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!

 

 

 

 

Dallas Bacon and Beer Classic 2017

Bacon + Beer = happiness

I can’t believe it’s been over a week since the hubs and I hit up the Dallas Bacon and Beer Classic with our best buds. Truth be told, I had no idea what we were in for. Our friends called and told us to get tickets because you know beer AND bacon. Plus there was so much hype all over social media. We ended up snagging some tickets and when the day arrived we used Lyft to drive us into Dallas because you know, we don’t play around with drinking and driving.

I had always wanted to visit the Foundry so I was super stoked that the event took place there. The place was full of excitement and none of us knew what to expect. They ended up handing us these little red cups with a card inside. The front side of the card had 12 cups that the breweries were to mark out after they poured you a drink. On the backside of the card there was a list of bacon-infused foods that the caterers marked out when you picked up your yummies.

Oh, and did I mention that there were buffet styles lines for bacon, just pure, crispy bacon? They had so many flavors and all you had to do was get in line and they served you all the bacon in the world. SO GOOD!

The bacon-infused food was the bomb! My favorites were the vanilla, sesame, bacon sticks and cheese fries because duh, my husband gave me his! He’s the best!

And can we talk about the beer?  Oh my gosh… so many flavors but my favorite? Cherry cider! I think I filled up most of my card with this beer because you guys… cherry infused, need I say more?! They basically had a beer pavilion and it was heaven.

We spent the entire 2.5 hours of the event soaking up all the fun, making pretzel necklaces, playing human size jenga,  bobbing for bacon and getting matching tattoos because why not?

Worth the hype?

Absolutely! This is the start of a yearly tradition and I hope they come back next year. Heck Tequila and tacos sounds like a great combo too! Right?! Either way, the event was worth the price. (about $50 per person) So if you get a chance to attend next year or if the event is happening in your neck of the woods, do it!  Below are some fun tips I’ve put together for you to make sure your Bacon & Beer classic is super successful!

  1. Buy your tickets early! The will run out fast!
  2. Figure out where the venue is happening. Is it indoors? Outdoors? And make sure if you’re going to be drinking that you plan on having a lyft or uber or designated driver ahead of time. No drinking and driving please.
  3. Dress for the weather and especially dress for the event. Our event was outdoors and HOT! Most of us dressed down and I’m so glad I ended up going in flats because I kid you not, I saw multiple people fall from both being drunk and trying to walk in high-heels on mulch and rocks. You can still be cute without all the extras.
  4. Bring wipes with you. Seriously, bring them and I’m not talking like a tub of them, just bring a small .99 cent pack. Bacon grease is not fun, especially when it’s all over your fingers, so bring the wipes and then everyone wins.
  5. Sunscreen. This one pretty much explains itself. Especially if the event is outdoors.
  6. Optional extras: baseball cap, or your choice of hat and sunglasses to help keep the rays away.

Alright, that’s all I got! Cheers and here’s to next one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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