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Friday, April 19, 2019

Six Healthy Products To Try This Spring

 I received samples of products to facilitate this post.

 I am always on the lookout for new healthy products that are unique and I can incorporate into my home. My favorite healthy products are food products as I do like eating. Other healthy products that I am always on the lookout for are beauty products, supplements, and ones that make my life easier. So when I discover a new product, I like to share it with others so they too can go check it out. I discovered plenty of new products in the past month and I will be sharing some of my favorites with you.




Food products for many types of meal plans 

I get excited when I discover food products that are unique and can be enjoyed on many types of meal plans. It seems like today that many people are turning to healthy diets and are on a food plan like vegan, plant-based, whole 30, raw, paleo, and keto. Each of these meal plans allows different foods and it can be hard to remember which foods are allowed. So when a food package has ingredients that are allowed on all these food plans, I think that is amazing. It must mean that the ingredients are healthy and clean. When a product also is allergy-friendly and contains no dairy, it is one that makes my favorite list if it tastes good too. I don't care how healthy a food is, I am not going to eat it if it doesn't taste good.

Tasty Wrawps with simple ingredients


 These tasty food wraps are made with 100% real fruits, vegetables, and superfood spices. They are the perfect starter for healthy meals. I love that they are organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. Since they are not processed, as the ingredients are dehydrated, they can be enjoyed on a raw diet. I am having fun filling the Wrawp wrappers with different sweet and savory ingredients. My favorite way to enjoy these delicious vegetarian wraps is with hummus and veggies. I used the Veggie Life Wrawp flavor today when I made my sushi burrito and it kept all the ingredients together. I need to use these wrappers the next time I make a batch of my Plant-Based BBQ Pulled "pork" Jackfruit Tacos and sub these for the tortillas for a healthier low carb meal.

 When I get to the store to buy some vegan cream cheese, I will be filling the Strawberry Coco Nori Wrawp with fresh sliced strawberries and vegan cream cheese. This will make the perfect healthy dairy-free dessert.


 All the non-GMO ingredients in these unique wraps are ground, then mixed together, and dehydrated to craft the perfect, healthy wrap. The best part is all ingredients are clean, with no added chemicals or processed additives. The Wrawps come in many delicious flavors and are available online and in stores like Whole Foods.

A supplement with the power of broccoli sprouts


 I am discovering this supplement that has the power of broccoli sprouts in two easy to take capsules. This supplement has the power of broccoli sprouts and Sulforaphane. The most potent natural dietary source of Sulforaphane is fresh young whole broccoli sprouts, as they contain the key Myrosinase enzyme and Glucoraphanin compound. BROC SPROUT 2 is a unique supplement that delivers these two dynamic components in a single capsule. This supplement helps optimum the function of the cells in our body. This supplement will be great to keep my body healthy in addition to my healthy eating habits. Discover HERE what I eat in a day to stay healthy.


The Sulforaphane capacity from a single BROC SPROUT 2 capsule could be equal to as much as 10lbs (4.54kg) of fresh whole broccoli sprouts eaten daily!


Fall in love with your single serve coffee maker again



 Do you feel guilty of adding all those plastic k-cups to the landfill? This may have caused you to stop using your single serve coffee maker for your daily coffee fix. If you are like me I stopped using my Keurig machine as those single serve coffee pods were kind of pricey and I did not like the thought of brewing my coffee in a plastic reusable coffee pod. So I was happy that Perfect Pod made a stylish-looking ECO-Flow Stainless Steel K-Cup that fit my Keurig coffee maker perfectly. I could now use my own favorite coffee and enjoy a single cup of coffee once again without plastic waste. 



 Perfect Pod even makes paper filters that fit inside the Eco-Flow stainless steel reusable coffee filter. These biodegradable filters trap coffee's natural oils and sediment for a smooth, satisfying cup of coffee. These paper filters make cleaning the reusable pod so easy.  To make your coffee experience, even more, easier, this EZ-Scoop allows you to scoop the perfect amount of coffee(2 TBSP), for your refillable Eco-flow coffee filter and even has a built-in funnel so making your cup of coffee is mess free and easy. All of these amazing coffee products are compatible with Keurig 1.0 and 2.0 brewers, Breville, Mr. Coffee, and Cuisinart without requiring any adapters and are available on Amazon.



Explore tahini beyond hummus


When people think of tahini, they think of it as the main ingredient in hummus. Well, Mighty Sesame is taking roasted sesame seeds to new heights and just came out with a delicious versatile ready to eat Squeeze and Serve Tahini. This 100 percent slow-roasted sesame seed spread is sold in a squeeze bottle and it is so yummy straight from the bottle. Of course, you can use it to make hummus but it is also a great ingredient in dips, marinades, sandwiches, and desserts. My favorite way to eat this tasty dairy-free tahini spread is on a toasted bagel. This product is organic, vegan, gluten- and dairy-free, kosher, halal, and Keto-friendly. It is the perfect way to add flavor to any diet with just one ingredient.


Keto-friendly sauces


      The Keto diet is a popular trend right now and Guy Gone Keto products were created for the low carb lifestyle. These delicious sauces are made with KetoseSweet, a new natural low-calorie sweetener containing allulose, stevia, and monk fruit. This sweetener has no effect on blood glucose levels so these sauces will allow you to flavor your food and stay on your food plan. They come in five varieties and are great for many meal plans like Paleo, Keto, LCHF, and Primal. I don't follow any of these meal plans but I love that these sauces are low in sugar and made with natural flavors. I will be using these delicious sauces in dishes like my pressure cooker baked beans, stir-fry, and my Plant-Based BBQ Pulled "pork" Jackfruit Tacos as less sugar in my diet is always good.

Sweet and Tangy Ketchup
Hickory Smoked BBQ Sauce
Bright and Peppery Steak Sauce
Hot and Sweet Thai Chili Sauce
Ginger Rich Teriyaki Sauce


 I also received a wonderful book with these delicious sauces that has great information about the Keto meal plan. This book helped me to better understand what the Keto diet is and to know what foods are allowed on it. Guy Gone Keto is about Thom King’s personal keto success story. In his new book, Thom reveals his struggles with his weight and health, and how he overcame his challenges. He shares his tips for understanding food labels and also some tasty recipes so you can follow the Keto meal plan. Thom is the support that you need to take charge of your health and make the Keto diet work for you. You can find this book on Amazon.


Keto-legal sweetener



 My choice of sweetener for my coffee is Stevia as I try not to consume too much sugar. While Stevia is great in coffee it doesn't do well in baking. So I am glad that I discovered a sweetener that allows me to bake with less sugar. KetoseSweet is a safe, non-caloric, non-glycemic sweetener that contains
allulose — a rare natural sugar found in maple syrup, figs, and raisins. This Keto and Paleo-friendly sweetener is safe for diabetics and those following an ultra-low-sugar diet. Allulose has been shown to enhance fat metabolism and it may help with achieving and maintaining healthy body weight. I love that this low-calorie sweetener caramelizes and browns just like sugar. I will be using this delicious sweetener in my baking as well as my coffee. I love that this sweetener flavors my coffee with no bad aftertaste.

Which product are you excited to try?

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Shop HP Warehouse Sale For The Best Computer Deals ~ Giveaway

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 If you need a new computer, now is the best time to buy a computer, think the best graduation gifts. The HP Warehouse Sale has started and the prices on HP computers are amazing. The savings are huge and you can save up to $800 on PCs at HP during their Warehouse Sale. The HP computer sale ends May 1st, 2019 so you better get shopping! I am thinking that this is a good time to buy a computer for my boys so they can each have their own for homework. The boy's new school does everything on computers, they even have their own computer that stays at school. So with both boys going into middle school next year, we will need another computer so they can do their homework at the same time.



A great price for a computer



I have my eye on the HP Notebook - 14-df0020nr as it under $400 and has plenty of storage. This computer will be great for school work and even for playing computer games once the homework is done. This HP computer has everything that I need in a computer.

*Windows 10 Home in S mode
*8th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 processor
*Intel® UHD Graphics 620
*4 GB memory; 128 GB SSD storage
*14" diagonal Full HD display

  • When you shop through this eligible Savings.com HP deal link, you can get an exclusive HP rebate to save even more money on your computer purchase. The rebate details and claim form can be found HERE.

  • So head on over to the HP Warehouse Sale and start shopping for your next computer. Computers make great graduation gifts! Then enter the below Giveaway for a chance to win $100 to HP.
  • On to the giveaway


Enter the HP Giveaway for a chance to win one of five prizes for a $100 HP gift card. The giveaway ends on Tuesday, April 30th at 11:59 PM PT. To enter the Giveaway click HERE and enter your email address. The winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Wednesday (5/1) via the email address they used to enter.

Gramma In A Box Food Crafts For Spring

Check out this month of goodies in the Gramma in a Box


 Every month my boys get a fun craft box of make and eat sweet treats from Gramma. This monthly subscription box for kids is one that my boys really enjoy. My boys love that they can decorate cookies and make other delicious treats without any help from mom. This food craft box is always so fun and of course, the treats are so fun to eat. Sometimes, the boys create the desserts by themselves and other times, I join in on the fun. Every month the box of treats has a different theme and this month the theme was spring cookies and candy. The cookie craft box had food crafts that were perfect for Easter treats. My boys always look forward to discovering the theme of the month. Last month the theme was Saint Patrick's day and the month before that it was Valentine's day treats.


use code 10off to save $10 off your first box



 The monthly Gramma in a Box always includes baked cookies with frosting and sprinkles as well as two easy candy crafts to make. The monthly subscription box is always packed with enough ingredients to make up to 20 finished products. So there is always plenty of treats for the boys to share with mom and dad. I love the Step-by-step instructions with illustrations are included in the treat craft box as that makes it so easy for my boys to create the recipes without any help from mom. The box comes with almost everything that kids need to have fun cooking. The only supplies that the boys need to gather from the kitchen are usually spoons, plastic knives, and a bowl to melt the chocolate in. These boxes are so fun for everyone in the family. Gramma really puts a lot of love into these fun sweet craft boxes. These cookie craft boxes are a fun monthly activity for kids. Check out  "How it Works" for more information.

Gramma does all the work. You have all the fun!


Who should get Gramma in a Box?

 Gramma in a Box is perfect for grandparents who spend time with their grandchildren; grandparents who want to send something to their grandchildren because they don't see them as often as they'd like; nieces and nephews; college students (their dorm mates will love this!); stay at home date night for couples; and even parents who want a fun activity with their children without all the work! Gramma in a Box is perfect for everyone! If you have grandkids who live far away, you could get a box for yourself and make the treats together while doing a video call.

The delicious cookie craft box always has frosting and sprinkles



 Even dad joined in on the fun with the cookie decorating. The Easter eggs, bunnies, and chicks were so fun to frost. The boys are learning how to decorate cookies like a baker. Dad frosted the pink and yellow chick cookie while I frosted the multi-colored bunny. I think I may need some more practice with cookie decorating. My boys frosted the other cookies and I do agree that they are so delicious looking. We all agreed that gramma makes the best sugar cookies.

I love how creative the monthly treat boxes are



 The sweet treats are so easy to make and my boys have become pros at melting the chocolate in the microwave. The hardest part for my boys is not to eat the ingredients before making the treats. I think some of these candy flowers maybe missing some marshmallows as I may have grabbed one or two when the boys were not looking. My boys have been having so much fun creating yummy treats every month. I think their favorite box was the Beach Party Treats one from last year.

Step by step instructions with pictures of the finished kid craft


 My boys loved how easy it was to make the Marshmallow flower pops and they both agreed that they tasted so good. The boys asked if we could buy a bag of colored marshmallows and white chocolate chips so they could make the flower pops for Easter dinner. I thought that was a great idea!


My youngest son enjoys the mixing part


 The youngest son enjoys mixing up the ingredients while the older son enjoys creating the food crafts. These Crunchy Bird's Nests were a unique spring treat with some delicious ingredients like jelly beans. I may have again snuck a jelly bean or two while the boys were not looking, so some of the nests were missing some eggs. When the boys made the Gramma in a Box for Thanksgiving last year, it was so hard to resist the candy corn treats. You need to check out the sweet treat that the boys made with the candy corn in the Thanksgiving box.

What is your favorite flavor of jelly beans?


ORDER BY MAY 3RD TO RECEIVE THE NEXT BOX

 The Gramma in a Box subscription cookie craft boxes is so much fun. They are always a great craft activity for my boys. Each month I look forward to this special food craft time with my boys. My boys enjoy making and eating all the sweet treats. The cookies are always my favorite part of the craft boxes. The price of the subscription boxes are amazing and you can try out one box before committing to a monthly subscription. With my special coupon code 10off, you can save $10 off your first box. That makes your first box only $10.00!  

 So you need to buy one of these make and eat treat boxes for that special kid. To get the Gramma in a Box for May, make sure to order by May 3rd. Head over HERE to buy one of these amazing delicious food craft boxes and have some fun cooking time with the kids in the  kitchen.

Everything (almost!) you need to decorate cookies and make 2 candy crafts (15 to 20 finished items each month). Taxes included - Free shipping anywhere in the contiguous U.S.
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