April Shout Out

There are some things I’ve been enjoying lately and I wanted to share them.

I love almond milk and after reading countless blog posts about how super easy it is to make your own I ordered this nut milk bag on Amazon. It is a product from The Raw Food World.  Making almond milk really is as easy as everyone says it is. Soak the almonds, blend the almonds with water and any flavoring (cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup, etc.) then run through the nut milk bag. The bag cleans easily and dries quickly. I understand you can use cheese cloth, but this was well worth the $8.

I won a bag of Cocoa Goodness oat clusters and each of the flavors of Hot Oats from Love Grown Foods in a giveaway at Edible Perspective. The Hot Oats were perfect to bring to work when I didn’t have time to make my dinner. The ingredients are simple, real and unprocessed. Here is the ingredient list for my favorite the apple cinnamon – Certified Gluten-Free Oats, Brown Sugar, Apples, Red Seedless Grapes, Cinnamon. The Hot Oats are lightly sweet and filling and come in 4 different flavors – Strawberry Raspberry, Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry Banana Walnut and Peace Vanilla Almond. Now the oat clusters come in 5 different flavors, but I had to go with the Cocoa Goodness, of course…well I took one bite and hid it from my family so they couldn’t get their hands on it. It was so good. Not only are the products delicious and healthful the company itself is committed to educating children on the importance of food as fuel and  eating a healthy breakfast. The creators of Love Grown Foods, Alex and Maddy, are dedicated to working with schools to make healthy foods more affordable. They also have a great back story so stop by and check them out.

Speaking of Edible Perspective, if you haven’t visited Ashley’s blog please do. Her recipes are fantastic and her photos are gorgeous. Last week I made her Simple Smoky Black Bean Burgers with Tomato Corn Pepper Topping and they were a huge hit. They were so good my extremely picky 6 year old actually ate an entire burger.

A few months ago I won a giveaway on Peas and Thank You for a language learning app called Gus on the Go. I want to say a huge thank you to Alice for reaching out to me personally to welcome me to Gus on the Go. I told Alice about our struggle to successfully teach our son Portuguese, the language spoken in Mozambique. Unfortunately Gus on the Go is not yet available in Portuguese so I downloaded the Spanish version as my son is learning Spanish in school and it is similar to Portuguese in grammar structure. Carlos and I love the app. It is very user friendly and promotes learning through fun interactive a. The lessons are building blocks of knowledge expanding from basic vocabulary to more advanced use of the words. They now offer free printable resources to enhance learning. I am looking forward to possibly seeing Portuguese added to the list of 14 languages offered.

Though I received Gus on the Go and Love Grown foods as I gift I was not paid to write about the products. My opinions posted here are entirely my own. 

3 thoughts on “April Shout Out

  1. Hooray for winning some loot! And kudos to you on getting Carlos to eat a black bean burger – I think my husband would leave me if I tried to pass off a black bean burger in place of his beloved meat!

    Happy Tuesday! (and I am off to the gym in a few minutes!)

  2. Hi Aimee! Well, I love some food products too. I have this orange stevia flavoring that I won on a blog that tastes very nice in my morning tea. When I’m watching my calories this carefully, those little pleasures really matter.

    I love black bean burgers! Carlos is getting a lot of good habits from you. My teen son started eating oatmeal because of me. He now cooks oatmeal for my husband every morning and they eat it together.

    🙂 Marion

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