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I am always on the lookout for a healthier treat for my family, and these little bites of organic goodness definitely fit the bill! I have seen Emmy’s Organics Coconut Cookies tucked in the bins at Starbucks and have always wanted to give them a try… so when asked to try all 4 of their delicious flavors, I jumped at the chance!

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Emmy’s Organics Coconut Cookies are made with clean, organic ingredients like fair trade cocoa powder, and contain zero artificial ingredients or coloring! They are certified USDA organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan and paleo-friendly, making them an ideal little snack!

Available in flavors like Dark Cacao, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Bean, Lemon Ginger and more, these superfood snacks are great atop smoothies, yogurt, or as a yummy bite straight from the bag.

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Emmy’s are also the perfect size for summer travel and can be found at Starbucks stores nationwide — making them an ideal on-the-go vegan or paleo option!

We loved the simplicity of the vanilla flavor, which reminded me of traditional shortbread with a hint of coconut! If you have little ones like I do, make sure they eat those over a plate as they are soft and can be a bit flaky.

To learn more about Emmy’s Organics Coconut Cookies, visit emmysorganics.com.

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

With the school year in full swing, ‘Mom‘ is always on the lookout for nutritious, wholesome foods for the entire family to provide everyone with the energy they need throughout the day! Stepping up to the plate in a big way is one of ‘Mom’s’ new favorite companies – Orgain! From delicious plant-based protein bars to organic almond milk and Vegan nutritional shakes, Orgain offers a wide variety of options for today’s busy, but health-conscious families!

Orgain was created by Dr. Andrew Abraham, whose own experience seeking high-quality organic nutrition during his cancer treatment years ago inspired him to develop organic products for active families in need of great-tasting, wholesome options on-the-go.

One lucky winner on Tiny Green Mom will win the Orgain ‘Back to School Survival Kit,’ filled with delicious protein-packed products for the whole family!

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Included in the Orgain ‘Back to School Survival Kit’ are the following products:

Healthy Kids Organic Nutritional Shakes in Chocolate, Strawberry, and Vanilla

Organic Nutritional Shake

Organic Cold Brew Coffee + Protein

Organic Protein Bars in 4 Flavors

From September 24th – September 30th, you can enter to win daily on Tiny Green Mom!

First, leave a comment below to let us know why you would love to win the Orgain ‘Back to School Survival Kit’ Giveaway!

To obtain extra entries:

Follow Tiny Green Mom on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name to let us know that this has been done. This is only valid for one entry.

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The Orgain ‘Back to School Survival Kit’ Giveaway ends on September 30th, 2016 and is open to the US 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 eco-fabulous giveaway!

Here’s a healthy alternative to deep frying – EVOO Oven-Cooked French Fries! As you plan your menu for your upcoming 4th of July gathering, this recipe for making your own delicious & organic french fries is a great choice to accompany anything you may be grilling!

Gaea’s French Fry Recipe

Ingredients

4 1/2 cups organic potatoes
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil GAEA PDO Region Kalamata
Coarse salt
Fresh pepper
1 teaspoon of smoked paprika

Preparation

Preheat the oven at 450 F.
Scrub the potatoes clean and cut them into slices approximately 1 cm thick.
Place them in a bowl filled with water and leave them for approximately 15 minutes.
Drain the potatoes, season them with salt and pepper and place them on a baking dish. Top them off with Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the PDO region of Kalamata.
Roast in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
Season with paprika.
Reduce the temperature to 400 F and bake for 10 more minutes or until they get a nice golden color.

*Recipe and image courtesy of GAEA.*

Mom” has been a fan of Weleda products for years, and their new Baby Derma White Mallow Collection is a must if you have babies or children with sensitive skin. “Mom’s” toddler has allergies and eczema, causing her skin to break out often, so this delicate skin care line is now one of the first lines of defense against dry, irritated skin!

This 100% certified natural collection is excepted by the National Eczema Association, harnesses the power of organic white mallow, pansy and precious plant oils to calm irritated skin and strengthen its natural protective barrier – perfect for mom, baby or little ones! We love that organic white mallow and coconut oil leaves the skin soft, smooth and hydrated, no matter what the weather!

Baby Derma White Mallow Collection includes:

HI-RES Baby Derma Body Lotion

White Mallow Body Lotion

This mild, delicate and unscented lotion is made from 95% organic ingredients, gently moisturizes and relieves itching from dryness for overall healthier-looking skin.

HI-RES Baby Derma Face Cream

White Mallow Face Cream

An extremely gentle face cream made from 97% organic ingredients that nourishes and calms delicate skin, creating a protective barrier from harsh environmental elements. Skin is left feeling pleasantly soft and supple!

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White Mallow Diaper Rash Cream

Mom” is always on the lookout for a better diaper cream! This soothing cream works wonders – effectively protecting little ones from diaper rash by maintaining the skin’s moisture while alleviating itching and dryness.

The Baby Derma White Mallow Collection is available at Whole Foods Markets and usa.weleda.com.

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

Mom” is expecting any day now, so of course she was excited to try out these delicious all-natural, organic cookies that effortlessly help boost a mother’s breast milk supply in preparation for baby’s arrival!

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Milkmakers Lactation Cookies nourish nursing moms with their delicious, whole food treats that contain just the right mix of natural, organic ingredients including oats, brewer’s yeast, flax seed and a custom blend of vitamins and minerals essential for breastfeeding moms. Breastfeeding moms can choose from yummy flavors including Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin and brand new Lemon Lactation Cookies for a zesty, sweet treat! 1-2 nutritious cookies a day can help breastfeeding moms reap the full benefits of the cookie ingredients. “Mom” was delighted to find that the cookies stayed fresh, soft and chewy in their individually packaged bags, and can be easily tucked into a purse, backpack or diaper bag for a healthy on-the-go snack when out about with little ones in tow!

Founder and CEO, Emily Kane, created Milkmakers after her milk supply started to go down and she worried that she wouldn’t be able to provide enough milk for her baby. She tried every remedy available and finally, a lactation consultant told her about lactation cookies. It seemed too good to be true – she could eat delicious cookies AND increase her milk supply. To her surprise, she saw an immediate boost in her milk production!

Sold by the bag, in grab-and-go bakery boxes and as a baking mix, Milkmakers Lactation Cookies and Mixes come in gluten-free and dairy-free options, as well. You can order online at www.milkmakers.com.

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

ID-100120230Top 5 Eco-Baby & Toddler Gifts for 2013

The holidays are here, and it is time for “Mom” to reveal her top eco-friendly gifts for babies and toddlers! The five items below will delight and surprise both parents and children this season!

KicKee Pants Blanket

KicKee Pants Ruffle Blanket
Wee ones will love to snuggle up with this super-soft Ruffle Blanket from KicKee Pants! Made from soft Viscose from Bamboo fabric, the blanket is the ideal combo of stretch and softness. Great for swaddling or for cuddling as your child grows – this will surely be a favorite for years to come! Available in a variety of solid colors and cozy prints. www.kickeepants.com

Dots on Tots

Dots on Tots Flap Hat
Celeb-loved line Dots on Tots has the perfect stocking stuffer for babies this season – the organic cotton Flap Hat! Made from 100% certified organic soft baby cotton, the Flap Hat is double layered for warmth, and seamless with a soft Velcro (hook and loop) closure on the flaps. The hat is a must-have for chilly weather! Made in the USA with low-impact dyes, the Flap Hat is available in white, blue or pink in either cotton or sherpa fabric. www.dotsontots.com

Baby Mantra

Baby Mantra Skincare Line
Safeguard your baby’s sacred bedtime bath with Baby Mantra, a new baby skincare line made of top quality, all-natural and organic ingredients. Lush formulations pamper mom and baby alike, without the harmful chemicals and carcinogens often found in mainstream products. For the perfect gift set for a newborn baby this season, Baby Mantra offers four toxin-free products to protect, pamper and soothe, including the Newborn Shampoo & Body Wash, 3-in-1 Baby Bubble Bath, Shampoo & Body Wash, Calming Massage Oil, and Calming Lotion. The line can be found at Walgreens, Amazon.com, Drugstore.com and Diapers.com. www.babymantra.com

Lullabag

Cloud b Lullabag
Little ones will be snug as a bug all winter long in the Cloud b Lullabag! This gorgeous, extremely comfy sleep bag helps keep your baby’s body temperature just right throughout the night, making for better, longer sleep. Used in place of loose blankets and bedding, it is a safe alternative that helps to reduce the risk factors associated with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and suffocation. The Lullabag is available in fleece, bamboo/cotton and pointelle in a variety of prints in sizes S-L. www.cloudb.com

Green Toys Rocket

Green Toys Rocket
Your future astronaut will love pretending to blast off into outer space while being socially responsible this holiday season with the new Green Toys Rocket, which is made from recycled materials and is free of toxins. The fully equipped, 2-in-1 set includes a detachable top capsule and two astronauts that sport molded spacesuits, helmets, and dual-tank backpacks. Powered by a main booster and three auxiliary fin boosters, the Rocket has a large door that flips down to double as a set of steps up into the main cavity, while the detachable nose cone capsule has its own door that opens to reveal buttons, dials, and more. $24.99. www.GreenToys.com

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this piece. Top image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.*

Amala face polish setTo combat skin issues that have come about from a summer of sun and fun, and make the transition easily through the seasons, Amala’s Brightening Face Polish will help keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and radiant! “Mom” was recently introduced to this seemingly magical face polish that was created by Amala, which is known for their responsible skincare line. The new face polish is recommended to be used twice weekly to achieve a bright and beautiful complexion.

Amala’s Brightening Face Polish revives the skin with its unique blend of Narcissus, Raspberry Seeds and Algae Extract, peeling away pigmented surface cells and revealing a smooth, even skin tone. A little goes a long way to help your skin resist dark spots and depigmentation, and “Mom” loves the way her face feels after each use!

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What are the skin benefits of using Amala’s Brightening Face Polish?

Narcissus: has the ability to slow down the synthesis of melanin, the skin pigment that leads to dark spots. Also helps combat the appearance of fine lines.

Raspberry Seed: delivers gentle, effective exfoliation to smooth skin texture and dissolve pigmented surface cells

Algae Extract: helps inhibit melanin production, while infusing protective polyphenol antioxidants. Also boosts cell turnover and activates skin’s natural exfoliation enzyme, optimizing skin’s ability to eliminate dull, pigmented surface cells.

For more information on the entire line of Amala’s eco-beauty products, visit AmalaBeauty.com.

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

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.

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

Orgain healthy kidsCan you believe it is almost time to send the kiddos back-to-school? This Fall, pack a healthier lunchbox with the addition of Orgain Healthy Kids! To add nutritional support to your child’s diet, especially for little who are extremely picky (we have all been there!), these organic nutritional shakes are the perfect addition. Available in 3 flavors, Vanilla, Chocolate or Strawberry, Orgain Healthy Kids provides 8 grams of organic protein, organic complex carbohydrates, organic fiber, a complete vitamin and mineral blend, and a blend of 10 different certified organic fruits and vegetables. It is gluten-free, and free of soy, preservatives, artificial sweeteners and corn syrup. Yes – it is truly a powerhouse!

We tested all three flavors in “Mom’s” kitchen, and loved the Chocolate flavor the best. Another great way to enjoy the shake is to add the Vanilla or Strawberry flavors to a fruit smoothie for a quick breakfast on-the-go or for an after school snack! We also created this little gem of a recipe!

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Tiny Green Mom’s Monkeyin’ Around Shake

Ingredients

1 container Chocolate Orgain Healthy Kids drink
1 banana
1 6 oz. container Redwood Hill Farm Organic Goat Milk Yogurt – Vanilla (you can use plain for less sugar)
8-12 ice cubes

Preparation

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

The story behind the brand is one after “Mom’s” own heart! After years of trial, Andrew Abraham, M.D., a practicing physician, father of two, and cancer survivor created an organic nutritional shake called Orgain Healthy Kids (www.orgain.com).

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

Juice Beauty green-apple-peelBusy moms (like “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom!) can now bring the spa home with the new Green Apple Peel from Juice Beauty! It’s easy to exfoliate, refine and lighten areas of hyperpigmentation in the comfort of your own home with this bestselling affordable peel! Depending on your skin type, Juice Beauty offers three unique formulations, including Full Strength, Sensitive and Blemish Clearing. It’s simple to use, too – just apply a generous layer on cleansed face, neck and decollette up to twice weekly. Then, leave on for 10 minutes and rinse well. You may feel a slight tingling sensation, but this is completely normal.

The Green Apple Peel exfoliates and refines to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, lightens hyperpigmentation and improves skin tone and texture. When using this product, take care to protect the skin from the sun when out and about this summer, due to the hydroxy-acids found naturally in the product.

Mom” loved how easy it was to achieve that glowing, fresh look after a facial right at home with the Green Apple Peel! There was only a mild tingling sensation experienced, nothing uncomfortable, and it rinsed off easily. “Mom” also loved that the peel is made with certified organic ingredients, such as Organic Apple Juice, Organic Lemon Juice, Organic White Grape and Organic Aloe Leaf Juice. You can learn more about the Green Apple Peel and other organic products from Juice Beauty at www.juicebeauty.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.