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Getting Healthy with LALA Yogurt Smoothies

Getting healthy doesn't have to be hard. Nowadays with such busy lives, it can seem impossible. They say the key is eating right and exercising regularly. It seems there is no magic trick to losing pounds, but there are great things you can do to make things a little easier. Our influencers share ways they get healthy, like following the LALA Yogurt Smoothies sponsored H-E-B Slim Down Showdown, planning snack hacks or simply including a LALA Yogurt Smoothie in their to-go bag! Because with 5 grams of fruit and made with real fruit, this on-the-go snack is at the top of our list!

SIMPLY SWEET NO BAKE ENERGY BITES

A SIMPLE PANTRY

Since I’m always on the go, I’m taking my LALA® Yogurt Smoothies with me, as well as these super simple, super sweet, no bake energy bites. I can pop them in a baggie and stow them in my purse, then eat one when I need a bit more energy, so I’m not noshing on a bag of chips. The HEB Slim Down Showdown would not look too fondly on that.

STAY FIT PART 2 WITH LALA® YOGURT SMOOTHIES

LITTLE MIXICO

As many of you know by now, I work out almost everyday of the week and have a very busy lifestyle that sometimes holds me back from getting the protein I need. So today I tried the LALA® Yogurt Smoothies  and I was so excited to find a yummy smoothie that I don’t have to make myself (because cleaning the blender is no fun). This smoothie is the perfect on-the-go snack for your on-the-go life! Its made with real fruit and it contains 5 grams of protein! 

 

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SEVEN GRACES

Smoothies are the perfect snack, and these LALA smoothies are my absolute favorite. They are made with real fruit, have 5 grams of protein, and are so easy to grab and drink on the go. Even Charlotte loves these things. How is this a snack hack? Because you don’t have to get out the blender. That’s a win in my book.

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LOVE MORE LIVE BLESSED

I stocked our hotel room with LALA® Yogurt Smoothies. The smoothies have 5 grams of protein and are made with real fruits. So I got that sweet craving covered without messing up and going overboard! I grabbed the Piña Colada smoothie and I drank it while I watched my kids play at the beach. 

For more great tips to get healthy follow the #LALAChallenge hashtag or to learn more about LALA Yogurt Smoothies visit their FacebookInstagram and YouTube.

Promised Land Milk #FarFromOrdinary

The story of Promised Land Dairy starts with their cows. The most common, black and white, spotted Holstein cow produces 90% of the milk we drink here in the United States and less than 10% comes from unique Jersey cows, which come from the British Isle of Jersey and not the state New Jersey. Promised Land Dairy uses only milk from the Jersey cows and these cows are not only extraordinary, but the milk they produce is too. This milk is richer, creamier, and naturally higher in protein and calcium than ordinary milk. And it can help make life #FarFromOrdinary. Some of our Texas influencers share how they fell in love with Promised Land dairy products and how their milk is a staple in their homes.

Mexico in My Kitchen

I already enjoyed using the regular Promised Land Whole Milk in my home, but I had never tried the chocolate flavored version. To my surprise, it’s really creamy and tasty! 

Nessa's World

We made a trip to H-E-B this past weekends to pick up Promised Land Milk. Promised Land Milk isn't your ordinary milk, which is why I am sharing my top three reasons why Promised Land Milk is a staple in our household. 
 

Easy and Delish

The batter is made from pancake mix, an egg, butter, sugar, cocoa powder (optional), and Promise Land Midnight Chocolate Milk — which by the way is made with Natural Milk from the finest Jersey Cows. And no, these are not cows from New Jersey but the ones from the gorgeous British Isle of Jersey. 

Inspired by Familia

Use chocolate milk for a rich and creamy chocolate fudge pop. Just hop on over to your local H-E-B store and purchase Promised Land Milk. It’s a great choice because it’s higher in protein & calcium than ordinary milk. Milk is a staple in our house so it’s important to stock up on the right brand!

For more about Promised Land Dairy Products visit their Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

Fun & Easy Recipes with DOLE

Invite Dole to your home and be surprised with everything they offer. That's exactly what #LatinaBloggers did to create a variety of fun recipes for their families. Dole Packaged Foods offers high quality, contemporary products from a long-standing, trusted company that’s been around for over 160 years. Did you know that Dole Fruit Bowls are the only fruit bowl snack that packs high-quality fruit in 100% real fruit juice, not sugary syrup that other competitors use? 

Check out the recipes below and follow the #VidaDole hashtag for even more ideas. 

Gummy Bears con Frutas Dole by Criando Ando 

"Durante las vacaciones de verano hicimos unos ricos ring pops de fruta y esta semana buscando nuevas opciones de merienda decidimos inventar unos gummy bears que quedaron buenísimos porque tienen  pequeños trocitos de fruta como sorpresa!" Read full recipe here ... 

Pineapple Coconut Agua Fresca by Mamá Latina Tips 

"Making aguas frescas at home gives me the opportunity to add more fruit to my kids’ diets, and it’s a fast way to quench their thirsts when they arrive home from school or the park. That’s why I’m sharing this recipe for piña colada agua fresca today, inspired by the aguas frescas from the paleterías in my hometown." Read full recipe here ... 

Chia Pudding Topped with Tropical Fruit by Smart Little Cookie 

"As a busy mom, I love quick meal fixes that are good for me. Today, I made this delicious Chia Pudding and topped it off with some delicious Dole Sunshine Latino tropical fruit bowls!" Read full recipe here... 

Peach Maple Breakfast Pie by Easy and Delish

"What a happy day! Got my kiddos helping me prepare breakfast…. we had pie for breakfast, folks! And we had lots of fun together making this simple yet super-delish Peach Maple Breakfast Pie.  It was good enough to lick the plate for and come back for seconds!" Read full recipe here ..

Yogurt and Fruit Parfait by Mami Talks

"Today I'm bringing you an idea for a snack or breakfast with Dole Sunshine Latino: YOGURT AND FRUIT PARFAIT. As you can see it's Mayita's favorite! It's super easy to prepare with Dole's fruit bowls which don't have any added sugar or syrup." Read full recipe here ... 

On The Go with LALA® Yogurt Smoothies

Happy New Year! Now it's time to get going and get back to the grind. Our lives don't stop, always running around taking the kids to school, working out and running household errands can get crazy! Don't worry, LALA® Yogurt Smoothies has you covered for your on-the-go life! For more than six decades, LALA®  has been providing families with the great taste and nutrition of delicious, good-for-you dairy products. They’re always looking for new ways to fuel your on-the-go lifestyle with the goodness of fresh dairy products.  Some of our Texas Latina Influencers share how LALA® Yogurt Smoothies are the perfect on-the-go snack for their on-the-go life. #LALAHEB

Hott Mom in the City

"Eating on-the-go is something many of us do during the busy weeks of the holidays. This time of year can very busy and hectic for many of us. The perfect on-the-go snack can keep us in a jolly mood between holiday events and the shopping madness. LALA® Yogurt Smoothies are a delicious snack made with real fruit and offer 5g of protein."

Grrfeisty

"LS is on the receiving end of whatever I put in my body, so the fact that LALA® Yogurt Smoothies are made with real fruit [or real nuts, depending on the flavor you buy] makes deciding what to quickly grab from the fridge pretty easy."

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Seven Graces

"I usually skip breakfast, but with nursing, I must eat. Since I’m always pressed for time because of our never-ending busy schedule, I’ve been on the hunt for simple breakfasts and snacks. The other day, we headed to H-E-B, and I found these LALA® Yogurt Smoothies, and they are the perfect solution to satisfying my hunger while I’m on-the-go. They have 5g of protein and 8g of whole grains."

To check out more about LALA® Yogurt Smoothies visit their Facebook, TwitterInstagram and YouTube.

Snack Time Recipes with Nabisco

This Hispanic Heritage Month, Latina Bloggers celebrated with Nabisco!

The Let’s Merienda! campaign celebrated the tradition Latina moms grew up with and the memories that made their childhood so sweet. Nabisco provided a variety of fun and delicious Latino-inspired recipes that were just right to treat the family during merienda. These recipes are easy to make and feature the family’s Nabisco favorites: Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, Ritz and Honey Maid. Latina Bloggers put their own spin on the Nabisco recipes and shared with their readers. If you're looking for easy, tasty snack ideas, check out the recipes below. 

Shredded Chipotle Chicken RITZwich by My Colombian Recipes 

"I loved the combination of chicken with chipotle, cilantro cheddar cheese and guacamole. These little bites have a wonderful texture, lots of flavor, are very colorful, and they can be served cold or warm. " Read full recipe here ... 

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Churro Muffins by Sweet Life Bake

"My mami often made us a special snack or treat that we would enjoy right after school. It served as an opportunity to visit together and relax after a long day of work or school. And it helped to keep our bellies from grumbling while we waited for mami to start dinner." Read full recipe here ...

Chips Ahoy! Chocolate Flan Cake by My Latina Table 

"School is back in session which means that I have a little bit more time at home while my oldest son is in school all day. I miss him a lot and so does his little brother, so I am always trying to look for ways to stay busy! One thing that I love to do to pass the time is creating new recipes and modifying recipes that I find online. Usually I focus on meals that we can have for dinner, but every once in a while I like to try out recipes that we can have for dessert or a snack at anytime!" Read full recipe here ... 

Oreo Churro Bites with Dulce de Leche by Smart Little Cookie

"Our love for the sweet dessert has just been enhanced times ten with this Oreo Churro Bites with Dulce de Leche recipe. I mean can you believe it!?" Read full recipe here ... 

Cinnamon Pudding with Honey Maid Cookies and Bananas by En Mi Cocina Hoy  

"As you may know, here in Houston my girls recently went back to school. After the first days of excitement from seeing their friends again, energy starts running low and they come home tired and cranky. I love having something special as a snack or merienda, such as these cinnamon puddings with Honey Maid cookies and banana because I know it will put a smile on their faces. My grandmother used to do the same with me." Read full recipe here ...  

Nesquik is the Perfect Post Game Snack #StirImagination

After a tough practice or game, studies suggest that low-fat chocolate milk, like Nesquik, may contain the ideal 3:1 ratio of carbohydrates-to-protein that can help restore tired muscles.  As the captain of the Mexico national football team, Rafa Marquez knows the importance of eating right and getting essential vitamins and minerals within 30 minutes of prolonged activity. He look to low fat chocolate milk, like Nesquik, to nourish and restore my tired muscles.

Our Latina Influecers share ways they help their kids replenish fluids and nutrients withe Nesquik after a tough game and #StirImagination.

Mama Contemporanea

Mis niños son muy activos, nadan, corren bicicleta, juegan desde que llegan de la escuela, tanto así que aveces no tengo energía para seguirles el ritmo, además Chloe va a clases de gimnasia y Chris practica fútbol. Chocolate con leche baja en grasa, como Nesquik, proporciona la cantidad adecuada de carbohidratos y proteínas que un atleta necesita para la recuperación después de practicar cualquier deporte. 

Conservamom

As part of the ongoing nutrition and health efforts, Nesquik ready-to-drink chocolate milk is free of artificial colors and sweeteners making Nesquik a good choice for moms and dads looking for a satiating snack for the whole team. It’s also a great snack for after school or before they get ready to tackle homework after a long day.

7 On a Shoestring

Nourishing and restoring tired muscles is essential to any post-game recovery routine. As a child, I thought that the parents giving us treats after each game were simply trying to say, “Nice job!” after a game well played. As a mom myself, I now realize the importance of replenishing the fluids and nutrients lost to sweat. With our girls, I have seen their tired bodies trying to recoup after a hard played game and am glad to have Nesquik ready-to-drink chocolate milk on hand to give them.

 

Be sure to follow #StirImagination for more on Nesquik as a post-game snack or visit the Nesquik Facebook

ESTO. ES. TODO. Con Honey Bunches of Oats

There is a multiplicity of tastes and textures found in Honey Bunches of Oats – from the crispy flakes to the unmistakable crunchy oat clusters and the sweet touch of honey – for an experience that isn’t just one thing, it’s EVERYTHING. To show fans they mean EVERYTHING to them, Honey Bunches of Oats launched a new site to give fans the opportunity to star in their own “THIS. IS. EVERYTHING.”/"ESTO. ES. TODO." video. Check out our Latina Influencers as they share their videos, plus be sure you enter for a chance to win $10,000!

The Party Parents

We LOVE-LOVE-LOVE Honey Bunches of Oats in this house! I first started my love of this cereal as a late night pregnancy craving many moons ago and have not stopped my tradition. I was looking for something healthy but flavorful to satisfy my intense cravings. I’m a big crunchy oat clusters and honey fan so this was a match made in heaven. 

 

La Familia Perfecta

Hay algo que no puedo negar: tengo debilidad por los cereales!!! Me parece un desayuno delicioso, rápido, nutritivo, y divertido para toda la familia. 

New Mom in a New Era

With the help of Honey Bunches of oats, a crispy, crunchy & wholesome cereal I was given the opportunity to really reflect on what This is everything really is & in turn I really felt like I was part of the brand & that I mattered. This cereal is a little bit of everything, and a little bit of everybody. I love that it taste delicious but is also so good for you too & good enough to feed to my whole family.  

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Domesticated Me

My mom always tried to reach for something that was wholesome and also quick and easy to serve. Not having to spend so much time in preparation meant more time to catch up with me. That’s why a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oates remains one my favorite breakfast meals from childhood.

 

Visit the Honey Bunches Esto Es Todo Website to watch all the fun videos and enter to win! You can also follow Honey Bunches of Oats on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.