Friday, November 29, 2013

Kobaya Nuts Review

My go to snack during my weight-loss journey has always been almonds. They are packed with protein and they can be delicious. Kobaya Nuts are natural, gluten free, and Non-Gmo.
Here are some nutritionist facts about almonds, and why they are great for your daily diet:
Lower Cholesterol
Contribute to Artery and Vein Health
Lower blood pressure
Help in weight loss
Help prevent cancer and type 2 diabetes
If you are interested in learning more about the health benefits of almonds, click here.



I received two packages of Coated Almonds. Wasabi and Lightly Salted. I'm a huge fan of both, especially the wasabi. I love all things spicy. They also offer black pepper coated almonds as well. I also enjoy that you don't have to take off a shell. You can bite right into them and enjoy all the flavor they have to offer.

Kobaya also offers almonds in the shell. Wasabi, Lightly Salted, and Smoked.

"Crispy, Crunchy, Perfectly Healthy" Perfect way to sum up these almonds!

Are you interested in learning more about Kobaya Nuts? Find them on facebook, Twitter,or on the Kobaya Nuts Website.


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Goldbaum Review

In 1998, Scott Goldbaum, a father of 5, decided to find the best gluten free products out there. After lots of research, he developed his own line. The foods are healthy, they taste great, and they are wonderful for people with diabetes. Each product is free of soy, gluten, dairy, and nuts. More history:

"Goldbaums was established in 2007 with the objective of filling the gluten-free niche in the U.S. food industry. While several companies already offered gluten-free products, many of them lacked qualities which we felt strongly about. Indeed, since our inception, we have been inundated with positive reports and testimonials from our steadily increasing client base. Our company is relatively new, but our knowledge and experience are anything but. Leah Parnes, CEO of Goldbaums, chose a gluten-free lifestyle more than a decade ago because of health-related issues. Unhappy with the quality of available gluten-free foods, she decided to make her own. After toying with various recipes, she came up with what she believed was a perfect gluten-free pasta. She shared it with her diet support group who not only raved about its taste, but actually told Leah they would pay her to make some for them. And so, out of a modest home kitchen the seeds of Goldbaums Natural Food Co. were planted. In the last decade, Leah has helped countless individuals with celiac disease and diabetes lead high quality lives. She and Moe, an entrepreneur and salesman, combined their expertise to transform Goldbaums' humble beginnings into the professional company it is today."



Chow Mein Noodles are great for soups or salads. I make soup a lot at home, and can't wait to try this as an additional touch. Another great soup addition, are the mini croutons. These will last for a long time! I love croutons!


Who doesn't like ice cream cones? My boyfriend was thrilled when he saw these. After dinner the other night, he made himself a cone and it was gone in seconds. He said it tasted better than getting a sugar cone at the ice cream shop. We also received ice cream bowls, and I really enjoyed those.


My absolute favorite... the quinoa crisps. I even went on amazon today and was looking at the prices so I could buy myself some more. I received a big bag of bbq, but the smaller ones I received: sea salt, and onion & garlic. Those two are my absolute favorites. Only 100 calories per small bag, 65mg sodium, it's an amazing snack. I was disappointed when the bag was empty. This is definitely something I want to keep in the house!


These flatbreads are made with ground chickpeas. They are wheat free and GMO free. I've eaten them plain, and I've eaten them with jam on top. I received Just salt and french onion. The other flavors are: nutty sesame, and roasted garlic.
Once we get back from Thanksgiving break, we will be making pasta. I can only imagine how tasteful it is since everything else I've received has been so great. There are other pasta products available as well.
They also offer frozen meals. Each and every product I've tasted so far has been wonderful.

I definitely recommend Goldbaums if you are living a Gluten-Free lifestyle, of if you just want some great tasting snacks. If you're looking for ways to spice up your products, they have recipes on the website. You can also read what others are saying about them as well.


Goldbaums can be found at a store near you. Check them out on facebook, and twitter.



Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Monday, November 25, 2013

Bzzagents Claritin D review

Claritin D helps fight allergies. It's a non drowsy medicine. It also helps with nasal congestion. It's a great medicine to take during the cold months. I've used Claritin before during the spring when my allergies hit the highest peak. I always feel better after taking Claritin, but had no idea that it would be good when I have a cold. I'm excited to try out this, but then again I may be jynxing myself as I haven't gotten that "cold" yet.


Claritin D Allergy and Congestion is the #1 pharmacist recommended adult multi-symptom allergy product. I always have to ask my mom this, if she recommends claritin as she's a Pharmacist. She actually did recommend this a couple weeks ago when my boyfriend was getting a cold.



Thank you to Bzzagent, for letting me have a chance to try out this product. I was also able to share this product with my co-workers as I had many coupons to give out. I have a feeling, after reading the great customer reviews on claritins website that it will be a great fix.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Nail Cones Review

Every time I try and paint my nails I always find out that I made a mess. I always have to keep the nail polish remover near me just in case I get more polish everywhere else except on the nail itself. Cindy Christman, the creator of Nail Cones had the same problem. Even if you use the polish remover with a Q-tip, it was still a messy situation and it never really worked. Cindy decided to create her own product, a sticker to help with the painting of your nail. She talked about this with other people, and this sounded like such a great solution. The name "Nail Cone" was easy! Everyone loves ice cream (well hopefully everyone), and the sticker is in the shape of a cone, so it was perfect.

Since my nails are so short, and my fingers are all cut up, I took this picture off the website, so I could show you what these products are!

You basically stick the sticker underneath the nail and paint away. This is a perfect gift for kids, and actually it's a perfect gift for anyone that has issues with painting their nails. Issues as in, making a mess. We aren't all born with the ability to paint nails, or have gone through trainings like the nail salon people do. We also don't always want to spend money to get a good manicure. Why not find a solution to do it yourself? This is why Nail Cones is awesome.


Watch the video tutorial for this. I promise it's easy as 1-2-3.

You can find Nail Cones on facebook and Instagram.
With the holidays coming up, Nail Cones is an awesome stocking stuffer. Go buy some Nail Cones today!

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Courser Farm Kitchen Granola Review

There's something about Granola that always gives me a jump start to my morning.
Courser Farm Kitchen Granola owner Emma Bates loves Granola. She makes the granola from scratch with only the best gluten free and vegan ingredients. Courser Farm Kitchen has been in her family for over 100 years. They are situated over 1200 acres of conserved land in Warner, NH. Right now the land is used for growing vegetables, and pumpkin, and in the spring, Maple Trees for syrup that is used in the granola.In May, Emma received a letter from New Hampshire Magazine and told her that Courser Farm Kitchen had won Editors Choice in best Granola!

I was sent three different types to try. My Pictures aren't the greatest, so I'm using three labels from Courser Kitchen Farm website to show the type that I received.








I had the Northern Berry Harvest for breakfast at work the other day. I was very impressed. This granola is Gluten- Paleo - Grain, Vegan, and Sulfate Free. I loved the taste of the sweetness of the maple syrup, and then the walnuts in the milk. I couldn't stop eating it. It was very tasty.


Take a look at the nutrition facts. Whenever I look at foods to buy, I always look at the sodium count, protein, and fiber. This is a perfect morning breakfast for me. I've been watching my sodium intake for quite some time now.

Some of the other products you can choose from are:
Pumpkin Gingerbread
Maple Nut
Mocha Chip
Sweet & Salty
Tropical Orange
Cashew Chai
Lavandar Bluebarry
and Coconut Date


You can buy the granola online, or if you live near any of these NH stores, you can pick some up there. My boyfriends family is from NH, I need to ask them if they've tried this. You can also find Courser Farm Kitchen on:
Facebook
Pinterest
Linkedin
Twitter
and Google +

I really enjoyed the granola, so thank you Emma!

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

UrgentRx Review

I always have to carry a bottle of asprin with me everywhere I go. Whether it's in my purse, in a drawer at my office, or hanging out in my car. I get horrible headaches and if I don't have some medicine on me, I could be in a bad position. Jordan Eisenberg, founder of UrgentRx; his dad used to do the same thing, carry asprin with him as a first aid treatment for heart attacks. Jordan as well had to carry medicine with him for his allergies. It's a hassle always having to carry around large packages or bottles of medicine with you. Jordan thought so too:

"Jordan imagined credit card-sized packets of powdered medications. They’d be easy to carry, handy in unexpected situations, and easy to take. Without needing to find or ask for water. That idea became a reality when Jordan founded UrgentRx and launched his first fast powders product—Critical Care Aspirin to Go.
Within days of being on the market, UrgentRx Critical Aspirin to Go was recognized for saving the life of a heart attack victim on the slopes at Vail Ski Resort."
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UrgentRx Products
Headache
Heartburn
Allergy Attack
Ache and Pain
Upset Stomach
Critical Care Asprin



Each package is a different flavor. There are three easy steps for using UrgentRx.
1. RIP open the credit size packet
2. POUR the fast-dissolving, flavored powder into your mouth.
3. RELIEF in record time.

You don't need to struggle with the safety proof cap, you don't need to look around for water, none of that! Rip open the package and you're good to go.


My boyfriend takes medicine for acid - reflex. For some reason, he's been forgetting to take it at dinner. We were out the other night and he totally forgot to grab a pill before we went out. After dinner he was complaining about heart burn. I took out the credit card sized packet. Explained to him that it was worth a try, after much hesitation he did try it and not too long after was he in a better mood. If that worked for him, then I definitely can't wait to try the other packets I was given, and I really need to get myself some of the headache relief packets.


Right now on Facebook, there's a sweepstakes going on where you can win 400$ in food and a 2 month supply of UrgentRx. What are you waiting for? Enter! I already did!

You can find UrgentRx on Amazon, Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, and Target.com. If you're looking for fast acting relief, UrgentRx is for you!


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rabana Crisps Review

The Rabana Crisps were made by a mom who was trying to find a healthy snack for her children that you couldn't find in the grocery store. When the banana's she had at home became too ripe, she would make banana bread, when the bread would go stale, she baked it again, and the Rabana Crisps were created. Rabana Crisps are also made with rescued bananas. These are bananas that grocery stores tend to throw away because they are too ripe. These types of bananas are the best for banana breads and Rabana Crisps.


Rabana Crisps are sold ALL over California. My brother and his wife live in Pasenda and they are sold all over there, I need to ask them about these or have them find some for me when I see them next week. They are also sold in Nevada and Utah. You can buy them on their website as well.


I love banana bread. So when I tried these crisps I was in heaven. I shared them with my supervisor today, and she fell in love. She kept saying "these would go perfectly with yogurt. I need to buy myself some before Thanksgiving, because if I don't like the food they serve, I'd rather just snack on these". So of course I had to give her the rest of mine. I still have one more bag left! They are perfect sized, and they are the perfect snack food.


Rabana Crisps Facts:
All Natural
Lactose Free
Have No Preservatives
No Artificial Colors or Flavors
Baked
Low Sodium


You can go here to see the many ways to enjoy these crisps. Rabana Crisps can be found on https://www.facebook.com/RabanaCrisps, Twitter, and Instagram. Check them out today!


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Trixi's Treasures Review & Giveaway

"Trixi’s Treasures LLC specializes in creating healthy, easy to prepare mixtures, called Shantelyn Treasure Dust Mixtures."

"What is a Shantelyn Treasure Dust Mixture? It is a 100% all natural powder mixture that you cook with one cup of oil or butter. Then, bake onto your favorite types of cereals, crackers, cookies, chips, pretzels, dried fruits, nuts, etc. It creates a unique “sweet, salty, savory flavor and adds a light crunchy coating to each piece” ".


There are five different varities:
Original
Sugar-Free
Mild
Spicy
and Wild 'Ghost Pepper' Spicy





The other day I was trying out the 'Original' mix in the morning. My co-worker asked me why I was eating the mix for breakfast and I responded " there are cheerios in there!" The mixes are so incredibly addicting that they won't last past next week! Even the spicy ones are good. The Ghost Pepper is a bit on the spicy side, but I love a little kick to my foods.


You can make your own Mix and clicking on this page will give you directions on how to. There are many different items you can use as well. Here are some of the suggestions of items. Check out some of what has been created by the readers of Trixi's Treasures. You can make these mixes for all sorts of events, or even just to cure a snack crave.


You can find Trixi's Treasurse on:
Facebook
Twitter




Would you like to try some of Trixi's Treasures? Enter Below for your chance to win a box of these delicious snacks. Good luck!





Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Turlock Pita Review

I watch what I eat lately, as I'm trying to maintain a healthier lifestyle. I watch my sodium intake and if I'm getting enough fiber and protein in every meal. As I'm not the biggest bread fan in the world, I do enjoy pita. Turlock Pita was nice enough to send me some of their pita breads to try out.



Turlock Pitas are:
All Natural
Vegan
Shelf Life days= 7
Refrigerated Life = 30
Frozen Life = 90
No Chelestrol
Nutritious with a great Dietary Value
Low Sodium + High Fiber
Kosher


Read this quote from a Doctor "The pita has a delightful taste. One serving of this bread with a topping of choice can satiate food craving for more than 6 hours. Whereas diets that disallow bread are generally unsuccessful, I have found that patients can lose weight using this product without having to give up their beloved bread.” – Dr. David S Terman, M.D."
It's true. I've only had the chance to try the whole wheat so far, but it has a great taste, and fills me up. Most times when I eat sandwiches on bread, I'm not that full. This pita that I received will go to great use, and be gone in a few weeks!


Pita Products:
White
Whole Wheat
Whole Grain
9 Grain
9 Grain Whole Wheat

Products Coming Soon:
Greek Pita White
Greek Pita Whole Wheat
Indian Naan
Lavash White
Lavash Whole Wheat


For me, I eat could eat pita with everything. I like making salad pits, as I did the other day. I went and got some Greek salad (my favorite) Opened up a whole wheat pita, and stuffed the salad inside. It was so tasty. I also use pita with hummus, peanut butter, and all the sandwich meat we eat at home. You can find Turlock Pita in California. You can find out more about them on their website.




Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Friday, November 15, 2013

Atlantic Natural Foods Review

Lean. Green. Protein
This is what Atlantic Natural Foods is all about. They don't call that a slogan either. It's what they provide. Their vision: "To be a world leader of great tasting plant-based proteins, that are economical, sustainable and available to markets locally and globally."
Their Mission: "To create nutritious, delicious products through sustainable protein sources, while positively impacting our stakeholders, employees, families and communities, both locally and globally.
Their Values: "Quality • Teamwork • Responsibility • Can Do Attitude • Openness, Trust & Integrity"


Atlantic Natural Foods Provide:
Plant-Based Foods
Foods that are good for people and the environment
Foods that are low in calories and fat
Foods that are vegetarian/ Meatless
Foods that give great sources of Protein


They offer two different brands. Meatless Select and Caroline's Natural. I was sent the meatless Select products






The products I received:
Vegetarian five bean chili. This was my favorite. I love all types of Chili. Especially when it's so cold outside. I added a little bit of cumin and some cheese on top and it was perfect

Vegetarian Chik'n Sliders -- I brought this one to work and gave it to a co-worker. She has a lot of products kept at work, so she put one of these slides on a bun, with some ketchup and mustard and said it was a tasty lunch! Something she never tried before, but really enjoyed it.

Vegetarian Taco Filling -- I brought this to work as well. I'm not a taco fan, but my supervisor is, so she definitely took it and will let me know what she thought after she tried it.

Vegetarian Chik'n Patty -- Haven't tried this yet, but it will definitely be put on a bun with my favorite toppings.

Vegetarian Fishless Tuna -- mix this with some relish, and mayo and serve with pita bread. I am a fan, plus it fills you up! So much protein.

The meatless select products are low fat, have a high protein count, a balanced amount of sodium, and there is nothing artificial.



If you're looking to buy some of Atlantic Natural Foods, and you're looking for some ways to make the foods different or incorporate them in popular daily foods, you can check out the recipes they have to offer. Some of the recipes: Chili Stuffed Bell Peppers (5 bean chili), Chik’n Sandwich with Taragon Mayo (chik'n patties), and Vegan Tuna Casserole (fishless tuna).

Do they sell Atlantic Natural foods near you? Find out today, if not and you want to learn more about their foods, check out Atlantic Natural Foods website


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Off the Farm Foods Review

"At Off The Farm, we pride ourselves in offering healthy natural foods that taste awesome! We believe getting your nutrition from all natural "farm fresh" foods tastes better because it is better! We are passionate about healthy foods that taste good and are always seeking out premium and real ingredients to use in our products. We do not use powders, additives or supplements to deliver nutrition. Our ingredients are Off The Farm!"


I am OBSESSED. These energy bars are absolutely amazing. I took one bite and I wolfed down the rest. I'm so over the quaker oats, and those other bars out there... and totally into "Off the Farm" Energy bars. I am literally at a loss for words for how good they are. Just click on this link right here, and click in the circle that says "certified reviews" and read what everyone else is saying. THEY ARE THAT GOOD.






Three delicious flavors: Apple Cinnamon Pecan, Blueberry Vanilla Almond, and Strawberry Coconut Cashew

All Three bars are:
Wheat Free
All Natural
and Vegan

The Chia seed is their secret weapon ***shhh don't tell anyone*** ! The chia seed is a great source of fiber (which I've been trying to have more of in my diet) and full of protein and antioxidants. Great source of the Omega 3's which are in every single bar.


So I don't think I've expressed yet how great these bars off. I mean they are OFF THE FARM! I'm disappointed that they aren't sold at any stores near me, because if they were, I'd be there in a second buying enough to fill my cart (over exaggerating, but still, I'd buy a lot! Do they sell them near you?

You can find Off the Farm energy bars on facebook, twitter, google +, or by just visiting their website. Get at it, I can promise, that they are worth a try!



Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part