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Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers

With just three years in stores under its belt, Simple Mills is leaving established competitors in the dust in terms of market share. The company is now the #1 fastest growing baking mix and cracker brand, #2 largest baking mix brand by dollars sold, #3 largest cracker brand by dollars sold in less than 9 months after launch. Wow.

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Simple Mills product line has expanded in the last year to include not only baking mixes, but frosting and crackers as well.  Simple Mills’ line of food is:

  • ‘Real simple’ made with fewer ingredients and no fillers
  • Higher in protein and lower in sugar 
  • gluten free, grain free, and soy free (the base of most mixes is almond flour)
  • Non-GMO certified

Simple Mills products are free of 6 of the Big 8 allergens. All products contain Tree Nuts (in the form of almonds and/or coconuts) and some contain Dairy (organic milk is used in the Farmhouse Cheddar cracker). All Simple Mills products comply with industry standards for allergen controls, which includes segregating allergens during ingredient storage and production, conducting full allergen cleans between production runs, and testing for allergens on manufacturing equipment before use.

I recently tried the new Almond Flour Crackers. These six crackers (flavors below) are made with a blend of almond flour, sunflower seeds and flax seeds.

  • Farmhouse Cheddar
  • Fine Ground Sea Salt
  • Rosemary & Sea Salt
  • Sun-dried tomato & Basil 
  • Smoky BBQ Cheddar
  • Cracker Black Pepper

Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers have 3 grams of protein per serving and  20-50% less carbs than leading cracker brands. The flavors are intense but in a good way. My favorite was the Rosemary & Sea Salt. 

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You can purchase Simple Mills products online, and on Amazon. To find products at a store near you, check out their store locator.

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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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Frontier Bites || Crunchy Energizing Bites

Frontier Bites were created several years ago when two brothers challenged each other to a baking competition to see who could come up with the best alternative to the over-processed energy bars that they regularly ate. The rules were simple: less than 10 ingredients; gluten, soy and dairy free; no refined sugars and only ingredients you can find in your pantry.

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In the end it was Nate’s Almond Blueberry Lemon bites that won the day and for the next year, Nate and his brother continued to tweak the original recipe until they got it just right.  From there on the Bites were a constant companion in the office, on hikes and on fishing runs. 

Frontier Bites are still make with less than 10 ingredients; 8 to be exact. Frontier Bites keep it simple while allowing you to eat right and snack smart at the same time.  

Frontier Bites are available in 3 flavors:

  • Almond Blueberry Lemon
  • Macadamia Pineapple Coconut
  • Pecan Cherry Cinnamon

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My favorite is the Almond Blueberry Lemon. Crunchy almonds, wild blueberries and tart lemon form a well-balanced crunch that will provide the energy you need without the sugar crash you dread. It is slightly sweet and plenty crunchy. 

Whether you’re carpooling kids around town, burning the midnight oil at the office or climbing a mountain, Frontier Bites will be the fuel to help you get there.   

You can find Frontier Bites in retail locations across the country. Click here to find a retail location nearest you. You can also purchase Frontier Bites online via 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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Quinn Snacks NEW Gluten Free Pretzels

Who doesn’t love pretzels? I know I do! One of the hardest snacks to give up when I went gluten free 7 years ago was pretzels. And finding a tasty gluten free pretzel? Forget it. They all tasted like cardboard. But not anymore!! I am so excited to share with you the newest product from Quinn Snacks – gluten free pretzels!!!!

Quinn Snacks’ new Gluten-Free Pretzels establishes many firsts for gluten free pretzels: first whole grain, ancient grain, corn-free, soy-free, dairy-free, non-GMO project verified gluten-free pretzel with full ingredient transparency!!   They use whole grain sorghum to  because it is so much better than the corn and soy ingredients found in other gluten free pretzels.  

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While most other gluten free pretzels are made with GMO cornstarch as the first ingredient, due to ingredient cost cutting and manufacturing convenience, Quinn’s pretzels are made from real ingredients like whole grain sorghum and organic honey.

The new pretzels are available in two varieties, Touch of Honey and Classic Sea Salt, they are pretzels reimagined.  They taste like the classic pretzels I grew up eating. They are so addictive, be careful or you might eat the whole bag in one sitting like we did. 

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They tastes better, crunch better, are better for you, and better for the land.  Sorghum produces antioxidants and polyphenols to protect itself from pests and disease.  In some varieties the sorghum bran (the husk that surrounds the grain) contains higher levels of antioxidants than blueberries.  
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Quinn Snack’s Farm-to-Bag transparency portal allows consumers to see where every ingredient comes from and learn about the growers and suppliers. Where and how an ingredient is grown has been a trade secret in the food industry, and in many cases the ‘brands’ are far removed from the ‘growing’. Quinn Snacks created a radically transparent supply chain. Through the new Farm-to-Bag Portal,  Quinn’s entire supply chain is revealed. The interactive map, complete with in-depth grower and supplier profiles, allows customers to learn more not only about the ingredients but also the growers.  Quinn is the first and only snack company with this level of transparency. 

Quinn Pretzels  are now available on Amazon and in Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, MOM’s Organic Market stores, and health food stores across the country. Click here to find a retail 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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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!

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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.

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Introducing Enjoy Life Foods Mini Cookies

I’m not sure if you’ve heard the news yet – Enjoy Life Foods launched a NEW product, Mini Cookies!! Now you can eat freely with these mini versions of your favorite allergy-friendly Crunchy Cookies and Soft Baked Cookies.

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The new mini cookies are available in 3 Soft Baked varieties and 4 Crunchy varieties.  The single serve snack bags are perfect for school lunches, after school snacking, afternoon snack at work, and snacking on the go! Each box contains 6 single-serve bags and in keeping with their “Always Free-From” promise, Enjoy Life Mini Cookies are certified gluten-free and free from the top 8 allergens, and they’re certified kosher and halal, verified non-GMO, and contain no artificial anything!

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AI love chocolate and I love Enjoy Life’s Soft Baked Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies and Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies. I devoured a bag of Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips within minutes of opening the box. The chocolate chips cookies are crunchy and taste exactly like their full sized version. Not a fan of crunchy? No problem! You can enjoy the mini cookies in soft baked versions as well! 

You can now purchase Enjoy Life Foods Mini Cookies in stores 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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Nielsen-Massey Orange Blossom Water and Rose Water

Nielsen-Massey is legendary for their vanilla extracts, they’re pure and made with the highest quality ingredients. Less frequently touted—but equally wonderful—is their Rose Water and Orange Blossom Water.

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Sold in two-ounce and four ounce bottles, the Orange Blossom is made from Seville bitter oranges from the Middle East and Spain. The orange flavor notes are bold and clear. It is a delicious addition to various sweets including custards and puddings, cakes, cookies, candies and other confections. Its fragrant characteristics also complement chocolate, vanilla, almond, lemon and other citrus flavors.

The sweet and fragrant Rose Water is an elegant steam distillate of rose petals. The delicate floral notes are perfect in Middle Eastern, Indian and Greek cuisine and offer a wonderful accent to delicate French pastry glazes and creams. In addition to pairing well with vanilla, cream, white and dark chocolate and mild cheeses such as Brie or cream cheese, rose water blends nicely with fruits like strawberry, raspberry, lychee and mango. Rose Water can also elevate sweetened hot water or milk and is a delightful way to flavor sugars and cookies

All Nielsen-Massey products are Kosher and Gluten-Free Certified as well as All-Natural, non-GMO and free of dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. 

 

Nielsen-Massey pure vanilla and flavor products are sold all across the world. Check out the store finder can help you locate a retail 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.

Get 50% off your first Gluten Free Love With Food box, and get a year subscription to Good Housekeeping included!

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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.

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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. 

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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.