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BetterBodyFoods Review: Making Every Day Foods Better for You

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, In : Food Reviews 



FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & BABIES 8 MONTHS+*

Making simple swaps in your every day foods has now become easier than ever thanks to BetterBodyFoods. Don’t believe me!? Check out their list of products for yourself, and keep reading to learn more…


THE COMPANY:
BetterBodyFoods started when the Founder, Stephen, got word from his doctor that his blood sugar was out of whack. He decided to make some lasting changes and get healthier – but without giving up flavor.

So, when a friend introduced him to...

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NOMVA Review: Probiotic-filled Fruit & Veggie Packs for Adults (and Kids Too)

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, In : Food Reviews 


FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & BABIES 1+ YEARS*

Super convenient and good-for-you, NOMVA’s line of Organic, probiotic-filled fruit and veggie packs were originally formulated for adults – although kids love them too!

Keep reading to learn more…


THE PRODUCT:
Created by a pair of young, busy entrepreneurs, Caroline and Nina wanted to create a line of healthy and delicious foods that complement their happy, active and sustainable lifestyles. Believing that what they eat is a core part of who they ar...


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The Better Chip [UPDATED] Review: 2 NEW Flavors

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, March 17, 2017, In : Food Reviews 

 

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

Why stick with boring when you can have something that’s better?! With 2 NEW flavors, The Better Chip is now better than ever!

Keep reading to learn more…


THE PRODUCT: As the name states, these chips claim to be better – better tasting and better for you – and they are. Simple and bold, The Better Chip is filled with farm-fresh ingredients that deliver an authentic, great-tasting flavor profile. In fact, each bag contains 40 percent fresh veget...


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Kay’s Naturals Review – healthy alternatives to your favorite snack foods

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, March 10, 2017, In : Food Reviews 

     

FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & TODDLERS 10 MONTHS+*

It’s no surprise that kids want to eat what they see their friends eating – cue the goldfish, animal cookies and pretzels… But we all know that these are far from healthy, not to mention the fact that they contain allergens that a lot of kids just plain can’t eat. This makes it really hard on us parents and are some of the reasons I have come to LOVE Kay’s Naturals – not to mention that they taste pretty darn good too!

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Tosi Review: SuperBites, Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, February 27, 2017, In : Supplement Reviews 

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

SUPPLEMENTS and SUPERBITES: Just like Tosi, I believe that no matter how “nutritious” you eat and how well you take care of your body, we all need supplements. However, there are thousands of different supplements in the marketplace today, which is why Tosi was created: to simplify and take the guesswork and mystery out of a simple combination of supplements in order to improve health and provide proper weight management.

Keep rea...


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Tosi SuperBites, Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes – a Review

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Saturday, February 25, 2017, In : Supplement Reviews 


 

FOR MOMS and MOMS-TO-BE*

 

Just like Tosi, I believe that no matter how “nutritious” you eat and how well you take care of your body, we all need supplements. However, there are thousands of different supplements in the marketplace today, which is why Tosi was created: to simplify and take the guesswork and mystery out of a simple combination of supplements in order to improve health and provide proper weight management.

 

Keep reading to learn more…

 

THE PR...


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Thrive Bar Review – Created by the Founders of the MacroBar

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, In : Food Reviews 

 

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

THE PRODUCT:
Created upon the principles of the macrobiotic diet, GoMacro’s newest line - Thrive – includes bars made up of a superfood ancient grain blend, which also contain 100% plant-based protein, essential fatty acids and prebiotic fiber to fuel your body and mind. Furthermore, the line is non-GMO, Organic, Kosher and free of gluten, soy and dairy, as well as any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

Available in 6 unique flavors,...


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Nancy’s Yogurt Review: Organic and Dairy-Free Yogurt

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, In : Food Reviews 


FOODS: for Moms, Moms-to-be & Toddlers 1 Year+*

Organic and dairy-free yogurt [as well as other creamery foods] that give you a healthy dose of probiotics without all the guilt.

Keep reading to find out more…

THE PRODUCTS:

Whether you are looking for Organic, hormone-free, or dairy-free yogurt options, Nancy’s Yogurt has something for you! Teeming with billions of live probiotics in every spoonful, Nancy’s Yogurts offer genuine, fully cultured flavor all while being free ...


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Plum Organics Review: Organic Foods for Babies, Tots & Kids

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, In : Food Reviews 

   

SNACKS and FOODS: for Babies & Toddlers 6 Months+*

Babies start developing their taste buds (ie, likes and dislikes for foods) in the mother’s womb and continue to form their most important eating habits throughout toddlerhood. Give your child the best and help ensure they will make healthy choices throughout their lifetime.

Keep reading to find out more…


THE PRODUCTS:
With a mission of inspiring a lifetime of healthy eating from the very first bite, Plum Organics makes ...


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Bakery on Main Review: Unique Granola, Oats, Bunches of Crunches and Nut Crunch Snacks that are Gluten-free and Delicious

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, In : Food Reviews 

     

FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & TODDLERS 6 MONTHS+


Sweet, salty, crunchy and yet still good for you? Bunches of Crunches and Nut Crunch Snacks are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!! And the Oats and Granolas are pretty tasty too…

Keep reading to find out more!

THE COMPANY:
It all started in the small bakery of a natural foods market on Main Street in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Customers with Celiac Disease would visit the bakery and tell Michael (the eventual Founder of Bakery on Main) about the lack of good tasting ...


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Hilary’s Eat Well Review: a Delicious Array of Veggie Burgers and Bites that Everyone Will Love

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, July 21, 2016, In : Food Reviews 

 

FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & TODDLERS 1 Year+*

Veggie Burgers and Bites that even meat-lovers will love.

Keep reading to find out more…


THE COMPANY:
In 2005, Hilary’s Eat Well started out as a restaurant veggie burger in Lawrence, Kansas. Wanting it to taste great and be free of all common food allergens and artificial ingredients, the recipe was perfected and customers soon named it "The World's Best Veggie Burger."

Recognizing its success, Hilary’s Eat Well was officially established in 2010 ...


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Go Raw Review: Raw Snacks the Whole Family Will Love

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, In : Food Reviews 


FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE and 

TODDLERS 1+*

Minimally processed and yet made to be convenient, these snacks will make it easier for you to Go Raw too!

Keep reading to find out more…

THE COMPANY:
Made by hand in a facility in California, and then dehydrated, not cooked, to keep all the nutrients and vitamins, Go Raw has made it their mission to never settle for less than the best. They are passionate people who recognize their responsibility to making meaningful and beneficial contr...
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REVIEW: The Better Chip – Better Taste and Better For You

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, In : Food Reviews 


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


Why stick with boring when you can have something that’s better?!

[Check out our UPDATED REVIEW, here.]


THE PRODUCT:
As the name states, these chips claim to be better – better tasting and better for you – and they are. Simple and bold, The Better Chip is filled with farm-fresh ingredients that deliver an authentic, great-tasting flavor profile. In fact, you can find them in the deli section at your local grocery store (as opposed...


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REVIEW: Hail Merry – Decadent Desserts that are Surprisingly Nutritious

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, May 20, 2016, In : Food Reviews 


FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & TODDLERS 3+ YEARS

Creamy tarts and rich macaroons - because vegan shouldn’t mean deprivation…


THE COMPANY:
The story of Hail Merry started on the island of Maui where the founder, Susan O'Brien fell in love with Superfoods and the Raw Foods lifestyle. Having grown up in Texas where her grandparents grew heirloom fruits and vegetables and her uncle citrus fruits, Susan always had a passion for fresh foods and big ideas.

Upon turning 40, Susan decided th...


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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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REVIEW: Sahale Snacks Nut Blends - a Delicious Trail Mix Alternative

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, In : Food Reviews 


FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE, & TODDLERS 3 YEARS+*

THE COMPANY:
Sahale Snacks started when Edmond and Josh decided to take a hike up Mount Rainier in Washington State in August 2003. After a long day, the two realized that the trail mix and stale nuts they had brought to help replenish lost energy did little to satisfy their desire for something great tasting, nutritious and as adventurous as their travels. Because of this, they decided to come up with something themselves...

With ba...


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REVIEW: Foodie Fuel – Bite-Sized Treats to Help Fuel You Through Your Day

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Sunday, April 17, 2016, In : Food Reviews 
 

FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE, & TODDLERS 3 YEARS+*

THE COMPANY:
Foodie Fuel was started by two friends, born on the same day, 188 miles apart. Meeting through Eloise’s sister (who had gone through a yoga training class with Chris), the two quickly realized how much they had in common besides just their birthdates. With both of them growing up in small towns in the rural heartland of America and raised on farm-fresh foods, they had a passion for healthy living and nutrition and a dedication for fe...


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REVIEW: Humm Kombucha – On Tap and Ready to Drink

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, In : Beverage Reviews 

 

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

THE COMPANY:
When it comes to Humm, their family has been brewing kombucha for over 20 years; a tradition passed down from a mother to a son, from that son to his wife, from that wife to her best friend. From there, Jamie and Michelle set out to make the tastiest kombucha ever, to make it affordable to everyone, and then to offer it in bulk to minimize environmental impact.

And so it began…

What all started from batches brewed in their kitchen and ...


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REVIEW: Kiddylicious’ Lines of Fruit & Veggie Crisps and Crispy Fruit Snacks

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, April 4, 2016, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & Toddlers 12 Months+*

THE COMPANY:
Long before Kiddylicious was born, busy mom of two, Sally Preston, a food scientist previously working with Marks & Spencer, founded Babylicious, the first commercial frozen baby food available in the UK. Growing to become one of the leading baby and toddler snack providers in the UK, The Kids Food Company, the privately-owned children’s food company that houses multiple brands, started creating a brand new line of p...


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REVIEW: WooBamboo – Bamboo Toothbrushes for You and Your Littles

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, April 1, 2016, In : Product Reviews 


For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & BABIES 6 MONTHS+*

THE COMPANY:
After launching on Earth Day of 2013, WooBamboo’s line of natural bamboo toothbrushes have become available in over 1,200 stores, in more than a dozen countries and have replaced almost half a million plastic toothbrushes with bamboo.

And they’ve only just begun. WooBamboo is also expecting to launch a whole line of natural mouthwash, toothpaste, and floss in 2016.

Running under the notion that we can all take small steps...


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VeraClean: Naturally Beautiful Cleaning Supplies

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, In : Product Reviews 


For MOMS and MOMS-TO-BE


THE COMPANY: Kimberly Jones is the founder of VeraClean and has always had a fondness for cleanliness. As a full-time homemaker and mother of four, Kimberly decided to start her own house cleaning business in 2009, but quickly became discouraged when the cleaning supplies she was using started to do a number on her eyes, skin, and respiratory system. After searching for natural cleaning products that not only produced effective results, but were also af...


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GoodBelly Probiotics: Great Tasting Probiotics that are Great for Your Gut

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, August 24, 2015, In : Supplement Reviews 

  

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

If there were one supplement that I’d suggest every person take it would be a probiotic. Good health starts in your gut and the only way to have a truly healthy body is to have the right balance of healthy gut flora. However, thanks to the typical American diet, including overly processed foods, grains, and sugars, as well as medications, genetics and even stress, keeping our stomach bacteria balanced is pretty much impossible –...


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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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Vegan Snack Packs: A Vegan Snack Subscription Service

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, August 7, 2015, In : Food Reviews 

 

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

Subscription services seem to be all the rage these days. Whether it be for full on meals, ingredients, or snacks, there seems to be something for everyone. Except for vegans.

Yes, there are a lot of vegan options amongst these various companies, but none that seem to solely focus on them. And while they will “work with you” in order to meet most of your dietary requests, by the time they are finished taking out everything you won’t eat, you’...


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Theo’s Kid Crunch Chocolate Bars: Made with Whole Grains – the Snack You Will Want to Steal from Your Kids

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, In : Food Reviews 

 

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

Chocolate is not generally a food you want to give to your kids. In fact, many parents try to avoid chocolate, for both their kids and themselves. [Often] filled with lots of sugar and artificial flavors and preservatives, it’s not a snack that most people would consider healthy.

Fortunately, chocolate has gotten a better rap as of late, thanks to the high antioxidant levels found in dark chocolate’s polyphenols and catechins. However, not all ch...


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Bonga Foods: Helping to Make Baobab a Household Staple

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, July 30, 2015, In : Food Reviews 

 

For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & TODDLERS 8 MONTHS+*

Baobab is one of those foods that few have heard of. But with organic superfoods becoming more and more mainstream, it certainly won’t be that way for long.

As one of the world’s most nutritious superfoods, Baobab has become the foundation for Bonga Foods, providing the perfect answer as a wholesome snack that kids love as much as the health-conscious do. Plus, the fact that the cultivation, harvest, and selling of this healthy African fruit hel...


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Tender Grown Leaf Crisps: Putting a New Spin on Vegetable Chips

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & TODDLERS 9 MONTHS+*

By now, we’ve all heard of Kale Chips – over, and over, and over again. If not, just walk into the Health Food section of any grocery store and you are bound to see at least 5-10 different brands, flavors, and/or varieties taking up precious shelf space.

Now don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of Kale Chips and have come to definitely favor some brands more than others. It can just be a bit overwhelming to try and decipher whic...


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Kombucha Wonder Drink: Organic Kombucha Teas that Don’t Have to Be Refrigerated – Genius!

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, In : Beverage Reviews 


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

There’s no denying that I’m a big fan of kombucha. From the way it tastes (yes, I do really like it!), to the way it makes me feel, kombucha is one of those products that I literally have every single day. Even while pregnant*, this sparkling, fermented tea can do wonders for your health.

And it’s not just me that feels this way. Over the past few years, the popularity of these ancient “wonder drinks” has exploded. Once onl...


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Two Moms in the Raw: Presenting Raw Foods in a Delicious, Easy to Eat Way

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, March 20, 2015, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and BABIES 8 MONTHS+

When most people think of raw foods, they think of meals filled with plain, uncooked fruits and vegetables and well, that’s pretty much it. However, there are many foods that can be enjoyed in a raw state, including everything from breakfast and “baked” goods, to desserts and decadent treats.

But for those who’ve tried the whole “raw food thing”, I’m sure you’ve quickly learned that not all of them are created equal. ...


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Love Your Health: Savory and Slightly Sweet Soy Nuts that are Packed with Nutrition and Great Flavor

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, September 26, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and Toddlers 12 MONTHS+

We all know that nuts are a great source of nutrition. Filled with healthy fats, fiber, protein, and other vitamins and minerals, there is no denying that nuts are a great snack. But did you know that there’s really not a ton of protein in a handful of nuts? In fact, you’d be eating quite a lot of calories in order to get a good amount of protein [from nuts] into your diet.

However, just ¼ cup of soy nuts can give you the sam...


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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 

For NEWBORNS+

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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Veggie Go’s: This Organic Fruit & Veggie Version Wins the Taste Test. No Fruit Rolled Up Here.

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, May 16, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


FOR TODDLERS 1+, MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE

I was one of those kids that always brought my lunch to school. Every day my mom would pack a lunch for my two brothers and I, and off we went. Even when I was in college I would bring my own lunch. It’s what I was used to, and how I liked it.

From sandwiches to chips, to some kind of fruit, this is what we used to think of as a well-balanced lunch. And hey, compared to a lot of kids’ lunches, it was. My favorite part? Definitely the f...


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Somersaults – Nut-free Crunchy Sunflower Seed Snacks that Your Whole Family Will Flip Over

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, March 17, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

 

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

Nut allergies are a growing concern these days, with many schools banning any peanut or nut products from being brought on campus altogether. This, of course, is great for parents whose kids need to avoid these foods, but can make it tough when trying to pack snacks for your child’s lunch. And nowadays, with more and more companies turning to nuts as a healthy alternative to traditional crunchy and or fat-laden treats, finding nutritious, nut-free sna...


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Honey Stinger: Organic Waffles and Chews for Active Kids

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, January 31, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


For Moms, Moms-to-be & Kids 3+*

Finding healthy snacks for our kids is tough. Now find ones that they actually like and it can be even harder! Then add to that the fact that you will often end up eating them too (thanks to frantic dashes out the door and always being on-the-go) and you want them to taste good for your sake as well.

Well thanks to Honey Stinger and their ‘mini’ line of honey-infused energy products, fueling your kids, their workouts, or even your own daily routine, is ea...


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Reviews:

Our reviews are tailored for you - Moms and Moms-to-be who are concerned with the health and nutrition of their kids and loved ones. From healthy snacks to skin care needs, we cover some of everything!

Plus, we only review products that are full of good-for-you ingredients, so you can be sure that if there is a product listed, it is Healthy.Fit.Fab. Mom approved and something we feel comfortable giving to our own families!*

*Not to say that all of the products we review are something we can't live without, but you can at least be certain that they are safe and not full of harmful ingredients, unless noted.


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