Alphabet Veggie Soup & Breakfast Muesli…and Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway !

Happy Thanksgiving week everyone !

Bob’s Red Mill was gracious enough to send me a few of their products to sample.  I got the Vegi Soup Mix, Muesli and the Bran Apple Muffin Mix.

The soup was amazing!!!  The mix is a combo of split peas, lentils, barley and some wheat alphabet pasta…my kids loved trying to spell their name out in their soup ;-)  And it was so incredibly easy.  I just sauteed an onion, a few carrots and 2 stalks of celery in a little olive oil and then added about 2.5 cups of the soup mix, 2 boxes of veggie broth and simmered for 45 minutes.  I added some S&P to taste.  The recipe on the bag says to blend until smooth and add milk but I like my soup a little chunky and decided to leave the milk out.  So delish…I will absolutely be buying this again…can’t wait to have leftovers for lunch tomorrow !

PS.  I added some garam masala to mine just because I love the flavor with lentils but wasn’t sure if my family would like it … I tried both ways and loved both.  So if you like that spice, add a teaspoon to yours !

Bob's Red Mill Vegi Soup Mix

Bob's Red Mill Vegi Soup Mix

For the muesli, I soaked 1 cup mix in 2 cups almond milk…we had it for breakfast and my kids loved it ! So hearty and healthy…and my 5 year old asked for some for dessert tonight…score!  I am going to sprinkle it over their yogurt in the morning.  There is also a chocolate chip muesli cookie recipe (no butter!) that I will make with the kids this week while they’re out of school and I’ll get back to you on how that turns out!

Bob's Red Mill Old Country Style Muesli

Muesli Cold Cereal

The Bran Apple Muffin mix I didn’t have as much luck with.  The recipe called for molasses which I didn’t have so I substituted brown rice syrup….no bueno !  I am going to try them again with molasses though and they also have an apple bran cookie recipe that I will give a try with the remaining mix.

You can’t win ‘em all I guess :)

Anywho, they have agreed to give one of these products (your choice) to 3 lucky winners…all you have to do is comment on this blog post and we will randomly pick 3 winners this week :) Good luck !!!  You can find all their products on their website

I’ll leave you with this picture…I tried to copy a veggie cake off Pinterest (you may have seen the original picture below on our facebook page??) Well…another flop ! Looks pretty pitiful…but it’s not going to discourage me from trying again :)


Pinterest Veggie Cake - original source:

Sad Veggie Cake


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About Jennifer

I am the mother of 2 beautiful children, Presley-7 and Cash-5 and married to an amazing husband and father, Todd. I have always thought of myself as a healthy person...I've always loved sports, working out and eating healthy. However, looking back, I've actually had a lot of unhealthy habits. I've tried every diet out there : Low fat (How did I think eating a box of fat free snackwells cookies was healthy?), Low carb (can you say fried pork skins GROSS)... as well as a long stint with disordered eating which started in college as a way to avoid those "freshman 15".
Well it wasn't until my 30s that I realized those kind of diets are just a quick fix, not a lifestyle. I think all foods can fit into a healthy diet as long as you practice moderation. I have found that I feel and look my best when I am eating mostly plant-based foods. Not to say I won't indulge in a filet every now and again... but I find that I crave meat less and less ! I have recently been fascinated with trying new vegetarian recipes...I NEVER thought I could give up chicken...used it eat it everyday, but I actually don't miss it at all.
I am trying to pass these healthy eating habits onto my children so they can avoid some of the diseases related to unhealthy diets.

Thanks for reading and hope you have a healthy day !!!!


  1. christa says:

    I love Bob’s Red Mill products! Haven’t tried these. Thanks for the give-away!

  2. Misty says:

    They all sound delish. Score w/the kiddos is awesome. museli was one of my favs growing up but I’ve not had in quite some time. Pray y’all a blessed & safe week with your angels outta school and more revvin up for holidays :)

  3. Amy says:

    Yum! The soup sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  4. Jennifer Clement says:

    I already <3 both of those Bob's Red Mill products!! I would LOVE to win them! Love reading yor blog and following you ladies on Facebook! Thanks for all the good info and recipes!

  5. Jocelyn says:

    I absolutely LOVE Bob’s Red Mill Old Country Style Muesli! This was great sustenance as I began my weight loss and journey to healthier eating. Who thought healthy eating like this could be so good?

    As a military wife and mom of four, we are always in places of isolation. So our eating options vary depending on what’s available. But thank goodness Bob’s Red Mill is always available at the base commissary!

    I first found out about Bob’s Red Mill Brand through a recommendation in a cookbook called “The Optimal Diet” by Darlene Blaney & Dr. Hans Diehl of the Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP). They highly recommended all of their products. So, I bought everything on the shelf!

    The sound advice that eating whole grain foods in every meal of the day is made easier because of the variety of products that Bob’s Red Mill provides. I always look forward to their new products. I have never tried the Vegi Soup Mix, but I think it would something my whole family would enjoy.

  6. April says:

    I would love to try this soup! Soup is a main staple in our house… I’ve even learned how to make burgers out of leftover soup!! :-)

  7. Cathy Lewis says:

    Love the Birthday Cake! My favorite Bob’s product is the 5 Grain Hot Cereal!

  8. Cathy Lewis says:

    Love the Birthday Cake! Bob’s is awesome. Love their Chia and the 5 Grain Hot Cereal.

  9. Kelly says:

    Looks so yummy! I love all of your ideas and recipes!

  10. Teresa Tolmosoff says:

    Oh I love Bob’s Red Mill products!

  11. Laurie says:

    I love Bob’s Red Mill products. My favorite is the 10 grain pancake mix. I never use the recipe on the back… I just add water for a smooth consistency. Delicious and super healthy.

  12. Michelle Crandall says:

    I have loved all of the Bob’s Red Mill products I have tried. All 3 of these are on my list to try.;)

  13. Bradley Anderson says:

    Tell Bob we’d like to try all of the above! Please!

  14. Bradley Anderson says:

    Tell Bob’s RFed Mill we’d like to try all of the above! Please!

  15. Amy says:

    The soup sounds and looks good. WIll have to try it sometime.

  16. Betsy says:

    My family loves Bob’s Red Mill. These products look great! Thanks for the reviews.

  17. Amita says:

    I never knew their vegi soup had alphabet pasta in it! Would love to try it. With one dairy allergic 4 year old I really enjoy your blog. Thank you!

  18. Holly B says:

    Would love to try the Muesli! I have to say that’s one of the few Bob’s Red Mill products I have yet to try. I love their other products! Happy Thanksgiving, Healthy Mama’s!

  19. katherine says:

    Ah great giveaway – I hope I win!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  20. Shamima says:

    I’ve been wanting to try their gluten free flour. I love the quality of Bob’s Red Mill products.

  21. Cindy Trubovitz says:

    I found your site while looking for a pumpkin pie recipe… and Bob’s Red Mill Vegi Mix caught my eye because I’ve been searching endlessly in our local stores for it. I first bought it for my daughter when she went to college and I discovered how tasty it was. Have been looking ever since to replenish our stock!

  22. Hope says:

    Love this stuff! Thanks for all you guys do!

  23. Hannah says:

    Vegi Soup mix looks awesome!

  24. Will says:

    The soups sound great. Both my kids (7 & 9) love soup, but can be picky eaters. The Bob’s Red Mill product sounds like a wonderful option. The Muesli product actually excites me more than the soup. I like the idea of soaking it in almond milk and eating it as a sweet desert breakfast. I’m sure my kids and wife would love to try.
    Thanks for the ideas and please continue with the great web site.

  25. Dana says:

    I would love to try !!!

  26. Cindy says:

    I love muesli…and soup is great this time of year too. I hope I win!

  27. Lisa H. says:

    Bob’s Red Mill is a great brand!

  28. Amanda says:

    I would love to try the muesli!! YUM! Thanks

  29. Simone says:

    The vegi soup mix looks yummy! Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Melissa says:

    Bob’s Red Mill products are the best!

  31. Kris says:

    I love Bob’s Red Mill products. THe soup mix look delish.

  32. Really enjoy Bob’s Red Mill. I haven’t tried these products but I sure need to. Thank you for the contest. Most of all, thanks for all you are doing to serve others. It is a blessing!

  33. Christina Perez says:

    Bob’s Red Mill products are awesome we haven’t tried these yet .

  34. Amber says:

    Yum!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  35. LaTeaDah says:

    Our family loves Bob’s Red Mill products! Especially their gluten-free ones. Their gf oatmeal is a staple at our house. :D

  36. Colleen says:

    Looks yummy!

  37. Nissa says:

    Love Bob’s Red Mill products & would love to try any one of these! Thank you!

  38. Robyn says:

    Hi, I really like your blog, thanks for sharing:) Just wondering, are the cartons of vege broth 32 oz size? I hope to make the soup soon, it looks delicious in your photo:) Thanka


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