Month: January 2013

Share Your Crazy Morning #TastetheGoodness

 Most mornings are hectic with my children. Even with all the careful planning and getting up early, the time just flies and soon we have to be out the door! There are mornings when I skip breakfast all together as I can not get in the time to make a proper and nutritious meal to eat. The worst mornings are when I have no time to even make a coffee (gasp!) – can not go a full day without that initial cup of coffee!.
McDonald’s offers a great solution for busy individuals and families on the go in the morning! They have an excellent breakfast menu and have added oatmeal to this line up as well! Currently, their new promotion has them offering free oatmeal with the purchase of any speciality coffee from Jan.30 -Feb3/13!. What an excellent deal!.
If you did not get a chance to join the Twitter party earlier this week (#TastetheGoodness) you need to check out the great posts over at Montreal Mom! She also has a great giveaway running on her site as well that is well worth entering : http://montrealmom.com/blog/share-your-crazy-morning-story-you-can-win-the-basics-of-a-relaxing-one/
Don’t forget to check out McDonald’s twitter page https://twitter.com/McD_Canada! They are also running some great #TastetheGoodness giveaways!
Enjoy the great taste of the coffee and oatmeal!
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Protein Smoothie with Almond Fresh Vanilla & Peanut Butter

I have tried to drink protein shakes in the past and could never get past their chalky and odd taste. I wanted to give it another try as I am trying to increase my protein intake but I had to change the way I was making them as.
I was on Facebook when I saw this awesome looking recipe from Almond Fresh (link to their original post can be found here) but I did not have fresh banana’s or their original brand in my fridge, ¬†so I made my own little twist on it and it was DIVINE! It honestly tastes like a Reese’s Pieces!. It went down so well and it filled me up for the whole morning (still had a small healthy snack before lunch).
Here is what I did:
Ingredients:
– 1 scoop of Whey Protein powder (triple chocolate)
– 1 cup of Vanilla Almond Fresh
– 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
– 3 ice cubes
Directions
1). Combine all ingredients into blender and blend on medium speed for about 5 minutes (I like my smoothies very smooth!).
2). Pour into a glass and enjoy!
So simple right?!! And absolutely delicious!
I worked out the basic nutritional facts on it and here they are:
Calories: 320
Carbs: 28g
Protein: 30g
Fat: 10.5g
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Pampers GTG – 5 points *NEW*

Another code released to help celebrate the new year! Awesome!
Enter: HAPPYNEWYEAR113
It is worth 5 points and valid from Jan. 25 to Feb. 6/13.

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