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Food for thought!

Nature’s Way Alliance

A TRU-ID Certified and NON-GMO  Box of nature that takes you to what matters.  Living life in harmony with our natural surroundings!  Nature’s Way in on a mission and the Rainforest Alliance to conserve biodiversity and foster sustainable livelihoods is it!  They will donate up to $100,000.00 from the sales of their herbal products to that Rainforest Alliance, let’s all do our part…order for your health and for future sustainability! Kudos to Nature’s Way and how they started in 1969 and going strong!

Pistachio Way!

What do you get when you combine dark chocolate and a pistachio? Natural and health, the pistachio way.  Great taste and health benefits all in one…it’s covered!

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Now take cranberries, Agave Nectar and pistachios, add them together and what do you get?  Great taste and health benefits all in one…it’s a chewy bite!


About Pistachio Chewy Bites

With two main ingredients, Pistachio Chewy Bites provide healthy snack lovers the amazing benefits of pistachios and cranberries in a delicious and nutritious bite-size bar.  Pistachio Chewy Bites are heart-healthy, 100% all natural, gluten and dairy free, low in sodium, GMO free, vegan and a great on-the-go protein snack.  They also have no cholesterol, zero trans-fat and are a good source of dietary fiber.  These nutrient-rich snack bars provide a great balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat for sustainable energy. With 7 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and healthy fat, the individually wrapped bars are the perfect one stop shop.

About Dark Chocolate Pistachios 

Available in 5oz bags, these sweet treats offer the heart healthy benefits of pistachios along with the amazing qualities of antioxidant-rich dark chocolate. Dark Chocolate Pistachios are definitely a sweet snack that you can feel good about, these power-packed treats are a must-have item for your pantry or office drawer.

About Sara Siskind

Certified Nutritional Health Counselor, Sara Siskind is the founder of Hands On Healthy, cooking classes for adults, families and teens based in New York. Sara has dedicated her career to educating clients on how food and lifestyle choices affect health, and how to make the right choices to look and feel your best each day. Sara translates the complexity of integrated nutrition into usable tools with easy-to-cook recipes that appeal to the entire family. Sara counsels privately to offer highly customized health and nutrition plans for her clients. She also works with parents on shopping and cooking smarter to create healthier homes. In addition, she teaches beginner to gourmet cooking classes with her signature “toss it in” approach. In addition, Sara regularly works with corporations and non-profit organizations to lead workshops and lectures on healthy eating.


Stinger Snack Attack!

Tasty and healthy Protein Chews and Snack Bars both have a terrific blend of ingredients with a bold flavor and an excellent source for energy.

Started decades ago by a beekeeper, Ralph Gamer and is wife Luella, to provide great tasting honey-based energy foods made with natural ingredients.

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Gluten free, Dairy free, Soy free, Kosher and great before, during and after activities.

Add to your lifestyle!

Bundle baby!

Drink up! Bundle Organics ( )Flavor, gentle ingredients and delicious taste.  Grab a case as a nice add for the next baby shower for sure.

Awesome flavors like Dark Berry Veggie Juice, Kale Apple Lemon Juice and Carrot Orange Berry give some great choices.

We’re wondering which goes best with pickles 😉 probably all of them!

Baby Bundle
USDA Organic

Safe to Sip

An Extra Bump

Hydration, Please

OB-GYN Approved

Cinco No Gluten!

Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe, a gluten-free bakery and cafe in the heart of beautiful and dreamy Arizona is giving us a Cinco de Mayo Recipe!


Even their twitter profile is adorable: Local, #glutenfree family owned bakery and cafe serving full breakfast, lunch, and brunch on weekends. 4041 E Thomas Rd (602) 714-5243

Be sure and follow them @Jewels_Cupcakes

Vegan Whole Garden Tacos w/ Cashew Cilantro Cream Sauce

Corn tortillas
1 medium sweet potato
1/2 cup cooked black beans
1/2 cup spinach
1/4 cup sliced onions

1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
3/4 cup raw cashews (soaked for 2 hours)
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 tablespoon mustard
1/4 cup cilantro
1/2 cup water
1 lime
1/2 avocado


Peel and dice sweet potato into squares, slice onion. Toss in olive oil and salt and pepper and bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until fork tender. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, blend cashews, nutritional yeast, lime juice, mustard, and water until creamy. Warm corn tortillas on the stove, or in the microwave for 15-30 seconds. In a pan, sauté spinach, mushrooms, black beans, sweet potato, and cooked quinoa. Stuff your awesome tacos with veggies and top with avocado slices, cashew cilantro cream sauce…need I keep going?

Enjoy! Have a healthy celebration!

Pour, Dissolve, Repeat!

A sprinkle a day….

This is great! Kids don’t have to struggle chewing and getting those gummies out of their teeth–although truth be told, some of us still chew the gummies, but now have a great alternative!

Tastes great, different flavors and easy and fun to pour!  There’s no forgetting to take your vitamins with these pouch o health and I’m sure PixieVites was a thought…

alternaVites – Taking a multi-vitamin is recommended by doctors–check with your doctor on what and how much your child should be taking.


alternaVites Kids has revolutionized the children’s vitamin category…this is so true!

alternaVites can be poured directly on the tongue where it melts in the mouth (DSN favorite delivery) or mixed into drinks or foods (alot comes to mind like a Fruitcup)!  alternaVites Kids multivitamin & mineral formula contains 17 essential nutrients specially designed for children ages 4 and up.

Look at all these great pictures, extremely helpful for parents and even kids to recognize and know (always check with your pediatrician regardless).


  • Contains 0 grams of sugar (free of aspartame and high fructose corn syrup)
  • Delicious, natural flavors
  • Gluten- free*
  • No artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors, or preservatives
  • Vegetarian
  • No GMO ingredients
  • Contains no egg, milk, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish or shellfish.
  • Certified kosher (OU)
  • Endorsed by pediatric dentists
  • alternaVites are MADE IN USA.

Now that’s thinking of kids and what will work for them!


100 Favs!

Everything about this recipe book is smart! The way it’s catered to the many people that have food allergies, diseases or ulcers is just well needed in today’s world!

Baking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet is a great gift or treat for yourself in case you need some ideas…there’s 100 for you!

Love the egg-free pictures on some of the recipes.  There’s also tips and suggestions, you know this is put together by someone that truly enjoys people eating happily!


Better Reveals!




BHG Uncovers How the American Dinner Has Evolved

79% of Women Report Eating Dinner at Home 5+ Nights per Week

Whether you’re setting the table for a family of five or for one, making a meal at home is still high on the priority list. No matter what we’re cooking (or not cooking), we’re doing it smarter and faster, and making it a practice rather than a production. From data collected through Better Homes and Gardens’ Food Factor Study – which has polled more than 2,000 women, age-18 plus, for the past 25 years – BHG reveals insights into the food, shopping, and cooking habits of consumers in the United States. Here is what we found:


  • 79% percent of women typically eat dinner at home five or more nights a week, with 80% saying that cooking is an important part of family traditions, and 74% saying it’s a critical part of how they entertain.


  • More than two-thirds of women in the United States say cooking is a creative outlet for them, and almost 75% regularly experiment and cook new dishes at home.


  • 63% of women like to experiment with regional or ethnic food in their cooking, with 78% always looking to bring new flavors.
  • Exotic ingredients like kimchi, tahini and cotija have become pantry staples for adventurous eaters.


  • 42% of women say they want to eat more healthfully – which means ingredients that are fresh, and meals that contain extra veggies.
  • Today, 59% of women declare they’re eating more healthfully than a few years ago, with 86% saying they try to control the healthfulness of the meals they prepare – making cooking at home more important than ever.


  • Consumers are growing more food at home. An additional five million households report regularly digging in and planting compared to just six years ago.
  • Gardening is the number 1 hobby of women in the United States, with nearly 1 in 5 women reporting that they grow some of their own food, and one-third of millennials reporting that they are growing edibles – whether that’s a small pot of basil on the patio or a few raised beds with a variety of produce.

With this data as a guide, BHG’s Dinner Report shares on-trend recipes, up-and-coming ingredient information, and highlights the dinner-time rituals of foodies including cookbook author Katie Workman, TV host Joanne Weir, and cookbook author Heather Christo.

It’s the Scoop!

Something about this book makes me want a bagel…and yes, tossing that extra dough!  Should I Scoop Out My Bagel?  hits on topics of why we can sometimes struggle with our weight, eating habbits and other areas that believe it or not – are all connected.  Think of a question and chances are that this 247 page book will have some answers.  An informative collaborate effort by registered dietitian Ilyse Schapiro, MS, RD, CDN and health industry expert, Hallie Rich.

The sources are listed and gives exact links to the sites, and one of our favorites as you’ve seen this thousands of times in your lifetime…Should I blot my pizza?  That really hit a soft spot!  Flip to page 46 as this is a popular one as well…glad they mentioned Uber too!  There just so many tips intertwined with common questions, it’s a brilliant add to your recipe, health, diet library.





Bones to Order!

Did you really think that one day you’d be receiving bones in a bag?

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Well these are some real healthy approved and recommended by the Paleo, Primal, Wahls, GAPS, AIP, 21DSD and Whole30 bone broth diets!

  • Give your body and bones the minerals (calcium, magnesium, etc.) it needs for vibrant health
  • Absorb the most bioavailable nutrients in whole food, rather than synthetic, form
  • Improve your digestive issues (IBS, colitis, Chrohn’s disease, etc.) and functions
  • Upgrade your skin, hair and nails (broth contains hyaluronic acid, silicon, proline, collagen)
  • Accelerate wound healing from injury and recovery time from exercise (broth contains glycine)
  • Help your joints (broth contains chondroitin sulfate, glycosaminoglycans)
  • Build up your blood quality and prevent anemia (broth contains glycine)
  • Decrease symptoms of arthritis and musculoskeletal pain (broth contains gelatin, cartilage)
  • Increase your liver detoxification pathways (broth contains glycine)

It’s Simple–just add that sea salt and when you are ready to try it!  And be prepared to be hungry with the aroma in your house for at least a full day!

  1. Put 4 quarts water into a 5-quart capacity crockpot or slow cooker.
  2. Add in BIY Bone Broth Kit ingredients.
  3. um… empty the bag of seasoning?
  4. Cook on low for 15-18 hours.
  5. Let cool before placing in any containers (glass is always best!)

If your body needs some extra TLC, then BIY!