Back-To-School Snacking With Pizootz! {+giveaway}

Snacking is something that is so important! Keeping our bodies fueled properly in between meals is something that some people fail to do. I know it’s easy to get busy and caught up in life, but we still need to be fueling our bodies properly.

 

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After school is such a common snack time for kids and even parents! Kids run into the house and head for the pantry (or snack cabinet.) They normally grab for a pre-packaged toaster pastry or stack of sandwich cookies. While these make amazing desserts, are totally yummy, and are a-okay to eat in moderation. As a daily snack, they aren’t always the best option.

 

Thanks to my friends at Pizootz, I’m able to bring this yummy review to you guys along with an even more yummy giveaway! Keep on reading for more details!

 

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Make An Empact In How You Snack! {+giveaway}

Truth be told, we have more power than we think.

 

Just the touch of a hand or the sound of a word can make or break someones’ day. Today I’m going to be sharing with you how to make an “Empact” in your own life when it comes to snacking.

 

This post is centered around Empact Protein Bars! These bars have 10g of protein each, are 100% gluten free, and are super tasty! They make it easy to snack smart and still feel like you’re treating yourself (which you are; in more ways than one!)

 

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I haven’t always had the best relationship with food. So, now that I’m older and much busier than I used to be, I try and nourish my body with what it wants and my soul with what it wants, too. I might have a big Greek Salad for dinner and have some dark chocolate for dessert; all in one day. To me, that’s healthy. I’m not depriving myself of anything I truly want or need. Eating what’s right for you will make a big impact on your overall health and wellness.

 

So whenever I’m hungry and want something savory yet still nutrient dense, I pick up one of these bad boys.

 

 

This brand currently offers 3 flavors: Coconut Crave, Maple-Licious, and Chocolate Cherry Bling. My favorite is chocolate cherry bling!

 

The brands motto should speak to any and every #goaldigger out there!

 

“At EM+PACT, we believe empowering women makes the world a better place, and this belief permeates everything we do. From our ingredients and core values, to the way we structure our business, it’s our goal to be intentional about appreciating, recognizing, and taking into account what women want and need. For us, this meant saying sayonara to the status quo surrounding the energy bar aisle, and delivering a healthy, delicious protein bar that’s unapologetically made just for women. A snack and go-to energy source that helps fuel your inner-goal digger, helping you get that much closer to achieving whatever impact you’re set on making.” (*)

 

These bars are more on the dry/chewy side and have a semi-cracker texture to them. I love the unique flavors and super classy packing!

 

I do hope they’ll come out with more flavors in the future!

 

Overall, I love the packaging, ethics of the brand, and ingredients list. The flavor is very nice too! I would like a more moist texture, but I think that’s a personal preference that varies person to person.

 

Be sure to enter my giveaway below for your chance to win one variety box of “Empact Bars!”

 

 

One lucky US reader will receive ONE variety box of Empact Protein bars! Please use the blue link below to enter. The giveaway will run from July 16, 2017 – July 30, 2017.

 

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Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my honest opinion. That does not change my view whatsoever. All comments stated in this post are 100% my own.

Got Gluten Free Cookies? Goodie Girl Does! {+giveaway}

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Cookie Monster is one among many of my middle names and (let’s be honest) the cookie craving struggle can be real!

Goodie Girl cookies can satisfy that craving while still being gluten free, peanut free, and 100% free of artificial ingredients.

 

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I received a big box of Mint Slims and Chocolate Chunk cookies to honestly review. I loved them both, but they’re very different, in a good way.

The Mint Slims are chocolate-y, but not too sweet. They also have a nice burst of mint that doesn’t overpower the chocolate; it complements and enriches it.

 

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Onto the Chocolate Chunk, let’s just say these were a big hit in my family. My mom is a chocolate chip cookie fanatic and was shocked when she found out these were made with quinoa flour!

 

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I’ve never had anything made with quinoa flour before, but have to say I love it! The chocolate to cookie ratio is right on point, too.

I love both soft and crunchy cookies and these cookies definitely have a crunch to them. They’re not stale or too dry, but they’re more on the crispy and crunchy side.

All in all, this brand really impressed me! I love the crunchiness of the cookies and the flavor; as well as the fact that they’re gluten free.

 

GIVEAWAY: One lucky reader will receive a Goodie Girl Cookies “Goodie” Bag with one of every gluten free cookie flavor and a cute T-shirt. (ARV) $50!

This giveaway is open to US residents and will run from April 10, 2017- April 24, 2017. Please use the blue link below to enter.

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Disclaimer: I received these products in exchange for my honest review. That does not influence my opinion whatsoever.

Start Spreading Love With Pascha Chocolate! {+giveaway}

Chocolate is a weakness that I think most of us have.

Unfortunately, millions and millions of people cannot take part in everyday chocolate products due to allergies.

Pascha Chocolate is a great brand to fix that problem! They offer chocolate products that are free from the top 8 allergens; peanuts, milk, tree nuts, soy, wheat, gluten and even egg.

 

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Wholesome Snacking With Nature’s Bakery! {+giveaway}

I love sharing awesome brands with my readers and it’s needless to say that I’m so pumped about today’s post.

I have been a huge fan of Nature’s Bakery products for months now and am so excited to get to partner with them today.

 

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Who is Nature’s Bakery you ask?

Nature’s Bakery is a snacks and food brand that supports health conscious living and active lifestyles with our 4 pinnacles of achieving balance – nature, activity, nutrition and community. We lead with delicious, thoughtfully crafted ingredients that are perfect for on-the-go snacks that people can feel better about eating. We take that extra step to create snack bars that are Non-GMO Project Verified, Vegan and Kosher Certified because we care. Proudly, we offer a delicious family of Stone Ground Whole Wheat Fig Bars, Gluten Free Ancient Grains Fig Bars and Double Chocolate Brownie bars that everyone can enjoy and benefit from.

 

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I was sent 11 boxes of different fig bars and double chocolate brownies. Picking a favorite is hard, but if I had to pick my top 3 they’d be: Original Fig Bar, Apple Cinnamon Fig Bar, and Mint Double Chocolate Brownie.

Don’t get me wrong though; they’re all amazing!

One thing I love is that these don’t taste “packaged” at all! They taste very fresh and are never dry. In the fig bars, there is a thick layer of cookie and a middle layer of fig jam.

 

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As for the brownies, they don’t necessarily have a filling, but they have a super soft yet chewy texture just like your grandmas’ brownies.

 

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This is one of those snacks you would never guess is vegan. This brand is proof that vegan friendly foods can be so tasty! Be sure to check out their website for more info on their products, the story behind the brand, FAQ’s, and much more! – http://naturesbakery.com

 

Now onto possibly my favorite part of this post….

One lucky US reader will get to pick 5 boxes of Nature’s Bakery snacks to enjoy! This giveaway will run from March 28, 2017 – April 11, 2017. Please use the blue link below to enter.

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Disclaimer: I received these products in exchange for my honest review. That does not influence my opinion whatsoever. All comments stated in this post are 100% my own.