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Back to School Lunch Simple & Fun with Juicy Juice #FoodMadeSimple

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.


I can officially say I am preparing for Back to School for both of my kiddos. This year I plan to get really creative with their lunch and snacks because creativity shouldn't be left for just paper and glue! I'll be taking regular PB&J to the next level for bite sized deliciousness as well as packing a great drink to quench their thirst with Juicy Juice!

Here is how you too can create a simple and fun lunch for your kids with Juicy Juice!

What you need!


It doesn't take too much planning when it comes to making simple and fun lunches!

Plan accordingly when shopping for what you need.

Main lunch sandwiches are just too boring
Take PB&J to the next level
Try PB&J Sushi Rolls! You will need Bread, Peanut butter and Jelly!

Shop for other delicious snacks! Think bite sized!
Fruit, cheese, popcorn! My kids love pretzels and chips too!

Drinks!
Juice is our go to for quenching our thirst. We shop Juicy Juice for 8pks at Walmart for less than $2.50



Juicy Juice has a variety of flavors at Walmart in the juice and water aisle! Apple, fruit punch, grape and berry juice boxes!

How to make PB&J Sushi Rolls

1-Take the crust off the bread and flatten. 
2-Spread Peanut Butter all over one slice and Jelly on the edge.
3-Roll your bread starting at the jelly.
4-slice in threes and do it again for the other slice of bread.


PB&J with a twist!

Pack sushi rolls with Juicy Juice, Popcorn, Cheese and Fruit Slices for a simple delicious fun lunch!

How will you join #foodmadesimple with your kids lunches?
Stay tuned for more awesome simple and fun ideas for Back to School Lunches!
In the mean time follow along with the Hashtag above and #collectivebias for more lunch ideas with Nesquik and Juicy Juice!!


Mama Gets Fit with AVIA Activewear

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as a participant in the Walmart Moms Program. 


The hubs and I both turn 30 this year so we decided to make some life changes, now that we are getting older. We want to make healthier decisions as well as be more active.

I have been dreading the gym for a few reasons. I haven't been to the gym let alone be very active in about 2 years. I also didn't have any activewear that I felt comfortable in.

Walmart offered a chance to check out their new line of AVIA activewear and I couldn't refuse to check out the brand!

I already knew the line was coming from my past trip to HQ but I worried they wouldn't have my size.



My local Walmart and Walmart.com both had sizes up to 2x in AVIA activewear. They carry capris, tanks, tees and sport bras in fun colors for easy mix and match,

My AVIA Activewear

I chose a tank, sport bra and capris to get my collection of activewear going.

Purple tank with pink details- I love the racer back on this Knit tank because it's comfortable and moves with me. I like that I don't have to worry about the tank riding up and that the moisture wicking keeps me dry even in my sweatiest work ours. This tank is available in 5 fun colors!

Black capris with purple and gray details -I love a good stretch in bottoms and this pair of capris offers great stretch with it's poly spandex blend. It also features an elastic waistband, moisture wicking technology, a hidden pocket on the inside of the capris and they're tag-less! It comes in two colors in the style I chose.

Gray sport bra- Another good stretch and great support with poly spandex blend. This sport bra has no closing, offers removable padding, features front pocket, and comes in a racer back! It's comfortable with a bottom elastic band. It comes in 2 different colors in the style I chose.

My whole AVIA outfit cost under $36 at Walmart! 

Getting FIT


This is me in action! I started working out in my backyard to get comfortable with sweating and moving. I am happy about being active, my hubs keeps me motivated, I am determined, and Avia activewear keeps me comfortable!

I look forward to sharing more about my journey to a healthy more active life. Please know that this isn't me going on a diet. I am focused on changing bad habits while taking into consideration portion control and an active lifestyle! 

How do you stay active or live a healthier life? 
What do you look for in Activewear?



Easy Family Dinner: DeliMex Taquito Pace Picante Bar

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as a participant in the Walmart Moms Program. 


School may start in September but our family can use all the help in making Easy Family Dinners. Putting together lunch and dinner ideas is just as important in our Back to School preparation. This is why I recently tried an easy make ahead meal with the family using DeliMex Taquitos and Pace Picante sauce. I set it up as a Taquito Bar and there were no left overs!!! A total hit if you ask me!

I want to share this Easy Family Dinner with 3 make ahead portions of our Taquito Bar as well as the recipes!

Make Ahead 
The night before I planned to serve our Taquito Bar I made two easy dipping sauces and rice. The dips were simple to make! One was a not so spicy creamy salsa dip and the other a very gooey cheesy picante dip! These are not only easy to make but take care of the desire of needing sour cream and shredded cheese to our taquito bar!


Creamy Salsa Dip

Ingredients
-1 5.3oz cup of Greek Plain Yogurt and 1/4 cup of Pace Picante Medium Sauce
Direction
Stir to combine and refrigerate until ready to serve

Cheesy Picante Dip

Ingredients
-4 oz of Velveeta cheese, 1/4 cup of milk, 1/4 cup of Pace Picante medium sauce
Directions
Microwave the cheese and milk until melted. Once melted add the Pace Picante Sauce. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Reheat until melted and serve.

Pace Picante Rice and Peas
This rice and peas is a savory side dish that compliments the flavors of our taquitos! A flavorful twist to traditional Mexican Rice.

Ingredients (Roughly 30-40 mins to cook stove heat varies)
-1 1/2 cups of long grain rice, 2/3 cups of Pace Picante Sauce, 1tbs of chicken bullion, 1 cup of peas, 3 cups of water, 2tbs extra virgin olive oil.

Directions
1- In a pot add the olive oil at medium high heat and the rice. Constantly stir until a little golden.
2-Add Pace Picante and stir. Add water and chicken bullion and stir.
3- Bring to a boil. Lower to medium low heat and cover.
4-Once it starts looking like a thicker soup with less liquid add the peas and fold them in.
5- Cook until all liquid is gone and rice is nice and fluffy.
6-Store in  a plastic container with a top and reheat when ready to serve.

Family Dinner Time
Bake DeliMex Taquitos
While my family typically fry taquitos I wanted a healthier version so I decided to baked! The crunch  was still there without the dripping oil!


Bake your taquitos according to package on a cookie sheet lined with foil and sprayed with nonstick.

TIP
While your taquitos cook reheat your cheesy dip and rice. Also, chop up fresh veggies like lettuce, tomatoes and of course delicious avocado!

All ingredients  for this Easy Family Dinner were purchased at Walmart! This dinner cost under $15, fed a family of Five and was done in 20mins with the make ahead help!

Serve and Enjoy

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Kids Cookin: 5- Ingredient Cereal Bars

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This summer I'm keeping the kids busy in the kitchen! They've always been very helpful but this time around it was fun to watch them get more hands on.

To start off we made a delicious snack perfect summer recipe for kids with little help from mom and dad. With only 5 ingredients we came up with these delicious Cereal Bars!

5-Ingredient Cereal Bars


Ingredients Yields 9 kid sized cereal bars

-1/2 cup of honey
-3/4 cups of peanut butter
-1 cup of mixed nuts- we used soy nuts and sunflower seeds
-1/2 cup of dried fruit- we love cranberries
-3 cups of cereal- we used Cherrios protein because it has a delicious honey cinnamon taste with extra clusters of goodness!

Directions:
1. In a pot mix honey and peanut butter. cook on medium heat and stir constantly until all is melted. Let it come to a boil for about 1-2 mins. Be careful not to burn it It will burn fast.
2. Mix cereal with mixed nuts
3. Add honey PB mixture to cereal and nuts and mix
4. Add to a dish lined with parchment paper
5. Sprinkle cranberries and pat down so they stick
6. Refrigerate for at least 30mins
7. Cut into 9 squares and enjoy


Watch the kids in action in this video




Your kids will love getting creative in the kitchen!



Little Man and Little Lady so proud of their creation!

Kid made Cereal Bars 


The cereal bars came out fantastic!



What are your favorite summer treat recipes? We'd love to hear what you make!


One of 50 Top Favorite Design and DIY Mom Bloggers

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GUB friends I am so excited to share that we have been named one of 50 Top Favorite Design and DIY Mom Bloggers by MOM.Me!



You can guess how surprised I was when I received the email congratulating me about making their list  of favorites but even more so to read why they love GUB and what their favorite post by us is! 

I Thank you GUB friends, for the constant support and inspiration! I look forward to sharing more with you!

Now we get to add this pretty badge to our blog! 
Mil Gracias to the team at Mom.Me!





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