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.  


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.


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. 


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. 


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!


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.



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. 


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


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.


Health Warrior Chia Bars supporting the Whole Kids Foundation and a Giveaway

With school almost in session, there is nothing more stressful than trying to pack your children’s lunchbox with nutritious and tasty snacks to keep them fueled throughout the day. This is why Health Warrior is taking the liberty of giving you tips on how to pack a brain-boosting lunch with Health Warrior Chia Bars.


Fitting perfectly inside a tight lunchbox, Health Warrior’s Chia Bars have flavor profiles that will remind children of tasty lunchtime staples like banana bread and brownies; But you’d never know they’re packed with 1100mg of brain-boosting omega-3s, 4g of fiber, and only 5g of sugar! Health Warrior products are gluten free, vegan, Kosher and non-GMO verified. 


Passionate about inspiring better eating habits both in and out of school, Health Warrior has collaborated with the Whole Kids Foundation and is donating $0.10 for every bar sold at Whole Foods now through September 13. The Whole Kids Foundation is a charitable organization that provides kids with healthy food choices by building school gardens, salad bars, and offering healthy eating training programs for teachers. By teaming up with Whole Kids Foundation, Health Warrior will help children eat better and enhance school nutrition across the country.

Health Warrior Chia Bars are the only bar with chia as the #1 ingredient, packing superfood chia into 100-110 calorie bars in 9 flavors: 

  • Acai Berry
  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Banana Nut
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Coconut
  • Coffee 
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate Cherry
  • Mango

I know I am always trying to get more protein into my daily diet. Packing ounce-for-ounce more omega-3s than salmon, more fiber than oatmeal, and more protein than tofu, chia seeds fuel the doer, the achiever, and the conqueror inside of you. I keep these bars in my bag all the time. It’s a great snack not only for lunch, but for on the go too! My favorite is the coconut. 

Now for the giveaway!! Head over to instagram for a chance to win!! For a bonus entry, leave a comment on this post!

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This giveaway will end on September 8, 2016 at 12pm EST. Open to US residents only. 

You can purchase Health Warrior bars online and in retail locations throughout the country. To find a location nearest you, click here

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.


Absolutely Gluten-Free brings new gluten free Organic Superseed Crunch to the Market

After two years in the making, Absolutely Gluten-Free, a company committed to offering delicious products that happen to be gluten-free, is introducing Organic Superseed Crunch, a light, sweet and crispy snack packed with a powerhouse of important nutrients that every body needs for good health. It hit supermarkets, big box and natural food stores among others this month!


This uniquely healthy, gourmet snack is available in three varieties: Original, Toasted Coconut, and Cinnamon.  Each flavor is made with organic superseeds: whole sesame, whole golden flax, and whole chia, and provides an excellent source of essential fatty acids and important minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, copper and manganese.  

Lightly sweet and satisfyingSuperseed Crunch can be crumbled on yogurt, over berries or anything you want to add a delicious and nutritious crunch to. 

These nutrition dense superfoods provide a whopping 2000 mg of Omega 3 ALA per serving, gut friendly prebiotic fiber, and powerful antioxidants and lignans from the superseeds in a convenient snack.  And, these nutrients flex some muscle – they are associated with everything from healthy brain, gut and heart, to supple skin. There’s really nothing else quite like it on the market today.

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Absolutely Gluten-Free Organic Superseed Crunch is packaged in convenient 4.5 oz. re-sealable bags (six to a case) and retails for $4.99 – $5.99 per bag. It is all-natural, certified gluten-free, OU kosher, non-GMO, vegan, dairy and soy-free, low in sodium and USDA Organic.    

The Absolutely Gluten-Free brand product line currently includes: flatbreads, crackers, blondie and brownie crunch, cauliflower crust pizza and crepes, available in stores nationwide.

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.


Kelapo Coconut Oil NEW 50/50 Blend of Ghee and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Kelapo recently launched two new products: 50/50 Blend of Ghee and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Single Serve Packets and 13-ounce 50/50 Blend Jar. 

For years Kelapo has focused on providing the market’s highest quality extra virgin coconut oil. Each product is a direct reflection of their commitment to wholesome, sustainable living. With each and every jar, Kelapo strives to deliver the freshest, highest quality coconut oil and ensures the fair and ethical treatment of the farmers who cultivate it. As one of the first Fair Trade coconut oil food products on the market, their products are organic, vegetarian and free of trans fats. Plus, they incorporate eco-friendly practices to protect and preserve the planet’s natural resources.


The newest addition to Kelapo’s product line is the  50/50 Blend of Ghee and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. It can be used as a butter or oil substitute in cooking and baking. The Ghee and Coconut Oil 50/50 blend can also be added to coffee for a smoother and richer flavor. Ghee, or Clarified Butter, made from grass-fed pasture raised cows, is a lactose and casein free alternative for those with dairy allergies. No refrigeration needed – simply add into your cup of coffee or an energy-igniting beverage or mix in a blender until creamy foam appears! 

The mixture of Ghee and Coconut Oil is also naturally gluten free and Paleo diet friendly! 

You can purchase 50/50 Blend of Ghee and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil online or at retail locations throughout the US.  

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.


Go Raw // Junk-free snacking made easy

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Go Raw makes tasty junk-free food. They’ve reinvented common snack food flavor profiles, shapes and sizes with an emphasis on making really easy, through convenient on-the-go offerings. Go Raw combines simple and honest ingredients with creativity, making a healthier snack that focuses on genuine plant-based foods that work for almost any diet or lifestyle

There are many benefits to a raw based diet, the process of cooking can destroy much of the enzymes and nutrients in foods. By keeping snacks raw and gently dried, not cooked, Go Raw is able to preserve more powerful nutrients for optimal nutritive benefits.


Go Raw offers more than 50 savory and sweet raw sprouted snacks to help you make the right choice when looking for a nutritive snack on the go.

GROW Protein Bars are the only protein bar using watermelon seeds as the source of Protein, with 12 grams of pure SUPERFOOD plant-based protein per bar. GROW Protein Bar is offered in four different flavors and are made from 8 (or less) All Organic, NON-GMO Verified ingredients. I really liked the cinnamon spice protein bar; it had a nice texture and subtle cinnamon flavor. 


But I should mention that every Go Raw product is 100% organic, vegan, non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, nut free and of course, always raw. 
The brand’s newest product, Grow Sprouted Bars are the only protein bars on the market to derive protein solely from superfood sprouted watermelon seeds. The bars boast 12g of protein and are available in Dark Chocolate, Cinnamon Spice, Lemon Zest and Mint Chocolate. 
Go Raw also offers protein bars, sprouted cookies, sprouted bites, sprouted flax snap, sprouted seeds, sprouted granola, raw chocolate and more.
Go Raw our has a dedicated production plant in Northern California that is completely gluten free, wheat free, nut free, dairy free and soy free, in addition to being raw, vegan and kosher. 
You can purchase Go Raw products online or at retail locations nationwide
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.

Explore Cuisine Bean Pastas

Explore Cuisine products are vegan, organic, gluten-free, and kosher, ensuring your health and igniting your taste buds! With new health trends and dietary needs on the rise, founder Joe Spronz created a healthy, bean-based pastas.


The newest addition to the pasta line are Pulse Pastas, made from organic lentils and chickpeas, high in protein, and a great source of fiber and iron. Vegan, organic, and gluten free- it’s a perfect dish for everyone at the table. In just minutes you can enjoy fresh pastas made in Italy.

Varieties include 

  • Red Lentil Penne
  • Green Lentil Penne
  • Chickpea Fusilli
  • Green Lentil Lasagne
  • Chickpea Spaghetti 
  • Red Lentil Spaghetti

These delicious chickpea and lentil pastas contain 11 grams of protein per serving and are super versatile. From lasagne to edamame pesto, to pad thai and red sauce, the possibilities are endless.

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. 


Wonderfully Raw’s Coco-Roons

What every sweet tooth has been waiting for! Wonderfully Raw Gourmet Delights’ Coco-Roons are meltingly tender morsels, sweetened with the finest vitamin and mineral packed unfiltered organic Vermont maple syrup. Organic coconut gives these delectable treats natural fats that stimulate the metabolism….not to mention your cravings for more! In seven mouth wateringly indulgent flavors. 


Perfect for on-the-go healthy snacking, Coco-Roons are a delightful, good-for-you indulgence, available in seven flavors: 

  • Brownie
  • Apple Pie 
  • Lemon Pie
  • Almond Strawberry
  • Vanilla Maple 
  • Cacao Nib
  • Orange Dreamsicle

I tried the Brownie and Lemon Pie. The Lemon Pie tasted like a lemon pie, but with a twist and slightly different texture. The Brownies had a deep, rich and robust flavor and are perfect for any chocolate lover! 

Not only do they taste delicious but Coco-Roons are created with minimal, premium ingredients for maximum flavor and they fit many different dietary needs. Coco-Roons snacks that are gluten free, vegan and paleo friendly and made from organic, non-GMO, nutrient rich ingredients. 

The mother-son team of Wonderfully Raw Gourmet Delights expanded the brand to 4 lines of sweet, salty, healthy snacks to satisfy the needs and wants of smackers everywhere- salty or sweet, light or indulgent – all made with organic, non GMO, whole foods ingredients to be gluten free, vegan, and nutrient-rich.  Coco-Roons, Brussels Bytes, Snip Chips, and Dipperz can be found at fine retailers all over the US, Canada, Germany, Japan, and Australia.

Coco-Roons are available in both 6.2 oz and 2 oz bags. 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.


Melt Organics // A dairy free butter alternative

Butter lovers rejoice! For those of us who crave that classic, creamy goodness, we can now spread, bake, cook and sauté with products that not only taste great but are also great for you. MELT’s all-natural butter substitutes are made with virgin coconut oil and other dairy free, gluten free, organic ingredients and were created for butter enthusiasts seeking a beneficial alternative.


After launching its flagship product, Rich & Creamy MELT Organic Buttery Spread, in 2011, Prosperity Organic Foods introduced its Honey MELT and Chocolate MELT varieties, both naturally sweetened with organic wildflower honey for just 1 gram of sugar per serving. Today, the product line includes new Buttery Sticks, specially formulated to perform just like butter when baking, and Probiotic MELT Buttery Spread, a butter improvement that delivers active cultures more effectively than yogurt. We’ve used the Buttery Sticks in baking, cooking and even spread it on a bagel. Jeremy loved his bagel and had no idea he was using a “new butter”. 

MELT Organic performs like real cream butter because its primary ingredients (organic virgin coconut oil and palm fruit oil) are prized around the world for their stability under heat. Because of this stability, MELT Organic is slow to break down and oxidize, making it ideal for baking and sautéing. Just like butter, MELT Organic can burn on the cook top so it is important to heat MELT Organic slowly and not allow it to reach extremely high temperatures.

All MELT Organic spreads are made from a “Perfect Blend” of beneficial plant and fruit-based oils, including certified Fair for Life Fair Trade virgin coconut and Rainforest Alliance certified palm fruit, as well as hi-oleic sunflower, non-GMO flax and non- GMO canola. MELT Organic Buttery Sticks are made from a simpler blend of coconut, palm fruit and hi-oleic sunflower oils for optimal baking and cooking. MELT Organic is the first line of buttery spreads in North America to secure Non-GMO Project Verification for all varieties in its product line.

Rich & Creamy MELT, Honey MELT and Chocolate MELT Buttery Spreads, as well as new Buttery Sticks and Probiotic Buttery Spread, are all certified USDA organic, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO Project Verified and free of trans fat, gluten, dairy and soy. MELT is made with eco-social and fair trade ingredients, and store, thereby reducing greenhouse emissions.

You can purchase MELT Organic at Morton Williams, Whole Foods Market, Star Market, Shaw’s, and hundres of other retail locations across the country. 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.