Menu Plan Monday

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend :)

I didn’t do so well at sticking to my menu plan last week…we ate out a couple of times…so I’ve got a few repeats from last week’s menu for this week.

Menu Plan Monday

We’re so excited to eat some super yummy corn from our CSA with tonight’s dinner, plus, I’m making my roasted veggie recipe this week too:

Monday: Burgers on the grill, corn-on-the cob, fruit

Tuesday: Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, kale

Wednesday: Spaghetti with Italian sausage, roasted summer vegetables

Thursday: Taco Night–seasoned ground beef, refried beans, cheese, lettuce, salsa, sour cream, tortillas and chips, fruit

Friday: Breakfast–waffles, bacon and fruit

Saturday: Chicken and Broccoli stir-fry, rice

Sunday: Eat Out

For more inspiration for your own menu, head over to Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday link-up!

 

good2grow Juices: Healthy Drinks for Kids

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I think I’m pretty much like every other mom out there…

I like healthy foods for kids.

I like healthy drinks for kids.

I hate cleaning.

Ha! Can any of you relate? Yeah, I thought so :)

So when I was offered the opportunity to try out good2grow juices with my kids, I jumped at it. Why? Well, because not only are these new juices fun, but they are also extremely healthy AND mess-free…a mother’s dream!

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good2grow juice is the best thing I’ve found for my kids in a long time. Not only does this 100% juice brand contain no high-fructose corn syrup or other added sugars or sweeteners, but it is also certified non-GMO and free of artificial colors and flavors.

They come in several different flavors, including fruit and veggie juice blends, which I personally like for those days when I haven’t been so good at having carrot sticks or other veggies for snacking.

The fun part is the reusable character cap…my kids love them! We picked out Dora and Strawberry Shortcake at the store and my kids can’t get enough of them. There are dozens of other kids’ favorites available too, like Hello Kitty, Sponge Bob, Spiderman, and Disney characters.

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What’s fun for mom is that these special SippaTop™ caps are totally spill-proof! Gone are the days of spilled juice in the car seats or on my freshly-mopped kitchen floor.

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The caps are also dishwasher-safe, so you can throw them in with the dinner dishes and use them the next day. (This part makes me happy because I hate things that are only hand-washable!)

The good2grow bottles are so easy to throw into the car for road trips, a trip to the pool or beach, or in your kids’ lunch boxes. We had them with us this week on our trip out of town…we stored some refills in our hotel room’s mini fridge, and the kids were able to have a healthy drink for breakfast, along with the muffins I packed from home. It was great that I didn’t have to worry about them spilling their juice onto the hotel room’s carpet or furniture!

Fun with good2grow!

After your kids drink their healthy juices, head on over to the StoryStitcher for a fun activity for kids to do with their favorite good2grow character. They can create a story, with the help of a grown-up, and post the video on the site for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship and free product coupons.

You can also head over to the good2grow website to enter to win a themed birthday party for your child!

What character would your kids like to have on their good2grow juice?

This Week’s Kindle Book Round-Up

Happy Friday! Thanks for sticking with me while my family and I took a short break :) I’ll have pictures of that for you next week, but in the meantime, how about some free Kindle books for the weekend?

Thanks to Shelly at Frugal Family Home for contributing to this list!

Free Kindle eBooks

Fiction

fiction (2)

Roger Ascham and the King’s Lost Girl

Great Expectations

When Danger Calls (Blackthorne, Inc. Book 1)

Owning Treasure

Choices of the Heart: A Christian Romance Novella (The Bradley Sisters Book 1)

Non Fiction

Get Stuff Done: How To Easily Have Self Discipline and Willpower To Achieve Anything And Have Have More Success

Couponing for the Beginner: A Guide to Couponing for the Uninitiated

Duck Dynasty: Guide To Happiness The Inspirational Story Of Family, Faith & Fortune

A Little Bit of Everything For Dummies

Cookbooks

Cookbooks

Bread Made Easy: Delicious and Simple Handmade Artisan Bread (The Art of Baking Series Book 1)

Grain Free Grab-n-Go: Recipes for Portable Meals on the Go!

30 Family Meals To Prepare On Weeknights (Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes – The Easy Weeknight Dinners Collection Book 1)

Italian Ice Recipes: Cool and Refreshing Italian Ice Recipes for Every Occasion (Everyday Recipes)

Slow Cooker Revolution: The Best Slow Cooker Cookbook Ever!: 50 Magical, Quick and Healthy Gourmet Meals

Kids Books

KidsEbooks (1)

My Silly Kitty (Birthday Kitty!)

Children’s Book: First Time At The Pool: Beautifully Illustrated Summer Swimming Book (A Kayleigh Series 4)

The Ridiculous Adventures of Michael Mattingly: The TERRIBLE Monster

Ripley’s RBI 01: Scaly Tale

Minecraft: The Herobrine Files – A Minecraft Novel

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Amazon has a selection of Kindles here (prices start at just $69)

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Menu Plan Monday

How can it be Monday again already? Ha! The weekend seemed to sneak by…hope yours was good :)

Menu Plan Monday

 

We are going out of town this week for a tiny little vacation, but will be back to use up our CSA veggies! It was an interesting week with a new-to-us vegetable: kohlrabi. Let’s just say it wasn’t a favorite of ours, although we did try it!

Here’s our menu for the week:

Monday: Sandwiches and fruit

Tuesday: Chili Mac and squash

Wednesday: Chicken and Broccoli stir fry with rice

Thursday: Swedish Meatballs, mashed potatoes and veggies

Friday: Breakfast–Waffles, Bacon and fruit

Saturday: Brats on the grill, kohlrabi slaw, fruit

Sunday: Eat Out

For more ideas for your own menu, head over to Org Junkie and check out the menu plan Monday link-up!

What’s for dinner at your place this week?

This Week’s Kindle Book Round-Up

Good morning! Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful weekend :) I’m still at VBS this week, but I wanted to leave you with my weekly list of Kindle books for you to download…some for free!

Thanks to Shelly at Frugal Family Home for contributing to this list!

Free Kindle eBooks

Fiction

Fiction (1)

The Prayer Box

The Sound of Crickets

Death by Betrayal (Book #10 in the Caribbean Murder series)

Finding Infinity

Wings of Glass

Non Fiction

Nonfiction (1)

Home Food Dehydration and Preservation: How To Dehydrate, Dry, and Preserve Your Food

Urban Gardening: The Urban Farmer Handbook – How to Grow Beautiful Fruits, Vegetables, and Plants in Any Space (Garden Design – Learn to Grow a Garden … Small Yard, Roof Tops, Balcony, and more)

50 Keys To Better Photography! (On Target Photo Training Book 23)

Speed Reading: Easily 5X Your Reading Speed And Comprehension Immediately

Morning Routine: How to Wake up and Conquer Your Day. With Your New Morning Ritual. Wake Up NOW !!

Surviving Self Sufficiency and Thriving: The Best Manual to Do-It-Yourself and Returning to the Simple, Happy Life

Cookbooks

25 Tomatoes: Easy year-round recipes using fresh, canned, roasted and sun-dried tomatoes, from The Perfect Pantry® kitchen

25 Simple Casserole Recipes for Any Occasion

Grilling Recipes: Everyday Healthy and Delicious Recipes for Beginners (Everyday Recipes)

Kids Books

KidsBooks

Famous, Fantastic, Fabulous, Fast Turtle A Children’s Story Book with Recipe Bonus Audio Book opt in

Zack & Zoey’s Alien Apocalypse -or- Alien Busting Ninja Adventure (Z&Z Book 1)

Jayden & the Mysterious Mountain: Book 1 (The Sanctum Series)

It’s Mine! Penny Learns to Share: Sharing Time, Bedtime Story for Children ages 2 – 7; Beginning Reader (The Penny and Ronald Series Book 1)

33 Cute Animals of the World (Cool Facts and Picture Book Series for Kids)

Other Kindle eBooks

Fiction

Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans

Rooms

Believer, The: A Novel

Non Fiction

10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse: Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 10 Days!

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Cookbooks

Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans

The Delicious Dump Cake Cookbook: 23 Easy Dump Cakes Recipes That Anyone Can Bake… Even If You’ve Never Baked Before

America’s Best Pies: Nearly 200 Recipes You’ll Love

The Italian Cookbook for Beginners: Over 100 Classic Recipes with Everyday Ingredients

Kids Books

The Day the Crayons Quit

Anna’s Best Friends (Disney Frozen) (Step into Reading)

What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? (What Was…?)

Fantastic Facts about the Oregon Trail

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You don’t have to have a Kindle to read these books. You can go here to download a Free Reading App so you can read any Kindle book on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Amazon has a selection of Kindles here (prices start at just $69)

Please note: Amazon pricing, promotions, and availability are subject to change at ANY time without notice. Please confirm the price before completing your purchase