Rise and Shine with Wholesome Choices!

This post was Sponsored by ShopRite but the opinions are all my own. Looking for healthy food choices?I always tell my kids that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. With our busy lives, it’s tempting to skip breakfast. STOP! Don’t do it. Instead, find ways to fill your pantry and refrigerator with wholesome choices that make breakfast easy and nutritious!ShopRite is the perfect store to help you fill that pantry with oh so yummy healthy choices. First off, did you know that ShopRite has launched a private label called Wholesome Pantry? It’s fantastic! It has a mix of organic and non-organic frozen, private, dairy and snack products. Everything has no artificial additives flavors or preservatives. The organic foods are USDA certified organic … [Read more...]

Lunch for Luck! New Year’s Day Foods for Good Luck in the Coming Year!

Lunch for Luck!New Year’s Day is a time of new beginnings, fresh starts, and for as long as I can remember – the day where what you eat matters!If you have lived in the south, no doubt you know about the tradition of eating Black Eyed Peas on New Year’s Day.  All over the world there are traditions to bring luck.  Here are a few to consider adding to your menu on January 1st plus a few recipes to try!Black Eyed Peas – A tradition that started during the civil war – combine with rice and pork to make a hoppin’ john or toss with bell peppers and seasonings to make a “texas caviar” salad. No matter what – be sure you eat as many peas as the year we are welcoming (so a minimum of 15 this year!)Simply Recipes – Hoppin’ John - I think if you'd mix some greens or coleslaw in - … [Read more...]

Spring Split Pea Soup Recipe

The colors of spring are poking through.  In the still chilly early days of the season, a hearty soup still makes a great meal or starter.  Split Pea soup brings the green of spring to your table and is a perfect way to use any leftover ham from a holiday meal.Even better, because peas do not require overnight soaking, you can be sitting down to a delicious bowl of soup in less than 90 minutes.This recipe is adapted slightly from this posting on Food.com.  The addition of milk (or a little heavy cream if that’s what is in your fridge) brightens the color.What you’ll need to make Spring Split Pea Soup:1 tablespoon olive oil 2  small to medium onions, chopped salt ¼  - ½ tsp ground pepper red pepper flakes (optional) 4 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 bay leaf 1 … [Read more...]