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Celebrating National Chip & Dip Day with a Good Health Giveaway

Who doesn’t love a good chip & dip appetizer? Who doesn’t love chips period? In honor of National Chip & Dip Day on March 23rd, I’ve partnered with Good Health to create a delicious chip & dip pairing.  

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National Chip & Dip Day, an annual favorite food holiday, celebrates a perfect combination that is loved by many across the country. Chips and dip are a popular party dish as it is not only favored by most but also quick and easy to prepare, especially thanks to Good Health’s healthy gluten free chip offerings. 

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Good Health, creator of crunchy, craveable  and innovative snacks has got you covered with delicious and gluten free chips. The Organic Black Bean & Rice Tortilla Chips are made with, well, black beans and rice, and finished with a touch of Himalayan sea salt. 

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Good Health Organic Sea Salt Eat Your Vegetables Chips are packed with 8 great vegetables including carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, beets and shiitake mushrooms. These chips are an excellent source of vitamins A and C plus a good source of vitamins E and B6 so you can snack happy and enjoy being good!

Easy Hummus Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. 2 (15.5-ounce) cans no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  2. 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  3. 1/2 cup water
  4. 1/4 cup tahini
  5. juice of one lemon
  6. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  7. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place beans and garlic in a food processor; pulse 5 times or until chopped. Add 1/2 cup water and remaining ingredients; pulse until smooth, scraping down sides as needed
Gluten Free Boston and Beyond http://glutenfreebostonandbeyond.com/
Good Health has generously offered to give one lucky reader the chance to win one bag of each Organic Black Bean & Rice Tortillas and Sea Salt Eat Your Vegetables! To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite chip and dip paring AND comment on this post.

This giveaway will end on March 27, 2017 at 12:00am. Open to U.S. residents only. 

 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Detox Water

Detox Water is not a raw juice and it’s not another flavored water. It’s the best of both combined to create a refreshing and all natural organic aloe water.

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Considered a miracle plant by the ancient Egyptians, Aloe Vera is a potent natural antioxidant known for its many health benefits to help detoxify and cleanse the body internally and externally. 

Aloe Vera contains 20 minerals to detoxify the body of metabolic wastes and 19 amino acids to fight inflammation and bacteria, it also has strong scavenging activity in terms of getting rid of toxins internally from the stomach, kidneys, spleen, bladder, liver and colon.

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The ACTIValoe® in each bottle of Detox Water contains the power of aloe vera’s naturally-occurring polysaccharides, which are long chains of sugar molecules, clinically proven to support immune function, healthy digestion, nutrient absorption and youthful-looking skin (improvement in skin elasticity).

The patented technology allows Detox Water to isolate the most effective polysaccharides within the plant and maintain batch-to-batch consistency of ACTIValoe® gel flakes in every bottle of Detox Water. Batch-to-batch consistency is the key to delivering optimal benefits at all times. Detox Water is your healthy hydration alternative that not only quenches thirst, tastes delicious, but also delivers the plethora of health benefits associated with drinking the most premium aloe in the world.

Detox Water is available in 3 refreshing flavors: Pinamint (Pineapple and Mint), Mangaloe (Mango), and Original (Lychee and White Grape)

Feel great and not guilty. Detox Water is 15 calories per serving and the most rejuvenating, refreshing aloe vera water paired with organic and natural flavors. Detox Water contains no artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. Detox Water is also vegan, organic, Kosher, gluten free, non-GMO and locally grown in Texas and Mexico.

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Aloe Vera water is able to provide healthy hydration from the best of what nature has to offer. Packed with electrolytes and only 4 grams of sugar, it is a better choice for a post-workout drink. Or replace your sports/electrolyte drink during your workout with Detox Water for a satisfying and hydrating healthy alternative.

Detox Water can be found in retail locations across the country. Click here to find a retail location near you. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Lori’s Original Lemonade Unique and Innovative Flavors

Lemonade is one of the oldest beverages in the world dating all the way back to ancient Egypt 1000 AD. It hasn’t seen much change, if any, since it’s inception centuries ago. Thankfully, Lori’s Original Lemonade has taken a sweet and unexpected twist on this classic beverage with their 3 unconventional, yet delicious flavors: Lavender Lemonade, Ginger Lemonade, and Lemongrass Lite Lemonade.

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Lori’s Original Lemonade‘s Chief Believer/Founder Lori Volk created her signature drink, Lavender Lemonade, years ago for her children’s lemonade stand in Ojai, CA. Fast forward to her young children heading off to college years later, Lori needed to find a way to combat the rising costs of tuition. Lori decided to bottle this signature recipe and officially launched Lori’s Original Lemonade in February 2011. Lori’s Original Lemonade has since grown to include Ginger Lemonade and Lemongrass Lite Lemonade.

With lemonade seeing a surge in the beverage industry in the last six or seven years, Lori’s Original Lemonade has taken this classic drink to a whole new level.

The Lavender lemonade is infused with lavender and is a refreshing and light drink with the scent and light taste of lavender.

The Lite Lemongrass is made with fresh organic lemon juice, a dash of organic stevia and a splash of lemongrass to brighten it up! This refreshing concoction features only 9g of sugar per serving and about 1/3 of the calories of our other flavors.

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I enjoyed the natural and soothing taste of the Ginger Lemonade. All three have a strong flavor and aroma and are light and refreshing. 

Lori’s Original Lemonade announced last month that they will soon be launching two new flavors, Wild Strawberry and Lemon Love. And I cannot wait to try them!

For a beverage that’s been around for centuries, there’s nothing old or boring about Lori’s Original Lemonade. Each flavor is certified organic and can be purchased online or found in select retailers throughout California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, Kansas, Oklahoma and Alaska. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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hummustir – Fresh Hummus. On Demand.

hummustir, fresh hummus on demand. Baruvi Fresh, an innocative health food production company, launched its first line of healthy snacks with hummustir, a USDA certified organic hummus. Hummustir offers a truly authentic dip and spread with less calories than competing brands. Unlike its pre-made competitors, hummustir uses only natural, non-GMO ingredients, free of MSG, preservatives and harsh chemicals. With hummustir, you see exactly what’s going into your snack. Just roll the ingredients out of their packets, stir and enjoy! Each pouch contains a fresh ingredient – chickpea puree, tahini and spices. Simply open each one, mix, and enjoy delicious hummus instantly.

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Hummustir has a shelf life of 12 months because of its state-of-the-art packaging and does not need to be refrigerated until it is opened and made. Hummustir comes in a container that can also be used as a mixing and serving bowl. Three packets are inside; each contain a fresh ingredient needed to make hummus. Once mixed, you have instant hummus that can be served with fresh veggies, crackers or your favorite hummus dipping foods!

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Hummustir is available in three flavors:

  • Classic – a simple, smooth creamy hummus
  • Mediterranean – creamy hummus with a tangy twist of lime and garlic
  • Village – creamy hummus with a traditional touch of garlic and cumin. 

It’s fresh. There’s no pasty, chunky or gritty taste. There are no preservatives, no “stuff” you don’t recognize – just simple pure ingredients!

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One serving of hummus has 45 calories, up to a third less than any other available hummus brand. Each serving is packed with 2 grams of protein.

Hummustir is great to take on vacation, camping, to the beach or can be enjoyed at work or home by yourself or with a large group. 

The idea for hummustir was conceived a few decades ago, in the Kruvi family’s popular Mediterranean restaurant in Israel. Known for their hummus, patrons would line up outside the family’s restaurant for a taste of the fresh, creamy dish. After taking over a hummus restaurant from his father, Alon developed a passion for creating real, authentic hummus, free of preservatives and fillers, for all to enjoy. Recognizing that hummus tastes yummiest when freshly made, Alon decided to share that experience with the rest of the world. Teaming up with Rakesh Barmecha and Vineet Bokaria, hummus lovers and successful business entrepreneurs, the trio developed hummustir – a healthy, deconstructed hummus product offering consumers an authentic dip and spread unlike anything on the market!

Hummustir is available in 12 oz. portions at local grocery stores and on Amazon.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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premium organic tiger nut flour

If you are looking for flour that’s Gluten Free, Organic, NUT FREE, Non Allergenic, Non-GMO then you have just found it!

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Premium Organic Tiger Nuts Flour is milled from fine Raw Premium Organic Tiger Nuts and bakes 1-1 just like ordinary Flour. What’s so great about this flour, is that because it is ground so fine, you can use it as a smoothie mix too. Just put a few spoonfuls with fresh fruit or vegetables, together with some ice and a little water and throwing it all in a blender for terrific smoothies.

So you might be a little confused right now. Tiger Nuts are actually NOT nuts, they are a tuber that grows below the ground’s surface. They have all of the nutrients and energy benefits of nuts and then some, but without the stuff that can adversely affect allergies. hey are packed with fiber, vitamins and nutrients, and deliver a serious dose of energy. And because they have so much fiber, they make you feel full, which of course helps curb your appetite.

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I recently experimented with baking with this flour for the first time. I love chocolate chip cookies and this recipe was hit! I served the cookies to our friends who were over during the Patriots game last night and by the end of the night all of the cookies were gone! 

Tiger Nut Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup Tiger Nut flour
  2. 1 large egg
  3. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  4. 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  5. 1/4 cup honey
  6. 1 cup almond butter
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. Scoop tablespoon sized balls onto a baking sheet and flatten with the back of a spoon
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies start to brown
  5. Cool for 5 minutes before serving
Gluten Free Boston and Beyond http://glutenfreebostonandbeyond.com/
 

You can purchase Tiger Nut Flour online for $13.99.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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La Tourangelle Amazonian Nutriblend Oil

La Tourangelle is an authentic and traditional producer of specialty oils, handcrafting a wide range of delicious artisan nut oils both in California and France. La Tourangelle nut oils sold in North America are made in an artisan mill located in Woodland, CA following the 150-year-old methods of its French sister oil mill.

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Driven by  passion for the best nut oils, La Tourangelle has established partnership with handpicked selection of like-minded high quality oil producers, chosen to bring you the best artisan oils from around the world. Whether it’s pumpkinseed oil from Austria, sesame oil from Japan or Fairtrade virgin coconut oil from the Philippines, La Tourangelle only works with oil makers who share its belief in respecting nature, fruits and the people handling them. La Tourangelle is multifaceted: local and global, organic and Fairtrade, Californian and French – but always driven by passion to bring you the best possible artisan oils from around the world. 

I was first introduced to La Tourangelle last summer at the Summer Fancy Food Show and recently had the chance to try another one of their high quality oils.

Organic Gourmet Super Food – La Tourangelle has created a unique, 100% organic blend to get the best of both worlds: gourmet food & supplement. The Organic Amazonian Nutriblend™ could be considered a supplement oil thanks to its high level of vitamin E and omega 3. The blend has yummy, nutty aromas and earthy undertones and by using it daily, you will benefit from essential nutrients. It is made with a blend of Organic Virgin Sacha Inchi Oil, Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Organic Refined Coconut Oil, and Organic Sesame Seed Oil.

The Organic Amazonian Nutriblend™ is an excellent source of the anti-oxidant Vitamin E providing 20% of the FDA’s recommended daily intake. Contains 2.70g of Omega 3 to compensate for the low intake of omega 3 in the western diet (omega 3 is important in the prevention of heart disease). These natural and vegetable nutrients are particularly desirable in vegan and vegetarian diet. The Sacha Inchi seeds produce a rare and exceptional virgin oil. It is really considered as a super food by nutritionists.

The Organic Amazonian Nutriblend™ is suitable for medium-high heat, with a smoke point of 375°F. It is ideal for cooking boosted breakfasts, smoothies, vegan and vegetarian dishes. For the meat-eater, it pairs very well as a finishing oil with beef and poultry.

La Tourangelle has also enjoyed tremendous growth in the past year and is the 8th largest cooking oil brand in the U.S. as well as the fastest growing! Tasty classics at the booth will be, Avocado Oil, Sesame Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the newest super oil to be added to the collection, Amazonian Nutriblend Oil, a super oil known for its sacha inchi oil ingredient, omega threes and its ability to double as a supplement.

The La Tourangelle mill and warehouse does not process anything that contains gluten, such as wheat or grains. They process only nut or seed based oils, thus no gluten enters our production. They are in the process to obtain the certification.

You can purchase The Organic Amazonian Nutriblend™  online via amazon for $13/bottle or directly from La Tourangelle website ($14.99). You can also purchase these oils in health food stores throughout the country. Click here to find a store location nearest you.

 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Davidson’s Organics tea-infused jellies and chocolates

Davidson’s Organics, the first certified organic, fair trade, and specialty tea company in the US, introduces organic tea chocolates and tea-infused jellies to its product line of over 400 tea varieties. The new products were launched this year, the same year Davidson’s Organics celebrates it’s 40th anniversary. 

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Tea lovers with a sweet tooth will love the new tea chocolates. The tea chocolates are a meritage of Indian and South American delicacies, combing third-generation cacao beans from Esmeraldas, Ecuador with traditional tea leaves from Darjeeling, India. Davidson’s tea chocolates maintain the integrity and health benefits of the tea, as leaves are sprinkled throughout a 65 percent cacao Arriba blend.

Flavors include Earl Grey Lavender, Classic Chai and Coconut Vanilla. Earl Grey and Classic Chai are both made from black tea, rich in antioxidants and caffeine. The rooibos base of Coconut Vanilla can be used as a stress and insomnia reliever. This infusion combines a South American delicacy with a timeless tea tradition, creating a luxurious treat for all tea and chocolate lovers to delight in. The tea flavor is definetly there, but in no way overpowering.

Davidson’s tea jellies are made from brewed organic tea blends, organic cane sugar, and pectin. They complement fine cheeses, meats, crackers and deserts.

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Flavors include Earl Grey, Classic Chai, White Pomegranate and Coconut Vanilla. The rooibos base in White Pomegranate is said to have cancer preventing properties.

Every tea, every spice and every herb used in any of Davidson’s blend derives from small tea producers or small disenfranchised farmers throughout the world. All products are Certified Fair Trade, Organic, and Kosher. So, what product will you try first?

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Hearthy Organic Pumpkin Flour

Last week I posted about Hearthy Foods gluten free pies. Today, I want to talk about another product from Hearthy Foods. As you know I love pumpkin – pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin curry, just to name a few. And I just learned of a fun new pumpkin product – Pumpkin flour! Until last week, I didn’t know pumpkin flour existed and I was very excited when Hearthy Foods sent me their pumpkin flour to try! 

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Hearthy Organic Pumpkin Flour is an excellent rich dietary source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus and magnesium, nutrients that are essential for heart health and muscle recovery.  It is an easily digestible source of potassium, vitamins, minerals and beta-carotene. Also, Pumpkin Flour has Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.

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Pumpkin Flour is a sweet and irresistible flour perfectly suited to replace all-purpose flour. You can add it to any recipe – use in bread, pancakes, brownies, cookies, cakes, muffins, waffles, ice creams or smoothies for an extra boost of nutrition and flavor. Most recipes suggest substituting pumpkin flour for up to 1/4 of the amount of regular flour. I used it in cookies by replacing half the all purpose flour with pumpkin flour. I loved the sweet pumpkin flavor it gave the cookies!

Hearthy Pumpkin Flour is Gluten Free, Paleo, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Organic and non-GMO.

You can purchase Hearthy Organic Pumpkin Flour online via Amazon and Hearthy’s online store. Hearthy also makes almond flour, apple flour, banana flour, carrot flour, oat flour and potato flour. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Moroccan Magic Argan Oil & Essential Oil Lip Balm

With winter, comes chapped lips. Every single year. I can’t tell you how many chap sticks and lip balms I’ve tried throughout the years, but I was very excited when I finally tried Moroccan Magic...and it works!

Moroccan Magic Lip Balms are all natural, organic and made without gluten ingredients. I do not like to eat foods with artificial ingredients and keeping those ingredients and chemicals off my body – and lips! – is very important too.    

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Moroccan Magic Lip Balms are available in four varieties:

  1. Rose
  2. Peppermint Eucalyptus
  3. Lemon Thyme
  4. Coconut Almond

My favorite is the rose! It has a delicious smell :) It is smooth and hydrating and stays on for a long time, but does not get greasy or leave that icky feeling on my lips after being on for a long period of time. 

Moroccan Magic Lip Balms are made with organic sunflower oil, organic beeswax, Organic Argan Oil, Organic Coconut Oil,Organic Lemon Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Organic Rosemary Blend, Organic Thyme Essential Oil, and Organic Calendula Blend. These ingredients have so many great benefits including; 

  • Deep Moisturizing
  • Silky Smooth
  • Lightweight Finish
  • Anti-Aging
  • Cooling
  • Repairing
  • Protective

You can purchase Moroccan Magic Lip Balms online and at Whole Foods Markets in NY, NJ and CT. These make great gifts and stocking stuffers! 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Wild Planet Releases Its First Family Size Can of Sustainable Tuna

Tuna has been a family favorite staple for decades. I grew up eating tuna fish sandwiches, an still have tuna fish 2-3 times each month for lunch. It’s affordable, versatile, and makes a quick and easy meal!

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But what do you do when you need to feed a family? The standard 5 oz can is just not big enough. Luckily, Wild Planet Foods recently released family size Wild Albacore and Wild Skipjack Tuna. 100% pole and line caught, Wild Planet’s new family size Wild Albacore and Wild Skipjack Tuna are packed in larger 7.5oz cans— an additional 2.5 ounces of tuna as compared to traditional 5oz cans! A highly nutritious and natural source of protein, vitamins and heart-healthy Omega 3, Wild Planet’s Wild Albacore and Wild Skipjack Tuna offer a healthy, great tasting and convenient meal for the entire family.

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Wild Planet’s Wild Albacore Tuna and the Wild Skipjack Tuna are the first family size products available in Wild Planet’s line of eco-friendly foods. Each can contains only two ingredients—100% pure tuna and a touch of sea salt—and is Non-GMO Project certified, OU Kosher Pareve, and gluten free.

In addition to its family size products, Wild Planet launched a few other new products:

Skinless & Boneless Wild Sardine Fillets. Hand-filleted using fresh fish only, the Skinless & Boneless Wild Sardine Fillets feature delicious Moroccan sardines that are sustainably sourced in the Atlantic Ocean. Flavorful, mild and firm, these sardines are an important source of protein, calcium, iron, and Omega 3, with an average of 13g protein and 970mg EPA/DHA Omega 3 per serving.  

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Organic Roasted Chicken Breast. The new Organic Roasted Chicken Breast is the first non-seafood item in Wild Planet’s line. While this is a new category for the company, the addition fits harmoniously with Wild Planet’s mission to provide consumers with food options that are healthful for the body and wildly good for our planet. Wild Planet’s Organic Roasted Chicken Breast features USDA Certified Organic Free-Range Chicken raised on an organic diet — featuring Non-GMO corn grown on land that is free of chemicals fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. 

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And like the tuna, the Organic Roasted Chicken Breast contains only two ingredients — chicken seasoned with sea salt. There is also a no salt added version available. Wild Planet Organic Roasted Chicken Breast provides 40% more chicken than other 5 oz. can offerings, due to the fact that only Wild Planet roasts their chicken without the addition of added water, liquids or fillers that are commonly found in other brands. This new Organic Roasted Chicken Breast can be used to make sandwiches, soups, burritos, and is an especially great salad topper. 

Wild Planet products can be found in retail supermarkets, natural supermarkets and specialty, gourmet, and natural food stores across the country. You can also purchase Wild Planet products online

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.