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Tuesday Things

Posted Apr 30 2013 8:00am

1. I’ve found a new favorite treat.

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Dried mango!

I tried it for the first time at a friend’s house last weekend (Trader Joe’s brand) and it’s amazing. Sweet and chewy, these fruit snacks easily satisfied my craving for dessert! I’m making a batch at home in my dehydrator as we speak, for a cheaper version. Hopefully they’ll turn out just as well!

2. As much as I love my sweets, I can’t stand a sweet toothpaste.

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That’s why this Salt Toothpaste is perfect for me! Not only does it contain no artificial sweeteners, it’s also free of fluoride and sodium laureth sulfate, both of which I always try to avoid. The salty taste is pretty unusual as far as toothpaste goes, but I got used to it quickly, and now I can’t imagine using anything else.

My teeth feel super-clean since using it, too!

3. I can’t imagine going back to the old “rubber band” style hair ties.

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These soft, stretchy hair ties have been gaining popularity over the past couple of years, and with good reason–> they’re cute and don’t leave kinks in your hair like the old styles used to! I remember when I used to only be able to find these trendy accessories at Nordstrom, but this particular set pictured above was created by a fellow IIN graduate who started her own Active Accessories company!

The creator sent me this adorable complimentary set to try out, complete with an On-The-Go Accessory Pouch and a set of assorted blue hair ties . They are fantastic! The pouch is the perfect size for bringing a few necessary items to the gym, without having to drag an entire purse with you. It’s also perfect for running errands! (Which has been my main use for it, since I haven’t had a gym membership for a while…) I can never have too many hair ties in my house, so these are much appreciated. I’m never without one on my wrist!

4. I wish I had purchased this book 5 months ago.

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I mentioned last week that I’ve needed visual motivation to find food appealing lately, and this book is the perfect tool for encouraging new, healthy foods during pregnancy. The author breaks down the best foods for expecting mothers by each trimester–> so you’ll get new ideas every 3 months!

Since reading this book, I’m already more motivated to eat cherries, chia seeds, romaine, avocado, nori, and a variety of other healthy staples that are perfect for women in their second trimester. (Though, I’d be happy to eat all of these things, pregnant or not!) The author also offers detailed explanations of the health benefits of each specific food item, so it makes for some interesting reading!

5. The FIVE winners of the Earth Friendly Products have been selected!

Click here to see the list of winners.

: Have you tried anything new this week?

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