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Wellness Experts Share Best Health Bars, for Smarter Snacking

Hey Mamas,

Do you ever get lost in the health bar section at the grocery store? Do wonder if your power bar is a power fail?

For all you on-the-go, busy mamas, I’ve tapped into 5 wellness and fitness experts to find out what they look for in a good-quality, health bar. Happy snacking.

Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD and founder of F-Factor

Her company recommends No Cow Bars to all their clients. This protein-packed bar is obviously #FFactoryApproved (google it – I’m OBSESSED and will share more about how F-Factor has changed my life and body for the better, in future posts!!) This bar has 20+ grams of dairy free protein, and only 1g of sugar. It’s also Dairy Free, Soy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Non-GMO.

Shannon A. Garvia, MDS, RD, LD with KISS in the Kitchen

My favorite on-the-go bars are Thunderbird Bars and RX Bars. I look for bars with real food ingredients (the fewer the better) and ideally are gluten and dairy free, for my own dietary restrictions. Her fav flavors include Cashew, Fig & Carrot from Thunderbird and we both agree that RX Bars’ Chocolate Sea Salt is a winner.

Jeannine Morris, Multimedia Beauty & Wellness Journalist

Being Vegan and Gluten Gree, I love Kind Bars. The dark chocolate, nuts and sea salt are my favorite flavors. Also, the Lara Bars Blueberry is delicious. I never know where I’ll be when I run into a situation where my dietary restrictions can’t be met, so it’s ideal to have healthy snacks like these on hand.

Bianca Jade aka Mizzfit, Fitness Expert, TV Host, Founder of Mizzfit Box

Rise bar is really simple. It’s a protein bar with 5 ingredients or less that’s non-GMO, gluten-free and soy-free. It doesn’t kill your appetite, but it cuts your craving pre and post workout.

Kristin McGee, Celeb Yoga + Pilates Instructor, Author of Chair Yoga & Wellness Expert

She really likes the quality and taste of Clean Eats Bar, which she’s discussing today on Mommy Moments with Pamela. Tune in 1pm EST for our live chat.

Vasculitis Awareness Shop4Vasculitis 2017 Pamela Pekerman

Shop4Vasculitis 2017 & Why I’m a Vasculitis Awareness Advocate

Hey Mamas,

With Thanksgiving behind us and kicking off the holiday season, I can’t help but think about the one element in my life that is missing – my dad.

As some of you know, if you’ve been following me for any length of time, I lost my father, Ilya Peckerman, to a type of vasculitis disease on December 18, 2009.

Ilya Peckerman Fund Vasculitis Foundation Shop4Vasculitis

Always side-by-side, with my dad Ilya Peckerman. Thank you is the shortest way to say ‘I Love You to the moon and back’. (Blooming Lotus Necklace from Shop4Vasculitis)

I’ve gone through various emotional roller-coasters dealing with life without him, dealing with his physical absence from my children’s lives, dealing with the void of such an energetic personality, dealing with why him, and dealing with the what ifs.

What if we took him to get more opinions about his strange sinus issues?
What if we took him to a vasculitis center at a major hospital?
What if he wasn’t taken off prednisone so soon?
What if  the miracle, new meds were cleared for use while he was still alive? (we were sooo close!)

I’ve turned my what ifs, why me, and emotional roller coasters into a passionate commitment to support the vasculitis community and bring awareness to this group of rare, autoimmune disease. (Click here to learn more about vasculitis diseases.)

Once again, this holiday season, I ask you to consider selecting your holiday gifts from Shop4Vasculitis, a gifts that give back campaign.

Pamela Pekerman Vasculitis Awareness Advocate Live to Inspire

Live To Inspire – inspire home, change, medical progress, love, joy …. As moms we inspire change in our kids every day! (Camo top from Boy Meets Girl, they are also part of Shop4Vasculitis)

Shop4Vasculitis has an amazing assortment of fashion, accessories, home items from brands like Ramy Brook, Boy Meets Girl and Blooming Lotus Jewelry.

All donations go the Vasculitis Foundation (specifically the Ilya Peckerman Fund) and help us establish the Ilya Peckerman Vasculitis Fellowship Teaching Program in partnership with a prestigious hospital in NYC. To learn more, click here.

My family will match every single dollar that is donated to the Vasculitis Foundation via brands participating in Shop4Vasculitis.

Your $1 will count for $2.

Additionally, if you don’t want to shop, you can also just DONATE to our cause. Through December 31, 2017, we will also match all monetary donations made “in honor of Ilya Peckerman.

Ilya Peckerman Fund benefiting Vasculitis Foundation

Elyse Ryan WristRocks Shop4Vasculitis Vasculitis Foundation

Elyse Ryan WristRocks, stretch gemstone bracelets for Shop4Vasculitis benefiting Ilya Peckerman Fund / Vasculitis Foundation

Ilya Peckerman Fund Vasculitis Foundation Pamela Pekerman

Me + Dad = 90s Glory. Denim on Denim, High Waists Jeans & Dad’s Ponytail !

Mom Sunday Spa Night: Edible Beauty Australia #MeaningfulMeMoments

Hey Mamas,

How was your Sunday?

I finally got the kids in bed and now its’ time for a little Mom Sunday Spa Night.

Today’s pampering moment is focuses on cellulite reduction via an Australian brand called Edible Beauty. Edible Beauty Australia & Velvet Coffee Body Butter promises to enhance circulation, smooth out lumps and bumps (I’m talking to you my outer thighs and buttock) and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Edible Beauty Australia Velvet Coffee Body Butter

Mom Sunday Spa Night Edible Beauty Australia Pamela Pekerman

Edible Beauty Australia Velvet Coffee Body Butter

Mom Sunday Spa Night Edible Beauty Australia Pamela Pekerman




I haven’t used this brand long enough to vouch for it’s success, but I do know that all the core ingredients – coffee, coconut oil, and grapeseed extract and shea butter are cellulite beauty busters.

Here’s what I can already tell you about Editable Beauty Australia, it was developed by naturopath and nutritionist Anna Mitsios, who is passionate able not compromising on the ingredients that go into her “edible” collection of luxury skin and body care products. Ingredients are carefully curated from natural plant-based botanical and wildcraft, a term that is new to me.

Word of the night: Wildcrafting (also known as foraging) is the practice of harvesting plants from their natural, or ‘wild’ habitat, primarily for food or medicinal purposes.

And, at Edible Beauty Australia all products are completely free of: Synthetic Dyes, Parabens, Sulfates, Petrochemicals, Artificial Fragrances and Preservatives, Silicones, Propylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, EDTA, Aluminium, Synthetic Dyes and Triclosan.

So, lather up you gorgeous mamas. Join me next Sunday for more Mom Sunday Spa Night suggestions. #MomSundaySpaNight

Edible Beauty Australia Velvet Coffee Body Butter

Mom Sunday Spa Night Edible Beauty Australia Pamela Pekerman

And, in case you missed it, catch last week’s Episode of Mommy Moments, my new Facebook LIVE show devoted to our mom tribe and sharing our stories, laughing, learning and not shaming one another. #ShareDontShame

Edible Beauty Australia Velvet Coffee Body Butter

Mom Sunday Spa Night Edible Beauty Australia Pamela Pekerman

Leaping & Launching my Mommy Moments FaceBook LIVE Show

Hey Mamas,

It’s Halloween, and I’m feeling scared.

But, it’s not because of a movie, the thought of getting egged by teenagers, or the inevitable sugar rush my kids will get after tick-or-treating.

I’m scared because I’m finally taking a leap …

After over a decade of being in the media industry, I’m finally launching my own show – Mommy Moments with Pamela Pekerman – tomorrow, November 1st at 1pmEST on Facebook LIVE.

Mommy Moments Facebook Live Pamela Pekerman

I’ll share in a future post what finally pushed me over the edge. For now, I want to thank my encouraging woman squad for boosting me up, and convincing me to #OwnMyGlowMichelle Finkelshteyn, Latham Thomas, Jennifer WalshSabina Hitchen, Brittney Levine, Stacy Igel, Staci Weiner and REALLY so many of my Instagram followers.

Thank you!

Tune in, tomorrow 1pmEST for Mommy Moments with Pamela Pekerman.

My guest is my dear friend and fellow mompreneur Stacy Igel, founder of Boy Meets Girl. We’ll be chatting life as a mom with a side hustle (aka her fashion empire!), why not being a baking mom is okay, thoughts on midnight inspirations and much more.

Plus, I’m sharing 5 Beauty Sleep Secrets you don’t want to miss.

#MommyMoments #MommyMomentswithPamelaMommy Moments Facebook Live Pamela Pekerman

Mommy Moments Facebook Live Pamela Pekerman