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Products for Easy Holiday Entertaining #HostToastBabbleboxx

Written by Emily Buys

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media.

Products for Easy Holiday Entertaining #HostToastBabbleboxx

I just love everything about the holidays, including the chance to host family and friends for Ugly Sweater parties, White Elephant gift exchanges, and Christmas brunch. Our new house makes holiday entertaining even more fun because we have the space to accommodate everyone, and it’s just fun to decorate! Plus, we have a huge porch where we sat 34 people for Thanksgiving dinner. With my newest Babble Boxx, I want to show you the included products for easy holiday entertaining. 

Products for Easy Holiday Entertaining #HostToastBabbleboxx

The first item in the #HostToastBabbleboxx is the Simplehuman Foam Cartridge Sensor Pump & Soaps. I think this is my favorite item in my kid because one of the things that grosses me out when I’m cooking, is handling meat and pumping soap out with my nasty hands. While my hands can then get clean, I always worry about what cooties are left on the soap pump – know what I mean? 

When you are preparing your holiday meals, let your mind rest easy with the simplehuman foaming soap sensor pump, because no touching is involved to get the soap on your hands. This is also perfect for guests to wash up before dinner. My husband and daughter had fun testing this out.

Some other nice features: With the foam cartridge system – Simplehuman has taken the hassle out of refilling your soap pump. They’ve developed a click-in cartridge system to make refills fast, easy and totally mess-free. Soaps are available in a wide range of scents. Buy yours here.

Products for Easy Holiday Entertaining #HostToastBabbleboxx

The next item in my kit were a couple of varieties of Sunsweet Tropicals. I received the Philippine Green Mango and Thai Coconut. I love Sunsweet products in part because they are run out of my small hometown! Sunsweet and the smallest mountain range in America (possibly the world) – the Sutter Buttes, are the two claims to fame for my hometown. When looking for fun local gifts to give friends & family, Sunsweet is my go-to spot as they are the world’s largest handler of dried fruits. 

With all of the hosting, toasting, and running around being done throughout the holidays – keeping easily accessible snacks and sweet treats on hand is key. I love the Philippine Green Mango and hubby prefers the Thai Coconut. These come in resealable packs, and are great for a mid-morning snack. Download a coupon for $1 off one Sunsweet Pacific Tropicals product.

Products for Easy Holiday Entertaining #HostToastBabbleboxx

The next product is one my kids love – Annie’s Homegrown Chicken Noodle Soup. Annie’s classic chicken noodle soup recipe is packed with egg noodles, organic chicken and yummy veggies like carrots and celery. Plus, it’s Certified Organic and made with only wholesome ingredients, so you won’t find any artificial flavors, synthetic colors, preservatives, added MSG or yeast extract hiding inside – just spoonable organic goodness, perfect for the whole fam. This is an Organic Kid Soup I can feel good about feeding the kids while I’m busy prepping for the holiday dinner.

Save $0.75 on any Annie’s Organic Soup with this coupon. Top your Annie’s Organic Soup with crunchy, cheesy bite-sized Cheddar Bunnies! Save $0.75 on any Annie’s Cracker Variety with this coupon.

Products for Easy Holiday Entertaining #HostToastBabbleboxx

Next up is Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps®. I bet this is a product you’re already enjoying in your home, but in case you’re not, this is the world’s first – and original – pretzel-shaped cracker, Pretzel Crisps. Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® are a flat, crunchy, pretzel-shaped cracker made with a simple ingredient list containing NO trans fat, saturated fat or cholesterol. Original Pretzel Crisps are Non-GMO Project Verified and are perfect for dipping and topping.

I love this low-calorie snack, and especially love topping them with a variety of dips, cheeses, and meats. Put these out on your party platter, with several toppers. Pretzel Crisps can be found in the deli section of most grocery stores.

Products for Easy Holiday Entertaining #HostToastBabbleboxx

You’ll need something to wash down the snacks, so why not try La Croix Cúrate Melón Pomelo. I was excited about this flavor of ripe cantaloupe essence infused with pink grapefruit… a tangy duo with a touch of sweetness! Even better is that LaCroix waters are a 100% natural sparkling water with no sodium, no caffeine, no calories, no fat, and no sweeteners. Serve a case of these at your party or mix up some yummy cocktails, or just grab one to refresh after being in the toasty kitchen from all the cooking and baking.

Products for Easy Holiday Entertaining #HostToastBabbleboxx

Number six on our list are products by Wild Garden. Wild Garden Quick Marinade + Heat and Serve Pilaf can help you create a quick and easy Mediterranean meal. The chef-driven Taste of the Mediterranean line offers three authentic marinades and three tasty pilafs, blended with over 13 spices and oils. In only ten minutes, proteins are fully marinated and ready to be baked, grilled, pan fried, or roasted. Marinades range from spit roasted Shawarma to traditional Turkish fare and an exotic Persian blend with garlic, sumac, and fennel.

In just 90 seconds the Heat and Serve Pilafs create mouth-watering side dishes that are appetizing on their own, mixed into a salad, or paired with a marinated protein. Pilafs include Bulgur cooked in tomato sauce and herbs, Couscous with chickpeas in a zesty tomato sauce, and Rice and Lentil made with basmati rice and caramelized onions. Purchase the marinades and pilafs here.

Products for Easy Holiday Entertaining #HostToastBabbleboxx

Next is a great snack for little ones, to get you through Christmas break. Ella’s Kitchen The Red One Pouches are made of only certified USDA organic squished strawberries, raspberries, apples and bananas. Just organic raspberry smoothie and strawberry smoothie fruits all mixed together with nothing else added, not even water! Ella’s Kitchen products are organic and tasty! Babies and toddlers will love to squeeze and slurp the yummy fruit smoothies that are easy to serve and clean up during a busy holiday meal.

Products for Easy Holiday Entertaining #HostToastBabbleboxx

The last item in our list is a must-have cooking tool for all your holiday meals. The Cookware & Co 10 inch Pan & Bamboo Turner is a product by the GreenPan Lima. All pans are made of hard anodized aluminum and are easy to use. The modern stainless steel handles give them an elegant accent. Whether you use the Lima collection in the oven or on the stovetop, the ThermolonTM ceramic non-stick coating will remain intact and guarantees professional performance. I love that this healthy cookware has no toxic chemicals: no PFOA, no PFAS, no lead, no cadmium. It also allows for cooking using less oil and is easy to clean!

You have a chance to win a GreenPan Lima 12-piece Cookware Set worth $149,99. Just enter your email address here, for a chance to win. Contest will run from 11/25 until 12/25. Winners will be announced on 1/6/2017. You can also purchase the Green Pan here.

Lots of products to consider, to help you get through your holiday entertaining in style! Which is your favorite?

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