ButcherBox REVIEW – A Trustworthy Source Of Top-Quality Meats Delivered To Your Doorstep Each Month

Today I would love to spread the word about how fantastic ButcherBox is in my special ButcherBox review on this Tried It Out Tuesday! If you love to cook with top quality meats like 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork then ButcherBox is going to blow your mind! ButcherBox only ships out the best high-end meats. I will be sharing with you some ways to use the beef that you receive from ButcherBox. I included a way to use the beautiful 36oz chuck roast, also a great way to serve up the gorgeous ribeye steak, and how I served the ButcherBox flat-iron steak with eggs.

The ButcherBox meat delivery service keeps up to their promise of delivering quality, convenience, and value. ButcherBox is a trustworthy source of meat to satisfy all of your carnivore cravings.

 

Standard disclosure: I was sent a ButcherBox free of charge for review purposes. All statements and opinions in this ButcherBox review are my own.

 

ButcherBox REVIEW – A Trustworthy Source Of Top-Quality Meats Delivered To Your Doorstep Each Month

My Honest ButcherBox Review

 

How does ButcherBox work?

  1. Choose your ButcherBox – Choose the Classic Box for small families and the Big Box for larger families.

  2. Delivery to your doorstep – ButcherBox takes great care in their shipment.

  3. Cook with confidence when you order from a trustworthy source!

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ButcherBox allows for customization with their meat delivery service. The ButcherBox’s that are available are listed below. For this ButcherBox review, I will be sharing my first-hand experience with the ButcherBox All-Beef Box.

The items shown below in each box are last month’s cuts that were sent out and are shown for example purposes only. Your shipment will vary. This is only shown for example.

  • Custom Box – The custom box is completely customizable and you can choose from over 20 different cuts of beef, chicken, and pork. The Custom ButcherBox gives you total and complete control over the meats you will receive.
  • Mixed Box – With the Mixed ButcherBox you will receive a mix of meat that totals anywhere from 8.5-11lbs. The Mixed ButcherBox includes the following meats: 2 lbs of Ground Beef, 2 NY Strip Steaks, 4 Top Sirloin Steaks, 1lb of Whole Pork Tenderloin, and 3lbs of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Beef & Pork Box – 2 lbs of Ground Beef, 2 NY Strip Steaks, 4 Top Sirloin Steaks, 4 Boneless Pork Chops, 2 lbs of Whole Pork Tenderloin
  • Beef & Chicken Box – 2 lbs of Ground Beef, 2 NY Strip Steaks, 4 Top Sirloin Steaks, 3lbs of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, and 3 lbs of Chicken Drumsticks
  • All Beef Box – 2 lbs of Ground Beef, 2 NY Strip Steaks, 1lb of Premium Steak Tips, 2+ lbs of Chuck Roast, and 4 Top Sirloin Steaks

 

Want to add some extras to your ButcherBox?

You are in luck if you want to add some extra items to your ButcherBox shipment. You can click HERE to see them all. Here are just a few of the available add-ons: salmon, bacon, and breakfast sausage.

My first impressions of ButcherBox

I received my first delivery on Wednesday, May 1st. My order was shipped out the day before, so my first shipment of meat did arrive the next day. I was really happy with the speed of delivery. I could not wait to see what was sent to me in my first box. Opening up this package gave me flashbacks of Xmas morning!

My first ButcherBox arrived quickly and in great shape!
My first ButcherBox arrived quickly and in great shape!

I opened up my first ButcherBox shipment and everything was packed really well. All of my meats were frozen solid and the box was insulated quite well.

Everything was frozen solid and packed really well with my first ButcherBox.
Everything was frozen solid and packed really well with my first ButcherBox.

What was inside my ButcherBox

Right off the bat, I could see that I did receive one meat that I was really hoping for and that was my chuck roast. I was hoping to make another Mississippi roast next week and the gorgeous hunk of meat that was sent will be absolutely perfect for that dish! The chuck roast that I received in my ButcherBox came in at 36 oz and it will be the perfect size to feed my family. This piece of meat was quite honestly, the most impressive looking beef roast I ever had to pleasure to cook with. I usually get my meat from the grocery store. The grocery store that I shop at has this cut of beef on sale often at buy-one-get-one-free but it never looks as nice as what ButcherBox has to offer!

I also received two 10 oz ribeye steaks, which will be perfect for a special Sunday dinner this week. Ribeye is my favorite steak cut of meat. It is a very simple steak to cook with simple ingredients. I create an herbed ghee mixture and rub it on the meat and cook it for a few minutes per side in a cast iron pan. I cook my steaks medium-rare and I am really thrilled to give ButcherBox’s meat a whirl.

Everything that I received looks completely and totally super duper fresh! I was really impressed with the gorgeous red hue of all the meat and the marbling on everything.

The other cuts of beef that I received in my first ButcherBox were the following: 2 lbs of grass-fed ground beef (in one pound packages), 2 6 oz flat iron steaks, 2 packages of sirloin tips (1 lb packages), and a package of ButcherBox’s very own bacon!

My first ButcherBox shipment was the All-Beef box
My first ButcherBox shipment was the All-Beef box
My first ButcherBox contained meats with a gorgeous deep red hue and nice marbling
My first ButcherBox contained meats with a gorgeous deep red hue and nice marbling
The 36 oz beef chuck roast in my ButcherBox shipment - Beautiful cut of beef!
The 36 oz beef chuck roast in my ButcherBox shipment – Beautiful cut of beef!
Grass-Fed Beef Ribeye Steak from ButcherBox
Grass-Fed Beef Ribeye Steak from ButcherBox
Ground Beef (grass-fed beef) from ButcherBox
Ground Beef (grass-fed beef) from ButcherBox
ButcherBox offers a wide variety of different meats! I chose the All-Beef Box!
ButcherBox offers a wide variety of different meats! I chose the All-Beef Box!

 

 

Here is what I did with meat from my ButcherBox

ButcherBox Chuck Roast

For the chuck roast that was sent to me from ButcherBox, I immediately knew what I wanted to create with it… my Paleo Mississippi Roast. This is a really awesome recipe to use with a nice piece of chuck roast meat. The recipe tells you how to create your own ranch seasoning rub for the meat and how to create this set-it-and-forget-it beef dish. The chuck roast that I received from ButcherBox was the best chuck roast I had ever seen. I had the most perfect red hue and great marbling on it. This chuck roast did not have much fat on it and the meat came out extremely juicy and tender!

This ButcherBox chuck roast sure made for one memorable meal with lots of ooo’s and ahh’s at the dinner table!

 

ButcherBox 36oz Chuck Roast
ButcherBox 36oz Chuck Roast

 

 

Paleo Mississippi Pot Roast made with a BUTCHERBOX Chuck Roast
Paleo Mississippi Pot Roast made with a BUTCHERBOX Chuck Roast

 

Paleo Mississippi Roast Melt In Your Mouth Meat Recipe (Slow-Cooker) (Gluten-Free)
Paleo Mississippi Roast Melt In Your Mouth Meat Recipe (Slow-Cooker) (Gluten-Free)

 

 

 

ButcherBox Ribeye Steaks

Sometimes simplicity is best! For the ButcherBox ribeye steaks, I simply cooked them in a cast iron pan with a bit of oil, salt, and pepper. This was a very easy approach but it results in big flavor and a juicy, unforgettable meal. I served my ButcherBox ribeye alongside some ButcherBox bacon-wrapped asparagus. The ButcherBox bacon was the perfect addition to this paleo, primal meal!

 

ButcherBox Ribeye Steaks seasoned with salt & pepper
ButcherBox Ribeye Steaks seasoned with salt & pepper

 

 

 

Oooh yeah check out those ButcherBox ribeye steaks on the cast iron pan! This will satisfy your primal cravings.
Oooh yeah check out those ButcherBox ribeye steaks on the cast iron pan! This will satisfy your primal cravings.

 

ButcherBox Ribeye Steaks are big on flavor! Served with ButcherBox bacon-wrapped asparagus
ButcherBox Ribeye Steaks are big on flavor! Served with ButcherBox bacon-wrapped asparagus

Steak & eggs

Here is another simple way to use your ButcherBox meat. My husband has never had steak and eggs so I decided to serve up this for dinner last week. We call it brinner when we eat breakfast for dinner. It doesn’t get any easier than this folks! To cook the ButcherBox flat-iron steak I simply warmed up some avocado oil (you can use olive oil too) in a cast iron pan and seasoned the steak with some steak seasoning on both sides. I got a nice sear on each side of the steak, let it rest a few minutes, and then sliced and served.

Can you see that I like my steak still mooing? lol!

 

Steak & eggs served with ButcherBox flat iron steak
Steak & eggs served with ButcherBox flat iron steak

 

 

The ButcherBox flat-iron steaks are perfect for steak and eggs! How do you like your steak cooked?
The ButcherBox flat-iron steaks are perfect for steak and eggs! How do you like your steak cooked?

 

 

 

Final thoughts on my first ButcherBox shipment

I am really thrilled that I had the opportunity to review this subscription box and give these top-quality meats a try in the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen. I hope that you enjoyed this ButcherBox review and that it will inspire you to give it a whirl soon! ButcherBox was perfect for our small family and we completely and totally enjoyed our shipment of beef, and trust me when I say that we enjoyed it! It was love at first bite! It’s not hard to see that ButcherBox only ships out the finest of meat. Every single meal that had ButcherBox incorporated into it had tender, juicy, and flavorful beef! Certainly was the best beef we ever had and it sure beats the stuff that you get at your local grocery store.

 

Ready to sign up and get your first ButcherBox?

Click HERE to see pricing available options for your ButcherBox, and to sign up for your first shipment of top quality meats!

 

Current offers at ButcherBox

Ready to sign up and receive your very own ButcherBox? Simply click the link below or the image below to get started. They are currently offering 2 free pounds of Wild Alaskan salmon with your order.

Join ButcherBox today and get 2 lbs of Wild Alaskan Salmon free!

 

Or you can claim a free BBQ Bundle with your next order by clicking HERE.

The BBQ Bundle includes babyback ribs, 2 pounds of ground beef, and 2 NY Strips.

 

Question Time! Which ButcherBox would you love to give a whirl first? Will you choose the all-beef box, beef & chicken, beef & pork, mixed box, or will you be going with a custom box? Leave me a comment and let me know how you like your steak cooked as well! Would love to hear your thoughts.

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Jordan’s Skinny Mixes COUPON & REVIEW – KETO Friendly Zero Calorie, Zero Sugar, Zero Carbs Drink Syrups & More!

Today I am sharing my Jordan’s Skinny Mixes review with you and a very special Jordan’s Skinny Mixes coupon code to help you save on your first order. This is a product that I recently gave a whirl and I love it so much I just want to spread the good word about it! Jordan’s Skinny Mixes come in a humongous variety of delectable, delicious flavors! You will trick your mind into believing you are enjoying an indulgent treat when really there are zero calories, zero sugar, and zero carbs in Jordan’s Skinny Mixes and Skinny Syrups! Can you believe that?

My Jordan’s Skinny Mixes Review

 

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About Jordan’s Skinny Mixes and Skinny Syrups

First off I would love to tell you a little bit about Jordan’s Skinny Mixes. Each and every single one of their products can be enjoyed with ZERO GUILT! You will not find any sugar, carbs, or calories lurking in these products, which makes these products all keto-friendly. They can also be enjoyed by those of you who need to follow a gluten-free diet.

So how do they get their products so sweet, you might be wondering? Jordan’s Skinny Mixes and Skinny Syrups are sweetened with sucralose. You simply add one teaspoon or one tablespoon of syrup into your drink. I will say this, that a little bit does go a long way with their products so it might be best to start off with one teaspoon, otherwise you might think it is too sweet!

Jordan's Skinny Syrups Ice Cream Trio Collection
Jordan’s Skinny Syrups Ice Cream Trio Collection

Products available at Jordan’s Skinny Mixes

Wondering what products you can find at Jordan’s Skinny Mixes online store? They are best known for their zero calories, zero sugar, zero carb drink syrups. Jordan’s Skinny Syrups are best used in coffee and chances are you will find several flavors to please your palate!

Jordan’s Skinny Syrups

I have a feeling that you are going to absolutely LOVE these drink syrups from Jordan’s Skinny Mixes! These guilt-free drink syrups are going to take your next drink to a whole other level! Their online store has a very wide variety of different, very appealing, flavors for your next drink.

Jordan’s Skinny Syrups will take a bland and boring coffee drink and turn it into something extraordinary with just one little splash!

 

Birthday Cake Jordan's Skinny Syrup
Birthday Cake Jordan’s Skinny Syrup

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Jordan's Skinny Syrup - Banana Split
Jordan’s Skinny Syrup – Banana Split

Shop at Jordan’s Skinny Mixes for Banana Split syrup.

Want inspiration for this flavor. Check out the Banana Split Cocktail recipe!

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Vanilla Almond – Jordan’s Skinny Syrup

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Jordan’s Whipped Foam Topping

Top your hot drink with Jordan’s Whipped Foam Topping that is now available in 11 delicious flavors! There are flavors ranging from a vanilla flavor and caramel flavor, all the way up to the magical Unicorn flavor!

I have really got my eye on their marshmallow whipped foam because I think that would be excellent on a hot cup of mocha flavored coffee. YUM! Or why not try the Birthday Cake Whipped Foam on top of a birthday cake flavored drink?


Jordan’s Skinny Mixes

If you are looking for a wonderful way to enjoy an alcoholic beverage they also carry a line of skinny drink mixes. These Skinny Mixes are all low-calorie, low-carb, and low-sugar. You can find out more information about each flavor by clicking on the links below or you can also find the Skinny Mixes on Amazon.

 

 

Jordan’s Meaningful Wellness products

There are two wellness products available from Jordan’s Skinny Mixes.

What’s Inside Detox Meaningful Wellness Boost
Milk Thistle Supports healthy liver function by blocking and removing toxins.
Dandelion Detoxifies liver by flushing out harmful substances from the body to promote overall health.
Aloe Supports the liver’s natural detoxifying properties and reduces inflammation.
Coconut Water Full of essential nutrients & amino acid alanine which eliminates toxins from the liver and digestive tract.

What’s Inside Slimming Meaningful Wellness Boost
Finomate Increases metabolism & suppresses appetite.
Cinnamon Fat burning spice that boosts your metabolism and aids in digestion. Helps regulate blood sugar levels to cut down on fat storage.
Rooibos Inhibits fat-storage hormones within the body to prevent the body from storing and even forming new fat cells.

 

 

What’s new at Jordan’s Skinny Mixes?

Here are a few products that are new that I think you might love!

Mermaid

The mermaid syrup is a stunning blue hue and probably not the best idea to put in your cup of coffee. Instead, get creative with this Mermaid syrup. Use it on ice-cream sundaes, cocktails, champagne, lemonade, mixed with sparkling water, or even try it in your next smoothie!

Jordan’s Mermaid syrup has the flavor of: tropical citrus, coconut, a little pineapple and a lot of magic.


Unicorn

The Unicorn syrup from Jordan’s has the flavor of creamy frosting, tart blue raspberry and a hint of cotton candy. The Unicorn syrup is one to unleash your creativity with. I believe this flavor would make an excellent nice-cream (vegan “ice-cream” made with bananas).


Jordan's Skinny Syrup - Unicorn and a skinny unicorn milkshake made with vanilla Halo Top ice cream!
Jordan’s Skinny Syrup – Unicorn and a skinny unicorn milkshake made with vanilla Halo Top ice cream!

Want to make a skinny unicorn milkshake with Jordan’s Skinny Syrup Unicorn?

Simply blend these ingredients

  • 1/2 a pint of vanilla Halo Top ice-cream
  • 1/3 cup of unsweetened milk of choice (I used Good Karma)
  • and 1 tablespoon of Unicorn syrup
  • This simple recipe can be doubled if you want a larger sweet treat. This unicorn milkshake recipe will result in one very sweet and tasty milkshake. I topped mine with some sugar-free Cool Whip and rainbow candy sprinkles.
Unicorn milkshake made with Jordan's Skinny Syrup and Halo Top ice cream
Unicorn milkshake made with Jordan’s Skinny Syrup and Halo Top ice cream

Jordan’s Skinny Syrups Ice-Cream Collection Trio

The Ice-Cream Collection Trio really truly peaks my interest! Talk about an awesome variety pack! This one here includes the following syrups: Birthday Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Caramel Fudge Waffle ConeWOWZA! Looking for ideas for this variety pack?

Jordan's Skinny Syrups Ice Cream Trio Collection
Jordan’s Skinny Syrups Ice Cream Trio Collection

The Jordan’s Skinny Syrups Ice-Cream Collection Trio is PERFECT FOR
Coffee, Lattes, Tea, Protein Shakes, Smoothies, Craft Cocktails, Oatmeal, Yogurt, Overnight Oats, Keto Snacks, Pancake or Waffle Batter, Roasted Nuts, Baking & So Much More!


Jordan's Skinny Syrups come in a wide variety of delicious flavors!
Jordan’s Skinny Syrups come in a wide variety of delicious flavors!

 

Final Thoughts

I believe that you will all be impressed with the flavors and the quality of Jordan’s Skinny Mixes and Jordan’s Skinny Syrup. I am pretty thrilled that I came across these products on Amazon while I was searching for some sugar-free syrup options for my morning cup of coffee. I have tried out the sugar-free Torani syrups and felt as though they had a bit of an aftertaste. For me, that is certainly not the case with this brand. These syrups all have the perfect amount of sweetness without the calories and without the aftertaste.

 

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Tasty Ice Cream REVIEW – Dig Into 4 Fun & Unique Limited Edition Ice Cream Pints From Tasty!

New product alert! And this new product is also a limited edition item! Today I am sharing my Tasty ice cream review with you. I just recently discovered that my local Kroger store carries these new ice cream pints from Tasty and they are available in four fun and very delightful flavors. Tasty ice cream pints feature some super-duper creamy ice cream with the addition of unique mix-ins. The flavor combinations of these Tasty ice cream limited edition flavors are not only creative but make for one memorable ice cream experience! Tasty ice cream succeeded in slapping a big fat smile onto my face with these sweet treats!

These Tasty ice creams are the perfect treat for your next indulgent “cheat day”. I often opt for the healthier, better-for-you ice creams like Enlightened and Halo Top but sometimes you just have to give into to that sweet tooth and have a bit of sugar. No sweat… just get back on track with your diet and lifestyle the next day. YOLO (you only live once) so why not just give in to the temptation and enjoy that pint of ice cream?!?!?!!! Remember my blog tagline is “Eat Healthy So You Can Have Dessert” so just keep that in mind ok?

Tasty Ice-Cream REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl
What flavor of Tasty ice cream will you be giving a whirl first?
Peanut Butter S'mores Smash Tasty Ice-Cream
Peanut Butter S’mores Smash Tasty Ice Cream
Check out that White Chocolate Raspberry Lava Cake ice-cream from Tasty... omg!
Check out that White Chocolate Raspberry Lava Cake ice cream from Tasty… omg!

 

Tasty Ice Cream Review

TASTY Ice-Cream REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl

The 4 Limited Edition Tasty Ice Cream Flavors

Vanilla Galaxy Twist

This flavor here is for the rainbow candy sprinkles enthusiast (me!!). The Vanilla Galaxy Twist is going to blast you off into euphoria while chowing down on this pint. The ice cream flavor also has silky blue frosting swirls with a vanilla ice cream base. In this out-of-this-world delicious ice cream pint, you are also going to enjoy some caramel stars, chocolate chunks, and cosmic crunch. Tasty really went all out with this fun flavor! I don’t think ice cream gets any better than this folks!

Vanilla Galaxy Twist - Tasty Ice-Cream
Vanilla Galaxy Twist


WOWZA! Vanilla Galaxy Twist is chock full of goodies!
WOWZA! Vanilla Galaxy Twist is chock full of goodies!

Peanut Butter S’mores Smash

With the Peanut Butter S’mores Smash flavor of Tasty ice cream this is where two flavors collide and marry into one hell of an awesome flavor! The ice cream itself has a peanut butter flavor and inside you are going to experience some marshmallowy goodness and miniature peanut butter cups. And to take this flavor to a whole other level you will also enjoy a sprinkling of graham cracker crunchies and a fudge swirl mixed throughout.

Peanut Butter S'mores Smash - Tasty Ice-Cream
Peanut Butter S’mores Smash


Two Peanut Butter S'mores Smash ice-creams from Tasty
Two Peanut Butter S’mores Smash ice creams from Tasty

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Crunch

This flavor is for the chocolate lover and connoisseur! Inside this Tasty ice cream pint, you will find some smooth and creamy chocolate ice cream mixed with pretzel bites and a dreamy salted caramel swirl! Yes please and YUM!

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Crunch - Tasty Ice-Cream
Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Crunch Tasty Ice Cream
Here is the Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Crunch ice-cream from Tasty!
Here is the Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Crunch ice cream from Tasty!

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Crunch ice-cream from Tasty brand


White Chocolate Raspberry Lava Cake

The White Chocolate Raspberry Lava Cake Tasty ice cream pint is like my dream flavor here! This unique flavor features a white chocolate ice cream combined with raspberry ribbons and swirls along with some get this… CHUNKS OF CAKE! Oh my goodness gracious! I kinda hate to say it but this ice cream pint is one that I would honestly hoard just for my own sweet self. I am head over heels in love with anything that is raspberry flavored and when you throw some cake into the mix? BLISS! Pure bliss!

White Chocolate Raspberry Lava Cake - Tasty Ice-Cream
White Chocolate Raspberry Lava Cake


Dig in to this White Chocolate Raspberry Lava Cake ice-cream from Tasty brand!
Dig into this White Chocolate Raspberry Lava Cake ice cream from Tasty brand!

White Chocolate Raspberry Lava Cake ice-cream from Tasty


Tasty Ice Cream Nutrition Facts

As you can see in the nutrition facts label below this is an indulgent treat. The nutrition facts vary by flavor. The one shown in the photo below is for the Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Crunch flavor. If you give in to your desires and lose control AND eat that whole pint you are going to set yourself back a whopping 710 calories. Might just have to run a marathon to burn that all off. Am I right?

One serving contains 25mg of sugar. If you eat the whole pint you will be consuming a massive amount of sugar, a total of 65mg. As mentioned earlier in this post, these ice cream pints are reserved for a cheat day treat. It is ok to have a sugary treat every now and then. I believe in eating with balance. What I do is eat healthy and clean most of the time and then allow myself to indulge in a not-so-good-for-you treat. I don’t want to deprive myself of the fun things in life (like ice cream).

Tasty Ice-Cream Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts


Final thoughts on Tasty ice cream

Gotta say these four limited edition ice cream pints were thoroughly enjoyed by my little family of 3! I truly hope that my Tasty ice cream review inspires you to hunt these down and give them a whirl! I’m going to give some mad props to Tasty for offering up these creative ice cream flavors. I also really enjoyed the delicious creaminess and texture of the ice creams. I am looking forward to Tasty releasing some more ice cream pints. Pretty sure I will be a regular buyer of this brand.

It is so hard to resist eating the entire pint all by your lone self because they are just that good!

If you are a regular reader over here at Give It A Whirl Girl, you can probably tell by now that one of my major weaknesses is ice cream. I love to review it and I love to blog about it. And finally, I love to eat all of it! In the near future, I will be reviewing more ice creams since summer is fast approaching and I can’t think of a better sweet treat to eat than ice cream when it is warm out.

 

 


Question Time!

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MengK 1500W High-Speed Professional Blender REVIEW & A Dragon Fruit Smoothie RECIPE

Today I would love to share my experience with you that I recently had with my new blender in this MengK blender review. This blender is quite simple to use and it is built like a professional blender. When I received my blender I was astonished by how professional the model looked and I was excited to give it a whirl with a dragon fruit smoothie bowl recipe. My hopes for this blender were that it would be capable of blending up frozen fruit because I am a huge smoothie fan and every blender I have ever owned prior was a big letdown to me. Keep reading this MengK blender review to find out how it performed in my test.

First impression of the MengK 1500W blender

Let’s kick off this MengK blender review with my first thoughts when I unboxed the blender. My first impression with this blender was the massive footprint it has on my countertop! This blender is a beast! Now, this can either be a positive or a negative for you. If you don’t have much storage space in your kitchen or home this blender might be an issue. This MengK blender couldn’t be any simpler to use either! If you look at the blender you will see one dial on the face of the blender and this determines the speed at which you will operate your blender. Big tasks call for dialing up on the knob for more power and speed.

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Professional Blender 1500W MengK 2000W Peak Horsepower Electric High-Speed Blender

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What can the MengK blender do?

If you are in the market for a blender that is versatile, MengK has you covered with this blender! You can use it for smoothies, nice creams, soups, milkshakes, hummus, alcoholic beverages, homemade nut butter, baby foods, and more. This MengK blender features a very well-constructed 67oz professional blender jar. Please note that this blender jar is not a glass blending jar, it is made out of some very heavy duty, thick, plastic. The blending jar for the MengK blender is BPA-free.

MengK blender motor

The MengK blender has a whopping 2.6 HP-2000 watt motor, and this commercial blender can reach a rotational speed of up to 27,000 r/min. This powerful motor makes it possible to crush ice, fruits, and vegetables.

The controls on the MengK blender are simple
The controls on the MengK blender are simple

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The MengK blades

This powerful blender features 6 stainless steel, sharp blades for maximum blending power. The MengK blender crushing blades make it possible and perfect for ice crushing, blending, pureeing, and controlled processing.

The 6 blades on the MengK blender are razor sharp
The 6 blades on the MengK blender are razor sharp

My experience with the MengK blender

The first experiment with this high-speed blender was to see how well it would process and blend frozen fruit. I placed two frozen bananas, a cup of frozen dragon fruit, and a bit of milk in the blending cup. I was really excited to try this out because I have not had much success with frozen fruit in any blender I have ever owned.

The capability of blending frozen fruit is top priority to me. I need a blender that can do this.

I turned the blender onto medium with the dial. I then turned it on. The blender was loud and I could tell it had a powerful motor. The blades efficiently chopped up my frozen fruit and blended it up with the almond milk. After a few short moments, I had a delicious smoothie bowl waiting for me.

I performed one other smoothie test with my MengK blender. For that test, I used a fresh banana, frozen dragon fruit, and frozen mango with a splash of some unsweetened nut milk. The blender performed wonderfully and as expected. In a very short time, without any hesitation, I had a delicious, tall smoothie waiting for me!

Overall, I am quite pleased with this MengK blender and I am excited to try more smoothie recipes with it.

A dragon fruit & mango smoothie drink
A dragon fruit & mango smoothie drink


The MengK blender is simple to clean

Cleaning the MengK blender is simple and easy to do! All you need to do is add a bit of soap and warm water to the blending cup. Turn the blender onto a mid-high speed and it 30-60 seconds the cup and blades will be clean. Rinse after cleaning and carefully dry.

Satisfaction guaranteed from MengK

If for any reason you are not satisfied with your MengK blender purchases, MengK offers a money back guarantee and a warranty on their product.

3-month warranty on commercial Cups and a 6-month warranty on household cups, unified TWO years warranty about this pedestal, and 30-day refund guarantee.

Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Take a trip to paradise with this dragon fruit smoothie bowl. You will feel like you are transported to a tropical place with this exotic fruit smoothie bowl recipe.

  • 2 Bananas (Frozen and chopped)
  • 1 cup Dragon Fruit chunks (Frozen of fresh)
  • 1 Kiwi Fruit (Sliced)
  • 1 Star Fruit (Sliced and seeds removed)
  • 2/3 cup Unsweetened nut milk of choice
  1. Place the frozen bananas, dragon fruit, and milk in the blender and process until smooth.

  2. Pour the smoothie mixture into two bowls.

  3. Top the smoothie with fresh sliced kiwi fruit and star fruit.

  4. Serve, eat, and enjoy!


Dragon Fruit Smoothies created with the MengK Blender
Dragon Fruit Smoothies created with the MengK Blender
Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowls topped with kiwi fruit and star fruit
Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowls topped with kiwi fruit and star fruit

MengK 1400W Blender

If you want to get yourself a MengK blender that is a little more friendly on your budget there is a 1400W model on Amazon.

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Final thoughts

The MengK blender is a lot of bang for your buck! For this price point, you are getting quite the powerful blender. I am hoping that this MengK blender will stand the test of time. I have a great feeling that it will be outperforming the last blender that I owned prior to this one. I took a chance with this off-brand name and I am very pleased with it.

It is not a Vitamix or a Blendtec but for the price you are paying for this one you are getting a powerhouse blender. If you are like me and dream of owning a fancy blender like a Vitamix, this blender makes a great clone of one and you will save yourself a ton of money going with the MengK.

The MengK blender makes a delicious smoothie in seconds!
The MengK blender makes a delicious smoothie in seconds!

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Why Your Kitchen Needs The Instant Pot Aura Multicooker REVIEW & RECIPE For Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce

The Instant Pot Aura is a multi-cooker that will replace ten common appliances in your kitchen. Even though this small appliance carries the Instant Pot name, this device is not a pressure cooker. And guess what? I am completely and totally fine with this small appliance not being a pressure cooker. I guess I am what you would consider old school when it comes to cooking and have always preferred a slow-cooker method over pressure cooking. This Instant Pot Aura review will show you the many functions of this multicooker device for your kitchen.

The Instant Pot Aura allows for a customizable cooking experience in your kitchen. This small appliance from Instant Pot has 10 different functions on it that are programmable. You will find that the Instant Pot Aura is a versatile tool that can be used for your next cooking project. This device can be fine-tuned to tailor the needs of what you are cooking and it even remembers the last setting that you programmed.

The Instant Pot Aura! The appliance that you didn't know you need! REVIEW by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
The Instant Pot Aura! The appliance that you didn’t know you need!

Instant Pot Aura review

Advantages of the Instant Pot Aura – my takeaway

For me, the number one advantage to this Instant Pot Aura is that I can also sear/saute all in one convenient appliance and then use the slow-cooker function. Makes for fewer dishes! When I make something like a pot roast I always sear my big hunk of meat and I like to soften the veggies with some olive oil. The Instant Pot Aura is the perfect cooking device for your next big roast.

Another great function of this Instant Pot Aura multicooker is that you can use this to roast an entire chicken. With the Instant Pot Aura, you can perfectly roast an entire chicken. This was actually the first thing that I did with my Instant Pot Aura and the meat came out so flavorful and juicy. I simply just stuffed the cavity with a halved lemon, a shallot, and some rosemary. I then made an herbed ghee mixture with minced garlic and rosemary and spread this all over the skin of the chicken.

 

Functions of the Instant Pot Aura

10 appliances all in 1! How does that sound? Sounds pretty magnificent to me and that is exactly why I was so eager to give the Instant Pot Aura a whirl!

With 10 Smart Programs your favorite dishes can now be prepared to perfection by simply pushing a button.

  • Roast
  • Stew
  • Bake
  • Steamer
  • Slow-cooker
  • Sear / Saute
  • Rice Cooker
  • Yogurt Maker
  • Fermenter
  • Warmer
The functions on the Instant Pot Aura A REVIEW by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
The functions on the Instant Pot Aura

Microprocessor Technology

With the Instant Pot Aura’s microprocessor technology you are in control over temperature and time. This technology ensures consistent cooking results.


I will discuss some of my favorite functions now of the Instant Pot Aura.

Slow-Cooker

For the slow-cooker mode, there are two settings: high and low. You can program the slow-cooker for 30 minutes all the way up to 24 hours.

Sear/Saute

The sear and saute mode on the Instant Pot Aura is incredible. There is a flexible temperature setting that ranges from 250-degrees to 425-degrees. This function is perfect for getting a good sear on your meat, sauteing your vegetables, and for caramelization. The time for this mode ranges from 5 minutes to 30 minutes.

Roast

The roast setting has a flexible temperature range from 250-degrees to 425-degrees. I roasted a whole chicken in the Instant Pot Aura for 90 minutes at 425-degrees and the outcome was excellent. So simple and easy to use and even the cleanup was a breeze. The Instant Pot Aura also comes with a roasting rack for the roast setting. The roast setting is not only perfect for chicken but imagine the big hunks of beef you could roast in here!

Delay-start mode

With the Delay Start mode, you can program the Instant Pot Aura so your meal can be ready at dinner-time.

Keep warm

The Keep Warm function is a wonderful setting as well. This setting keeps your food nice and warm and this setting can be programmed for whatever duration of time you need. One great way that this setting would come in handy is during the holidays so food can be kept warm at your next big feast.

Dishwasher-safe too!

The Instant Pot Aura is dishwasher-safe, which is a big bonus because I certainly don’t feel like washing it!

Instant Pot Aura Simple Sausage Pasta Sauce RECIPE

I am including a recipe in my review of the Instant Pot Aura. This is a super simple recipe for some very zesty and flavorful ground Italian sausage pasta sauce. This recipe can be served up with the pasta of your choice. I opted form some cheese tortellinis and that turned out to be quite the excellent choice. This recipe is a great one to start with for the Instant Pot Aura newbie (like myself).

Simple Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce with the Instant Pot Aura Multicooker served with cheese tortellini RECIPE by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Simple Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce with the Instant Pot Aura Multicooker served with cheese tortellini
Simple Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce with the Instant Pot Aura RECIPE by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Simple Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce with the Instant Pot Aura



Simple Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce In The Instant Pot Aura

This recipe is for my Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce. This is a very zesty and garlicky sauce and it is so simple to create with your Instant Pot Aura Multicooker! This recipe will serve approximately four people. Serve this pasta sauce with the pasta of your choice. We enjoyed this sauce with cheese tortellini.

  • 1 pound Ground Italian Sausage
  • 28 ounces Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 2 Shallots (slivered)
  • 2 tablespoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Italian Seasoning Blend
  • Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  1. Turn your Instant Pot Aura on and hit the sautée button. The Instant Pot Aura will warm up. Place one tablespoon of olive oil inside. Add your garlic and slivered shallots. Cook until translucent and fragrant.

  2. Add the ground Italian sausage to the Instant Pot Aura and brown the meat. Season with one tablespoon Italian Seasoning.

  3. Add in the can of crushed tomatoes and the tomato paste. Give it a good stir and incorporate all of the ingredients.

  4. Add in an additional 1/2 tablespoon of Italian seasonings.

  5. Set the Instant Pot Aura on the slow-cooker mode on low for one hour.

  6. After the hour is up it is time to eat. Serve this pasta sauce with the pasta of your choice.

  7. Serve, eat, and enjoy!

 



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CBD Only REVIEW – Edibles – CBD Hard Candy, CBD Caramel, and CBD Gummies

I just recently had a chance to give CBD Only edibles a whirl and I am so happy to share my experience with you today in this CBD Only review. I have tried CBD gummies plenty of times but this was my first ever experience with CBD hard candies and caramels. I love my gummies, like really really love them and I enjoy taking them but it is always fun to mix it up and try something different and new for a change. That is where CBD Only comes in with their range of edibles available. I had the opportunity to try some CBD edbiles from CBD Only and that includes their CBD hard candy, CBD caramel, and CBD gummy bears.

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Please note that I am not a medical professional and this review is not to be taken as medical advice. If you have health concerns please address them with your physician and consult your doctor before taking any CBD products mentioned within this review.


What Is CBD & How CBD Can Help You!

There is a plethora of information available online about what exactly CBD is. I highly suggest taking a moment to read up on CBD if you are a curious first time user.

The second most prominent compound in cannabis, CBD (Cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid with non-euphoric, non-toxic, and anti-oxidants effects used for relief to a wide range of health disorders.

Did you see the part about CBD being non-psychoactive? It is indeed true. When I consume CBD I do not feel high. There is no high attached to consuming CBD oil and that is what makes it so wonderful to me. I am not against marijuana but it just isn’t for me. I have tried many different types of marijuana and me and the THC just don’t jive! It isn’t for me. But I became aware of the benefits of CBD recently and I was intrigued that there are so many benefits and I wanted to see how it could help me.

Health benefits of CBD

Health benefits of CBD

Chronic pain
Anxiety
Depression
Epilepsy
Arthritis
Schizophrenia
MS
Diabetes
Insomnia
Post-partum depression
Can help alleviate cancer-related symptoms
Nausea
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
May reduce acne
Can help benefit heart health
Substance abuse

 


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How I use CBD in my life – A little bit of my story

For me personally, I choose to use CBD to help with my ongoing battle with anxiety and depression. I have dealt with these problems in life for as long as I can remember. CBD helps alleviate these health issues for me. CBD does not make me high but what it does is CBD helps balance me out. When I feel anxiety or depression creeping in on me I use CBD to erase it all away.

Right now my primary use of CBD products is to help me battle through benzodiazepine withdrawal. I have been on Klonopin for seven years (prescribed by a doctor and never abused). I am currently almost done with my taper that I started in early October and I will be jumping off the med soon. I switched over to Valium for a smoother taper and I am currently on a dose that is virtually nothing (0.5mg of Valium).

Some people say to avoid CBD during benzo withdrawal and others will tell you that CBD is a miracle product for them. I am part of the latter. CBD is truly a miracle product for me. It aids in evaporating and dissipating withdrawal symptoms. Benzos are extremely hard to come off of and many will even venture to say that they are harder to kick than heroin. I feel grateful that I have CBD products on-hand and available to me to help me get off this hellacious medication that I was prescribed for way too damn long!


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CBD Only Edibles information

With any CBD products, it is always advised to consult with a physician before consuming.

CBD edibles are not the most direct method of consuming CBD. Because it takes a bit of time for them to be metabolized into the bloodstream, it can take anywhere from an hour or two to start working.

The amount of time changed based on what else you’ve eaten, your metabolic rate, body weight, and other personal factors.

Dosing ranges widely based on many personal lifestyle and health factors. The recommended dose could be anywhere from 1-6mg per 10 pounds of body weight.


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CBD Only Review of Edibles I tried

I received the following items from CBD Only for review purposes: Paradise 10mg CBD hard candies, Paradise 10mg CBD caramels, and Paradise CBD 10mg gummies. I really enjoyed each and every one of these CBD edibles.

After some experimentation, I found that my sweet spot with dosage is 30-50mg. Please note that dosages will vary from person-to-person. What works for me may not work for you.

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CBD Only Edibles

CBD Hard Candies by Paradise 4-Pack

These CBD hard candies come in four wonderful flavors: watermelon, raspberry, tangerine, and apple. They are each 10mg of CBD. This dosage is perfect for me when I just need a tad bit of CBD. 10mg is a fairly small dosage. It might be a great starting point for someone who is going to give CBD a whirl for the first time. I think you will enjoy the taste of these CBD hard candies. What you do with these CBD candies is just place them in your mouth and let them dissolve if you want maximum potency.

These are available for $7.95. You can think of it as $2 a dose. That is a small price to pay for relief!

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CBD Only Hard Candies 10mg
CBDOnly CBD fruit hard candies
CBD Only CBD fruit hard candies

CBD Caramels by Paradise 4-Pack

Never ever had a CBD caramel so this was a first for me and I really enjoyed these and would definitely purchase them in the future. If you love caramel then you are going to flip for these! These are each 10mg a piece. If you need something a little more potent, CBD Only also offers these as 50mg. I mention the stronger dosage caramels below. To consume these caramels simply place them in your mouth and allow them some time to dissolve. These are a great deal at $7.95 for a 4-pack.

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CBD Only Caramels 10mg
CBDOnly CBD caramel 10mg pieces
CBD Only CBD caramel 10mg pieces

CBD Gummies by Paradise 100mg

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CBD Only Gummies 10mg
CBDOnly CBD Gummies 10mg pieces
CBD Only CBD Gummies 10mg pieces

Paradise CBD High Dose Edible Single Hard Candy (50mg)

CBDOnly Hard Candies
CBD Only Hard Candies 50mg

Each of these high dose edible hard candies contains 50mg of high quality extracted CBD oil. These edibles from Paradise are the perfect amount of CBD for when you need a higher dosage. My regular dosage of CBD is usually 30mg. Having a 50mg edible on hand is a great thing to have for when you need a bigger boost in relief. These lemon flavored hard candies are fun to consume and the lemon flavor is very pleasing.

One 5mg piece of CBD hard candy is going to $4.95 a pop. This is totally worth the price! The effects of these CBD hard candies will provide relief for several hours.

Since these are a higher dosage of CBD it is not advised to use 50mg as a starting point. The 10mg pieces mentioned earlier in this review would be perfect for the CBD virgin!

CBDOnly Hard Candies 50mg
CBD Only Hard Candies 50mg

Paradise CBD High Dose Caramel Singles (50mg)

CBDOnly Caramels
CBD Only Caramels 50mg

The high dose caramel edibles each contain 50mg of high-quality extracted CBD oil as well. These caramels make taking CBD a joy! The caramels have a very pleasant flavor.

CBDOnly 50mg caramels
CBD Only 50mg caramels

Other edibles available at CBDOnly

This was just a sampling of what CBD Only has to offer in the edibles department. If you love chocolate you are in luck because CBD Only does have a CBD chocolate bar available. Can you say YUM!?!!? The chocolate bars offered are a total of 120mg and are intended to be split up into smaller doses. Both milk chocolate and dark chocolate are available.

There are also some CBD snack bars available in three flavors. Flavors available are: Almond Cranberry, Blueberry Cashew, and Green Power. The snack bars contain 25mg of CBD, which is a pretty moderate dose. The snack bars are something I would really love to try out someday.

And oh my gosh they CBD Only also has a CBD peanut butter and a CBD honey available. These are available in 500mg tubs with full spectrum hemp oil. I am really super duper curious about both of these products and I am sitting here dreaming about all of the wonderful CBD foods I could whip up in the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen!

All of these fun edible products make CBD a joy. The edibles can easily be incorporated into your diet and lifestyle.

Final Thoughts

I really enjoyed giving these CBD edibles a whirl from CBD Only and I hope this CBD Only review opened your eyes. The edibles that they have available make taking CBD a more enjoyable experience with their hard candies, caramels, and CBD gummies. CBD Only offers more than just edibles though! If you are looking for CBD oils, CBD capsules, and CBD vape products, CBD Only also has those available in their online store. CBD Only allows for star-ratings and reviews for their products and you can see for yourself with the fab reviews that you are going to get an effective and legit CBD product from them. You can definitely buy with confidence and peace of mind.


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Nutty Steph’s REVIEW & GIVEAWAY – Chocolate That Actually Makes A Loud Statement

I love when I am browsing the interwebs and come across a super duper cool online store! I recently came upon Nutty Steph’s while checking out a gift-guide chock full chocolates. Nutty Steph’s really stood out to me with their Bernie Bar! I really do try to avoid politics over here at Give It A Whirl Girl, but truth be told, and cat’s out of the bag… I absolutely love Bernie Sanders. Nutty Steph’s hails from the state of Vermont so it only makes sense that this online store backs Bernie as a big supporter. Nutty Steph’s also is a big backer of Planned Parenthood and they have the Vulva Chocolates to prove it!

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Greek Caulipower Pizza RECIPE With Primal Kitchen (Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)

If you are not a fan of garlic it might just be time to walk away from this post. Today I will tell you how I created a Garlicky Greek Caulipower Pizza using a blank Caulipower crust and some Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette. You can adjust this recipe to your taste with the garlic but the amount that is noted in here is for garlic lovers only. This is, believe it or not, my first time ever having a Greek pizza. I love Greek food so I kind of had an idea in my mind that everything would turn out wonderful to me. Guess what? I nailed it and that is why I am sharing this recipe to you for my Greek Caulipower Pizza! This pizza does not contain any meat so it a vegetarian pizza and would be perfect for any veggie lover. I have a feeling that you will love this Caulipower Pizza recipe that I am sharing with you today!

Garlicky Greek Caulipower Pizza With Primal Kitchen
Garlicky Greek Caulipower Pizza With Primal Kitchen

Caulipower Crust – The Caulipower Greek Pizza All Starts Here

If you are looking at my post and my photos here and are drooling a bit and craving this Greek Caulipower Pizza then you are going to need your base to start with. This was my second time trying the Caulipower crust. I bought a veggie Caulipower pizza not too long ago and dressed it up with some additional toppings. This time I wanted to be the artist and the chef and create my own on a blank slate. The blank Caulipower crust pack contains two crusts and if you want you can double this recipe so that you have two Greek Caulipower Pizzas. The recipe has enough servings and slices for two people. That is of course unless you have a huge appetite and can eat an entire pizza by yourself.

The Power of the Caulipower

Let’s talk a bit about why I love this Caulipower crust so much.

First of all, it is paleo friendly. If you do not add any cheese this pizza will fulfill your paleo diet needs.

Secondly, we all know that cauliflower crust is all the rage these days because it is low-carb. A cauliflower crust pizza is leaning in the guilt-free direction of things. You can take a peek at the nutrition facts below (source). A serving size is considered 1/3 of the pizza and considering this is pizza it only comes in at 26 grams of carbs (with net carbs it is lower). A regular pizza is at least twice that amount and averages about 36 grams of carbs for just one slice!

Nutrition Facts for Caulipower Crust
Nutrition Facts for Caulipower Crust (source)

 

And third, this Caulipower crust is nice and crisp! Often times a cauliflower crust can result in sogginess from the moisture that can be found in cauliflower. If you ever make your own crust you really have to squeeze the moisture out. I made my own cauliflower crust last year and while it was good, the texture of it was mushy. I did not get enough of the moisture out. Caulipower takes the frustration out of cauliflower crust. These blank crusts have endless possibilities.


Ingredients used for Greek Caulipower Pizza recipe
Ingredients used for Greek Caulipower Pizza recipe

Primal Kitchen Greek Marinade/Salad Dressing

This pizza uses Primal Kitchen’s Greek Marinade/Salad Dressing for the sauce. I am pretty confident that most other greek salad dressings will work for the Greek garlic sauce but Primal Kitchen is the brand that I use because I am a huge fan of all of their products. This dressing is made with only the finest all-natural ingredients. When an item is Whole-30 approved, you know it is going to be a healthy element in your dish.


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Garlic! Garlic! And More Garlic!

There. I said it three times so you get the point. This Greek Caulipower Pizza recipe is chock full of garlic. I put three heaping tablespoons of it in the blender with my Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette. When I need minced garlic I skip the knifework and I grab my Spice World Minced Garlic. My knife skills suck if I am going to be honest here and minced garlic can be tricky. I really need to improve in the knife department. Spice World does all of the work for you and they are my go-to brand. They do also have an organic minced garlic available and I often try to use that but my Kroger was out the last time I shopped so I just went with regular.

Bring On The Cheese Please!

A Greek Caulipower Pizza would not be Greek if it was not for the feta cheese! No Greek pizza is complete without feta. For this recipe, I went with a blend of feta and mozzarella. I used one small container of Kroger’s Simple Truth Feta Cheese and I used a handful of Tillamook mozzarella, which is my favorite shredded mozzarella cheese.

Greek Toppings

For the rest of the toppings on this Greek Caulipower Pizza, I used cherry tomatoes, sliced kalamata olives, pepperoncinis, and half of a slivered and sliced shallot. Next time I make a Greek pizza I am going to add some sliced beets to it. I think beets would have been awesome on this pizza, so now you know! You might just want to add them to yours.


Garlicky Greek Caulipower Pizza With Primal Kitchen
Garlicky Greek Caulipower Pizza With Primal Kitchen

Final Thoughts on this Greek Caulipower Pizza recipe

I would love for you to know exactly what came out of my daughter’s mouth when she hesitantly took her first bite of this pizza. I did not think she would agree with it because of the potent taste of feta cheese BUT the first thing she said was,

Wow! Mom! This pizza has sooooooo much flavor!

It does have quite a potent garlic flavor so just scale back a tablespoon if three is too intense for you.

We were both impressed with the crisp texture of this Caulipower Crust! Could it be magic? I do not know how they do it but it sure turns out crisp after 13 minutes baking in the oven! It is very impressive to me that Caulipower has the power to transform cauliflower into a pizza crust that does disappoint. This Caulipower Pizza recipe might just be one of your recipes that are in regular rotation! Love it!

Garlicky Greek Caulipower Pizza With Primal Kitchen
Garlicky Greek Caulipower Pizza With Primal Kitchen

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Start Your Day With A Slingshot Shake – Complete Breakfast Protein Slingshot Shake REVIEW

Would you like to try a delicious and nutritious breakfast shake that is packed full of protein and nutrients? Slingshot Foods has a complete breakfast in one handy on-the-go breakfast shake and no spoon is required! What makes these Slingshot Shakes unique and stand out from the rest, is the little granola package at the top of the bottle. You simply tear it open and pour the granola mixture into your protein shake and give it a good shake to mix it up. You will find that these delicious breakfast shakes will be a lifesaver on busy mornings when you have very little or no time at all to eat. I have a feeling that after reading my Slingshot Shake review you will be stocking up on this drinkable yogurt.

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shakes
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shakes

Slingshot Shakes REVIEW

In today’s fast-paced world, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that drinkable yogurt is one of the fasted growing breakfast foods around. In just the past year this category of breakfast food has grown at a rate of a 20% increase. Cereal still remains the number one breakfast food (no surprise there). So just why then are these drinkable yogurts on the rise? They are an excellent source of protein and nutrients to kickstart your day.

 

Slingshot Shake Nutrition

Protein

This small, on-the-go bottle of Slingshot Shake packs in a great big amount of protein to start your day. In one Slingshot Shake, you will find a whopping 18 grams of protein.

Probiotics

This handy breakfast shake from Slingshot also contains a healthy dose of gut-boosting probiotics. A Slingshot Shake contains 15 billion CFUs of probiotics. Your gut is going to thank you for all of these probiotics. You may hear quite a bit of talk about probiotics nowadays. Probiotics are a hot topic and for good reason. Probiotics are healthy bacteria that help give your digestive system some balance between the good bacteria and bad bacteria in your gut.

Lactobacillus is the probiotic that you might hear about most frequently. This good bacteria is found in your yogurt and what you might call friendly bacteria. You can read more about lactobacillus HERE.

Fiber

Slingshot Shake also gives your healthy diet a serving of fiber, coming in at 3 grams of fiber. Fiber is essential to a well-balanced diet and helps keep things running smoothly if you know what I mean! There are many health benefits of fiber including relieving constipation, maintaining bowel health, lowering cholesterol levels, control blood sugar levels, helping to maintain a healthy weight, and can actually help you live a longer life!

The recommended daily intake of fiber for men and women vary. It is recommended that men get 38 grams of fiber, and women need around 28 grams of fiber.

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shakes come in 6 flavors
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shakes come in 6 flavors

 

All natural ingredients in Slingshot Shakes

I checked out the nutrition label on my Slingshot Shake and was pleasantly surprised to see that these drinkable yogurt protein shakes have only all natural ingredients with nothing strange or weird lurking inside. Ingredients: (Drink) Lowfat milk, milk protein concentrate, water, organic cane sugar, honey, natural flavors, vanilla beans, lemon juice concentrate, yogurt cultures; (Shot) Toasted oats, chia seeds, almond bits, honey, sunflower oil I love when I look at the label on my food and I can pronounce all of the words that are in the list of ingredients.

Flavors of Slingshot Shakes

There are six wonderful flavors of Slingshot shakes breakfast shakes available. Each comes with its own little granola pouch. These little pouches contain the following ingredients: rolled oats, chia seeds, and toasted almond bits.

Simply Plain Shake

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake - Simply Plain
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake – Simply Plain

 

Vanilla Bean Shake

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake - Vanilla Bean
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake – Vanilla Bean

 

Strawberry Shake

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake - Strawberry
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake – Strawberry

 

Blueberry Shake

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake - Blueberry
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake – Blueberry

 

Powerplant Shake

The Slingshot Power Plant shake is a unique blend of pineapple, spinach, ginger, and turmeric.

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake - PowerPlant
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake – PowerPlant

 

Peach Shake

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake - Peach
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake – Peach

 

How can Slingshot Shakes improve?

I am going to have to say that the biggest drawback to the Slingshot Shake is the amount of added sugar that I found on the label. For example, the vanilla shake 35 grams of total sugar with 23 added grams of sugar factored into that. For a health-conscious person, those 35 grams of sugar are just going to be way too much. For men, the recommended daily amount of sugar per day is 37.5 grams of sugar and for women, the recommended daily amount of sugar is 25 grams. You can find out more info about that HERE. It is super crazy hard to only take in 25 grams of sugar these days if you are a woman like me. This shake only puts me way over the recommended amount by the American Heart Association. So while I do enjoy these shakes, they are not part of my everyday morning routine.

What is next for Slingshot Shakes

It appears to be that Slingshot Shakes will be soon releasing a line of drinkable yogurt shakes for your little ones. The Slingshot Shorties, however, do not come up with the crunchy shot of granola for the shake. Slingshot Shakes decided that it is a textural issue with young children. The shakes for your little ones will still be full of nutrients and gut boosting probiotics, but no shot.

Final Thoughts

Slingshot Shakes are a simple and easy solution for when you need a quick breakfast. Just grab and go! The crunchy granola shot was a nice welcomed addition. The granola shot gives this yogurt shake a delightful texture. My daugher, who is 9, also enjoyed drinking the Slingshot Shake. I was happy to share with her and it is a breakfast that I feel good about serving.


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CBDistellery REVIEW – CBD Products – Tincture, Gummies, Softgels, Vape Pen, & Salve

CBDistellery specializes in bringing CBD products to consumers. They have an online store with many options of CBD products. I am very new to the world of CBD and my interest is definitely piqued with it. This CBDistellery review will reveal my experience with their products.

Truth be told, I have been suffering from debilitating anxiety and depression symptoms for several years and I am desperate for relief. Medications do not remedy my problems, they only slightly mask the symptoms. I have heard so many wonderful things about CBD to remedy anxiety and depression so I was thrilled at the thought of doing this CBDistellery review to see their products can help me out in any way. I also wanted to test their products to see if they could remedy my insomnia.

I am not going to get into too much of the technical side of CBD here. This post is a review of their products and how each product helped me. This post is about my experience using products from CBDistellery.

DISCLAIMER:

I am not a medical professional and this review is not to be taken as medical advice. If you have health concerns please address them with your physician and consult your doctor before taking any CBD products mentioned within this review..

 

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CBDistellery CBD Products: Tincture, Gummies, Softgels, Vape Pen, Salve
CBDistellery CBD Products: Tincture, Gummies, Softgels, Vape Pen, Salve

About CBDistellery and CBD

Wondering what exactly CBD is? I was too and then I did a bit of research to educate myself on how and why CBD works. For this CBDistellery review I did read up on CBD so I could educate myself on the topic.

CBD (also known as Cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive substance and it does not contain any THC that will get you stoned. There are many health benefits that come along with using CBD. It really truly is a miracle product!

Health benefits of CBD

  • Chronic pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • Arthritis
  • Schizophrenia
  • MS
  • Diabetes
  • Insomnia
  • Post-partum depression
  • Can help alleviate cancer-related symptoms
  • Nausea
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • May reduce acne
  • Can help benefit heart health
  • Substance abuse

How much CBD should I take? Dosage information

With CBD, each and everyone is different and unique in what dosage works for you. Many people feel the benefits of CBD with only a small dose. There is no actual recommended starting dose for anyone. My best advice with CBD is to just start small and see how your body and mind reacts to it. Each individual determines the dosage that works best for them.

Isolate VS Full Spectrum CBD

Our 99% CBD Isolate is pure isolated CBD. Full Spectrum products contain additional cannabinoids besides just CBD. There is definitely a strong debate about which is “better”, however, we take the position that CBD affects everyone differently so the product that would work best for you is highly dependant on your own individual needs. That’s why we offer both Isolate and Full Spectrum products 🙂 Please see the test results located under Product Photos for more info on exactly which cannabinoids are present in our Full Spectrum products! (information source)

Try CBDistellery with confidence that you are getting high-quality CBD oil

You can use CBDistellery products with great confidence because they are ranked #3 in the world for best CBD. That is a huge honor because there is a ton of CBD popping up everywhere and all over the place these days.

Learn more about CBDistellery

To learn more about CBDistellery products they have a very handy FAQ page on their website.

Watch this informative 90-second video to learn more.

The online reviews of CBDistellery are quite stellar. You can have peace of mine consuming their products once you read the rave reviews.

from Ellese McKenney on Vimeo.👏

Lab results for CBDistellery

I was curious to see what the lab results were for CBDistellery so I did a little Google searching and did view the lab results report. You can view the report HERE.

My experience with CBD

I am also currently in the process of withdrawing from a benzodiazepine medication that I was prescribed for over 7 years. My taper from the benzo began with Klonopin and I am nearing the end of my taper with Valium. Some days the symptoms are unbearable. I get hit hard with withdrawal symptoms every single time I make a cut to near the end of my benzo taper. I wanted to see if CBD could relieve the worst of the withdrawal symptoms (anxiety and depression) so I gave some products a try from CBDistellery.

Because there are no psychoactive effects of CBD I do not ever feel stoned or high after consuming any CBD product. For me, CBD calms me and balances me out. I use CBD products whenever I feel a hint of depression and anxiety. Shortly after consuming the CBD product I feel an improvement in my mood and I can get back to functioning properly. CBD is a lifesaver for me and I love that it is an all-natural remedy to my health concerns. I do not experience any side-effects after using a CBD product.

Another problem that CBD helps me out with is insomnia. The CBD has proven to be more effective than a melatonin supplement for me. I tend to wake up several times in the middle of the night and CBD helped me get a better quality of sleep. I woke less in the middle of the night when I consumed CBD before bedtime.

 

CBDistellery Review of Products

 

1000mg 30ml Full Spectrum CBD Tincture – CBDistellery

Each drop from the 1000mg vial of CBD tincture contains approximately 33.2mg of CBD to help with your health and wellbeing. Using these CBD drops is the way to go if you are a CBD virgin and not familiar with how CBD will affect you. It is always advised to start out small with CBD and then slowly work your way up. You can place a drop of oil under the tongue or mix it into a smoothie, etc.

This tincture comes in a conveniently sized 30ml bottle. This is a pure and 100% natural way to relieve your symptoms. There are no added chemicals or dyes.

Here is a link to the smallest tincture that CBDistellery has available and each drop is appx 8mg of CBD oil.

250mg 30ml Full Spectrum CBD Tincture

This link here is for the 500mg bottle which has appx 17mg of CBD per dose.

500mg 30ml Full Spectrum CBD Tincture

The tincture that I reviewed was a 1000mg bottle.

1000mg 30ml Full Spectrum CBD Tincture

If you are looking for a tincture that is more potent try this 2500mg oil. It contains appx 83mg of full spectrum hemp extract.

2500mg 30ml Full Spectrum CBD Tincture

1000mg 30ml Full Spectrum CBD Tincture - CBDistellery
1000mg 30ml Full Spectrum CBD Tincture – CBDistellery
CBDistellery Tincture (back of the bottle)
CBDistellery Tincture (back of the bottle)
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CBDistellery Tincture (back of the bottle) GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL

30mg Full Spectrum CBD Infused Softgels – CBDistellery

CBDistellery softgels make it simple and easy to get your dose of CBD. Sometimes oil can be a mess or hassle if you are out and about. There is no mixing or measuring with the full spectrum CBD softgels from CBDistellery. Just pop one softgel in your mouth and swallow with water. Wait for the relief to set in.

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30mg Full Spectrum CBD Infused Softgels – CBDistellery
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30mg Full Spectrum CBD Infused Softgels – CBDistellery

30mg CBD Gummies – CBDistellery

The 30mg CBD gummies by CBDistellery are my favorite of all the CBD products that I tried out. These CBD gummies not only taste great but they are highly effective. Each gummy is 30mg of high-quality, THC-free CBD and they have a fabulous fruity flavor.

Curious about trying out these gummy CBD bears? Get your gummies HERE.

30mg CBD Gummies - CBDistellery
30mg CBD Gummies – CBDistellery
30mg CBD Gummies - CBDistellery
30mg CBD Gummies – CBDistellery

CBD Vape Pen 200mg Grand Daddy Purp – CBDistellery

The vape pen from CBDistellery is a fabulous little product that you can store in your purse or pocket when you are on-the-go! If you are looking for a high-quality CBD vape pen CBDistellery has got you covered with this.

The vape was not my favorite method for getting CBD. It seems to hit pretty hard and it did make me cough a bit. If you are an experienced vaper that probably would not be a big deal to you. My husband is a vaper and he did not cough after hitting this vape pen. Ready to give this vape pen a whirl? Get yours HERE.

We are excited to announce we have upgraded our entire CBD Vape Line by investing in luxury vape technology and a new, higher quality vape cutting agent (See Description below for more details). Granddaddy Purple was introduced in 2003 and gained immediate praise for its fragrant berry and grape aroma. We are bringing that pleasing scent to you now in our fast-acting, discreet, and effective 200mg CCELL Disposable CBD Vape Pen – Grand Daddy Purp. The 200mg size means you will have plenty of CBD to get you through every day with ease.

CBD Vape Pen 200mg Grand Daddy Purp - CBDistellery
CBD Vape Pen 200mg Grand Daddy Purp – CBDistellery
CBD Vape Pen 200mg Grand Daddy Purp - CBDistellery
CBD Vape Pen 200mg Grand Daddy Purp – CBDistellery

CBDol Topical CBD Salve 500mg – CBDistellery

Find out The healing power of salves has been around since man first started using plants for medicinal purposes. Crushing, grinding, and processing powerful herbs helps bring all their natural healing properties straight to your skin, making them far more effective and faster acting than simply eating them. Our 500mg CBDol Salve is a perfect localizing and eliminating your source of discomfort.

This fast-acting topical method of using CBD will bring comfort and relief to the areas that it is rubbed on. This salve is perfect for relieving muscle aches and pains. Get yours HERE.

CBDol Topical CBD Salve 500mg - CBDistellery
CBDol Topical CBD Salve 500mg – CBDistellery
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CBDol Topical CBD Salve 500mg – CBDistellery

 

Final Thoughts on CBDistellery

I am very pleased with the items that I received from CBDistellery and I am going to use their products often to combat my anxiety and my depression symptoms. The products from CBDistellery work quickly and very effectively to put my body and my mind at ease.

You will be pleasantly surprised by the wonderful products from CBDistellery. They also have reasonable prices offered in their online store and the shipping of their products was absolutely wonderful!

 

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99+% Pure CBD Isolate Powder from Hemp

2500mg 30ml Full Spectrum CBD Tincture

150mg 15ml CBD Pet Tincture

CBD Vape Pen 200mg Variety Four Pack

CBDefine Skin Care Cream 500mg

80% Broad Spectrum CBD Wax 1 gram

25mg CBD Lip Balm

CBDays 150mg CBD Suppositories (this is, believe it or not, one of the quickest methods of getting CBD in your system.)

30mg Night Time CBD Gummies, 30 Count

The Pettis Fight Pack This package includes: (1) CBDol CBD Topical Salve 500mg, (1) 1000mg Pure CBD (THC FREE) Oil Tincture, and (1) 30mg Night Time CBD Gummies

King Gordon Pack This package includes: (1) CBDol CBD Topical Salve 500mg, (1) 2500mg 30ml Full Spectrum CBD Tincture, and (1) CBD Vape Pen 200mg Grape

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Redd Bar REVIEW – Superfood Energy Bars – A Gluten-Free, Vegan Snack Bar With Clean Ingredients

When that afternoon fatigue and hunger pang hits me, I need something to recharge myself with. If you are looking for a good, clean source of energy, look no further than to Redd Bar Superfood Energy Bars. Today I am sharing my Redd Bar review with you on the blog for Tried It Out Tuesday. These snack bars are gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, and contain 35mg of caffeine per bar. These bars will give you the jolt that you need without any jitters. What I love about these snack bars is that they only use pure and natural ingredients in their bar. You will not find anything strange lurking inside these. They also taste fantastic!

They come in five different flavors: Chocolate, Salted Caramel (my favorite!), Peanut Butter, Mint Chocolate, and Oatmeal.

Redd Bar is actually 3 items in one handy snack: protein bar + energy shot + multivitamin.

It is a convenient snack that is a nutritional powerhouse. I am confident that you will be adding them on the regular for your snack rotation.

Redd Bar
5 flavors of Redd Bar available

Keep on reading to find out more about Redd Bar.

Redd Bar Superfood Energy Bar Nutrition

In this Redd Bar review, let’s kick things off with discussing the nutrition of these snack bars. You are going to love the back of the Redd Bar when see the ingredients. This bar is chock full of clean ingredients, also known as superfoods. Redd Bar utilizes the best and the most natural ingredients in their snack bar. A couple of their slogans:

All Killer No Filler

and Uncompromised

You will not find any artificial ingredients here. Some of the superfood ingredients you may find in your bar: mangosteen, yerba mate, quinoa, chia, pumpkin seed, acai, schizandra, maca, dark chocolate, goji, and cacao. To find out more about the clean ingredients that Redd Bar uses check it out on their website.

The Redd Bar is a great source of protein. As you can see in the photo below (peanut butter flavor), the bar contains 10 grams of protein. This is a great amount of protein for an afternoon snack. The Redd Bar also is a fabulous source of fiber if you need to boost your intake. This bar has 4 grams of fiber.

No gluten in these bars and no animals products

I am always keeping my eye out for tasty gluten-free snacks and the Redd Bar is an absolute winner. With these bars, you will not miss the gluten! Redd Bar really hit the mark with taste and texture.

And a big bonus as well is that Redd Bar does not contain any animal products. These bars will be perfect for your vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.

Redd Bar
Redd Bar Salted Caramel

Vitamin & mineral blend

If you are looking to gain some vitamins and minerals into your diet, Redd Bar has a vitamin & mineral blend that has pretty much everything you need for your healthy diet and lifestyle.

Vitamin/Mineral Blend (Tricalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E Acetate, Niacinamide, Zinc Oxide, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Chromium Amino Acid Chelate, Pyridoxine HCl, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, D-Biotin, Vitamin A Palmitate, Selenium Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin D2, Vitamin B12)

The caffeine in Redd Bar

Caffeine in the Redd Bar is equivalent to about a third of a cup of coffee. It is naturally sourced through yerba mate. If you are curious about this superfood you can read more about it on Redd Bar’s website.

Maca (awesome superfood)

The superfood maca is also known to increase energy, stamina, and focus. Redd Bar includes maca in your energy bar. You can read more about maca HERE.

 

Nutrition Facts for Redd Bar Peanut Butter Flavor
Nutrition Facts for Redd Bar Peanut Butter Flavor

Redd Bar review of product flavors

Chocolate Redd Bar

I have a thing for anything and everything chocolate! This nutrient-dense snack will satisfy your chocolate cravings and in a great way that you can feel good about! This bar has dark chocolate and cocoa powder in it for maximum flavor.

Check out these nutrition facts… VITAMINS AND MINERALS GALORE! This particular flavor also has a large amount of dietary fiber… 8 grams! WOWZA! This will really keep your regular if you know what I mean. I am very impressed with these number of the nutrition facts label.

Redd Bar nutrition facts
Redd Bar nutrition facts (source)

 

Redd Bar - Chocolate Flavor
Chocolate Flavor

 

Salted Caramel Redd Bar

This flavor right over here was the first bar that I gave a whirl and boy was I ever impressed with the bold flavor of this particular flavor. This Salted Caramel bar is hands down my favorite. If you love caramel you will be delighted by this flavor.

Salted Caramel - Redd Bar
Salted Caramel flavor

 

Salted Caramel Redd Bar
Salted Caramel Flavor

Peanut Butter Redd Bar

Ahhh yes! Peanut butter!! I am a huge fan of peanut butter and this flavor did not disappoint. The main ingredient in this bar is peanuts. It also has a super grain blend with oats and quinoa.

Peanut Butter Flavor - Redd Bar
Peanut Butter Flavor


 

Mint Chocolate Redd Bar

Mint combined with chocolate is a classic flavor that will never go out of style. This bar has a refreshing, bold taste of mint. It is just the right amount too!

Mint Chocolate Flavor - Redd Bar
Mint Chocolate Flavor

 

Oatmeal Redd Bar

This oatmeal flavored bar was a terrific flavor. The main ingredients in this oatmeal bar are cashews, oats, and agave syrup. Never fear! The oats are gluten-free!

Oatmeal Flavor - Redd Bar
Oatmeal Flavor

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Redd Bar online store

Price per bar is $2.99 at their online store. You can also subscribe to Redd Bar and save 10%. Redd Bar also allows you to create and build your own variety pack.

Final Thoughts

Redd Bar is going to now be a regular part of my healthy snack stash. I am overall very, very pleased with the taste, texture, everything about these gluten-free, vegan bars. The ingredients inside these bars give me both a boost in vitamins and a boost in energy to combat afternoon fatigue. When I eat one of these bars I feel great about the snack choice that I made. I am really happy I found myself a great snack bar that is only made with all-natural ingredients. I also love that these bars have a great amount of fiber in them. Helps keep things going smoothly.

I hope you enjoyed this Redd Bar review on my blog and hopefully I inspired you to give a variety pack a try!


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Kiss My Keto Coupon Code & Chocolate Bar & Energy Supplement Review

When I stumble across a product that I love I just really want to spread the good word! I recently tried a few different products from Kiss My Keto and I was very impressed with the quality of these products. Kiss My Keto has a wonderful online store chock full of keto products for you low-carb, low-sugar diet and lifestyle. I recently gave their chocolate bars a whirl along with their energy supplement. Keep on reading for a special Kiss My Keto coupon code.

 

Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bar (Hazelnut)
Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bar (Hazelnut)
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Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bars

I placed an order for a couple of Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bars. I went with the Original flavor and Hazelnut bar. These (almost guilt-free) ketogenic chocolate bars are sugar-free and sweetened with stevia. Why do I say almost? Though they are sugar-free they still do have some calories that you need to be aware of! If you eat the entire bar of the original flavor that comes out to 380 calories… so don’t eat the entire bar in one day! What I like to do is enjoy the chocolate bars in thirds, which is the suggested serving size. One serving is 130 calories. You can see the macro breakdown below.

A 1-ounce serving of our bar will give you the following macros:

13g Fat, 2g Net Carbs, 0g Sugar, 10% MCT (source)

 

Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bars
Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bars

Besides being nutritious, this Keto Chocolate Bar is also:

Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Soy-free, Lactose-free, Sugar-free (source)

These delicious Kiss My Keto chocolate bars are specifically designed for anyone doing a keto diet AND you still want to enjoy your chocolate. The macros will allow you to remain in ketosis. One serving is only going to be 2 net carbs, which is fantastic considering that this is for your sweet tooth! The chocolate bars are also infused with MCT which is going to help you along on your weight-loss journey. Burn fat with fat!

 

 

 

Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bar nutrition facts
Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bar nutrition facts

Kiss My Keto Hazelnut Bar

This Kiss My Keto Toasted Hazelnut Dark Chocolate Bar has the right combination and nuttiness happening here. A nice plus to this hazelnut bar is that the hazelnuts are going to give you a boost in fat. One serving size contains 13g of fat, 130 calories, and 2g net carbs.

Kiss My Keto Toasted Hazelnut Chocolate Bar
Kiss My Keto Toasted Hazelnut Chocolate Bar

Other flavors of Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bars

There are two other flavors of Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bars that I have yet to give a whirl too! Kiss My Keto also has a Chocolate Pumpkin Seeds & Sea Salt bar and a Dark Chocolate Roasted Almonds bar.

KETO CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN SEEDS & SEA SALT (4 PACK)

This flavor of Kiss My Keto Chocolate contains pumpkin seeds and sea salt along with dark chocolate. Did you know that pumpkin seeds are a fantastic source of zinc for your diet? This nutrient is perfect for skin care and your immune system.

KETO CHOCOLATE ROASTED ALMONDS (4 PACK)

Lots of great stuff happening here with this Kiss My Keto dark chocolate almond bar. Almonds are a great source of Vitamin E, protein, fiber, magnesium, folate, potassium, among others! This particular bar is a powerhouse of healthy vitamins and nutrients.

Healthy chocolate! Who knew?

Who knew chocolate could be so beneficial for your healthy diet? It really just depends on the chocolate bar that you pick up! You can’t get ahold of Hershey Bar and think that there are health benefits to that… right? I think with chocolate you get what you pay for. When you do the math with these, if you make a one-time purchase, each bar comes out to be $6.25 in the four-pack. If you only nibble on one serving per day, your cost is around $2 for each serving. Not too shabby when you look at it that way.

Kiss My Keto’s chocolate is chocolate that you can feel good about putting in your body. I need my regular fix of chocolate and Kiss My Keto Chocolate will be one of my new go-to brands that I reach for when I have that chocolate candy craving.

Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bars & a way to save!

You can order a 4-pack of chocolate bars for $24.99 or you can sign up for a subscription and get a 4-pack of bars for $21.24. That is a 15% savings. And you are going to want to subscribe because these chocolate bars are the bomb and you are going to want more. Trust me on this!

Kiss My Keto also has this wonderful thing called The Keto Club. With the Kiss My Keto Keto Club, you earn points on every order and those points can be redeemed and you can earn free product. Here is how it works… for every dollar spent you can earn 1 point. For every 100 points that you earn you get a $1 credit for your next order.

Kiss My Keto Energy – one other product that I had to try!

Kiss My Keto Energy Supplement
Kiss My Keto Energy Supplement

I also threw in a Kiss My Keto Energy supplement into my order. For a while, I had a bit of a problem with energy drinks. I know they are terrible for you but I am a big fan of Bang Energy. I am looking to cut back and eliminate energy drinks from my diet. When I came across the energy supplement I was intrigued. Wondering what is inside these gel caps?

Kiss My Keto Energy supplement
Kiss My Keto Energy supplement

 

Kiss My Keto Energy Supplement Nutrition Facts
Kiss My Keto Energy Supplement Nutrition Facts

This energy supplement has MCT oil in it. The MCT is going to kickstart your ketosis and burn fat. The MCT oil is a must-have for anyone doing a low-carb diet and wants to shed some pounds.

The l-theanine that is used in this supplement is known to improve cognition, attention, and focus. After taking this supplement I did feel the increased focus and I was able to get some things done around the house.

I took the supplement in the late afternoon, which is when I start to feel drained because I was up at some insanely early hours. This supplement enabled me to push through and fight fatigue.

The Kiss My Keto energy supplement contains a blend of caffeine, MCT, and a big dose of l-theanine. Each supplement bottle contains enough for a month supply. I gave them a whirl and I did notice a big boost in energy and focus. For me, there were no side effects.

This supplement sells for $29.99 so that comes out to being only a buck a day for good, clean energy without the jitters! If you subscribe you can save 15% and get a bottle for $25.49.

Kiss My Keto Energy Supplement
Kiss My Keto Energy Supplement

About Kiss My Keto

Kiss My Keto might just be your next go-to brand for your ketogenic lifestyle and diet. There are many other products offered at Kiss My Keto that will help you burn that fat that you so desperately want to lose. Watch the video below to learn more.

Other products of interest at Kiss My Keto

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GIVEAWAY! ZenSweet Baking Mixes & Monk Fruit Sweetener REVIEW (Gluten-Free & Sugar-Free)

I recently had the pleasure of giving ZenSweet’s gluten-free and sugar-free products a whirl. ZenSweet products can be incorporated into your paleo or keto diet. Their products are sweetened with monk fruit and do not contain any refined sugars or wheat products. The great thing about ZenSweet baking mixes is that they will taste like they were made from scratch but the mixes only need 1 or 2 ingredients to be created and the final product tastes completely homemade! I was very impressed with the chocolate chip cookie mix that I started out with on my ZenSweet product venture. Keep reading to learn more and then enter the giveaway to win a variety pack of baking mixes and monk fruit sweetener.

ZenSweet Baking Mixes and Monkfruit Sweetener
ZenSweet Baking Mixes and Monkfruit Sweetener

 

All about ZenSweet

ZenSweet is a brand for the health nuts (like myself) that are out there reading. Their products contain 3 natural ingredients:

There are three all natural ingredients in ZenSweet: erythritol, soluable prebiotic fiber, and monk fruit. Erythritol is a naturally occurring sweetener found in some foods, including pears, grapes, and watermelon. Inulin is a soluble, prebiotic fiber. Monk fruit is a small round green gourd grown in China and northern Thailand, and is 300 times sweeter than sugar. (source)

ZenSweet measures and tastes just like sugar but without all of the guilt! ZenSweet products are low-calorie and also have a low glycemic index.

ZenSweet products can easily be incorporated into a paleo, vegan, low-sugar, or keto diet.

ZenSweet Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-Free & Sugar-Free)
ZenSweet Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-Free & Sugar-Free)

What is monk fruit?

I am new to this world of monk fruit so I had to do a little digging and research this. I am intrigued! The monk fruit is a sweet, small melon that originates in Asia. It was first cultivated over 800 years ago and its name came from the Buddhist monks that first cultivated this gem!

There are zero calories in monk fruit and the monk fruit is actually 20 times sweeter than regular fruit juices. The monk fruit is gaining in popularity quickly due to the latest health crazes that cut down on refined sugars.

You can find out more about the monk fruit HERE and watch the informative video below. Monk fruit is something that your entire family can enjoy and benefit from.

ZenSweet Monk Fruit Sweetener

This was my first time giving monk fruit a whirl and I gotta say… I am a huge fan! The first time I tried the Monk Fruit Sweetener was in my coffee. I did not notice any sort of weird or funky aftertaste in my coffee. Heck yeah! I have tried Stevia many times and, to me, I really notice a heavy aftertaste with it. Not the case with this monk fruit sweetener!



You will love this ZenSweet Monk Fruit Sweetener and you will find yourself replacing all of your sugar with this. The Monk Fruit Sweetener measures like sugar with a 1:1 ratio. Next time you are in need of sugar reach for a bag of this! I even got my sugar-addicted hubby to use this in his coffee and he was quite pleased with it.

ZenSweet Monkfruit Sweetener
ZenSweet Monkfruit Sweetener
ZenSweet Monkfruit Sweetener
ZenSweet Monkfruit Sweetener
ZenSweet Monkfruit Sweetener Nutrition Facts
ZenSweet Monkfruit Sweetener
Nutrition Facts

Vegan, Non-GMO, Low Carb, Paleo, & Keto Friendly Baking Mixes

 

ZenSweet Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

ZenSweet Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking Mix
ZenSweet Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking Mix

The first baking mix that I decided to try out was ZenSweet’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking Mix. The recipe ingredients are simple: just one egg and some butter (I used ghee). The recipe instructions were also very simple and easy to use. I used my KitchenAid stand mixer to whip up my batch of cookie dough. If you are following a vegan diet, ZenSweet provides vegan cooking/baking instructions.

Because I love to have my chocolate chip cookies a little extra chocolatey, I decided to snazz up this batch of cookie dough with some Lily’s Sweets Dark Chocolate Chips.

Lily’s Sweets was an excellent choice because their chocolate chips are sugar-free and sweetened with stevia. The chocolate chips are made with only all-natural ingredients, are vegan, and non-GMO.


Each bag of ZenSweet’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking Mix can create 12 cookies. I love my cookies to be on the bigger side so I made a tray of 8 fats ones. If you make a tray of twelve cookies each cookie will be only 60 calories. Each chocolate chip cookie will contain only 1g of sugar per serving. Also, each cookie contains only 3g of net carbs! You seriously can’t beat that guys!

I am all about eating foods that are guilt-free and taste great!

ZenSweet Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking Mix and Lily's Sweets Dark Chocolate Chips
ZenSweet Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking Mix and Lily’s Sweets Dark Chocolate Chips

 

ZenSweet Chocolate Chip Cookies and a glass of unsweetened almond milk
ZenSweet Chocolate Chip Cookies and a glass of unsweetened almond milk

ZenSweet Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix

This ZenSweet Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix is for cookie fans that love the flavors of a sugar cookie that is laced with cinnamon. This baking mix is gluten-free (and paleo), keto, vegan, low-carb, and non-GMO. These cookies are only 3 grams of net carbs per serving and each cookie is only 60 calories.

ZenSweet Snickerdoodle Cookie Baking Mix
ZenSweet Snickerdoodle Cookie Baking Mix

ZenSweet Brownie Mix

The ZenSweet Brownie Mix is another simple and easy mix to prepare. To make the brownies you will need some unsweetened yogurt. If you want to keep it paleo or vegan simply use some non-dairy unsweetened yogurt to whip up this batch of sugar-free, low-carb brownies. You will need an 8×8 pan to create these brownies and each bag of mix will result in 12 delicious, moist, dark chocolate fudgy brownies. Each brownie is only 60 calories and contains 0g of sugar!

ZenSweet Brownie Baking Mix
ZenSweet Brownie Baking Mix


ZenSweet Vanilla Cupcake Mix

I am really looking forward to giving this ZenSweet Vanilla Cupcake Mix a whirl! I decided that I am going to order a bag of Swerve’s confectioner’s sugar-replacement to make a creamy and dreamy sugar-free buttercream frosting. You can think of this cupcake mix as a blank canvas and use your imagination to come up with a cool cupcake, whatever your heart desires!

ZenSweet Vanilla Cupcake Baking Mix
ZenSweet Vanilla Cupcake Baking Mix


Final Thoughts

When my sweet tooth is calling ZenSweet is going to be one of my new go-to brands to satisfy my sugar cravings. I have been into clean eating for a while and after Halloween, I ended up taking a turn for the worse! Oh my! I really need to get back on track and on-board the clean eating train. One of my new year resolutions was to cut back on my sugar intake and I feel that ZenSweet can allow me to do that.

Their sweetener is perfect for coffee and their baking mixes are perfect for your next baking project. The monk fruit that ZenSweet uses in their products is, perhaps, the best sugar replacement I have discovered. You won’t miss the sugar when you use ZenSweet!

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Winner must reside in the United States and be 18+ years-old.

Winner will be drawn on January 31st. I will email the winner and the winner must claim the prize within 48 hours. If the prize is not claimed within 48 hours a new winner will be selected and emailed.

Winner of this giveaway will receive the following items:

  • 1 ZenSweet Vanilla Cupcake Baking Mix
  • 1 ZenSweet Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking Mix
  • 1 ZenSweet Snickerdoodle Cookie Baking Mix
  • 1 ZenSweet Brownie Baking Mix
  • 1 ZenSweet Monk Fruit Sweetener (not in photo)

ARV of the ZenSweet variety pack is $50

Enter to win a ZenSweet Baking Mixes prize pack in my giveaway!
Enter to win a ZenSweet Baking Mixes prize pack in my giveaway!

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Goodie Girl Cookies Review – Have A Gluten-Free Cookie For Goodness Sake!

I recently had a chance to give Goodie Girl Cookies a whirl and I am here today to share my experience with these scrumptious gluten-free cookies with you! Welcome to my Goodie Girl Cookies review! I have a feeling you are going to absolutely love these! I came across this brand of cookies while browsing Amazon. These cookies are perfect for those of us who consume a gluten-free diet. Goodie Girl Cookies has several different flavors available for their cookies.

I will admit that I am a sucker for packaging. Aren’t you just really love the design of Goodie Girl Cookie’s packaging?? I sure am and it really caught my eye. The adorable little girl on the packaging is just so sweet. That is the kind of face I make when I eat way too many cookies!

Goodie Girl Cookies

Goodie Girl Cookies on Amazon~ pour yourself a glass of milk and give this variety pack a whirl!


The Goodie Girl Cookies Review… let’s get started!

Gluten-free and peanut-free for goodness’ sake!

If you are following a gluten-free diet it is often difficult to find a line of cookies to please your palate. With Goodie Girl Cookies you will think you hit the jackpot with their extensive line of classic and fun flavors. Their cookies are certified gluten-free and produced in a place that is free of any gluten. Goodie Girl Cookies uses oat flour to manufacture their cookies instead of traditional wheat products.

Also, for anyone that has a peanut allergy you can have peace of mind and rest assured with this brand because their cookies are all manufactured in a peanut-free facility.

What makes Goodie Girl better?

I don’t know about you but I sure am not a big fan of artificial ingredients. I try to avoid artificial ingredients and flavors as much as possible. Goodie Girl Cookies only uses natural ingredients to make their delicious cookies.

Also, Goodie Girl Cookies contain half the sugar of leading other cookie brands.

Goodie Girl Mint Cookies

Tis the season for any and everything mint so this was the first box of cookies that I just had to open up and try out. I’m not going to lie. This box disappeared pretty dang quick on us and for great reason! These Goodie Girl Mint cookies have the perfect balance of mint flavor and dark chocolate flavor.

Goodie Girl Mint Cookies
Goodie Girl Mint Cookies


Goodie Girl Mint Cookies
Goodie Girl Mint Cookies and a glass of almond milk

Caramel Apple Cookies

Are you looking for the perfect cookie to dunk in a nice glass of cold milk? These Caramel Apple cookies are perfect for dunking. These cookies are on the crisp side and I love to soak them up in a bit of milk since I’m more into soft cookies. This caramel apple flavored cookie has a unique flavor and it combines crunchy toffee with little itsy bitsy apple bits.

Caramel Apple Goodie Girl Cookies
Caramel Apple Goodie Girl Cookies
Caramel Apple Goodie Girl Cookies
Caramel Apple Goodie Girl Cookies and a glass of almond milk


Toffee Crunch Cookies

Toffee Crunch Goodie Girl Cookies
Toffee Crunch Goodie Girl Cookies

The Toffee Crunch Cookies are another crispy cookie. I prefer to have a glass of unsweetened almond milk nearby for this flavor. This is another great one for dunking in a glass of milk. The Toffee Crunch Cookies have a buttery taste combined with crispy rice and chocolate chips.

Chocolate Creme Cookies

If you are a fan of Oreo Cookies then you will be swooning over these Chocolate Creme Goodie Girl Cookies! I have always been a huge fan of creme filling inside of any food and these chocolate cookies did not disappoint. These Chocolate Creme Cookies have a rich chocolate flavor. If you are an Oreo-lover that is following a gluten-free diet these sandwich cookies make for one wonderful alternative!

Chocolate Creme Goodie Girl Cookie
Chocolate Creme Goodie Girl Cookies

 

Vanilla Creme Cookies

These Vanilla Creme Cookies are the sister of the Chocolate Creme Cookies by Goodie Girl. I am an Oreo fan but I actually prefer the Vanilla Creme over the traditional chocolate flavor. These gluten-free cookies have the perfect amount of vanilla flavor, and this flavor will surely satisfy your sweet tooth and your cookie craving. I really enjoyed the delicious creme filling center on this flavor. I also gotta add that this cookie is another perfect one for dunking into a nice cold glass of milk.

Vanilla Creme Goodie Girl Cookies
Vanilla Creme Goodie Girl Cookies

Fudge Stripe Cookies

Fudge Striped Cookies from Goodie Girl bring up a bit of nostalgia for me. These were always one of my favorite types of cookies to chow down on. Goodie Girl steps up to the plate to bring this classic cookie to the gluten-free crowd. This flavor of cookies has a chocolate fudge bottom and the tops are drizzled with even more chocolate.

Fudge Stripe Goodie Girl Cookies
Fudge Stripe Goodie Girl Cookies


Where to buy Goodie Girl Cookies

You might have just seen these cookies in your local Kroger store or Starbucks coffee shop. If you are wondering where you can run out a grab a box today use their handy store locator tool to find some near you! There is also a 75-cent coupon available for download. Many varieties of Goodie Girl Cookies can also be found on Amazon and shipped with Amazon Prime.

Final Thoughts on Goodie Girl Cookies

I was quite impressed with the Goodie Girl Cookies that I received and I am happy to share this Goodie Girl Cookies review to my readers. I didn’t come across a flavor that I did not like. I did prefer some flavors over others though. The crispy cookies are not my favorite, I do need milk to go with those. The mint and fudge stripe are very addictive and you have to be careful not to eat the entire box of them! The cookies with the creme filling (Chocolate Creme and Vanilla Creme) were hands down the family favorite. I will be, from now on, including this brand in my cookie stash. I love that these are gluten-free and I also love that their cookies are made from all natural ingredients, and have less sugar than other cookies out there.

Hope you enjoyed this Goodie Girl Cookies review and it will inspire you to give them a whirl! I am sure glad that I did!

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Kettle & Fire COUPON & REVIEW – How I Made Healthy Chili Made With Bone Broth

Today I will be sharing my experience with Kettle & Fire Bone Broth. This is an excellent source of nutrients and a splendid way to warm up on a cold winter day. These paleo, Whole 30, and keto-friendly bone broths should be a part of your diet regimen for various reasons. There are so many health benefits to incorporating bone broth into your diet.

I also have a special coupon code to save you some money at Kettle & Fire. Drumroll please, I am also giving away a 6-Pack of Kettle & Fire Beef Bone Broth. Keep reading so you can find out how to save and enter the giveaway. Good luck everyone!

What is bone broth?

Let’s start things off here by discussing what exactly Kettle & Fire Bone Broth is and why you should be giving this product a whirl! Bone broth is sourced from the bones of animals and their connective tissues. These bones and tissue are boiled into a broth and cooked for 10+ hours (up to 20 hours). They are boiled with vegetables, herbs, and spices to enhance the flavor.

The benefits of sipping Kettle & Fire Bone Broth

Bone broth is known to be a superfood. Bone broth is a nutrient powerhouse and a super source of collagen. There is a lot of talk about collagen nowadays. Collagen is extracted from the bones after simmering for a long time. The longer the bone broth simmers, the more collagen that can be extracted. The benefits of collagen in your diet are noted below.

Benefits of collagen in your diet

Repair torn cartilage
Relieve joint pain
Soothe an inflamed digestive tract
Strengthen the gut lining
Maintain bone density
Boost immunity
Improve sleep quality
Improve your skin’s appearance

Bone Broths and Soups

You can view the Kettle & Fire Bone Broth video below for all of the information you need.

Bone Broth is not just about sipping

Kettle & Fire Bone Broth can be used in more ways than just sipping on it. There are ways you can get creative with it. You can use bone broth in place of regular broth in any recipe. There are also several suggested flavor enhancers that you can incorporate into your bone broth.

  • Acid: lemon juice, lime juice, apple cider vinegar
  • Salt: Himalayan or Celtic Sea, miso paste
  • Healthy fat: avocado oil, olive oil, coconut oil, ground flaxseeds
  • Spice: ginger, garlic, lemon zest turmeric, rosemary, cayenne, and cinnamon

The possibilities here are endless, folks! Just use your creative powers in the kitchen.

Kettle & Fire Bone Broths

The 3 varieties of Kettle & Fire Bone Broth
The 3 varieties of Kettle & Fire Bone Broth

Beef Bone Broth

Kettle & Fire’s Beef Bone Broth is a superfood with some very remarkable health benefits. This broth is super rich in collagen and amino acids. Their broths are all free of hormones, antibiotics, additives, preservatives, and artificial ingredients. What you get with Kettle & Fire’s product is the real wholesome deal. The beef broth is simmered for up to 20 hours with the bones of grass-fed cattle.

All bone broths produced by Kettle & Fire are perfect for those following a paleo, Whole 30, or keto diet. It is also the perfect product to use in your recipes if you are a clean-eating fanatic like myself.

  • WHAT IS IN OUR BEEF BONE BROTH?Marrow Bones From Pasture-Raised, 100% Grass-Fed & Finished Cattle (6 grams of protein per serving, 10 grams of collagen per serving) Onions, organic carrots, organic celery, organic parsley, sea salt, black peppercorn, bay leaf, thyme, rosemary extract, and apple cider vinegar (which extracts even more nutrients from the bones)

Chicken Bone Broth

The Chicken Bone Broth from Kettle & Fire is another nutrient dense superfood that is full of health advantages. The Chicken Bone nutrient-dense with the bones and chicken feet of chicken feet.

  • WHAT IS IN OUR CHICKEN BONE BROTH?Organic chicken bones and feet (which add extra collagen) (10 grams of protein per serving, 6 grams of collagen per serving) Organic celery,organic roasted Poblano pepper, organic green pepper, organic onions, organic carrots, organic garlic, organic scallions, organic tomato puree, organic herbs (parsley, thyme, rosemary, basil), organic spices, sea salt, and apple cider vinegar (which extracts even more nutrients from the bones)

Mushroom & Chicken Bone Broth

The Mushroom & Chicken Bone Broth from Kettle & Fire is one you are going to definitely want to give a whirl! This bone broth is similar to the chicken bone broth but with the added health benefit of Lion’s Mane mushroom, which are another known superfood! So what can Lion’s Mane mushrooms do for you? They are known to improve cognitive function as well as improve your energy levels.

  • WHAT IS IN OUR MUSHROOM CHICKEN BONE BROTH? Organic chicken bones and feet (which add extra collagen) (10 grams of protein per serving, 6 grams of collagen per serving) Organic Portabella mushrooms, organic celery, organic roasted Poblano pepper, organic green pepper, organic onions, organic carrots, organic garlic, organic scallions, organic tomato puree, organic herbs (parsley, thyme, rosemary, basil), organic spices, sea salt, Organic Lion’s Mane Mushroom powder (Lion’s mane mushroom is an adaptogen, which means it can help reduce your stress response) and apple cider vinegar (which extracts even more nutrients from the bones)

Other products by Kettle & Fire

Healthy Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash soup is definitely one of my favorite soups of all time and this Healthy Butternut Squash Soup from Kettle & Fire delivers as far as taste and quality go. With this soup, chicken bone broth is used as a base and coconut milk is also used. This soup is a wonderful paleo, Whole 30, or keto treat for your palate!

INGREDIENTS

Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth for a protein and collagen boost
9 grams of protein per serving
Organic apple cider vinegar (which extracts even more nutrients from the bones)
Organic olive oil and coconut milk for a dose of healthy fats
A variety of organic herbs and spices to make the flavor pop

Healthy Tomato Soup

This tomato soup from Kettle & Fire got taken up a notch so it can earn the title of Healthy Tomato Soup. Chicken Bone Broth is used as a base to flavor it and to load it up with those extra nutrients that your body desires and craves. Just like Grandma’s homemade tomato soup, only better!

INGREDIENTS IN HEALTHY TOMATO SOUP

Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth for a protein and collagen boost
9 grams of protein per serving
Organic apple cider vinegar (which extracts even more nutrients from the bones)
Organic olive oil and coconut milk for a dose of healthy fats
A variety of organic herbs and spices to make the flavor pop

Healthy Miso Soup

This Kettle & Fire Miso Soup has that umami flavor that you are looking for but this one is packed full of nutrients and will give you a great boost in collagen.

INGREDIENTS IN HEALTHY MISO SOUP

Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth for a protein and collagen boost
11 grams of protein per serving
Organic apple cider vinegar (which extracts even more nutrients from the bones)
Organic olive oil
A variety of organic herbs and spices to make the flavor pop

Healthy Thai Curry Soup

This Healthy Thai Curry soup from Kettle & Fire can best be described as spicy, sweet, and BOLD! This soup was created with the chicken bone broth and is chock full of collagen to give your hair, skin, and nails the treatment that they deserve.

INGREDIENTS IN HEALTHY THAI CURRY SOUP

Chicken Bone Broth, Organic Coconut Milk, Organic Chicken Meat (Organic Chicken Meat, Water, Organic Rice Starch, Salt), Organic Potato Starch, Organic Jalapeno Peppers, Organic Red Bell Peppers, Organic Portabella Mushrooms, Organic Celery, Organic Onion, Organic Carrots, Contains 2% or Less of Organic Chicken Flavor, Organic Honey, Organic Spices, Organic Chilies, Organic Ginger, Organic Garlic, Organic Lemongrass, Natural Flavor, Yeast Extract, Organic Cilantro, Sea Salt, and Organic Guar

Grass-Fed Beef Chili

Mmmm… nothing beats a great big bowl of warm chili this time of year. This Grass-Fed Beef Chili from Kettle & Fire was created with grass-fed beef, kidney beans, and various spices to season it.

INGREDIENTS IN GRASS-FED BEEF CHILI

Beef Broth (Filtered Water, Beef Bone Broth Concentrate), Ground Beef, Organic Tomatoes, Organic Kidney Beans, Organic Tomato Paste, Organic Green Bell Pepper, Contains less than 2% of Organic Tapioca Starch, Organic Chili Powder, Organic Jalapeno Peppers, Organic Spices, Organic, Honey, and Sea Salt

How I used Kettle & Fire Bone Broth

I decided to give the Kettle & Fire Beef Bone Broth a whirl first. My daughter, Chloe, requested another batch of my Farty Party Chili that I made last weekend because it was so good. I did not want to eat the same exact meal two weeks in a row so I made a few modifications. I ended up calling this one Gas Blaster. Why? Because I used three cans of beans in it (dark kidney, light kidney, and pinto beans). I also added in two cups of the Kettle & Fire Beef Bone Broth, seasoned it up with a good amount of turmeric seasoning, and used some Muir Glen Organic Tomato Paste to thicken it up.

This 3-bean & tri-color bell pepper chili turned out amazeballs and dare I say the best chili that I have ever whipped up!

Farty Party Chili w/ added Kettle & Fire Beef Bone Broth
Farty Party Chili w/ added Kettle & Fire Beef Bone Broth

I do not normally use a beef broth in my chili because I like my chili thick. I used this Beef Bone Broth this time around and thickened it with tomato paste and it was absolute perfection as far as flavor and consistency goes. The bone broth gave this batch of chili some exceptional flavor that blew my mind.

Ever have one of those meals where you are eating it and can’t shut up about how good it is? That is what happened with this chili I created with the Beef Bone Broth from Kettle & Fire!

3 Bean & 3 Pepper Chili with Kettle & Fire Beef Bone Broth
3 Bean & 3 Pepper Chili with Kettle & Fire Beef Bone Broth
3 Bean & 3 Pepper Chili with Kettle & Fire Beef Bone Broth
3 Bean & 3 Pepper Chili with Kettle & Fire Beef Bone Broth
3 Bean & 3 Pepper Chili with Kettle & Fire Beef Bone Broth
3 Bean & 3 Pepper Chili with Kettle & Fire Beef Bone Broth

To learn more about this chili that I created click the link below and just add bone broth to it and tomato paste to thicken it up.

FARTY PARTY 3- BEAN CHILI

Nice warm bowl of grass-fed beef chili made with Kettle & Fire Bone Broth
A nice warm bowl of grass-fed beef chili made with Kettle & Fire Bone Broth

Final Thoughts

Kettle & Fire Bone Broth is a product that I will be keeping my pantry stocked with. I was very impressed with the taste and the quality of these products and I can see myself getting creative with them in the kitchen. Not only are these great for sipping but they can be incorporated into any recipe that calls for broth. This bone broth will give your dish a much-needed boost in nutrients and it will lend some extraordinary flavor to your meal.

Pro tip!

Also, if you are looking for a great way to season your chili, look no further than to Paleo Powder! I used Paleo Powder Pink seasoning in my chili and this gives your meal an incredible flavor with only all-natural, wholesome ingredients.

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Kettle & Fire is currently offering free shipping with any order of 6+ cartons of their fabulous bone broth. Click the bold link below to shop and save and apply the Kettle & Fire coupon to save.

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MunchPak Coupon – International Snack Box Review – Snacks From All Around The Globe

I recently received a MunchPak in the mail. Talk about a great mail day! There was a little smiling, happy face on the box and it turned out to be quite a terrific mail day. Whenever there are snacks or food involved with my mail it brings me a ton of happiness and joy. MunchPak is a subscription box service that delivers snacks from around the globe to your door each and every month or you can choose to get a box every other week. They have several different options that you can choose from. Keep on reading to find out how you can save a $3.00 off with my special Munchpak coupon code on your first box. There are many ways to customize your box and you can even shop in their online store to choose your snacks.

MunchPak Coupon/Discount Code
MunchPak Coupon/Discount Code

Let me tell you why I love MunchPak

What I love about MunchPak is that it is a fabulous opportunity to try out new snack food products. In my small subscription box, I received six different snacks. You know me, always wanting to try new foods and giving things a whirl. I live for the thrill of this. My soon-to-be 9-year-old daughter Chloe is the same exact way. She came home from school and saw this MunchPak box and it brought a ton of excitement to her day. We took turns opening up the products and trying them out. It was a really great experience with my daughter and it really encourages her to eat with an open mind. Chloe even exclaimed, “these are the best barbeque chips I have ever had”. She had a ton of fun trying these snacks out with me.

MunchPak.comDifferent options available

MunchPak has different options available so you can customize your shipment. They offer three different sized boxes: 5+ snacks, 10+ snacks, and 20+ snacks. Snack boxes start at the low price of $9.95 and currently, all Paks are shipping free of charge. You can also choose your delivery frequency. They have options for delivery every two weeks or once a month.

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Items that I received in my MunchPak

My snack box included six new-to-me international snack foods. There was a mix of sweet and savory snacks in my MunchPak. I have never seen these snacks ever in my life. So imagine my excitement and my surprised face when I opened up my box. The really neat thing about this snack box is that these snacks come from all over the globe. Each snack is labeled with the country that it originated from.

As you can see in the photos below there are some pretty unusual countries like Israel and Turkey. I do not ever think to try foods from these countries because their availability in the US is sparse. So this is the wonderful thing about the MunchPak. They bring the snacks to you!

ChickChak Everything Flavored Snacks
ChickChak Everything Flavored Snacks
DeeBest Sour Super Dooperz Apple Flavor
DeeBest Sour Super Dooperz Apple Flavor
Double Dutch Maple Stroopwafel
Double Dutch Maple Stroopwafel
Zazers Roundz Mixed Fruits
Zazers Roundz Mixed Fruits
Tomahawk Chips BBQ Flavor
Tomahawk Chips BBQ Flavor
Cadbury Curlywurly
Cadbury Curlywurly

Our favorite picks from our MunchPak

Since my daughter and I have been indulging in some not-so-healthy snacks lately we really loved the candies that satisfied our sweet tooth. My favorite candy that was included in my shipment were the Zazers Mixed Fruit Candies. They came from the UK and they were a lot like the Mentos that we have here in the US. They had a really fantastic fruity flavor.

The DeeBest Sour Super Dooperz Apple Flavor candies were also a big hit with my daughter and I. We love sour gummies so these sweet little treats were devoured quite quickly!

Chloe really loved those Tomahawk BBQ chips. They were our favorite savory snack that was in our MunchPak.

HealthPak from MunchPak

Looking for some snacks that are healthy and good for you? MunchPak also offers a subscription box called HealthPak. These boxes contain at least 10 different snacks and all snacks are made with all natural ingredients and are free of GMOs.

HealthPak by MunchPak healthy snack subscription box
HealthPak by MunchPak healthy snack subscription box
HealthPak by MunchPak healthy snack subscription box
HealthPak by MunchPak healthy snack subscription box

CheatPak

How does half-indulgent and half-healthy sound to you? MunchPak has a CheatPak available that gives you the best of both worlds. The CheatPak includes at least 10 different snacks from around the world.

CheatPack from MunchPak
CheatPack from MunchPak

MunchPak Online Store

MunchPak also has an online store where you can shop around and choose your own snacks. The average cost of each snack runs about $2-$5.00. There are a lot of sweet and savory snacks to choose from and it is fun shopping around and deciding on what to get yourself.

Perfect for gift-giving!

Would you like to send a gift to a loved one? I am quite sure they would appreciate this box showing up at their doorstep! You can choose the right gift for your loved one on the MunchPak website. MunchPak makes for the most perfect and unexpected gift.

Special Munchpak coupon code!

I have a special Munchpak coupon code just for my readers! When you use my special discount code GIVEITAWHIRL you can save $3 off your first box. Heck yeah! I really hope you give this subscription box a try. I don’t think you will be disappointed with this. If you love trying out new foods then MunchPak is the perfect subscription box for you.

Final thoughts

This is a subscription box service that I can easily see myself being a regular with. I would love to receive a shipment of MunchPak once a month. I am also really curious and intrigued by the HealthPak that they offer. Though the CheatPak might be more fun, the HealthPak for me would be the way to go since I try to lean on the side of healthy eating and lifestyle. I hope this Munchpak review will inspire you to try out these snacks from all around the globe.

Question Time!

Have you ever tried any snacks from a different country? Tell me about your experience in the comments.

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I recently had the pleasure of trying out one meal kit subscription box from Sun Basket. If you are not familiar with Sun Basket, their meal kits are all about clean-eating and healthy, organic ingredients. They offer vegetarian subscription boxes for those eating a plant-based diet, and there is a paleo option for those who follow a gluten-free diet. My family tried Sun Basket for one week and we had 3 meal kits delivered. Today I will be sharing my Sun Basket review with you and a special Sun Basket coupon/discount. We were highly satisfied with all three meals and I plan on ordering more subscription boxes in the future. I went with the paleo box and it was love at first bite!

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Seared Steak with Brussels Sprouts and Chipotle Mustard Vinaigrette (Sun Basket) Review - GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Seared Steak with Brussels Sprouts and Chipotle Mustard Vinaigrette (Sun Basket)

Sun Basket Review

Sun Basket has clean-eating meal kits for everyone’s diet

Sun Basket makes it easy to order meal kits based on your diet. I ordered the paleo box and all of my meals were gluten and grain-free.

There are 18 options available on the menu at Sun Basket. Many meal kits only offer a fraction of that to choose from. I love that Sun Basket has so many menu items to choose from!

Mediterranean Tomato Braised Cod from Sun Basket - Review - GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Mediterranean Tomato Braised Cod from Sun Basket

Only the best ingredients go into your Sun Basket

All of Sun Basket’s ingredients are sourced from organic produce and premium meats that are antibiotic and hormone free. The seafood is all wild-caught. The eggs are all pasture-raised organic eggs.

Recipes are also free from:
Added sugars, processed ingredients, and preservatives

Organic ingredients!

Expect nothing but the best from Sun Basket! Here is their statement about the organic ingredients that they provide:

Sun Basket strives to source organic produce 100% of the time. Currently over 99% of our produce is organic
We develop our recipes to use the best the season has to offer, so some ingredients may be different than depicted
Mother Nature can be fickle. On the rare occasion that we are unable to meet our organic promise, we’ll let you know with a note in your basket
All our tofu is made from organic, non-GMO soybeans
We are a USDA-certified organic handler, and all organic ingredients are clearly labeled on delivery (source)

First impression of Sun Basket

My first Sun Basket subscription box arrived on-time on a Tuesday morning. This was perfect for me because I was hoping to receive my dinner kit before dinner time on Tuesday. I have ordered other meal kits previously in the past and they came much too late in the day to prepare them that day for our meal and I had to wait until the next day to prep and prepare my dinner.

My Sun Basket box was quite heavy from the ice-pack that was packed inside. The box was insulated well throughout and all of my ingredients were kept cold. When I opened up my first box everything was inside individual meal kit bags and labeled. The meats were kept separate from the fresh produce ingredients, which was great. There were no loose items and everything was super fresh and all of my ingredients looked beautiful. You can tell that Sun Basket takes great pride in the meal kits that they ship out just by looking at the quality of the ingredients.

Sun Basket Meal Kit Subscription Box - Review - GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Sun Basket Meal Kit Subscription Box
Sun Basket subscription box individually wrapped dinner kits - Review - GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Sun Basket subscription box individually wrapped dinner kits

Here are some close-up images of the three different types of meat that were included.

Steak from Sun Basket - Review - GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Steak from Sun Basket
Pork from Sun Basket - Review - GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Pork from Sun Basket
Cod from Sun Basket - Review - GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Cod from Sun Basket

Giving those meal kits a whirl!

Now I will be discussing each of the three meals and my experience preparing them and devouring them!

Seared Steak w/ Brussels Sprouts & Chipotle Mustard Vinaigrette

This recipe for the seared steak was so easy-peasy! A recipe booklet is provided with your order and I followed all of the directions in the recipe exactly how it was written. The first step was to sear the steak and I did this with my cast iron pan. I love my steak medium-rare so I cooked it only for a few moments on each side and gave it a nice sear.

After the steak was cooked to my liking, I cooked the fresh vegetables that the kit came with. This particular kit came with Brussels sprouts, radishes, shredded cabbage, green onions, and garlic. I used the same cast iron pan that I cooked my steak in to cook the veggies. You do have to provide your own olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Ingredients for Seared Steak w/ Brussels Sprouts & Chipotle Mustard Vinaigrette - Review - GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Ingredients for Seared Steak w/ Brussels Sprouts & Chipotle Mustard Vinaigrette
Searing the steak for my Sun Basket meal - Review - GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Searing the steak for my Sun Basket meal
Cooking the veggies for my Sun Basket meal - Review - GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Cooking the veggies for my Sun Basket meal

And here are a couple images of the final product! I may have cooked my steak rarer than medium-rare but that was fine with me. I love my steaks to be reddish and pink throughout. You will never see me eating a well-done steak that tastes like shoe leather! This meal was fantastic and the Chipotle Mustard Vinaigrette was a very welcomed and nice touch. I never had a sauce like that EVER on my steak. It was a tad bit on the spicy side but not too spicy. I also really enjoyed the warm radishes in this Sun Basket meal. It has never occurred to me to try radishes warm because I always just thought of them as a cold ingredient in a salad. Thanks to Sun Basket I am now inspired to try out warm radishes in other meals that I cook up!

Seared Steak with Brussels Sprouts and Chipotle Mustard Vinaigrette (Sun Basket) - Review - GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Seared Steak with Brussels Sprouts and Chipotle Mustard Vinaigrette (Sun Basket)
$35 off your first Sun Basket order with this Sun Basket coupon code
$35 off your first Sun Basket order with this Sun Basket coupon code

Mediterranean Tomato Braised Cod with Broccoli and Preserved Lemon

This fish dish was so simple to create in the comfort of my own home and this one really packed a punch of gourmet flavor! This Sun Basket meal was exquisite and it tasted like something that a chef would have prepared for me at a fancy restaurant… true story! My family does not eat seafood so I got to hog up this meal all for myself. I did not eat the entire two helpings on my own but I almost did!

Never have I worked with preserved lemon but I know that it is an ingredient often used in Mediterranean cooking. I’m all about trying new things so I was excited and thrilled to give it a whirl. It really brightened up this dish! It gave it some acidity and gave the cod fish that lemony flavor that I adore with my cod.

This meal didn’t take too long to prepare and there was not much prep involved either. I started out with chopping the broccoli into smaller pieces and sauteed it with some olive oil. I did alter this recipe just a bit. Then I added some shallots and minced garlic to complement the broccoli and that proved to be an excellent idea. The most difficult part of the preparation of this Sun Basket meal, for me, was chopping the cod up into smaller pieces. I could really use some nice new professional chef knives. If you have a great set then this part will be simple but my dinky knives had a hard time getting a nice clean slice on the fish so my fish got mangled up just a bit.

Mediterranean Tomato Braised Cod with Broccoli and Preserved Lemon - Sun Basket Review - GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Mediterranean Tomato Braised Cod with Broccoli and Preserved Lemon

Orange Chipotle Glazed Pork W/ Coleslaw & Roasted Sweet Potato

Orange Chipotle Glazed Pork w/ Apple Slaw and Roasted Sweet Potato (Sun Basket) Review - GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Orange Chipotle Glazed Pork w/ Apple Slaw and Roasted Sweet Potato (Sun Basket)

This was the third Sun Basket meal that I tried and this was another clear winner in my eyes. This recipe was simple to prepare and cook. The ingredients were all organic and clean and everything added up to a delicious, nutritious meal. I used my cast iron pan to cook the pork and I got a nice orange glaze on it. My daughter loved the pork so much she was asking for seconds.

The apple slaw was an interesting side-dish. I have never had a coleslaw like that before. The slaw dressing was two simple ingredients: apple cider vinegar and honey, and it was already prepared and ready to use so I did not have to do any mixing.

If I had one small complaint about this meal it would have only been the size of the sweet potato provided. My sweet potato was on the small side and the roasted sweet potato with smoked paprika was so delicious we were all wishing for more.

Orange Chipotle Glazed Pork w/ Apple Slaw and Roasted Sweet Potato Sun Basket Review - GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Orange Chipotle Glazed Pork w/ Apple Slaw and Roasted Sweet Potato

Final thoughts

I was thoroughly impressed with Sun Basket and this is most definitely is a subscription box that I will be subscribing to again in the future. I have tried other meal kits previously and this one really stood out to me with the quality of their recipes. These meals were so simple to create and they were really coming through as having gourmet flavor! What’s better than having a gourmet flavor at home and knowing that you were the one that prepared and created that dish? These meal kits brought out the inner-chef in me.

I love that they have a huge menu to choose from each week with 18 choices. Everything on the menu sounds so wonderful and it is hard to narrow it down because I just wanted to try it all! I also appreciate the fact that Sun Basket has plenty of paleo and gluten-free options.

I hope that you all enjoyed this Sun Basket review and it inspires you to sign up with the discount and give it a whirl today.

Have you ever tried a meal kit subscription box? What did you love about it and which one(s) have you tried?

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Fresh Sushi At Kroger – Tried It Out Tuesday

Fresh sushi at Kroger? Sure is and I got brave and ventured over to Kroger on Friday to try out some of that beautiful, fresh sushi. I don’t consider myself a sushi snob but I do prefer my sushi to be as fresh as possible. At the present time, my favorite place to grab some fresh sushi is at the Inyo Restaurant in Ferndale, MI. Their sushi is top-notch, creative, and beautifully plated. To save some money and some time, I gave the fresh sushi at Kroger a whirl and it did not disappoint. For the record, the Kroger that I visited is located in Roseville, MI in the 13 Mile Rd & Little Mack location. This store is fairly new and it is my go-to place each and every week. Keep reading my Kroger sushi review to find out more!

 

My Kroger Sushi Review

 

Pretty huge selection of fresh sushi at Kroger

As you can see in the photos below, Kroger has a nice selection of fresh sushi available. Their sushi is made fresh each morning and often times you will see someone working at the station and creating more. If there is a sushi chef at the station you can even request a fresh roll of sushi or customize it to your liking.

Presentation

The sushi is presented beautifully. I was in awe of all of the beautiful colors from the sushi. Looking at stuff like this dazzles my eyes and makes my tummy growl a bit. All of the sushi looked super fresh and nothing there turned me off. I wanted to give it all a whirl. You can tell that they pour their heart and soul into this sushi. Sushi is an art form and a craft. Their rolls were impressive considering it is at a grocery store.

Different types of fresh sushi at Kroger

Kroger offers a wide variety of sushi including both cooked sushi and raw sushi. For those that fear eating raw sushi, Kroger has your back with plenty of non-raw choices.

I was even amazed to see that Kroger had a sushi burrito available for $10. I am definitely going to give that a try someday and that will be a first for me because I have never tried a sushi burrito. There was also a poke bowl available. That is another dish that I plan on trying out in the near future.

Pricing of the fresh sushi at Kroger

I feel that the prices of this grocery store sushi is also pretty reasonable. For basic rolls like a California Roll you can get quite a bit of sushi for around $6.00. The fancier rolls are higher in price but the taste justifies it.


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Variety Pack #3

I ended up purchasing a variety pack of fresh sushi at Kroger. This variety pack had three different rolls:

  • Crunch Roll – Krab salad, cucumber, avocado, sushi sauce, spicy mayo, and crunchy fried onion.
  • NY Crunch – This roll has a krab salad mixture in it with sliced avocado, cucumber, avocado, sushi sauce, spicy mayo, and crunchy fried onion.
  • Shaggy Dog -Krab, avocado, fried shrimp, sushi sauce, and topped with spicy mayo.

These three rolls were perfect for my husband and I because we love spicy sushi. These rolls fit nicely together in the variety pack due to their similarities in ingredients. The spicy sauce on this fresh sushi was a tad bit on the spicy side and definitely wasn’t overpowering… it was perfect. I don’t know about you but I love quite a bit of ginger to go with my sushi. Ginger was provided but it would have been nice to have just a bit more included. The amount of wasabi in this variety roll package was adequate. Just a dab of wasabi is all that you need because wasabi sure does go a long way!

Fresh Sushi Variety Pack #3 from Kroger
Fresh Sushi Variety Pack #3 from Kroger
A variety of fresh sushi that I brought home from Kroger
A variety of fresh sushi that I brought home from Kroger
Close-up of my sushi from Kroger. Looks pretty good huh?!
Close-up of my sushi from Kroger. Looks pretty good huh?!
Variety Pack #3 Sushi from Kroger
Variety Pack #3 Sushi from Kroger

 

Final thoughts

In the end, I was very impressed with the taste and the quality of my sushi at Kroger! Wow! Who knew that grocery store sushi could be so good? It is not the greatest but it will do when you have that sushi craving that you have to satisfy. The convenience of being able to run into Kroger and grab some fresh sushi in a pinch is awesome! The variety packs are the way to go if you want to experience some different rolls. The variety pack that I purchased was put together well and these rolls went wonderful together.

Also, I am quite sure that you can make a custom roll just by requesting one if there is a worker at that station. Word of mouth told me that so I am not 100% sure because I never tried, but I will in the future and see what happens.

I love the convenience of the Kroger sushi and whenever I have that sushi craving I can satisfy that craving by going to my local Kroger store!

Have you ever tried grocery store sushi? What are your thoughts on it? Leave me a comment and let me know.

 

 





Warm Sunbutter & Raspberry Jelly Sandwich On Bob’s Red Mill Bread

Bob’s Red Mill Wonderful Gluten-Free bread mix once again over here in the Give It A Whirl Girl Kitchen. This time I was craving a peanut butter & jelly sandwich so I ventured into the kitchen to make my own loaf of bread. I also had some jars of Sunbutter Sunflower Seed Spread that I needed to try out and a jar of Herkner Farms Champagne Raspberry Preserves that I picked up at Devries & Company 1887. I had all of my ingredients and all I kept thinking about was how this would be the greatest wannabe peanut butter & jelly sandwich of all time. This was my first time giving Sunbutter a whirl and I was so excited to try it.

Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Wonderful Bread, with Sunbutter, and champagne raspberry jelly sandwich
Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Wonderful Bread, with Sunbutter, and champagne raspberry jelly sandwich

It all starts with Bob’s Red Mill 

Oh boy… I am blogging about this Wonderful Bread Mix once again! Let me tell you this… this gluten-free mix truly is wonderful and that is why it is in the name of the product. I have a problem getting my gluten-free breads to fluff up when I use my own recipe and ingredients. Maybe it is just me but my gluten-free bread do not rise up much. Bob’s Red Mill does include a yeast packet with the mix and that is probably why this mix results in a soft and fluffy loaf with the perfect bread crust. I had a wonderful feeling that this fluffy bread would pair well with my Organic Sunbutter Spread.

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Primal Kitchen Greek Strip Steak, Applegate Bacon-Wrapped Rainbow Carrots, And Paleo Butternut Squash Soup – Gluten-Free

I really enjoy making a nice Sunday dinner for my family. Last night’s Sunday dinner turned out to be an exquisite one. Everything from start to finish was spectacular. For starting out I actually made a bowl of paleo butternut squash soup to go with our meal. I never make a soup to go with dinner. I just always make soups that you eat as an entire meal. For the main course, I had some grass-fed beef strip steaks marinated in Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette and Marinade. For a side dish, I wrapped Applegate Sunday Bacon around some rainbow carrots (purple, orange, and white) that I picked up during our visit to Eastern Market. This was our first time trying out bacon-wrapped carrots and it certainly will not be the last. Lately, I just want to wrap everything up in bacon! Next up for me will be bacon-wrapped brussels sprouts.

Sunday Dinner - With Primal Kitchen Strip Steak, Applegate Bacon-Wrapped Rainbow Carrots, And Paleo Butternut Squash Soup
Sunday Dinner – With Primal Kitchen Strip Steak, Applegate Bacon-Wrapped Rainbow Carrots, And Paleo Butternut Squash Soup – Awesome Sunday dinner feast!

Marinating the steaks with Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette and Marinade

Using a marinate overnight with your steak usually seems like a great idea that results in a flavorful, juicy steak. This was the case with the Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette and Marinade from Primal Kitchen. I have never had a steak with a Greek marinade so I was not sure if we would enjoy this or not, but so far I have not been let down by a single Primal Kitchen item. They all excel in quality, taste, and fall within the realm of clean-eating.

These marinades are low-carb, paleo-friendly, Whole 30 compliant, and do not contain any added sugars. If you are looking into eating clean I highly recommend the products available from Primal Kitchen. No nonsense ingredients, just pure and simple healthy ingredients.

This particular Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette and Marinade uses avocado oil as a base. It also contains oregano, black pepper, coriander, marjoram, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and sea salt. These are all organic ingredients.


Roasted butternut squash soup – the paleo way

Butternut squash and rainbow carrots
Butternut squash and rainbow carrots

I had a great time going to Eastern Market for some fresh produce and great deals on them. You can read more about that experience HERE. We went towards the end of the day when the vendors are letting things go at low prices. I picked up this butternut squash for a buck. I really should have bought more because I really enjoy it this time of year.

To make the soup I removed the skin from the squash then cut and cubed it. Cutting squash, to me, is scary and difficult. I am always afraid I am going to chop off my hand. My knife skills are rusty and have a lot of room for improvement. After the squash was cut I placed it in a large mixing bowl. I drizzled olive oil on it and the used some garlic salt and pepper on it. I also added in a big squirt of some organic minced garlic. I had the oven preheated to 400-degrees and roasted them for about 30 minutes.

Once the squash was roasted I placed the cubed squash in my blender with a cup of chicken broth and most of a can of full-fat coconut milk. I seasoned it with some pumpkin pie spices that I got from the Spice Miser at Eastern Market. I was really wanting to get some delicious fall flavor with that seasoning and it sure did not disappoint. It came through and flavored this squash with the taste of autumn.

I kept the soup warm in my Staub dutch oven while I prepared the rest of my meal. I just let it simmer on low. I sure do love my Staub and that piece of cooking equipment will be in regular rotation here at the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen. That pot is perfect for soups, stews, sauces, and one-pot meals. It is actually the greatest cooking tool that I currently own. It is super heavy-duty and I also love that it is dishwasher safe. I highly recommend getting one for your kitchen, they are especially great this time of year.

Roasted butternut squash ready to be turned into soup
Roasted butternut squash ready to be turned into soup


Info on Spice Miser

If you are ever browsing the sheds at Eastern Market you can’t pass up the Spice Miser setup. This is spice heaven! I never go to Eastern Market without coming home with some new spices and seasonings. I bought the Pumpkin Pie Spices. I really had no clue what I would do with it at the time I bought it but I figured I could put it to good use somehow.

So what’s inside?

The Pumpkin Pie Spices packet has the ingredients listed on the back and they are: ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves

Those spices combined with the butternut squash gave it a wonderful flavor profile. I did not use up all of the packet so I will be trying it out again with something else. Perhaps acorn squash next time?

Spice Miser - Pumpkin Pie Spices - seasoning packet from Eastern Market
Spice Miser – Pumpkin Pie Spices – seasoning packet from Eastern Market – ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves

Roasted rainbow carrots wrapped in Applegate Sunday Bacon

When I went to Eastern Market I was really on a mission to hunt down some of these rainbow carrots. In the bundle, you receive purple, white (or is it yellow), and orange. I love any food that is the color purple and the purple carrots are the best of any carrot I have ever had. I tracked down my carrots and I wrapped those beauties up in Applegate Sunday Bacon.

I roasted these gorgeous carrots in the oven at 450-degrees and they were ready at the 30-minute mark. The bacon came out with the perfect crispness and the carrots were fork tender.

Bundles of rainbow carrots at Eastern Market
Bundles of rainbow carrots at Eastern Market – I can not leave this place without taking home some purple and white carrots
Applegate Uncured Sunday Bacon and rainbow carrots ready for roasting
Applegate Uncured Sunday Bacon and rainbow carrots ready for roasting
Rainbow carrots wrapped in Applegate Sunday Bacon
Rainbow carrots wrapped in Applegate Sunday Bacon – roasting in the oven at 450-degrees

Cooking the steaks

Yeah, it is that time again… time to bust out that trusty ol’ Lodge Cast Iron Pan! A good cast iron pan is all you need to cook a steak that maintains its juice and comes out nice and tender. I simply just cooked the marinated steaks for a few minutes on each side and cooked it to a medium-rare temperature. These were grass-fed beef strip steaks and the one that I had was at least a good inch thick. Gosh I just love a big fat piece of meat. I’m so primal!


Time to dig in!

This was the type of dinner that just totally blows my mind. Everything about this meal was just excellence from start to finish. I was proud of myself for creating this meal for my family. I serve a lot of great meals but this one really stood out for me. I think that when you pour your heart and soul into a dinner it really shows and shines through.

Sunday Dinner - With Primal Kitchen Strip Steak, Applegate Bacon-Wrapped Rainbow Carrots, And Paleo Butternut Squash Soup - Awesome Sunday dinner feast!
Sunday Dinner – With Primal Kitchen Strip Steak, Applegate Bacon-Wrapped Rainbow Carrots, And Paleo Butternut Squash Soup – Awesome Sunday dinner feast!
Paleo butternut squash soup with coconut milk
Paleo butternut squash soup with coconut milk
Paleo, Primal Kitchen Greek strip steak with roasted rainbow carrots wrapped in Applegate Sunday Bacon
Paleo, Primal Kitchen Greek strip steak with roasted rainbow carrots wrapped in Applegate Sunday Bacon – Check out how thick and juicy that strip steak is!

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