Last week, when momma Steph was in town, we attended the Healthy Brand Showcase in Midtown, a showcase that did exactly what we thought it would – showcase healthy brands! We were accompanied by publication editors, fellow members of the healthy living community, and even Fox News.  We thoroughly enjoyed a few hours of getting to know new brands, hearing their mission and story, and of course trying samples! We stopped at almost every table to get the low-down, and I thought I would share a few of our favorites from the day.

Revolution Foods, a table we spent a considerable amount of time chatting at,  was a brand targeted towards getting kids to eat a bit healthier.  Think Lunchables, minus all of the “crap”.  Um, it may be targeted towards kids but that is kinda my dream come true.  Haha. I think I ate the pizza and ham&cheese lunchables until I was 17 years old.  Sad, I know.

There were also peanut butter and chocolate cookies we samples that were TO DIE FOR.  Sorry, kids..this box is for me.  We love brands like this that really see the important in getting kids to eat healthier without sacrificing the flavor.  We each took a box of the chicken nuggets (1 for Brenner, age 12, and one for my boyfriend, age 28).

Check them out here! http://revolutionfoods.com/

Fuel for Thought was a coconut water we sampled (wild berry flavor) that was pretty dang delicious.  I’m not usually one for flavored coconut water because of all of the sugars, but this portion is perfect – and not to mention so cutely packaged! :)  The company recommends having it over yogurt or thrown in your smoothie.

Read more about their product at http://www.fuelforthought.co/

Love My Veggies.  Am I crazy, or did I see this product on Shark Tank?! What a fantastic idea.  The brand is called Happy Tot, making this clearly a brand targeted towards the young ones – however that didn’t stop me from grabbing one of these samples for myself.  What a great idea to get children to have servings of veggies.  My friends with toddlers – this one is for you! These can be found in Target!

http://happyfamilybrands.com/product_lines/happy-tot/

And quite possibly our favorite brand of the day, CocoMeBodyStick.  We know that coconut oil is great for EVERYTHING – hair, skin, in our coffee, on our vegetables, whitening our teeth, etc.  But who wants to be taking globs of it out of the jar every time? Insert the Coco Stick.  WE LOVE THIS.  I’ve used it so much already and I love the way my skin smells and feels.

A portable coconut oil body stick to keep in your bag for those extra-dry days? We’re on board.

Get one of your very own at their website:

http://www.cocomebodystick.com/

Thank you Healthy Brand Showcase for having us, and to Amanda for inviting us! We had a fabulous time.

Xo

Ava