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Simply 7 Snack Squad {Giveaway} – Closed

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In high school my husband had a thing for fancy chips. As a matter of fact he had one friend whose house he loved to hang out at above all others because their pantry was constantly stocked with great chips that were all sorts of interesting and different flavors. The first time I saw Simply 7 chips, all I could think of was how excited my husband was going to be with the variety of chips and chip flavors coming to our door.

 

Simply 7 is a lot more than your average snack company, rather than deep fried mystery ingredients they’ve made a point to make their snack ingredients both pronounceable, and tasty. The chips are all natural, gluten free and have about half the fat of regular potato chips, they also have more than 30 chips in a serving. Am I hearing bells for a winner? You bet! Camille thought so too, you can read her awesome review of Simply 7 here.

So Simply 7 created the Snack Squad to keep all us chip lovers in the loop with their great products. By signing up you can be sent member only coupons, birthday surprise, product updates and sometimes even prizes (like a personalized Simply 7 Winners Box!)

 

I was sent a Snack Squad Winners Box to review. It comes with winnery things like four bags of Simply 7 chips, chip swag like a bag clip, a dry erase magnet, and a dry erase marker, and best of all a customized chip bag, complete with your name, photo, and bio – which I’m not going to lie, is pretty sweet.

Since my customized bag was for Sea Salt chips, I thought I had better pick a picture of me at the sea! (FYI – The customized bag does not contain chips)

Reading over their website I thought all the healthy stuff sounded great, but how did they actually taste and really compare to your regular chips?


Simply 7 Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Chips

The first bag I tried was the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Chips. They are light and textured and kind of reminded me of Bugle Chips (you know, the ones you put on your fingers and pretend you’re a witch… I’m not the only one who still does that am I?) I think these chips taste a little more like garlic than red pepper and they definitely are not spicy flavored, but they are tasty, especially paired with hummus! Ha.


Simply 7 Sea Salt Pomegranate Chips

These were a bit bigger of a deviation from your standard bag of chips and I was a little hesitant to dig in, I just don’t generally think of sweet fruit mixing with chips. They were different. They were really light weight, I would say down right fluffy for a chip. The sweet pomegranate flavor was faint and you mostly taste it at the end of your chip, and the more you eat the less peculiar they taste. Have any of you ever had those veggie straws? I think you can find them at Costco? They reminded me a lot of those, light, salty initially with a hint of flavor at the end. If you’re looking for something a little wild these might be the chips for you.


Simply 7 Cheddar Quinoa Chips

These chips were firmer than the two previous kinds, kind of hearty sun chip. I thought the flavor was amazing, you can taste a little bit of the nuttyness from the quinoa but I thought it actually went really well with the cheddar flavor (who knew?). Actually, I’m a big fan of the flavor of quinoa to being with so that might be tainting my judgment a little. You know what else is kind of amazing about these chips, a single serving has 9 grams of protein… so I can pretty much call this a post work our food, right?


Simply 7 Jalapeno Lentil Chips

I saved my favorite for last. I thought the flavor of these were amazing, but they have a little bit of a kick to them so if you’re not into spicy food these probably aren’t for you. If you like your salsa medium spicy and above I invite you to dig in. These chips are light weight and seem to be on the airy side, they’re curved which makes them great for dip and they’re spicy but not so much so that you have to drown your mouth out with milk after eating a handful.

Simply 7 has some simply great snacks and if you’re looking to mix up your pantry a big I would suggest adding a bag or three. If you want to keep in the loop and get some awesome swag along the way then you’ve got to join the Snack Squad. You can also find these great chips at your local grocery store using the store locator.

And the moment you’ve all been reading for. 🙂 Simply 7 has offered a Winner Box, complete with custom personalized chip bag to one lucky Dandy Snack Squad Winner.

To be entered into this giveaway you MUST sign up for the snack squad.

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Aug 17th and will be emailed. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*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 are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Simply7 Hummus and Lentil Chips {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I bet the huge majority of us stay-at-home moms are big snackers.  One of the great things about being home with the kids all day is being able to eat at home and always have access to the kitchen.  I have noticed, however, that I can completely skip meals while snacking all day, so I have to pay attention to what I’m actually eating.  As long as they are healthy snacks, this doesn’t have to be a bad thing at all.

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Simply7 is a brand of remarkably delicious chips made from pomegranates, hummus, and lentils.  Uber healthy, right?  But before I even looked at the labels, I first wanted to see how they tasted, and not be swayed by just how nutritious or not they actually were.  I was sent this huge box of assorted varieties–

Pomegranate Chips: White Cheddar, Black Pepper, and Sea Salt

Hummus Chips: Spicy Chili Pepper, Sea Salt, Roasted Red Pepper, and Tomato Basil

Lentil Chips: Creamy Dill, Sea Salt, Jalapeno, and Brushchetta

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I first pulled out a fairly basic variety–Sea Salt Lentil Chips (below).  They were delicious!  Paired with a tub of hummus, I think I ate half the bag in one sitting.  The lentil chips look and taste air-popped and aren’t greasy in the least.  They are the perfect size and shape to scoop with dip and one chip can fit entirely in your mouth.  That is very important to me!

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I was so pleased with how great these tasted (and I am NOT a chip person), and even 10x more impressed to read the ingredients label.  Only four ingredients: lentil flour, potato starch, safflower oil, sea salt.  Very impressive!

See, Simply7Snacks has a few core standards:

Zero grams trans fat and no cholesterol
No artificial colors or flavors
No additives or preservatives
Gluten free ingredients
All natural recipes
Simple ingredients
Simply delicious

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The whole family has really enjoyed digging into these.  Above and to the left are the White Cheddar Pomegranate Chips.  The adults in the house thought the pomegranate chips were just a little weird.  The slightly sweet fruitiness paired with salty and cheesy was just a fuzzy mix, or rather just an odd base to start with, but pomegranate-lovers might be all over these.  Plus, my kids think they’re great.  I don’t mind a bit if my kids want a handful of these for a snack or with a meal because they’re so dang healthy!  40% less fat than potato chips.

The Bruschetta Lentil Chips (above, right) are my all-time favorite!!  I’ve completely hidden these away from everyone else.  I don’t want to share a single chip.

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The bags are a great size, by the way.  Probably smaller than a typical Doritos bag, but large enough for several people taking large servings.  One bag on the table with a pot of chili was just right for four of us to down.  The Jalepeno variety is very crunchy, not greasy, and it has a great spicy kick.

The hummus chips are a little more dense, less air-popped, and have more texture to them.  Above, and to the right, are the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus chips.  They are great by themselves and have great flavor because of the garlic, onion, and paprika, but eaten with homemade spinach artichoke dip is a-mazing!

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This just in: NEW Quinoa chips!  Sign me up!

Bottom line, these are really delicious, really healthy, and I totally recommend trying all of these.  I’m so glad my local Shaw’s carries them.  See the store locator to find the nearest place Simply7 is sold.

One winner will win a huge box of these Simply7 chips!  11 different varieties!

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of March 6th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*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 are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

Cedar’s Mediterranean {Giveaway}–CLOSED

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As I’ve said before, I have a thing for Mediterranean food. Not everyone in my family shares the same taste, but my awesome sister- and brother-in-law and my father-in-law love it as much as I do. So when we were together over the Christmas holiday, I knew they would be the perfect subjects for my latest review of Cedar’s Mediterranean food!

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Cedar’s Mediterranean began in the 1980’s  and was soon the first manufacturer to self-distribute Mediterranean foods in grocery stores. The brand grew in the 90’s when the Mediterranean diet became popular, and today Cedar’s can be found nationwide and is known as America’s Best Tasting Hommus. So is it really the best tasting hommus in America? We were ready to find out.

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I was sent a giant box of some awesome Mediterranean snacks: Taboule Salad, Chickpea Salad, Tzatziki Dip, Classic Hommus, Red Pepper Lentil Hommus and two big bags of Pita Chips! My family sat down and enjoyed a Mediterranean feast one day, and these are the notes my brother-in-law took. They’re so thorough and detailed, and I pretty much agree with everything that he said, that I’m just going to paste them verbatim:

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Pita Chips: Light and flaky, good for dipping. Pairs well with hommus dips. Nice neutral flavor. Tzatziki: Tangy, cool on the palatte. Nice balance of flavors. Good as a vegetable dip (carrots, celery, cucumber). Classic Hommus: Smooth, stands on its own. Has a nice “vinegar-esque” tang, tastes fresh, mild. My sister-in-law said it was the best classic hommus she’d ever tasted! Red Pepper Lentil Hommus: Mild, thinner, the sweetness of the bell pepper comes through. Like the pieces of red pepper in the dip. Expected more of a spice/strong flavor, but it’s not bad. Chickpea Salad: Cool and light. Oregano is strong. Good replacement for chicken salad.  Would be good as a salad garnish instead of dressing. A nice, low-cal way to add zest to a dieter’s menu! Taboule: Parsley flavor is unique. Doesn’t stand alone very well. Fresh tasting. Not the group favorite, but still good.

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My brother-in-law did note that the serving sizes are small (2 Tbsp.) so most of the products are intended to be a light garnish on toast/salads, etc., not as a side dish on their own. But it’s hard not to pig out on something when it’s so good! After trying so many of Cedar’s products and being this impressed, I’m certain that ALL of their products are top-notch, high-quality Mediterranean foods. I would recommend their brand any day. And they have plenty of other products to try including a Spinach Dip, Aegean Edamame Salad, Salsas, Wraps and much more. Cedar’s foods can be purchased online or at a store near you (use their handy-dandy Store Locator to find a retailer in your area). One of you will need that store locator as you will be sent TEN Free Cedar’s Product coupons AND a Cedar’s Mediterranean T-shirt (size XL).

Win Free Snacks from Cedar’s Mediterranean!

**Because I was sent the winner’s prize items along with my review items, the winner will be responsible for paying shipping from me to you, via PayPal invoice.

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of January 27, 2014, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Cedar’s Mediterranean, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Mediterranean Snacks {Giveaway}-CLOSED

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Today is my son’s 4th birthday, and this is the first year since he was two that he hasn’t asked for Chicken and Couscous for his birthday dinner (this year he wants macaroni and cheese–he’s officially 4). But couscous is still one of his favorite foods, so it’s only fitting that today’s giveaway is for Mediterranean Snacks!

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Mediterranean Snacks is a snack food company that is “committed to providing nutritionally superior authentic snacking solutions that deliver consumer expectations for taste, health, and satiation.” All of their snacks are all-natural, non-GMO and gluten-free, and they are dedicated to helping people live “Snactive” by making good nutritious snack choices while living an active lifestyle.  Now that’s my kind of attitude!

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I was sent a whole box full of delicious snacks, including Hummuz Crackers, Lentil Crackers, Baked Lentil Chips and Tapaz 2 Go. All of the snacks came in several yummy flavors like roasted red pepper, roasted garlic, cracked pepper, rosemary herb, fiery tomato and parmesan garlic.

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I’d never eaten crackers or chips made out of lentils (i.e. legumes), so I was a bit wary at first. But the Lentil Crackers and the Baked Lentil Chips were by far my favorite! My favorite flavors of the Crackers were the sea salt and cracked pepper flavors, and my favorites of the Baked Chips were the fiery tomato and rosemary flavors. The Lentil Chips were good on their own, but I felt that I needed some sort of dip for the Lentil Crackers. I think that’s why the Tapaz 2 Go were invented–a package of Lentil Crackers paired with a flavored Hummus in a container that can stand and perfectly hold the hummus while you’re on the go = brilliant! Those were gone in a hot minute in my house! My 2-year old was even downing the hummus like it was frosting!

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The Hummuz Crisps were not my favorite as they had a strange texture to me and I had a hard time tasting the flavor, but they were good when dipped in hummus. Mediterranean Snack foods are delicious and I would buy more in a heartbeat!  They also sell all-natural and organic popcorn, veggie straws and veggie chips, and multi grain chips. You can find Mediterranean Snacks online at Amazon.com and Abe’s Market, and at retailers such as Sprouts, WalMart, Fresh & Easy, Vons and other grocery stores; check the Store Locator to find a store near you. These would make some really yummy appetizers at any holiday party you’re hosting this season, so go pick some up today! And then enter for a chance to win a box of goodies from Mediterranean Snacks!

Win a Box of Snacks from Mediterranean Snacks!

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of December 24, 2013, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Mediterranean Snacks, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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. 

Bitsy’s Brainfood {Review}

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Oy, the battles have begun.  The bartering with my toddlers to get just one broccoli tree down their throat.  Today I even made a deal–eat three baby carrots for one cookie.  They both used to be such good veggie eaters!  I used to be able to open a can of mixed veggies, dump it in front of them, and they’d chow down.  Now “Rocket” follows me around the house saying “cake, cake, cake” and holding out cake mixes and muffin tins.

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I am completely unashamed about my tactics to get more goodness in them.  Mix a little of this in that, dip it in ranch, throw some cheese on it, etc.  Still, it takes a concentrated effort to disguise some of the nutrients I know they need, and I wish it was easier.  I was pretty excited about these little cookies from Bitsy’s Brainfood, especially after looking at their kid-friendly website, which even has some fun printables to color.  These snacks are made from organic ingredients, and all start out with organic wheat flour.

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We were sent one of each of the four flavors, and they all smell great!  Bitsy has done a great job in enhancing the more preferred positive scent and masking the veggie smell.  The look and smell like fun cookies!  Naturally, we busted these open immediately and started looking for letters:

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Here’s what we think:

Zucchini Gingerbread Carrot: delicious, naturally.  With ingredients like that, you naturally think of carrot cake, zucchini bread, and gingerbread cookies, so you know you can’t go wrong.

Chocolate Orange Beet: practically an adult-person cookie.  I could eat these all night sitting in front of So You Think You Can Dance, and feel great about it.  A little reddish in color, but not too crazy to ward off colored-food-fearing kids.

Sweet Potato Oatmeal Raisin:  See, each one I try is a new favorite.  I think I like these the best so far because they remind me of that delicious cereal, Cracklin Oat Bran.  They seem a little more solid and crunchy, and less crumbly than the others.  Also displayed in the number of fully intact letters in the bag.  Less partials.

Lemon Broccoli:  Ok, I could probably taste the masked veggie more in this than in the other three varieties, but if you’re not thinking “broccoli”, you probably wouldn’t even notice.  My kids sure didn’t.  Look at them. Untitled-1

Here is why these are so fantastic:

  • They are an excellent source of Vitamins A, B12, B6, D3, and Folic Acid
  • They are an excellent source of Omega-3 EPA and DHA–20% of the Daily Value for a combination of EPA and DHA.
  • Good source of Calcium and Iron.  No GMOs.
  • Oven baked with real fruits and veggies!

My ONLY recommendation: maybe more vowels?  Making words gets a little tricky when we’re consanant-heavy, but it was still fun to point out letters together 🙂 IMG_4092

If you have a picker eater, a cookie-fiend, or just want to get more wholesome goodness in your kids, this Bitsy’s Brainfood is a great choice!  You can purchase them on Amazon as well as diapers.com, Abe’s Market, and freshdirect.

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*This posting was sponsored by Bitsy’s Brainfood, but all opinions are strictly my own

Healthy Surprise {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Green smoothie fan?  Love that super ugly look of that super healthy meal?  Love how you know exactly what goes into it, and its kind of a surprise every time as to what this new concoction will taste like?  We are definitely a green smoothie family.  We can buy a ginormous bag of spinach at Haymarket for $3 and have smoothies every morning for a week.  “Rocket” drinks it like milk, and I love knowing that our bodies are chock full of fruits and veggies first thing in the morning, especially so that I can justify my not-so-healthy choices later on in the day.
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I’m fairly positive that if you are a green smoothie junkie, you’re going to be all over this monthly subscription box called Healthy Surprise.  So how do you get this goodness in you?  You subscribe to a “Starter Box”, “Healthy Box”, or a “Large Box”, depending on what size you would like.  The smallest box starts at $33/month, but this includes 16-20 servings!  The Large Box runs for $99, but that is 48-60 servings, people!  The box ships the same day, and on your doorstep arrives a box of delicious, healthy snacks.  Everything included in the box is vegan, gluten-free, healthy, and delicious.  I can attest to this!  Rest assured, everything has been carefully selected by this criteria, and you won’t be disappointed in the great snacks.  No MSG, no corn, no soy, no gluten, no egg, no shellfish, etc., just good and healthy!
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My first impression when I opened the box was that there was SO much food in there!  Of all the monthly subscription boxes I’ve reviewed, Healthy Surprise has the most food, by far.  These aren’t just tiny sample size portions with a lot of wrapper.  These are substantial, practically full-meal sizes.
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I dug right in and starting enjoying some things I’ve never seen before.  Among the goodies this month were: Beanitos black bean chips, Enjoy Life seed and fruit mix, fruit.0 organic fruit snack, Hail Merry almonds, Hail Merry choco macaroons, Homefree chocolate chip cookies (my boys loved them), a Gopal’s power wrap, a Gopal’s brownie, a Cocomo Joe Green Joebar, a Chi Bar cocoa cherry energy bar, and three Righteouslky Raw chocolates in pure dark, divine mint, and synergy spice.  Yum!
The first thing I consumed was this amazing kale granola (excuse me, “greenola”) which was practically two whole meals of goodness.  And so filling!  Plain, with milk, or on top of yogurt, I was so impressed with how delicious kale can taste.  My thoughts on the Mexican power wraps: wow, holy flavor!  I can’t say I’ve tried or seen anything quite like it.  The choco macaroons were my favorite!  They are slightly dehydrated and such a yummy treat, even if they do look like packed dirt clumps.
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See, everything included kind of had a different look to it, but everything tasted fantastic!!  Just like green smoothies–don’t let the appearance bother you, and you’ll introduce your taste buds to some fantastic flavors, and have the assurance that what you’re eating is healthy healthy healthy!
How fun to have so many surprises in one product!  It is a surprise as to when your box will show up, its a surprise as to what will be inside, but even more, it will surprise you how much you will enjoy these truly healthy and new, exciting products!  If you have resolved to eat better and live a healthier lifestyle, try these boxes from Healthy Surprise!  I, for one, would love to see what is in store for next month’s box!

YOU might be the lucky winner to find out!  One reader will win a starter box from Healthy Surprise!  ($33 value)  And they ship internationally!

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*This giveaway is open to WORLDWIDE entries
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of May 4th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Healthy Surprise, but all opinions are strictly my own

REDSHIP Care Packages {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I really love any holiday for lots of different reasons, but I especially love that my mom and my mother-in-law usually send out a cute little package for our family filled with treats, stickers, games, you name it!  The actual package itself is always fun, but it’s the thought and the sentiment that usually touches me the most.

That being said, I know as one who has put together a number of care packages that they can sometimes be a bear to finally get in the mail.  Figuring out what to send, how to send it, how much to shove in, and then the anxiety of waiting to find how much it will cost to send makes me really hope that the sentiment is later appreciated by the receiver!

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REDSHIP Care Packages are the perfect solution for these dilemmas!  Each care package is already ready to go with snacks and a complete Chinese dinner (ceramic bowl, chopsticks, Ramen noodles, and fortune cookies) and are packed in a laundry bag inside a big red tube.  What a fun package for anyone to receive!

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These packages are “uniquely designed for a college student, boarding school student, summer camper, and anyone you want to make smile. Our care packages have a universal appeal making it easy to send for a variety of reasons to a variety of recipients.”  As a military spouse and a sister/cousin/granddaughter of those serving missions, I could also easily see REDSHIP Care Packages sent to military members on training or deployment and also for missionaries on special occasions.

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To give a personal touch, though, each REDSHIP Care Package also includes a personalized card with a pick-me-up or good luck wishes.

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REDSHIP Care Packages offers a small, medium, large, extra large, and healthy care package options, along with a Red Carpet Club that allows you to select the dates and prepay (with a 10% discount!) for three future care packages to be sent out without you having to remember to get back online and send them.

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REDSHIP Care Package sent us the Healthy Care Package option, and we loved it from the moment it arrived in all its cylindrical glory!  I love grabbing a couple of packages of snacks to throw in my purse as I run out the door for a playdate, and we were shocked to see how much could fit in the tube.  I would highly recommend REDSHIP Care Packages for anyone!

One Dandy reader is going to with a Healthy Care Package — head over to sign up for the REDSHIP e-mail newsletter, then come back here to enter to win!

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** The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Saturday, February 23rd, and emailed within 24 hours. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by REDSHIP, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Funbites {Review}

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We’re kind of stuck in a rut here with a picky eater in the house.  One of these ruts is a peanut butter sandwich every day for lunch, which “Rocket” will promptly take apart, then lick clean but leave most of the bread and crust.  Drives me crazy.

I tried an experiment today: if I used my new cute little Funbites cutter on his sandwich, would he eat the whole thing?  Behold, he ate it up without a mess!  Crust included!

The idea is genius, and yet so simple!  My kid won’t sit and chomp at a whole apple, but if I slice it up, he’ll gobble it down.  A large carrot vs. a bag of baby carrots?  Same thing.  Bite-size is always more fun, right?  These Funbites cutters are perfect for picky eaters with little mouths!

The high-performance curved blade cutter is pretty heavy duty—pretty substantial.  A Funbites cutter is more than just a cookie cutter because it has the nifty popper top that can pop the food out without you having to poke out the pieces or touch the food at all.

 

This guy can handle anything!  A tough thick slice of pizza or even a thin slimy piece of cheese!  You can use it on all sorts of foods to make them more appealing to your picky eater.  Try it on omelettes, cantaloupe, deli sandwiches, pizza, watermelon, grilled cheese, turkey burgers, pancakes, tofu, etc.

I might use it for me just as much as for “Rocket”!  I’m thinking of all the cute little bite snacks I can make for parties and lunch dates!

100% made in the USA, BPA free, and hands or dishwasher safe!

You can purchase your own cutter HERE for $12.99 or $22 for two!  Check out their cute heart shaped cutter!  So cute!  Also, use this coupon code FunHolidays for FREE SHIPPING!

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*This posting was sponsored by Funbites, but all opinions are strictly my own

An Apple A Day

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It’s so much easier for me to adhere to the old adage when the apples look like this:

 

Happy Fall!

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