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Sharing A Sweet Future with Truvia®

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I have talked about the importance of knowing where our products come from and how companies can do extreme harm when trying to produce products for the lowest price in other countries without thinking of the men, women and children who they are affecting. That’s why I feature companies in my social good section who are doing good in the communities they operate, ultimately making the world a better place.

“Sharing a Sweet Future,” was launched by Truvia® in 2012 to help reduce childhood hunger in Bolivia and improve communities through better education, nutrition and safety.

In the communities where Truvia® operates nearly 40 percent of the Bolivian population are unable to afford adequate food for a healthy life and 65 percent of all rural households in Bolivia are unable to afford the minimum recommended caloric intake. Truvia® has an opportunity to make a positive impact.

  • Over a three-year period, nearly $1 million in contributions from the Truvia® business will have been used to help develop sustainable communities in Bolivia, a region of critical need with one of the highest rates of nutritional deficiencies in South America.
  • The Truvia partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme so far has helped to feed 49,075 Bolivian schoolchildren.
  • They provide support to producers to invest in education, healthcare, farm improvements, and technical assistance to increase yield and quality, thereby increasing income.

As you can see, Truvia® has done so much good in their partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme over the past few years and they want you to have a voice in helping choose the organization they partner with in 2015! Visit truvia.com/vote to vote for one of these organizations: Feeding America, Edible Schoolyard, Action for Healthy Kids, United Nations World Food Programme and Feed The Children.

Go vote! You can also visit Truvia® to view videos that share stories of children, families and farmers in Bolivia.

This is a sponsored post in partnership with One2One network and Truvia®. We appreciate your support of companies who do good in the world!

Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Pizza

It’s 90 degrees today in Iowa, but that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about fall, which will soon be here. I’ve got my sweaters and my boots ready, my comfort foods are ready to be slow cooked, and of course, I’m ready for all things pumpkin. I’ve made delicious Pumpkin Pie Caramel Biscoff Cheesecake, Overnight Pumpkin Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Sugared Pecans and now this delicious Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Pizza.

My love for dessert pizza definitely started with Godfathers Pizza. If you’ve never had a Godfather’s dessert pizza, you should seek one out. In college, we didn’t have a Godfathers nearby, so on weekends home I would buy a few and take them back with me to my dorm room… they were that good.

Butter and Cinnamon on a Pizza Crust

This Pumpkin Dessert Pizza combines my love for the classic dessert pizza and everyone’s favorite fall flavor. I usually cheat and use store-bought pizza dough mix, but you can use your favorite homemade pizza dough recipe if you prefer.

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The streusel is filled with delicious pumpkin, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice. You can even make your own pumpkin pie spice if you want.

Pumpkin Dessert Pizza!!

I love having pizza nights once in awhile, especially with homemade pizza (or pizza braids) and there’s no better dessert to serve on pizza night than Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Pizza!

Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Pizza

1 pizza crust (homemade or store bought)
2 Tbls butter
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

for the Streusel:
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

for the frosting:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbls milk
1 tsp vanilla

  1. Place pizza crust on a greased pizza pan. Prick with fork several times. Brush on melted butter and sprinkle with 1 tsp. cinnamon.
  2. Combine streusel ingredients with hands. It will be clumpy. Sprinkle streusel over the pizza dough.
  3. Bake at 450 for 7-8 minutes.
  4. Mix frosting and drizzle over the pizza.

 

This might be the ultimate fall dessert: Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Pizza!

Waffled Pepperoni Grilled Cheese

Waffled Pepperoni Sandwiches

I am making at least one cold lunch from home every day for one of my three kiddos for school. They get bored of the same thing over and over and sometimes I like to surprise them with something fun.

This Waffled Pepperoni Grilled cheese is an extra-cool sandwich that tastes just like pizza…. in a sandwich… with a fun little twist. You could even serve with a side of pizza sauce. The homemade baked sweet potato chips are seasoned with Litehouse herbs, one of my favorite way to add flavor without a ton of calories. When they are dipped in Litehouse’s Chipotle Ranch Greek yogurt dip they are even better! The marinated broccoli and mozzarella salad is a delicious way to get the kids eating veggies.

You can Check out this recipe on the Litehouse blog which I am fortunate enough to have been hired to develop recipes over the past year!