Easy Snack For Busy Moms

easy snack for busy moms

I have a secret to tell you guys.  If you follow me on Snapchat (username AndreaBai) then you already know sometimes I didn’t eat my first meal or snack until the sun goes down.  I know, I know.  Between school, carpool, taking care of my girlfriend’s kids till she can work from home, playdates, football practice, and the boy’s extracurriculars I barely have time to think let alone eat.  The Chobani Flip line has been my busy mom snack savior.  I pop it in my purse and eat it in the car between picking up and dropping off Damian and his friend who goes to a different school.  Chobani Flip is a collection of sweet snacks that pair delicious Greek Yogurt with natural mix-ins.  Enjoy Coffee Break Bliss – low-fat yogurt with biscotti pieces and chocolate.  Or, a seasonal favorite Pumpkin Harvest Flip – Pumpkin low-fat yogurt paired with pie crust pieces, glazed pumpkin seeds and pecans.  

car snacks for school line

I have four kids keeping me busy, and when they nap all I want to do is clean up or pack for our move this weekend.  Why did I think it would be a good idea to move during football season when my husband is a football coach?  Oh right, because I desperately wanted a separate room for toys so they weren’t all in my living room. #momlife.

chobani flip

Life is go-go-go lately and Chobani Flip is my go-to snack.  It tastes like a sinful treat when it’s not.  No matter the variety, each and every cup of Chobani Greek Yogurt is made with fresh milk from cows not treated with rBST and proudly contains no artificial sweeteners, preservatives or flavors.  It keeps me full and gives me a little “mom time” in the middle of my hectic day even if I’m not alone.

busy mom necessities

My staple flavor is the Key Lime Crumble.  It tastes like a key lime bar without the guilt.  The yogurt tastes great by itself but the toppings take it over the top.  I’m talking out of this world, can’t leave my grocery store without buying one good.

It’s part of my mom bag essentials along with a bottle of water, nude lipstick, portable charger, and sunnies.  I usually eat it within 15-20 minutes of leaving the house so it’s still cold.  For soccer practice, I pack a small cooler bag and pop it in my handbag.

chobani pumpkin harvest crisp greek yogurt

The latest seasonal flavor, Pumpkin Harvest Crisp, is the perfect addition for a pumpkin addiction.  I will even go as far as saying it’s the best tasting pumpkin yogurt I have had.  If you know me, you know I am a pumpkin addict just like everyone else.  If it’s pumpkin it will go in my cart.  It’s been that way for over ten years and I’m not changing anytime soon.  When I say it’s the best I ever had that means something.

chobani flip greek yogurt

Chobani, America’s #1 Greek Yogurt brand, is kicking off a new season and saying #HelloSummer with 15 new product varieties.  I realize summer is almost over, but it doesn’t have to be when you’re snacking.  Here in Davis it’s been in the nineties every single day.  It sure feels like summer to me!  

Be sure to visit Chobani and try them for yourselves.  

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

 

 

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Back To School With Netflix Picks

I have some beauty posts coming up, but I wanted to end this month as I usually do – with my Netflix picks!  Damian always makes it a point to make sure we have date nights after Paxton goes to bed.  With school starting, most dates consist of Netflix and a bedtime snack.  Our days are so packed with school and all his extracurricular activities that I want to make sure “tv time” is also quality time.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but Netflix is killing it with their stream game.  

#mommysondatewin

Let’s start with my most favorite pick of all: Reading Rainbow.

Reading_Rainbow_on_Netflix-e1439998805359You can not tell me there is a show that encouraged children to read, learn, and imagine more than Reading Rainbow.  Growing up, this was one of my favorite shows and I am so happy Damian loves it just as much.  He loves all the stories, activities, and how Levar Burton makes everything fun at the same time.  We starts really great conversations about what we have read/watched.

I need to give Netflix a standing ovation for bring this show on.  When the app and Kickstarter account for Reading Rainbow started, I immediately donated to support them.  It’s the perfect show to encourage a love of learning.

girl meets world

Did anyone else tear up at the first episode of Girl Meets World?!  When Feeny made a little cameo I lost it.  So many feels, people!  

When we cut the tie with cable, this was the one show that I truly missed.  This is hands down the best show on Disney Channel.  Not only does it have the nostalgia for mom and dad, but it gives relatable life lessons in the same vein as its predecessor, Boy Meets World.  Yet, it is different enough to distinguish itself as its own quality show for the new generation to connect with.  

On another note, how amazing does Topanga still look?!

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My coconuts are constantly ready for new adventures with shows like the Netflix original Dinotrux from DreamWorks.  It is about prehistoric hybrid dinosaur-construction vehicles that team up to use their different skills to solve problems and show that the most uncommon of duos, like Ty-Rux and Revvit, can form friendships of a lifetime.
 
For the adults?  Well, I’m streaming Law and Order: SVU on repeat.  Olivia Benson forever!

What are your Netflix picks this month?

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam. I was compensated for this post however all opinions are honest and my own.  These shows rock!

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First Day of Kindergarten

First Day of Kindergarten Sign

Don’t mind the crying mess over here.  I’m just in disbelief that my child is in elementary school.  I mean, I’m pretty sure he was just born.  Where does the time go?  They say flies by but I can’t believe just how fast.  

Also, when did I become a PTA mom?  And when did I start getting excited about being a PTA mom?  

Back to the purpose of this post..

I started making this First Day of School sign for Damian in preschool and am hoping to keeping doing so throughout the years.  I can’t wait to see things change as he ages.  Since he was two, he has wanted to be a chef so it should be interesting to see if that changes.

I made this sign for a girlfriend’s son and thought maybe other people wanted it to.  The sign will only cost $5 and will be customized for your child.  If interested, email me at andreabai@glamhungrymom.com and title the subject “first day of school sign.” Easy peasy!

Do you have any first day of school rituals for your kids?

 

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Getting #BackToClean With A Back To School Routine

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#backtoclean

I don’t think a day has gone by where I haven’t said to myself, “I can’t believe Damian is going to be a Kindergartner.”  I swear it was just yesterday that he was taking his first steps and learning how to talk.  Now, he’s in elementary school with so many different interests and extracurricular activities.  Juggling my coconut’s schedules, mom/football wife duties, and work can mean a clean home might be on the back burner.  Luckily, I am prepared with my Clorox Disinfecting Wipes.  Seriously, what did we do before these babies were invented?!

clorox disinfecting wipes for back to school

With school starting it also means more germs.  With the Clorox Disinfecting Wipes I am able to remove germs, bacteria, kitchen grease, and whatever sticky mess appears in my home.  I ran out of my wipes once and immediately noticed the difference when I tried to clean the traditional way.  There is a reason why these are so popular – they work.  I love to use them to clean my floors.  With a kid who still likes to roll around the floor I need a product that cleans and disinfects.  Using a sponge or even a paper towel can spread bacteria instead of killing germs, but the wipes kill two birds with one stone giving us more time back.  

Damian likes to help clean the house (as long as it isn’t his toys) and these wipes make it easy for him to help wipe down the table after meals.  Let’s just hope his enthusiasm to clean doesn’t waver.

easy kids cleaning with clorox disinfecting wipes #backtoclean

clorox #backtoclean

I clean my kitchen everyday with the Clorox Disinfecting Wipes.  It gets rid of any greasy or sticky mess I may have left behind on my stove, appliances, or countertops from cooking.  They also do an excellent job with my mirrors, doors, refrigerator, toys and even the toilet.  I’m constantly in my local Target store so I always pick them up there.  As if I needed another reason to pop into my favorite store!

clorox #backtoclean at target

I would love to learn how you guys use your Clorox Disinfecting Wipes!  What are your secrets to a clean home

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Effortless Grilled Pizza

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effortless grilled pizza

Can you believe it’s already back-to-school season?  Summer vacation is coming to an end and the busy schedules have started.  My family’s schedule is already packed with school, football practice/games, karate, soccer, and cooking classes.  Oy!  Having effortless family meals is a necessity.  The last thing I want to do is to go through the drive-thru.  Instead, I stop by my local Walmart to pick up a Marketside pizza and a 2 liter bottle of my favorite Coca-Cola beverage for a fresh back-to-school dinner with my family.  

where to find marketside pizza

 I love how it’s a grab-and-go situation with the pizzas being conveniently located by the front door in the deli section.  The signage makes it easy to find and got me out of the door to finally head home.  Walmart has some great Effortless Meal deals including: a 16″ pizza and a 2 liter of Coca-Cola products, or a rotisserie chicken, 2 lbs of potato salad, macaroni salad, or coleslaw, and a 2 liter bottle of Coca-Cola.  The rotisserie chickens are located at the front of the store by the registers but sides are near the pizzas.  

easy meal for busy families

Making this pizza is so easy.  You can always bake it in the oven, according to the directions, but I enjoy grilling it.  It makes for the crispy crust that I crave.  Besides, it’s still insanely hot here in California and mama doesn’t want to heat up her grill.

So how do you grill this pizza?  

Check out this simple recipe for effortless pizza:

Ingredients:

  • Marketplace Pizza from Walmart
  • toppings of your choice 

Directions:

Turn on your grill, preheat it on medium high heat, and shut the lid.  An important part about grilling pizzas is to make sure your grates are clean so nothing sticks.

Now, it’s time for the toppings.  I love to customize my Marketside pizza with mushrooms and sliced green peppers.

how to grill pizza

There is something about the combination of pepperoni, mushrooms, and green peppers that just hits my sweet spot.  Adding personalized toppings is completely up to you.  If you love a simple pepperoni pizza then do that.  I also like to brush the crust with a little bit of olive oil.

grill premade pizza

Carefully, slide the pizza off of the cardboard and on to the grill.  Turn the heat down to low immediately so the crust doesn’t burn, and shut the lid.  Grill for 10-15 minutes rotating the pizza half way.  The grill acts just like your oven while giving your a crispy crust just like those fancy pizza joints.  It’s ready when the cheese is melted and the edges are golden brown.  I told you this was an effortless grilled pizza!

effortless marketside pizza
Be sure to check out more effortless meal inspiration.  How would you customize your Marketside meal?

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