GIVEAWAY! Win Livin’ Spoonful Paleo Crackers, worth $60.90!

Giveaway! Win Livin' Spoonful Paleo Crackers

A few years ago when I lived in Seattle, I traveled down to Portland on the weekends to explore the awesome food truck scene and Oregon’s great outdoors. I loved the vibe in Portland – a little hippie, very healthy, and most of all, conscious. That’s the best way I can think of to describe the people and lifestyle there.

Livin’ Spoonful – the coolest company in Portland

I recently found out about Livin’ Spoonful, a company that embodies everything I love about that great city in the Pacific Northwest. Master Sufi teachers Jim and Sue teach people about the mind-body connection through spirituality, yoga and raw food. Since way back in 2002, Jim and Sue have been making their Livin’ Spoonful Paleo crackers with love, dedication and expertise. I really appreciate when a company’s values are wholesome and in line with helping and healing and I’m excited to say we’ve teamed up with them for a great giveaway!

Win healthy and delicious Paleo crackers

One lucky winner will get two sets of Livin’ Spoonful variety packs (7 different flavors, 14 packs total). Check out Livin’ Spoonful‘s website to learn more and if you you just can’t wait to get your hands on these delicious crackers, you can always order them online!

Enter below to win Livin’ Spoonful Paleo crackers worth $60.90!

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Post by Lucha: World traveler, culinary student and Media Director at Paleo Living Magazine. Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.

Giveaway! Win a Raw Bar Variety Pack from Go Raw worth $45.75!

Win Variety Bar Kit from Go Raw!

The first time I ever heard of the raw food movement was from a friend who was crazy about his high-power blender. I really didn’t know what the big deal was, but he swore by it, pulverizing seeds and topping his mixes with raw nuts and fresh fruit. It would still take a while before I grew to learn about all the health benefits of sprouted seeds too.

While I usually eat cooked food (I’m a culinary student after all!), I do enjoy raw snacks and making “live” food as well. I can feel the difference too – the amount of energy that raw food gives in comparison to its cooked counterpart is pretty spectacular.

So What Is Go Raw?

Go Raw, a California company, has a passion for all things raw. They want you to understand why raw food is so amazing (check out their great scientific infographic about raw food and digestion here). They are soon moving to a solar-powered facility (how cool is that!) where they will continue to make healthy and tasty snacks and promote the organic, raw lifestyle.

Where You Can Find Go Raw Bars

You can order directly from the Go Raw Online Shop and you can also enter here to win a variety pack of Go Raw Bars in 5 delicious flavors!!

Enter the giveaway below to win a variety pack of Go Raw Bars, (worth $45.75)

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Post by Lucha: World traveler turned culinary student, Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.

GIVEAWAY! Win $52.99 worth of Wild Salmon from SeaBear!

Win Seabear Wild Salmon

For a long time, salmon was the only fish I ever ate. Over the years my palate has branched out a bit to other species of fish, but salmon remains my first and forever favorite. I like it grilled solo, oven-baked with a marinade, or simply served on a bed of leafy salad. It’s full of healthy omegas too which can even help with depression! (Or maybe it’s just that I enjoy eating it and that makes me happy.)

The only disadvantage to buying loads of salmon is that it really only lasts one whole day in the refrigerator before needing to be eaten or frozen. And according to the culinary masters, the texture of a defrosted salmon is just not quite the same as the fresh one.

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that SeaBear, a company based in the Pacific Northwest, has developed something so convenient and innovative that it will change the way we eat salmon! Fisherman and salmon smoker Tom created the Gold Seal pouch, a vacuum sealed “TakeAnywhere” sachet that preserves the salmon naturally, keeping it fresh without even needing to be refrigerated! The salmon is cooked in the pouch so the flavor is intense and the moistness is preserved. What could be more convenient (and delicious) than wild Alaskan sockeye salmon that you can pack in your lunchbox or hiking pack?

Check out the great selection on SeaBear’s website and enter our giveaway for your chance to win one 8-pack of Ready To Eat Wild Salmon (it’s worth $52.99)!

Enter below to win one 8-pack of Ready To Eat Wild Salmon (worth $52.99)

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Post by Lucha: World traveler turned culinary student, Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.

Giveaway! Win Rawnola Bars from Earthling Organics!

Win Rawnola Bars from Earthling Organics

We all know we should avoid mindless snacking, but opinions vary on whether we should stick to 3 square meals, or have several smaller meals with snacks interspersed throughout the day. I tend to feel better when I opt for the latter, although I do have to be conscious not to go out of control with my snacking. The best way to do this is to nourish myself at snack time with healthy options. I’ll admit, it has been hard to learn to just say no to potato chips and chocolate cookies! What really helps is when I’ve got something to snack on that is both tasty AND healthy.

When it comes to healthy snack bars, you have your raw granola bars. Your organic granola bars. Your vegan granola bars. Your gluten and grain-free granola bars. Now roll all of that together and what do you have? Earthling Organics RAWNOLA BARS!

The team at Earthling Organics believes that food should be as natural and close-to-nature as possible. Their food is produced in a California facility free of corn, soy, wheat, peanuts and GMOs. They feel that if you have to ask whether it’s harmful for the planet, then it’s not good enough for your body either.

We posted a review just last week, and now we’ve partnered with Earthling Organics to give variety packs (12 each) of their yummy and nutritious Rawnola Bars to SIX lucky winners! Check out their site to find out where they’re sold, and also enter below to win!

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Post by Lucha: World traveler turned culinary student, Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.

Giveaway! Win Wholly Guacamole Products!

Win Wholly Guacamole

Having grown up in California, Mexican food has always been one of my favorite cuisines. Tacos, burritos, nachos, you get the picture. But as a child I wasn’t so keen on vegetables, especially the green ones. I would dip the chip in the salsa, even sometimes in the guacamole (despite it being green), but more just to flavor the chip. I would never actually scoop anything up.

Somewhere between adolescence and adulthood – I was a late bloomer in terms of healthy eating – a friend was devouring an avocado and when I looked at him with a puzzled face, he started to poetically elaborate on the buttery subtleties of this special “fruit” (yes, avocado is a fruit, botanically speaking). I started to experiment, first with a little salt, then with different textures, until I finally learned to make, and love, my own guacamole! (There are myriad ways to make a good guacamole; we recently published a list of our Top 30 favorite guacamole recipes.)

When I don’t have the time or energy to make my own, I search high and low for a worthwhile store-bought version and I’ve found that Wholly Guacamole has got me covered. Free of chemicals and preservatives, their packaging technique keeps their delicious guacamole fresher for longer without compromising the flavor. And they have smooth or chunky, and mild or spicy varieties, plus mini dip kits which are perfect for the kids’ lunch boxes (or yours).

To celebrate their awesomeness we are giving away coupons to 5 lucky winners for your choice of Wholly Guacamole products. Check our their great selection and then enter below to win!

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Post by Lucha: World traveler turned culinary student, Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.

Giveaway! Win Bearded Brothers Energy Bars!

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City life has got me feeling drained. I recently saw a billboard with a picture of a hiking boot and started to long for a getaway to the mountains. I think getting out in nature is a part of a healthy lifestyle, not only for the exercise but for the necessary intake of fresh air and warm sun on your face.

Caleb and Chris, the bearded brothers of Bearded Brothers Snack Food Company feel the same. They love travel, hiking and the outdoors and have combined their passion for nature with their passion for healthy food. Their snack bars are raw, vegan, gluten- and soy-free, as well as being organic and all around yummy. They keep it simple, producing on a small scale out of their home city of Austin, TX. You can read our review of their energy bars here.

Bearded Brothers

We appreciate this kind of dedication and have teamed up with the Bearded Brothers to give away a 5-pack of their delicious energy bars to one lucky winner! Enter below to win, and if you just can’t wait, visit their website to stock up before your next hike.

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Post by Lucha: World traveler turned culinary student, Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.

Giveaway!! Win a copy of The Skinny Gut Diet!

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We’re giving away 10 copies of this informative book, The Skinny Gut Diet by Brenda Watson, et al. We posted a review of the book here.

Or if you’re interested in purchasing this book, then you can get it on Amazon here.

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Post by Lucha: World traveler turned culinary student, Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.

Giveaway! Win Halloween Caveman Cookies

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I know it’s still a month away from Halloween, but we wanted to let you know about the Caveman Cookies Halloween Assortment early so you have plenty of time to purchase these in preparation for trick or treat!

The Halloween Assortment Pack is a 24-pack of cookies (4 each of 6 different flavors – Original: Walnut & Raisin, Tropical: Coconut & Macadamia, Alpine: Hazelnut & Carob, Rainforest: Brazil nuts & Cherry, New World: Pumpkin, Maple & Cranberry, Mayan: Chocolate, Chili & Chia). They’re a really delicious chewy treat that you just can’t stop eating!

And if you want to make sure you have some of these cookies for Halloween, then they’re running a great special until October 12th – enter the code Halloween15 for 15% off when you purchase from their website.

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GIVEAWAY! Win Almond Flour from Nuts.com

Giveaway - Win Almond Flour from Nuts.com

In 2010, I tried being a vegetarian for 6 months. It was an interesting experience (although I never gave up fish so perhaps you could say I only dabbled in pescaterianism). The biggest issue for me was the lack of that ‘fullness’ feeling after a meal.

Sure, I was still eating carbs, which would mean a fleeting feeling of satiety at least. But to make that the satiety last longer, I had to depend on other sources of protein. My favorite one? NUTS! Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, you name it. Even better if they were roasted and slightly salty and all mixed together in a tasty bag o’ trail mix.

Whether you’ve gone vegetarian, slow-carb, no-carb or Paleo, nuts are an important contributor to your protein intake. And for Paleo people, they are a crucial tool in substituting some less healthy ingredients in otherwise gluten-heavy recipes.

Almond flour (aka almond meal) works great as a substitute for wheat flour (as you’ve probably seen, almond flour is used in a lot of Paleo bread, dessert, and snack recipes). Louise and Jeremy always have some stocked in their kitchen – so stock up here!

Win Nuts.com Almond Flour

Now we’re teaming up with Nuts.com to give a one pound bag of almond flour to one lucky winner! They have an amazingly diverse stock of nuts and seeds, as well as a really cool blog with snack and recipe ideas. Check out their selection at their website and don’t forget to enter to win below:

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GIVEAWAY! Win Laughing Fox Chocolates

Win Laughing Fox Chocolates

Autumn is starting and you know what that means– pulling out the winter coats, snuggling by the fire, and… comfort foods! Chocolate is everyone’s guilty pleasure. Chocolate truffles, well, they’re just too good to feel guilty about! And Paleo chocolates?! Even more reason to go guilt-free and choco-crazy.

We previously interviewed Devin Plaut, the mastermind behind this Paleo delicacy, revealing his secret recipe. If you never got around to making your own chocolate truffles, you can find his truffles for sale at the Laughing Fox website. You can also enter to WIN a free pack of chocolates directly from Laughing Fox in this week’s giveaway! There will be one lucky winner so don’t miss this chance…

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Post by Lucha: World traveler turned culinary student, Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.

GIVEAWAY! Win Primal Pit Paste from Go Primal Products!

Win Go Primal Pit Paste

While I’ve worked hard to develop a consistent exercise routine, I never get any joy out of breaking a sweat in my workouts. Sweating is the thing I try to avoid most in life — whether dancing in a fancy dress at a wedding, or running to catch the bus in my formal button-down shirt on the way to work.

Quite possibly the only thing that grosses me out more than that sensation is the thought of industrial chemicals being used to make the deodorant I used to so eagerly put in my pits. I would go for the strongest one I could find until I realized what I was risking by not willing to get a little sweaty from time to time: my health.

Certified CrossFit trainer and athlete Amy is on my side. Her Primal Pit Paste provides an amazing, healthy and natural alternative to your average deodorant. It doesn’t contain aluminum or parabens, and it smells great too!

We believe that a healthy lifestyle isn’t just about what you eat. The products you use on your body have an impact as well, and choosing them wisely is another great way to take care of yourself.

We want to spread the word about this great line of products, and we’re excited to team up with Go Primal Pit Paste for a giveaway! Two lucky winners will each receive a jar and stick of the Primal Pit Paste Deodorant as well as their Pucker Paste Natural Lip Balm! The contest ends next Tuesday at midnight so don’t miss your chance to win.

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Post by Lucha: World traveler turned culinary student, Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.

Labor Day Weekend Giveaway! WIN Grass Fed Jerky Chews

Win Sophia's Grass Fed Jerky Chews

Just because Summer is ending doesn’t mean the fun is over!

We’re teaming up (again!) with Sophia’s Survival Foods to give away a variety pack of this healthy and delicious snack to two lucky winners! We are huge fans of this product (we reviewed it last year) and now Sophia’s Grass Fed Jerky Chews are back, helping us celebrate Labor Day – the Paleo way!

Up for grabs is an assortment of 2oz packages containing each of the four flavors of jerky chews: Original Flavor, Mild, Spicy, and Chipotle Raisin. The contest ends on Labor Day at midnight so don’t miss out! And if you just can’t wait, you can also order them by clicking here.

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Post by Lucha: World traveler turned culinary student, Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.

Giveaway! Win The Paleo Diet™ Bar

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I realized recently that I have a subconscious fear of being hungry.

Not just being hungry, but feeling bad it about because I know I haven’t planned better so as not to be. For example, I run out of time at the end of a stressful day and I can’t muster the energy to cook for tomorrow’s lunch pack. Or I get stuck in a meeting that goes a few hours longer than expected and I leave running like a madwoman to the nearest corner store.  I mindlessly grab for an unhealthy bite of whatever is within reach and later curse myself for not having done something to prevent this situation.

Enter The Paleo Diet™ Bar: a nutritious, Paleo-friendly bar that can be grabbed for an on-the-go snack or strategically placed in the car, work desk, or inside pocket of my gym bag. That way I don’t have to break any healthy habits and I can feel good about being busy while still being able to nurture my health (and hunger) without any last-minute jolts to the snack aisle.

We’ve teamed up with The Paleo Diet™ Bar company to give away a box of 12 bars each to five lucky winners! So you too can prevent unhealthy snacking…

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More About The Paleo Diet™ Bar

The Paleo Diet™ Bar was started by Shauna and Todd Sledge and is exclusively endorsed by Dr. Loren Cordain (many of your probably started Paleo after reading The Paleo Diet by Dr. Cordain). It’s packed with fruits, nuts, protein (from egg white and hemp), and coconut oil!

The bars come in 2 flavors currently – Cranberry Almond and Cinnamon Raisin – and they’re currently developing the next flavor. In fact, you can go and vote for what the next flavor will be on their website!

And if you’re in a hurry to get some of these bars, then you can purchase them directly here.

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Post by Lucha: World traveler turned culinary student, Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.

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Giveaway! Win Harmless Harvest Coconut Water

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My first experience of coconut water was as a child. My dad bought a whole coconut and attempted to crack it open with a large chopping knife…remember, this was before the days of Youtube and Internet!

Luckily that experiment didn’t end with any permanent damage – just a few scratches on the kitchen counter! Although, I think that’s why I was so happy when I finally found coconut water sold in convenient bottles and cartons at the store.

And Harmless Harvest Coconut Water is one of my favorites (you can read my review of it here). And I’m happy to also let you know that Harmless Harvest is giving away to each of two winners three coupons for 8oz bottles of their raw coconut water!

You can read more about Harmless Harvest‘s background and ethos on their website and find out where it is available in your area. And whether you want to try it out for the first time or already know and love it, don’t forget to enter our contest to win your very own Raw Coconut Water!

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How Healthy is Coconut Water?

Check out our articles on coconut water:
9 Health Benefits of Coconut Water
Is Coconut Water Paleo?

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