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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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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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Puna Noni Body Care Review: Luxurious Body Care for Body & Mind

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, February 6, 2017, In : Product Reviews 

PRODUCT: for Moms and Moms-to-be

Puna Noni’s Body Care contains a whole line of high quality body care products so that you can feel and smell luxurious from head to toe!

Keep reading to find out more…

THE PRODUCTS:
Made using the prized Noni juice directly from Hawaii’s Big Island, Puna Noni’s line of Body Care products has you covered from head to toe! Filled will all-natural and Organic ingredients, Puna Noni Body Care is also GMO-free, Paraben Free, Gluten Free and So...


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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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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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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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Lesser Evil: Buddha Bowl Popcorn and Good Cookie Review

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, In : Food Reviews 


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

Popcorn and cookies that taste good and are good for you (and your littles)!? Yes!!

Keep reading to find out more…


THE COMPANY: Starting back in 2005 as a concept for making iconic American snack foods better for you, LesserEvil truly took a holistic approach when new owners took the reigns in 2011. Then, in 2012, after realizing that what they were offering their customers didn’t quite fit their nutritious mindset, and that their ...


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Coco Libre Review: Organic Coconut Water with Protein, Pineapple, and Bubbles!

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, June 23, 2016, In : Beverage Reviews 

 

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

Jazz up your coconut water with protein, pineapple, or even bubbles!

Keep reading to find out more…

THE COMPANY:
Coco Libre’s mission is to make coconut water beverages with a purpose. Whether you are looking for a quick and healthy way to hydrate, you want to add a light and sparkling twist to your typical coconut water experience, or you’re looking for a creamy and satisfying boost of energy, “Coco Libre brings you what you want and need, del...


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Ethical Bean Coffee Review: Organic Coffee that Tastes Great and is Fair Trade

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, June 13, 2016, In : Beverage Reviews 

  

FOR MOMS and MOMS-TO-BE*

Fair Trade. Organic. Community-minded. Environmentally-aware. These are the pillars behind Ethical Bean Coffee and what helps it stand apart from all of the others. Not to mention the fact that it is downright delicious.

Keep reading to learn more…


THE COMPANY:
As co-founders of Ethical Bean, Lloyd Bernhardt and Kim Schachte are committed to social responsibility, global awareness, and environmental accountability. Their passion is to marry that commitment to sourcing...


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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: Babo Sun Products for the Littlest Ones in Your Life

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, In : Product Reviews 

 

FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE and NEWBORNS+

We all know how harmful the sun can be, especially on our little one’s skin, but with all the misinformation out there it is hard to know what is the best way to protect them. Can sunscreen be applied to babies under 6 months? Should I reapply every 2 hours? Is SPF 30 going to be enough?

Read more to find out…


THE COMPANY: Kate Solomon’s father was a beekeeper and shared his skill and love for bees early on. As passion for beekeeping and sustainable agri...


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REVIEW: NibMor – Fair-Trade Chocolate Bars that are Delicious and Affordable

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, May 12, 2016, In : Food Reviews 


FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE, & TODDLERS 5 YEARS+*

THE COMPANY:
NibMor, short for Nibble More, was created by Heather K. Terry and Jennifer Love when they couldn’t find an affordable chocolate option with the health attributes they were looking for.  Conceptualized in Heather’s tiny NYC kitchen, NibMor has now turned into a full on Willa Wonka-type production in the sandy beach town of Kennebunk, Maine.

Dedicated to the original co-founder’s vision of using only the highest quality better-for-y...


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REVIEW: Cocomels – A Delicious Alternative to your Typical Caramel-based Candies

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, May 10, 2016,

 

FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE, & TODDLERS 5 YEARS+*

THE COMPANY:
JJ’s Sweets, the parent company to Cocomels, came about from a dream that the founder, JJ, had back in 2009. In the dream, JJ witnessed a kooky Willy Wonka-ish candy man creating innovative new candies that were not only delicious but also healthier for our bodies and contained some functional benefits. They were also unique in their flavors, drawing on old recipes but infused with a modern sense of global adventurousness.

Inspired by...


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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: Bamboobies – Bamboo-based Nursing Products

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, May 2, 2016, In : Product Reviews 

 

FOR MOMS and MOMS-TO-BE

THE COMPANY:
Kerry Gilmartin, founder and creator of Bamboobies, is a mom of three young children (all under 10), who came up with the idea after needing a solution to her “leaking problem” and for finding a pad that wouldn’t show through her shirt. After turning a square of bamboo velour fabric into a makeshift pad, she knew she was on to something.

Now, over 15 years later, and thanks to Kerry’s background in business, her initial idea of or...


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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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Fruit + Veggies = Fruigees: Pouches that Aren’t Just for Kids

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, February 4, 2016, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & BABIES 8 Months+*

THE COMPANY:
Fruigees was started by two cousins, David and Josh, who wanted to create a “grown-up version” of the baby food pouches that a bunch of David’s fellow pre-med peers were eating. After much experimentation in their grandma’s kitchen, and then taking them to one of LA’s most famous running trails to get lots of unbiased feedback, Fruigees fruit pouches were born.


THE PRODUCT:
Fruigees are not only Certified Organic...


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HOPE Hummus: Traditional Ingredients, Spruced Up (with Chocolate too!)

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, December 7, 2015, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & TODDLERS 7 MONTHS+*

As recently stated in one of my reviews: hummus – and all things similar – are hugely “on trend” right now. Available in both sweet and savory flavors and made with everything from your traditional garbanzo beans to edamame and black beans, there’s no denying that these spreads are “in”. Plus, you can put it on, or in, just about anything including pasta sauces, salad dressings, or even baked goods – if you’re willin...

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UPDATED: GFB Bites: Perfectly Portable. Perfectly Delicious.

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE and TODDLERS 18 MONTHS+*

Looking for a quick and healthy treat for both you and your littles? Than you should definitely get your hands on one of the great flavors from GFB (Gluten Free Bar). We first did a review on their line of bars, but frankly, were a bit turned off by the amount of sugar in them (although it is still less than many of the other bars you find), and so wanted something a little, well, portable.

Many others must have had the same senti...


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Raw Green Organics: Superb Supplements for both Moms & Moms-to-be

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, In : Supplement Reviews 

 

FOR MOMS and MOMS-TO-BE

We’ve all heard how important it is to take our Prenatals while pregnant, but did you know that it is just as essential to take them before you even become pregnant, continuing on throughout the time you are nursing as well?!

As you probably already know, absolutely everything you put into your body goes straight to your baby while in the womb, making it just as important to “prepare” the proper environment for them before they take up residence so they can star...


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Seaweed Bath Co.: Bath Products Derived from Seaweed that Truly Help Heal

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, August 31, 2015, In : Product Reviews 

 

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

Skin issues. It seems like every person I talk to has dealt with some sort of skin problem at one point of their life or another. Whether it be as extreme as eczema or psoriasis, or your typical dry and flaky skin or scalp, no one’s skin is truly perfect. And while there are many chemical-infused products on the market that claim to target these specific issues, many of them actually cause other complications or only temporarily mask the...


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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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Greens Best: Powdered Supplements to Help You Live Your Best

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, June 5, 2015, In : Supplement Reviews 

    

For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE and CHILDREN 2 YEARS+

While we all wish we could say we eat a “perfect” diet – one filled with lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats, and without added sugars, or any kind of artificial colorings, flavorings, or preservatives – this really isn’t realistic, nor is it enjoyable (for the most of us).

That is why supplements are so important. So we can give our bodies the extra vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that it craves...


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Raw Balls by Simply Dara: Tastes like Raw Cookie Dough, Only Healthier!

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, May 29, 2015, In : Food Reviews 

        

For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and TODDLERS 2 YEARS+

I’ve got to admit, there’s nothing quite like raw cookie dough. Taking me back to my childhood of making cookies with my mom and then licking the bowl clean, there’s  something so nostalgic about it [and tasty!] that I just can’t ever seem to get enough. With that said, I can’t tell you the last time I actually ate the good, old-fashioned stuff, since I no longer eat butter, white flour, white sugar and/or raw eggs.

However, I have...


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SCD Probiotics: Liquid Probiotics that Help Keep Your Gut in Check

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, In : Supplement Reviews 

 


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

Supplements are a dime a dozen these days with more and more companies popping up on a weekly basis, all promising to deliver exactly what you're looking for. Whether it be a multi-vitamin, Omega-3's, or some other "answer to your health concerns", I can't imagine there being a shortage of supplemental options any time soon.

However, how do we know which companies really are as great as they claim to be and that their products actually do what they ...


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The Gluten Free Bar Bites: Perfectly Portable. Perfectly Delicious.

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, May 15, 2015, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE and TODDLERS 18 MONTHS+*

Back in January we did a review on the Gluten Free Bar (GFB). The response was great and everyone seems to love them. My only issue with them: is there is a bit more sugar (per serving) then I generally like to eat. Granted, it is low-glycemic organic agave, but still… Plus, sometimes you just want a “bite” of something rather than a full on bar (which is why you’ll find half-eaten bars in containers around my house :-/)....


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NOW Real Foods: a Brand You Can Trust, Foods You Will Love

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE, & BABIES 7 MONTHS+*

(As is obvious through all of my postings, blogs, etc.), I am all about foods that are not only healthy and nutritious, but that also taste great and that your whole family can enjoy. Whether just a couple products or a complete line, I think that quality is key and that companies who really pride themselves on using the best ingredients without compromising taste – or their integrity – are the companies that I want to support an...


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MELT Organic: The Healthy Butter Alternative You Can’t Help But Eat with a Spoon

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, In : Food Reviews 

 


For MOMS,  MOMS-TO-BE, & BABIES 7 MONTHS+*

Butter is one of those foods that I haven’t eaten for pretty much as long as I can remember. It’s just always been one of those foods that I’ve tried to steer clear of, even before I went dairy-free. In fact, I used to prefer margarine as my “butter substitute” of choice, back before I knew how unhealthy that chemical-laden stuff was as well.

However, since I’ve become educated on different fats and the importance of having a combination...


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Two Moms in the Raw: Cookbook Review

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, May 8, 2015, In : Product Reviews 


THE BACKSTORY: Two Moms in the Raw is a family-owned gluten free, raw food manufacturer located in Boulder County, Colorado. Starting out as a natural path to wellness after Shari Leidich was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2004, the raw treats she began to make for herself became so popular with friends and family that she decided to share the goodness even further, getting help from her own mother, Marsha, along the way.

After lots of sales from the back of her car to parents of her chi...


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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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Raw Food Central: Raw Chips & Crackers that are Simply Delicious

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Food Reviews 

 

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

It seems like everywhere you turn there is a new brand of kale chips, flax seed crackers, or some other healthy, raw snack that you “must try”, promising to convert you from your fried-snack-food-loving self, to someone who only eats foods cooked below a certain temperature, doesn’t drink anything but water, and exercises 5-6x per week.

Well frankly, no matter what a company “claims” about their products, there really is no “miracle food...


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Moms, it’s Time to Drink Your Way Svelte (by CalNaturale)

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, May 1, 2015, In : Beverage Reviews 


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

No matter how busy and hectic your life was before, once you have children you realize that the saying is true, “no job is harder than being a Mom.” There is no longer “sick days” or time for an hour lunch, your job is to always be “on” and there is no time to “take time”.

Because of this, us Moms often feel neglected or that we have to “let ourselves go” since our children are our first priorities. Exercising beco...


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YumbutterGO: Nut & Seed Butters that are Not Only Convenient & Delicious, But Have a Purpose

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and TODDLERS 7 months+*

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again (ok, at this point I’m sure I’ve probably said a few more times than that), there are so many different nut butters on the market, it really takes a lot to make one stand out from the other. From unique flavors to unusual packaging, the only way you – as a producer – are going to survive in this nut butter filled world is to differentiate yourself in such a profound way, that pe...


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Cookies con Amore: Italy’s Finest Cookies that Even Those with Dietary Restrictions Can Enjoy

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, April 24, 2015, In : Food Reviews 

 

For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and TODDLERS 4 YEARS +*

Let me start off by saying that my father-in-law is Italian. In fact, he was born in Italy and spent much of his time there, and is basically as Italian as they come. With that said, he believes that “all good things” come from Italy and that Italians really can do everything “better”. This goes for just about everything – with food being no exception.

Having been raised on lots of pastas, deli meats, and Italian-style pastries, you can...


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Organic Essence: Changing the Way You View Your Body Care from the Inside, Out

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, April 10, 2015, In : Product Reviews 


FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & NEWBORNS+

People all around are becoming more and more aware of what types of products they are using for their daily skin care regime and how those products are affecting their health. Especially for pregnant women and for those that are nursing, we very quickly realize that everything we put in – and on – our bodies gets directly transferred to our baby. Plus, the fact that there are more and more chemicals that are being manufactured to make us look “younger, ...


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Chocolove: Premium Belgium Chocolate Wrapped in a Love Letter – What True Love is Made Of

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, April 3, 2015, In : Food Reviews 

 

For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and TODDLERS 5 YEARS+

Chocolate is one of those foods that just seems “to do it”. It helps us feel better when we are down, it curbs those sweet cravings that tend to hit mid-afternoon, and it even helps to give us a boost of energy when we feel like we need it most.

Whether eaten by itself, or as a component of another dish, there is no denying that chocolate is a go-to ingredient for most of us women. And best of all, many health gurus actually have added it to th...


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Da Rosario Truffle Products: Organic and Full of Flavor, Brought to You by a Truffle Connoisseur

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, March 27, 2015, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and BABIES 1 year+*

It takes a specific kind of palate to enjoy truffle products, and in reality, many don’t really appreciate them. This is especially true for kids who may think they are too “strong” or too “earthy”. However, for those of us who do enjoy truffles, there is really nothing else like them.

Truffles, and all of their associated products, including salts, oils, honeys, etc. are a true delicacy and really do make the perfect finish...


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Among Friends Baking Mixes: Helping to Make Healthy Baking Easier and Tastier than Ever

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and KIDS 5 YEARS+*

I’ll be the first to admit that the idea of a healthy cookie is anything but appealing. In fact, most are extremely dense and pretty tasteless – or at least void of any good taste. And the same can be said for a great majority of other “healthy” baked goods too. Moreover, many of these foods aren’t really that healthy any way, but filled with lots of sugars, artificial flavorings, and unnecessary preservatives.

For this reaso...


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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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Better Bean Company: Making Beans Even Better

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, In : Food Reviews 



For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and BABIES 7 MONTHS+

Whether a vegan, vegetarian, or full on carnivore, beans are one of those foods that show up on most people’s plates in one form or another. They are also one of those foods that pretty much every culture has put a spin on and made their own. Whether it be black beans and rice, refried beans, baked beans, chili, or some sort-of  variation, beans are one of those foods that pretty much everyone loves.

However, not all beans are crea...


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Mary’s Gone Crackers: Helping Snacking Take on a Whole New Meaning

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, February 19, 2015, In : Food Reviews 

 

For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and BABIES 10 MONTHS+

Snacking isn’t something most of us associate with being healthy. Unless it’s a piece of fruit or crudité, snacks generally consist of foods that are filled with too much sugar, salt, unhealthy fats and/or all of the above.

And while you can find “healthy” snacks out there, they usually don’t taste that great and don’t satiate our cravings like many of their unhealthy brethren’s do.

That’s why I was so pleased when I was introduced ...


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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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Love Bean Fudge: Changing the Way You Eat Your Chocolate Bars

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, February 5, 2015, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE*

Growing up I was never a huge chocolate fan. But as I’ve gotten older, and especially once I became pregnant with my first child, something switched. I had just been introduced to tons of high quality chocolatiers at Expo West 2011 and realized that the chocolate bars that I had been given as a child failed in comparison to what true chocolate was all about.

Since then, my love of chocolate has only grown. And while I will say that I am somewhat of a ...


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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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Mate Factor: Organic Mate Tea that Gives You Energy and Tastes Great Too

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, January 22, 2015, In : Beverage Reviews 


For MOM and MOMS-TO-BE*

Growing up I was never a fan of coffee. That is until I went to Costa Rica and had the “real stuff”; and I’ve pretty much been addicted ever since. However, I know that being “addicted” to anything isn’t good for you, so I’ve gone through periods over the past several years where I’ve cut out coffee completely [for multiple months]. But inevitably, I come to the realization that I need caffeine in my life, and so I turn back to coffee....


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Alter Eco Foods: Fair Trade and Organic, Chocolate, Rice, Sugar and Quinoa – Great for You and the Environment

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and TODDLERS 6 MONTHS+

I’ll admit that my first impression of a new type and/or brand of food is generally made in a two part assessment: first off, it has to taste good (duh!), and secondly, it has to be good for me, or at least not bad for me. However, as I’ve become a mom and begun to think about the future for my children and how what we [as a society] do today will impact the world around them, I’ve started to pay more and more attention to w...


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Blue Green Agave: The Low-Glycemic, Highly-Tasty Sweetener

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, November 7, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


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

When it comes to sweeteners, I generally try to stay away from them. High in sugar and low in nutrition, I try to only “sweeten” my foods with other “naturally sweet” foods such as berries and bananas, or even dates or coconut. However, there are definitely those times that a recipe calls for something sweeter, or I am just in the mood for something that’s not “too healthy”.

And this is why I love agave. Not only is i...


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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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Munkijo Organics: Coconut-Inspired Foods that Will Have You Going [Coco]nuts

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, October 3, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

 

For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and BABIES 6 MONTHS+

It’s amazing how popular coconut, and coconut-inspired, products have become over the past several years. With coconut water and coconut oil being at the forefront of these, coconut sugar has also started to gain a cult following, now replacing table sugar in many published recipes. Coconut syrup and coconut “spread” are two other up-and-coming commodities that are amazingly delicious!

However, not all coconut products can be considered equals...


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Artisana: Organic Nut Butters that You Can’t Help But Eat with a Spoon

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

 

For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE and BABIES 6 MONTHS+

Finding convenient and healthy foods that the whole family will enjoy is really tough, especially when it comes to feeding your babies and/or toddlers. I think that’s why peanut butter has been such a generational staple. Easy to use and simple to eat, it can be eaten as a spread, mixed in dressings and sauces, or eaten straight out of the jar.

However, with so many people developing peanut allergies, many have questioned the future lifespan of pea...


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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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I Heart Keenwah: Brittle-like Treats that are Surprisingly Good for You

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and Toddlers 2 years+

Like many, I was a bit skeptical when hearing about quinoa for the first time. But after trying it, I was hooked. And while it used to be pretty hard to come by, it seems like every where you turn these days there is some kind of quinoa-inspired product or menu item.

As one of the only plant-based proteins that contains all 9-essential amino acids, quinoa truly is a star in its field. Great as a savory dish or to eat in a bar or “bu...


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Once Again Nut Butters: So Fresh they Taste Like they Were Made Just for You

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, September 5, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and Toddlers 6 months+

It has long been said that you shouldn’t introduce your young child to [possibly] allergenic foods at a young age because they will be more likely to have and/or develop an allergy to them. Peanut butter and tree nuts are usually at the top of this list, as are eggs, shellfish, and several other foods.

Fortunately this advice has recently been altered, saying that it is no longer necessary to wait on introducing these foods as long...


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Navita’s Naturals: Bringing the World’s Greatest Superfoods Straight to Your Pantry

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

 

For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and Toddlers 6 months+*

I admit that the word “superfood” has gotten to be an overplayed buzzword in the past couple years. In fact, many people are starting to put it right along there with “all-natural” – a basically meaningless word that companies use to exploit consumers.

However, when it comes to superfoods, there really is meaning behind the madness. Superfoods are called that for a reason. The easiest way for me to explain the word is this: a nutrient-d...


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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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Edward & Sons Trading Co: Convenience without Compromise

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


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

Although more and more stores are beginning to carry foods that cater to both vegetarians and vegans alike, it can be daunting to walk into a big chain store and not be able to decipher which foods will work for you, and which won’t. Moreover, many of the foods still carry a whole list of ingredients that will trigger food allergies, which can make the process of finding what you’re looking for all the more frustrating.

Luckily there are companies like...


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Barnana: Tasty and Chewy Banana-based Snacks that Will Have You Craving More

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE and Kids 2+*


It’s amazing that some of the sweetest and most versatile foods come straight from nature – not from a factory. Bananas definitely fit into this category. As one of the most functional forms of produce – being used as a fat substitute, an egg replacement, a sugar replacement, and even a substitute for ice cream, to name a few – bananas are a simple and healthier way to enjoy many of our favorite foods.

One of my latest and favorite dis...


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Olomomo Nuts: A Delicious Spin on Your Traditional Nuts

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, August 1, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


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

Nuts are such an easy go-to snack, but it seems like they often get pushed back and forgotten thanks to the endless amounts of energy bars and other “healthy” snack foods that are on store shelves these days. Plus, nuts can get pretty mundane after awhile, especially when we are used to eating foods that are super-infused with lots of flavors and are nothing like their simple counterparts.

Olomomo Nut Company was used to this “crunch...


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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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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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Ayala's Herbal Water: Organic Flavored Water that Makes Drinking Water a Tasty Treat

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Sunday, June 22, 2014, In : Beverage Reviews 


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

Drinking water is a necessity that we literally can’t live without. From the way it makes our skin look, to the amount of energy that it gives us, it’s amazing how this simple beverage can make such a difference in how we feel from day to day.

Yet know matter how much water there is around us, it’s actually drinking it that can be the hard part. Many people think it’s just “too plain” and they rather drink something that has a taste too it – of...


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Nutiva’s New Red Palm Products – Say Goodbye to Butter for Good!

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


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

So must of us these days realize that butter is not the best thing in the world for us. Filled with saturated fat, and made from cow’s that have been pumped with all sorts of drugs, antibiotics, growth hormones, etc. (unless it is organic), there really isn’t too many good things I can say about butter… Except the taste.

While I personally haven’t had butter for a good decade or more, I do know that there are a whole lot of people th...


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Go Raw. Live Well. Delightfully Simple and Tasty Snacks and Treats for You and Your Little Ones.

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, June 5, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


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

In a technology driven world, one where microwaves can cook a meal in minutes and processed snacks are made to stay shelf-stable for years, it’s nice to see companies that take pride in keeping their products as close to nature as possible. One where foods are still considered “raw” but yet are conveniently packaged for our hectic lives – the best of both worlds.

This is what Go Raw is all about. Minimally processed and yet made to ...


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Sambazon: Making it Easy to Enjoy Organic and Non-GMO Acai Bowls at Home

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, May 29, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

 

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

The first time I had ever heard of Acai was at a surf contest I attended years ago in Huntington Beach, CA with one of my Brazilian friends. “You’ve got to try this stuff! It is from Brazil and tastes amazing. It is so good for you!” I can literally still hear her accent…

Well I did try it and thought it was great – but that was the end of that. It was impossible to find anywhere and most people who I mentioned it to had never even heard of it.

No...


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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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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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Veggie Evolution: A Unique Alternative to Getting Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, May 5, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


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

There is no denying the amount of health benefits you can get from eating your veggies. This is why most American’s will add a few pieces of broccoli to their plates, or put carrots alongside their butter-drenched twice-baked potatoes and hefty steak. Not exactly what should be considered a “healthy” meal, but somewhat better than nothing – I guess…

However, vegetables aren’t one of those things that most people really enjoy ea...


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Yogavive – Organic Mango and Apple Chips with 10 Different Flavors to Choose From

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

  

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

My toddler loves his fruit. From berries to watermelon and pretty much everything in between, give him a big bowl of fruit and he will be happy. However, carrying around fresh fruit with me everywhere I go isn’t always convenient, and is a bit messy to say the least. And while dried fruit is a good stand-in, the sugar content is generally pretty high and I like to “regulate” his raisin (and other dried fruit) obsession to no more than ¼ cup a day...


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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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Wellements Baby: Organic Products for the Betterment of Your Baby

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Saturday, April 19, 2014, In : Supplement Reviews 

 

FOR NEWBORNS+

As a first time mom, there are a lot of unknowns going in. From the moment you bring your baby home, it seems like a never ending guessing game of “Is she hungry?” or “Is he tired?” or “Does she need changing – again!?”… The list goes on and on.

We all try to do our best and over time, we do learn what the different cries mean and generally what our child wants/ is asking for. However, there are still a lot of times, no matter how many children you may have,...


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Just Pure Foods: Kale and Veggie Chips that Will Change the Way You View Snacking

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

 

FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & TODDLERS 1+ 

Vegetables are not something a lot of us crave or necessarily turn to when we need just a little something to tide us over. However, snack foods that are bite-sized, crunchy, and usually a little bit salty, are.

So when there’s a food that incorporates the two, and actually tastes good, it’s pretty great. And as a mom who is not only trying to eat the healthiest I can for my baby, but is trying to encourage the rest of my family to...


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LIVE Kombucha Soda: Traditional Soda Has Truly Met Its Match

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, April 14, 2014, In : Beverage Reviews 


FOR MOMS AND MOMS-TO-BE* 

I’ll be the first to admit that Kombucha is an “acquired taste”. Often compared to a sweetened vinegar, it’s not a drink that the majority of consumers are going to choose to sip on.

The palatability of Kombucha has definitely developed over the years though, and not all Kombucha beverages are created equal. With that being said, trying to convince someone that they should switch out their favorite soda for a healthy Kombucha drink probab...


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NestFresh Eggs: So Fresh You Might As Well Have Pulled Them From the Nest Yourself

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


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

I went a long time without eating eggs. I did eat egg whites and various egg-substitutes every now and again, but I always turned my nose up to the yolks and anything that included them.

Unfortunately the only excuse I have for this was my naivety and the thought that egg yolks are full of fat and cholesterol and therefore, will make you fat and unhealthy. Oh the joys of our teenage years... 

Luckily I decided to educate myself (eventually going on...


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Lilly’s Hummus: So Fresh No One Will Believe it’s Store Bought

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


FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & BABIES 7 MONTHS+

Hummus is one of those condiments that I don’t think gets enough hype. Serve it alongside vegetables or chips, as a spread on sandwiches, or on top of your favorite entrée; there really isn’t too many dishes that can’t use hummus in one way or another.

However, not all hummus is the same, and for those who say they don’t like it, definitely haven’t tried Lilly’s Hummus. As good, if not better, than homemade, and a lot mor...


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Sun Cups: The Amazingly Delicious [Nut-Free] Chocolate Butter Cups

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, March 20, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

 

FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & KIDS

Growing up, my mom always fed us pretty healthy. We always had to eat our vegetables, was given fruit in our lunch boxes, and dessert was not an every night occurrence. But I will admit that we ate a lot of snacks and treats that I personally do not want my children to eat (not to say my mom always knew about them)…

This isn’t because my mom didn’t ‘care’, but I feel that parents are much more aware of what goes into our children’s mouths these days...


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Activz –Whole Foods & Supplements that Moms and Babies Can Enjoy

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, February 28, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE, AND BABIES 6+ MONTHS

I truly believe that there is nothing better for the human body than organic, pure and simple whole foods. From fruits and vegetables, to whole grains and legumes, nature definitely has provided the greatest of benefits in the most delicious of packages (ie, whole foods).

From helping to build up your immunity, to giving you energy and even helping you grow a healthy baby inside of you, it is truly amazing what a wholesome and cl...


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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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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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Manitoba Harvest – Organic Hemp Hearts and Protein from their Heart to Yours

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, January 27, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

 

FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & BABIES 10 MONTHS+

Having a well-rounded diet is extremely important. Carbs, protein and healthy fats should ideally be a part of every meal. Especially as a pregnant or nursing mom, having enough of these vital nutrients is a must, not the least of which is protein. Growing babies need protein to build strong and healthy muscles, and the only way for them to get it is through what you consume. 

However, I can admit that getting enough protein isn’t always easy, e...


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Nutiva: Organic Superfoods Dedicated to Nourishing People and Planet

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, In : Food Reviews 



For Moms, Moms-to-be & Toddlers +

Finding healthier alternatives to conventional ingredients is a constant struggle that many of us moms (and people in general) face every day. We want the food we eat to be good for us, but we also want it to taste good. And sadly, in the end, taste usually wins out…

But it doesn’t have to be that way! There are many nutritious products on the market that are not only good for you, but can make your every day meals taste even better. 

Nutiva is one of t...


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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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Rainbow Light: Pre & Post-natal Vitamins Designed Specifically for You

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, November 4, 2013, In : Supplement Reviews 


For Moms and Moms-to-be

[Generally speaking] at no time in a woman’s life is she more aware of her body then when she first becomes pregnant. Once you realize that there is a baby growing inside of you who is 100% dependent on you and what you put inside of your body, it makes you want to go that extra mile to ensure you are giving him/her the best. From the water you drink to the food you eat, everything goes under the microscope.

This is also the point when most women s...


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Laughing Giraffe Organics: Sweet Snacks Both You and Your Kids Will Love

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, In : Food Reviews 


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

When is it ok to give your kid a cookie? Or should you avoid them altogether? And what if they see you eating one? Do you have to give up all your sweet indulgences as well?!

As parents we want to feed out kids as nutritiously as possible so they will not only grow up healthy, but learn good eating habits as well. On the other hand, we also want to spoil our kids every once in a while and allow them to have treats so as not to feel deprived. It’s finding the ...

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Credible Cravings: Nutritious Foods for Moms and Moms-To-Be

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Sunday, August 25, 2013, In : Food Reviews 


For Moms & Moms-to-be
In a country filled with fast-food restaurants and “convenience foods” offered everywhere you go, it’s little wonder that American’s have such trouble staying healthy. With everything moving at such a fast pace, and with our daily “to-do’s” taking up every minute, sitting down for a wholesome meal usually isn’t in the cards. Now try adding to that the fact that you are pregnant or are a new mom with barely enough time to even brush your teeth in the mornin...

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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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