Gluten Free Protein for Active Families with NoGii #nogiitablesetters

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

NoGii, pronounced n0h-jee, was developed by Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Her line of protein products is certified gluten free and made with sustainably sourced ingredients. These products have an ideal balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates, and do not contain high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, or hydrogenated oils.


IMG_5432The line of products include gluten-free protein bars, protein powders, and paleo bars. I was sent a wide selection of NoGii products including a t-shirt and Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s book “The G-Free Diet”. This book will help you with all things gluten, including: where to find it, how to read food labels, how to target gluten-free products, create G-Free shopping lists, recipes, and how to manage G-Free living with family and friends.




nogii: Gluten Free Options for the Entire Family

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I’m Snacking on Cosmos Creations

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Cosmos Creations

On days I work as a substitute teacher, I need snacks to help me get through the day. Some days are more tiring than others, but a great snack during recess is a vital part to my day. Cosmos Creations has been a great option for me, especially their single serving sized bags.


I was able to try the whole line of Cosmos Creations. Their puffed corn comes in a variety of flavors, satisfying both the savory and sweet tooth. Their flavors include Spicy Sriracha (my favorite!), Sea Salt & Vinegar, Aged Cheddar & Cracked Pepper, Sea Salt & Butter, Coconut Crunch, Salted Caramel, Caramel, and Caramel Apple Crisp. Doesn’t every flavor sound amazing?!?!?!


Cosmos Creations Premium Puffed Corn #nonGMO #glutenfree


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Organic Chewy Banana Treats with Barnana

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While at Expo West earlier this year I was able to sample a wide variety of snacks. Barnana has created a unique snack with bananas. When I first heard about them, I assumed their product revolved around flavored dried bananas. I was pleased to find that I was very wrong! Their banana treats are CHEWY!



The two newest flavors of Barnana are being released this year: Apple Cinnamon and Coffee. Their other flavors include Coconut, Peanut Butter, Chocolate, and Original. Barnana Chewy Bananas Bites are made by removing 80% of the water from the bananas and adding in the specific flavor/ingredient. All Barnana flavors are organic, non-GMO, high in fiber and gluten free; they have no additives or preservatives. Their banana treats are high in potassium.


Barnana Chewy Banana Snacks


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Naturally Sweet Moments with Ruby Rocket’s Frozen Pops

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With this summer heat, my kids are taking advantage of sweet frozen treats! Since I am a mom and I am aware of what sugar does to my kids, I try to limit the amount of sugar they have. One treat I know they can enjoy often is Ruby Rocket’s.


Ruby Rocket’s has created a line of fruit and vegetable frozen pops. With only 4 grams of sugar per pop, these sweet treats are not loaded with sugar. The only sugar in the pops is naturally occurring from the fruits and veggies. Additionally, these pops have non-dairy probiotics. Along with being gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, the pops are 70% organic and made with non-GMO ingredients. These pops are an excellent source of Vitamins A and C, and have no added artificial colors or flavors.


Ruby Rocket's Frozen Fruit and Veggie Pops


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Simply 7 ~ Simply Delicious Snacks for the Whole Family

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My family would snack all day if they could. My kids take after my husband who is always hungry. Therefore I try to have some healthier snack options on hand. We always have fruit, but my husband likes crunchy snacks like pita chips with hummus. He also likes chips, but I hardly every buy them because they are so bad for you.


Simply 7 uses simple ingredients to create their line of chips. They make Quinoa, Lentil, Hummus, and Pomegranate Chips. The chips are natural and are non-GMO. These chips have 40-50% less fat than potato chips and have a 30+ chip serving size!


Simply 7 Snack Squad


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Unleash Your Inner Hippie with Boulder Granola

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Boulder_Granola_Langing_LogoMy family loves snacking on Granola. When I met up with Boulder Granola at Expo West, I knew they would become a favorite among my family. I was given all four of their varieties to try: Original, Gluten-Free, Cranberry, and Chocolate Chunk.


Boulder Granola is a family recipe that has been perfected over the past 45 years. It is made with organic granola and blended with nuts, seeds, and maple syrup. The granola can be eaten straight out the bag or enjoyed with milk, yogurt, or ice cream.


The Original is a simple blend of oats, nuts and seeds. I love the taste and the sweet simpleness of the granola.


The Gluten-Free is made completely of gluten free ingredients. Oats are naturally gluten-free, but the certified oats are kept separate to ensure that no gluten has gotten in. This blend is also dairy free.


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Gluten Free Grain Power Cookbook from the Quinoa Queens

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While at Expo West I was invited to a Quinoa Cook Off at the Alter Eco booth. While I was there, I was able to meet Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming, experts on Quinoa and otherwise known as the Quinoa Queens. I was given their recent cookbook, Grain Power: Over 100 Delicious Gluten-Free Ancient Grain & Superblend Recipes, to review.




This paperback cookbook features over 100 gluten free ancient grain recipes that are all under 500 calories. The book is filled with appetizing pictures to show off the great recipes.


Grain Power shows how simple it is to include ancient grains in everyday meals. The cookbook contains recipes for quinoa, millet, buckwheat, oats, and chia, as well as amaranth, kaniwa, sorghum, and teff. Eating these ancient grains adds fiber, complex carbs, and increased vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to your diet. Having a diet high in ancient grains can help you stay healthy, manage your weight, increase athletic performance, manage/prevent diabetes, and aide in any food intolerance and allergies.


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Green Plate Foods ~ Nutrient Rich Foods Made for Kids

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While at Expo West this past March, I was able to meet up with Lisa Pounds, the founder and CEO of Green Plate Foods. She created this company because as a mom, she saw how few healthy food options there were for her daughter in her day-to-day life.


Green Plate Foods (GPF) manufactures and sells snacks, treats and meals that are made with the highest quality ingredients and offer great nutrition while maintaining delicious taste. This Houston based company mostly has their products available locally with the desire to expand.




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Be a Smart Cookie with Among Friends Whole Grain Baking Mixes

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trishIn a world with hectic and busy schedules, sometimes it is hard to make everything from scratch. I try to make healthier treats for my family or when I go to events, but sometimes it is not worth my time and effort to create something on the spot.



PicMonkey CollageThat is why I enjoy using Among Friends Baking Mixes, a healthier line of baking mixes. These mixes are ready to go, just add some wet and fresh ingredients like eggs, water, vanilla, etc. and you are set. I first met Among Friends last year at Expo West. I was given their whole line to try. You can read my review HERE.


These whole grain mixes are just as easy to use as store bought mixes, but they are not filled with junk. In my first review I was given their first 6 mixes to try, including some Gluten Free ones. I think they have changed things over the past year and have now made some of these mixes gluten free.




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Delicious Gluten Free Whoopie Pies

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At Expo West I met up with The Piping Gourmets and got to sample their delicious Whoopie Pies. They were sooooo tasty and I was surprised that they were gluten free. Their parent company, Batter Up, LLC, is a certified woman owned company. Their products are made with natural and plant based ingredients.


Gluten Free Whoopie Pies


The Whoopie Pies are not only Gluten Free, but also dairy free, egg free, and non GMO. The pies also have no trans fat, no hydrogenated oil, no artificial colors or preservatives. They are found in the frozen section but are enjoyed once they defrost. These American desserts are made with two soft cake like cookies with smooth frosting in the middle.


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