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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.
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EPIC Provisions Wild Game meat bars

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In April, EPIC Provisions launched an entirely new, rather unique line, Wild Game, which consists of meat bars and bites in salmon, wild boar and venison varieties. Made with high quality wild game meat, the products are inspired by simple and time-tested hunters’ recipes and were created to highlight the unique and flavorful taste profiles of these exotic animals.

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The revolutionary product line consists of bars available in:

  • Salmon Sea Salt Pepper
  • Venison Sea Salt Pepper
  • Wild Boar Bacon
  • Salmon Maple Dill Bites.

These Paleo-friendly bars and bites boast 9+ grams of protein, a minimal ingredient list and between 60 – 150 calories per serving. Made from pasture-raised, grass-fed and cage-free animals, EPIC Provisions meat-based products are certified gluten free, soy free, dairy free, low glycemic, non-GMO (certification pending), grain free and Paleo-friendly.

This is definitely a unique product and took me a few minutes to work up the courage to try. If you are looking for a high-protein, healthy, allergen friendly snack, then you should give these a try. 

You can purchase EPIC Provisions products at retail locations throughout the U.S. 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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Siete Family Foods Grain Free Tortillas

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Siete Family Foods, purveyor of delicious, grain-free Mexican-food, recently launch two new products: grain-free tortillas! 

The new Almond Flour and Coconut & Cassava tortillas are both gluten free, paleo, dairy free, and preservative free! While not yet certified non_GMO, the tortillas are made with high quality non-GMO ingredients. 

These tortillas are ideal for cooking or snacking, the tortillas taste, fold, and hold like a tortilla should. I’ve used the tortillas as a warp and to make burritos. When I stuffed the burrito too full of chicken, the wrap did break a little. When I didn’t go overboard on the chicken, the wrap was fine and stayed intact. 

Ingredients: 

Almond Flour Tortillas: almond flour, tapioca flour, water, sea salt, xanthan gum. (vegan)

Cassava & Coconut Tortillas: cassava flour, water, coconut flour, coconut oil, pasture-raised lard*, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, xanthan gum. *made from certified pasture-raised pork lard.

Siete Family Foods products are 100% preservative-free, so they don’t do well sitting out on the counter like preservative-soaked conventional flour tortillas. If you’re going to eat the tortillas within a week or so following purchase, then refrigerating them is perfect. If you’re not hungry for tortillas right now, or if you’re stockpiling them for a zombie apocalypse, then they’ll last even longer in the freezer. To defrost, I put the tortillas in the microwave for 20-40 seconds. 

So where can YOU buy some for yourself? Good question. The tortillas are available online and in retail locations across the country, including Whole Foods. 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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RXBARs // Whole Food Protein Bars

 RXBARs are a whole food protein bar that’s different from everything out there. Many protein bars on the market contain BS (bulls***). But RXBARs are real and made with whole foods and clean ingredients: egg whites, fruits and nuts – and no B.S.
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RXBARs are gluten free, soy free, dairy free and contain no artificial ingredients, added sugar or preservatives! RXBARs are packed with nutrition and, they taste amazing! Each bar is packed with 12 grams of protein and 3-4 grams of fiber 
 
Flavors include: 
  • Mint Chocolate
  • Coconut Chocolate
  • Blueberry
  • Chocolate Sea Salt
  • Maple Sea Salt
  • Peanut Butter
  • Coffee Chocolate
  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin Spice 
I tried 4 flavors and have to say I loved all but the blueberry. My favorite is the Chocolate mint. I love the combination of refreshing peppermint, rich cacao and crunchy almonds that make for a decadent taste. 
 
You can purchase RXbars via their online store or on Amazon.com. You can also purchase RXbars in retail locations across the country. Click here to find the one 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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Birch Benders Gluten Free Pancake and Waffle Mix

This gourmet, all natural pancake and waffle brand offers one of the best tasting gluten free pancake mixes I’ve tried.

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The Gluten Free mix is organic, non-GMO and no mess needed — simply add water to create a gluten free breakfast staple. That’s right, JUST ADD WATER — no eggs or milk necessary! The resealable closure keeps the mix fresh for multiple uses.. Easier, healthier, tastier — these pancakes have it all!

The Gluten Free pancakes are so good, you’re non-gluten free friends and family won’t even notice a difference! Made with a blend of wheat-free flours and hazelnut meal, they are just delicious and slightly different from other pancake mixes on the market. 

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 Too often we have to choose between food that is wholesome and food that is convenient, food that is good for you and food that is fast. With Birch Benders, we can finally have it all. In addition to being non-GMO, the mix is trans fat-free and made using the finest natural and organic ingredients—ingredients both you and your grandparents would recognize. 

So whether it’s pancakes for one or a meal for many, whether you’re at home, on the go, or even on a mountaintop, Birch Benders is the all-in-one pancake & waffle mix that you can count on.

You can purchase Birch Benders online or at Whole Foods, Target, and hundreds of other locations nationwide. To find a store nearest you, click here

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.