Finding a healthy cookie can be exciting….so get excited – because the new The Real Coconut Cookies are out of this world! The Real Coconut is on a mission to grow and source the finest and most clean ingredients for their products. The choose so support farmers and co-ops in Belize (a small Caribbean country – MamatheFox has visited there and its beautiful). By using local farmers they are giving back to the land and the people. These cookies taste like home and are made with plantain flour. They are soft, fresh and super satisfying to the sweet tooth. Being gluten, dairy and grain free they are perfect to bring as a desert to any holiday function. Flavors include Hemp Raisin, Chocolate Chip and Molasses Ginger – we are sure you will fall in love with one if not all three.
Sugar Bowl Bakery
When it comes to simple but indulgent holiday treats Sugar Bowl Bakery knows their stuff. Now available at Costco (among other retailers), you can grab their simple yet delicious Madeleine Cookies, Petite Brownie Bites and Petite Palmiers. This well established bakery, founded over 25 years ago in California, and holds dozens of awards and titles. No longer a small coffee shop, Sugar Bowl Bakery is now one of America’s largest family-owned, national minority certified bakery manufacturer selling to the top retailers in the USA. By using the best machines and methods they are able to give us the homemade “mom made” flavors but at a low price point, making it affordable for any budget. Add a few of their tastey treats to your holiday event this year for the easy and delicious quick treat.
Noosh Almond Butters, Oils and Powders
Finding easy and healthy ways to spice up your protein intake is always fun and with Noosh Brand products. Noosh adds out of this world tastes to your diet in simple to incorporate ways. Noosh has created a line of products that deliver on-the-go nutrition to fuel any schedule. They have individually packaged protein powder which can be added to smoothies, protein shakes, oatmeal protein balls (my favorite) and anything else you would add protein powder too. If you are more of a spread kinda person, Noosh is going to blow your mind. Spread flavors include: Almond Butter, Chocolate, Coffee, Cupcake and Birthday Cake! Add the Almond spreads to toast, waffles or pancakes, bagels or whatever your heart desires. If you are a foodie like us, then you know the importance of using a good quality oil in your cooking and baking. Noosh now has a line of Virgin Almond Oils that are: Vegan, Paleo, No Preservatives, Gluten Free, NonGmo and contain Whole California Grown Almonds. Noosh California cold-pressed pure almond oil retains all of its natural flavors and health benefits. Drizzle over bread, a finished dish, or use in salad dressings. Noosh almond oil is a healthier choice over other oils.
Capresso SG300 Coffee Maker
When it comes to coffee makers there is only one brand MamatheFox has looked at countless coffee maker reviews so it’s fair to say we know what’s good and what’s not! More often than not, Capresso is our favorite brand. We have been brewing coffee from their machines for years now and have only nothing but wonderful experiences. The machines are extremely high quality and very easy to use. For the SG300 MamatheFox was able to set up the clock and the auto timer without looking at the manual! This new model has a few bells and whistles that very much appeal to me. First off is the compact design. It easily fits on my counter without taking up too much precious counter real estate. It comes with a GoldTone reusable filter, so I no longer need to worry about buying filters and the waste they create. It comes with a charcoal water filter removes up to 82% of chlorine and other impurities from tap water. Then the 2-hour keep warm with auto safety shut-off is great as I often forget to turn off my machine when running out the door to get the kids to school on time. I never worry “did I leave the coffee machine on?” any more. MamatheFox drinks coffee daily, but her husband only drinks it on the weekends, so with this machine we are obsessed with the special setting it has to maximize flavor when brewing 1 to 4 cups. If you have a coffee lover on you holiday list then do then a solid and get them the new SG300.
Making eating healthy on the go is what Fresh n’ Lean is all about. They have created a giant selection of healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners for all types of diets. They use pre-measured sides of high-quality proteins, carbs, and organic veggies give you complete control over your macronutrient profile. Using natural & in-season ingredients you get the best quality meals. They are never frozen or use processed ingredients and absolutely never use preservatives. I love that they keep oils to a minimum keeping it lower in caloric value. Fresh n’ Lean’s healthy meal prep delivery plans give you a week worth of organic, delicious chef-prepared meals you can conveniently grab-and-go from your refrigerator. Their plans feature cuisine styles range from Mediterranean, Continental, Asian, and South American – and each seasoned to perfection. They also offer A La Carte options – but they do give discounts to those who buy larger amounts. If you are looking to help a family out this holiday season then hook them up with some meals from Fresh n’ Lean!mashers
Slammer Snacks – Click here to purchase
Big kids and adults love pouches just as much as little kids do. But we are looking for something that tastes more grown up – still sweet and yummy, but a product that also has nutritional ingredients for our active lives. Slammers are awesomely delicious on-the-go snacks with super-healthy organic ingredients, designed to energize for every activity. Whether you are looking for snacks for older kids or need a on-the-go snack to have in your purse for those busy days, you are going to love Slammers. With flavors like Epic (oranges, bananas, carrots, mangoes, Greek yogurt and real vanilla) and Watermelon Kiwi Burst (strawberry, kiwi, watermelon, apple, banana and beet.
The Java House brand gives its consumers pure coffee the authentic way. Using just coffee, water, time, and a whole lot of love, the drink they create is something all coffee lovers will appreciate. No preservatives, coffee additives, coffee derivatives or reconstituted coffee, just real coffee. Seriously, I think that’s something we can all come around to liking. The new coffee pods are the perfect gift for your coffee snob friend (or dad). These pods can be used to make hot brews in your Keurig, or cold using ice and water. With a handful of varieties to choose from (Columbian medium roast, Ethiopian light roast, Sumatran dark roast, and decaf medium roast), I’ll bet you’ll find one you’re looking for. Java House also offers bottles of ready to drink coffees and pure black concentrate.
When is comes to keeping your food and coffee stored tight and fresh you can depend on ANKOMN. Turn-N-Seal is a new approach to perishable food storage that uses a powerful but simple-to-activate vacuum airtight seal. Unlike other vacuum seal systems on the market, Turn-N-Seal’s special lids pull all the air from each container with a mere flick of the wrist. Using no pumps or batteries, food can be stored for up to six times longer than normal storage containers. The Turn-N-Seal containers prevent both air and moisture from getting access to the food stored inside, keeping food fresh and vegetables crisp. Most importantly, the vacuum could prevent Ochratoxin A from growing, not only preserving the flavor but also keep you healthy. Whether you are a coffee lover who buys the best beans around, or a baker with some amazing ingredient to keep fresh, you are going to love the Turn-N-Seal. It comes in a variety of sizes so no matter how much you are looking to store ANKOMN has what you desire.
Delicious food we can all trust. Gluten-free, non GMO, and organic ingredients are crafted to taste the best and have the highest quality possible. Milton’s seeks to give ‘delicious, trustworthy craft foods you can feel good about enjoying, serving and sharing.’ We love that Milton’s works with organizations and local communities to support many different causes. Hoping to inspire others in the joy of eating well is what Milton’s does best. Check out their full lines of gluten free crackers, organic crackers, and craft breads.
Created just two years ago, Frozen Garden seeks to give real food to people who want it. We all want healthy food without chemicals and additives; Frozen Garden gives you all of that and more. The convenient smoothies made and packed in the Midwest allow you to eat healthy very easily. Sourcing from six local farmers, the fruits and veggies are fresh and ready to eat when they are delivered right to your door. When buying from Frozen Garden you are supporting local farmers, a small business, and a mom. These would be a great gift for anyone you know. Simply choose the smoothies you’re interested in and they’ll be delivered to the address you provide. Once received just open, add water, blend, and enjoy! Seriously such a cool concept that anyone will appreciate. They even offer junior sizes for the littles!
Frying finally made simple! Delight your favorite chef with the most innovative kitchen tools! When heated to the optimal frying temperature, this SensoRed wok changes colors indicating the ideal time to cook. Also included is outstanding nonstick properties, helping achieve a perfect meal every time! The SensoryRed wok is sold by Fissler Cookware, a premium cookware made in Germany. Their vast collection of kitchen tools make for chipper chefs this holiday season!
CDN offers a wide variety of kitchen tools. Extra steps are taken to ensure quality, durability, and accuracy, so their thermometers [and other kitchen tools] are totally worth it. Made with high-grade stainless steel, this thermometer is constructed to last. Digital, cooking, thermocouple, infrared, digital probe, candy & deep fry, beverage & frothing, oven & grill, and refrigerator/freezer/air are all the thermometers offered from CDN; this is the place to buy one when you need one. This Many thermometers are available so you’re sure to find one for someone on your list.
Are you looking to cut out carbs or at least eat less of them at times? Do you try to eat Gluten-Free? If so then you are going to flip over Caulipower Pizza. Their pizza is made with cauliflower instead of flour to make the dough, giving you a Celiac friendly, Gluten-Free pizza option. Using cauliflower as a carbohydrate is a very popular cooking tread – but have you tried making it from scratch?! I have, and never did it again. It took forever and was crazy messy. I knew I would never think of doing that again. Then I found Caulipower Pizza, and knew I had to try it. The crust is thin and crisp, but not flaky. It bakes in my over quickly and with ease. I love being able to get my veggie from my pizza in a whole new way. They have plain crust, so you can make your own, Margarita, 3-Cheese, Pepperoni and a few other options. Check them out on Amazon (link above) or their website for more information and recipes.
I use honey often – but have you heard the buzz about Manuka honey? Manuka honey contains unique properties known to support digestive and immune health and help soothe coughs and sore throats. Comvita’s honey is tr
Have you ever tired a fresh cop of Pour-Over style coffee? It’s fantastic! Fresh, crisp and so luxurious. This vintage-inspired Pour-Over™ set is an homage to the mid-century Melitta porcelain coffee brewing sets that have become a symbol of good taste. If you know someone who can talk coffee all day, who knows that a nice bean consists of, then this is the gift to impress them. This set has a medium-size drip opening – which provides a consistent brew and eliminates risk of bitterness. A ring underneath drip opening directs coffee flow into the carafe and prevents runoff, keeping your counter clean and less to worry about. The Heritage Series Pour-Over™ brews handcrafted coffee in three simple steps: 1. Place Pour-Over cone on top of the carafe or a mug, insert Melitta cone coffee filter. 2. Scoop in your favorite fresh ground coffee to taste. 3. Pour hot water (just off the boil) into the cone, fully saturating all grounds – then enjoy your fresh cup of coffee.
Pic’s Peanut Butter
It’s not just peanut butter, its REALLY GOOD peanut butter. Pic’s New Zealand-based peanut butter is the #1 selling peanut butter in New Zealand and has reached 13 countries around the world. Why is it so popular? It is made from the finest Australian Hi-Oleic peanuts! These mouth watering peanuts are freshly roasted, squashed, and quickly sealed to persevere the freshness and perfected flavor. In addition, Pic’s Peanut Butter is NON GMO, all natural, gluten and sugar free, and has no additives. Gift your favorite foodie with a jar or be extra nice and surprise them with all four varieties; original, original no salt, smooth, or smooth no salt. Don’t forget to check out their website for recipes, pictures, and even the chance to tour their factory!
Staying hydrated throughout ythe day is one of the most important aspects of my families health. We try to drink water to not only stay hydrated but to help keep our skin healthy too. We all seem to get very dry skin in the winter living in the Mid-West. If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. By increasing our water intake we can help our digestion, circulation and absorption and even excretion. We love to carry about the Zoku Stainless Steel Water Bottles. They are easy to hold for a variety of sizes hands, and come in a variety o f pretty colors. The Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle makes sure cold beverages stay that way for up to 40 hours. And hot beverages do not lose steam, maintaining heat for up to 12 hours. Designed to take a hit, this double-walled bottle is made of heavy gauge 18/8 stainless steel, yet remains easy to carry with removable paracord lanyard. Check out all the styles in the link above.
Make lunch exciting with Vaya Tyffyn. Their lunch box keeps food warm or cold for up to 4-5 hours. It is a vacuum-insulated, leak-resistant lunch box that will keep your home-cooked meals warm, fresh and ready to eat without the need for added heating or refrigeration. We love warming up chicken nuggets for the kids in the morning for school, putting them in the top container of the Vaya Tyffyn to give our Kindergartner a lunch she will eat and enjoy. Then, in the bottom section (the box comes with a top and bottom section) we add a warm vegetable like corn, peas or broccoli. Sandwiches get old, so add some excitement to your lunch with a warm and easy to use container. No batteries, no plugs, just warm food. BPA-free, FDA Approved, non-toxic, leak-resistant containers that are top-rack dishwasher safe.
Do you have a mini foodie…aka a picky eater? Survive the holiday meals with the new STAYnEAT meal time solution. These durable plates are decked out with non-skid rims, press-n-hold suction and side scoop walls. Little eaters can finally get more food to their mouth than the floor with the help of stay neat borders that acts as a spill guard. In addition the STAYnEAT has two uniquely two-in-one design. Partition plate to a non-partition plate is simple to change with just a flip. The plate’s surface has a sloped surface to help keep the high side dry and prevent soggy meals for those picky eaters. STAYnEAT is an ingenious design helping children develop healthy eating habits and parents stay sane during meal time!
Three Peaks Manuka Honey
The world’s most magnificent Manuka honey is now packaged for on the go. Three Peaks is a New Zealand based company that carefully harvests Manuka honey. The health benefits of this all natural honey are far “sweeter” than you can imagine! Three Peaks honey is certified 100% pure and authentic and can be traced back to the hives and land on which it was produced. The top quality packaged gold has a smooth and creamy taste and perfect in any food or drink. Three Peaks Manuka Honey can be found on amazon in a 10 pack of .17 oz single servings, making this honey a perfect on the go sweetener.
Snacking during the holidays is common knowledge. Having a snack on your kitchen counter for you and your guests to graze on while a meal is prepared is normal and expected really. Give your friends and family a delicious and healthier snack with bare. Bare makes chips from fruits and vegetables, using baking as its technique, never frying their chips and making sure that there are no article ingredients. Just fruit and veggies. That’s it! The Seas Salt Carrot Chips are so sweet its almost like eating a cookie! MamatheFox honestly thought that sugar was added it was so sweet, but it was just carrots and salt – seriously amazing. Most of the veggie bags are only 140 calories for the whole bag, making it the perfect on the go snack too to take while you are out holiday shopping this year. Look for them in stores by you or order them online from Amazon.
When it comes to reusable lunch bags Smelly Bags has hit a home run! MamatheFox only uses reusable lunch bags and container for her family’s packed lunches. However, some of them leak, others hold in smells into the plastic even after washing with hot water and soap. The best part of Smelly Bags are the super thin plastic they use, making them feel and fold like a disposable plastic sandwich bag, but with the integrity to be reused and keep smells away over time. Smelly Bags are not just for carrying your lunch items or storing your left overs in. They are also great for lugging around those dirty diapers (without everyone smelling those diapers), marinating your fish without making all your produce stink and great for using in freezers to keep smells tight and food fresh. Sizes varying from tiny snack bags to huge 12 by 16 bags they are sure to have what your family requires.