Go for the Gold this Summer with Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit!

This post is sponsored by Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

The summer is here and we’re so excited for what lies ahead! We have some scheduled fun and many impromptu adventures on the horizon as well. One place we’ll frequent is the pool because it’s hot, hot, hot in Georgia, and we look forward to congregating around the water with friends.

In fact, we went to our first pool party of the season and I really wanted to bring something tasty and refreshing to contribute. I’m not very creative in the kitchen and thought a simple salad would be nice. The difference this time, however, was the addition of Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit!

My family really enjoys kiwi but it’s not something we think to buy often. When we do, it’s typically the green kind, but who knew there was a yellow kiwi option?!! 

Have you ever heard of a yellow kiwi?

I was intrigued when I saw this sungold kiwi in the exotic fruit section, and learned that Zespri is a New Zealand based business that focuses primarily on the kiwifruit. Packed with nutrients, kiwi is a great source of folate and potassium. It’s juicy and so easy to cut open and serve too! 

When it came time to put together a salad to bring I decided to add this special ingredient. I knew I made a delicious discovery and wanted to share!!

The water, and salad were both big hits that day, and even though it seems small, trying something new with food took me out of my comfort zone. I’d like to do more things that stretch me this summer which is why I’m also excited to share Zespri’s Wander & Win Challenge!

For the next 10 weeks I encourage you to try something new and step out of your comfort zone with the challenges you can find here.

Each week involves a prompt and will encourage you to either “Go For It” or “Go for the Gold”. Signing up gives you the opportunity to win up to $15000 worth in prizes!!

Here’s an example and what I had in mind when I added Zespri’s SunGold Kiwifruit to my salad:

Week 2: Let your palate wander

Go For It: Journey off your shopping list. Try something new at your grocery store or local farmer’s market.

Go for the Gold: Host a pot-luck, and have everyone bring a dish from a different country. Yours will be from New Zealand with a Zespri SunGold as the secret ingredient. zesprikiwi.com/recipes

From entertainment, exercising and inspiring ways to give back, these challenges are a fantastic way for you (and your family!!) to try some new things this summer!

I’m guilty of often thinking change has to be grand in order for it to make an impact, but here are 10 small and simple ways that can make a significant impact on the way you view your summer of fun!

Try Zespri’s sweet, yellow kiwi and don’t forget to sign up for their Wander & Win challenge today!!

Elevate Snack Time with New Goldfish® Epic Crunch™!

This post is sponsored by Goldfish® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

It’s officially springtime which means summer is right around the corner! I’m not trying to rush past any seasons but I am already thinking of how the girls and I will spend our days.

Spring break served as a nice trial run, and I know that whatever we do, I need to make sure the snack game is strong!

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Spice Up Your Summer Side Dishes With Stella Cheese!

This post is sponsored by Stella® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Do you eat dinner as a family? We do our best to every night and keep it pretty simple during the week. However, we try to switch things up on the occasional Sunday, and this weekend we had a delicious meal courtesy of my mama!

She had a taste for smothered pork chops and cabbage and we were all ok with that! I wanted to contribute with a quick and easy side, and thanks to Stella® Organic Fresh Mozzarella we had some creamy and extra cheesy mashed potatoes that were the perfect compliment to our meal!

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Enjoy a Tasty Night Out With Chef Darius Cooks in Atlanta!

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Calling all foodies, culinary connoisseurs, and everyone who simply enjoys great food and good fun!!

Next week I’ll be attending a very special event  in Atlanta at Macy’s Lenox Square, and you’re invited!!

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A Summertime Spin on Your Favorite Grilled Cheese Sandwich!

This post is sponsored by Black Creek but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

In just 3 days school will be out for the summer and I can’t wait!! No more drop-off and pick-up lines, sleeping in (ha! who am I kidding, lol), and plenty of festivities & quality time with the family. 

As I think ahead to the first big event, Memorial Day, the menu is definitely on my mind. 

My hubby will be the grill master, but I might be able to show him a thing or two when I make some White Cheddar BBQ Bacon Grilled Cheese sandwiches for the occasion!

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