Sunday, August 20, 2017

Beanitos All Natural Chips Review


 
Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you all natural snacks from Beanitos! Beanitos is a snack company that was launched in 2010 and operates out of Austin, Texas. Beanitos is committed to making wholesome snacks that are both delicious and healthy. With 13 different snack choices available, which will you be munching on tonight??

 
Beanitos are made with USA farmed whole beans that are carefully sorted, washed and cooked in small batches. Then, the beans are combined with non-GMO long grain white rice to create a special dough. The dough is then cut into triangle-shaped chips, baked and then cooked with sunflower oil. Lastly, Beanitos are lightly salted with sea salt or seasonings. Every Beanitos snack is gluten free, corn free, non-GMO, all natural and vegetarian friendly. Beanitos are not certified organic, but, the snacks are certified kosher. They contain no fillers, colors, trans fat, no MSG and no artificial ingredients.

 
Beanitos are high in protein and fiber, low in sodium and glycemic and are cholesterol free. These chips also contain wholesome goodies such as antioxidants. For example, about 9 chips or 10 ounces of Black Bean Chips contain 5 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber and 15 grams of carbohydrates. 9 chips or 10 ounces of Black Bean chips are only 140 calories!




Beanitos snacks include:

White Bean Mac N' Cheese Crunch
Black Bean Skinny Dippers Reduced Fat
Hint of Lime Skinny Dippers Reduced Fat
Sweet Chili & Sour Cream White Bean Chips
Garden Fresh Salsa White Bean Chips
Original Black Bean Chips
Restaurant Style White Bean Chips
Hint of Lime White Bean Chips
Hint of Lime White Bean Chips
Simply Pinto Bean Chips
Chipotle BBQ Black Bean Chips
Nacho Cheese White Bean Chips
Better Cheddar Pinto Bean Chips

 
Beanitos snacks are available in party size bags and snack size bags, too!

My Thoughts

I am all about bean chips lately and Beanitos fit the bill. They are crunchy, delicious and so flavorful. I enjoy dipping my Beanitos in salsa or guacamole. Even hummus! Yum yum! My favorite flavor, out of the 8 I got to try, is the Hint of Lime White Bean Chips. The hint of lime really gives the chips a nice flavor. My sons enjoy eating the Mac N' Cheese Crunch. They like those because they remind them of Cheetos. I'd much rather have them eat these, because they are a lot healthier! Beanitos have now become one of my families favorite chips. I highly recommend them all!

I received Beanitos Chips in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!

Beanitos Chips are available at stores nationwide or on Amazon!

~Melissa~

Back to School GIVEAWAY!


 
 

Welcome to the 2nd annual MamatheFox's Back to School Giveaway

hosted by MamatheFox

Sponsors include: Wean Green, Momobaby, Gina's Soft Cloth, I See Me! and Teach My

This years giveaway will have (1) winner, who will take home: (1) pair of MomoBaby Shoes (up to $54 value), (1) Kitchen Set from WeanGreen ($55 value), (2) Teach My Yoga Mat Sets ($50 value), I See Me My U.S.A. Road Trip Gift Set with Map ($50 value) and a set of reusable lunchbox napkins from Gina's Soft Cloth!

This years prize is valued at over $200!

 
 
What awesome prizes! Enter this awesome giveaway below! Good luck! :)
 
MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

~Melissa~
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Lego® Blue Brick Eco Backpack Review


Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Summer is coming to an end and school is approaching quickly. With that said, parents everywhere are starting back to school shopping. And, what's one item that all of our kids need for school? A backpack! Today I am sharing with you the best backpack, ever!
Introducing the Lego® Blue Brick Eco Backpack!


Each LEGO® backpack saves 8 plastic bottles from the landfill. Lego Bags Backpacks are ergonomically padded with contoured shoulder straps that are designed for small bodies. Its body is made with premium quality recycled polyester. The materials used to make the backpacks are CPSIA compliant and free of PVC, lead and phthalates. Some other features include:
  • 360 degree reflective detailing to increased visibility
  • Adjustable front sternum strap helps balance the load with an easy click
  • Interior name tag for personalization
  • Side mesh pocket holds a water bottle or other quick-access items
  • Front D-ring provides convenient attachment point for lunch bag or other belongings
  • Front knob-shaped zipper pockets hold small supplies
  • Roomy main zipper compartment with interior slip pocket keeps items closer to the wearer's back for optimal weight distribution
  • Padded back panel has LEGO® brick stitch detailing
  • Soft poly tricot on shoulder straps & padded haul handle make transport comfortable
  • Oversize LEGO® brick zipper pullers
  • Recyled PET main body material
  • YKK zippers with custom brick pullers
 Two front knob-shaped zipper pockets
 
 Zippers with custom brick pullers

 Cute interior design
 
 Back of backpack
 
 Mesh pocket on one side of backpack
 
Interior pocket with name tag
 
Lego Brick Eco Backpacks are available in four colors: blue, black, red & pink.
Backpack dimensions: 16"H x 10"W x 6.5"D.
Matching Lego Eco Brick Lunch Bag coming soon!


My Thoughts

We are in LOVE with this Lego® Bags Backpack! I am so amazed by the quality. The backpack is made from sturdy materials and I know that it'll last my kindergartener all school year. They are guaranteed, by Lego Bag, that they will last all year and then some! I love all of its features, including the mesh pocket on the side and the zipper compartments in the front. The main compartment opens up and allows me to put all of the school supplies that my son needs, plus a lunch bag and a small jacket. I know that he feels comfortable wearing the backpack because of all of the padding on the backside. The material is easy to wipe clean with a dampened cloth. Hang to dry. It is not recommended washing the backpack in the washing machine.

The backpack looks just like a Lego. And, if your kids are like mine, they are obsessed with the toy! My oldest son is super excited to use it. I am too, for times when I don't feel like carrying a heavy purse. A backpack is great for taking to events- such as fairs, carnivals & concert. So much more easier to carry around. A very versatile backpack that will be used over and over again! This Lego backpack is our favorite!

Lego® Bags has a wide range of backpack styles to choose from. Ninjago backpacks, Lego® City, Lego® Friends, etc. There are also lunch bags, storage bags and accessories available. Visit http://legobags.com/ for more information and to shop!



The Lego backpack was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own. Always!

SHOP || $50



Monday, August 7, 2017

Jarro Formulas Jarro-Dophilus Women's Probiotic Review


 
 
Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Jarro-Dophilus Probiotics for women! Jarro Formulas was founded in Los Angeles in 1977 by Jarrow L. Rogovin. Jarro's early formulations earned the company a reputation for producing innovative and efficacious supplements at a time when the health benefits of dietary supplements were just beginning to be recognized. Jarro Formulas' has a complete line of nutritional products including vitamins, probiotic, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, enteral nutrition products and standardized herbal concentrates. Jarro Fomulas' mission is reflected in it motto- "Superior Nutrition and Formulation".

Jarro-Dophilus Women's Probiotics is true probiotic for women because it uniquely contains four patented probiotic strains. These strains are know as "Astarte". All four of the Astarte strains were isolated in clinical research from young women, healthy women in their third month of pregnancy and are the predominant species found in the vaginal tract of healthy women.

Jarro-Dophilus is the only women's multi-strain probiotic comprised solely of vaginally-derived strains vs. intestinally or non-human derived strains. Multiple clinical studies have shown that oral supplements with Astarte strains promotes healthy vaginal, urinary and reproductive tracts.
EnteroGuard® is Jarrow Formulas’ proprietary cellulose-based, food- grade, pH-sensitive enteric coating that resists stomach acid. EnteroGuard® ensures that probiotics pass through the stomach unharmed and are released in the intestines intact and ready to act.

 
My Thoughts 

Jarro-Dophilus Probiotics are working wonderful for me. The capsules are a good size and easy to swallow. Tasteless, too.  I have been taking one capsule a day for about 3 weeks now. My tummy feels more regular and my body just feel better when I take Jarro-Dophilus. I've tried a few different probiotics in the past and this one is by far the best. I love the fact that these probiotics are not only good for my digestive system. They are also good for my urinary tract and good for vaginal health. I highly recommend Jarro-Dophilus Probiotics. And, my boys love the kid's probiotics! Jarro Formulas products are great for the whole family!

Jarro-Dophilus is available for purchase at health food retailers such as Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmer's Market and Natural Grocers. These probiotics are also available on iherb.com, vitacost.com and swansonvitamins.com. Visit jarrowprobiotics.com for a full list of retailers.

**I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.

~Melissa~
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tea It Up with Swiss Tea!




 
Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Swiss Premium™ Tea! Swiss Premium Tea started in the heart of Pennsylvania. Swiss Tea starts with just three simple ingredients: water, tea & sugar. Their teas do not contain any high fructose corn syrup or preservatives. Swiss Tea has a homebrewed taste that all iced tea lovers enjoy. Every glass of Swiss Tea is made with high quality ingredients and is also available unsweetened. Swiss Tea is a great iced tea to serve to your family!


We all know that summer is all about swimming, BBQs and family picnics. What's a better way to stay hydrated while enjoying these summer activities? Grab an ice cold glass of Swiss Premium Tea! Swiss Tea is available in 11 flavors!

How am I planning to "Tea It Up" this summer?

Swiss Tea is a refreshing drink that we all enjoy. We will "Tea It Up" this summer by enjoying our Swiss Tea on- the-go. Whenever my family goes on road trips during the summer, we pack a gallon of  Swiss Tea in our cooler. And, when enjoying Swiss Tea at home, I like to add a slice of lemon to my iced tea. We are planning a beach trip this weekend and I plan to "Tea It Up" while soaking in the sun's rays! A trip to the beach is never complete without a cold cup of iced tea.  :)

Swiss Premium Tea is giving you the chance to win a $2,000 "Tea It Up" Summer Package! Winner will get the summer package of their choice. Summer Package choices include a Backyard Makeover, Family Golf Set & Lessons or MLB Baseball Package For Four.  Enter for your chance to win at Swiss Tea. And, while you are visiting their website, grab a coupon for 50 cents off!

**Compensation was provided for this post. All opinions written here are my own.

~Melissa~


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Coupon link: http://bit.ly/2upPo3R
 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Kyvan Sauces Review

 
Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Kyvan Sauces! Kyvan was founded by Reggie Kelly, an NFL Pro. Since he was little, cooking has been a big part of his life. Reggie wanted to bring his sauces into our homes because c'mon, who doesn't love a good "Down South" meal? So, he grabbed all of his family secret recipes and pitched his idea to retailers in 2011 The name Kyvan came from Reggie's children- Kyla & Kavan. Now, Kyvan Sauces are available in retailers nationwide as well as available on Amazon.

Smoked Brisket with Sweet BBQ Sauce
 
Kyvan doesn't provide just sauces.. Kyvan also offers a wide variety of salsas, seasonings, jams & jellies. Sauce flavors include: Jambalaya, Sesame Garlic BBQ, Original Hot Sauce, Hot Wing, Asian Style BBQ, Sweet BBQ, Sweet Potato BBQ, Cherry Apple BBQ and Honey Apple BBQ.

Homemade Hot Wings with Hot Wing Sauce

My Thoughts

 Kyvan Sauces are amazing! I was surprised by how much flavor and deliciousness! Each BBQ sauce flavor has it's own unique flavor. Some of them are sweet and some are a bit tangy. All perfect for my BBQ loving palette. Out of all of the BBQ sauces, my favorite is the Sweet BBQ. My husband and I smoked brisket on the grill so we had something taste the sauces with. Oh my goodness.. the brisket and the Sweet BBQ went to well together. I also made homemade buffalo wings so I can try Kyvan's Original Hot Sauce. Yum!! The hot wing sauce had a spicy kick to it. Really good! I really enjoyed cooking and marinating with Kyvan Sauces. Great southern BBQ sauces that are great for all kinds of food! If you could try any of Kyvan's Sauces, which would you like to try?

I recommend Kyvan's Sauces for all of your BBQing needs! Delish!

I received Kyvan Sauces in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own. Always!

SHOP || $4.69 +
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sneakz Organic Milkshakes Review


 
 
Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Sneakz Organic Milkshakes! Sneakz Milkshakes deliciously disguise a mix of 5 nutrient-rich veggies: cauliflower, spinach, carrots, sweet potato & beets. Sneakz Milkshakes are made with simple, clean USDA Organic ingredients. The milkshakes are non-GMO, soy-free & gluten-free.  Sneakz do not contain any carrageenan, antibiotics, GMOs, synthetic hormones, artificial flavors, artificial colors or sweeteners.


Sneakz contains less sugar than sodas and most juice boxes. Sneakz strives to create healthier drink alternatives that contain less sugar, taste good and provide positive nutrition. These yummy milkshakes are available in 3 delicious flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate & Strawberry. Every 8 ounce serving of Sneakz contains 1/2 cup of veggies. Sneakz are best served chilled.


Ingredients: Organic skim milk, filtered water, Sneakz organic veggie puree blend(filtered water, organic dried carrot, cauliflower, sweet potato, spinach) organic cane sugar, natural flavors & gellan gum. (Strawberry flavor contains beets).
 
My Thoughts

We love Sneakz! I love them because it gets veggies into my kiddos without them knowing. Also they taste really good and are healthy. My kids are super picky eaters and Sneakz allows me to get at least some veggies into them daily. I also love the fact that they are low in sugar and sodium, but high in protein. The milkshake box fits well in their small hands. My 5 year old says that he likes Sneakz better than regular cows milk. His favorite flavor is the strawberry. My youngest, who is 2, loves the vanilla flavor. We recently took our Sneakz Milkshakes to the beach and my sons enjoyed sipping on them while playing in the sand. Sneakz, in our household, are not only used for a drink. We enjoy them as a dessert, too!

I received Sneakz to try with my family in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, always!