Food and Drink Links

When I find foods or drinks I love that are sugar-free I try them for a while before I pass them on to others to try. I’ve looked high and low for good energy drinks with caffeine and no sugar or artificial sweetener, gluten-free and processed-free high protein bars and meat sticks with no processed sugar. I found them and I love them. I share them with those I know, but I thought, why not get links and share them with you. So here they are plus the order links. Do me a favor and use these links each time you order.

Marigold Bars

Gluten-Free, Processed Sugar-Free Protein Bars

Do you know how long and hard I tried to find a processed sugar-free bar with good protein content that tasted anywhere near good? It’s impossible, even in health food stores to find such a bar. Mari Ann Lisenbe began making these bars for herself. She began sharing with friends and eventually was urged to make them available for sale.

I discovered these by searching for gluten-free, processed sugar-free protein bars on line. The bars I originally ordered had only 4 grams of sugar from stevia and either agave, honey or maple syrup. After using these for several months I realized they were too sweet for me. My taste buds can tell when there is too much sweet even though things not made with processed sugar don’t pull me.

Marigold PrimalSo I asked Mari to make me some bars with even lower sugar. She made me a couple of batches with different combinations of stevia and coconut nectar. I told her which I liked and she began making them for me as a special order. I kept telling her they would sell because people really want to get off the sugar wagon. She wasn’t sure but finally she and her husband decided to put them on the website. Wow, the first month they were slammed with orders for my favorite,



My Choice

The bar I love is called the Primal Chunky Choco Walnut Bar. It has only 1 gram of sugar which is from organic maple syrup (no refined sugar), 22 grams of protein and 248 calories. This is a great substitute when you are out and can’t find anything healthy to eat. I take these with me when I travel. Although they should be refrigerated, I carry a couple in my purse most days and just refrigerate when I can. As I travel, I put them in the hotel refrigerator. At home, I leave them frozen and take out what I need for that day and put in the fridge.

That bar has cold processed why isolate from grass-fed cows (milk whey, L-Glutamine, and Natural French Vanilla Flavor), Raw Walnuts, Organic 100% chocolate, filtered water, raw organic coconut oil, raw organic coconut nectar, organic maple syrup and love!

Other bars have around 4 grams of sugar, 22 grams of protein and around 280 or so calories. They are also good choices, but in my opinion, the low sugar bar is by far the best!

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Uncorked Wellness

Delicious Energy Drink Packet

I love this energy drink packet you mix with water. It is sweetened with Stevia and contains so much good stuff you will be amazed. I drink it in either plain water or flavored water although the flavor of Uncorked is great by itself. I don’t drink coffee or diet soda so this drink really does help keep my energy and stamina up. Plus I love the company! I also use their Detox capsules daily for colon cleansing. I use Enerlean ever once in a while but it has caffeine in it so I don’t if I am drinking Uncorked. That’s just too much of a good thing for me!

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David Harris is the founder of Uncorked Wellness. His wife, Jennifer, was instrumental in developing the formular for Uncorked as a healthy drink alternative to soda. It actually does give you energy, stamina and clarity. I can attest to that after drinking two packets a day for over a year now. I love the fact it is made from super fruits. I believe the natural fruits give you more goodness that we can imagine.After drinking a powdered energy drink for several years that was sweetened with sucralose, I was amazed at the difference Uncorked made in my life. Almost immediately the headaches I had constantly went away. I hd no idea that sucralose was the culprit contributing to my headaches. And as usual, if I had a headache, I’d drink an energy drink to get rid of it. It was a duh moment when I switched!

The Benefits

  • 5-7 Hours of Clarity, Energy and Stamina
  • Real Maqui Berry, Acai Berry, Mangosteen, Goji Berry & Pomegranate
  • Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory benefits
  • No Artificial Sugar, Sweetened with All Natural Stevia
  • Made, formulated and blended in the USA


Maqui Berry, Acai Berry, Mangosteen, Goji Berry, Pomegranate, Siberian Ginseng, Yohimbe, American Ginseng, Panax Ginseng, Caffeine (Less caffeine than a cup of coffee)*

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On this site you can order a sample pack to try it out if you wish. Order the free sample and pay shipping only.


Hint Water

Pure Water Infused With Fruit Flavor

One day an ad popped up for Hint water. I love fruit infused water and to have it in bottle form is something I had long wished someone would provide. Kara Goldin had made fruit-infused water for friends and family for a while when it hit her that this might be a viable business product. She quit her job and with the help of her husband, Theo, they developed Hint Water.

0 sugar 0 calories 0 fake

The fact that it is pure water with zero sweeteners, sugar, preservatives or calories drew me right away. The other intrigue for me was that for a discount, you can subscribe and have Hint sent to your door on a regular basis. And if you are waterholic like me and order enough Hint, shipping is free.

I had also discovered peppermint-infused water at the health food store. But at over $2.50 a bottle it was too pricey for me. When I saw Hint offered that, it was the first thing I ordered along with some Hint Fizz. Love the peppermint water. Don’t care for the fizz which tastes like seltzer water, but if you like that it is available.

My favorites are peppermint, pineapple, peach and strawberry-kiwi. To go to the website, click on the link below or the photo above. (Yes, I get credit if you do that.) There’s also a $5 off coupon on the website. Hint Water – 0 sugar, 0 calories, 0 diet sweeteners. Pure water with a splash of fruit flavor. Nothing to hide.


Nick’s Sticks

Beef or Turkey Snack Sticks

Did you know almost every meat snack stick you buy has tons of sugar? One I’ve found doesn’t and that’s Nick’s Sticks.

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All of their snack sticks are made from the highest quality grass-fed beef and free-range turkey raised on small family farms in the Midwest and seasoned with organic Redmond spices—some of the cleanest seasonings you can find!

They choose to use only the best ingredients because they are committed to your health and the health of your family. That means their snack-stick casing is free of red dye (industry standards don’t require snack sticks to label red dye as an ingredient). It also means:

  • No MSG
  • No Nitrates
  • No Antibiotics
  • No Hormones
  • No Sugar
  • No Red Dye
  • No Gluten

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