Tuck a healthier alternative to potato chips in your child’s lunchbox with G.H. Cretors Popped Corn! All-natural and absolutely delicious (yes, “Mom” found it nearly impossible to only eat a handful of any given variety!), G.H. Cretors makes popped corn the good old-fashioned way – by hand in copper kettles! Plus, all of their Kosher and gluten-free snacks are made with all-natural ingredients completely free of GMO’s, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.

Mom” and her family thoroughly enjoyed the Just the Caramel and Just the Cheese varieties! The bags were gone fairly quickly. Then, to their delight, they discovered that G.H. Cretors had paired the two flavors for a perfectly salty and sweet blend in their Chicago Mix. Ingenious! Instead of having one bag of each flavor open to dip into, the Chicago Mix is the best of both worlds.

For the Just the Caramel corn, pure cane sugar, brown rice syrup (a non-GMO alternative to corn syrup with a lower glycemic impact) and real butter is heated over a flame and then stirred slowly to develop its rich complex flavor and crunch. For the Just the Cheese corn, real cheddar cheese is melted in special kettles and then gently mixed with locally-grown, air-popped corn.

G.H. Cretors Popped Corn is available in 5 mouth-watering varieties, including Just the Cheese, Just the Caramel, Kettle Corn, Chicago Mix and Caramel Nut Mix. To learn more, visit GHCretors.com.

G.H. Cretors’ Chicago Mix can be found at select natural food and mainstream grocery stores across the country, such as Fresh Market, and all GH Cretors varieties are available online at amazon.com.

*Samples and images were provided generously by G.H. Cretors for this piece.*

School is in session! If you are seeking exciting new planet-friendly finds to send the kiddos back to school in eco-style, check out “Mom’s” newest article on SheKnows.com! The top environmentally-friendly finds are highlighted this season, from backpacks to lunchboxes. View the entire article here.

*Image courtesy of Dabbawalla.*

Lunchbox makeover time! Kids will love the snackable crunch of Pretzel Crisps® packed in their lunchbox this Fall! A healthier alternative for all of your child’s dips, such as hummus, salsa, white bean spread, Greek yogurt, or spreadable goat cheese, Pretzel Crisps® are available in 11 different flavors. They can also be topped with organic turkey and cheese, apple slices, and more unique pairings, such as Key Lime Crunch.

Key Lime Crunch

Ingredients

Original Pretzel Crisps
Key lime yogurt
Lime garnish (optional)

Preparation

Lay Pretzel Crisps® flat on plate or serving platter, and top with Key Lime yogurt. For extra flair, use a lime garnish.

How does “Mom” prefer her Pretzel Crisps®? Dipped in decadent dark chocolate! Yum! Cinnamon Toast is also an especially kid-pleasing choice! Try it topped with a banana slice and peanut butter, or apple slices and sharp cheddar (shown above)!

Pretzels Crisps® are a nutritious, healtheir alternative to potato chips and other calorie laden snack foods. Each serving of 10 – 11 crisps is a mere 110 calories, and the crisps contain no fat, including trans fats. Delicious flavors include Original, Everything, Garlic Parmesan, Sesame, Buffalo Wing, Jalapeño Jack, Chipotle Cheddar, Classic, Supreme, Tuscan Three Cheese, and Cinnamon Toast.

For more information, recipe ideas and pretzel pairing inspirations, you can visit pretzelcrisps.com.

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

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Skip Hop’s two new additions to their adorable line of Zoo Lunchies and Packs will have your little ones heading to the classroom in style. The Hippo and Dinosaur come in bold, bright colors and “Mom” loves how each zipper pull features a cute embellishment, including a birdie on the Hippo and a leaf on the dinosaur. Both the lunchies and packs are BPA-free, and can easily be wiped clean after use.

In addition to the Hippo and Dinosaur, Skip Hop Zoo Lunchies and Packs include the Bee, Dog, Frog, Monkey, Owl, Penguin, Zebra, Elephant, Fox and Ladybug.

Skip Hop Zoo Packs and Lunchies are available online at SkipHop.com and at select retailers nationwide.

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

Smooth, creamy, and just the right size in a perfectly portioned bowl, the new Swiss Yogurt bowls from Emmi Roth USA have been gracing “Mom’s” kitchen this week! With decidedly kid-friendly flavors, such as Green Apple, Vanilla Bean, Strawberry and Raspberry, as well as a few for more mature taste buds, including Coffee and Pink Grapefruit, there are 11 delicious options in all. Made from rbST-free milk and other all-natural ingredients, each yogurt boasts 9 grams of protein per serving, making it an excellent lunchbox choice as the kids head back-to-school.

Mom” found the Black Cherry and Vanilla Bean flavors to be her favorite in the Emmi Roth line, and loved that the yogurt comes packaged in a small “bowl” that can be topped with homemade granola or fruit. The containers can be recycled, as well.

Emmi Roth Swiss Yogurt can be found at natural food retailers nationwide, such as Fresh Market. To locate a store near you, please visit EmmiRothUSA.com.

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

Ahoy little matey! The latest in adorable styles from Stuart Weitzman for the tiniest sailor this summer are these nautical-inspired “Nantucket” baby shoes. With a lovely striped print in either red or blue plus a denim style, and a matching oversized bow in front, the breathable canvas shoes will definitely be a hit!

The shoes come with a convenient zipper closure on the back of each shoe to make it simple to put them on or take them off of baby’s tiny feet. Plus, the insole is lightly cushioned for comfort.

For your family’s vacation or just sweet summer style, these affordable and oh-so cute infant shoes are this season’s must-have for your tiny fashionistas!

To learn more about Stuart Weitzman Nantucket Baby Shoes, or to locate a retailer near you, please visit Nordstrom.com.

Mom” is thrilled to announce that the winners of the Weleda Almond Cleansing Lotion Giveaway are Amanda H and Christi M! We know you will love the Almond Cleansing Lotion – enjoy! Thanks to everyone who entered this eco-fabulous giveaway!

Planning an afternoon get-together or just grilling outside with your family this summer? “Mom” has compiled a list of her top “must-haves for outdoor kitchens” this summer on SheKnows.com. You can read the full article here.

*Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net.*

Two lucky winners will be chosen to win the eco-fabulous Almond Cleansing Lotion by Weleda for gently cleansing parched summer skin! Luxuriously soft, this soothing organic cleanser leaves the skin refreshed and clear.

Product Features & Benefits

• Hypoallergenic and fragrance free
• Formulated specifically for sensitive skin
• Made with organic almonds cultivated in Spain
• Gentle sweet almond oil hydrates your skin and delicately protects against drying
• The essential fatty acids in almond oil restore your skin’s natural balance and protective barrier
• Organic sweet almond oil and plum kernel oil are among the key ingredients
• Dermatologically tested
• 100% certified natural from NaTrue

Weleda products are available at Whole Foods, select natural health food stores and at usa.weleda.com. Select products are also available at Target.

From June 18th – June 30th, you can enter to win daily on Tiny Green Mom!

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The Weleda Almond Cleansing Lotion Giveaway ends on June 30th, 2012 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!

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Hitting the road with the family for the annual road trip this summer? Make the trip healthier for everyone with “Mom’s” top choices for nutritious nibbles while traveling!

Healthy Road Trip Nibbles

grombomb

For healthy sipping and rehydration on the road, without the sugar or caffeine, choose grombomb, a new electrolyte enhanced beverage that the whole family will enjoy! All-natural and packed with flavor, we know why they call it the “bomb!” Choose from yummy flavors like pintail punch, seaside sour apple, liptrick lemonade, and wipeout watermelon to keep the entire family hydrated while on-the-go!

Zone Cookies

Craving something sweet while traveling, but don’t want to consume excess calories? The Zone Diet offers 4 varieties of Zone Cookies, which is the ideal snack for those who want sweets but don’t want to experience that exhausted feeling that comes after an initial burst of energy. The cookies keep your blood sugar level and your hunger under control – all in one delicious treat! Zone Cookies are available in 4 flavors, including Chocolate Chip, Coconut Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chunk, & Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Good ‘n Natural Bars

Good ‘n Natural bars are just that – good and natural! These gluten-free, dairy-free, Vegan snack bars were created by an athlete for an athlete to provide energy and nutrition for people on the go who want a whole food and protein-rich snack that is tasty and can be packed easily. Offered in 4 delightful flavors, including Cranberry Almond, Lemon, Chocolate and Peanut Butter, we think you will enjoy them all!

SunRidge Farms Organic Mango Grove

Dark chocolate blends in nicely to this sweet, tropical blend from SunRidge Farms! When traveling, this sweet, salty and chocolate filled blend satisfies everyone’s taste buds! The Organic Mango Grove trail mix is a delicious blend of freshly harvested organic cashews; sweet, ripe organic tropical dried mango; rich and delectable organic dark chocolate chips; crunchy organic peanuts, almonds and sunflower seeds and sweet, smooth organic chocolate raisins.

Sharkies® Organic Energy Sports Chews

Chew on this! Certified USDA Organic, these root-a-toot fruit and sports chews are made to provide adults with energy and stamina when on the move this summer. The perfectly portioned packs can be effortlessly packed in a backpack, handbag, or suitcase to provide you with clean fuel to keep you energized when traveling. Both vegan and vegetarian-friendly, the chews do not contain artificial flavors, dyes, dairy, fat, gluten, wheat or nuts! Available in four flavors, including Berry Blast, Fruit Splash, Citrus Squeeze, and Watermelon Scream.

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