Monday, January 27, 2014

Qrunch Foods Review

Qrunch Foods sent us some Quinoa Burgers to review. (My phone messed up and had to get it fixed so I lost the first couple pics, unfortunately) Here's some info from their website:
My business partner and co-founder of the company, Brad Holley, is a classically trained chef. I’m a former restaurant marketing executive. Brad’s daughter is gluten-intolerant, and so is my wife.
We knew from their experience that finding tasty, convenient gluten-free products could be frustrating. And we wondered why food that was “good for you” tasted so tasteless. It seemed to us that “gluten-free” had become associated with anything free of good flavors and “vegan” was simply thought of us as “yuck.”
We knew it didn’t have to be that way.
So, we began tasting and experimenting with organic grains, produce, spices and other ingredients with the goal of incorporating them into something we’d want to eat ourselves—more important, offer our loved ones.
But we didn’t take the usual, soy-worn path.
 We looked to some lesser-used, unique ingredients because they were so delicious and could meet the requirements of our gluten-free family members and vegetarian and vegan friends. The result is the QRUNCH Burger. It has the subtle, nutty taste of quinoa (hence the Q in QRUNCH), the crunchiness of millet, and the goodness of organic vegetables.
Frankly, we think we’ve nailed it. And apparently a lot of people agree. Today, QRUNCH Burgers are sold in nearly 3,000 grocery stores across the country. We’re growing rapidly, and we’re not done yet. Soon, we hope to add more items that are gluten-free and delicious.
That’s our mission, to create great-tasting, gluten-free foods. It’s what motivated us then, it’s what drives us now, and it’s what we did for love.
 
Co-Founder and CEO 
 
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We loved these! The original flavor was great! The texture is what we enjoyed the most! They were unlike any other "non-meat" burger we've tried. I am not a big fan of spicy things, but I actually enjoyed the spicy italian flavor. It was just enough heat, but not too much! Jared LOVED the Green Chile flavor.

The coolest part about these Qrunch burgers is the cooking process. All you have to do is POP THEM IN THE TOASTER!!!! SUPER EASY!!!!! 

You gotta try these for yourself! 

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Go Vida Freeze Dried Fruit Review

GoVida Foods sent us some freeze dried fruit to review! 
Unfortunately, my phone messed up and I had to take it to the store to fix it, so my photos were deleted! :( But, I found this awesome pic from their website!

Our Review: 10/10!
These snacks were incredibly delicious! We loved the fact that they were JUST PURE FRUIT, and full of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins! Our favorite flavor was the Strawberry with Dulche de Leche. TALK ABOUT HEALTHY INDULGENCE!!! It was like eating a dessert! SO GOOD! We enjoyed the other flavors as well. They were a perfect after dinner snack!


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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Life Update: Jared made it on the Web.Com Tour!!!

It's been a while since we updated the blog about what's going on in our life! 

Last month, Jared and I went to California so he could play in the FINAL stage of the Web.Com Tour Q-School! 


I was SO THANKFUL that I was able to take off from work and be there with him EVERY step of the way! 

The first few days, he played practice rounds. The weather was a little chilly at first, but the last few days it was WARM, which I absolutely LOVED!!!


He played at two courses, and they were both BEAUTIFUL! The scenery was UNREAL.

He was able to get his clubs fixed inside the TaylorMade trailer and was blessed with new golf balls to use for the tournament!


I REALLY learned a lot about what went on during tournaments and I'm so thankful because it helped me get a better understanding of what Jared goes through. It's a LOT to learn, but I'm doing my best and I have come a LONG WAY, that's for sure! 

We took some pics during the practice rounds, because there was no photography allowed during the actual tournament. 

Look how pretty it is!!! 



Result:

JARED MADE THE TOP 15 and is now officially a MEMBER of the Web.Com Tour!!!!!!!

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He will be playing in 5 different countries and all over the United States! He is now only ONE STEP AWAY from the PGA Tour!!!

 The first few tournaments are out of the country, and unfortunately, I will not be able to travel with him to those tournaments. It is going to be VERY TOUGH being apart for so long, but it will be SO WORTH IT! Thankfully, I will be able to attend the majority of the tournaments INSIDE the USA! We are so excited that God has blessed us with this opportunity and we are going to use it as a platform to share God's love and tell others about Him! 



 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Core Power Review and Fit Kit GIVEAWAY


Core Power sent us a Fit Kit to review and host a giveaway! 


Here's some info about Core Power:
Milk is one of the best sources of protein, helping to build lean muscle and recharge the body when consumed directly after physical activity. Core Power is the real-milk based sports recovery drink and contains natural whey and casein proteins found in milk - never removed from their original liquid state. The brand features simple ingredients and great taste, without a chalky texture. You can also check out the website for recipes!

Now available nationally, Core Power was recently named the “Official Protein Drink of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.”

For more information, click HERE

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Review: 10/10!
We enjoyed ALL of the flavors! They were very rich and creamy. Milkshake immediately came to our minds as we were drinking them. YUM!

We enjoyed the Fit Kit as well. The yoga mat and ball were perfect for at home workouts when we couldn't get out of the house because of the bad weather.

Would YOU like to try one of these Fit Kits and sample some of these awesome protein drinks for yourself?!?!? All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below for your chance!
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Monday, January 6, 2014

Active D'Lites Review


Active D'Lites sent us some of their chocolates to review! 
Here is a little info about them first:
Active D’Lites contain premium probiotics and prebiotics which are stable, clinically-documented, and demonstrate proven efficacy in strengthening gut health and boosting immunity. All Active D’Lites products are also non-GMO, low carb and have no sugar added (they are sweetened with stevia).Active D’Lites DailyBites are 50 calories each, contain 20 billion probiotics and have 3g of total fiber.Active D’Lites Bars are 100 calories each, contain 10 billion probiotics and have 7 to 9g of total fiber.

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Jared's Review:
11 out of 10!!!

These little chocolate bites are unreal!! They taste amazing. 
 By far my favorite is the caramel. 
 Coconut is a close second to the caramel one though. 
They are spot on with the taste that chocolate needs to be.
 They are packed with probiotics which is really cool. 
 Great little snack or treat when you have that urge.  


**I have to add in that my in-laws REALLY loved these too! Jared was kind enough to share with them! :) **


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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Eat Well Enjoy Life Hummus Review


Eat Well Enjoy Life Hummus sent us some coupons to review! 
Here's some info about the company from their website:
For those of us committed to improving our diets in small, manageable ways, Eat Well Enjoy Life delivers innovation in hummus flavors made from a wide range of different beans, including Edamame, White Bean, Black Bean, Red Lentil and Yellow Lentil.
Eat Well and Enjoy Life is making it easy and delicious for you to get more protein, fiber and healthy fat in your diet. All of our products are gluten free, kosher, and cholesterol free. Look for our groovy striped lids that jump off the shelf, creating excitement and anticipation.

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Jared's Review:
(Sorry I forgot to snap a pic. I was too excited to eat them that I forgot!)

These two flavors of hummus were very good.
 I just started liking hummus not too long ago and all I've had is the chick pea kind.
 I liked the white bean a little better then the chick pea. 
It's a great snack or appetizer. Or if you're like me, 
I dip everything in it now, including my pizza. This stuff is awesome!


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Stonyfield Yogurt Review


Stonyfield yogurt was kind enough to send us some coupons to try their products and review! 
Here's some info the company sent:
A recent study from Stonyfield organic yogurt and Lindberg International found that 71 percent of Americans are worried about pesticides in their food and almost three out of four respondents (74%) would like to eat food produced with fewer pesticides.
 
With so many people expressing a desire to avoid these chemicals, the study found a good deal of confusion when it comes to food labels, the best way to know if pesticides are used in the production process. In particular, confusion arises when comparing the buzz term “natural” to the USDA Certified Organic seal. In fact, more than half (56%) of respondents incorrectly identified organic attributes such as made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides” and made without the use of synthetic hormones” to products labeled natural.
 
This year marks Stonyfield organic yogurt’s 30th year in business after starting as an organic farming school turned yogurt company in 1983. The leading producer of organic yogurt, Stonyfield has always produced its full line of dairy products without the use of toxic persistent pesticides and wants to teach consumers that not all cups of yogurt are created equal. To help consumers identify the healthiest yogurt on the shelf, Stonyfield packaging now features a call out which states that the yogurt was made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics or GMOs.
We were working for healthy food, healthy people and a healthy planet even before we became yogurt makers.
Back in 1983, our co-founders Samuel Kaymen and Gary Hirshberg were running a nonprofit organic farming school on a small New Hampshire farm. They were on a mission to help family farms survive, keep food and food production healthy, and help protect the environment. But the school needed funding.
So they put the farm’s seven cows to work (and all the helping hands they could wrangle) and began selling really good yogurt made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Samuel and Gary did most of the work back then. They milked the cows, made the yogurt, and made sales calls and even deliveries.
The yogurt was a hit. A big one. And Samuel and Gary realized that a successful organic company could make a bigger difference for family farms, people and the planet than their school could. So they decided to run with yogurt.
30-plus years, and our mission is still healthy.
Today, our organic yogurts, smoothies, soy yogurts, frozen yogurts, milk and cream are sold in supermarkets, natural food stores and colleges across the country. And we make all of it without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics or GMOs.
We’re still located right here in New Hampshire—about 30 miles east of the old farm—but now our organic ingredient purchases support a huge network of food producers made up of hundreds of organic family farms, thousands of organic cows, and over 200,000 organic acres.
We’ve also pioneered planet-friendly business practices—from offsetting our yogurt works’ emissions, to making yogurt cups from plants instead of petroleum, to making our own renewable energy, and much more.
Our old organic farming school is just a memory. But the thought and passion that started it in the first place have only grown stronger, and we’ve never stopped working for healthy food, healthy people and a healthy planet.
- See more at: http://www.stonyfield.com/blog/about-stonyfield/#sthash.jvUzgfog.dpuf
We were working for healthy food, healthy people and a healthy planet even before we became yogurt makers.
Back in 1983, our co-founders Samuel Kaymen and Gary Hirshberg were running a nonprofit organic farming school on a small New Hampshire farm. They were on a mission to help family farms survive, keep food and food production healthy, and help protect the environment. But the school needed funding.
So they put the farm’s seven cows to work (and all the helping hands they could wrangle) and began selling really good yogurt made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Samuel and Gary did most of the work back then. They milked the cows, made the yogurt, and made sales calls and even deliveries.
The yogurt was a hit. A big one. And Samuel and Gary realized that a successful organic company could make a bigger difference for family farms, people and the planet than their school could. So they decided to run with yogurt.
30-plus years, and our mission is still healthy.
Today, our organic yogurts, smoothies, soy yogurts, frozen yogurts, milk and cream are sold in supermarkets, natural food stores and colleges across the country. And we make all of it without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics or GMOs.
We’re still located right here in New Hampshire—about 30 miles east of the old farm—but now our organic ingredient purchases support a huge network of food producers made up of hundreds of organic family farms, thousands of organic cows, and over 200,000 organic acres.
We’ve also pioneered planet-friendly business practices—from offsetting our yogurt works’ emissions, to making yogurt cups from plants instead of petroleum, to making our own renewable energy, and much more.
Our old organic farming school is just a memory. But the thought and passion that started it in the first place have only grown stronger, and we’ve never stopped working for healthy food, healthy people and a healthy planet.
- See more at: http://www.stonyfield.com/blog/about-stonyfield/#sthash.jvUzgfog.dpuf


If you're interested in reading the full press release on Stonyfield's survey findings and more details, click on this link:


We were working for healthy food, healthy people and a healthy planet even before we became yogurt makers.
Back in 1983, our co-founders Samuel Kaymen and Gary Hirshberg were running a nonprofit organic farming school on a small New Hampshire farm. They were on a mission to help family farms survive, keep food and food production healthy, and help protect the environment. But the school needed funding.
So they put the farm’s seven cows to work (and all the helping hands they could wrangle) and began selling really good yogurt made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Samuel and Gary did most of the work back then. They milked the cows, made the yogurt, and made sales calls and even deliveries.
The yogurt was a hit. A big one. And Samuel and Gary realized that a successful organic company could make a bigger difference for family farms, people and the planet than their school could. So they decided to run with yogurt.
30-plus years, and our mission is still healthy.
Today, our organic yogurts, smoothies, soy yogurts, frozen yogurts, milk and cream are sold in supermarkets, natural food stores and colleges across the country. And we make all of it without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics or GMOs.
We’re still located right here in New Hampshire—about 30 miles east of the old farm—but now our organic ingredient purchases support a huge network of food producers made up of hundreds of organic family farms, thousands of organic cows, and over 200,000 organic acres.
We’ve also pioneered planet-friendly business practices—from offsetting our yogurt works’ emissions, to making yogurt cups from plants instead of petroleum, to making our own renewable energy, and much more.
Our old organic farming school is just a memory. But the thought and passion that started it in the first place have only grown stronger, and we’ve never stopped working for healthy food, healthy people and a healthy planet.
- See more at: http://www.stonyfield.com/blog/about-stonyfield/#sthash.jvUzgfog.dpuf
We were working for healthy food, healthy people and a healthy planet even before we became yogurt makers.
Back in 1983, our co-founders Samuel Kaymen and Gary Hirshberg were running a nonprofit organic farming school on a small New Hampshire farm. They were on a mission to help family farms survive, keep food and food production healthy, and help protect the environment. But the school needed funding.
So they put the farm’s seven cows to work (and all the helping hands they could wrangle) and began selling really good yogurt made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Samuel and Gary did most of the work back then. They milked the cows, made the yogurt, and made sales calls and even deliveries.
The yogurt was a hit. A big one. And Samuel and Gary realized that a successful organic company could make a bigger difference for family farms, people and the planet than their school could. So they decided to run with yogurt.
30-plus years, and our mission is still healthy.
Today, our organic yogurts, smoothies, soy yogurts, frozen yogurts, milk and cream are sold in supermarkets, natural food stores and colleges across the country. And we make all of it without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics or GMOs.
We’re still located right here in New Hampshire—about 30 miles east of the old farm—but now our organic ingredient purchases support a huge network of food producers made up of hundreds of organic family farms, thousands of organic cows, and over 200,000 organic acres.
We’ve also pioneered planet-friendly business practices—from offsetting our yogurt works’ emissions, to making yogurt cups from plants instead of petroleum, to making our own renewable energy, and much more.
Our old organic farming school is just a memory. But the thought and passion that started it in the first place have only grown stronger, and we’ve never stopped working for healthy food, healthy people and a healthy planet.
- See more at: http://www.stonyfield.com/blog/about-stonyfield/#sthash.jvUzgfog.dpuf



We loved all of these yogurts! Our favorite was the Super Fruit Greek flavor. 
It was packed full of flavors that we don't normally eat and we loved it! 
The French vanilla was perfect for our smoothies. 
The blended peach was tasty as well. We loved them all! 


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