LouAna Coconut Oil Review

LouAna is your one-stop Coconut Oil resource. LouAna (short for “Louisiana”) cooking oils have been a staple in Southern kitchens for over 120 years. Long before Coconut Oil became all the rage, we were in the LouAna kitchen cooking up a storm with it. An easy swap in recipes for butter, shortening or margarine, and a wholesome addition to smoothies, drinks and more, our versatile Coconut Oil has 0 trans fat, 0 cholesterol and no coconut aroma or taste. No wonder LouAna is the #1 seller of coconut oil by volume in America.*
I have been using LouAna coconut oil in pretty much everything. I absolutely love it. From delicious recipes you can find on the LouAna site to my own that I make up. It is really easy to substitute LouAna coconut oil in some of your favorite recipes instead of butter/ shortening etc.
Here I made up my own recipe for an amazing smoothie that is so yummy it tastes like you are having dessert!

1 tbs LouAna Coconut Oil

1 cup of ice

2 tbs nut butter (we prefer almond butter or sunflower butter)

1/4 cup dried coconut flakes

1 tsp chia seeds

1/3 cup dark chocolate

1 cup milk (we used 1/2 cup almond milk and 1/2 cup coconut milk)
LouAna coconut oil scoops relatively easy if you have trouble I just warm it up a little and its super easy to scoop
Mix all the ingredients in your favorite blender. I love my Vitamix. Once everything is completely blended enjoy the yummy goodness!
Buy it: Use the handy product locator to find out where to buy Coconut Oil and all of LouAna’s other cooking oils—including Peanut Oil, Vegetable Oil, Canola Oil and special oil blends.

Disclaimer: I received LouAna products in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.

Celebrate IHOP’s 58th Birthday With 58 Cent Pancakes July 12!

IHOP, the pioneer of the breakfast all-day, every-day movement celebrates their 58th birthday this summer! Since its inception in 1958, IHOP and their world famous buttermilk pancakes have remained a beloved All-American institution and breakfast icon for nearly six decades. On Tuesday July 12, IHOP is offering a 58 cent short stack of buttermilk pancakes to celebrate their 58th birthday. Fun fact: The original cost of an IHOP short stack when the restaurant was founded in 1958 was 62 cents!

Entenmann’s National Donut Day Review

The sweetest holiday of them all is here, NATIONAL DONUT DAY is Friday, June 3rd and Entenmann’s wants YOU to celebrate wherever you are!

For the sixth consecutive year, Entenmann’s & The Salvation Army are partnering to celebrate National Donut Day and the rich heritage behind it! To Celebrate in 2016, Entenmann’s is rolling our the NEW Entenmann’s Rich Frosted Party Sprinkled Donut, an iconic treat made just for National Donut Day 2016!

As a part of the National Donut Day festivities, Entenmann’s is hosting a “Win Free Donuts for a Year” Facebook Sweepstakes, awarding 10 Grand Prize winners one year of free Entenmann’s Donuts. In addition, 100 of those who enter, will be selected to win National Donut Day Party Pack Prizes, which include everything they need to throw their own National Donut Day party at home! For every consumer (fan or not) that enters the Facebook Sweeps, $1 will be donated to The Salvation Army, up to $35,000!
National Donut Day commemorates the “donut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending, home-cooked meals, and of course, donuts, for soldiers on the front lines. With limited resources, these treats were fried, only seven at a time. The Salvation Army’s Ensign, Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance, cleverly thought of frying donuts in soldiers’ helmets. Approximately 250 Salvation Army volunteers provided assistance to American soldiers in France, starting in 1917 during WWI. Entenmann’s ® Bakery produces more than 780 million donuts a year to keep up with the demands of Entenmann’s donut lovers nationwide. The Rich Frosted Donut has been Entenmann’s ® #1 seller since its introduction in 1973. The Salvation Army is located in more than 120 countries worldwide. In 2015, nearly 30 million Americans received assistance from The Salvation Army’s 3,500 officers,60,700 employees and 3.5 million volunteers.


Pirate’s Booty Finding Dory


Pirate’s Booty dives head first into summer by collaborating with Disney’s Finding Dory. To celebrate the premiere of this long awaited movie, Pirate’s Booty is releasing limited-edition, themed packaging featuring the beloved Finding Dory characters.

From April to June, Dory, Nemo and their new friend—Hank the Octopus—will join Pirate and his first mate, Crunchy the Parrot, to bring adventurous snacking to kids of all ages. The limited-edition packaging comes in a variety of sizes, including seven ounces, 10 ounces and a 12-pack of half-ounce bags of Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar.

Ella’s Kitchen and Earth’s Best are creating Summer Snacks your Kids will Love

Summer is in full swing and with those longer daylight hours come more excursions with our little ones. Packing snacks is essential for any day trip with a kiddo. I like things that are easy to pack are individually wrapped and that take as little fuss as possible to get ready. Its also important that these foods are healthy and will keep our kiddos going strong.
Being able to grab and go by throwing some snacks in my purse while we run out the door is the best. I don’t mind some prep time I might throw crackers in invdividual baggies so I can pass them out to my kids while we are at the park or while I am at a store so they can be content, well fed and ready for our next adventure.
My kids ABSOLUTELY LOVE these pouches. The smoothies pouches are their favorites. They like the bright colors the yummy flavor combination and the smooth texture. All my kids from my 2 year old neice, my 11 month old nephew to my 3 year old, 6 year old and 9 year old kids. I even like them they are so yummy and a great pick me up for an afternoon snack. I love the ones where they sneak in veggies my kids would never normally eat but in the smoothies they gobble them down.
SmoothiePeachBanana SunnyDaysStrawbBarsBuy It: You can purchase Ella’s Kitchen Products and Earth’s Best Organics Products at a store near you.

Disclaimer: I received products from Ella’s Kitchen and Earth’s Best in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.