This post is sponsored by Red Baron but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
The holidays are kind of weird around here since I grew up doing them with my family, but my husband did not. Although I try to oblige my husband’s beliefs, I still have my own, so I feel like we need to meet somewhere in the middle at times.
This is a sponsored post with Alpha Foods on their new Alpha Burritos. I received Alpha Burritos for free as well as monetary compensation to review and write this post. As always, all opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.
Back in the day, I could go through a 12 pack of frozen burritos in less than a week when I lived with my grandparents. Today, I rarely eat frozen burritos, but that doesn’t mean they still aren’t tasty, nor unhealthy.
Let’s just say I cook a little more from scratch. But, I could always use a quick and easy meal when I’m super busy, which is going to be me REAL SOON with the baby here in less than 3 weeks.
Now, if you know me, then you know I am a meat eater, but I am always open to trying to new things, even Vegan food options. I actually just tried the Alpha Vegan Burritos that come in 4 different flavors: Chick’n Fajita, Pizza, Philly Sandwich and Mexicali. They each have 11g of protein, are GMO-free and are 100% plant-based.
If you figure it out, let me know…
No really. My 2-year-old daughter is a dairy lovin’, carb stuffin’, peanut butter and fruit crammin’ machine. Oh, and of course a chocolate fiend. Those food groups are pretty much what I can get her to eat right now, IF that.
When I can, I try to sneak the veggies (which she instantly finds on her plate) into a smoothie; that way she never knows and she gets the nutrients and vitamins she needs to power through her day.
The one thing I can get her to eat without a fuss, though, is HappyBaby Baby’s First Whole Milk Yogurt. She loves it because it tastes good. I love it because it has no added sweeteners, contains vitamin d, probiotics, protein, vitamins and is USDA Certified Organic. It’s the perfect food for 6 months and on up!
Are you one of those people who gets tired of plain old’ water and needs something else to be able to get your recommended daily intake of fluids to stay hydrated? I get it. Sometimes water just doesn’t cut it!
One thing I love is coconut water. I actually drank it a bit back when I was breastfeeding since it helps with milk production. But, if you’re anything like one of my sister’s, the taste absolutely disgusts you. Well, now you can get the added health benefits without sacrificing your taste buds because Welch’s has 100% juice flavors with coconut water now! Talk about tasty and healthy!
Coconut Health Benefits:
Coconut water is found in young coconuts and is a good source of fiber, vitamin C, and several important minerals.
Coconut water contains antioxidants that protect cells from damaging free radicals.
Coconut water is effective at replenishing fluids and electrolytes after exercise. It is comparable to other sports beverages.
It’s summer, it’s hot and you need something cool to get you through the sweltering heat; make up some tasty hemp and chia poop emoji yogurt-sicles for you and the littles!
I actually found these while walking around Walmart. They were in a middle aisle in a giant bin for less than $2; score!
I know, I know… this is actually an ice cream emoji, but kids and most of the internet claim its poop. I’m okay with poop.
I could have been super gross and made these into fudge poopsicles, but I wanted it to be somewhat healthy for my toddler since she likes eating 2-3 a day.
CHIA SEEDS NUTRITION
Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain 4 grams of protein and 11 grams of dietary fiber. That’s over 40 percent of your daily fiber needs! They’re also a good source of good fat.
HEMP SEEDS NUTRITION
Two tablespoons of hemp seeds provide 10 grams of protein and four percent of your daily fiber needs. Like chia seeds, hemp seeds are high in fat (13 grams per serving).
They’re essentially a really great source of fiber, protein, fat, minerals, calcium and antioxidants.