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Healthy Snack Options from Two Moms

26 Mar

We recently received a shipment of sample snack products from Two Moms in the Raw of Lafayette, Colorado. I am pleased to report that these organic products are quite healthy and satisfying. Wholesome raw ingredients and no preservatives — now that’s what I’m talking about!

Co-owner Shari Leidich explains how it all got started …

In 2004, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. After exploring all options, I found a natural approach to healing worked best for me. Food in its natural state without all the additives and pesticides is what the body needs to heal and feel good. As I continue on my personal journey to wellness I feel better each day and I know my diet has a lot to do with it. While exploring the raw lifestyle, I couldn’t find a tasty, satisfying treat to have on the run. After lots of experiments in the kitchen with other moms, I came up with these delicious Granolas and fantastic Sea Crackers.  Pretty soon all of my friends and family were ordering more than I could afford to give away.  As a result, I decided to start charging….and here we are today. From these wonderful beginnings we have benefited greatly and look forward to the future and sharing our Raw and Organic treats with you…the ones that we have already available and the many more we have yet to come up with.

The delicious Blueberry and Apple Granola chunks contains Millet, Buckwheat, Coconut, Flaxseed, Sunflower Seeds, Seasame Seeds, Pecans, Almonds, Pepitas, Apples, Agave, Cinnamon, Sea Salt and Blueberries. It does look a bit like bird seed, but the taste will win you over. This product is not tooth-snapping hard and is bursting with flavors of fruit, cinnamon and coconut. We sampled their Cranberry Granola and found it equally flavorful.

Our care package from Two Moms also included generous packages of Garden Herb and Tomato Basil “Sea Crackers.” These gluten free munchies are made with organic Flaxseed, Kombu (Edible Kelp), Sundried Tomatoes, Basil, Sea Salt and Spices.  I preferred the Tomato Basil variety, especially when getting the occasional nugget of tart sundried tomato.  

When it comes to healthy yet tasty snacking, Mother knows best!


Stretch Island Fruit Leather

11 Jan


Now I know you might be just a bit hesitant to stick something called leather in your pie hole. However, this may be one exception to consider. The fruit chews made by Stretch Island in the Pacific NW (Grapeview, WA) are delicious and quite healthy for you.

I’ve enjoyed every flavor I have tried — and the choices are endless. In fact, I’m knawing on a Harvest Grape strip as I write this piece. Apple, cherry, mango, coconut, pomegranate, apricot, raspberry … they have you covered. It’s just pure fruit puree concentrate — no artificial ingredients or added sugars/corn syrups.

Here’s a little history on the company … pulled from their web site:

We came together with the goal of making life simpler, sweeter, and healthier. We put our hearts and minds into crafting all-natural fruit leather, and after a time, the Stretch Island Fruit Company™ was founded in a humble laundry room on Stretch Island, Washington. That was 1976, and while we’ve long since outgrown the laundry room, our values remain the same.

We at Stretch Island Fruit Company™ have made a simple, pure promise to make it easy for people to enjoy fruit every day.

The world has changed since the company was founded, and we think that in this busy new world of endless choice and easy fixes, the nutritional needs of children need more attention. So we created FruitaBü®, the, delicious, and nutritious Organic Smoooshed Fruit™ foods that bring the goodness of real fruit to children so that they can enjoy it anywhere, any time.

www.stretch-island.com or shop for them at Wal-Mart or Whole Foods Markets in your part of the world.