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Wholesome travel snacks with Jessica’s Gluten Free Granola

The best granola is homemade granola where you can add your own fresh ingredients and guarantee they are real, wholesome and free of GMO and gluten. Or you can just snack with Jessica’s gluten free Granola that I have discovered and love. This granola will be my travel and camping snack go-to! It is made with real ingredients in small batches- as if you made it at home!

Wholesome travel snacks with Jessica's Gluten Free Granola

I have been following the Noom diet recently and am happy that a few of the granola flavors are a ‘yellow food’ for adding to yogurt or snacking on. You can choose from 8 flavors and all of them are so delicious! Right now, my favorite is Chocolate Chip in some greek yogurt with raspberries.

Ingredients in Jessica’s Granolas include ground flax seed and coconut. It’s baked at a low temperature for the best flavor and crunch. Their granolas are gluten free, non-GMO*, gluten-free certified (except Butterscotch Chip), contain real ingredients and have no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. I have found these granola’s in some of my local Safeways and you can order online or find near you with their store locator. They taste as good as homemade! Shop all Jessica’s Natural Foods products!

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Stur Natural Water Enhancers as Mixers

Whether you need to intake more water in your day or need a zero calorie mixer option, Stur Natural Water Enhancers are my new favorite choice. They have so many flavors, you can make great natural sodas and mocktails or cocktails. But, the many flavors options are only an added bonus to the ingredient label.

Stur does not add any sugars, just real fruit and stevia extracts. Stur is free of all artificial flavors, colors and sweeteners. I challenge you to compare the label of Stur enhancers to your other brands you may use. It was created to give you natural, only real ingredients. This makes your home sodas and cocktails contain a lot less calories and sugars.

The Blue & Blackberry Stur makes a fantastic Blackberry vodka. Just add ice to your glass, 1 oz of vodka and water. Add a squirt of Stur and stir. Garnish with blackberries for a complete look when serving to friends. You have added zero extra calories to your beverage!

Shop Stur on Amazon and find all varieties, including their electrolyte line of water enhancers.

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Congo Organic Dark Chocolate from Costa Rica

Congo Organic Dark Chocolate from Costa Rica

Congo Tropicals, a South Florida-based company brings tropical produce delivered from Central America to your door! Tis includes coffee and dark chocolate made in Costa Rica. There are many benefits of eating dark chocolate such as it might reduce the risk of heat disease, help raising HDL cholesterol and protecting your LDL levels and even managing stress. Making sure your dark chocolate is at least 70% dark and from a clean source (like organic cocoa beans) enhances these benefits.

organic dark chocolate

The Congo Tropicals Organic Dark Chocolate is made from the finest cacao beans in Costa Rica. It is a perfect balance of bitter and sweet in a delicious snack.

When you visit the Congo Tropicals website, you will find that you can even find fresh fruits such as plantains and dragon fruit that will arrive to you. Take a look and start planning a unique Valentines (or Galentines) meal!

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Carbonate ANY cold beverage with Drinkmate instaFizz

Carbonate ANY cold beverage with Drinkmate instaFizz

Perhaps you have owned or at least seen the Drinkmate systems before. Most retailers carry flavor solutions because the original concept had you adding flavors to water and sparkling them. Now, Drinkmate instaFizz has a portable water bottle that carbonates any cold beverage from anywhere. Take it camping, to parties and to work. If you are craving carbonated drinks or want your cocktails to sparkle, the instaFizz is your portable beverage companion.

Choose your favorite color to tote around and bring your box of CO2 cartridges. They are just small cartridges that easily fit in a lunch bag and can be safely tossed away when done because they are single use size. You can also use the Drinkmate CO2 recycle buy back for those empty cartridges which is much better for the environment. Now you can carbonate any beverage.

It is as easy to use as twist, swirl and sip! The DrinkMate instaFizz can be used with water, juices, iced tea, coffee, energy drinks, wine, cocktails, and even flat soda. This is perfect to add a small amount of fizz on the go so you can get the fizz in drinks you wish rather than buying sugary sodas. You pick the ingredient and instaFizz does the work for you! You can rad more on the Drinkmate website or find the Drinkmate instaFizz at Amazon and other retailers.