Monday, November 4, 2013

Spinach Nuggets

Life has been so hectic! I can't believe how long it has been since my last post, but I'm back today to share this delicious spinach nuggets recipe :)
I have come across a couple of different recipes for these nuggets, ended up adapting it to our taste and came up with something really really tasty!
There's so much healthy ingredients and goodness in it, I hope you'll like it too if you give it try. The recipe is quick and simple to put together, packed with fiber and protein and very little carbohydrates (hello third trimester pregnancy food) :-) it's a great snack or lunch for toddlers too.

- 1 c. slivered almonds
- 4 tbsp. flax seed
- 1/2 c. whole wheat bread crumbs
- 1 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 4 c. fresh baby spinach leaves
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. basil
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. Mrs. Dash original blend salt free seasoning (or Sea salt if you prefer)


Place almonds and flax seed in a food processor and mix until well crumbled, add spinach leaves roughly chopped by a handful or two at a time, and mix until you get a crumbly dark green mixture.
Place all the other ingredients in a mixing bowl then stir in the spinach, almonds and flax seed green mixture and mix it evenly.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, coat a cookie sheet and then form your nugget shapes, or make a ball and pat it down. Bake for 15 minutes, turn the nuggets over and then bake for another 10 minutes (25 minutes total baking time).

Pair with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Momma in Flip Flops - Motorola Wireless MBP26 Baby Monitor {Giveaway}

Somehow we managed to not buy a video baby monitor when my son was little, we did get one of those movement sensor monitors which at the time didn't come with the video option. Oh! but I longed for a video monitor, however, I we couldn't justify spending another $200 on a second monitor.
My son grew older and even now that he is a toddler I still wake up in the middle of the night to go get a visual on him. We're not doing that again and I am definitely getting a video monitor this time around!

Want a chance to win a video baby monitor? Momma In Flip Flops is hosting a Motorola Wireless MBP26 Baby Monitor giveaway.:

Giveaway open to those in the USA.. Ends 9/4 at 12:01AM.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Must Have Mom - $60 Umi Children's Shoes Giveaway

Win a $60 Umi Shoes Gift Card from Must Have Mom
Picture Source: Must Have Mom Blog

Who doesn't love durable cute shoes? I do and I love the styles Umi comes up with for children's shoes, I really like that they also seem durable and sturdy.
Once upon a time, I thought I could just get "any" shoes for my son since he would end up outgrowing and destroying them in no time... but oh boy was I wrong! While yes he outgrew shoes like there was no tomorrow for a while, it's slowing down now and I found he had much better balance and control when first learning how to walk, jump and run if he had "good" comfy shoes on.
I haven't tried Umi yet, but I've tried some of their competition and those are awesome :) I am sure Umi is too! So here's a chance to win a gift card at Must Have Mom blog. Good Luck!

Ends 9/9/13 - US only

Must Have Mom - $75 Gymboree GC Giveaway

Win $75 Gymboree Gift Card from Must Have Mom

Oh yes! another hefty Gymboree gift card giveaway. It's perfect with all the promotions and sales Gymboree has going on right now.
I think I saw new Fall styles on Gymboree's website too. This giveaway is hosted by Must Have Mom!

Enter the giveaway here:

Ends 9/9/13 - US only.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Blueberry + Strawberry and Flaxseed - Breakfast Smoothie Yum!

    This was my breakfast this morning. I mixed the ingredients on a whim and it came out so tasty! Even my 2.5 yr old like it.
    So yummy and packed full of vitamins and nutrients for this pregnant mamma :) I am definitely making it again soon.

Below is a list of what I used in case you want to try it too!


- 1/4 c. Blueberries
- 1/4 c. Strawberries
- 1 c. milk
- 1/4 c. ice cubes
- 1 tbsp. whole flaxseed
- 2 tbsp. honey

Mix everything in a blender until well blended and smooth. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Mommyhood's Chronicles - $75 Gymboree Gift Card {Giveaway}

I guess it's pretty obvious that I love Gymboree by now. I do! I love the styles and how durable the clothes are. With a new baby on the way, I'm definitely crossing my fingers to win one of these gift cards.

You can enter the giveaway too! Just go to The Mommyhood's Chronicles review and giveaway link below - Good luck!

US only. Ends 8/22/13.

Giveaways I've won so far!

     Entering giveaways can be so addicting! but it is a lot of fun too :) I remember the first time I won something (a Thirsties duo cloth diaper wrap from Thirsties Baby). Until then I couldn't believe that those internet giveaways were actually real.
     It's exciting and since then I have won so many other amazing prizes, $250 Amex GC, 4moms MamaRoo and lots of cloth diapers just to name a few.

     I will try to keep this list updated with the recent giveaways I have won just for fun and also to give credit to those awesome bloggers who sponsor these giveaways!

8/18/13 Pediped shoes - from My Little Space 4 Everything 
8/18/13 $21 voucher to Kidecals - from My Little Space 4 Everything
8/30/13 Spray Pal - from Princess Among Superheroes
9/13/13 $25 GC to Abby's Lane - from Kelly Wels
9/14/13 Natures Baby Organics kit - from Princess Among Superheroes

Waiting to receive:
9/22/13 Kidnoculars from Home Grown Families
9/22/13 Blueberry OS Simplex - from We're Parents!?
9/23/13 Jack Be Natural Amber Necklace - from BabyElan {daily}

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Inspired by Savannah - Can It Forward Day Giveaway

Inspired by Savannah blog is hosting a Can It Forward Day giveaway! Lots of awesome cooking and canning prizes you wouldn't want to miss!

Please check out her blog post and enter on the link below :)

Open to US residents only, No PO BOXES. Giveaway ends on August 31st, 2013 at 12:01AM EST.

Good Luck!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Happily Domestic - {Giveaway} $75 Gift Card to Gymboree

Back posting about the awesome giveaways I find on the internets! :)

This one is hosted by Happily Domestic and they are giving away a $75 GC to Gymboree! There are so many cute outfits in the current collections.

Enter here:

Ends 8/28/13 - USA Only

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Eco-Friendly Homemade Laundry Soap

This weekend I made some more powdered laundry soap and decided to share here the recipe I use.
I love using this soap because it makes no suds at all and it's gentle enough to wash P's clothes in it. My husband likes that the clothes come out smelling just plain clean. So this is really a winner for us. :)

Ingredients I use:
1 bar of ZOTE soap (I find this at hispanic stores)
1 1/2 cups of Borax
1 1/2 cups of Washing Soda

- Grate the bar of soap into a bowl, add the Borax and Washing Soda then stir until roughly mixed:


 - Using a chopper or mixer "pulse" the mixture little by little (1 or 2 cups at a time), until well mixed together:

 - This is what the final mixture should look like:

Pour it all into a container with lid and voila!


I use one or two tbsp per load on my top loader and this recipe goes a long way.