Using delicious ingredients and a South African-inspired taste profile, the newest condiment line that needs to be in your pantry this Fall is CHUT UP! Having just introduced their inaugural three flavors, Beet Ketchup, Apple & Caramelized Onion Chutney and Peri Peri Hot Sauce, CHUT UP condiments are healthier, better for you and absolutely mouthwatering.

Handcrafted, all-natural and with no added sugar like many commercial condiments, each flavor of CHUT UP can be used on anything that needs a flavor pick-me-up. From topping hot dogs and meatloaf, to serving as a marinade or a salad dressing, each condiment will add depth and flavor to your meal. Instead of bland tomato ketchup, enliven your burger or veggie burger with Beet Ketchup! (The kids won’t realize they are getting an extra vegetable, either!)

The week that the condiments arrived, we made Chicken Pad Thai for dinner one evening, and we were out of the chili sauce we usually used to add heat to the dish. Guess what made an excellent stand-in? The Peri Peri Hot Sauce! It added the heat we needed to make the Pad Thai perfect!

To learn more about this new condiment company which was created by the South African-born entrepreneur, Chef Hugo Uys, visit chut-up.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this article. All thoughts expressed within are my own.*

My daughter and I just adore Butternut Squash Soup! This Fall, make it healthier with the addition of organic kefir instead of cream! Adding the creaminess you desire with the addition of probiotics and calcium makes this spicy, delightful soup even better! If you like a more traditional flavor, opt not to add the curry spice and use a mix of fall-inspired spices instead, such as nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon.

Fall Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients

2 cups cooked butternut squash or butternut squash puree
1 cup Lifeway Organic Plain Whole Milk Kefir
2 tsp olive oil
1 heaping Tbsp curry spice (heat to preference)
1/4 tsp salt, or to taste
Basil, extra spices, pepitas and olive oil for garnish

organic lifeway kefir

Preparation

1. Add squash puree, kefir olive oil and spices into a blender and blend on high until creamy and
completely mixed.

2. Pour mixture into a sauce pan and heat on medium-high heat until desired temperature is
reached.

3. Serve in soup bowls and garnish with additional spices or kefir.

Makes 2 to 3 servings.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Lifeway Kefir.*

Move over, ice cream! There’s a new treat to indulge in… guilt-free! We recently had the opportunity to dive into a variety of decadent and delicious ARCTIC ZERO® Fit Frozen Desserts® Pints, and wow, what a delight! The whole family had fun trying the different flavors, from Salted Caramel to Cake Batter to Peanut Butter Swirl. We even received a cute heart-shaped bowl and ice cream scooper to add to the fun!

Arctic Zero Pic

If you are looking for a healthy alternative to ice cream, ARCTIC ZERO® Fit Frozen Desserts® Pints are the perfect zero-guilt sweet treats for parents who care about clean ingredients. Each crave-worthy, low-calorie, lactose free pint is made with hormone-free whey protein and sweetened naturally with monk fruit, making it low in sugar. Your whole family will love these delicious frozen treats!

Arctic Zero PB Swirl

Chunky Pints are a little more indulgent with bits of yummy treats swirled in. Only 75 calories per half-cup serving and 300 calories for the entire pint, Chunky pints are low in fat (1-2.5 grams). Find the following flavors at select Target stores: Rocky Road Trip, Cherry Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter Swirl (absolutely divine!) and Brownie Blast.

Artctic Zero Salted Caramel

Creamy Pints are deliciously smooth and creamy. Only 35 calories per half-cup serving and 150 calories for the entire pint, and Creamy pints are fat free. Find the following flavors at select Target stores: Cookie Shake, Cake Batter and Salted Caramel (“Mom’s” favorite!).

Why We Love ARCTIC ZERO!

ARCTIC ZERO is low in sugar (low glycemic) and makes a great sweet treat for diabetics since it’s sweetened naturally with monk fruit (no sugar alcohols).

ARCTIC ZERO is lactose free and perfect for those who are lactose intolerant.

ARCTIC ZERO only uses rBST-free whey protein.

There are many gluten-free ARCTIC ZERO options available that are every bit as delicious as non-gluten free frozen desserts.

ARCTIC ZERO Creamy pints are fat free and only 35 calories per half- cup serving and 150 calories for the entire pint, making it a zero-guilt dessert.

ARCTIC ZERO Chunky pints are low in fat (1-2.5 grams) and only 75 calories per half-cup serving and 300 calories for the entire pint, allowing you to indulge without guilt.

ARCTIC ZERO pints contain 3-4 grams of protein per serving and are perfect in protein smoothies or shakes.
All ARCTIC ZERO pints contain 2-3 grams of fiber per serving.

ARCTIC ZERO is certified kosher, GMO free, and contains no artificial ingredients.

Price: $4.49-$4.99 a pint.

*We received ARCTIC ZERO through the Moms Meet Ambassador program for review. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

School’s out for the summer! For the hungry beasts rummaging through your pantry and refrigerator, keep organic, all-natural and Fair Trade Certified snacks on hand and in plain sight for them to grab easily after a hard day at play! One of our go-to brands in the Tiny Green Mom household is SunRidge Farms! This family-owned company offers delicious snacks you can feel good about offering to your family. Whether you pack their Organic Banana Chips in your little one’s lunchbox for summer camp, or nosh on their Berries & Chocolate Antioxidant Mix as an afternoon pick-me-up, SunRidge Farms has the entire family covered when it comes to snacking!

SunRidge Farms Hiking Pic

Some of our favorites include:

Organic Greek Yogurt Pretzels, Organic Quinoa Coconut Mango Granola, All Natural Berries & Chocolate Antioxidant Mix, Organic Dark Chocolate Raisins, All Natural Women’s Vitality Mix, All Natural Men’s Energy Mix, and Organic, Fair Trade Certified Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds (“Mom’s” favorite!)

SunRidge Farms Banana Chips

The organic snacks offered from SunRidge Farms contain no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides in growing and processing, no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, and no hydrogenated oils or trans fats.

In addition to purchasing the snacks individually, you can also purchase SunRidge Farms foods in bulk! Did you know that organic bulk items are 89 percent less expensive than their packaged counterparts? SunRidge Farms can be found right in the bulk aisles of your local grocery or health food store, including Whole Foods Markets.

About SunRidge Farms
SunRidge Farms is a family-owned company based in Royal Oaks, CA. It’s manufacturing facility is powered by 2,500 solar panels, eliminating more than 1.3 million points of CO2 annually. The company also uses biodiesel delivery trucks and hybrid cars to power its sales team and offers employees $5 a day to bike to and from work. You can learn more here.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

In our home, we are always looking for organic, clean-ingredient fruit snacks when craving something sweet & healthy! When on-the-go with little ones, having a treat to reach for in a hurry that won’t spoil a meal beforehand is always a plus…or when they spy something they want but shouldn’t have going through the checkout line at the grocery store. Tuck a few Pure Organic Layered Fruit Bars in your purse or diaper bag for these situations…we’ve all been there!

Pure Organic Pineapple PassionFruit

Pure Organic Layered Fruit Bars are dual-flavored, triple-layered fruit snacks made from organic fruit and vegetable juices and purees, with no added sugars, artificial sweeteners or preservatives. The Layered Fruit Bars are produced in a nut free facility, which makes them an ideal allergy-friendly treat to pack in your purse, kids’ lunchbox, beach bag & more! Each fruit-based bar contains 12 grams of sugar with only 60 calories. The bars are made with USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free, vegan and kosher ingredients.

Pure Organic Layered Fruit Bars

The bar is available in Strawberry Banana and Pineapple Passionfruit and sold in a 24 pack for $10.99 per variety box at Costco – making it ideal for families on a budget. We are loving the Pineapple Passionfruit flavor – think tropical sunsets on an island!

Pure Organic’s Layered Fruit Bars are also available at Sprouts, select Safeway locations, Albertsons, and Whole Foods, as well as many other natural food stores and online at PureOrganic.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

Move over, yogurt! Make way for a new protein-rich snack called Muuna! This is cottage cheese – reimagined in a convenient portion that contains 15g of protein and has delicious real pieces of fruit on the bottom! Perfectly portioned in a single serving, it makes a for a quick & healthy snack pre or post-workout, at the office, or when you want something sweet but not guilt-inducing.

Muuna Blueberry & Strawberry

Muuna is available in 5 yummy fruit flavors, including Pineapple, Blueberry, Strawberry, Mango, and Peach, as well as plain. We tried all of the delightful varieties in ‘Mom’s‘ kitchen, and the Mango and Peach were definitely our favorites! Just the right amount of fruit and not overly sweet! I am sure some people swirl and mix the fruit right in…and some leave the fruit on the bottom to be enjoyed and savored at the end. What type are you?

Muuna Pineapple

Not only is Muuna Cottage Cheese a rich source of protein, it is free from artificial flavors and sweeteners, and Kosher and Gluten-Free. You can learn more about this new way to enjoy cottage cheese on their website, http://muuna.com/.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

Five ingredients! That’s it! Whip up these no-bake, nutritious and high energy snacks in minutes as the perfect grab-n-go snack, made with protein-packed Pic’s Peanut Butter! Trust us, they won’t last long!

Tiny Green Mom’s Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Ingredients

3/4 cup Pic’s Peanut Butter

2 Tbsp. organic honey

1/2 cup ground flax seeds

1 cup old-fashioned oats

1/2 cup Lily’s Sweets Dark Chocolate Baking Chips

Pic's PB & Energy Bites 1

Preparation

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a bowl; stir to combine. Add in the chocolate baking chips and mix everything together.

Pic's PB & Energy Bites 2

Place the mixture in the refrigerator for a couple minutes, and then roll the mixture into 1 inch balls. Store in an airtight container.

Makes approximately 16 energy bites.

*Company generously provided samples for review and recipe development. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

 

 

If you look at recent posts on Tiny Green Mom, it is quite clear that we are big fans of pretty much anything to do with yogurt! FroYo Bites – we’ve made those! Delicious fruit and yogurt parfaits? Check! Enjoyed in a mango lassi or topped lovingly with honey…can we get a YUM?

Recently, “Mom” was introduced to Smari Organic Icelandic Yogurt, which is the only certified organic Icelandic yogurt on the market. It is made with milk from only the best grass-fed Jersey and Guernsey cows, and the new flavors contain 13g of protein per serving! It’s organic! It’s protein-packed and oh-so smooth – what’s not to love?!

Smari new flavors

Smari just debuted four delicious new flavors, all made with whole milk, including Black Cherry and Chia, Key Lime, Pineapple, and New Orleans Coffee. According to the company’s website, it takes four cups of whole milk to make one cup of yogurt. Now that’s creamy!

The Key Lime and the Black Cherry & Chia were “Mom’s” favorite flavors, but the Pineapple flavor was reminiscent of a Dole Whip at the Magic Kingdom at Disney World…. it was just that good.

You can learn more about Smari Organic Icelandic Yogurt at www.smariorganics.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

Memorial Day is quickly approaching, and that means planning for backyard barbecues, a beach bash, or a picnic in the park with your family! Now you can feel good about serving up some chips to go with your favorite salads, fruit skewers, grilled chicken and more with the latest addition to Deep River Snacks – HONCHOS Tortilla Chips!

HONCHOS Low Res - Peach

This exciting new line of organic tortilla chips are made with 90-100% organic ingredients, and are non-GMO and Certified Gluten-Free. Available in 3 mouthwatering flavors, including Nacho Cheese, Peach Habanero, and Ranch, this flavor explosion is one you can feel good about indulging in this Memorial Day! Take note, sweet heat fans, the Peach Habanero is like nothing you have ever tasted in a tortilla chip!

HONCHOS Low Res - Ranch

As with all Deep River Snacks, the new HONCHOS are proudly made in the USA without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, and they are Non-GMO, Kosher, Certified Gluten-Free, and Nut-Free! The best part about choosing Deep River Snacks? They ‘Give a Chip!‘ Each bag features a great charity partner with a back story that means something important to a Deep River Snacks’ founder or employee.

Mom” doesn’t usually eat chips, but these were just too good to resist, and the fact that they are made with Non-GMO and organic ingredients made them extremely irresistible! You can use their store locator tab to find the new HONCHOS near you!

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece. All thoughts expressed herein are our own.*

Mom” whipped up this fun, fast and deliciously healthy recipe with her little ones this past weekend! All it takes is a few minutes of prep time, and your kiddos will be able to create nutritious Mini FroYo Parfait Bites with minimal help!

Tiny Green Mom’s Mini FroYo Parfait Bites

Ingredients

3/4 cup Viki’s Granola

1 cup Organic Greek Yogurt (“Mom” prefers Stonyfield Farm)

Strawberries, diced

Blueberries, halved

FroYo 3

Preparation

Line 2 mini muffin tins with liners.

Prepare work area for little ones, setting out the diced fruit, organic yogurt, and granola in separate containers within reach.

FroYo 2

Sprinkle 1 – 1/2 tsp. of granola on bottom of each muffin cup.

FroYo 4

Top with dollop of organic yogurt.

Place a small amount of fruit on top of yogurt, and once completed, place in freezer until frozen.

We found that the FroYo Bites needed to be set out on a plate for a few minutes before being eaten so they were a bit easier to eat.

YUM!

*Recipe created by Tiny Green Mom. Viki’s Granola generously provided samples for recipe development.*