Friday, March 29, 2013

Product Review - My Super Snack and GIVEAWAY!

Recently, I was approached by the lovely people at My Super Foods to see if I would like to try their snack product.  I have to admit, I was a little hesitant at first as my kids RARELY eat processed foods.  But as I learned more about them I became intrigued.  Their focus is on healthy, preservative-free, super-food-packed snacks for kids on the go.  Let's face it, sometimes a mom really needs a little help, so these are a great option to have on hand.  

One aspect that I loved the most was the fact that their ingredients are non-GMO.  That is one of the biggest reasons I so strongly limit my family's exposure to processed foods.  So the fact that there is a snack option that is non-GMO is a wonderful thing in my book.

Now it's time for the all-important taste test.  They come in three delicious flavors - Blueberry Banana Acai, Chocolate Chip, and Apple Raisin and are the perfect size for little ones.  My 4 year old tried all three and so did I.  I had to make sure the quality was good enough for my baby!  :)  She loved the chocolate one the best, but she loves everything chocolate.  I enjoyed them all, but my stand out favorite was the Blueberry Banana Acai.  They had a great chewy cookie texture and were not crumbly at all (something that I hate when I have to clean up after a messy snack time).  

The verdict - These were a tasty snack that my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed.  I love that they are non-GMO and preservative free.  From a marketing standpoint, I love the characters they created for their packaging.  It's a great way to get little ones excited about them and competes with the characters so successfully used by conventional kid-targeted foods.  While they would only be an occasional treat for my children, they are a wonderful option for parents looking for a healthier snack that they can feel good about giving their kids.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Roasted Parmesan Kohlrabi

I just love trying new veggies we find at the farm.  My daughter gets so excited to taste something new and help me figure out how to prepare it.  I decided to try kohlrabi this week, and I am glad I did!  I prepared it using a basic roasting method with a hint of garlic and Parmesan, so I could enjoy the real flavor of the vegetable.  It has such a nice, light flavor and almost potato-like texture that roasting really compliments.  I hope you give this unusual veggie a try the next time you see it available!


2 kohlrabi bulbs, peeled, halved, and sliced 1/4 inch thick
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
1/3 C freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Toss the kohlrabi slices in the olive oil and garlic until evenly coated.
  3. Lay them out in a single layer on a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.  
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes, until lightly golden around the edges, turning once halfway through.
  5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.  Return to the oven for about 5 minutes for the cheese to brown.  Serve immediately.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Weekly Menu

Happy Monday!  We had a wonderful weekend with friends and family in beautiful Southern California weather.  I hope your weekend was equally wonderful!  We also had an extra fun trip to the farm this week for their seasonal strawberry tour!  We got to ride a tractor-pulled wagon around the farm, taste fresh veggies, and pick our own strawberries.  It was so much fun!  We were able to pick up some great produce as well - even some never-before-tried veggies!  We picked up some romaine, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries, and (for the first time) turnips and kohlrabi.  I was so excited to try something new!  With this selection, we will be making the following meals this week:

  • Sweet Potato Burger with Roasted Kohlrabi
    • using the romaine and kohlrabi

  • Beet, Goat Cheese, and Arugula Panini with Sauteed Beet Greens
    • using the beets

  • We will be enjoying the strawberries for dessert