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Gift Ideas For The Foodies On Your List

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Gift Ideas For The Foodies On Your List

In this round-up of gifts for Foodies, I an excited to feature these 2 unique snacks. We have Meatcrafters Artisanal Skinny Salamis and Sanaia Applesauces. I have to say that my idea was to do a taste test and feature that for you on both of these brands but I can only partially do that. The Salamis arrived first on game day, with friends over and they tore into them faster than I can hide them. They were such a hit. So when the applesauces arrived I was a bit more stealthier and kept those aside so we can taste test those on camera for you.

The Taste Test of Sanaia Appplesauces

About Sanaia Applesauces

Sanaia Applesauces are made with organic green apples with the skins left on then add exotic fruits and flavors. These are fantastic for those who love flavor and natural foods. There are 6 flavors – Guava, Hibiscus, Tamarind, Lychee, Ginger and Lavender Pear.

The applesauces offer a more tart taste yet with the added exotic flavors to eat alone or even use to add to oatmeals and bake with. They are made to order so they ship right after a fresh batch. At only $3  a jar you can order all 6 flavors for a fun gift basket to gift.

About Meatcrafters Artisanal Skinny Salamis 


Like I mentioned before these were a hit on a recent Seattle Seahawks gam day. The boys tore into these and started devouring them. I had one rule and that was to leave 1 of each out for me so I can get a sapling in too. Meatcrafters has salamis and sausages that are handcrafted and the Skinny Salamis are made with the highest quality meats and the finest herbs and spices. They are slow cured, antibiotic free and no added hormones.

lamb salami

There are six different varieties using Duroc Pork, Black Angus Beef and All-Natural Lamb. More flavors are coming soon. I love the Black Angus Beef!

Both of these products come packaged well enough to gift or add to baskets. Sanaia Applesauces can be ordered directly from their website and the Skinny Salamis are available on Amazon.

Food, Giveaways, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, Natural Foods

Zebra by Popcornopolis Gourmet Popcorn Snacks

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Zebra by Popcornopolis Gourmet Popcorn Snacks

Now available at Walmart is the Zebra line of gourmet popcorn from Popcornopolis. These are packaged to make great gifts and stocking stuffers and if you have ever tried Popcornopolis popcorn before you will get that same soft, delicate popcorn bite with bigger flavors now.

  • Chocolate Stripe: Dark and White Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Corn
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter: Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Drizzled Caramel Corn
  • White Chocolate Macadamia: White Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Corn with Macadamia Nuts
  • Chocolate Candy Cane: Dark Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Corn with Crushed Peppermint (Holiday Edition)
  • White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice: White Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Corn with Pumpkin and Spices (Holiday Edition)

I love the white chocolate macadamia and my son is loving the chocolate peanut butter. With Football game days it is fun to open a bag and pour into a bowl for a popular snack. These have been a hit in our home lately.

This Zebra line is gluten-free, non-GMO, made with USDA certified organic popcorn, and popped in coconut oil. Every ingredient – premium chocolate, pure cane sugar, creamery-fresh butter and more – is free from artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.

zebra giveaway

Giveaway for Popcornopolis Zebra line

Want to win a variety pack? I am going to make this giveaway easy! Open to US only and follow below instructions in order. Ends 11/23/2017. Winner picked by a random generator and prize will be shipped within 2-7 days. Winner will be notified by email.

Comment: Comment below on which flavor you would love to try first and where I mention you can find these snacks

Bonus: For every follow you give Popcornopolis you get 1 extra entry.

Go ahead and enter! I’m excited to hear what flavors sound best to you!

Food, Giveaways, Natural Foods

Get Some Goodness From Your Freezer


Get Some Goodness From Your Freezer

This summer my husband and I switched to a Paleo-style diet. We cut as many carbs as we can 6 days a week. That means no rice, bread, pastas and then on the weekend we have 1 cheat night. My husband is down 42 pounds and I did not have a lot to lose so I am already at my goal weight. The hardest part of eating this way was learning to cook with real foods, no more boxed and easy frozen meals. So, I want to share a brand we now keep in our freezer. Coastal Range Organics really helps us to eat healthier. Having Coastal Range Organics in our freezer is so great for quick and easy meal ideas that fit our menu.

Get Some Goodness From Your Freezer

Coastal Range Organics has many different varieties of organic chicken that include: crispy stripsbuffalo wingschicken nuggetspopcorn chickengrilled breast stripschicken burgers and others. We typically use the grilled chicken breast strips, chicken meatballs and chicken burgers because these options are not breaded. Our only grocery store in our small town is a Safeway and because they carry the Coastal Range Organics brand I can keep my freezer stocked.

Want a delicious, healthy and easy dinner idea? I used the Coastal Range Organics Meatballs and made a Korean BBQ dinner. I wrapped them in Romaine and added some feta, cabbage and cashews for a good crunch and put some veggies on the side. It was so easy and as we head out the door to soccer practice with my son it was an easy dinner for a busy night and fit our diet plan menu.

I won’t pretend I am savvy enough to create my own sauce. I found one online, here. Instead of standard brown sugar for BBQ recipes, I use half as much Truvia brown sugar blend and cut the calories by a lot. I make my sauces with coconut and sesame oils and only fresh herbs and spices. Because it was so easy to make the sauce and heating up these chicken varieties are quick and simple, I have dinner ready in no time.

The Giveaway

I would love to give you the opportunity to try these Coastal Range Organics products by hosting a giveaway. The brand wants to send 1 lucky reader of mine $80 in Coastal Range Organics Coupons. US Only.

**Please Note: Coastal Range Organics products are currently only available in Northern California, and at Safeway and Albertson’s stores in the following areas: Seattle, Denver , Salt Lake City and throughout Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. If this is you then enter below!



Earth Friendly, Food/Beverage, Natural Foods

Featuring Honest® Tea for National Fair Trade Month

I have partnered with Honest Tea for the feature

October is full of recognition from Breast cancer to Non-GMO month. Did you know October is also Fair Trade Month? What does that mean? Simply put, we can stop to focus on who and where our products come from. In our part of the world we can celebrate brands like Honest® Tea and the retailers who support such brands; who support safe working conditions and the Farmers who crop without chemicals and pesticides.

When retailers and brands support these farms they can stay in business. No longer are the days where one could not afford sustainable products against factories and farms practicing recklessly for mass production. As consumers we want our food to come from safe places and we don’t want another human treated inhumanly to get us our products. We just don’t want to support that and the brands and retailers are listening. I can find sustainable brands right beside any other brand in my local grocery store.

My son is allowed to choose 2-3 lunches at school and the rest we make at home. Honest® Tea pouches for kids are always in my fridge ready for lunch days, neighbor kids when they are over, snack day for the soccer game and even all summer. They have plenty of flavor options so I can rotate flavors to give him variety. Honest® Tea products are USDA Organic-certified with sustainable ingredients and fair-trade certified cane sugar and tea.

Honest® Tea is the #1 organic tea in the U.S. and their products are:

  • Fair Trade Certified
  • Zero Calories per Bottle
  • USDA Organic
  • NON GMOs
  • Gluten Free
  • Kosher
  • Available in flavored Honest Tea, Honest Sport and Kids pouches

So, let’s celebrate these brands all year long! Start with Honest® Tea by visiting their website for more information.

Food, Natural Foods

Non-GMO Snacks for the Family

Samples were sent for feature

Much more than a review about some bread, this is a Bakerly product review of the most moist and delicious non-GMO snacks that taste like they were delivered fresh from a French bakery. Crepes, croissants, brioches are some of the varieties you can enjoy and made with simple, natural ingredients.

Non-GMO Snacks for the Family

The Bakerly crepes are such a unique snack and come individually wrapped so tossing one in a lunchbox for a fun treat is so easy. These are made without preservative, or artificial colors/flavors. The strawberry flavor is made with only REAL strawberries so they are packed with flavor.

I wish I could virtually give you a piece off of this Bakelry hand-braided brioche! It is so moist and we broke out some good sharp cheddar to grill with this delicious bread.

Bakerly brioche bread, rolls and buns are part of their family line of products. They are delicious toasted or just used as sandwich bread. You will not find any HFCS, preservatives or anything artificial in these breads.

Before we head to a soccer game on weekends, it is important I fill this boys belly so we made brioche grilled cheese and I don’t think we can ever eat a grilled cheese on standard bread again! Like I mentioned before, and because it deserves a second mention, their brioche is incredibly moist!

My local Whole Foods carries the Bakerly line and this is going to be a new stock up bread for us. Short of finding a french bakery I just can’t get over how fresh their products taste in package.

Food, Natural Foods

Healthy Snacks from Enlightened Products

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Healthy Snacks from Enlightened Products

Healthy Snacks from Enlightened Products

Snacking is an enjoyable activity, yet so many of our favorite snacks bring more guilt than joy. When you reach for a snack you tend to have a taste for something already. Perhaps you are craving salty or spicy and most of us crave sweet. I will share some healthy snacks from Enlightened products that will help that guilty factor.

Enlightened Roasted Broad Bean Crisps

These little crisps are packed with fiber and protein. They are roasted in sunflower oil and come in seasoned flavors – Sea Salt, Wasabi, Garlic and Onion, Sriracha, Mesquite BBQ, Cocoa Dusted and Sweet Cinnamon. These are great over desserts or in salads. Or if you need something crunchy and salty to snack on, they are great out of the bag. They are also gluten free. Learn more!

bean crisps

Enlightened Marshmallow Treats

4 flavors – Original, Double Chocolate, Birthday Cake and Apple Cinnamon. These are the flavors of these crispy Enlightened Marshmallow Treats. Less calories, fat and sugar than other brands makes these a great snack.

healthy marsmallow

I have a box I will hand out on our soccer game snack day in a few weeks. They are large in size so really fill up a starving child (or adult).

birthday cake treat 

Besides Bean Crisps and Marshmallow Treats, Enlightened is also known for it’s better-for-you Ice Cream. So, keep an eye out at grocers near you and eat with a little less guilt with these healthy snacks from Enlightened Products.

marshmallow treats