Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wholesome Foods Bakery Gluten-Free Giveaway

Its the weeeeeeeeekend! I hope you're enjoying it so far. I got up this morning to teach Body Step, and was excited that it was warm enough to wear a sports skirt.


After class, I headed out for some food shopping and stopped at my new favorite coffee place, Joey Bag a Donuts. Their coffee is out of this world delicious...dare I say, better than Starbucks? The place also smells like sugar heaven! I haven't tried any of their pastries/donuts/bagels, but they look awesome:



Joey Bag a Donuts on Urbanspoon

The plan for the rest of the day includes learning the new Body Pump release, walking Frank, enjoying the weather and taxes (blah).

Recently, I received a free sample of Nuts & Seeds Crunch and FoodBars from the Wholesome Foods Bakery:
According to the website, the bakery is, "a gluten-free, all-natural and organic bakery. We offer a wide array of yummy home-made Sweet Breads, Yeast Breads, Muffins, Treats and convenient on the go FoodBars and Crunch. All of our products are made in the healthiest way possible; using healthy fats, unrefined sugars, and complex carbohydrates. Gluten-free, preservative free, and often dairy free, our goodies will please all of your family and friends!"

Although I do not have a gluten allergy, I have a lot of friends who do and they are always looking for tasty, gluten-free products. Josh and I dove into the Nuts & Seeds Crunch first:


Josh tried it mixed with another cereal and we both tried it mixed into some greek yogurt with fruit:
Its so tasty! Almost like a lighter granola. I will definitely be ordering more of this in the future!
Up next, the bars! The bars are slightly sweet and filling! They also have great nutritional stats (which you can find on the website). I think the description on the website says it best: "Wonderfully balanced combination of protein, fats, and fiber, Gluten-Free FoodBars will give you sustained energy. Complex carbohydrates will power you through, while the protein-fats-fiber combination will help to keep you satisfied and healthy. All-natural combinations of nuts, seeds, un-refined syrups and dried fruits make FoodBars the perfect snack."
Want to win your own 5 pack sample? To enter, leave a comment below telling me which flavor you're most excited to try (you DO NOT have to have a blog to enter!!). For an additional entry, tweet or buzz about this contest and leave me a second comment letting me know you did so. The contest will be open until Monday night, March 15 at 11:59 PM

If you want to place an order for your own Wholesome Foods goodies, they are offering all of you a 15% discount!! Just enter discount code 'ItzysKitchen15'.
What are you up to this weekend?

112 comments:

Kate said...

those look smashing! i would like to try the apple cinnamon ones.

Tay said...

Would love to try the apple cinnamon or peanut butter nut!

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

I'm a sucker for design and the packaging on those granola bars has me sold! how flipping adorable?!

Have a great weekend!

homecookedem said...

These bars sound wonderful!! Love that they're GF!! :) Adorable packages they're in too. I'd love to try the cranberry apricot. Sounds like such a fun flavor!!

Sarah said...

Cute skirt!! Does it have shorts underneath? I've never tried a workout skirt.

I'd love to try the Nuts and Seeds Crunch, that sounds good to me! And anything apple cinnamon makes me happy. :-)

Have a nice weekend, hope the taxes go fast.

Ashley said...

Awesome giveaway! I'd love to try the Tropical Nut FoodBar!

Campinggirl said...

The tropical nut looks great. My mother in law needs gluten free, I will definately be passing along this website to her.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

PBNut or Apple cinny! Anything girl, I am GF loud and proud and these look awesome!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

tweeeted!
and thanks for the awesome chit chat :)
xoxo

Molly said...

The Nuts & Seeds flavor sounds yummy!

I think right now I'm wearing the same work-out outfit as you are you in your picture! lol

Lauren said...

Hey sweet girl! I've missed you! Looks like you had a great weekend lined up and I am loving the new running skirt. You're totally making it look super adorable, as always! :)
Wishing you all the best hun. Take care!

inmytummy said...

Peanut butter for sure!

Your skirt is cute. I think I am going to run a 5K in May where you get a running skirt for the entry fee! I am very excited about that.

Anonymous said...

The apple cinnamon sounds so nice with spice!
evan_thomas@brown.edu

Angela said...

Cranberry apricot! Yummo

Angela said...

Tweeted the giveaway

Anonymous said...

I love anything peanut butter, but the apple cinnamon bar looks delish!
Erin Rose
errobert@uark.edu
(I'm also tweeting this-ErinRosalita)

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Tropical Nut! Yum!

You are so cute in that skirt - you and your rockin' bod!! :)

Libby said...

Great packaging and stats! I'd love to try the cranberry apricot!

dawn said...

well i will hold out for the donut photos from joey bag of donuts. love that name too.

jgreenwood said...

Can't go wrong with peanut butter!

thedallasceliac said...

Don't enter me in the contest :) But you look adorable in your sport skirt!

I liked the crunch mixed in yogurt, too.

nikee said...

Hi! I would love to try the apple cinnamon flavor. I have been making my kids baked apples with cinnamon lately yum!

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

Ooo, the peanut butter looks really good!

Just went for a 7 miler, then I have school work (ah!), dinner with the sis, a 10 mile race tomorrow, a party, then more dinner with the fam. VERY busy weekend! I hope that I can stay awake for it all! ;)

have a great weekend! Enjoy the weather!

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Kacie said...

apple cinnamon! I am addicted to cinnamon.

Heatha said...

Peanut butter looks delicious!

Jenna said...

It is a tie between wanting to try the peanut butter or the tropical fruit! Both sound delicious. :)

Anonymous said...

I'd love to try the Nuts and Seeds Crunch

Conni said...

I would love to try the Cranberry Apricot or Tropical Nut. Anything tropical with dried fruit I'm a fan of!

Tiffany said...

peanut butter nut foodbar!! lovelovelove anything with peanut butter :)

Anonymous said...

tweeted! (liltiff917)

itsawrapteacher said...

tropical nut bar please!!

truesimple said...

They all sound amazing! I think the peanut butter nut or the tropical nut would be the first I would try : )

Love the skirt!

gfe--gluten free easily said...

The packaging is adorable as Ik said. I'd go for the peanut butter ones for sure. I don't usually do protein or food bars, but these do look really good.

Long time, no read ... sorry about that. You look adorable standing in your beautiful kitchen! Congrats on your 2-year anniversary, too. So cool.

I'll share this on Twitter and Facebook. I've got a giveaway of educational materials (Dangerous Grains on gluten intolerance/celiac and its effects on everything, Smarten Up! effects on learning, and The Iron Edge on resolving anemia), but it's only open until tomorrow night.

Must visit more often ... shame on me. Have a great weekend! I'm catching up and doing the dreaded taxes. ;-)

Shirley

Britt said...

Cute skirt! I have a new running skirt that hopefully will be good for running once the weather warms up.

All of it looks so yummy!The tropical nut bars sound awesome. I'll have to mention this site to some friends, the hubby has celiacs.

MRS SIMMONS said...

I would love to try the cranberry apricot food bar. They all look so good and have great nutritional stats!

Iris said...

apple cinnamon sounds delicious!

Lauren @ Eater not a runner said...

peanut butter nut sounds AMAZING!

Kelsey said...

apple cinnamon for sure :]

Kelsey said...

tweeted! @carrothead

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Hey pretty girl! What a great giveaway, I'd love to try the Tropical Nut flavor :) Hope you are having a fabulous weekend - yay for warm weather!

Krista said...

Love that you were able to wear a skirt today!!


Today was pretty tame. Tomorrow will see dinner at my parents place...

I think the tropical nut bar sounds just amazing!!

BroccoliHut said...

Ooh! Thanks for the info on the Wholesome Foods--I love anything tropical:)

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

You are rockin' that skirt! I bet the weather down in Charleston is PERFECT right now!!

Cranberry apricot would be my flavah of choice--loves those dried fruits!

simplyshaka said...

So much stuff---I love your skirt-it's adorable, Joey Bag a Donuts is such a cute name for that place and need to try it if it is in Starbucks league!

I would try Tropical Nut FoodBar, it's the closest I'm getting to the tropics right now!

Jocelyn said...

mmm the apple cinnamon sounds delish! So warm and comforting :)

Holly said...

Yum!! I'd love to try apple cinnamon :)

Chin Chin Chu said...

I would love to try the apple cinnamon bars. The packaging looks so cute I might eat that too!!!!

GF Gidget said...

Cranberry Apricot! Thank you for hosting a GF giveaway!

ktbwood said...

YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL! just saying!!
i would LOVE PB nut! but i love anything PB!

Ari @ The Frugally Rich Life said...

Oh my! These look really good! I'd like to try the apple cinnamon, cranberry apricot or peanut butter!:)

elise said...

the foodbars look great!! apple cinn or apricot cran sound like the best...but the apple cinn crunch looks pretty tasty as well...

what a cute site! thanks for passing this on to us!

Jennie said...

I'd love to try the nuts and seeds bar!

Angelalovesfood said...

ooh I love this gie a away! anything with peanut butter would be fantasticccc!

Alisha said...

nuts and seeds all the way!
apple cinnamon looks tasty too though

Gretchen said...

Cranberry apricot!

glidingcalm said...

Awesome giveaway Erica!! I would love to try the nuts and seeds or peanut butter nut!!

and I still am gaga-ing over your new kitch! you must adore it so much!! I remember when you were JUST putting up pictures!! so fun!

adorable picture of you too! :D
happy Sunday!

Christina said...

you look so cute in your skirt! i would love to try apple cinnamon crunch! anything cinnamon flavored, i'm in love. hope you guys have fun at charleston's bakery tomorrow. if you want a visitor/company, feel free to call me!! :)

Ana said...

My best friend is allergic to gluten, she would love these!! I would love them too ;) I would specially like to try the Peanut Butter one!

clw7b said...

Yum apple cinnamon!

Jessica said...

I don't own a spot skirt, but have seen them around more and more. I may have to try some on during my next shopping trip.

Susan said...

Girl you are too cute. I want to move down to SC and enjoy the warm weather with you.

The tropical nut food bar sounds pretty darn amazing.

Susan said...

And I Buzzed! It let me include a picture - how cool is that?

K from ksgoodeats said...

First of all, CUTE outfit! I love wearing cute clothes to work out in because it makes me feel like I worked harder.

Local coffee places are fun to go to. We don't have that many around here but that Joey's place sounds like a perfect place to pick up a pick me up :)

I love the packaging of those products! I'd be interested in trying the apple cinnamon flavor - thanks for the opportunity! Happy Sunday!!

K from ksgoodeats said...

I tweeted it :)

melissa said...

apple cinnamon! i love anything with apples--they sound so good!

forthehealthofit01 said...

Wow, they all look so amazing! I would love to try them all, but if I had to choose just one, it would be the peanut butter nut bar.
You know, I always said I would never try step again...but I think I'm coming around. I may have gotten better at it in my old age. lol

Deb said...

This stuff looks wonderful. I really miss muffins since I've gone gluten free. The Nuts and Seeds Foodbars look awesome!

Leena said...

the tropical nut sounds delicious!

tam said...

I would love to try them, we don't have enough GF choice this side of the pond! x x

eswineha said...

Yum! Apple Cinnamon and Nuts & Seeds look lovely!

bHealthier said...

oh awesome! I am always in search of gluten free products, thanks for this post! the texture is so hard to get similar to gluten containing breads, I bet these are great!

Love your skirt and kitchen! have a great weekend!

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Esi said...

I want your kitchen! Lol. Hope you're having a good weekend

Tracy M. said...

I would like to try the apple cinnamon. They look delicious!

Julie said...

erica!! hahaha first of all you were totally one of the bloggies in my dream :) we all went out to lunch to this place that was like on a patio outside and we had coffee and were chatting hahaha it was hilarious but so awesome and fun!

these products look great!

and your kitchen is SO GORGEOUS!!!!! i see that coffee maker back there hahaha

btw better then starbucks? i'm pretty sure i have to make the drive to you to try it out..

Pam said...

Hey who's that hot babe standing in that very nice kitchen....oh...it's Erica...he he!....so cute!

PB nut would be great with me!

Nice giveaway and have fun, sweetie!

xoxo

*Naomi* said...

ummm could that pic of you in the kitchen BE any cuter>! I mean really! my weekend has been a rainy one! currently at the BF's house where his basement is flooded, so he is NOT in a good mood, so im blogging haha!

those treats sound amazing, thank you for the oppourtunity and the giveaawy! the cranberry apricot sounds awesome!!

love u!

Bridget said...

Love your running skirt!! I bought a really cute one at LuLu Lemon in December, obviously wont be wearing it for another month or so though.

Those bars sound delish! I'd love to try the nut and seed bar!! I love seeeeds! Hope you had a great weekend:)

Maria said...

The apple cinnamon one looks good! We went to Idaho this weekend to see my grandpa-he was in the hospital. We made it a fun weekend:) I am not ready for the weekend to be over yet!

Keegan said...

The peanut butter looks so good. I love seeing more GF options!! Thanks.

Janetha said...

those bars look incredible! and you are SO cute in your skirt. love it. the apple cinnamon bar looks the best. hope your weekend was awesome! too bad it is already over :(

Mom on the Run said...

You look to cute for your class!

These bars look great :) I would love to try the peanut butter ones. I love PB!

Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.com said...

Mmm the apple cinnamon looks and sounds delicious!!
I'm glad you had a good weekend- your kitchen is beautiful by the way. And you look so cute in your sports skirt! yay for nice weather!

Kerstin said...

Cute skirt!

I would have to try to the PB - thanks for the fun giveaway!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Yay for skirts! It looks like you may have picked up a little tan on your vaca--yay for sun!

And those bars look so wholesome--I'd have to go with the apple cinn flavor! =)

Clare said...

Oh, those look so delicious! I'd love to try the Cranberry Apricot :)

p.s. Hooray for warm weather, too!!

Sophie @ yumventures said...

The apple cinnamon looks amazing, since apple pie is one of my favorites! =)

Annie said...

I love the packaging! So cute. I'd like to try the apple cinnamon or pb flavors!

Holly said...

awww - I love your skirt! I want to get one so badly, but no one here wears them?! Maybe once the weather gets warmer....

I would love to try the PB bar! Yum yum.

Katie said...

I justb ought my first running skirt this weekend... can't wait until it's warm enough to wear!

I'd love to try the apple cinnamon bars.

insideiamdancing said...

The tropical nut sound incredible! How cute is that packaging?!!!!

Love the skirt- does it have shorts attached?

Anne Marie said...

This weekend the hubby and I went to a friends house for dinner. It was so much fun!

Lisanne said...

The Apple Cinnamon sounds fabulous!

Kimberly said...

The bars look delish. I would love to try the apple cinnamon ones. I spent my weekend cuddling with my precious baby girl -- I can't belive she is already 10 days old.

fittingbackin said...

You look so t-tiny in your kitchen! Josh must get everything down for you! :)

Great bars!! I'd want to try the apple cinnamon ones - yum!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

I would love to try the peanut butter nut! Love PB anything :)

Jenna said...

I would seriously buy these babies just for the packaging!! So cute! They look really good too.

Happy MOnday.

Btw. I love your but pull over jacket! its super cute!

teresa said...

i love the sports skirt, too cute! great giveaway, i'd love to try the apple cinnamon!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so jealous. I think sport skirts are adorable.

Juliana said...

Wow, what an interesting concept...would love to try the apple cinnamon and the nuts and seed, great way to have a healthy snack :-)

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I'm a sucker for apple cinnamon flavored things so I'd love to try that one out!

upfitcreek said...

Yay for sport skirts!

I LOVE the polka dot ribbon on the bars. I'd be most excited to try the peanut butter flavor.

Cate said...

I would definitely like to try the apple cinnamon ones! Thanks for the giveaway:)

Jenny said...

I'm so jealous you teach Les Mills classes!! I am 100% obsessed with Body Pump!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

you look so cute in your pic pre-class! Ok if I had to pick the cranberry apricot is totally right up my alley

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather said...

Those sound amazing! I'd love to try the Peanut Butter Nut Foodbar, yum love anything with PB.

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather said...

Those sound amazing! I'd love to try the Peanut Butter Nut Foodbar, yum love anything with PB.

Alisa said...

It's 10:30 my time, did I still make it!?

I have to say it is a toss up between the apple cinnamon and the PB. If I had to choose ... hmmm, apple cinnamon.

Alisa said...

I tweeted at www.twitter.com/godairyfree

Jamie Walker said...

love the skirt - you're adorable! If you like coffee, you have got to try cacao tea from East Bluff Trading-- I just discovered it and its the bomb.com!

Grace said...

I would love to try the apple cinnamon!!!