August 28, 2015

Beat the Mid-Summer Slump with Honest Tea

 The Organic & Best Tasting Tea


It's Back to School and still we're at the peak of the summer heat.  The least we would want when waiting in line to pick up the kids in school, whether or not we're seated in our car.  With the fluctuating gas prices nowadays, gas conservation is still at the top of our minds.  But how can we, when the heat is unbearable?  I must admit, I wait in my car with the A/C at full blast. My heart goes towards our children who play/run on the field to fulfill their PE requirements, or spend their recesses with no choice at all. 

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We encourage lots of fluid intake to replenish the body fluids lost while spending time outside.  So we pack them lots of ice cold water and Honest Tea natural juices that will last them throughout the day.  At home, we serve them more Honest Organic Tea that can effectively quench the thirst and stay cool.  Have you tried the Honest Tea yet?

They come in 9 great flavorful brewed teas.  They have a wide-range of flavors for each and everyone.  Try it all and pick your favorites.  They are locally available.  They're package in plastic bottles that are safe to be stowed for school, work, picnics, ball games, and parties.

We love it.  It's just a tad sweet.  Never too much to serve it frequently, especially when you're raising health conscious kids and hubby.  It's the safest choice by far.  It's organic.  And their teas are brewed.  My favorite is the Honest Honey Green Tea.  It's never too strong.  Just the right amount to enjoy green tea on a daily basis.  My kids have their favorites as well.  Mister G loves the Honest Tea Orange Mango Flavored Herbal Tea, while my Missy A loves her Honest Raspberry Tea.  Captain Pete takes whatever Honest Tea is in the fridge.  He says they're all great-tasting that keeps him cool after a day at work.  It's the best way to beat the mid-summer slump.

To find the nearest store for your Honest Tea, click here.

How do you stay cool at the hottest day/s of the week? 

Disclaimer:  I was provided by Honest Tea 8 bottles of our choice of flavors for a chance to try it out.  Honest Tea has been a regular in our shopping list so we exactly know which flavors to request.  An honest review of the said product was solely my intention as my way of saying thanks to the company we believe in. Thanks for all the support!

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August 25, 2015

Double Cheeseburger Meal

Fit & Fresh Lunch Made for School

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Welcome to school year 2015-16 everyone!!  It's back to school once again.  First days are fun, but we can't help but have jitters.  I have tons of that especially when it comes to meal planning & preps for first days of school, till Week 1 is over.  With all the jitters come excitement as well. We love it because of new stuffs we accumulate over the break to prepare for the coming school year.

Over the break, I am thrilled to share that I was contacted by numerous bento retailers and suppliers to partner with as I blog away my bento lunches to school as I see fit.  For starters, Fit & Fresh has sent me their wonderful Bento Lunch Kit, which immediately caught my boy's attention.  At first I didn't know how I can present it to you to differentiate it from the other lunchboxes I've tried.  All have positive reviews but this has features to die for. Ok..ok..not to exaggerate, but there are stuffs that Fit & Fresh has that I always wanted for a bento box.

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Multi-compartment bento lunch kit is always a must.  We love our main entree to be separated from its sides and desserts.  That way flavors don't mix, and sandwiches don't get soggy by lunch time.

Size does matter. We found that Fit & Fresh lunch kit has the perfect size for my Middle School-aged boy. I can fill up the large compartment with 3 cups of rice, or 2 standard-sized hamburger with buns. The other two smaller compartments can fit 3/4 cups of diced medium pears, grapes, apples, on each side. On this meal, I packed several slices of pickle ovals for his cheeseburger meal.  He loves ketchup and just glad I keep stashes of to-go ketchup sachets from different fast food chains at home.

I also love that those smaller compartments have several packing options. It is given, like others, the base is compartmentalized.  Furthermore, it includes 2 bento pods (containers with individual lids) that can accommodate 1/2 cup each of runny sides like yogurt, dips, and salsa.  It's leak-proof so it's mess-free.

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Isn't it lovely to find a lunch kit that includes reusable ice packs to keep food chilled and fresh at all times. And, still keep them compact with minimal parts to assemble.  I like the fact that it is clipped to its lid, that way kids don't lose them. That's what sets Fit & Fresh shine above its leading competitors.  Personally, it's a winner and a keeper.

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To top it off, for $19.99, it comes with a quality insulated travel bag that gives no additional bulk. It keeps everything in one place. It's machine-washable, or you can even wipe them clean in between uses. Perfect for kids who just want to stash it inside his backpack and go. They also come in different colors and style.  What more could anyone ask for?

Do I recommend Fit & Fresh Bento Lunch Kit? Absolutely! It's genuinely leak-proof inside and out, and my kids can open and close the lid with no issues at all.

Disclaimer:  The Fit and Fresh Bento Lunch Kit was provided to me by Fit & Fresh to try it out for my daily lunch packing routine, without any obligation to review.  It was my decision to feature their product on my blog as a courtesy due to my overwhelming positive experience with the product.

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August 19, 2015

Chow Mien

Lunch Ideas on Thermal Containers

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I've been noticing that my third grader has been eating considerably bigger portion of meals each day. Good news for us because it can be a good sign that her pickiness will soon be over.  With all of my lunchbox collections I've been hoarding at home, there's only one container that successfully keep her eating happy at school. She loves warm lunches, and only thermos can guarantee that.  So this year, I am investing on thermal lunch jars to hold her meals warm on a daily basis in school.

Today, she brought in warm Vegetable Chow Mien, with white peaches on the side.  

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May 25, 2015

How Long is it Safe to Store Frozen Foods?

Have you ever wondered how long is it safe to store foods in our freezer?  I know that there is a Shelf Life Table that my mom follows, but with our busy schedules, I'm sure we often forget to label foods that goes in the freezer.

When Dana Harris, of Food Packing Labels, shared me this infographic, I suddenly remembered that there is a shelf life in every food that we freeze.  They can't just stay there forever and be remembered when we finally need them.  We have to constantly check our frozen foods on a weekly basis just to be on track that none are wasted. 

This is when their sticker labels might come in handy to label the foods that get frozen with those lovely printables.  Perhaps you can share this task with your kiddos.  Kids love stickers and stick them everywhere.  So why don't we allow them perform this task, and have them check as well, when it's almost up to use them before they go to waste.

Feel free to download this Recommended Storage Times for your reference.  It's FREE so make good use of it.  Enjoy!!

Frozen Food - Recommended Storage Times


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May 20, 2015

Coffee Etiquette Around the World

Who doesn't love coffee?  

I must admit that I was once a coffee-lover who quit by choice, but is hooked again.  Coffee makes our mornings sane and bright.  I love all kinds of coffee.  The stronger and flavorful it gets, the better. At least one cup of coffee a day is all I need to be able to function to my full potential.

How do you love your coffee?

Coffee Etiquette Around the World


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It's our one-stop shop when we're on a lunch rut.
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