Sparkling Ice is Cool for Back to School

We used some serious survival skills to make it through the first week of school, one Homeschooler, 2 Public schoolers, and one in Private School, that’s 4 kids in 4 schools, it will not be bland this year for sure. Even I got schooled this week, my super smart son somehow tricked all of us into doing his math homework each night, and we killed that straight A streak of his, literally. I guess the jokes on him.

The girls and I managed to squeezed in a few fun moments between all that schoolwork, but boy was it hot outside! Lucky for us I had packed our fridge full of refreshing Sparkling Ice to keep us cool. Seriously, summer is never over here, we have 2 seasons hot and Mardi Gras and so as we like to say: “Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!”

Always a ray of light to an otherwise boring day, my Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry, Sparkling fruity waters without the calories.  

A few other fun fruity favorites of ours: Orange Mango, Cherry Limeade, Kiwi Strawberry, Coconut Pineapple), visit to find all 15 sparkling waters.


Reduced Fat Cheese For a Balanced Snack and Dinner? Yes please!

We love cheese!!  If we can have it with every meal we do. So finding a healthy yet tasty
 option was a must. I was happy to find out that most varieties of Alpine Lace® Deli Cheese 
are reduced fat, perfect for snacking on the go or adding delicious flavor to your favorite
 meal. Its great taste comes from high-quality ingredients, and it provides a good source of
 protein and calcium but most importantly my kids eat it up!

This is one of our favorite go to dinners, it’s quick and easy and just a hand full of ingredients.

A friend gave me a helpful tip about using potato in dishes, cook them half way first!
 It will cut down the baking time and keep everything else from overcooking. Definitely good advice.

So first boil the potatoes for 15 minutes then thinly sliced them.
We like to use fresh from the farm organic potatoes.

Next combine buttermilk, flour, garlic, salt, pepper and parmesan in a sauce pan
bring to a boil and let simmer until it thickens like a cream sauce.
In a baking dish pour some of the cream sauce to coat the bottom then a layer of sliced potatoes,
next the Alpine Lace Swiss Cheese from the deli.
Then another layer of potatoes and finally pour the remaining cream sauce over the top of the potatoes.
 I sprinkled some parmesan over the dish (optional)

Bake at 385 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

The kiddos were so hungry a quick healthy balanced snack does the trick to hold them over. 

I just sliced the apples and rolled them up in some Alpine Lace® Swiss Cheese.

Everything’s better rolled up in cheese!

For nutrition info on all cheese varieties visit Alpine Lace and visit them on Facebook.

Thanks to Alpine Lace® for sponsoring today’s discussion