March Meal Plan: Week One

Can you believe it’s March already? I can hardly believe it especially with yesterday’s snow/ice storm. Looks like we’re still in for more winter weather this week, too. I guess that groundhog did tell the truth this year!

March Meal Plan week one

Monday: Stuffed Hamburgers & Bacon Onion Rings

Hamburgers stuffed with BBQ sauce and onions and bacon wrapped onion rings.

Tuesday: Cracklin’ Chicken

We’ll crispy chicken. We’ll serve it with roasted baby potatoes and a big side salad.

Wednesday: Taco Night

Taco night is always a favorite. I’ll make my taco beef and we’ll serve it with all our favorite sides-salsa, shredded cheddar cheese (dairy-free for me), shredded lettuce, and my easy guacamole.

Thursday: New Recipe Night

New recipe night means we’re trying out a new recipe each week. This week it’s a chuck roast recipe with balsamic and dijon.

Friday: Pizza night

We’ll use the family dough recipe for pizza night and have salad on the side.

Saturday: Clean out the Fridge Night

Each week we reserve a day to ‘clean out the fridge’ to help reduce our food waste and eat up leftovers. It’s always a hodge podge of food, but it’s kind of fun.

Sunday: Brinner

Pancakes and fruit smoothies are on the menu.

Best Organic Pancake Recipe for Fall (or Anytime!)

Are you just getting started with meal planning?

You can read the 5 easy steps we use to create our meal plan and then download the printable 2015 Menu Plan to get started.

What’s on your menu this week?

Kelly

5 ideas for oatmeal toppings: #OatsMadeGreat {sponsored}

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We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but on busy mornings it can be a challenge to find something that is both quick and healthy. One of the most frugal and filling breakfasts you can have is oats-whether as oatmeal or cereal. We’ve been long time fans of all forms of oats for breakfast. 4 out of 6 Whalens love oatmeal, and we all agree that granola or oat cereals are the tastiest.

They not only allow us to serve a hearty breakfast to the kids in minutes, but they also sustain us until lunchtime-a tough thing to do when you’re constantly on the go!

So when we were asked us to share some of out favorite healthy toppings, I put together a list of fun ways to have your healthy breakfast and love it, too!

5 Fun Oatmeal Toppings

Blueberry Vanilla Oatmeal

1. Blueberry Vanilla Oatmeal
Oats with blueberries, dash of non-alcohol vanilla extract or vanilla syrup, and optional milk

Blueberries are a great addition to your morning oatmeal. They are a superfood, and delicious, too! I like to keep it simple and just use blueberries and a dash of vanilla, but my kids like to add milk to the mix, too. Start with Kashi’s Truly Vanilla Hot Cereal for an extra special breakfast.

2. Spicy Apple Oats
Oats with diced apples and cinnamon

While your oatmeal is cooking or your water is boiling you can dice up an apple. I love a good Honeycrisp apple, but also like the sweet and sour of Granny Smith apples. Add cinnamon to taste on top and dig in. You can start with Kashi’s Apple Cinnamon Hot Cereal and make this extra delicious.

3. Honey Spiced Oats
Oats with honey, cinnamon, dash of nutmeg, milk or dairy-free milk

These spicy sweet oats are delicious and a family favorite. Add honey to taste (about 1-2 teaspoons) or start with Kashi’s Hearty Honey Hot Cereal, add cinnamon on top, a dash of nutmeg, and pour on some fresh whole milk or unsweetened almond milk (for the dairy-free among us).

4. Maple Bacon Oats
Oats with maple syrup and bacon

Super simple and SO tasty. Start with Kashi’s Golden Maple Hot Cereal and add a teaspoon (or more to taste) of maple syrup. Next crumble some bacon to put on top. It’s like eating pancakes and bacon only better!

5. Savory Oats
Oats with kale, sun-dried tomatoes, and butter or ghee

Have you ever made savory oats? While I have seen recipes in the past I was not convinced until I tried a savory oatmeal recipe on a trip to Charlottesville last Fall. It convinced me to try it, and I found it was seriously the BEST. I had no idea it would be so good!

This recipe is fairly simple. It works even better with steel-cut oats. Simply make your oatmeal and then while it’s still piping hot add a teaspoon of butter or ghee (if you’re lactose intolerant), stir in some baby kale (it will wilt in the heat of the oatmeal), and a spoonful or two of sun-dried tomatoes. Not only is this a great breakfast but it also works for lunch or dinner, too!

Create an Oatmeal ‘Bar’

Another great way to serve up oatmeal for breakfast (or brinner!) is to make an oatmeal ‘bar’ with a ton of toppings to choose from. Let kids choose their own topping combos. You never know they may make something delicious!

Topping Ideas for Oatmeal Bar

I like to put oat a big bowl of oatmeal with bowls and spoons and the following toppings on the side:

Fruit: Sliced bananas, diced apples, raisins, dried cranberries, and pears make great fruity toppings.

Milk or Non-Dairy Milk: I like to add a little milk to the oatmeal after it is fully cooked. This allows it to be firm but not dry. The kids like their organic whole milk while I alternate between coconut milk and almond milk (both unsweetened).

Nuts: Almonds, pecans, walnuts, and more add healthy fats and an extra protein punch to your bowl.

Egg: It may seem like an odd addition, but eggs in oatmeal can be great! Add an egg cooked overeasy or overhard on top of your oatmeal.

Avocado: I’m a huge fan of avocado any way I can eat it and making a savory oatmeal with avocado is tops on that list! Paired with some chunky salsa and a light sprinkling of cheese (non-dairy cheese for me) it’s perfection!

Veggies: Now that I have a love affair with savory oatmeal I am not shy about putting out veggies of all kinds with our oatmeal.

Enter your Oats Made Great Contest

Oats Made Great

Your creations can help you win big thanks to your local grocery store. Kashi has teamed up with local grocery store chains to provide a great prize for your homemade oatmeal creations. You can enter to win the Grand Prize of a $250 gift card or get a $50 gift card as 1 of 6 runner ups.

You can vote for my creation here, or make your own by following the links to your local grocery store chain.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Star Market. The opinions and text are all mine.

February Meal Plan: Week Four

Blech. We’re in for another cold week. We had some glorious sunshine on Sunday, but it didn’t last long enough. I also broke my pinky toe this weekend, so this menu plan is squarely on my husband’s shoulders while I rest my foot. I’m off to Urgent Care shortly to have them look at it because it’s NOT pretty right now. This is mostly a repeat of last week’s menu.

February Meal Plan Week Four

Monday: Brinner

Golden Brown Pancake

Pancakes and fruit smoothies will make for a quick dinner on a busy day. Bonus points since the kids can make them and I can rest my foot while the husband does the much-needed grocery shopping.

Tuesday: Cracklin’ Chicken

This family favorite is on the menu again this week with this great crispy chicken recipe. We’ll serve it with roasted baby potatoes and a big side salad.

Wednesday: Taco Night

Simple Guacamole Recipe

Taco night is always a favorite. I’ll make my taco beef and we’ll serve it with all our favorite sides-salsa, shredded cheddar cheese (dairy-free for me), shredded lettuce, and my easy guacamole.

Thursday: New Recipe Night

New recipe night is all on the husband this week. Since he’s doing the shopping and cooking I’m excited to see what he cooks up for us.

Friday Steak Dinner

This cast-iron steak recipe, roasted asparagus, roasted baby potatoes with caramelized onions and truffle oil, and side salad.

Saturday: Clean out the Fridge Night

Each week we reserve a day to ‘clean out the fridge’ to help reduce our food waste and eat up leftovers. It’s always a hodge podge of food, but it’s kind of fun.

Are you just getting started with meal planning?

You can read the 5 easy steps we use to create our meal plan and then download the printable 2015 Menu Plan to get started.

What’s on your menu this week?

Kelly

Yummly: Finding new recipes to try and share

Yummly is an app and website that allows you to find and share recipes you want to try. It’s got a ton of great recipes from blogs, websites, and brand created recipes in one place. The best part? You can search with all kinds of options like ingredient, allergy, nutrition info, calories, cost, time, course, and more.

Yummly

Yummly is something my husband introduced me to and we’ve been able to share recipes with one another so we can decide what to cook for new recipe night. If you’ve been following along you know we’ve been having a weekly new recipe night. It’s been great way to find new items to rotate into our menu.  It’s incredibly helpful to find things that fit our healthier diets and the time constraints we often face with busy schedules.

When you ‘yum’ a recipe it saves it to your account so you can find it easily later. You can also access those same recipes from the app to help you find them on the go. It’s super helpful if you’re shopping for groceries and forgot to add something to your list.

In addition, our daughter loves to cook and bake and she’s been able to share recipes she wants to make with us. It has helped me buy ingredients for her when I’m at the store or gives me the opportunity to veto it if it’s too complicated or time-consuming.

You can download the Yummly app or head to Yummly.com to look for recipes and try it out. I recently added a Yummly plugin to the blog so you can easily print recipes or ‘yum’ directly from the site to save them to your account.

Here’s a sneak peek at what it looks like on the Oreo ‘ice cream’ recipe:

Oreo ice cream recipe Yummly

You can find all my ‘yums’ here: Kelly Whalen on Yummly. Would love to see what you ‘yum’!

Kelly

February Week Three Meal Plan

It’s been so cold, snowy, windy, and icy here this week and if I could hibernate I would! Unfortunately, I don’t think I can manage that with our schedules and meals to shop for, cook, and eat. Thankfully, it’s an easy process with our meal plan in place.

February Meal Plan Week Three

Monday: Brinner

Pancakes and fruit smoothies are on the menu. Mostly because we have grocery shopping to do and the kids can make these while I’m laid up and the husband is food shopping. I don’t say it often, but I love having older kids for some reasons-their cooking is definitely one!

Best Organic Pancake Recipe for Fall (or Anytime!)

Tuesday: Steak Dinner

This cast-iron steak recipe, roasted asparagus, roasted baby potatoes with caramelized onions and truffle oil, and side salad.

Wednesday: Taco Night

Taco night is always a favorite. I’ll make my taco beef and we’ll serve it with all our favorite sides-salsa, shredded cheddar cheese (dairy-free for me), shredded lettuce, and my easy guacamole.

Thursday: New Recipe Night

New recipe night means we’re trying out a new recipe each week. I’m going to try this maple and mustard glazed salmon with brussel sprouts on the side.

Friday: Pizza night

I love pizza night even if we do have to make two different kinds. I’m going to try my hand again at gluten-free pizza dough again. We’ve been struggling to find one to bake ourselves that is the right combination of fluffy and crisp.

Saturday: Clean out the Fridge Night

Each week we reserve a day to ‘clean out the fridge’ to help reduce our food waste and eat up leftovers. It’s always a hodge podge of food, but it’s kind of fun.

Sunday: Cracklin’ Chicken

A new family favorite this crispy chicken recipe is in the regular rotation for dinner. We’ll serve it with roasted baby potatoes and a big side salad.

Are you just getting started with meal planning?

You can read the 5 easy steps we use to create our meal plan and then download the printable 2015 Menu Plan to get started.

What’s on your menu this week?

Kelly

6 Ways to Eat on the Go for Less

One easy way to cut costs whether you work outside the home, are spending the day out running errands, or traveling is to pack food for your meals. For one person it can save $5-$10 per meal. Add up all your family members it could save you hundreds of dollars every month and thousands each year. Packing food from home will not only reduce your food spending, but you’ll also reduce food waste at home.

When we recently went on an airplane trip with our family of six we prepared by having muffins on hand for the kids for our 4am (!) wake up call and juice boxes to have on the way to the airport. I also packed a bag with sandwiches, fruit, and snacks for lunch. We ate it on the way to our hotel.

6 ways to eat on the go for less

1. Brown Bag your Lunch

The most common way to save big bucks on eating out is to brown bag your lunch. While it may not be as much fun as going out to eat, it doesn’t have to be boring.

Brown bag ideas:

  • Dress up your sandwich with upscale ingredients on a budget, like pesto or sprouts, to make a plain lunch a little more exciting. Sample idea: Leftover roasted chicken from dinner with chipotle mayo and vine-ripened tomatoes on a baguette.
  • Skip the sandwich and go with crackers or tortilla chips and dips like hummus or my easy to make guacamoleSample idea: Tortilla chips, celery sticks, and carrots with a side of hummus. A piece of fruit for dessert.
  • Use leftover meat to make salad-like chicken salad or turkey salad. Sample idea: Chicken salad with walnuts, and olive oil mayo on choice of bread with an apple on the side.
  • Skip the bread and make a wrap out of lettuce. Sample idea: Lettuce wrap with slices of turkey and cheese topped with mustard.

2. Pack Energy Food

Include high-protein snacks like nuts or seeds for lasting energy that gets you through a long day whether you’re at work, at the park, or on a long road trip. Look for high protein bars for a snack or meal replacement as well such as Think Thin bars.

Some ways to get extra protein for your day:

  • Nut mix
  • Trail mix (just watch that there aren’t a ton of sugary dried fruits)
  • Sunflower seeds
  • High-protein bars
  • Granola bars
  • Peanut butter packs and crackers
  • Hardboiled eggs
  • Hummus and chips
  • Yogurt cup or yogurt ‘squeezer’-especially Greek yogurt
  • Cheese sticks or cubes (or dairy-free cheese if you can’t eat dairy)

3. Snack on Veggies and Fruit

Include fruits and vegetables to make your packed meals more complete, or as simple snacks. Try:

  • adding a side of fruit
  • making a fruit salad
  • adding sliced veggies to your sandwiches
  • put a side salad in your bag
  • make a side of veggies
  • slice veggies in containers or bags in your fridge to grab them when you go out

4. Make it Fun

To keep it interesting, skip the brown bag and use a fun container, bag, or even a throwback lunchbox.

 

Wonder Woman throwback lunchbox

EasyLunchboxes 3-Compartment Bento Lunch Box Containers


Yumbox Leakproof Bento Lunch Box Container

BUILT Gourmet Getaway Lunch Tote

Smart Planet 3-Compartment Eco Silicone Collapsible Lunch Box

Skip Hop Zoo Lunchie Insulated Lunch Bag, Owl

5. Pack up Leftovers

Leftovers make a perfect meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Double up your dinner recipes or cook extra on the weekends to make packing meals easier.

  • Try using perfect chicken leftovers to make a chicken sandwich, chicken salad, or add them to a lettuce wrap.
  • Make tortilla wraps with leftover taco beef and guacamole.
  • Pack up soup and reheat it.
  • Make a quiche to eat for any meal.
  • Make a big salad for the week to use as a side or meal.

6. In a pinch buy it at the store.

If you are short on time you can buy items for less than at a restaurant by shopping at the store. Consider ideas like:

  • baked goods for breakfast
  • sliced deli meats for lunch or dinner
  • stock up at the salad bar
  • prepared grocery meals that will cost less than a restaurant and be healthier than fast food
  • get some staples like a baguette and cheese for a picnic lunch
  • purchase a roasted chicken to eat for dinner and use leftovers for chicken salad or soup
  • buy prepackaged veggies and fruits that are ready to eat
  • look for boxed snacks and meals like Go Picnic snack boxes

We’ve used all these ideas for packing lunches on the go, a quick breakfast, and even dinners. We pack meals for work and school, but we have even packed meals for road trips, airplane rides, day trips, and so much more!

Kelly 

February Week Two Meal Plan

We started the week of right with a grocery shopping trip on Sunday evening so we’re set for the week. It’s great to be able to get that out of the way so during the week we can focus on the actual meals. This week is also Valentine’s Day and we plan to go out ourselves and we’ll celebrate on the actual day with a nice breakfast for everyone.

February Meal Plan Week Two

Week Two Menu: February 9th, 2015

More cold, more gray, more YUCK outside, but at least we have a great menu planned for this week!

Monday: Pizza night

It’s National Pizza Day! That means we’ll be having pizza for dinner. We’ll use our traditional wheat flour recipe for the kids and I’ll have a frozen pizza. We’re still working on perfecting a gluten-free pizza dough that works.

Tuesday: Steak Dinner

Seared steak, roasted asparagus, roasted baby potatoes, and side salad.

Wednesday: Taco Night

Taco night is always a favorite. I’ll make my taco beef and we’ll serve it with all our favorite sides-salsa, shredded cheddar cheese (dairy-free for me), shredded lettuce, and my easy guacamole.

Thursday: New Recipe Night

New recipe night means we’re trying out a new recipe each week. This week we’ll be trying out an adapted version of Ina Garten’s sliders and a bacon-wrapped onion ring recipe my husband made last week. Seriously. It’s the best thing ever.

Friday: Brinner

Heart-shaped pancakes and bacon roses (I really want to try this!) for the kids since we’re having an early Valentine’s Day dinner out.

Saturday: Clean out the Fridge Night

Each week we reserve a day to ‘clean out the fridge’ to help reduce our food waste and eat up leftovers. It’s always a hodge podge of food, but it’s kind of fun.

Sunday: Cracklin’ Chicken

A new family favorite this crispy chicken recipe is in the regular rotation for dinner. We’ll serve it with roasted baby potatoes and a big side salad.

Are you just getting started with meal planning?

You can read the 5 easy steps we use to create our meal plan and then download the printable 2015 Menu Plan to get started.

What’s on your menu this week?

Kelly

Homemade Oreo Cookies & Cream ‘Ice Cream’ Recipe {sponsored}

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It’s not often we have treats at home, but when we do we like to go all in. Whether it’s a birthday, holiday, or a ‘just because’ celebration we have fun putting together menus and treats for the whole family.

Oreos are a staple from my childhood, and my kids have a fondness for them, too. We all have our favorite way of dunking and playing Oreo cookies, but when we were challenged to share how we play with our Oreos we thought we’d take a classic family favorite and make it at home!

My kids love to eat the ‘stuff’ off Oreos and eat the cookies separately which gave me an idea. One of their favorite kinds of ice cream is cookies and cream. So I decided to make a homemade twist on traditional cookies and cream ice cream with only two ingredients.

Can you guess what else we used other than Oreos?

Two ingredients

You may have tried this at home, but it’s so simple. It takes this one simple fruit frozen to create a delicious treat. It’s bananas! Literally….it’s bananas. Frozen bananas make a great substitute for ice cream and they have lots of health benefits and no added sugar. (don’t worry-we get that from the Oreos!)

We always have bananas on hand so when some start to get a little too ripe I simply peel them and store them in the freezer for smoothies, banana ‘ice cream’, and more.

I simply added crushed Oreos to the mix and we had instant cookies & cream ‘ice cream’.

Oreo Cookies & Cream Banana Ice Cream Recipe

Tools needed: Food processor or high powered blender like Vitamix.

Ingredients: frozen bananas and Oreos

Step 1 is simple. Take a few Oreos (stuff and all!) and use your blender or food processor to crush the cookies. I used our Vitamix and pulsed the cookies into a powder. Remove after you’re done.

Blend Oreos

Step 2 is equally simple. Just add sliced or a whole frozen banana to your blender or food processor. Start on a low setting and turn it up to blend until totally smooth-about 30 seconds for a Vitamix.

Now just add in the Oreos to your banana ice cream and enjoy! For our test we used a LOT of Oreos so the ice cream became like a chocolate banana ice cream with Oreo chunks. Adjust it and taste along the way to get the perfect combo for yourself!

Homemade Cookies and 'cream' ice cream

Homemade Oreo Cookies & Cream ‘Ice Cream’ Recipe

Ingredients

  • Frozen bananas
  • Oreos

Instructions

  1. Crush Oreos in Vitamix or food processor
  2. Remove and set aside
  3. Place frozen bananas in Vitamix or food processor and pulse or blend until creamy and smooth
  4. Add Oreos to banana 'ice cream' to taste
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Are you an Oreo fan? There are sooo many kinds of Oreos available now that we had trouble deciding what to use! If you love Oreos as an occasional treat check out all their flavors at your local market including the new Red Velvet Oreo available in stores now.

Win with Oreo

Stop & play with OREO Oreo is hosting a fun contest to help you stop, drop, and play. You can enter to win fun prizes by sharing a picture of your favorite Oreo recipe creation! Choose your local store below to submit a photo. Each entry receives a chance to win a Polaroid CUBE camera or Oreo prize package.

Star Market Stop & Play with Oreo

      I’d love to hear your favorite way to enjoy Oreos! Note: Comments are only available via the widget below-our typical commenting system is closed on this post. If you’re reading via RSS feed or email you may need to click over to comment.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons. The opinions and text are all mine.

Monday Menu Plan: Week One February 2nd

It’s Monday which means it’s time for our Monday menu plan. This menu is our menu for the week and hopefully will help you find some inspiration to create your own menu this week.

I haven’t posted weekly menus for much of January due to work travel and a family vacation. We escaped the snow and cold for a bit and spent a week in Florida with our friend the mouse. It was a welcome break from the ice, snow, and gray skies at home.

Now that we’re back home we’re back in the swing of meal planning, schedules, and structure. The vacation was fun while it lasted!

Getting started with meal planning?

You can read the 5 easy steps we use to create our meal plan and then download the printable 2015 Menu Plan to get started.

New for 2015

I’m tweaking our menus a lot since we are focused on healthier eating overall. In addition to no gluten in my diet I’ve also dropped dairy, and we’ve mostly eliminated sugar from the family diet. While many of our staples didn’t need makeovers certain family favorites did. I’ll be sharing what we find that works along the way.

In addition, I will be sharing what’s on our Week One, Week Two, Week Three, and Week Four with small tweaks throughout the year for seasonal changes, new recipes we love, and more.

February Week One Meal Plan

Week One Menu: February 2nd, 2015

This week is all cold, snow, and battling winter colds while hoping Punxsutawney Phil is wrong and Spring is just around the corner.

Monday: New Recipe Night

New recipe night means we’re trying out a new recipe each week.

This week we’re going to keep it simple since I’m battling a nasty chest cold. I’ll be making this carrot soup for myself (and anyone else who wants to try it) and the kids will have chicken (recipe), salad, and raw carrots.

Tuesday: Brinner (breakfast for dinner)

We recently tried Nicole’s Naturals pancake and waffle mix* and it was mouth-watering good. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it! It’s a gluten, dairy, and soy free mix that’s filling and so tasty.

We’ll be having pancakes with a side of bacon, smoothies, and fruit salad.

Wednesday: Taco Night

Taco night is always a favorite. I’ll make my taco beef and we’ll serve it with all our favorite sides-salsa, shredded cheddar cheese (dairy-free for me), shredded lettuce, and my easy guacamole.

Thursday: Rotating Protein 

Each week we’ll have a rotating protein depending on what’s on sale, what we ate Monday for new recipe night, and what fits the season. As in no pot roast during the summer.

This week’s plan is to have seared strip steaks, roasted potatoes, and salad.

Friday: DIY Pizzas

Friday night is always pizza night. We either make our own dough or work with a mix or pre-made dough depending on the week and our schedules. We’re still working on perfecting our gluten-free pizza dough recipe.

Saturday: Clean out the Fridge Night

Each week we reserve a day to ‘clean out the fridge’ to help reduce our food waste and eat up leftovers. It’s always a hodge podge of food, but it’s kind of fun.

Sunday: Hearty Meal to Start the Week

Starting the week with a hearty meal always makes things feel better on Monday mornings. Mondays are always the worst!

This week’s plan is to have pot roast, green salad, garlic bread, and fruit for dessert.

What’s on your menu this week?

Kelly

When water won’t do: Best Healthy Drinks

While many people break their New Year’s resolutions it’s not too late to make a recommitment to your health and wellbeing in 2015. One of the simplest changes you can make is to change your drinking habits.

Not that kind of drinking, but the everyday drinks you consume each day.

Changing that habit is a small step in the right direction and can be a huge factor in pushing forward into a healthier diet and lifestyle.

While water is the best thing you can drink sometimes you need something a little different, so I’m sharing a few drinks I love, especially on the go.

Best Healthy Drinks

Kombucha Wonder Drink

Kombucha Wonder Drink

Kombucha Wonder Drink is a fermented tea that is bubbly and perfect for the holidays. The tea is made from pasteurized and raw kombucha which contain naturally occurring acids that can lead to more energy according to the manufacturer. It’s available in cans as well as resealable glass bottles.

You can drink it straight from the can or a glass chilled or you can create a cocktail with a healthy kick. Here’s a cocktail I created with the Essence of Juniper Berry, Spearmint & Lemon Mrytle Kombucha.

I tried this drink over the holidays and loved it. It’s full of flavor without being overly sweet. While the bottles are somewhat costly I would drink them over time so it lasted a couple of days. The flavors are also pretty unusual.

You can buy Kombucha Wonder Drink on Amazon.

Bai 5

Bai

Bai 5 has been our go-to drink for my husband and I as we’re trying to get fit and lose weight. At only 10 calories a bottle it’s a great low-calorie flavored drink that has none of the artificial stuff. It also has caffeine which gives us an additional energy boost without the need for another cup of coffee.

The caffeine comes from coffeefruit, the outer shell of the coffee bean, which is full of healthy antioxidants. It’s sweetened with erythrithol, a natural sweetener.

We purchase on Amazon and at our local Wegman’s. Each bottle is approximately $2 per bottle, but you can find sales occasionally or discounts on cases at your local grocery store.

You can buy Bai 5 on Amazon.

Kelly

Disclosure: I received Kombucha Wonder Drink to sample.