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Celebrating my heritage w/some of our favorite treats!

Frida Fest…

was last week here at the DMA and it was EPIC. It was so touching to see thousands of people gather together dressed up as Frida Kahlo. Especially to celebrate her beautiful life and her Mexican heritage. Truly, the entire Mexico Exhibit and collection at the DMA was GORGEOUS. Full of life and color, it left my husband and I speechless.

Frida Fest reminded me so much of my own family and our heritage. The exhibition inspired me to enjoy the rest of my summer with some of my families favorite Mexican treats! Some of which I hope you try for yourself!

For starters, let’s talk about the drink of choice my family enjoys… Estrella Jalisco. Why? It’s light, doesn’t have a bite and it’s truly refreshing. Not to mention it pairs up so very nice with chips and salsa! I mean, what more can you ask for, right?And, the best part? Estrella Jalisco compliments my most favorite snack food in the world… Mexican Corn on the cob! (heck, even in a cup) If you haven’t heard of this deliciousness, you are in for a treat! Seriously. 
Mexican Corn on the Cob How-To

Before I share the how to, please promise to keep an open mind ok?! Pinky Promise. So here it goes. It’s seriously super easy.

  1. Boil your corn on the cob until cooked (usually about 20 minutes)
  2. Take out and immediately butter the cobs
  3. Add Salt
  4. Then smother with Mayo (your choice)
  5. Then sour cream (go light)
  6. Followed by Parmesan Cheese
  7. Finally, add some chili powder for a kick!
  8. Optional: squeeze some lime/lemon on it = yum!!
  9. Enjoy!

Remember, you promised to keep an open mind. You can take out some of the ingredients if they’re not to your liking, but trust, and give it a try first.

I hope you try some of our favorites, and I can’t wait to hear all about yours! Do share so I can try them out. Until then… Happy Summer!

 

 

 

 

P.S. This post is sponsored by Anheuser Busch, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Morning wellness overhaul with VitaTop MuffinTops

Crazy Mornings

Guys, I pretty much now have my morning routine down to a science. The last few months were super stressful trying to keep up with my overwhelming schedule. I was literally spending my mornings, running out the door jamming to do lists into my backpack and forgetting to eat breakfast! Now my mornings include some much needed quiet time for bullet journaling and yup, you guessed it, breakfast. I found that I’m not as creatively productive without good food!  My go to items? Ice coffee, black like my soul, just kidding, fruit and a pastry… but since bouncing back from the Whole 30 I’ve had to alternate the sweet treats with… drumroll please, VitaTops MuffinTops. Holy heck, where have these been all my life? You guys know that I’m carb obsessed and it was honestly hard trying to find a morning replacement for my bagels and croissants until I stumbled onto these treats at my local target.

What’s the hype?

At first I was like,  Chocolate chip and gluten free? Double chocolate and only 100 calories? No Way?! But yes… yes way! I did some more digging on the VitaTops MuffinTops and you guys, they’re all 100-150 calories, low-fat, high in fiber, and only made with clean and simple ingredients. Each flavor has its own unique health benefits such as:

• Organic • Protein-rich • Superfoods  and • Gluten-free

Seriously, who can’t get down with that? These fit perfectly with my wellness overhaul. Especially in the wee hours of daylight and like I mentioned before, i’m just not as creative on an empty stomach. My mornings are now spent bullet journaling my to dos for the day, writing down my goals and enjoying guilt free treats without a care in the world.

If we’re being honest some days I have one and on others I have two, because why not? They’re good for me and they fill me up so I can be as creatively productive as possible.  So if you’re on the fence, don’t be. There’s bound to be a flavor you love. Remember, I found my VitaTops Double Chocolate and Chocolate Chip MuffinTops at Target! You can find yours at your nearest Publix, Kroger, Stop & Shop, Shop-Rite, or Target locations.

So what are you waiting for? Go get your hands on some now, and report to me your favorite flavor.

Happy munching from my mouth to yours!