Friday Favorites : Snacks Drinks + Supplements

It's Friday...Hooray...

And I'm sharing some fun things that have come my way in the past few weeks. Summer is upon us and we need to start thinking about beach and road trip snacks. Here are a few PUREmamas approved items for your bag. 

First, Alicia Silverstone teamed up with Garden of life to create a new line of supplements: myKind Organics.  designed for vegetarians and vegans, they make a B12 spray, D vitamin, a men's multi and woman's multi. Even better is a new prenatal multi. 

Califia launched a new line of dairy-free coffee drinks! Woohoo! I swear, my biggest dairy indulgence weakness is HALF + HALF in coffee! 

That's It. What's it? THAT'S IT! Haha. Ok, ok, that's cheesy, I'll stop. What's cheesy? Ok, now I'm really gonna stop. That's It bars are really really good. On my way back from Park City, Utah last month I ate two of these bars while I was in line at Starbucks. They were that good. All that's in these things are fruit...fruit dehydrated into a bar. The only complaint I have is that they aren't yet ORGANIC{? - hoping that will change}!  

And yet another way to get your probiotics. Acidophilus found in cultured/fermented foods are important for gut health - which is crucial for healthy immune systems. With the over use of antibiotics It's one of those things we need more than ever. I remember when probiotics were only found in dairy and came in the form of capsules and yogurt. Cultured veggies, kombucha, kefir, and now Kevita Tonics are on the shelves at all the local health food stores - that's a huge step in the right direction!

Last but not least, I heart Keenwah is a new line of gluten-free snacks that are made with quinoa instead corn and rice. They have a super hard/crunchy texture that most of the "puffs" don't typically have. They come a few different flavors; I would buy these over pirate booty any day! YUM!

Now get out and go enjoy your Friday! XOXO

 

Taco Tuesday In a Bowl + Chia Blackberry Jam

This month over at The Honest Company, I'm giving the Taco Salad a clean makeover! And berry jam a new twist

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For full recipe and more photos, please visit the Honest Company blog! Happy Taco Tuesday! 

CHIA SEED JAM

Also, over at the Honest Company,  I'm sharing my chia seed jam recipe! Check it out...

t's full antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and wonderful plant based fatty acids. No cane sugar or gelatins required and super simple to make. Hooray! 

FULL RECIPE OVER AT THE HONEST COMPANY

Cookie Time :: Easy + Healthy :: Simple Mills

These dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy chocolate chip cookies are to-die-for! Simple Mills makes a great chocolate chip cookie mix and this is coming from the "kookie" queen herself. 

Truth be told, they aren't these decadent ooey, gooey melt in your mouth buttery cookies; but they hit the spot and my kids couldn't keep their hand off them. "But mom, they are so good!" was what I heard when I told them to stop eating all the cookies. 

These cookies are made with gluten-free flour and all you do is add an egg or egg substitute! Go ahead, try these gems, your kids might like them and then you'll be happy and proud! Why not?

Simple Mills

 

 

Friday Favorites

Oh boy this is fun! One of my favorite posts to write is this one -- Friday Favorites -- where I get to share all the fun things worth sharing that I have either purchased or been sent by marketing companies in the recent months/weeks. 

First off, it's Friday and I couldn't be happier. That being said...

There are a few new things in my life that I use on the daily and I wanted to share them because they are SO worth it.

First of all, I rarely eat granola! Actually never. I have made a few homemade granolas {remember this one here and this one here} and mmmmmm, so good, but it's often soooo time consuming.  But the stuff in the bag from the store? NO! Not having it. Usually cooked at high temps with canola oil and sugar, FULL of unwanted calories and just not the idea breakfast. HOWEVER, Purely Elizabeth has changed breakfast for me! I came across their products accidentally at a health food store and wow, even their hot cereal {never was a big hot cereal person before either} is amazingly healthy. As an ex health food company owner and product developer, I am snobby and picky about what goes into packaged goods. 

THANK YOU Purely Elizabeth, for saving my mornings. Also, why aren't you in Target anymore? 

Anyways, next up on my list...Yuve! Holy moly this stuff is good. I have tried MANY MANY protein powders and powdered nutritional supplements and very few of them met my ingredient standards and my tastebud standards {wink}! This stuff is revolutionary! You gotta try it

Next up, BABY STUFF! 

With a new baby in the house I'm having to revisit the baby products and baby phase. I still use the Bjorn and get lots of funny looks {I think they have gotten a bad wrap amongst a certain crowd since my other boys were little but I own the Ergo and just can't seem to wear it correctly because I'm used my good old bjorn}. Anyways, a diaper service?? Um, that was NOT even an option when my boys were babies. Diapers.com had just been invented and as much as I loved the concept I didn't really have a need for diapers any longer. Anyways, so, because I'm an affiliate for them and because I blog for them I felt the "need" to also use their products. I do have to say, the  Honest Company bundles  are amazing. However, I was a novice with the whole "bundle" thing. I ordered too many, forgot to update my next month's bundle, blah blah, etc. But as soon as I got used to it...oh my...where has this diaper service been my whole life? Where has this BUNDLE SERVICE been my whole life? I highly suggest you try it out.

Finally, last but not least, YUMuniverse plant-based cookbook! I love Heather's YumUniverse blog. It's one of my favorites. I don't sit and read too many blogs but when I do look at this one---she nails it. Everything is to me, perfect. I'm extremely envious of this cookbook; it's what I would only dream about doing. I wanted to blog about it sooner but I had my baby and haven't been online much. {sorry you guys}. 

That's all for now. But before I sign out, if you haven't checked out my 3 ingredient pancakes yet, you're missing out! They are healthy and very DELISH. They do contain EGGS however, which this blog doesn't usually include.