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One of the fun things about blogging is getting to try new products and since we are into more natural healthy things, I was excited to get a box of ARCTIC ZERO® Fit Frozen Desserts® on my doorstep. Yes, it was delivered to my house via the magic of dry ice and a cooler box.
I'm not one to shy from healthy fats, but I would like to reduce our sugar intake so I jumped at the chance to try Arctic Zero. The creator of Arctic Zero made it for his Mom who suffered from Type 1 Diabetes. It is low glycemic making it a great choice for anyone trying to reduce sugar intake. It is sweetened naturally with monk fruit. It is made with hormone-free whey protein and is lactose free, GMO free, and available in gluten-free options. Arctic Zero is also certified kosher.
I should mention that Arctic Zero Fit Frozen Desserts are frozen very hard and have to thaw for about 15 minutes or you can pop them in the microwave for about 30 seconds before serving. They have to thaw a few minutes to make them scoop-able.
We had a lot of fun trying all of the flavors and deciding on our favorites. My husband and I both love Cookie Shake. It is our favorite. It reminds me of those pre-packaged frozen solid chocolate milkshakes from grade-school (in the 80's) that were a special treat if I was lucky enough to have been given extra lunch money. It also reminds me of one of my greatest weaknesses...fudgesicles.
If you haven't figured this out already I really like chocolate or rather I LOVE all things chocolate so my second and third favorites are Cherry Chocolate Chunk and Rocky Road Trip. In full disclosure, the only one I really didn't like was Cake Batter. It was very plain and didn't have enough flavor for me.
If you are like me and have a huge sweet tooth but want to consume less sugar, give Arctic Zero Fit Frozen Desserts a try. Arctic Zero Creamy pints are fat free and only 35 calories per half cup serving and 150 calories for the entire pint. Arctic Zero Chunky pints are low in fat (1-2.5 grams) and only 75 calories per half-cup serving and 300 calories for the entire pint, allowing you to indulge without guilt. They also contain 3-4 grams of protein and 2-3 grams of fiber per serving and would be perfect for smoothies and shakes.
Arctic Zero Pints are available to purchase at select Target stores, Albertsons, Kroger, Publix, Sprouts Farmers Market, Safeway, Walmart and Whole Foods Market as well as online at amazon.com and arcticzero.com.
Which flavor do you most want to try?
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This post was sponsored by NUK as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.
Since I work from home, I am blessed that I can spend each day with my infant son and I am doubly blessed that I have been able to breast feed him. But there are those times when we need to bottle feed...appointments, date nights, that time I was really sick. Actually, he is getting really used to being bottle fed this weekend because I had to have an injection yesterday and I have to wait 48 hours to nurse him. I actually cried at the thought of not being able to nurse him for 48 hours, but it has been fine. Plus my husband has been helping with feedings which has been good bonding for both of them and has given me a break.
We have been using our new NUK Simply Natural Bottles and the transition to bottle feeding has been pretty smooth. The bottle design is closer to a natural breast shape than other bottles we have used in the past giving it a close-to-mom feel which is so important in fostering the feeding bonding which helps shape baby's well-being. I am not completely transitioning to bottle feeding, just when I need to, so I am glad to have bottles that promote a natural transition between breast and bottle.
I love this picture! He's so relaxed. Just chillin and enjoying his bottle. He really does seem to like his new Simply Natural bottles with a nipple design that is modeled after the shape of a real breast. It also moves flexibly to ensure a continuous latch and is made with extra soft silicone so that it feels more realistic.
NUK Simply Natural Bottles have up to nine nipple holes, just like mom’s breast providing a more natural feeding experience. Plus, there are three different flow rates, so the bottle grows with my baby. We found the nipples with six holes are best suited for our five month old and as he grows, he will transition to the nipples with nine holes.
Even the nipple shape is a more natural shape.
My five year old loved helping feed the baby with our new bottles.
He was so excited when the baby grabbed the bottle and fed himself.
We really like our new NUK Simply Natural bottles. I love that they are easy to clean and have a simple air vent instead of lots of tubes and extra pieces to wash. My husband wished that they wear curved so he did not have to recline the baby when feeding him. When I nurse the baby, he is lying next to me so this didn't bother me. I hold the baby in a reclining position when bottle feeding just like I would when nursing. I love the natural feel of these bottles and think they are a great choice for transitioning from breast to bottle feeding or for occasional bottle feeding.
For more information visit NUK Simply Natural.
There are some good deals at Target this week, plus huge savings off Easter merchandise.
Buy a big 12 pack of Charmin and get a free 3 or 4 pack of Puffs (3 pack is 600 tissues - the big boxes). Charmin was $12.99 minus $1.00 Charmin and $0.50 Puffs printable coupons from coupons.com. The puffs will ring up as free at the register when you purchase both products. You end up with both products for $11.49.
Seventh Generation dish soap is on sale for $2.66 - $1.00 coupon = $1.66. You can print the coupon twice and get two bottles for this price.
If you spend $20 on laundry products (detergent, softeners, stain treaters) you can use a $5 off Target coupon from the Target AD in Sunday's paper. You can also text for the coupon. (There are signs in the store in the laundry aisle with texting instructions.) Combine this with manufacturer's coupons for a great deal. I have some free detergent coupons and was able to combine the free detergent coupons with the Target $5 off coupon. (Detergent not pictured as I had already put it away.)
Easter merchandise is 70 to 90% off in my store and there is a lot of stuff left.
I stocked up on Easter egg dye kits for $0.20 to $0.50 cents each and Easter grass for $0.05 cents a bag. The hubby loves Peeps so got a few packs for him at $0.59 each. My two year old already has a very worn and loved bunny cup from a previous year and was excited to see his bunny cup in the store. So we bought a new bunny cup for $0.29.
Last year I bought four Easter egg dye kits for $0.25 cents each and saved them for Easter this year. They worked just fine and the boys loved all of the decorating options.
Woah-super dark picture. You can see enough to get the point. There are some good coupon deals on Baby Ganics diapers at Target. Not sure how long the sale will last, but Baby Ganics diapers are on sale at Target and you can stack Target coupons with manufacturer's coupons.
Baby Ganics big box on sale for $23.79
Baby Ganics regular pack on sale for $8.49
Total = $32.28
I used two $4.00 Target printable coupons -$8.00 = $24.28
and a peelie manufacturer's coupon (it was attached to the box) for $5 off $30 Baby Ganics purchase making the total = $19.28 for both packages
Here are some diaper coupons from Deal Seeking Mom.
BabyGanics Diapers, $8.49 ea.
$4/1 BabyGanics Diapers Target printable coupon
$2.50/1 Babyganics coupon (Boost this coupon value from $1.50 to $2.50 on Hopster) I had trouble printing the Hopster coupon, but maybe it will work for you.
$2.99 after coupons!
Pull Ups Jumbo Packs, $7.64 ea.
$2/1 Pull-Ups Products Target printable coupon
$2/1 Pull Ups printable coupon or
$2/1 Pull Ups printable coupon
As low as $3.64 after coupons!
It's been around a week since I made this Target shopping trip. (I didn't have time to post it sooner, but most of the printable coupons are still available.) I used a lot of coupons saving over $35 and even scoring some free items. I thought I would share so others might be able to get some good deals too.
Total spent = $66.56
Total saved with coupons = $35.55
You can print a high value coupon to save $10 off a food and beverage purchase of $50 or more at Target. This coupon expires 11/23/13. Or text the word “food” to . You’ll receive a text back for $10 off your $50 Food or Beverage purchase that expires November, 23, 2013.
Check out the regular Target printable coupons too for lots more grocery and household coupons. There is even a $1 off Nutella coupon that you can print twice.
Thanks Money Saving Mom.
There are several really good deals at Target right now utilizing printable coupons. Combine manufacturer's coupons with Target printable coupons and save a lot of money. Also, you can print both sets of coupons twice and double the deals. Only select and print the coupons you will use so that you don't waste printer ink and paper and your time cutting them out. Here are a few of my favorites. There are many more coupons on both sites.
Hormel Party Tray
Regular price $10.99. I bought it on sale at my store for $10.19. Use manufacturer coupon for $3 off stacked with target coupon for $3 off and buy for as low as $4.19 plus there was a peelie coupon on mine for a free 2 liter of pop up to $1.89. The pop was $1 and the coupon took off $1.89 so I bought the party tray and pop for a total of $3.30.
These are great items to have on hand for impromptu summer gatherings and they both last for a while. My party tray is good until September because everything is sealed inside individual wrappings in the tray. I am going to head back to Target to get this deal again since I can print the coupons again.
Select Up and Up hand soaps are $0.89. Use the $0.50 target printable and get it for $0.39.
Single roll Up and Up paper towels are $0.99. Use the $0.50 target printable and get it for $0.49.
Market Pantry ice cream is $2.99. Use the $1 Target printable and get it for $1.99.
Up and Up Baby Wash is $1.52. Use the $2 off 2 Up and Up baby products printable to get 2 for $0.52 each.
Buy one Market Pantry Pasta Sauce and one Market Pantry pasta and use the $1 off both printable to get each item for around $0.54. Price varies among products. These are also great items to donate to your local or church food pantry.
I teamed up with a group of bloggers for a Spring Gift Card Giveaway. Win a $100 Target Gift Card. Follow this link to the rafflecopter form to enter.
There are some good printable Target Huggies Coupons that you can combine with Manufacturer's Huggies Coupons. Also, through Saturday when you buy 2, you get a $10 Target giftcard.
Huggies Diapers (Little Movers or Snug & Dry) – $37.99/ea
Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants Value Packs – $25.99/ea
Get a $10 Target Gift Card wyb 2
Use $2/1 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers 01/08/2012 Walmart Insert (exp 02/04/2012)
Use $3/1 Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diapers, 64 ct+ 01/08/2012 Walmart Insert (exp 02/04/2012)
PLUS $3.50/1 Huggies Pull Ups Learning Designs Training Pants, 56-72 ct, TARGET couopn
OR $5/1 Huggies Little Movers or Snug & Dry Diapers, 92 ct+, TARGET coupon
Thanks Common Sense With Money
If you need lots of diapers, now is the time to get them at Target. They have a gift card promotion going on through 12/3rd. When you buy three big packs of Huggies or Pampers, including Easy Ups (they are marked with special tags in the aisle at the store) you get a $10 gift card automatically at checkout. Each big pack is $18 to $20. In addition, if you spend $50 at Target through 12/3rd you can get a $10 gift card with this printable coupon.
I combined both gift card offers today and bought 3 big packs of diapers at $18.99 each. I also bought wipes and wipes refils for $8.78 total. I usually make homemade baby wipes but I had really good coupons and I thought they would be nice for holiday traveling. This adds up to $65.75.
I used a Target coupon and a manufacturers coupon for each pack of diapers and wipes so I used 2 coupons for each item. This is called stacking coupons. I received a Target baby mailer the other day full of Target baby coupons so this was easy. I saved $11.00 off the diapers and wipes with my coupons. I spent $54.75 total after coupons and received $20 back in gift cards making the total only $34.75 for 3 big packs of diapers (big boxes) and around 300 wipes.
You have to save your gift cards for your next transaction, but you can take your purchases to the car and come back in and shop for the rest of the items on your list with your gift cards. That's what I did.
Thanks Todd and Erin "That Went Well..." for the coupon link.
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