Category Archives: Food & Nutrition

Frozen Raspberry Faux Daiquiri

April 11, 2016

Filed Under : Food & Nutrition - Recipes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NewWaytoSparkle #CollectiveBiasdasani 3With the weather warming up lately, I have wanted nothing more than a cool, refreshing drink. My go-to, when I’m not reaching for a basic cup of water, has been flavored sparkling water. On one of my daily weekly Target trips, I discovered the Dasani Sparkling water line. I love how the Dasani Sparkling line is full of flavor, but with zero calories. It’s fun to spice up my water sometimes, and sparkling water feels like a special treat. I love to wind down with a glass, while I’m in the bathtub, at the end of the day and pretend I’m being pampered at a spa… real life ;).

I’ve also had fun playing with different flavors of sparkling water and making little ‘mocktail’ drinks for ‘happy hour at home.’ Since Piper is still pretty little, she sometimes takes a little catnap before her final feeding in the evening, around 5 pm. Man, that girl can sleep…and I don’t hate it! Sometimes while she’s down, I’ll mix up a drink and Scofield and I will catch up on our day during our ‘happy hour at home.’ Then Piper wakes up, we do her nighttime routine and put her back down, and resume our evening with dinner. It’s been a fun routine I look forward to during the day… and it’s what gets me through that dreaded witching hour when all babies decide to get out all of their leftover tears from the day, which sometimes results in moms crying too ;).dasani 2dasani 1dasani 4If you’re looking for a fun new drink to try, I’ve included my recipe for my go-to drink below!

Frozen Raspberry Faux Daiquiri


  • 1/2 Cup Dasani Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade
  • 1/2 Cup Dasani Sparkling Tropical Pineapple
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Raspberries
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Pineapple
  • 1 Tbsp. Agave Nectar


Blend all ingredients together, using a blender or food processor, until smooth. When making this drink, I typically play with the ingredients until I get the taste I want. The amounts I included are a close estimate when making this recipe for two people. But, if you want it sweeter add more agave nectar (or honey!), and if you want it more tart, add more raspberries. You can also add extra frozen fruit if you want it thicker, and more liquid if you want it to be smoother.

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You can find more delicious recipes with Dasani Sparkling Water, that are refreshing and perfect for the warm spring months, by visiting NewWayToSparkle. When shopping at Target, also be sure to checkout their special offer, which is 3 for $9 (and a 5% cartwheel offer) until May 1st!

Chipotle Gouda and Turkey Grilled Cheese

February 21, 2016

Filed Under : Food & Nutrition

chipotle gouda and turkey grilled cheese

One thing is for sure, my husband is crazy for a good sandwich. Whenever I do our weekly grocery shopping, the one thing he requests is cheese and turkey. So one afternoon when I called him up to tell him I was going to visit him at work and bring him a chipotle gouda and turkey grilled cheese for lunch, he was just a little excited ;).

As a dietitian, I can be super picky about the food I buy and bring into our house. I recently came across the new Oscar Mayer Selects Natural deli meat and was so pleased with the taste and quality. I also love that it is made with no artificial ingredients and minimal processing. If you’re like us and look for products that have no artificial ingredients but still have great taste, then the Oscar Mayer Selects Natural deli meat is a perfect option.

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Chipotle Gouda and Turkey Grilled Cheese

Servings: 1


  • 2 slices oatmeal bread
  • red onion, sliced
  • 1 slice chipotle
  • 1 slice havarti cheese
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 1/2 avocado, mashed
  • feta cheese
  • 3 oz. oscar mayer selects natural slow roasted turkey breast


  1. Heat a pan on medium low heat and spray with cooking spray
  2. To layer the sandwich, place a slice of cheese on each slice of bread.
  3. Top one slice with the avocado mash, red onion slices and a sprinkle of feta cheese.
  4. Top the opposite piece of bread with tomato and turkey.
  5. Place the two separate slices together to make a sandwich and heat in a pan until cheese is melted, flipping halfway through.

A few notes when making a grilled cheese (and trust me, I have the practice…) – I’m typically an ezekial bread kind of gal, but for a grilled cheese I love the consistency and taste of oatmeal bread. Also, be sure to cook for a longer period of time on medium low heat. I typically like to heat things up to make the cooking period shorter, but that typically just leads to a burnt sandwich, and nobody likes that! So cook on lower heat, for a longer period of time to get that perfect melty cheese and browned bread.

I have a feeling this fancy grilled cheese might become a staple in our house, as Scofield has already asked me to make it for lunch multiple times ;). If you’re interested, you can also learn more about oscar mayer selects natural deli meat here.

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

Chai Spice Muffins with Pecan Crumble Topping

November 20, 2015

Filed Under : Food & Nutrition

chai spice muffins with pecan crumble toppingHow has your week been!? I’ve been busy trying to get everything together last minute as the reality that our little one could come any day sets in. So crazy.

Anyway, I shared these chai spice muffins with pecan crumble topping on In Honor of Design earlier this week. You can find the recipe, here, if you’re interested. Happy Friday!

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