Sunday, May 19, 2013

Green Giant Veggie Snack Chips Review

I'm always searching for the perfect healthy snack, so when I was sent these yummy Green Giant Snack Chips to review I couldn't wait to open up a bag and try them out! We had friends over shortly after the package arrived so I put out a bowl full of the Roasted Veggie Tortilla chips in Zesty Cheddar..people were surprised when I told them they weren't Doritos! They have the the most delicious zingy, cheesy flavor. I think my favorite however is the Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips with Sea Salt..I love sweet potato fries and these were the perfect blend of sweet and salty. I will totally buy these again to satisfy my chip cravings and to put out for friends, they were a huge hit all around!

delicious varieties:
  • Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips with Zesty Cheddar are crispy tortilla chips made with real vegetables like carrot, broccoli, and tomato, plus 17g of whole grain
  • Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips with Sea Salt are made with real sweet potatoes and 14g of whole grain, with 40% less fat than regular potato chips*
  • *Green Giant Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips (6g per 28g serving) have 40 percent less fat than regular potato chips (10g per 28g serving).

BzzAgent provided a box of Green Giant Veggie Chips in order for me to provide an honest review, all opinions expressed are completely my own

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Actifry, Landscaping, and Shopping

Things have been so busy! Bill has been working super long hours with the business, we're in the process of adopting a puppy, landscaping our yard, and planning a wedding! I'm just thankful that the farmhouse is finished otherwise I would be going crazy. Just when we think we can finally relax, something else pops up. I guess that's what keeps life interesting though!

One of my new favorite toys is the T-fal Actifry. It's a cooker that lets you fry foods with a minimum amount of oils. I only used a Tbsp of oil for two pounds of fresh cut fries. I can't wait to use this for stirfry, potato wedges, crispy veggies, and even desserts-there's a recipe for ice wine fruit compote in the booklet that looks amazing! The fries came out great..I cut them super thin so they would get crispy, but I think next time I would leave them a little thicker since they got more like shoestring potatoes. My fiance loved them!

Our pond with the mist rolling over it..we love sitting down there at night and listening to the chorus of frogs and toads

Our yard is finally starting to look like, well...a yard!! We planted a few flowering plums, white birch, weeping hemlocks and pines, a weeping larch, flowering cherries, and this beautiful weeping redbud. The pink flowers are so pretty, it's one of my favorite things that we planted so far. We plan to take a trip down to Conestoga and Black Creek Greenhouses in the next week to buy a few more plants to fill in our rock border. I'll have to post pictures when the patio is finally in. Having friends over by our fire pit for drinks on our new patio for the first time will be amazing!

I had to include a picture of these cute new slippers..they were at Steve Madden on clearance for $9.99!

I will have to post pictures of the rest of my makeup haul, but one of the standouts was this Physician's Formula Glow Boosting Airbrushing Bronzing's just so pretty and makes my skin glow! A new summer staple. What summer beauty essentials have you discovered recently?