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I am a huge juice lover. I like to drink it at any time of the day. However, I find that many juice blends just have a bit more sugar and other things that I don’t want in my juice beverages. Since I am a diabetic, I really have to pay very close attention to the things I take into my body (Living a healthy diabetic life takes a lot of dedication to self). So my hunt for juices that were 100% started.

Two brands that I found to be 100% fruit juice were Beetology and Ripe Craft Juice. They are both phenomenal! They are truly juice, nothing more, nothing less. I love that they are both cold pressed juices. What is cold pressed juice you ask? Well, it’s actually a process in which the juice is extracted. Cold pressed juice is produced by using what is known as a ‘masticating juicer’. This juicer uses a hydraulic press that squeezes the juice from the fruit or vegetable. The masticating juicer crush the ingredients in order to extract the greatest quantity of juice possible without compromising the nutrient quality, because it will not generate as much heat to significantly affect the juice like traditional juicing methods can. Once the juice is made, it’s bottled, sealed, and placed in a chamber that fills with water. Pathogens are destroyed by imposing a great amount of pressure. This allows cold pressed juices to remain not only drinkable but nutritious and flavourful for up to a few weeks.


Beets can be very beneficial to our overall health. These burgundy gems help boost your energy, aid in weight loss, supports cleansing and detoxing, plus they have anti-inflammatory properties. They’re even known to improve blood flow and help lower blood pressure. Beetology™ has delivered on a very flavorful juice that allows us to smile at the sound of beets. Just from the the word beet, I was expecting a juice that would have me gagging. I know I’m not the only person that has this reaction. However, I was pleasantly surprised and so were my taste buds! I enjoyed just about every juice flavor from their line. Beetology™ is dedicated to the art of creating delicious beverages and foods from one of nature’s most nutrient dense vegetables and the finest organically grown fruits. Their beverages contain no more than five ingredients. All five of their offerings are 100% non-GMO, U.S.D.A. Certified Organic, and Certified Fair Trade. The juice blends contain no preservatives, additives, artificial colors, or flavors. They are also non-soy, non-dairy, and certified kosher, making them perfect for anyone, any time. They are very refreshing with just the right amount of sweetness to them. The beet juice married very well with the fruit juice choices the brand uses in their products. Beetology has turned my frown into a smile with it’s delicious beet blend juice. I’m now a loyal customer!

Ripe Craft Juice 

New Haven, Connecticut based brand, RIPE Craft Juices was created to redefine the consumer’s expectations of real fresh juice. So their process was simple, to start with the best fruits and vegetables, use the absolute minimum in processing, and offer a juice that surpasses all others in freshness, taste, and nutrition. These juices a very fresh tasting. I enjoyed all four juices. They are not very sweet, there is a bit of bitterness that hits your taste buds. But, it’s not overpowering to where you can’t enjoy and appreciate the natural freshness from this juice brand. These juices are also Gluten Free, non GMO, never from concentrate, using fruit and vegetables that are 100% traceable.
Want to get your hands on these juices? 

You can find RIPE Craft Juices and Craft Bar Juices available at:

King Kullen – Long Island, New York (Bar and Craft juice)

Kings Food Markets – New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (Bar and Craft juice)

Key Foods – New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania (Bar and Craft juice)

Fairway – New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (Bar and Craft juice)

Big Y – Connecticut and Massachusetts (Craft juice)

Roche Brothers – Massachusetts (Bar and Craft juice)

Dierbergs – Missouri (Bar and Craft juice) 

Schnucks – Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa (Bar and Craft juice)

*Juices are also available on Amazon.com

Beetology ($3.99) available at:

Grocery stores near you in the refrigerated section. If you’re in the Indianapolis area, you can find it at Good Earth (6350 Guilford Rd.).


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*Disclaimer: I received these products in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part.

I enjoy cooking for my family, but during the summer it’s hot and who wants to slave in a hot kitchen. So, during these months you have to get really creative with preparing meals. You definitely want the meals to be fast, healthy, simple, and most of all delicious!

My family and I love seasoned baked chicken. However, in the summertime, I really don’t feel like cranking up the oven. Here’s where Stouffer’s Seasoning Wraps come into play. You’ll get tasty perfectly seasoned chicken right on top of the stove in less time.

How the Wraps Work

I have always been a fan of Stouffer’s products since I was a kid growing up. My mother would occasionally buy one of their family meals for a day when she wanted a break from cooking. They were very good! As I grew older, I still rely on them for meal ideas. Stouffer’s sent me over some of their wraps for me to try with my family. They even sent some of their Sauce Duos, but I’ll talk about them in another post.

The Stouffer’s Seasoning Wraps are great for those super hot days when you don’t want to cook but want to put something amazing on the table for your family to enjoy. You can’t go wrong with these at all. They come in a variety of flavors too. Also, you have a family of four you’re good to go, as four seasoning wraps come in each package.

To use the wraps, you will need a package of boneless chicken breast, that has been flattened (I just cut mine in half down the middle). Then you’ll take one piece of the chicken, place it inside the wrap ( I used Roasted Tomato Herb and Italian Countryside Herb) and fold the wrap over. You will repeat this step for all of the chicken breast. Note: Be gentle with handling the seasoning wrap so your seasonings won’t fly off your wrap.

Next, you want to preheat your pan and place your chicken in the pan. The instructions say that you don’t need any cooking oil, but I feel that you would need just a touch of oil to keep it from burning the drippings in the pan. You could also use a non-stick pan as well. You’ll cook your chicken about 20-25 minutes or until done to your liking.

The kitchen smelled so good while these were cooking.

The finished product is a flavorful mouthwatering chicken breast that’s sure to please.  No need to worry about heavy cleaning with these, clean up was easy as 1-2-3.

My family and I really enjoyed the seasoning wraps from Stouffer’s. I do recommend that you try the Stouffer’s Seasoning Wraps out for yourself. You can find them at your local Walmart. If you have already tried them, tell me your thoughts in the comments. I’d love to hear how you liked them.

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Since I was a kid, I have always enjoyed tuna from the can. It was a simple quick food item that you could prepare in a variety of ways. My two ways to have was as Tuna Helper or just as a salad on bread with lettuce and tomato. If I could have eaten Tuna every day as a child, I would have. As I got older, I moved away from eating Tuna as much.

Recently, I had the chance to reconnect with the fish that I liked so much as a young girl. The folks over a SafeCtach reached out to me about trying their brand of Tuna. I was sent samples of all the products they currently offer. I have to say right off, it’s very tasty! 

I know many of you may worry about the mercury levels in Tuna. No worries with SafeCatch. They test every fish they use for purity in the production process of their tuna (This the only brand that individually test every fish for mercury). They also use an old artisan method to cook and package their product. At Safe Catch, they hand cut and hand pack each wild tuna steak into a BPA free lined can with no additives or fillers. Then, they slow cook it just once to lock in all the favor and nutrients. You don’t have to worry about draining your after opening either. Just open up the can into a bowl, chop up the steak with a fork and let it reabsorb its natural oils. You’ll have the moistest tuna ever with amazing taste.

SafeCatch’s tuna is Non-GMO verified and BPA free. It also has 35 grams of protein per can. Awesome right! This tuna is great for expecting mothers, children, athletes or whoever enjoys tuna. SafeCatch Elite Wild Tuna is available as 5oz can and a 3oz single serving pouch. They even offer a No Salt Added Albacore. If you follow a special diet, this is a great option for you. 

I just love SafeCatch brand of tuna. It’s a brand that I can feel great about serving to my family and enjoying myself. I really like that they take the extra care and time to make a product that pure and sure to deliver the nutrients that my body needs. 

Have you tried SafeCatch tuna? What are your thoughts on the product? Tell me in the comments.

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Are looking for some great food and snack options? If yes, I have an awesome brand that I want to tell you about. This brand is wonderful for those that are diabetic like myself or if you are a person that’s looking for low carb options to include in your daily diet. The products are not only low in carbs but are a good source of protein as well. This amazing brand is called Kay’s Naturals.

About the Company 

Many snacks and cereals are made of 80-90% starch and sugar. This is because starch and sugar are cheap. Protein, on the other hand, costs 15-20 times more than starch or sugar. Thus, most snack and cereal companies avoid using protein in their foods, and even when they use protein, it is only a small percentage (8-10%) of the final product. (Kay’s Naturals) Makes you think right?

Kay’s Naturals is an all-natural, gluten-free line that seeks to add a healthy balance to your life with food products that offer great taste, low calories, lean soy protein, zero cholesterol, lower carbohydrates and high fiber. All of Kay’s Naturals foods are free of artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors and preservatives. Their foods also provide a complete amino acid profile and have 35% protein.

I was sent their Honey Almond Cereal, Cinnamon Almond Cookie Bites, and White Cheddar Kruncheeze for free to try and give my honest opinion of the products. When I received the items in the mail, I was so excited! For a week, I tested the foods out. The products come in a box in with pre-portioned bags. You don’t have to worry if you are eating to much or too little. Awesome right! But how does it taste? We all know that sometimes when you encounter healthy food options they can really slack on taste. Not with Kay’s Naturals, the flavor is there! Some of you may be wondering if I stayed full and satisfied during the day. I can relate to your concern in this area and yes I did stay satisfied in between meals. 

Since Kay’s Naturals foods are high in fiber and protein I can say full through out my day. I love that they are low carb as I don’t have to worry about blood sugar level spikes. My levels can stay stable. I don’t fell guilty eat the foods as I know that I am eating food that are benefiting my body in a healthy way. 

Here is a look at the label from the Cinnamon Almond Cookie Bites.

I suggest that you give Kay’s Naturals a try for yourself. They have great cereal and snack options to choose from. Their foods can be accompanied by other high fiber and protein items to boost nutritional benefits. If you are looking for a meal plan to follow Kay’s Naturals offers on as well. To find out more about their foods and the meal plan visit their website at shop.kaysnaturals.com.

Have you tried Kay’s Naturals before?

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Do you ever find yourself pressed for time to shop for groceries? If you are a busy mom, juggling time in between home life, soccer practice, ballet class and football games can get crazy. Maybe you’re an elderly person that doesn’t drive much anymore and getting out to stores has become a bit difficult. The grocery delivery service provided by Good 2 Go Groceries is the perfect solution! 

Good 2 Go Groceries is a 3 year old woman owned grocery shopping and delivery service, based in Indianapolis, Indiana. It’s owner Barbara Wylie came up with the concept for the service while driving in her car pressed for time. She wished for a service where she could get groceries from her favorite local grocery store delivered to her. Barbara knew that in Indianapolis, there was a true need for a service of this nature that would give individuals the convenience of having there groceries delivered to them from local markets of their choice. Good 2 Go Groceries prides itself in shopping for your custom groceries and delivering them promptly to your door. 

How the Service Works

Scheduling a delivery for your groceries is very simple with Good 2 Go Groceries. There are only three steps. Yes, just 3 steps! 

  1. Schedule Your Delivery Day and Time
  2. Make a List ( Make your custom grocery list and you can specify your preference of store to shop from.)
  3. Wait for Your Delivery 

Once you are one the company website, it is very user friendly and easy to navigate. The first thing you are prompted to do is making an account. If you don’t want to do that and prefer to proceed as a guest, you have that option. Although I would suggest that you make an account, as I know you will love the service as I did. So you will use it again and it will make the process faster. 

Next, you will be taken to the order form and this is where the magic happens! It’s a really simple list form format. You input the day and time for your delivery (you must allow 24 hours for deliveries to be scheduled.), list your items for pick up ( it is advised that you be as detailed as you can with your grocery list.) and you can specify which store you want your groceries purchased from. You can also choose to have substitutes for items that may not be in stock at the store at the time of shopping. If you choose not to have substitutes, the items that where not at the store will be left off and will not be included in your final purchase. 

Lastly, you submit your order and wait for it to be delivered. You have the option of either paying with PayPal or your credit card. There is a $10.00 delivery fee plus 10% of your total grocery bill for the service. Your order will also have to meet a minimum of $30.00. If your order falls below that minimum amount, a $10.00 gas surcharge will be added to your delivery and shopping fee.

I know you are wondering, what if I like to shop at multiple stores? No problem! The people at Good 2 Go Groceries love to shop at multiple stores. You can add another store for a fee of $5.00. Not bad, very affordable right!

I love the idea of having a service where I can have groceries delivered to me from stores that are local to my area in which I love. Quality is very important to me as well. Since this grocery shopping and delivery service allows you get items from stores that you are already familiar with, you know the kind of quality you are getting is going to be the best for you and your family. You can’t beat that paired with convince! 

The Verdict 

My experience with Good 2 Go Groceries was excellent! It was a breeze using the site to place my order for delivery. My stores of choice are Walmart, Kroger, and Marsh, but for my delivery I went with Walmart. I had the honor of having Barbara as my shopper and delivery person. (Yes, Barbara is still very hands on in her company. She is such a sweet spirit!) She called to let me know that she was in route to the store, that was a plus for me. While at the store, I was not as specific for one of my items, she sent a text to see which type I wanted her to pick up. Then when she was 10 minutes away from my home she sent me another text letting me know she was on her way. 

The whole experience was very professional and timely. I loved that she greeted me with a bubbly smile, she even took the groceries to the kitchen for me. Then she presented the receipt to me as well. I really liked the great communication and attention to detail of the grocery items. The meat, produce, bread and other items were selected well. I know some of you are picky about how certain groceries look. You don’t have to worry with Good 2 Go Groceries. If you are in Indianapolis or surrounding areas, I highly recommend giving this service a try. It’s great for busy professionals, students, older adults and new or busy moms. 

Good 2 Go Groceries services Indianapolis, Greenwood, Whiteland, Franklin, Carmel, Westfield, Anderson, Muncie (Anderson and Muncie are Monday deliveries only) as well as Speedway and Zionsville. They are soon to be expanding service to Avon and Plainfield. 

Have you tried the service from Good 2 Go Groceries?

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Water is my friend, but it can be a bit boring at times. I even like tea every so often too. But, plain old tea just does not fit the bill for me some days. I like pizazz in my beverages and foods. I know I’m not alone with that statement. A little kick your morning coffee, can set you on your way to a great day! 

SweetLeaf’s natural sweetener serves up the right amount of sweetness and flavor I need. What I like the most about this brand of sweetener is that it offer amazing sweetness without the carbs, calories or artificial sweeteners. If you are a person who is trying to watch your carb and calorie intake, SweetLeaf is an awesome brand to try. SweetLeaf products are made with stevia leaf extract, which is USDA certified organic and non-GMO project verified. The taste of it is delightful! SweetLeaf has won many international awards for its taste and innovation.

I was sent their Sweet Drops in the flavors Vanilla Crème, Double Chocolate, Pumpkin Spice, and Cola. The next items were two of their Water Drops in Srawberry Kiwi and Peach Mango. I was also sent some of their Organic Stevia (35 count box). These products are so rich in flavor and they do not have an after taste at all.


The organic stevia and sweet drops can be used to in tea, coffee, milk, cream of wheat and so much more. For a sweet treat, I like to sprinkle some organic stevia on my fresh fruit. I found that it gives a pleasant sweet taste that really curbs my sweet tooth, but doesn’t wreck my diet. Since I am a diabetic that manages my diabetes with exercise and diet, I try to be very meticulous in my efforts. SweetLeaf products are a perfect tool that’s delicious.

The Sweet Drops really amp up the flavor. You can combine the organic stevia and a sweet drop flavor in your morning coffee or afternoon tea. It is bliss! I will warn you, a little goes a long way with the sweet drops. So try a few drops at a time for flavor.

Morning oatmeal sweetened with SweetLeaf organic stevia.

SweetLeaf’s Water Drops are super great for pumping flavor into your water. The juicy goodness will keep you wanting to keep your water bottle close. If you are a person that does not like to drink water because of its taste, water will surely become your new bestie with these water drops. You’ll love how it transforms your water into a sweet refreshing drink. The water drops have no carbs or calories and will not raise your blood sugar levels. This is a plus for diabetes. We love products or foods that have a non-glycemic response. 

I enjoyed all of SweetLeaf’s products. They were so satisfying to my tastebuds. I would suggest picking up some if you are trying to watch your intake of crabs and calories. If you have diabetes, this is big for the must stock up list. Give this brand a try, you’ll be happy you did!  

Have you tried SweetLeaf sweetener before? 

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Do you enjoy the taste of tuna? Do you love it in many different ways. If you said yes, then I have a brand of tuna I know you’re going to really like. Your family and your body will thank you! 

Safe Catch is a brand that has you in mind. It is the only brand that tests each tuna individually for mercury levels and  offers delicious, fresh tuna without any additives. Tuna Cheesy Casserole anyone?  I know you love the sound of that!  


Each can of Safe Catch Tuna is traceable from sea to table, and Safe Catch only buys tuna from captains whose catch methods minimize environmental impact. Safe Catch raw packs hand-cut fish that is cooked in the can to seal in its many nutrients. It’s also BPA free with no GMOs, glutens, additives, fillers, soy, or pyrophosphate that are found in most canned tuna. This brand operates with the strictest mercury limit of any Albacore tuna brand, and its limit for its Elite Wild Tuna is 10 times stricter than the FDA mercury limit.

Once you open a can of Safe Catch tuna, you will notice right off it’s not as “fishy.” You will immediately notice that it appears fresher than other canned brands as well. The color of it is much more vibrant too. 


Safe Catch offers amazing quality with their tuna. They are a brand that really takes pride in how they produce their product. Safe Catch is a brand that shows they care about our health, nutrition and our environment. With Safe Catch you know you are eating well. Safe Catch delivers on delicious, fresh, preservative-free tuna. It’s a freshness you can see and trust! 

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