Sargento Cheese Review – Wow This the Best Cheese to eat

When I was a small boy, the only cheese that I liked was mozzarella and only on my pizza – and that was it. As time went on, my taste buds began a strange metamorphosis and the cheeses I hated became the cheeses that I love today, and put on everything from bread to all sorts of pasta dishes. Plus, everybody knows that cheese is a great source of calcium and protein – to name a couple of its best benefits. There is a company that makes cheese called Sargento which I have tried and found that they have a nice product selection, which I will go over with you and see what you think of their cheeses.

Shredded Cheese


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I love using shredded cheese on pasta dishes to pizza to anything that requires shredded cheese and I could go on and on. Sargento has twenty-two different types of shredded cheeses. I will over view some of them and you decide which ones you like.

The first is TACO BLEND, great in tacos, Mexican pizza, on baked potatoes or even in omelets. Taco Blend is a blend of Cheddar, Colby and Monterey Jack cheeses with a secret blend of Mexican seasonings.

I like this one called 4 CHEESE ITALIAN. This one I would use in dishes like lasagna, meatball subs and spaghetti to name a few. If you’re into Mexican dishes, Sargento has 4 CHEESE MEXICAN with Monterey Jack, Mild Cheddar, Queso Quesadilla and Asadero cheeses. It comes in three styles: fine cut, traditional and reduced fat and is great in enchiladas, burritos, and quesadillas.

Hey, if you are a cheddar cheese junkie, Sargento has the cheese for you, called 4 STATE CHEDDAR made from the following cheeses: Sharp Wisconsin Cheddar, Sharp Vermont Cheddar, Sharp New York Cheddar and Mild California Cheddar cheese.

For those people not watching their waste line too much, there is SHREDDED WHOLE MILK MOZZARELLA. Try it on homemade pizza or other pasta dishes.

Slice Cheese


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Here is a category of cheese that is great on sandwiches or any other type of food that requires sliced cheese, and there are twenty-four flavors to choose from. Again, I will give you a description of the cheese products. First, there is TOMATOE & BASIL JACK. Try this one on a chicken or turkey sandwich.

How about some SLICED COLBY? I think that would go fabulous with apples, pears, rye bread and burgers, and crackers. If that’s not your cheese, maybe this one is: HAVARTI CHEESE comes from Denmark, but Sargento has perfected the buttery taste and creamy texture to pair well with smoked turkey, fresh veggies, hearty bread and even fresh or dried fruits.

Never heard of this one before – called GOUDA CHEESE. It is a semi-soft texture, with a mild, nutty and buttery flavor. It will add interest to otherwise ordinary sandwiches and is good with dark bread. Match it with smoked ham and apple butter for a sandwich. Well, that’s all for this category. I hope you found it interesting to learn more about the different sliced cheeses that Sargento has available.

String & Stick


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If you’re one who likes to snack and run out the door or if you like wine parties that have cheese to eat as you sip your wine, this category might be for you. The number of different kinds of string & stick are nine. Let’s start with CHEDDAR CHEESE SNACKS – wonderful to pair with crackers or other wholesome foods like apples and pears.

If you want to spice things up a bit try PERRY JACK NATURAL CHEESE STICKS. They are ideal alone or in a flour tortilla with smoked turkey breast and sliced tomatoes (make sure you have a glass of water handy!) Time to move on to the next cheese category – that’s all for this category.

Sweet Balanced Breaks


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Sargento decided to bring two great tastes together (sounds like an old candy bar commercial): sweet and savory. These snacks have savory natural cheese on one side and dried fruit and sweetness on the other. One product has Monterey Jack Natural Cheese on one side and dried cranberries and caramel glazed walnuts on the other. Is that not great? There are six products to choose from. Some of the others are Monterey Jack Natural Cheese with Dried Cranberries, Dark Chocolate Chunks and Banana Chips. That makes my taste buds jump for joy!

Another one is called Natural Cheddar Cheese with Sea-Salted Roasted Almonds, Raisins and Greek Yogurt Flavored Drops. Sweet Balanced Breaks come in lots of wonderful flavors with textures like no other. They are packaged individually in snack trays and come three in a package.

SUNRISE BALANCED BREAKS


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There are four varieties of these cheese products. I will list a couple of them. One is Monterey Jack Cheese, Walnut Oat Granola with Dark Chocolate with Golden Raisins. Sargento says it’s good for pre and post workouts.

My, this one sounds good for me. It has

Medium Cheddar Cheese, Raisins and Maple-Flavored Pumpkin Seeds. Sounds like a wonderful snack before bedtime.

Balanced Breaks


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I think this is my favorite category because it is good and healthy for you. There are eight cheese products in the Balanced Breaks section. I will explain some of them to you all. Check out this one that has Monterey Jack Natural Cheese with Apple Juice-Infused Dried Cranberries and Shelled Pumpkin Seeds. Sounds good to me!

My, this one is great too! It has Gouda Natural Cheese with Honey Roasted Peanuts and Dried Cranberries. I have never heard of cheese and peanuts together before (yum.)

Here is another one. It has Natural Sharp Cheddar Cheese with Cashews and Cherry Juice- Infused Dried Cranberries. Who needs candy when you have these delicious cheeses to eat instead?

The final one I will mention has Natural Double Cheddar Cheese with Dried Cranberries and Salted Walnuts. I think the squirrels would like this one because of the walnuts in it.

To The Cheesy End

Oh my – I never thought Sargento had all these different cheese combinations and flavors to choose from. I am surely glad my taste buds metamorphed or I would still be eating mozzarella cheese to this day! I highly recommend the next time you when run out of cheese, to get some of the best Sargento cheese. Your mouth and taste buds will thank you.

Feel free to leave some comments below and share your experience of eating Sargento cheese. I would like to hear them.

Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn Review – What’s the Best Popcorn

I remember when I was just a little boy eating popcorn every chance I could get and even making it for my father so I could get my cut from him. How about you? Even to this day, I still love the stuff and still make it a lot for me and my wife (the wife likes it a lot with chocolate chips that melt on it when it is still hot and it takes her hours to eat it all!).Another thing I love about popcorn is that it is a great source of fiber in your diet and also has some protein in it. Which leads me to the best popcorn king, Orville Redenbacher, with his many flavors for us to consume and enjoy. With that being said, I will review several of the different flavors he has to offer.

Buttery Popcorn


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In this category there are eight different buttery flavors which I am more than glad to provide an overview of them for you. MOVIE THEATER BUTTER TUB is a great one to share with a friend or with family members.

Next is POUR OVER MOVIE THEATER BUTTER. This one is nice because you can control the amount of butter you want if you choose to and it includes two bags of popcorn and two pouches of butter in each box. For the butter junkies in your family there is

ULTIMATE BUTTER that is loaded with butter so it will put you into your happy place. This one comes in six bags so spread it out and enjoy it all week.

LIGHT BUTTER is for those people who like there popcorn without all that mess. It comes in six-pack bags. TENDER WHITE: this one still has a delicious butter flavor along with more nutritional value. This is just a sampling of what Orrville Redenbacher has in the buttery popcorn category.

Sweet & Savory Popcorn


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For those of you out there with a demanding sweet tooth, (you know who these people are in your life – like for me, it’s my wife,) Orville Redenbacher’s is here to help you satisfy your craving! With three flavor which I will happily describe to you. The first is KETTLE KORN with a little sweet, a little salty—and a lot of yumminess. With six sweet and delicious bags for your feasting.

Second is, MELT ON CARAMEL. This one makes my mouth water because I just love caramel. It comes with two bags of corn and two pouches of delicious caramel. Finally, for cheesy people you know, there is CHEDDAR CHEESE popcorn. It has a hot and cheesy flavor fresh from the microwave. This too, comes in a box of six packets.

Smart Pop


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This one will entice people who are watching their calorie intake. It has only 100 calories per six cups and is 94% fat free popcorn. Enjoy the great taste and a nice aroma that you will love. There are two flavors to choose from. SMARTPOP KETTLE KORN is the first flavor with the same great taste as your favorite microwave kettle corn—slightly sweet, slightly salty, and 94% fat free.

Then there is SMARTPOP BUTTER with favorite buttery classic taste that’s 94% fat free and 100% yummie.

Naturals


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If you’re a person who just likes the all natural flavor of popcorn and none of the butter, sugar and cheese, this might be the one for you. There are three great products for you to choose from. Starting with SIMPLY SALTED. This product is just wholesome whole-grain goodness with popcorn, oil and salt—and nothing else. It comes in bags of six that you can share or just spread out for yourself.

For a little less salt there is LIGHT – SIMPLY SALTED. This popcorn also comes in six bags with just a lighter touch of oil and salt. Lastly, there is LIGHT – CLASSIC BUTTER & SEA SALT popcorn, with just a lighter touch of real butter flavor and sea salt. This one too comes in six-pack bags.

SkinnyGirl Popcorn


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This type of popcorn has very low calories and comes in two flavors: BUTTER & SEA SALT and LIME & SALT. I’m not for certain, but I think us guys could probably eat some too if we wanted.

Kernels & Popcorn Oil


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If you are someone who likes doing popcorn the old fashion way (which I used to do for many years til microwaves made me lazy,) Orville Redenbacher’s is here for you with two popcorn types and one oil for popping the corn with.

First is WHITE CORN GOURMET KERNELS with a crispy exterior and a tender interior. Then there is ORIGINAL YELLOW GOURMET KERNELS. It’s been a family favorite for forty years and I am sure it will be a family favorite for forty more years too. To finish it off, you’ve got to have the right popping oil and it is called POPPING & TOPPING OIL. Orville’s rich, buttery popcorn oil sizzles with more flavor than regular corn oil.

Poppycock Popcorn


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This one is making my mouth start to water because it has nuts in it (oh boy!) It comes in three flavors. The first is called ORIGINAL and it consists of Clusters of Almonds, Pecans and Gourmet Popcorn covered in a glaze.

The next flavor is CASHEW. The ingredients in this one are Clusters of Cashews and Gourmet Popcorn also covered in a glaze. Finally, there is PECAN Poppycock Popcorn. It is made up of Clusters of Pecan Praline and Gourmet Popcorn and is also covered in a glaze. And they say you don’t have to be Southern to fall in love with these gourmet popcorns.

Let us pop (corn) to the end


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Orville Redenbacher’s has been around for many decades, four to be exact, and hopefully he will be around many more years to continue making delightful popcorn and treats. If only I had known about him when I was a boy, my father and I would have gorged ourselves on his popcorn. So stock your kitchen cabinets with a lot of Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn. I am sure you will enjoy every bite!

 

Bare Snacks Review – Snacks For Your Best Health

If you’re like me, when you have an urge for a snack, you reach for the first thing you see (I am very guilty of that!) And if like me, once you consume a large portion of this snack, say potato chips or ice cream or doughnuts, you feel guilty about eating junk food, right? Then you may go out to the gym to exercise to burn off all those calories and in order to make yourself feel better. When all you and I really need to do is just get good healthy snacks in the house to start with so we have no opportunity to take a nose dive into the junk food.

Which brings me to Bare Snacks – a brand I discovered recently that offers a nice variety of best healthy snack foods. Bare Snacks products are gluten free, fat free, dairy free, and contain no added sugar or oil. They have no preservatives and are an excellent source of fiber. Bare Snacks is also committed to non GMO because they believe that simple real ingredients make the best products. So I will share with you several of the snack products that Bare Snacks has to offer and hopefully, relieve you of the guilt you may have due to eating all that unhealthy junk food.

Fruit Chips


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Here is one that makes my mouth water because of all the tasty fruit chip flavors that Bare Snacks has available. Seventeen in all! I will give you an overview of some of them (that is, if I can stop drooling over them first.) The first snack I’d like to tell you about is fuji & reds apple chips. They are high in fiber – 4 grams. These chips are simply baked and crunchy apples and nothing added. You can eat them straight out of the bag or use them in recipes that you have that call for dried apples.

This one sounds yummy – it is called chocolate coconut chips (the Missus would like this snack a lot!) It is simply made with coconuts, coconut nectar, and unsweetened cocoa. If you are looking for the nutritional value, it has 6 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein, not to mention the cocoa that is good for you (oops, guess I just did mention it!)

If you’re a banana fan, you may enjoy Bare Snacks organic cinnamon banana chips. They too are made with organic fruit. Just bananas and cinnamon. This snack is also great right out of the bag or can be used in recipes and is high in potassium.

Like strawberries and banana together? Bare Snacks may have the thing you’re carving, called strawberry banana chips. These chips have good nutritional value including fiber, potassium and calcium to name a few. Like the other fruit chips, you can enjoy them just as they are or find some good recipes to put them in. Go ahead and try some out yourself.

This next snack is what I would call the odd couple. You would not, in my opinion, normally think that these fruits would go good together. This product is called medley apple and strawberry chips. It is high in potassium and fiber and has some protein too. Who knows – you may like them.

The last one I will tell you about is one I like called medley pineapple and coconut chips. These are made with pineapples, coconuts, cane sugar, and sea salt. They have a lot of good vitamins and minerals for you so you know you’re eating a really healthy snack.

Veggie Chips


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There are just three different flavors in this category of chips, so I will give you a description of each one of them. If you are into carrots like Bugs Bunny you may like this veggie chip called sea salt carrot chips. Of course, they are simply made with carrots and sea salt. Use it in hummus dip or anything else that turns you on. Carrots are a great source of minerals and vitamins. There’s quite a list of minerals, vitamins and other nutrients contained in carrot chips. They are potassium, fiber, Vitamin D, Iron, protein and calcium.

Next is sea salt beet chips. These chips are a super vegetable. Let me list off all the benefits they have. Starting with potassium with 1070 mg, calcium with 130 mg, fiber, 8 grams and protein, 4 grams, just to name a few. So if you love beets, you can eat them with pride knowing they are so good for you.

Finally, there is sea salt sweet potato chips made with sweet potatoes, sea salt, and black pepper. Sweet potatoes are another super vegetable, high in vitamins and minerals. For example, they have 650 mg of potassium and 4 grams of fiber. Some people love sweet potatoes and some people do not. For me the verdict is still out there.

Variety Packs


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If you’re someone like me and just cannot make up your mind whether you like apple, banana, coconut chips, etc. the best, do not worry. Bare Snacks has you covered! They have five variety packs to choose from or you can always just buy them all if that is simpler for you.

Recipes

If you are into recipes, Bare Snacks has fifteen mouth watering recipes for you to try out and feed friends or family.

To Close


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Bare Snacks wants you to know there is an alternative to junk food so you can just walk right by the high fat/low nutrient chip section at the grocery store the next time you are there. Replace all that junk food in your home with Bare Snacks best products. That way you do not have to run down to the gym if you don’t want to. But hey, why not do both? I think your body will be thanking you for how great it feels. Feel free to leave your comments below and tell me what you think of these delicious healthy fruit and veggie chips.

Nature Valley Review – The Best Taste of Goodness

I do not know about you, but when I was younger I never met a sugary snack that was not my friend! How about you ? It was not until my waist line kept growing and the cavity in my mouth appeared, did I realize these sugary snacks were not so good for me. Like most things that you get hooked on, it took time to get rid of my cravings for junk food. Then I came across Nature Valley and I started eating it and found out it was best for me so I could enjoy it without all the guilt of sugary foods I’d been eating. So I’d like to share all the great healthy snack foods that Nature Valley has so you can see for yourself how good they are for you.

Bars


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Nature Valley offers seven varieties of Bars. I will list some of them and the different flavors they have. The first type is the Crunchy Bar, which comes in twelve flavors. One that catches my interest is Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate. It’s made of whole grain oats with 2 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein. Another is Pecan for those people that love this nut and it too is a good source of protein and fiber.

The next variety is Protein Bars. These come in eight flavors. One is called XL Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate stuffed with even more peanuts, almonds and whole grain oats with 15g of protein and 7 grams of fiber per serving. How about this one – Coconut Almond with 10g of protein and 5 grams of fiber. It contains roasted peanuts and almonds mixed with delicious coconut flakes and it’s gluten-free!

Next are Sweet & Salty Bars. There are eight flavors to pick from here. XL Pretzel, Peanut & Chocolate is one, which is loaded with a lot of stuff like salty pretzels, peanuts & pumpkin seeds mixed with semi-sweet chocolate chunks. Next is Roasted Mixed Nut, an assortment of roasted cashews, peanuts and almonds, immersed in a sweet, creamy nut butter coating (yum-yum!)

This one is different – Wafer Bars. There are two flavors. The first is Wafer Peanut Butter Bar it is made with light and crispy whole grain wafers, layers of peanut butter and topped with crunchy granola. Munch on this one, called Wafer Peanut Butter Chocolate created with crunchy and light whole grain wafers, layers of peanut butter, and topped with chocolate and crunchy granola.

Nature Valley Fruit & Nut Bars are one of my favorites. I just love fruit and nut together. There are four flavors of these bars. One is Dark Chocolate Cherry made with chewy dried cherries and cranberries that make the dark chocolate chunks taste even better. This bar also contains crunchy almonds and whole grain oats.

This one sounds yummy too. Trail Mix delicious peanuts and almonds on one side and sweet raisins and dried cranberries on the opposite side with 100% whole grain oats.

Layered Granola Nut Bars are another product and they come in three flavors. To start is Almond Butter Chocolate, consisting of whole grain oats, real almond butter and nuts, and rich chocolate combine to create a creamy, crunchy and tasty snack for everybody.

Then there is Salted Caramel with whole grain oats and nuts, and real peanut butter in three delicious layers of salted caramel for the whole family. This is just a sampling of what you will find in Nature Valley’s Bars category.

Snacks


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Everybody loves snacks, me included. Nature Valley has quite a selection of snacks – seven types in all. I will give you an overview and brief description of some of them. To start, there is Nature Valley Snack Mix with two flavors. One is Oats N’ Chocolate. Each morsel is a unique flavor blend and is mix filled with delicious flavors & textures including crunchy bar pieces, flavored peanuts, and drizzled pretzels.

Biscuit Sandwiches are next on the list with four flavors. How about this one – Cocoa Almond Butter which consists of cocoa almond butter in the middle of two crunchy whole grain oat biscuits.

This sounds good Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares with four flavors. If you like chocolate covered bananas you might like this one called Banana Bread Dark Chocolate with healthy whole grain oats with real banana and rich dark chocolate.

Granola Bites (love the sound of this one already) have three flavors to sink your teeth into. Almond Butter Toasted Coconut Chocolate – creamy bites of almond butter with toasted coconut covered with chocolate and a sprinkle of whole grain oats.

For those peanut butter lovers, here is one for ya called Peanut Butter Chocolate – creamy peanut butter, chocolate coating and a sprinkle of whole grain oats.

Granola Cups come in three flavors for you to try. How about Almond Butter Double Chocolate granola cup filled with almond butter and topped with almonds, and dipped in a creamy chocolate coating.

Peanut butter anybody! This one is Peanut Butter Chocolate, well baked granola cups dipped in chocolate coating and a dab of smooth, creamy peanut butter filling, topped with peanuts.

For people that want to keep it simple Nature Valley offers Biscuits in three flavors. One is Blueberry with dried blueberries in this crunchy biscuits with wholesome whole grain oats. Another is Lemon Poppy Seed with lemon puree and real poppy seeds in this whole grain oat biscuit.

Granola


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Nature Valley has nine mouth-watering flavors of granola to munch on. I’ll name just a couple. One is Fruit & Nut Granola which are made with whole grain oats, raisins, almond pieces and cranberries, and more.

Cranberry Almond is next. It has whole grain oats and 10 grams of protein in it. It’s also good as a cereal with milk for even more good nutrition. Finally, there’s Cinnamon, which is great for any delicious topping on desserts, etc.

Gluten Free


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For those who are sensitive to gluten, Nature Valley is looking out for you. They have seven gluten free bar flavors to choose from. First is XL Mixed Nut, stuffed with peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and 100% whole grain oats with 15 grams of gluten-free protein per serving.

Another one is Honey Peanut Almond with roasted almonds, peanuts and pumpkin seeds, dipped in a creamy almond butter coating and 10 grams of protein power.

The last one I will mention is Coconut Almond which has almonds and peanuts with sweet coconut flakes.

There are also two Gluten Free Nut Bar flavors: Almond Crunch Roasted Nut Crunch and Peanut Crunch Roasted Crunch all with their healthy nutrition for you.

To Sum it Up


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If you’re looking to get off the junk food bandwagon and start eating healthier snack foods, Nature Valley wants to help you with their great selection of products to help you achieve your goals. So make the smart choice and buy some of their best products instead of reaching for that candy bar or donut.

Eden Foods Review- Wow What a Selection of the Best Food

Have you ever wanted to find a company that has a large selection of foods, anything from the best organic food to bulk food to whole grain and everything in between. Well I have just the company for you, called Eden Foods. They have a very large selection of items and I will give you an overview of what they carry. So let’s get started on this wonderful company.

Spices & Herbs


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There are twenty-four spices and herbs that Eden Foods carries. They are all organic, which means they are more healthy for you. I will list some for you. Let’s start with Basil, which is used in many Italian dishes. But basil is also used in other foods that may not be as familiar to people, such as basil roasted vegetables, stews, salad and many more dishes. Here is a fun fact: Basil was grown in Egypt in amber glass jars. Another commonly used herb is Bay Leaf. It is also used in stews but can also be used in fish and sea foods, soups, and even in bread dough. Bay Leaf comes from the country of Turkey. This next one is near and dear to me. It’s Cinnamon – used in breads, pies, cakes, apple cider, tea and there are many more uses for this wonderful spice. Cinnamon originates from Sri Lanka and is also grown in many parts of the world. Did you know that Cinnamon is made from the inner bark of evergreen trees?

Organic Rice and Beans


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This is a food category that I like a lot. Here’s what Eden Foods offer in organic rice and beans: (they have ten items total): Brown Rice & Pinto Beans, Brown Rice & Lentils, Brown Rice & Kidney Beans, Caribbean Rice & Black Beans, Cajun Rice & Small Red Beans, Spanish Rice & Pinto Beans, Moroccan Rice & Garbanzo Beans, Mexican Rice & Black Beans, Curried Rice & Lentils and Rice & Bean Sampler. All these delicious rice and beans products are loaded with protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber so there’s no excuse not to get some (unless you hate beans and rice) today.

Fruits & Juices


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This food categories has subcategories. One subcategory is Dried Fruit and they have twelve items to choose from. I will select a few to discuss. In the dried fruits department, Eden Foods have Dried Cherries, Dried Cranberries, Dried Wild Blueberries and a few more dried fruits. All are very healthy for you and contain concentrated vitamins, minerals and fiber. Try them on cereals or anything you think they would enhance the flavor of. Then there are the juices. They have apple and cherry juice – they are all organic which, as I mentioned above, is great for you. In the Sauces and Butters section, there are eleven items. Here is a few I found interesting, starting with Grape Butter (wow, I never knew you can make butter out of grapes!) Here is another: Cherry Butter. Sounds great on a biscuit, don’t you think? And how about Apple Cherry Butter? I wonder what you can try this on?

Whole Grains


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Eden Foods also has a nice selection of whole grains. I will list some of them and give a brief description of them. The first group is called “the Best Whole Grains,” and there are eighteen products in all, like Buckwheat, (I love this grain) which is used for soups, salads and more. If ground into a flour, it also makes great pancakes. Buckwheat is high in fiber, minerals, vitamins and protein. Then there is Quinoa, a great substitute for rice and a good source of minerals and vitamins. The next section under whole grain is “Flakes.” Eden’s carries six items here such as Rye Flakes, used in all sorts of dishes like stews, soup and more. Spelt Flakes are used in baked goods and desserts to name a couple foods, plus they are a good source of fiber and vitamins as well.

Let’s not forget Flours. There are fourteen items in for this category. For example, Soft White Pastry Wheat Flour used for cookies, pies, cakes and many more delicious treats. Short Grain Brown Rice Flour makes a good substitute for wheat flour and many more dishes too. Mochi is rice used in Japanese cooking: four items to pick from here. It is used in soups and stews. Try some and see what other dishes they may be good in.

Teas


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If you are a big tea drinker like I am, Eden Foods may have the tea for you. There are twenty-three flavors – some I’ve never heard of before like Hojicha Chai Roasted Green Tea. Try a cup of this and you may fall in love with it. How about this one -Chamomile Herb Tea. It is a calming, soothing tea and naturally caffeine-free. Great for the whole family. Finally, there is Kukicha Twig Tea, which is very low in caffeine – ninety percent lower than coffee – great for anytime of the day.

Sea Vegetables


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For those people that like exotic foods, Eden Foods has something for you: sixteen interesting vegetables. Here one called Arame Sea Vegetable the description says it is great on many foods, from salad to desserts. (It is a brown algae). Another sea vegetable is Hiziki Sea Vegetable. It is wonderful with grains and in stir-fries and salads. This next one sounds interesting. It’s called Mekabu Wakame Sea Vegetable. It’s a little sweet and very healthy. Use it in salads and soups or garnish on rice and grains. Try some of these sea vegetable yourself. You may never eat garden vegetables again!

Snack Foods


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Eden Foods even has a nice selection of healthy food to eat, starting with Pocket Snacks, containing 1 oz of anything from Spicy Berry Mix to Dried Cranberries to Pumpkin Seeds. There are twenty-one items to choose from. Next is Snacks, 4 oz packets of fifteen different items, ranging from Dried Blueberries to Tamari Roasted Almonds to Quiet Moon, which is a trail food mix. For those with a hearty appetite, there is the Snack 1 lb items, with the same great selections as the previous two. Finally, there is a Popcorn section with popcorn cooking items and seasonings.

Closure

Eden Foods has one of the best selections of bulk foods and organic snack foods that are very healthy for you. They offer many more food items than I have seen anywhere else so far. If I am wrong, would someone please let me know where you have found something better? I would appreciate it. But for now, head on over to this wonderful company and buy some good food for you and the whole family today.

Green Giant Healthy Food Products Review – The Best way Eat Healthy For Life

I have always loved my vegetables (veggies) either fresh, frozen or canned, since I was a boy. I have to admit there were some I had to develop a liking to, like green peppers. I am still trying new vegetables to this day, which brings me to the Green Giant Healthy Food Products. To me, the Green Giant is the king of the best vegetable products, and man, do they have a selection of the best products for you! Let’s see what they have to pick from.

 Veggie Spirals

For people that like their food in spirals, the Green Giant Healthy Food Products have four choices of Veggie Spirals. These products are a new take on noodles! Try them as a change from your ordinary pastas. The four styles are Veggie Spirals Beets, spiralized directly from fresh beets, Veggie Spiral Carrots, Butter Nut Squash, and Veggie Spiral Zucchini. Each of these dishes are directly from the vegetable with no sauce or seasoning added. The Zucchini is high on potassium and not bad on calcium either. All of these dishes are ready for sautéing, steaming, or baking. Try them all three ways and make dinner more interesting.

Veggie Spirals are also a good source of minerals and vitamins. Try some spaghetti sauce on them. You might like it. May I suggest some melted cheddar cheese on your zucchini? It sounds pretty good to me!

Harvest Protein Bowls


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Hey, you vegetarians or anybody else for that matter, Green Giant has four delicious meals for you with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Their Harvest Protein Bowls are all made with different mixtures of vegetables and whole grains. First we have the Asian Style. This style has a delicious mix of vegetables, including grilled red bell peppers, carrots, cooked white quinoa, baby corn and sweet peas. Here’s one for ya called California Style. Some of the ingredients found in this dish are kale, lentils, sunflower seeds, soybeans, corn and carrots.

Let’s spice this one up. It is called Southwest Style, and contains spelt, black beans, corn, kidney beans, along with red, yellow, and green bell peppers. It offers a lot of fiber and whole grains, and sounds very tasty to me (now that I’ve learned to like peppers!) The last Harvest Protein Bowl is the Italian Style. This one is made with egg plant, broccoli, wheat berries, cherry tomatoes, yellow bell peppers, and of course garlic and Parmesan cheese, along with a few more ingredients. All of these make for a quick nutritious meal at home, at work, or even on a camping trip or vacation. It’s hard to go wrong with Green Giant’s Harvest Protein Bowls.

Riced Veggies

There are eleven different varieties of these riced veggies blends. I will quickly run them off for you: Broccoli, Beets, Cauliflower, Cauliflower Medley, Cauliflower & Broccoli, Cauliflower & Sweet Potato, Cauliflower with Lemon & Garlic, Cauliflower Risotto Medley, Kohlrabi, Butternut Squash and Stuffing that is chuck full of veggies and spices. These go great with any dishes. Try one of these for dinner it will add some zip to your meal.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Tired of the same old pizza crust? Well Green Giant has a new twist for pizza crust. They have two flavors of Cauliflower Crust: Original and Tuscan. Both are made with cauliflower and rice flour. These crusts have 50% fewer calories than regular pizza crust and are made with 80% cauliflower. So go out and buy some today. Your waistline will thank you.

Roasted Veggies

There are five flavors of roasted veggies made by Green Giant. I will give you an overview of them and you can see which one makes your mouth water. The first is Roasted Cauliflower: just pure cauliflower with no seasoning, sauce, artificial flavor or preservatives. Next, is Brussel Sprouts: just pure goodness here too. Then there is Roasted Broccoli that is pure and nutritious for you with none of the junk that some companies add – just one ingredient – broccoli. Here is my favorite: Roasted Corn. Just the real thing here too – corn. Lastly, is Roasted Carrots (this one is Bugs Bunny’s favorite.) Just like the others, there’s no sauce, no seasoning, no extra stuff to preserve it, and no fake flavors, just pure carrots.

Veggie Tots

There are five types of veggie tots for you to munch on. The first is Sweet Potato & Cauliflower. This is a nice change from french fries and they have a lot of good fiber in them. Then there is Veggie Tot Corn with all corns goodness. They are like corn fritters. Look at this one: Broccoli & Cheese. Mmm…. cannot wait to try this one out. This one is broccoli only. Just as tasty as the others and good for you too. Finally, Cauliflower tots, which also provide good nutrition. (I wonder if melted cheddar cheese would go good with it?)

Steamers

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Wow, Green Giant has a whole passel of these steamers. Eighty-three in all. I will give you a brief listing of a few. There are Baby Sweet Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Niblets Corn, Cut Green Beans, Mixed Vegetables and many more. They are picked at the at just the perfect time and frozen fast to preserve the simple goodness nature intended. So you can enjoy the farm fresh taste and deliciousness.

Mashed Cauliflower

Tired of mashed potatoes for dinner? Try some mashed cauliflower! There are four varieties, starting with Mashed Cauliflower Broccoli & Cheese. This dish has 40% fewer calories than mashed potatoes and with pure goodness – no preservatives or fake flavors. Then there is Cheddar & Bacon Mashed Cauliflower. This one is low in calories too and no artificial stuff in them either. Garlic & Herb Mashed Cauliflower with 45% fewer calories than regular mashed potatoes. Pour some melted cheese on them (will wreck you on the calories, but I just think melted cheese goes with almost anything!) The last one is Olive Oil & Sea Salt. Once again, low calories with the greatness of sea salt.

Canned


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Green Giant has a nice selection of canned vegetables from green beans to sweet peas to corn all waiting for you to open them up and enjoy.

To Sum it up

If you love vegetables in any shape and form, Green Giant Healthy Food Products is waiting for you with the best. Now that I know all that they have, I will be eating more vegetables and less of other junk and fake foods to live a healthier lifestyle. How about you?

Organo Review: Best Organo Products

Are you and your family looking for good products that will keep you happy and healthy? Products that are organic and have no artificial junk put into them? Well, let me introduce you to Organo ( Best Organo Products) that have wonderful products that strive to do just that for you and your family. I will give a description of the stuff they offer and you be the judge as to what interests you.

Top 5 Best Organo Products

1. Organo Gold Gourmet Black Ganoderma Coffee


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Do you like coffee, teas and coffee-like products? If your answer is yes, then let me get down and explain what they have to offer you. Before I explain the different types of coffee drinks, here are a few benefits of drinking coffee.

Drinking coffee can help you burn fat, may lower your risk of Parkinson’s, can drastically improve physical performance, and as it contains essential nutrients, it may lower your risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes. These are just a few of the benefits when you have a cup of coffee. There are more, but I just wanted to wet your interest right now.

Getting back to coffee drinks, let’s start with Organo Gourmet Black Coffee. This drink is a medium dark roast, and has a smooth flavor, which is enhanced with antioxidant rich organic Ganoderma lucidum (used in Chinese tradition for its immune benefits.)

If you want to try a unique tasting coffee, try one called King of Coffee. It is a luscious medium dark arabica roast organic black coffee with the uncommon and delicate spores of the organic Ganoderma mushroom which are loaded full with nutrients and antioxidants.

Not big on drinking coffee straight? How about a coffee blend? There are a few of them to try. One of my favorites is Cafe Mocha with a delicious smooth flavor of chocolate in a cup of tasty coffee. Pour me two glasses please! Just talking about this drink is making me crave it.

Latte anyone? Then try a Cafe Latte made with the finest quality robusta and arabica coffee beans blended with cream and sugar for a creamy coffee latte. This is great anytime you feel you need a pick-me-up or just want something good to drink.

How about a Cafe Supreme made with healthy coffee blended with the added benefits of organic Ganoderma lucidum, Ginseng and Eurycoma Longifolia Jack. These are great ingredients to make your life long and healthy.

If coffee is not your thing, maybe tea or cocoa is of more interest. Organo has 3 choices of drinks to choose from. So try some Organic Green Tea with Ganoderma lucidum for a twofold dose of flavor. Naturally rich in antioxidants, it can be enjoyed hot or cold so have a cup or glass today.

Not into green tea? Well then, try some Red Tea – a tasteful and aromatic tea with ganoderma lucidum and cordyceps. This one too is great hot or cold.

Now if you just do not like tea or coffee, then hot cocoa must be your choice, so mix up some Gourmet Hot Cocoa tasty blend of rich cocoa and ganoderma lucidum used in Chinese tradition for its immune benefits. Your body will thank you.

2. OGX Fenix Shake


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Organo’s got some great things for you to help in your body management – from drinks to oils. The first is OGX FENIX Rich Chocolate codensed whey protein along with vitamins, minerals, prebiotic fiber and our ganoderma mushroom. It’s a great and nutritious way to lose weight and just feel good.

If you’re not a fan of chocolate, try vanilla or the shake drink called OGX FENIX Creamy Vanilla which has all the same good benefits as chocolate but is vanilla flavored.

How about this one – Grapeseed Oil. What is grapeseed oil good for? It contains Linoleic acid to help maintain good health. Try some yourself and see if it will help you.

Next there is Ganoderma Lucidum which helps to support your immune system, which in turn promotes health and longevity for people.

Although this is a short OGX Fenix shake review, hopefully you can see that it’s a great product and super-healthy for weight loss.

3. Personal Care Needs


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Everybody has some personal needs. Here are some products that you may find useful. The first is OG Smile toothpaste, which combines the special richness of Ganoderma lucidum with the vigor of mint for healthy teeth and gums.

Then there is Premium G3 Beauty Soap that has a certain method that not only cleanses and moisturizes the skin, but also increases the power of antioxidant-boosting ingredients such as glutathione, Grape Seed Oil, and Organic Ganoderma Lucidum. Why not try some and see what you think.

4. Skin Care


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Need some products to help you with your skin care? Well, Organo offers a few of them to help you with that.

To begin with there is Manuka CREAM CLEANSER. It helps retain moisture, and protects and rejuvenates. Then it has Aloe Vera to soothes tired dry skin. Then there is Jojoba Oil which protects, hydrates and rejuvenates your skin. Finally, Avocado Oil is a powerful moisturizer leaving skin nourished.

Next in line is Jojoba ANTI AGING SERUM. It has Pure Rose Oil that repairs, hydrates and enhances your skin. Another ingredient is Jojoba Oil which is a powerful and soothing moisturizer. The last ingredient is Argan Oil to leave skin soft and supple. These are some of the main ingredients in this product.

Trying to maintain that youthful look? Try this stuff called Bee Venom ANTI AGING MASK. It helps encourage the production of collagen and elastin in your skin and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The main ingredient – Bee venom – improves elasticity and radiance.

Another ingredient in the mask is Manuka Honey – a natural antioxidant that helps retain the skin’s moisture as it promotes skin regeneration. The next ingredient is Organic Shea butter that smoothes and moisturizes your skin. Finally, Jojoba Oil is added to protect and hydrate your skin.

The final product I’d like to tell you about is Retinol ANTI AGING MOISTURIZER with its pure form of Vitamin A, helping to increase your skin’s own ability to produce collagen that helps smooth and soften skin. Other ingredients are Manuka Honey, Apricot Kernel oil, and Vitamin E.

5. To a Healthy End


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Organo ( Best Organo Products) offers wonderful products for you to purchase for yourself, a friend or a family member. So I hope you find this information useful in your quest to stay healthy, happy or whatever it might do for you.

 

Sun-Maid Review- Get the Best Dried Fruit

For years, I always enjoyed eating fruit – dried or fresh, but here lately I have been on a dried fruit kick because I have learned that dried fruit is much better for you because of the concentrated nutrients value it has over fresh fruit. An example would be raisins versus grapes. Now the people at Sun-Maid have a whole line up of the best dried fruit to choose from -from raisins to cranberries, so let me give you the fruity low down on them.

Raisins


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Raisins are good just by themselves. I always snack on them when my sweet tooth starts talking to me. I also have used them in a multitude of recipes. The nutrients values are: fiber 2 g, Potassium 322 mg, Carbohydrates, Antioxidants, Antimicrobial (good mouth health) and vitamin B-6. So keep on eating those raisins. They’re delicious and nutritious!

Mediterranean Apricots


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Mediterranean apricots also have many uses. They can be used in recipes for dinner as well as breakfast. An example is using them in chicken dishes. You could also make apricot muffins or apricot jams if you like. What do they have in them, you ask? Well, lets see: one apricot has 3g of fiber, 480 mg of Potassium, copper, and vitamins A & C. And as a bonus, apricots are known for protecting people against inflammation. Personally, I just liked the taste of them.

California Pitted Prunes


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Prunes are another dried fruit that are great in many dishes and desserts. Some dishes that prunes are used in are Indonesian Fried Rice or Roasted Pork Tenderloin. Some desserts are Moist and Fudgy Brownies or how about Dried Plum Snack Bars? Plus, prunes are a good source of fiber. They also have lots of vitamins and minerals. So why not include prunes into your daily diet. You won’t regret it.

Pitted Dates


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These guys are great in the following drinks and foods: how about a Banana Date Smoothie or maybe an Orange Smoothie? There’s also a recipe for Almond & Date Salad. Would you believe there’s also a dish called Paleo Bacon Date Bites? These are just a few recipes that call for dates. Finally, dates too, are a good source of vitamins and minerals. Some of them are vitamin B6,copper, potassium and manganese, to name a few. Plus dates, like prunes, are loaded with fiber too.

Figs


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Figs are versatile in appetizers, cakes, cookies and many more dishes. Here are a few recipes that use figs: A couple of the cakes are Raspberry and Fig cake and Fig and Almond cake. If that’s not what you like figs in, how about Chicken and Roasted Fig or maybe Fig, Ham and Ricotta Pizza. This is just to name some recipes that call for figs. Nutrients in figs are vitamin A,K,C, iron, copper, potassium, zinc, magnesium, manganese, and B vitamin (I am going to do a jig the next time I eat a fig because they’re so good for you! Hey, I made a rhyme!)

Organic Dried Mango

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The health benefits in dried mango is good source of fiber has some minerals and vitamins which you need. Mango are great for many different types of desserts from chewy bar desserts to quick breads, but they can be used chicken and meat recipes that require pork or beef (I thought mango were just great as they are ).

Organic Dried Cranberries


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Now here’s a fruit I like to munch on any time I am looking for a healthy snack before a meal. You can use dried cranberries in quick breads or salads and even in meats. Dried cranberries are great in sauces too. Of course, there are some health benefits from dried cranberries as well. They can help prevent urinary tract infections, may boost your immune system, help prevent gum disease, may help reduce bad cholesterol and help to improve your digestion because they are a good source of fiber. The vitamins and minerals in them are: Manganese, Copper, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K1.(No wonder I love eating them – they are so good for me).

The Fruity End


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I do not see myself stopping my healthy habit of eating dried fruit any time in the near future (okay, if I am dead I will probably stop then) because they are not only yummy, but are so good for us. Sun-Maid has been producing the best great dried fruit products for over 100 years! From raisins, to prunes, to apricots, to cranberries and I have a feeling they will keep on producing these delicious and healthy dried fruits for the next 100 years too.

Dreamfields Pasta: Really Low Carb Review- The Best Pasta!

Are you a “pastaholic” like me? Do you find that there is not a dish of pasta that is not your friend and the more you eat it the happier you feel? Dreamfields pasta, really low carbs, takes away the guilt of pigging out with there good carbs and high nutrients, so I am going to go down the list on there different types of the best pasta and all those delicious recipes they have for them.

Elbows

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Here is a run down of recipes for Dreamfields Elbows. The first is Stove Top Mac n Cheese. It is made with elbows, light alfredo sauce, cabot sharp light cheddar and skim milk. Sounds yummy to me! Or how about Fruit & Yogurt Elbow Salad? It calls for elbows, low-fat vanilla yogurt, honey, cinnamon, fruit, fresh mint and toasted almond slices. I never thought about pasta for dessert, did you? Another recipe made with Dreamfields Elbows is Southwest Pasta Salad. The ingredients are elbows, cherry or grape tomatoes, red bell pepper, sweet onion, avocado, cilantro, jalapeno chilies, reduced-fat mayonnaise, tomato salsa, fresh lime juice and salt. That’s a spicy one! There are two more recipes choices. Take a look to see which one makes your mouth water the most.

Penne Rigate


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Lets start with Lemon-Herb Penne: ingredients are penne rigate, parmesan cheese, fresh thyme leaves, olive oil, fresh chives, lemon peel, salt and black pepper, and lemon wedges. Salad anyone? How about this one: Penne Rigate with Turkey – it has penne rigate, olive oil, ground turkey breast, onion chopped, garlic minced, fresh swiss chard, reduced-sodium chicken broth, oil-packed dried tomatoes, salt, ground red pepper, parmesan cheese and toasted walnuts. This one sounds good to me. Once again, there are some more recipes to choose from on Dreamfield’s website.

Spaghetti


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This is the one pasta I was introduced to when I was a young boy. I fell in love instantly with those long noodles that gave me a “pasta high.” Here are some recipes you might like: Spaghetti alle Olve e Pomodoro, which requires spaghetti noodles, olive oil, garlic, red onion, hot pepper flakes, white wine, whole peeled tomatoes, black olives, capers, fresh basil and parmesan cheese. Another dish is Spaghetti Primavera. The ingredients for this one are spaghetti noodles, olive oil, zucchini, carrots, red bell pepper, shallots, parmesan cheese, salt and ground black pepper. There are three more recipes also: Spicy Hoisin-Glazed Salmon Spaghetti, Chicken Puttanesca with Spaghetti and Thai-style Curry Beef and Pasta (WOW that’s some spicy ones there, aren’t they?)

Angel Hair


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I wonder – is this pasta heavenly to eat? Try out these recipes starting with Asian Pork and Pasta, which has angel hair pasta, pork tenderloin, green onions, sesame oil, reduced-sodium, fat free chicken broth, cornstarch, reduced-sodium soy sauce, hoison sauce, fresh ginger, garlic, olive oil, snow peas, bell pepper and carrots. Or how about giving this one a try? This one is called Angel Hair and Tomato Toss with these ingredients: angel hair pasta, olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt, baby arugula, cherry and grape tomatoes, parmesan cheese, pine nuts and salt and pepper. Other available recipes are: Lemony Angel Hair Toss, Easy Mediterranean Angel Hair and many more to choice from.

Lasagna


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Just like Garfield the cat, this pasta dish drives me crazy! There are three recipes provided by Dreamfields Pasta, starting with Traditional Lasagna which requires lasagna noodles, olive oil, garlic, onion, carrots, celery, mushrooms, lean ground beef, Italian sausage, salt, ground black pepper, part-skim ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, and marinara sauce. The other two are Festive Lasagna Roll-Ups with Salsa Rosa Sauce and Vegetable Lasagna for those who wish to watch there boyish or girlish figures.

Linguine


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This one makes my mouth water too. There are five tasty recipes from Dreamfields. They are Chicken with Olives and Linguine, which has linguine, boneless skinless chicken thighs, olive oil, garlic, bell pepper, pitted olives, fresh herbs, dry white wine, balsamic, and black pepper. The next recipe is Butternut Squash and Linguine which consists of linguine, olive oil, garlic, butternut squash, dry white wine, salt, fresh sage, goat cheese, bacon and walnuts. There are also Spicy Linguine with Shrimp, Stir-fry with Linguine Beef and Vegetables and Linguine Carbonara (bring it on!)

Rotini


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Rotini is one more yummy pasta. There are five recipes from Dreamfields low carb pasta, starting with Southwestern Chicken Rotini Soup, which has rotini, olive oil, boneless skinless chicken breast halves, onion, garlic, chile power, cumin, dried oregano, reduced-soduim fat free chicken broth, black beans, fresh corn, cilantro and sharp cheddar cheese (doesn’t this just warm your bones on cold winter day?) How about this one – Rotini with Ground Beef and Spinach? It is made with rotini, onion, olive oil, garlic, lean ground beef, no-salt tomato sauce, dried oregano, spinach leaves, fresh basil, crushed red pepper flakes, parmesan cheese and salt. The other recipes listed from Dreamfields are Roasted Vegetable with Rotini and Rosemary Pesto, Salsa Verde Pork and Pasta Stew and Salmon Pasta Salad with mint and Lemon Vinaigrette.

I’m all Pasta’d out

As you can see, Dreamfields Pasta Really Low Carb really has a great variety of recipes and the best pasta to choose from for us recovering pastaholics and they are really good for us too. So next time you’re in your grocery store, pick up a box or two of Dreamfields and go home to whip up a meal with them. And if you just can’t stop with just one helping, at least you’ll know that you’re eating a healthier, low carb pasta. Please leave me your comments below and tell me about your pasta dishes and what is your favorite.

McCormick Review- Let’s Spice up things with the Best

Another food item near and dear to my stomach and mouth is herbs and spices. I just can not do without these best flavor enhancers in my foods. McCormick is a company that goes out of their way to help us take those plain and boring foods and change them into foods that delights the mouth. So here is a list of all the wonderful herbs and spices that they provide.

Ginger


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Most people, when they use ginger it is usually in savory dishes or sweet desserts, to make them taste more yummy, but did you know that ginger has other benefits for us? Well, here is a list of other reasons to use ginger: it may reduce soreness and muscle pain, it has anti-inflammatory effects, it may lower blood sugar, it can help treat chronic indigestion, as well as help lower cholesterol levels, and it may even help prevent cancer. These are just a few of the benefits it offers!

Red Pepper


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Here’s a spice that will knock your socks off and put them back on. It adds lots of zip to every dish from chili to Mediterranean food dishes. The health benefits from red peppers are high in vitamin C, great source of folate and vitamin B6, helps support good night vision, is packed with antioxidants, and helps burn more calories. So indulge in this spice in every dish you think needs some added zip to it.

Garlic


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In the old movies garlic is used to ward off vampires, but I think it is better used in delicious dishes like spaghetti or maybe garlic bread. How about you? What are the health benefits of garlic, you ask? I will tell you a few. The first one is that it strengthens your bones. That alone is reason to use it, right? But it also helps fight off bacterial infections and viruses, help cleanse your body of heavy metals, lower blood pressure, and lengthens your lifespan (WOW – I think I will dump a lot garlic in my next dish!)

Mint


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Mint can be used in beverages or meat dishes and even with fruits and vegetables. Here are some health benefits from mint: it helps with cold symptoms, is rich in nutrients, may help with indigestion and many more things. For me, I just like it in chewing gum or a piece of candy.

Rosemary


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This is a herb that can be added to chicken, potatoes, lamb, roasted vegetables and to tomato sauce to add flavor. Other great qualities of rosemary is that it has vitamin B-6, calcium and iron. Plus, it does great things for your body, such as improving digestion, providing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds, and it may also prevent brain aging, to name a few things.

Basil


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Basil is a herb that is sweet and fragrant, great on chicken, pork, seafood and pasta and it has some wonderful other benefits. It is rich in vitamins A,K, and C, and provides iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Other goody’s it has for you are antibacterial properties, it’s high in antioxidants, reduces swelling and inflammation, has anti-aging properties, reduces oxidative stress, and fights cancer as well as many other great things. And I thought it was just great in pizza!

Thyme


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Time (Thyme) to check out this herb. It has many uses besides putting it in all types of dishes that it is great for. Say, like spaghetti sauce. What are the things it is good for? They are: lowering blood pressure, helping to stop coughing, boosting your immunity, disinfecting, getting rid of pests, smelling good (potpourri anyone?) and boosting your mood. I thought it was just great in food!

Cumin


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Here it “Cumin” again. What is so great about this herb? For one, you can add this to soups, stews, vegetables and meats to increase the flavor. Some of the health benefits from this herb they are that it may help with weight loss and digestion. It is rich in iron, may help in reducing bad cholesterol, and may help with diabetes as well. There are some more benefits too. You can check them out and see what you think.

Allspice


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Let’s spice things up a bit – say in dessert like cookies, cakes and fruit pies. Allspice seems to be great for this use. What else does it do for you? It great getting a night sleep, helps maintain blood pressure, can help fight infection in your body, keeps hair and skin looking good, is good for brain functions and healthy blood counts, plus it helps with making you feel more energized. After learning all this, I am going to load on the allspice in my desserts.

Cinnamon


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This is one spice that is used in a lot of foods and drinks from cinnamon rolls to hot apple cider cinnamon drink. What do you use cinnamon the most for? What are the benefits of cinnamon for our bodies? Well, here are just a few of them: it is high in antioxidants, relieves inflammation, improves heart health, may help with reducing cancer risk and there are many more benefits, so you may want to sprinkle some extra cinnamon in your food. I know I will.

Cilantro


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Now here’s a herb that packs a good health punch and has Vitamins A,C,E, and K. It also provides the following minerals: iron, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. What about health benefits? Here a few of them: It can help prevent urinary tract infections, rid the body of heavy metals and lower blood sugar levels. The next time I am making Mexican or Chinese foods I will be putting some more cilantro in them.

Dill Weed


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Here’s one for ya – a herb that’s not only great for seafood, homemade pickles and spreads, but has great health features too. It can help prevent insomnia, maintain healthy bones, prevent excess gas (thank goodness – no more farting all day,) calm hiccups, (great – I hate hiccups.) That’s some things for you to think about when you use dill weed in your food.

A final herb or word

People have been using herbs and spices for thousands of years to make their foods and drinks more enjoyable. I know my mouth enjoys it, so the next time you buy spices or herbs pick up some McCormick the best, throw it into your check out or if you’re online put it in your shopping cart.