Stay healthy this winter with an immune system boosting smoothie

Stay healthy this winter with an immune system boosting smoothie

I don’t know about you, but as a child, I thought that getting a fever or a case of strep throat during the week was like a gift from heaven. No school? Well, amen! But being sick as an adult is about as much fun as being sick as an 8 year old over Christmas break.  When you have a job, kids, and/or a house to take care of there just isn’t time to be ill. The doctors all tell us to wash our hands, exercise for at least 20 minutes a day, manage stress, get at least 7-9 hours of sleep each night, and drink lots of...

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Review | ALOHA Whole-Food Powder (& Smoothie Recipe)

Review | ALOHA Whole-Food Powder (& Smoothie Recipe)

(Please note: While ALOHA did send me some free samples of their products, I was not paid to review them, and all opinions in this post are my own true thoughts about the brand and its products.)   Ever since I started The Grass Skirt nearly 4 years ago, I’ve received many emails, tweets, comments, and blog traffic from people who wanted to know how to make a grass skirt, throw a luau, or plan a trip to Hawaii. Well, for once, I am going to make all of those faceless strangers a bit happy while still pleasing all of my fellow...

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All about popcorn| My favorite products & toppings

All about popcorn| My favorite products & toppings

Searching for the word “popcorn” on this blog will yield 77 results. That’s right.  I have talked about popcorn in some capacity nearly 80 times in almost 4 years. I think it is safe to say that I like popcorn. Because I am such a fan of popcorn, I figured that it was about time that I did a post solely dedicated to my favorite snack.     Health Benefits of Popcorn Before I get into how I make my popcorn and some of my favorite popcorn making accessories, let me just point out that popcorn is way more than just a...

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Trader Joe’s Haul (October 2014)

Trader Joe’s Haul (October 2014)

On Sunday morning, the kids and I took a little trip to Trader Joe’s because I was hoping to pick up some pumpkin-flavored specialty items. When we entered the store, I saw a big sign that was basically meant to forewarn customers that they were pretty wiped out of pumpkin things already, and it definitely proved to be true. Despite a lack of pumpkin and a toddler who kept flinging off his shoes every two seconds as I tried to shop, it was still a fun experience. Here’s what I got, minus some romaine lettuce, milk, and bananas (not...

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Friday Favorites (8/29)

Friday Favorites (8/29)

Happy Friday! I know that I say this every time I post a Friday Favorites, but I really do have a lot of great things to share this week. Here they are in no particular order…   Nutiva O’Coconut Treats I recently received some samples and wasn’t really sure what to expect- especially since the description said that they contain hemp and I am really not much of a fan.  These are so delicious though, and just one makes for the perfect after dinner snack.  If you love coconut, you will go crazy for these little...

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Healthy Snacks by NatureBox

Healthy Snacks by NatureBox

  I’m a big fan of getting mail (with the obvious exception of bills), shopping (even at the hardware store), and healthy eating (which you already know).  So, when the opportunity rolled around to sample NatureBox, a subscription service that combines all three of those things, I was immediately sold. NatureBox delivers a world of carefully sourced and nutritionist-approved foods right to your door.   Each snack contains wholesome ingredients – with no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors. When you join NatureBox,...

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