Komplete_ThreeFlavors_TogetherPacking a lunchbox is always a challenge! As the kiddos head back-to-school, “Mom” has selected three delicious and nutritious options for packing a healthier lunchbox! In addition to fresh fruit, veggies, lean protein and whole grains, the products below are excellent choices for inclusion, as well!

3 Nutritious Lunchbox Snacks for the School Year

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Fruit Bliss®
Seeking a sweet, healthy treat to pack in your child’s lunchbox or tuck in their backpack for an after school snack? Fruit Bliss offers a selection of all-natural, unsulfured fruit that is just as sweet and juicy as fresh fruit! We are loving the dried plums and apricots here at Tiny Green Mom – we devoured a little snack bag of each within minutes!

Made using high-quality whole fruit sourced from Turkey, France and Tunisia, Fruit Bliss’ sun-sweetened whole apricots, plums, dates and figs are infused with moisture to deliver a deliciously juicy fruit every time. Packed with fiber and essential vitamins, Fruit Bliss snacks are Non-GMO Project Verified, Vegan and OU Kosher certified and available in five varieties, including Soft Dried Apricots Sourced from Turkey, Soft Dried Figs Sourced from Turkey, Soft Dried d’Agen Plums Sourced from France, Soft Dried Dates Sourced from Tunisia and Soft Fruit Medley – Apricots, Figs and Plums. Fruit Bliss snacks are available in 1.75 oz. and 6 oz. re-sealable pouches. You can locate a retailer near you or order online at FruitBliss.com.

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Komplete Ultimate Shakes
Some mornings, there just isn’t enough time for a nutritious breakfast! If this is a common problem among your kids, try Kate Farms’ Komplete Ultimate Shakes – a line of dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free ready to drink meal replacement shakes.

Made with certified organic ingredients and blended with antioxidants and 21 superfoods (including acai, mangosteen, raspberries, and green tea extract), this creamy creation of all-natural ingredients will ensure that your little ones are receiving the proper nutrition to stay healthy throughout the school year. We also like creating a morning smoothie that includes Komplete Vanilla Bliss, 1 banana, a dash of cinnamon, and ice for quick morning pick-me-up! You can visit www.KateFarms.com for more information or to order online.

KIND Blue

KIND Minis
Little ones can snack big with these mighty little KIND Bars. These perfectly portioned KIND Bars are an optimal after school snack before sports or a healthy dessert option packed in a lunchbox (think Almond & Coconut!). The Mini Variety Pack has four popular KIND Bar flavors packaged together, including Almond & Coconut, Nut Delight, Fruit & Nut Delight, and Cranberry Almond + Antioxidants. At just approximately 100 calories, and boasting a combo of fiber, protein and heart healthy fats, KIND Bars are a delightful and nutritious snack! Check out Kind Snacks to see all their yummy offerings!

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Smooch - GroupSend a Smooch in their lunchbox! For children (and adults, too!) Smooch is a 100% natural fruit snack that’s made with a blend of three fruit purees (not from concentrate), containing 5% chia seeds and 1% acerola cherry puree to keep little ones energized. Smooch is low in calories, gluten, dairy and nut free and is vegan and vegetarian-friendly. Smooch comes in a single serve pouch, perfect for packing in lunchboxes, backpacks and sports bags!

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While the creators of Smooch wanted to offer adults the same fun and healthy snack option that kids are enjoying, “Mom” found these to be quite a hit with her little ones! Plus, “Mom” loves that each Smooch has two secret (or maybe not so secret!) superfoods that pack an incredible nutritional punch – chia seeds and acerola cherry.

Smooch - Apple Raspberry Peach

Smooches are currently offered in three delightful flavors, including Smooch Apple, Raspberry, Peach, Chia Seeds and Acerola Cherry, Smooch Mango, Pineapple Banana, Chia Seeds and Acerola Cherry, and Smooch Strawberry, Blueberry, Banana, Chia Seeds and Acerola Cherry. We are loving them ALL!

For more information or to order online, you can visit Smooch Snacks. We are hoping they come out with new flavors soon!

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Bai5 Molokai CoconutIf you are a fan of the 5 calorie superfruit beverages called Bai5 – you are in for a treat with their newest flavor to tantalize your taste buds – Molokai Coconut! The ninth flavor to make its debut – Molokai Coconut joined Congo Pear, Sumatra Dragonfruit, Brasilia Blueberry, Costa Rica Clementine, Limu Lemon, Malawi Mango, Panana Peach and Ipanema Dragonfruit. Yes – they are as delicious and exotic as they sound! “Mom” cannot decide which one is her favorite, as the Panama Peach and Costa Rica Clementine are tied in first place at the moment!

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The 5 calorie, 100% Natural beverage contains only 1 gram of sugar and is perfect for anytime of the year, especially on a hot day. Drinking Bai5 is a great way to rehydrate while replenishing your electrolytes after a workout and is a great alternative to soda or sugary sports drinks. Most importantly, Bai5 contains the lesser know superfruit, the coffee fruit, which is loaded with antioxidants.

Bai5 can be enjoyed over ice as a refreshing beverage, or the flavors make great mixers for your favorite organic tropical drinks, too! We thought the recipe below sounded pretty tasty, and would be just as good without the rum, too!

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Ingredients

2 ounces of Bai 5 Molokai Coconut
1 slice of fresh pineapple for garnish
2 ounces of organic rum
½ cup of crushed ice
2 ounces of fresh pineapple juice
1 tall, chilled glass

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in tall, chilled glass and enjoy!

For more exciting beverage combinations using Bai5, or to locate a store near you, visit drinkbai.com.

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Organic Pharmacy Baby WashMom” is loving this new organic product line designed for wee ones and their mothers! The Organic Pharmacy makes it easy to care for your new arrival in the best way possible by using The Organic Pharmacy’s mother & baby natural, toxin-free products designed especially with delicate skin in mind. The Organic Pharmacy line is gentle on baby’s skin, while the range of prenatal and postnatal care products is ideal for mom’s health and beauty needs.

Mom” adores the Apricot & Chamomile scent of the lotion, wash, shampoo and conditioner! It is light and fresh, leaving baby smelling sweet and oh-so cuddly! The line includes eight essential baby and mommy care products, including Mother & Baby Massage Oil, Lavender & Chamomile Milk Bath, Miracle Nipple Cream, Stretch Mark Oil, Apricot & Chamomile Conditioner, Apricot & Chamomile Shampoo, Apricot & Chamomile Wash, and Apricot & Chamomile Lotion. All of the products make an excellent baby shower gift to pamper the new mommy and her baby!

Organic Pharmacy Baby Wash

Some of our favorites from the Organic Pharmacy include:

Apricot & Chamomile Lotion (made with Aloe, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Apricot Oil, Chamomile, Honey, Jojoba, and Sesame Seed Oil)

Apricot & Chamomile Wash (made with Aloe, Rose, Rose Geranium, Rose Hip, St Johns Wort, Apricot Oil, Chamomile, and Marigold)

Apricot & Chamomile Shampoo (made with Algin, Aloe, St Johns Wort, Chamomile, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Hydrolysed Wheat Protein, Lemon, and Marigold)

These luxe new items from the Organic Pharmacy will definitely be loved by little ones and their mommies alike! You can learn more at The Organic Pharmacy website.

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Salacia Product Group ShotWhether you are vacationing beachside this summer, or just want to escape for a few moments in the comfort of your own tub, the new Salacia Salts line of bath salts and body scrubs is the perfect choice! Capturing the healing power of the sea in reclaimed wine bottles, this elegant bath and body line is named after Roman sea goddess Salacia. According to Roman mythology, Salacia traveled through the ocean on a pearl-shell chariot pulled by seahorses and dolphins. Her name is derived from the Latin word “sal,” meaning salt.

Made in Savannah, Georgia, the line features fragrances inspired by native Southern botanicals, including Magnolia, Peach, Midnight Garden and Southern Pecan. “Mom” is enamored with the Georgia Peach fragrance! All Salacia Salts products contain natural exfoliants leaving your skin feeling smooth, rejuvenated and refreshed. After a run on the beach or an afternoon spent gardening, your hands and feet will thank you if you use the body scrub!

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Why are we loving this gorgeous new line?

● Products are created from natural botanicals, essential oils and 100% pure Atlantic sea salt
● Line is vegan-friendly
● Free from sulfates, colorants, parabens, petrochemicals and animal products
● Made with recyclable packaging and biodegradable product labels
● Hand-mixed and packaged in Savannah, Georgia

Salacia Pecan Scrub

Salacia Salts also features a decadent new Hand & Body Scrub in Midnight Garden and Southern Pecan fragrances. Whatever bath or body product you choose to indulge in will certainly not disappoint!

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You can learn more about the Salacia Salts all-natural body care products online at SalaciaSalts.com.

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Yellow Label Kids - Finger PuppetsLooking for creative, imaginative and inspired play this summer with your little ones? Look no further than Yellow Label Kids, a fantastic company offering fair-trade, earth-friendly and hand-crafted toys, puppets and animals that don’t need all the bells and whistles to engage little ones! It’s time to turn off the TV, iPads, iPods, computers, and more, and let your children perform an impromptu puppet show with these oh-so cute hand puppets! The finger puppets are lovingly stitched and have sparked the imaginations of “Mom’s” little ones countless times since they arrived to play. The tiny details of the finger puppets are absolutely darling, and what we love is how easy to they are to pack due to their size! The little puppets can be placed in a pocket, purse, diaper bag and more for fun on-the-go – perfect for a backseat comedy routine!

Yellow Label Kids - Lion Friends Rattles

Founded by entrepreneur Hillary Sciarillo, Yellow Label Kids is fast becoming one of “Mom’s” favorite earth-friendly toy companies! The knit toys are all made with bamboo yarn, and are extremely soft for little hands. The rattles make an excellent baby shower gift for the eco-minded parent!

In addition to the finger puppets and rattles, beautiful handmade dolls, toys, hats, and more are available. To see the entire collection of clothing and toys available at Yellow Label Kids, please visit YellowLabelKids.com.

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Morable Blanket BambooAs a mother to two little ones, “Mom” swaddled both babies from birth to 12 months in a Miracle Blanket®. They slept better, more comfortably and secure, and eased our worries that a blanket would cover their tiny nose or mouth. Now that her youngest is one year old, swaddling has now been replaced with footed sleepers, just as an eco-friendly swaddling blanket has made its debut! (why does that always happen!?) Regardless – the Miracle Blanket® makes it a breeze for anyone (new moms and dads, grandparents, visiting aunts and uncles…) to swaddle your little one properly and with ease.

Miracle Industries, LLC, the inventors of the award-winning Miracle Blanket®, have designed the Cool Bamboo Miracle Blanket®, the first eco-friendly swaddling blanket to join the company’s line of best-selling swaddling blankets.

Cool Bamboo Miracle Blankets® are made from a super-soft bamboo-cotton blend (70% bamboo and 30% cotton). “Mom” is a big fan of anything that is made of bamboo! It is extremely soft and just lovely next to the skin. The silky smooth fabric is stretchy, odor and stain-resistant, breathable, and lightweight, making it perfect for swaddling during the warm weather months and year-round according to Michael Gatten, CEO and founder of the dad-invented Miracle Blanket®.

“We know many families are conscientious about the environment and rightfully so. That’s why we have been working hard to give these families an eco-friendly swaddling solution – and not just any solution – but a solution that also happens to be the #1 pediatrician recommended swaddling blanket on the market today,” says Gatten. “While the fabric is different, the one thing that remains unchanged is our guarantee that Miracle Blanket® will give your baby (and mom and dad) a good night’s sleep.”

The new Cool Bamboo Miracle Blanket® is available for $32.95 on www.MiracleBlanket.com and at authorized Miracle Blanket® retailers worldwide. Please visit www.MiracleBlanket.com for more information.

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Aveeno Baby WashIf you have little ones with sensitive skin, like “Mom,” AVEENO® Baby is an allergen and paraben-free choice for bath time! The newest formulation, AVEENO® Baby Wash & Shampoo, helps to nourish, soothe and protect baby’s delicate skin. Specially formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® ingredients like Oat Extract and Colloidal Oatmeal, “Mom” is loving the light, sweet scent left on her tiny ones’ skin! Plus, it can be used in the bath for some bubbles, as well!

Why choose AVEENO® Baby Wash & Shampoo for your little ones?

· Formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Natural Oat Extract (carefully extracted from the oat kernel) is known for its soothing properties

· Blends into a rich, lathering cleanser that cleans without drying

· Gentle enough for everyday use on infants and babies’ sensitive skin

· Lightly scented

· Allergy-tested, soap-free, tear free, and paraben free

· AVEENO® Brand is Pediatrician recommended

Available at food, drug and mass merchandisers nationwide, AVEENO® Baby Wash & Shampoo can also be found online at Aveeno.com.

Kiss My Face Kids SunblockWith kids spending more time playing outside or practicing cannonballs into the pool now that summer is upon us, it’s time to protect little ones from the harmful effects of the sun – naturally, of course! Kiss My Face Kids Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 is one of “Mom’s” top picks this summer – this natural mineral sunscreen glides on evenly, offers SPF 30 protection and does not contain nanoparticles, phthalates, fragrances, artificial colors or any other animal ingredients. It’s an excellent choice for parents who are concerned about their children as well as the planet!

With a little one who could swim for hours in the pool if it was up to her, “Mom” tested the new Kiss My Face Kids Sun Collection and was very pleased! It did not wear off quickly, and provided her sun-kissed child with optimal protection, no matter how many times she dove into the pool!

To learn more about the Kiss My Face Kids Sun Collection, or to order, please visit Whole Foods and KissMyFace.com.

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BabyGanics Mineral SunscreenHeading outside with little ones in tow this summer means proper sun protection is top priority! “Mom” is loving the new Baby Pure Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion 30+SPF from BabyGanics – a super smooth formula that is safe for your children as well as the environment! Simply toss this lotion in your beach bag and let the fun in the sun begin! At “Mom’s” house, that means swinging on the swings in the backyard and spending many hours poolside.

The newest offering from BabyGanics, Baby Pure Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion 30+SPF not only protects your children against the harsh broad spectrum UVA/UVB rays of summertime but also moisturizes their tender skin. Pediatrician and Dermatologist tested and approved, this mineral based lotion retains its waterproof and SPF qualities for up to 80 minutes – even after all the fun outdoors in the backyard, at the beach or poolside! Plus, the new lotion does not contain PABA, Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Nano-Particles or Fragrances.

Super simple to apply, this lotion is the best in targeting all of the key areas of protection. Baby Pure Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion 30+SPF is available in a 4oz. tube can be purchased at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Babiesrus.com and Diapers.com.

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