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Hitting shelves nationwide this month, good2grow is a new line of nutritious children’s beverages featuring delicious, healthful flavors coupled by popular, spill-proof character SippaTop™ bottle toppers that kids will love and parents can feel confident serving.

The launch of good2grow aims to get kids excited about living healthy lifestyles with the goal of creating long term healthy eating/drinking habits. Promoting positive associations with healthy foods early on is key to making better-for-you choices in the future.

Available in a variety of flavors and age appropriate sizes, good2grow makes serving sizes a no-brainer with portion control based on guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (4oz: ages 1-3, 6oz: ages 3-5, and 8oz: ages 5-10). Varieties include:

  • good2grow™ V-Blends – Available in Tropical Fruit Medley (71% juice, 6oz) and Strawberry Kiwi (71% juice, 6oz), good2grow™ V-Blends are a Vitamin C rich juice made only from the best ingredients. Made up of carrot, beet and apple juice, Tropical Fruit Medley contains 28% less sugar than 100% juice and Strawberry Kiwi contains 22% less sugar than 100% juice.
  • good2grow™ Organic Apple – good2grow ™ Organic Apple Juice is made from 100% juice and is a USDA-certified organic beverage.
  • good2grow™ Fruit Juice – Available in Fruit Punch (100% juice, 8oz) and two Apple Juice varieties (100% juice, 6oz and 60% juice/40% water, 4oz). The Fruit Punch combines apple, pear, and grape to create a flavorful juice that will leave kids refreshed.

All good2grow beverages are made only from the freshest, most nutritious ingredients and do not contain added sugar, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

Will loved these!  He loved the flavors and he loved the tops on them.  There was no bargaining to get him to drink – he jut did and enjoyed it!  I can only recommend good2grow.  It was a winner in my house!

125 Best Chicken Recipes

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I will admit it.  I love chicken.  That is why I was excited to check out 125 Best Chicken Recipes.  I like to change up how I make chicken, and this cookbook allowed me to do that!

Whether using a skillet, frying pan, oven or grill, most of these recipes can be prepared in 20 to 30 minutes. With just a few ingredients, chicken happily takes up flavors from all parts of the globe, whether it’s Coq au Vin from Europe or the savory curry flavors of Easy Tandoori from India.  Here  are a few of the recipes you can find:

Woks, Wings and Wraps

  • Burmese Chicken Thighs, Tex-Mex Wings, Roasted Chicken Fajitas

Substantial Soups

  • Chicken Cheese Chowder, Hot and Sour Soup

Satisfying Salads

  • Curried Chicken and Pasta Salad, Thai Chicken Noodle Salad, Chicken Caesar

Oven Roasting and Broiling

  • Orange-Rosemary Glazed Chicken Breasts

Sautées and Skillet Suppers

  • Quick Coq au Vin, Braised Chicken with New Potatoes and Peas

Pasta and Rice

  • Mediterranean Pasta, Penne with Herbed Chicken Sauce

Great Grills

  • Gremolata Grilled Chicken, Chicken and Summer Fruit Kabobs.

This book features a complete menu as well as helpful make-ahead tips and shopping suggestions for each recipe.  Everyone will want to eat chicken in your kitchen!


New Natural Bliss Cinnamon Cream – Just in Time for the Holidays

IMG_0493Coffee for most people is pretty much a daily staple; it’s almost its own food group. I like my coffee with just cream; no milk, no sugar…CREAM. Nestle Coffee-Mate is actually my favorite brand of coffee creamer. There are different flavors and it also comes fat free or sugar free.

Nestle Coffee-Mate has come out with a new flavor-Cinnamon Cream flavor! It is one of their natural bliss flavors that are all natural with no artificial ingredients. Let me tell you, this flavor is yummy!! It is a limited edition creamer made only with milk and cream, sugar, and natural flavor. The Cinnamon Cream flavor has 35 calories per serving and 1.5g of fat. Normally I would buy either the fat free Coffee-Mate in the original flavor or the fat free French Vanilla flavor, but I’m pretty sure I have found myself a new fall flavor. The Cinnamon Cream flavor has a subtle cinnamon flavor that is not overpowering. Being the fall season now, I am grooving on apples and cinnamon and pumpkin and pretty much everything fall. This new Nestle Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Cinnamon Cream flavor is a must try for the fall. For anyone that loves coffee with cream and enjoys the fall and fall food and drink flavors like I do, this is a must!

The holidays never tasted so good!