Drop The Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough

My friend’s dog had diabetes. I was astounded to find out that over half our pets in the U.S. are at least 35% overweight.

We know it’s hard to maintain a healthy weight in an environment that is bombarding us with mostly unhealthy choices and marketing that’s hijacked our emotional consciousness since we were little kids watching favorite sports figures and celebs with a Coke in hand. Breaking these chains is hard for all of us. Add life pressures from your job, the economy and the kids. It’s enough to make you reach for a quick Coke fix.

Like we said, we know it’s hard. But it’s important to make good choices. Currently there’s an epidemic of overweight and diabetic youth in our country. These are children as young as elementary school age who are at risk. Clearly we are not making good choices.

One way to make a good choice is to take care of ourselves.
 

Soda Stream is a brand helping us do that, www.sodastreamusa.com with what’s been dubbed the Mini Soda Machine. I like to call it the “Mighty Mini” Soda Machine.

Store bought soda is a huge culprit to our health, ladening our bodies with chemicals and tons of sugar. Actually it’s high-fructose-corn-syrup. Soda Stream allows you to carbonate your own water at home. That’s (almost) cost free, carbon footprint free, calorie free, fat free, sugar free seltzer. Now Soda Stream does have flavor packets you can purchase and add to your seltzer. Some are just like name brand sodas (They have to please ALL their fans.) But they have Green Tea’s and Ice Tea’s as well as the Essence line of unsweetened flavors,  like mint, lemon-lime, orange and raspberry.

Adding flavors or sweeteners is under your control. That’s key.

Soda Stream brings to the table an economical, ecological, health supporting product. It’s about time commerce got on our side.  Thanks for a great product, Soda Stream.

 

Does “AVON” Ring a Bell?!

AVON‘s stayed strong through the passing decades and this latest recession. Why? They’re innovative. They’re not afraid to change with the times.

When I was a kid and the AVON lady would come by to see mom, mom would buy me the fun animal pins with balm perfume inside.
Now I have the opportunity to give AVON products to my baby, Azzie.

AVON’s new adopted line, Tiny Tillia was created by independent designer, mom, and daughter of Jackie Collins, Tiffany Lerman, who also seems to be a Prime Time Mom. Her sweet baby line launched in 2006; bath accessories, babywear, toys, things for mom and nursery decor. This really is a full line of products. I found so many things on the site for myself. Then I found out I’m in good company because it’s a favorite of celebrity & Prime Time Mom, Minnie Driver.

For Azzie I love the cuddly Duncan Dog hooded bath towel, not just for Azzie’s eating pleasure.

It’s soft and warm. I found the quality to be absorbent enough to keep him insulated until I got him in his jamas.

If you want to talk about charming and precious you must touch, squeeze, hug the Duncan Dog animal stacker.

 

You will fall in love with these lively, bright, quality products, just like Minnie Driver and I did.
www.TinyTillia.com

PrimeTimeRadiance acknowledges corporate environmental and social responsibility. We applaud AVON for their efforts in women’s health, the environment and disaster relief. Please visit their “Corporate Citizenship” page.

Dreyer’s/Edy’s Fruit Bars Are Healthy Snacks For The Entire Family

 (Esti B.)

Edy's Fruit BarsI just had the distinct pleasure of watching my children enjoy an afternoon snack like no other. I treated them today to Dreyer’s/Edy’s Fruit Bars. They couldn’t get enough and wanted to eat the entire package of 12 assorted fruit ice bars. I can’t blame that at all. I tasted them and each flavor was just as tasty as the next. The package we sampled had the newest flavor, Goji White Grape flavor which joins Pomegranate and Acai Blueberry.

These Antioxidant Fruit Bars are just 50-calories a piece. I can tell you that these Dreyer’s/Edy’s Fruit Bars are not only bursting with tart and tangy flavor, they are packed with a healthy dose of free radical-fighting antioxidants. Healthy and the kids love them…I’m sold! How exactly did my kids describe their feelings while eating Dreyer’s/Edy’s Fruit Bars? See for yourself

My 6 yr old said, “very yummy”. She also requested more of them, more specifically, 11 packages.
My 4 yr old said, “really, really, really, yummy”. The taste is really, really cold”.
My 3 yr old says “This is good ice cream”.

These Antioxidant Fruit Bars are made with real fruit and are an excellent source of  Vitamin C, which helps fight free radicals linked to aging skin, fatigue and other health issues. This fits perfectly into the primetimeradiance moto of healthy, wealthy, and ecologically wise. In fact, the Dreyer’s/Edy’s Fruit Bars brand is committed to doing its part to better the environment in addition to refreshing the body.

Edy’s uses 100% recycled paperboard packaging for its products. This April the brand, in partnership with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, begins the second year of the Communities Take  Root program. With hundreds of fruit trees already planted in dozens of communities in 2010, Dreyer’s/Edy’s Fruit Bars will continue their commitment to plant public orchards in neighborhoods across the country.

Starting April 15, 2011, vote for communities across America to receive an ongoing source of fresh fruit for generations to come at http://www.communitiestakeroot.com <http://www.communitiestakeroot.com>

The 12-count variety pack including new Gogi White Grape, Pomegranate and Açai  Blueberry flavors will be available in grocery stores nationwide this spring with a suggested retail price of $4.39.

This is not a paid post. This opinions are my own. I did receive a box of Dreyer’s/Edy’s Fruit Bars to sample.