March 26, 2015

My choice for spring/summer/forevermore? Veri Soda!

Everyone loves soda! It's a favorite drink year-round, but especially in the spring and summer. Soda is just so darn refreshing, cool, crisp, sweet, and satisfies like nothing else.

Sure, you want your family to drink more water and less soda. Not to mention the glut of calories involved, and the possibility of sugar spikes or crashes. But there are some things folks are just reluctant to give up...and soda is one of them.

If this sounds like you and your family, you'll be happy to know there's a new product out in the drinks aisle that deserves your attention. Yeah, I know...the drinks aisle can be overwhelming. Seems there's always some new brand or flavor or variety. They come and go like clockwork. But I predict that Veri Soda will be around for a long, long time.
Three simple reasons why:

1. Veri is low-calorie. Think about that. If you're like me and shudder at the thought of diet soft drinks, you'll love that Veri Soda is not a "diet soda" yet still only has 60 calories per can.

2. Veri is organic. We're all trying to incorporate more organic foods into our diets, right? An organic soda is a no-brainer. Veri is certified USDA organic and non-GMO.

3. Veri tastes great! This is the true test. Maybe I should have made this one all three reasons instead of just one. :)

But back to the real reason you'll want to give Veri a try...Veri is a USDA NOP-certified organic soda. So what's the difference between "natural" and "organic"? Organic means the ingredients that go into every can are grown and processed within strict legal guidelines. That means no chemicals, artificial ingredients, or artificial additives. And no preservatives!
I'm looking at the label of the Veri ginger ale can and here's a full list of ingredients:
sparkling water
organic cane sugar
organic lemon juice from concentrate
organic ginger extract
organic flavor
organic caramel color
organic stevia leaf extract

That's it. No chemicals, no strange-sounding additives, no preservatives. No ingredients at all that have been produced using biotechnology.
Veri Soda is lightly carbonated, somewhere between a regular soda and sparkling water. No heavy carbonation, and no overload of sugar, or sugar-substitute aftertaste. Veri has a low glycemic load, too, meaning no sugar spike and no crash.

But don't just think of this wonderful product as only a soft drink. I love that it has no preservatives or chemicals, making it perfect for using in recipes. Remember that gelatin salad made with lemon-lime soda that everyone loves so much? With Easter coming up, that would be the perfect recipe to use Veri Lemon Lime. And you'll feel great knowing you're giving your family/guests a treat that contains nothing but wholesome ingredients.

2 small or 1 large box of lime gelatin (or mix 1 small lime and 1 small lemon - some have even used cherry or strawberry - your choice)
1 cup boiling water
1 small can crushed pineapple (do not use fresh pineapple with gelatin desserts - an enzyme in fresh pineapple prevents gelatin from setting up)
1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I prefer pecans, but use your favorite)
1 can Veri Lemon Lime soda

Heat water to boiling, add gelatin and stir well to dissolve (some like to add miniature marshmallows - if so, add them to boiling water right after gelatin and allow them to melt completely). Add soda, then cream cheese, and stir until everything is melted and well-blended. Remove from heat and let cool for a bit. Add pineapple and nuts. Pour into a serving dish or pie plate and refrigerate several hours. (Key to a firm and not runny salad is letting the gelatin have plenty of time to "set" in the refrigerator before serving.)

Now that you're better informed about Veri Soda, wouldn't you feel better serving it to your family instead of regular soda? Yeah, me too.
Veri Soda is available in four flavors: Veri Cola, Veri Lemon Lime, Veri Orange, and VeriGinger Ale. Veri is available in many areas and will soon be available in many more. Put it on your shopping list and look for it. This is one treat you can give yourself and your family without feeling guilty.

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

Add some goodness to your life with Organic India products

I'll be honest...I'd never heard of moringa before now. What, you too? Well, let me tell you about moringa --

• Moringa is considered one of the most complete, nutrient-dense plants on Earth, containing over 90 nutrients, 46 antioxidants, and abundant minerals.
• Moringa leaves have been eaten for thousands of years as a superfood nutritional supplement, and are often used to combat malnutrition in impoverished countries.
• Daily use of Moringa as a dietary supplement can help restore nutritional imbalances.
• This concentrated superfood is both alkalizing and energizing, and is abundant in vitamins, minerals, and complex amino acids.

So now that you've heard a little about moringa, let me introduce you to a line of moringa products called Organic India. Organic India Moringa is USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher and Halal certified, gluten-free, and vegan.
Malnutrition is an ever-present danger, not just to third-world countries or embattled peoples but even right in our own neighborhoods. Many low-income families struggle with affording proper nutrition. And many financially secure families rely too heavily on processed foods or fast food meals. It's a 24/7 battle to make sure your children and the rest of your family get the nutrition they need, and not just consuming empty calories and chemicals and preservatives.
Organic India moringa products can help bridge that gap, and do it seamlessly. I was particularly impressed with the moringa powder, which can be easily added to a morning smoothie, or incorporated into soup or salad for lunch, or added to a casserole or side dish for dinner. The taste is not overwhelming at all, very subtle, and it only takes a little bit. Organic India recommends 1/2 teaspoon twice per day mixed with water or juice or added to food. One-half teaspoon.
Containing over 90 nutrients, 46 antioxidants, and abundant minerals, Moringa is often used to combat malnutrition in impoverished countries. Gram for gram, Moringa contains more B12 than steak, more vitamin A than eggs, and more calcium than milk.This truly is a superfood in every sense of the word.

Kids love mac-and-cheese. Add 1/2 teaspoon of Organic India moringa powder and you've got a nutritious meal. Even latch-key kids who survive on canned soups and pastas can benefit from adding moringa powder right before eating. I used to toss wheat germ into casseroles and soups and stews to get added fiber and nutrition, and no one was the wiser. Moringa powder is ever so much easier to use (and disguise). Your family doesn't even have to be aware of what you, as a conscientious mom, have secretly added to the meals you serve.

Organic India offers a variety of products you can incorporate into your "a healthier me" New Year resolution. Organic India Tulsi Tea blends come in 18 delicious flavors. Tulsi, also called Holy Basil, is revered throughout India as a sacred herb infused with healing power and is considered to be the "Queen of Herbs". Abundant in antioxidants, certified organic Tulsi Tea is not only great tasting; it offers stress relief, increased energy, and a boost to your natural immune system.
I loved all the varieties I tried, but especially the Green Tea and Cinnamon Rose. In recent years I've come to appreciate green tea more than ever before
but I still like the comforting taste of rose hip tea too. Cinnamon Rose has a touch of cinnamon and a touch of sweetness that are perfectly balanced. Add the healing power of holy basil (tulsi) and you've got a go-to cup of comfort whenever you need it.

You can also get supplement tablets through Organic India. If the idea of moringa loose powder doesn't quite fit you, try it in capsule form.
Connect with Organic India online - website
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Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

February 26, 2015

New Purex PowerShot detergent - no more measuring! #giveaway

Remember when liquid detergent first came on the market? No more dusty, clumpy powder! Liquid detergent offered a smaller package, easier to carry, easier to use...but messy. No matter how careful you were, you got drips.

Then someone had the bright idea to create a drip-proof spout. Hurrah! Now those messy drips return right back to the bottle where they belong.

But measuring the right amount of liquid to use wasn't always easy. Depending on whether the detergent was concentrated or not, how heavily soiled your clothes were or not, washing in cold water or not...well, let's just say rocket science sometimes seemed easier than getting it just right.

Purex to the rescue! New Purex PowerShot has an ingenious design that takes the guesswork out of measuring liquid detergent. Purex PowerShot is the only bottled liquid detergent that automatically dispenses the right amount of super concentrated formula--and no spills.
It couldn't be easier to use. Just open the cap, flip the bottle upside down, then flip it upright again. Done! And the PowerShot design automatically refills itself, ready for the next dose.

The built-in auto-dosing technology in the bottle design does the measuring for you, so there's no waste and you get a perfect clean with every laundry load. Use 1 flip for regular loads, and 2 flips for large or extra dirty loads. It's that simple.
Purex PowerShot is currently available in two favorite fragrances: Mountain Breeze and Natural Elements Linen & Lilies.
But innovative design is just frippery unless the product works. So how well does Purex PowerShot super concentrated liquid detergent work? I received a free sample to try at home and I couldn't wait to try it out on my very next laundry batch.
The PowerShot design worked perfectly. It didn't seem like very much product being dispensed into my washer, but then I remembered that PowerShot is super concentrated. It doesn't take much. What a money saver! And...

It. Works.
For generations Purex has enjoyed a well-earned reputation for being a household brand staple, so with new Purex PowerShot you know you're getting Purex quality in an innovative design. Look for the new no-spill easy measure bottle the next time you are shopping for laundry detergent. I think you'll be as pleased as I am with the results!

Want to win a coupon for a free bottle of Purex PowerShot? Just use the Rafflecopter form to enter. I'll be choosing 3 lucky entrants and will mail a coupon to you so you can try PowerShot for yourself. US only please.

You can also enter the "Coming Soon: Purex PowerShot" sweepstakes to win a free bottle of PowerShot or a new washer & dryer! Woo-hoo!
Grand Prize (3): Three Grand Prize Winners will receive One 4.5 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer, and one 7.3 cu. Ft. Electric Dryer.
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To enter, click here. Sweepstakes ends March 31, 2015. Good luck!

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{Disclaimer: The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex PowerShot detergent in exchange for a product review. However all the opinions expressed here are my own.}

December 23, 2014

Save 25% on Purex products with Target #Cartwheel

Do you shop at Target? If you do, then you probably already know about Cartwheel, the mobile app that lets you take advantage of coupons and special offers at Target. If you don't know about Cartwheel, head over to Target's website and find out more here.

From now through December 27th, you can grab a Cartwheel coupon and save 25% on Purex detergent at Target! Target already has low prices on things you buy every day, and you know that Purex products are the most competitively priced products in the detergent marketplace. So getting an extra 25% off is like money back in your pocket! And who doesn't want to save money during the holidays?
Click here and get your coupon before this promotion expires!

October 15, 2014

Keurig! Yeah!

@Keurig wants to send you to have coffee with someone you love! Enter for chance to win: #HelloKeurig #Sweeps