Eating healthy is hard. With all the labels, the marketing schemes, the ever-changing rules and the vast selection of diet books all claiming the same thing...it's hard! Picking the right foods becomes a challenge we often don't have time for. Or the tastebuds for. So we make bad decisions on a whim and instantly regret them. Or we keep eating the same 'ol crap day in and day out. But eating healthy isn't so hard, really. It just takes a little common sense and a small selection of excellent resources. My favorites include Oxygen, Cooking Light and my Google Reader (currently subscribed to a number of reputable healthy eating resources). I've learned a lot just by reading up, and I've come to really know what's good and what's bad. But still, I wish healthy food would just show up on my doorstep.
Happy Belly Bags? It's a wonderful resource for specialty food gifts for people who are "on restricted diets due to choice or for medical reasons." And since eating healthy is obviously one of the key choices we should all be making, this company is a winner in my eyes. It's not a grocery store, per se. But a resource for strategically packed gift bags and (of course) a la carte items that have been chosen specifically by Sarah, the woman behind the bags. She's committed to "selecting absolute quality."
And so, when she agreed to send me a few samples of her products, I basically jumped for joy. Who doesn't love tasting new foods that happen to be healthy, too? This girl does, that's for sure. This girl loved her sampler pack, too. It was chock full of deliciousness:
Take a closer look at some of the products from the bag above:
Bare Fruit 100% Organic and Bake-Dried Mangos. (Notice the absence of sugar?)
22 Days Enlightened Pumpkinseed Bar. (LOVE me some pumpkinseed.)
Love Raw Foods Whole Raw Organic Almonds. (On-the-go snacking!)
I've also sampled the Better Than Roasted, Sprouted Raw Almond Butter and the Big Tree Farms Organic Coconut Palm Sugar with Cinnamon (in my oatmeal). Both of which were de-li-cious.
Organic Snacker Belly Bag, which would be a seriously awesome score. And yes, those icons mean that this bag contains foods that are gluten-, dairy- and casein-free, and they also happen to be organic and whole. Does it get any better than that? You'll love this bag if you find yourself packing snacks every day. And you'll love the bag, too. (Who doesn't love a stylish, reusable tote? Beats those plastic bags from the grocery store, right?)
And now, the rules: To enter, in a comment following this post, let me know what foods keep your belly happy on a daily basis. Additional entries can be accumulated by doing any of the following:
1) "Like" Happy Belly Bags on Facebook.
2) Follow Happy Belly Bags on Twitter.
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4) Subscribe to A Daily Dose of Fit.
Please leave your email address so that I may contact you if you win!
Best of luck! Trust me, you'll want this prize. Giveaway ends at midnight EST on Friday, October 21, 2011. The winner will be announced on Sunday, October 23, 2011.