MaskFone: The World's First Athletic Face Mask with Integrated Earbuds

MaskFone: The World’s First Athletic Face Mask with Integrated Earbuds

We all are too familiar with those who do not like wearing face masks. In truth, it can be bothersome when trying to eat or drink, communicate if you are deaf, avoiding maskne, or making and receiving phone calls. Unfortunately, face masks are a necessity for our health and the health of others and are needed. Thankfully, companies are stepping up with fast innovation to help us deal with life wearing face masks. There are face masks with straw holes for drinking and masks with clear windows for communicating with the hearing impaired. Now there’s a face mask made specifically to take and receive phone calls and listen to music without having to take it off. Say hello to MaskFone, the world’s first true wireless headphones and mask in-one.

MaskFone: The World's First Athletic Face Mask with Integrated Earbuds

You read that correctly; this mask is designed with a built-in microphone to take phone calls while wearing it. There is no need to take off your mask while on a call. While virtually attending Pepcom and CES, we were introduced to this wonder-gadget. We instantly wished we had this in 2020; our mask experienced would’ve been more tolerable. With this groundbreaking, optimal face mask from Binatone, you can enjoy maximum protection against airborne health risks (thanks to its 5-layer filtration system) while enjoying a more convenient and serviceable way of taking phone calls and listening to music.

MaskFone: The World's First Athletic Face Mask with Integrated Earbuds

MaskFone: The World's First Athletic Face Mask with Integrated Earbuds

The MaskFone brings together Hubble Connected’s patented technology which includes a built-in microphone that eliminates muffled audio, and PM2.5 filters or medical grade N95 Filters (sold with the MaskFone Premium). You can also just buy the N95 Filters separately to up your protection level. The Bluetooth connected earbuds boast 12 hours of playtime, is IPX5 water and sweat resistant, a built-in microphone, crystal clear audio, voice projection technology, and are Google, Alexa & Siri compatible. Its sleek and clean design combines functionality and fashion.

The face mask comes with the aforementioned filters with replaceable filters. It features hidden cables, and controls that fall along the jawline, a comfortable fit that forms to all face shapes, magnetic earbud holders, adjustable neoprene ear hooks, a stabilizer for an extra secure fit, and is made from washable and durable twill fabric. Plus, its innovation combines several key industries – fashion, technology, health, and safety. As Tim Gunn always says, “make it work!” and Binatone certainly did. Of course, we didn’t expect anything less from a company that’s a leading global manufacturer of innovative IoT, smart home, and consumer electronic devices for the baby, home, personal audio, and lifestyle camera categories.

MaskFone - The World's First Athletic Face Mask with Integrated Earbuds

The MaskFone is available in small/medium and medium/large. The Classic with 3 included PM2.5 filters retails for $49.99 and the Premium with 3 included N95 filters is $69.99. Both are currently available on www.Maskfone.com. They will be launching in stores and online at Target and Amazon by February 1st, with additional retailers to follow. Trust us when we say this is the only face mask you will need in 2021.

 

 

Sweet Love: Give the Gift of Pastreez Valentine's Day Heart Macarons

Sweet Love: Celebrate Love with Pastreez Valentine’s Day Heart Macarons

We’re almost to the end of January and you know what that means. It is go-time for Valentine’s Day preparations. While romantic dinner reservations at expensive restaurants are out, it doesn’t mean you can’t sweep your significant other off their feet with some culinary delights. Why not capture the heart of your love or best friend with the gift od delicious sweetness. We’ll be sharing a few favorites and today, we’re diving mouth first into some exquisite heart-shaped goodness, the Valentine’s Day Heart Macarons from Pastreez. For those who are not familiar, Pastreez is a California-based Macaron shop founded by the husband and wife team, Yami & Anthony, French Chefs from Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Who knows french pastries better than French chefs! Naturally, it’s who we’d turn to for this iconic French dessert. We promise they are guaranteed to enchant the tastebuds of your love.

Sweet Love: Celebrate Love with Pastreez Valentine's Day Heart Macarons

Known for their decadent macarons that are shipped fresh from their kitchen to your door, the Pastreez macarons will tantalize your palate. The Pastreez Valentine’s Day Heart Macarons are the perfect gift for your Valentine or Galentine. *A reminder that February 13th is Galentine’s Day and the time to celebrate your friends. The heart-shaped, creme-filled treats come in four options – 48 regular macarons or a gift box of 20 macarons in Vanilla, Rose, and Strawberry; or 48 vegan macarons, or a vegan gift box of 20 in Coconut and Strawberry. All are gluten-free,  1.7″ in size, and under 50 calories each.

Sweet Love: Celebrate Love with Pastreez Valentine's Day Heart Macarons Sweet Love: Celebrate Love with Pastreez Valentine's Day Heart Macarons

We love that Pastreez will guarantee the freshness of your macarons when you place an order. All of their macarons (heart-shaped and classic round) are handmade in-house, in small batches upon receiving an order. The sweet treats are then placed into an insulated pouch, air cushions, and a sturdy carton; this ensures 100% freshness upon arrival at your door.

Sweet Love: Celebrate Love with Pastreez Valentine's Day Heart Macarons

Since Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day are coming up quickly, we recommend you place your order now. To get your Pastreez Valentine’s Day Heart Macarons by Feb. 14th, select Valentine’s reservation at checkout.

NEW! MAËLYS Underboob Deodorant and Breast Exfoliating Stick

NEW! MAËLYS Underboob Deodorant and Breast Exfoliating Stick

For those of us who are busty, MAËLYS has launched two new products that are must-haves in your beauty regime; especially for the upcoming summertime heat. For anyone amply gifted on top, you’re very familiar with such annoyances as boob sweat, bra marks, rashes, and uneven skin texture. There has been a void in the beauty industry for breast skincare and wellness until now. For a long time, breasts have been left out of being pampered. With MAËLYS’s two newest launches, GET-SILKY Breast Exfoliating Stick and GET-SASSY Underboob Deodorant, your “girls” are in for the pampering they always deserved.

NEW! MAËLYS Underboob Deodorant and Breast Exfoliating Stick

For anyone blessed with Ds and larger, humidity, friction, and sometimes fabric can be thy enemies. While it’s especially problematic during the hot summer days, the bountifully gifted have to deal with these issues all year round. We’re here to tell you, these two products will leave your “girls” truly loved. These two products from MAËLYS should absolutely be added to your daily self-care routine. The best part, both products smell absolutely incredible and are suitable for all skin types.

MAЁLYS GET-SILKY Breast Exfoliating Stick, $25.00

NEW! MAËLYS Breast Exfoliating Stickb Deodorant

Made especially for the delicate skin around the breast, the MAËLYS GET-SILKY Breast Exfoliating Stick unclogs pores, hydrates skin, and reveals your skin’s hidden glow. Made to use in the shower, we love that the handheld component of the exfoliant helps you control the pressure. We’ve all experienced rashes, excessive heat, and discomfort from our bras, fabric, and laundry detergent. This wonderful exfoliant helps get rid of everything that can irritate the skin under and around your breasts. Comprised of two scrub particles, Diatomaceous Earth to polish skin, and Coconut Shell Powder which busts through heavy layers of dead skin cells, you’ll be left with amazingly smoother skin. This small but mighty product also contains Goji Berry Fruit Extract to assist in fighting free radicals, toxins, and pollutants.

MAЁLYS GET-SASSY Underboob Deodorant, $25.00

NEW! MAËLYS Underboob Deodorant

Yes, this is a product that was long overdue. Thankfully the days of using harmful talcum powder to alleviate boob sweat are long gone. Thankfully, we have a healthier option for our underboobs to stay dry and feel fresh. The gentle, yet power-packed MAËLYS GET-SASSY Underboob Deodorant is designed to leave you with a fresh underboob area. You’ll be left very comfortable as excess moisture is absorbed throughout the day.  Thanks to corn starch, the secret to dryness, and a high content of aloe juice and cucumber water, you’re left with an instantly refreshing feel. Made without aluminum, talc, or parabens, your body is safe from the harmful effects of those cancer-causing ingredients.

Both products are available now and getting rave reviews (from us and everyone else). We know you’ll love them as well. We’d love to hear your thoughts on these two new skincare products.

C’est Moi Beauty: Welcome A New Generation of Clean Beauty

C’est Moi Beauty: Welcome A New Generation of Clean Beauty

Raise your hand if you miss rocking a full, beat face outside, that everyone can see! We certainly do but we take our safety seriously so we will continue to mask up. Of course, that doesn’t mean we still can’t have fun with makeup (the gram still exists after all). Unfortunately, we also are still dealing with the effects of maskne, but thanks to makeup and skincare products made with clean ingredients, we can help alleviate and reverse maskne.  This is why we’re so excited to play with the wonderful clean beauty offerings from C’est Moi Beauty.

C’est Moi Beauty: Welcome A New Generation of Clean Beauty

C’est Moi Beauty is a clean, toxic-free beauty brand that thoughtfully formulates gentle products specifically for young, delicate skin. The brand offers gentle, skin-loving face masks to wearable neutral eyeshadows and playful lip colors. It is one of the few clean, EWG-verified skincare and color cosmetic brands around. All C’est Moi Beauty products are dermatologist tested, clinically tested on sensitive skin, hypoallergenic, vegan, cruelty-free, made with natural & organic ingredients, made in the USA, contain recyclable primary and secondary packaging, and do not contain any synthetic fragrance, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, mineral oil, silicones, propylene glycol or dyes.

C’est Moi Beauty: Welcome A New Generation of Clean Beauty

We had the chance to have a little fun with three of C’est Moi Beauty’s makeup offerings: the Visual Artist Makeup Crayon Set, Dream Beams Cream Highlighters, and Reflect Lip Gloss Trio Set. Get to know more about them below:

C’est Moi Visual Artist Makeup Crayon Set, $25.00

C'est Moi Visionary Makeup Crayon Kit

The C’est Moi Visionary Makeup Crayons make it simple to incorporate some color into your look. Whether you want to make your eyes pop or an artistic statement on your face. Using vibrant hues, these versatile crayons allow you to get creative with your style while being gentle enough to not irritate all skin types. The 6-pc set includes the following colors: Night, Ruby, Sapphire, Leaf, Daffodil, and White, but we highly recommend you check out all of the colors of the Visionary Makeup Crayon.

C’est Moi Dream Beams Cream Highlighter, $10.00

C'est Moi Dream Beams Cream Highlighters

C’est Moi Dream Beams Cream Highlighter comes in three shades (Aura: Pink, Moonstruck: Opal, and Sunstar: Gold). It gives your skin a delicate, dreamy glow. This creamy, weightless, and blendable formula is enriched with shea butter, aloe leaf juice, and berry fruit peel wax to deliver a fresh and luminous halo effect. A little of this highlighter goes a long way. It gives you high voltage glimmer on your cheekbones, nose, eyes, and browline. We love that aloe stands out a bit dominantly as the fragrance.

C’est Moi Reflect Lip Gloss Trio Set, $18.99

C’est Moi Reflect Lip Gloss Trio Set

C’est Moi Reflect Lip Gloss Trio Set

The C’est Moi Reflect Lip Gloss Trio Set gently smooths, hydrates, and moisturizes lips without the sticky feeling. Enriched with a unique blend of natural and organic oils like Jojoba, Castor Seed, Sunflower, and Soybean, these lipglosses adds sheer color and shine while nourishing lips. The trio’s colors include Rise, Opulence, and Bliss. The gloss glides on smoothly. We love the texture as it was not at all clumpy.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the clean beauty products from C’est Moi Beauty.

SNACK: A Tasty Superfood Cluster Powered by High-Protein Spirulina

SNACK: A Tasty Superfood Cluster Powered by High-Protein Spirulina

From the moment Covid19 reached worldwide shutdown status, we’ve upgraded our wellness regime tenfold. Along with taking 5 different vitamins and adding Sea Moss, a childhood staple rich in vitamins and nutrients, back into our lives, we’ve now added farm-fresh Spirulina in the form of SNACK; an all-natural, on-the-go, tasty superfood cluster loaded with various nutrients and antioxidants beneficial for the body and brain. For those who are not familiar, Spirulina, believed to be one of the oldest life forms on Earth, is a blue-green algae known as an endurance-boosting superfood. Like Sea Moss, it boasts a multitude of vitamins and minerals. It is high in protein, is a powerful antioxidant, and has anti-inflammatory properties. It grows in high-salt alkaline water in Africa, Asia, and Central America.

SNACK: A Tasty Superfood Cluster Powered by High-Protein Spirulina

With the SNACK range of delicious Spirulina clusters, you get all the benefits of this superfood in a wonderful on-the-go treat. SNACK offers four different blends of their tasty superfood clusters, each containing 5g of protein and 140 calories per serving. We know it may look strange to you but trust us when we say you won’t stop eating it. The days of something very healthy and good for you not being delicious are gone. These are absolutely delicious and we can’t wait for you to try them. We are far from being vegan or even vegetarian but as we’ve gone from blasé to fully adding plant-based foods to our lives, especially if they taste great and help our bodies fight against illness. It’s treats like SNACK that make adding plant-based foods to your regular life easy.

SNACK: A Tasty Superfood Cluster Powered by High-Protein Spirulina

The flavors varieties include:

  1. Apricot & Matcha (Energize & Focus) – A deliciously nutty flavor from almonds and cashews, and natural sweetness from apricots and raisins. Apricots are high in magnesium which is great for bone and joint health. Almonds help to slow the body’s absorption of sugar and carbs. Matcha is full of slow-release, naturally-derived caffeine that’s great at creating calm alertness.
  2. Banana & Cinnamon (Relax & Recover) – A deliciously nutty flavor from cashews and almonds, and natural sweetness from dried bananas and raisins. Bananas are a great source of Vitamin B6 which helps boosts Serotonin levels. Cinnamon is known as an anti-inflammatory that supports gut and heart health. Raisins are great in helping glycogen production and aiding muscle recovery.
  3. Apple & Tart Cherry (Relax & Recover) – A deliciously nutty flavor from cashews and almonds, and natural sweetness from apples and tart cherries. Apples contain pectin, a fiber that acts like a prebiotic. Tart Cherries are a great source of natural melatonin to support sleep. Like the Banana & Cinnamon, this also contains cinnamon.
  4. Blueberry & Matcha (Energize and Focus) – A deliciously nutty taste from flaxseeds and natural sweetness from blueberries and raisins. Blueberries are high in free-radical fighting antioxidants, potassium, and Vitamin C. Flaxseeds are high in dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Matcha, in contrast, does a better job at creating calm alertness, with just a quarter of the caffeine — all natural!

SNACK: A Tasty Superfood Cluster Powered by High-Protein Spirulina

The best part, you can enjoy them right out of the bag, or add some to your regular meals. They’re great with fruit, yogurt, or smoothies. We love that the benefits from consuming Spirulina include boosting your immune system, reducing high cholesterol and high triglycerides, and help with viral infections, cancer, and fatigue. During this time of uncertainty with a new deadly virus, scientists are still getting to know, it’s important that we protect ourselves every way we can. So many have already lost their lives. We promise you’ll love this snack. Along with its benefits, it’s vegan, paleo, gluten-free, non-GMO, diabetic-friendly, and grain-free.

JBuds Frames from JLab Usher in a New Era of Audio Eyewear

JBuds Frames from JLab Usher in a New Era of Audio Eyewear

The demand for wireless audio has grown vastly in the past decade. Wireless audio is safer than holding a device to your ear and provides greater privacy. Moreover, wireless audio provides better audio production than speakers, making them the audio system of choice for video conferencing.

Even more importantly, wireless audio can help people with hearing loss use their cell phones. Roughly 36 million Americans have some amount of hearing loss. For many of these users, the better sound quality of wireless audio earbuds can be essential for cell use.

However, wireless audio devices come with a few drawbacks. Most wireless audio devices are designed to fit over or in the ear. This means that some people cannot use them because the devices are too large, too small, or improperly shaped to fit the user’s ear. Wireless audio devices are also notorious for being misplaced or lost. This leaves the user without an audio device for driving, exercising, or other activities that require the user’s hands to remain free.

JBuds Frames from JLab Usher in a New Era of Audio Eyewear

JBuds Frames from JLab Audio is intended to remedy many of the problems inherent in conventional wireless audio devices. JBuds Frames attach to the user’s eyeglasses along with the earpieces. Unlike conventional earbuds or wireless audio devices, this minimizes the risk of loss. By attaching the wireless audio devices to the eyeglasses, the audio devices are only as likely to be lost as the glasses. When you wear JBuds Frames, you’ll have two Bluetooth true wireless audio devices that operate independently and that you can attach to the temples of any pair of eyeglasses, sunglasses, or other eyewear.

By fitting to the user’s eyeglasses, JBuds Frames provides a universal fit that can accommodate any user. The lack of universal fit among traditional earbuds and wireless pieces that are designed for the ears can leave many users with no way to communicate via phone. About 15% of adults over the age of 18 have hearing trouble. This amounts to about 37.5 million Americans. For many of these adults, conventional earbuds or wireless Bluetooth earpieces will not fit into, or over, their ear.

JBuds Frames are a perfect solution to that problem. While the device can help users hear more clearly, the open-ear design also allows the wearer to be aware of their surroundings as they listen to audio content. This can be extremely helpful for those who like to listen to music or podcasts while they exercise or work but still need to be able to hear when the phone rings or a loved one calls from the other room.

JBuds Frames from JLab Usher in a New Era of Audio Eyewear

As JBuds Frames attach to the user’s own glasses, they are endlessly adaptable to the user’s style. Whatever the style of your eyeglasses is, JBuds Frames can adapt to them, allowing you to keep your desired style. This is just as important as the function of the device, as style matters to most users. While devices have been created that integrate wireless audio into eyeglasses, manufacturers usually provide a limited selection of eyeglass styles. This makes sense because the device manufacturers are usually more concerned with the technology inside the wireless earpieces than the style of the eyeglass frames. As a result, the frames can look cheap or use colors or patterns that are simple so they can match anyone’s needs.

The removability of the Bluetooth pieces also allows you to use them with whatever pair of glasses you want to wear. Whether you have multiple pairs of stylish eyeglasses or you like to switch between different sunglasses, you can use JBuds Frames at all times. When you wear them, you can enjoy over eight hours of playtime and conveniently-located buttons to accept or decline phone calls, adjust volume, and switch between JLab’s Signature and Bass Boost EQ settings.

JBuds Frames provide many benefits compared to conventional wireless Bluetooth earbuds or even eyeglasses with integrated earpieces. This new device from JLab will be previewed during the 2021 CES event. You can expect them to be available early in spring 2021 and retail for $50, which is $150-$200 below comparable releases. Check out a preview of the new JLab JBuds Frames on their website.

Marble Distilling Co: Drink Sustainably with these Spirits with a Conscience

Marble Distilling Co: Drink Sustainably with these Spirits with a Conscience

It’s almost Inauguration Day and we’re in such a celebratory mood. In two days, we’ll have a new administration who promises to really be for the people. As we watch the virtual swearing-in ceremony, we’ll be raising a glass to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Since we’ll be enjoying a new Administration with an actual conscience, we thought we’d celebrate with a spirits brand with a conscience too – Marble Distilling Co.

Marble Distilling Co: Drink Sustainably with these Spirits with a Conscience

Marble Distilling Co. is an award-winning grain-to-glass to ground distillery located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Their “Drink Sustainably” philosophy is born from their passion to be gentle with the Earth’s natural resources and a duty to do their part to save the planet. Marble Distilling Co. returns all spent grains to the farms where they were grown, recycles 100% of their process water, and recapturing all of the energy from their stills. Marble has committed to being net-zero by 2022. They are at zero waste and use 1/100″ of the water a normal distillery utilizes. Their new addition of a 35kw solar array is getting them close to net-zero electricity. This makes them the most sustainable distillery on the planet!

Marble Distilling Co. produces two spirits brands, the small-batch Marble range consisting of Original Vodka, Moonlight Expresso Vodka, Moonlight Expresso Reserve, Gingercello, and Gingercello Reserve; the second brand, Hoover’s Revenge, features Hoover’s Revenge Whiskey, Hoover’s Revenge Ragged Mountain Rye Whiskey, and Hoover’s Revenge Single Barrel Bourbon. Their Original Marble Vodka is made from locally grown soft white wheat and malted barley, which imparts a smooth and creamy texture. The 80 proof, non-GMO vodka is 5X distilled in a copper pot still to ensure purity and clarity. It is then filtered over crushed Yule (limestone) Marble for a hint of minerality and finish; then the vodka is filtered on coconut husk for a luxurious, viscous finish.

We had the pleasure of getting better acquainted with some of Marble Distilling Co.’s offerings and we’re delighted with this multiple award-winning distilling company. We find ourselves completely obsessed with the Gingercello (a non-traditional take on the Italian classic).

Marble Distilling Co: Drink Sustainably with these Spirits with a Conscience

A contemporary cello adaptation, the gluten-free and non-GMO Gingercello liqueur is pot distilled with fresh ginger and rested on 200 hand-zested lemons and more ginger for several weeks. It combines fresh cut ginger and the sweetest part of the lemon zest creates a refreshing taste. Lightly sweetened, it is citrusy and bright with a ginger forward spiciness (the Gingercello Reserve is aged for a minimum of 1 yr in whiskey casks). the 70 proof liqueur is quite lovely on its own. We mostly enjoyed it on the rocks to fully enjoy what makes this such a distinct spirit, but the Gingercello is also extremely versatile as a modifier in craft cocktails. A Gingercello version of a Bourbon tea cocktail is absolutely divine (just switch out the limoncello for Marble’s Gingercello and you’re in cocktail heaven).

Moonlight Expresso Small-Batch Vodka

Coffee lovers will love the small-batch-from-scratch, coffee-flavored vodka. Made from a family recipe using all-natural ingredients, Moonlight EXpresso is made by distilling vodka, locally roasted Guatemalan coffee, and Ugandan vanilla beans. The result is a rich, dark coffee profile with a smokey, chocolate finish. Combined with a cold brew made in-house, this luxurious coffee liqueur is perfect for fabulous cocktail creations or stand-alone in hot or cold libations. The Moonlight EXpresso Reserve is aged in ex-rye whiskey casks for a minimum of 1 yr.

Marble Distilling Co: Drink Sustainably with these Spirits with a Conscience

The Hoover’s Revenge range is Marble Distilling Co.’s first foray into putting several single casks together, which yielded their Silver Label Whiskey. Each single 53-gallon American Oak cask is hand-selected and tasted for the flavor profiles it brings to this “marriage.” This whiskey is aged a minimum of two years, bottled at 84 proof with bottles numbered and signed by Connie Baker, Co-Founder and Head Distiller. The copper-colored whiskey is a marriage of three whiskies made by Marble Distilling Co: Bourbon, Rye, and Triticale. It features notes of hay, pear, and allspice; its taste is light in body with a floral sweetness with a hint of vanilla. It boasts a long finish with black peppercorn and clove spice that spikes at the end.

Marble's Distillery Doubles

One of our favorite things that Marble Distilling Co. offers during the pandemic is their Marble’s Distillery Doubles. A rotating selection of craft cocktails, such as their house Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Barrel-Aged Negroni, and more. Each Distillery Double makes two cocktails, all you have to do is just add ice. These cocktails are always made sustainably and with all-natural, local ingredients. Unfortunately, you have to live in Denver to enjoy their Distillery Doubles but you can still purchase their spirits online at www.shopmarblespirits.com with free shipping on 3 or more bottles.

Guilt-Free Snacking: It's Okay to Overindulge on These Healthy Snacks

Guilt-Free Snacking: You’ll Love These Good-For-You Snacks

We’re avid snackers. Try as we may to reduce the number of snacks we eat, there’s just no winning the war. Luckily, we’re slowly winning the battle by switching to healthy snacks; all thanks to the fact that they are all freaking delicious and we can enjoy some guilt-free snacking. The guilt and shame we felt ravaging a bag of potato chips, cookies, or a pint of ice cream are dissipating quickly because we’re enjoying healthier options that taste just as good.

Guilt-Free Snacking: It's Okay to Overindulge on These Healthy Snacks

Thanks to guilt-free snacking on things like the protein and fiber dense options from Nature’s Path; the wholesome and flavorful handmade crackers from Top Seedz; the protein-packed beef jerky from Old Trapper; and the savory, toasted crackers from Mary’s Gone Crackers. The wonderful thing about these snacks is not only are they beneficial to your wellbeing, they will help you snack better. We have absolutely noticed a change in our snacking habits.

NATURE’S PATH

Guilt-Free Snacking: It's Okay to Overindulge on These Healthy Snacks

Granola is a terrific way to give your body the healthy sustenance it needs while keeping the bd away. If regular granola is good for you, Superfood granolas are incredibly beneficial to the body. We discovered this when we were introduced to the Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified granolas, cereals, oatmeal, waffles, and more from Nature’s Path. We had the opportunity to treat ourselves to the Golden Turmeric Superfood Granola, their newest flavor Smoothie Bowl Superfood Granola, and their Golden Turmeric Superfood Oatmeal. Hands down, our absolute favorite (although the other two were enjoyed almost as enthusiastically) was the Golden Turmeric Superfood Granola.

This addictive power snack features invigorating turmeric granola with crunchy cashews and powerhouse ingredients turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper, which are known to support anti-inflammatory and blood sugar balancing functions of the body. If you’ve ever had a real Golden Milk then you know that the addition of black pepper magnifies the effects and benefits of Turmeric. Add in its delicious taste and you can’t go wrong. Other reasons we love this are it’s sweetened with low GI coconut sugar (only 5g sugar per 30g serving);  is baked with coconut and avocado oil; and it’s snackable clusters with a delicious, cookie-like melt in your mouth texture. We wanted to see how it would taste with milk but not one cluster made it near a bowl. It was straight from the bag to our waiting mouth.

TOP SEEDZ CRACKERS

Guilt-Free Snacking: It's Okay to Overindulge on These Healthy Snacks

As of today, with two full containers devoured, we find ourselves addicted to the Kosher certified, vegan, and gluten-free crackers. We have not yet been able to get to the point of putting anything on these delicious, crunchy seed crackers. Available in four flavors, these Top Seedz crackers are so delicious, we’ve been enjoying guilt-free snacking directly out of the package. We will try to resist the urge to gorge on the next flavor of these without topping it with Top Seedz’s recommended toppings. Speaking of, see them below:

  1. 6 Seed Crackers: The newest addition, the 6 Seed Crackers are vegan, gluten-free, and grain-free and also include chia and hemp seeds. Pairs well with: Goat cheese and a bit of tapenade; almond butter and golden raisins; hummus
  2. Sea Salt Crackers: The most versatile of the bunch, the Sea Salt Crackers can be your everyday cracker substitute. Pairs well with: Swiss cheese and a slice of dried salami; sliced apples or bananas with your favorite nut butter; smoked salmon with a touch of cream cheese and a sprig of dill.
  3. Rosemary Crackers: With a hint of rosemary, these take your charcuterie board to the next level. Pairs well with: Honey drizzled over baked brie with prosciutto; sliced fig and ricotta; sliced peaches, pears, or plums.
  4. Cumin Crackers: Move from the ordinary with the Latin flavor of the Cumin Crackers. Pairs well with: Black bean dip or a plain hummus; avocado smash and alfalfa sprouts; smoked salmon with fig compote.

The best part, those with nut allergies can fully indulge in guilt-free snacking as these are made with seeds, not nuts. Why seeds you ask? Seeds are known for their specific taste, texture, and nutritional benefits, such as protein, fiber, and iron. They’re also known for a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They’re a great source of energy, they aid in digestion, increase muscle mass, enhance brain activity, and so much more. For those who love everything DIY,  Top Seedz has the first-ever bake-at-home cracker kit! Now you can now make your own Top Seedz crackers at home. Indulge in as little or as much of the seed varieties as you want.

OLD TRAPPER BEEF JERKY

Guilt-Free Snacking: It's Okay to Overindulge on These Healthy Snacks

If you’re familiar with our adventures, you know we’re not vegan. So we’re taking a brief break from the vegan offerings to highlight the only meat option in this snack feature. While we do enjoy several vegan foods and snacks, we are full carnivores. Naturally, any snack list we share will have our main source of protein, meat; in this case, beef jerky. Sometimes nothing beats the delicious taste of a good cut of beef. For the times when you crave meat protein but don’t want to partake in a full burger, or steak meal, old-fashioned lean pieces of beef jerky will sate your appetite. Old Trapper makes beef jerky the way it was meant to be.

The ingredients behind the company’s 50 years of success are as short as its actual ingredient list: lean high-quality meat, quality seasonings, real wood-fired smoke, and a hands-on manufacturing process. Couple that with an affordable price point and you see why Old Trapper has outlasted the competition.

Old Trapper offers a variety of lean high-quality jerky, including Old Fashioned, Peppered, Hot & Spicy, and Teriyaki flavors. Their last product launch was their quarter-pound bag of jerky, which goes against the current industry trend of giving LESS product in the same size bag. If you’ve purchased any bag of potato chips in the last 2-3 years, you know what we mean. Old Trapper offers delicious ways to give your body the protein it needs. What we loved most, aside from taste, was it wasn’t overall dry and the flavors were perfect.

MARY’S GONE CRACKERS

Guilt-Free Snacking: It's Okay to Overindulge on These Healthy Snacks

Mary’s Gone Crackers proves that healthy snacks need never lack in flavor! Focused on impeccable quality and taste, Mary’s products speak for themselves with their delectable, unique texture, and flavor profiles which can only be accomplished by carefully baking whole, organic ingredients to toasted perfection. Crafted with whole ingredients such as brown rice, quinoa, flax, and sesame seeds, each cracker is the perfect pairing of toasty flavor and crunchy goodness. All of Mary’s snacks are certified organic, gluten-free, allergen-friendly, and vegan to fuel active, health-conscious, and epicurean lifestyles with delicious and nutritious snacks. They recently launched 3 new real thin flavorsOlive Oil + Cracked Black Pepper, Chipotle, and Tomato + Basil.

we’d love to hear which of these guilt-free snacking options you’d love to indulge in most.