Friday, August 31, 2012

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Review:

If you like Coconut Oil then you are sure to love this Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. It is simply amazing and it cooks perfectly.

 
32oz of yumminess in a glass jar. I was really impressed with this coconut oil. It made my fried chicken tenders so delicious and very tasty. The tenders were golden brown and just the right crispyness. I sat them on the table and they were gone in a minute and I don't even eat meat. Everyone else in the family really loved them. The Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil is also good for cooking veggies and lots of other recipes.
 
 
Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is made from organic, fresh coconuts in rural areas of the Philippines. They use only the highest quality organic coconuts which are hand selected and the pure coconut water from inside the coconut is used to extract the coconut milk using methods that the small scale family businesses use to produce this tasty coconut oil. It is loaded with antioxidants.
 
Look at the texture of the tenders and the color, it is perfect.
 
 
Tropical traditions was the first company to export virgin coconut oil out of the Philippines, and continues to set the standard today for the finest qaulity virgin coconut oil available. When you open the lid for the first time on the jar the aroma of the coconut sends you straight to paradise, it smells so tropical; like you are on a deserted island with coconuts all around you.
 
 
Now you too, can enjoy the taste of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, all you have to do is go visit their site and purchase a jar of this liquid gold. It is well worth the price just for the way it makes your food taste. http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/ They have many other products on their site to choose from.
 
You can also socialize with Tropical Traditions at any one of these sites listed here:
 
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Tropical Traditions did not pay me for this review and I received this product from them free in exchange for a review and if this product was not good I would have said so; my opinions about these products are my own.

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.
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Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:

 
Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Gutzy Gear Review

Gutzy Gear:

Gutzy Gear sponsored a free party in my home in exchange for a review. Gutzy gear sent me enough patches and straps for up to 15 kids. The party turned out great and was a huge success.


These are some of the Gutzy Gear patches that the kids at the party received. The kids really loved the patches. The Gutzy Gear patches are so cute and they come in a variety of different looks. Two patches come in each package. The patches have velcro on the backs of them so they are able to be removed easily and put back on. The patches attach to the straps.


These are the straps that Gutzy Gear supplied for the party. You get two straps in each package along with 1 patch. The straps attach to the kids backpack straps. You could also use them on your carseat belts, laptop bags, and any where you want to put them.


The kids loved playing gutzy bingo. I had enough extra Gutzy Gear patches to give away as prizes for the kids that won gutzy bingo. We had pizza and grapes at the party and the kids just really enjoyed themselves playing and eating and having a good time with Gutzy Gear items.


Some of the younger kids showing off their Gutzy Gear towards the end of the party. They are all excited to show their Gutzy Gear items off at school.


Some of the older kids at the party showing off their Gutzy Gear items. Gutzy Gear isn't just for small kids, it is for the bigger kids too; High School kids, College kids, and everyone can enjoy collecting Gutzy Gear patches.

If you would like information on where to purchase these amazing Gutzy Gear products from please visit their website here http://gutzygear.com/ I know that if you live in the Maryland area you can purchase the Gutzy gear products from Shoprite. Go ahead and make your kids happy and purchase some Gutzy gear straps and patches for them to wear on their backpacks.

Gutzy Gear did not pay me for this review and I received these products from them free in exchange for a review and if these products were not good I would have said so; my opinions about these products are my own.

Thank you Gutzy Gear for an awesome party!!

Zevia Soda Review

Zevia Soda:

Zevia soda is a healthier alternative than drinking sodas that are full of sugar and empty calories. Zevia has 0 calories, no artificial sweetners, and low sodium. It tastes like soda, it feels like soda, it smells like soda, it must be soda. You can have the satisifaction of drinking a soda without the guilt if you drink Zevia sodas.


Zevia soda comes in many different flavors such as cola, grapefruit citrus, grape, caffeine free cola, orange, mountain zevia, and dr. zevia. Zevia sodas are made with stevia and stevia is an all-natural sweetening ingredient.

 
My daughter Melody and my son Ryan really liked these sodas. Melody's favorite was the grape Zevia. My mom really liked them too. She said they were better than her diet sodas.
 
 
If you would like more information about Zevia sodas and where to purchase them at please visit them here http://www.zevia.com/
 


Zevia did not pay me for this review and I received these products from them free in exchange for a review and if these products were not good I would have said so; my opinions about these products are my own.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Newman's Own Organics Mints Part B

Newman's Own Organics Mints Review: Part B

These organic mints made by Newman's Own Organics are the best tasting mints ever. I love the tins that the mints come in. I am going to collect the tins because they are just plain neat. The mints are very tasty.


The Cinnamon Mints are my favorites. They have just the right amount of hotness to them and they taste just like cinnamon. The cinnamon mints are made with organic sweetners. I love the tiger on the tin. You can have 2 of the cinnamon mints for just 10 calories and 0g of fat. Size is 1.76oz.

 
The ginger mints made by Newman's Own Organics taste just like ginger. You have to really like ginger to like these mints. The ginger mints are made with organic sweetners. They are only 10 calories for 3 mints and they have 0g of fat. The size is 1.76oz. The dragon on the tin is awesome.
 


The wintergreen mints made by Newman's Own Organics feature a Polar Bear on the tin. The mints are absolutely refreshing to your mouth. They are made with organic sweetners. You can have 2 mints for only 10 calories and 0g of fat. Size is 1.76oz. If you love Polar Bears and wintergreen mints then these are the mints for you and the tin is a bonus.

 
The peppermints made by Newman's Own Organics are very pepperminty. They taste great and they freshen your breath. They are made with organic sweetners. You can have 2 mints for only 10 calories and 0g of fat. The tin features a ram on it. The size is 1.76oz.

 

If you are looking for a good mint to freshen your breath then you don't have to look any further because these are the mints for you. They taste great and they are good for you. So don't wait any longer go on over to Newman's Own Organics web page and see where you can purchase some of these awesome mints from.

If you would like more information about Newman's Own Organics please visit www.newmansownorganics.com

This is part B of a series of reviews that I am doing on different products from Newman's Own Organics. Part C will be coming soon.

Newman's Own Organics did not pay me for this review and I received these products from them free in exchange for a review and if these products were not good I would have said so; my opinions about these products are my own.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps

Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps Review:

These pretzels are totally awesome. I love these pretzels. Thank you to Snack Factory for making such a tasty pretzel. They are very thin crunchy pretzel crackers that makes all your taste buds wake up to a nice crunchy delicious flavor.


These pretzels taste good alone or you can use them to make snacks out of them. You can put cheese on them or peanut butter; even tuna is good on them. You can dip them in dips just like you do with chips, but only these are better for you and a lot less fat and calories.

The original Deli Style pretzel is just like eating a pretzel only in a thin size and it taste much better. The original Deli Style is all natural with 0g of fat and only 110 calories for 11 pretzel crackers.

The Sesame Deli Style are all natural, baked, and thin. There is only 110 calories for 11 pretzel crackers and 1.5g of fat per serving. These pretzel crackers are yummy!! I love them.

 
The Everything Deli Style Pretzel is all natural, baked, and thin. The everything is one of my favorites. It is MmMmMMmm good. You can eat 11 pretzel crackers and it only has 110 calories per serving and 0.5g of fat.

The Garlic Parmesan Deli Style Pretzel is all natural, baked, and thin and it is another one of my favorites. Oh, who am I kidding they are all my favorites; they are all so good I can't just have one favorite. You can have 10 of the Garlic Parmesan pretzel crackers for 110 calories and 1.5g of fat per serving.



My kids love The Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps with cheese on them. They eat them just like they would eat a cheese sandwich. They love the way they taste.



These pretzels are absolutely the best pretzels I have ever tasted, but don't take my word for it you can go purchase a bag of them and try them out for yourself. Oh and did I mention that the bags are resealable.

And last but certainly not least.....


The Chipotle Cheddar Snack Factory Pretzel Crisp. These pretzel crackers are a little on the hot side. They have a bold and spicy taste and yep they are another one of my favorites; delicious.


If you would like more information on these pretzel crisps then visit these links Pretzel Crisp Web Site and you may even visit them at Pretzel Crisps Facebook.
 
Snack Factory Pretzel Crisp did not pay me for this review and I received these products from them free in exchange for a review and if these products were not good I would have said so; my opinions about these products are my own.
 
 


Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Oogieloves GIVEAWAY

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure Movie Review and Giveaway


Coming to theaters Oogust 29, 2012.



These are some new adorable looking characters. All children are going to want to see this movie. Just look at those characters they are just too adorable to miss.

Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie(The ooglieloves) are planning a secret surprise party for their friend Schluufy's birthday. All of a sudden the last five magical ballons in Lovelyville are lost and Goobie, Zoozie, and Toofie have to find them or their surprise party will be a disaster. While they are in search of the magical balloons the Oogieloves meet some interesting characters(Cloris Leachman, Toni Braxton, and Christopher Lloyd) while they are searching for the last five magical balloons, but will the friends be able to find the balloons in time for the surprise party? Come to a theater near you on Oogust 29, 2012 and find out.

At opening day every child gets a fun wand that glows in the dark; it really helps make the film more of a family musical event than a regular old movie.

You can get more information about the movie and what theaters it is going to be playing at by visiting these links

The Oogieloves

Movie Tickets


I am having a giveaway for an Oogieloves Kids Prize Pack that includes:

Tent
Mobile
Glitter Tattoos (2)
Stickers (2)
Beach Balls (2)

Enter my giveaway and try to win this awesome Oogieloves prize pack. Only one
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SparkleCore and The Nexus Girls' $500 Fantasy Complete Makeover Giveaway. This is an awesome giveaway go check it out and read all the rules. The Girls of Nexus are a group of bloggers that over time have became friends and some of the girls in the group got together and made this very nice giveaway possible for you to enter for a chance to win all the great prizes pictured below. There are some really great prizes you can win. Go ahead and enter the giveaway for your chance to win these amazing prizes.

Makeover Giveaway 
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Start Date: 08/23/2012
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Made in Nature Organic

Made in Nature Organic dried fruits:

These dried fruits by Made in Nature are very tasty. They are organic and have a great source of antioxidants. The dried fruits are gluten and nut allergen free and that is very good because my youngest son is allergic to peanuts. It is best to refrigerate after opening the bag. Made in Nature has an organic seal that guarantees you and your family are getting the very best organic products possible.

 
The sun ripened Mangos are very good and they taste just like a mango. They are dried and naturally sweet. They come in a 3oz size package. There is plenty in the package and the package is resealable. They smell so yummy and they are the perfect snack if you have a sweet tooth. They are certified USDA organic.

My favorite is the Made in Nature Plantation Select Pineapple dried and unsulfured. The pineapples are great tasting and they taste just like a pineapple. You can use these pineapples in your salads or just for a quick snack to keep you going until dinner. They are USDA certified organic. They are gluten and nut allergen free. The pineapples would make a wonderful addition to any child's lunches or a snack.


The Made in Nature raisins are picked for sweetness and naturally sun dried. They are also USDA certified organic. The raisins go great in salad and are just plain yummy. My children love the raisins. The raisins come in small packages (1.5oz) that would fit right into your child's lunch boxes and would make the perfect lunch time snack. The raisins are sweet and satisfying.

 If you would like more information about Made in Nature products please visit them here https://www.madeinnature.com/ They have lots of dried fruits to choose from. Go ahead and check them out. If you love dried fruits then these are the fruits for you.

Made in Nature did not pay me for this review and I received these products from them free in exchange for a review and if these products were not good I would have said so; my opinions about these products are my own.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Newman's Own Organics Licorice Part A

Newman's Own Organics Licorice Review   Part A:

This licorice is made by Newman's Own Organics The Second Generation. The licorice is very yummy. This is going to be my new go to licorice when I get a craving for licorice.



I don't usually like black licorice, but Newman's Own Organic Black licorice is very awesome, even my kids liked it.


The pomegranate licorice was very tasty too. Newman's Own Organics has many licorice flavors to choose from such as sour mango, black, pomegranate, strawberry, tangerine, sour apple, sour strawberry, sour mango, and sour cherry.


The kids enjoy eating the licorice and biting the ends off of it and using the licorice as drinking straws to drink their milk with; the licorice is very fun to eat. It is very full of flavor and low in fat. Best of all it has no artificial colors and no artificial flavors. The licorice is made with organic sugar.


Newman's Own Organics Licorice is just so delicious everyone in my family loved eating it. It would make a great snack for your children's lunches at school or when they get home from a long day at school they can munch on some licorice.


My son Marstin liked it so much he thought he was going to run and hide and eat the whole package himself. The licorice comes in a nice size package and the net wt is 5 oz. There are about four, 4 piece servings in each package.

If you would like more information about Newman's Own Organics please visit www.newmansownorganics.com

This is part A of a series of reviews that I am doing on different products from Newman's Own Organics. Part B will be coming soon.

Newman's Own Organics did not pay me for this review and I received these products from them free in exchange for a review and if these products were not good I would have said so; my opinions about these products are my own.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Country Bob's Original Sauce Review

The Original Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce Review:

This sauce has been gracing people's plates since 1968 and tonight it graced my family's plates. Country Bob's all purpose sauce is one of the best tasting all purpose sauces I have ever tasted.


My oldest son Ryan loves to cook and he had off of work tonight so he decided to make baked chicken and he put Country Bob's all purpose sauce on it and he said it was awesome. I don't eat chicken but I did taste the sauce and if I ate meat it would have this sauce on it; the rest of my family enjoyed it too. Next time I have french fries I am gonna dip them in this sauce; it does say all purpose and it taste really good so I am sure it would go great on many kinds of food.


There is nothing like a great big piece of chicken breast with The Original Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce smoothered all over it. The sauce is made of all natural ingredients. It comes in 13 oz plastic bottles. You should purchase a bottle of this sauce and give it a try. For more information on where to purchase Country Bob's sauces please go here www.countrybobs.com

Country Bob has a variety of other sauces like barbeque sauce, honey habanera all purpose sauce, apple chipotle and Country Bob even has his own seasoning salt.

Country Bob's all purpose sauce did not pay me for this review and I received this product from them free in exchange for a review and if this product was not good I would have said so; my opinions about these products are my own.




Sunday, August 19, 2012

FruitziO Review


FruitziO Freeze Dried Fruit Snacks:

If you like freeze dried fruit snacks then I am sure you will love Crispy Green's fruitziO. Crispy Green offers a wide variety of freeze dried fruit snacks.


The Crispy Green's freeze dried fruit snacks are natural, wholesome, and very delicious. They have a light, sweet, and crunchy taste you can enjoy any where at any time. They are made with only the finest fruit available and freeze dried with just a tiny bit of natural sugar. FruitziO is only 100 calories per bag (the big bag is .25 grams) and they contain no fat or cholesterol. The smaller bags are 10 grams and around 35 calories per bag.


Crispy Green's dried fruit snacks come in a variety of flavors like kiwi, banana, peaches, straweberries, apples, apricots, cantaloupe, pineapple, asian pears, and mango. My favorite freeze dried fruit snack by Crispy Green is the strawberry kind; it is very tasty and taste just like real strawberries.


My daughter Melody loves her Crispy Green's Crispy Bananas 100% freeze dried fruit snacks. They are her favorite and she says they are very yummy.

These snack you can take to work with you and keep them in your desk or locker and eat them when you feel the need to eat some fruit or you are just hungry and need a light snack to tide you over until lunch. These snacks are perfect for your child; you can just throw a small pack of the fruit snacks into their lunch box.

If you would like more information please visit http://www.crispygreen.com You can purchse their fruit snacks right from their site.
 
Crispy Green did not pay me for this review and I received these products from them free in exchange for a review and if this product was not good I would have said so; my opinions about these products are my own.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Jay Robb 3 day fruit flush


Jay Robb 3 day fruit flush Review

I do have to say that this protein drink is one of the best I have ever tasted. I have completed the Jay Robb 3 day fruit flush. I started on August 14 and I completed on August 16. I lost a total of 3 pounds. I was not hungry in the least all three days of the flush. I did experience a light headache the first day, but it went away and the second and the third day was much better.I acually feel a lot better than I did before the flush.


Jay Robb's company sent me a bunch of packets of their egg white protein and whey protein powder drink mixes. They have a variety of flavors to choose from. The whey protein powder drink mixes come in strawberry, vanilla, pina colada, chocolate, and tropical dreamsicle.





The egg white protein powder drink mixes come in chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. I really liked the chocolate egg white protein powder, but my favorite was the egg white vanilla. The protein drinks have a really nice smooth texture and they taste good. Some protein drinks don't taste very good, but Jay Robb's protein powder tastes yummy.


I love the mixing cup to mix up the protein powders. It works great. You just open a bottle of water pour it in the cup; add a packet of protein powder, and drop the ball in the cup and put the lid back on it and shake it up and drink. It is awesome.


I liked the egg white vanilla protein powder so much that I went to GNC and purchased two bags of it. This will be how I get my protein for a while; since I don't eat meat. If you would like more information about Jay Robb and his products please visit http://www.jayrobb.com/ 

Also if you are thinking about making a purchase you can get 20% off of your orders and free ground shipping if you join Jay Robb's autoship program. For more information click here http://www.jayrobb.com/discounts/auto-ship.asp

Jay Robb did not pay me for this review and I received these products from them free in exchange for a review and if this product was not good I would have said so; my opinions about these products are my own.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Nature's Pride Bread Review

Nature's Pride Bread 100% Natural Double Fiber Bread Review

This bread is very good for you and it taste good too. It is 100% natural and 100% delicious.



Nature's Pride bread will never contain artificial flavors or colors. There is no high fructose corn syrup, no trans fats, and no artificial preservatives in their bread. Nature's Pride uses only 100% natural products in their breads.

There is only 100 calories in each delicious slice of  Nature's Pride double fiber bread. It only has 4 grams of sugar, 5 grams of fiber, and only 150 grams of sodium per slice. There is 16 grams or more of whole grains per serving.

If you like to live healthy and eat 100% natural bread that taste awesome and is good for you then you should try out Nature's Pride breads.


Just look at that yummy looking bread up there. Look at the beautiful crust on the bread. The texture of the bread feels good in your mouth and the bread is very filling. It makes you feel very satisfied after every delicious bite.

If you would like more information on Nature's Pride Breads please visit them here http://www.naturespridebread.com/


Nature's Pride did not pay me for this review and I received these products from them in exchange for a review and if this product was not good I would have said so; my opinions about these products are my own.




Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Some tips on how to lose weight

The most important thing to losing weight is exercising. You should exercise at least 20 minutes or more a day. You can walk, dance, run, swim, ride a bike, or any thing that you are capable of doing and it has to be at a steady pace for 20 minutes or more a day. I exercise an hour a day every day. You should always keep your exercise routine fun and not too hard for you to be able to continue with it. If you keep it fun then you will want to keep doing it. Exercising can make you feel better; it makes me feel better. If you are not used to exercising you should start out slow and work your way up to exercising longer periods of time.

Cutting back on food portions is a good thing to learn too. You have to know the correct portions for every thing you eat. You can't eat a lot of food and expect to lose weight. I used to eat super sized portions of every thing. Then one day I watched Food Inc and that changed the way I eat forever. I no longer eat meat at all except fish. I eat more veggies and food that is close to being as natural as I can get. I try to avoid over processed foods. I don't eat out, but you can still eat out and be healthy too. Eat less food and lose more weight. Don't eat in front of the tv anymore. Try not to eat late at night. Remember you should not lose more than 2 pounds a week.

You can start lifting 1 or 2 pound hand weights to help tone your arms. Remember muscle ways more than fat, but muscle is more condensed. Having muscles help burn fat faster and easier. I also use leg weights on my ankles when I am exercising to add more weight and get a better workout.

Every day just try to learn some thing new about eating healthy and losing weight. Losing weight is good for your health if you are over weight. You can look on the internet for new exercises to do. You can even find out how to tone up different parts of your body on the internet.

I am not a doctor or a fitness expert. You should be checked by your doctor before starting any exercise program or routine. These are my opinions on losing weight.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Salmon Burgers Recipe

This is a recipe that I made myself and I think it is very tasty. It is called Salmon Burgers. It taste like a crab cake, but only much better. I did not know how they would taste because I just made this recipe today and decided to try it out for dinner and it turned out awesome even my kids loved it; so that made me happy.

Ingredients

4 tablespoons of olive oil; divided
8 cloves of garlic minced
1 onion diced small
3 6oz cans of skinless boneless Pink Salmon; drained
6 tablespoons of Mayo
1 tablespoon of mustard
1/4 cup italian bread crumbs
2 slices of bread ripped into small pieces
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
2 eggs

Directions:

Get all your ingredients together. Mince the garlic and dice the onion. Fry the onion and garlic with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large frying pan on medium high heat for about 7 minutes or until golden brown; stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside. In a large bowl put the drained salmon, mayo, mustard, salt, pepper, italian bread crumbs, ripped up bread, 2 eggs, and the cooked onion and garlic; mix up well with your hands or a fork and form into 6 burgers. In the same pan that you cooked the onion and garlic in add 2 more tablespoons of olive oil and let heat up add the 6 salmon burgers to the pan and cook on medium high heat for about 8 to 10 minutes on each side or until desired level of doneness is achieved; be sure not to burn them. Remove the burgers from the pan and set on a plate with paper towels to drain excess oil off them. Serve on a multi grain roll or bread of your choice with lettuce, pickles, cheese, mayo, mustard, and ketchup or whatever your heart desires.


Salmon Burgers cooking

Salmon Burgers almost finished cooking

Salmon Burgers finished and ready to eat

The finished Salmon Burger!!

Enjoy!!