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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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