Tag: Food & Dining

Ozeri INSTAVAC Nesting Food Storage Container Set Review

The Ozeri INSTAVAC Nesting Food Storage Container Set is my new favorite way to store food in my kitchen. Why? Well, the top reason is that these bowls keep what is put inside fresher for far longer with its genius instant vacuum seal. There are no bells and whistles as in any extra parts needed to achieve this seal except the lid for each bowl. These lids also feature a dial so you can set the date of when your food was placed inside of it. No more masking tape and marker or asking every other family member how long the tuna noodle casserole leftovers or whatever else was put in the fridge thanks to Ozeri INSTAVAC. Continue reading

Bumble Bee Sensations Tomato Basil Tuna Kit {review}



Bumble Bee Sensations Tomato Basil Tuna Kit are great snacks in-between meals and can easily be brought along on the go. The packing conveniently uses a minimal amount of space and can be tossed into a lunch box or bag easily.

In the kit, you’ll find the tuna with a pull tab top, a package of six crackers, and a little spoon to spread the tuna. The tuna was easily spreadable without worry of breaking the crackers to bits and pieces. The only issue I seemed to have was that even after generously applying the tuna to the crackers that much (nearly half the can) was left with no crackers to apply it on. Though I obviously just finished off the can using the little spoon spreader.

The flavor of the tuna, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil was actually very good. My kids that aren’t fish lovers of course turned up their noses but my husband and I enjoyed sharing every last bit. The nutritional information is easy to read and I like very much it can be seen on Amazon for those aiming to know.

After enjoying this single pack, I curious to try the other offered flavors. I think the single kits are fantastic and would welcome purchasing the bigger sizes of just the tuna to offer as snacks on crackers or chips as appetizers at get-togethers with family and friends! But if you are looking for a great single serving kit to have when you are on the go or just looking for a little something in-between meals, I’d definitely recommend giving these a try!

Interested in Purchasing? Bumble Bee Sensations Tomato Basil Tuna Kit, 3.6 Ounce Packages (Pack of 12) estimated to be around $1.50 a kit with the Amazon subscribe and save option!

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.

Peeled Snacks Organic Apple Clusters, Cinnamon Crunch {Review}


My family and I agree that Peeled Snacks Organic Apple Clusters in Cinnamon Crunch flavor are the perfect snack to pack with a lunch, throw in some yogurt, or to take along when on the go! I wasn’t surprised in the bit that my kids age 4 and 2 years old loved these since we often make our own dehydrated apple snacks at home always opting for healthier options in whatever we eat or snack on.

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Newman’s Own Organics Snacks Review And Giveaway


When Nell Newman and business partner Peter Meehan started Newman’s Own® Organics: The Second Generation® in 1993, they were sure there was a market for organic snack  foods, but they couldn’t have anticipated just how fast the demand for their products would grow. What started with pretzels and grew to include other snack foods has now expanded to many other organic items: coffee, tea, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, organic dried fruit, and pet food.

Great tasting products that happen to be organic is our slogan,” says Nell. “It really says a lot about us. We’ve seen in recent years that people want to know more about the food they eat, not just how many calories a product contains. It’s becoming more important to them how ingredients are grown and processed on the way to their grocers’ shelf. Once people see how much organic foods have improved since the early days of packaged`health‘ foods, we feel they’ll seek them out.”


Our Thoughts…

My family has leaned toward eating better and really pushed the bar this year. I know a lot of people think eating healthier isn’t very fun because often the myth is that healthier usually taste bad and then they’d have to give up foods and snacks that they love. Well people might have to give up a few things they love but it’s good to know that there are many great alternatives and companies out there that don’t sacrifice on flavor or selection. In fact, one of the brands I am talking about today has been our favorite since we took the plunge.

Newmans Organics was kinda enough to send my family and I a box of some of their snack products to share our thoughts upon here on my blog. Their generosity impressed me in a huge way and you can imagine the squeals that came from both my kids when they saw what had arrived!

Newmans Organics has lots of different types of snacks such as pretzels, popcorn, cookies, chocolates, mints, licorice, fig bars, alphabet cookies, dried fruit, and the list goes on. Trying to pick a favorite has been nearly impossible! But I will say each member of my family totally does favor different things over others for different reasons!

Let’s talk about the Newmans Organic Chocolate! Yes, as a mom and women I tend to crave and constantly need to have my pantry stocked with chocolate! And I’ll will vouch that once you’ve had the really good stuff that’s hard to accept anything less than the best. So my favorite Newmans Organic snack is the chocolate cups in every flavor! The flavors I tried where dark chocolate, milk chocolate, peppermint, caramel, and of course peanut butter. I found the chocolate to be rich, smooth and very savoring. It really was hard to share them with anyone else! Each came as three cups per 1.2 ounce package.

Some easy to take along snacks I love are the boxed raisins! My son loves these with a passion as well as the Fig Newmans! We recently went to the zoo and having these to keep him preoccupied between meals was a win win! The pretzels went over well with my kids and then there was the popcorn! The popcorn was super delicious and I loved that it was plain meaning I could control the amount of butter and salt that went on it before I served it to my family!

Now a snack we all tend to love at eat daily by Newman’s Organics is their creme filled cookies! These cookies mimic other known cookies such as Oreos but in my opinion these are way better tasting! We’ve always been able to find these in every flavor at our local grocer too. Flavors these are available in are ginger, double chocolate, mint, and I think regular chocolate with white filling. We eat these alone and sometimes crush them up to make other desserts! They are totally fab on ice cream too.

Other favorites were the Original Family Cookies which come in resealable bags perfect for traveling! Mints which are in really pretty illustrated tins, and their licorice which is super tasty and comes in unique flavors (just be careful because little kids can get really sticky with theseand they are super addictive even for adults!).

Overall we were very happy and quite satisfied by all the snacks we were able to try out! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these and now we know of a few more that we’ll be happy to stock our pantry with!

You can learn more about this company here: http://www.newmansownorganics.com/index.php

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Newmans Own Organics is generously providing a prize pack to one winner. The winner will receive four of our favorite items and  some more surprise items!

Prize Pack will include: Newman Chocolate Creme Filled Cookies, Fig Newmans, Hermits, and the Popcorn!

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Disclaimer: I was sent the above mentioned product to review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.