Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Review: Fresh N Lean Meal Delivery Service

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Fresh n' Lean drew my attention with their ingredients - organic, fresh, farm to table, gluten free, and plant based. Plus they deliver!! Just looking at their website, my mouth started to water for how good the meals look. While browsing Fresh n' Lean’s Facebook, I loved how many posts there were on exercise. I have a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion and believe exercise and healthy eating habits must go together for optimal good health.

Actual good healthy meals delivered? This had to be a joke right? Nope, not a joke, a FedEx box arrived with a cooler inside to keep fresh 5 meals and 3 breakfasts.

Fresh N Lean believes it should be easy to provide healthy meals for you and your family. This philosophy is right in line with my priorities for me and my family.  My professional background is in grounded in holistic nutrition - when I think of food I go through the process of the soil that grew it, the farmer that cared for it, those that picked, transported, and prepared it. So, I was very excited to enjoy a “break” from cooking for a few days and know we were still be nourished.

Shipments are on Fridays, so Friday evening a FedEx box arrived on my door step. I liked that I was not required to be home to sign for the box (you never know when boxes are going to come and who really wants to be at home all day waiting for a delivery?). Inside of the FedEx box was a cooler with the meals and cooling system.

The meals are in individual containers with the nutrition label and ingredients provided. I’m a earth friendly kind of person so I loved that everything is recyclable! Convenient, earth friendly, and healthy!

All you are required to do is get them in the fridge as soon as you can, warming up the meal when you are ready for it, and enjoying a convenient healthy meal. You have the option of puncturing holes and microwaving your meal in the container it comes in for 2-3 minutes. If you’re not a fan of the microwave, like me, you can transfer the meal to an oven safe dish and heat for 15 minutes at 350 degrees (I don’t like to wait for my oven to preheat so I use the broil setting on high for just a few minutes). The last option is to transfer the meal to a pot and warm it up on the stove top.

So how do they taste?

Menus change weekly and are posted on their site. Here’s what I received and how it tasted:



Tropical Peach Mango Chia - chia seed, coconut milk, coconut cream, Grade B maple syrup, vanilla, mango, peach, sea salt, and filtered water. This was my favorite breakfast! I loved the fruit in the chai seed pudding. You can warm this up, but it’s hot here in the desert, so I loved it cold.



Raspberry Poppy Seed Muffin - gluten free flour, grade b maple syrup, lemon zest, raspberry, baking soda, vanilla extract, and sea salt. I’m not a muffin fan, but did try these and actually really liked them. They crumble a little easy (I did not warm them up so that may change the crumble) so it’s good to be sitting down at a table with a plate.


Hearty Granola - gluten free rolled oat, walnut, almond, sunflower seed, vanilla, grade b maple and syrup. This one had 2 servings so I split it in half for my son and me. Fresh n' Lean recommends adding almond milk with fresh apple or banana. I did not have these, so I added coconut oil to moisten it. Turned out great and my son ate an entire serving (awesome for a picky toddler).




Cauliflower Medley with Quinoa  - quinoa, rainbow chard, red chard, eggplant, yellow cauliflower, green cauliflower, purple cauliflower, almond, onion, carrot, celery, artichoke heart, kalamata olive, tomato, garlic, nutritional yeast, marjoram, black pepper, sea salt, and filtered water. Quinoa is a staple to my diet so this dish tasted similar to ones we make. The almonds stood out to me as one of the main flavors. I loved the nutritional yeast!



Curried Rice with Vegetables - brown rice, onion, shiitake mushrooms, cremini mushroom, carrot, yellow bell pepper, orange bell pepper, broccoli, red cabbage, garlic, ginger, tumeric, coconut amino, coconut oil, lemongrass shallot, galangal, dried red chili, coriander, kaffir lime peel, cumin, cinnamon, mace, cardamom black pepper, sea salt and filtered water. This one was my favorite meal! I loved all the flavors it had.



Spiced Lentils with Dino Kale - green lentil, coconut oil, onion, carrot, celery, zucchini, dino kale, tomato, turmeric, ginger, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, paprika, garlic, black pepper, sea salt, and filtered water. This was my second favorite, I love Indian dishes and it reminded me of that flavor profile.



Spinach Florentine Pasta - brown rice pasta, broccoli, portobello mushroom, spinach, zucchini, carrot, onion, celery, cherry, tomato, garlic, oregano, tomato, thyme, nutritional yeast, sweet basil, marjoram, black pepper, sea salt and filtered water. When I opened this meal I realized I had not eaten pasta in a very long time. I really liked that the pasta was from brown rice.



Eggplant Alfredo - brown rice pasta, yellow cauliflower, green cauliflower, purple cauliflower, spinach, eggplant, carrot, onion, garlic, nutritional yeast, rosemary, sweet basil, parsley, thyme, coconut oil, black pepper, sea salt, and filtered water. Of the two pasta dishes I enjoyed this one best!

Did they fill me up?

Breakfast and lunch filled me up. For dinner I am used to eating a larger portion. Part of their goal is to create portion control (which is a great goal). I workout every morning for an hour, move a lot throughout my day to keep up with a toddler, and breastfeed so I had to add a snack in. I have been thinking about how I will need to change my portions once I am no longer breastfeeding so this was a good trial for me to see where my portions are currently at and go off how I feel.

If you prefer some meat in your diet Fresh N Lean does have a cousin site - IONutrition. I’m a vegetarian/ mostly vegan so Fresh n' Lean fit perfectly for our home.



There are an abundance of options to choose which plan is right for you:

5 or 7 days a week

For 1 person:
  • Fresh N Lean Standard Plan -  3 meals a day $27.99 per day
  • I Entree Per Day - $14.99 per day
  • The Lunch and Dinner Meal for 1 person - $21.99 per day

For 2 people
  • Family Plan for 2 - 3 meals a day per person $50.39
  • 1 Entree Per Day for 2 - $23.99
  • Lunch and Dinner for 2  - 2 lunch and 2 dinner for 2 adults per day $39.99 per day

Shipping is free. 

The ability to select fine-tuned options for your particular meal plan, including 'Seniors', 'Low-Calorie', 'Fitness', 'Gluten-Free', as well as several others.

When you sign up for a plan you will be automatically billed each week.  There is also the al la carte option to choose whatever you would like.

On their website there is a tab for menu where you can see what will be coming for the week or what you would like to order from the al la carte option.

When you select a meal plan, each week your delivery will be on your door step. When you need to make changes you are required to call or email by the weekly cutoff of Monday 12:00 noon PST. An a la carte order is a one time order and you must place a new order for each delivery.

I live in a place where eating out is not an option because there is nothing but fast food. Anytime I want a “break” and to know we are continuing to be nourished through our meals, I will definitely be keeping Fresh n' Lean in mind!  Most of them freeze well for later use, and they will even deliver to a hotel when you're traveling, as long as you notify them of where to deliver by the deadline!

If you'd like to give them a try, you can use the Promo Code RCH at check out (excluding the a la carte menu) to get 15% off your purchase!  There's no expiration date for this code, so enjoy!








Monday, July 27, 2015

Review & Giveaway: Fliperdoos!

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Got a toddler or preschooler learning how to put on their shoes?  Tired of getting outside and realizing they have their shoes on the wrong foot?  You have to get yourself some Fliperdoos!

Fliperdoos! are super thin shoe inserts that give your child a picture to help them tell the difference between the right and left shoe.  Fliperdoos! come in two different sizes, small which fits shoes sized 5-9 and large that fits shoes size 9-13.  The dual sizing and cut to fit lines make it a breeze to correctly size the insole for toddler to preschool sized shoes.

For the review I was sent a size small fire truck set and a size large robot set.  Fliperdoos! also come in pink mermaids and unicorn styles too, if your little one is more fond of those styles.

Right out of the package I noticed how thin and flexible the inserts were.  The back of the inserts have a non-slip feel to them, which is to keep them from moving around a bunching while being worn.

The inserts are easy to cut and size using scissors.  I was able to cut the large sized insert down to a size 11 for my 5 year old.

The inserts go in the shoe with only a little bit of effort, mostly because of how thin they are.  The inserts bunched a bit going into my son's Plae sandals, but after some adjusting (had to stick my hand in them) the inserts were flat.

My son loved the pictures on the inserts and it quickly became a game of "how fast can I correctly put my shoe on!" Since we started using the Fliperdoos!, he has had a 99% accuracy rate for getting his shoes on the right foot.  When he doesn't, he notices quickly that the robot "isn't right!"

Fliperdoos! are certainly something that I think every parent should have.  Using them has made our rush to get out of the house easier and helped my son be more independent when getting himself ready.


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Friday, July 24, 2015

Review : Dear Baby Self Tanner

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I have 99 problems, and a natural ability to get a golden tan ain't one. At the beginning of every summer, I think to myself: this summer I'm gunna be natural - that means I get to a darker shade of white, all by myself. Then I see all the tan, glowing people walking around, and I want to get my tan on, too.

I've tried everything! Sometimes they work, sometimes they streak, they all smell. Some are less offensive  than others, but they all have that same, self tanner chemical smell.

When I got the opportunity  to try Dear Baby Self Tanner and I saw the ONLY two ingredients are henna and black tea, I thought it would be worth a try!



According to the Dear Baby Etsy Website:
"This dihydroxyacetone (DHA)-free formula contains completely natural ingredients like organic black tea and henna...

100% Natural, Cruelty FREE, 100% Vegan Henna Powder. Our source provides us with a completely pure and fresh, pesticide-free, zero chemical, and zero metallic salt henna powder."
With just these natural ingredients, Dear Baby Self Tanner is safe to use when pregnant. I am not pregnant, but love the idea it is always safe to use, and not toxic or noxious!  They carry through with their philosophy of pregnancy-safe, nontoxic ingredients to all their products, such as their Natural Hair Growth Treatment that Jackie recently reviewed.


When thinking about tanning, I also think  about how it will turn out - please not orange; I am not auditioning to be an oompa loompa!

The Dear Baby Etsy site says the "henna has a lovely natural orange-red hue, which is balanced by the brown of the tea to create a beautiful rich golden tan."

Finally I got a day off so I could try this out! The instructions warn not to dress until it dries fully because it may stain clothing.

The Dear Baby Self Tanner comes in powder form in a glass bottle. Instructions  say to fill to the 'fill line' and shake until well mixed. Then to add lemon juice for a darker tan. So I bought a lemon - bring on the tan, baby!


I was disappointed that there is not a spray top as advertised on the Dear Baby Etsy website. When I asked about it I was told they need to update their listing, as they are phasing out the sprayer. Sad face.

Washed, scrubbed, and buffed, I mixed water to the fill line and fresh squeezed  some lemon juice into the bottle. I did ask myself if I was using too much lemon juice? Too little?

I squeezed a lemon quarter, just some of it until juice started to dribble on my fingers. My hand smelled lemony fresh. The contents of the bottle smelled of slight lemony goodness....and not much more. No bad smell.



The ultimate test is my husband's nose. I never tell him when I've gone to the salon for a spray  tan, or have put on a lotion to add some glow He tells me I smell bad, and reminds me to never put "it" on again. He said, so smelled, nothing!

When applying the Dear Baby Self Tanner mixture,  it was way more runny than I thought it would be. I used a cotton square to spill some from the bottle, then run the square up and down my leg. I did try to put some straight on my leg, and rub it in with my hand, but it would spill off my leg onto the counter, creating quite a mess.

I decided to just tan my legs.

I was worried about tanning my palms as I went, so after every time I rubbed some self tanner on to my leg, I would rinse and dry my hand. I was surprised to see barely a hint of color remained, only noticeable to my sister when I pointed it out. A plus!

The Dear Baby Self Tanner dried within a few minutes.  I waited about 10 to get dressed,  just to make sure I wouldn't stain my clothes.

Right away I could see a small difference in color. I knew from the Etsy site that the self tanner would take 24 hours to reach its full potential.

Sadly, for me that was about the same as the initial assessment. There was a tint, a glow, but not the "rich golden tan" I was expecting.

I looked back at the site and saw where it mentioned you could spray layers. I guess I forgot that part as I knew there was no sprayer.

I wish the packaging included written instructions, with best practices (like layers, and how much lemon juice to add), instead of just the bottle.  Again, there are tips on the website, and I referred back a handful of times before attempting to apply the tanner, but something in front of me would have been more convenient.  Were I to use this again, I would put it into a spray bottle to take advantage of the ability to layer, and to reduce the mess of applying it.

Dear Baby Self Tanner is sold on the Dear Baby Etsy website,  and retails for $15.00.









Thursday, July 23, 2015

Awesome Life Friday #28

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Review/Giveaway: Strawesome Glass Straws

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I have a glass obsession. If it's clear and shiny and can hold things, I want it in my kitchen. Collecting glass storage containers is my secret hobby, and Pyrex and I are BFF's. No empty glass spaghetti jar or food container makes it to the recycle bin in my house. Those beauties go to the glass horde, also known as my upper cabinets. Each month I have to play an elimination game of sorts, pitting containers against one another and deciding which ones I tearfully let go to the land of reincarnation (the recycle bin). It's a painful process, but without it, glass containers would take over every storage area in my house.

So you can imagine my complete and utter excitement and googly-eyed-ness when I learned about Strawesome. Glass straws! How in the world did these exist? And why didn't I have one?

Like most of you out there, I have long ago ditched plastic to avoid harmful BPA. But through my research I have also made the decision to avoid stainless steel.

Why?

Because although it does not have BPA, creating stainless steel is incredibly harmful to the environment. Mining the materials to create steel results in deforestation and contamination of the local soil. The production process used to create steel goods pollutes our water and produces toxic gasses as a by product. To top it off, steel workers are exposed to these toxic gasses and the negative effects they have on their health. And if all of that doesn't convince you... well just taste the metallic flavor left behind in your drink... No thank you!

I really believe glass is the way to go! But of course, I have yet to find a travel glass drinking container with anything other than a plastic or silicone straw, so we switched to traveling outside of the house with mason jars instead. It works really well for us. It is simple, convenient and so much easier to clean than typical travel containers.... but we really missed our straws! Especially my daughter!

There have been times she refused to drink unless a straw was found, period! I searched for straws from other materials and everything I found was silicone or stainless steel. Well you already know why stainless steel is out in my book, but I decided to give silicone a try. They were practically indestructible (really important since Ivette loves to chew and destroy the tops of her straws), easy to clean by boiling, and came in fun colors.

But eventually, we gave up on silicone because no matter how much they were cleaned and boiled, they always gave a silicone flavor to our drinks and I just didn't like the taste nor what I thought was making it's way into our bodies.

But a glass straw you say? Hmmm, seems so simple, why didn't I think of it. It's a genius idea! I would never have considered looking for glass straws. Way too fragile for traveling and to be in the hands of a toddler, right? Maybe not. Either way I was excited to give it a try, this could be the answer to The Great Straw Dilemma!

Strawesome has a great website where you can view all their products. At first I thought, how much is there to browse really... but they have a lot of well thought out variety!

Their straws come in a range of widths for thin or thick drinks. From a skinny 7mm straw perfect for sipping cocktails, up to 15mm... perfectly sized for drinking “bubble tea” (tapioca tea).

They also have a ton of lengths to fit virtually any container, even a 12 inch size to go right into your blender carafe! To top it off, unlike stainless steel, they have a variety of gorgeous colors and designs to choose from, and travel cases to protect your straw on the go!

I received an 8” clear, barely bent straw in “smoothie” width for me, and a 7” Amethyst barely bent, just for kids straw with yellow swirl detail for Ivette (standard 9.5mm width).

I love the simplicity for me, but also loved how fun my daughter's straw was. To be honest, I didn't think much of a design on a straw. I'm a skeptic... It's just a straw, right? But when it arrived it was so super cute, and you can tell made with care.

In fact, all of their design straws are handmade by artist Daedra Surowiec, who also happens to be the President of Strawesome! Cool!

Strawesome says they are committed to the environment which showed in their minimal packaging. The straws came very well wrapped and cushioned in paper. No excess advertisements, catalogs or junk to toss. I really liked that!

I didn't think I was going to like their “barely bent” style. I was sort of hoping for straight straws but I quickly understood why they call them barely bent. The straw is not so much of a crook as juuust so turned down enough that it is comfortable to sip lazily from. My kind of straw!

Also the nature of a glass straw is that it is... well, permanent. Seems like a no-brainer, but it's actually really important to realize when choosing a glass straw. I wasn't going to be able to pinch around and finagle the straw as I did with the silicone ones I had been using. So having a shape that was comfortable to drink from ended up being really important to think about. I think the type of bend in these straws and the location of the bend is perfect.

The first thing and biggest thing I noticed when unwrapping the straws was how substantial they were. I was really surprised! These weren’t flimsy glass. They were thick and sturdy. The website compares it to Pyrex glass, but definitely stresses that they are not indestructible. I have dropped plenty of Pyrex without it breaking, and this straw seemed as if it could hold up to some abuse.... but I wasn't about to test the theory!

However, the straw has held up amazingly well. Ivette has banged it against the sink, and used it to make music with her mason jar. She is also a straw chomper... I have had to throw away so many cups because she bites the straws to bits while drinking. I was really happy knowing that this straw would be then end of that, although I was a bit nervous with it being glass and all. Would it break while she used it with her chomping?

I knew that was more of a paranoid-mommy worry than anything else, especially after seeing how strong they were. I have yet to drop a straw, but based on the abuse my daughter's straw has endured, it could likely survive a drop or two. If you are worried about the fragility of the straws, consider a thicker width. My smoothie straw seems like it could handle anything.

For my uses, drinking from a mason jar, I think barely bent is definitely the way to go, although the 8” was a teeny short for the quart jar, and didn't sit quite as I would have liked due to the bend. For this reason I wish they made a 9” barely bent, but their straws jump from 8” to 10”. Either way, they only have soft cases for all straws over 8” and I really needed something sturdy to survive the diaper bag. It wasn't so short it was unusable, I just wished it was a little longer. The upside: Strawesome does custom orders!

If you plan on taking around your straw to replace disposables when eating out, I would recommend a taller, straight straw from my experience. I think the straight straws pair better with containers that have a top. If you're using them for mainly cups glasses and other “topless” containers, I really think the barely bent is the straw for the job.

Strawesome also sells coordinating cases and brushes to clean their straws. The cases are not Strawesome branded, but are quality, sturdy and fit the bill. I like that the case closed securely and didn't allow any liquid from a quickly stored wet straw leak out into my bag.

I only received one case and I found myself always trying to stick my and my daughter's straws in it together. Even if I had a second case, I would have done the same... carrying them together is just so much more convenient. But Strawesome does not have a case for carrying multiple straws.... something I hope they might add!

The straws are definitely strong enough to survive close quarters together as the fit in the case is snug. My 8 inch smoothie and Ivette's 7 inch kids straw juuust squeezed in together. I may cheat and get a kids straw so we can travel with our straws together in one case. I do recommend being careful if you cheat and try to do this though... I has worked for me, but they are glass straws after all!

The cleaning brush was a great and useful addition to the set. I can't tell you how many silicone straws I fought with trying to get the insides really clean, sometimes a rinse is not enough, especially with sticky smoothies.

The only downside is their straw brush comes in one width. It is really the perfect size for uniformly scrubbing the inner walls of their standard 9.5mm straw, but when it came time to clean out my smoothie straw (12mm), the brush was just slightly too small and I had to wiggle the brush around a bit to get a thorough clean. Not too annoying, but I do wish they had bigger brushes or a brush with fluffier bristles to accommodate all widths- and also a softer spine. The brush was flexible, but quite hard. It was very easy to bend by hand but didn't really yield to the straw, and I worried about the exposed metal tip scratching the inside of my straw, or worse yet, cracking the straw trying to force it through too quickly. This is easy enough to avoid by brushing gently and patiently.

All in all, I really love Strawesome. Our glass beauties became a part of our daily routine as we start each day with a smoothie. I didn't notice too much of a difference between the smoothie width compared to their standard, but my smoothies are typically quite thin.

My daughter's straw has never gotten clogged, even with chia seeds and she quickly became attached to her straw. Ivette wants to use it everywhere, even ditching the plastic bendy straw from her juice boxes and asking me to squeeze her Strawesome straw in instead. I'm really pleased at how it has held up to her toddler shenanigans!

Y'all should grab yourselves a few Strawesome straws, and try out my favorite use for them - get your day started smoothies. We never leave the house without one, and these two recipes are my staples.

Good Morning Detox Smoothie

Ingredients
1 cup of liquid (I usually use organic apple juice, but sometimes I do half and half with water or all water)
1 Orange
1tbsp Chia Seed
½ cup frozen fruit (mixed berries and strawberries here)
½ cup fresh cut wheatgrass
¼ fresh parsley
¼ cup whole milk vanilla Greek yogurt

Directions
Reserve ¼ cup of liquid and add to it 1tbsp of Chia seeds. Allow chia seeds to soak for about 5 minutes before you prepare the smoothie.
Add remaining liquid and all other ingredients to blender.
Blend until smooth.
Stir soaked chia and blend* into smoothie with the soaking liquid on lowest setting right before serving

*Adding the soaked chia at the end prevents your smoothie from becoming sludge. Blend it in gently right before serving or simply stir your smoothie into the soaked chia.

Good Morning Protein Smoothie
This is my favorite smoothie recipe! I love using hemp protein but the flavor can be hard to stomach. In this smoothie you can't even tell it's there and the recipe packs a great serving of protein to start off a busy day. When I buy kale I put about two bunches in a dehydrator and store the preserved leaves in a mason jar. This is my favorite way to keep kale!

Ingredients
1 cup water
½ banana
½ cup frozen strawberries
¼ cup dehydrated kale (or 1 handful fresh kale)
3 tbsp Goji Berries
2 tbsp hemp protein
1 tbsp Almond butter
1 tbsp Chia Seed
1 tsp raw honey

Directions
Put half of the water in your drinking cup and add the Chia.
Put the other half of the water into your blender and add Goji Berries.
Allow chia seeds and goji berries to soak for about 5 minutes before you prepare the smoothie.
Add honey to soaked goji berries and blend to combined.
Add all of the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
Stir soaked chia and blend into smoothie with the soaking liquid on lowest setting right before serving, or simply stir smoothie into soaked chia.

I will be on the lookout for a “two-to-go” type case (and yes Strawesome, you have my permission to brand that awesome name!)  In the meantime, I hope you all enjoy these smoothie recipes and start every day out with a healthful drink. Cheers!


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