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Give The Gift Of Health This Valentine’s Day With Crispy Green
Valentine's Day is right around the corner once again and most people are looking for the best way to show that special someone they really care. At the same time, New Year's resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle are still in full swing, so people may be naturally hesitant to embrace the full-on "chocolate and candy" theme of Valentine's Day in case they derail their progress.
Thanks to Crispy Green, the number one freeze-dried fruit retail brand, you don't have to worry about this anymore! Crispy Green offers wonderfully delicious, incredibly healthy fruit snacks all year long that are the perfect treat for Valentine's Day even during a period of the year when not many fruits are in season. Show your love and appreciation by way of 100%, pure fruit and get the confidence that only comes with knowing your loved one won't be consuming any additives, preservatives, unhealthy extra sugars or similar byproducts.
Crispy Green's snacks come in a huge range of flavors for you to choose from like pineapple, apple, banana, cantaloupe, mango, Asian pear, and tangerine. For Valentine's Day in particular, each one comes in a festive bag complete with a beautiful heart and a card for a handwritten note so that you can show someone just how much you really care!
In addition to being available at retailers like The Fresh Market, Harris Teeter, Giant Eagle Market District, King Kullen, Safeway and more, you can also find additional retailers in your area by visiting www.crispygreen.com/where-to-buy.html. As always, you can also get all of the latest news, updates, information and special offers by visiting Crispy Green on Snapchat, following them on Twitter and Instagram and by becoming a fan on Facebook!
About Crispy Green
Crispy Green Inc. (crispygreen.com) is the maker of Crispy Green® Crispy Fruit (freeze-dried fruit) snacks. Crispy Fruit is a delicious, convenient way to add more fruit to your daily diet. The company was founded in August 2004 with a vision to be the leading provider of high quality, natural food products desired by everyone who wants to live a healthy and better life. Crispy Green was introduced in the United States in 2005. Since then, the company has been consistently providing high quality freeze-dried fruit snacks and adding new flavors to its Crispy Fruit line to meet market demands.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
As the days get shorter & colder, it can be easy to crave indulgent comfort foods. With Balance Bar, you can still indulge in decadent flavors like cookie dough and chocolate mint, but also have the balanced nutrition your body needs to stay energized and satisfied.
Balance Bars are based on the 40-30-30 nutrition principle (40% of total calories from carbohydrates, 30% from protein and 30% from dietary fat). 40-30-30 is a proven formula developed by scientists to provide sustained, balanced energy and help satisfy hunger for longer.
Also, with the holidays around the corner, there are lots of tempting goodies to be had. I think it is a lot more difficult to keep my health and nutrition in balance during this time of the year. This is why, on my "off" days I rely on Balance Bar to keep me in check.
My favorite flavor is the chocolate mint. It is literally the same as eating a chocolate mint cookie. You might actually feel guilty eating such a delicious treat until you remember that it is good for you!
One winner will receive a Balance Bar prize package with a medley of bars in the following flavors: Peanut Butter, Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch and Cookie Dough.
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
For more information visit: http://www.balance.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review. All opinions are my own.
Did you know that January 19th is National Popcorn Day? I certainly did not know this until recently. I guess I have been out of the loop. I love popcorn, especially gourmet popcorn, and Gaslamp Popcorn has some pretty amazing flavors to help celebrate Popcorn Day!
I love Gaslamp Popcorn because it is always so fresh and crunchy. My taste buds are always very pleased when I am munching on any one of their delightful flavors. I was recently sent two of Gaslamp's most popular flavors to review.
Gaslamp's Authentic Kettle Corn is made in small batches to ensure that every handful is popped to perfection. Sweetened by pure cane sugar with a pinch of sea salt, it's how they turn popcorn fans into fanatics!
I absolutely love this delicious kettle corn. It is the perfect balance of sweet and salty to satisfy my cravings in one yummy bag!
This Cinnamon Caramel popcorn is made in small batches, using only all natural brown sugar, cinnamon, popcorn and just a pinch of sea salt.
I think this Cinnamon Caramel popcorn is another version of heaven in a bag. It is simply divine! I did not even feel guilty eating the entire bag myself.
Win! One winner will receive a bag of Gaslamp Authentic Kettle Corn and a bag of Cinnamon Caramel popcorn.
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
To learn more about Gaslamp go to: http://www.rudolphfoods.com/brands/gaslamp/
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
I wanted to pass along an awesome deal available on Groupon for the delicious and healthy snack, Cosmos Creations!
For a month, Cosmos Creations is offering a 24-pack of the Coconut Crunch, Salted Caramel, Sea Salt & Butter, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Aged Cheddar & Cracked Pepper and Spicy Sriracha for $24.99! This is a 48 percent discount and is the first deal to include Spicy Sriracha, the newest Cosmos Creations flavor.
Cosmos Creations is a gluten-free, non-GMO premium puffed corn with all natural ingredients and no hulls or kernels. This deal is perfect for starting a healthy New Year and includes an assortment of flavors to satisfy every taste! Below is a link to the deal.
More than just popped corn, Gaslamp Popcorn is handmade in small batches, using only all natural pure cane sugar, canola oil, and popcorn ... with just a pinch of sea salt. Every kernel is popped by the popcorn experts. This popcorn will make a fanatic out of YOU. Gaslamp started making kettle corn in the historic Gaslamp district of San Diego in 1998. Over the last decade they have become one of America's old fashioned snacking favorites. Take a pop, and you'll see why.
Gaslamp Popcorn offers you the very best quality all natural popcorn, handmade in small batches, with fresh taste in every bite. Gaslamp Popcorn is gluten-free, using non-GMO corn and only pure cane sugar. Whether you're watching a movie, having a picnic or just craving a healthy snack of fresh popcorn, it's easy to see why they're a crowd favorite!
Gaslamp are popcorn experts, because it's what they do! Gaslamp is dedicated to making your snack food the best it can be! Handmade in California, try their Kettle Corn, White Cheddar Popcorn or Cinnamon Caramel Corn today!
My Experience: I was sent three bags of Gaslamp Popcorn to review. I received Kettle Corn, White Cheddar Popcorn and Cinnamon Caramel Corn. I was home alone when the package arrived. I immediately tore into the Cinnamon Caramel Corn. I had actually been craving caramel corn for awhile, and from the very first kernel I was hooked like never before. This was the very best tasting caramel corn I had ever tasted. It was perfect, sweet, fresh, crunchy and delicious! I ended up eating half of the bag right then and there. It was completely addictive! Over the next few days, I enjoyed the White Cheddar, which was so yummy and then the Kettle Corn (which was the only one I shared with my family.) I usually never hoard snacks. In fact, it is very rare for me to snack at all! I felt great about pigging out on Gaslamp Popcorn because there are no harmful ingredients in it. (Plus I weighed myself after a couple of days and did not gain a single ounce, so I guess it was not fattening!) The White Cheddar is also very addicting and so amazing. I also love the Kettle Corn. It is the perfect combination of sweet and saltiness. As I said before, I did share it.....reluctantly. My family enjoyed it while watching a movie. I never knew that popcorn could become my new favorite snack until I tried Gaslamp Popcorn. I love, love, love it!
Gaslamp Popcorn can be purchased online or in-store.
To learn more about Gaslamp Popcorn go to: http://www.rudolphfoods.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Sneaky Pete's is the first refreshing oat based beverage, which tastes great. Now there is a refreshing way to easily get the fiber your body needs in a great tasting, fruit flavored, heart healthy, oat based beverage that is low in calories and all natural. Sneaky Pete’s contains 3 grams of dietary oat fiber in each 12 ounce bottle. Dietary fiber can help curb hunger and help you feel satisfied, which can help minimize cravings for food and snacks. Sneaky Pete’s is a also a great way for you to support digestive health, because we all need fiber to keep our systems running smoothly.
Some people (including myself) do not enjoy eating oatmeal, so drinking a Sneaky Pete's Oat Beverage is the perfect solution. I received samples of Sneaky Pete’s All Natural Oat Beverage to review in raspberry, apple, mango, peach and grape.
My Experience: My teenage daughter, Kendallyn was especially excited to try them. She is really into health foods and is always looking for healthful alternatives to sodas and sports drinks. She grabbed the peach. My oldest son, Jonathan took the raspberry. My second daughter, Myelie grabbed the mango and I got the grape. My son, Braxton claimed the apple.
Braxton with his apple drink
My kids each finished their entire drinks. I made sure that I got to taste each one however, and I definitely loved all of the flavors. Sneaky Pete’s drinks are so smooth, that you can hardly tell that there is any oatmeal in them. They are very deliciously flavored fruit drinks that I will definitely be buying for my family. I will put them in my children's school lunches as well as keeping them in the refrigerator for an after school snack.
Myelie loves the mango!
As for me, I read on the Sneaky Pete's website that Sneaky Pete’s beverages can help me lose weight! Each drink contains 3g of dietary fiber. Research suggests that people who have higher intakes of fiber tend to have healthier body weights. It will also help to make me feel fuller and crave less. Just what my body needs!
To learn more about Sneaky Pete's All Natural Oat Beverages or to place an order go to: http://sneakypetesbeverage.com
Win! One winner will receive a mixed case of Sneaky Pete’s All Natural Oat Beverages (valued at $25.00)
How? It's Easy! Just enter to win by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. Good Luck!