Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Horizon Organic Dairy Review and Prize Pack Giveaway!

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I remember a few year back when I use to attend MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) we had a nutritionist as a guest speaker one day. This woman talked all about what we need to eat to achieve optimal health. One question asked has always stuck out in my mind. It was "Out of all the foods we eat, which one is the most important to be organic?" Her answer was "DAIRY PRODUCTS."

Let's get nosy about dairy...

Why is non-organic milk bad for you?

Several reasons... most cows on dairy farms are treated with synthetic growth hormones to increase milk production. As anyone knows what a cow eats and drinks or what is absorbed in it's body is then passed on through it's milk. We are drinking large amounts of the very same hormones that were given to a full grown cow!! Humans are much smaller creatures than cows, especially our children. These hormones are not good for our bodies. Even small amounts can have big effects on our health.

Antibiotics is another common problem with non-organic cows milk. There is an overuse of antibiotics given to dairy cows. We all know taking antibiotics on a regular basis destroys our own bodies ability to fight off sickness. Do we really need to be drinking and eating it in our dairy products?

Last but not least....Pesticides. Non-organic milk comes from cows who are fed grain loaded with pesticides. Again...what the cow eats, we eat.

Horizon Dairy:

Since 1991, Horizon has produced wholesome and delicious organic dairy products. Horizon Organic products are produced without antibiotics, pesticides or cloning, from cows not given added growth hormones. They carry the USDA certified organic seal and are produced in partnership with nearly 500 organic family farms. Horizon helps convert more land to earth-friendly organic agriculture and supports kindness to animals and the environment. Horizon cares about your families health and well being and it shows with the amount of thought and care they take in producing quality dairy products.

Our Experience:

I love the wide variety of organic dairy products that Horizon offers. It was a pleasure to work with Horizon on a review. I was sent coupons to purchase a variety of their products. Let me share with you some of the great things I learned about these delicious dairy products...

The Cheese:
We tried the mozzarella string cheese, colby cheese sticks, cottage cheese, and the american singles. My children love cheese. They eat cheese everyday. With Horizon cheese I can know my children are not being pumped full of harmful pesticides, hormones and artificial flavors and preservatives. I know they are consuming the best and the only thing going into their bodies is calcium, protein, and helpful nutrition to help them grow and thrive.

My 2 year old enjoying a snack of Horizon string cheese and Horizon chocolate milk!

The Yogurt:
Horizon Organic yogurt contains live and active cultures for digestive health, and NutraFlora, a natural fiber and prebiotic that actually enhances calcium absorption. Horizon offers blended yogurt, Tuberz yogurt tubes and Little Blends (whole fat yogurt mixed with fruit and veggies for babies and toddlers).

We tried the Tuberz in Blueberry and Strawberry flavor. These are great frozen and are a wonderful alternative to popsicles. My kids think they are getting a treat when they have these but really they are eating something good for them. I like that.


My daughter enjoying her after lunch treat!
The Milk:
We tried the great tasting 2% organic reduced fat milk with DHA Omega-3 and the Chocolate reduced fat milk with DHA Omega-3. DHA Omega-3 is an important nutrient that helps support heart, brain and eye health. DHA is particularly important during the first two years of life and early childhood. Between birth and five years of age, the human brain increases approximately 3.5 times in mass. It is important that children consume adequate amounts of DHA in their diet to support this period of rapid brain and eye growth and development. DHA ensures that cells in the brain, retina, heart and other parts of the nervous system develop and function properly. Most children today do not consume the necessary amount of DHA in their diets. Horizon milk with DHA helps children obtain 20% of the daily value they need, per serving.

I want to encourage parents everywhere that even if you cannot afford to make the switch to organic dairy for your entire family, at least ensure your growing children are consuming organic dairy. It is vitally important for your child's health. You may not physically see the damage that is taking place, but all those hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides are adding up and can have life long effects. With cancer lurking all around in our modern day society, it makes you wonder if this is not part of the cause.

BUY IT: You can purchase Horizon Organic Dairy products at a store near you! Click here to find a location.
WIN IT: Horizon Dairy is giving one Happily Domestic reader a Horizon Dairy Prize Pack! This includes a reusable shopping bag filled with $50 of Horizon Free product coupons, another reusable bag, an insulated lunchbox, t-shirt, and several other fun items!

First Mandatory entry:
Visit Horizon Dairy and tell me which other dairy products they offer that you would like to try.

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Giveaway ends Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.(MST). Winner will be drawn by the random number generator at Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner will also be announced on this blog. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn. *This giveaway is open to USA residents ONLY. Must be 18 years old or older to win.*
Thank you to Horizon Dairy who provided me with the products for review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received to conduct this review and giveaway.

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153 comments:

The McGraths said...

I would like to also try Horizon's lactose free milk, butter and ice cream.
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Amanda Sikes said...

I would try their ice cream! We are huge ice cream eaters here and a good quality organic choice would be great. Thanks

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I would love to try their heavy whipping cream...in my coffee. :)

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I'd like to try the organic cottage cheese!

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AEK said...

I didn't realize they made ice cream so I would definitely like to try that!

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deb c said...

I'd like to try the Chocolate Milk Plus DHA Omega 3.
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Stephanie said...

I love that they have ice cream too!

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Chelsea said...

I would want to try the vanilla blended yogurt.

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I would like to Organic Cheese Sticks.

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thishumanscondition said...

I would like to try their half and half!
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Tiffany D. said...

I'd like to try their ice cream and the new tuberz!
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LovingMyGirls said...

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Stephanie said...

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Michelle said...

Organic cheese sticks, YUM!
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Jessica said...

I would love to try their Vanilla Ice cream!

I love their products!

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tree said...

i'd love to try the Horizon Organic® Coffee Ice Cream!! Yum!

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i tried subscribing through email, but i'm not getting the activation link, s i suscribed via google reader. Hope it counts! i'll try susbcribing through email again later.
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I would like to try the eggs and cream cheese.

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