Back To School 2016, Food, Kids, Natural Foods, Natural Products

Snack Mates Kids Jerky

Samples sent for feature


With school starting again we are back to staring in the pantry and wandering the store aisles as we keep creative about lunches and snacks for the kids. With a house full of boys, one snack that they cannot resist is meat snacks. They go nuts over meat sticks, jerky, salamis and now The New Primal has made available the first ever kids jerky.


Why do we need a kids jerky? There are several reasons. The only real meat snack are brands like Slim Jim or inside Lunchables loaded with sodium and common allergens. To feed kids an abundance of sodium will effect blood pressure and create other issues later on so we all know the importance of limiting salt. Also, so many children with allergies miss out on the fun snacks and with a clean jerky like The New Primal, now more kids can enjoy meat snacks. The New Primal does not add the preservatives and other fillers that we try to avoid.

These Classic Turkey and Classic Beef (more flavors coming soon) jerky snacks are gluten free. Also, Non-GMO, hormone and antibiotic-free, soy free, Paleo friendly, and made from free-range turkey and 100% grass-fed beef.


Jerky’s are such a great source of protein. My son plays sports year round and sometimes we have practice right at dinner time. I am left with the dilemma on do I get dinner served early or eat when we get home from practice. On the nights where it is more convenient to eat later, I need him to carry a snack to sustain him through practice. Otherwise, he drops halfway through because his body is expecting a meal at that time. Protein is that source of energy he needs. The New Primal Snack Mates packs 6 grams of protein in that jerky stick.



The New Primal bends over backwards to make sure their beef is humanely treated and pasture raised. It is not injected with hormones or antibiotics, or being fed anything other than non-GMO contaminated grass.

  • Beef is sourced from New Zealand for these reasons: grass grows year round due to NZ’s temperate environment. NZ has some of the strictest animal welfare standards and bio-security laws in the world. GMO’s are illegal, and cattle have zero natural predators there.
  • There is zero sodium, sugar, or preservatives/nitrates added to The New Primal’s jerky. There is only natural, easily recognizable ingredients you’re likely to find in your own kitchen.


Head over to and learn more about the brand. Keep an eye out for these Snack Mates varieties real soon.

Food/Beverage, Giveaway, Healthy Living, Natural Foods

3 Delicious Ways To Get Protein Into Your Morning Diet #Giveaway

Samples provided by Orgain for feature

The plan to survive back to school should include a few factors. I have one boy off to College across state and an 8 year old entering 3rd grade. My youngest is also into sports year round. I also work in his district at the High School and am on the PTA board. Given that, I am off all summer so the transition to back to school is a rough one for us. I’m suddenly off all work and volunteering all summer and my son is out of school. In September it all just starts back up from rest to work.
Orgain has committed to bringing us a very important element into our morning routine-adding protein to the start of our day for the entire family. Orgain even helps further by offering 5 Back to School Survival tips
  1. Include Protein in Your Breakfast Within 30 Minutes of Waking Up– this reduces carb cravings and boosts your metabolism to start your day off right
  2. Consolidate Your Morning Routine– products that multi-task can save us time and money. With Orgain Cold Brew Coffee + Protein you can get the morning caffeine with your protein
  3. Let Kids Drink Their Breakfast– kids lagging some mornings? Hand them a shake for breakfast. The Orgain Healthy Kids shakes are packed with all they need to start their busy day
  4. Don’t Get Hungry– carry protein bars around with you. Protein staves off hunger and gives you lasting energy
  5. Eat One Meal Together– dinner together is an obvious concept but sometimes hard to do. Each day find the best meal to sit down together for and take that time to reflect on the day
Orgain has many protein options and 3 of my favorite are great ways to get delicious and healthy protein into your morning diet. My favorite is the Orgain Cold Brew Coffee + Protein Iced Mocha and Iced Coffee variety. It is so delicious and very filling. You will not feel like you still need that coffee shop mocha due to how full you start your day off after finishing the drink.
Orgain Organic Nutrition Complete Protein Shakes have an16 grams of protein. You have 4 flavor choices-creamy chocolate fudge, sweet vanilla, strawberries & cream and iced cafe mocha. These shakes also start you off with 23 vitamins and minerals in an organic fruit and veggie blend that is naturally delicious. For the kids, the Orgain Healthy Kids Organic Nutritional Shakes come in 3 flavors-chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. They start their day off with 8 grams of organic protein and 23 vitamins and minerals. It’s a great breakfast to hand them when running behind in the morning.
Don’t want to drink your protein? A third way to get that healthy start is with the Orgain Organic Protein Plant Based Bar. They come in 4 flavors- peanut butter, peanut butter and chocolate chunk, chocolate chip cookie dough and s’mores. These bars are great for breakfast, lunch or filling snack and bring you about 10 grams of organic plant-based protein and are 100% vegan, gluten-free and Non-GMO. They are 140 calories and only contain 4 grams of sugar.
So get that healthy start and feel the difference. Find Orgain at a store near you while back to school shopping. And don’t forget to add them to you college care packages for your older student throughout the year.Giveaway

1 lucky reader will win an Orgain Back to School Survival Pack pictured above. Enter below. Open to US and ends on 8/10/2016.
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