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Kuli Kuli Foods – A Moringa Superfood Company

Many people want to incorporate more vegetables/greens into their diets but find it difficult to get their greens at meals other than dinner. Kuli Kuli’s delicious Moringa Superfood Bars, Pure Moringa Powder, Energizing Moringa Herbal Tea, and Moringa Green Energy shots make it easy to get greens on the go while helping to plant moringa trees and support women farmers in the developing world.

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Never heard of Moringa before? I hadn’t either until Kuli Kuli reached out to me. Although this plant was initially discovered for its beneficial properties thousands of years ago, only recently has moringa (sometimes called the Ben oil tree) become known as one of the most impressive herbal supplements to hit the holistic health market. In fact, in 2008 the National Institute of Health called moringa (moringa oleifera) theplant of the year,” acknowledging that “perhaps like no other single species, this plant has the potential to help reverse multiple major environmental problems and provide for many unmet human needs.” 

Kuli Kuli is America’s leading moringa brand, providing the high quality and nutritious moringa products. Kuli Kuli’s moringa is rich in iron, calcium, vitamins, and antioxidants, and provides a complete protein with all 9 essential amino acids. Gram for gram, moringa contains two times the amount of protein of yogurt, four times the amount of vitamin A as carrots, four times the amount of calcium as cow’s milk, seven times amount of vitamin C as oranges. I think you get the picture. 

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Morninga has many benefits including: anti-inflammatory, balances hormones and slows the effects of aging, helps improve digestive health and balances blood sugar levels, to name a few. 

All of Kuli Kuli’s products are gluten free, vegan, soy free, dairy free and non-GMO. My favorite are the Moringa Superfood Bars which are available in three flavors: Dark Chocolate, Crunchy Almond and Black Cherry.The bars are chewy and slightly sweet and with 190 calories and more fiber than a bowl of oatmeal, they keep me going all morning. 

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The Moringa Green Energy Shots contain half a cup of leafy greens per serving. It’s as if they’ve combined a healthy green smoothie with coffee to make an all natural, great tasting, energy shot.

By hand-harvesting only fresh, young leaves, Kuli Kuli ensures that their organic moringa powder is more nutrient-dense and less bitter than anything else on the market. Kuli Kuli works with women-led farming cooperatives to grow moringa, use it to improve local nutrition, and help farmers earn a sustainable livelihood by selling it here in the US. To date, Kuli Kuli has planted 200,000 moringa trees and supported 800 women farmers to earn a sustainable livelihood growing moringa. 

Kuli Kuli is available at Whole Foods Market and Natural food stores throughout the country. You can also purchase Kuli Kuli products on 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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Groupon Gluten Free Coupons & More Savings!

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Who doesn’t like to save money? I know I do! Whether it’s stocking up on sale items, getting a discount or using coupons, saving money helps all the time, especially when gluten free items are priced significantly higher than other items. I recently discovered that Groupon offers a variety of coupons, including coupons on gluten free products! 

I’m most -if not all – of you have heard of Groupon. It is arguably one of the most popular local deals sites and has been for some time offering coupons as well. For those looking to maximize savings, you can find hundreds of coupons to use online and in stores. Instead of spending money ahead of time to purchase a deal, you can choose from thousands of coupons and promo codes to use online and in stores throughout the country. Groupon Coupons includes major retailers like, Macy’s, Target, Whole Foods, and Peapod. Before you head to the store, check Groupon Coupons for great savings on groceries and gluten free items. New coupons and deals are added everyday, so check back regularly because you never know what you might find!

Have you tried Groupon Coupons yet? I’d love to hear about the deals you have found! Leave a comment below! 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. 

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Bear Pond Farms Pesto

Earlier this week I posed about Bear Pond Farms new heat-and-serve Queso. In that post I also mentioned that Bear Pone Farms first product line was it’s Pestos, and today I’m here to talk about all about pesto. 

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Bear Pond Farms is located in Glastonbury, CT and has been making gluten free pesto sauces and dips for 13 years. The pesto sauces capture that sparkling-green awesomeness—in uniquely flavorful and mindful ways. Made with organic herbs, non-GMO oil, and sheep’s milk pecorino romano cheese, all of the pestos are gluten free. They also make two vegan pesto varieties if dairy isn’t your thing.

I don’t usually buy pre-made sauces, I tend to make my own, but when Pear Pond Farms asked if I would like to try their pestos, I decided to try them. Why you ask? First, I liked that the ingredients are non-GMO and that all products are gluten free. Secondly, the ingredient list is short – herbs, oil, garlic and cheese – nothing unrecognizable or unpronounceable. 

Bear Pond Farms Pesto is available in 7 varieties: 

  • 3 Greens Pesto (vegan)
  • Cilantro Pesto
  • Tomato Basil Pesto
  • Sun dried tomato pesto
  • Spice vegan pesto 
  • Premium basil pesto
  • Artichoke pesto

My favorite so far is the 3 Greens Pesto. It is a lighter and modern vegan pesto made with organic kale and arugula. It is earthy and tangy and perfect with many dishes. I used this pesto to make chicken and broccoli pasta and it was delicious! It was super easy to make. Sear chicken in olive oil and 2 tablespoons pesto over medium-high heat until almost cooked. Add in broccoli and 2 more tablespoons of pesto. Cook until chicken is done. Add it pasta and desired amount of pesto. Toss and serve.  

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Bear Pond Farms has a variety of recipes and tips available on their website

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The pestos and quesos are lab tested <20 ppm gluten. Though they are made at a MA packer that is not a gluten free facility, it is SQF2 certified with preventatives in place to prevent ingredient cross-contamination.

You can purchase Bear Pond Farm products via Amazon and at Whole Foods, select Big Y Supermarkets, and dozens of other retailers throughout the country. Click here for a full list of retail locations.

Don’t forget to enter the Bear Pond Farms Queso Giveaway!!

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 launches new Grain Free Tortilla Chips

Look out chip aisle, there are new players in town! While we’ve recently seen a prevalence of grain-free snacks to munch on, Siete Family Foods has taken it a step further with grain-free tortilla chips made from anti-inflammatory ingredients like cassava flour. 

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Over the summer I tried Siete’s grain free tortillas, which I loved, so I was thrilled to learn about their new line of chips and even more thrilled to try them! 

Made with cassava flour, avocado oil, and other real food ingredients, the chips come in three classic flavor varieties: Sea Salt, Nacho, and Lime. With demand for anti-inflammatory and better-for-you snacks on the rise, Siete’s chips satisfy both taste and dietary needs.

 

My favorite flavor is Sea Salt. It tastes like a fresh tortilla chip you would expect from a Mexican restaurant. The avocado oil gives it a delicious and slightly oily flavor that I love. These are my new favorite chips! We served them during Sunday’s football party and our friends devoured them! I will definitely be getting more before our Superbowl party!

All three varieties of Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips are Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten-Free Certified, and are completely free of corn, wheat, rice, beans, soy, and dairy. The paleo and vegan-friendly chips are perfect for snacking straight out of the bag, as well as for pairing with fresh salsa or guacamole, yum!

Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips will be available for purchase at Whole Foods Market locations nationwide starting January 2017 (SRP $4.99) and I saw them at my local Whole Foods for the first time yesterday! 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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Bear Pond Farm Organic-Herb Pesto Sauces and Queso Dip // Giveaway

The Patriots are going to the Superbowl [again]!!!! And I couldn’t be more excited. If you’ve read my blog, you know I love the Patriots and when your team is in the Superbowl it makes it that much more fun to have a Superbowl party with your friends. 

Superbowl parties are not only about the game but also the food. Well, Bear Pond Farms has come out with a new product, heat-and-serve queso cheese dips, just in time for game day!

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Bear Pond Farms is located in Glastonbury, CT and has been making gluten free pesto sauces and dips for 13 years. The pesto sauces capture that sparkling-green awesomeness—in uniquely flavorful and mindful ways. Made with organic herbs, non-GMO oil, and sheep’s milk pecorino romano cheese, 80 tons of pesto are sold annually to retailers nationwide. They also make two vegan pesto varieties if dairy isn’t your thing. Bear Pond Farms newest product line are also made with high quality, better for you ingredients. 

A perfect game day nosh, the heat-and-serve queso cheese dips are SO MUCH better for you than most cheese dips on the market. The dips are free of gluten, MSG, DATEM, artificial flavors, are lower in sodium and come in BPA-free packaging.  

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These queso dips come in three flavors:

  • Original
  • Jalapeno Flavor
  • Chorizo Flavor

What a difference quality ingredients make! This is nothing like other pre-made queso dips I’ve tried before. It tastes real and it tastes goodThe original flavor had a slight kick while the Jalapeno really packed the heat. The chorizo flavor was a little too strong for me, but our friends devoured it during the AFC Championship game. I plan on serving it again during the game because I know it is a crowd pleaser. And you can too!! Three lucky reader will win all 3 flavors of queso dip! To enter, simply leave a comment below. For extra entries, follow me on Instagram, and Like Bear Pond Farms on facebook. This giveaway will end on Sunday, January 29th at 11:59pm EST and is open to US residents only. 

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The pestos and quesos are lab tested <20 ppm gluten. Though they are made at a MA packer that is not a gluten free facility, it is SQF2 certified with preventatives in place to prevent ingredient cross-contamination.

You can purchase Bear Pond Farm products via Amazon and at Whole Foods, select Big Y Supermarkets, and dozens of other retailers throughout the country. Click here for a full list of retail locations. 

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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premium organic tiger nut flour

If you are looking for flour that’s Gluten Free, Organic, NUT FREE, Non Allergenic, Non-GMO then you have just found it!

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Premium Organic Tiger Nuts Flour is milled from fine Raw Premium Organic Tiger Nuts and bakes 1-1 just like ordinary Flour. What’s so great about this flour, is that because it is ground so fine, you can use it as a smoothie mix too. Just put a few spoonfuls with fresh fruit or vegetables, together with some ice and a little water and throwing it all in a blender for terrific smoothies.

So you might be a little confused right now. Tiger Nuts are actually NOT nuts, they are a tuber that grows below the ground’s surface. They have all of the nutrients and energy benefits of nuts and then some, but without the stuff that can adversely affect allergies. hey are packed with fiber, vitamins and nutrients, and deliver a serious dose of energy. And because they have so much fiber, they make you feel full, which of course helps curb your appetite.

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I recently experimented with baking with this flour for the first time. I love chocolate chip cookies and this recipe was hit! I served the cookies to our friends who were over during the Patriots game last night and by the end of the night all of the cookies were gone! 

Tiger Nut Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup Tiger Nut flour
  2. 1 large egg
  3. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  4. 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  5. 1/4 cup honey
  6. 1 cup almond butter
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. Scoop tablespoon sized balls onto a baking sheet and flatten with the back of a spoon
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies start to brown
  5. Cool for 5 minutes before serving
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You can purchase Tiger Nut Flour online for $13.99.

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.

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Introducing Enjoy Life Foods ProBurts Bites

Enjoy Life Foods’ newest allergy-friendly product line, ProBurst Bites, are protein-rich, truffle-like bites that boast 6-7 grams of plant-based protein per serving. ProBurst Bites are the ideal high-protein snack,  post-workout eat, and great for traveling or keeping in your desk drawer for that afternoon snack attack.

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These truffle-like bites have a creamy, smooth chocolate center and hard exterior. A crunchy blend of seeds and spices, the flavors are bold. ProBurst Bites are available in 4 flavors:

  • Cinnamon Spice
  • Mango Habanero
  • Cranberry Orange
  • SunSeed Butter 

ProBurst Bites do not have a chalky, artificial after-taste of most high protein products out there on the market. These Bites are delicious and indulgent and packed with nutrients; you would have no idea it was a healthy treat! What more could you ask for? 

I love that the Bites are bite size! With three bites per serving, it’s an easy way to add protein into your diet and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time. 

ProBurst Bites are available to purchase online and will be hitting store shelves soon!

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.

NEW PrOTATO™ CRISPS!

Plocky’s Fine Snacks new line of PrOTATO CRISPS provides consumers of all ages with a “Healthy Snack” alternative. Among other things, PrOTATO CRISPS are a great vegetarian source of protein and provides 7 grams per serving! They are Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, MSG Free, and Kosher Certified.

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PrOTATO CRISPS are a new powerful, nutritional snack that blends potatoes and organic plant protein, packs 7 grams of protein per serving, and comes in the following three delicious flavors:

Original with Himalayan Pink Salt – This specialty salt comes from ancient sea beds within the Himalayan Mountains in Pakistan. With hues of pink, red, and white, these vibrant colors are a sign of the salt’s rich and varying mineral content. I love that these crips are light, crispy and filling. 

Spicy Honey BBQ – The sweetness from the honey balances the spicy heat of the barbeque sauce for a flavor profile you’re sure to enjoy. This was Jeremy’s favorite. 

Peppercorn Ranch – The bold peppercorns mix superbly with the cool and savory ranch seasoning for a flavor profile you’re sure to enjoy.

Founded in 1988, Plocky’s Fine Snacks is a family-owned business located in Hinsdale, IL.Plocky’s Fine Snacks is recognized as an industry leader in the United States for developing innovative “Healthy Snack” alternatives for today’s health-conscious consumers. Plocky’s offers a variety of snack products that consist of Tortilla Chips, Hummus Chips, and its new line of PrOTATO CRISPS.

 

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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Brio Ice Cream

So we love ice cream at my house and I was so excited when I had the chance to try Brio ice cream.

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Brio was founded by food pioneers and twin brothers Ron and Arnie Koss, who also founded the first organic baby food company, Earth’s Best. In order to create their latest trend-setting brand, the Koss brothers enlisted the help of former Ben & Jerry’s flavor developers and secured two patents, resulting in a product that’s a true ice cream lover’s “friend with benefits.”

Brio is packed with organic whole milk, probiotics, 24 micronutrients and a healthy balance of Omegas. Perfect for a post-workout mini meal or a guilt-free comfort food snack, Brio proves that ice cream is no longer just for dessert. It’s also non-GMO, gluten free, Kosher and low-glycemic.

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Even if you try to eat well, you probably miss some nutrients, especially in our fast-paced world. Brio is ice cream reimagined in the healthiest way possible; you get the benefit of healthy nutrients you’d never know were there.

These healthy nutrients include:

  • Antioxidants (Vitamins A, C and E)
  • Electrolytes (including potassium, magnesium and sodium)
  • B-Vitamins (including B12 and Folic Acid)
  • Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D
  • Vitamin K
  • Zinc, Iron and Other Essential Minerals
  • To help maximize absorption of key fat-soluble vitamins (like Vitamins A and E), Brio also includes a healthy balance of Omega 3-6-9 fats.
  • Probiotics

The probiotics in Brio are freezer friendly; ordinary probiotics can’t survive the cold temperatures and harsh environment of the freezer. 

To round out Brio’s digestive benefits package, they’ve also added prebiotics, a non-digestible food ingredient that helps increase beneficial microorganisms in the intestines. Brio’s prebiotics come from all-natural, organic inulin, a starchy substance from guar gum bean fiber and agave.

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Flavors include creamy Madagascar Vanilla, Café Latte, Very Strawberry, Dark Chocolate, Tropical Mango and Sea Salt Caramel. While Jeremy loved the fruity flavors, I am more of a vanilla and cafe latte kind of girl. With that said, Jeremy loved and ate every single flavor. 

You can find Brio Ice Cream at Stop and Shop grocery stores, as well as dozens of other 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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Green Root Tea Organic Detox Tea

Green Root Detox Tea is an all-natural and organic Green Tea Blend that boosts your energy and elevates your mood without any artificial ingredients. This product is available as both a 14-Day and a 28-Day Cleanse.

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Looking to lose weight? Drink just one of tea cup in the morning and afternoon for a curbed appetite, natural energy boost, and a slimmer stomach. Green Root Detox Tea contains only natural, beneficial ingredients to promote a balanced feeling and suppress appetite while giving your body organic nutrition with the necessary vitamins and antioxidants.

Use for Total Body Health: This natural slimming tea doesn’t just flush toxins, it promotes hydration, circulation, and is also helpful for colon, liver, and skin health, too! This all natural detox is perfect for both men and women alike, who are looking to get away from normal weight loss diet plans.

Boosts Your Mood: Packed with beneficial vitamins and antioxidants, this teatox solution elevates your mood so you can look great and feel great. This detoxifying Green Tea has many immune boosting effects which is important to incorporate in your daily diet program plan.

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Great Taste: The green tea base includes a variety of other delicious herbal ingredients that will delight your taste buds and provide a full body cleanse. They only source 100% Organic herbs and leaves for their Detox Tea, so not only tasty, but reliable. 

Green Root Detox tea has a medium caffeine content.

Ingredients: Organic Green Tea, Organic Orange Peel, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Ginger, Organic Senna, Organic Fennel, Organic Cacao, Organic Pomegranate, Natural Flavors

You can purchase Green Root Detox Tea on 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.