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SeaBear Smokehouse – the Washington based seafood brand has gift packs

SeaBear Smokehouse - the Washington based seafood brand has gift packs

SEABEAR comes straight from the Pacific Northwest waters to bring seafood and gift packs to consumers and enjoy. There is no middle man or chain, just fresh natural seafood to enjoy. From smoked salmon and oysters to ready eat pouches, you will find something to gift or enjoy yourself.

Anacortes, Wa is a small town on the Pacific waters and it is here that SEABEAR prepares its seafood in small batches. You get super-premium pure, natural, & sustainable seafood and this party pack makes a great gift for any sea-foodie!

There are so many products to choose from and the gift packs are great for the Holidays. I have the Party In A Box which includes 3 varieties of their signature smoked salmon (King, Sockeye and Pink Salmon- 6oz each)); 2 pouches of Walla Walla Sweet Onion Mustard and Artisan Crackers from Beechers (get the Wa state connection in this box?)!

This salmon is so delicious and fresh. These ready-to-eat smoked seafood is great from package to plate for guests. Visit the SEABEAR shop to find seafood gifts for the Holidays. Don’t forget to add their chowders to your cart!

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TRE Olive EVOO direct from olive groves in Calabria, Italy

TRE Olive EVOO direct from olive groves in Calabria, Italy

If there is one change you can make to your diet for cleaner eating, it is to pay attention to the oils you use or brands use in the foods you enjoy. Oils are used in so many foods from cooking bases, baked goods, popcorn, chips, dressings and more. Many oils are highly processed and inflammatory. I only cook and bake with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, coconut oil or avocado oil. This way I know I am not adding inflammatory ingredients to my dishes. Where your oils comes from matters as well. Many small oil companies sell their oil to bigger names and then they are mixed with low quality, processed oils for bulk and then you have made something pure into a processed product. TRE Olive is small and pure direct from olive groves in Calabria, Italy.

Tre means three in Italian and the 3 cousins who still travel back to Calabria where they grow and press their own olives on the family grove. They press and pour 100% E.V.O.O. and sell straight to consumers in gift sets, soaps, vinegars or individual E.V.O.O. bottles.

I have the Fratelli Gift Box that contains three 250ml tins of extra virgin olive oil. You can select the three you want from Select from: Primo, Early Harvest, Signature Estate, Lemon & Chili Pepper.

If you need a great gift idea for the Foodie on your list, these will be an excellent choice and they come packaged so well done. Visit the TRE Olive shop and learn more.

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One Green Planet Food Monster App and Cookbook with Plant-Based Recipes

One Green Planet Food Monster App and Cookbook with Plant-Based Recipes

I am not Vegan, nor is anyone in my home. However, I never overlook vegan recipe sources because I find so many healthy sides and new foods to become adventurous with. I like cooking with spices that offer great health benefits like turmeric and I find that plant-based meal guides offer a lot of spiced dishes and veggie recipes I can use as side dishes for many of my meals. One Green Planet promotes sustainable healthy living by becoming the #1 destination for plant-based eating for mainstream audiences. Their Food Monster App and GREATEST Plant-Based Recipes from Breakfast to Dessert are resources you can keep at your fingertips for healthy meal ideas.

Food Monster App

If you eat a plant-based diet or want to explore healthy meal options, the Food Monster App is your go-to. The app is available on the Apple App Store for $3.99 a month, $19.99 for 6-month, $39.99 for the year. The Food Monster App was featured in Fast Company and Apple’s list of favorite apps for healthy eating.

What does Food Monster App give you?

You get the largest archive of over 15,000 vegan and allergy-friendly recipes in their library from hundreds of contributors from across the globe. Over 10 recipes are added daily! You will love the high-definition images of recipes that contain no meat, dairy or eggs. Share tips, ask questions and join our thriving community of Food Monsters! Just look at the layout sample above from my app.

There are so many recipes, searchable under so many filters. Just use a keyword or their pre-loaded filters and it does a great job pulling the recipes forward you need. I love that I can bookmark meals by a certain category and then pin them to the top. This makes this recipe app unique. I can also find meal plans AND add/delete recipes from these plans. This means I am not just browsing recipes, but creating exact meal plans that I want for the week then add notes to recipes as I try them, then pin it to my favorites. It is so customizable and not your typical recipe catalog! Download the app from here!

Plant-based recipe book

If the One Green Planet’s website of healthy resources and their Food Monster App wasn’t enough, they have a brand new cookbook!

The One Green PlanetGREATEST Plant-Based Recipes from Breakfast to Dessert has 75 plant-based recipes with images! This cookbook has something for everyone from classic dishes to creative pairings. This makes a great counter book or gift for the healthy cook in your life. It compliments the type of dishes from the app and website very well. Buy the cookbook here!

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Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Organic Plant-based Protein with BCAA’s

Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Organic plant-based protein with BCAA's

In my attempt to eat clean, I am always on the hunt for brands that use quality ingredients and focus on sustainability. If a brand cares about where their ingredients are sourced, I look deeper because chances are you can find a very clean label. Sunwarrior uses the finest plant-based ingredients and manufactures their own powdered products in small batches located in Southern Utah. You know this is a fresh product!

I follow an intermittent diet. I always break my fast with Sunwarrior’s Warrior Blend Organic pea plant-based protein mix. I add some to almond milk and shake it together in the morning. I set it in the fridge and let it settle untilI I am ready to eat. I was sent a sample for this feature, but it just added to my stock I already had! I have been buying Sunwarrior for a while. I am proud to now partner with them.

I had narrowed my choice to buy this protein brand based on (1) I wanted a pea protein for breakfast, not whey (2) I wanted the BCAA’s and an MCT from a good source and Warrior Blend uses coconut as the MCT source (3) I needed it to digest easily especially after I have been fasted many hours (4) I wanted a strong amino acid profile. The Warrior Blend contains Arginine, Lysine, Leucine along with the BCAA’s. It was a no brainer!

Visit Sunwarrior.com to get yours now! You can choose from 5 flavors! You can also find Sunwarrior on Amazon and Thrive Market.