Giveaway: Now this is pudding made right

This post is sponsored by Kozy Shack® Pudding. All opinions are my own.

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Mmmmmm we all love pudding.

Don’t lie. It’s amazing. It’s comforting. Sweet. Delicious.

I used to love pudding so much – it was one of my favorite things to eat as a child. In Poland, it’s called budyń but it’s basically the same thing – we just make it ourselves (usually from a packet). It always reminded me of warm childhood memories, smiles, delicious sweetness, and other fun kid feelings.

Photography by Kamila Gornia

When I moved to the US, I was amazed that there is pudding that is SO easy to get! No need to make it yourself, just buy a package and you’re good. Crazy! So easy. We had mousse and yogurts in packages in Poland but we didn’t get to the pudding part yet when I left as far as I recall.

So obviously, I was one happy camper.

The thing is though – it’s not that good. Most of this stuff is yucky and filled with artificial ingredients that don’t serve you ANY good except a temporary sugar high. You’re damaging yourself by eating it and it sucks.

Clearly, not happy. No more pudding for this girl.

I actually have seen Kozy Shack a lot in the stores but since I had the belief that all packaged puddings were terrible and filled with yucky ingredients, I didn’t know this product was actually made with wholesome ingredients.

So really, I was grateful to be able to try these. Not only are they delicious, you can feel good eating them.

I tried both the tapioca pudding and the rice pudding. I like both a lot but I like the rice pudding more.

Photography by Kamila Gornia

It’s funny because I usually love to make parfaits and crazy concoctions but honestly this is so good I didn’t need to dress it up and ate it by itself.

If you want to dress it up though, here are some ideas:

  • Bananas & Cinnamon Rice Pudding – Spoon Kozy Shack® Rice Pudding into a small dish. Top with sliced bananas and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
  • Peaches & Blueberries Rice Pudding – Layer diced fresh peaches, Kozy Shack® Rice Pudding, and blueberries in a small dish. Top with any remaining fruit.
  • Chocolate Drizzled Strawberries and Tapioca Pudding – Drizzle strawberries with melted dark chocolate and allow to set. Layer chopped strawberries and Kozy Shack® Tapioca Pudding in a small dish. Top with a chocolate-drizzled strawberry.
  • Banana Split Chocolate Pudding – Spoon Kozy Shack® Chocolate Pudding into a small dish. Top with a dollop of fresh whipped cream, a banana spear and a maraschino cherry.”

Kozy Shack® Pudding is pudding made right—made with simple, wholesome ingredients, so it’s simply delicious.

While it is available in a range of flavors, the hero products are rice pudding, tapioca pudding and chocolate pudding.

All three puddings are made with wholesome ingredients, including real milk and no artificial preservatives or hydrogenated oils. All three are a good source of calcium. Kozy Shack® Puddings are also gluten free.

GIVEAWAY:

One lucky reader can enter to win 2 premium, ceramic Kozy Shack® Pudding mugs with spoons. They will also receive a product coupon good for one (1) free package of any Kozy Shack® product, up to $4.99 value.

Enter via the Rafflecopter below.

Winner will be selected on June 19th.

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Roundup + 15 Totally Awesome Father’s Day Recipes

This post is a part of an Author program for Foodie by Glam.

Before I get into a roundup of some recent posts, check out these delicious recipes:

Check out 15 Totally Awesome Father's Day Recipes

by Kamila Gornia at Foodie.com

Now, onto some links for you to check out:

 27 Motivational Quotes to get you to Achieve Goals Faster - great quotes to get you inspired and motivated to moving forward with your life & business.

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The shocking Truth about Salt – I bet you didn’t know this…

Finally, here’s a cure for Negative Body Image - and it’s not what you think!

 How I began to shift into body acceptance - how about you?

 

And now for some links from around the web:

 10 reasons hot yoga rocks by Healthy Helper
Summer Drink Series: Spiked Pomegranate-Mint Lemonade by Chickadee Says

Creamy Cauliflower Fritters by Healthy Foodie

 Pineapple Cucumber Delight by Girl Gone Veggie

The Importance of Respect in Fitness Community by Live travel eat and run

Pilates for runners by Mommy Run Fast

Flourless Dark Chocolate Brownies by Your Trainer Paige

 

How to have a perfect tea party with Bigelow Tea

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This is a sponsored post from a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and Bigelow tea #TrendTea.

As you may already know, I am a huge tea fanatic.

I drink it every day, multiple times per day.

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It’s my love and I don’t try to hide it. I love green tea, white tea, or rooibos, or any kind of tea (except Black, cause caffeine).

So today I’m gonna share with you how to have a kick-butt tea party with friends ;) Ladies night, what what. It’s a perfect thing to do on a weekday when you’re stumped and tired from work and want to do something relaxing.

I went to Target and got some Bigelow Tea to enjoy. I actually have a huge cupboard full of teas and I never can have enough haha so I was excited to get some extra going in. I know Meg totally knows what I’m talking about here.

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So many choices… but I went for the green tea with lemon and the calming chamomile. I’ve been meaning to buy some nice relaxing blend and chamomile is beautifully relaxing – perfect for a perfectly relaxing tea party if you ask me!

So the first step is to get your tea ready, cause that’s obviously the main focus of any successful tea party.

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Then light some candles. Can’t do a tea party without candles, yo!

They not only brighten up the room, but they also add that nice relaxing flair to any situation. They’re perfect.

Next up… activity of choice.

Wait, you mean drinking tea isn’t an activity?

How to have a perfect tea party #TrendTeaHeck yeah it is!

But I need something else to get my mind off things, don’t you?I like to opt for a nice movie. I’m pretty bad at staying up to date with movies that are coming out cause I’m so busy all the time and my roommate was raving about this movie forever so I thought this would be a perfect option for this evening.

How to have a perfect tea party #TrendTeaAnd then relax… take a nice deep breath.

Get comfortable.

Get warm from the lovely tea (yeah, cause it’s sometimes warm sometimes cold in Chicago, oh this weather is such a rollercoaster ride)

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And enjoy :)

Mmmm…

Perfect Chamomile.

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How to have a perfect tea party #TrendTea

About the movie?

It was okay. I don’t think it was as good as Meredith said it would be. Definitely did not live up to my expectations but it was different and interesting in a way. There was something about it that I was like ehh.. but I think maybe if I watch it again, maybe I’ll like it more.

Who knows?

Oh yeah, make sure to check out Bigelow Tea on Facebook and Twitter – they’re awesome.

Questions for you:

  • What’s your favorite type of tea?
  • Have you seen the movie “Now you see me”? What’d you think?

Peanut Butter Bee’s Knees Giveaway

Isn’t peanut buttera and honey just a dreamy combination?

I totally know it. So delicious!

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This peanut butter is amazing. And yes, I have received it from Peanut Butter & Co and everything I say here is totally my opinion only but seriously – once you have a spoonful you will know what I mean.

So deliciously creamy with just the right amount of sweetness. It’s like dessert.

Ah.. I wish I had some left. Yeah, it’s all gone already ahha, womp womp.

Photography by Kamila GorniaSo, would you like to try this for yourself? For free? Let’s do it!

Enter in the Rafflecopter below to be entered to win the same setup as I did.

That is… two Peanut Butter jars and that fun big knife thing. It’s fun.

Good luck!

Photography by Kamila Gornia

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Giveaway ends on May 21st. US only. Winner will be notified by email.