Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Shelf Reliance Thanksgiving Weekend Sale

On November 25th, Shelf Reliance® will be offering our biggest sale of the year—the annual Thanksgiving Weekend Sale! This sale is a great opportunity for you to get into the holiday spirit by stocking up on all you need to build your Home Store™.
Click Here to see all the Great Shelf Reliance and Thrive products available at great discounts(or here for PDF
Wishing Everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good.
            His love endures forever."
Psalm 136:1

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Save up to 25% & New Products

Summer is coming to an end and it is time for the Back-to-School fun!
Busy Moms love Shelf Reliance for the convenience without sacrificing taste and nutrition!

Now is a great time to stock-up on all your Shelf Reliance favorites!

Welcome to the Shelf Reliance Five-Day Sale!

Save up to 25%!!
Sept 1- Sept 5

Almost every product we carry is now on sale! Hurry Sale ends Sept 5th! Don't miss these great savings!
Contact me today to order at these great prices!
Click here to view the current price list!

New Products!!

Thrive has released some great new products we know you will love! Try them today!

 *Thrive Gluten Free!*
Introducing 5 new products that are naturally gluten free! Make yummy gluten free breads, pastas, soups, and more!

*Thrive Drinks*
Shelf Reliance proudly introduces Thrive Drinks. Each long lasting drink is vitamin fortified, contains natural flavors, and natural sweeteners. This new drink line is sure to quench your thirst! Try great flavors like Melon Berry Burst, mango passion, and orange bliss. Fruit Punch Performance is a great thirst quencher for the kids after school activities and to keep you hydrated during work-outs.

*Thrive Storage*
Short on Space? Try the New 'Under the Bed' Harvester!

To Learn more about any of our new products Click Here.

Happy Shopping!

~Wishing You All A Happy & Safe Labor Day Weekend!~

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Texas Heat Wave & Your Electricity Bill

Here in Texas we are having an EXTREME summer!  It has been the hottest it has been since 1980!  Wells are drying up, tanks are drying up, yards are dead and foundations are cracking!   It is even too hot to swim.  The water in our above ground pool is too warm to cool off in!  Our electric bill has gone through the roof!!

My friend Tawny has some tips on how to get that electric bill under control!  Visit her blog and check out her post! 

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bigger Is Better!

 I am very excited about today's announcement from Shelf Reliance.  They are going big!  Some of your favorite products are going be available in bucket size!  No word yet which ones, but I will let you know as soon as I do!

"Shelf Reliance is proud to offer a variety of THRIVE foods that come in all shapes and sizes. Our mylar bags are just what you need for a small afternoon snack or the midnight munchies. With THRIVE pantry cans you can share the goodness of THRIVE with more of your friends and family. The #10 cans contain plenty of servings of healthy THRIVE food that you can use daily to whip up a variety of tasty homemade meals. Now, if that wasn’t enough, Shelf Reliance is taking it one step further—bigger, that is!"
Stay tuned to learn more about our upcoming launch.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thrive Milk Shakes

One of the many weekly newsletters I receive is from the Hillbilly Housewife.  She gives ideas and recipes for low cost, home cooking from scratch.  I found a recipe the other day that I couldn't wait to try with Thrive!   

Just know that our family is now ADDICTED to these milk shakes!  We will not go back to plain ice cream shakes ever again!

Thrive Milk Shakes
1 to 2 cups cold water
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1t vanilla
2T oil (vegetable, corn or canola) plus a 5 second spray of Pam or other nonstick spray
(I know what you are thinking....DO NOT leave these out!  Trust me!) 
more ice

Add about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of the water, the other ingredients  and about 2 cups of ice to the blender.  Blend on high.  You may have to scrap down the sides depending on your blender.  Add more ice or water to suit your blender and your preference.  More water makes a thinner shake where as less water with more ice makes a thicker shake.  I'm sure you get the idea! 

Blend for a full 2 minutes.  There was a long, long comment section about the oil on her website.  But without it your shake will just resemble blended ice.  The oil aids in the emulsification process and is what gives it the creamy, fluffy texture!  Trust me, I tried it both ways!  

Tomorrow I am going to try it with Splenda to make it sugar free.  I'm sure all you Thrive addicts and consultants out there can just see the possibilities!  To make it vanilla I omitted the cocoa and used some vanilla syrup I found in the coffee section at the store.  I had a coupon for it and had been wanting to try it for sometime.  It was sooooooo good!!

What a great use for the fruit powder at the bottom of the fruit cans....shoot, why wait for the bottom, just throw some fruit in there!  Post a comment and tell me if you liked it and how you changed it up!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

One Minute Brownies

1 Minute Brownie
by Tawny Nicole<
Sometimes at the end of a long day, you just need some quiet & some chocolate! And chocolate doesn’t come in many better forms that brownies!

But, an entire pan of brownies is just too tempting!

So, my new best friend, is a Brownies in a Mug, aka: The 1 Minute Brownie!

4 Tbsp Thrive  Fudge Brownie Mix
2 Tbsp Water
Optional: 1 Tbsp Mix-In (chopped nuts, candies, chocolate chips, ect)
Combine Ingredients. Microwave on high for 1 Minute in heavy mug or cup.

This delicious treat can also be used as a perfect gift!

You can easily package Thrive Brownie Mix in a cone-shaped bag or ziploc baggie. Place baggie in a mug. Decorate with cello bag or curly ribbons. Attach tag with recipe instructions.


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Monday, July 11, 2011

Your Health: BPA

You have likely seen 'BPA Free' stickers popping up on hard plastic bottles all over the place! Just what is this BPA? Why is it so dangerous?

What Is BPA?
Bisphenol A, commonly abbreviated as BPA, is an organic compound with two phenol functional groups. It is used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, along with other applications.
Known to be estrogenic since the mid 1930s, concerns about the use of bisphenol A in consumer products were regularly reported in the news media in 2008 after several governments issued reports questioning its safety, prompting some retailers to remove products containing it from their shelves. A 2010 report from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raised further concerns regarding exposure of fetuses, infants and young children. In September 2010, Canada became the first country to declare BPA as a toxic substance.In the European Union and Canada, BPA use is banned in baby bottles.(Wikipedia)

Is BPA Toxic?
This is a subject of much debate. Since the FDA completed its original analysis in August, additional data on the potential health effects of BPA have emerged, linking high levels of BPA exposure to increased risk of heart disease and diabetes and even a decreased sensitivity to chemotherapy in cancer patients. The compound is also linked to developmental and brain effects in infants; BPA is known to mimic the hormone estrogen in the body, which can cause changes in developing fetuses and infants. "There is enough evidence today for the FDA to take the precaution and to certainly get BPA out of infant products," says Urvashi Rangan, senior scientist and policy analyst at Consumers Union. "Even more, consumers should not be ingesting this substance while the science is being figured out."(Time Magazine)

A 2008 draft report by the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) concluded that “there is some concern for neural and behavioral effects in fetuses, infants, and children at current human exposures,” and that there is “some concern for bisphenol A exposure in these populations based on effects in the prostate gland, mammary gland, and an earlier age for puberty in females.”

Dr Oz suggest the BPA may be making us fat.

BPA has been linked to many health problems.

BPA is also known to have a negative effect on the environment.
In general, studies have shown that BPA can affect growth, reproduction and development in aquatic organisms. Among freshwater organisms, fish appear to be the most sensitive species. Evidence of endocrine-related effects in fish, aquatic invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles has been reported at environmentally relevant exposure levels lower than those required for acute toxicity. There is a widespread variation in reported values for endocrine-related effects, but many fall in the range of 1μg/L to 1 mg/L.(Wikipedia)

In Conclusion, The jury may still be officially 'out' on BPA, but it is something we should all be mindful of.

Where do we find BPA?
BPA is hiding everywhere. It is in water bottles, milk jugs, ling of cans of baby formula, lining of many cans and many other places. Heat causes BPA to leach at up to 50% more quickly. This means, do NOT heat or reheat your foods in plastic containers. Do NOT leave water bottles in the sun. When in doubt do not reuse plastics or cans.

One easy way to identify BPA is by the recycle code on the bottom of most plastics. 
In general, plastics that are marked with recycle codes 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 are very unlikely to contain BPA. Some, but not all, plastics that are marked with recycle codes 3 or 7 may be made with BPA.

Thrive & BPA
You can feel safe feeding your family foods from Thrive and Shelf Reliance. All Thrive cans and pouches are BPA FREE!! Our specially lined cans are durable, safe, and add to Thrive foods long shelf life. Best of all, with Thrive foods, you don't have to worry about dangerous, toxic substances such as BPA leaching into your families food.

Many baby food containers  contain BPA. With Thrive foods you can quickly make healthy baby food in minutes! Just rehydrate your chosen foods and puree! No need to boil or steam! You can then freeze your homemade baby food eliminating your baby's exposure to BPA.

How many toxic and dangerous chemicals is your family being exposed to on a daily basis? Are you or your family suffering from any health problems as a result of these toxic chemicals and compounds? What can you do today or change tomorrow to limit your family's exposure to toxins such as BPA?

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