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Days away from the Chicas Poderosas Concert at People En Español Festival! {Ticket Giveaway}

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On behalf of the gente muy amables at People En Español and our very own Texas Latino Bloggers, we are giving away two Family Four Packs and one Pair of tickets to the Chicas Poderosas concert...so are you in?

The Festival this year is all about empowering youth and encouraging families to attend the free day festivities at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. On Sunday, August 31st 10:00am-12:00 noon you can hear from Becky G., ZendayaLas Fenix, Leslie Grace, Matt Hunter, and Miguelito in a family-friendly forum as they talk about their groundbreaking journeys offer words of advice for overcoming obstacles and achieving success.  

But first catch the Chicas Poderosas concert! Enter to win below ----->
And P.S. the details for all the daytime activities for Saturday and Sunday are up!
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Getting kids to talk about school with an after school snack and fun questionnaire {PDF Download}

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

Today is the first day of school for many here in Texas and my Facebook and Instagram is filled with these cute Back To School pics, posing with their First Day of School chalkboard sign, cute bento lunches and later today it will be of celebrations with an after school snack

I am sending my twins off to 3rd grade this year and we have a couple little traditions of our own. The picture in front of the bricks at home and an after school snack with our friends.

So what's your tradition? Do you meet with friends or family after? Do your kids talk much about their first days of school? I have a trick that will usually get them to open up: a snack and a fun questionnaire that they can fill out themselves or you can fill out for them. 
Getting kids to talk about school with #AfterSchoolSnacks - Printable Questionnaire and Coupons #shop
When the kids are taking a sandwich for lunch, they love coming home to warm snacks like Bagel Bites and Delimex taquitos! Bagel Bites are made with real cheese, homemade sauce and have 0 trans fat! Paired with some fruit, it is sure to hold them off until dinner.
Getting kids to talk about school with #AfterSchoolSnacks - Printable Questionnaire and Coupons #shop
In the past I have sat and asked them questions and written answers down on the back of a piece of mail, but this time, I created this printable questionnaire. It can be filled out any time, not just the first day of school and it's a great snapshot of who they are at this moment. You can download it here.
Getting kids to talk about school with #AfterSchoolSnacks - Printable Questionnaire and Coupons #shop
Fill out as they are eating their #AfterSchoolSnacks, then keep in their memory box or use it later to create your own personalized back to school photos. 
Getting kids to talk about school with #AfterSchoolSnacks - Printable Questionnaire and Coupons #shop
And here are some coupons for Bagel Bites and Delimex products, thanks to my friends at #CollectiveBias, to help get those conversations going. We all know every little saving helps during back to school time! You can find these items at Walmart in the freezer section, ours were located in the same aisle!
Getting kids to talk about school with #AfterSchoolSnacks - Printable Questionnaire and Coupons #shop

Enjoy those first days back!

Spinach Corn Salad with El Yucateco Hot Sauce

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So...in transitioning from summer to school, I have been planning some freezer meals. One of those being a my family's favorite enchiladas, which will be a great time saver for me. But, I always feel like I need to add a fresh vegetable side with my mexican dishes, which usually contain lots of cheese and tortillas. I mean, you can't really have broccoli with cheesy enchiladas, and I hesitate and making  a side of rice...so I decided to try my own version of a spinach corn salad with a habanero hot sauce. That way, I'm happy that my family will be getting our traditional tex-mex flavor and some veggies on the side.

Here's how easy it is. You can put this together in the time that they enchiladas are baking in the oven!
Spinach Corn Salad with El Yucateco Hot Sauce #SauceOn #CollectiveBias #shop
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of El Yucateco hot sauce (any flavor, there's 4!), olive oil, 1 small red onion, 1 small orange bell pepper (or red if you prefer), 1 bag of prewashed spinach, 2 limes, 4 ears of corn or a bag of frozen sweet corn.

Directions:
  • Boil corn for a few minutes with some kosher salt or take out your thaw your bag of frozen corn
  • Chop spinach, orange bell pepper, red onion, corn and place in a bowl
  • Add the juice from 2 limes, 1/4 cup of olive oil, and 1 tablespoon of El Yucateco Hot Sauce
  • Mix and serve chilled

  • Spinach Corn Salad with El Yucateco Hot Sauce #SauceOn #CollectiveBias #shop
    Spinach Corn Salad with El Yucateco Hot Sauce #SauceOn #CollectiveBias #shop
    This is great to pair with my enchilada bake! I am hoping to share my recipe soon, since I've been on a freezer meal kick lately! You can also find more recipes on El Yucateco's website or on Facebook page.
    Spinach Corn Salad with El Yucateco Hot Sauce #SauceOn #CollectiveBias #shop
    I promise that one tablespoon of the hot sauce is pretty mild with all of the ingredients. I use a mild sauce in my enchiladas and my children are pretty use to the spice. It doesn't "pica". But if you are looking for something more spicy, El Yucateco has four types of hot sauce: Red Habanero, Green Habanero, XXXtra Hot Kutbil-Ik which is a Mayan word for crushed chili, and Black Label Reserve that you can only find at Walmart. And yes...they are all in the Hispanic section. If you are in San Antonio, the Black Label can be found for sure at the smaller Walmart on SE Military.
    Spinach Corn Salad with El Yucateco Hot Sauce #SauceOn #CollectiveBias #shop
    And if you are love being on social media, Join #CollectiveBias at the bilingual #SauceOn Twitter Party for inspiration and ideas on how to bring more excitement to your everyday meals by using El Yucateco.  We’ll be sharing delicious and exciting recipes using El Yucateco and there will be $550 in Walmart gift cards!  RSVP here:  http://www.sofabchats.com/parties/233-sauceon

    Salud!
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