Saturday, July 26, 2014

evol. Food Product Review

evol. recently provided us with some of their products to try. 

They offer packaged food products that contain real ingredients. Their products don't contain artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. They are also nonGMO and the meats they use don't contain hormones or antibiotics. They actually have a list of ingredients they do not use in their products. You can find it here. The no-no list contains such things as bleached flour, nitrates, and many of those too-long-to-pronounce ingredients.  

Teriyaki Chicken 
Two of us shared the Teriyaki Chicken alongside a spinach salad, and we were glad that we shared it as it was very rich and sweet in taste. The veggies were green and refreshing, the rice and chicken were perfectly cooked.

Gluten Free Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese
It is comparable to a homemade mac and cheese, and for someone who loves smoke flavor, it is the perfect dish. Very creamy and flavorful. It is vegetarian and contains 13 grams of protein.


The corn was very fresh tasting, and brightened up the dish (which was a bit bland, otherwise). It had a good amount of cheese, and satisfied my hunger.


Gluten Free Fire Grilled Steak
I would say this is exactly what you would expect it to be: A deliciously flavored steak dish. Yum! It had the perfect amount of spices and flavor. I like the fact that it wasn't mostly rice, but it was mostly steak, beans, and the veggies. There are 20 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber.



Gluten Free Chicken Burrito 
I like how the burrito came with a packet of guacamole on the side. That way you could decide how much you wanted to use. Overall, the flavor of the burrito was very good. It was filling. There are 9 grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber in it.

As you can tell, evol. provides an entire selection of gluten free products. I like how their products have a variety of ways you can cook them. For example, their Fire Grilled Steak could be cooked in a toaster oven, a regular oven, or the microwave. And their website shows ways to cook the burritos and quesedillas. 

Did we make you hungry? Are you wondering where you can buy evol. products? Go here and find out!

Disclosure: Although evol. provided us with products to review, all opinions and reviews are our own.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Coconut Secret Organic Product Review

Coconut Secret has recently provided us with some of their products for review. Coconut Secret offers organic, nonGMO, gluten free products. If you are learning of the health benefits of coconut products, you will want to check out Coconut Secret. They offer a variety of products from coconut vinegar to coconut bars and coconut cream (which looks like ice cream).

Below are the products they gave us to review:


Raw Coconut Nectar
Contains only 100% raw organic coconut nectar. The consistency reminded me of pancake syrup. It would certainly make a healthy alternative to it! I added it as a sweetener to my smoothie and it worked well.


Coconut Flour
Contains only 100% organic coconut flour. I used the flour in making gluten free baked "donut holes." (You can find the recipe here). It worked well and gave them a yummy hint of coconut. There are 6 grams of fiber and 3.5 grams of protein in a serving.
Note: Emily tried it and got an itchy feeling in her throat. 

Did you know that coconut products can help prevent obesity and improve heart health? You can find a full list of the health benefits of coconut products on Coconut Secret's website here. Check it out and let me know what you learn!

If you're eager to purchase some Coconut Secret products, you can find the stores that sell their products here.

Reviewed by Becca :)

Disclosure: Although Coconut Secret provided us with the products to review, all opinions and reviews are our own.

ApparelNBags Clothing Review

Have you heard of ApparelNBags? If not, we're here to introduce you to them!



I like my clothes to be low-priced but stylish. That's why I shop garage sales, thrift stores, eBay, and clearance racks. I don't want to spend a whole lot on my wardrobe, but I still want to look nice.
When I need (or want) more clothes than I can find through any of the really low cost venues listed above, I like stores and sites that have reasonable prices all the time. ApparelNBags is one of those sites.


My style can vary, but it is usually comfortable yet nice. Or, at least, that's what I think it is. ;) The shirt ApparelNBags provided us for reviewing fits well with those simple guidelines. It is stylish yet relaxed and comfortable, and it satisfies me for an everyday look.

             

ApparelNBags offers a variety of wholesale clothing options, from polo shirts to underwear. They offer clothing for the whole family, from newborn through adult, as well as bags, accessories, and more. Check them out and let us know what you think!

Reviewed by Emily 

Disclosure: ApparelNBags gave us the opportunity to choose an item from their site to receive free to review, but all opinions are our own.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nourish Organics Product Review

Nourish Organics recently gave me the opportunity to chose one of their products to try. I choose their Fresh and Dry Deodorant in Lavender Mint.


I've used natural deodorants for years, but I was really excited to try out a USDA certified ORGANIC deodorant.

But... would organic deodorant actually work? I had to give it a try and see.

Yes. The deodorant works!

The scent of the deodorant is very light, which is actually okay with me. As long as I don't smell, I don't really care if it does, either.

Along with the deodorant, I also received a small tube of Coconut and Argon Body Lotion. This lotion was silky and smooth, and left my skin feeling the same.


Nourish Organic offers a variety of healthy products for your skin and body, from body wash to face cream. They have scent offerings that sound amazing, too.

Disclosure: We received the products for free from Nourish Organic in exchange for my review. All opinions expressed are ours, though.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Healthy Tuesday Hop #101

Thanks for joining in this hop each week. I appreciate your participation and hope you enjoy visiting each others' posts as well.

A Humble Bumble


Friday, July 18, 2014

Foods Alive Organic Product Review

Foods Alive recently provided us with a selection of their products to review. They offers products such as flaxseed oil, chia seeds, cacao products, and essential oils. Their products are 100% certified organic.

The packaging of the items we received is very nice. The bags are sturdy and resealable and have a nice look/feel to them.

Below are the products we enjoyed reviewing.



Black Sesame Seed Protein Powder 
  • Contains 6 Grams of Fiber Per Serving
  • Contains 6 Grams of Protein Per Serving
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • NonGMO

I enjoyed using this in my smoothie. Added a good amount of protein and fiber.

Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Organic
  • NonGMO
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • 100% Pure Mineral Salt
  • Contains 84 Trace Minerals

Cacao Nibs
  • Healthy Chocolate Chip Substitute
  • Contains 4 Grams of Fiber Per Serving
  • NonGMO
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic

Bethany made these Gluten Free Chickpea Cookies with the Cacao Nibs, proving that they make a great healthy alternative to chocolate chips. 



Cacao Powder
  • Healthy Cocoa Powder Substitute
  • Contains 4 Grams of Fiber Per Serving
  • Contains 3 Grams of Protein Per Serving
  • NonGMO
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic

Check out Foods Alive for yourself and please come back here and let me know what you think! 

Disclosure: Though Foods Alive provided us with their products to review, all opinions and reviews are our own.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sheila G's Brownie Brittle Review

Sheila G's Brownie Brittle recently provided us with their products to review.


When I thought of brittle, I wasn't sure I was going to especially like the products, but I was pleasantly surprised!

There are 4 varieties of Sheila G's Brownie Brittle:

  • Chocolate Chip 
  • Mint Chocolate Chip 
  • Salted Caramel
  • Toffee Crunch


Each variety is deliciously rich in chocolate flavor, much like that of an actual brownie.



Chocolate Chip: Actual pieces of chocolate chips. My first thought: Chocolaty and delicious! It was almost like chocolate wafers. Very rich in chocolate and yummy.

Mint Chocolate Chip: Delicious mint flavor. Actual chocolate chip pieces in it. Very chocolaty.

Toffee Crunch: Actual pieces of toffee crunch.

Salted Caramel: Good caramel flavor amidst that rich chocolate flavor.

Sound delicious? You can purchase the Brownie Brittle online here. If you try it, stop back and let me know what you think!

The Brownie Brittle comes in nice bags that reseal, so if you're able to restrain yourself from eating the entire bag in one sitting...

I put some into my banana smoothie. Worked out great and tasted delicious!


What about you? Are you like I was, and hesitant when you hear the word "brittle"? And are you attracted to the word "brownie" like me?

Disclosure: Although we were given the bags of Sheila G's Brownie Brittle to try, all reviews and opinions are our own.

Reviewed by Becca