Mom Approved Versatile Family Snack

Families love snacks. What type of snacks you do like? Snacks are perfect to enjoy as a quick treat between meals, on-the-go, or packed in a lunch! We are so excited to share with you a mom approved versatile family snack called LOVE CORN! 

Mom Approved Versatile Family Snack

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My son and I love snacks, however I tend not to buy them! When I buy snacks my son likes, they are gone in a matter of days, even when I buy in bulk! It’s just a waste of money when I try to buy snacks in bulk and they only last a day or two. There are also those rare times when I find snacks we both like. 

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Simply Renew Your Skin

I’ve tried The Better Skin Co. products in the past and at the time, I don’t think I appreciated them as much as I should have. This time around, I am very grateful for the opportunity to try two of their products! Get ready to simply renew your skin! 

Simply Renew Your Skin
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Getting older is no fun. I am more aware of the changes in my skin. I am always looking to try anti-aging products and those that help smooth fine lines and other issues. 

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Naturally Tackle Teen Acne And Beyond

My sweet boy is a teen. A few months ago, he started suffering from acne on the face, back, and neck! I didn’t want to turn to medication, but I was desperate. I tried a few products with very small results. We recently found Grandpa’s Soap! Now, we can naturally tackle teen acne and beyond! 

Naturally Tackle Teen Acne And Beyond
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When it comes to beauty, I prefer natural, vegan, cruelty free products! My son and I even use natural deodorant! Even with household cleaners, I choose natural products as much as possible! 

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Cruelty-Free Luxury Skincare Brands You Must Try

If I wasn’t a blogger, I doubt I would have discovered cruelty-free beauty products. Instead, I would be buying the brands you find at the store that were affordable and not even look at labels. That is why I feel compelled to encourage our readers to choose cruelty-free beauty products. As a consumer, we have a choice. We share cruelty-free luxury skincare that is affordable! 

Cruelty-Free Luxury Skincare Brands You Must Try
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You have a choice. Look for the leaping bunny logo, cruelty-free, natural, vegan, etc. When it came time to buy deodorant for my son, I originally bought him some from a discount store. When I brought it home and looked at everything I had to buy for his class, I realized I need to switch him to natural products too! I no longer worry because I have him using a natural deodorant too!

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One Stop Shop For All Your CBD Wellness Needs

CBD has been taking the market by storm and it can feel overwhelming when hunting for the perfect product to suit your needs. We took that stress away and found an amazing one-stop-shop for all your CBD beauty and wellness needs!

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Shrewd Food: Protein Packed Healthy Snacks

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Protein Packed Healthy Snacks

Shrewd Food makes protein packed healthy snacks. Their line of foods includes Protein Puffs, Protein Cookies, Protein Dippers, Keto Dippers, and Protein Croutons. I had the chance to sample most of them and I have to say, not only are these snacks healthy high in protein, low fat, low carb and low sugar, but they taste great.

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Perfecting Natural Beauty With Nordic Secrets

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When I think of Northern European countries, the first thing that comes to mind are the gorgeous women. Nordic women in general are absolutely stunning. Their slender stature, light eyes and can we talk about flawless glowing skin! Many of their eye catching attributes not only have to do with genetics, but the environment and the unpolluted natural resources that surrounds them. We may not have the same genetics, but what if we could bottle up all that Nordic goodness and make it a part of our beauty routine?

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Drench Your Skin With Luxurious Natural Skin Care

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Every single product I currently own has some sort of chemical that I can’t even pronounce. To top it off, I had spent a pretty penny on some of these ‘luxury‘ brands that made promises but no real results. I know I am not getting any younger; but my skin needs some TLC that is not loaded with chemicals. During my journey to discover the ‘best all natural skin care‘ I found something pretty amazing. The result, I am ready to toss my old skin care routine out the window, and drench myself in natural beauty.

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Small Changes To Make For A Healthier Life

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Every once in a while I try out some new healthy food and drink options to see if they are something I could add to my everyday life. Recently, I have tried a new kombucha drink, healthy dark chocolates (because chocolate is life, am I right?), a new coconut oil for cooking healthier, and even a mushroom superfood drink powder.

I like variety and trying new products because it allows me to get out of my everyday rut when it comes to food and drink. So, here are my thoughts about the new items I’ve tried.

Om Mushrooms Superfood Drink Sticks

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I might as well start with the one item that I was the most skeptical about. I mean, I like mushrooms … but as a drink? I was doubtful that I would like it, but intrigued enough to give it a shot.

I think it was pretty smart for Om to pair this superfood up with fruit flavors. Most people are used to enjoying drinks that have some degree of sweetness to them, and while mushrooms add a fantastic layer of savory flavor to many dishes they are not something I would sit down and eat just by themselves.

Varieties

Citrus Orange – Energy+

Lemon Lime – Energy+

Super Berry – Immune+

Mocha – Brain Fuel+

Strawberry Lemonade – Beauty+ (Hair, Skin, Nails)

I tend to like red fruits just in a general sense. So, it was really no surprise to me that I liked the taste of the Super Berry and Strawberry Lemonade flavors. I love chocolate and enjoy coffee, on occasion, so I was reasonably certain that I would enjoy the Mocha flavor (I added it to a few cups of coffee and really enjoyed that).

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But, I’m not a huge fan of lemon lime or orange drinks. Which is a bummer, because I thought I might not like the Om versions, either, and I really wanted to since they were the two varieties which offer energy benefits. Lack of energy is something I’ve been struggling with as I get older. I tried both, and I think they both tasted great!

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I like that Om Organic Mushroom Superfood Drink Sticks offer a variety of different types of flavors, to appeal to people who like different tastes. I love that the supplement powder is so portable and easy to carry with you everywhere. That makes it so easy to add into water or coffee or whatever you happen to be drinking for a healthy boost. And, it looks like these are good for just about everyone as they are gluten free and appropriate for popular dietary programs like Paleo and Keto.

Wonder Drink Prebiotic Kombucha

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Speaking of health drinks, here is yet another variety of Kombucha that I’ve tried in the last year or so. Honestly, most kombucha drinks leave me wondering what all the hype is about. I get that they have health benefits, but I can’t generally get into the taste of some of them.

Wonder Drink Prebiotic Kombucha is a bit different. First of all, these are canned drinks versus the other’s I’ve tried which were in glass bottles. I don’t know if that makes a difference in taste or whatever. But, I do know that this is the first kombucha that I have tried and liked well enough to consume the entire drink.

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Second, though it is a healthy prebiotic drink, it comes in some definitely delicious sounding flavors: Apple Mint, Ginger Peach, Tropical Mango. I thought they each tasted pretty good, though the Apple Mint was my favorite overall. Not that I have to choose a favorite, but just in case you’re interested.

These drinks contain a certified organic, plant-based, prebiotic fiber called Xylooligosaccharides (XOS Fiber) which will nourish the probiotic bacteria that is naturally present in your gut, helping it to grow. 

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While, the previous brands of Kombucha I’ve tasted have never made their way back into my home, I think Wonder Drink would be the one that I could see myself stocking in my fridge on a rotating basis with some other health foods that I like to have around.

Alter Eco Dark Chocolate

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Chocolate.

Enough said.

It’s good. Buy these chocolates. You will not be sorry.

LOL — I don’t know what to say here. Chocolate is either good or bad, in my opinion. I’m not usually so black and white in my judgements. But, it’s true here.

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And these are good! Taste is everything when it comes to chocolate. I don’t care how healthy it’s made, if it doesn’t taste good I’m not going to eat it. Period.

Alter Eco uses dark chocolate (known to have health benefits), is organic and gluten free, and uses fair trade ingredients. All of these things make it even easier to enjoy one of my favorite snacks.

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My daughters are both interested in products that are healthy and that benefit people and communities over corporations, so they have both been interested in learning about the company behind these delicious chocolate bars and truffles and sampling the treats.

Salted caramel chocolates are my number one favorite overall. So, my personal favorite of the ones pictured here are the Salted Caramel Truffles. Of the chocolate bars, my fave would have to be the Crisp Mint.

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The chocolate in all of the products is smooth and very satisfying and the truffle centers literally just melt in your mouth! So, so good!!! You can’t really go wrong no matter which one you choose.

Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil

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I like to cook. Finding new and interesting recipes, ingredients, and stuff like that is a fun hobby for me. New cooking oils are something I have enjoyed exploring as they each have different tastes and health benefits.

One of the most recent new finds in our house is sesame oil. We love Asian foods, and the peanut-y flavor has made things like my daughter’s fried rice recipe a whole new dish!

Coconut oil is something I began seeing covered in the media a year or two ago and decided to try. I’m still experimenting and learning about different oils and what uses they have and benefits they offer.

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Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil is the latest one to grace my pantry. It’s organic, non-GMO, and Keto certified and labelled as an organic superfood.

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I know, the other items listed are things you can eat or drink on their own, and coconut oil isn’t. But, I still wanted to mention it here since it’s a health food item that I’ve tried and have enjoyed using. I will, however, talk about it some more in another upcoming article about a new cookbook I’ve been dabbling in preparing recipes from.

It’s called Simply Real Eating by Sarah Adler. It’s all about using real food ingredients and preparing easy and healthy meals. One of the cooking oils talked about in her book is coconut oil, so I will be using this Nutiva Coconut Oil in preparing a recipe from Ms. Adler’s book to share with Beauty Brite readers. Keep a look out for that very soon!

What healthy food swap have you made in your life and how has it worked out for you?

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Hankerin’ for a beverage on a Saturday night? If so ‘Merica, Dixie Vodka will have you feeling finer than frog hair split four ways. ?

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