WIN-It-Wednesday: Vermont Smoke & Cure Real Sticks

This week’s WIN-It-Wednesday is one of my go-to, quick & healthy snacks on the run  …  Vermont Smoke and Cure RealSticks. These snacking sticks, that need no refrigeration, are made with naturally grown meats without antibiotics or added hormones, and also contain NO preservatives or nitrates.

With 50% less fat and 45% less salt than the “Slim” convenient store snack stick (and please? How ironic is it that the word “Slim” is even in the name?) you can feel good about eating RealSticks.

RealSticks have been a favorite snack of mine for awhile. But I’m not the only one raving about this healthy snack… just a couple of weeks ago RealSticks were listed on Yahoo’s “13 Healthiest Snacks”.

Slim Jim vs. RealSticks? No question about it… RealSticks has it ALL… fantastic real flavor from natural spices, naturally grown meats without antibiotics or added hormones, and also NO preservatives or nitrates. PLUS… they are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and MSG-free!

My favorite is the BBQ RealStick that offers just the right amount of sweetness with a touch of hot pepper heat. But the Cracked Pepper RealSticks are equally as good, delivering a big, peppery flavor. Both are seasoned with real spices and contain no preservatives or nitrates.

All these reasons are why I was thrilled when Vermont Smoke and Cure contacted me about being the sponsor of  the next two week’s  WIN-It-Wednesdays on!

How can you win?

Reply to this blog and tell us what you do to keep things “real” in your world (spending time with your kids, day-trips with your sweetie, gardens, daily exercise… you name it… anything goes!)

A total of TWO (Yes… 2!)  BeFreeForMe members will be selected to win a RealStick Sampler, packed with 12 RealSticks (6 Barbeque and 6 Cracked Pepper). One (1) winner will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST, and one (1) more winner will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 11:59PM. SO – make sure you enter to win two times!

Good luck, Keep it real… and as always,
Be Free!

Savings Alert! ORDER NOW AND SAVE! Want to order Vermont Smoke & Cure products? Then take advantage of 10% OFF ALL ORDERS until 09/30/11 by using coupon code GF11 and discover RealSticks for yourself. This offer is good for ALL products on the Vermont Smoke and Cure website… so also make sure to check out their summer sausage, smoked pepperoni (delicious!), and also the ham and bacon.

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47 Responses to “WIN-It-Wednesday: Vermont Smoke & Cure Real Sticks”

  1. Angie W. Says:

    To keep it real, I connect with my husband on weekly date nights. If I didn’t, the insanity of life would sweep me away. He keeps me grounded.

  2. cindy Says:

    I keep things real in my world by being honest and true to myself.

  3. charity Says:

    The kids and I swim in “real” water (ie. brook or lake not pools), we exercise at home doing functional bodyweight type exercises (no fancy machines), we eat “real” foods (ie. veggies from our garden or local farm and eat local humanely treated animals). You need to keep it real this day in age to ward off sickness and a whole other host of bad things.

  4. Karen Says:

    I bake from scratch and share it with people I know who are on similar diets to mine. I love the sharing of food. Packaging and delivering it helps me have a routine way of thinking of others and connecting with them and reminds me to value those relationships. It helps keep me in touch with some folks I might otherwise just lose track of in the busy swirl of life. And it forces me to slow down a little for a chat with some people who are real gifts in my life.

  5. Paula Says:

    Keeping it real for us is being real…honest about who we are…true about what we say, and what we do.

  6. ToCo Says:

    Spending time with my pups! True innocence there and unconditional love!! They keep it real for me! 😀

  7. Tomi Says:

    I keep it real by staying away from a lot of artificial things like TV(don’t have one), food additives, etc. and include a lot of natural things like long walks with my dog along the wooded paths and organic foods -if there are more than 5 ingr. I try not to eat it. And quiet time with my two big cats ends a day perfectly.

  8. Lisa Says:

    Keeping it real for me is doing more of the baking and cooking at home. So many people today just don’t know what making it from scratch really is and my family loves it!

  9. Kathy Says:

    Loving my Kids and grandkids….unconditional love. That is very real.

  10. Amanda Says:

    Spending time with family and friends – this is snatching bits of “real” time for me

  11. Melissa Lawler Says:

    Keeping it real for us is just being ourselves. My daughter and I are both bookworms so we spend a lot of time at the library just keeping it real!

  12. Erin Says:

    I love treating my friends right. It feels good and “real” to me.

  13. judy Says:

    I keep my feet on the ground through prayer and meditation.
    Spending time outdoors watching the assortment of rabbits, squirrels, and birds that come to get food and water in my backyard is a great stress buster!

  14. Hillary Heidi Berndt Says:

    I keep things real by running. I love to run. It clears the cobwebs and puts things into perspective.

  15. patricia Says:

    Being real is eating real food. I always make everything from scratch. The Vermont Real Sticks with no hormones sound real good to me. Thanks

  16. sarah Says:

    I keep it real by trusting and forgiving others…even after I’ve been hurt. Learning to give unwarranted love is one of the most beautiful and difficult things you can do.

  17. cb Says:

    Attending services.

  18. Debi Says:

    Keeping it real is helping family and/or being there when they need me.

  19. Cassie Says:

    I keep real with my Grandmother, who is soon to be 94, in the afternoon in the sun. This includes listening to the stories of my father when he was young and what he did with and to my two aunts and the many places they lived while my Grandfather was a leader in the army and they moved with him, including the many stories of Italy.

  20. katheryn Says:

    Keepin’ it real is taking a daily bike ride with my kids.

  21. Christina Says:

    I keep it real by praying and reading my bible. This helps me keep things in perspective.

  22. GlutenFreeGirl Says:

    You know, the way to keep it real would be to have this healthy-sounding, naturally-made product sold & served at schools, sports stadiums, even hospital cafeterias. And stocked in all vending machines… preferably ‘The Vermont Meat Vendor!’

    Rarely, is there a significant quantity of meat or protein included in manufactured gluten free entrees–(usually rice-pasta-based), to justify the high store prices and feelings of anaemia setting in.

    So Protein Packed GF Food Finally—Awesome–Keep It Real!

  23. Teresa R Says:

    I keep it real by running. After facing and defeating two very serious illnesses in my life, running reminds me my health and each day is a blessing. I use this gift to pass on a healthy lifestyle to my children.

  24. Connie Conard Says:

    I keep it real by taking my puppy for walks several times a day.

  25. Connie Conard Says:

    Get fresh air and sunshine every day

  26. alysha tree-stalsworth Says:

    Keeping it real with yoga, bellydancing and knitting.

  27. Karen Says:

    Keeping it real, to me, means showing up in a good way. Am I responding to the situation and circumstance I am in, in a way I will be proud of later? Am I of service to others? Am I leaving things better for my having been here? Am I acting out of love? If the answer is yes, I am keeping it real.

  28. merri matalon Says:

    i keep it real by visiting my mother in a nursing home!

  29. Melissa M Says:

    I keep it real everyday by teaching fitness classes at the local YMCA. It not only pushes me physically but I help others as well

  30. Erin Small Says:

    Take a day off every so often!! It’s worth it and keeps it real.

  31. Sue Edwards Says:

    I keep real by doing yoga, walking and scrapbooking. This helps me keep grounded, then I can focus on my family with love and caring that they deserve!

  32. Kathy Says:

    Keeping it real by being real and genuine.

  33. katheryn Says:

    Keeping it real today with some herbal remedies and homemade gluten free cookies, God is good!!!

  34. Melissa Lawler Says:

    Keeping it real by baking gluten free goodies with my daughter!

  35. cindy Says:

    I keep things real by always being honest and true to myself.

  36. patricia Says:

    Keeping it real by exercising every day and keeping the body fit

  37. Hnybny Says:

    Keeping it real is my life, every day. I spend each day being open, genuine and honest. If someone can’t accept me for who I am or what I represent, they can leave. No one is responsible for your behavior, but you. Living my life without regret is a gift.

  38. Margoka Says:

    To keep things real in my life I cook organic food, I do circular weight training twice a week. I also, take my own grocery bag to the store to reduce waste and take public transportation whenever possible.

  39. Eileen Sanders Says:

    I keep things real by exercising 5 days a week and baking and cooking from scratch.

  40. ToCo Says:

    By being real! Treat others how you like to be treated, and the world would be a better place! 😀

  41. Sarah Says:

    I spend at least an hour alone a day.

  42. trenelle collins Says:

    ths sounds like something I would love to share with others

  43. Patty Tidwell Says:

    Spending good quality time with my family.

  44. Miranda Says:

    Being real with food is something we just began a few weeks ago. We found out our daughter 15 months old is allergic to soy eggs dairy wheat etc. So we r going from convenience foods and fast food to home cooking and healthy snacks. I had no idea how far away from real we were until now. I think our little girl is going to help add a few healthy years to our life.

  45. Karen Says:

    I keep it real by considering the impacts of the decisions I make on others and the environment.

  46. Christina Says:

    Eating Real food with Real ingredients! Thanks for a second chance to win!

  47. CJ Says:

    I make my son’s birthday cake from scratch….not bought from the store. His gift is having all his little friends over to a “NO GIFTS ALLOWED” birthday party. The gift is the time and laughter with friends.

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