Memorial Day weekend is here! If you are looking for a healthy, creative meal that can be served at your backyard bash, this delicious Hummus Pizza with Arugula and Wild Mushrooms by Veronica Bosgraaf is full of flavor! Whether you make your own organic pizza dough, or buy store bought pizza dough to save some time, it is up to you! As a busy momma, I know how important time-saving shortcuts can be when cooking and baking with little ones underfoot!

Hummus Pizza with Arugula and Wild Mushrooms

Ingredients

Pizza Dough
¾ cup almond milk, homemade (page 34) or store brought
1 ½ teaspoons grapeseed oil, plus more for bowl
1 ½ teaspoon organic cane sugar
1 cup white whole-wheat flour, plus more for kneading
1 (1/4-ounce) package rapid rise dry yeast
½ teaspoon sea salt
¾ cup whole-wheat flour

Toppings
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
4 cups sliced mixed wild mushrooms
1 cup of fresh lemon juice
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
½ cup hummus, homemade (page 37) or store-bought
2 cups of loosely packed arugula
¾ cup sliced cherry tomatoes

Preparation

1 For the dough, heat the almond milk and oil in small saucepan set over medium heat and set aside.

2 In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the sugar until it is finely ground. Add the white whole-wheat flour, yeast, and salt and pulse two or three times to combine. With the machine running, slowly put the hot almond milk through the feed tube. Add the whole-wheat flour ¼ cup at a time, pulsing until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

3 Transfer the dough to a floured work surface. Knead for 4 to 5 minutes, and then shape into a ball. Put the dough in a large oiled bowl and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm place until doubled in size, 1 to 1 ½ hours.

4 Preheat the oven to 425 F. Dust 2 baking sheets lightly with flour and set aside.

5 Punch down the dough and divide it into 4 equal pieces. Lightly dust a cutting board with flour and roll each piece out into a circle that is 1/8 inch thick. Transfer 2 crust to each of the prepared baking sheets and prick the surfaces all over with a fork. Let it rest for 10 minutes.

6 Bake the crusts until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Set aside.

7 For the toppings, heat the oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.

8 Assemble the pizzas by spreading the hummus over the crusts and arranging the arugula, mushrooms, and tomatoes on top.

Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Serves 4.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Veronica Bosgraaf, founder of Pure Organic and author of the Pure Food cookbook.*

Wake up and smell the baobab juice! This delightful, freshly squeezed juice has the addition of Baobab fruit powder, which is nutritious and a rich source of vitamin C, providing you with natural energy to kick off your day!

Pandavita Baobab Juice 1

Fresh Baobob Juice

Ingredients

1 tsp PandaVita organic baobab powder
4 large carrots, peeled (“Mom” prefers organic)
4 oranges
2cm fresh ginger root

Preparation

Wash and peel the carrots.
Add the carrots and fresh ginger root to a juicer and juice them together.
Peel and juice the oranges to create a separate juice.
Mix the two juices together while adding the baobab powder.
Drink and enjoy!

Tip: If the juice is too thick, add a little water and mix well until the right consistency.

*Recipe and image courtesy of PandaVita.*

Summer is here in FL, with temps reaching into the 90’s already… and we are thirsty for ice cold water around the clock, it seems! Luckily for the Tiny Green Mom team, Contigo has some new water bottles that are keeping us refreshed and hydrated, with unique designs for every member of the family!

Contigo Gizmo Flip Blue

For little ones who are always grabbing for their older sibling’s water bottle and ditching their own sippy cup like my little guy, the Autospout Gizmo Flip is a game-changer! With no straw to pull out on top, and a new revamped design that keeps the straw attached inside the water bottle too, this pop-up design is pure perfection. It is 100% BPA-free, leak & spill-proof, easy to clean, and top rack dishwasher safe. Plus, my son is obsessed with pushing the straw down into place and pushing the button to ‘pop’ it back up…over and over again! Backseat boredom buster + water bottle in one! It’s a win!

Contigo Tumbler Blue

For older siblings who think sippy cups are for babies but for whom inevitable spills are still entirely possible, the Spill Proof Kids Tumbler does the trick! Available in 4 bright patterns, the tumbler features a no-spill valve in the straw makes it impossible to spill, and a seal around the straw offers extra protection against leaks. A soft grip bottom pad helps prevent the tumbler from tipping over on the coffee or dinner table, and it also fits most car cup holders, making it the perfect companion for car rides. At “Mom’s” house, our rule in the car is no open water cups, only water bottles or sippy cups for car trips. When you’re ready to wash the tumbler, the spill-proof straw twists apart to clean it easily, and the straw, lid, and body are top-rack dishwasher safe. It is 100% BPA-free.

Contigo Autoseal

Not to leave out Mom or Dad, Contigo’s new 24 oz. AUTOSEAL® Chill takes spill-proof to a whole new level. For “Mom,” that means daily weight training sessions are kept hydrated with cold water and no spills happen on the gym floor. Plus, you are in charge of opening and closing the top…once you stop pushing the button to take a sip, it seals closed. Made of stainless steel, drinks stay cold up to 28 hours with Thermalock™ Vacuum Insulation. Win!

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

It’s a beach blanket! It’s a pool! Yes, this multi-functional Beach Blanket Pool by EverEarth can be used either as a blanket while lounging on the sand or grass… or flip it over and it becomes an instant kiddie pool! Your little ones can stay cool, refreshed and nearby while playing at the beach. Simply dig a shallow hole, place the blanket over the top, fill with water, and the blanket has been magically transformed into a tiny private oasis. Yes, you will be tempted to join your little ones in it on a hot summer day… and it is much bigger than it appears in the pictures!

Beach Blanket Bucket

The Blanket comes in an adorable bucket-shaped bag that also acts as a waterproof bucket to carry the water to fill the pool. The well-thought out design of the Beach Blanket Pool makes this a must-have for any beach outings this summer…and since we live in FL, there will be plenty as the weather is already over 90 F this week!

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But what makes the Beach Blanket Pool a winner to the Tiny Green Mom team are the eco-friendly aspects! By using TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) instead of PVC, which is in most kiddie pools, EverEarth uses a material that is phthalate-free, biodegradable, recyclable, and has helped reduce carbon dioxide output by 20% based on similar PVC outputs. It also features recycled packaging! You can learn more here.

Beach Blanket Pool 3

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The EverEarth Beach Blanket Pool Giveaway ends on May 31st, 2017 and is open to the US only. Please make sure to leave a separate comment for every each and every entry that you make so that they will count for you!

Thank you! “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom can’t wait to announce the winner of this eco-fabulous giveaway!

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

Move over veggie kabobs, frozen black bean burger patties, tofu and salads! Derived from pecans, garbanzo beans and spices – all you need is the Neat Original Mix for a great-tasting meatless burger. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, trying to eat less meat or just want to be a good host – it’s not always easy coming up with great-tasting, meatless options for cookouts. neat has you covered, delivering an all-natural, high-quality protein with ingredients people know and can pronounce.

neat Meatless Burger

Ingredients

1 Pack of neat Original Mix
1 egg or neat egg substitute
¼ cup water
½ cup diced vegetables

Preparation

Combine all ingredients & mix well. Form mixture into four patties. Brown for 3 ½ minutes on each side in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Place on a toasted bun; top with desired condiments. “Mom” loves fresh slices of tomato and avocado on top, or guacamole & swiss cheese! Enjoy!

*Recipe and image courtesy of neat.*

A perfect accompaniment to just about anything, these grilled vegetables are dressed in a light sweet onion vinaigrette with a little help from Moore’s Marinades! Summer…here we come!

Grilled Vegetables with Homemade Sweet Onion Vinaigrette

Ingredients

¼ cup Moore’s Original Marinade
1 medium yellow squash
1 small zucchini
1 baby eggplant
1 small red, yellow, or orange bell pepper
1 green tomato cut into 1/3
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
freshly ground pepper

Homemade Vinaigrette Dressing

1-2 tbsp minced fresh cilantro, basil or dill
1/2 medium red onion, cut into thirds

Preparation

Cut squash, zucchini, and eggplant lengthwise into ½” thick slices.
Cut pepper into 1″ wide slices.
Arrange all vegetables in a large baking pan.
Whisk together Moore’s Original Marinade, olive oil and vinegar.
Measure out, and reserve ¼ cup for onion vinaigrette.
Brush remaining marinade mixture on vegetables.
Sprinkle with pepper.
Prepare grill for medium-high heat.
Coat grill rack with cooking spray.
Grill vegetables until golden brown and tender on both sides.
Transfer all vegetables except onion slices to a plate.
Transfer onion to cutting board and dice; place in a small bowl.

Homemade Vinaigrette Dressing

Start with the 1/4 cup of marinade from steps 4-5.
Add reserved marinade mixture to bowl of onions from step 12.
Stir in herbs.
Spoon on vegetables to serve.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Moore’s Marinades & Sauces.*