How I Kicked My Pop Addiction

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Once upon a time, I had gone about 3 years without touching a single pop. I quit, and didn’t look back. I lost an amazing amount of weight, and was on the right track.

And then, I got pregnant. 

I crave really weird things when I’m pregnant. Such as blow pops, boxed rice mix with ketchup, and pop.

Ugh. Right? Shouldn’t my body be craving things that are good for me so that I can nourish the life I am creating inside of me?

My little guy is now 3 years old, and it has taken me a long time to kick that pop addiction I gave into.

I’ve been pop-free for over a year now. Yay!

I’ve replaced it with something else that gives me that sweet satisfaction, is bubbly, but is actually good for me!

It’s called Mama Dew. You can make it many ways, but I got this recipe from Amber Canaan and happened to really like it! You can change-up the flavors by using different juices or extracts.

I like to use a shaker cup when making this –but don’t shake it, tilt it!

How I Kicked My (2)

Mama Dew

2-3 tsp powdered stevia, or to taste

2 tbsp of ACV

1 tbsp lemon or lime juice

1 scoop powdered collagen


I add all the powdered ingredients into the ACV and lemon juice and then swirl before adding the seltzer water. This way, it’s all mixed in before the seltzer gets added.

And that’s it! Super simple, and a great way to get in the ACV I’ve meant to take every day!

So, what’s really the big deal about making sure we’re fueling our bodies with the right stuff?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), adequate nutrition can raise your productivity levels by 20 percent on average!

Moving towards eating organic ingredients, limiting artificial flavors or ingredients, eating humanely raised food w/ no added hormones, antibiotic free, no artificial flavors or ingredients…it just makes sense. And, it can be delicious, too. Good Food Made Simple has a delicious line of frozen entree meals:

My fave is the Hatch Chile Mac because of the creaminess of it. However, they’re all really good and have a nice kick to them, too!






The one on the left is my fave, but they were all really good! My little guy only let me have one bite of the cavatappi bolognese on the right! They take no time at all to heat up in the microwave, and are perfect for lunch OR dinner!



I’m giving away 5 product coupons to one lucky winner – all you have to do is comment below which entree meal you’d love to try.  You can view them here. Also, enter the Entrée Meal Face-Off:

Everyone who plays the game gets $1.50 off, 1 winner will get GFMS dinners for a month (30 coupons) and 10 winners will get to try all 12 flavors (12 free coupons).


Prize sponsor is responsible for shipment of coupons. Giveaway ends on 4/4/17.

2 thoughts on “How I Kicked My Pop Addiction”

  1. Wow, I have not seen these yet in my grocery store. Maybe I might have missed them, but I will for sure be looking for them next time. Thank you for sharing!

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