Archive | July, 2011

Vendor of the Month: North County Tavern + Bowl

Posted on 28. Jul, 2011 in Uncategorized

What is vendor of the month? It is a special vendor that RockIt Mom has personal experience with and one that can benefit moms, families, ladies, and anyone wanting to try something new.

North County Tavern + Bowl is located in the Westfields North County Fair mall.  Inside a mall? Yes, inside a mall.  They also have pool tables, a full bar and great food. This is a uber-family oriented place to hang. Every nights is a special from late night bowling, industry night, karaoke night, kids eat free night, you call it night to rock n bowl night. (more…)

Weekly Tips for July 25, 2011

Posted on 24. Jul, 2011 in Uncategorized

Are you “done” with summer and getting ready for back to school or trying to enjoy every last minute? This launch pad is trying to squeeze as much fun as possible out of every minute. (more…)

Baked Ziti with Summer (Colorful) Vegetables

Posted on 24. Jul, 2011 in Food

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Weekly Tips for July 17, 2011

Posted on 17. Jul, 2011 in Uncategorized

Our launch pad is in summer mode. We are taking our own advice and enjoying the summer. We are off on an adventure this week, so the tips are short and sweet! (more…)

Weekly Tips for July 10, 2011

Posted on 10. Jul, 2011 in Uncategorized

Is this not the best summer ever? So much going on,  fabulous weather and amazing adventures! How is your summer going? (more…)

Weekly Tips for July 5, 2011.

Posted on 05. Jul, 2011 in Uncategorized

How are you handling your long weekend hangover? Exercising, eating healthy or taking care of that sunburn? The whole country seemed to enjoy beautiful weather.  What was your favorite part of Independance Day? (more…)

Chicken Tacos with Mango/Avocado Salsa

Posted on 05. Jul, 2011 in Food

Your family will thank you when these tacos hit the table. You can leave the  seeds in the jalapeno for a spicy kick; omit them if you prefer a mild salsa.

Ingredients

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

3/4 teaspoon salt, divided

4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil

1/2 cup diced peeled mango

1/2 cup diced peeled avocado

1/2 cup chopped tomato

1/3 cup prechopped onion

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon minced jalapeño pepper

8 (6-inch) corn tortillas

Preparation

1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Combine first 4 ingredients; stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt. Rub over chicken. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices.

2. While chicken cooks, combine mango and next 6 ingredients (through jalapeno); stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

3. Heat tortillas according to package directions; top with chicken and salsa.

Summer time – Drive Through Meals

Posted on 01. Jul, 2011 in Uncategorized

Here is a very informative article about how to order and eat when on the road.

Drive-Thru Nutrition even gives you a chart of what you think may be healthy but what to order instead and save yourself up to 400 calories and over 40 fat grams. (more…)