Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Hain Celestial Group - Review and Giveaway - SS&E #10



Every day that my kids come home from school, one of the first things they do is raid the pantry for a snack. I'm all right with this because they're usually hungry by the time they get home due to school lunches being earlier in the day. What I'm not all right with is them having junk food all the time. Although the occasional non-nutritional snack is okay, I make it a point to see that they are mostly eating snacks that are good for them.

The Hain Celestial Group is a leading natural and organic food and personal care products company in North America and Europe. Some of their natural food category brands are Celestial Seasonings, Terra (just like my name!), Earth's Best, and Rosetto. The Hain Celestial Group sent me some of their foods to try and I was eager to try them out with my kids to see if they would go well with my idea of an after school snack.

Almond Dream Non-Dairy Beverage provides an Excellent source of Antioxidants Vitamins A and E and is fortified with Vitamins B12, D, and Calcium. Now this was definitely something new to me. Can't say I've ever had an almond drink before. After my taste buds got over the different taste, I must say that I like the flavor and texture of this non-dairy drink.

The Snackin' Fruit Hearts & Rings - Blueberry from Earth's Best make a convenient on-the-go snack for younger kids. The cup has Elmo from Sesame Street on it and includes a lid so the snacks can stay fresh. These particular snacks taste like blueberry and are quite delicious. My kids, because they are older, aren't too fond of the Sesame Street adornment but like the snack inside.

The peanut butter from Maranatha is a little different than that of your traditional peanut butter. It is a little bit thinner in texture, but it's been a hit in our household. The kids have been making peanut butter sandwiches with it and claim that it makes a tasty snack.



There are other food items we tried from Hain Celestial Group and it's unanimous that these natural food products are satisfying and delicious.

The Hain Celestial Group has created the "Family Fitness Fun Challenge" to encourage families to continue to focus on wholesome, healthy foods and maintain a fun fitness schedule during the back-to-school session. This program invites families to eat right and exercise together for a chance to receive high value coupons for Hain Celestial Products. Additionally, families can receive free Sports Authority gift cards. At Take A Healthy Bite, families can access activity, meal and snack ideas, log total hours spent participating in fitness activities to receive product coupons, and download a form to mail in register receipts.



Win It!

One person will win a $25 Sports Authority gift card and a variety of all-natural and organic foods and beverages from Hain Celestial.

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Leave a comment with an a food product you'd like to try from Health Valley.

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Enter any current giveaway at Traci66 (+1 for each entered).

Have the School Supplies & Essentials Event button on your blog. (Receive an additional 5 entries on top of that if you added it before the event and posted about it.)

Leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address in the comments. Giveaway is open to residents of the USA. Giveaway ends 9/3/10 at 8 pm CST. Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

I received product for review from The Hain Celestial Group. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.

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Kelly said...

My kids would love the baked chicken nuggets!

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I'd like the Guacamole chips!

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Elaine said...

I would like to try the Chunky Chili Soup

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I would like to try the Chocolate Fudge Brownie frozen dessert from Taste The Dream

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I'd like to try the Organic Peanut Spread with Calcium.

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shala_darkstone said...

Hi, I'd like to try the Health Valley Crackers, Sesame, Low Fat.

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I'd like to try the Dark Chocolate – Raspberry candy bars from Taste the Dream.

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JC said...

I'd like to try Health Valley Cereal, Golden Flax, Organic

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JC said...

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I'd like to try Almond Dream

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jakiesmom said...

i'd like to try organic split pea soup
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jakiesmom said...

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jakiesmom said...

i'd like to try the black bean chips from garden of eatin

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i'd like to try the dark chocolate-choclate crunch from taste the dream

jakiesmom said...

i like eating natural and organic as much as possible cause preservatives and chemicals scare me..i don't knbow what they can do to the body

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sweetpea08 said...

We would like to try the Health Valley Vanilla Creme Sandwich Cookies
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From Take a Healthy Bite I learned that you can make Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits by Making 2 layers of ½ c low fat plain yogurt, ¼ c fresh fruit and ¼ c Health Valley Organic® Golden Flax Cereal.
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sweetpea08 said...

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Eating organic is important to me now that I have a child..and especially since all of the food recalls and after learning how much more healthy it is for you.
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Rebecca Graham said...

I would like to try the Health Valley Cereal, Granola, Date & Almond, Low Fat cereal.

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Ransomed~Redeemed said...

I'd like to try their fruit bars!

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Heather Ransom said...

I would love to try the Organic Cereal Bars. We go through so many of these in our house for breakfast or snacks.

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Alexis AKA MOM said...

OMGosh love to win this!

I love cereal bars to snack on during the day. They have a strawberry one that looks yummy :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I learned:

Dream DREAM is the leading brand of great tasting, shelf-stable, non-dairy beverages in a wide selection of rice, soy, almond, and hemp varieties.

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A great on the go breakfast is wrapping up breakfast favorites like peanut butter & banana in a whole wheat tortilla. Add a cheese stick or a drinkable yogurt and whole wheat waffle to complete the meal

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Alexis AKA MOM said...

Always love a meal helper :)

Yellow Corn Taco Dinner Kit

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SOY DREAM® Green Tea Frozen Dessert

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I think what we put in can effect our overall way our day and life will go. Putting things in with out extra's or chemicals can only help.

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ohhhfire said...

the health valley chuncky chili soup looks yummy
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i learned that letting kids create their own meals will help them eat healthier and encourage them to eat what is on their plates
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the garden of eatin' guacamole chips look yummy!
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Just Coupons said...

I'd like to try their Chocolate Toaster Tarts.
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I'd like to try Garden of Eatin's Nacho Cheese tortilla chips.
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Tamara B. said...

I would love to try their Health Valley Chili, 3 Bean Chipotle
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Tamara B. said...

A tip I learned from Take A Healthy Bite
Involve your kids in shopping for and preparing their lunches. Let them help with shopping for the fruits, vegetables and crackers that they want to try and add them to their lunch boxes

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Tamara B. said...

From Garden of Eatin' I would lke to try their Key Lime Jalapeno chips.

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From Taset A Dream I would like to try their Dark Chocolate Dream dairy free candy bars.
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Eating natural and organic foods is important to you because I not puting nasty chemicals in my body only natural.
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amweeks said...

I'd love to try their Organic Vegetarian Sante Fe White Bean Chili!

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amweeks said...

From Garden of Eatin', I'd love to try the Blue Corn Taco Dinner Kit!

amweeks said...

From Taste the Dream, I'd love to try the Dark Chocolate – Rice Crunch chocolate bar!

amweeks said...

Eating well is important to me because I was raised on the "convenience foods" of the 70s...that certainly couldn't have been good for me. And I want my children to see a good role model for eating!

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Haydensmommy05 said...

The chunky chili sounds good from healthy valley!
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I would like to try the RICE DREAM® Carob Almond Frozen Dessert!
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Shiela said...

I'd like to try the double chocolate chunk cookies

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I'd like to try the red chips

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I'd like to try the Almond Dream drink

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I'd like to try the Health Valley Organic Microwaveable Soup, Minestrone
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I'd like to try the Almond Dream Unsweetened from the Taste of Dream line of products
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I would like to try the Health Valley Cereal, Granola, Date & Almond, Low Fat

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