Friday, May 15, 2015

Meal Planning Revisited - Wild about Wildtree

I was provided with free samples of Wildtree products to facilitate my review of this product. All opinions are honest and my own. 

A while back I wrote about how I meal plan and only grocery shop once a month. As summer approaches and I'm trying to combine summer activities with my summer work/travel schedule, the opportunities for healthy family meals begin to dwindle. You know how it goes, grab something from the concession stand here and the drive-thru there. We do try to pack sandwiches and things, but sometimes the junk food choices are unavoidable. That means the meals that I *do* get to cook at home become that much more important, so when I got the chance to partner up with Jennifer Leerar and the Wildtree products, I jumped on it.

Jennifer sent me some sample products, as well as a bunch of great info, and I learned a lot about why Wildtree could be a great move for my family. For example, I refuse to add extra salt to food. I don't even put it on the table, because a) processed foods often have a lot of sodium, and b) it's so unhealthy for you. I don't even put the salt on the table (much to my husband's dismay), and the only foods I let the kids add it to are corn on the cob and air-popped popcorn. Wildtree products are not only organic, but significantly lower in sodium and sugar when compared to "regular" products - like 115mg of sodium in the Wildtree spaghetti sauce blend (with low-sodium National Brand tomatoes added), vs 440mg in Trader Joe's low-fat Marinara.

My daughter is obsessed with vegetables, and A loves raw veggies with dip, so I started out by trying the Wildtree Dill Dip Blend in a homemade veggie cream cheese dip for our Mother's Day lunch. The kids gave it a double thumbs up! It was fresh and delicious!

Wednesday night's dinner was already planned to be fettuccine alfredo, so instead of using the jar of sauce in my cupboard, I replaced it with the Wildtree mix. I thought it had great flavor, A gave it a thumbs up, R thought it was excellent, and J said he maybe liked my home made a little better, but it was by far better than the jar. I'm pretty sure he *had* to say that though - you know, his duty as a husband.

Finally, I added bit of the taco seasoning to a Bloody Mary. It definitely added a different kick to the drink. Although, that being said, I am really excited to order some of their *actual* Bloody Mary mix, since that's my summer drink of choice!

Finally, and I swear I am going to do this someday, Jennifer hosts/facilitates meal prep parties with Wildtree products! You order your seasonings and sauces for whichever bundle you're interested - kid friendly and comfort foods were two that jumped out at me, and then you get a grocery list, enlist your BFFs, and prep all your healthy meals together ahead of time! What an awesome, and fun option for something that can often be time-consuming. receives free products for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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