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Friday Feast: Kona Kase Review

Kona Kase is a company after my own heart.  Their mission is “to inspire people to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle.”  This is something I continue to work on achieving and hope to inspire others as well with RAD.  So when I was presented with the opportunity to try their product, I jumped at the chance.

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Kona Kase is monthly delivery services brining you great nutritional products to help in your fitness training.  All of the products are handpicked and tested by the founders Taylor and John…tough job! 😉  Let’s take a look inside…

When you open the case you are greeted by inspiration.  I love this quote by Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes, “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.”

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Under the postcards are a ton of goodies

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Included were some familiar favorites like a Kind bar, a SoyJoy Blueberry bar and Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter.  But there were also a few new products like the Zing Nutrition Bars, TracHealth Chia Tea (I love my chia!), and Rickland Orchards Greek Yogurt Bar.  I particularly enjoyed the Zing Chocolate Coconut…YUM!

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The box I received was a great mix of sweet and savory items for all types of fitness fuel.  Protein for before workouts or post for recovery, refreshing tea with antioxidants, chocolate for your sweet tooth 😉  I really enjoyed everything in here!

Now go and check out Kona Kase for yourself!  Here’s how to find them:

Website

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Great news for all RAD readers, the awesome folks over at Kona Kase want to extend to you a discount for your first month!  Simply enter the code FF2 at checkout to receive your first Kona Kase for only $10.

What item would you like to try?  What would you like to see in the next Kona Kase?

Full Disclosure: I received this product complimentary from Kona Kase and did not receive any compensation for this review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Friday Feast: Schwan’s Home Delivery

schwans-logo1I was recently given the opportunity to try out Schwan’s Home Delivery and I must say was a bit hesitant at first.  I’ve you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of fresh local food, so frozen really isn’t my thing.  But I’m always open to trying new things and Schwan’s LiveSmart line of products looked like there were some tasty options.

I went online to www.schwans.com and chose a few products that I thought would go well together and make balanced meals.   All LiveSmart products have a minimal amount of additives or preservatives, a moderate amount of calories, sodium and fat, and zero grams of trans fats.  That sounds like a win!

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A few days later a large styrofoam box pack with dry ice arrived at my house…I love getting packages!  It was full of all the goodies I ordered and I was actually really excited to start dinner

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Here’s what I ordered: Fire Grilled Italian CodFire Roasted Vegetable BlendMicroSteam Baby Broccoli Florets, and Wild Rice Pilaf.

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The first meal I was going to make was cod with broccoli and wild rice pilaf.  I read the cooking instructions for the cod and was surprised to find that I didn’t have to defrost it before cooking.  Hmmm…  I have to say the cod looked really well seasoned, like something I would do myself.  Well I followed the instructions, popped the frozen cod filets in the oven and hoped for the best.

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Frozen Filets

While the cod was cooking, I started on the rice and the broccoli…both of which were to be microwaved.  I never use my microwave, so once again I’m hoping this will be good.  But what I’m also thinking is, this is a really quick and healthy meal!

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In less than 25 minutes, dinner was served and I was actually surprised at how good it was!  The cod was still moist and extremely flavorful.  The broccoli needed a little seasoning and the rice was a little over seasoned, but having them together balanced each other out.

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A few days later I wanted to try out the roasted vegetables I got, so I popped 2 more cod filets in the oven and evenly spread the vegetables out on a sheet pan to roast.  This was a great mix of potatoes, broccoli, green beans, onions and bell peppers.  The flavor was very good, but the vegetables didn’t have that nice roasted texture I’m used to from fresh vegetables.  Maybe I should just keep them in the oven longer next time…

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While I still prefer making my meals from scratch, this is really a great, healthy option for a quick weeknight meal.  There are many days that I don’t get home until after 7:00 pm and this saves a lot of time in the kitchen!  And seriously, I was surprised at how good the cod is.  I have had other frozen fish before that is dried out and completely inedible.  This was still moist and had great seasoning.

What I really think is great about these products is that they are affordable.  Both of these meals cost just over $6 per person.  You would end up spending more at a takeout joint and it would probably take more of your time!

The nice folks over at Schwan’s want to give YOU a discount for trying their products.  Use discount code KIMH2 which is good for $5.00 off a $25.00 order or $10.00 off a $50.00 order.  So get to ordering…I really don’t think you’ll be disappointed

Have you ever tried a home delivery service?

Schwan’s Home Delivery via FitFluential LLC sent me these products free of charge for this campaign. As always, all opinions are my own.