Saturday, October 11, 2014

Detour Smart Bar - Peanut Butter Chocolate Review

 Detour Bar sent us their new flavor, Peanut Butter Chocolate, of their SMART bar line to review!

We've reviewed Detour Bars before and you can read those posts HERE and HERE

Here's info about the new Peanut Butter Chocolate bar from their website:
Whole Grain Oatmeal mixed with Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Chunks and finished with a Greek Yogurt Drizzle.
  • Gluten free
  • 11g protein
  • 4g of sugar
  • Good source of fiber
  • Sweetened with Stevia
  • Made with organic oats
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    Our Review:
    Since I don't like chocolate, Jared got to review these all by himself. He was PUMPED! He LOVED these. I asked him how they compared to the other Smart Bars, (because we LOVED those and thought they tasted like healthy poptarts!!!) and he said, "Kels, you don't want me to answer that." I asked him why and he replied, "Because they are awesome and they are 10 times better than the other ones! Gosh, I hate that you don't like chocolate. *With an evil grin on his face*

    So, for all you chocolate lovers out there, this bar is for you! Go try some!!! That just means more of the fruity ones for me! :)  
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Coconut Kitchen Review and GIVEAWAY

My Coconut Kitchen sent us 4 flavors to review and also host a GIVEAWAY for a free jar of the winner's choice!!! 

Here is some info about My Coconut Kitchen from their website:
Our coconut spreads were developed based on extensive research showing that incorporating as little as 3 ½ tablespoons of coconut oil into your daily diet can have profound and measurable positive impacts on your overall health and well-being.
Our spreads are GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, SOY-FREE, LOW IN SUGAR and PALEO FRIENDLY, which makes them a safe and healthy treat for people with a variety of common food allergies and sensitivities as well as dieters, diabetics, athletes, Alzheimer’s patients and anyone wanting to increase their energy and feel better!  
Our spreads are carefully crafted of the finest quality organic and all natural ingredients and contain no preservatives or anything artificial.  Their high concentration of coconut oil gives them a unique versatility when compared to other nut butters,  not to mention that they are packed with all the awesome healthiness of coconut oil!    They are shelf stable and stay fresh at room temperature for a year, even after opening.  
Read my article, A Place for Coconut in Heart Disease Prevention which explains how a daily regimen of coconut oil can significantly reduce the risk of heart attack.
Find out more about coconut spreads and the easy and delicious ways to incorporate them into your daily diet by following this link.
Now it’s fun to get your daily dose of coconut oil!
Indulge in Health! Angie

Our Review:
We absolutely fell in love with all of these! We kept finding more and more things to try them with and NONE of them disappointed! We used it on top of our oatmeal, yogurt, and toast for breakfast, added them to our peanut butter sandwiches for lunch, our Chicken and Shrimp stir fry for dinner, and on top of healthy protein muffins as a healthy FROSTING!!! Oh, and there were PLENTY of random spoonfuls eaten here and there. It's great just by itself too! 

The flavors we tried were:
Banana Blue
Cherry on Top
Tart -n - Toasty Cherry
Eat Your Oatmeal

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Nana's Nola Review

Nana's Nola sent us some of their granola bites to review! Here's some info about them from their website:
Ten years ago I opened Flying Changes Bed & Breakfast in Oneonta, New York.  
After researching many recipes I created signature granolas for my guests, family and friends. 
Healthy ingredients were carefully selected and balanced with just the right amount of natural 
organic sweeteners. My first product “Nana’s Nola™ Gluten Free Crunchy Snack Bites” 
are made with multiple organic whole grains, contains no soy, artificial additives or preservatives
 and 4 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber.  A healthy whole grain bite size snack for kids and adults,
 it is the perfect take-a-long size for car trips, lunch boxes and backpacks.   My guests love it and I 
hope you will too. 
​  By the way, there is a real Nana! 
Nana Marie

Our Review:
We loved these! Unfortunately, the granola "bites" got a little smooshed on the trip to our house, but we enjoyed the few that remained intact. They were delicious and you could just tell that they were wholesome and nutritious! We loved putting the granola on top of our overnight oats and yogurt, as well as just eating it straight out of the bag with a spoon! (Yes, it's THAT good!) 

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Food Should Taste Good Review

Food Should Taste Good sent us some of their new Pita Puffs and other chips to review! Here's some info from their website:
Founder Pete Lescoe created Food Should Taste Good, Inc in 2006 with the goal of making a unique new snack with great taste, real ingredients, and sophisticated flavor - the qualities he is most passionate about in food.
With a name that speaks for itself, Food Should Taste Good® chips are made from high quality ingredients. All chip varieties are gluten free, cholesterol free, have zero grams trans fats. They are also certified Kosher.  Plus, many varieties are certified vegan.
Food Should Taste Good® chips are available nationally at conventional grocers and natural food markets. For more information, please see our FAQ section or contact us - and feel free to join our Fan Club!


Our Review:
Wow! The Pita Puffs were a huge hit! They are like little pillows of fluffy deliciousness! They are perfectly seasoned and are the perfect snack for when you get the munchies! The Cinnamon Sugar ones were great as an after dinner treat. 

We really enjoyed the chips with some guacamole! They tasted so fresh and wholesome and just plain tasty! You need to try some!!!

Apparently, they have a limited edition HARVEST PUMPKIN flavor that I must find ASAP!!!! Those sound amazing!!!  I love everything pumpkin!!!

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Light Life Review and Giveaway!

Did you know that September is National Breakfast Month? Though there are so many options to choose from for the perfect morning meal, why not start the day with a protein packed, meatless option?
We know nothing accompanies pancakes, eggs or waffles better than bacon or breakfast sausage. Lightlife Smart Bacon and Gimme Lean Sausage lets you have the flavor of your favorite breakfast meats without the saturated fat and cholesterol. You can please your entire brunch crowd with these Lightlife fan favorites that will leave no one asking, “where’s the meat?” 

We were sent coupons to try the Gimme Lean Sausage to review and giveaway THREE coupons for one of you to try! 

First, we used it to make breakfast for dinner one night. In the form of BREAKFAST PIZZA! MMM!

It was delicious!

 I also added it to my crazy waffle concoction: Take a blueberry waffle, spread some strawberry jam and cheese on it, and top with eggs and sausage! 

Incredibly tasty! 

The great part about Light Life sausage was the taste. It didn't taste "veggie-ish" as Jared likes to say with some of the healthier products we review. It tasted just like regular sausage. 

So, now for the giveaway! Just enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win THREE free product coupons so you can try some Light Life for yourself! 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Living Nutz Review

Living Nutz sent us some nuts to review! Here's some info about how they got started from their website:
In 2000, we went to see a lecture about the raw food diet. We were into organic health foods and we were always looking for ways to better optimize our health. The lecture was so motivational and inspiring that it literally changed our lives! It really delivered a unique perspective on food and a philosophy of life that resonated deeply with where we were at during this phase of our lives.

With our exuberant enthusiasm about our new raw food lifestyle and our eco-conscious business skills that we learned from creating and running our other company Intellihemp (lip balm made with hemp seed oil) we were ready to start a new company.

The Living Nutz company began in 2002 with a core purpose, to create the best tasting Certified Organic raw food gourmet treats on the planet! Our approach is simple as our intentions were to make an easy to digest organic treat with the most amazing tastes that exist today! We believe in minimally processed and raw foods. That is why we do not roast our nuts. Roasting nuts changes the healthy oils into unhealthy oils and will cause a breakdown of their fats and the production of free radicals.

First, we soak (sprout) them for several hours, or overnight. Why? The main reason is because nuts and seeds contain enzyme inhibitors. The purpose of these enzyme inhibitors is to protect the nut or seed until it has what it needs for growing.

By sprouting and then rinsing nuts and seeds, you release and eliminate these toxic enzyme inhibitors AND increase the life and vitality contained within them, and making them easier to digest.
To see and understand all the benefits of soaking- see our blog.
After we soak the nuts, we marinate them in our different flavors while we gently dehydrate them at low temperatures.
So there you have it. It’s a lengthy process over several days, where roasting would take only 10-15 minutes. Why go through all this? This process helps maintain the integrity and life force of the food product, earning us our company’s name: LIVINGNUTZ!

Our Review:

Can we give 100 thumbs up? We have never had sweet and savory nuts almonds and walnuts until now. These were INCREDIBLE! The sweet flavors, Coco Creme and Bodacious Banana Bread, were perfect after dinner treats and the Italian Herb Almonds were perfect for in between meals. Also, they tasted like PIZZA!! We can't say enough good things about Living Nutz. Go try some!!!

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Adapting to Our New Place!

What we've been up to lately:

We are LOVING cooking even more than we already did! It's so much fun to try new recipes. Our first mission was to make a totally homemade pizza! It was a HUGE success!

Next up, we made some Peanut Butter Protein Bars!
Today, I made my first ever homemade Peanut Butter and Banana Bread. I'm surprising Jared with it when he comes home from his round with some of the FCA guys today!

Hope he likes it! 

We've been hit or miss with beautiful sunshine or rain. Fortunately, Jared let me layer up with his rain gear. I had to constantly keep a hand on my pants, or they would fall down! (Struggles of having a REALLY tall hubby!) 

After we are done at the course for the day, we have been playing old school video games on the N64. It's fun to relive our childhood days and talk about getting into big fights with our siblings over a certain controller or playing too much or whatever. We've also played card games and watched Netflix before we crash. 


We tried out a church on Sunday and liked it. Afterwards, we ran into Jared's youth group leaders from when he was in high school. They were very sweet and bought us dinner that night at a local taco place that everyone loves. It was a great time of fellowship and yummy food! We are going to try a few more churches before we make a decision at which one we will stay at for good. 


Hope you are all having a great weekend!