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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.

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La Tourangelle Amazonian Nutriblend Oil

La Tourangelle is an authentic and traditional producer of specialty oils, handcrafting a wide range of delicious artisan nut oils both in California and France. La Tourangelle nut oils sold in North America are made in an artisan mill located in Woodland, CA following the 150-year-old methods of its French sister oil mill.

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Driven by  passion for the best nut oils, La Tourangelle has established partnership with handpicked selection of like-minded high quality oil producers, chosen to bring you the best artisan oils from around the world. Whether it’s pumpkinseed oil from Austria, sesame oil from Japan or Fairtrade virgin coconut oil from the Philippines, La Tourangelle only works with oil makers who share its belief in respecting nature, fruits and the people handling them. La Tourangelle is multifaceted: local and global, organic and Fairtrade, Californian and French – but always driven by passion to bring you the best possible artisan oils from around the world. 

I was first introduced to La Tourangelle last summer at the Summer Fancy Food Show and recently had the chance to try another one of their high quality oils.

Organic Gourmet Super Food – La Tourangelle has created a unique, 100% organic blend to get the best of both worlds: gourmet food & supplement. The Organic Amazonian Nutriblend™ could be considered a supplement oil thanks to its high level of vitamin E and omega 3. The blend has yummy, nutty aromas and earthy undertones and by using it daily, you will benefit from essential nutrients. It is made with a blend of Organic Virgin Sacha Inchi Oil, Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Organic Refined Coconut Oil, and Organic Sesame Seed Oil.

The Organic Amazonian Nutriblend™ is an excellent source of the anti-oxidant Vitamin E providing 20% of the FDA’s recommended daily intake. Contains 2.70g of Omega 3 to compensate for the low intake of omega 3 in the western diet (omega 3 is important in the prevention of heart disease). These natural and vegetable nutrients are particularly desirable in vegan and vegetarian diet. The Sacha Inchi seeds produce a rare and exceptional virgin oil. It is really considered as a super food by nutritionists.

The Organic Amazonian Nutriblend™ is suitable for medium-high heat, with a smoke point of 375°F. It is ideal for cooking boosted breakfasts, smoothies, vegan and vegetarian dishes. For the meat-eater, it pairs very well as a finishing oil with beef and poultry.

La Tourangelle has also enjoyed tremendous growth in the past year and is the 8th largest cooking oil brand in the U.S. as well as the fastest growing! Tasty classics at the booth will be, Avocado Oil, Sesame Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the newest super oil to be added to the collection, Amazonian Nutriblend Oil, a super oil known for its sacha inchi oil ingredient, omega threes and its ability to double as a supplement.

The La Tourangelle mill and warehouse does not process anything that contains gluten, such as wheat or grains. They process only nut or seed based oils, thus no gluten enters our production. They are in the process to obtain the certification.

You can purchase The Organic Amazonian Nutriblend™  online via amazon for $13/bottle or directly from La Tourangelle website ($14.99). You can also purchase these oils in health food stores throughout the country. Click here to find a store 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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Davidson’s Organics tea-infused jellies and chocolates

Davidson’s Organics, the first certified organic, fair trade, and specialty tea company in the US, introduces organic tea chocolates and tea-infused jellies to its product line of over 400 tea varieties. The new products were launched this year, the same year Davidson’s Organics celebrates it’s 40th anniversary. 

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Tea lovers with a sweet tooth will love the new tea chocolates. The tea chocolates are a meritage of Indian and South American delicacies, combing third-generation cacao beans from Esmeraldas, Ecuador with traditional tea leaves from Darjeeling, India. Davidson’s tea chocolates maintain the integrity and health benefits of the tea, as leaves are sprinkled throughout a 65 percent cacao Arriba blend.

Flavors include Earl Grey Lavender, Classic Chai and Coconut Vanilla. Earl Grey and Classic Chai are both made from black tea, rich in antioxidants and caffeine. The rooibos base of Coconut Vanilla can be used as a stress and insomnia reliever. This infusion combines a South American delicacy with a timeless tea tradition, creating a luxurious treat for all tea and chocolate lovers to delight in. The tea flavor is definetly there, but in no way overpowering.

Davidson’s tea jellies are made from brewed organic tea blends, organic cane sugar, and pectin. They complement fine cheeses, meats, crackers and deserts.

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Flavors include Earl Grey, Classic Chai, White Pomegranate and Coconut Vanilla. The rooibos base in White Pomegranate is said to have cancer preventing properties.

Every tea, every spice and every herb used in any of Davidson’s blend derives from small tea producers or small disenfranchised farmers throughout the world. All products are Certified Fair Trade, Organic, and Kosher. So, what product will you try first?

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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Simple Seasons crumbled soft cheese by Litehouse

Why wait until the bottom of your salad to taste delicious, award-winning cheese? By creating tiny crumbles, Litehouse has created a cheese product so that you can enjoy the flavor bite by bite. Simple Seasons is the first real, finely crumbled soft cheese in a convenient, no waste, shakable glass jar.

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Available in two varieties, Blue Cheese and Feta Cheese, it is now easier and more convenient to enjoy soft cheese without creating waste. With a simple shake, you can add just the right amount of cheese to everything from burgers to salads and soups.

Made with just five ingredients, each serving of 1 tablespoons contains just 20 calories.

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Put this beautiful jar on your table and watch friends and family season all their meals! 
Suggested retail price of $5.49 per jar, Simple Seasons cheese is available for purchase at grocery stores national wide including, Shaws and Star Market.

 

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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Nocciolata Dairy Free // Vegan Nutella

Nocciolata (pronounced no-cho-lata) Dairy Free is a certified vegan alternative to Rigoni di Asiago‘s better-for-you, higher-quality, better-tasting chocolate-hazelnut spread.

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Made with organic ingredients completely free of GMO’s, preservatives, colors, additives, or artificial sweeteners, Rigoni di Asiago’s Nocciolata Dairy Free combines hazelnuts with cocoa and cocoa butter, natural vanilla extract, and raw cane sugar for a chocolate-hazelnut spread with undeniably superior flavor and smooth texture. Nocciolata is made with environmentally-responsible cold-pressed sunflower oil. It also contains far less sugar than other brands and is free from hydrogenated fats.

Nocciolata Dairy Free has a deep chocolate flavor, balanced by the sweet nuttiness of hazelnuts. Perfect if you are lactose intolerant or milk allergic, if you follow a vegan diet, or if you simply prefer a more intense taste!nocciolata-dairy-free

It is perfect for baking, spreading on toast or drizzling over your morning oats.

Nocciolata Dairy Free is also organic, Kosher certified, and gluten free.

Rigoni di Asiago is a family-owned business from the mountains of Italy dedicated to providing the purest ingredients to tables everywhere.

You can purchase Rigoni di Asiago products at Whole Foods Market, Shaws, Stop & Shop and hundreds of other grocery store and health food stores across the country. You can also buy it online via 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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Boston’s First Pokéworks is Now Open in Somerville

Are you familiar with Pokéworks? If not, then you must read this post then head to Somerville ASAP! Poke is a Hawaiian raw fish salad that can be made with yellowfin tuna, salmon, or numerous other fish and a variety of seasonings. Lately, especially on the West Coast, it has been popping up in a number of fast-casual chains, and now its made its official debut in the Boston area with its first Somerville location at 261 Elm St. in Davis Square!

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Pokéworks couples high-quality seafood with traditional Hawaiian ingredients like furikake, hikiki seaweed, mango and macadamia nuts. Popularized for this viral poké burrito (over 46 million views) and known for offering a variety of sustainable, curated and customizable options, Bostonians now have chance to try this new food fad. 

The poké movement was huge when I was living in NYC but I never made it to Pokéworks, so you can image how excited I was to be invited to check out the new location in Somerville. 

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Pokéworks has many gluten free options. All of the proteins are gluten free. Three of the saouces, inlcuding Classic salt, Wasabi aioli, and Spicy Ginger, are also gluten free. All sauces are made without dairy products and suitable for vegetarians. The seaweed salad is also gluten free. 

The menu includes a number of pre-designed bowls and signature burritos, which I would recommend for first timers. Customers can also go the DIY route by choosing a base – a bowl with white or brown rice or quinoa, a a wrap with white rice and seaweed, or a salad with chopped romaine, up to three proteins (various fish, chicken, and tofu options), vegetable and fruit mix-ins (edamame, mango, etc.), sauces, and toppings (seaweed salad, pickled, ginger, avocado, etc.)

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The sushi burrito is literally a giant portion of sushi, wrapped up like a burrito. And it is delicious!

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And the bowls are equally delicious. The fish tastes fresh and the sauces and flavorings are spot on, without being too spicy. 

Pokeworks is worth the trip to Davis Square. Have you been yet? What did you try? Leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite Poke dishes are. 

Disclaimer: I received this meal free of charge. I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.

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Hearthy Organic Pumpkin Flour

Last week I posted about Hearthy Foods gluten free pies. Today, I want to talk about another product from Hearthy Foods. As you know I love pumpkin – pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin curry, just to name a few. And I just learned of a fun new pumpkin product – Pumpkin flour! Until last week, I didn’t know pumpkin flour existed and I was very excited when Hearthy Foods sent me their pumpkin flour to try! 

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Hearthy Organic Pumpkin Flour is an excellent rich dietary source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus and magnesium, nutrients that are essential for heart health and muscle recovery.  It is an easily digestible source of potassium, vitamins, minerals and beta-carotene. Also, Pumpkin Flour has Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.

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Pumpkin Flour is a sweet and irresistible flour perfectly suited to replace all-purpose flour. You can add it to any recipe – use in bread, pancakes, brownies, cookies, cakes, muffins, waffles, ice creams or smoothies for an extra boost of nutrition and flavor. Most recipes suggest substituting pumpkin flour for up to 1/4 of the amount of regular flour. I used it in cookies by replacing half the all purpose flour with pumpkin flour. I loved the sweet pumpkin flavor it gave the cookies!

Hearthy Pumpkin Flour is Gluten Free, Paleo, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Organic and non-GMO.

You can purchase Hearthy Organic Pumpkin Flour online via Amazon and Hearthy’s online store. Hearthy also makes almond flour, apple flour, banana flour, carrot flour, oat flour and potato flour. 

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.