This post was sponsored by Happi Foodi, but all opinions are our own
Anyone else just get crazed around the holiday season? I don’t know what alarm goes off in our brains that says “you have to get this much done before the end of the year!”. But it does! Every year. And every year we’re running around like mad women trying to finish all the things we’ve overbooked for ourselves. A lot of people these days try to glamorize being overly busy, but if you ask us, sometimes there’s not much glamour to it at all. Sometimes it’s just hard!
We both love to be in the kitchen. Cooking, baking, making cocktails, whatever it may be! But during seasons of life when things do get really crazy, making meals for ourselves can become less of a priority. And I don’t know about you, but eating out all the time just results in us feeling blah. Blah about not making the healthiest choices and blah about spending money that we should be saving! Cue Happi Foodi!
We recently discovered Happi Foodi and first of all, fell in love with their packaging, because hellooooo! Could it be anymore colorful?! And secondly, we loved their mission statement:
“We believe in the joy of a real meal and that food can bring people together for a greater good. That’s why we champion and support hyper-local organizations across the U.S. that are working to:
Reveal the joy of a real meal
Eliminate food insecurity through urban agriculture
Transform lives and help underserved communities thrive”
Sold! We decided which dishes we wanted to try out and jetted out to Walmart to buy em!
We chose: Barbacoa Mac & Cheese, Mozzarella Jalapeno Arepas, Tequila Lime Chicken & Rice, and Cuban Style Egg Rolls! And we decided after a really busy week that a girls’ night in would be the perfect excuse to make some of them!
Another thing we loved when we were reading up on Happi Foodi was the fact that they take familiar or traditional dishes (like chicken & rice or egg rolls) and add their own twist (like a tequila lime sauce or a Cuban flair!), and that you can pair a lot of their dishes together to create a meal! We decided to pair the Tequila Lime Chicken with our Cuban Style Egg Rolls and we weren’t disappointed! If you know us, you know your girls cannot do anything spicy! These two dishes had delish flavoring without burning our tongues. ;)
On top of the fresh ingredients and the unique flavors, convenience is also something that’s super important to us, especially on a day after emails, meetings, conference calls, photoshoots, or whatever the day may hold (life of a freelancer, am I right?! Ha!) and we’re just tired. So something we can pop in the oven for 20 minutes and steam for 10 minutes (most likely while we’re having a glass of wine) is ideal. ;)
Give us a rom-com and girls’ night is good to go!
Our wallets and tummies are a little happier! Would love to know if you guys have tried Happi Foodi and what your faves were, cause planning our next Walmart trip to pick up some new ones ASAP!
Love & egg rolls,
J & C