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ShopRite’s Wholesome Pantry Organic Products

Snack Smarter With ShopRite’s Wholesome Pantry Organic Products

Do you know how many times you reach for a snack every day? Do you even pay attention? Is what you’re reaching for considered healthy? These are the questions we recently asked ourselves. There are times when we have been guilty of mindlessly snacking on whatever’s around. Let’s face it, snacking is part of our daily lives. It gives us the fuel we need to continue on through our day in between meals. The key is to make sure what you’re snacking on is good for you. Luckily we have wonderfully healthy snack options like ShopRite’s Wholesome Pantry line of award-winning organic snacks.

ShopRite’s Wholesome Pantry Organic Products

What makes ShopRite’s Wholesome Pantry products so wonderful? Aside from the absence of 110 artificial ingredients and flavors, Wholesome Pantry products are free from artificial colors, and preservatives. Plus, all the products are USDA Certified Organic. The product range extends to nearly every aisle in the store, with sweet and salty offerings sure to satisfy your snack cravings. Whether you’re looking for organic dinner or snack options, the delicious products from Wholesome Pantry have all you need. Don’t just elevate the snacking experience, enhance it with these best-selling, USDA-certified organic items, and “free-from” products; all made with simple, clean ingredients.

ShopRite’s Wholesome Pantry Organic Products

We had the pleasure of getting better acquainted with some snacks from ShopRite’s Wholesome Pantry. We thoroughly enjoyed every bite of their best-selling and award-winning snacks. The Wholesome Pantry organic snacks we enjoyed included:

Organic Granola Squares Maple Pumpkin Seed with Sea Salt
Organic Granola Squares Oats and Honey
Organic Fruit and Nut Bar Cranberry Almond
Organic Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips
Organic Mango Slices
Organic Raw Cashews

There was no worrying about consuming any ingredients we couldn’t pronounce, just healthy, simple ingredients. If you’re looking for delicious, organic snacks that are free from everything unhealthy, these are the snacks for you.

Zatik Naturals Organic Extracts: Here’s to Health and Wellness in 2019

It takes a lot to commit to a healthier lifestyle. Most people don’t get past the three-month marker on their New Year resolutions. Reasons may be time, financial, or just life getting in the way as it tends to. But you can take small steps to a better health and wellness lifestyle in the new year. If you don’t have the time or the budget to go to the gym or buy organic foods, there are steps to a healthier lifestyle. Essential oils and extracts have taken over the wellness and beauty industries in 2018 and there’s no stopping in it in 2019. When we were younger, it was mandatory to take health aids such as castor oil, turmeric, etc, every morning. We thought we’d revisit that old ritual with these organic extracts from Zatik Naturals. We’ve been trying out Zatik Naturals Black Seed Supercritical Liquid and Turmeric Supercritical Liquid; keep reading to get acquainted with both of these wellness wonders below:

Black Seed Supercritical Liquid, 1.0 oz – $24.00 and 6.76 oz – $39.00

A golden-hued, premium quality, cold-pressed Organic Egyptian Black Cumin Seed oil that is highly anti-inflammatory, certified organic, and is created with supercritical CO2 extraction method. (Note: Zatik Naturals uses CO2 extraction to efficiently produce high quality, ultra-concentrated extracts.) We started using this 2 1/2 weeks ago. It’s still a bit early to ascertain benefits (they usually say give anything you try a minimum of 4 weeks to see results), but we do notice a reduction of how many migraines we’ve had. We also find we’re waking up feeling more refreshed and energized (and we’re not morning people).

Turmeric Supercritical Liquid, 1.0 oz, $26.00

Turmeric Supercritical liquid

Turmeric is highly prized for its high nutrient content and its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. The market is currently inundated with Turmeric based products. What makes Zatik Naturals’ Turmeric Supercritical liquid stand out from the rest? Its supercritical form and the fact that is blended with black seed oil. We’re 2 weeks into using this and we have seen a decrease in our migraines. We know with longer use, the benefits to our bodies will increase and we can’t wait to see the other positive ways our bodies react.

All Zatik Naturals ingredients are vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy free, alcohol-free, ph balanced, biodegradable, and certified organic. Every product is made in small, limited batches and also rated clean on the EWG Skin DEEP database.

If you’re looking to jumpstart your wellness journey or just kick it into overdrive, you should definitely get to know these wonderful Zatik Naturals organic extracts.

Be Nutrient-Rich: Sneakz Organic Milkshakes and Vegan Protein Powders

With breakfast and now lunch being eaten on the go, it’s become almost impossible to eat a well-balanced meal or even get your daily full servings of vegetables. We have become a nation of nutrient deficient individuals, but there is something you and your family can do to change that. Lots of kids don’t eat their vegetables, but then so do many adults. To keep our bodies strong and healthy, we need to a nutrient-rich diet. We have a delicious way for you to enjoy half-serving of whole vegetables that you will absolutely enjoy, Sneakz Organic milkshakes and vegan protein powders. We promise you these veggie-based milkshakes are definitely delicious.

With a simple blend of whole organic foods, including sweet potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, spinach, and beets, Sneakz Organic combines great taste with positive nutrition to help you and your family eat better and enjoy your vegetables. Sneakz Organic milkshakes and vegan protein powders also have less sugar than sodas and many juice drinks.

Sneakz Organic comes available in a ready-to-drink milkshake in chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla flavors and the newly launched Vegan Protein Powders in the same flavors. The organic, vegan protein mixes boast a veggie blend of pea protein, carrots, cauliflower, beets, sweet potato, and spinach; it also contains organic cane sugar, organic flavors, organic alkalized cocoa, Bacillus Coagulans GBI-30 6086, and sea salt. It provides 14 grams of protein, probiotics, 10 essential amino acids and 1/2 serving of daily vegetables, and at least 500 million CFUs of probiotics per scoop. Sneakz contains no GMOs, antibiotics or synthetic hormones, and no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners. It does not contain gluten ingredients and is free from carrageenan.

There are also more ways to enjoy Sneakz than just drinking it. You can feast on some very delicious recipes, including Heart Healthy Oatmeal PancakesApricot Energy BitesLoaded Vegan PizzaCheesy Potato Gratin, or 7 Layer Rainbow Smoothie Pops.

Could your daily vegetable intake use a delicious overhaul? Try the veggie-packed Sneakz Organic milkshakes and vegan protein powders today.

Grand Opening: Dr. Smood Opens Location in NY’s NoMad Neighborhood

Just like we do to our homes every spring season, we believe in doing the same for our bodies. A seasonal cleansing can do wonders for you internally. Getting rid of what may be causing you harm, aging you faster, etc. Of course, when we say cleansing, we’re not talking about the unhealthy cleansing trends and fads. You can cleanse your system while nourishing it thanks to the great range of organic smart foods from Dr. Smood, all of which are developed by scientists, nutritionists, doctors and raw vegan chefs. We had the pleasure of getting to know Dr. Smood, at the grand opening of their second New York location in NoMad (North of Madison Square Park).

Dr. Smood is the first smart food boutique café specializing in health beneficial organic food and beverages. The cafes (more locations will be opening soon) offer certified organic juices, coffees, teas, sandwiches, salads, soups and nutrient-rich grab-and-go snacks that not only boast real nutrition, minerals, and basic vitamins but are also very delicious. They also offer signature organic coffee, sandwiches made with their proprietary Performance Bread and pastries created from the pulp of their cold-pressed juices. Not only are Dr. Smood’s products tasty, they are life-prolonging, curative and energizing. Their slogan of “Smart food for a good mood” really is true, with choices that benefit your body, mind and your general well being. Each Dr. Smood cafe is designed for maximum comfort and wellbeing. Like all their other locations nationwide, the NoMad location offers comfortable seating, free WiFi, charging stations for your mobile devices, even specially devised music playlists for different times of the day.

We had the opportunity to try one of their detox programs, the Dr. Smood Intermediate Detox Program, for a week, and the results were amazing. The program offers a product selection system that allows you to choose your mood: yellow for immunity, blue for energy, purple for health, pink for beauty, green for detox and orange for power. Our program included drinking five juices, one mylk, and one booster every day.

The first thing we noted was of course how delicious the juices and smoothies were. The second thing we noticed, and this was very important to us, was the lack of headaches and migraines. In the past when we’ve tried juice cleansing, we’ve always experienced migraines because although we were cleansing our bodies, we were not being properly nourished. With Dr. Smood, we never had that issue, and we never felt hungry at any point during our week-long cleansing. The third wonderful thing about our Dr. Smood experience, which of course truly excited us was our clothes fitting a bit looser, as well as being able to get into clothes that we couldn’t previously get into. The compliments about our glowing skin and happier disposition didn’t hurt either.

If you’re ready to try a cleansing program that has no negative side effects, we urge you to stop by Dr. Smood’s new NoMad location at 1151 Broadway, or any of their other cafe locations nationwide.

 

Hydrate with these Good-for-You Drinks on Hot Summer Days

If you have poked your head out from under your wonderfully air-conditioned apartment (if you’re one of the lucky ones), you’ll realize it’s hotter than hot today. On days like this, it is essential to stay hydrated. While drinking water is fantastic, sometimes you may need more than just hydration. Wouldn’t you love a beverage that revitalizes you, or packs your body with nutrients and vitamins? While attending the Summer Fancy food Show, we came across some wonderful good for you drinks to keep you refreshed and revitalized during these especially hot summer days. We’re highlighting delicious coconut waters, iced teas, and sparkling beverages that will rescue you on those unbearable days.

COCONUT WATER

We all know the hydrating and replenishing benefits of coconut water, so of course, it is the number one good for you drinks on our list. Check out what we’re loving from Coco Community, Harmless Harvest, and FOCO.

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Fans of Vita Coco will fall head over heels with their new range of organic coconut water, Coco Community. Partnering with the local community in the Ratchaburi Province in Thailand, they empower the community by making a long-term commitment to buying the Nam Hom coconuts exclusively from these farmers. The coconuts are picked during the 3-4 day period when they’re perfectly ripe, then washed and opened. The coconut water is then thermally processed to ensure a high level of food safety while preserving the nutrients and authentic flavor that make the Nam Hom so special. The Coco Community coconut water has no additives, preservatives, or anything else added!

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If you’ve ever walked into an organic store, then you’re familiar with Harmless Harvest Organic 100% Raw Coconut Water. This Fair Trade, and Fair for Life Coconut Water and Fair Trade Coffee Coconut Water has won the hearts of coconut lovers everywhere. Harmless Harvest was the first US company to use Nam Hom coconuts, to be 100% certified Organic, to pioneer a Multi-Step Micro-Filtration Processing, and to use High-Pressure Processing (HPP) to avoid heat pasteurization. They’ve also recently added an organic option for those who want both hydration and energy. Blending their coconut water with the bold flavor, of Fair Trade, organic Arabica coffee beans from Cajamarca, Peru, this new good for you drinks pack quite the organic kick.

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100% pure coconut water is delicious, but sometimes you may want to add a bit of exotic fruit flavor.  Harvested from hand-picked young green coconuts, FOCO Coconut Water is a natural isotonic beverage that will hydrate your body as you enjoy its refreshing, pure taste. FOCO boasts five essential electrolytes and comes in a variety of flavors that combine the young, green coconut water with bold flavors, such as ripe juicy mangoes, the fresh exotic taste of Lychee, fragrant and crisp taste of pink guava, sweet, ripe pineapples, and the light, sweet and tart taste o pomegranates.

ICED TEAS

If you’re one of those who prefer a tall glass of iced tea in favor of coconut water, we’ve got some delicious options for you from Bolani Teas, Bare Nature, and Arteasan. These are not ordinary ice teas, these good for you drinks boast more than just a refreshing taste.

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Bolani is very new to us and we discovered it by accident at the Summer Fancy food Show. This month, they launched four organic iced tea flavors: Unsweetened Green Tea (only 3 ingredients), Soothing Mint Green Tea (Only 5 ingredients), Energizing Black Tea (only 4 ingredients), and Rose Chai Latte (no powders or extracts), and they’re all delicious. Bolani teas are made from 100% brewed Organic tea leaves with reverse osmosis water. They don’t use any powders or extracts in their teas and house them in TetraPak aseptic bottles. The teas contain ONLY 5 ingredients or less, are only sweetened with Organic cane sugar and only have 8g of sugar per serving. We were really taken with the Rose Chai Latte, which contains real rose water, known for its anti-inflammatory properties. The Rose Chai is a delicious, creamy escape that will have you continuously reaching for more.

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A delicious and utterly refreshing iced tea with the added benefits of vitamins. What more can you ask for in the nutrient-sapping heat of summer days! These good for you drink boast Vitamins A, C & E – Vitamin A is great for eyes and skin; Vitamin C keeps gums and teeth healthy; Vitamin E acts as a powerful antioxidant by neutralizing free radicals in the body that cause tissue and cellular damage. Not only are they delicious, the Bare Nature Vitamin Iced teas also contains antioxidants that help remove potentially damaging oxidizing agents in the body, protect from different diseases, slow down aging and boost immunity. They contain no preservatives, no artificial color or flavors.

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Ready for some exotically flavored teas bursting with ingredients to help heal your body? With great flavors like passion fruit and elderberry (be well), blueberry and ginseng (energy), mango and passionflower (calm), and peach and rosemary (focus) paired with green, white, black and yerba teas, these delicious infusion of teas, fruits and botanicals can help restore, refresh, and replenish your body.

SPARKLING DRINKS

Sometimes a sparkling beverage is just what you need to cool yourself down on a blistering hot day. The effervescent bubbles are a healthy way to enjoy the satisfying sensation of drinking a soda without the unhealthy things artificial sodas contain. These good for you drinks can be flavored sparkling drinks or organic sodas, like those we’re featuring from La Croix, and Sipp gives you all the benefit of delicious refreshment that’s a perfect way to cool down.

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Known as the #1 sparkling beverage in the US, LaCroix adds a new product extension to their sparkling beverage, LaCroix Cúrate. These new sparkling waters are calorie, sweetener, and sodium free, boast more robust flavors, combine French and Spanish languages and flavors, such as Cerise Limón (Cherry Lime), Pomme Bayá (Apple Berry), Piña Fraise (Pineapple Strawberry), and Melón Pomelo (Cantaloupe Pink Grapefruit). For those looking for a change from artificially flavored, and artificially sweetened carbonated beverages, add the 100% natural, calorie-free, sugar-free, and sodium-free 12oz tall LaCroix Cúrate cans to your grocery list.

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It was love at first sip (pun intended) when we came across these handcrafted, certified organic sodas. Sipp Sparkling Organics are wonderful drinks boasting blended fruits and herbs in a refreshing sparkling beverage. You’ll love the available flavors, which includes Ginger Blossom, Lemon Flower, Mojo Berry, Summer Pear, and Zesty Orange. Whether you drink them right out of the bottle or in a mixed drink, you’ll love its subtle carbonation and light sweetness. Sipp is sweetened with agave and only contains 100 calories per 12oz bottle. So go ahead, have a sip or two.

What do you think of these good for you drinks? Will you be adding them to your summer must-haves to stay hydrated and replenished during these hot summer days? We’ve added them and our body loves us for it.

Malie Organics: A First Class Ticket to Pampering!

Celebrate your own natural beauty and the cultural wonders of Hawaii with Malie Organics.  Founded in 2004, Malie Organics offers a luxurious line of all-natural and organic beauty products that are approved by the Natural Products Association.  Honoring their Hawaiin roots, all Malie products feature indigenous and local Hawaiian flora and  are all proudly made in the USA. Malie does not use petroleum, mineral spirits, sulfates or parabens in any of its products.

I had the opportunity to try the Malie’s Jet Set gift set that includes (TSA-friendly) 2.5-ounce bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body cream.  My experience was like a day at the spa.  Available in Plumeria and Mango Nectar scents, this beautifully packaged travel set retails for $39.50.

Malie’s Jet Set Gift Set

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I’m always looking for all-natural and organic products to use on my hair. I found both and so much more with Malie Organics shampoo and conditioner. Are you looking for a color safe, sulfate free, rich lathering shampoo and moisturizing, hair softening conditioner?

Malie Organics Plumeria Shampoo 

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Malie Organics Plumeria Conditioner

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Malie Organics shampoo and conditioner left my strands feeling clean, moisturized and silky soft.  I also enjoyed the soft and gentle essence of plumeria. The shampoo gently, but thoroughly cleansed my hair without stripping hair of its natural oils. I love the conditioner as well as it is excellent for detangling my thick curly locks.  My hair felt so moisturized and soft after using this shampoo and conditioner combo.  Best of all, Malie products are 70% organic and don’t contain the harmful ingredients found in many hair-care products. And the nose-pleasing scent of the Malie Organics shampoo and conditioner duo lingered on for hours after use.  For only $23.50 each, this high-end quality shampoo and conditioner are a steal.

Malie Organics Plumeria Body Wash

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Close your eyes and imagine the most enjoyable and elegant shower or bath you could  ever experience. Now open them and find a bottle of  Malie Organics Plumeria body wash.  This sulfate-free body wash wrapped me in thick, rich, skin-softening suds and left my skin feeling soft and smelling beautiful.  My skin was not left feeling tight and actually felt very moisturized even after drying off.  I am so impressed with this body wash and my hubby loves the way my skin smells when I climb into bed.  Pamper yourself with an 8.25 oz bottle of pure indulgence for only $28.00!

Malie Organics Plumeria Body Cream

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The moment I started to massage the Malie Organics Plumeria Body Cream into my skin, I knew I was saying goodbye to the dry itchy skin that often plagues my skin during the cooler months.  I am in love with the soft and fresh feminine scents of citrus, peach, and jasmine.  The Malie Organics Plumeria body cream left my skin feeling soft, silky and moisturized all day. Spoil yourself with this 70% organic luxurious body cream that can be purchased for just $32.00.

All Malie products are all-natural, organic and wild-crafted ingredients. They are  free of harmful ingredients. Malie does not use animal products or test on animals.