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The Snack Report: Thomas’ Blueberry English Muffins

I feel like I start a lot of my Snack Reports with, “I was in the grocery store and saw this on sale.”  But that’s really how I end up finding most of the stuff I review.  Some foodstuffs I hear about in advance and seek out to review, but a lot I find while just wandering around the grocery store, and if it’s on sale, I’m game for giving it a try.  So…I was in the grocery store the other day and saw these blueberry English muffins on sale.  Actually I saw a different Thomas’ product on sale first, but it’s going to be on sale for longer than these are, so I ended up getting them first.   I had tried the limited edition apple pie English muffins a few months ago and enjoyed them, so I figured blueberry English muffins were worth a shot as well; I like both blueberries and English muffins.

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Smoothie Sunday: Peanut Butter Blueberry Smoothie

I realize this smoothie is pretty similar to the peanut butter and jelly smoothie that I posted last year. But blueberry jelly is less popular than strawberry jelly, so I decided that it deserved its own post. The inspiration for this smoothie came from my putting blueberries on peanut butter toast. It’s very yummy, but it can be a bit tricky to eat. This smoothie has all the flavor without fear of blueberries rolling off of bread.

Most of what you'll need.

Most of what you’ll need.

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Smoothie Sunday: Berry Cherry Smoothie

This is another one of my, “I need to use up this fruit” smoothie creations (as opposed to a “thought out a few days in advance” one).  Funnily enough, it seems like my last minute creations end up being some of my favorites.  Then again it’s hard to go wrong with a fairly classic combination like this.

What you'll need

What you’ll need

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Smoothie Sunday: Blueberry Melon Smoothie

I like trying to use melons in smoothies because they’re so refreshing.  They’re also a quintessential summer food.  As I discovered last year, watermelon can be tricky because it’s just so, well, watery.  I’d wanted to try a smoothie using honeydew melon last year, but the melon kept getting eaten before I had a chance to use it in a smoothie.  So this year I made sure to grab some before it was all gone.  I decided to mix it with blueberries because I like blueberries.  As a bonus blueberries are really good for you.

What you'll need

What you’ll need

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Cheat Codes: Overnight Oatmeal

Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a morning person.  At all.  I enjoy my sleep, and I enjoy it well into the late hours of the morning.  And those times I do have to get up early it takes me a long time to get going.  So knowing my breakfast is ready and waiting for me when I get up is a load off.  While there are some other types of breakfast that you can prepare in advance, today I’ll be tackling everyone’s favorite winter breakfast: oatmeal.

What is this morning you speak of?

What is this morning you speak of?

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