Thursday, April 5, 2012

Roasted Garbanzos- Cheap, Easy, Healthy and Yummy!

I don't normally post recipes, but I'm a bit bored searching deals tonight so I thought it would be fun to mix it up a bit! Although as frugal and thrifty I am (some would say I'm "cheap") my big ticket items for my family are food, we eat mostly organic when possible (or as natural as I can get my kids to agree to). It's expensive! 

Anyway, on to the quick easy recipe! I was hungry for a crunchy, filling snack tonight (times like this I wish I would have left those cheetos my kid threw into the cart when I wasn't looking, in the cart!). We do however have can of garbanzo beans handy, even better!

-Drain  a can of garbanzo beans, pat dry
-coat with olive oil
- use whatever seasoning you'd like- I used madras curry (kind of sweet, kind of spicy). You can use anything really, garlic salt, cinnamon, etc.!
-put on a baking sheet and bake at 450 for 30-45 min. until they are crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside!

Cheap, easy, healthy and yummy!

I found this recipe on Fitness in the 608 which by the way is an awesome blog for those looking for great exercise tips as well as all around healthy tips! Please check it out if you get a chance!


Adorable Infant/Toddler/Kids Shoes $7.50 + Free Shipping!


Adorable shoes can be found on Totsy tonight! Check out the prices + shipping is free with your first order! 

New customers to Totsy can score free shipping on their first purchase HERE! 
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Win a Kiwi Crate or $500 Plum District Dollars!

Enter to win a Kiwi Crate or $500 Plum District dollars! 
Enter from Kiwi Crate HERE (easy peasy entry!)

What's a Kiwi Crate? Kiwi crates are filled with fun crafty materials to encourage creativity! Art, science, & imaginative play project for kids ages 3-7. We've had 3 fun crates delivered so far and my kids have had a blast making a solar system mobile, wind sock, fishing game, wind cars and more! I've been so impressed with each box- quality materials and enough for 2 kids to enjoy together (we just made wind cars last night, there was 2 included in the box) and we always have materials left over to use creatively later on!

Find out how more about ordering Kiwi Crates (and receive $10 off your first box) here!

38% off Step2 Push Around Buggy 10th Anniversary

38% off Step2 Push Around Buggy 10th Anniversary- $38.21 shipped (choose free super saver shipping) from Amazon. Prices are subject to change! :) Both of my kids LOVED riding in this! Great bargain considering the resale value is so good when your kids have outgrown it!

40% off K'NEX K'nex 521 Piece Value Tub- $15

40% off K'NEX K'nex 521 Piece Value Tub- down to $15 from Amazon! Prices are subject to change.

53% off The Muppets (DVD)

53% off The Muppets from Amazon today! Grab this movie for just $13.99!

Free Music from Up and Coming Artists!

Check out this new section from Amazon- Free music from up and coming artists! Currently there are 9 song freebies, you may just find a new favorite artist here! Score the free songs from Amazon here!

Alex Toys 50% off Sale! Huge Selection!

Tons of awesome discounts from Hautelook today! Hautelook is totally free to join (just an email is required), their sales are new everyday and feature name brands with fabulous discounts! My favorite sale today is Alex toys, most everything is 50% off! Prices start at just $3.50!

 They also have fabulous sales for mom & dad, too! Check out Hautelook here if your interested!

50% off Chuggington Interactive Train Set

$35 for a Kids’ Chuggington All-Around or Steam Around Interactive Train Set ($79.99 Value)! We have this fun set- it's definatly a hit with my 2.5 year old (we have the all around set). Shipping is an additional $5.

This is a Groupon deal- Not yet on Groupon? Grab a free account here (just an email required).

The find this deal directly from Groupon here!

50% off Tri-Blade Spiral Vegetable Slicer!

I'm super excited about the Groupon deal I just scored! My kids are PICKY eaters and veggies are a hard sell at my house! Sweet potato fries are a staple and get expensive by the bag- I can't wait to make our own with this fun gadget! This will also be great for a mama trying to cut down on carbs, hello zuccini pasta!

This gadget is just $29 shipped ($24 + $5 shipping) through Groupon today! I'm seeing it priced at $44 from other online merchatets! This is a great deal!

Then find this deal directly here!

Garnier Freebie (Noon EST)

Another freebie at noon today- head over to the Garnierusa Facebook page, here is what was posted on their Facebook page yesterday "Be on the lookout for a sample giveaway tomorrow at around noon EST. Don't forget to 'share' with your friends!" 

Thank you Deal Wise Mommy!

Victoria's Secret Reward Card Giveaway (noon EST)

Coming up at 11am CST pop over to the Victoria's Secret Facebook page for a chance at 1,333 Victoria's Secret reward cards valued from $10 off of $50 to $500 off a purchase! Good luck!