$350 Whole Foods Giveaway Contest!

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This week I made a goal.

Eat. More. Veggies.

I came to the conclusion that my veggie consumption has been lacking a bit lately. Simply out of pure laziness, really.

I decided to fix that by buying more frozen veggies (quick and easy to prepare) and more fresh and easy-to-prepare veggies too.

A few examples of my delicious veggie eats this week:

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I threw a bunch of stuff in the pot and it turned out yummy.

Kitchen Sink Veggie Lover Stew

Ingredients:

  • 1/4-1/3 cup leftover pesto (who knew this would be good in a stew???)
  • 3 cups frozen beans and baby carrots
  • 3/4 cup lentils (adds a ton of protein)
  • 1/3 cup Chickpeas
  • Tons of Curry + Paprika spices
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 cup + crushed organic canned tomatoes
  • 2-3 T hemp milk (to make it creamier)
  • Probably other things I can’t recall ;)
  • Hummus and crackers for garnish

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This was pretty much the perfect stew, especially given the chilly fall temperatures we have been having. I crushed some Mary’s Crackers over it and put a dollop of hummus on top. It was divine! Hummus makes soups and stews sooo creamy.

Another example of a veggielicious snack:

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C + C Vinaigrette Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 English Cuke, peeled & chopped
  • 2 organic carrots, peeled & chopped
  • tons of fresh ground pepper
  • 2-3 T of Balsamic Vinaigrette

Another version of this Salad is to mix in 2 T of hummus along with the vinaigrette. It makes it super creamy. It is my favourite way to eat cukes. Try it!

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This was last night’s dinner.

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I love the lone Green Bean with a red hat saying hello. Ha!

Veggie Stir-fry & Sol Spicy Black Bean Burger

Ingredients/Method:

  • Cook a Veggie burger in a skillet (I used up a Sol Spicy Black Bean Burger- not my fav but ok in this salad)
  • Stir-fry Frozen veggies of your choice in a bit of olive oil
  • Mix in 3-4 T of tomato paste (hello lycopene!)
  • Add a glug or two of red wine Vinegar
  • Add spices of your choice
  • Crumble cooked veggie burger over stir-fry and serve

Don’t judge a book by its’ cover…mmm, kay?

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I have some peppers and zucchini to use up today. Zucchini boats may be in store.

Of course, I have also been having my green monsters each morning.

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My favourite mix this week is:

1 T chia seeds, 1 T peanut butter, pure Acai juice package, 2 black kale leaves (cooked), 4-5 dandelion pieces (cooked), 1 cup hemp milk, 1/2 a banana, and 3-4 cubes of ice.

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Next up, the winner of the Barney Butter giveaway prize package!

Unt4444itled thumb   $350 Whole Foods Giveaway Contest! Congrats to Mallory who said:

“6 Jars??? need to pinch myself to see if I’m dreaming… :)

I don’t have any babies, but I’d definitely buy the Green by DE Diaper clutch for my cousin who is 8 months along now!”

Mallory please email Bree your address (Bree@BabyEnchanted.com) and let her know what combo of crunchy vs. smooth bottles you want (for a total of 6).

Thank you to everyone who entered! Don’t despair if you didn’t win, as we have another fun contest that you can enter.

Whole Foods Giveaway

Bree from Baby Enchanted had so much fun doing the Barney Butter giveaway, she wants to do another huge Whole Foods giveaway so you have even more chances of winning some cool gift cards. This just may be one of the coolest contests we have had on OSG!

Up for grabs are:

1st Prize: $200 USD Whole Foods gift card

2nd Prize: $100 USD Whole Foods gift card

3rd Prize: $50 USD Whole Foods gift card

What you need to do to enter:

The contest is to see who can get the most people to become a fan of the Baby Enchanted Facebook page.  

Step 1)

Leave a comment on this post. Tell me your favourite foods/products at Whole Foods. Give me a reason to go back REAL soon! ;) Or tell me some random comment about this post if you want.

Step 2)

Send this Baby Enchanted Facebook page to your friends and ask them to join the group. By Sunday evening (Sept 20 @ 9pm EST) you need to email Bree at Bree@BabyEnchanted.com with a list of all the people who joined the Facebook group because of you. The individual with the highest number of referred fans will win the 1st prize, the second highest will win the 2nd prize, etc. [Note that you cannot count yourself in the total list.]

Step 3)

If you tweet this message on Twitter, you get yourself another 5 bonus points!!

Tweet: “Enter this contest http://bit.ly/U6csW @ohsheglows  for a $350 Whole Foods giveaway!”

Open to:

US and Canadian Residents only please.

Contest Closes:

Sunday Sept. 20th at 9pm EST (your email must be in by this time for it to be valid)

GOODLUCK!

I wish I could participate!!! I’d be all over this contest. ;)

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Vegan Peanut Butter and Jam Glo Bites are on the move

Check out another fabulous Vegan PB + J Glo Bite spotting! This time they were made successfully with Whole Wheat Pastry Flour.

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Well, I’m off to bake my little heart out for Fresh. I made attempt #2 of my new vegan biscotti recipe last night and it turned out better than I ever expected. I just need to make a couple tweaks on the cooking time in attempt #3 today and I should be able to perfect it. This is the flavour I whipped up:

Vegan Dulce De Leche Brownie Bomb Biscotti

Oh, and is there any fun way to name Biscotti for Glo Bakery? I was thinking Glo-scotti but I thought that might be taking it a bit too far. haha! Lame? Any other ideas??

Enjoy your Thursday! Don’t forget it is OFFICE SEASON PREMIERE NIGHT!!!!!!!!

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Amari September 17, 2009

Eating more veggies is a great goal for the week! I find myself lacking on my veggie consumption a lot as well. All of your recipes look fantastic and would even make vegetable haters drool! I love the idea of Zucchini Boats, I just made some last night and posted all about it on my blog! This was the first time I have ever made those, can you believe it!?

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Katie September 17, 2009

I was just at Whole Foods yesterday, and as always, was dreaming of all the things I would purchase if, ya know, I actually had money…haha! However, my favorite affordable snacks are the Food Should Taste Good chips series. Seriously the best chips I’ve ever eaten and I’m currently on the road to trying all of their flavors!

Also, I’ve been meaning to ask you….is there a particular brand of chia seeds that you use? I know you had that chia seed giveaway from that website, but unfortunately those are a bit too expensive for my college budget. Any suggestions? I’d greatly appreciate it!

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Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life September 17, 2009

I just tweeted!! Yeah 5 extra points :-)

I love everything about whole food but particarly there local organic fruit. I am a big supporter of local farmers and so is whole foods..

Also I think I am obbssessed with green monsters and I can’t believe it has taken me this long to try one.. I rant about them on my blog.. hehe

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Sarah W. September 17, 2009

I LOVE whole foods. My fav product there is there 365 paraben free shampoos/conditioners/body washes. Even more of a bargain when they go on sale occasionally for 50% off!

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leianna September 17, 2009

Love Whole Foods, but just moved away from them so when I get back there I stock up on some almond butter and great larabars! Also love all their veggie selections, so impressive!

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Kristen September 17, 2009

I love me some Whole Foods. My favorite things are:
1) They have the best selection of Larabars )always have PB&J and Ginger Snap)
2) Their amazing selection of almond butter
3) They have every kind of Amazing Grass!
4) Awesome sandwich shop. Last time I got a wrap with hummus, veggie burger and cucumbers. delish!

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amanda September 20, 2009

My fav. thing from whole foods would have to be the grind it yourslef peanut butter! Awesome Giveaway!!

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Courtney September 17, 2009

Yum for pesto in the stew!!! I would totally put it in some soup…thanks for the great idea!
Courtney
Adventures in Tri-ing

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brandi September 17, 2009

bis-glotti?

sounds like an awesome prize, but i wish i had time to do all that on facebook!

oh well, maybe for the next one.

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Pam September 17, 2009

Congrats Mallory!

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Holly September 17, 2009

Hey Angela- I have question regarding your Hummus recipe (left it on the recipe page, but you must not have seen it.). You call for 2 cups cooked/soaked chickpeas. Is this measurement taken before or after they have been prepared? I have no idea how much to measure out dry to equal 2 cups prepared- do you mind clarifying? Thanks!

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Claire September 17, 2009

I love my veggies and experimenting with them.I tend to look forward to having my veggies more than anything else.Now, I do still love my meat and fish.hehe…Good luck with Fresh!!You’ll do great:-) cc

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Lauren September 17, 2009

I totally agree with the veggies, that was my goal for this week too!!! Weird, eh? Great minds think alike! :P

I would LOVE to go back to Wholefoods! They have so many amazing things, it is impossible for me to pick which one is my favourite!

Hope your plans with Fresh work out- that would be awesome!

Hope you have a GLOWING day! :)

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Laura S September 17, 2009

I love Wholefoods! I would have to say they have a great selection of Larabar flavors! I also love there vegan choc chip cookies! Yummo

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natalie September 17, 2009

I have been lagging on veggies latley too. I work in an office all day and without major planning my meals at work consit of no veggies, and by the time I get home I’m too tired to cook. I need to make more time over the weekend to pre-plan. Your dish looks delicious.

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lora September 17, 2009

i just sent out like 30 invites, so those people are either gonna think I am preggers or very strange LOL. i wanna win tho!!

xo
lo

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Leah @ L4L September 17, 2009

bisGLOtti? lol.. I dunno.

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Nikki T September 17, 2009

Love it!! bisGlotti is perfect!

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Paige September 17, 2009

I love Whole Foods! I really want to go so I can get some Amazing Grass to try…my usual grocery store doesn’t carry it! (And, maybe since I’m already there, I’ll pick up some vegan cookies too…)

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Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum September 17, 2009

thank you for this giveaway! :) My favorite item at Whole Foods has to be anything in the hot foods bar! Ah it is always love when I go there.

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Paige September 17, 2009

Way to get more veggies, girlie!

Holy awesome contest!!!! My favorite thing to get at WF is Amazing Grass! Oh and Barney Butter too :-)

Tweetig about the contest now, and I can’t wait to start the facebook challenge!

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Deb September 17, 2009

How about Glo-biscotti? or Glo’s Biscotti? That’s all I got !!! Wish I had a Whole Foods near me!

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VeggieGirl September 17, 2009

Whole Foods = simply can’t beat their housemade guacamole!! I eat 1 container of it in a sitting (with salads, sweet potatoes, etc. – it’s epic).

Dulce de leche biscotti?? HOLY YUM :-D

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Gretchen September 17, 2009

there are too many things for me to even LIST that i love at whole foods but can never afford to buy – this giveaway is a dream come true!

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Alex September 17, 2009

ummmm, bisGLOtti?

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Breanne September 17, 2009

Thanks so much for your tips! They were super helpful! And I would love to enter your contest but I don’t think we even have Whole Foods stores in my state…sad day :(

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Amy September 17, 2009

I need to eat more veggies too! I love that at WF they have tons of different kinds. They also are one of the few places with tempeh, which is a great, easily digestible vegan protein.

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JW September 17, 2009

Let me see…Lara bars, chobani, granola, to name a few!

I tweeted! (butterjessfly)

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) September 17, 2009

Your veggie lovers kitchen sink stew action looks alot like the raw marinara I just whipped up and posted about. So good, satisfying, and you use up lots of random odds and ends. And your C + C side dish also looks great..thanks for the simple and clean idea, sans onion, garlic or oil Perfect! I love your veggie heavy post, I’m all about the veggies :) Of course glo bites look spectack, too!

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Nora September 17, 2009

I always add hummus to everything (esp salads) to make them creamy too! it’s the way to go!

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Kristen @ frostingandfroth.com September 17, 2009

I agree with the others who suggested “bisglotti.” I think it’s cute. And that flavor sounds like my dream come true.

This WF giveaway ROCKS! I have a WF literally two blocks from my house, and spend way too much money there. My favorites are their vegan crumb donuts, coconut milk mocha almond fudge ice cream, and their awesome selection of organic dark chocolates. Can you tell I have a sweet tooth??? ;-)

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Michelle September 17, 2009

My favorite thing at Whole Foods is the hot and cold salad bar! So delicious! And you have the opportunity to try lots of different foods. :)

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Tiffany September 17, 2009

Oh My Gosh. This is an AWESOME giveaway, and to be honest, I haven’t shopped at WF in years since it is SO expensive. But I would love to have a chance to go back there and try all of the amazing goodies they have!

I also tweeted! :)

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Holly September 17, 2009

ahhhh whole foods – my fave is the hot bar! i just can’t resist!

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Carrie H September 17, 2009

Oh my gosh, I love Whole Foods’ salad bar. Hot, cold, yummy toppings … I could eat there every day!

:)

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Meghann September 17, 2009

Wow!! What a giveaway!!!!

My favorite finds from Whole Foods are their bulk ins of Oats, Raisins, Grains and Unsweetened Shredded Coconut as well as their delish Chrunchy Almond Butter!!

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Bree (beeskneeslife) September 17, 2009

Whole Foods in my area recently started carrying the 4 cup size of Fage 0% Greek yogurt. The first time I saw the giant container my eyes lit up…not only do I get a TON of my favorite yogurt, but its way cheaper then buying the 2 cup (500ml) size.

I also bought some figs for the first time there yesterday. I love them. Thanks to you Angela for getting me interested in trying fresh figs!

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Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) September 17, 2009

I love Whole Foods. I WISH I had one near me!

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genesis September 17, 2009

i’ve never been to a whole foods, EVER. but if i won i would make the 1 hour trip and spend my gift card like a madwoman.
So since I’ve never been, I’ll have to talk about something random on this post…i have the same fork and bowl you are using. hows that for random.

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healthy ashley September 17, 2009

Nice job getting the veggies in!

Honestly, I love everything about Whole Foods… but my favorite thing is their vegan chocolate chip cookie!

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Stephanie (Surviving Chicago) September 17, 2009

I love Whole Foods because they carry all the dairy free products I could ever want! I’m lactose intolerant and many of the grocery stores in my immediate area don’t carry a lot of products I like but can eat. Whole Foods saves my life! It’s just a bit of a farther walk… :)

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Anne Marie @ her new weigh September 17, 2009

The stew looks great!! I’ve also been trying to add more veggies into my life.

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