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Tanka Bars!

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Congratulations to Tanka and the people at Native American Natural Foods for their recent awarding of the 2010 Editors’ Choice Backpacker Magazine Award for their delicious Tanka Bar Spicy Pepper Blend.  This award is totally prestigious and is given to a product outstanding innovation in design, materials and/or performance!

I was thrilled about having the opporunity to try Tanka Bars, Bites, and Sticks after reading all about the high protein/low fat nutritional value of buffalo on their website

Buffalo Nation


Not to mention, being a girl constantly on the go (between work, school, and getting my workout on), they are SUCH an enjoyable on the go source of lean protein that I can snack on in my car or running out the door!

Check out the goods!

These bars are especially delicious because along with the bison meat and savory blend of spices, they also incorporate CRANBERRIESHOLY YUM.  A bland piece of grilled chicken doesn’t stand a CHANCE against the flavor of these gems.

Each of the Sticks, Bars, and Bites come in two different varieties, Original & Spicy Pepper Blend (habanero, jalapeno, and red and black pepper).  Each one is  100% natural, gluten-free, nitrate free, hormone free, and low-fat!  For just 70 calories, you get 7g lean protein!  That’s my kinda meat!  The most FLAVORFUL thing I’ve had in animal product for SUCH a long time. 

The Tanka Wild Sticks are actually comprised of “prairie-raised Buffalo and tart-sweet Cranberries with 100% Indian-grown and harvested Minnesota cultivated Wild Rice“. 
Tanka Wild Nutrition

Wonderful stats as well!  Call me crazy, but I think Julie would have a hay day with these!  I remember her posting her love for meat snacks in her car, and I think she’d love them!  Lucky for her anddd all of youuu, Linda has kindly offered to hold a giveaway for you Freckled Foodie readers and a chance to win your OWN stash of these delicious, meaty treats

To enter: 

1. Visit their site and leave a comment about which Tanka variety you think you’d like best.

2.  Become a fan of Tanka Bars on Facebook or follow them on Twitter: @TankaBar.

3.  Link back to this post on your blog/tweet this giveaway/facebook announce! 

If you can’t wait to find out if you’ve won the giveaway, you can ORDER YOUR OWN TANKA goodies from the website with a GENEROUS coupon code: “FRECKLEDFOODIE” at check out and get a discount on your order (good until October 15, 2010!)  Good luckkk!  Happy weekending!


Making Headway.

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Happy Friday, Ya’ll!

Thank you again to everyone who has participated and shared what you’ve been reading with me!  It’s so encouraging to see God at work all around me.  Today’s Bible Challenge piece for me, comes from Ephesians 5:1.

fat-free cottage cheese topped with 3-6-9 Orange Cranberry Hail Merry grawnola along side a microwaved medley of diced butternut squash, apple, and sugar-free vanilla Torani + pumpkin pie  spice

“1Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children 2and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

 3But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. 4Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. 5For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.[a] 6Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. 7Therefore do not be partners with them.”

…Wow.  Its a bit too personal to share what this post actually means to me, but I’m thinking some things in my life really need to change if I want to have an inheritance in Heaven.  Here’s how I’m thinking about it…God knows my every thought before I think itImpure thoughts are just as sinful as impure actions!  People may say that “they can’t control their thoughts”, but I beg to differ.  When you surround yourself with holiness and are constantly seeking a closer relationship with God, you impure won’t be running through your mind.  I know it’s impossible not to slip up…we’re human…but I think it has a lot to do with the company you choose to keep, the ways you spend your time, and the priorities you make in life which will determine your mindset…ALL of which you DO have control over

chick(en)pea salad with a ff strawberry cream cheese roll up (La Tortilla Factory ww wrap)

Money shot

chickpea & grilled chicken salad with sliced red pepper, peas, green pepper, carrots, tomato, and iceberg lettuce

Okay, okay enough of the HEAVY stuff. 🙂  It’s Friday, which means another Todd update & weigh in!  

Starting Numbers:

181.6lbs. and 26.6% body fat

after two weeks of Insanity and clean eating: 

175.2lbs.  and 23.8% body fat!

Awesome job, Todd! 

I was telling him about my new HR monitor, and he decided to order his own, since they recommend you have one while doing Insanity, too.

His easily goes above and beyond anything that mine can do…it’s a Garmin Forerunner, after all!  I admit, I’m a bit jealous!  Haha.   Anyway, he ordered alll the accessories for it too and is counting on me to help him figure it out.  Like I’ve said before, I totally admire his dedication to this life change!

In other news, check out this awesome fall produce I picked up on my way home from work the other day at a local farm stand!

Beautiful, isn’t it?  And alll this was only $5!  Then I got home and made some dinner before heading to the little seesters’ basketball game.

1 Thomas light ww english muffin with sf apricot jam & broccoli slaw lasagnia with ff cottage cheese & light Ragu

This weekend, on the agenda, is a high school football game (Pops is an assistant coach!) followed by a campfire and sleepover with a good friend of mine, Mandy!, a possible visit to the bestie & baby Bo along with another family reunion and a visit to Herb at some point.   Stay tuned!

 If you haven’t yet, don’t forget to enter my Zevia giveaway and Julie’s NuNaturals Stevia giveaway!