Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Balance Bars and J.R. Watkins Cleaners To Start off your Spring Clean


So Spring is here and that means what??? Well for most of us the term Spring Cleaning comes up. So why not start the cleaning off with a stash of Balance Bars to keep you going along with using J.R. Watkins cleaners.



The Balance Bar Dark comes in 3 flavors all which are great!

Dark Chocolate Peanut:
Dark Chocolate in and out crispy chocolate granola with a fudge like topping and peanuts throughout and on top, finished with a chocolate drizzle.

Dark Chocolate Coconut:
These is my favorite of the 3 which it has a dark chocolate bottom with chocolate cover granola brownie almost texture topped with baked coconut its extremely good.

Dark Chocolate Crunch:
This is a crispy total chocolate covered bar pure chocolate throughout with covered rice crispy.

Each bar will fill you and boost your energy level to help you get through the day ahead. Each Balance Bar is Gluten Free and contains 13 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber and 180 calories.


The Balance Bar Dark is not the only great thing from Balance Bar they have many varieties of Balance Bars something to please everyone there are 19 bars to choose from including the ones I talked about.
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J.R. Watkins Cleaners

J.R. Watkins Cleaners come in all types, I received a bottle of All Purpose Cleaner and Hand Soap, both must haves while doing a Spring Clean.


The J.R. Watkins All Purpose Cleaner works well on everything since its "all purpose" I use this baby in the kitchen where most germs are probably at since raw meat being cooked and more. After every meal I do the dishes and then clean up the kitchen which I spray the All Purpose cleaner on all my counter tops and table leaving a clean service for the next day. The J.R. Watkins All Purpose Cleaner has a great smell its so simple of a light lemon smell. I love that it has such a simple smell I always shy from major cleaning because you need to open up the house so all the chemicals are aired out but with the J.R. Watkins All Purpose Cleaner there is no need to open anything just sit back and smile at a job well done. I also love that the cap is on so you don't have to worry about grabbing it and the cap falling off which has happened to me that while I was grabbing I was also loosening and next thing I know half my bottle is all over the floor and myself, not with J.D. Watkins its tight and in place.


J.D. Watkins motto is  Free Yourself.................... which you really are freeing yourself, none of J.D. Watkins products have ammonia, bleach or dye, in fact they are non-toxic! I know because of having such a big family I am always watching what my kids are in and around and when I use other cleaners I keep my kids away for about a hour to make sure things are dry but knowing that the products are non toxic my kids can move about freely. The scent which I reviewed is White Tea and Bamboo.


The J.R. Watkins Hand Soap is amazing, not only does it smell good, it lathers really nice.  I know with other hand soaps it just rubs around it doesn't really bubble, after I think I have washed it all off I discover more left on my hands with the J.R. Watkins Hand Soap you get it washed off the first time and your hands feel great afterword.

I would highly recommend J.R. Watkins products you can see their whole line by clicking here. J,D. Watkins has been around since 1868 and has many outstanding products to show for it, along with prices you can afford!

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Spring Cleaning tips from Registered Dietician Sharon Richter:


·         Step 1: Empty everything from your food pantry. It’s okay to start with a mess and you’ll be surprised what’s hiding in there!
·         Step 2: Throw away anything that has expired, has been open for more than a couple weeks or you know you’re just not going to use.
·         Step 3: Check the labels. Here are a couple ingredients you simply shouldn't have in any foods: Hydrogenated oil, High Fructose Corn Syrup and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). These three ingredients have no nutritional value and may lead to illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. They’re commonly found in baked beans, soda, flavored noodles, soup, salad dressings, desserts and other packaged foods.
·         Step 3: Now that you have tossed out all of the expired and unhealthy foods lurking in your pantry, it’s time to categorize everything. I break my pantry down into: Breakfast (cereals and oatmeal), Soups, Canned Protein such as tuna, salmon and beans, Dressings and Marinades, Spices, Oils and Vinegars, Raw Nuts and Seeds and Whole Grains including quinoa, faro and spelt flour. Now that you see what ingredients you have, make a list of those that you don’t often use and try to incorporate them into new recipes.
·         Step 5: Make sure you have plenty of portion controlled snacks readily available and at the front of the pantry. You tend to eat more of what is eye-level or easily accessible. I always stock up on Balance Dark Bars for a quick and healthy snack on the go. I also recommend Justin’s squeeze packs of nut butter or unsweetened apple sauce single serving containers.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.