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Keli’s Sauces // Gluten Free Asian and Hawaiian inspired Sauces

Keli’s Sauces is a line of gluten free Asian and Hawaiian inspired sauces. They are a female owned and operated company and since starting in 1992, they’ve been making the best Polynesian style sauces in the U.S.and all of them are naturally gluten free, vegan, nut-free, low fat, no MSG, and 50% lower in sodium than most teriyaki on the market!

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Gluten free teriyaki is not easy to find and when you do find it, it is loaded with sodium. Keli’s Sauces include:

  • Polynesian Sweet-N-Sour
  • Hawaiian Ginger Garlic Teriyaki Glaze
  • Spicy Hawaiian Ginger Garlic Teriyaki Glaze
  • Pineapple Hawaiian Luau Teriyaki Marinade 
  • Pele’s Fire Hot Teriyaki

I was thrilled when Teresa – Keli’s daughter – reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in trying their sauces. Jeremy and I went on our honeymoon last month to the French Polynesia and I was excited for the opportunity to taste some of those flavors again.

The sauces are great for marinading and glazing, grilling, stir frying and can even be used as dipping sauces. 

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The Polynesian Sweet-N-Sour is my favorite! It’s not too heavy and it has a great flavors it reminds me of being in the islands! I’ve used it on shrimp and tofu and I can’t wait to try it with more dishes. 

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Currently, you can purhase Keili’s sauces online and in select retail locations in Hawaii, Washington and Oregon. 

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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Grainful // savory oatmeal meal kits and frozen entrees

Grainful chef-inspired frozen entrees and meal kits are made with 100% whole grain steel cut oats. Instead of rice or quinoa as the base, Grainful uses steel cut oats.

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Steel cut oats are a complete protein, meaning they contain all 9 essential amino acids. They are also high in fiber, making you feel fuller longer, and full of calcium, iron, magnesium, B-vitamins and antioxidants. Steel cut oats also Contain high levels of Beta-Glucans, which help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, are low in unsaturated fats and sodium, and can also help regulate blood sugar levels and enhance immune defense.

Made with 100% whole grain steel cut oats, Grainful all-natural frozen entrées are the perfect quick and healthy lunch or dinner. The frozen entrees are great tasting and convenient. Bring them for lunch or heat them up for the whole family for dinner. Grainful chef-crafted recipes inspired by bold flavors from around the globe will leave you wanting more!

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Meal Kits can be used as a side or transformed into a full entree by simply adding vegetables and/or protein. These chef-crafted blends of steel cut oats, spices and vegetables are transformed into a delicious meal with the addition of meat, seafood or extra vegetables. With Grainful Meal Kits, the opportunities are endless. 

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Flavors include:

  • Tomato Risotto
  • Homestyle Cheddar
  • Madras Curry
  • Jambalaya

All products are gluten free certified, contain no GMO ingredients or perservatives, and almost all are vegan. 

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It’s simple. Clean ingredients and bold flavor profiles. 

You can find Grainful products at Wegmans, Safeway, and natural food stores across the US. 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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Kuli Kuli Foods – A Moringa Superfood Company

Many people want to incorporate more vegetables/greens into their diets but find it difficult to get their greens at meals other than dinner. Kuli Kuli’s delicious Moringa Superfood Bars, Pure Moringa Powder, Energizing Moringa Herbal Tea, and Moringa Green Energy shots make it easy to get greens on the go while helping to plant moringa trees and support women farmers in the developing world.

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Never heard of Moringa before? I hadn’t either until Kuli Kuli reached out to me. Although this plant was initially discovered for its beneficial properties thousands of years ago, only recently has moringa (sometimes called the Ben oil tree) become known as one of the most impressive herbal supplements to hit the holistic health market. In fact, in 2008 the National Institute of Health called moringa (moringa oleifera) theplant of the year,” acknowledging that “perhaps like no other single species, this plant has the potential to help reverse multiple major environmental problems and provide for many unmet human needs.” 

Kuli Kuli is America’s leading moringa brand, providing the high quality and nutritious moringa products. Kuli Kuli’s moringa is rich in iron, calcium, vitamins, and antioxidants, and provides a complete protein with all 9 essential amino acids. Gram for gram, moringa contains two times the amount of protein of yogurt, four times the amount of vitamin A as carrots, four times the amount of calcium as cow’s milk, seven times amount of vitamin C as oranges. I think you get the picture. 

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Morninga has many benefits including: anti-inflammatory, balances hormones and slows the effects of aging, helps improve digestive health and balances blood sugar levels, to name a few. 

All of Kuli Kuli’s products are gluten free, vegan, soy free, dairy free and non-GMO. My favorite are the Moringa Superfood Bars which are available in three flavors: Dark Chocolate, Crunchy Almond and Black Cherry.The bars are chewy and slightly sweet and with 190 calories and more fiber than a bowl of oatmeal, they keep me going all morning. 

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The Moringa Green Energy Shots contain half a cup of leafy greens per serving. It’s as if they’ve combined a healthy green smoothie with coffee to make an all natural, great tasting, energy shot.

By hand-harvesting only fresh, young leaves, Kuli Kuli ensures that their organic moringa powder is more nutrient-dense and less bitter than anything else on the market. Kuli Kuli works with women-led farming cooperatives to grow moringa, use it to improve local nutrition, and help farmers earn a sustainable livelihood by selling it here in the US. To date, Kuli Kuli has planted 200,000 moringa trees and supported 800 women farmers to earn a sustainable livelihood growing moringa. 

Kuli Kuli is available at Whole Foods Market and Natural food stores throughout the country. You can also purchase Kuli Kuli products 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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Siete Family Foods launches new Grain Free Tortilla Chips

Look out chip aisle, there are new players in town! While we’ve recently seen a prevalence of grain-free snacks to munch on, Siete Family Foods has taken it a step further with grain-free tortilla chips made from anti-inflammatory ingredients like cassava flour. 

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Over the summer I tried Siete’s grain free tortillas, which I loved, so I was thrilled to learn about their new line of chips and even more thrilled to try them! 

Made with cassava flour, avocado oil, and other real food ingredients, the chips come in three classic flavor varieties: Sea Salt, Nacho, and Lime. With demand for anti-inflammatory and better-for-you snacks on the rise, Siete’s chips satisfy both taste and dietary needs.

 

My favorite flavor is Sea Salt. It tastes like a fresh tortilla chip you would expect from a Mexican restaurant. The avocado oil gives it a delicious and slightly oily flavor that I love. These are my new favorite chips! We served them during Sunday’s football party and our friends devoured them! I will definitely be getting more before our Superbowl party!

All three varieties of Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips are Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten-Free Certified, and are completely free of corn, wheat, rice, beans, soy, and dairy. The paleo and vegan-friendly chips are perfect for snacking straight out of the bag, as well as for pairing with fresh salsa or guacamole, yum!

Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips will be available for purchase at Whole Foods Market locations nationwide starting January 2017 (SRP $4.99) and I saw them at my local Whole Foods for the first time yesterday! Click here to find a 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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Introducing Enjoy Life Foods ProBurts Bites

Enjoy Life Foods’ newest allergy-friendly product line, ProBurst Bites, are protein-rich, truffle-like bites that boast 6-7 grams of plant-based protein per serving. ProBurst Bites are the ideal high-protein snack,  post-workout eat, and great for traveling or keeping in your desk drawer for that afternoon snack attack.

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These truffle-like bites have a creamy, smooth chocolate center and hard exterior. A crunchy blend of seeds and spices, the flavors are bold. ProBurst Bites are available in 4 flavors:

  • Cinnamon Spice
  • Mango Habanero
  • Cranberry Orange
  • SunSeed Butter 

ProBurst Bites do not have a chalky, artificial after-taste of most high protein products out there on the market. These Bites are delicious and indulgent and packed with nutrients; you would have no idea it was a healthy treat! What more could you ask for? 

I love that the Bites are bite size! With three bites per serving, it’s an easy way to add protein into your diet and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time. 

ProBurst Bites are available to purchase online and will be hitting store shelves soon!

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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Celebrating Non-GMO Month with Pereg Qunioa Pasta

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October is Non-GMO Month, the largest outreach campaign of the Non-GMO Project, according to Non-GMO News.

The Non-GMO Project label verifies that a product doesn’t contain genetically modified (GMO) ingredients.  Non-genetically modified means that plants or organisms are left as they are, as they were created in nature. In genetic modification, one or more of the genes has been altered using genetic engineering techniques, creating a new DNA. Some scientists, consumers and environmental groups cite health and environmental risks associated with foods that have been genetically modified (designated GMO).

Thus, a movement in the food industry for Non-GMO products was created, and more and more manufacturers, as well as consumers, are jumping onto the Non-GMO band wagon, especially in the natural food, organic and health food industries.

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Pereg Natural Foods is a leading producer of Non-GMO food products which also happen to be all natural, kosher, vegan, non-dairy and gluten free. They include a range of foods: gluten-free flours in six varieties, gluten free pasta, premium spices and spice blends, ancient grains, and an extensive line of quinoa and couscous products. Pereg Natural Foods manufactures all its products from start to finish, controlling the quality from the sourcing until the product is packed and ready for the consumer.

Says Gill Schneider, President, Pereg Natural Foods, “From the get-go Pereg Natural Foods has been producing its food products using Non-GMO verified ingredients, while many other companies are just now switching form GMO. While genetic modification affects many of the products we consume on a daily basis, we at Pereg are proud to offer our customers premium food products made from all natural ingredients, that are healthful, nutritious and delicious, and Non-GMO verified.”

Family-owned since 1906, Pereg Natural Foods strives to provide its customers with the best products the world has to offer.  All of the brand’s offerings are 100% pure, fresh and natural and never include any additives, preservatives, fillers, MSG, or food coloring. In addition, every product is certified kosher by the OU and CRC.

I’ve cooked with Pereg spices before and was very excited to their all natural quinoa pasta. Made from 100% quinoa flour, the quinoa pasta has more carbs and protein per serving than most pastas. It has a firmer texture than traditional pasta and a distinct nutty quinoa-like taste that I really like. 

Pereg Quinoa Pasta is available in three shapes: curvo rigate, fusilli and spaghetti.  

Pereg products are available at select natural and health food stores, kosher supermarkets and 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. 

 

 

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SuperEats NEW High Protein Sacha Inchi Tortilla Chips and Puffs

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If you’re not familiar with SuperEats, let me tell you a little bit about them. SuperEats is a healthy snack company who brings an innovative, health conscious, and crave-able twist to traditional snacks. 
 
SuperEats newest endeavor is a line of Sacha Inchi tortilla chips and puffs; think healthy, gluten free, protein-packed versions of Doritos and Cheetos made from a Peruvian super seed. These chips and puffs just launched and I was lucky enough to get a box sent to me to try! 
 
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Ok, so what is Sacha Inchi? If you are like me, then you probably have not heard about this seed before. Sacha Inchi is a sustainably-grown seed native to the mountainous regions of the Peruvian Andes. Known was “the giving seed”, it looks and tastes like a peanut and gives you loads of needed nutrition from complete protein to vitamins and healthy fats. 
 
In fact, each serving of Sacha Inchi tortilla chips and puffs contain 8-10 grams of protein! That’s the equivalent of eating 2 cups of spinach, 1/3 cup legumes or beans. I think I’ll take the chips. 
 
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Not only gluten free, Sacha Inchi tortilla chips and puffs are vegan, non-GMO and Kosher. 
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Finally a healthy puff snack! But the real question is, how do they taste? Delicious! I love the crunchiness and healthiness of each bite. The flavors taste natural and there is no funny aftertaste you get sometimes when eating other flavored chips. The Truffle and Rosemary Puff was my favorite! It had just enough truffle taste to make it slightly rich and earthy, and paired with the lemon-pine flavor, it was the perfect combination. 
 
You can purchase SuperEats products in over 4,000 store locations across the U.S. and online via Amazon. Look out for the new Sacha Inchi tortilla chips and puffs hitting store shelves this fall!   
 
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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Crunchies Freeze Dried Fruit and Vegetables

Crunchies Natural Food Company is on a mission to deliver the best tasting, highest quality freeze dried fruit and vegetables on the planet. How do they do it Crunchies only works with farmers they know and trust. They pick the ripest fruit at the right time to make sure each bit is a mouthwatering burst of flavor. Fruits and vegetables are harvested, cleaned and then quickly frozen leaving them dry and crunchy, and allowing the fruits and vegetables to retain most of the color, flavor and nutritional value of fresh fruit.  

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I’m not usually a freeze dried fruit kind of person. I find these products to be too crumbly, lack “real” fruit flavor and often times taste like chemicals. But crunchies keeps it simple. Crunchies contain no added sugar or artificial flavoring and they do not crumble and fall apart in my hands. The fruits are crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle. And the best part, they taste real! 

Crunchies come in 10 delicious varieties

  • Blueberries
  • mango  
  • strawberry banana
  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • pineapple
  • grapes
  • cinnamon apple
  • beets
  • mixed fruit

My favorite are the mango and beets! What’s your favorite? 

Crunchies are available for purchase online and in retail locations across the U.S., including Shaws, CVS, and Walmart.

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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Vitafive Custom Gummy Vitamins Makes Buying Vitamins Easier

Do you remember the first time I introduced you to Vitafive, back in June? If not, let me give you a little reminder of what Vitafive is. 

 

Vitafive offers personalized gummy vitamin packs sent directly to you every 4 weeks for only about $1 per day! No more going to the store to sift through the horse-sized vitamins looking for a gluten free brand, no more organizing your vitamins into your pill organizer, and no more cluttered vitamin jars filling up your kitchen counters. 

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With vitafive, your vitamins are prepackaged into one convenient pack for each day of the week! You can take these packs with you to work, school, and even on vacation. The key to living a healthy life is being consistent and Vitafive makes this easy and fun with gummy vitamin packs. 

Vitafive vitamins are free from the major 8 allergens – Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soy – and are gluten free, vegan, and kosher. 

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Vitafive recently upgraded their website to make buying vitamins even easier! The new website’s platform is more user friendly and allows you to buy vitamins in less time. Previously you had to go through 6-8 steps before checkout. Now, there are only 2-4 quick and easy steps before your vitamins are on their way to your doorstep! 

 

You can create your own custom pack or purchase one of Vitafive’s pre-formulated health packs!

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Vitamins are available for both adults and kids and you  can cancel your subscription at any time. No commitment, no contract, no stress. No hassle. So what are you waiting for? Try Vitafive today and learn just how easy it is to get the vitamins you need, delivered to 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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Annie’s Gluten Free Vegan Mac n’ Cheese

Growing up mac n’ cheese was something every kid ate. It was such a treat when I was allowed to have a box of that delicious, warm and creamy mac n cheese. For the past decade I have not had box of mac n cheese, but today that has changed. 

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Everyone knows Annie’s, a national brand that specializes in natural and organic products. But did you that Annie’s makes gluten free AND dairy free mac n’ cheese? Annie’s offers Organic Vegan Gluten Free Elbows & Creamy Sauce. The pasta is made with organic rice complete With a decadent sauce made with pumpkin and sweet potato. This pasta dinner is the way vegan comfort food should taste.

INGREDIENTS: Organic Rice Pasta (White And Brown Rice Flour), Organic Pumpkin Powder (*Organic Maltodextrin, *Organic Sunflower Lecithin), Organic Sweet Potato Powder (*Organic Maltodextrin, *Organic Corn Starch, *Organic Sunflower Lecithin), Organic Corn Starch, Organic Tapioca Starch, Sea Salt, Organic Mustard Powder, Organic Flavor, Organic Paprika, Organic Onion Powder, Organic Garlic Powder.

Not only is it vegan, this pasta contains NO artificial flavors, synthetic colors or preservatives and is non-GMO. 

If you can tolerate dairy, Annie’s offers three additional gluten free mac n’ cheese products: 

  • Gluten Free Rice Shells & Creamy White Cheddar
  • Gluten Free Rice Pasta & Cheddar
  • Gluten Free Quinoa Rice Pasta & White Cheddar

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While I don’t eat dairy, Jeremy does and he loved the gluten free rice pasta and cheddar. 

You can find Annie’s Organic Vegan Gluten Free Elbows and Creamy Sauce in retail locations throughout the country and you can purchase it online, via Amazon

Disclaimer: I received these products free of charge to review for my blog. I was not paid for this review and all my opinions and thoughts are my own.