I have started to encounter people who “suspend” their rules about food for holidays, busy times and any other change that is out of the norm – during Halloween I heard over and over “oh, they can eat that candy it’s Halloween” and similar sentiments at Christmas and New Year. Now that it is Valentine’s Day, and treats with scary ingredients such as red dye and high fructose corn syrup are stocked on every shelf and served at every party; I am hearing that again. For us, we do not do that. No matter what the time of year, it is important for us to be consistent and hold true to what is important to us. It is by no means “impossible” to find quality treats and snacks without the chemicals – in fact, one of our “go-to” snacks makes the perfect Valentine’s treat! YumEarth sent me some all-natural lollipops and all-natural, organic fruit snacks in exchange for my honest opinion.
What did I think?
YumEarth was created on the values of two dads, just looking for quality snacks for their families that were not loaded with artificial dyes, flavors, colors and ingredients. When they came up nearly empty handed, they introduced a line of all-natural treats that are not only delicious, but also gluten-free, nut-free and made with all-natural, organic ingredients!
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During the school year, it seems that we are on the go. On our way to school, from school, soccer, swim, music and then social events, too! With all the running, sometimes it feels nearly impossible to make sure that the girls (and me and the hubby!) are getting quality meals. While many turn to quick frozen meals, or pre-prepared proteins to make meal prep faster, that was not an option for us most nights due to many not having gluten-free options, or the ones that were gluten-free, being price prohibitive. With that in mind, I was really excited to find out that Gorton’s Seafood now has a grilled gluten-free fish products that are not only delicious, but affordable, too! I received some Gorton’s Seafood products in exchange for my honest opinion.
What did I think?
When I heard that Gorton’s Seafood was now offering gluten-free fish products, I was really excited. Gorton’s Seafood was one of my favorites when it came to quick and easy meal prep, but when Miss LadyBug and I had to change our diets, that meant saying goodbye to some of our favorite brands. This grilled gluten-free fish line includes tilapia, salmon, haddock and fillets. Unfortunately for me, the stores near us were sold out of the haddock, but I did stock up on the tilapia and have to say, that I am loving this! The Signature Grilled Tilapia is so versatile. You quickly and easily prepare it in your oven or microwave and at just 80 calories, will have very little guilt afterward! The grilled gluten-free fish fillets made my nights so much easier when I knew I just needed to throw together some rice and a veggie or throw it on top of a salad! The best part? Even the girls liked it! The fish was flavorful, flakey and texture-wise, delightful! I have already picked up several more boxes to keep on hand for quick meals! So for a great price, you can get gluten-free fish, no MSG and amazing flavor without artificial flavors, fillers or colors – awesome!
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