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Snack On, Snackers! Goodies Co. Monthly Snack Delivery Service

Many thanks to Walmart Labs for sponsoring today’s discussion.
Are you a snacker like me? Read on, my friend…

A few weeks ago, my son and I went grocery shopping and snacks were on our list. We had this conversation in the natural and organic aisle:

Him:  “Mommy! Look! I want those dog crackers!”
Me:  “Dog crackers? (Checking out the box, I noticed they were cheddar crackers with broccoli in them, and each was stamped with an animal face.) Oh, those ones with the picture of the dog on the box? Oh, I don’t know, honey. Those are four dollars and they don’t look very good.”
Him: “But I love cheese! And I reeeeally love broccoli! Oh please ohpleaseohpleaseohplease!!”
Him, ten minutes later in the car: “Mommy, these crackers smell funny. I think I won’t eat them.” Continue reading


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Crunchmaster Multi-grain Crackers: Snacking love, and a giveaway!

Ah, snacking. It really gets a bad rap, doesn’t it?

I love snacks. All kinds. Sure, there are snacks that deserve our scorn (yeah, I’m talking to YOU, Extreme Cookies and Cream!) But there are others that make up for it. Delicious, feel-good snacks that give you that crunchy, snacky satisfaction without all the guilt.

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to introduce you to Crunchmaster Multi-grain Crackers!

I know, I know. A cracker might not sound all that exciting. After all, it’s just a vehicle for whatever yummy cracker-topper you’re loading it with, right? Wrong! I’m a firm believer that no matter how good the dip or cheese may be, if you start out with an inferior vehicle, well, it’s all down hill from there.

No such worries with these babies. I served them recently at my son’s 2nd birthday party, and everyone loved them. The white cheddar flavor was the runaway favorite (especially dipped in the guacamole and spinach dips) and my husband and little man have been crunchin’ on them ever since! (Toddler-friendly = bonus!)

Why I think YOU might like Crunchmaster crackers:

  • They have a unique texture, kind of like those super-crunchy Japanese rice snacks. Stands up well to any kind of dip, with no chance of sogginess.
  • They are oven-baked and have 65% less fat than regular multi-grain chips.
  • They are a good source of fiber, free of saturated fat and cholesterol, certified gluten-free and contain 21 g of whole grains per serving
  • Most importantly to me, many of the items Crunchmaster produces, including the original flavor multi-grain crackers, are certified GMO-free!

Not bad, right? Now let’s get down to business…how can YOU try them?

You could check your local grocery store, because they’re available nationwide (4.5 oz. for $2.50 to $3.99, 20 oz. for $7.48 to $7.59) or, you could enter to win a whole case of certified gluten-free white cheddar Crunchmaster crackers right here at ABCGP! Woot!

Just enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below! Happy crunching! :)

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My fruit salad is bringing sexy back.

Talk about busy…

The hubs and I have been hit with a lot of overtime at work lately. We’re officially in overtime regarding our new house, too. We were supposed to close almost 2 weeks ago, at the latest, and we’re still waiting. So things are packed up, and we’re trying to keep our current house in “showable” condition, which means not much cooking, not much grocery shopping, and not much sanity left for either of us. We’re in major “keep your eye on the prize” mode, just hoping to get through this without falling apart.

Needless to say, there’s not much going on in our house lately that qualifies as “sexy.” :|

Unless, of course, you count my fruit salad.

I mean, when you think about it, what could be sexier than an overflowing bowl of the summer’s finest fruits, fresh from the heart of Central PA’s farmer’s markets?

Juicy, sweet canary melons…

along with Crenshaw melon, ripe peaches, tangy pineapple…and some berries from our friends’ yard for color…

Taking an hour on a Sunday afternoon to cut up fruit – letting the juices drip down to my elbows and popping far too many pieces into my mouth – does wonders for my mental state. That time is like therapy for me, refocusing my mind on what’s really important on my priority list (it’s so easy to forget, sometimes.)

It makes me feel like a good mom knowing I’m not resorting to the temptation of convenience foods during this superbusy time in our lives (and I’m ensuring good, healthy milk for my son, too!) Plus, when I’m done, I have a fridge full of healthy, ready-to-go food for snacks, lunches and side dishes for the whole family, which saves me tons of time during the week.

…time I can devote to a little QT with my husband.

And if that ain’t sexy, I don’t know what is. ;)



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