The Nutritionist Reviews

Friday, July 3, 2015

Make the World #BetterForBaby Giveaway

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I received product free of charge, but all opinions are 100% mine.

My whole life changed when I became a mom. I love spending time with my daughter and would do anything for her. You read about different things before becoming a parent and a lot of these things are true. I think that I have become a better person since becoming a mom and have certainly become more caring. Adalyn is the best little girl and I can't wait to see how she grows and develops.

Adalyn is now 9 months old and we have had the opportunity to use a few different brands of diapers. We change them based on different deals and promotions available. I would have to say (and my mom who watches Adalyn agrees) that Pampers brand is our favorite. They seem to hold in what needs to be held the best and is the easiest to get on and off.

Pampers has a Pampers #BetterforBaby program going on now. It helps show that babies bring out the best in all of us and that we should be what we can to make life better for them. They help protect premature babies, help families in need through product donations, help prevent mom and baby tatanus and do their best to reduce their impact on the environment.They are making donations to the Graham's Foundation, UNICEP, and Feeding America.

I love this! Being a parent does bring out the best in me and I would do anything for my baby girl! This video shows the different ways that babies can change the world and Pampers wants to know how we can make life #BetterforBaby. Check it out on YouTube and Facebook as well.

There is a Twitter party coming up on Wednesday, July 8th from 9-10 PM EST to discuss how to make life #BetterforBaby. Prizes include a Magic Bullet Baby Bullet, Pampers diapers and wipes, Toms gift card, Visa gift card, PUR faucet and more.

What is your pledge? Mine is that I pledge to take care of myself (physically and mentally) to make life #BetterforBaby. Starting June 24th till July 15th, you can tweet out your pledge using this hashtag and #B4BDivas along with a link to this video to be entered to win an Apple Watch.

The giveaway will be for a #BetterForBaby prize pack including: 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Grilled Spicy Honey Lime Chicken Kebabs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KingsfordFlavor #CollectiveBias 

Grilling is my favorite thing in the summer. Creating recipes using summer fresh produce is the best. We have a gas grill and until this point, I had never used charcoal. We have two parks in our city that we are able to use since we pay taxes. They both have little charcoal grills all over the park property.

I always thought that it was neat to see people grilling but never did it myself until now. Troy and I bought some charcoal and lighter fluid and brought Adalyn and my sister to the park to try it out.

Everything turned out better than expected and was a lot of fun to make. We paired these with a delicious Michigan Salad I will call it with red pears, blueberries, pumpkin seeds, strawberries, field greens and a raspberry vinaigrette. The whole meal screamed summer. This would be perfect for 4th of July too since everything grilled goes well for that.

You can top these with some of the sauce or eat as is. They are plenty flavorful.

We had a great time walking around our local park and having fun while the food was grilling. Adalyn loved playing on her blanket and eating some of the chicken.

Grilled Spicy Honey Lime Chicken Kebabs

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and cubed
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp chipotle powder
2 tsp garlic powder
Juice from 1 medium lime
Choice of vegetables: zucchini, peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, etc. cut into bite sized pieces

1. Soak skewers in water so that they do not burn.
2. Alternate different kinds of vegetables and chicken and skewer them onto sticks.
3. Marinate in honey, lime, garlic and chipotle for a few hours.
4. Grill over charcoal until cooked.

Adalyn thought the chicken was awesome ; ). Kebabs are the best! I love having a bite of each kind of food. This is one of Troy's favorite meals too. The sweet, tart and spicy flavors worked really well together. I would make these again. My sister loved them as well.

For this recipe, we used Kingsford charcoal from The Home Depot. It came as part of the Kingsford Original Twinpack of charcoal which will be enough for us to use at the park for awhile! The charcoal gave the food an excellent flavor. From July 2-6, there will be a special price on this charcoal which will be over 1/2 off! I love a good deal and if you need some charcoal, this is a great price.

Want to get your own Kingsford charcoal? Head over to Home Depot to buy yours. Find recipe inspiration here.