>U Mom Knows Best: January 2021

Saturday, January 30, 2021

12 Healthy Products That You Need To Add To Your List

 Check out these products that I discovered this month!

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 I love discovering new healthy products. I admit that I get excited when the package person delivers a box of healthy products to my house or when I discover new allergy-friendly food that is dairy-free. I am like a kid in the candy store when I get to try fitness equipment or the newest flavor of vegan ice cream. 

 This month has been a busy month for me with reviewing healthy products. Since so many folks are focused on New Year resolutions that include healthy goals, the brands are wanting to send me products that are related to health and fitness. This month brought me plenty of emails to read and then I had to decide which new healthy products that I wanted to try. I am very selective when it comes to promoting products on Mom Knows Best as I want to give you the best mom advice. So I only choose products that fit my guidelines and view on health. 

 I have food allergies and asthma so I select items that are made with natural fragrances and with non-toxic ingredients. I also have to be careful with items like food and supplements since I am allergic to dairy, soy protein, and mushrooms. One bite of any of my food allergens can cause a severe asthma attack. I also try to follow a plant-based diet that is mostly vegan. I will eat eggs and fish once in a while so I am not 100% plant-based. I just like to eat meatless meals for the health benefits.

11 Healthy Products That You Need For The New Year 

 Last month I was busy exploring my husband's new exercise equipment that we bought. I am glad that he selected an elliptical over the treadmill and I am loving the free iFit program that comes with  Nordictrack Elliptical fitness equipment. You can check out my full review of the Nordictrack Elliptical HERE. This month I got the opportunity to check out some awesome products that are good for you and some of the items were even eco-friendly. So sit back and grab a cup of coffee, then enjoy my list of healthy products that I discovered. I even discovered a safe way to color my hair pink!

1. Natural Sleep Supplement

 I used to have trouble falling asleep and all those sleep tips never seemed to help me. So when I discover at a health conference that CBD gummies could help me fall asleep faster, I have been using this natural sleep supplement almost every night. Then I discovered JustCBD's vegan gummies and these cute bears have been my bedtime treat. These delicious hemp-infused gummies bears help my body relax so I can fall asleep. CBD oil is good for anxiety and has also been helping me cope with my occasional anxiety. I love all the different flavors of the vegan CBD gummies.

 There is no question that JustCBD’s Mixed Berry Gummies are a delectable treat for vegans everywhere. On top of their wonderful flavor, the edible CBD treats offer the human body a handful of benefits. For instance, a user can enjoy complete relaxation. Safely managing stress allows people to enjoy a positive state of mind. They sleep better, which has tremendous effects on the mind and body the following day. Energy levels remain high. Even precious memory skills improve with high-quality rest. While the CBD found in the vegan gummies does stem from the cannabis plant, it will not give a user the euphoric high commonly associated with marijuana. In fact, the top CBD products can be used to bring individuals down from a bad trip, allowing them to feel stable. Just remember that our colorful CBD Gummy Bears look and taste like fun candy, so keep them away from kids.

JustCBD vegan gummies are available HERE


2. All-Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

 I know this may not be your traditional "wellness" product, but when you think of health, especially during this pandemic, you think of cleanliness and germ-free living spaces. But it can be hard to keep your home clean in an affordable way considering all the different types of cleaners you need. Imagine having only one cleaning product for your entire house inside and out. Then discover an all-purpose cleaner that is made with natural ingredients.

 Powerizer Complete Pods are the first pods ever that can be used for the entire home! These cleaning pods effectively replace all household cleaners and detergents so you can keep your home clean. Powerizer can be used as a laundry detergent, in the dishwasher, and to clean almost any surface in your home. I love that these cleaning pods are plant and mineral-based and wrapped in a biodegradable pod. These eco-friendly pods do a great job of cleaning and they can save you money too since you do not have to purchase all those different cleaners. I love how easy it is to grab a pod and toss one in my dishwasher or washing machine

Powerizer Complete Pods are available HERE and on Amazon


3. Heart-Healthy Fiber Supplement

 If you are looking for an easy way to love your heart and reduce your cholesterol, then you need to check out BranPure Oat Bran Powder for Cholesterol and Heart Health. High cholesterol runs in my family and I discovered many years ago that even a meatless diet could not help keep my numbers at a healthy level. So I added heart-healthy supplements like flax meal to my smoothie. That helped get my total cholesterol number from 200 to 190. So I decided to add the BranPure Oat Bran powder to my daily smoothie for a month to see if it could help get my total cholesterol number lower. 

 Each Serving of Bran Powder Contains 1.5g of Soluble Fiber Oat Beta Glucan. Soluble Oat Beta Glucan Fiber in Oat Bran was Approved by the FDA for Heart Health Claims. I like that oat bran helps to lower cholesterol without drugs. I just add a scoop of BranPure to my daily protein smoothie and I like that it does not change the taste of my smoothie. If you don't do the smoothie thing this bran powder is easy to add to oatmeal or you can try BranPure Oat Bran Capsules. Each serving of BranPure Oat Bran Capsules contains 1600 mg of oat bran. These capsules are easy to swallow and odorless. 

 Use code 20MOMKNOWS for 20% off either of those products 

BranPure Oat Bran Powder are available HERE and on Amazon


4. Tiger Nuts

 I love trying new healthy snacks and when I discovered Tiger Nuts, I just had to taste them. I had never heard of Tiger Nuts and was curious to see what they tasted like. These nuggets are not nuts but are tubers that have the texture of nuts. The health benefits of Tiger Nuts are what impressed me to check them out.

 Tiger Nuts are nut-free, gluten-free, allergy-friendly, non-GMO, and dairy-free. The tasty snacks are also organic, are high in prebiotic fiber, low calorie, low fat, and loaded with nutrition. The Tiger Nuts have a sweet coconut taste and are perfect for paleo and kosher meal plans. 

 I also received a pouch of Tiger Nuts Smoothie Mix. This smoothie mix was so easy to mix into my fruit smoothie for added nutrition. The Tiger Nuts Smoothie Mix is gluten-free, organic, nut-free, lactose-free, and dairy-free.    

Tiger Nut products are available HERE and on Amazon


5. Hydrating Vegan Hair Products

 I admit that I color my hair as I don't like my natural dirty blond color. Even though I use natural vegan hair color my hair still gets some damage. So I use vegan hair care products that hydrate my dry hair. Plus living in the desert also makes my hair dry. So this girl needs hair products with maximum hydration.

 MASAMI is clean premium haircare with a Japanese ocean botanical that's all about hydration. MASAMI is luxurious and high performing without sulfates, parabens, or phthalates. MASAMI is gender-neutral with a fresh clean scent so even my college son uses this shampoo and conditioner. 

 MASAMI shampoo and conditioner are safe for color-treated hair. I love how these products gave great moisture to my curls and left them frizz-free. My hair was so easy to manage after I got out of the shower.

MASAMI shampoo and conditioner are available HERE and on Amazon


6. Safe Pink Hair Color

 Are you looking for an easy healthy way to add some fun color to your hair?  Then you need to check out these color depositing shampoos and conditioners from Celeb Luxury. The products come in a variety of shades – from traditional browns, blondes, and reds to pastels and vibrant colors from pink to blue. All of the products contain a bond rebuilder to heal hair, and are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and can be applied in the shower in 2-5 minutes. They are semi-permanent dyes, so there is no long-term commitment.

 I have always wanted pink or purple hair but did not want to pay the high price at the hair salon or deal with the mess using a home dye kit. So when I discovered how easy the color depositing hair products were to use in the shower, I just had to add a touch of pink to my hair. 

 The Celeb Luxury products are available HERE and at Amazon


7. Vegan Frozen Dessert That You Can Eat For Breakfast

 I have a sweet tooth and like to enjoy a dish of vegan ice cream on occasion. So when I discovered a healthy delicious frozen dessert that can be enjoyed for breakfast, I had to share this one with you. Snow Monkey is creamy like ice cream but is made with healthy ingredients like superfoods, fruits, and seeds. So it is a guilt-free treat that can be enjoyed any time of the day, even a bedtime snack.

  Snow Monkey is packed with protein, antioxidants, and fiber plus this creamy dessert is free from major allergens. This incredible frozen treat is available in 8 delicious flavors like chocolate, strawberry, maple cinnamon, chocolate mint chip, and more. Snow Monkey, believes delicious food can also be nutritious food and is made with plant-based ingredients. 

Snow Monkey is available HERE and in many health stores like Sprouts


8. Professional Vegan Haircare Products

 Over a year ago I started using sulfate-free hair care products and my hair not only became healthier but my untamed waves started to curl. My mom has told me that as a baby, I had curly hair but it went away. To think that I could have saved money and the health of my hair when I was younger by avoiding all those perms. I was surprised that it was my use of harsh shampoos that were affecting my natural curls. So now I spend the extra money on sulfate-free shampoo and conditioners. 

 Mayraki Ultra Repairing & Weightless Moisture Shampoo combines the power of the latest haircare technology with the nourishment of sustainably sourced natural ingredients such as Gingko Biloba, Aloe, and Canarium Album Leaf Extract to provide a cleansing and moisturizing shampoo that is free of sulfates and parabens. This vegan shampoo gives my hair weightless body without stripping it of its moisture. I love that it can also repair hair damage such as dryness and split ends.

 For even more hair repair, you will love Mayraki Proactive Hair Repairing Treatment. This all-natural solution can completely transform and heal your hair. After my first use, I noticed an improvement in my hair's appearance and it felt so silky. This 100% vegan product is sulfate-free, paraben-free, and silicone-free. The fatty acids and vitamins helped to balance and strengthen my hair, making it healthy, strong, and bouncy. 

Mayraki Profesional haircare products are available HERE 


9. Energy IQ

 I am known to reach for some type of caffeine before I exercise in the morning as it helps give me the energy. In the afternoon when I want to do my weightlifting or just need some brainpower, I stay away from anything with caffeine. Caffeine will keep me awake at night and for some, it will leave them feeling tired several hours later. So I am glad that I discovered a delicious chocolate drink that gives me the energy that I need to get my work done. This drink tastes so good!

 Instead of reaching for a caffeinated beverage that can leave you feeling sluggish again hours later, it’s possible to get energy from blueberries, dark chocolate, and turmeric in a new chocolate drink, Energy IQ. Energy IQ uses an advanced blend of polyphenols and MCT oil to support higher energy levels, more mental and physical stamina.

Energy IQ is available HERE


10. Feetures Youth Socks

 Have you ever worn socks that feel so amazing that you don't want to ever take them off? I am in love with Feetures socks as these socks massage your feet. I discovered these amazing socks last year and wrote about my experience HERE. Since then, these are the only socks that I will run it. I am glad that I have several pairs so I am never without my favorite athletic socks. 

 So when Feetures released their Youth collection of  Elite No-Show Tab Socks, I just knew that I had to get some pairs for my boys. When the socks arrived at my house my boys were hesitant to try them as they don't like to wear no-show socks. I convinced my teen son to just put the pair of socks on for a couple minutes. Well, my son placed a pair of the Feetures on his feet and he has been wearing them all day. This is the kid who goes barefoot in the house in the winter and I have to tell him to put on socks. My son told me that these socks feel so good and he can't wait to try them out the next time he goes running. My boys love the colors of their Feetures socks and love how these no-show socks don't slip off their feet. I love how durable the athletic socks are. I have owned my Feetures for about a year and have worn them daily and they still look brand new.

Feetures Youth Socks are available HERE


11. Rata Honey

My family loves honey and we enjoy it in so many ways. From adding honey to our tea to baking delicious recipes, honey is not only tasty but also good for soothing sore throats and coughs. I discovered a delicious raw honey and it makes my nightly tea a special treat. 

 Rata raw honey is derived from bees gathering nectar specifically from the Rata tree native to New Zealand’s West Coast Southern Alps. This tree only flowers sporadically, making Rata Honey a delicacy. The taste is smooth, delicate, and floral. 100% Raw Superfood: Rata Honey goes through less processing than conventional honey, is not stirred for long periods of time, heated above normal beehive temperatures (approximately 95°F/35°C), and retains a higher content of healthy enzymes and micro-nutrients.

Rata Honey is available HERE


12. AUVON 4 Outputs TENS Unit

 As a fitness person who likes fast intense workouts, I do experience pain once in a while. I remember last year when I lifted weights the wrong way and my arm muscle suffered for quite some time. At first, I had a sore arm muscle and that went away several days later. The problem was that my arm was still stiff and sore when I tried to wash my other arm in the shower or put a shirt over my head. The only thing that finally gave my muscle in my arm some relief was a TENS Unit that I borrowed from a friend.

 So when I discovered an affordable TENS Unit, I knew that I had to get one for my own personal use. The AUVON 4 Outputs TENS Unit EMS Muscle Stimulator Machine for Pain Relief Therapy is pretty amazing for muscle aches and more. This device combines 2 therapies in 1 device. The TENS is a muscle stimulator for pain relief that provides safe, non-invasive, drug-free methods and has been used by doctors and physical therapists for years. The EMS brings elicitation of muscle contraction using electrical impulses and activates the muscles to assist in the increase of strength and endurance. It is a great rehab and strength training tool.

This fitness must-have device is pretty easy to use and I love the compact size, about the size of a smartphone. This device even looks like a cell phone and has a big screen that is easy to read. I love that it has 4 ports to attach 8 different pads to my body for awesome pain relief. I then can control each electrode separately so I can individualize my therapy. The screen on the device has several presets for different muscles like the back or arms. My husband uses this TENS device on his back for an amazing back massage. You can control the time and intensity of the muscle stimulator from 10 to 90 minutes. 

AUVON 4 Outputs TENS Unit is available HERE


Easy Chocolate Strawberry Pita Dessert 

So check these healthy products out and add them to your shopping list. These really are amazing and useful healthy products that you need. How do you like my pink hair? Head on over HERE to check out my Valentine's Day Gift Guide to see my favorite gifts for the whole family ~ from the parents all the way to kids.

The 16 Best Valentines Gifts For The Family

 This year focus on Valentine's Day gifts for the family 

This page may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases ~ I received samples of the mentioned products.

This year Valentine's Day may look different with not being able to go out to eat or being able to hire someone to watch the kids but this can be a day of celebration for the whole family. The viral pandemic may make it hard for couples with kids to celebrate the day of love but with some fun simple gifts, Valentine's Day can be a day for a family celebration. The Valentine holiday may have been created as a way for people to show affection for the one that they love but this can be a day for your family to spend time with each other. 

Get the recipe for the Easy Chocolate Strawberry Pita Dessert that is pictured above

 It can be a wonderful day to exchange gifts or just a day for doing something special as a family. Since Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday this year, you can forget about work and online school and make it a fun family day. Start the day with some healthy chocolate pancakes and then, later on, make a heart-shaped pizza. Some other fun ideas for this fun family day is baking cookies or making doughnuts in the air fryer. If the weather is nice, you can get outdoors and enjoy a day at the park. Maybe your idea of a fun day is staying in and watching tons of movies. This stay home holiday can a time for the family to turn off those electric devices and show love to one another with some fun gifts. I created a list of Valentine's gifts for the whole family. This list has a wide variety of gifts and most of them are affordable gifts that won't break the bank. So have fun checking out my favorite gifts for Valentine's day.

Gifts for the whole family

1. The Cutest Tablet Cushion Stand For Kids

 Milo the Turtle Tablet Cushion Stand is the perfect gift for kids. With all the virtual school learning, this tablet holder will hold kid's tablets in a fun and comfortable way. This kid-friendly tablet cushion may make homeschool a bit more fun.

 Kids can view their screen in comfort with the Planet Buddies tablet bean bag cushion stand which helps to improve your child’s posture, reducing neck and upper back strain. The cushion stand allows your child to adjust their tablet from landscape to portrait modes without the need to detach and reattach to a rigid stand. The tablet cushion stand offers comfort and keeps your device within touching distance so they can click and scroll with ease.

 Designed to be ultra-lightweight, the tablet stand is the perfect travel accessory for optimum viewing everywhere you go. The cushion stand also features two discreet and convenient pockets for storing small items such as your smartphone or charger. I love that this tablet device is easy to wipe clean and comes in 4 adorable prints. 

 Milo the Turtle Tablet Cushion Stand can be purchase at Amazon


2. Stick-O Cooking Set

 Little kids can have fun cooking and learning STEM at the same time with the STICK O Cooking 16 Piece Magnetic Building Set. These educational building sets are a favorite with my 2-year-old grandbaby. She loves connecting the magnetic pieces together and now she can cook up some delicious pretend food for her grandma.

 This themed magnetic kit inspires kids to assemble and cook delicious foods. The cooking set includes an egg, lollipop, candy, carrot, and more. The 16 Piece Cooking Set also includes 2 Spheres, 2 Sticks, 1 Curve Stick, 1 Oval Stick, and 1 Half Sphere. These pieces are safe for toddlers and perfect for brain development, critical thinking, and STEM education. The rainbow-colored pieces also develop color and shape recognition, fine motor skills, and problem-solving ability.

 STICK O Cooking 16 Piece Magnetic Building Set can be purchased on Amazon 


3. A Groove Belt

 Give dad a super simple belt so he can take quicker break times and get back to his online meetings. The Groove Belt makes holding up your pants the easiest thing to do for the day. The unique belt snaps together with magnets and allows dad to unlatch with one hand. The magnet snaps the buckle in perfect place so dad can quickly get dressed in the morning to avoid the traffic on the stairs.

 The Groove Belt comes in many colors and designs. The belt is made from strong quality strong webbing material and the buckle is made from neodymium magnets that are super strong. I promise your significant other would get MAJOR brownie points with this belt!!! 

The Groove Belt can be purchased HERE 


4. Silicone Rings

 Score major points with the teens with the breathable Groove Ring. My teen son was excited to wear this stylish ring as he loves how they look and feel. This silicone ring comes in so many colors and patterns that my teen can mix and match them to his daily outfit. The rings are soft and comfortable too.

 Groove's Original Solid Colored ring is the ring that started it all. By offering many unique and vivid colors, we allow you to pick what suits you the best. Our Midnight Black exterior paired with the Raspberry Red interior color, allows you to stay looking great while taking on your adventure. Our unique and innovative Groove Technology allows your ring to breathe while maintaining comfortability. The medical-grade silicone ensures that your ring will remain flexible and comfortable no matter what it goes through. Our silicone rings are the perfect choice for your active lifestyle!

The Groove Ring can be purchased HERE 


4. 100% Natural Grooming Products That Support Veterans

 Treat your significant other or yourself to some natural grooming products that smell awesome. From deodorant to coffee body scrubs, I am sure that you will find something from Doc Spartan that will entice his or her daily grooming. These natural products are made for men & women of action. The Alpha Brew Coffee Scrub smells like a cup of freshly brewed coffee and will energize you as you clean your body. My teen quickly grabbed the Panther Armpit Armor while his younger tween brother chose the Original scented Armpit Armor. These natural deodorants had light manly scents that will keep them smelling nice. I was glad that they left me the Lemongrass Armpit Armor as I loved the lemon scent.

 Doc Spartan, a veteran-owned company makes 100% natural grooming & first-aid products out of their home base of Portsmouth, Ohio. All the stuff is made with 100% natural ingredients by hand. These grooming products have No harmful chemicals or harsh smells. I love that their staff is entirely composed of people who've kicked addiction's ass to come back stronger than ever. Right now Doc Spartan has a Valentine's Day gift collection up online, including limited edition Heartbreaker products and gift bundles.

Doc Spartan grooming products can be purchased HERE 


5. Skinnytees Silk Tanks

 Red or pink is the color of the season for Valentine's Day. So wear a pretty pink top while you enjoy the day of love. Skinnytees™ offers chic and sexy tops, camis, and tanks for layering to make sure you are in style on this special night of romance! These cute tops are perfect for a romantic night at home or for lounging around the house. These are soft cute tops that will make any lady feel special. I love that these tops can be worn by themself or layered under a jacket. My favorite way to wear these pink or red tank tops is with a pair of cute leggings. So many styles to choose from. Like my pink hair? I used a safe temporary hair color and I love how easy it was to use. This hair color depositing shampoo and conditioner is made with natural ingredients and washes out after 7 shampoos. So there is no commitment and it comes in so many fun colors. Check out the hair color product HERE.

Skinnytees Silk Tanks can be purchase HERE


6. Baketivity Subscription Box 

  A great gift for the whole family is a baking box from Baketivity. This subscription baking box has everything that you need to bake up some delicious treats with the kids. The baking kits come with easy to follow instructions with step-by-steps so older kids can make desserts like cupcakes and cake pops with little help from mom or dad. My teens had a blast making cake pops and since they were dairy-free, I was able to enjoy them.

 Baketivity is a baking subscription box brand that ships tasty recipes, pre-measured ingredients, and activity booklets right to your door for hassle-free fun. Perfect for roommates, friends, families, couples, and dessert lovers hoping to skip the kitchen mess and get creative in the kitchen. 

 Some popular past baking kits include Bug Cupcakes, Whoopie Pies, Swirling Cinnamon Buns, Bagels, and Emoji Cookies. Kits are available for purchase on a one-time basis, or as a subscription service shipped right to your door for 3 months, 6 months, or a full year.

Baketivity Subscription Box can be purchase HERE 


7. Gluten Free Dairy Free Vegan Care Package

 I love receiving pre-made care packages and food gifts but most of them are not allergy-friendly. Then there is the problem of not knowing if the ingredients are safe for me to eat with my dairy-allergy. So when I discovered that Care Crate offers a Gluten Free Dairy Free Vegan Care Package, that made me very happy. 

 Unlike inferior snack variety packs, our premium healthy snacks and are made from the highest grade ingredients. They researched common complaints about other gluten-free snack boxes and lovingly assembled the Care Crate, one of the best healthy snack packs on the market with 40 assorted dairy-free, nut-free and vegan snacks. With meticulous attention to quality and a commitment to health, Care Crate snack boxes are second to none.

Just look at all the awesome snacks in the package!

Motts Gummies ~ Snyder Gluten-Free Pretzels ~ Corn Nuts ~ Fig Bars ~ Skinny Pop Popcorn

~ KaPop Cheddar Puffs ~ Veggie Straws ~ Stretch Island Fruit Leather ~ 

Crispy Green Freeze-Dried Fruit Tropical Variety Pack ~ Act 2 Popcorn ~ Pure Organic Layered Fruit Bars

Use code LOVE to receive 10% off your first Care Crate Co. box

Care Crate Gluten Free Dairy Free Vegan Care Package is available HERE 


8. Envirosax Designer Reusable Bags

 I just love this cute Envirosax bag for shopping and more. Since they are so small when not in use, I can toss one in my purse or glove box so I have a reusable bag with me at all times. You can purchase one bag or a pouch of 5 bags with complementary designs.

 Since 2004 Envirosax designer reusable bags have become synonymous with quality and style. Printed with eco-friendly dyes and using sustainable production methods, Envirosax was one of the first reusable bag brands to bring about the idea of sustainability + style. 

 A perfect reusable grocery bag, Envirosax also has so many uses, from gym bags, beach bags, and even overnight bags! And what's great is that the wide variety of gorgeous prints ensure there's a design to suit everyone!  

 Envirosax Bags are exceptionally high quality and come in a range of stylish designs. They were one of the first designer reusable bags to roll up into a small size - we say "the size of a sushi roll!". Tested to carry loads above 44lb's and weigh only 4oz, Envirosax indeed are as Light as a Lipstick and as Strong as a Suitcase!

 Envirosax Bags are available to purchase HERE


9. Organic Revitalizing Night Cream

 An organic night cream product can make women feel better about their skin. Block Island Organic Revitalizing Night Cream is the perfect gift for any woman or man. This vegan cream is made with natural ingredients and contains No Parabens, Gluten, PABA, Sulfates, Phthalates, Dyes, Silicone, or Fragrance. Environmental Working Group (EWG) rates this night cream a low hazard which is the best rating achievable.

 The perfect natural and organic pampering gift. It's packed with antioxidants like vitamin C and E, this organic cream helps nourish and replenish skin.  Vitamin C is known for its anti-aging properties and a recent study by Yale University dermatologists suggests vitamin E protects against the effects of sun exposure long after sundown. Featuring gentle botanicals such as cocoa butter, calendula, rosehip, avocado, aloe vera, jojoba, blueberry, and more; it revitalizes all skin types.

Block Island Organic Revitalizing Night Cream is available HERE


10. SHASHI Cool Feet Socks 

 I hate tight bulky socks and when the weather is warmer, I prefer to go barefoot inside my house. So when I do have to wear socks, I want them to be ultra-comfortable and feel like I am not wearing socks. My favorite style of socks is no-show socks as I hate tight socks around my ankles. So when I discovered SHASHI socks, I just had to try a pair.

 Designed by women for women, SHASHI Cool Feet Socks are a fashion-forward and functional patented mesh grip sock designed as an alternative to the unimaginative, bulky socks on the market. Wherever you wear your SHASHIs, someone is sure to ask, Where did you get those socks? These socks are perfect for everyday use - from at-home workouts, lounging around the house,  at work, or even at the gym. These unique socks have a patented mesh top panel with COOLMAX® moisture-wicking fabric for comfort. I love the left and right foot design for a custom fit and the large grips for stability. With so many styles and sizes to choose from, there is a pair of SHASHI socks for every member of the family.

SHASHI Cool Feet Socks is available HERE


11. Wonderful Halos Mandarins 

 Wonderful Halos are a favorite snack here at my house and my boys just love their sweet taste. I love Halos for Valentine's Day as they are the perfect healthy snack for school parties. In the past, I would send a bag of sweet Halo fruit to my kid's school but this year, I discovered an awesome way to decorate the orange fruits so they make a cute Valentine's Day gift. Of course, with online school, we will be making this DIY Valentine’s Day craft to share with family and friends.

Halos Love Bugs

 Nothing says love quite like a sweet afternoon treat on Valentine’s Day! Craft a little mandarin munchkin to show your significant other or your kids that you were thinking about them. These little Halos love bugs take just minutes to assemble, but the joy on your recipients’ faces when they see them will be more than worth it. You only need a few craft supplies and a bag of delicious Wonderful Halos to make these adorable Halos Love Bugs. These Bugs are so easy to make and so yummy to eat!

Get the instructions for the Halos Love Bugs HERE


12. Mountain Mel's Lung Lovin'! Immune Boostin'!

 I love drinking a cup of warm tea in the winter as it is so soothing on a cold winter day. So I love it when my cup of tea contains powerful immune Boosting herbs that can keep my immune system healthy, especially during cold & flu season.  

 Mountain Mel's has the perfect gift set that combines their favorite products to help you combat Cold & Flu season so you can take your Immune Health into your own hands. This gift set has two delicious herbal teas and an elderberry syrup kit so you can show love to your family by keeping them healthy.

 These are herbal Products You Can Feel GoodAbout Putting In & On Your Body

+ Immuni-Tea - This Powerhouse combines Echinacea, Astragalus, Elder Flower, Ginger, and other Immune-boosting herbs so your body can fight off what may be coming at you.  

+ Respiratory Rescue - This tea is a soothing blend for your dry, irritated throat, and hacking cough. It's packed with cooling, moistening, throat coating, and immune-boosting herbs so you can give your Lungs some Much need LOVE!

+ Elderberry Syrup Kit -The perfect gateway DYI project to get you Comfortable and Excited about making Herbal Remedies for your Family, in the comfort of your own Kitchen. 

Lung Lovin'! Immune Boostin'! is available HERE


13. Liposomal Vitamin C Antioxidant & Immune Support

 During cold & flu season, I like to have a good supply of vitamin C in my medicine cabinet. So at the first sign of a cold, I can take a high dose of vitamin C to boost my body to fight those cold germs.

 Liposomal Vitamin C Antioxidant & Immune Support has 1,000 mg Liposomal Vitamin C per serving so I am getting my C without upsetting my stomach. Liposomal Vitamin C comes in a great-tasting pineapple-orange flavor. Liposomal vitamin C is packaged like a bodily cell so it passes through the digestive barrier and delivers the nutrient directly to the bloodstream. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and supports the immune system. Liquid Vitamin C also supports the body’s production of collagen and the formation of blood vessels, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and skin. It is great for wound healing and repairing tissues throughout the body.

 Liposomal Vitamin C Antioxidant & Immune Support is available HERE


14. Sweet Chaos Popcorn

 Popcorn is a great holiday snack that can be enjoyed while watching your favorite Valentine's Day movie. When these popcorn snacks arrived at my house, my boys wanted to indulge in them right away as the flavors all sounded amazing. I had to hide the bags of popcorn until I was able to take pictures. Once the bags of Sweet Chaos were opened, my family could not stop snacking on the delicious popcorn. 

Sweet Chaos Popcorn is available in so many sweet and savory flavors. My favorite flavors of this delicious popcorn are Honey Chipotle, Kettle Corn, and Sea Salt. These three flavors are dairy-free so I can enjoy the yummy popcorn. My family said all the flavors of Sweet Chaos Popcorn were bursting with flavor. I really love how much popcorn is packed into the bags so there is plenty to share.

Sweet Chaos Popcorn is available HERE


15. Lehi Mills Certified Vegan Line

 Having a dairy-allergy or following a vegan diet does not mean that can't enjoy delicious treats this Valentine's Day. My family loves these plant-based baking mixes and they are so easy to make. The best part is how delicious the vegan treats are.

 Lehi Mills is a premium baking mix company that recently launched its Certified Vegan Line. With over 100 years of milling experience, quality has always been their first ingredient.  Included in the Lehi Mills Certified Vegan Line is the delicious Vegan Pancake and Waffle Mix, Vegan Raspberry Muffin Mix, and Vegan Double Fudge Brownie. All of which are plant-based and perfect for when you want a wholesome, vegan treat. 

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 16. BRITE bites  

 Celebrate Valentine's Day with a guilt-free snack that actually tastes great! These delicious bars make a great snack or a tasty dessert. The Dark Cocoa bar is loaded with chocolate flavor and I love that they are loaded with plenty of protein.

 BRITE bites are probiotic snack bites packed with superfoods to fuel busy, on-the-go individuals. They are free of gluten, dairy, and soy, making them ideal for those with food allergies.  There’s a favorite flavor for everyone; they offer 3 delicious flavors to check out: PB & Oats, Dark Cocoa, and Coconut Cran.

Brite bites are available HERE 


So I hope that I include plenty of great Valentine's gift ideas for celebrating this special day with the family. So don't let the stay at home orders put a damper on this holiday and instead have a wonderful time celebrating with the people that you love the most! Looking for some healthy products for the New Year? You need to check out these 11 Healthy Products That You Need To Add To Your Shopping List.

Easy Chocolate Strawberry Pita Dessert 

Easy Chocolate Strawberry Pita Dessert

Nothing says 'I love you' like chocolate and strawberries! For Valentine's Day, make this adorable dessert in minutes using pita bread.

 When you think of chocolate and strawberries, you think of sweet strawberries dipped in chocolate. Chocolate and strawberries are a wonderful sweet treat for Valentine's Day. The strawberries make this sweet treat a healthy dessert that is sure to please most anyone. If you have ever made homemade chocolate-dipped strawberries, then you understand why stores charge so much for this delicious chocolate fruit dessert. 

 I think that I made homemade chocolate strawberries once and it took a long time. It also was a messy process that left chocolate all over the kitchen. While the strawberries in chocolate were delicious, mine was an ugly mess that I felt embarrassed to serve to my family. I am glad that my family did not complain about the chocolate fruit dessert that I served to them on Valentine's Day.

Skip the mess and make a Chocolate Strawberry Pita Dessert

 So this Valentine's Day, skip the mess and the expensive cost at the grocery store and instead make a delicious Chocolate Strawberry Pita Dessert. This Chocolate Strawberry Pita Dessert is not only super easy to make but it is a healthier version of traditional chocolate-dipped strawberries. A few simple ingredients are all it takes to make a delicious sweet treat that your family will love for a Valentine's dessert.

 I discovered this recipe for Chocolate Strawberry Pita Dessert on a Family Bakery website. This bakery is known for its delicious vegan flatbreads. I featured the yummy flatbreads when I made my Dairy-Free Sunflower Seed Cream Cheese recipe. I love using Atoria's vegan flatbreads and naan for tasty appetizers and sandwiches. It is easy to whip up healthy bites and nibbles in minutes using these healthy packages of breads.

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 So once I saw the drool-worthy picture of the strawberry slices on the chocolate spread, I knew that I had to get my hands on the ingredients to make this delicious dessert. 

Love is strawberries & chocolate. Spread the love on a tasty pita!

Photo from Atoris's website

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Ingredients needed

Atoria’s Family Bakery Pita

+ Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

+ Strawberries

+ Powder Sugar

 I already had the powder sugar and chocolate spread at home so all I needed was some fresh strawberries and the pita bread. I headed to my local Sprouts store for those items. While I had no problem finding fresh strawberries, I was not able to find the Atoria’s Family Bakery Pita. So I grabbed a package of Atoria’s Family Bakery flatbread as a delicious substitute for the pita bread. Since the flatbread sheets are long, I decided to cut the bread into the shape of a heart. 

Make it dairy-free 

 The original recipe called for chocolate hazelnut spread which contains milk. So I am glad that I discovered healthier dark chocolate spread that is not only dairy-free but nut-free and gluten-free. This chocolate spread from Lekkco tastes so good and is loaded with chocolate flavor. 

 Then the fun began with having my boys cooking with me in the kitchen. We each grabbed a slice of the flatbread a clean pair of scissors. It was simple to cut the flatbread into the shape of a heart. Then everyone grabbed a big spoonful of the chocolate spread and spread it all over the bread. 

 Of course, we had to lick the spoon once we were done spreading the chocolate. Then I instructed my boys to grab some fresh strawberries and slice them into thin slices. My boys had a blast placing the strawberry slices on top of the chocolate spread. 

 I then instructed the boys to grab the fine mesh strainer for the powder sugar dusting. I like when I can use other items in my kitchen for kitchen tools. I am sure that they sell a tool for powder sugar dusting but I see no need for one in my kitchen. I had to tell the boys to place the fine mesh strainer over their chocolate dessert and use a small amount of powder sugar. I certainly did not want a cloud of powder sugar to clean up.

The original recipe called for fresh mint but I decided not to use that on my dessert. I don't care for a mint taste with fruit but if you do then chop up some fresh mint and sprinkle it on your chocolate fruit dessert.

So Pretty & So Delicious

 The Chocolate Strawberry Pita Dessert was so easy and fun to make. The best part was eating them. This dessert was so delicious and loaded with chocolate flavor. The fresh strawberries made it taste like chocolate-dipped strawberries. Since this dessert is easy to make and has healthy fruit, my boys can enjoy this for breakfast. 

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Author: Atoria’s Family Bakery
Easy  Chocolate and Strawberry Pita Dessert

Easy Chocolate and Strawberry Pita Dessert

Nothing says 'I love you' like chocolate and strawberries! For Valentine's Day, make this adorable dessert in minutes using pita bread.


  • 1 sheet Atoria’s Family Bakery Pita
  • 3 tbsp. chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 3 large strawberries
  • 1 tsp. powdered sugar
  • 3 leaves chopped fresh mint


  1. Spread chocolate hazelnut spread on Atoria's Family Bakery Pita.
  2. Thinly slice strawberries parallel to the stem into round sections. Remove stems and tips of strawberries.
  3. Arrange strawberry slices into a heart shape on top of the Pita.
  4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and top with mint.
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