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20+ Kitchen Gadgets That Will Make You Want to Cook at Home

I love cooking at home for the most part and the majority of my family’s meals are homemade. That’s not to say I don’t have my days where I just don’t feel like it and a frozen pizza or takeout will have to do. But some of these kitchen gadgets are so fun that you’ll want to cook at home just so you can try them.

20+ Kitchen Gadgets That Will Make You Want to Cook at Home

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Whether you want to eat healthier at home, do better at saving leftovers, save storage space with nifty all-in-ones, or just want to make cooking more fun, these are the kitchen gadgets for you. They make great gifts for those who love to spend time in the kitchen, too!

All-In-One Kitchen Tool

Citrus Press

Cauliflower Chopper

Corn Stripper

Spadle

Magnetic Knife Set

Savel

Vegetable Spiralizer

Stackable Spice Carousels

Potato Masher

Adjustable Rolling PinCollapsible Colanders

Rotary Vegetable Peeler

Vegetable Chopper

Avocado Slicer

Garlic Press

Herb Scissors

Dip Clips

Microwave Cleaner

Twist Whisk

All-In-One Rice Cooker and Food Steamer

Vacuum Sealing System

Airfryer

KitchenAid Mixer

Mini Food Processor

Which kitchen gadget do you want to try?

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Weekly Meal Planning in Under 1 Minute

I have always wanted to try meal planning, but it just seems way too time consuming. With that being said, I decide each day what I’m going to cook for dinner and sometimes that means going to the grocery store multiple times per week because I don’t have everything I need. Well, that’s just as time consuming.

Do you do this too? What if I told you I’ve discovered an amazing tool that will send you a 5 day meal plan WITH a grocery shopping list, right to your email inbox every week? That is exactly what The Dinner Daily does!

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~I received a complimentary subscription to The Dinner Daily to help facilitate this post. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

So, weekly meal planning in under one minute? Yes, it’s completely possible with The Dinner Daily. The Dinner Daily is a subscription website where you sign up, designate your food preferences, family size, and even your favorite store. From there The Dinner Daily does the rest.

Each week The Dinner Daily will create five recipes based on your preferences and your store’s weekly sales promotions, and in your inbox you’ll receive the recipes plus a shopping list. How’s that for a time saver?! And money saver!

 

When I first tried The Dinner Daily, I started small. Of the five recipes I’d get emailed to me, I only did two of them. I wanted to get a feel for how it would work for me and my family. Since that first time, I’ve upped it to three or four meals each week, not only because it’s easy, but because it introduces us to new recipes too. Dinner can get pretty boring when you get in a routine and cook the same meals over and over.

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When you get your weekly meal plan, you have the option to delete recipes that you’re not interested in or just don’t want to try that week. Or if you’re not happy with the side dishes, you can swap those out as well. There are different side options to choose from and when you change up your menu, the ingredients are automatically adjusted on the shopping list too. If there’s something you want to add to your shopping list, you can do that before printing it.

For example, staples like seasonings and oils aren’t usually on the shopping list because a lot of people already have those at home. But if you’re running low or need whatever it is, just add it to the list before printing. Even if you just need to purchase a loaf of bread or a pack of diapers, you can add that so your list is all-inclusive when you head to the store.

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The shopping list has been my biggest time saver with The Dinner Daily. I can spend an hour creating a list of everything I need, but The Dinner Daily sends my list to me, ready to go. That means just one trip to the grocery store each week, not multiple. So it’s saving me time not only in the planning phase, but also in the actual grocery shopping phase.

From the time I open my weekly meal plan from The Dinner Daily, review the menu, make any quick changes I want, and print my shopping list, it only takes a minute of my day. It’s weekly meal planning in less than a minute!

Want in on this easy meal planning tool? You can try The Dinner Daily for 2 weeks, risk free! After that you can get weekly meal plans for as little as $1.00 per week. What’s not to love? Save time, save money, and eat good food!

Do you do weekly meal planning?

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Easy Game Day Snacking

Football season is in full swing and that means parties, tailgating, and lots of food. Game day food doesn’t have to be a fully involved task because with HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays, game day snacking is easy.

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Game day has arrived! You’d much rather sit and enjoy the game with your friends and family, instead of working in the kitchen on food and snacks. So do that! HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays make game day snacking quick, easy, and tasty. And with their packaging perfect for at-home parties or tailgating at a stadium, the already ready trays are a go-to game day snack no matter what your plans are.

The best thing about HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays is that all you have to do is open up the freshly packaged snacks and you’re ready to go. The sleek design of the trays are a great way to serve them, or if you want to get a little creative, putting together a fun and unique themed plate is just as easy. Do you like the football shape I created?

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On top of that, I really like that the kids enjoy the snacks too. What’s better than an easy kid-friendly snack? My kids love snacking on all of the components of HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays, so when I pulled out the salami and cheese tray they were just as excited for game day as everyone else.

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HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays are available in three different varieties (we love them all) and can be found at one of your local grocers.

  • 28 oz. Honey Ham & Turkey Party Tray
  • 28 oz. Hard Salami & Pepperoni Party Tray
  • 39.7 oz. Supreme Party Tray (Hard Salami, Genoa Salami, Peloponnese Pitted Olives)

Which HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays will you choose for your game day snacking?

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16 Leftover Turkey Recipes

Preparing an oversized turkey this Thanksgiving and planning to have quite a bit leftover? Don’t let those leftovers go to waste! Instead, try one or more of these delicious leftover turkey recipes.

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3 Ingredient Leftover Turkey Stew | Nerdy Mamma

Turkey Tetrazzini | The Complete Savorist

Turkey & Sweet Corn Soup | A Mitten Full of Savings

Leftover Turkey Recipe (Turkey & Cheese Roll) | The Typical Mom

Turkey Thai Curry | Simply Stacie

Turkey Shepherd’s Pie | Practical Savings

Turkey Pot Pie | The Gracious Wife

Collard Green & Chopped Turkey Wraps | This Worthey Life

Shredded Turkey & Collard Green Pesto Linguine | Premeditated Leftovers

Turkey Queso Dip | Diary of a Working Mom

BBQ Cheddar Turkey Flatbread | Raising Lifelong Learners

Crock Pot Turkey White Bean Chili | When is Dinner?

Turkey, Spinach & Onion Quiche Muffins  | Happy Mothering

Leftover Turkey Chili | Nerdy Mamma

Turkey & Buttermilk Dumplings | The Complete Savorist

South of the Border Turkey Hand Pies | A Mitten Full of Savings

Which leftover turkey recipe are you excited to try?

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How to Get the Perfect Burgers at Home

I love a good burger every now and again, but when I make them at home they usually end up too small for the bun; even when I try to make the patties larger, knowing they’ll shrink when cooked. Not anymore! With my new Burger Press, I can get perfect burgers at home every single time.

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So let’s talk about this Burger Press. It has to be one of the greatest additions to my arsenal of kitchen tools. Made by Cave Tools, the Burger Press yields six perfect, 1/3 pound, square burgers. Simply prepare your burger mix, spread it into the burger press, put the top/lid in place, and voila! Your burgers are ready for the grill (or pan).

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How to Get the Perfect Burgers at Home | #CaveTools #burgerpress #perfectburger

How to Get the Perfect Burgers at Home | #CaveTools #burgerpress #perfectburger

How to Get the Perfect Burgers at Home | #CaveTools #burgerpress #perfectburger

How to Get the Perfect Burgers at Home | #CaveTools #burgerpress #perfectburger

The lid has a built in burger dimpler, which is scientifically proven to ensure your hamburgers stay flat and cook evenly. And while this is a great feature, it’s not even my favorite. What I like most about the Burger Press is that I can prepare the burgers well ahead of time, refrigerate or even freeze them in the Burger Press, and cook when I’m ready. If you meal prep, or are planning a party or BBQ, this will definitely come in handy.

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The first time I used my Burger Press, the process was easy and straight forward to follow. Our burgers came out great, with the exception of next time I’ll use more beef. I used about a pound and a half of beef because you’re not supposed to overfill it, but my burgers came out with a few bare spots. That’s an easy fix though and next time I’ll just use more beef for bigger, juicier burgers!

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Other than that, they kept their shape (which is great for using a whole piece of cheese), and prep and cleanup was a breeze. The Burger Press is dishwasher safe, so of course that’s right where it went after dinner.

Ready to make your own perfect burgers? You can purchase one directly from Cave Tools for $19.99 and when you use promo code BURGER15, you’ll get 15% off. Or if you’re an Amazon junkie like me, you can get one for just $9.99 (plus Prime shipping).

Making Time's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide is in the works and this is your opportunity to gain holiday exposure. Spots will fill up fast so contact me today! #HolidayGiftGuide #HGG #giftideasNot only would this Burger Press make the perfect addition to your own kitchen, but the holidays are right around the corner and it would make a great gift to anyone who loves to BBQ. Have anyone on your list who you think would love one (or two)?

Do you struggle to get the perfect burger at home?

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Tasty Meals in 30 Minutes or Less + Giveaway

As a mom who cooks at home a lot, the menu tends to get a little boring after a while. I get in such a routine and so used to cooking the same things over and over, that some of my family’s favorite dishes eventually become not so favorites. Time is a big factor when deciding what to cook because hey, I’m busy and sometimes I want something simple to make. With the help of my new cookbook, I have over 100 recipes to try and each one is prepared or ready in 30 minutes or less.

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What is this magical new cookbook? It’s Southern Living’s QUICK-FIX DINNERS: 100+ Simple Recipes Ready In 10, 20 or 30 Minutes. I’ve had the chance to try a few of the recipes, some more sophisticated than others, but the one thing they all have in common is they are quick and delicious!

The first recipe I tried was “Horseradish-Dill Salmon” and it took just 10 minutes. My family is already a big fan of salmon, but I have always baked it. This recipe had me pan sear the salmon and Oh. My. Tastebuds! I may never bake salmon again.

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Tasty Meals in 30 Minutes or Less + Giveaway | #SouthernLiving #cookbook #quickandeasy #giveaway

First of all, I never knew pan searing salmon fillets was so easy. And on top of that, I’ve always just used a simple seasoning. This recipe had me create a creamy horseradish-dill sauce (while the salmon cooked) and it could not have complimented the fish any better.

I served it with a side of white rice and roasted Brussels sprouts, and even drizzled some of the horseradish-dill sauce over the Brussels sprouts. Let’s just say this recipe has been bookmarked and I will definitely be making it again.

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While the salmon dish may seem a little bit more for a sophisticated palette, QUICK-FIX DINNERS: 100+ Simple Recipes Ready In 10, 20 or 30 Minutes also helps you to take simple, everyday recipes and kick them up a notch.

For example, there’s a recipe called “The Ultimate Grilled Cheese.” Grilled cheese sandwiches are simple to make, right? All you need is some bread, cheese and butter. But have you ever tried mayonnaise on the outside of your bread, instead of butter? That’s exactly what this recipe does.

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Tasty Meals in 30 Minutes or Less + Giveaway | #SouthernLiving #cookbook #quickandeasy #giveaway

I often find that we run out of butter when I really need it for a recipe and that was the case when I wanted a grilled cheese sandwich a few days ago. I turned to this recipe and used mayonnaise instead, and boy was it good. It very well may have been the best grilled cheese sandwich I’ve ever had.

Because all of the recipes in QUICK-FIX DINNERS: 100+ Simple Recipes Ready In 10, 20 or 30 Minutes are quick meal options, I plan to work my way through all of them, marking which ones my family really enjoys. This way I can get out of my usual dinner rut and make tasty new dishes without compromising valuable family time. The best meals don’t have to be ones you work hours putting together.

Ready to start making your own quick-fix meals? I have a chance for you to win your own copy of Southern Living’s QUICK-FIX DINNERS: 100+ Simple Recipes Ready In 10, 20 or 30 Minutes. Simply enter to win using the giveaway form below.

What is one of your go-to quick-fix dinners right now?

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One lucky Making Time reader will win a copy of Southern Living’s QUICK-FIX DINNERS: 100+ Simple Recipes Ready In 10, 20 or 30 Minutes! GOOD LUCK!

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on October 20, 2017 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

 

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How to Cook the Perfect Pot of Rice

Since college I have wanted a rice cooker. Why? Because I have to be the worst in the world at cooking rice. Every single time I’d cook rice, it would come out a big pot of mush. I thought it was impossible to get perfect, individual grain rice without a rice cooker. That is, until I discovered the secret to cooking the perfect pot of rice.

How to Cook the Perfect Pot of Rice

So what’s the secret? The directions on the package are a lie! A big lie! I have yet to follow the directions on any rice package and have the outcome I want. However, I have discovered the perfect rice cooking formula and since implementing it, there hasn’t been a pot of mushy rice in my house. And there’s no rice cooker needed!

What’s the lie rice packaging has been, and is still, telling us? Most packaging says to use 2 cups of water for every cup of rice. Wrong! This is why my rice used to come out so mushy. That’s just too much water. You only need 1 1/4 cups of water for every cup of rice you’re cooking. My favorite Jasmine rice indicates to use 1 1/2 cups of water, which is closer, but still not quite perfect.

How to Cook the Perfect Pot of Rice

Use this rice cooking formula on ANY type of rice and you’ll never have mushy rice again.

  1. Combine water and dry rice in a pot, over medium heat. (1 1/4 cups of water for every cup of rice)
  2. Cover and cook until it comes to a rolling boil. Then reduce the temperature to low.
  3. Once the water has completely reduced, turn the burner off, stir the rice, cover and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Letting it sit covered will allow the rice to steam itself done.
  4. Enjoy the perfect pot of rice!

*Note: It’s important that you stir the rice once the water has reduced. If you don’t stir, you will end up with uncooked grains along the top.

How to Cook the Perfect Pot of Rice

How to Cook the Perfect Pot of Rice

How to Cook the Perfect Pot of Rice

Have you mastered how to cook the perfect pot of rice?

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Get Kids Cooking in the Kitchen with Kidstir

Do you have a child who loves to help in the kitchen, but you can’t really find safe tools for him to use, or even kid-friendly dishes he can make? This is exactly how I feel about my son. He so badly wants to help me in the kitchen, but when I’m cooking there’s not much he can really help with. In the past few weeks, though, this has changed! I’m here to tell you that it’s possible to get kids cooking in the kitchen with a little help from Kidstir.

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What is Kidstir?

Kidstir is a monthly subscription box for kids that offers fun, kid-friendly recipes they can make themselves (mostly). Each month Kidstir sends three new recipes that are perfectly curated for little hands. Each recipe is hole punched to fit in the Kidstir cookbook binder, literally allowing kids the opportunity to build and create their very own book of recipes. How cool is that?!

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And not only does Kidstir send the recipes, but in the box you’ll also find kid-safe kitchen tools. Think small ice cream scooper, plastic sandwich/spread knife, mini whisk, pot holder, etc. Each recipe comes with a kitchen utensil that needs to be used and if no utensil is included, then there’s always something extra special for that recipe, like themed stickers or straw toppers, depending on the recipe.

The 1st shipment includes:

  • A special cookbook binder to collect monthly recipes, foodie pages, games, and activities.
  • 3 step-by-step recipes covering all food groups.
  • 3 educational foodie pages.
  • 2 kid-sized cooking tools and themed activity materials.
  • A digital and printed shopping list.
  • 3 fun games and puzzles.
  • An e-newsletter packed with recipes and printables.

Kidstir in Action

There’s no surprise, my son is over the moon about having his own cookbook and being able to help out much more in the kitchen. And I’m not going to lie, I didn’t realize there were so many things I could be teaching my son about cooking and letting him do. Don’t get me wrong, there are still things I need to do, like cutting things with a knife, but since he started getting Kidstir I’ve been delegating a lot more cooking tasks to him.

A little over a week ago we went apple picking and it just so happens that one of my son’s new Kidstir recipes was Awesome Apple Crisp. It could not have been a more perfect time to give this recipe a try. So we pulled together all the ingredients, including our freshly picked apples and we got to work.

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Get Kids Cooking in the Kitchen with Kidstir | #Kidstir #kids #cooking #kitchen #subscription

Get Kids Cooking in the Kitchen with Kidstir | #Kidstir #kids #cooking #kitchen #subscription

While I still did the apple peeling and cutting, my son was able to handle the rest. I helped identify the correct measuring cups for each ingredient and from there he was able to create the crispy topping, mix it up, and put it all together. Then using the cute little doggy potholder that came in his Kidstir box to use with this recipe, he helped carefully put the dessert in the oven.

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Get Kids Cooking in the Kitchen with Kidstir | #Kidstir #kids #cooking #kitchen #subscription

Get Kids Cooking in the Kitchen with Kidstir | #Kidstir #kids #cooking #kitchen #subscription

Get Kids Cooking in the Kitchen with Kidstir | #Kidstir #kids #cooking #kitchen #subscription

The final result was delicious! The recipe included ingredients and directions for making our own whipped topping, but we cheated a little and bought store-ready whipped topping instead. Nonetheless, the whole family enjoyed our fresh picked apples and the Awesome Apple Crisp my son made, and we couldn’t have been more proud of his accomplishment. He was pretty excited about it too!

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Why Kidstir?

Kidstir’s mission is to educate, engage, and empower kids about good food and cooking, while spending meaningful time with their families. The kitchen is the center of many family homes, so it’s the perfect place to teach and spend time together. Kidstir helps give us parents a jump start on teaching basic cooking skills to our children and in turn, we’re spending quality time around something we love – food.

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Besides, I am determined that none of my kids will leave home without being able to make themselves nice home cooked meals! I believe starting early is the best way to achieve this and with the help of Kidstir, it’s never been easier.

A Kidstir subscription starts at just $12.95 per month and you can subscribe on a 1, 3, 6 or 12 month basis. Are you ready for some kid-friendly kitchen fun?

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Daily Sunshine is a Nutritious Solution to Picky Eating

Do you have a picky eater on your hands? I certainly do and getting him the nutrition he needs is a challenge I’ve been experiencing for some time now. He has his favorite foods, the only ones he’ll eat, and they do not include any form of fruits or vegetables.

At this point I have absolutely no idea how his little body is even growing. So anytime I come across something I think he’ll enjoy and will give him the nutrition he needs to grow, I’m first in line to give it a try. Our newest addition to his diet is Daily Sunshine by Beachbody.

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Beachbody is known for quite a bit – P90X, Insanity, and the 21 Day Fix workout programs, as well as Shakeology nutrition shakes. But adults aren’t the only ones who need to keep their fitness and nutrition up. Kids, and especially picky eaters like my son, may have the fitness aspect down, but are lacking in the nutrition department. That’s why Beachbody created Daily Sunshine, a nutrition shake for children!

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The first thing to tackle is taste because we all know that’s most important when it comes to our picky eaters. Daily Sunshine is available in two kid-friendly flavors, strawberry banana and chocolate, and I’d say these are a pretty good start to getting my son to try one. He’s not too keen on chocolate in general, but loves strawberry banana flavors so I knew he’d try it. The chocolate is going to waste either, but I’ll get to that in a minute.

Each Daily Sunshine shake is a perfect blend of fruits and vegetables, plant based protein, and healthy fats. It’s literally a 3-in-1 power shake for kids.

Daily Sunshine Features:

  • Non-GMO
  • Soy-free
  • Dairy-free (vegan)
  • Gluten free
  • Low glycemic
  • Contains no artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives
  • 4 out of 5 pediatricians approve the formula

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My son actually likes smoothies and shakes when they have the right flavors in them, but mixing up a smoothie every day can be pretty tiring. Daily Sunshine takes nutritious shakes to the easiest level ever. All you have to do is add a packet of Daily Sunshine to 8 oz. of water, and mix it up in the shaker cup.

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In a matter of minutes my picky eating son has a nutritious shake that’s he loves, and that I love giving him. He’s been enjoying one either in the mornings before school, or as an after school snack. I’m starting to think he only needs one in the morning because his afternoon energy has been through the roof lately.

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Not Just for Kids

Oh, and Daily Sunshine isn’t just for kids either. If you want to get on the healthy action, there’s absolutely no reason you can’t. We got a combo pack that includes both flavors. I already mentioned my son isn’t a big fan of chocolate, but he loves the strawberry banana. So, to make sure nothing goes to waste, when he gets his shake, I get one too. He takes the strawberry banana and I take the chocolate. It’s a really great way for us to actively partake in healthy nutrition together.

How to Enjoy Daily Sunshine

There are so many ways to enjoy Daily Sunshine – the quick and simple shake method with 8 oz. of water or milk (my son likes his in milk); blended into a smoothie (I sometimes mix the chocolate flavor into a peanut butter and banana smoothie); or however you want to incorporate it into the day. If you’re kids don’t like shakes or smoothies, think outside the box too. Try adding it to pancakes or muffins, or something with a similar taste so it blends easily.

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Purchase Options

I’m going to be honest. I personally find Daily Sunshine to be pretty pricey, but on the other hand, can I really put a price on my son’s health? I mean, he actually likes it!

  • Daily Sunshine Sampler (2 packets of each flavor – 4 total) = $19.99
  • Daily Sunshine Combo Pack (12 packets of each flavor – 24 total) = $129.99
  • Daily Sunshine Strawberry Banana OR Chocolate (30 serving bag) = $129.99
  • Daily Sunshine Shaker Cup = $6.95

Do you have a picky eater?

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Peachy Green Smoothie + Alkamind Boost

Mornings are about to get really rough for me. My son starts school tomorrow and that not only means early mornings for him, but early mornings for me too. Ugh! I like being able to sleep in if I want to. There’s no doubt I’ll rely a lot on my morning coffee, but after a couple of hours I’m going to be in major need of an energy boost. With some assistance from Alkamind Daily Greens, I’m confident my Peachy Green Smoothie will be the perfect pick-me-up I need.

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I’ll be the first to admit that when I’m rushing around and have what feels like the longest to-do list ever, I don’t always reach for healthy snacks. But with school starting and early mornings beginning soon, I need an easy way to implement healthy, energizing snacks into my day. That’s exactly what my Peachy Green Smoothie is, with a little extra superfood boost from Alkamind Daily Greens.

Peachy Green Smoothie + Alkamind Boost

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup fresh, frozen or canned peaches
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (peach or vanilla flavor works well too)
  • 1 packet Alkamind Daily Greens
  • 1/2 cup ice

Directions

  1. Combine the packet of Alkamind Daily Greens into the milk until well mixed.
  2. Blend all ingredients and the milk mixture in a blender.
  3. Enjoy!

*Note: If you skip step 1 and go straight to blending everything, you may find the Alkamind Daily Greens don’t completely incorporate, and you’ll end up with dry flaky-like textures in your smoothie.

Peachy Green Smoothie + Alkamind Boost | #smoothie #recipe #AlkamindDailyGreens

Why is Alkamind Daily Greens a nice boost to my smoothie? Because it includes 27 nutrient-dense alkaline superfoods that help improve energy, increase weight loss, boost immunity, create better digestion, and gently cleanses and detoxifies. All of that in one little packet!

Peachy Green Smoothie + Alkamind Boost | #smoothie #recipe #AlkamindDailyGreens

Plus, Alkamind Daily Greens already has a peach flavor to it, so it’s a perfect fit for my Peachy Green Smoothie.

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*I received a sample to help facilitate this post. As always, my opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.