Attending the Fitness and Health Blogger Conference this past weekend was a great experience and it really opened my eyes to a variety of food choices and up and coming food brands that I would love to share with you.
In yesterday’s post, I shared our first breakfast sponsored by Driscolls Berries, Better Whey of Life, and Attune Foods.
Like most of America, Driscolls is a popular and well known berry brand seen in my grocery store, so I was already aware of the quality of the product. Plus I’m a huge berry lover (raspberries rule!).
However, Better Whey of Life Greek Yogurt was new to me, but being a Greek Yogurt fan, I was pumped to try a new brand. The vanilla was creamy without the slightest hint of artificiality. Big fan already!
And of course there is Attune. I was lucky enough to chat with Andrew of Eating Rules as he attended FHBC for Attune. It is a gluten free cereal company and the Uncle Sam Original was a perfect addition to my breakfast. Most grocery stores carry this brand, so take a look for it in your organic and natural foods section as that is where I found it.
FHBC also hosted a tradeshow during the first day for the attendees to meet and chat with the sponsors.
During the tradeshow, the first booth I visited was Goodnessknows, a local Colorado company, that creates delicious snack bars featuring chocolate. Ok, there is chocolate. They woo-ed me from the beginning.
Plus how cute and fun were their representatives!?
Another company that I was pumped to meet was Love Grown Granola. This may have been my favorite company to talk to considering Maddy, one of the founders of Love Grown, was there representing and talking about Love Grown. I can get behind a company that the main people are there to talk to their customers.
Maddy was welcoming and eager to answer any questions. Plus she offered up tons of samples which I was interested in trying after seeing many a review on the blogosphere. The granola lived up to my expectations, and exceeded them!
The last company that I really want to talk with you about is the Federation of Quebec Maple Producers. Always being a honey girl and hating agave, maple syrup always seemed a little artificial to me. Ok Ok, so maybe years of eating Aunt Jemima with my pancakes probably didn’t do the all natural maple syrup justice.
I was able to try four different maple syrup varieties that all change based on when the maple syrup is tapped from the tree. If your maple syrup is darker, you know you have bought one that was tapped towards the end of the season and also when the tree was just about done.
Nutrient content does not change with color but over all antioxidant levels increase with the darker shades.
Who knew that something we are so used to putting on our pancakes could have some health benefits and also be so extremely tasty!?
Oh and Driscolls Berries attended the trade-show and the amount of berries I ate at this conference may be obscene. I’m cool with it
Oh and awesome breakfast/conference buddies!
Dinner provided by Café Elaia and Chef Paolo on our last evening.
Lunch at Café Elaia. They make a black bean hummus and well, I need to create the recipe soon! Keep a look out for that.
So why am I taunting you with all these awesome food photos? Healthy food porn if you will?
Because I’m giving one of you a chance to try some of these great products!
- Sweat Pink Shoe Laces and Bag
- Refuel with Chocolate Milk Workout Towel
- GoodnessKnows bar
- Rebootizer Sample (review coming soon)
- Canadian Maple Syrup
- Adora Calcium Chocolates
- TechnoGym Stress Ball
- LoveGrown Granola
- SmartFood Selects Coupons
- Better Whey of Life Coupons
- Hanging Grocery List Notepad
- Choose Cherries Smoothie Recipe
Yep, I’m giving you a ton of SWAG! Oh, it’s SWAG in a BAG!
How to enter:
- Mandatory: Comment on this Blog Post about which product you’re most excited about sampling
- Other Ways to Enter? Here are a few more to up your chances of winning”
- Write on Eat on the Run’s Facebook Wall giving a shout out to one of the brands (feel free to “like” Eat on the Run while you’re over there!”)
-Tweet “@irunlikeagurl is giving away some awesome SWAG from #FHBC12” and include the link to this post
- Recommend a friend to enter the giveaway and then comment who your friend is and how long you have been friends (it’s ok if you’ve only known them 10 minutes! Let’s make LOTS of friends
So now you know how to enter, let it begin!
You have until July 4th at 9pm Eastern to enter.
Disclaimer: I received a scholarship to attend FHBC from Refuel with Chocolate Milk and Fitfluential. All opinions on this website are my own and I am receiving no monetary compensation for this post and giveaway.