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Nature’s Path Giveaway

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Here’s a little something to help you get through those Monday blues for the rest of the day!  Danica of Danica’s Daily is having an awesome Nature’s Path Giveaway HERE!  Be sure to enter! 🙂


Gnu Bars Rock!

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First of all, thank you SO much to my friends at Gnu Foods for sending me an awesome package of gnu bars to review! 


Gnu Bars!

I got to sample ALLLL of the flavors (in this order!): Espresso Chip, Banana Walnut, Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Butter, Cinnamon Raisin, Orange Cranberry, and Lemon Ginger.  If you know me at all, you know that I get way too excited about new foods to wait, like a normal person would, to try them out!  I ripped open the package and opened one of each of the bars, cut about 1/4 off of each, and went to town.  Of course, I’m addicted to coffee, so Espresso Chip was first on my list, and boy was I glad!  I was actually half tempted to finish up this whole bar as opposed to trying a little bit of each, but I contained myself.  It was as if I was indulging in the best mocha latte I’ve ever gotten.  I can’t say that any of the flavors were disappointing, but I’m not a huge lemon fan, so the lemon ginger was probably my least favorite, but still pretty yummy! 
Not only were the flavors of these Gnu Bars right on point, but look at the amazing texture on the peanut butter! They were all textured just like this! It was unbelieveable!  I could see every chunk of organic whole wheat flour, oats, flax, and millet! Amazinggg…

Peanut Butter Gnu

 They were the perfect amount of chewy and almost melted in my mouth!   This was not just any fiber bar.  This was dessert, and it kept me full for HOURS! It’s hard to believe that something so tasty is also good for you!  I LOVED the fact that I could pronounce EVERYTHING on the ingredients list!  Nothing artificial! How impressive!
Check it out!:
  • Each Gnu Bar a day gives you 12 grams of soluble and insoluble fiber (which helps lower cholesterol, good for your heart, and helps the body rid itself of toxins) which is nearly 50% of your Daily Value!


  • There are only 130-140 calories (depending on the flavor) in each bar!


  • Gnu bars are sweetened with real fruit juice, contain NO refined sugars or high fructose corn syrup!


  • They are even made with whole organic wheat flour and are VEGAN FRIENDLY!


These bars are DEFINITELY going to become a staple in this girl’s pantry! You’ve got to try them! 


Weekend Wrap Up & Winner!!

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Saturday morning I happily was able to sleep in until about 8:30 when I woke up kind of hangry.  I couldn’t decide what I wanted to eat, so I went into the kitchen and kind of searched around my goods to see what kind of concoction I could come up with.  I decided on a veggie scramble containing Egg Beaters, frozen broccoli, onion, and a Sonoma Jack Parmesan Peppercorn cheese wedge.  I decided to top it off with a little bit of salsa too!  On the side, I ate a piece of Ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread with homemade pumpkin butter (Libby’s+Torani brown sugar cinnamon syrup+cinnamon).  I absolutely LOVEE this bread.  There are so many raisins in it!  And the cinnamon taste is all throughout it.  It’s not like some breads that you catch a hint of it here & a hint of it there.  The cinnamony goodness is all throughout 🙂

Cinnamon Raisin Heaven

 After a huge breakfast, I headed to the gym.  I did 5 miles on the treadmill at intervals between 8 and 11mph.  My total time was 32 min. and some odd seconds.  The I did the usual ab circuit followed by back, arms, and hip flexors.  I also did some of the ab moves done on the P90X video.  Then I did two more miles on the elliptical before I left.  I was hungry for lunch when I finished, and was glad that I packed one of the Gnu Bars that kind people at Gnu Foods  sent me!  I’ll be writing a review in the next post! 

After the gym, I went home to make my lunch, which consisted of a romaine based salad with carrots, apple chunks, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, broc, & cauliflower.  I topped off my salad with a healthy dose of chickpeas for protein and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got to have some kind of sweetness in my salads.  The apple & balsamic really were the stars of this salad!

I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do, since it was Halloween and all, but my Dad was helping my grandparents move to Lancaster (allll dayyy), my middle sister was visiting her BFF, who goes to PSU, and my littlest sister was at a friend’s house for a Halloween party, so my Mom was home by herself for most of the day.  I didn’t want to leave her sitting at home all night, too, so I joined her to watch the Phillies game.  It was quality bonding time 🙂

Come dinner time, I made a crazy mix of baby spinach, broccoli slaw, lima beans, soy sauce, and carrots.  And for dessert while watching the game, I slurped down some pumpkin with SF syrup.  I think I’m addicted.  It’s just SO good!

Now for the part you’ve all been waiting for!  The winner of the Chobani giveaway, selected randomly of course, is….drum roll please…..

Kristen from IOWA GIRL EATS who said,

“I’m going to go with Doctor’s Without Borders. Such an amazing cause for people who may never get the chance to have real health care. Great giveaway!”

Congratulations, Kristen!  Please email me your mailing address so I can get you your Chobani!!