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Did you know? Most people do not get enough protein to meet their daily requirements. After water, protein is the most abundant substance in the human body. So I would say it is pretty important! Protein boosts metabolism, helps maintain a healthy weight, boosts immunity, carries Oxygen throughout the body, and aids in muscle growth and recovery after a workout. The problem always seems to be getting protein when and where we need it. Now you can get your protein wherever you go with Skinnygirl Protein Shakes and Bars!
I have shared before how Skinnygirl bars are my purse/car/luggage/on-the-go staple for keeping me feeling energized throughout my day. And now I am excited to share Skinnygirl is introducing their NEW Skinnygirl Protein Shakes! What do I like more than bars? Shakes! They make me feel like I’m getting a treat but you know without all the calories and junk that treats typically have. Also, the Protein Tasty Nutrition Bars have been reformulated to pack in more protein with less calories! 
Skinnygirl Protein Shakes:
Skinnygirl Protein Tasty Nutrition Shakes are the newest addition to the Skinnygirl family of products. You will be able to pick them up at Walmart first, and coming soon to other retailers. These shakes come in 2 yummy flavors: Rich Chocolate Brownie and Vanilla Bean Sundae. Yes they are as delicious as they sound! Both flavors are:
  •  80 calories
  • 0g sugar yes ZERO sugar. And no you don’t miss the sugar! 
  • 12g protein
  • Low Fat
  • Gluten Free
  • $5.78 at Walmart

I know you want to know my favorite. Honestly. I had a hard time choosing. Typically I am a vanilla shake kinda girl. But the chocolate brownie called my name too. After a lot of research, I am still at a standstill. They are both great and I think you need to conduct your own studies to find the right one for you! 

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Skinnygirl Protein Bars:
Skinnygirl Protein Tasty Nutrition Bars are the same flavors you’ve come to love, but reformulated to pack in more protein for less calories. 
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Chocolate Peanut Butter with Sea Salt & Lemon Swirl
  • 150 calories
  • 10g protein
  • 5g Fiber
  • Gluten Free
  • Kosher
  • $4.88 at Walmart 

Lemon Swirl has always been a favorite, but I am a lemon flavor kinda girl. The new formulation gives it a little something extra from the original and I still think it is my favorite! 

Dark Chocolate Almond with Coconut

  • 150 calories
  • 10g protein
  • 6g Fiber
  • Gluten Free
  • Kosher
  • $4.88 at Walmart 

Dark Chocolate Pretzel

  • 150 calories
  • 10g protein
  • 7g Fiber
  • Gluten Free
  • Kosher
  • $4.88 at Walmart 

A close second to my Lemon Swirl obsession is the Dark Chocolate Pretzel. That sweet/salty combo is a classic treat flavor! I say I have my favorites but truthfully they all taste great. Whichever bar you choose, you will forget it is good for you and will just enjoy the tastiness of it! 

Skinnygirl Protein Bars and Shakes make getting the protein your body needs convenient and delicious. That is a win-win! Throw them in your purse, diaper bag, tote, gym bag, or whatever you shlep around with you all the time so when hungry strikes you are prepared. Pick them up today at Walmart! 

Ready to get your protein wherever and whenever you need it?
Skinnygirl is giving one Teachable Mommy reader a sample pack of the new products! 

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This post was written on behalf of Skinnygirl as a #SGSavvySnacker. All opinions are my own.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Oatmeal Recipe

Raise your hand if you love oatmeal. Our family is an oatmeal eating one for sure. It could be in a bowl, bar, or a cookie with raisins, we aren’t picky! If you are like us then today is a great day to show off your affection for that versatile heart healthy grain. Come Celebrate National Oatmeal Day with Nature’s Path and a few tasty recipes! We choose Nature’s Path for many reasons. Their oatmeal tastes great, is always organic, and non-gmo. The products with flax seeds provide a good source of protein, fiber, whole grain, and ALA Omega-3. The new Qi’a Superfood Oatmeal is a mix of gluten-free rolled oats, chia, hemp, and buckwheat that boosts your nutrition, keeps you feeling full longer, and gives that much needed energy to power through your day. 

Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with a Twist

For this recipe instead of using plain oatmeal, I used Nature’s Path Flax Plus® Hot Oatmeal. The flax gives the cookie just a little something to make it extra tasty!

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  • 4 pouches Nature’s Path Flax Plus® Hot Oatmeal, uncooked
  • 1 cup of organic raisins
  • 1 cup of organic butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cup of organic light brown sugar
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 2 cups organic all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 


  1. Preheat the oven to 360.
  2. Mix together the butter, brown sugar, and eggs.
  3. Add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and oatmeal.
  4. Once well blended, add the raisins
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a spoon or ice cream scoop (my secret weapon) drop cookie balls onto sheet. Flatten slightly.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes adjusting as needed based on your oven and altitude 
  7. Allow to cool, grab some organic milk and enjoy! 

Optimum Power® Oat and Yogurt Breakfast Bars

Chock full of health-promoting goji berries plus sunflower and pumpkin seeds, these whole grain breakfast bars make an ideal snack or breakfast on-the-run. 

Oat and Yogurt Breakfast Bars

Nature’s Path Hot Oatmeal Chocolate-Chip Bars

Nature’s Path Hot Oatmeal provides a great ready-made, flax-enriched base for your next batch of oatmeal bar cookies. 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

European-Style Fruit and Oatmeal Muesli

Traditional muesli is made with rolled oats and dried fruit and soaked overnight. By using instant oats and fresh fruit, your muesli ready to eat in just minutes.

European Fruit and Oatmeal Muesli

To celebrate National Oatmeal Day Nature’s Path is giving one reader a prize pack of Nature’s Path Flax Plus Hot Oatmeal, Optimum Power Cinnamon Blueberry Flaxseed Oatmeal, and the Qi’a Superfood Oatmeal! 

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Thank you to Nature’s Path for sending us delicious oatmeal to celebrate National Oatmeal Day! All opinions are my own.

Lets Go See initiative, children eye health. children eye care

August is the National Let’s Go See Awareness Month. As a mother of a little one who wears glasses I learned quickly the importance of annual eye exams not only for adults but children as well. Sometimes our kids cannot communicate that something is wrong or their vision isn’t as crisp as you would expect. That was the case for my little guy. He was 3 when he started wearing glasses.

Lets Go See initiative, children eye health. children eye care

With an annual exam, vision problems can be spotted earlier and your child can get the help they need. 

Lets Go See initiative, children eye health. children eye care

Visionworks and Davis Vision are inviting parents, teachers, coaches, and community members to visit Let’s Go See to nominate a child, school or organization in need of a free comprehensive eye exams and glasses. For  parents who do have vision insurance, have signed up for ACA, or have the financial means to afford an eye exam they are asking them to help spread awareness by pledging to get their child’s eyes examined before school starts and share their pledge on they social networks.  

I am happy to be apart of this campaign. Join me in pledging to take our children for their annual eye exams. Let’s Go See is committed to donating 10,000 eye exams and glasses to children to children in need. Nominate a child, school, or organization to help them get the exams they need.


Did you take the pledge?

Aflac #SummerSafety #ad

Summer is in full swing at my house. The days are long, hot, and we are trying to have as much as possible, despite seeing school supplies creeping back into the stores! I try to make Summer an accident free time of year. No time of year is ideal for injuries but I think we can agree that Summer is pretty bad. I’m sharing my Summer vacation tips to be ready for anything! 

  • Stay Hydrated. No brainer I know. I like to make sure we have water with us at all times. You never know when you might get stuck somewhere longer than expected and suddenly everyone is thirsty and you can either drink tap water or pay $5 for a bottle. No thanks I’ll bring my own. 
  • Travel Safety Kit. I keep stats of bandages, antiseptic, and gauze in the car just in case those daredevil moves on the playground turn bloody. 
  • Mineral Based Sunscreen & Organic/Natural Bug Spray. No-one wants a bug bite or a sunburn. Keep aloe handy just in case!
  • Helmets for Bikes, Scooters, Skateboards, etc. And padding, seriously do not even try to ride by me without a helmet!
  • Sneakers for the playground. I love flip flops and so do my kids however they are not ideal for the playground or anytime you are running around. No support at all, so lace up those sneakers.

My Princess loves dance, but in the Summer she takes a break from ballet and focuses on gymnastics. She also spends all her free time in the pool or running around with her brother. 

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Unfortunately, accidents do happen. No sooner had we kissed goodbye the school year and dove headfirst into Summer than this happened.  Hello ER goodbye pool. Summer Safety Tips, Aflac #SummerSafety #ad

Broken Ankle. Those are not words you want to hear ever, especially at the start of Summer. After a trip to the orthopedist, we wound up with this contraption that swallowed her foot but at least allowed her to walk. Although she couldn’t jump in the pool at least with this boot on we could still get out and about and have some fun. 

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Despite my preparedness for Summer something can always happen. Fortunately for you and I, Aflac is there to help save Summer. 

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Did you know according to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 2.6 million children 0-19 years old are treated in the emergency department each year for sports and recreation-related injuries? Also, each year, 2.6 million children visit emergency rooms for sports-related injuries! According to Bankrate.com, a recent study shows that if someone encounters a significant, unexpected expense, such as an emergency room visit, only 38 percent of respondents indicated they could cover it with cash they have on hand in a savings account or checking account. 

Accidents are more common than we think, but if we prepare ourselves with supplemental insurance like Aflac’s accident policy to help cover out-of-pocket expenses, we won’t have to feel burdened by the costs of an injury. 

For six decades, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In 2015, Fortune magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 14th time, ranking the company No. 1 in innovation for the insurance, life and health category. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative, Aflac U.S. can receive process, approve and disburse payment for eligible claims in one business day. 

To learn more about Aflac and how they can help your family stay sage this Summer visit HERE.  

Would you add any tips to my list? Are you ready if something unexpected happens this summer? 


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

Skinnygirl Snack Swap http://bit.ly/1pmlJuV

I want to introduce to you the new Skinnygirl Snack Swap 2.0!
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The newest version of this fun website includes 27 brand new recipes that match up to the new Tasty Nutrition Bar flavors. These bars are less than 200 calories, an excellent source of protein, good source of fiber, gluten free, Kosher, and are made without artificial sweeteners or flavors. Whether I am traveling, at the gym, or just running errands, the Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars make a perfect anytime, anywhere healthy snack! 
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What is the Skinnygirl Snack Swap?
Skinnygirl is encouraging women to swap out their usual snacks for healthier options through the Snack Swap site. The website features a playful tool that asks you to choose your favorite snack and indulgence then it picks a healthier option to match that craving. There are plenty of nutritionist-approved healthy snack ideas and a social aspect by sharing the snack swap #SGSnackSwap.
For me, I love lemon. Lemon Bars, Lemon Cake, Lemon Donuts, you name it. The Skinnygirl Snack Swap website came up with the Lemon Frozen Yogurt for me to try. It is light, refreshing, satisfies my lemon craving, my sweet tooth, and it’s not going to break my calorie goals for the day! 

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  • ​2​ cups plain 2% Greek Yogurt
  • ​1​ Tbsp lemon zest, finely chopped
  • 3⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 cup agave nectar
  • 2​ tsp vanilla extract

Yield: 2 cups; serves 4

1.​​Combine agave nectar and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until consistency is that of a syrup. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract. Allow to cool and refrigerate.
2.​​Once lemon syrup has chilled, stir in lemon zest. Add yogurt and stir until completely combined.
3.​I​f you do not have an ice cream maker, pour mixture into baking dish or shallow container. Cover and freeze. Stir and scrape the mixture every 30 minutes for ~2­3 hours. If you have an ice cream maker, you can pour the mixture in and freeze/churn according to manufacturers’ instructions.

This homemade lemon frozen yogurt has a tasty tang and refreshing zip thanks to its fresh ingredients. Using Greek yogurt ensures that you’ll be getting quality protein along with calcium in this healthy treat.

Nutrition Analysis (per 1⁄2 cup serving): Calories: 190, Protein 12g, Dietary Fiber 0g

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This post was written on behalf of Skinnygirl as a #SGSavvySnacker. All opinions are my own.

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