Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Berry Kale Smoothie


OK, I don't know how I did it, but this one was ridiculously yummy. AND it's not an uninviting dark green, it's puce! hahaha. So much better, right?


Here's how I made it:

Berry Kale Smoothie
by happyvballgirl @ My Epicurean Adventures

1 frozen banana
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
8 baby carrots
2 generous handfuls of chopped kale
1 cup cottage cheese (or greek yogurt)
about 1-2 cups of coconut water, or how ever much you need to get the consistency you like

Blend and drink! mmmmmmmmm!!

Makes about 32 oz.

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Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Here's Lunch #38: Egg Sandwich and a Cupcake

Heeeeeere's lunch! :) Let me add a special note saying thank you to our awesome neighbor Megan for the scrumptious (nut-free) cupcakes. You can borrow vanilla (or any other ingredient for that matter) ANYTIME if it means I get to sample some of your homemade goodies each time!! haha! Thanks, Megan! They were delish!!

My Epicurean Adventures: Here's Lunch #38: Egg Sandwich and a Cupcake in @easylunchboxes

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In this lunch:
  1. Fried egg and Applegate Turkey (fried) and Muenster Cheese on Nature's Own White Wheat Bread
  2. Organic Carrot Sticks
  3. Cuties
  4. Annie's Homegrown Cheddar Bunnies
  5. Yoplait GoGurt
  6. A lovely and delicious homemade vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting made by our wonderful neighbor Megan.
* "Here's Lunch" is a series of lunch posts for those days when I really don't have more to say than "Here's lunch". :)

Shout Outs:
Applegate for providing natural (and organic varieties, too) nitrate-free yet oh-so-convenient pre-packaged deli meats. Check out my FB post professing my love for them: FB post professing my love for Applegate :)

Annie's Homegrown for so many delicious and wholesome foods I love feeding my girls.

Papa Spuds - for providing the freshest fruits and veggies (and more) right at my doorstep!

Thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to make my day by leaving me a comment, joining my blog in the top right corner or liking my on Facebook at MyEpicureanAdventures - the more the merrier! :)

Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)

My new favorite cookbook - sooooo many awesome recipes perfect for kids and adults alike:

        

My favorite Bento supplier @ All Things For Sale.  Just click on the pix to view/purchase now! :)

Japanese Bento Accessories Sauce Container set of 4 Lovely Mayo Cup  

Friday, August 29, 2014

Here's Lunch #37: Cheese and Cracker Lunchables and a Muffin

Heeeeeere's lunch, Little Sis'! :)

One sad little antecdote to add: I asked Little Sis "Do you want Rich crackers or this other kind" to which Big Sis chimed in "Little Sis, do you want RITZ crackers?" which made me sad because it was Big Sis who started calling them "rich crackers" when she was little. Sniff, sniff!!

My Epicurean Adventures: Here's Lunch #37: Cheese and Cracker Lunchables and a Muffin in @easylunchboxes

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In this lunch:
  1. Golden Rounds Crackers by Trader Joe's (no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives!!) with Applegate Roast Turkey, Genoa Salami and Muenster Cheese
  2. Orange Cutie
  3. Yoplait GoGurt
  4. Homemade Chocolate Chip Muffin, using MOMables' Blueberry Muffin Recipe
* "Here's Lunch" is a series of lunch posts for those days when I really don't have more to say than "Here's lunch". :)

Shout Outs:

MOMables - for sharing so many delicious and healthy recipes with us!

Applegate for providing natural (and organic varieties, too) nitrate-free yet oh-so-convenient pre-packaged deli meats. Check out my FB post professing my love for them: FB post professing my love for Applegate :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to make my day by leaving me a comment, joining my blog in the top right corner or liking my on Facebook at MyEpicureanAdventures - the more the merrier! :)

Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)

My new favorite cookbook - sooooo many awesome recipes perfect for kids and adults alike:

    
   

My favorite Bento supplier @ All Things For Sale.  Just click on the pix to view/purchase now! :)

Japanese Bento Accessories Silicone Colorful Food Cup 6P 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Here's Lunch #36: Sandwiches on Sticks and a PB&J

Heeeeeere's lunch! :)

My Epicurean Adventures: Here's Lunch #36: Sandwiches on Sticks and a PB&J in @lunchbots

In Little Sis' lunch:
  1. Sandwiches on Sticks using Applegate Turkey, Salami and Muenster Cheese on Nature's Own 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  2. Stonyfield YoKids Organic Smoothies
  3. Snack Factory's Pretzel Crisps with Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese
  4. Organic cut carrots 
  5. Driscoll's Organic Strawberries
  6. Krispy Kreme Cruller 
Adventures: Here's Lunch #36: Sandwiches on Sticks and a PB&J in @easylunchboxes

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Big Sis said she just couldn't bear another deli sandwich (lol) and opted for a PB&J sandwich instead. I agreed since they're easy enough to slap together. :) I made hers AFTER making Little Sis' (who is allergic to peanuts) was completely packed and put away. I also didn't put these on sticks because I put too much PB&J in them. oops! All the yummier, I say! Anyway, in Big Sis' Lunch:
  1. PB&J Sandwiches JIF Natural Peanut Butter and Cascadian Farm Organic Blueberry Jelly Spread on Nature's Own 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  2. Stonyfield YoKids Organic Smoothies
  3. Snack Factory's Pretzel Crisps with Laughing Cow Garlic & Herb Swiss Cheese
  4. Organic cut carrots with Simply Dressed Ranch Dressing
  5. Peeled Snacks' Apple Berry Clusters
  6. Krispy Kreme Cruller 
* "Here's Lunch" is a series of lunch posts for those days when I really don't have more to say than "Here's lunch". :)

Shout Outs:

Applegate for providing natural (and organic varieties, too) nitrate-free yet oh-so-convenient pre-packaged deli meats. Check out my FB post professing my love for them: FB post professing my love for Applegate :)

Peeled Snacks for a healthy fresh fruit alternative (for Big Sis)

Thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to make my day by leaving me a comment, joining my blog in the top right corner or liking my on Facebook at MyEpicureanAdventures - the more the merrier! :)

Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)

My new favorite cookbook - sooooo many awesome recipes perfect for kids and adults alike. Get lots of great lunch-packing ideas here!:



Bento Boxes:
EasyLunchboxes & LunchBots (free shipping directly from their site or get 'em from Amazon):

 
Shop LunchBots

   

My favorite Bento supplier @ All Things For Sale.  Just click on the pix to view/purchase now! :)

Japanese Bento Accessories Sauce Container set of 4 Lovely Mayo Cup Japanese Bento Box Accessories Food Pick Cute Animal Fork 8 pcs Food Decorating Pick Long Pix Stix Assorted 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Here's Lunch #35: Sub Sandwich for Big Sis

Heeeeeere's lunch, Bis Sis' today! :) Crap! I just realized I forgot about her special request for a Horizon's Chocolate Milk box in her lunch today... oh well, she'll survive. lol!



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In this lunch:
  1. Cobblestone Philly Steak Buns with Applegate Turkey and American Cheese and Mayo
  2. Organic cut carrots
  3. Peeled Snacks Apple Berry Clusters
  4. Sabra Classic Hummus
  5. Horizons Cheese Snack Crackers
  6. Stacy's Multi-grain Pita Chips in our Blue Avocado Snack Bags
  7. Raspberry Danimal
  8. Entenmann's Little Bites for a Treat
And in case you're wondering, here's how it all fits: quite perfectly. :)



* "Here's Lunch" is a series of lunch posts for those days when I really don't have more to say than "Here's lunch". :)

Shout Outs:

Applegate for providing natural (and organic varieties, too) nitrate-free yet oh-so-convenient pre-packaged deli meats. Check out my FB post professing my love for them: FB post professing my love for Applegate :)

Peeled Snacks for a healthy fresh fruit alternative (for Big Sis)

Thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to make my day by leaving me a comment, joining my blog in the top right corner or liking my on Facebook at MyEpicureanAdventures - the more the merrier! :)

Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)



      

My favorite Bento supplier @ All Things For Sale.  Just click on the pix to view/purchase now! :)

Japanese Bento Accessories Silicone Colorful Food Cup 6P

Monday, August 25, 2014

Here's Lunch #34: Mac n' Cheese

Heeeeeere's lunch! :)


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In this lunch:
  1. Annie's Homegrown Spirals with butter & Parmesan Mac n' Cheese
  2. Strawberries
  3. Organic cut carrots
  4. Trader Joe's 12 Grain Mini Crackers with Baby Bel Swiss Cheese
  5. Chips Ahoy (Chewy) Birthday Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies

* "Here's Lunch" is a series of lunch posts for those days when I really don't have more to say than "Here's lunch". :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to make my day by leaving me a comment, joining my blog in the top right corner or liking my on Facebook at MyEpicureanAdventures - the more the merrier! :)

Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)

LunchBots: Get 'em through Amazon or directly from their site for free-shipping!

 Shop LunchBots

Other earth-friendly alternatives for fun and easy to-go meals and snacks!

    

My favorite Bento supplier @ All Things For Sale.  Just click on the pix to view/purchase now! :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Here's Lunch #33: Ham and Cheese on Bun

Heeeeeere's today's lunch - Little Sis'! :)


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In this lunch:
  1. Martin's Potato Roll Hamburger bun leftover from a get together this weekend with Applegate Cooked Ham and Applegate Muenster Cheese
  2. Shredded carrots from Trader Joe's (because I ran out of baby carrots)
  3. Stonyfield YoKids Organic Smoothie
  4. Annie's Homegrown Cheddar Bunnies
  5. Cantaloupe from Papa Spud's CSA 
* "Here's Lunch" is a series of lunch posts for those days when I really don't have more to say than "Here's lunch". :)

Shout Outs:
Applegate for providing natural (and organic varieties, too) nitrate-free yet oh-so-convenient pre-packaged deli meats. Check out my FB post professing my love for them: FB post professing my love for Applegate :)

Annie's Homegrown for so many delicious and wholesome foods I love feeding my girls.

Papa Spuds - for providing the freshest fruits and veggies (and more) right at my doorstep!

Thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to make my day by leaving me a comment, joining my blog in the top right corner or liking my on Facebook at MyEpicureanAdventures - the more the merrier! :)

Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

Here are some items used in this post. To see a full list of my favorite bento gear and such, just visit my "Products I Love" page! :) Any purchases made through these links earns me a little extra cash to support my bento habit, which my hubby would really appreciate. haha! So thank you!!! if you choose to use any of 'em! :)

My new favorite cookbook - sooooo many awesome recipes perfect for kids and adults alike:



Bento Boxes and misc stuff:

  


My favorite Bento supplier @ All Things For Sale.  Just click on the pix to view/purchase now! :)

Japanese Bento Box Accessories Food Pick Cute Animal Fork 8 pcs