WIAW Hudson Henry Baking Co. Granola Giveaway!

WIAW Hudson Henry Baking Co. Granola Giveaway!

First off, Happy Birthday to my amazing husband!

 

We are planning to go to dinner with some friends tonight and enjoy a nice relaxing few days home after that.  Funny how birthday celebrations get so much less of a big hurrah the older you get 🙂

Since I’ve returned from my Portland trip, The Love Nugget has been giving me a run for my money!  It’s like all the sudden he is this  rebellious little boy who doesn’t want to listen, throws fits, doesn’t want to nap and is just all around wild!  Guess my welcome home gift is a sneak peak into the terrible twos!  Yay for me!

Anyways, yesterday was one of those days where I wanted to pull my hair out.  He’s been a pretty great toddler up until this point so this is a new adjustment for me.  On top of him being a little monster, we’re pretty much stuck indoors since the temps are above 100 degrees all week.  We tried the pool/kids water play place yesterday with friends but he dislikes having wet clothes so he just kept stripping down to his birthday suit.  Doesn’t really work when you’re in public.  Fun times!

Well, enough about my toddler woes, let’s get to what you’re really here for today.  WIAW!!!!

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Today’s a good one too as I’ve got a new to me granola to share as well as a cool treat for hot summer days.

Breakfast began with coffee as usual but I enjoyed some of the Stumptown coffee I picked up while in Portland.

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My plan was to make iced coffee with it but I just couldn’t wait to enjoy it!

After the Love Nugget woke up, I whipped us both up a yummy smoothie and topped mine with that new to me product I mentioned.

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That granola sprinkled on top is oh so good!  I heard about Hudson Henry Granola through another blogger and knew I had to give it a try.

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I contacted Hope and was pleasantly surprised by her kindness and generosity.  She sent me both flavors of their homemade granola to try out and I’ve been addicted ever since opening the bags.  So good!  Not only is the granola amazing, but I’m in love with their story.  You can read more about it here but basically after moving from city to city and opportunity arose for them to move to a farm which included a commercial kitchen!  So began Hudson Henry Bakery, named after their sons, Henry and Hudson 🙂

Each batch of our Good News Granola is made from scratch, baked in small batches and sent to you with love.  There is goodness inside the bag and “wisdom outside”…good news on the back of each bag to start your day.  

Wonderful words of wisdom to motivate you as you enjoy the delicious flavors baked into their granola.

Though they currently only have two flavors, they sure do pack a ton of goodness!

Their Maple, Pecans and Coconut is made with rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, pecans, almonds, big flake coconut(unsweetened), real maple syrup, olive oil, brown sugar and a bit of sea salt.

The Cashews & Coconut was definitely my favorite and is made with rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, cashews, almonds, big flake coconut (unsweetened), real maple syrup, organic coconut oil, brown sugar, vanilla, a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of sea salt.

Currently they are in several stores on the East Coast or you can purchase online.  I’m hoping they will make their way to the West Coast soon!

Hudson Henry Bakery is so generous that they are offering one winner a bag of each of their delicious granola’s!  Enter through the Rafflecopter below 🙂

After breakfast we headed off to Stroller Strides to get in a sweaty workout.  It began at 9:15 and by that time it was already over 90!  Luckily there was plenty of shade to workout in but I definitely got my sweat on!

We stopped by the farmers market to pick up some organic strawberries before heading home.

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Love strawberry season!

When I got home I whipped up another quick smoothie/shake with a little added protein powder and the rest of my iced coffee from Stumptown.

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So good!  I also snacked on a few unpictured raw Blue Diamond Almonds 🙂

As I mentioned earlier, The Love Nugget was quite the handful yesterday so lunch was quickly thrown together as he threw a fit about not wanting to eat his.  Oh I have a feeling the next few months are going to me fun!  Luckily he decided to eat some of his meal after I took a bite so I was able to eat mine.

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Kale, baked organic chicken, tomatoes, avocado oil and nutritional yeast.  Followed by several bites of watermelon.  Can’t get enough!

I spent most the afternoon trying to finish unpacking, cleaning and doing laundry while also entertaining my little guy.

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Sticker collage, painting, helping with chores, dancing, playing with trains, and reading.  We did it all!

I also prepped a few food items that didn’t get done Sunday.  Cut up veggies, watermelon, and roasted some Kabocha squash.  So I of course had to sample a few bites 🙂

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With the heat a nice cool snack was sounding good a little later so I made us some banana froyo.

Coco Strawberry Banana Froyo

Coco Strawberry Banana Froyo

Ingredients

  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 3-4 fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tbsp. Chia Seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, blend bananas and strawberries until smooth. If using frozen strawberries you may have to add a bit of coconut milk, yogurt or other dairy/non-dairy option to get it moving a little.
  2. Add in coconut flakes and Chia seeds. Continue processing until smooth and creamy. Don't over process as it will begin to get soupy.
  3. Serve immediately or freeze until later 🙂
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We both loved it and I did even more so since it was topped with my new favorite granola!

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Dinner was a simple but delicious baked salmon with coconut oil, sea salt and pepper along with roasted veggies tossed in lemon juice, olive oil and balsamic.

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The salmon was amazing!  I believe it was a fresh caught steelhead salmon and it was so good!  I just spread coconut oil all over it, seasoned it with salt and pepper, then baked it at 375 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.  Super easy!

A little later I had some more watermelon because let’s face it, watermelon during the summer is so good!

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Disclaimer – Hudson Henry Baking Co. provided me with two bags of granola to review.  I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are of my own. 

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Comments

  1. How sweet of Hudson Henry Baking Co. to sending you packages of their granola to try. The flavors sound incredible, especially the Maple, Pecans & Coconut. I can imagine it’d be delicious topped on pancakes, smoothies, or even made into some type of cookie.

    Sorry to hear about love nugget.. he just looks so innocent in the above photo though 🙂 Ha Ha!

    Happy Birthday to your husband

  2. Everything looks so delicious and I can never say no to trying a new granola 🙂 I love it on top of my yogurt or even a sprinkle on top of oats for a little crunch.

  3. Love Granola stirred into some thick and creamy Greek yogurt with fresh berries! So yummy!

  4. Sampling kabocha squash after you roast it is a MUST!! 😉

  5. Happy Birthday to your husband!

    And, that’s nice of them to send you granola. It’s one of my favorite things to put in greek yogurt. That sounds good right about now, considering the 100+ degree weather we’ve been having.

  6. I have known Hope, of Hudson and Henry Baking Company for years. She is a genuine, caring, hardworking, down to earth person who stands by her product and her word. She cares about her family, friends and the world around her. It is nice to see the good guys win.

  7. Strawberry season is almost over in my neck of the woods. It was here and gone before you knew it! They look amazing though. The berries and your iced coffee too! So wish my son was back in his terrible twos, now am dealing with the terrible teens! Good Luck. Happy WIAW!

  8. Sorry the little love nugget is being a little toot. Boy, do I remember those days and sometimes we still have them! The granola looks really great and I love the packaging and ingredient list.

    Happy Birthday to your hubby! Hope the little guy is being a little more compliant today. 😉

  9. sara @ fitcupcaker says:

    the froyo looks awesome! Im going to try this soon!

  10. As many have mentioned. Greek Yogurt with granola and berries. PERFECTO!

  11. Happy birthday to your husband! All that food looks great, fresh strawberries are such a great summer treat!

  12. Oh gosh, I had an “I-want-to-pull-my-hair-out” day, too, yesterday while babysitting. I hope this is a very short phase your little guy is going through! He’s still so cute, at least. 🙂
    All of your eats look great. And I agree: watermelon is one of the best things during summer!

  13. YUM across the board. I love granola!! That one looks really good- especially on top of the fro-yo!

  14. That froyo looks great, I need to try it

    I hope your hubbie had a great birthday!

  15. Thanks Giselle! I am so glad you enjoyed the granola! I look forward to sending some to one of your readers!

  16. Georgiana says:

    Actually granola on fro-yo is one of my favorite ways to eat it too! Your pictures look scrumptious! Thank you!

  17. Looks like a delicious granola, and the company seems like a good one to support. The salmon dinner looks delicious–you know that’s one of my favorites!!

  18. Jordan D says:

    Granola is the best in greek yogurt and fruit parfaits. I love these flavors, I hope I get to try them 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Granola is a perfect pairing for yogurt and ice cream for me. Thanks!

  20. Love granola and yogurt and fruit parfaits! So So good! Those strawberries look amazing also!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Me too! I’m obsessed with Siggi’s yogurt lately! Especially with the granola!

  21. Vivian Sun says:

    With my organic vanilla yogurt ..is the best way to eat granola!

  22. katherine d says:

    love topping my smoothies with granola

  23. Both of those flavors sound amazing.

  24. Jeffrey says:

    I love granola straight out of the bag especially on road trips as it helps me stay awake when traveling during the night.

  25. That granola looks delis! I love having it in yogurt with some fruit… mmm!

  26. I will have to try that with the salmon! We eat fish every Friday night and I’m always up for new ideas about what to do with it. 🙂
    Congrats on the granola. It’s great when companies will provide a sample.

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Yes try it! So good! We actually had it again last night but topped it with a strawberry avocado salsa. Yum!

  27. Jessica says:

    I love granola in coconut yogurt!! With fresh berries 🙂 YUM! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  28. I love to eat granola with greek yogurt… or even straight out of the bag! 😉

  29. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

    I like adding it to my oatmeal!