Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Try it Tuesday? Bright Line Eating #Giveaway

March 20, 2017 at 5:43 pm

I believe in science. When I was offered the opportunity to check out Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson’s new book Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free, I was intrigued. Peirce Thompson is a PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and an expert in the psychology of eating. She is President of the Institute for Sustainable Weight Loss and CEO of Bright…

Healthy, Delicious Snacks from Pure Growth Organic #Giveaway

March 20, 2017 at 6:07 am

Imagine that you could buy organic snacks for your family for the same price as conventional. Would you? Of course you would.  A new mom noticed that there were a dearth of organic snack foods for the 2 – 12 set. She decided to do something about it. Pure Growth Organic believes that organic snacking should be “more delicious, more engaging for children, and more…

So Much More to See At Expo West – Day 2

March 14, 2017 at 6:11 am

After a jam packed Friday at Expo West, I barely scratched the surface of the show. I spent Friday night (with my feet elevated) making a detailed plan of attack. I wanted to check out all of the “Hot Products” exhibits at the Marriott and Hilton because they closed on Saturday. Elizabeth invited me to a 5K fun run with Nuun and Health Warrior. She told…

Lucky Me! Back at Natural Products Expo West

March 13, 2017 at 7:57 am

Last year was my first visit to Expo West (day 1 and recap) and it was AWESOME. I plotted my return a bit more carefully after also heading out to kid sister Expo East as an official Expo Blogger last fall. This year, I took off on Friday so I was able to attend Friday, Saturday and for a little while on Sunday. I arrived…

Food for “Doers” – Country Archer Jerky #Giveaway

March 6, 2017 at 7:00 am

I met the folks from Country Archer at Expo East. They invited me over via Instagram. They were launching their link of high protein meat bars, Frontier Bars, and let me try all the jerky. Recently, when they offered me a “Big Adventure Pack” to check out all of their jerky flavors and the Frontier Bars, I said “yes, please!” as fast as I could…

Spark the Season with Johnsonville & Chicago Polar Plunge

March 5, 2017 at 2:03 pm

People in Chicago LOVE spring and summer and LOVE to do good for others. What better way to “spark the season” than with the world’s largest grill and the Chicago Polar Plunge? It’s been a mild winter, but spring is still a ways off. If folks are willing to jump in Lake Michigan, we should be ready to fire up the grill. Right? Johnsonville invited…

Better for You Jello – it’s Simply Gelightful! #Giveaway

February 28, 2017 at 6:01 am

After seeing my “Healthier in ’17” posts, Natalie, the mom behind Simply Gelightful, wrote to me. She recently launched Simply Gelightful, “the world’s first better-for you gelatin mix.” The product was inspired by her desire to provide a healthier alternative to jello that’s “just as delicious, colorful and fun” for her kids. When she didn’t find any good options on the market, she made her…