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Aquaball

High fructose corn syrup, sodium
hexametaphosphate, potassium sorbate, potassium benzoate, and  artificial
colors. These are some of the leading ingredients found in most kid’s drinks. Do  you know what they are? Most kid’s drinks on today’s market are spiked with added sugar and artificial flavorings, but we still give them to our children anyway. What if there was a drink on the market that was free of all those nasty ingredients, yet are still a hit with kids? Aquaball is exactly what I am referring to! Aquaball drinks are sugar free, zero calories, naturally sweetened, naturally flavored, and are preservative free. My daughter Kinsley just can’t get enough of these adorable little waters!download.jpg

Each 10 ounces bottle of purified water features familiar characters that children are sure to love. My daughter is particularly fond of the Berry Frost/Frozen combinations! I feel so good giving my daughter these juices, and she doesn’t even realize that she is drinking healthy! I have to keep a constant stock in our home, simply because my daughter loves them so much. On average, my daughter drinks 1-2 of these a day! I don’t mind allowing her to have multiple, because she isn’t getting any sugary additives! I have tried them myself, and love how refreshing they actually are (I am a fan of the strawberry lemonade). I am so glad I found my daughter a juice alternative that we can both agree on!

Current Flavor/Character Options:

Berry Frost: Features Elsa, Anna and Olaf from Disney’s Frozen

Fruit Punch: Features Disney’s Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck.

Grape: Features Marvel Avengers Captain America, Iron Man and Black Panther.

Strawberry Lemonade: Features Disney Princesses Ariel, Belle and Rapunzel.

Nutritional Facts:

Sugar Free:  Aquaball drinks are sweetened with Stevia, a zero-calorie sweetener.

Good Source of Vitamins: Aquaball drinks are enhanced w/ vitamins B3, B5, B6, and C

Naturally flavored: Aquaball flavors are naturally derived from fruits and berries2982d47c-9173-4db7-bf0d-207f15e5a262_h

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Our Picks For National Blueberry Month

Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? In July of 2003, the United States Department of Agriculture finally declared a month dedicated to these awesome  little fruits. Blueberries happen to be my daughter’s favorite fruit, so how could we pass up such a fun opportunity to showcase some of our favorite flavored goodies!?!?

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Welch’s® Fruit ‘n Yogurt™ Snacks– It is no surprise that Welch’s® Fruit ‘n Yogurt™ Snacks made our list of top three blueberry flavored snacks! These snacks are made with real fruit and are surrounded by creamy yogurt. My daughter and I both love these snacks and it is so tempting to eat the entire box in one sitting! These snacks are low fat and gluten free. They are also packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and calcium which makes them a great little healthy snack alternative. Welch’s® Fruit ‘n Yogurt™ Snacks  also come in cherry or strawberry.

Munk Pack Blueberry Acai Flax– This is a fairly new product that my daughter and I tested out and completely fell in love with! Munk Pack Blueberry Acai Flax is a fruit squeeze filled with antioxidant-rich berries and oatmeal. I personally find that these are perfect for on-the-go breakfast snacks since they come in a convenient resealable pouch. Munk Pack Blueberry Acai Flax is gluten free, certified vegan, non-GMO verified, and kosher. They are packed with 4G of fiber and Omega-3, which makes them extremely satisfying. Munk Pack Oatmeal Fruit Squeezes also come in Apple Quinoa Cinnamon, Raspberry Coconut, Peach Chia Vanilla, and Maple Pear Quinoa.

AquaBall Berry Frost– AquaBall has been featured on our website quite a few times, simply because it is one of our favorite juice brands. Berry Frost is my daughter’s favorite flavor for obvious blueberry obsessed reasons. AquaBall water is a great alternative to high caloric, artificially colored and flavored beverages. AquaBall is sugar-free, naturally sweetened, and is packed with vitamins B3, B5, B6, and C! AquaBall water also comes in Fruit Punch, Grape and Strawberry Lemonade. Each AquaBall water features fun characters such as Elsa, Anna, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Captain America, Iron Man, Princesses Ariel, Belle and Rapunzel!

*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Munchpak

I am a sucker for subscription boxes. I also have a sweet spot for, well…sweets! That is why I couldn’t pass up the chance to test out Munchpak! Munchpak is a monthly subscription box that delivers hand picked snacks from around the world! In this month’s Munchpak, I received eleven full sized snack samples. That included Crayola Sour Rainbow Belts, Hello Kitty Wafer Cookies, Walker’s Treacle Toffee, Yappari Ramune Kiwi Soda, Lotte Koala’s March, Torres Selecta Black Truffle Chips, Tregroes Butter Toffee Waffles, and many more cool snacks that I have never heard of! It was so fun trying different flavors from around the world, and I was surprised at how tasty everything was! Since all of these products are available for individual sale on the Munchpak website, I can re-order some of our favorites! I can’t wait to see what I get in my next box!

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Degustabox: May

I am super excited to share this month’s Degustabox with everyone! Again, I was surprised with mostly brands that I have never heard of which is always nice. This month’s box included Mulino Bianco shortbread cookies ($2.99/bag), Skinnygirl K-Cups ($4.99/box), Pure Growth Organic Oatmeal ($2.98/box), Mutti chopped tomatoes ($2.29/can), Barilla traditional pesto ($2.99/bottle), Soy Vay soy sauce ($4.99/bottle), La Tortilla Factory flour and wheat tortillas ($2.99/bag), Mulino Bianco sfilati ($3.99/bag) Barilla pasta ($1.68/box), Chicago Vegan Co marshmallows (price unknown) and Goya lentils ($1.99/box). That is a $31.88 value which is $13.88 over the price of the box. My daughter immediately ripped open the Mulino Bianco shortbread cookies which were TO DIE FOR. I mean seriously, better than Girl Scout Cookies! We also used the Pure Growth Organic Oatmeal for breakfast and added some chopped strawberries and it was fantastic! I can’t wait to cook with some of my other products from this month’s box!

*Items in this month’s box may vary from what is seen in this post. Since not everyone owns a K-Cup machine, Degustabox is sending Chicago Vegan Co Marshmallows as a replacement*

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Hershey’s S’mores Caddy

One of my daughter’s favorite snacks are S’mores. So when I seen this Hershey’s S’mores Caddy I just couldn’t pass it up! This caddy holds everything we need to take our S’mores with us wherever we go! Inside of this caddy there are three compartments which include a removable tray. The top part of the tray holds Hershey’s candy bars and graham crackers, while the bottom is designated for marshmallows. In total, this caddy holds 6 Hershey’s bars, one box of graham crackers, and one bag of jumbo marshmallows. Thats a lot of possible S’mores! The top of the box features an large handle, so every time my daughter wants to make her snack we just grab the box and head outside! This box is not only perfect for snacks at home, but we can also use it when we go camping! Everything we need for her favorite snack is always ready-to-go! I have never seen anything cuter, or more convenient than this Hershey’s S’mores Caddy!

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Sun Basket: Healthy Home Cooking Made Easy

As a working mom, I hardly ever have time to cook a healthy meal. Going to a local drive through is just so much quicker than going shopping for ingredients and cooking a full meal. At least that’s what I thought until I was introduced to Sun Basket. Sun Basket is the leading healthy meal kit delivery company that delivers pre-measured ingredients and easy-to-read recipes straight to my door! That means all I have to do is go online, pick my meals for the week, and Sun Basket does the rest! Sun Basket offers two menus which include a Classic Menu for 2-4 servings, and a Family Menu with 4+ servings. Of course I personally needed to order the Family Menu to feed my small army. This week I was amazed at the Menu options for my Family Plan. The Week of May 8th, I was offered Turkey Kebabs with Carrot-Snap Pea Salad and Lemon Couscous, Miso Ramen Bowls with Braised Tofu and Bok Choy, Two-bean Chili Mac ’n’ Cheese with Lime Yogurt, Vietnamese Steak Stir-fry with Jasmine Rice, or Sesame-crusted Chicken with Roasted New Potato Salad. I let my daughter choose our two meals for the week and she chose the Turkey Kebabs and the Sesame-crusted Chicken.

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When my box arrived I was amazed at how neatly everything was packaged. Everything I needed to complete my meals were pre-measured and in the box along with the full recipes. We decided to try the Sesame-crusted Chicken first since that was my daughter’s first choice. The recipe was advertised as 4 servings, 520 Calories/Serving, and a 30 – 40 minute cook time. Along with the instructions, this meal came with nutrition facts as well as some tips to get the kids involved (toss the potatoes with oil before roasting, juice the lemon, mix the dressing, etc). Since this was my first Sun Box recipe, I must admit that I was a bit nervous of the outcome. I actually have very little cooking skills, and can barely boil an egg properly.

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Much to my surprise, my completed meal looked exactly like the photo on the Sun Basket website! I was able to follow the instructions given and make a chef-worthy dish for my family! The instructions were extremely details and the pre-measured ingredients prevented me from making any mistakes! Although this was a big concern of mine, it was not the final test. My daughter, Kinsley, is extremely picky. Although she chose the recipe herself and helped prepare the meal, there was no telling whether or not she would actually eat it. *Insert long dramatic drumroll here* She ate EVERY BITE and then asked for seconds! I decided to save the recipe card so that I can recreate this recipe down the line because it was such a huge hit with everyone! Although this recipe was supposed to serve 4, we had quite a bit left over that I was able to save for my lunch the next day!PicMonkey Collage

We completed our Turkey Kebabs the next night (not pictured), and again it was a huge success. I can’t wait to see what recipes will be on the menu these next few weeks! Hopefully they will be as amazing as these first two were! My family will definitely be Sun Basket returning customers!

Sun Basket Pricing

Classic Menu: 3 recipes per week and has 2 servings per meal. This menu offers Chef’s Choice, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Paleo, and Rise And Shine options. Classic Menu starts at $11.99 per meal. 

Family Menu: 2 or 4 recipes per week and has 4+ servings per meal.  This menu offer’s Chef’s Choice, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free options. Family Menu starts at $9.99 per meal.

*You can choose any recipe you like regardless of your meal plan. However, you can’t mix and match between the Classic and Family menu.*

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONEDABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Graze Box

I have seen my fair share of subscription boxes, but I have never seen a HEALTHY subscription box! Instead of being filled with fattening sugary snacks, this box is filled with healthy alternatives!  Every snack in the box has a special benefit such as essential vitamins, minerals, and protein! Each snack is also boxed up in perfect portion controlled packs so I don’t have to worry about overeating.  I really love how Graze gives me the option to completely customize my box! If I don’t like a certain snack, I can simply trash it using their rating system and I will never be sent that snack again! Aside from their healthy snacks, their packaging is also super natural! Their cardboard boxes are made with 100% recyclable material, their booklets are 100% biodegradable, and their  skewers are made from untreated bamboo! This subscription box is fantastic from the inside out! In my box I received a pack of black pepper popcorn, original fruity flapjacks, sweet & spicy beet crunch, peanut butter & jelly, sesame garlic crunch, apple crumble, and peanut butter dippers. The original fruity flapjacks has to be my favorite product of the six, although all of them were huge hits. I ended up purchasing a 6 pack of the flapjacks from the Graze Box store! I can’t wait to see what I will get in my next box!

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

Go Organically Fruit Snacks

I am very cautious of what I feed my daughter, so we usually steer clear of the snack aisle. One of the only snacks I will feed my daughter Kinsley, is Go Organically Fruit Snacks. Go Organically Fruit Snacks are free of preservatives, artificial flavors, artificial colors, high fructose corn syrup, gluten, GMOs, and trans fat! All of these fruit snacks are made with real fruit juice and are excellent sources of Vitamins A, C & E! Kinsley’s favorite Go Organically Fruit Snacks are the tropical fruits (Tangerine, Strawberry-Kiwi, Mango, Pink Grapefruit, & Pineapple), however these snacks also come in fruit medley (Strawberry, Apple, Orange, Peach, & Cherry) and mixed berry (Raspberry, Blackberry, Strawberry, & Blueberry).  I feel good about giving Kinsley Go Organically Fruit Snacks because I know she is getting the best on the market!

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*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

National Picnic Day: Picnic Must-Haves

Did you know that April 23rd was National Picnic Day? Having little picnics with my daughter is one of our favorite mommy/daughter activities. There is nothing better than grabbing a blanket and sitting down with family to find out how their week is going. Plus, with such busy schedules my daughter really enjoys this one-on-one time every so often.  In honor of National Picnic Day, I will be sharing some of Kinsley and I’s favorite picnic-ready snacks. Take my advice, grab some snacks, and plan a family outing today!

Picnic-friendly products we’ve tried: 

Gaea Olive Snack Packs– Both my daughter and myself are obsessed with olives. These Gaea Olive Snack Packs are the perfect size for picnic baskets! Not only are they individually packaged, but they are resealable and liquid free! Kinsley and I can snack a bit, and then save the rest for later! Gaea Olive Snack Packs come in a wide variety of yummy flavors such as pitted green and pitted kalamata. These olives are all preservative free, reduced salt, and are completely organic! These are always a huge hit.

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Welch’s Fruit Snacks– What would a picnic be without Welch’s Fruit Snacks?!? We almost ALWAYS have a box of Welch’s snacks nearby. These snacks come in 10 different flavors such as Mixed Fruit, Berries N’ Cherries, and Island Fruits. My daughter and I both agree that Berries N’ Cherries are the #1 flavor, but my brother swears by the Tangy Fruit packs. All Welch’s Fruit Snacks are fat free, and gluten free.  They also have no preservatives and are a great source of Vitamin C and Vitamins A & E. These snacks are always a no-brainer for us!

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Other picnic-friendly products you may enjoy: 

AquaBall– AquaBalls are preservative free and naturally flavored water. Sweetened with Stevia Leaf extract, these drinks are sugar free and have ZERO calories. These drinks come in flavors such as Berry Frost, Fruit Punch, Grape, and Strawberry Lemonade.  The kid-friendly bottles also come decorated with characters from lots of fun Disney and Marvel’s Avengers characters such as Rapunzel, Mickey, Olaf, and Captain America!

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The Little Kernel– This popcorn is popped in 100% pure olive oil which makes them an overall healthier snack alternative. Each bag is gluten-free, non-GMO, dairy-free, kosher and certified whole grains. This popcorn comes in flavors like Naked, Truffle Sea Salt, Butter, Sweet & Salty, Pink Himalayan Salt, and White Cheddar. These bags are the perfect size for on-the-go and are only 150 calories per bag, so there is no question as to why these are on our picnic must-have list.

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*Most of these picnic must-haves can be found at retailers near you. To see where these items are sold, visit their websites and use the Retailers/Where To Find Us/Store Locator button. After entering your zip code, you will be shown your nearest available location.*

*I RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED ABOVE FOR FREE IN RETURN FOR AN UNBIASED REVIEW. I ONLY REVIEW AND RECOMMEND PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT I HAVE USED PERSONALLY. I AM DISCLOSING THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION’S 16 CFR, PART 255: “GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING”. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS POST ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN*

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