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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Concerned with what foods you eat? Check out these "Qwackers"

I've really been thinking hard about the food that I'm feeding my family lately. You hear so much in the news about evil companies like Monsanto trying to use us as human guinea pigs, dangerous chemicals in our food & water, hormone supplements being given to the animals we use for meat... it can get a little troubling. Add that to the fact that we usually discover that a certain supplement or additive is causing troubles (like cancer or allergies) only after it's caused substantial damage, and one begins to wonder which food companies can even be trusted.

It seems that these days, a lot of companies view making a profit as a priority above keeping their consumers safe and healthy. That saddens me, but that means we just have to be more diligent. The more people that voice their concern and need to see that the ingredients in their foods are wholesome, the more companies will be willing to go back to the old ways of doing things. After all, we (the consumers) drive the production of new things. If we show companies that we don't want to buy their inferior product and prefer to pay thirty cents more for a brand that has no GMO's or is completely organic, they will start to get the picture as their profits go down.

If you are currently shopping to save a few pennies here and there, I would encourage you to take a second view of what your family is eating. You may save $20 a week on your grocery bill now, but the cost of health problems or weight loss later just aren't worth it! I know that to some, $20 a week is a bounty, and I understand because I've been there, but I can also testify to the fact that there are cheap ways to eat healthy if you do it right. We're doing it now in our family by making food from scratch, searching for the word "organic", "all-natural", "gluten-free" and "non-GMO" on the foods we already buy, and trying to grow as many vegetables as possible. Ever been to a farmer's market? You can most likely find one near you that you didn't even know existed, and they generally have fruits and veggies available for just as cheap or cheaper than you would find in your regular grocery. (I can snag tomatoes at $1.28 a pound and apples for about twenty cents a piece where I go.)

Now on to our featured item. For those who aren't familiar with gluten and what it does, it acts as a "glue" giving breads and other wheat products a certain elasticity. It isn't a good thing though - not by a long shot. Not only has it been shown to support the building of cancerous cells, but about 80% of the population actually makes antibodies against it and are therefore allergic to it without even realizing it. If you think you don't notice your allergic reaction, it could be because the symptoms are easily disguised as just about anything - fatigue, lowered immune system, heart problems, lowered ability to absorb vital minerals... And if you think that's bad, to top it all off gluten contains opioid peptides. You know, like the addicting substance commonly found in drugs like morphine. Ever feel like you absolutely had to buy more bread? It's because gluten contains addictive properties.

So now that you see just a tiny bit of the scary stuff involved in processed foods, you will understand my concern when I feed my son snacks such as certain fish-shaped crackers that he loves. How can I feed those to my baby knowing that I might be getting him addicted to gluten, contributing to heart disease, lowering his immune system and ability to absorb vital nutrients he needs to grow... oh and let's not forget the fact that he will be more likely to generate cancer! I can't just not give him snacks though. Eating and enjoying food is one of the important social skills and a great "fun" in life. So when I saw these gluten-free "Qwackers", I immediately said, "Awww..." and went to go buy some. The fact that Savory Savings was hosting a giveaway on the item makes me really happy, because that means we got a great opportunity to get the word out about healthy foods! The giveaway on this item already ended, but I would encourage you all to check out her review at the link below regarding these little snacks, and possibly even go buy some. Make sure you check out Krista's link below to snag their buy 4, get 1 free sale going on now!

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Finding gluten-free snacks that kids actually enjoy can be crazy hard, especially when the allergy is a bit later onset and they have been exposed to regular, wheat-filled snacks in the past.  Qwackers gluten-free crackers aim to bring your munchkins delicious, cheddar cracker alternatives that are not only gluten-free, but peanut-free, too!

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Krista at Savory Savings had the chance to review Qwackers, be sure to check out her full review.  Some of her favorite things about Qwackers were:
  • Gluten-free 
  • Delicious!
  • Have no sugar,
  • No corn,
  • No artificial flavors, preservatives or trans fats. 
  • The snack crackers are easy to eat, easy to carry for quick snacks and easy on the budget at around $0.80 per pack with their buy 4, get 1 free sale, these snacks are easy on the wallet, too!
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This giveaway has ended, but that doesn't mean that you can't still win something! Check out our giveaways tab at the top of the page to see a list of currently running giveaways! We have giveaways linked up from all over the place - you never know what you'll find, and lots of them are low-entry! So check the page out, and please let us know if you win anything from a link you find on our site!
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This giveaway is hosted by Savory Savings and Sponsored by Gluten Free Kids Co!
Would you like to win a six-pack of Qwackers for you and your family to try?  Use the giveaway tool below to enter!  This giveaway is open to US Residents only, ages 18 and older.  It will run from May 23, 2013 at 5 PM CST through June 6, 2013 at 8 PM CST.



Savory Savings did not receive any compensation for this post.  Disclosure: I did receive the products for free and am sharing my opinion with you.  My opinion may differ from yours.  Savory Savings is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.  We hereby release Facebook of any liability.  Winner(s) will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours after the giveaway ends to respond before another winner is selected.  All entries will be verified. 
 
Savory Savings did not receive any compensation for this post.  Disclosure: Savory Savings did receive the products for free and is sharing her opinion with you.  My opinion may differ from yours. Savory Savings and MasterofMom.com not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.  We hereby release Facebook of any liability.  Winner(s) will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours after the giveaway ends to respond before another winner is selected.  All entries will be verified. 

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