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Shimmy and shake your way into Spring with Twist, a refreshing premium water beverage that features a twist of fruit juice. All-natural and boasting a mere 9 calories, Twist offers thirst-quenching hydration and zip to plain water without refined white sugar or chemicals! Twist contains no artificial ingredients, flavors, or preservatives, and is lightly sweetened naturally with organic agave nectar.

Twist is available in 6 delightful flavors to tantalize the taste buds, including:

  • Mandarin White Tea
  • West Indies Lime
  • Mango Acai
  • Wild Strawberry
  • Lemon
  • Pomegranate Blueberry

Mom’s” favorite? West Indies Lime! While a bit hesitant to try this flavor, as lime can be a bit overpowering at times, Twist’s West Indies Lime was akin to a breezy day spent lingering poolside. The lime flavor splashes across the tongue and is simply heavenly!

To locate a retailer near you, or to learn more about Twist, visit www.drinktwist.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

For the kid at heart, Stretch Island Fruit Co.™ has created Original Fruit Strips, perfect for when you need a quick & healthy snack on-the-go! With 7 flavors both children and adults will love, Stretch Island Fruit Co.™’s Original Fruit Strips are made with real fruit puree, and contain no artificial additives or added sugar!

These tuck conveniently into lunch boxes, purses, and yes, even your pocket to curb a snack attack anytime! Choose from Abundant Apricot™, Orchard Cherry, Autumn Apple, Harvest Grape, Mango Sunrise™, Ripened Raspberry, and Summer Strawberry. “Mom’s” favorite? Mango Sunrise™!

Stretch Island Fruit Co.™’s Original Fruit Strips can be found at Whole Foods Market nationwide, or you can order online at www.stretchislandfruit.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Finally – a non-toxic, petroleum-free decongestant that is just in time for cold & flu season! Perfect for nasal congestion, mucus-producing coughs, and breathing difficulties, Mama Nose Best from My Mama’s Love is an all-natural alternative that has “Mom” singing its’ praises!

Made of organic ingredients, which includes Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic Wintergreen Essential Oil, Organic Lavender Essential Oil, and Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Mama Nose Best contains no harsh chemicals or toxic ingredients. You can breathe easier (literally!) knowing that what you are placing on you or your little ones’ skin is petroleum-free and will not harm sensitive skin.

Not only can Mama Nose Best be used directly on the skin by rubbing it onto the chest, back, and neck to relieve congestion while ill, it can also be used as a steam inhalant by adding one tablespoon to boiling water.

Mama Nose Best is available in both an adult version and a children’s version, which is less potent on delicate skin. It can be found online at my-mamas-love.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Pure, luxurious shea butter for moisturizing and soothing everything from baby’s chapped skin to diaper rash, Jess’ Bee Natural will soon become your favorite lotion for your tiny tot! Made of just three ingredients – raw shea butter, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E – this rich, nourishing cream contains absolutely no harsh chemicals or artificial ingredients.

Mamas will appreciate that Jess’ Bee Natural Pure Baby Shea Lotion is an affordable $8.00 for the 4 oz. reusable tin, and it packs nicely into purses or diaper bags for on-the-go. No spills here!

Jess’ Bee Natural is an eco-conscious business specializing in high-quality skin care. All of their products are produced in small batches and are hand poured, using some of nature’s purest ingredients known for their moisturizing, healing, and soothing qualities.

All of Jess’ Bee Natural products can be found nationwide at Whole Foods Market, as well as online at www.jessbeenatural.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Show the love of your life how much you love them with these elegant, tempting Heart Shaped Madeleines from Donsuemor! An elegant gift box is packaged with a variety of chocolate and vanilla madeleines, hand-dipped in chocolate or white chocolate coating, which are sure to delight your sweetheart!

Made from all-natural ingredients, Donsuemor Traditional Madeleines are soft, moist, and baked with pure butter, eggs, and vanilla. They are a lovely accompaniment to coffee, tea, or a tall glass of organic milk! Placed on a serving platter, the Madeleines or Cute Cakes make a stunning display at any soiree, as well!

Donsuemor offers a tempting selection of gift sets, all at an affordable price for any special occasion. Visit www.donsuemor.com to learn more, or to order something sweet for you or your loved ones.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Enter to win three all-natural oral care products from Quantum Health! These three oral-care products include Canker Cover, Lip Clear Lysine+ Cold Sore Treatment, and OraMoist Dry Mouth Patch. From December 13th – December 2oth, you can enter to win daily on Tiny Green Mom!

Win The Following “Natural Products That Make a Difference.”

Canker Cover

Unique Oral Patch is Clinically-Proven to Treat Most Canker Sores in 24 Hours; Provide Pain Relief and Total Protection from Irritants for Eight to 12 hours. Canker Cover is the only over-the-counter canker sore treatment shown in clinical studies to significantly speed treatment. The pill shaped patch adheres to the sore and forms a gel patch that protects the sore, relieves the pain, and speeds treatment. In two separate clinical studies, Canker Cover was shown to heal most canker sores within 24 hours and to be more effective than benzocaine, the active in most canker sores products, at eliminating pain. Available at drug stores, supermarkets and health food stores nationwide – plus online at http://www.cankercover.com.

Lip Clear Lysine+ Cold Sore Treatment

All Natural Cold Sore Treatment Reduces Healing Time by 50%. LIP CLEAR Lysine+ Cold Sore Treatment utilizes the active zinc oxide, as well as lysine – an essential amino acid – and 14 other natural ingredients to help treat cold sores faster. LIP CLEAR Lysine+ is all-natural, has a non-chemical flavor, goes on clear, can be worn under lipstick and doesn’t burn on application. It provides immediate soothing relief of burning and itching. Available at drug stores, supermarkets and health food stores nationwide and online at http://www.lipclear.com/.

OraMoist Dry Mouth Patch

Breakthrough Dry Mouth Treatment Patch Specially Developed to Increase Mouth Moisture; Works for Hours to Restore Healthy Oral Environment. OraMoist Dry Mouth Patch is a revolutionary, time-released, muco-adhesive patch powered by edible natural ingredients that adheres to the roof of the mouth or inside the cheek. As the patch dissolves over two to four hours, it releases ingredients that help increase saliva production alleviating parched, dry mouth. The increased moisture also helps restore a healthy oral environment, a significant benefit for dry mouth sufferers. OraMoist Dry Mouth Patch has been clinically proven effective in terms of increased saliva production and improved feeling of moistness. Available at Walgreens, Rite Aid, Albertson’s LLC and Raley’s, and online at http://www.oramoist.com.

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The Quantum Health All-Natural Oral Care Products Giveaway ends on December 2oth, 2010 and is open to the US and Canada only. Please leave your email address in each comment, and make sure to leave a separate comment for every each and every entry that you make so that they will count for you!

Thank you! “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom can’t wait to announce the winner of this fabulous giveaway!

The cereal lover or health nut on your gift list will relish in creating their very own custom cereal from me & goji this season! Hands down, this is one cool gift – you may be tempted to make your own cereal, as well! With over 60+ organic and all-natural ingredients to choose from, creating just one cereal will prove challenging – plus, you can name your own cereal and upload a photo onto the cereal capsule! Talk about custom-made!

Mom” created her own Tiny Green Mom’s Coco-Nutty Granola – and oh my! What a delicious mix of ingredients that included the artisanal cereal base, two helpings of granola, raisins, coconut, dried apple, acai powder, and ground nutmeg. The process is super simple! Choose your cereal base, enhance the cereal base, add dried fruits, add nuts & seeds, customize your label and order – voila! You have your very own organic, all-natural cereal made exactly the way that YOU want it!

For the holidays, me & goji is offering a gluten-free and super yummy Holiday Mix! In addition, they also offer custom corporate gifts, e-gift certificates for a friend, family member or loved one to design their own cereal, and subscriptions to their cereal club. me & goji makes an excellent gift of health and just plain fun for anyone this season! To ensure delivery by Christmas, orders must be placed by December 15th, 2010.

To learn more about me & goji, or to design your very own cereal, visit www.meandgoji.com.

*Company geneorously provided images and samples for this review.*

The ALL NIGHTER Styling Powder™ is a 100% natural solution for anyone looking to spruce up their ‘do. A favorite of Hollywood stylists, the powder is simple to use and extends a blowout well beyond its intended expiration date. The process is simple: sprinkle the powder over the hair, concentrating on the roots. Using your fingers, disperse the powder evenly throughout the entire length of the hair. Within seconds, the powder removes oil, builds volume and creates texture.

The styling powder comes in a purse sized container making it a must-have for long nights out on the town. Choose from six colors to match with your hair color – platinum/neutral, dark brown/black, honey blonde, brown/brunette, golden blonde and redhead. Just in time for the holidays, any eco-beauty conscious gift recipient would be thrilled to find this product in their stocking. The entire line can be viewed at www.theall-nighter.com.

*Company generously provided images and samples for this review.*

This review was written by Kirstin Robison, who has a passion for everything beauty and travel related. Often found scouring articles and store shelves for the latest must-haves, Kirstin prefers to stay on top of trends. Nothing inspires her more than to find extraordinary products that really work and make life easier. Having traveled to many exotic locations, Kirstin understands the value of products that offer practical benefits. Writing for “Tiny Green Mom” gives her the opportunity to discover new products that make a difference for the user and the planet.

For a lighter yet still delicious take on the holidays, here are a few vegetarian and all-natural twists on traditional appetizers, as well as some healthy new suggestions that are sure to get you through the holiday season without weighing you down!

This Holiday Season, Let Your Heart (and diet!) Be Light

Pair Veggie Patch’s Meatless Meatballs with a delicious tomato sauce on the side (an easy dish from freezer to table in just minutes). Your guests can grab a toothpick and dig right in!

Couple Veggie Patch’s Falafel Chickpea Balls with warm pita for a spicy Mediterranean-style treat.

Instead of using high-calorie ranch dressing with your vegetable party tray, try all-natural Tribe Origins hummus. Or for a zesty twist on artichoke dip, check out Tribe’s recipe for Hummus Artichoke Dip.

For a quick tasty appetizer that will wow your dinner guests, try Tribe’s recipe for Hummus Piadine with Cucumber and Feta Salad.

Replace high fat holiday snacks with delicious and healthy Veggie Patch Corn Bites.

The next time you prepare a traditional Chicken Parmesan, substitute the chicken for Veggie Patch Meatless Chickn Cutlets.

*Tips and image courtesy of Tribe Origins.*

This delightfully delicious dip showcases artichokes, a favorite of “Mom’s!” To make this dip even less caloric and fattening, substitute low-fat or fat-free cream cheese for the full-fat variety.

Tribe Hummus Artichoke Dip

Ingredients

8-oz tub of Tribe Roasted Garlic Hummus

1 8oz cream cheese, softened

1 14-oz can of artichoke hearts, or 2-6oz jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained & coarsely chopped

1-2 scallions, finely chopped

1 1/2 cups shredded parmesan cheese

1 tsp worcestershire sauce

salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium sized bowl, stir the hummus and cream cheese together until well combined.

Stir in the artichoke hearts, scallions, and parmesan cheese until combined. Add the worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.

Pour into a small casserole baking dish, 8×8 or 8×6. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes until bubbly and browned.

Serve immediately with pita chips, tortillas chips, crackers, crostini toasts or cut vegetables. Enjoy!

*Recipe and image courtesy of Tribe Origins.*