DOLE® Bananas and Pineapples featuring Disney’s Frozen 2

Disney’s Frozen 2 is coming to theaters November 22, and to celebrate there is a Frozen Fanfest happening right now! Head over to your favorite social media channel and follow hashtag #FrozenFanFest to see creations from artists & brands around the world featuring Disney’s Frozen 2!

I am honored to be among the first to reveal Dole’s partnership with Disney’s Frozen 2. There will be 20 different DOLE® Banana tags as well as a Dole® Pineapple tag featuring Frozen 2. You should begin seeing DOLE® Bananas and Pineapples featuring images of Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff on October 4th. Look for them in the produce departments of supermarkets throughout the U.S. and Canada.

For even more frozen family fun, Disney and Dole fans can participate in the DOLE® Banana Sticker Peel and Play Game by downloading the official activity sheet on You can collect the entire blizzard of 20 Disney’s Frozen 2-inspired stickers on DOLE Bananas across North America. This exclusive download will be available starting October 15, 2019!!!

Dole’s specially branded fruit and activity sheet are part of “Empowering the Hero Within, a three-month healthy-lifestyle celebration of Disney’s Frozen 2 kicking-off Oct. 15 and continuing through January 2020.  The campaign will feature a flurry of unique activities designed to make healthy eating fun including 20 Frozen 2 character recipes, family meal-planning and tips.

So be sure to head over to the Dole website on October 15th and check out the flurry of healthy family fun including exclusive Dole recipes inspired by Frozen 2!

{ Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I was given exclusive images to share with my readers since we are big fans of Dole® and Disney’s Frozen! }

Easy Tomato, Egg and Hummus Breakfast Sandwiches

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I have written about our family’s love for Bays® English Muffins before. We’ve been hooked on them, and now will only buy Bays English Muffins. They have such a great fresh taste and once toasted, they are filled with crispy edges that are so good…especially when filled with melted butter.

If you aren’t familiar with Bays English Muffins, don’t go looking for them in the bread aisle. Look in the REFRIGERATED DAIRY CASE NEXT TO THE EGGS AND MILK. There are sourdough, multi-grain and cinnamon raisin varieties of Bays English Muffins, so the options are endless.

Lately, my youngest has been demanding Bays English Muffins for every meal. So I have been trying to change things up and create new recipes to enjoy them with. They are perfect for on the go…and can be filled with anything you’d like. My last post about Bays English Muffins included a recipe for Egg Cloud English Muffins. It isn’t difficult to make, but does take some time. For this post, I wanted to share a super easy on-the-go recipe.

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Easy Tomato, Egg and Hummus Breakfast Sandwiches

We go to the farmer’s market every week and there is always fresh hummus for sale. So many different varieties, that I end up buying at least three different flavors. I am always looking for ways to use up all the hummus we buy. You can use any flavor you’d like with this recipe. We also get tomatoes at the farmer’s market which are especially tasty! Soon we will have our own ready to pick in our garden.

To make these east tomato, egg and hummus breakfast sandwiches, you will need to start by toasting and buttering one Bays English Muffin. This will make two open faced sandwiches. Not going to lie…I can eat them both!

Next, spread hummus on each half of the English Muffin. Top each half with a tomato slice or cherry tomato halves.

Cut the hard boiled eggs in half and place two halves on each English Muffin.

Finally, garnish with salt and pepper and chopped cilantro. Everyone will love them!

Trust me, Bays English Muffins are worth a try. Next time you are getting some eggs are milk, check your grocery dairy case and try a pack. You’ll have to try all the Bays English muffin varieties. While I prefer the plain, my youngest is cinnamon raisin all the way.

And in the meantime, here is the printable Easy Tomato, Egg and Hummus Breakfast Sandwich Recipe and a short video at the end.

Easy Tomato, Egg and Hummus Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

1 Bays English Muffins
2 Hard boiled egg per sandwich
2 Tomato slices or 5 cherry tomatoes sliced in half
1 Tbsp Hummus
Salt & Pepper
Chopped Cilantro
Makes 2 open faced sandwiches.

Toast and butter one Bays English Muffin. Next, spread hummus on each half of the English muffin. Top each half with a tomato slice or cherry tomato halves. Cut the hard boiled eggs in half and place two halves on each English Muffin. Garnish with salt and pepper and chopped cilantro. Enjoy!

Check out this Easy Egg Cloud English Muffin Recipe Video…the then head over here to make theses too! Egg Cloud English Muffins

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Fun Disney’s The Lion King Recipes with Dole

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Who is excited for Disney’s The Lion King to come to theaters on July 19th? Over here, we definitely are! And to celebrate we made a yummy The Lion King family lunch. DOLE just recently launched some great new themed recipes inspired by Disney’s THE LION KING as part of its “Powering the Hero Within” initiative. It leverages the heroic saga of Simba and Disney’s The Lion King to help parents encourage no-worry nutrition in their families, including adopting a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables.If you have ever tried any of Dole’s themed recipes, then you know how yummy a fresh they taste! Plus, they are easy to create and the kids love them. Check out the Lion Cub Lunch I made the kids using one of the recipes.

The Lion Cub Lunch is a turkey and spinach burger on a grilled pineapple with zucchini noodles. It’s made with Dole pineapple, Dole spinach, Dole walnuts and Dole bell peppers. I just can’t take how cute they turned out. A little Simba sitting in the grass. And I loved how easy they were to make and that the kids ate them all up.

Here are some more of the Dole original, worry-free recipes inspired by Disney’s The Lion King characters. There are lots of great ones, but these ones especially caught my eye.

Banana Peel the Loaf Tonight

Nala Naan

Dole Beet & Berry Smoothie

Circle of Life Salad

Pride Rock Peanut Tofu with Tomatoes and Broccoli

Pride Lands Pancakes and Fruity Sauce

Don’t these recipes look great?!! I can’t wait to make them all. For more original recipes and other information about “Powering the Hero Within,” go to

PLUS, not only can you get all these great The Lion King themed Dole recipes, but right now you can also find DOLE® Bananas and Pineapples featuring Disney’s The Lion King in supermarkets throughout the U.S. and Canada.

My kids have even been trying to collect stickers and eat the bananas faster than I can buy them in order to get more stickers! There are eight Lion King banana sticker designs and two Lion King Pineapple tag designs.

Dole’s “No-Worry Traditions Contest”

Now through August 4, 2019, you can enter Dole’s “No-Worry Traditions Contest”! This awesome contest invites fans of Dole, Disney and Disney’s The Lion King to share their favorite family tradition by posting on social media and using the appropriate hashtags.

Five weekly winners will receive an official Disney’s The Lion King merchandise bundle that includes an official Mighty Roar Simba Interactive Plush Toy from Hasbro, plus a custom Dole hammock to relax away your tensions. The Grand Prize winner will receive a five-day, five-night family vacation in Hawaii. WOW!!! The vacation includes round-trip airfare, accommodations at a luxury resort hotel on Oahu, a choice of a tropical excursion, and a VIP experience at the Dole Planation, one of the most-visited attractions in Hawaii.

 To enter the “No-Worry Traditions Contest”, head over There you’ll find out details on entering and the official rules. There is no cost to enter!

Lion King Prize Giveaway

Excited for Disney’s The Lion King? I have a FUN giveaway to celebrate! One lucky reader win a Lion King prize bundle featuring – a Hakuna Matata Journal, 2 Theatrical Posters, Hasbro Lion King Monopoly, FurReal’s Mighty Roar Simba Interactive Plush Toy from Hasbro, and a Custom Dole Banana Hammock. (Retail value of $200)

Just enter via Rafflecopter below! Giveaway ends July 20, 2019. Open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!!! *This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Disneyor Dole. The giveaway is solely owned, administered solicited and operated by me.

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More Dole X Disney Recipes!

Want to check out some more Dole Disney inspired recipes? Check out this post I wrote here!

Yummy Dole Recipes to Celebrate Disney Mickey Mouse’s 90th Anniversary

Silva’s Fresh Eatery and Brazilian Churrascaria in Santa Ana

Orange County Brazilian Food

Looking for a new eating experience? Then I recommend Silva’s Fresh Eatery + Churrascaria in Santa Ana! This new Brazillian steakhouse is located just around the corner from South Coast Plaza in South Coast Metro – an international bistro serving Churrasco and modern Brazilian favorites buffet style.

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Silva’s is open for lunch and dinner daily.  A buffet experience where you can enjoy all their amazing Brazillian foods for just $22.95 for all-you-can-eat at lunchtime. This includes includes a customized meal from their Chef’s Table as well as other ordering options depending on how hungry the guest is. Or you can stop in for a power lunch for only $15 that includes one time through the buffet, a visit to the Churrascaria and a drink. Dinner starts at just $30 and reservations are available.

Silva’s freshly prepared, serve yourself Chef’s Table is full of made to order items from the kitchen. It includes daily chef’s specials such as Feijoada, fresh broccoli and cauliflower, butternut squash, Brazilian fried rice known as Biro-Biro and even vegetarian plate options. You will also find delicious Brazilian appetizers – Coxinha de Frango, prosciutto & cheese rolls and Kibbeh. Silva’s only uses locally sourced meats and vegetables, and work closely with local vendors, creating incredible Brazilian flavors using modern cooking techniques. I am pleased to share that Silva’s only uses sustainable greens, a variety of heirloom beans and farm fresh organic vegetables to accompany their churrascaria.

 Orange County Brazilian Food

One of the favorite parts of Silva’s is the Churrascaria. Here you can choose from fresh roasted Brazillian style meats and sausage. The Picanha…similar to top sirloin and the Skirt Steak are some of the favorite’s of foodies who visit Silva’s. The chef carves it fresh for you!

With their kitchen led by respected Chef John Vega, formerly of Roy’s Newport Beach, Silva’s serves up eclectic Brazilian dishes, appetizers as well as decadent desserts. Rooted in New York and Brazilian Clubs of the 60’s, Silva’s gives local foodies and diehard churrasco purists an exciting, authentic Brazilian dining experience that locals have been raving about.

Silva’s not only serves amazing food, it’s restaurant brings together beautiful elements of polished casual decor, comfortable seating, a sleek bar, and an elevated environment. It’s a great spot for the perfect for date night, large groups or even taking food to go. They also host happy hour offerings at the bar, which includes fine wine, beer and signature Brazilian influenced and mixologist created cocktails.

Silva’s prides itself on it’s freshness and authenticity.  “Our recipes are authentic, fresh and put together using the best organic, locally grown vegetables and highest quality proteins” says GM Alex Ferreira. “This is a family operated business and the care we put into every detail of the restaurant can be seen and tasted by our customers.”

Silva’s Fresh Eatery + Churrascaria Scratch cooking and the freshest organic and locally sourced ingredients in a casual yet upscale setting that’s perfect for a quick meal, hand-crafted bar favorite or a stylish dinner. Experience one of Orange County’s favorite hidden

Easy Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Our family has been on a smoothie bowl kick lately. I have been trying so hard to get them to eat breakfast…and more fruit, actually…just food in general. They just don’t eat, and it’s been a huge challenge…especially my toddler Dani. She is beginning to try to be in control of what she eats. Luckily, I have been having some luck with these smoothie bowls. So I thought I would share my recipe for this easy Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Bowl.  One recipe is enough to feed my three youngest, and is a great way to use up all the fruits in my fridge. Also, it tastes like a blueberry muffin. So they really get gobbled up!

To make a Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Bowl, you will need 1 frozen ripe banana, blueberries, vanilla Greek yogurt, milk, steel cut oats and cinnamon.

Now it’s time to make your Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Bowl. Trust me, it’s super easy.

First, combine bananas, blueberries, Greek Yogurt and milk in a large blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.

Next, add the steel cut oats and cinnamon. Blend until smooth.

Pour into bowl, and top with toppings. Serve cold, immediately. You can put in the freezer for a few minutes if you need too. Doesn’t it look delicious! My kids love it for breakfast or an afternoon snack. It’s a great way to use up any leftover fruit, or a good way to get your kids to eat more fruit.

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Bowl

1 frozen ripe banana
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 (5.3 ounce) container vanilla Greek yogurt (or about 1/2 cup) – frozen
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup steel cut oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Fresh blueberries
Fresh whole strawberries
Fresh chopped strawberries
Sliced banana
Coconut flakes

More toppings for your smoothie bowl could include – almonds, pecans, chia seeds, or dried fruit, or other fresh fruits like cherries, or kiwi.

Combine bananas, blueberries, Greek Yogurt and milk in a large blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Combine remaining ingredients – steel cut oats and cinnamon. Blend until smooth. Once smooth, pour or spoon into a bowl. Top with desired toppings. Serve cold, immediately. Makes 1 large smoothie bowl, 2 small, or 3 mini.

TIP – To make the smoothie bowl thick, more like soft serve ice cream consistency and easier to eat with a spoon, be sure to freeze the yogurt beforehand.