Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bare Fruit Apple Chips Review

Bare Fruit sent us some Apple Chips to review! 
Here's some info from their website:

Bare Fruit is Fruit Undressed...


The fruit, the whole fruit and nothing but the fruit.

Bare Fruit is Delicious...


First and foremost, Bare Fruit Apple Chips and Fruit Chunks are Delicious. This is important because, let’s face it, if a snack does not taste great, you aren’t going to eat it.

Bare Fruit is Healthy...


Imagine a great tasting snack that is healthy too…Perfection! There are really several types of snacks on the market. Some are great tasting (potato chips really do taste good. But they aren’t good for you.) Some snacks are “better-for-you” (think of granola bars). But there are very few “good-for-you” snacks out there. An apple chip, baked (not fried or freeze-dried) tastes great while still being good-for-you in every way.

Our exclusive process bakes the chip in a way that the natural sugars caramelize on the outside. This provides a sweet and tart flavor combination without adding sugars or flavors. In some of our products we add organic cinnamon and other natural flavors to provide a variety to our customers.

Bare Fruit is Good for the Environment...


At Bare Fruit we focus a lot of our energy on not using energy. And, by 2013, we will be 100% carbon neutral. You can be proud that the snack your eating was farmed in a socially responsible way.

Bare Fruit is sourced in the United States...


Which is important for several reasons. US grown apples, pears, and other fruits have a quality advantage over those grown elsewhere. For example, the climate in the Pacific Northwest is perfect for growing the sweetest apples in the world. Also, by keeping things close to home, we reduce carbon emissions and support the US economy. We control the process from our Organic Orchards through our exclusive Bake-Dried processing, we use no additional preservatives or chemicals ensuring that you are giving your family the very best.

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Our Review:
LOVE LOVE LOVE! These apple chips were great! They weren't too crunchy, but weren't too soft, they were juuuuuust right. (Sounds like Goldilocks and the three bears! haha!) We were very pleased to find out that each bag has 3 APPLES in it!!! WOW!



These were the PERFECT healthy treat to round out our meals. We also enjoyed these in our yogurt for a little pizazz! The Caramel was our favorite!  

They also have Coconut Chips, which we will be reviewing later on the blog, so stay tuned! :) 

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Cascadian Farms Protein Bars Review


Cascadian Farms sent us their new protein bars to review. Check out their website for more info.

Our Review:
WE LOVED THESE! Honey Roasted Nut had the perfect combination of peanuts, almonds, and honey that made these taste DELICIOUS! Jared enjoyed the extra chocolate chip and peanut butter addition to the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip flavor. (I don't eat chocolate). These not only tasted great, but they had 9g of protein to tame our hunger (for a little while... we have big appetites! ;) Gotta eat big when we are so active!)

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Crispy Green Freeze Dried Fruit Review

 
 
 
 
 Crispy Green sent us some fruit to review. Here's some info from their website:
Keep it Pure, Keep it Tasty and Keep it Wholesome. This philosophy continues to be the guiding principle of Crispy Green’s ongoing product development. 
 
Since founding Crispy Green in August 2004, we have held close to our vision to be the leading provider of high quality, all natural, snack food products desired by everyone who wants to live a healthier and better life. 
 
Currently, we offer seven different flavors in our Crispy Fruit Product Line (Crispy Apples, Bananas, Mangoes, Asian Pears, Cantaloupes, Pineapples and Fruit Tangerine).  Each and every high-quality Crispy Fruit snack bag contains real fruit, real taste, nothing else®. 
 
Crispy Green is proud to differentiate our products through quality and innovation. Our superior quality packaging and unique branding strategy have helped Crispy Green quickly become one of the leading, premium, freeze-dried fruit snacks in the marketplace.
  • 100% freeze-dried fruit slices and nothing else!
  • Light, crispy texture with fresh fruit taste
  • No additives or preservatives
  • No fat, no cholesterol
  • No skin or cores
  • Natural fruit fiber and nutrients
  • Only 55 or less calories per serving 
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Our Review:
These were great! We loved eating them as a healthy light snack after dinner and also adding them to our yogurt! They tasted great and they were just the right texture. We've had other freeze dried fruit snacks in the past, and they were too crunchy for our taste. These were perfect! Not too crunchy at all! 

 
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Review

Yasso sent us a coupon to try one of their new flavors. Read our first review here.  

Sea Salt Caramel IS UNREAL! It is so rich and creamy with swirls of gooey caramel. It was hard for us to really believe that these were HEALTHY. They have 6g of protein in them!!!! How awesome is that?!?!? If you ever have a craving for that creamy and rich ice cream for dessert, you should switch to these bars for a pleasant surprise!!! SO SO SO GOOD!!!


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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ratio Bars Review

Ratio Bars sent us two of their flavors to review! Here's some info from their website:
 Why RATIO?

At RATIO, our research team has spent the last 12 months developing a bar that meets the demand for a clean protein bar. We started with 24 grams of a high-quality blend of hormone free protein, using whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, and milk protein concentrate. From there we created 6 delicious gluten-free bars using only 100% natural and non-GMO ingredients, using minimal sugar while avoiding exotic mystery ingredients.


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Our Review: 
HOLY COW, THESE WERE AWESOME! We love protein bars, and these did NOT disappoint. Each bar was filled with LAYERS of yummy goodness. We tried Cake Batter and Peanut Butter Banana.

Each bar was packed with PROTEIN and was free of anything artificial! Talk about a WIN-WIN!!! 
The Peanut Butter Banana had a layer of banana fudge (that's what we called it) that tasted exactly like Banana Laffy Taffy!!! Seriously, these bars taste like candy!!!!!

You gotta try these for yourself!!!


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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

How our family stays Heart Healthy!


Today we want to share with you how our family stays Heart Healthy! 
First of all, we are BIG TIME EATERS. Second, we are BIG TIME FITNESS BUFFS. With that being said, we balance the two by cooking and eating HEALTHY and natural meals that fuel our body properly.



We love to eat fresh fruits and veggies throughout the day. Our favorites include strawberries, bananas, watermelon, carrots, celery, broccoli and mushrooms. (Okay, mushrooms are just Kelsey's thing, Jared HATES them! haha) 

We LOVE to spend time together in the kitchen. It's kinda our thing. We enjoy using healthy ingredients to make amazingly tasty and nutritious meals! Our favorite dinner to cook is some version of chicken with roasted veggies on the side.  When we're apart, we take pictures of our food and send to the other so we can enjoy what they're having too.

For the fitness side of staying heart healthy, we are fortunate enough to EXERCISE while Jared is working! He is a professional golfer on the Web.Com Tour. For those of you who haven't walked a full 18 holes of golf, go try it out! Then, add in some major hills on some courses and you'll work up quite the appetite! ;) 

We love to fuel with protein bars and good ol' fashioned peanut butter sandwiches while we are in the middle of a round.

Another passion we both share is our love of good, hard workouts. We strength train 3x a week! We enjoy working out together on the road with whatever equipment we have available. Sometimes, we are lucky to have some REALLY AWESOME GYMS to use!  Kelsey is also a Dance Fit Instructor and is a SPIN class fanatic! Jared trains with his sports trainer to develop more muscle strength specific to his golf career.


Overall, we eat foods with lots of protein, healthy fats, and proper nutrients. Of course, there are also times when we LOVE to indulge in junk food, our favorite being PIZZA! YUM! It's all about balance for our family. 

So there you have it... that's how we stay Heart Healthy! 

How 'bout you!?!?

:)

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Here's 5 recipes from Campbell's that we would love to try. Check them out:





Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Alpine Valley Bread Review

Alpine Valley sent us some of their bread to review! Here's some info from their website:
We specialize in manufacturing and distributing flavorful Organic Whole Grain Bread, as well as, Private Label breads, buns and rolls. Our commitment is to baking high-quality products with the finest possible ingredients.
We are a family owned and operated business dedicated to providing you and your family with nutritious, great tasting, natural organic whole grain breads. Starting with Certified Organic and certified Kosher ingredients that ensure the nutritional value necessary to receive the Whole Grain Stamp of Approval.
You will find our breads to be filled with simple organic ingredients that satiate the palate with every bite and provide whole grain health to you and your little ones. Our breads are high in natural fiber, protein and other organic ingredients. We use organic flour. The baking starts each day using all natural, fresh ground wheat flour. We sweeten our bread with light amber honey. Natural sea salt is used in small quantities to govern the action of yeast and enhance the natural flavor.
We are proud to produce bread that has NO added fat, NO cholesterol, NO artificial flavors, NO dairy products, NO eggs, NO preservatives and NO GMOs.
Gratitude
We appreciate every Team Member, Vendor and Customer who participates in our successes. We are grateful for your business, we are grateful to God, and we are most humbled to bake a difference.

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Our Review:
INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS! We absolutely LOVED these breads! They are made with ALL organic ingredients and taste awesome! We have been reorganizing our budget to allow more quality foods for our bodies. We have eliminated all artificial sweeteners and are trying to buy mostly organic when we can. These breads EASILY fit into our new plan! We noticed a huge difference in the quality taste of these breads compared to the previous breads we were eating because they only use WHOLESOME and organic ingredients! 

The flavors we ate were:
 12 grain with Omega 3
Honey Chia
Honey Whole Wheat
Multi grain Omega 3
Nine GrainHoney Oat Bran
Sprouted Honey Wheat with Flaxseed
Apple Cinnamon
Raisin Cinnamon Whole Wheat
Cranberry Spice

Apple Cinnamon was easily eaten as dessert! It was SO good with greek cream cheese for a healthier dessert option! 


Honey Chia was incredibly sweet just eaten by itself, but of course, we enjoyed it with Peanut Butter too! 


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