This year is flying by, we are already in March. On the blog today is a easy fruit rainbow you can make for any St. Patrick Day parties. We headed up to my in laws house for family time and it was huge hit. This dish is so easy which is probably why I loved it, work smarter not harder. You pick your favorite assortment of fruits that include all the colors of the rainbow.
Red: strawberries or raspberries
Orange: oranges, I used little Halo Oranges that way people don’t have to peel anything. or cantaloupe
Yellow: pineapple or banana
Green: green grapes or kiwi
Blue: blueberries or blackberries
Purple: purple grapes
Then add whip cream to one side to make it look like a cloud. On the other-side you can add chocolate coins as if the rainbow found the pot of gold. So in all honestly I forgot the chocolate coins at home and ended up using real coins for this blog. Luckily my in-laws had gold dollar coins we could use! Overall this is a fun and easy snack to make for any get together. If you give it a try be sure to tag me on Instagram!
There are just times you want some good comfort food but sometimes that comfort food doesn’t mix well with your dietary restrictions. Whether are looking for a healthy alternative or a gluten free snack Feel Good Foods is here to deliver delicious snacks!
My husband and I LOVE snacking but are trying to eat healthier. Finding Feel Good Foods at our local Wal-Mart has been great! We fell in love with these mac and cheese bits. Not only are these gluten-free but Feel Good Foods also use beef and chicken raised without antibiotics & cage-free eggs. So you can not only eat delicious snacks but truly feel good about it.
These snacks are very easy to make. I typically use my air fryer to cook most of the Feel Good Food products. This is the air fryer we have used for the last couple years and absolutely love it! I popped these mac and cheese balls in the air fryer at 400 for 20 mins. They came out so crispy and gooey. Then pair it with some marinara sauce and you have a perfect snack.
Feel Good Foods has other amazing snack products too, like spring roles ( chicken and vegetable), pot stickers ( chicken, pork and vegetable), mozzarella sticks and many more! Truly so many amazing gluten-free snacks to try. You don’t want to miss out on these tasty snacks and they are now at your local Wal-mart, Whole foods and Sprouts! If you try these snacks out let me know in the comments below how you liked them!
Why is it during the holidays I find I’m buying more for myself than for others? Please don’t tell me I’m the only one, I can’t be right? Well even if you are buying a nice gift for yourself or someone in your family they will love this modern cutting board.
What I love about this cutting board by Hultzzzy it is a very high quality but also functional. Throughout 2020 my husband and I have been home a lot more this year and we have been trying lots of new recipes. This cutting board has a media slot barrier for your phone or tablet. This makes looking at a new recipes on Pinterest and cooking such a breeze.
It also has these handy acrylic trays that can make chopping and prepping very organized. Each weekend I like to prep/chop our veggies for the week and this cutting board has made it so easy. You just slide your chopped up veggies right into the tray. Overall anyone in your family who likes to cook or is just in the kitchen a lot would love this gift.
Hultzzzy is a local business in Phoenix, Arizona which just makes this an even more of an awesome gift idea. I love supporting local businesses throughout the year but especially this year, 2020 has been hard for so many people. Whether you are already a guru in the kitchen or just starting out, this cutting board will bring out the inner chef in you!
The Hultzzy graciously sent me their cutting board, but as always, opinions expressed on Hibbs Life & Style are independent and comprehensive. Bella Hibbs is the founder and CEO of Hibbs Life & Style.
I don’t know about you but I wear many hats at my job so I need products that work with my busy lifestyle. Most days I’m auditioning actors and models, but I am also teaching workshops and running my social media channels. So when Revive Superfoods reached out about their ready to blend smoothies, I was intrigued.
These smoothies have all the ingredients in the cup and all you have to do is add your preferred liquid and blend! I use almond milk to blend my smoothies and they taste great. They have tons of different flavors Pink Dragon, Grass is Greener, Matcha Maker plus so many more flavors. You can choose from 15 different flavored smoothies that are packed with fruits and veggies.
Theses smoothies get delivered right to your door each week or month. They are packed with dry ice to keep everything cold and fresh in case you’re not home to put away.
These smoothies are perfect for a busy morning or in-between work meetings. I just pour and blend, that’s it! Through their website, they have made it very easy to skip a month or cancel at any time. Also if you are interested in trying out new flavors you can always mix it up each week/month.
Revive Superfoods reached out to me and gave me an awesome discount code for my followers/readers of 60% off your first box with code “BELLAHIBBS60“. That means 9 smoothies for only $20.70!
Once you try them come back and let me which flavor is your favorite! Right now I’m loving this pink dragon smoothie!
The holidays are in full swing with less than 20 days till Christmas. Before family comes to town and you start hosting dinners or events take a girl’s night at Desert Ridge Marketplace!
A couple of friends and I headed up to Desert Ridge Marketplace to try out their new Sip and Stroll plus have a girl’s night. This new feature, Sip, and Stroll is where you can grab a drink and walk around outside. This time of year in Arizona is why we live here, the most perfect weather. Though this is an outside bar they will still ID you and give you a wrist band to make sure you are of age to drink. Desert Ridge is a family-friendly shopping center and I remind everyone to drink responsibly and never drink and drive.
This is great for people who don’t want to do all the shopping or just reward yourself after you get all your shopping done. The bar station is located right outside CB Live and you can order wine, signature cocktails, beer, and even hard seltzers. There is a little bit for everyone. As always I got chardonnay because you all know how much I love my wine. Jess and Jessica got Truly hard seltzers, which taste amazing. Right outside of CB Live there is a big screen that they will put on movies or football games which would be perfect for everyone in the family. Plus if you have kids they can go play on a small playground where they can run and climb on it.
Desert Ridge Marketplace does such a good job of adding new fun murals or interactive art! We got to write on their Before I Die wall, with some of our goals, it was a lot of fun. They provide chalk on the side, plus it’s fun to read everyone else’s goals.
You can walk around within Desert Ridge Marketplace with a drink but you must stay within certain boundaries that are clearly marked throughout the marketplace. If you have any questions there will be security guards to help you. It’s so nice to be able to relax with a drink and walk around outside. After we got a drink we did a little shopping. A brand new H&M just opened up in Desert Ridge and it has all the cutest fall clothes that you need. Plus a brand new VS Pink store right next door. You can get all your holiday shopping done in one spot this year.
If you are looking for a fun girls night or just a relaxing time outdoors head to Desert Ridge Marketplace. The Sip and Stroll is available on Fridays from 4 pm to 12 am, Saturday from 12 pm to 12 am and Sunday from 12 pm to 7 pm with the last call thirty minutes before. Plus Desert Ridge Marketplace has lots of restaurants that you can go enjoy dinner or happy hour at! I just love this new feature they offer, so go check out their new Sip & Stroll and tell me what you think! 🙂
Desert Ridge Marketplace graciously hosted us, but as always, opinions expressed on Hibbs Life & Style are independent and comprehensive. Bella Hibbs is the founder and CEO of Hibbs Life & Style and holds a degree in Hospitality and Tourism with a specialization in hotel management.
Cinco de Mayo is less than a week away and first of all I can think is where is did 2019 go and where can I get a deal on tacos! I have rounded up some fun Cinco de Mayo outfit inspiration plus local deals happening around the Scottsdale /Phoenix area!
Going into the new year I’m sure you have lots of amazing goals that have something to do with health and fitness! As you may know, that diet is the most important part of any weight loss goal, but some habits are hard to break.
I personally love to snack all day long but that can add up to a lot of unwanted calories. The best way to succeed with your goals is to identify your habits and see if you can find a healthy substitution.
Today I’m sharing with you an amazing high protein snack that will keep you on track this year! Saffron Road chickpeas are packed with 6 grams of protein, vegan and come in lots of different flavors so you won’t get bored.
These Saffron Roads chickpeas can be eaten on their own as a snack or you can add a little extra protein to your salads or hummus. I personally love just eating them on their own and I love the wasabi flavor! The wasabi flavor is very spicy, I personally love that spice but if you don’t then go for the classic sea salt flavor. This snack has really helped me be able to snack throughout the day without satisfying my goals. I feel good about eating them since there are 6 grams of protein per serving and very filling. You can buy the bag or they also have individual packages that are great lunches.
Here is a list of all their flavors they sell on Amazon! As you can see these chickpeas are very healthy and a great addition to your meal plan. Plus you have to try their new flavor salted caramel, these are so tasty. There is a little less protein for the salted caramel but it’s great if you want something sweet. I also suggest measuring out the salted cameral ones so you are eating the correct serving size.
You can find Saffron Road products on Amazon, Safeway and a few other grocery stores depending on where you live, I suggest using the store locator on their website. Overall I can’t recommend these chickpeas enough!
As temperatures in the valley are finally under triple-digits, I know many of you are looking for a relaxing place to spend your weekends. And I have the perfect spot for you! Last weekend I visited the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa which is located on Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, conveniently located 8 miles north of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. This award-winning resort is a hidden gem in the area. As soon as you step onto the property you can immediately feel the zen vibes through the lush, green landscaping and the private atmosphere.
We started the day with lunch at the Elements restaurant where you can indulge in the farm-fresh American Cuisine and impeccable service. No matter where you sit in the restaurant, you will have a beautiful view of the resort which overlooks the mountainous terrain. The restaurant is stunning and the food is outstanding! Our server Cassandra was very knowledgeable about the menu and provided great recommendations. We started with the old bay poached shrimp and roasted eggplant hummus. As you can see, the shrimp were huge and delicious!
old bay poached shrimp
roasted eggplant hummus
Then for lunch, I had the turkey burger with a side salad. The turkey burger came on a warm pretzel bun. All the food was delicious and so fresh. Even with all these food, we had to get dessert especially after our server Casandra told us about he pb bombe! The pb bombe is very rich chocolate and creamy peanut butter. I suggest sharing this dish with others as it is very rich in flavor. If you are not much of a chocolate person I would go with the key lime tart. The key lime tart has a flaky crust, topped with coconut sorbet. This dessert is a light refreshing option.
key lime tart
After lunch, we enjoyed the afternoon by the pool. A pool day was so needed after all my traveling this month. The resort pool is breathtaking. You get to enjoy the gorgeous views of the mountains over the crystal blue infinity pool. One thing I love about this whole resort is that it’s so quiet! You can truly relax and enjoy the moment.
Learn more about the Sanctuary Camelback Resort & Spa and available luxury accommodations here.
Make your reservations at the Elements restaurant here.
The Sanctuary Camelback Resort & Spa graciously hosted us, but as always, opinions expressed on Hibbs Life & Style are independent and comprehensive. Bella Hibbs is the founder and CEO of Hibbs Life & Style and holds a degree in Hospitality and Tourism with a specialization in hotel management.
I am a huge fan of meal prepping for the week but even I sometimes run out of the house without enough food. It’s better to eat something than not eating at all. If you don’t eat and skip meals you are more likely to binge later. My go-to snack right now is Starbucks yogurt parfaits with a black coffee. With 14 grams of protein, and a good source of a probiotic you can’t go wrong.
I understand not everyone drinks their coffee black so here are a few low-calorie drink options that are under 100 calories.
Caffe latte- tall, non-fat milk
Cinnamon dolce latte- skinny tall, non- fat milk
Caramel macchiato- skinny, tall, non- fat milk
Have you tried Starbucks yogurt parfaits? What’s your favorite snack from Starbucks?
You may know that the melting pot is famous for their cheese and chocolate fondue but The Melting Pot just introduced the new grill cooking style to their menu! I suggest doing the 4-course dinner to get the full experience. This comes with the cheese fondue, salad, chocolate fondue and of course the grill cooking style.
We started with the cheese fondue, classic alpine and the spinach artichoke that comes with veggies, meats, and pretzel bread. Remember this is just the first course, so don’t fill up on cheese and bread. Then I had the farm fresh California salad, this was mixed greens, candied pecans, gorgonzola, and a housemade raspberry walnut vinaigrette! This was very refreshing to have after eating cheese and bread.
At this point, your server will switch out your cheese pots and place the grill in front of you (along with your assorted meats and veggies). Don’t worry if you don’t eat meat, they even have a vegetarian option! Your server will tell you cooking times for each meat, then you can start placing on the grill along with your veggies. It also offers 6 different sauces and your server will tell you which ones pair best together. The Melting Pot provides a great experience, where people aren’t on their phones but are actually talking and enjoying each others company.
The new grill cooking style was delicious! We had beef, scallops, pork, chicken breasts, and wild mushroom sacchetti. I personally don’t eat red meat but the other table guests raved about how good it was. I personally loved the wild mushroom, and the scallops was divine.
It wouldn’t be the melting pot without chocolate fondue! There are 8 different chocolate fondue to choose from but we went with the caramel toffee crunch. This comes with a plate of fruits, cookie bites, oreo powdered marshmallows and more! Talk about the perfect way to end an amazing dinner. We were not able to finish all the dessert and they were kind enough to box it up so we could enjoy later, which I defiantly did.
This four-course dinner costs $49.95, and the vegetation option is a little cheaper at $25.95 (these prices may vary from state to state). If you don’t have time for a four-course dinner, The Melting Pot has happy hour Monday- Friday 4pm to 6pm so you can stop in for a glass of wine and cheese fondue. Beyond the amazing food, The Melting Pot offers an experience to get off our phones, talk face to face and celebrate with friends and family. All 3 Arizona locations are now offering this new grill cooking style at their locations so stop in to try their new menu ideas along with some old favorites.