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Win-It-Wednesday: Melville Candy Honey Spoons

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

gussetbagmelvilleOn a cool winter day I love a sweet cup of hot tea in the afternoon. And my favorite sweetener for my tea? Honey, of course!

But carrying around a container of honey to add to my tea while on the run can become one big sticky mess. That is why I was so very excited to find Melville Candy Honey Spoons to make sweetening my tea quick, easy and as sweet as can be. All I need to do is dunk the honey spoon into my hot tea, stir it up a bit and wait about one minute to enjoy my perfectly sweetened tea.

For this week’s Win-It-Wednesday I picked up two packages of the Melville Candy Honey Spoons for the two lucky winners of this contest! Each package contains five (5) Melville Candy Honey Spoons made with real honey on wooden ball sticks. The Honey Spoons are all natural and gluten-free.

One (1) winner will be randomly selected to win a bag from the entries received before Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST, and one (1) more winner will be randomly selected to win a bag from the entries received between Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11:59PM. SO – make sure you enter two times to win!

How can you win?mellvile single honey spoon

Easy!

Reply to this blog and tell us something sweet in your life! (Me? All my friends and family!)

Good luck, be a sweetie, and, as always …

Be Free!

 

Win-It-Wednesday: Lifestyle Awareness Tea

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

LA stress balance teaI love a good cup of piping hot tea on a cold winter day. There’s something medicinal about brewing the water, letting the tea bags seep and sitting back in my favorite easy chair to enjoy the aromas and tastes of the tea.

It’s a ritual to be savored and enjoyed.

That’s why I was more than thrilled to find Lifestyle Awareness Tea. Their specialty blends of teas are just perfect for those times you need to relax, or get a pick me up, or become more focused, relaxed or centered.  The Lifestyle Awareness Teas are Organic, Vegan, Kosher and Gluten-Free. They are also fair trade.

Some of the blends that Lifestyle Awareness offers are: Stress Balance (with calming rose petals), Chamomile (to ease tension and support digestion), Peppermint (to support healthy digestion) and Wake Up Now (to promote clarity and focus), plus many, many more varieties!

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A total of two (2) BeFreeForMe members will be selected to win a package of the Stress Balance Tea and a package of the Chamomile Tea… two (2) packages for each winner!  One winners will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, February 16, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST, and one more winners will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, February 17 and Tuesday, February 23, 2017 at 11:59 PM. SO – make sure you enter to win two times!

How can you win?
Easy?

Reply to this blog and tell us what variety of the Lifestyle Awareness Tea look the best to you! (Is it the Refresh Now? The Serene Slumber? Or maybe the Organic Ginger Root? Check out all of the varieties here.)

Good luck, take time to sit and sip tea… and as always…

Be Free!

Win-It-Wednesday: Mikaela’s Simply Divine Biscotti Cookies

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

group_siderevValentine’s Day is right around the corner, so I am starting to think of sweet treats… both for myself and to share. One of my new favorite brands of cookies is Mikaela’s Simply Divine.

I found these cookies by chance while poking around shopping and was immediately tantalized by the flavors and the fact the cookies are Biscottis … yet shaped round like regular cookie.

And yes… these cookies are truly simply divine!

And the flavors! My favorite is the Chocolate Mint Biscotti, but they also have a Luscious Lemon and a traditional Chocolate Chip.

These cookies are also Non-GMO, kosher, all natural, and contain no trans fat… as well as gluten-free.

A total of two (2) BeFreeForMe members will be selected to win a package of the Mikaela’s Simply Divine Chocolate Mint Biscotti Cookies.  One winners will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST, and one more winners will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, February 1 and Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 11:59 PM. SO – make sure you enter to win two times!

How can you win?
Easy?

Reply to this blog and tell us what flavor of the Mikaela’s Biscotti Cookies look the best to you! (Is it the Chocolate Chip? The sassy Luscious Lemon? Or delectable Chocolate Mint?)

Good luck, life is simply divine… and as always…

Be Free!

Win-It-Wednesday: Watusee Organic & Gluten-Free Chickpeatos

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Tomato_Basil_1024x1024With New Year’s Resolutions still in full swing, many of us are looking for  healthy, delicious and crave-able snack foods! Hello, Watusee Chickpeatos!

These crunchy little snacks that are bursting with flavor are healthy to boot. Most are made with just 5-6 ingredients – so they are “simple” and do not contain a lot of “junk”. These snacks are packed with protein & fiber, and are also gluten-free, vegan, and Non-GMO.

The flavors that Watusee Foods offers are unique & delicious, they are flavors that adults and kids both love, including: Rosemary, Cinnamon Toast, Spicy Cayenne, and Tomato Basil. They also make a great gluten-free “crumbs” made from chickpeas!

A total of two (2) BeFreeForMe members will be selected to win a package of the Tomato Basil Chickpeatos.  One winners will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST, and one more winners will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, January 18 and Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 11:59 PM. SO – make sure you enter to win two times!

How can you win?
Easy?

Reply to this blog and tell us what flavor of the Watusee Foods Chickpeatos look the best to you! (Is it the Cinnamon Toast? Tomato Basil? Or the Rosemary or Spicy Cayenne?))

Good luck, snack healthy… and as always…

Be Free!

Win-It-Wednesday: 180 Degrees Nut & Seed Crunch Bars

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

nut and crunch boxGotta love a bar with a good crunch! And top that crunch off with a burst of fruit and you have yourself a 180 Degree Nut & Seed Crunch Bar.

I love that these gluten-free bars are full of nuts, seeds and fruit. They have a crunch that is surprisingly tasty and perfect for New Year Resolution’s healthy snack time treats.

These bars come in two varieties including, Cranberry Nut & Seed, and my favorite, Blueberry Nut & Seed Bars. 180 Degrees also makes other products including Clusters, Nutty Rice Bites and a Trail Mix Crunch.

180 Degree Snacks are 100% All-Natural, Gluten-Free, Cholesterol-Free, Kosher, Wheat-Free, 100% Vegan, Peanut-Free, and Dairy-Free. They are perfectly healthy, delicious, crispy and crunchy gluten-free bar!

A total of two (2) BeFreeForMe members will be selected to win a package of 180 Degrees Nut & Seed Crunch Bars.  nut and crunch barOne winners will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST, and one more winners will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, January 4 and Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM. SO – make sure you enter to win two times!

How can you win?
Easy?

Reply to this blog and tell us what flavor of the 180 Snacks Nut & Seed Crunch Bars look the best to you! (Is it the Blueberry? Or the Cranberry?)

Good luck, Have a great New Year… and as always,
Be Free!

Win-It-Wednesday: Jelly Belly Jelly Beans – Holiday Favorites

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

holiday jelly bellyThis Win-It-Wednesday is so sweet! If you think that jelly beans are just for Easter time… think again! I found the best HOLIDAY jelly bean variety pack from Jelly Belly!

This Holiday favorite pack includes flavors such as Egg Nog, Candy Cane, Pumpkin Pie, Cranberry Sauce and Hot Chocolate! These are five inspired holiday flavors that have been retired but have been brought back for this Holiday Pack!

Plus these little gems of holiday sweetness are gluten, peanut and dairy free! But beware they are additive!

A total of two (2) BeFreeForMe members will be selected to win a pack of the Jelly Belly Holiday Favorites.  One winners will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST, and one more winners will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, December 21 and Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 11:59 PM. SO – make sure you enter to win two times!

How can you win?
Easy?

Reply to this blog and tell us what flavor of the Holiday Jelly Beans look the best to you! (Is it the traditional Candy Cane?? Or maybe the Hot Chocolate? Me?… I am digging the Egg Nog and Pumpkin Pie!)

Good luck, Have a Sweet Holiday… and as always,
Be Free!

Win-It-Wednesday: Gratify Foods Gluten-Free THIN Pretzels

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

gratify sea salt thinsLet’s face it … everyone loves pretzels! They’re fun for snacking, soup toppings, appetizers and even for desserts (Yes… Desserts! More on that later!)

And if you haven’t tried Gratify Foods Gluten-Free product line, you must!

They make tons of gluten-free items, including Pretzels, Pretzel Crackers, Pretzel Thins, Baked Crackers, Covered Pretzels (YAY to chocolate and yogurt covered pretzels!) and even some super-fun DESSERT holiday pretzels (YUM to White Chocolate & Peppermint Covered Pretzels or Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Covered Pretzels).

All of their items are certified gluten-free, and many are also egg-free, dairy-free and Non-GMO (Check out their website for more details).

A total of two (2) BeFreeForMe members will be selected to win a pack of the Gratify Gluten-Free Sea Salt Pretzel Thins.  One winners will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST, and one more winners will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 11:59 PM. SO – make sure you enter to win two times!

How can you win?
Easy?

Reply to this blog and tell us your favorite type of Gratify snack! (Is it the traditional Sea Salt Pretzels? Or maybe the Milk Chocolate Covered Twists? Or maybe the Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Twists?)

Good luck, get snacking… and as always,
Be Free!

Win-It-Wednesday: E&C’s Heavenly Hunks Gluten-Free Cookies

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

HunkMockupCC_copy_1024x1024If you like a moist, chewy cookie E&C’s Heavenly Hunks Gluten-free Cookies are a must-try.

This chewy goodness hunk of a cookie is what Elvis would call a hunk-of-burning-love. Yes, these cookies are gluten-free true love!

I love that the ingredients are simple too. (Oats, brown sugar, milk chocolate chips, butter, cassava flour, sugar, tapioca starch, potato starch, brown rice syrup, sunflower oil, whole eggs, baking soda, vanilla extract, xanthan gum, salt.)

E&C’s story of how they started their cookie company is awesome too (I love a good entrepreneurial story!). The success of the company has also brought about other products. Another I am dying to try is the Hunkola. According to their website, “the best way to describe a Hunk of Hunkola  is literally a real food smash-up of almonds, cashews, cranberries, coconut, apricots, dates, strawberries, and blueberries all held together by whole gluten free rolled oats and a proprietary gluten free flour blend.” Plus, they’re gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO. YUM… these Hunkola’s are next on my list to try!

A total of two(2) BeFreeForMe members will be selected to win a pack of the Heavenly Hunk Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.  One winners will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST, and one more winners will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 11:59 PM. SO – make sure you enter to win two times!

Heavenly Hunk Line-Up

How can you win?
Easy?

Reply to this blog and tell us your favorite flavor or type of cookie! (Me? It’s a toss-up…  I love macaroons and the traditional Chocolate Chip Cookie!)

Good luck, be a smart-cookie… and as always,
Be Free!

Win-It-Wednesday: Rhode Island’s Organic Dressings

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

fullsizeoutput_274 (3)This week’s Win-It-Wednesday is sponsored by my new favorite salad dressings… Rhode Island Organics. Just one try of these super healthy and phenomenally tasty dressings, and you’ll see why they have quickly become my go-to for my dressings, marinades and dips.

How do I love Rhode Island Organic Dressings? Let me count the ways…

First, and most important, these dressings are made with only the highest-quality ingredients. The oil the use in the dressing is Olive Oil. No cheap filler-oils like canola, corn or soybean are used. Using quality ingredients delivers a superior taste! For an added bonus, they include the omega-3 fatty acids that are recommended for your heart and brain health.

The Rhode Island Organic dressings (with the exception of the Ginger Plum) are certified Gluten-Free. The dressing are also Certified Organic (with the exception of the Honey Mustard), and they are all non-GMO. And if you’re worried about added sugar or sweeteners, you need to check out the Caesar and Balsamic Vinaigrette dressings… Both have no sugar or any other sweetener added!

The variety of the gluten-free dressings is awesome too. The gluten-free flavors include Honey Mustard (I love this drizzled over wood planked grilled salmon), Balsamic Vinaigrette (great tossed over fresh salad greens), Raspberry Vinaigrette (Love this over a fresh strawberry salad) and Caesar (a refreshing & organic twist on a classic). The ways to use these dressings are endless!

You need to check out the Rhode Island organics website too. They have some great recipes like the Fall Fresh Green Salad with Dried Cranberries or the Shrimp Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing.

And how does the Rhode Island Organics dressings compare to your dressing? Check out this comparison chart below that I found on the Rhode Islands’ Organics Facebook page.

RI organics v Kens

There are so many ways that Rhode Island Organics are far better than all other dressings. And as we New Englanders would say, “You’re wicked smaht if you try (and buy!) these dressings!”

And if your feeling lucky… A total of two (2) BeFreeForMe members will be selected to win a two-pack of Rhode Island Organics Dressings.  One winners will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST, and one more winners will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 11:59 PM. SO – make sure you enter to win two times!

How can you win?
Easy?

Reply to this blog and let us know the two flavors of Rhode Island Organics Dressings you would select if chosen to win or how you would enjoy the dressings (Me? I love the Caesar and the Raspberry Vinaigrette. And I love the Raspberry Vinaigrette with fresh seasonal berries.)

Good luck, stay wicked smaht… and as always…
Be Free!

Follow Rhode Island Organics Dressings on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RhodeIslandsOmega3Dressings/

Want to buy Rhode Island Organics Dressings? Take advantage of free Shipping (to the continental US) with an order of $25.00 more on their website.

Win-It-Wednesday: Lucy’s Gluten, Nut, Milk & Egg Free Cookies

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

lemon lucysThis week’s WIN-It-Wednesday on BeFreeForMe.com is one of my favorite gluten-free cookie companies that is founded by one smart cookie herself, Dr. Lucy Gibney.

Lucy’s is founded by a doctor that got down to some serious medical research – in the kitchen – because her child had severe food allergies.  What began as a mother’s tasty recipe for her child has developed into a delicious alternative for people with (or even without!) special dietary considerations. Not only are Lucy’s Cookies gluten-free, they are also free of peanuts, tree nuts, milk and eggs. They are also vegan.

And even though Lucy’s Cookies are free of gluten and other common allergens, they aren’t missing out on flavor and tastiness. They are full of crunchy, airy cookie goodness, that makes them perfect for old-school milk dipping or classic ice cream sandwiches.

My most recent craveable dessert is sandwiching one of my favorite ice cream flavors, Black Raspberry, between two of Lucy’s Ginger Snap cookies. The spiciness of the cookies and the berry-creaminess of the ice cream is a match made in gluten-free heaven.

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And with only 120 calorie for three (YES 3!) cookies, 0 mg cholesterol, and 0 g tans fat – my most recent favorite dessert is even sweeter!

The flavors of Lucy’s cookies goes beyond the ordinary too. As well as toting a bake sheet of traditional favorites, Lucy’s also offers some tantalizing flavors for the adult palate. Some include Ginger Snap, Maple Bliss, and Chocolate – as well as Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Thin and Sugar.

A total of two(2) BeFreeForMe members will be selected to win a two-pack of  Lucy’s Cookies.  One winners will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST, and one more winners will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, October 26 and Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 11:59 PM. SO – make sure you enter to win two times!

How can you win?
Easy?

Reply to this blog and share a tip, suggestion, hint, or recipe idea about being gluten-free and / or allergen free that makes you a smart-cookie (Me? Using my smartphone at the supermarket to take photos of (and to remember!) new gluten-free products I discover to research reviews online AND always making double of recipes to have extra for lunches!)

Good luck, remember always to be that one smart-cookie you just know you are… and as always,
Be Free!

Follow Lucy’s Cookies on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrLucys

Follow Lucy’s Cookies on Twitter @lucys_tweets

Want to buy Lucy’s Cookies? Check out this link on Amazon.com and take advantage of free SuperSaver Shipping:
Lucy’s Lemon Cookies


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