Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Snacks for Dads & Grads from Boulder Canyon #Giveaway

June 12, 2017 at 6:04 am

Summer is here and it’s time for BBQs and parties for dads and grads. While you want to offer as many tasty snacks as possible, you can improve the nutritional values without sacrificing taste. Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods is “cooking up a better snacking experience with delicious gluten free, Non-GMO, low fat and low sodium options.” Their slogan is “Live Better. Eat Boulder.” You know…

Tried It Tuesday: SF Salt Co. Himalayan Salt #Giveaway

June 6, 2017 at 6:38 am

I discovered the San Francisco Salt Company on Instagram. I learned that they make sell two of my favorite things – Epsom Salts and sea salt. Sign me up. SF Salt Co. was founded in 2002. They’re dedicated to “providing a salt of the Earth experience.” Their core mission is to “increase [their] customer’s understanding of the wondrous benefits of salt.” They sell on Pier…

Better Baking with Jessica’s Natural Foods! #Giveaway

June 5, 2017 at 7:06 am

You may remember Jessica’s Natural Foods from my raves about her amazing granola and all natural syrups. My running buddy, Kristin, turned me on to her amazing gluten free granola and I have been loving it ever since. I hooked Susie on it, too! Now, Jessica’s is back with a new gluten free flour blend and three gluten free baking mixes. As a reminder, Jessica’s…

Good Food for Everybody from 88 Acres #Giveaway

May 29, 2017 at 6:35 am

Before we hit the Grand Canyon, Lauren tweeted to ask if I’d “found” 88 Acres. I supported their Kickstarter in 2014 and have been enjoying their seed based bars ever since. 88 Acres makes hand crafted, nut free bars in three flavors. Since then, they’ve launched other premium allergen free foods including “Seednola” and (delicious) seed butters in three varieties. I chatted with Hannah from…

More Awesome Snacks! NCA Sweets & Snacks ’17

May 28, 2017 at 2:37 pm

This was my fourth year attending the Chicago Sweets & Snacks show. In 2014, I worked with Simple Squares (recap) and in 2015, I worked with InBar (recap). Last year, I scored a media pass (recap). Armed with another media pass, I had just a few hours on the last day to find all the healthy snacks and treats. Again, they expanded the show to…

Friday Five: Add Sparkl[ing Ice] to Summer Cocktails #Giveaway

May 26, 2017 at 6:11 am

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0. It’s a free week and a LONG weekend. Yay! I have BBQs on my mind and was recently given the opportunity to try Sparkling Ice sparkling water drinks. Sparkling Ice wrote to me with some beverage swaps for the office. While I’m down with those,…

BBQ Better with PRE Brands Grass Fed Beef #Giveaway

May 23, 2017 at 6:38 am

I don’t eat much beef, but when I do, I want it to be 100% grass fed beef with no added hormones or antibiotics. I was offered the opportunity to check out some grass fed beef products from a local, Chicago company called PRE Brands. As one of the few Whole30 approved grass fed beef brands, all PRE Brands’ products adhere to the highest quality…