Friday, May 29, 2015

NoGii Review #sponsored #ad

Please note, I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program to facilitate this review.  May Media Group LLC received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

By now, you probably know someone who has a gluten allergy or has celiac disease.  It seems more and more people are going the gluten free route.  That's why when I was asked to check out NoGii, I was excited to learn more about it!

NoGii was created by Elisabeth Hasselback, Emmy Award-Winning Talk Show Host and New York Times Best-Selling Author of The G-Free Diet and Deliciously G-Free.  NoGii offers a line of Protein Bars, Super Protein Bars, Paleo Bars, Protein D'Lite Bars and Whey & Qunoa Protein Powder.  You can read more about their story here.  For now, here is a little more about the products:

Just the facts
• NoGii’s High Protein Peanut Butter & Chocolate Bar is a delicious, certified glutenfree,
and non-GMO protein bar with 20g of high quality protein.
• Made with sustainably sourced, premium ingredients, NoGii bars have an ideal
balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates, and do not contain any trans fat,
hydrogenated oils, or high fructose corn syrup.
• NoGii bars are perfect for a quick on-the-go meal between activities, refueling after
a workout, or anytime you want a satisfying, protein-filled snack.
• NoGii bars can be enjoyed by the entire family, and they are designed to fit your
busy, healthy lifestyle.
• NoGii’s High Protein Peanut Butter & Chocolate Bar retails for $2.50 to $2.99 for
one (1) 1.93oz bar.

We received a variety of bars to check out.  My husband, who is trying to eat more healthy these days, was excited to try the High Protein Chocolate Coconut Bar.  It was rich, delicious and full of flavor.  At 240 calories, it makes a great breakfast on the go for him or a snack for later in the day when he feels like grabbing a candy bar.  This bar has 17 grams of protein and helps him stay fueled throughout the day.  Other yummy flavors include Peanut Butter & Chocolate, Chocolate Mint and Cocoa Brownie!  He also tried the Super Protein Bar when we were headed out for a hike over Memorial Day weekend.  This Rocky Road bar, with 26 grams of protein definitely fueled him and gave him energy!  Pre or Post Workout, these bars are great tasting, without gluten and are high protein! 
My girls were eager to try the Paleo Bars and they were hits as well!  These bars contain no dairy, soy, high fructose corn syrup, gluten, trans fat or peanuts! Sydney loved the Nuts About Berries flavor, bursting with Dates, Honey, Cashews, Almonds, Cranberries, Apples and Cherries. Perfect for a snack, this is something I DEFINETELY feel good about giving my kids!  Riley really liked the Nuts About Tropical Fruit Bar - with dried mango, sesame seeds, pineapple, dates, honey and cashews?  What's not to love!  

Finally, the Protein D'Lites are bite sized bursts of flavor and protein!  They satisfy your sweet tooth without the gluten.  No guilt, at 120 calories! 
I'm happy to share that it's your turn to WIN!

How do you incorporate healthy snacking into your lifestyle as a busy mom? Enter the NoGii TABLESETTERS Contest for a chance to win a trip to New York City, where you’ll meet and have lunch with Elisabeth Hasselbeck! To enter, visit facebook.com/nogiinogluten, look for the link for the contest, and complete the entry form.

Hurry! Contest ends on July 31st, 2015. Spread the word about this contest by sharing the details on your blog and through your social media channels using
the hashtag #nogiitablesetters. 

Good luck!
Jessica

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Long Weekend Recap

I'll be the first to admit I'm a little behind my game this week. We enjoyed a glorious Memorial Day weekend, the sun was shining and the air was warm! The girls had the Friday before Memorial Day off so we had four days altogether. Among the exciting events of the weekend, we played mini-golf, grabbed dinner at our favorite local diner, planted the garden, had a visit from the tooth fairy, spent a lot of time outside and got our fair share of grilling on!  The first day back to school has greeted us with mid summer temperatures in the 90s! Needless to say, everyone seems to move a little slower in this type of heat.

I wanted to share some of the delicious salads we had this past weekend, I'm sure many of you had similar ones but these are some of my absolute favorite and definitely worth repeating. Lucky for us, Fourth of July is right around the corner and I will definitely be making some of these again!

Tried-and-true, I'm always a huge fan of this Chipotle coleslaw! My dear friend introduced it to me years ago and although I can never duplicate her recipe, this comes pretty close!

This Mediterranean Salad is also a favorite, flavored with artichokes and lemon, it's light and refreshing!

This quinoa salad has a delicious Summer flavor, you can find the recipe over at Townsend House, yummy!
On that note, I'm getting hungry! I'm happy salad days are upon us, we are most certainly ready to enjoy the delicious flavors of Spring and Summer!

Monday, May 25, 2015

SKY

Hoping you and your family are off enjoying Memorial Day and making the most of it!  I have been obsessed with the incredible sky lately.  We are lucky to live in such an amazing place!  Now get out there and enjoy it! 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Tea Collection's Memorial Day Sale!

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It's no secret that I'm a HUGE fan of Tea Collection's clothing.  I usually buy one of their wardrobe sets for back to school and it seems to last us all year long.  Tea's mix and match options makes getting ready on those hectic school mornings so much easier and the clothes are soft, stylish and comfy!  Now that we are heading into Summer, I'm ready for easy, breezy dresses in beautiful prints, soft shirts and shorts.  I'm super excited to tell you about this...Tea Collection's Memorial Day Sale: Take 20% off everything with code WEGOTHERE plus receive totally free shipping!  Click on the link below and take full advantage of this incredible sale!
Check out some of my favorite looks for Summer and beyond!
We've been dressing in Tea items for a long, long time and I'm happy to report that their clothes go all the way up to size 12 in girls so we have at least a couple more years to enjoy them!  
Remember, this sale runs from May 21st until May 25th.  The perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day!  Enjoy my friends! 

 
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