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Friday Favorite: Earthbound Farm’s Apple Crunchers

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

It’s autumn, and appley-goodness is popping up everywhere! One of my new favorite finds is Earthbound Farms Apple Crunchers.

Quick, easy and convenient these crunchy apple snacks are perfect for kids or adults and are great for a snack-on-the-go or lunchboxes.

Made of 100% organic ingredients, these super crunchy snacking bites are made with real organic apples that have been popped to perfection.  They come in three flavors – Original; Cinnamon; and my favorite, Caramel.

These gluten-free snacks have only 60 calories per pack,  are a good source of fiber and have no added sugar. All these appley-good reasons are why this week’s Friday Favorite is awarded to Earthbound Farm’s Apple Crunchers. Congratulations!

Friday Favorite: Karma Wellness Water

Thursday, September 12th, 2013
The two things that I need to remember every day is to 1.) Drink more water, and 2.) Take my vitamins. Two very, very simple things that for some reason I always seem to forget!

That is why this week’s Friday Favorite is awarded to Karma Wellness Water, a gluten-free product that transform water into wellness! Why? This water is pack with 110% (or more) of the recommended daily allowance of seven essential vitamins: A, B3-Niacin, B5, B6, B12, D, and E. And unlike other “vitamin waters”, Karma Wellness Water contains three to six times the active ingredients of competing brands.

I also love the super-cool cap on each of these bottles of water.  The patented, one-of-a-kind KarmaCap delivers the goodness direct into the water by pushing the cap and infusing the vitamins and nutrients directly into the water. This keeps the vitamins at a maximum potency and at their peak of freshness.

My favorite flavor is the Raspberry Guava Jackfruit, but other flavors bursting with vitamins, superfruits & antioxidants include: Acai Pomberry, Coconut Pineapple, Passionfruit Green Tea and Orange Mango.

Getting my water AND getting my vitamins in a tasty refreshing gluten-free drink are the reasons why this week’s Friday Favorite is awarded to Karma Wellness Water. Congratulations!

Friday Favorite: Boar’s Head Horseradish Sauce

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

This week’s Friday Favorite is one of my favorite condiments that adds a complement to so many of my meals: Boar’s Head Pub Style Horseradish Sauce.

This sauce adds a kick, a spike, and oomph to sandwiches, burgers, chicken, beef and seafood. And the best part about this sauce is “just a little will do ‘ya” since just a bit packs a punch of flavor.

Being gluten-free (in fact all of Boar’s Head’s meats, cheeses, and condiments are all gluten-free!), being only 15 calories per serving and packed with flavor are the reasons why this week’s Friday Favorite is awarded to Boar’s Head Horseradish Sauce. Congratulations!

Friday Favorite: Uforia Triple Delight Gluten-Free Cake

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

I love cake! I love cake! I love cake! That is why I was triply overjoyed when my marvelous mailman delivered my Uforia’s Triple Delight Gluten-Free Cake.

This triple layer cake is a gluten-free melt in your mouth delight. Moist, buttery and rich – just a small slice of this cake is a perfect complement to a cup of tea or coffee, at a birthday celebration or as a dessert at a fancy dinner party, or even to share during a weekday meal with your family.

I love the simple goodness of this vanilla-chocolate-vanilla layered cake. The ingredients are all-natural and the recipe comes from an old family recipe.

This cake is a life saver when it comes to needing a really good gluten-free cake for a birthday celebration or special occasion. You can order it here, and get it delivered moist and fresh right to your door.

All these yummy reasons are why Uforia Triple Delight Gluten-Free Cake is this week’s Friday Favorite on A triple Congratulations to Uforia!

Friday Favorite: Nuun Active Hydration Drink Tabs… My new work-out buddy!

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

I’ve been sticking to my New Year’s promise to visit my friend Mr. Gym more often, my long lost friend that I missed all through the holidays. But now… now, we’re like old buds once again. Working out day after day. Step after step. Spin after spin. Push-up after push-up.

And when I work out I make sure that I bring along my favorite work-out drink Nuun Active Hydration.

Nuun is an electrolyte enhanced drink tab that I can pop into bottled water for a tasty, drink to keep me hydrated and in tip-top condition during my whole workout. They are the perfect hydration solution for hot yoga classes, spin classes or aerobic activities.

What I love the most about Nuun Active Hydration is that is gluten-free, and has no sugar or carbs. Plus one tab is only 8 calories. My favorite flavors are the Grape, Strawberry Lemonade, Tropical and Fruit Punch,  and  but other flavors include Banana, Orange, Lemon Lime, Kona Cola, Lemon Tea, Tri-Berry, and Citrus Fruit.

Portability, great flavor and hydration, hydration, hydration are all the reasons why this week’s Friday Favorite goes to Nuun – my newest workout companion! Congrats!

Want to get Nuun for yourself? Check out this link on and get FREE Super Saving Shipping!

Nuun Hydration Tablets Mixed 4-Pack (Note: 01/10/13 … Nuun 4-pack  is on sale for $17.99… get ’em when they are still on special!)

Friday Favorite: Cabot Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheeses… Gluten & Lactose Free!

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

If you’re a cheese lover like me… but are trying to cut back on calories and fat… you need to try Cabot Cheese’s 50% Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheeses.

And the best part? Cabot Cheese is gluten-free and naturally lactose-free too!

With 70 calories or less per 1-ounce serving this is the perfect protein-packed snack. I love the 50% Reduced Fat Jalapeno Cheddar since it packs a bit of a punch. I love it for snacking and also thin sliced on a turkey and avocado sandwich. Other varieties of the Cabot Reduced Fat Cheddars include Sharp Light (50% reduced fat), Sharp Extra-Light (75% reduced fat) and the Pepper Jack Light (50% reduced fat).

Lower calories without sacrificing flavor are the reasons why this week’s Friday Favorite on goes to Cabot Cheese! Congratulations!

Friday Favorite: Good n’ Natural Bars

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

This week’s Friday Favorite is presented to another one of my favorite bars: The Good ‘n Natural Bar.

I discovered these gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan bars a few months back. I was at a local CVS looking for a quick snack and these were the only bars in stock that were gluten-free. Reluctantly I bought them… not knowing what to expect. But after one bite, I knew that I had found another keeper… another bar to add to my list of go-to favorites.

Good n’ Natural Bars are chewy and soft, full of flavor, and has flavors that are great for a breakfast-on-the-go (Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin, Cranberry Almond or Lemon) or a snack (Dark Chocolate, Mixed Berry, Vanilla Raspberry). But my all-time-any-time-of-day favorite is the Peanut Butter bar.

I love the “back-story” on these bars too… two friends (Sarah and Ann) started the company making these delicious bars for friends and family. The company grew and grew. And thank goodness…. because now we can all buy them at our local stores. =)

Full of fiber and protein, make these bars are a must-try! Congratulations to Sarah and Ann for making a super tasty and super chewy gluten free bar, and for being awarded this week’s Friday Favorite on Cheers!

Friday Favorite: The Good Bean Bar

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

This week’s BeFreeForMe Friday Favorite is awarded to a bar that I, literally, just stumbled across.

The Good Bean Bar.

On a recent trip to New York City, I made a quick trip to a Whole Foods Market in the Chelsea section to grab a few “things” (o.k. …  I had to grab a few gluten-free bars to eat in the taxi rides between meetings to hold me over before the next meal).

And what a delight when I found these fruit, and NO nut bars being sampled at the store. Not only did I get a chance to try all three delicious flavors, including Chocolate Berry, Fruit & Seed Trail Mix, and Apricot Coconut, but I also discovered a new favorite bar.

And you all know about my love affair with my gluten-free bars!

The Good Bean Bars are tasty, have only 130 calories per bar, are super-filling, and are free of GMO’s, gluten and nuts. They also have 5 grams of protein and support fair-trade.

The best part about these bars are that they are made from chick peas! Healthy and delicious… my two favorite combos.

So Congratulations! All the healthy benefits and making my taxi cab rides in NYC so absolutely delicious are the reasons why these week’s Friday Favorite is awarded to The Good Bean Bars.

Note: You can find The Good Bean Bar at a Whole Foods Market near you or take advantage of Super Saving Shipping and order them on with the links below. Taxi ride in NYC not required to enjoy 😉

The Good Bean Fruit and No-Nut Bar, Chocolate Berry,Gluten Free, 40-Gram (Pack of 10)

The Good Bean Fruit and No-Nut Bar, Fruit and Seeds Trail Mix, Gluten Free, 40-Gram (Pack of 10)

The Good Bean Fruit and No-Nut Bar, Apricot and Coconut, Gluten Free, 40-Gram (Pack of 10)

Friday Favorite: Classico Light Alfredo Sauce

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

This week’s Friday Favorite on BeFreeForMe is yet another convenient and tasty product.

Classico’s Light Alfredo Sauce, paired with your favorite gluten-free pasta, is a perfect mid-week dinner solution that is quick, easy and a favorite for adults and kids alike.

Another bonus of the Classico Light Creamy Alfredo Sauce is that it has 50% less fat and 45% less calories than the leading brands of Alfredo sauces, but still tastes rich and creamy.

And in case you’re wondering, all of the Classico Sauces (both red and white) are gluten-free.

Quick, easy, tasty, convenient and less fat and calories are all the fabulous reasons this week’s Friday Favorite is awarded to Classico’s Light Alfredo Sauce. Mangia!

Friday Favorite: McCain’s Purely Potatoes

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

This week’s Friday Favorite is all about convenience. With the kids back at school, more formal meal times being planned and the car pooling kicking back into high gear – it is always good to discover products that can make our lives simpler… and tastier!

McCain’s Purely Potatoes makes meal time sides a snap. They come in three varieties that are all gluten-free and allergen-free: Whole Baby Skin-On Potatoes (made with just one ingredient – you guessed it:  Potatoes!), Russet Potato Slices and Shredded Hash Browns (both with some added Citric Acid to maintain natural color).

My favorites are the Shredded Hash Browns since there are so many ways that you can use them. You can make them into Potato Pancakes, Potato Casserole or just plain ole’ delicious hash browns for breakfast time.

The McCain’s website also has tons of recipes that use the Purely Potatoes – it’s worth checking out. A couple of the recipes I can’t wait to try are the Purely Potato Sausage and Cheese Frittata and the Purely Potatoes Pesto Potato Salad.

Simple, tasty side dishes that save on time are the reasons why this week’s Friday Favorite on goes to McCain’s Purely Potatoes. Congratulations!

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