Monday, May 3, 2010

Walking Club Recap and Vita Top Give Away

Last night was the kick off to walking club! We had a sunny and windy night at Lake Como in St. Paul, and it was a great time.
Cindy, Sam, Erin, Kelly and I all walked around the lake (1.65 miles officially) and enjoyed the nice Sunday night. Afterward, Cindy brought some refreshing Popsicles for all of us to enjoy, thanks Cindy!!

On May 16th, we'll be meeting for our second meet up at Centennial Lakes in Edina. We're also going to go enjoy dinner at Good Earth in the Galleria afterward if anyone would like to join. They offer great healthy and organic options, and I've been meaning to get there to sit down to eat, here's a great excuse!

Today's Give Away is huge, I'm so, so SO excited about it!! The good people at Vita Tops have donated a 20 piece Gift of Health Super Sampler like the one below for ONE lucky reader! The basket includes two of the following of each of these delicious flavors:
Deep Chocolate, Chocolate Mint, Dark Chocolate Pomegranate, Fudgy Peanut Butter, Triple Chocolate Chunk, Golden Corn, Cran Bran, Blue Bran, Raisin Bran, Banana Nut

I'm a big fan of Vita Tops, they're all 100 calories and generally have around six grams of fiber and four grams of protein. They taste delicious, and the chocolate kind make me feel like I'm having HUGE treat. The corn muffin ones are perfect with chili or soup, and when you compare them to a Famous Dave's corn muffin, you'll feel a lot better about yourself eating these.

There are a few ways you can win:
1. Follow me on Twitter, @AlexaTC, and retweet this message, "@AlexaTC is sponsoring a @VitaMuffin 20 piece Sampler Give Away, check it out! http://tinyurl.com/29f27k9" then, leave me a comment with a link to your tweet.
2. This is a *new* way to win, I like to spice things up! Leave a comment with a link, or written out, with your favorite healthy and affordable recipe. Doesn't matter if it's for muffins or hot dish, let's see it!
3. Post a link to this give away on YOUR blog and leave a comment with a link to your blog
4. Leave a comment with what your favorite flavor of Vita Tops (or any of their creations, muffins, brownies, etc) is, or what kind you want to try.

So, there are four separate ways you can win!

Here is the fine print (there always is):
This give away is open U.S. Residents only. Entries must be received by Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 12:00 a.m. Central. A Winner will be announced on Friday, May 7, 2010 and the winner has until Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.Central to contact me, otherwise a new winner will be picked. The winner will be picked at random.

28 comments:

Kellybee @ Dream. Strive. Succeed. said...

I haven't tried VitaTops yet. So of course, I had to enter the giveaway. :)

http://twitter.com/kellybeeeee/statuses/13341703577

andreaberg said...

LOVE the double chocolate but need to taste the other flavors. Just tweeted: www.twitter.com/andreaberg

andreaberg said...

I combined my comments. My favortie vita top is double chocolate.

Cindy said...

Chocolate mint is obviously "nom" worthy. :)

Cindy said...

Twitter: http://twitter.com/cindyelizabeth/status/13341539277

PurplePoizon said...

Triple chocolate chunk sounds YUM!!! I have not tried them yet, but had to enter, looks so good!

Cindy said...

So I made these for Easter and it was just delicious! I love potatoes.

http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/oven-roasted-potatoes-and-onions-with-herbs-recipe.htm

andreaberg said...

Favorite recipe: I blogged about it - here is a link:
http://livingchangerously.blogspot.com/2010/03/what-was-i-so-scared-of.html

Joanie said...

I linked to your blog from mine: RunningTeachingEating.blogspot.com

I have NEVER tried Vita Tops so I REALLY want to win!!!

Cindy said...

My blog post! http://healthyheartjourney.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/these-shoes-were-made-for-walking/

Missy said...

I have to try to make it to the next one! Sounds like you had a fun time!

Ohhhh - pick me pick me! I want to try VitaTops but am too cheap ;o)

Sarah Howard said...

My fave is chocolate for a nice 100-calorie desert option. Muffins for dessert...mmm. My fave part is that since they're kept in the freezer, you have to let it "melt" a little bit so it really feels like you've "earned" dessert. Yes, I'm a weirdo :-)

Glad your first walking club went well. I'll make it to at least one of them!

Ian said...

My favorite vita top is double chocolate.

Sam said...
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Sam said...

Here is a new fav recipe that even the man Loves!
http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/salmon-with-brown-butter-almonds-green-beans-00000000029608/

Sam said...

I tried my first box of VitaTops a few weeks ago and loved them! I got the double chocolate and found them as a good afternoon treat at work and a snack on the weekends. I'd love to try the other brands, especially the corn bread since I love it with chili!

Hope you pick me!

Jody Powell said...

Super easy recipe with awesome Omega 3's:
1) Cook whole grain penne pasta according to package directions
2) Broil or grill Salmon - one small fillet per person. Don't over cook
3) (Optional) While Salmon is cooking, saute onions and mushrooms in either olive oil or olive oil spray
4) Toss pasta with mushroom & onions and add voldka sauce
5) Place Salmon at bottom of pasta dish and top with pasta

I thought this sounded kinda gross when I first tried it at a restaurant in Vancouver but it was great. My husband and I made it when we got home and it was just as good!

beeskneeslife said...

I have been wanting to try Vita Tops forever now. What a fun giveaway! I think Deep Chocolate sounds awesome. Actually any chocolate sounds awesome :)

KatDoesDiets said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/katdoesdiets/status/13378016665
Great giveaway! Love Vitatops.

KatDoesDiets said...

My favorite is the Deep Chocolate, I really want to try the triple chocolate.

A said...

To help spice things up...I love making healthy trifles! Here's an example:

http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=931950

You can also replace any of the ingredients - you can replace the ladyfingers with VITATOPS! YUM!

Meghan said...

ohhh pick me!
I like the corn muffins.
My fave is sweet patoto "fries"
http://www.katheats.com/low-slow/
its easy and yummy... they even sell pre cut sweet potato's at trader joe's

darcie said...

I've never tried them before - but would love to...
trying to make healthy choices is not terribly fun for me...sounds like this makes it a bit easier...if, that is, I didn't eat the entire box at once huh?

Erin said...

Hey Alexa! I saw this on your FB page and had to come check it out. The Vita Tops look GREAT! I have never tried them but I am working on getting back in shape after having a baby on Feb 13th, I go back to work soon and tasty healthy treats are a hard thing to come by. So I would be very willing to try these out!

Jessinader said...

I love the double chocolate and the blueberry but those are the only ones I ever find!

I'm dying to try the chocolate mint and cornbread.

Mellissa said...

I love the chocolate ones but have not tired the corn muffin flavor.

I do follow you on Twitter as well

Mary said...

I have never had Vitatops! I would love to try the Pomegranate, or chocolate mint though!! I am like UNDER the wire for this!

Mary said...

WW Mac-N-Cheese! SOOO Good and low fat!
http://www.fitthisgirl.com/2009/11/wednesday-recipe-mac-n-cheese.html