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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.

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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.

 

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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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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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the Cream Review: Colostrum in Face Cream?! YES!!

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, In : Product Reviews 

 

FOR MOMS and MOMS-TO-BE*

Colostrum is good for everything else, so why not face cream?!

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THE COMPANY:
TheCream was developed in 2012 by Denie Hiestand, a natural health consultant, author, research expert, and former successful New Zealand dairy farmer. Denie has spent decades studying the skin and toxins/chemicals in everyday cosmetics and personal care products and identified a strong link between the high usage of chemical personal care products and the grow...


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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: 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 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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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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Gorilly Goods: Sweet Bananas, Walnuts, Cashews and Even Chocolate! Who Knew Snacks Could be so Good (for you)?!

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, In : Food Reviews 

 

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

THE COMPANY:
Stephen and Chris are the masters behind Gorilly Goods, taking their love of good, “free-from…” foods and turning them into snacks that everyone can enjoy.

Evolving over the past 15 years from handmade batches in their home to an industrial kitchen powered by 100% renewable energy, their stories of adventures, travels, founding of a nonprofit for food education, raw-food organizations and farming organic foods, has all played a role i...


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

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


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

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


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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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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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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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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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Chicago Vegan Foods: Healthier Options for a Couple of Your Childhood Favorites

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

 

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

Many people believe that being a vegan means deprivation and giving up foods that they have grown up with. And while meat and milk may not be that hard to take out of our diets, it’s usually the foods that we grew up with that we end up missing the most.

The most common food I hear that people just don’t want to stop eating – cheese. And another food that people don’t realize they are going to miss until the opportunity presents itself – marshmal...


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

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

 

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

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

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


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2 Degrees: Feeding Hungry Children Across the Globe

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

 

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


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

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


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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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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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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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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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Lenny & Larry’s: Protein-Packed Brownies and Vegan Cookies that Put Other Protein Bars to Shame

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, In : Food Reviews 



FOR MOMS & MOMS-TO-BE (and Dads too)

The majority of us know how important it is to eat healthy and how much better we can feel with a well-rounded diet. However, all of us, especially women with our changing hormones and mood-swings, don’t always want to eat this way. Some times we just want to eat a brownie or sink our teeth into a nice, fluffy cookie.

But what if those brownies that you ate and cookies that you craved were good for you? What if they actually helped your body get the nutrie...


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

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

 

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

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


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Take a Trip to Paradise with Royal Hawaiian Orchards Macadamias

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

 

FOR MOMS AND MOMS-TO-BE

Before I became a Mom for the first time, my husband and I wanted to go on one last childless vacation (because even if you don’t bring the kid[s] with you, they are always on your mind!). After checking out all of our options and concluding that we needed to relax as much as possible (especially since I was 8 months pregnant), there was no better place to go than Hawaii. From the white sandy beaches to the fresh, salt filled air, beautiful sunsets, and delicious...


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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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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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