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Raw Revolution {Giveaway} Closed

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Let’s talk about health stuff. I’m not a super fan of exercising. Have you seen that work out shirt that says “I hate running” on it. I want it so bad! That way when people see me running while pushing my kiddos in a double stroller around the track they think “Man, look at her go, she hates running but is doing it anyway. Good for her!” Instead of seeing me huffing and sweating and pushing the same double stroller and thinking “Wow, she’s totally out of shape. Why is she sweating so much?!” Haha okay, maybe people wouldn’t think any of those things. When I say I’m not a fan of exercising that doesn’t mean I don’t try to bring healthy goodies into our home for us to eat. When I heard about Raw Revolution I wanted to try them out so bad! I was immediately drawn to the packaging. Then when I started reading the names of all of the bars I was even more excited. I was so thrilled when they decided to team up with me to do a giveaway for you!

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I really loved their story so I wanted to share just a bit with you. “Raw Revolution was launched in Alice Benedetto’s home kitchen in 2004. A registered nurse and natural food chef, Alice was looking for something that she could give to her kids – a healthy snack that also tasted good… A lot has changed in the last decade, but some things are the same as they have always been. The ingredients are fresh. The taste is revolutionary. And the story is just beginning.” Doesn’t that just draw you in? This company is totally upfront about their bars and their ingredients. I read through the FAQ page and learned so much about them and wanted to share these instantly with everyone I know that has a food allergy, is vegan, or only eats kosher foods!

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They sent me each of their flavors to try. From what I saw on the bars there are three different general descriptions for the bars. At first I divided them up into chocolate ones and non-chocolate ones. I might like chocolate a little bit! Then I realized that above their logo on each of the bars there was one of three different general descriptions for the bars. The first is Fruit, Nut, & Seed Super Food bars.

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Organic Greens Super Food Bar was next. Each of these bars has either spinach powder or spirulina powder in them. Munchkin loved the Apple Cinnamon the best!

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The last is Organic Live Food Bar. I had to look up what “live food” meant. My mind took me off to a place where I opened the little package and things were still growing. Of course that’s not what I found inside. The term “live food” for those of you who might not know, simply means that the ingredients haven’t been processed.

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Besides just tasting a vast majority of the bars I wanted to put one of them to a test. I wanted to see if it gave me energy and made me feel happy. Like I said, I’m not a fan of running, I always feel FANTASTIC after I’m done (okay right after I’m done I just want to lay on the ground and cry a little) but later I feel like I really did something good for my body. On my latest run I decided to give the Dark Chocolate Trail Mix a try. I’m a big fan of the fruit and nut chocolate bars, trail mix, and dark chocolate. It seemed like the best fit. TheFruit, Nut, & Seed Super Food bars all contain chia and sprouted flax seeds. I’m a huge believer in only eating when I’m hungry and that morning I hadn’t eaten yet but the timing was right for going running (meaning of course, the boys were happy, it wasn’t raining, and it wasn’t time for naps). However on the way to the track I got crazy hungry so I decided to have a bit of the bar. It was delicious and not too heavy.  Once I finished running I had some water and decided to finish off the super bar. Later, I realized that it totally satisfied my hunger, I didn’t feel sick after eating and running, and it kept me feeling full for longer than other energy bars I had tried.

I love these bars! I feel happy letting my kiddos have them too. The ingredients aren’t a mystery. When you bite into the bar you can see the nuts and chocolate bits. I highly recommend them! That’s why I am so excited that you have the chance to try some out for yourself!

Raw collegeThe winner of this giveaway will receive one variety pack which consists of 14 different bars!

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of July 15th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by Raw Revolution, but all opinions are my own.

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NurturMe {Review}

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When my son was a baby, I made all his baby food. I would cut up fresh fruits and vegetables, blend them or boil them if needed, and then freeze them in ice cube trays and store them in the freezer. It was a great way to save money and know I was giving him the freshest food possible. However, when Number Two came along, life got significantly crazier, and I opted for store-bought, jarred baby food. I wish I had known then about NurturMe, a better alternative to the stuff in the jar.

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NurturMe was created in 2008 by two moms in Austin, TX, who wanted a better way to feed babies than “pureed nutrition in thick glass containers.” After lots of messy experimenting in their kitchens, they partnered with experts in the freeze-drying organic farming community and launched their first line of products in a Texas store in 2010. Since then they have expanded to grocery stores nation-wide, national big-box retailers and online retailers, but their product goals have remained the same:  to create a product that is Certified Organic, Non-GMO verified, Kosher, perservative-, salt-, sugar- and gluten-free, AND made in the USA!

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NurturMe offers Cereals, Singles, Blends and Snacks. I was sent some Singles, some Blends and some Snacks. I’ll start with the Singles and Blends. The powders can be mixed with water, milk or breast milk to make better baby food, but since my youngest has been over “baby food” for at least a year, I knew I had to get creative in trying these powders. So I used some of their recipe ideas and got to work. First, I tried the Crisp Apple powder added to vanilla yogurt. Unfortunately, the powder didn’t mix in well and so the texture was grainy instead of smooth. The apple taste was great, but the texture was definitely off. My girl “Sunny” wouldn’t eat it. Next, I tried mixing in a Sweet Potato/Raisins/Carrots blend into our Ground Turkey Stroganoff dinner. The kids didn’t seem to notice that the flavor had been altered and ate it just fine. I tasted it and it was good! I could taste a bit of the sweetness from the raisins and sweet potato, but overall it was a good nutritional additive.

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Next we tried the Snacks. They are small bags of premium dried fruits and veggies cut up into tiny, bite-sized pieces. Bountiful Bites (apple, banana, broccoli) was a good combo with its sweet, tart and slightly bitter flavors. We all ate some and really liked it. Happy Harvest (pea, sweet corn, apple) was also a good combo, but the crunchy peas were occasionally too crunchy for my taste. I appreciated the fact that the dried fruit was definitely high-quality; every pea, corn kernel and chunk of apple was perfectly shaped and not wrinkled, shriveled or maimed in any way.

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NurturMe Blends and Snacks definitely seem more geared toward babies, and I don’t know that I would buy the powders just as a nutritional additive for my older kids, but as a substitute for jarred baby food these powders are great. I especially like that they are very portable; you could bring these camping, to the park, on a plane, etc. , and all you would need is some water or milk and you would have a nutritious meal for a baby! NurturMe foods can be purchased online or at select retailers, including Target, nationwide.

Connect with NurturMe and get coupons and special offers on Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest!

 

*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced by monetary compensation. 

Kosher Casual {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Rumor has it that there will be a wedding this Spring!  So excited for my little brother!  Lately I’ve been looking up cute dresses online, trying to find something nice to wear to receptions, luncheons, etc. and I get SO FRUSTRATED that I cannot find a cute dress with sleeves and a hemline that doesn’t fall mid-thigh.  I’m a mom, but I don’t want to dress like I’m 16!  Or 40!

A lot of people hear the word “modest” and think of out-of-date granny sweaters and flood pants.  Its true.  Just kidding.  Though these would be considered modest clothing options, if you have modesty standards, there are much better choices available!  Let me introduce you to Kosher Casual, an online clothing shop in Israel that carries trendy skirts, dresses, tops, leggings, etc.  How refreshing it is to be able to browse their clothing line and be able to consider purchasing nearly everything they carry.

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Here are some of my favorite knee-length skirts:

 I also really love their selection of workout clothes.  The prices are incredible!! 

The gray workout shirt: $11

Pink swim shirt: $8 (anyone training for a triathlon??)

Gray yoga pants: $13

Kosher Casual also carries great layering tops and I was thrilled to try out a cropped 3/4 sleeve shell top.

It is perfect for this winter weather!  These tops are finding their way into every modest girl’s closet.  I was very very impressed with the quality.  The fabric is thick and nothing like a see-through t-shirt, but cool enough to wear with all sorts of outfits.  Plus it comes in sizes XXS – XXL, holy cow!

If you are looking for some great holiday clothes, modest athletic wear, or some lovely layering shells, you’re going to love this giveaway prize!

Kosher Casual is offering a $25 giftcard to one lucky winner!

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*This giveaway is open to WORLDWIDE entries

*The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Sunday, December 23th and emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within a week, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Kosher Casual, but all opinions are strictly my own

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