Balance B Bars

8:13 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

I’m always on the lookout for healthy snacks for Alex that are not only nutritious but tasty. After all, what’s the point if they’re not going to eat it? We had the opportunity to try out Balance B Kids Bar and Alex loved them. It makes me feel so much better knowing that she's eating something healthy. She had no idea that she was eating something good for her, all she knew is that it tasted great.

The makers of BALANCE BAR introduce the BALANCE B KIDS bar, a nutritious kids’ snack bar to help fuel their active lives. With a yummy combination of whole grain oats, wheat and rice, the bars contain vitamins like Iron, Zinc and B1, B6, and B12 to help feed their growing brains and bodies. And, in flavors like Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter, B KIDS bars are a great treat to stick in their lunchbox or put in their backpack and take on the go!

The bars will be available in June at Target stores nationwide. The suggested retail price per 6-count box is $3.99.

Grandrea's Here!

7:07 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

My Mum arrived from England this weekend and we are so happy to have her here to visit. She will be here for 6 weeks and we haven't seen her in person (only on Skype) since Christmas. My Grandma also made the trip over to see us and she will be here for 10 days.

Alex was so excited to see her "Grandrea" (My Mum's name is Andrea so we now call her Grandrea), she went running down the driveway into her arms when she arrived from the ariport.

We all went out to the Beach in Grand Haven, MI on Sunday and we had a great time, the weather was beautiful, a little windy but a great family day out.

I will post some pictures soon!


7:02 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

These classic cookies are both easy to make and fun to eat because they offer a little "crunch" on the outside, but are soft on the inside. Serve with a glass of milk and they are the perfect sweet treat and will beat a store-bought cookie any day!

½ cup butter
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
Cinnamon and Sugar mixture (approx 2-3 Tbls sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon)

Beat butter until smooth. Add half the flour and the rest of the ingredients (except cinnamon/sugar mixture). Beat until thoroughly combined. Add rest of flour and beat until thoroughly combined. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Shape into balls and roll in cinnamon/sugar mixture. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes (until just barely the edges are turning brown). Cool on wire rack. Makes approximately 2 1/2 dozen -- very easy to double. Store in sealed container.

Savvy Girl Company!