you would love. Try them out and let me know what you think.
 
 
Spoon Rating: 3 out of 4 Spoons