Choose Two Items At Corner Bakery For Under $9



Guests at Corner Bakery can now create their own perfect lunch or dinner by selecting two of their favorite menu items. The great thing about Corner Bakery is you order at the counter so it’s quick if you are on a tight schedule. Plus, there are options for every taste bud. Sandwiches, soup, flat beads and salads. Following are the choices you can pick from for the Choose Two items:

Choose Any Two menu items include:

  • Half Sandwich or Half Panini; like the guest favorites Chicken Pesto Sandwich or Chicken Pomodori Panini
  • One Grilled Flat; select from four flavorful varieties
  • Cafe Handcrafted Pasta; with options ranging from Pesto Cavatappi to Mac & Three Cheese
  • Cafe Fresh Salad; like the Chopped Salad, all made with only the freshest ingredients
  • Cup of Soup; homemade and slow-simmered soups


The salads are big and always green and fresh. Plus their soups are made from scratch and there are several to pick from. I also like that you can order carrot sticks in place of potato chips.


For more information visit Corner Bakery on Facebook.

5 Places To Take Your Aquaball


Getting you kids drink fix on the go is as easy as 1-2-3 with the new and improved AquaBall bottles. The narrower bottle now fits into cupholders and is easier for small hands to hold, with a more secure, easier-to-open closure. Say goodbye to spills forever!

These cute little bottles are also extremely portable and are packed with vitamins B3, B5, B6, and C. With Zero Calories and preservative free these kid friendly beverages are perfect to stash in your backpack for family adventures. Here are 5 suggestions on where to bring your AquaBalls!

1.The Beach


AquaBalls fit great in a beach cooler and are a great source of hydration after being out in the sun!

2. The Park


Let the kids cool off with a flavored water and a smile from Elsa! They will never want to let their AquaBalls go!


   3.  Amusement Parks


Why pay amusement park prices for a drink when you can bring along Iron Man and 10 ounces of Purified water. When it’s empty you can fill it back up with a water fountain.


4. School Lunch


Instead of packing a juice box or can of soda, offer your kids a drink that won’t contribute to weight gain, but rather support their health. Pack them an AquaBall. They are easy to open and taste great!


5.  After School Activities Or As A Snack

Kids are hungry and thirsty after school. Feel good about giving them something with proper nutrition.  AquaBall tastes great with Pizza!

AquaBall Flavors

  • Berry Frost
  • Fruit Punch
  • Grape
  • Strawberry Lemonade

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New Nintendo Inspired Flavors At Yogurtland


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I don’t know about you but I am melting here in Southern California! If you are melting too, head on over to Yogurtland and cool off with some new Nintendo inspired flavors. When stepping into select Yogurtland locations between July 1 and Sept. 8, you will crave the sweet and refreshing taste of frozen yogurt met with the sweet and refreshing faces of some of Nintendo’s most recognizable superstars. Classic characters like Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi and Bowser that star in popular Nintendo 3DS games like Mario Kart 7 and New Super Mario Bros. 2  adorn the walls, cups and collectible biodegradable spoons that can only be found at the self-serve store. You can even power-up their palates with Nintendo-inspired flavors like Mario’s Chocolate Gelato, Luigi’s White Chocolate Pistachio and Toad’s Rocky Road that are as delicious as they sound.

FACT:  Nintendo is encouraging you to take your portable systems with you when visiting Yogurtland so you can play the hottest games while you enjoy your cool treats.

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We tried the Yoshi’s honeydew last week and it tasted like the real thing! My daughter gives it a thumbs up!

To expand the fun experience outside of the store, Yogurtland is also hosting a sweepstakes that offers the best treats summer has to offer. By visiting, fans of Nintendo, Yogurtland and winning cool prizes can enter for a chance to win a Wii U system and one year of free frozen yogurt. All participants have to do is visit the website starting on July 1 and follow the simple steps to enter. One grand prize package will be rewarded every week during the 10-week promotion. By entering the sweepstakes, you are also eligible for instant giveaways, including unlimited frozen yogurt cups, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games, as well as shiny new Nintendo 3DS systems that come with one game.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Mission Viejo

This is a guest post by Rachel Trotter.Let Restaurants On The Run


Tropical Smoothie Cafe Mission Viejo

Attention Orange County, it’s time to eat!  Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a chain of restaurants that are opening in Orange County and it’s newest location is in Mission Viejo.  If you have never heard of them, you might think of it as a Jamba Juice meets a Panera.  There are a wide variety of smoothies to choose from as well as healthy and wholesome wraps, bowls, salads and sandwiches!

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My kids and I were invited to come by and try out their food.  I was glad to see that the food they offered the kids was both kid-friendly and healthy!  We choose the Cheese Quesadilla with chicken and of course, the Chocolate Chimp smoothie to go with.  The quesadilla was ooey gooey and devoured!  The smoothie is made with bananas and chocolate and was a hit as well as sweet enough to pass for dessert.  Little did they know it was good for them!

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I chose to try something I’ve never had before:  Roasted Plantains.  These are served with jerk seasoning and a honey drizzle.  They have a texture between a banana and a potato and the sweetness of the honey and the savoriness of the jerk seasoning was a nice contrast!

As I looked for a smoothie, the Avocolada caught my eye.  This smoothie is made with avocado, pineapple, spinach, kale, coconut and lime.  In one cup, you get healthy fats from the avocado, digestive help from the pineapple, greens from the spinach and antioxidants from the kale, all in a creamy, sweet and tangy drink!


The Caribbean Jerk bowl was my pick for dinner.  This one comes with seasoned black beans, pineapple salsa, romaine, cheddar and jerk sauce.  The bowls are similar to a salad, but with the addition of rice to make it a bit heartier.  This was really a great combo of flavors!  The pineapple salsa brought a sweetness to the savory chicken and the black beans brought a nice texture while the sauce made the whole meal come together.


There were too many good smoothies to choose from and my boys are heavy drinkers (only juice and milk, I promise!) so we also ordered the Chocolate Chiller, Sunrise Sunset and Lil’ Limeberry.  The Chocolate Chiller, which is made of chocolate, white chocolate and non-fat yogurt, tasted like a frozen hot chocolate without the guilt!  Sunrise Sunset is a combination of strawberries, pineapple, mango, and orange juice is, as you can guess, a tropical vacation in your mouth.  The Lil’ Limeberry is strawberries and lime.  I would tell you what it was like, but my 3 year old wouldn’t share!  That’s a pretty clear sign it was great!

The newest Tropical Smoothie Cafe is located directly across from Saddleback College at 28181 Marguerite Parkway.  If you want to grab something to eat fast, but also want to fuel your body, skip the fast food and try Tropical Smoothie Cafe.  Your summer beach body will thank you!

Taste The Flavor Of Hawaii With Aloha Spreads

This is a guest post by Rachel Trotter. You can find Rachel on Instagram at @rctrotter.


Aloha Spreads

A couple years back I took a trip to Oahu with my husband.  While we were there, we stopped at a local market and ran into Aloha Spreads.  It was so good, I bought several jars and brought them home for my family to enjoy!

Years later, I was still thinking about that delicious peanut butter (yes, it is that good), so I tracked them down again.  It was like Christmas morning when I got a shipment of the Banana, Coconut and Almond peanut butter flavors!

So let me tell you a little bit about this peanut butter.  It is all natural, organic, vegan, GMO free and made with only sustainable ingredients.  It is also gluten, additive and preservative free.  Most importantly, its delicious!  It is smooth and creamy and flavorful.  Unlike other natural peanut butters, you don’t have to stir it up to use it. On top of that, peanut butter is a fantastic and kid-approved source of protein!  I’ve tried fish and no, it’s not kid-approved.


They offer the following flavors:  Peanut Only, Plain, Coconut, Banana, Lemon Peel, Liliko’i Mango, Almond, Macadamia, Orange and Apple Cinnamon.  These are not flavors that come from a bottle that a factory made that is trying to make a “banana” flavor or a “coconut” flavor, these flavors come straight from the source and you can truly taste it.  They are the real deal and so ono! That’s Hawaiian for delicious!

Other than the obvious PB&J, this peanut butter is great on pancakes…

fruit…Coconut on a strawberry is awesome!

on a sundae…

and well, this speaks for itself, right?


If you would like to try Aloha Spreads, you can order online at and the shipping is free!  If you happen to be in San Diego, check out the local farmers market where they like to pop up!

Visit Aloha spreads on Facebook and Twitter.