Organic Cocomo Joe Foods Giveaway

Sometimes I love my job. I’m sitting here in my favorite chair typing this post for you, while munching on the yummiest organic vegan caramel corn. Can’t wait to introduce you to Cocomo Joe!

Joe himself sent me an email last month telling me that I needed to try and write about his products because they were the heathiest and most delicious foods of their kind. I think he was right. What shall I share with you first?

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How about the BABYBAR. A teething biscuit that you will even want to bite on! Made of organic coconut, organic raw coconut nectar, organic chia seeds, organic raw virgin coconut oil, and organic cold pressed vanilla extract. Seriously, if you love coconut you will eat this bar up!

Raw, organic, vegan, gluten-free, paleo teething bar for kids. There is not another one like it in the world!

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JOEBAR, which is also raw, organic, vegan, gluten-free and paleo, and delicious too! Athletes and vegans as well as raw foodies love these bars. They are the cleanest in the world, with only 8 ingredients.

Flavors include Cocoa, Coffee (!!!), Cranberry, Fig, Mango and the original JOEBAR is called Green and contains spirulina “which is so dense with nutrients, you may feel better just by holding this one in your hand!” hee hee!

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The GRANOLA is oh yum yum! Milk Chocolate Granola. You heard me. And Salty Chocolate Granola. Add a little milk and you’ll get a crunchy treat with some leftover chocolate milk to slurp up. This is good for me? Yes!

C’Man loves the Ginger Apple Granola in his morning yogurt. How about Cranberry? Oh Egg Nog?! I know you want to try it!

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Last but not least, COCOMO CORN. The only organic vegan caramel corn are earth made with coconut oil, coconut nectar and coconut sugar for the caramel base. It is delicious and also safe for diabetics with the low glycemic index of the coconut products.

You won’t stop eating it!

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WIN one of every product! (ARV $63)

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I received these yummy foods for review and all opinions are my own. This giveaway will end on May 2, 2014 at midnight EST. Winners will be drawn via rafflecopter. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone in the US/Can and you must be 18 years of age or older. Giveaway not affiliated with Facebook & I release them of liability. Winner will be posted in the rafflecopter widget.

Health Starts Here Tour & $50 Whole Foods Market Giveaway

I am a frequent Whole Foods Market shopper, but how much do I really know about the store in general and how they really are concerned about our health and have done much of the homework for us on finding the right products. Let me tell you a bit more!

I recently took their Health Starts Here Tour at my local market with my new friend and tour-guide Danielle, to help me pick out the right kind of foods I should be buying and cooking for my family. I had a one on one course showcasing the Four Pillars of Healthy Eating. Are you ready to hear them?

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1. Focus on Whole Foods

Not Whole Foods Market, but foods that are ‘whole’ and classified as pure – not processed. Our meals should be loaded with whole, unrefined and unprocessed foods. I like to think of whole foods as foods that God created for us to take from the earth to keep our bodies running – fruits, veggies, fish, grains, etc. You won’t find any factory-made artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, sweeteners and hydrogenated fats from your diet here!

Have you heard the tip to stick with the outside perimeter of the store? Walking down the inner aisles is where you find most of your boxed, processed, and ready-to-go foods. The outer skirts you’ll find the fresh whole foods!

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Did you know that all pre-packaged fruit and veggies are cut in-house and not shipped from elsewhere?

2. Eat Plant-Strong

Focus on plant-based foods. We definitely eat meat at our house, but one thing I need to remember is the meat doesn’t have to be the main focus.  The majority of the plate should contain raw and cooked vegetables, fruits, legumes and beans, nuts, seeds and whole grains. When you eat more plants, you’re helping your body get the key micronutrients it needs to function at its best.

Danielle taught me that using the bulk aisle for your beans, quinoa, and other whole grains is a great savings AND can be healthier than buying canned or ready-made boxed mixes. I think a big part for me is that cooking dried foods can be a little daunting and time consuming, but really once you know how you just make it a part of your routine and plan ahead. I am determined to make this my new favorite aisle!

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Did you know that buying bulk saves money and packaging?

3. Choose Healthy Fats

Get your healthy fats from whole plant-based foods like nuts, seeds and avocados. Then minimize the amounts of extracted oils and processed fats you cook with on a daily basis.

Get rid of that canola oil…and the margarine. Whole Foods has a great variety of oils, but remember not to base your entire healthy fat intake on oils…use more whole foods!

Did you know that you should always check labels? ‘Healthy’ cererals may still contain a lot of sugar.

4. Consider Nutrient Density

This is something I never knew about and Danielle taught me that Whole Foods has signage right in their produce department listing the nutrient density of each food. (should have gotten a pic for you!)

A variety of nutrients – such as vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients – are essential for good health and every food as a balance. The Aggregate Nutrient Density Index, or ANDI is a scoring system that rates foods on a scale from 1 to 1000 based on nutrient content. You can see which foods are the most nutrient rich and build your meals around that!

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Did you know that you can grab 4 fresh sides for $4 if they have the Health Starts Here logo? yum!

This was an awesome tour. Not just to showcase everything that Whole Foods Market carries to make my life easier, but to teach me how to buy the right foods and what to watch for the next time I shop.

Feel free to call your local store and ask about the Health Starts Here Tour. I know they will be happy to show you around too!

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Did you know that the bakery doesn’t use any artificial flavors or colors? It was P’Diddy’s favorite part of the tour!

WIN $50 to Whole Foods Market!

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I partnered with Whole Foods Market for this review and all opinions are my own. This giveaway will end on April 30, 2014 at midnight EST. Winners will be drawn via rafflecopter. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone in US/Canada and you must be 18 years of age or older. Giveaway not affiliated with Facebook & I release them of liability. Winner will be posted in the rafflecopter widget.

 

Florsheim Kids Big Rockin’ Sweepstakes!

Enter right here on the blog for Florsheim Kids Rockin’s Sweepstakes. It’s a good one!

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Feel free to check out my latest Florsheim Kids review. O’Bear is rockin’ these cute new shoes!

WIN an iPod nano, Florsheim headphones and a $200 Florsheim gift card!

(don’t forgot to tell them who sent ya!)

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Giveaway is put together by Florsheim. I’m just helping promote.