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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Review: WORLDFOODS marinades and sauces

I love trying new foods, and thanks to Moms Meet I got the chance to try out WORLDFOODS sauces and marinadesWORLDFOODS only uses authentic herbs and spices along with 100% natural, fresh ingredients to create each of its unique flavors. For over twenty years they’ve been developing recipes using  natural ingredients. Each of their sauces is crafted by a team of master chefs, nutritionists, market researchers, food tasters, and everyday ordinary users to find the perfect balance of quality and flavor.

The sauces offer a great, simple and quick way to add variety to dinner time. The prices vary by retail location, you can go here to locate their products as well as print a coupon.

The brand currently makes 65 different sauces, dips, and marinades all of which are inspired by the tastes of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, China, and India. It's like bringing a taste of culture to your dinner/lunch plate.  These sauces are perfect for those with certain diet restraints, each of WORLDFOODS' products are both allergen and gluten free! You'll also be happy to know they're free of added oil, trans fat, artificial ingredients, preservatives, or food flavor enhancers.

One of our favorites was the red curry sauce used to marinate chicken, we added in rice with veggies as well as whole wheat bread. The flavor was unbelievable, and it was great to know there was nothing artificial about it. Paul complimented my cooking the first night we tried WORLDFOODS sauce, little did he know how easy their tasty sauce made cooking dinner. ;)

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meets blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Kiwi Crate Free Trial - Only $3.95 for shipping!

This is a great offer we took advantage of!! For a limited time enjoy a free sample-size project from one of Kiwi Crate's most popular crates; only $3.95 shipping. You will be automatically enrolled in a Kiwi Crate monthly subscription, and may cancel at anytime. My toddler, and niece who ordered one as well really enjoyed the craft. So cute, and fun. Brody named his Snakey!

Plus join here to get a FREE $10 credit!!!

Zevia Zero Calorie Soda Review

I quit drinking soda quite a bit ago, didn't like the sugar content, yucky feeling after drinking it and the overall effects of soda. I avoid soda, and mainly drink water and coffee. However, Zevia's Zero Calorie soda is the only way I'll occasionally enjoy a soda now! This soda contains no calories, sugar or artificial sweeteners. No, no more 43 grams of sugar and gross feeling afterwards. I was a little scared of how they'd taste, but I enjoyed a majority of the flavors. Great way to curb a sugar packed soda craving.

 So how does Zevia soda get it's taste? Zevia Zero Calorie Soda is sweetened naturally with a blend of pure Stevia (grown right here in the USA!) and Monk Fruit. As for different flavors it comes in 15, including Ginger Root Beer, Strawberry, Cherry Cola, Ginger Ale and many more. Some varieties are caffeine free as well. My favorites were Dr. Zevia, Ginger Ale, and Cream Soda. Even with the absence of too much sugar, the older kids I occasionally care for enjoyed the taste. Little did they know it wasn't giving them such a sugar rush, but with a great taste! Zevia Zero Calorie Soda is also Kosher, Vegan, and Gluten-Free.

Zevia retails from $3.99 to $5.99 for a six pack, and is normally found in the natural food section. This a great alternative to soda full of artificial flavors/packed with sugar. Definitely a great drink to enjoy occasionally;everything in moderation of course. I'm so excited I got the chance to review Zevia through Moms Meet! For my readers, here's a chance to win a coupon for a free 6 pack!! There will be four lucky winners. Good luck!!

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Recipe; Protein balls that taste like cookie dough!

Simple but delicious healthier than cookie dough protein balls recipe! These are so delicious, you'll want to eat the whole batch. I wouldn't recommend that though. For this recipe all you'll need is:

1 cup Earth Balance peanut butter
1 cup oatmeal
1/3 cup of Agave Nectar
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder. (I used Vega)

Mix dry ingredients, add wet and mix. Make 20-25 balls, stick on cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Allow to harden up in the freezer for at least thirty minutes. Afterwards you can store in an airtight container in fridge. I keep mine in the freezer though. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Grape buildings; healthy and fun play!


Edible grape buildings, it doesn't get that much cooler for a three year old boy!! The toothpicks are a perfect combo in holding the grapes together. We made houses, cars, teepees, etc. I am sure there are other fruits you could use as well, but the grapes were a hit. Plus we got to snack while making them. It's relatively cheap too! Tooth picks were $1.69 at Harris Teeter, and organic grapes were $1.99 a pound.

Another fun idea to add color as well is different colored grapes, maybe cheese cubes too. This activity is a great one for snow days, rainy days, too hot outside days, or just for some hands on busy time. Your toddler is sure to have a blast. Thanks Pinterest for the awesome idea!