Food/Beverage

Keep fruits and vegetables fresh weeks with Veggie Saver 

Keep fruits and vegetables fresh weeks with Veggie Saver 

I have a habit of coming home from the grocery store with so many veggies and no real plan for them. I may have had great intentions when I was bagging them up in the produce section, but then days get away from me and that stew or homemade dinner idea turned into fast food between rescheduled sports games or microwaved items as we get home too late from practice. Now, if I cannot hurry up and find a use for the fruit and veggies I am throwing them away because they spoil so fast. 

I have seen veggie fresh bags and devices and wondered how well they really work. We just bought a brand new refrigerator last month and I was expecting miracles from my produce drawer, but veggies are still rotting fast. So, it was time to try something new. I have been using the Veggie Saver bag and I am ordering a second one! It is working so well and also looks more organized in my drawer.

My goal is to keep mine for the veggies and order a second one for the fruit bin. It is so easy as you dampen the bag, add veggies or fruit and close it up and drop it in your tray or bin inside your refrigerator. It works to keep veggies fresh for over 2 weeks! If I fail to use my veggies up when I buy them, I can incorporate them into my next week rather than toss and rebuy. 

It really works! The Veggie Saver doesn’t only keep them edible for longer, my veggies look great like I just came home with them fresh after 1-2 weeks. My peppers still look great after 8 days in the fridge inside my Veggie Saver bag. I also like the aesthetics of this bag instead of all those store plastic bags or random veggies merging in the drawer or rolling all over. You can find the Veggie Saver on Amazon or visit their website to learn more.

Food

The Biscotti Company Variety Pack of Handcrafted Biscotti

The Biscotti Company Variety Pack of Handcrafted Biscotti

If there is one thing that makes coffee or tea taste better, it is a fresh biscotti cookie. If you can find one that is homemade – even better! Bruno LoGreco, the owner and head baker at The Biscotti Company grew up making biscotti with his Mother and Grandmother with a family recipe that had not been changed in 200 years! The Biscotto Company cookies are as close to homemade as I have tasted.

The best way to experience their biscotti cookies to try the Variety Pack. You get 3 full size bags of their 3 flavors – Almond, Chocolate Almond and Dark Chocolate & Orange. They are light and so crisp. The chocolate they use is so delicious.

As I browsed their shop to see what else I could enjoy, I found that they have a gluten free variety as well. They have several GF flavors to enjoy. Visit The Biscotti Company to order your Holiday supply of these delicious biscotti cookies.

Clean Eating, Natural Foods

Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain breads and muffins

Back to school and back to a different routine for breakfast and lunches. The summer is nice with having a teen who makes his own meals for breakfast and lunch. But for Back to School and sports, we make sack lunches most days so I can ensure he has the nutrition he needs to carry him until after practice. I pack extra protein on game days too. In high school these kids go from class at 7:15am through 4:30-5pm if they stay fro sports or clubs after school. The lunches they serve at school are not enough to sustain them beyond 2:15pm. Here is why Food For Life Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain breads should be in your kitchen!

Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain breads and muffins

With back to school comes back to lunch packing! We know that the foods we choose to feed our families can benefit them or drag them down by the end of the day. My teen has been on a PB & Jelly kick lately so the source of peanut butter, the sugar counts in jams and the grains in the bread matter. In our home we love Food for Life’s Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain breads.

Choosing a bread with only simple ingredients and contain the sprouted grains means their sandwich is working to support digestibility and helps with the absorption of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin B. With Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain breads, you get zero preservatives or shortenings.

You can find Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Tortillas, Whole Grain Pocket Bread and Sprouted Whole Grain Breads at grocers near you and make sure that lunch is working for them, not against them!

Natural Foods

MeatCrafters all natural sausages and charcuteri for summer grilling

MeatCrafters all natural sausages and charcuteri for summer grilling

It has been a while since I have relied on grocery store meats. With grocery prices so high, the dollars have gone up and the quality seems to have lowered. For this reason, I get my meats from meat packs I create at my local butcher. Ordering meats has saved me money in bulk and I get great meat! MeatCrafters is a great source of meats you can order to your door and this is not the first time I have used MeatCrafters natural sausages. They are so fresh and always gain compliments when I cook for others, whether grilling or to create a killer charcuteri appetizer.

chicken sausage

I just made MeatCrafters Pork Raging Brat Sausage for lunch and they were so delicious. I taste a lot of zest and a bit of sweetness. I boiled them first then seared over olive oil. There are no preservatives and 1 link is under 200 calories and 17g of protein – a perfect lunch for my macros!

MeatCrafters was established by Entrepreneur Mitch Berliner, his Wife (Debra) and business partner Stanley Feder in 2015. It is a Washington State brand so that is at home for me! All of MeatCrafters products are made only with meats raised on an all-vegetarian diet, and without antibiotics or growth hormones. Shop MeratCrafters selections online! They will arrive as fresh to you as they did to me, even on a warm summer day!