August 08, 2013

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August 07, 2013

Amy's Kitchen

WHY WE LOVE
This family-owned business started small, 25 years ago, in the founders' Northern California farmhouse.Your taste buds will love their entrees, which are made with the same fresh, organic vegetables you would use -- if only you had the time! Name your dietary need, and there’s an option for you - gluten free, Light in Sodium and the new Light & Lean line, for those trying to watch calories. You’ll forget it’s a frozen meal!

TWO TIPS
We love all the Amy’s options! Try adding spinach to Amy’s Light & Lean Roasted Polenta for a complete, hearty meal: just 140 calories! Craving Asian? Try Amy’s Light in Sodium, Brown Rice and Vegetables Bowl. Mix in steamed broccoli to get in another serving of veggies. Nosh using chopsticks so you’ll eat slowly.

WHERE TO BUY
Whole Foods, Wegman’s, natural food stores, and online at amys.com

August 06, 2013

Good Eating Salads by Parragon Books

WHY WE LOVE
Who doesn’t love a good salad? Sometimes our salad options can get repetitive. With this book, salad boredom will never take over again. We love this tiny treat because it’s small enough to fit in your bag and offers salad options for every season. With over 140 step-by-step recipes and full-color photos, it guarantees a successful salad every time. Parragon Books also publishes a wide range of fantastic cookbooks that are accessible to everyone.

TWO TIPS
Use this great salad guide to create a healthy and delicious salad next time you go to your favorite chopped salad bar. Check out some of our favorite salad recipes which include Chicken Grapefruit Salad (p310), Roasted Vegetable Salad (p172) and Tuna and Two Bean Salad (p126).

WHERE TO BUY
amazon.com

August 05, 2013

Green & Black's Dark 70% Chocolate

WHY WE LOVE
Green & Black’s organic was created by chocolate lovers with equal passion for creating a quality product and caring for our environment. When you reach for your favorite Green & Black’s flavor, you can feel confident you’re getting a responsibly manufactured treat.  Each of these bars is made with 100% Fairtrade certified chocolate and includes some of the finest organic ingredients from around the world. 

TWO TIPS
Enjoy It Hot or Cold: Summer wouldn’t be complete without a little bit of chocolate, so end your warm days on a sweet note with a delectable post-dinner treat:  freeze your favorite G&Bs bar, split the bar in half and enjoy the cool treat! And when the weather gets colder, make your very own hot chocolate:  heat up almond milk on the stove or in the microwave, place G&Bs Dark 70% in the mug and let it melt. It’s the perfect way to warm up on a chilly night! Discover more ways to enjoy: facebook.com/GreenandBlacks.US.

WHERE TO BUY
Sold at most natural food stores, many drug stores and supermarkets, and online. Find your local retailer at facebook.com/GreenandBlacks.US.

August 04, 2013

Hail Merry Vanilla Maple Almonds

WHY WE LOVE
Hail thy life giving raw almond! Hail Merry's tasty dehydrated raw nuts are free from refined sugars and full of good fats and fiber - living proof that taste and health can co-exist. Touted for their major health benefits, raw almonds contain oodles of omega 9's to improve our cholesterol profile and are naturally gluten-free.

TWO TIPS
Amp up a brown bag lunch by finishing off with something buttery, sweet and crunchy. One individual pack is the perfect tasty treat at only 130 calories. Or polish off a healthy meal with a frozen Greek yogurt mixed with a packet of these tasty gems!

WHERE TO BUY
amazon.com, hailmerry.com, Whole Foods Market

August 03, 2013

Happy Family Happy Squeeze

WHY WE LOVE
Just saying the name will make you smile. Each convenient on-the-go pouch is packed with vitamins and minerals, and at around 100 calories it is the ideal no-guilt snack. Made from organic ingredients you can feel proud to feed these delicious snacks to your entire family. What could make you happier than that?

TWO TIPS
Want to bump up your breakfast but no time to whip out the blender and make a smoothie? Pair your favorite flavor Happy Squeeze with 1 or 2 hard boiled eggs. These all inclusive pouches, packed with protein and fiber, are also a great option for a pre-workout snack.

WHERE TO BUY
amazon.com, Wal-Mart, local food markets

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August 02, 2013

iTRAIN

WHY WE LOVE
Need motivation but don’t want to splurge on a personal trainer? iTRAIN is the ideal way to bring fitness and training expertise right into your own home. Since workouts are downloaded right to your MP3 device, you can customize your workouts to fit your personal needs. We love that each workout has the trainer’s voice providing step-by-step instructions with music in the background, guiding and motivating throughout your workout session.

TWO TIPS
Sometimes running on the treadmill can get a bit stale and boring. The iTREAD workouts provide a great new way to take over your running and inspire a new workout (and the music rocks)! We love practicing yoga, but sometimes it’s hard to make it to the studio for classes; with the iSTRETCH workouts you can have your own private yoga lesson, for every level, right in your own living room.

WHERE TO BUY
itrain.com

August 01, 2013

KIND Dark Chocolate Chili Almond

WHY WE LOVE
Spice it up with this new, all-natural dark chocolate nut bar. KIND takes the guesswork out of snack bars by providing a scrumptious snack with a realistic amount of calories. A touch of chili provides just the right amount of heat, and the dark chocolate will satisfy any sweet craving. It’s not only delicious but high in fiber, a good source of protein and has only 5 grams of sugar naturally (meaning no artificial sweeteners or sugar alcohols). Did we also mention it is gluten free and non-GMO? What more could one ask for!

TWO TIPS
Slip one in your bag on your way to the gym and you’ve got the perfect gluten free, post-workout snack. Is that 3 p.m.chocolate craving hitting? This spicy bar is the perfect option as it will leave you feeling satisfied without that candy-bar guilt.

WHERE TO BUY
kindsnacks.com

July 31, 2013

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts

WHY WE LOVE
These tiny seeds pack a big punch! Loaded with protein, omegas and minerals, these little gems are a great way to add essential omegas and protein into your daily diet. We love the mild, nutty flavor (similar to sunflower seeds) and we also love that Manitoba Harvest is vertically integrated, which means they control every aspect of their Hemp Hearts right from seed to shelf!

TWO TIPS
Skip the croutons and nuts on your salad and sprinkle a tablespoon of Hemp Hearts on instead. They will give you that nutty crunch you are looking for with the added boost of protein. Need a change from your normal yogurt routine? Mix in 1 tbsp hemp hearts with your favorite 6oz cup of low-fat yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a delightful morning start.

WHERE TO BUY
manitobaharvest.com, Whole Foods, Costco, local health food stores

July 30, 2013

Matt's Munchies Premium Fruit Snacks

WHY WE LOVE
Even we are victims of boredom binging (aka eating when you have nothing better to do) and we're pretty sure you are, or know someone who is, too. These super tasty treats are the perfect portable snack to throw into your bag. The fact that they only have 8 grams of sugar and are gluten-free will have you munching these organic snacks all day long. 

TWO TIPS
Toss one in your bag for a throwback snack to when you were a kid. Alleviate cravings at your busiest moment: between meetings or in your glove compartment.

WHERE TO BUY
amazon.com, mattsmunchies.com for where to purchase