Monday, August 21, 2017

Start the School Year on the Right Foot with Bird's Eye Veggie Made #SoVeggieGood #BirdsEyeVegetable

We all know its tough getting kids to eat their veggies. I have tried taking away snacks, revoking television and video game privileges, putting them to bed early, and making them sit at the table. None of these punishments had any results. So instead of fighting with my kids to eat their veggies, I am using some inventive methods of concealing them--with a little help from Bird's Eye. Their new Veggie Made dishes are the perfect way to sneak a helping of healthy veggies to even the most finicky kids. You can swap in the good stuff and your kids will never know it!

 Veggie Made is a new line from Bird's Eye that includes pasta, rice, and mashed varieties. These low calorie side dishes replace starches with veggies, and they taste so amazing no one will ever know the difference. Each one offers a full serving of vegetables and has no artificial ingredients. Plus, prep time is quick and easy thanks to Birds Eye’s Steamfresh packaging. Substituting veggies for pasta has become increasingly popular using zoodles and spaghetti squash, but with Birds Eye there’s no sacrifice. Veggie Made tastes, looks and feels like traditional side dishes, while offering a full serving of vegetables – and unlike other options, this pasta is easy to prepare and ready in minutes. Here is a little about each of the varieties.

Veggie Made Pastas

Veggie Made pastas come in a variety of tasty flavors including Original Zucchini Lentil Pasta, Spinach Lentil Pasta with Alfredo Sauce, Zucchini Lentil Pasta with Cheddar Sauce and Zucchini Lentil Pasta with Marinara Sauce. I was a little concerned that they would come out mushy in the microwave, but those worries were in vain. It comes out perfect, and is packed with flavor.  I think the pastas are my favorite. I not only use them as a side dish for dinner for the family, I've also been enjoying them for lunch myself! They are a great meal and very satisfying. Veggie Made Pasta from Birds Eye is the perfect pasta. It has the great taste of traditional pasta, the goodness of vegetables and comes in a convenient microwavable package.

Veggie Made Riced Cauliflower 

The Veggie Made riced cauliflower is pretty amazing. It's made from cauliflower, but you would never know it. It looks, feels, and tastes exactly like regular rice. The flavored varieties can be eaten on their own and the plain is perfect to use in your original recipes. The extensive list of flavors of Riced Cauliflower include: Original, Roasted Garlic, Savory Herb, and Italian Cheese. 

Veggie Made Mashed

Like the rice, the mashed potatoes are made with cauliflower or sweet potatoes, and again, you wouldn't know if they didn't tell you. I swapped these for our regular mashed potatoes, and my kids had no clue! They gobbled up every bite. Choose from flavors like: Original Cauliflower, Sour Cream & Chives Cauliflower, Roasted Garlic Cauliflower, and Sweet Potatoes & Carrots with Brown Sugar. 

Like all products from Bird's Eye, the Veggie Made line is not only tasty, but also super convenient. All you have to do it toss the bag in the microwave for a few minutes. Once it's finished, cut the bag and pour it into a bowl. No messy clean up and no waiting for water to boil!  These delicious and nutritious side dishes have become a staple of our meals. For the first time, my kids are eating veggies without complaint. That makes me one happy mama!

We all know how tough it can be to get our families to eat more vegetables. Whether you’re struggling with a teenager who seems to eat everything, but somehow nothing healthy, are searching Pinterest for ways to hide veggies from your toddler, or just trying to eat better, Birds Eye vegetables has the perfect solution – pasta, rice, and mashed that are made from veggies! Start your new school year out on the right foot! Look for Bird's Eye Veggie Made  products in the frozen section of your local grocery market today! They are definitely #SoVeggieGood!

Leap! The Movie Coming to Theaters August 25th! #LeapMovie

Check out the brand NEW trailer from The Weinstein Company’s  LEAP!, featuring Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit song from the soundtrack, “Cut To The Feeling.”

In LEAP! 11-year-old orphan, Félicie has one dream – to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend Victor, an imaginative but exhausting boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own - to become a famous inventor. The two friends flee their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But Félicie quickly learns that talent alone is not enough, but determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette who, along with Victor’s encouraging friendship, help her reach for the stars.

This charming animated comedy will inspire the whole family! Parents, kids, anyone who has ever dreamed of following their heart will fall in love with LEAP!. The entire cast captures the spirit and humor of the story and the music will have you dancing all the way home!

Make sure to get your tickets early!

LEAP! opens in theaters nationwide on August 25th and stars Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff and Maddie Ziegler alongside Mel Brooks, Kate McKinnon and Carly Rae Jepsen.


 This sponsored post is brought to you by The WeinsteinCompany and coordinated by Wendy’sBloggers 

Back to School with Bio-Kult Probiotic - #Giveaway

It’s time for the kids to head back to school and you know what that means: unsupervised germ warfare. Who knows what germs the other kids at school may be carrying. Before you know it, they bring home those germs and whatever illness that comes attached. Fortunately, probiotics can provide the right protection to keep your kids healthy and strong this school year.

Not all bacteria is bad, but if the bad bacteria overwhelm the good, we can get sick. Probiotics support a healthy gut balance by ensuring colonies of good gut bacteria are thriving. This healthy balance helps keep us feeling our best, as a majority of the immune system is housed in the gut.  

Bio-Kult is a multi-strain probiotic formula that makes sure you're supported from multiple angles. Compared to a single strain probiotic, Bio-Kult’s unique 14-strain formula will provide better support against harmful bacteria, making sure you get as many benefits as possible and feel your best during the school year. 

The Giveaway

One lucky winner is going to receive a package of the original 60-capsule Bio-Kult probiotic.   To enter, just fill out the Giveaway Tools form below. This giveaway will end 09/09/17 and is open to the US only.  The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to the sponsor for offering this great prize!

"PAW Patrol: The Great Pirate Rescue!" - available on DVD September 5!

It's all paws on deck in Nickelodeon's brand-new DVD collection - PAW Patrol: The Great Pirate Rescue! - available September 5. In this six-episode, swash-buckling adventure, the PAW Patrol take to the high seas for some epic rescues. Fans can join Ryder, Chase and the rest of the gang as they discover a secret pirate cave, embark on a treasure hunt, rescue whales and more. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, PAW Patrol: The Great Pirate Rescue! will be available on DVD September 5, for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

PAW Patrol: The Great Pirate Rescue! includes the following episodes:
Pups and the Pirate Treasure - The PAW Patrol must rescue Cap'n Turbot after he accidentally stumbles into a secret cave that was once a pirate's hideout. While there, they find an incomplete treasure map and embark on an adventure to find the missing pieces.
Pups and the Ghost Pirate - It's Halloween and Cap'n Turbot is having a party on an old pirate ship! When the ship mysteriously starts to head out to sea captained by a "ghost," the PAW Patrol must work together to save the ship and discover who the ghost is.
Pups Save the Bay - When there's an oil spill in Adventure Bay, Ryder and the pups must rescue a baby whale and clean up the spill before any other animals swim through it.
Pups Save a Goodway - When Adventure Bay's famous statue of Grandpa Grover Goodway ends up at the bottom of the Bay, Ryder and the pups have to help Cap'n Turbot raise it to the surface and get it to Town Square before Mayor Goodway's family reunion.
Pups Save a Pool Day - On a hot day, the pups head to the water park where they discover that the pool is empty! It's all paws on deck as they work to fix the broken water tower and get their pool day back on track.
Circus Pup-Formers - When the circus animals don't make it in time for the show to start, Ryder and the pups step in and perform for Adventure Bay.

PAW Patrol: The Great Pirate Rescue! fast facts:
Street Date: September 5, 2017
Catalog: 59189962000 (US)
Running Time: 132 Minutes
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French and Spanish Stereo
S.R.P.: $14.99


DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD fans are in for a “royal” treat when PBS Distribution releases “DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: KING DANIEL FOR THE DAY,” the newest DVD featuring seven engaging stories from the hit PBS KIDS series DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, produced by The Fred Rogers Company.
When Daniel is declared “King for the Day” by King Friday, he is sent on a royal mission to Baker Aker’s bakery and Music Man Stan’s shop. While out in the Neighborhood completing King Friday’s list, Daniel learns that the most important part of being King is helping others and being kind to your neighbors! In this tigertastic DVD, Daniel also helps celebrate Prince Wednesday’s birthday, shares a book with O the Owl at the library, and takes care of the class pet! 
DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: KING DANIEL FOR THE DAY” will be available starting September 5, 2017. The DVD has a run time of approximately 110 minutes and it’s SRP is $14.99. Episodes of DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD are also available for digital download.
Stories featured on the new DVD include: 
King Daniel for the Day (extended adventure)
In this special full-length episode, Daniel Tiger is curious about what it’s like to be King. There’s only one way to find out…King Friday makes Daniel “King for the Day!” On his royal mission, Daniel discovers that the most important part of being King is being kind to his neighbors.
Prince Wednesday’s Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday, Prince Wednesday! Daniel heads to the castle for Prince Wednesday’s birthday party. He is happy to be with his friends, play games and eat royally yummy birthday cake. 
The Neighborhood Fall Festival
The neighbors are busy decorating for the big Fall Festival when a gust of wind knocks down Music Man Stan’s hard work. Daniel and his friends help rebuild the scene and learn that everyone’s abilities are different – what’s important is that you do your best.
Daniel Takes Care of Snowball
It’s Daniel’s turn to take care of Snowball, the class pet, at home today. When Prince Wednesday invites Daniel to play, he has to decide what the best thing to do is: take care of Snowball or go and have fun with his friend. Daniel learns that it’s fun to take care of others and it makes him feel happy 
Looking for Snowball
Oh no! Snowball, the class pet, has gone missing! As all the neighbors band together to search for Snowball, Daniel realizes how good it feels to be a part of a neighborhood. But will they find Snowball?
Sharing at the Library
Daniel is at the library to check out a new book. Just as he spots the book he wants, O the Owl reaches for the same one! Who knew that sharing a book with a friend could be even more fun than reading it alone?
Daniel Shares with Margaret
Daniel gets a special sticker book from Grandpere, but Margaret wants to play with the stickers, too. Daniel learns that while sharing can make things more fun, there are also some things you don’t have to share. 

My Thoughts

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is adorable series about a little tiger and his friends, and all their fun adventures. This DVD has several great shows. The main one is about when Daniel is declared king for a day and gets to go on a royal mission. There are lots of other great additions as well including the prince's birthday and the search for Snowball.  There are seven episodes in all including:

King Daniel for the Day
Prince Wednesday's Happy Birthday
The Neighborhood Fall Festival
Daniel Takes Care of Snowball
Looking for Snowball
Sharing at the Library
Daniel Shares with Margaret

My children just love this show. Daniel and his friend all have personalities that kids can relate to, and every episode is educational.  Any fan of Daniel will want this DVD in their collection.

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PeachSkinSheets Giveaway ~ 1 Lucky Winner Chooses Size and Color Of Choice (Ends 9/10) @PeachSkinSheets @SMGurusNetwork

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