Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Fascinations - A Nuttzo announcement, a Recipe and a DiscountCode

I am so so so so so so so very excited!  I just got picked to be a Nuttzo Ambassador. I can't even stand it. I get to represent a company and a product that I eat everyday and feed my kids everyday. And my "job duties?"  To share my love for Nuttzo!  Are you kidding?!  I do that anyway!  I have been doing that!

First, I am celebrating by giving you a coupon code for you to use whenever you don't want to make the trip to Whole Paycheck Foods and want to just buy it on the site. Ready?

runningwithsdmom-15 gets you 15% off!!  Even sale items!

And I have created a recipe for Frozen Protein Bites to also celebrate my new role.  Fair warning: I am not a food photographer.  No sir!  But I am a food eater.  So trust me when I say these are good on a hot day when you need a nutritious filling snack.  Here goes.

Frozen Protein Bites


1 cup Oats
1/2 cup Nuttzo - any flavor (I like Crunchy Chocolate)
1/4 cup sliced dry toasted almonds
2 TBS honey
1 tsp vanilla
A sprinkle of chocolate chips (I used chunks)
1 super ripe banana
1 1/2 scoops protein powder (vanilla flavor) - I used Aria from Trader Joe's

Pour your oats into a large bowl.

Mix in the 1/2 cup Nuttzo.

I told you I can't take good food pictures.  YUCK!

Throw in the sliced almonds.

Add in the honey.

Add in Vanilla.

I like to use this kind!

Add in chocolate chunks / chips and protein powder.

Make sure your bananas look like this.

Then mix it all together.  The bananas make it really sticky.

Now make little TBS size balls and lay them on a wax paper lined baking sheet.  Stick the entire  sheet in the freezer for 2-4 hours until they are flash frozen.  Now remove and throw into a large freezer bag for your snacking convenience.  Since they don't freeze solid (hard), they are good to eat right away on a hot day.  They are way too messy to eat thawed.  I eat about 2-3 for breakfast or whenever I need an energy boost.

The Final Product.  Trust me.  Please.  Tastes way better than it looks!  The best thing about this recipe is that little hands can help you make them.  Notice the little hands pouring in the vanilla?!

So what do you think?  Do you make treats that are terrible to look at but delicious to eat??  More importantly, do you LOVE Nuttzo as much as I do?

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom


  1. I don't take good pics either, but this recipe sounds GREAT! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Debbie! I hope you make them and love them!

  2. Congrats on getting to be an ambassador for a product you love. That recipe looks delicious. I may need to give that a try.

    And I love that you call it Whole Paycheck too. They used to call it that at an old job of mine, largely from a guy getting a salad from the salad bar and it costing almost $20.

    1. Seriously right? Nuttzo is a daily pantry staple in my house and I am so so excited!

      Yup! I know when I walk in there (and I do because I love that freaking store), I end up spending more than double what I expect to! Ha ha

  3. I haven't tried Nutzo yet! Is it sold in stores or only online?

    1. Before I knew you could buy it online, I was buying it at whole foods and when I have an I need Nuttzo emergency I still buy it there. Can't wait for you to try it. Yum!

  4. Congrats on the ambassadorship! :] I've never heard of Nutzo, but I'm gonna need to try it! :D I love all the ingredients that go into that recipe! :D