Hummus and Gluten Free Crackers

These are two of my favorite products to snack on – add in a nice assortment of fresh vegetables and you are good to go.  I found these product at Sprouts.

Cedar's HummusC

 Cedar’s has several yummy flavors of hummus (Classic, Red Pepper, Artichoke Kalamata and others) 

Miltons' GF CrackersT

These are yummy and also come in several flavors.

Here are a few more healthy snack ideas from earlier posts

If you’d like to make your own hummus – here’s how you do it

What is your favorite healthy snack?


Pantry Investment – Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

This weekend was extra special because we had our grandson overnight.  Before his mommy and daddy came – I made myself a hearty lunch because let’s be real – it takes a lot of energy to play ball, go to the park, ride the train, and make blueberry pancakes.

Mixed Salad

The ingredients were abundant:  kale, spinach, micro greens, avocado, radish, cucumber (the middle removed), purple cabbage, strawberries and roasted turkey.  But what made this salad extra special was the meyer lemon olive oil and balsamic vinegar drizzled over the top.  Years ago I learned that an investment of a higher priced balsamic vinegar really makes a difference.  It is delicious on salads, on top of fish or over fresh berries. 

Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

I enjoy finding people in my community to purchase from – This oil and vinegar was purchased through PastaMore representative,  John Deming – 602-315-4466 –



Tea Time

This is the fastest post ever – 15 minutes before leaving for work and I’m challenging myself to live by my motto – “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.”  I was talking to my daughter a few days ago and she shared  a product.  It sounded so cute I looked it up on Amazon and ended up ordering one for myself and one for my aunt’s upcoming birthday.  

Mr Tea
Isn’t he adorable?

It’s a tea infuser and can be used for tea in a loose form or in a bag. My teas are in bags but it does make me want to go out and try a loose tea. Anyone have any suggestions?

How do you drink your hot tea? Sometimes I like to squeeze a fresh orange in to sweeten it up a bit.

Here is another adorable little fella – my sweet grandson – we were blessed to spend some time together while mommy and daddy went out to eat and do some errands.

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