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To You Snacks For You

If you’re looking for a fresh and delicious snack, To You Snacks are the snacks for you.FullSizeRender-10.jpg

At ToYou Healthy Snacks, only the best ingredients get all wrapped up in a wonderful bar striking a perfect balance between wholesome and delicious. Their healthy snack bars are a combination of flavors to fuel your body in a Natural Way!

ToYou Healthy Snacks is a family owned and operated business with over 19 years of experience. The company understands the need for natural nutrition. Whether providing a healthy snack bar for school children or for champion water skiers, a natural combination of mixed nuts and dried fruit is always a winner. Here at ToYou Healthy Snacks, successfully combine a passion for sport with a passion for proper nutrition in the full line of ToYou healthy snack bars. Whether you are snacking on the Peanut Butter Cranberry bar or recharging with the Post Workout Bar, there is a bar perfect for every activity.FullSizeRender.jpg

“We decided to launch ToYou Healthy Snacks, a line of healthy snack bars because we wanted to share our passion for both a nutritious and active lifestyle. We have a hand in every step of the production process, guaranteeing high-quality products and satisfied customers.” – CEO of To You Snacks

The all-natural ToYou Healthy Snack bar line, which sources the finest fruit and nut ingredients, provides a healthy snack bar option for the dietary needs of ‘on-the-go’ lifestyles. At ToYou, we boost the flavors of the nuts and fruit ingredients, with additions of coconut and yogurt, mint, or chocolate chips to create an irresistible snack. All of the bars are gluten free, and even feature 5 vegan-friendly options!

Check out To You Snacks at the links below!

https://www.toyousnacks.com

https://www.instagram.com/toyousnacks/

https://www.facebook.com/ToYouSnacks/

 

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Lock that Guac with Guac Lock

Lock that guac. This shatter-proof, odor-proof guacamole container keeps it fresh, green, and ready-to-eat for longer. The container sits on a base that removes oxygen with a push (it reminds us of those push-up popsicles), creating an airtight seal. This keeps the avocados from turning brown, which means your guac stays green for days. And this oxygen-deprived environment can preserve other dips, too, like hummus, cocktail sauce, salsa fresca, and even tzatziki. When you’re ready to eat, Guac-Lock is great at serving, too. The push feature helps when you’re enjoying your dip. Give a gentle press down on the container’s sides to push the dip to the top, which looks more appealing and avoids having to scrape down the sides. We know how seriously people can get about their guacamole. Guac-Lock preserves it ‘til the last drop.FullSizeRender-17.jpgFullSizeRender-3.jpgFullSizeRender-2.jpg

Check out where to find your Guac Lock below!

https://www.thegrommet.com/guac-lock

https://www.instagram.com/guaclock/

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Fried Rice

Hi everyone!

Today, I will be sharing my recipe on fried rice minus a few ingredients I didn’t have on hand, but still tasted amazing nonetheless! It’s definitely a healthier alternative to take-out fried rice as you can control how much of each ingredient you put into it. You can add chicken, pork, or just simply leave it veggie like how I did. Oh, did I mention it taste even better for leftovers? Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice
  • Soy sauce
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Green bell pepper
  • Red bell pepper
  • Mushroom

Directions:

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and then add 1 cup of rice.
  2. Let the rice cook and drain leftover water if any.
  3. While the rice is cooking, chop the onions, garlic, and ginger.FullSizeRender-24.jpg
  4. Cut the carrots, bell peppers, and mushrooms.FullSizeRender-25.jpg
  5. In a large skillet, add a tablespoon of oil and add the garlic and ginger.FullSizeRender-23.jpg
  6. Let cook for a minute and then add the onion.
  7. Sautee the onion and then add the rest of the vegetables.
  8. Once cooked, set aside.FullSizeRender-32.jpg
  9. In the large skillet, add 4 table spoons of oil and then add the cooked rice.
  10. Let it cook for about 5 minutes making sure the oil covers most of the grains.FullSizeRender-28.jpg
  11. Make room in the center of the skillet and add 2 eggs in the middle.FullSizeRender-29.jpg
  12. Toss around so the eggs become quite scrambled with the rice.
  13. Add the vegetables and soy sauce and cayenne pepper to taste.FullSizeRender-30.jpgFullSizeRender-22.jpg
  14. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  15. Plate and serve!FullSizeRender-27.jpgFullSizeRender-26.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • You can add chicken or pork with the veggies.
  • It’s best to use a day old rice, but I wanted to make this last minute; still tasted great.
  • You can add green onions and scallions, I didn’t have any on hand.

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Minestrone Soup

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having a fantastic week. Today, I will be sharing my recipe on Minestrone Soup. This soup is so delicious and flavorful. It makes for the perfect leftovers. All you have to do is put everything in one pot and let the stove do the work. Very simple, you can add whatever your heart desires, and not a lot of work needed! Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. First, chop all of the vegetables; chop the celery, cut the potatoes in small cubes, slice the carrots, chop the onion, chop the tomatoes, mince the garlic.FullSizeRender-2.jpgFullSizeRender.jpg
  2. Melt butter in a heavy pot over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, celery, and carrots; saute for a few minutes.
  3. Add beans, tomatoes, 1 spoon of tomato paste, potato, stock, and salt to the pot.FullSizeRender-3.jpg
  4. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat.
  5. Simmer for approximately 45 minutes until vegetables are barely tender.FullSizeRender-4.jpg
  6. Add pasta, and simmer for 30 minutes more.
  7. Add any additional seasoning as needed.
  8. Plate and serve!FullSizeRender-5.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe serves about 5 people.
  • You can add as much seasoning as you want and make it as spicy as you want.
  • You can add any source of protein such as chicken, sausage, or even tofu.
  • You can use any broth or beans you’d like.

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Better Dessert with Better Together Baking

Now you can indulge in dessert without having to feel bad about it! With the brownies at Better Together Baking, it’s impossible to skip out on dessert after a meal.FullSizeRender-3.jpg

Better Together Baking decided to take this classic American treat and make it better. Each flavor uniquely its own and handcrafted with ingredients chosen purposefully. No junk, no preservatives, no trans-fats, just pure simple ingredients to make a most awesome brownie. The result a classic treat made grand again.

About Better Together Baking: Planning was never Todd’s strong suit. He never planned on starting a baking company. As it turns out when you want to follow your dream sometimes it is best to not have a plan. Sitting in his cube one day buried in spreadsheets he knew it was time for change. Later that day he turned to his wife(Kes) and told her he wanted to start a baking company. It was scary yet exciting, but such as it is when you follow your dream. So they both quit their jobs in D.C. and moved to Philly.  Their mission was simple; to make classic American treats (like the brownie) and make them better, together.FullSizeRender-11 2.jpg

These brownies are made with a purpose, with love, like your mom might do. This is why we say around here they are heartfelt good.

Go get some Better Together Baking at the links below!

http://www.btbaking.com

https://www.instagram.com/bettertogether_baking/

https://www.facebook.com/bettertogetherbakeshop/