LÄRABAR’s – Pure and Simple – Whole food – Snack time – Camping – Homeschool

LÄRABAR®

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Delicious blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices. Made from whole food, each flavor contains no more than nine ingredients. Pure and simple, just as nature intended.

What is your favorite LÄRABAR flavor? Or maybe you love them all?

LÄRABAR variety pack
As you know I am on a quest to help my fans remove as many Toxins as they can in 2014, so I am reviewing & giving away many products that are toxic free including snack items. So I am happy to be sharing yet another snack you & your family will enjoy that has made my Toxic Free 2014 list LÄRABAR. But not only will I be telling you about LÄRABAR’s I get to give one of my fans a variety pack for them to try them out too. And Homeschool moms I recommend LÄRABAR as a great snack for your kids to eat while doing school work.

Yes I have a favorite & so did my kids, beware though as I discovered they are so good you want to be greedy & not share. But not to worry I shared with my kids so we could all sample each flavor & pick our personal favorites. Check here & see if you see your favorite flavor.

I was sent 6 flavors for me & my family to try. My Favorite LÄRABAR was Cashew Cookie, it had the perfect blend of sweet & salty & healthy, this bar has only 2 ingredients, yes just 2! Cashews of course & dates. I know, I know you are sceptical, but just take a bite & you will agree, yum! My very close second favorite  LÄRABAR is Banana Bread, it taste just like an amazing homemade Banana bread the way it should taste, & with only 3 ingredients! Bananas, dates & almonds, yes really that is it, I think now you see how these are so pure & simple & a whole food that is perfect for anytime of the day. Add them to school lunches, take on a hike, take camping whatever, & as you can read on the LÄRABAR website they do not freeze so taking them hiking in the snow. (You know you want to put your snow gear on & go out with your new awesome LÄRABAR flavors just so you have an excuse to eat another 🙂 ).

LÄRABAR® is a delicious blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices. Made from whole food, each flavor contains no more than nine ingredients. Pure and simple, just as nature intended

And LÄRABAR gets an extra thumbs up from me for their wrappers & packaging being recyclable, & the boxes are made from recycled paperboard using wind energy, A+ & that is awesome.

All LÄRABAR wrappers are able to be recycled through our partnership with Terracycle. The LÄRABAR caddies/display boxes are made of 100% Recycled Paperboard and made using 100% Wind Energy.

LÄRABAR peanut butter & jelly

But wait what about my kids? did they love LÄRABAR’s as much as I did? Well yes they did, each of them of course had their own favorites.

And my kids used comments like: ” I tried 2 of them & I liked them so much because they were not bad for me & they tasted just like the real thing”  & ” I could gobble up more of these yummy treats” And so much more yummy things they said.

These snack are the perfect healthy pure, simple, natural treat for you & your family, LÄRABAR’s are Non GMO, Gluten Free, Kosher, Raw, Plant based, Vegan, & Whole food for more information go here. As a homeschool mom these snacks are perfect for brain food for my kids.

At LÄRABAR®, we believe that the foundation of a sound mind, body and spirit is derived from what you eat. And what you eat is most delicious and satisfying when it’s in a whole, natural state

Lists: Cheree’s Favorites, Family Wishlist, Teen Approved, & Toxic Free 2024

Connect with LÄRABAR online: Website, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter @larabar & Instagram.

what about you, are you ready to enjoy some LÄRABAR yumminess?

LÄRABAR variety pack

Giveaway Info: Ended The winner is Blessed A./Marla B.

I will run this giveaway/contest January 21, 2014 till January 27, 2014. The link to enter is below. The winner will receive variety box of LÄRABAR’s. Please make sure you fill out your full name, email address, & mailing address in the giveaway widget. Your info will not be shared or used for any reason other than to contact you & to mail the product to you if you should win. Any entries with only partial info or that put improper info can not win. The winners first name with last name initial will be announced on Natural & Frugal: raising 6 kids Facebook page & Twitter. LÄRABAR will send the winners these products. Thank you for entering this awesome giveaway.

 

Disclaimer: LÄRABAR provided me with free samples of the products to review, and I was under no obligation to review it. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review. (or do a giveaway)

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I am NOT a doctor, this page is for education & research only, & is NOT intended to be medical advice. Always consult a doctor, your health practitioner or other competent licensed health professional before taking any herbs or supplements, using alternative ideas & for any specific advice about medical treatments.
If you think you, or anyone in your home or who are under your care, are ill or in need medical treatment, please seek the needed medical treatment Any of the information contained in the pages of Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kids blog, blog posts, site, Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest or elsewhere are for information & research only.

That is simple I use & recommend these 2 great brands:

  1. Skinny & Co. Coconut oil: Medicinal grade Extra Virgin coconut oil 100% pure. (click link for ordering info)
  2. Tropical Traditions Virgin Gold Label Coconut oil(click link for ordering info)
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Review: Baobab Foods, Fruit Powder and Fruit Cubes

Baobab

NATURE’S NUTRITIONAL MIRACLE

Mother Nature was at her very best when she created baobab. She naturally dries the fruits of the iconic African baobab tree and we simply mill and sieve the dried fruit pulp into a tasty, easy-to-use powder. This amazing fruit delivers a cornucopia of nutrition – antioxidants, fiber, essential vitamins and minerals. There aren’t enough accolades for baobab: a raw, whole food, gluten free and uncompromised nutrient synergy, just to name a few. It’s just plain good for you.

Snacks & drinks:

If you have kids you are probably like me & do plenty of research on everything they eat & drink, & you simply avoid grocery store treats, juices, sodas etc. And you make them healthy alternatives with vitamin packed treats, smoothies, fruit slushies & baobab 1fresh fruits & vegetables.

I was having a discussion on my Facebook page with a few fans about ideas to add to Smoothies & fruit snacks kids love, when 1 person mentioned Baobab Foods. So off I went researching because I had never heard of the boabab. Right away I was lost in my research & very intrigued. So I headed over to Baobab baobab cubes  1Foods website to see what information they had & what their products were like. Right away I noticed there products were great quality & I was pleased to read about Baobab foods Company Values and Ethical Consumerism Commitment page.

So I contacted Ray at Baobab Foods, he was great to work with & got the items sent out to me right away. It was decided that I would review the Fruit Powder & the Fruit Cubes. I knew both would be great choices for my family.

EXCEPTIONAL FIBER

Baobab consists of more than 50% fiber by weight. More importantly, the majority of fiber is the highly beneficial soluble variety. Soluble fiber creates a gel-like substance in the intestines, helping regulate blood sugar by prolonging the time the stomach empties and therefore releasing sugars more slowly.

Soluble fiber also helps sooth and regulate the digestive tract, stabilize intestinal-tract contractions, lower LDL and PH levels, and raise levels of the helpful superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme, a free-radical inhibitor. In all, soluble fiber is believed to lower inflammation related to obesity-related diseases, strengthen the immune system, and maintain healthy digestion.

The Arrival of Baobab Fruit Powder & Fruit Cubes to my house:

The package arrived & my kids all gathered around for the opening of it, as you have read in my other blog post, opening Baobab 2packages is a family even the kids even stop class work to enjoy & I even let them open the packages. Well the first thing out of the box was the fruit cubes & I really think they were just so excited to get these yummy little treats that they almost did not see the Fruit Powder. So right away I gave them each several Fruit cubes & we made smoothies with ice, frozen bananas, frozen raspberries, raw coconut oil, milk (use milk of choice) & some fruit powder in it. It was not long before my kids were singing the praises of these amazing yummy products from Baobab that were not only tasty but also good for them & help build the immune system too.

Every day they came to me wanting more Fruit cubes & for us to find a new use for the fruit powder, thank goodness Baobab Foods has a page of recipe ideas because that is just what we used.

Here is that info & the ways we tried. (make sure to go check out all the ideas here)

  • Put a tablespoon or two into plain water for a refreshing drink. A blender bottle works great. (my kids loved this)
  • Add it to yogurt or smoothies for an antioxidant and fiber-rich treat. (so perfect in Smoothies)
  • Mix baobab into pancake or waffle batter for a healthier breakfast. (we plan to try this next)Baobab 3
  • Make cookies a little healthier by adding some baobab. (shh don’t tell them those yummy cookies were healthy, ok you can my kids are used to it)
  • Spoon a little into tea for a warm, refreshing treat. (this was perfect on some of these cold days)

The verdict in our house is my kids want more, so these 2 products go on my “Family Wishlist“, My baobab cubesteenagers kept asking where the bags were & begging for more fruit cubes so for sure they are both “Teen Approved” And because my kids loved, them & I loved them too they make my “Cheree’s Favorites” list.

So I am happy to say I recommend the Baobab products to my fans & followers & I hope you will look into them & then enjoy them as we have.

My kids also came up with a few unique uses for the fruit cubes:

Sprinkle them on your peanut butter sandwich, mix them in your homemade trail mix &  add a few on top of your ice cream or yogurt.

Connect with Baobab Foods online: Website, Facebook, Twitter @baobabfoods & Google+ You can also check out Baobab Fruit Powder & Baobab Fruit Cubes, also check out their other product Baobab Fruit Drink

Info from Website:

Baobab Fruit Powder

A PURE, WHOLE RAW FOOD

Baobab Fruit Powder is simply one of the most nutritious foods on earth. We add absolutely nothing to our Baobest™ Fruit Powder – no sugar, no sodium, no preservatives. Our Fruit Powder dries naturally on the tree in South Africa and is simply ground into a fine powder. That’s right, no freeze drying, heat extraction or pasteurization to upset nature’s nutritional synergy. And because we employ the most stringent quality control processes possible – tracking the fruit from its tree of origin through the moment it is hermetically sealed for shipment – each batch of our Baobest Fruit Powder is 100% pure.

Baobab Fruit Cubes

ALL OF THE NUTRITION OF BAOBAB IN A FUN-TO-EAT PACKAGE

What’s better than eating the most nutritious superfruit on the planet? Making all that nutrition fun to eat. This is exactly what we’ve done with our new Baobest™ Fruit Cubes. We offer three flavorful, chewy morsels full of baobab goodness:

  • Mango
  • Strawberry
  • Raspberry

Because Baobab Fruit Cubes are made with pure Baobest Fruit Powder, citrus pectin and 100% fruit purees, our Fruit Cubes offer exceptional nutrition:

  • Far more antioxidants than any other dried fruit – more than 7,500 ORAC units per 40 grams, tested and verified by Brunswick Labs. This is equal to 3 or 4 times as many antioxidants as dried cherries, blueberries or cranberries.
  • Dietary fiber – 4 to 8 grams of fiber per 40 gram serving.
  • Chock full of nutrients – potassium, Vitamin A & C, magnesium, iron and calcium.

NO SUGAR ADDED – AND NO SODIUM, NO PRESERVATIVES, NO FAT AND NO CHOLESTEROL

Disclaimer: Baobab Foods provided me with free samples of the products to review, and I was under no obligation to review it. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review.

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The information on this site it intended for general inquiry, research & informational purposes only & should not be considered a substitute or replacement for trained medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
I am NOT a doctor, this page is for education & research only, & is NOT intended to be medical advice. Always consult a doctor, your health practitioner or other competent licensed health professional before taking any herbs or supplements, using alternative ideas & for any specific advice about medical treatments.
If you think you, or anyone in your home or who are under your care, are ill or in need medical treatment, please seek the needed medical treatment Any of the information contained in the pages of Natural & Frugal: Raising 6 kids blog, blog posts, site, Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest or elsewhere are for information & research only.

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Review: Raw: Coconut Water Vinegar -Tropical Traditions – Uses – Ideas – DIY

Tropical Traditions, Raw Coconut Water Vinegar.

Organic Raw Coconut Water Vinegar – 32 oz. bottle
So you have not heard of coconut water vinegar before? Thats OK neither had I. That is part of the reason why I chose it as a give away & item to review. Now that the give away is almost over I am ready to write my review of this unique vinegar.Organic

What is it?

Since fresh coconut water deteriorates so quickly once it is exposed to air, it is best obtained and consumed in the tropics where it can be purchased fresh,
with all the nutrients and enzymes in tact.

In the Philippines and other tropical places, raw coconut water is often left in
the open air to ferment, where it eventually turns into a vinegar. The
fermentation process enhances the nutrients, unlike heat pasteurization. The
acidic environment prevents the growth of undesirable bacteria naturally.

Tropical Traditions worked with professors at the University of the PhilippinesTT raw coconut water vinegar 1
for several years to develop an incubation system that could produce clean
coconut water vinegar from our certified organic coconuts and retain the
mother of vinegar (a colony of bacteria cultures) as a truly raw product. We use
the mother of vinegar to inoculate future batches of organic coconut water
vinegar.

Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Water Vinegar is truly unique and is the
first of its kind in the US market! Most vinegars are clear because they are
distilled and originally made from white sugar. Our Organic Coconut Water
Vinegar is not distilled, but raw. It contains the mother of vinegar.

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My review.

I started the give away as I always do on Tropical Traditions products, I like to keep my review seperate and either well after the give away is started or after it has ended. So my package of Raw Coconut water vinegar arrived, as always great communication & fast shipping, I open the box to find  to my surprise a quart of Virgin coconut oil instead. I scratched my head & thought to myself “I already did that give away & review” so I sent out an email to Tropical Traditions informing them of their mistake, right away they answered & within minutes I had a new tracking number for my coconut water vinegar & I got to keep the quart of coconut oil & that made my day since I do love their coconut oil & with limited funds having extra around is well awesome!

So needless to say I must highly praise Tropical Traditions on their customer service skills & not only fixing the issue, fixing it fast & over a holiday weekend at that. So customer service gets 5 stars.
 On to the Coconut water, I opened it right away once it arrived because this product really intrigued me & I was wondering how it smelled & rather I could use it just like I use Bragg ACV or not. At first whiff it smelled just like Apple Cider Vinegar, so I decided to add some & take it, the taste was the same as well though maybe just slightly less tart. I have continued taking & using it daily just as I would ACV. I even used it to condition my hair & clean my face & I love it every way I tried it, added to my spray deodorant, in warm water with raw honey, in cooking, soaking my feet, in my bath & it did not fail me. An area I would like to check in the future is how the vitamin & mineral content compares to Bragg & rather it works exactly the same or not, so future project yup! oh yes & Raw Coconut water vinegar scores a 5 star as well.Raw coconut water vinegar

Uses!

Hair conditioner (No poo)
I add 1 tablespoon to one cup of hot water & poured over my already shampooed & rinsed hair, I worked it in & let it sit a few minutes before washing out, it worked great this way & even mixed with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.

Spray deodorant
#1 One part distilled water, 1 part rubbing alcohol & 1 part Raw Coconut water vinegar, I also added lavender & lemon essential oil (2 drops each)

#2 One part Raw coconut water vinegar & 1 part lemon juice, optional add essential oils like tea tree oil.

#3 One part Raw coconut water vinegar, 1 part colloidal silver, optional add essential oil like Lavender or Rosemary

#4 straight Raw coconut water vinegar & essential oil of choice

Just combine mixture of choice in a small spray bottle, spray on underarms, you can add some corn starch or arrow root after spraying & apply a layer of raw coconut oil if desired, works just as well as ACV  does in these mixtures.

Face wash
Simply add some to a cotton ball or combine with baking soda & gently wash face then wash off, you can then use it mixed with water on a cotton ball as astringent if desired. Works great.

Foot soak
to a foot bath add 1/2 cup of raw coconut water vinegar, 1/2 cup of epsom salt & essential oil of choice, soak 10 to 20 minutes, pat dry & apply raw coconut oil & rub in, again this works great especially for tired or smelly feet.

other
Add 1/2 cup to your bath for a relaxing soak, use it in recipes anywhere vinegar is called for, use in in dressings & other recipes (like the ones I posted earlier)

All in all I have no issues recommending this product & I would for sure order it again.

Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

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