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ANSI Gourmet Cheesecake Bars – Reinvented: Cheesecake Has Never Been So Nutritious

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 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.


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


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Raw Rev Glo Bars, A Review: Vegan Protein Bars Made with Raw Ingredients that Taste Like Dessert

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, September 29, 2016, In : Food Reviews 

 

BARS: for Moms, Moms-To-Be & Toddlers 2 Years+*

Vegan Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bars, Caramel and Sea Salt Bars + MORE…

THE PRODUCTS:
Raw Rev Glo bars take the idea of your typical “sweet” bar to the next level with Raw Revolution’s new line of dairy-free, vegan, and non-GMO bars. Packed with nutrition, every flavor has a plethora of high-antioxidant and superfood ingredients, are full of protein, fiber and healthy Omega fats, and contain very little sugar. Plus, si...


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REVIEW: Wai Lana Snacks – Cassava Pops and Fruit & Nut Bars

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, May 6, 2016, In : Food Reviews 

        



FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE, & TODDLERS 2 YEARS+*

THE COMPANY:
Wai Lana, the face behind the brand, started out as a modern-day yoga advocate who is highly energetic and a prolific artist. Famous for making it easy and effective, Wai Lana excels at making the ancient art of yoga a life-enhancing experience for anyone who practices along with her, and has grown her following into an internationally aired TV series; all of which has played a key role in yoga's skyrocketing po...


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REVIEW and SWEEPSTAKES: MacroBar + Ellie Goulding = Win/Win

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, April 29, 2016, In : Food Reviews 

  

FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE, & TODDLERS 2 YEARS+*

THE COMPANY:
GoMacro was founded in 2004 by mother and daughter team, Amelia Kirchoff and Jola Sonkin. When Amelia was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, both women decided to take on the Macrobiotic Diet after research revealed that the whole grains, beans, fresh fruit and vegetables-based diet, along with the elimination of eggs, dairy, refined sugars, additives and processed foods, could help to heal Amelia and prevent further illness.

As Ame...


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Lola Granola Bars: Soft and Chewy Oat and Honey Based Gluten Free Bars

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, March 21, 2016, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & Toddlers 18 Months +*

THE COMPANY:
Lola Granola Bars started in the humble kitchen of a busy mom during a time when her family was receiving public assistance. Born from a bowl of oats, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and honey, all baked with love, the idea came about as Mary’s husband was in need of a healthy snack and her children with food allergies wanted some too.

Named after Mary’s 4 children and 1 nephew, Lola Granola Bar’s mission is to create ...


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Betsy’s Best Bar None: Allergen-friendly Bars that are Simply Amazing

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, August 14, 2015, In : Food Reviews 

 

For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & TODDLERS 1 YEAR+*

Finding a bar that really stands out from the rest is not easy these days due to the fact that there are 100s of different brands, flavors, etc. on the market. And with each one claiming to be better than the next in either taste and/or quality of ingredients, it really just comes down to personal preference in the end and whether or not you “care” how healthy and nutritious the bar actually is compared to the flavor profile.

Well after trying the...


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Perfect Bar: Filled with Protein and Organic Superfoods, these Refrigerated Bars are Anything but Ordinary

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE, and Toddlers 1+*

Claiming that something is “perfect” is a pretty bold move. Especially in a “bar filled world” where every company thinks they have the “next best thing”. From the perfect amount of protein, to the perfect taste or perfect calorie count, every company thinks that their product is just that – perfect.

But to call yourself “Perfect Bar” you must really be something special. Well if you look at the history behind Perfect B...


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Organic Food Bar: Whole Food Bars that Will Satisfy Your Hunger and Your Taste Buds

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, January 29, 2015, In : Food Reviews 

 

For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and Toddlers 2 Years+*

Finding a bar that tastes good is one thing, but finding a bar that is truly good for you and that will actually replace a meal is a whole other thing. Most “nutritional” bars really aren’t that nutritional at all, and are in fact filled with a whole bunch of unnecessary fillers, flavors, and preservatives that should hardly be considered healthy.

Now add to it the “Organic” label and its even harder to decipher if the bar is really good...


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The Gluten Free Bar: Proving that Gluten Free Foods Don’t Have to Be Boring – or Tasteless

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE and TODDLERS 2 YEAR+

While many people believe that the whole idea of going “gluten-free” is just a fad, I believe that there really is science behind the idea. I mean, the fact that the wheat itself has drastically changed in purely a genetic sense (over the past 50 years or so), making it grow faster, taller, thicker, etc. should be telling you something. Don’t you think that must have some affect on how it is broken down and processed in your bo...


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Bobos Oat Bars: Chewy, Gooey, Tasty Oatmeal, all Wrapped Up in a Bar

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, October 16, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and TODDLERS 1 YEAR+

Breakfast has always been my favorite meal of the day, ever since I can remember. Whether it be a cold bowl of cereal, a satisfying smoothie, or a warm bowl of oatmeal, I could eat breakfast foods for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner – and literally have on multiple occasions.

However, I’ve never really caught on to the “cereal in a bar” philosophy, and much rather sit down and enjoy my breakfast then eat it while trying to ru...


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Raw Revolution: Get a Little Raw in Your Life and Try These Organic Live Food Bars

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, September 15, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and Toddlers 18 MONTHS+

With the word “Raw” being a health-food industry buzz word for the past handful of years, it can be quite a challenge trying to figure out if the product you are eating is truly good for you, or is just another gimmick. And, if it is as nutritious as it states, it often will taste “earthy” and “healthy” – two words that aren’t exactly positive ways to express the taste of foods.

However, “raw” products really c...


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Nii: Premium Organic Nutrition Bars Made with Your Health in Mind

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and Toddlers 18 months+*

When it comes to nutritional bars, it can be pretty overwhelming to find ones that not only satisfy your hunger, but are actually good for you as well. With many of the bars claiming to be healthy but actually filled with tons of added sugars, preservatives, etc., you really can’t trust them anymore, unless you carefully examine the nutritional labels – and who has time for that?!

Well thanks to Nii and their line of premium ...


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Don’t Go Nuts: Soy Butters and Bars that Are Nut Free and So Delicous

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, August 22, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and Babies 9 months+*

So here I go with another nut-free product review. Wasn’t I just commenting on how many “allergen-friendly” products there are on the market?!

…sorry, tangent. Back to the review.

When a product claims to be peanut and/or tree-nut “free”, this often just refers to the actual products themselves, and possibly the facility it was created in. It rarely encompasses the means by which the ingredients were transferred to the faci...


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Nothin But: Raising Your Expectations in How a Healthy Indulgence Should Taste

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, August 14, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and TODDLERS 1+*

One of the biggest misconceptions about nutritious foods is that they don’t taste as good as their less-than-healthy counterparts. From cookies and baked goods to everything else you can imagine, most people believe that you take away the unhealthy ingredients, and you take away the taste as well. This, unfortunately, seems to be especially true when it comes to dairy and gluten-free foods, and makes it pretty difficult when trying to...


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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.


THE PRODUCT:
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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Eli’s Earth Bars: Chocolate Candy Bars that are Amazingly Good – and Good for You

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

 

FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & Kids 5* +

No matter how healthy you are, and how “clean” you try to eat, everyone has some sort of “guilty pleasure” that is sure to tempt them every now and again. Whether it be a nostalgic food from childhood, or a new and delicious discovery, food is meant to spark our senses – and some do a pretty darn good job at that!

In fact, I’d say that the candy bars I used to eat as a kid always seem to grab my eye, even though I haven’t actually eaten one in m...


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2 Degrees: Feeding Hungry Children Across the Globe

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, June 9, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

 

FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & TODDLERS 18 MONTHS* +


Rushing through our busy lives, we rarely take the time to sit down and think about what it is we are eating. We often just grab and go. Even less do we think about all the people who aren’t as fortunate as ourselves and don’t have the option to eat whenever and wherever they choose.

That’s why 2 Degrees is such a great brand. Not only do they make healthy and delicious bars that are conveniently packaged to help nourish our busy lives, part...


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Kuli Kuli Bars: Born in the Heart of West Africa and Brought to You Thanks to the Moringa Leaf

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


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


When your hungry, how often do pick up the food you are about to eat and think, “Hmmm, there must be a story behind this product?” Probably not often. And frankly, I didn’t either until I’ve recently started thinking about creating my own. (But that’s for another time…)

Most products do actually have a story behind them, and a passion from the person who created them – whether it be a product, a food, a beverage, or pretty muc...


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Taste of Nature – Organic Bars that are So Close to Nature You Can Literally See It

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, May 23, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


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


The majority of nutritional bars and other snack bars are so overly processed that you would never be able to guess the nutrients based on just looking at them. In fact, there are usually so many additives, artificial flavors and other fillers that you can’t even tell by tasting them what they’re really made of.

Well thanks to Taste of Nature and their 100% Certified Organic snack bars, you cannot only taste, but literally see the differe...

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Square Bars – Healthy Chocolate Bars at Their Finest

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

 

If only healthy eating were more enjoyable… With sweets and snacks, and all of those “sinful” treats, eating loads of junk is so much easier, and often much tastier, than eating the healthy stuff. At least that’s the way the majority of American’s think.

And now add to that the fact that you are pregnant, or are constantly chasing a little one around, and all those “convenient” snacks become all the more appealing, if not down right irresistible!

But just because you want to ea...


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18 Rabbits: Granola and Granola-based Bars for Both You and Your Little Ones

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, May 19, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

 

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

Granola is one of those foods that has gotten a bad rap over the years. From being a food that only “crunchy” people eat to one that is not really good for you at all – thanks to all of the added sugars, chocolate, etc. that brands throw in there to make it more appealing – it seems that granola is one of those foods that you either like, or you don’t.

I personally [used] to fall in the later category due to all of the added sugars and high amo...


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This Bar Saves Lives: and it Tastes Really Good Too

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

 


FOR TODDLERS 2+, MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE

Usually when we are hungry we only have one thing on our minds – ourselves and how we our going to feed our growling stomach. But what if every time you fed yourself you were also benefiting someone else and helping to feed their hunger as well?

That’s the idea behind This Bar Saves Lives, because in reality, that’s what you are doing. By feeding yourself you are indirectly giving a packet of food to a child in need (through a third...


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Simple Squares – Simple Ingredients. Simply Delicious.

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

 

FOR TODDLERS 2+, MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE 

When it comes to food, less is often more. And this isn’t just in reference to quantity, although that applies here as well. Simple food really is a healthier option, and if the ingredients are of good quality, it often tastes much better too (not to mention the way that it makes you feel).

From freshly picked fruit, to just cut herbs, to honey straight out of the comb, these natural indulgences all speak for themselves, elevating a simple meal or sw...


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Purely Organic. Purely Gluten-free. Purely Delicious. Pure Bar.

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE, AND TODDLERS?yola-link-is-coming=true 2+

No matter how good our intentions are, eating on the go is often a necessity. Whether running out the door to work, chasing our kids around the house, or trying to get the nursery ready before our little one’s big arrival, it seems that there are never enough hours in the day – especially when it comes to sitting down and enjoying a nutritious meal.

Thankfully there are so many on-the-go bars and snacks out there that fin...


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This Valentine’s Day, Be KIND to Your Body and Your Tastebuds. Do the KIND Thing.

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, February 13, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

 

For Moms and Moms-to-be

Probably more than any other holiday (besides possibly Halloween), it seems that Valentine’s Day is just an excuse to indulge ourselves with lots of sweet and decadent treats. From boxes of chocolates, to rich, over the top, 4-course meals, not only is it a day that our most beloved goes out of their way to spoil us, we get to spoil ourselves as well.

And while this is all great in theory, the day after Valentine’s Day, or even that night, is often spent regre...


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Ginny Bakes: Gluten-free Treats for You and Your Kids!

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, In : Food Reviews 


For Moms, Moms-to-be, and Kids+

It seems that almost every kid these days has some sort of allergy or intolerance. Whether it be to dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, etc., you can no longer assume that the treats you bring to your child’s class are going to be okay for all the kids to eat.

Gluten and the intolerance - or all out allergy to - wheat, barley, and rye has become one of the biggest offenders in recent years. Whether in your typical breads and pastries, or even in soy sauce and many s...


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Enjoy Life… and Eat Their Allergy-Free Baked Chewy Bars

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, In : Food Reviews 


For Moms, Moms-to-be, and Toddlers +

Finding snack foods can be tough. Especially when you have food allergies. Whether it be for ourselves or our children, we want something that is going to be healthy, tasty, and satisfying. This however can be pretty tough when cutting dairy, wheat, and/or nuts out of the equation since these foods are generally pretty bland and can be difficult to scarf down.

Well thanks to Enjoy Life and their Baked Chewy Bars, giving our kids (or ourselves) a quick and he...


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