Healthier Way of Life Challenge: Mrs. Kane

Healthier Way of Life Challenge: Mrs. Kane

Posted by Hain Celestial on Dec 21, 2012 | A Healthier Way of Life

I was super excited to receive my gift basket in the mail.  I was full of such a vast assortment of items I had to call my sister to find out what half of them were used for.  Balsamic vinegar is always one of those ingredients I skipped in recipes, and quinoa would have been something I did not even know could be bought at the grocery store.  You can imagine what an eye opener when I found a recipe that used the Hain Celestial Organic Vinegar with the Casbah Organic Quinoa to make a quinoa balsamic vinegar salad.  

Up until I got my basket I really was only familiar with the herbal teas made by Celestial.  I am hooked on the Sleepy Time Chamomile tea, which I actually use with my Keurig as part of my daily unwinding stage.  I included a quick rub down with Avalon Organics Lavender moisturizer to my routine at night as “piece de resistance”.  Believe me with a fulltime job, two boys, dog, husband and volunteer work unwinding is vital. 

And finally the Terra chips!  Cannot say enough good things about this product, not only did my family gobble them up as a guilt free mom looked on since they are so healthy and full of good things, but they are equally appealing for a more adult Mom’s night out with friends.  These chips go great with everything, from being plain, with hummus or just a touch of some dip. 

I have since gone to the local grocery store and found Terra chips in all sorts of flavors such as Mediterranean, sea salt, barbeque, zesty tomato and sweet onion.  With our kids schools being deemed “healthy snack” schools these chips fit in perfectly and are so crunchy and satisfying.  I am still working my way through the www.Terrachips.com site with the recipes for different ways to use the chips but truth be told most the chips get eaten right out of the bag! 

Finally I think my favorite item in my basket was actually the Jason brand Orange Body Wash.  Not only does it have the most delish Satsuma orange scent, but the pump on the very generous sized bottle makes it easy to have just the right amount each time.  This is definitely a product I will buy again and again because nothing wakes my bone weary body up like the invigorating citrus scent and it leaves my skin nourished and ready to face yet another day.

Tanya Kane - Mount Pearl, NL

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This article is part of a series of testimonials from the 8 winners of the Heathier Way of Life Challenge, who received a gift basket and discovered a variety of Hain Celestial Canada brands and products.