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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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Simply7: Better-for-you Snacks that Kids will Actually Love

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, In : Food Reviews 

  

SNACKS: for MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & TODDLERS 1 Year+*

Hummus, Lentil, Kale, Quinoa and Vegetables in chips? With Simply7, they have done that and more!

Keep reading to find out why you should try them too!

THE PRODUCTS:
With chips made from Kale, Quinoa, Hummus and Lentils, and in flavors such as Kale Dill Pickle, Quinoa Barbeque and Hummus Roasted Red Pepper, Simply7 really does make something for every taste.

In fact, the Kale chips are not like your typical ‘chip made of kale ...


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Seapoint Farms Review: Edamame and Seaweed Inspired Snacks

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, In : Food Reviews 



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

Edamame isn’t just an appetizer at Sushi restaurants – anymore…


THE PRODUCTS:
Seapoint Farms has made it their mission to make edamame a household name – and with their line of great tasting products, has done just that! Non-GMO, heart-healthy and filled with plant-based protein, all of Seapoint Farms products are also gluten-free and dairy-free and great for kids and adults alike.

With products ranging from Dry Roasted Ed...


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REVIEW: Oral Essentials – Mouthwash Designed to Help You Get Naturally Pretty Teeth

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, In : Product Reviews 

 

FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE, & TODDLERS 4 YEARS+*

THE COMPANY:
Oral Essentials, a line of oral hygiene products, was designed and developed by two forward-thinking doctors; top cosmetic dentist of Beverly Hills (and beyond), and author of best selling book Anti-Aging Dentistry, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, DDS, and Dr. Hessam Nowzari, DDS, PhD, who was the youngest Director of Advanced Periodontics at USC and has conducted international studies and created programs around the globe for re...


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REVIEW: Watusee Foods – Chickpeatos Chickpea Snacks and Breadcrumbs

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, April 8, 2016, In : Food Reviews 

 


For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & Kids 1 Years+*

THE COMPANY:
 [In short] Jimmy and Greg had been friends since college and bonded over healthy eating and active living. Both were personal trainers, but were also studying to become a Real Estate Developer and Doctor, respectively. Jimmy had finished a big real estate deal and the two were brainstorming new projects for him to take on. Greg suggested that they start a business to make it easier for people to live healthy lives. That’s w...

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

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


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

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

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


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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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Coconut Organics: Coconut Bacon that Even a Vegan Will Love

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, January 28, 2016, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & BABIES 10 Months+*

THE COMPANY:
Coconut Organics was founded in Hawaii back in 2010 when two coconut fanatics came together to figure out how to share the power of this superfood with the world! From their first product, CocoBacon®, to their other coconut-based chips and foods, Coconut Organics is there for all of your coconut-loving needs.


THE PRODUCT: 
Starting with their idea of turning coconut chips into vegan coconut bacon (CocoBacon®), and then ...


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The Fishless Way to Get Your Omega-3s: Coromega Be Bright Superfood Oil

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, November 19, 2015, In : Supplement Reviews 



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

It’s nothing new that fish oil, Omega-3’s in particular, are good for us and that keeping up our healthy brain development is fundamental to their importance. However, what keeps many of us away from actually following through with our daily consumption of these oils is their taste. Whether it be through the whole fish itself, or the “easy to swallow” pills, they are usually anything but.

Yes, fish can be quite delicious – when properly...

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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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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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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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The Good Bean: Protein-Packed Chips & Chickpea Snacks that are Too Good to Pass Up

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, In : Food Reviews 

           

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

I’ll be the first to admit that snacking on chips, crackers, and the like has never really been my thing. This is especially true as I’ve gotten older and have become more and more educated in the field of nutrition and learned how the food we eat should be functional and not merely eaten because it tastes good (although that is obviously really important too!).

However, as I’ve become a mom, and now have a toddler who is constantl...


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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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Caliwater: Cactus Water that Hydrates from the Inside, Out

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, In : Beverage Reviews 


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

Everyone knows how important it is to drink plenty of water and to keep your body hydrated – especially as an expecting or nursing mom. However, drinking almost 1 gallon of water a day can get old pretty quick and doesn’t always satisfy.

Thankfully, there are plenty of water alternatives out there, with coconut water gaining the majority of the hype over the past few years, but with other variations – such as artichoke water, ...


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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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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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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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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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My Coconut Kitchen: Putting a Whole New Spin on Coconut Butter & How You Eat It

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : Food Reviews 

 

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

Coconut Butter vs. Coconut Oil?? What’s the difference??

Well, you could say that coconut butter is similar to any other nut butter, but it’s base is coconut meat instead of peanuts or almonds, which is what makes it so versatile. Coconut butter’s relationship to coconut oil is the same as peanut butter’s relationship to peanut oil; one is used as a cooking oil, and the other is an ingredient that can be used in a whole variety of ways.

Wit...


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SuperSeedz: Dry Roasted & Full of Flavor, They’ll Have You Craving Pumpkin Seeds Year-Round

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Monday, April 13, 2015, In : Food Reviews 


For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE and BABIES 9 MONTHS+

Pumpkin Seeds aren’t generally a food most of us think about eating year round. Long thought of as an unfortunate by-product of carving your own pumpkins come Halloween, there were always those adventurous few who decided to take the risk and try roasting them for later consumption. However, as was generally the case in my family growing up, a few handfuls got eaten while the rest ended up in the trash shortly thereafter.

Fortunatel...


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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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Lily’s Sweets: Chocolate that Tastes Way Too Good to be Sugar-free!

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, October 23, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


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

The moment something claims to be “sugar-free”, two thoughts generally come to mind: 1) tasteless, and/or 2) filled with artificial sweeteners, preservatives, etc. and therefore, extremely unhealthy. And while I will admit that there was a time that I thought anything “sugar-free” had to be better for you, I thankfully have learned that this is not the case.

However, the first time I tried Lily’s Sweets I had no idea they ...


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

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

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


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


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Superberries: Aronia Berries are Called This for a Reason

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


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

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

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

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


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Cybele’s Cookies: Allergen-Free and Delightfully Delicious

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


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


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


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Bobby Sue’s Nuts: A Specially Seasoned Mixed Bag of Nuts that is Sure to Keep You Begging for More

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, June 27, 2014, In : Food Reviews 

 

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

I’m sure you’ve all heard how great nuts are for you and that you should probably be eating more of them. Filled with healthy fats, protein, fiber, and other vitamins and minerals, nuts not only help keep you full and satiated, but are such a convenient snack that can go with pretty much anything.

However, I’d say that the majority of us don’t eat nearly enough nuts as we probably should be – again, in order to help curb our cravings without turning...


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2 Degrees: Feeding Hungry Children Across the Globe

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

 

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


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

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


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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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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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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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Planet Rice: A Healthier Take on Your Traditional Rice

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, May 8, 2014, In : Food Reviews 


FOR TODDLERS 9 MONTHS+, MOMS, AND MOMS-TO-BE

Rice has long been an everyday staple for civilizations around the world. From Old World Kings to modern-day sushi enthusiasts, there is no denying the popularity of this grain. And while white used to be the rice of choice, brown has recently gained footing thanks to its extra nutritious properties, including fiber and antioxidants, compared to the “stripped down” white version.

Yet, as many have come to realize, rice can get ...


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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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This Bar Saves Lives: and it Tastes Really Good Too

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

 


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

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

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


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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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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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Annie Chun’s Roasted Seaweed Snacks

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Thursday, August 22, 2013, In : Food Reviews 


For Moms, Moms-to-be, & Toddlers+
It’s amazing to me to see how young some children are when going out to eat. I’m not talking about parents bringing their infants to dinner. What I’m referring to are the toddlers who are actually eating the food. And I don’t mean your typical chicken finger meals.

Specifically, I mean the 1-2 year olds who are sitting up at the sushi bar, enjoying rolls and wraps with the rest of us. How lucky they are*! I wasn’t introduced to sushi until I was at le...

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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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