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Stonyfield Farm Organic Frozen Yogurt-Cookies ‘n Dream

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We all know how much I love yogurt. Creamy, flavored, plain, fruit on the bottom- I just love it! I also LOVE frozen yogurt. Red Mango is a place by me that makes good frozen yogurt-but it’s kind of far away. So, i was at Whole Foods yesterday and i bought Stonyfield Farm Organic Frozen Yogurt in the Cookies ‘n Dream flavor. I figured why not?

So today, as 3 o clock rolled around and my tummy began grumbling for something, i was about to reach for my usual, some soy crisps or a flavored yogurt, but -aha!- i have my frozen yogurt i can try! So i pulled out the container and took a couple big scoops and plopped them into the bowl. It looked promising-just like ice cream. But how did it taste? I took a nibble of the cookie wafer part- delicious! It tasted just like the chocolate cookie part of an oreo-just frozen. There were a lot of cookie chunks throughout the container as well-Stonyfield doesn’t scrimp at all and that’s a good thing!  The frozen yogurt as a whole was amazing. It was creamy, melty, sweet but not overpoweringly sweet like some companies make their products. The cookie pieces were the best part. I made sure i picked a lot of those out when scooping out of the container (yes i am one of those people- like when you buy cookie dough ice cream and you make sure every spoonful you take out of the carton has some cookie dough in it-leaving little for the next person!!)It tasted sinful-but it wasn’t! It was lowfat AND had beneficial probiotics for my digestive system, along with 15% of my daily calcium needs in a 1/2 cup serving. Nice!

Stonyfield promises that their products only contain the “freshest all natural and organic ingredients. They are also produced without the use of antibiotics, synthetic growth hormones or toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers. The result is a wide array of the purest, most indulgent treats you’ll find anywhere.”

I definitely felt good eating this- it was yummy AND good for me!

Each 1/2 cup serving is 130 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 25 carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of protein. My only complaint was that it lacked fiber-but it is yogurt. But they could have added some inulin to the product or something, but I’ll take it as it for now 🙂

CULTURED PASTEURIZED ORGANIC NONFAT MILK, NATURALLY MILLED ORGANIC SUGAR, ORGANIC CHOCOLATE COOKIES (ORGANIC WHEAT FLOUR, ORGANIC EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, ORGANIC PALM OIL, ORGANIC BLACK COCOA, WATER, ORGANIC INVERT CANE SYRUP, BAKING SODA, SALT, SOY LECITHIN, ORGANIC VANILLA EXTRACT), ORGANIC RICE SYRUP, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, ORGANIC NATURAL VANILLA FLAVOR, CAROB BEAN GUM, GUAR GUM. CONTAINS: S. THERMOPHILUS, L. BULGARICUS, L. ACIDOPHILUS, BIFIDUS AND L. CASEI LIVE ACTIVE CULTURES.

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True Lemon Naturally Sweet Lemonade Mix

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Water. So good for us. Sometimes it just hits the spot and is refreshing as it, but sometimes we need to step it up a notch. So…

Finally! A healthy alternative to Crystal Light without artificial sweetners, colors or preservatives! True Lemon Naturally Sweet lemonade mix packets takes the cake! It sweetened naturally with Truvia, which is sweetner with natural Stevia, and evaporated cane juice. Like Crystal Light On-the-Go packets, it has 5 calories per serving (2 servings in a stick). It also has 25% daily vitamin C needs.

As for the taste- delicious! You can make it as light or strong as you want, but it has a good, strong lemony taste. It tastes genuine or real, which is, in my opinion, how lemonade SHOULD taste. It tastes like you actually squeezed some lemons, added water and some sweetner and viola! Lemonade. I hope True Lemon comes out with more flavors like lime or orange, because they also make crystalized lemon, lime and orange packets for seasoning/teas/ etc.

Not many ingredients in here-that’s a good thing!

Citric Acid, Evaporated Cane Juice, Lemon Oil, Lemon Juice, Rebiana (Truvia), Guar Gum, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Natural Color.

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Clif Kid Organic Z Bar Apple Cinnamon

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I’m very fond of the Original Clif Bars. Yes-they are a little high in calories (250 for a bar) but they are nutritious, filling, and fuel me up perfectly pre-workout.

So, I decided to try the “kid version” of the Clif Bar. The company claims that is a wholesome bar with wholesome ingredients. No “junk”, or hydrogenated oils, preservatives, and artificial flavors or colors. They come in several flavors, chocolate chip, chocolate brownie, honey graham, spooky s’mores (my favorite-but only availble during Halloween. 😦 !!, peanut butter, blueberry, and apple cinnamon.

I opened up the bar, and there are swirls of vanilla “icing” on the top. I took a bite-yummy! You can taste bits of apple and cinnamon for sure. It’s soft and chewy-kind of like a slightly undercooked cookie. I liked it-a lot! Certainly not just for kids!

It’s super healthy too. Pretty much all organic, whole grain, and with added vitamins and minerals. 1 bar is 120 calories,  2 grams of fat, 23 carbs, 3 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of protein. I think this with some fruit is a very substantial snack or a very light lunch on the go.

Organic Dried Apples, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Fig Paste, Organic Rolled Oats, Organic Oat Flour, Organic Apple Juice Concentrate, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice Syrup, Organic Soy Butter, Organic White Coating (Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Rice Extract, Organic Vanilla Extract), Organic Oat Fiber, Organic Milled Flaxseed, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Apple Flavor, Baking Soda, Salt, Natural Flavors.

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Amy’s Teriyaki Rice Bowl

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Oh, Amy’s, you never disapoint me. I eat Amy’s meals frequently, and I was excited to try this twist on Japanese/Asian cuisine.
So i opened the box, and there are a LOT of veggies in this. Amy definitely doesn’t scrimp on the veggies in this bowl, so i feel even better about eating this.
After popping it in the microwave for 5 minutes, i opened it up and gave it a stir. Here’s what it looked like after…

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I took a bite and-delicious! The sauce is light, the rice was fluffy (and whole grain, may I add) and the veggies cooked just right (except for the few stray green beans which were a little overcooked-but I can ignore that).  My favorite part was the broccoli and the marinated tofu. Yum! Why can’t my tofu ever taste like that?!

This is definitely going to be a staple in my house, and it hits the spot when your craving something like sweet and sour chicken but want something healthy.

290 calories, 4.5 grams fat (.5 saturated), 53 carbs, 4 grams filling fiber and 10 grams of protein.

ORGANIC BROWN RICE, ORGANIC BROCCOLI, ORGANIC TAMARI , ORGANIC TOFU ,PINEAPPLE JUICE, ORGANIC GREEN BEANS, ORGANIC EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, MUSHROOMS, ORGANIC CARROTS, WATER CHESTNUTS, ORGANIC BELL PEPPERS, ORGANIC LEMON JUICE, FILTERED WATER, ORGANIC GINGER, ORGANIC SESAME SEED OIL, ORGANIC CORNSTARCH, ORGANIC GARLIC, EXPELLER PRESSED HIGH OLEIC SAFFLOWER OIL, SPICES.

 

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My First Post

Hello, everyone.

I’m starting this blog to review all natural/organic food products and to “share the love”. I’m tired of everyone ragging on healthy food saying it tastes gross or like “cardboard” just because it’s good for you! So here’s my chance to review all the healthy products out there-don’t worry I’ll let you know which ones to avoid and which ones to buy and enjoy frequently!

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