The Yumbox Lunch Review

This is a bit of a Mommy Favorite today, but adults could definitely use this too. This is the Yumbox.  



This is a hard plastic lunch container with 6 different sized sections.  They come in a variety of colors, but of course, we chose the pink one. 



Love these little stickers built into the plastic – they help to make sure you get every important food group!





The Yumbox is meant to go inside of a lunchbox along with a drink and an ice pack.

So, the reason why I love this is because it has six different divided sections.  I have searched to find another brand with this many sections, and I haven’t found one with more than four.  Here are some examples of the lunches I have made for my oldest daughter Allison.









It is so fun to come up with different foods to place into the different sections, and Allison loves when I make her lunch in this.  Instead of just packing a few things in plastic baggies, you can pack six different things in smaller portions.

No trash!  No baggies, cups, containers  or wrappers to throw away.  Also, the clear plastic tray comes out and is top rack dishwasher safe.

On the inside of the lid, there are little plastic grippers that make sure the food is kept locked in and separated.  It’s leakproof!  I wouldn’t put liquid in any of the sections, but things like ranch dressing, hummus, or yogurt work great in here!  The food never mixes together.

This would also be a great snack box for adults to use!  It’s good for portion control; and the Yumbox just makes food look so much more appetizing, doesn’t it?

You can get the Yumbox from Amazon, or at http://www.yumboxlunch.com.

This post is not sponsored by Yumbox, and this was not sent to me!  I just love this and wanted to share it with you all.

Thanks for reading!  Have a great weekend 🙂



My Homemade Apple Crumble

Hey guys! I make this dessert for my family and they love it. This is an apple crumble, and it is almost the same as an apple pie, except it does not have a crust, and it is not as sweet. Using fresh apples in a dessert tastes so much better than buying a storebought, frozen dessert, and it is a lot easier than you may think. I feel like this dessert is a lot healthier than apple pie, because it is not so sweet and sugary. It’s nice to eat on a cold day, so I thought it would be fun to share with y’all.

So, here is my recipe for my apple crumble – I hope you like it!

Ingredients :
6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into thin slices
6 tbsp sugar, divided
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon
6 tbsp cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup light brown sugar

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Place all of the apple slices and half of the sugar (3 tbsp) in a pan and turn stove to medium heat. Heat up the apples until they start to soften – about 10 minutes, and then pour the apples into a casserole dish. Set that aside.

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In a small bowl, combine the remaining sugar (3 tbsp), butter, flour, and cinnamon. Mix everything together with your fingers until it forms coarse crumbs. Set this bowl aside.

Take the juice from your lemon and coat your apples with it. Give the apples a stir and then pour your crumb topping over. Next, take your brown sugar and sprinkle that over the top.

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Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until the top is nice and browned.

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It is really good right out of the oven, and would also be tasty with some vanilla ice cream on top!

Hope you guys liked this and will try it! Have a great week!

xx amy

MOMMY Monday: Kid Approved Smoothie Recipe

Hi guys! Sometimes when we are in a hurry getting to a playdate or appointment, we eat breakfast in the car. Lol. My favorite thing to make my daughter when we are rushing around and trying to get out the door is a smoothie. Smoothies are great because they are really good for you, and they taste delicious. Today I am going to share with you the recipe for my daughter’s favorite smoothie that I make for her. It is a super simple and easy recipe that I’m sure your kids would love too!

What you need:

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1 banana chopped up
4 halved strawberries
Handful of blueberries
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup ice
Blender

Just throw everything into the blender and blend it up! So quick and easy.

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I chopped up the fruit and put it into the freezer for about 4 hours before I made this, but you can buy the fruit already frozen if you want to.

I use orange juice instead of water or milk because it makes it taste sweeter and I like the citrus flavor.

The blender that I use for these is a single serve blender, just because I don’t want to use the big blender just for one smoothie. This blender is really cool because the cup is actually a travel mug that you can grab and take with you.

Do you like to make smoothies? What do you put in yours?

Thanks for reading! xx

EAT | Easy Banana Nut Muffins

Hey everyone! Hope you are having a good week! Muffins are my way of getting to eat cake for breakfast and have it be acceptable. Lol. Who doesn’t like eating cake for breakfast? I love any type of muffins, but banana nut muffins are my favorite.

I thought I would share one of my favorite breakfast recipes with you all today. These are my easy banana walnut muffins that I love to make for my family. My daughter LOVES these and also likes to help me make them. Hope you enjoy!

What you need:

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1 cup of sugar
1 3/4 cup of flour
1/3 cup of shortening
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas (2 bananas)
1/4 cup of milk
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
12 baking cups

Preheat oven to 325. Combine the shortening, sugar, eggs, milk, and bananas into a mixing bowl and mix on low until everything is combined together. The batter will be lumpy because of the bananas. Fold in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and chopped walnuts. Spoon batter into baking cups and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the tops are brown.

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I like to eat these cold, but they are also really good right out of the oven with warm tea or coffee. You can substitute any other types of nuts you like; my husband likes walnuts so that is what I use.

I hope you guys like this recipe, let me know if you try it out!

thanks for reading!

Valentine’s Day Treat : White Chocolate Strawberry Heart Cookies

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Hi everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful week. Today I am going to share a cookie recipe with you all that is so yummy and easy to make! My best friend April made these cookies for me for my bridal shower all those years ago, and I had to get the recipe from her to share with all of you! This is a great recipe to make if you have kids also; Allie had so much fun helping me cut these out into heart shapes.

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What you need:

-1 box of strawberry flavored cake mix
-2 eggs
-1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
-1 cup white chocolate chips
-flour and cookie cutter

Directions:

1. Soften the butter in a microwaveable bowl.
2. Add the eggs to the butter and stir together.
3. Slowly add cake mix while stirring; make sure you get all of the lumps out.
4. Add the white chocolate chips in and stir all together.
5. Put some flour down and put the mixture on top. Flour your hands and start flattening it out. Take your cookie cutter and cut out as many hearts as you can.
6. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 8-10 min.

This recipe will make about 50 cookies!

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ENJOY! Happy Valentine’s Day!

xoxo, Amy