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Today I’m excited to tell you about something new I’m doing. Once a month, I will be doing what I’m calling a “sample post.” I’ll be introducing you to a handful of new companies on a given theme, and these companies will be offering you a small sample (where possible) as well as a coupon code for their products — so you can feel good about trying them and getting a great deal!
I’ll only be choosing companies whose products I like and support, so you can be assured that everything is safe and natural if you’re reading about it here. Each month we’ll have a different theme, so make sure to come back to learn about new companies and products every month! You can subscribe so that you never miss a post, too.
I ran across Nick’s Sticks when I was visiting Utah a few months ago. Our new friends love them, and were eager to share them with us. I loved the idea of a healthy, delicious, not sweet snack that we could eat anywhere! It feels like everything you can eat on the go is somehow sweet, or junk (like potato chips). This wasn’t, and that was great. Plus, as it turned out, they were delicious. I just love the healthy snack that this is…and seriously, the “not sweet” thing is huge for me.
They start with pasture-raised turkey or beef and add seasoned salt from Real Salt. The sticks are truly natural, with no MSG, artificial dyes, preservatives, hormones, antibiotics, or anything else. In fact, Nick (who runs Wallace Farms) is very passionate about natural farming. He came back to natural farming after beating lymphoma (cancer) and is healthy today — and wants to share his passion for health and good food with you, too! What a wonderful motivation for starting a business, no?
Nick’s Sticks are a way for anyone to take the goodness of pastured meat on the go, and for those who may not live close to healthy farms a chance to include a little healthy meat in their diet. I’ve bought them in the past and they are delicious. You can buy them a few at a time, or in bulk, depending on your needs — bulk are cheaper! Check out their pastured meat sticks and decide what you prefer — turkey, or beef?
Get Nick’s Sticks today, using coupon code MAMA to get 10% off your order!
It’s no secret that I love Real Salt. I just bought a 25-lb. bag of it for my kitchen — which will actually not last as long as you’d think! I stored mine in 1/2 gal. glass mason jars. It fit in 5 of them plus filling a couple salt shakers. But you might want to know why I love it so much….
There are a lot of great salts on the market today. The white stuff you find in most stores isn’t. That white stuff is bleached, deodorized, and mixed with anti-caking agents and “other” stuff that doesn’t belong in salt. It’s also basically pure sodium chloride. This stuff can negatively impact your blood pressure, plus those added ingredients really aren’t so great for your health.
Real Salt? Nothing like that. Their salt mine — which I have actually been in — is a deposit from an ancient sea. So, the salt doesn’t have the pollution that modern salt does (think how yucky our oceans are now, with oils spills and trash thrown in, and…yeah). Even the ‘better’ salts on the market can be affected by pollution, which is why I think Real Salt wins. It also is about 97% – 98% sodium chloride, plus 2 – 3% trace minerals. Those trace minerals are really necessary for health. They also turn the salt pink. All the company does to the salt is shave it off the wall of the mine (once they have analyzed it to be sure the mineral content is good for food salt), put it through a sifter, crush it to the right size, and package it. That’s it! They literally do not process it in any way.
It actually tastes different to me. Less “salty” if that makes sense. It’s the only salt that does taste different to me and I don’t even like “that other salt” (the white stuff) anymore. And you know, ladies…salt can cause fluid retention at ‘that time of the month,’ but I haven’t noticed this issue at all with Real Salt!
I love their bath salts (bought a bunch of that too — 3 buckets!), and the Earthpaste (all we use) too!
Get a free sample of Real Salt, Redmond Clay, Earthpaste, and Bath Salts, and use code SampleMAM15 to get 15% off your order! (Reader pays shipping on sample pack.) To get the sample pack, click here. Or, if you place an order using the code, you’ll automatically get the sample pack!
I just learned about Mockingbird Meadows recently. They are local to me, and I had heard the name mentioned several times, but did not know much about it. Dawn and Carson are the owners, and Dawn does something really neat: medicinal honey. These are not infused honeys, where the herbs are later removed. They are actually honeys that contain herbs, blended right in. They have several different formulas and have excellent testimonials. Dawn is an herbalist who raises her own bees and her own herbs, all sustainably/organically (not certified). In fact, they make sure their bees get unsprayed wild flowers, and they feed their bees their own honey during the winter instead of the sugar syrup that is so common. Their practices make the honey one of the healthiest ones out there.
The honey is truly raw, having never been heated a bit. Most farms use heated knives to remove the wax when they harvest the honey, but Mockingbird Meadows doesn’t. Then, Dawn takes the raw honey and blends in the herbs. We were given a couple of the products to try — Little Bee Calm (to help children who are anxious, upset, or have ADHD) and Immunibee (to help fight colds and other issues). They are delicious, first of all. Our 2-year-old is getting his molars and has been taking short naps, but took a longer one when I gave him the Little Bee Calm, so it seems to help.
Immunibee seems to have helped with this chronic sinus thing I’ve had going on. I’ve coughed less and felt stronger. It’s only been about a week, but I think it is helping. Dawn said that if taken at the first sign of illness, it usually takes care of it in just two days. I assume it would be longer since I’ve had something minor going on for awhile. I hope to get more soon.
Use “MAM” coupon code to get 25% off at Mockingbird Meadows!