2016 Holidays, Food, Natural Foods

NikoBar Protein Bars for Kids #HolidayGiftguide

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kids protein

I was blessed with an 8 year old who has always been a good eater. This kid loves sushi and spicy salsas. Many things I won’t eat are his favorite foods. With the positives that come with a child who is not a picky eater, comes a child who will eat-anything and often.

kids protein bar flavors

Thank goodness he can eat and it doesn’t seem to pack on as he is very active, but I am very cautious what I have in the home. This way when he grabs a snack it is always an approved snack like NikoBar Protein kids protein bars.

niko kids protein bars

NikoBar Protein Bars for kids are such a fantastic snack choice and my son loves them. Right now he likes to eat one before we leave for his soccer games. On school days he loves them as a recess snack. He has the last lunch of the school so he has a 10:20 recess and lunch is not until 1:10 so it helps tide him over for that long stretch the third graders have until next break.

game day kids protein

NikoBar’s kids protein bars have no HFCS, no trans fats, hydrogenated oils or any synthetic preservatives. The bars are low in sugar, high in protein and are gluten free. The flavors are a lot of fun- Birthday Cake, Candy Cane, Berry Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter & Chocolate.

niko kids protein snacks

See all of the bars and learn more at NikoBar Protein Bars for Kids.

Food, Giveaways, Natural Foods

Get Picky with your Protein and Orgain #Giveaway

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Orgain Get Picky with Protein

What is your picky family story? I hated pasta sauce as a kid. I would have my Mom separate my noodles and add some butter and parmesan only. Our oldest hates sauce of any kind and he is 24 and still eats this way. He has no dressings on salads, mayo or mustard on sandwiches or any sauce where you can’t imagine being without. My 8 year old dislikes tomatoes and anything red he questions and never believes us so he has to ask multiple people what the “red stuff’ is. Being picky can be an annoyance to parents, but can be a good thing when demanding quality ingredients.


Orgain’s Get Picky with Your Protein campaign is aimed at making sure you choose protein products that are clean and with natural ingredients and that taste well. There are several brands with great protein to offer, but there are too many that are truly not a healthy shake or bar all the way around. Orgain protein products provide:

  • 21g of organic, plant-based protein
  • 5g of fiber
  • 3g net carbs
  • Smooth, creamy, deliciousness

Share your #PowerTothePicky and Save

  • Orgain would love to hear your picky eating stories. Follow Orgain on Instagram and share your story. Make sure you use the hashtag: #PowerTothePicky
  • You can also visit the Get Picky campaign page and find money saving coupons for in stores or online orders.

The giveaway

1 lucky reader will win an Orgain Protein prize pack. Just follow the widget entries below. Open to US and ends on 10/20. Good luck.


Food, Giveaways

Premier Protein #Giveaway

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Welcome to the Premier Protein Giveaway


Premier Protein wanted to offer a healthy protein to its consumers unlike many protein products on the market loaded with sugars and/or calories. Their shakes and smoothies are only 160 calories or less and offer you up to 30 grams of protein and about 5 grams of fat. Compare that to 3 scrambles eggs that offer you 21 grams of protein along with 240 calories and 15 grams of fat! The Fiber bars offer 15g of protein + 7g of fiber.


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Learn more and find facts and tips at http://www.premierprotein.com/
https://www.pinterest.com/PremierProtein/ -for health and motivational pins
The Giveaway
1 lucky reader will win a Premier Protein prize pack including a $25 Visa Gift Code. Enter below. Open to US and ends on 10/5. Good luck.
Back To School 2016, Food, Kids, Natural Foods, Natural Products

Snack Mates Kids Jerky

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With school starting again we are back to staring in the pantry and wandering the store aisles as we keep creative about lunches and snacks for the kids. With a house full of boys, one snack that they cannot resist is meat snacks. They go nuts over meat sticks, jerky, salamis and now The New Primal has made available the first ever kids jerky.


Why do we need a kids jerky? There are several reasons. The only real meat snack are brands like Slim Jim or inside Lunchables loaded with sodium and common allergens. To feed kids an abundance of sodium will effect blood pressure and create other issues later on so we all know the importance of limiting salt. Also, so many children with allergies miss out on the fun snacks and with a clean jerky like The New Primal, now more kids can enjoy meat snacks. The New Primal does not add the preservatives and other fillers that we try to avoid.

These Classic Turkey and Classic Beef (more flavors coming soon) jerky snacks are gluten free. Also, Non-GMO, hormone and antibiotic-free, soy free, Paleo friendly, and made from free-range turkey and 100% grass-fed beef.


Jerky’s are such a great source of protein. My son plays sports year round and sometimes we have practice right at dinner time. I am left with the dilemma on do I get dinner served early or eat when we get home from practice. On the nights where it is more convenient to eat later, I need him to carry a snack to sustain him through practice. Otherwise, he drops halfway through because his body is expecting a meal at that time. Protein is that source of energy he needs. The New Primal Snack Mates packs 6 grams of protein in that jerky stick.



The New Primal bends over backwards to make sure their beef is humanely treated and pasture raised. It is not injected with hormones or antibiotics, or being fed anything other than non-GMO contaminated grass.

  • Beef is sourced from New Zealand for these reasons: grass grows year round due to NZ’s temperate environment. NZ has some of the strictest animal welfare standards and bio-security laws in the world. GMO’s are illegal, and cattle have zero natural predators there.
  • There is zero sodium, sugar, or preservatives/nitrates added to The New Primal’s jerky. There is only natural, easily recognizable ingredients you’re likely to find in your own kitchen.


Head over to https://thenewprimal.com/ and learn more about the brand. Keep an eye out for these Snack Mates varieties real soon.

Food/Beverage, Giveaway, Healthy Living, Natural Foods

3 Delicious Ways To Get Protein Into Your Morning Diet #Giveaway

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The plan to survive back to school should include a few factors. I have one boy off to College across state and an 8 year old entering 3rd grade. My youngest is also into sports year round. I also work in his district at the High School and am on the PTA board. Given that, I am off all summer so the transition to back to school is a rough one for us. I’m suddenly off all work and volunteering all summer and my son is out of school. In September it all just starts back up from rest to work.
Orgain has committed to bringing us a very important element into our morning routine-adding protein to the start of our day for the entire family. Orgain even helps further by offering 5 Back to School Survival tips
  1. Include Protein in Your Breakfast Within 30 Minutes of Waking Up– this reduces carb cravings and boosts your metabolism to start your day off right
  2. Consolidate Your Morning Routine– products that multi-task can save us time and money. With Orgain Cold Brew Coffee + Protein you can get the morning caffeine with your protein
  3. Let Kids Drink Their Breakfast– kids lagging some mornings? Hand them a shake for breakfast. The Orgain Healthy Kids shakes are packed with all they need to start their busy day
  4. Don’t Get Hungry– carry protein bars around with you. Protein staves off hunger and gives you lasting energy
  5. Eat One Meal Together– dinner together is an obvious concept but sometimes hard to do. Each day find the best meal to sit down together for and take that time to reflect on the day
Orgain has many protein options and 3 of my favorite are great ways to get delicious and healthy protein into your morning diet. My favorite is the Orgain Cold Brew Coffee + Protein Iced Mocha and Iced Coffee variety. It is so delicious and very filling. You will not feel like you still need that coffee shop mocha due to how full you start your day off after finishing the drink.
Orgain Organic Nutrition Complete Protein Shakes have an16 grams of protein. You have 4 flavor choices-creamy chocolate fudge, sweet vanilla, strawberries & cream and iced cafe mocha. These shakes also start you off with 23 vitamins and minerals in an organic fruit and veggie blend that is naturally delicious. For the kids, the Orgain Healthy Kids Organic Nutritional Shakes come in 3 flavors-chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. They start their day off with 8 grams of organic protein and 23 vitamins and minerals. It’s a great breakfast to hand them when running behind in the morning.
Don’t want to drink your protein? A third way to get that healthy start is with the Orgain Organic Protein Plant Based Bar. They come in 4 flavors- peanut butter, peanut butter and chocolate chunk, chocolate chip cookie dough and s’mores. These bars are great for breakfast, lunch or filling snack and bring you about 10 grams of organic plant-based protein and are 100% vegan, gluten-free and Non-GMO. They are 140 calories and only contain 4 grams of sugar.
So get that healthy start and feel the difference. Find Orgain at a store near you while back to school shopping. And don’t forget to add them to you college care packages for your older student throughout the year.Giveaway

1 lucky reader will win an Orgain Back to School Survival Pack pictured above. Enter below. Open to US and ends on 8/10/2016.
After you enter below, hop on over to these blogs and enter their giveaways. We are all supporting each other. Hosts & participating hop bloggers are not responsible for sponsors or self-sponsoring bloggers that do not fulfill prize obligations. And visit The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island