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Friday Favorite: Calavo Fresh Refrigerated Guacamole

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Dip into the goodness of this week’s Friday Favorite!

I love my chips, salsa and guacamole, but sometimes I just don’t have time to make my own guacamole. That is why I was so excited to find Calavo Guacamole…  it’s fresh homemade taste will have you reaching to buy a tray every time you shop.

I love  the creaminess (incorporated with chunks of fresh avocado!) and the just-enough spice of the Calavo guacamoles. They are made with fresh ingredients including 100% Hass avocados, and other ingredients such as onion, garlic, jalapeno peppers, tomatillo, serrano peppers and cilantro – depending on the variety of guacamole.

Found in refrigerated producet section of your supermarket, there are  no preservatives in the guacamole, and of course, they are gluten-free.

Congrats to Calavo Guacamole for being this week’s Friday Favorite on BeFreeForMe.com! Break open a bag of chips and dip right in!

P.S. Want updates, news, deals, and recipes? Follow Calavo on Facebook and Twitter!

Friday Favorite: Happy Squeeze Greek Yogurt by Happy Family Brands

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Looking for a quick on-the-run breakfast or snack for your children… or even yourself? If so, you need to check out Happy Squeeze Greek Yogurt.

No fuss, no bother, and no spoon required, this fast and easy pouch contains a fantastic source of calcium and Vitamin D.

The Happy Squeeze flavors are Peachy Keen, Razzleberry, and Super Strawberry. They are all gluten-free, and make sure you check out the allergen chart for all of Happy Family Brand products.

I’ve been a fan of Happy Family Brands for years. I love that they‘re socially responsible, and have sustainable products that are organic, healthy and affordable. And, on a side note, the company is run by a bunch of really cool and nice people who I have had the pleasure to meet at industry tradeshows. =)

In a nutshell, Happy Family Brands is a company that you can feel happy about. And for that reason, they have been awarded this week’s Friday Favorite on BeFreeForMe.com! Congrats!

Friday Favorite: Snyder’s of Hanover Gluten Free 100 Calorie Pack Pretzel Sticks

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

When you want a salt and satisfying snack that is only 100 calories reach for a bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Gluten Free 100 Calorie Pack Pretzel Sticks.

These gluten-free pretzel sticks are perfect for lunchtime, a mid-day snack or for dipping into hummus or your other favorite dips. I love that Snyder’s of Hanover has a “snack size” bag of pretzels. They are great for when you’re on the go, or those times when you need some “portion-control”  (let’s face it… these pretzels are so good, it is easy to eat way to many!)

Snyder’s of Hanover Gluten-Free Pretzels are also low-fat, dairy-free, casein-free and egg-free. They are also Certified Gluten-Free.

All of these wonderful snacking reasons are why Snyder’s of Hanover Gluten Free Pretzels are this week’s Friday Favorite on BeFreeForMe.com.  Congratulations!

Want to buy Snyder’s of Hanover Gluten Free 100 Calorie Pack Pretzels? Check out this link on Amazon.com!

Friday Favorite: Terrapin Ridge Farms Dressings & Marinades

Thursday, July 17th, 2014
It’s summertime, and it seems that every day I have at least one salad as a main course meal. But sometimes vegetables tossed with ho-hum dressing  is just so boring. That’s why I was so excited and couldn’t wait to try the Terrapin Ridge Farms gluten-free salad dressings & marinades (with awesome flavors!) that I found in my local grocery store today.

The flavors of Terrapin Ridge Dressings are pure joy: Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette; Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing; Creamy Italian White Balsamic Vinaigrette; Sweet Red Onion White Balsamic Dressing; Tangerine & Soy Gourmet Salad Dressing; and my favorite,  Toasted Sesame & Ginger Vinaigrette.

The dressings I listed are all gluten-free, and many are vegan, fat free and sweetened with agave. They are also perfect for marinades, dips and pasta salad mix-ins. I love that the ingredients are all items you can pronounce and these dressings do not contain any corn syrup. For all of these healthy and flavorful reasons this week’s Friday favorite is awarded to Terrapin Ridge Farms! Congratulations!

Friday Favorite: Naked Edge Snack’s Veggie Go’s

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

This week’s Friday Favorite is all about keeping things healthy… even when snacking.

Let’s face it – snacking gets a bum-rap since it is synonymous with high-fat, high-calorie, and high-guilt foods. But all of you healthy-snackers out there can now rejoice thanks to Naked Edge Snacks.

Gluten-free Naked Edge Snacks are like snacks of no other. Their Veggie-Go snacks are similar to tradition fruit strips or fruit leathers, but made from whole, organic fruits AND veggies. The fruit and veggies combos are unique and will have your taste buds happy. Some of the varieties are: Carrots, Apples & Ginger;  Beets, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Flax Seed & Cinnamon; Sweet Potato Pie and my favorite, Berries, Spinach, Apples & Sweet Potatoes.

They are also made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. According to their website, “No gluten ever enters our doors!”

The Veggie-Go’s are also organic and non-GMO, have less that 1/3 of the sugar of leading fruit strips (with no added sugar either!), and have a 1/2 serving of fruit AND 1/2 serving of veggies in every strip.

For all these healthy reasons that give snacking a good rap, Naked Edge Snack’s Veggie Go’s are this week’s Friday Favorite on BeFreeForMe.com. Congrats!

Friday Favorite: Pamela’s Gluten-Free Artisan Flour Blend – Use it Cup-For-Cup!

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

If you love to bake, but hate the mixing and blending of different gluten-free flours, starches, and gums you need to check out Pamela’s Artisan Flour Blend.

This flour blend is all-purpose flour that you can substitute for “regular” flours cup-for-cup. This means that you can bake that traditional family favorite recipe that you loved before going gluten-free with no worries.

Pamela’s Artisan Flour Blend is also not only certified gluten-free, but also dairy-free too.

No mixing, no fussing and the ability to substitute this gluten-free flour mix cup-for-cup is why this week’s Friday Favorite is awarded to Pamela’s for their fabulous Artisan Flour Blend.

Congratulations!

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Friday Favorite: Spiru-Tein Gold High Protein Energy Meal

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

This week’s Friday Favorite is awarded to Spiru-Tein Gold, a great tasting high protein meal replacement that I have been counting on for years.

After working out in the morning, I love to blend-up a spoonful or two of Spiru-Tein Gold with some coconut or almond milk, and sometimes even some fresh fruit. With 12 grams of complete protein, Spiru-Tein Gold gives you the much needed energy replacement that your body needs right after a workout.

Spiru-Tein Gold is gluten-free, sugar free and soy free. It is also non-GMO, vegetarian and the protein is derived from whole food sources: chia, rice, pea and flax.

I love the way that Spiu-Tein tastes too. The flavors are great. My favorite is the Banana Berry Blast, but other flavors include Chocolate Cherry, Tropical Fruit, Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry.

This week’s Friday Favorite gives the energy I need, any time of day. Congratulations for Spiru-Tein Gold!

Friday Favorite: Stoneridge Orchard’s Dried Fruits

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

If you love fruits, but you’re looking for a portable and compact way to bring them wherever and whenever  you go, you need to check out Stoneridge Orchards.

Stoneridge Orchards features dried fruits that are wholesome and delicious. They are grown by third-generation family farmers in Washington State.

Their items are gluten-free and also have no artificial colors or flavors, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup or sulfites.

My favorite is the Montmorency Cherries, but other varieties are Sliced Peaches, Raspberries, Pomegranate & Berries Blend, Blueberries, Strawberries and Berry Blends.

Providing fun, convenient and portable ways to enjoy fruit on the go are the reasons why this week’s Friday Favorite is awarded to Stoneridge Orchards. Congratulations!

P.S. Check out the recipes on the Stoneridge Orchards website… so delicious!

Friday Favorite: Nordic Naturals Vitamin D Gummies

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Everyone needs Vitamin D3 for healthy bones, good moods, and immune system functions, but many of us (including me!) have a deficiency when it comes to this much needed vitamin.

I was surprised when my doctor told me I had to start taking a Vitamin D3 each and every day. But after chatting with him I found out that wearing my sunblock religiously, being indoors for most of the day, and these cold, dark drab New England never-ending winters play a huge factor in my Vitamin D3 deficiency.

This is when I discovered Nordic Naturals Vitamin D3 Gummies. These gummies give me 1000 I.U. of the vitamin (the recommended daily amount), along with a great wild berry taste. These vitamins also contain no artificial coloring, flavoring, or preservatives and are pectin based and gelatin free. They are also manufactured in a facility certified to be free of allergens derived from milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts and soy. They are also gluten-free (in fact, all of the Nordic Natural vitamins are gluten-free!)

Plus these vitamins are so easy to remember to taste since they taste so good! It’s funny how they have actually become my mid-afternoon treat! =)

Nordic Naturals Vitamin D3 Gummies are this week’s Friday Favorite on BeFreeForMe.com because they are good tasting, mood boosting, and help keep my bones and immune system strong! Cheers and congratulations Nordic Naturals!

Want to buy Nordic Naturals Vitamin D3 Gummies now? Check out this link on Amazon.com and take advantage of FREE SHIPPING on orders over $35.00!

Friday Favorite: HalfPops Curiously Crunchy Popcorn

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

If you’re a lover of the half popped kernels of popcorn at the bottom of a bucket of popcorn, fret no more – you can now enjoy these little curious and crunchy nuggets of joy… handfuls at a time.

HalfPops are fun little crunchy popcorn snacks that are full of flavor. Being the traditional gal that I am I love the  Butter and Pure Ocean Sea Salt flavor, but the cheesy-ness in me loves the Aged White Cheddar variety too.

HalfPops are also gluten-free, nut-free, and contain no corn syrup, Trans fat, artificial flavors, hydrogenated oils or preservatives. So they are good for you and full of fiber, as well.

All of these curiously & crunchy reasons are why this week’s Friday Favorite is awarded to HalfPops! Congratulations!


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