Friday, August 14, 2015

Back To School with PlanetBox Lunchboxes: Review


It's almost Back To School for us so we're getting ready for homemade school lunches again! This is part one of three in which I'll share with you lunch ideas for our PlanetBox. I have shared some lunchbox ideas in the past so you may already know that my kids like a variety of foods to eat. I pack just a little of each to help satisfy them or to share with a friend. 

PlanetBox are stainless steel segmented lunchboxes. They are high quality, eco-friendly, non-toxic, non-leaching, safe from BPA, phthalates, and lead, easy to clean and makes packing lunch easy and fun! They come in three sizes and styles to suit your needs. Be sure to customize yours with a fun bag and a choice of magnets and accessories! 

If you need some inspiration for lunch ides have a look at theirs
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The Rover is designed perfectly for us who like wide variety of foods with smaller serving sizes. The Rover holds nearly 4.5 cups of food! Measures 10 x 7 x 1.5 inches.
Each Rover lunchbox includes 1 Big Dipper and 1 Little Dipper.

We chose the Rocket Red Carry Bag. I do recommend a flat cold ice pack (they do sell one as well) to fit into the sleeve of your carry bag. 


PlanetBox is custom designed to fit all the foods your kiddos like. This specific one, the Rover, comes with 7 different compartments such as a "Little Dipper" container for your dips or sauces, a "Big Dipper" great for the messier items like pasta salad or yogurts or juicy berries or cut melon, a "Veggie" or "Fruit" section, a "Long" compartment for pretzels, crackers or nuts,  a "Main dish" section for your sandwich and of course the "Treat" space for a little something special like a small cookie, kiss or chocolate chips. 



How about creating more personalization with assorted magnets for your PlanetBox? There are many different designs to choose from!

This is the Aloha magnet set

This is the Green Globe magnet set


Here is a sample of what my son would like to pack for his school lunch. He chose to have a PB & J sandwich thin, granola bar, raisins, celery & PB, cheesy whale crackers with pretzel sticks and fresh berries in the "Big Dipper" with an apple juice. I threw in a little kiss too. 




*Disclosure* I wrote this review and or giveaway for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about PlanetBox. The product(s) in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting my review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own. Product info and stock images if any are provided by PR or Co.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Oroweat Bread America's Better Sandwich Contest & a $25 Giveaway! Shredded BBQ Beef Mac n Cheese Grilled Sandwich Recipe


Have you heard about the Oroweat® Bread “America’s Better Sandwich” Contest? Create a gorgeous, delicious sandwich using Oroweat bread enter the Oroweat® Bread “America’s Better Sandwich” Contest, you can have the opportunity to win the $25,000 grand prize! What amazing ingredients would you choose? You can also have a chance to win coupons and a giftcard from my giveaway below!

Information about the “America’s Better Sandwich” Contest:
Oroweat® Bread is excited to launch the second annual “America’s Better Sandwich” Contest! The sandwich architect whose filling matches the goodness of Oroweat® Bread will win a grand prize of $25,000.
Before entering an original better sandwich, entrants should make sure their recipes include any of the Oroweat® Whole Grain Sliced Breads, including the new Healthfull® bread varieties, or any of the Oroweat® Sandwich Thins® Rolls varieties.
This year’s contest includes five (5) exciting sandwich categories including:
“Creative Classics” (nutritious spins on sandwich creations that have stood the test of time, such as grandma’s club sandwich, BLT or other old-time favorites)
“Fueling Good” (these sandwiches should incorporate ingredients that help boost your energy such as healthful fats, protein, fiber and iron)
“Open-Face Artistry” (sandwiches are works of art for the world to see, and these snacks and meals announce their ingredients—like sharp cheddar or tasty tuna— sans second slice, highlighting bold colors and textures)
“Breakfast in Bread” (these sandwiches, featuring nutritious breakfast favorites like eggs and yogurt, invoke images of cozy mornings in bed or boisterous brunches with friends)
“Love, Healthfully” (celebrate our new Healthfull® Breads with innovative recipes that play off nuanced, foodie-approved ingredients like honey, flax and sunflower seeds)
The recipe in each sandwich category with the highest score will receive a $5,000 category prize.
Entries will be accepted June 15th - August 23rd, online consumer voting will take place September 21st - October 18th, and the winners will be announced on National Sandwich Day- November 3rd.
Oroweat® bread will donate one loaf of bread (up to 100,000 loaves) to Feeding America for each valid entry submission during the entry period and vote received during the online voting phase of the 2015 “America’s Better Sandwich” Contest

[1] http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.aspx?id=6796
[2] http://wholegrainscouncil.org/whole-grain-stamp


Did you know Oroweat® Whole Grain Sliced Breads and Oroweat® Sandwich Thins® Rolls contain/are:
-3 to 4 grams of fiber per slice or thin
-Zero grams of Trans Fat
-No High Fructose Corn Syrup
-Cholesterol free
-The newly launched Oroweat® Healthfull® bread varieties contain/are:
-Made with 100% whole grains
-Good source of fiber
-80 calories per serving
-No High Fructose Corn Syrup
-Heart healthy
-Zero grams of Trans Fat

Oroweat® bread is available across the Western U.S. and can be found in the Midwestern U.S. as Brownberry® bread and in the Eastern U.S. as Arnold® bread.

Please follow along with Oroweat® on their Facebook page!


We were sent coupons and a gift card to try Oroweat and make a sandwich recipe to share. I chose to use the Healthfull Steele cut oats and honey bread for them for this crazy big sandwich. This puppy really filled us up but was so delicious! Since I wanted to taste this sandwich too, I made the ingredients gluten free and used some other (gluten free) bread for mine.


Shredded BBQ Beef Mac n Cheese Grilled Sandwich 

2-3 lb Chuck Roast
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1 TBL oil
1 Cup beef broth
2 TBL Chopped garlic
1 Onion, sliced
2 Cups BBQ Sauce, divided
Cheddar Jack Cheese slices
Macaroni and Cheese (boxed, deli or homemade)
Crunchy onion strings (I made mine gluten free)
Butter
Oroweat® Healthfull® bread slices

Season the beef with salt and pepper, then sear in a hot skillet with a little oil for 3-4 minutes on top and bottom sides. Place in slow cooker along with broth, garlic, sliced onion and 1 Cup bbq sauce. Cook on low 6 hours or until tender and shreds easily (my cooker is best at 6 hrs). Remove from cooker and shred, add in the last 1 Cup bbq sauce, set aside (can add in the cooked onion and garlic leftovers if you want). Make the macaroni and cheese per package (I used boxed Annie's Gluten Free mac n cheese), set aside. If making homemade onion strings do so and set aside in a warm oven.

Melt a little butter in a hot skillet, add 2 slices of bread (per sandwich), carefully pile on a little cheese, macaroni and cheese, roast beef and onion strings (I left open faced to cook as shown). Allow bread to cook and get golden for a couple of minutes. Carefully assemble both slices together and remove to a cutting board. Let rest for a minute then carefully slice. Cook remaining sandwiches. Serve, with napkins and maybe a fork.

the components of our sandwiches

making my homemade onion strings

griddling both sides

this is a beast of a sandwich!


Enter below for a chance to win Oroweat coupons and a $25 Visa gift card
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*Disclosure* I wrote this review and or giveaway for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about Oroweat. The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Oroweat® Bread so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Oroweat®. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Oroweat® Bread. This giveaway is provided by the company. Product info are provided by PR or Co.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Heinz® Tomato Ketchup, America’s Favorite Ketchup Review and Giveaway #HappyHealthyHeinz


How is everyone's Summer going? Who's been grilling outside? I have been, I love it and pretty much grill year round anyways. Burgers are always a fave to grill and what goes great with a burger? Ketchup! Heinz® Tomato Ketchup, has come out with two new sizes of its popular Heinz® Organic Ketchup, made with 100 percent USDA certified organic tomatoes, and Simply Heinz® Ketchup, made with real sugar.

We were sent a Happy. Healthy. Heinz. kit that includes a Heinz® Tomato “Ketchup Caddy” equipped with Heinz® Organic Ketchup and Simply Heinz® Ketchup, as well as goodies to garden and grill with! We are so excited for this kit! 


My youngest ones were excited to garden and grow tomatoes! Even though myself and one child like tomatoes, they're very exciting to grow! Watch my Instagram to see how they are doing!

Grow, grow little seeds!

Yep, I'm the grill mistress! Would you like a burger?

Family dinner time, outside in the bright sunshine squirting on the delicious Heinz® Organic Ketchup!

We love Heinz on our burgers and fries and olives on the fingers!

My lettuce wrapped (gluten free burger) and fries with lots of Heinz® Organic Ketchup!


Enter below for a chance to win 3 VIP Heinz® Tomato Ketchup coupons! (*Correction! This is for one winner)

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*Disclosure* I wrote this review and or giveaway for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about Heinz. The product(s) in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting my review and or giveaway. All opinions expressed in this review are my own. This giveaway is provided by the company. Product info and stock images if any are provided by PR or Co.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Rustic Crust Pizza Crusts Review


Do you love pizza like we do? Do you like to make your own at home and add toppings you like? We sure do, and add as much as we like! How about picking up some great Rustic Crust ready made pizza crusts and enjoy some with the family? This may seem familiar because five years ago I reviewed their crusts for the first time.

All Rustic Crust ready-made crusts are:
· Made using traditional, Old World baking methods: Hand formed and double proofed for flavor
· Use delicious, all natural ingredients: Select herbs and spices, no GMOs or artificial ingredients
· Healthy for the whole family: Unbleached whole grain flours, no trans fats and no added sugar
· Convenient ready-made pizza crusts that are ready to enjoy in minutes
· Oversized Rounds for extra value
· Made in the USA

For more information and where to buy, please check out Rustic Crust. Please follow along with Rustic Crust on facebook!


We were sent a package containing Rustic Crust crusts and sauce for a family pizza night. They even have a gluten free crust they sent along for me. We made primarily Hawaiian pizzas (but because I'm the only one who like tomatoes, I made a margarita pizza). They smelled delicious baking away and the sauce was really good too, my family loved them!

Hawaiian pizza

Hawaiian & pepperoni pizza

12" Cheesy Herb
There’s a mouthful of basil, parsley, and garlic flavor in every bite. But this crust is all about the cheese. Melted mozzarella enhances the flavor of anything you choose to top it with.

12" Ciabatta Flatbread
All natural with no preservatives!

12" Crispy Thin Crust
Old World all natural thin crust flatbread pizza crust

Pizza Sauce
All natural pizza sauce in convenient easy-to-serve 3-packs. 3 pack, 12oz. This gave me enough sauce for 2 regular and 2 gluten free crusts.

My gluten free Napoli Herb Margarita Pizza

7" Gluten Free Napoli Herb
Comes 2 to a pack.
Ingredients: Water, White Rice Flour, Tapioca Flour, Soy Oil, Soy Flour, Raw Cane Sugar, Yeast, Chia Seeds, Salt, Spices.
Made in the USA in a gluten free certified facility

gluten free crust has nice structure and bakes up soft

My gluten free Napoli Herb Hawaiian Pizza 


*Disclosure* I wrote this review and or giveaway for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about Rustic Crust. The product(s) in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting my review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own. Product info and stock images if any are provided by PR or Co.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Jolly Llama Sorbet Pops Review


A few months ago (I know, but sorry my work is very time consuming and my hobby has been put on the back burner), I was sent coupons so my family could try The Jolly Llama sorbet pops (a non-GMO, gluten-free and dairy-free brand). I was able to find them at my Sprouts store in many flavors.

These are very delicious! My kids especially loved them all, I didn't get to have many lol. They're like frozen pureed fruits (and other natural ingredients) in pop form! They come 4 to a pack and are allergy friendly being gluten free, dairy free and nut free (except coconut) and even non-gmo and kosher! You can choose from Strawberry, Mango, Raspberry, Banana Coconut and Pineapple Coconut.

Click here to find a store near you! Follow along with them on Facebook!



*Disclosure* I wrote this review and or giveaway for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about The Jolly Llama. The product(s) in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting my review and or giveaway. All opinions expressed in this review are my own. Product info and stock images if any are provided by PR or Co.

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