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Love Freekeh Review and Giveaway!

Hello friends!  Happy Wednesday!  Today I have a fun review & giveaway to share with y’all!  Thanks to my awesome ambassadorship with Fit Approach, I was sent some Freekeh and tried it out!
{Disclaimer: I was sent the Freekeh for free in exchange for a review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own!}
If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen me post lately about some meals I have enjoyed with some Freekeh!

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You may be asking yourself, what IS Freekeh???  Well, Freekeh is an ancient grain first discovered in the Middle East roughly 2,000 years ago!  It comes from the top of green wheat and then is roasted.  It reminds me a little of quinoa or really fluffy rice.

Freekeh Foods comes in 3 flavors.  I was able to try the original and the rosemary sage.  They also have one more flavor, Tamari, which I would love to try one of these days! Besides Freekeh tasting so great, it is packed with fiber and protein, and this brand is organic and non-GMO! So winning in many areas!

Over the past few weeks I have toyed around with Freekeh in my kitchen and made some yummy meals with both the original and the rosemary sage flavors.  Here are a few things I came up with:
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Freekeh Apple Crisp!
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Freekeh in a smoothie bowl

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Freekeh stir fry
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Freekeh in taco salad

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Freekeh with rosemary chicken and roasted brussles sprouts!

Wow!  I am drooling again looking at these pictures!  As you can see, Freekeh is very versatile and can be used in many different recipes!
Have you ever tried Freekeh? What ideas do you have for a recipe??
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Have a healthy & happy day!

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Foodie Friday: Smoothie Bowls!

Another week has flown by! I had some sort of activity or event each night this week which made me pretty darn tired.  The twins I nanny also started school so I was suddenly left with a bit of free time!  A perfect time to enjoy a smoothie bowl!  Since I have been continuing to work on some recipes for the #LoveFreekeh campaign I am participating in with Fit Approach and Freekeh, I decided to make a smoothie bowl with Freekeh as one of the toppings!
I’m linking up again today with my girls Farrah from Fairyburger and Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama!!!

Fiber Packed Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 serving of my chocolate avocado smoothie
  • 1/2-1 sliced banana
  • 1/4 cup cooked and cooled original freekeh
  • 1 TBS chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup raspberries

Directions

  1. Make smoothie
  2. Add toppings
  3. Enjoy

Make sure you check out all the amazing ladies and their amazing recipes!!

Add YOUR own recipe to the link up!


Tune in next week for some savory breakfast recipes!!

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Foodie Friday: Apples!! 

An apple a day keeps the dr away…or so the saying goes. I am happy to say I am back to Foodie Friday! I took the past month off due to the my trip to Africa.  It feels good to be back to cooking and experimenting in the kitchen 🙂 

I ’m linking up again with my favorite Foodie Friday ladies to share amazing recipes with y’all!

This weeks theme is Apples! 

Freekeh Apple Crisp  

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 stick of melted butter plus a little to grease the baking dish 
  2. 5-6 cored and sliced apples
  3. 1 1/2 cup rice flour
  4. 1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  5. 1 1/2 cup cooked/cooled original Freekeh 
  6. 1 TBS cinnamon 
  7.  1 tsp nutmeg
  8. 1/2 TBS vanilla 

 
   
  
 Directions 

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375*
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 glass pan
  3. Lay all apple slices in the pan 
  4. Mix dry ingredients together 
  5. Mix vanilla and melted butter together. Add to dry ingredients. 
  6. Add mixed ingredients on top of the apples 
  7. Bake for 35-45 min
  8. Enjoy (with the ice cream is always a nice idea…) 

  
Please take time to visit the link-up and see all the other fabulous recipes! Feel free to add your own also! 

Have a healthy and happy day! 

  

Ps. More to come next week about Freekeh and your chance to win some awesome Freekeh prizes!