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Browsing Archive: July, 2014

Karma Wellness Water: Peel, Push, Shake and Then Drink Your Vitamins

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, July 28, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and Kids 3+*

We all know the importance of drinking water and we all know the importance of taking our vitamins. Why do you think so many companies have capitalized on the notion of mixing the two together?!

But did you realize that vitamins lose potency when they are bottled up in water – and the longer they sit the less effective they become? Plus, many of those “vitamin waters” have added preservatives, artificial sugars, colors, etc. to make th...

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Hyland’s Teething Tablets and Bumps ’n Bruises Products: Getting You Through Some of Your Babies’ Toughest Times

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, In : Supplement Reviews 


Although there are a select few parents who claim to have never even realized when their baby started to teeth, for the majority of us, there is no doubt when this [very un-pleasurable] milestone began. From the endless whining and drooling, to the sleepless nights and your babies inability to be soothed, teething can seem to last forever when you are in the midst of it with your child.

The same can be said when your toddler begins to run around, seeming to get a new bump or bruis...

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Chic-a-peas: Baked Chickpeas that Give You Just the Right Amount of Crunch

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, July 21, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


Chickpeas (aka, garbanzo beans) have long been one of my go-to protein sources. From salads, to stir-fries, to pasta dishes, and of course hummus, chickpeas are an extremely versatile food that are also super healthy for you.

However, I will admit that, besides in hummus, chickpeas aren’t exactly a food that I would just want to snack on. That is until I discovered Chic-a-peas and their line of baked chickpeas that are so good you can eat ...

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Daiya: Creating Vegan Options for the Dairy-Lover in All of Us

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, July 18, 2014, In : Food Reviews 



Ok, I’ll admit that I am not a true “dairy lover” and am not a big fan of a lot of the dairy-based products that are out there. And while this probably has a lot to do with the way eating dairy makes me feel (ie, not good!), I was never one of those people who felt like I was “addicted” to milk or cheese or other dairy-based foods (although I am definitely a sucker for some good frozen yogurt!).

However, I do understand why so many people are ag...

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Guayaki: Proving to Americans Why Yerba Mate is So Popular Worldwide

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, In : Beverage Reviews 


For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE* and KIDS 15+**

Pretty much everyone is in search of more energy these days, trying to keep up with their ever-evolving lives and schedules. Now add kids into the mix and it seems like sleep becomes a thing of the past and there is never a day where you aren’t “tired” or in need of a pick-me-up.

Although there are hundreds of supplements, drinks, etc. that we can buy in order to help with our lack of energy, very few are what should be considered “healthy”. Mo...

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Superberries: Aronia Berries are Called This for a Reason

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & Kids 1* +

A few years ago, when you heard that something was considered a “superfood” you knew that it had to be something special. But now, with more and more foods added to this list, many have started to question the reliability of this moniker.

So what do you think when you hear about a “superberry”? Do you question its true potency or do you assume it is as good as the name boasts?

Experience Aronia and you will quickly learn why these Super...

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ANSI Gourmet Cheesecake Bars: Cheesecake Has Never Been So Nutritious

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, July 7, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & Kids 2* +

When I hear the word “cheesecake” I generally don’t associate it with something that serious athletes would eat on a regular basis, and I definitely don’t think of it as a health food. But thanks to ANSI and their line of Gourmet Cheesecake Bars, I have been proven wrong.

Advanced Nutrient Science International is a brand created for serious athletes looking for a nutritional advantage. As the parent company to Gourmet Che...

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Chicago Vegan Foods: Healthier Options for a Couple of Your Childhood Favorites

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, July 3, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & Toddlers 2*+

Many people believe that being a vegan means deprivation and giving up foods that they have grown up with. And while meat and milk may not be that hard to take out of our diets, it’s usually the foods that we grew up with that we end up missing the most.

The most common food I hear that people just don’t want to stop eating – cheese. And another food that people don’t realize they are going to miss until the opportunity presents itself – marshmal...

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Cybele’s Cookies: Allergen-Free and Delightfully Delicious

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & Kids 2* +

It’s amazing how many people these days have some sort of food allergy, intolerance, or simply choose not to eat those foods that are possible “triggers” (ie, wheat and dairy). Especially as a parent, we need to not only be careful about the foods we feed our kids and pack in their lunches, but the foods that their friends may eat when they are with our kids as well – because no one wants to feel responsible for making another child s...

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