Posts Tagged ‘Gluten-free snacks’

Win-It-Wednesday: Biena Chickpea Snacks

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Barbeque_Front_1d264013-4659-4b7f-a710-581fd3bddbdd_grandeIf you’re looking for Big Flavor & Big Crunch grab a handful of Beina Chickpea Snacks!

These gluten free, dairy free and all natural snacks provide 5 grams of protein, 24% of daily fiber and have 78% less fat than roasted peanuts. They contain no artificial ingredients or flavors, and they are perfect for those looking for a sustainable and hearty snack that will get you (and your hungry belly!) through the day.

Biena Chickpea Snacks also come in some awesome flavors including Honey Roasted, Barbeque, Habanero, Cinnamon Crunch, and Sea Salt (Pssssss…. also coming soon are three new flavors… Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel… can you say YUM!)

This is such a healthy and yummy snack of a prize! One (1) winner will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, August  1, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST, and one (1) more winner will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, August 2 and Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 11:59PM to win a bag of the Biena Chickpea Snacks. Make sure you enter two times to win!

How can you win?


Reply to this blog and tell us what flavor of the Biena Snacks look best to you!  Good luck, remember to go for the big crunch and flavor … 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?

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: STRONG & KIND Bars

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

If you are a fan of KIND Bars and love big, bold flavors you are going to flip when you hear about these new bars from KIND snacks.

Aptly named, these STRONG & KIND Bars are full of the wholesome goodness you expect for all KIND Snacks, packed along with big, bold, strong flavors.

These are no boring and blah bars. These bars are savory and special. A bar that breaks beyond the boundaries of being average, and takes gluten-free bars to a whole new level of savory goodness!

The five varieties of these bars are: Hickory Smoked, providing a smoky & smooth taste; Thai Sweet Chili, offering a taste that is bold and exciting; Honey Mustard, that has a blend of sweet and spicy that is paired perfectly; Roasted Jalapeno, a hot pepper lovers delight; and Honey Smoked BBQ, that delivers a real BBQ taste.

The STRONG & KIND bars are made from 100% whole ingredients: almonds, pumpkin & hemp seeds, pea crisps and spices, plus they provide 10 grams of protein per bar that comes from the legumes, nuts and seeds.

These bars also contain no whey, soy, gluten, and are also non-GMO.

All these big, bold and healthy reasons are why I am so thrilled that KIND Snacks is this week’s Win-It-Wednesday sponsor on

A total of two (2) BeFreeForMe members will be selected to win a prize pack of KIND Snacks loaded with 5 bars of each of the five flavors (25 bars total!) of the new STRONG & KIND Bars (Hickory Smoked, Thai Sweet Chili, Honey Mustard, Roasted Jalapeno, and Honey Smoked BBQ).

One winner will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST, and one more winners will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:59 PM. SO – make sure you’re a BeFreeForMe member and enter to win two times!

How can you win?

Reply to this blog and let us know which new STRONG & KIND bar sounds the best to you.

Good luck, remember to be STRONG… and KIND … and as always,
Be Free!

Friday Favorite: Naked Edge Snack’s Veggie Go’s

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

This week’s Friday Favorite is all about keeping things healthy… even when snacking.

Let’s face it – snacking gets a bum-rap since it is synonymous with high-fat, high-calorie, and high-guilt foods. But all of you healthy-snackers out there can now rejoice thanks to Naked Edge Snacks.

Gluten-free Naked Edge Snacks are like snacks of no other. Their Veggie-Go snacks are similar to tradition fruit strips or fruit leathers, but made from whole, organic fruits AND veggies. The fruit and veggies combos are unique and will have your taste buds happy. Some of the varieties are: Carrots, Apples & Ginger;  Beets, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Flax Seed & Cinnamon; Sweet Potato Pie and my favorite, Berries, Spinach, Apples & Sweet Potatoes.

They are also made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. According to their website, “No gluten ever enters our doors!”

The Veggie-Go’s are also organic and non-GMO, have less that 1/3 of the sugar of leading fruit strips (with no added sugar either!), and have a 1/2 serving of fruit AND 1/2 serving of veggies in every strip.

For all these healthy reasons that give snacking a good rap, Naked Edge Snack’s Veggie Go’s are this week’s Friday Favorite on Congrats!

Friday Favorite: Rocky Mountain Popcorn

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

O.K…. I’m back on my popcorn kick! And once again, I am loving some crazy popcorn flavors that have your taste buds singing while crunching and munching one of my favorite all-time snacks.

A gluten-fre snack sensation, Rocky Mountain Jalapeno with White Cheddar Cheese Popcorn, has my heart and, as a result,  is also being recognized as this week’s Friday Favorite.

This all-natural gluten-free popcorn is also nut-free, non-GMO and a whole grain snack – so basically you can feel good snacking on these little gems!

Rocky Mountain Popcorn also comes in other delicious flavors such as Cinnamon Sugar, Southwest Cheddar, Caramel, Kettle Corn, White Cheddar, Naked and Butter… and of course, my all-time favorite, the Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese.

For being a whole grain snack that pops with flavor, this week’s Friday Favorite on is awarded to Rocky Mountain Popcorn. Congratulations!

WIN-It-Wednesday: Yolo! Snacks… Fabulous & Flavorful Gluten-Free Popcorn!

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

This Win-It-Wednesday is sponsored by a small business owned by two popcorn guys, Steve and Peter, who make popcorn with BIG flavor!

Steve and Peter started Yolo! Snacks because they’re popcorn fanatics. They knew that they had an awesome product that had people smiling. They both decided they wanted to share all the smiles that kept popping-up after people enjoyed their fantastic popcorn, and Yolo! Snacks was born.

The popcorn is made in a factory in Vermont.  Yolo! Snacks makes the freshest popcorn possible, and use a lot of local Vermont flavors in their varieties…  Pure Maple popcorn (popcorn kissed with sweet maple syrup) , Cheddar (a flavorful union of cheddar and spices), as well as the Original (a unique marriage of herbs, buttermilk, and sea salt) and Barbeque (Chipotle heat with sweet!). All the flavors are unique and original… they are nothing like any other popcorn you’ve ever tasted!

The fabulous, tasty, gluten-free popcorn flavors make me so excited to announce and share this Win-It-Wednesday contest with all of you!

Four (yes, 4!) winners will each receive a prize pack of the Yolo! Popcorn . Two (2) of the winners will be randomly selected from all comments / entries received before Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST), and two (2) more winners will be selected from all comments / entries received between Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM (EST) and Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST).

How Can You Win?


Reply to this blog and tell us which Yolo! Snack Popcorn flavor looks the best to you (Me?  I LOVE the Maple Popcorn … it has just the perfect amount of sweetness!)

Good luck, keeping popping and, as always…

Be Free!

P.S. Check out Yolo! Snacks on Facebook and Twitter too!

Want to buy Yolo! Snacks? Check them out here at Snackaisle!

Friday Favorite: Yolo Popcorn

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

This week’s Friday Favorite is awarded to a new exciting snack that I found recently – Yolo Popcorn.

I know. You’re probably all thinking that popcorn is just popcorn.  How exciting can it be? Well, the folks at Yolo know just how to make popcorn a fabulous taste-sensation that will have your taste-buds tantalized and your mouth smiling after every single crunchy gluten-free bite.

The trick is in the flavors. Being made in Vermont, the folks over at Yolo Snacks looked right in their own backyard to find the tastiest flavors around. The flavors that offer a taste of New England in every bag are the Maple Popcorn, full fluffy popcorn kernels that are maple sugar kissed, and the Cheddar Popcorn, popped up with sharp Vermont Cheddar and aged Parmesan. Other flavors include Original Popcorn with herbs, buttermilk and sea salt… which is delicious too!

The fabulous, tasty, gluten-free flavors make this week’s Friday Favorite winner, Yolo Popcorn, the best of all the rest! Congratulations and keeping popping up the good work!

WIN-It-Wednesday: Pearls Olives To Go… a perfect gluten-free snack!

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

This Win-It-Wednesday on  is sponsored by the Musco Family Olive Company and features the newest addition to their family of products: Pearls Olives To Go.

Just in time for back-to-school, these yummy, convenient & gluten-free 4-packs of single-serve olives are a great toss-in addition to lunch boxing, snack time, and before sporting activities.

Each of the single serve cups are full of large California black pitted olives. They are only 40 calories per pack, have an easy peel lid and contain no liquid (Yes… NO liquid!). They are also gluten-free and GMO-Free.

Convenience at your fingertips!

These single-serve packs are also great for the adults too. I love snacking on these mid-day and also while driving between meetings (yup… no water = no spilling!). They are also great as a “side” with my gluten-free sandwiches… who needs fattening potato chips when you can have a side of olives instead!

Healthy yumminess at your fingertips!

And it’s no wonder that Pearls Olives tagline is: “Fun at your fingertips!” Kids (and let’s face it… adults like me too!) can help but be tempted to have “olive fingers” while snacking on these little orbs of goodness. That is why the Musco Family decided to have a contest to discover the best “Olive Fingers” photo. The contest is featured on the Pearls Olive’s Facebook page, so make sure you check out their page for more details!

And lucky for all of us, Pearls Olives has also graciously offered six (yes, 6!) lucky BeFreeForMe olive lovers a chance to win a package of their Olives To Go for this Win-It-Wednesday! Three (3) winner will be randomly selected from all comments / entries received before Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST), and three (3) more winners will be selected from all comments / entries received between Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM (EST) and Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST).

How can you win?

Reply to this blog and tell us how you (or your family) has fun at your fingertips… is it riding bikes, hiking, having a movie night, playing charades? (Me? A couple of my girlfriends along with gluten-free Chinese take-out equals instant fun for me!)

Good luck, remember to always keep fun at your fingertips and make sure you grasp ahold of it as much as possible! … and as always…

Be Free!

Follow Pearl Olives on Facebook to for more contests, news, updates, and special offers!

Win-It-Wednesday: Sahale Crunchers – Gluten-free Snacks!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

This week’s Win-It-Wednesday on is sponsored by Sahale Crunchers, the newest gluten-free product made by Sahale Snacks – a company that makes some of my favorite gluten-free snacks.

And although the new Crunchers can be eaten as a crunchy snack… they are so very much more. These snacks are versatile. They are perfect by-the-handful, but also as a secret ingredient that can pack a flavorful and crunchy punch to any cup of yogurt, cereal, veggies, pasta and recipes too.

Almonds are one of my go-to snacks when I need a burst of protein to get me through the day, that’s why I was excited when I discovered these lightly salted sliced almonds that are combined with awesome spices and fruit combinations.

These snacks kick my love of almonds up a few notches!

Sahale Crunchers come in three (3) amazing flavors: Almonds, with Cherry, Apples + Maple – which is perfect blended with vanilla yogurt or sprinkled over French Toast; Almonds with Cranberries, Sesame Seeds + Honey – a perfect combo that is phenomenal used as a crunchy topping on gluten-free muffins right before baking or sprinkled on my gluten-free oatmeal; and Almonds with Parmesan Cheese & Herbs – can you say ‘yum’ as a crunching flavorful salad topping?

Sahale products are all made in a gluten-free facility too.

All the flavors and the mouthwatering possibilities that await them are the reasons why I am super excited to announce that Sahale Crunchers are this week’s WIN-It-Wednesday on

Two lucky winners will each win a prize pack of Sahale Crunchers. The prize pack consists of three bags of Sahale Crunchers (one of each flavor), recipe cards, a recipe stand, a bowl and spoon.

How can you win?


Reply to this blog and let us know which of the three flavors of the new Sahale Crunchers sounds the best to you. And if you’d like, also share how you plan on eating them (maybe to add a crunch to your famous gluten-free coffee cake? Toss over the top of your baked green bean casserole? Or maybe even simply eaten by the glorious handful?)

One luck winner will be randomly chosen from the entries received before Tuesday, 08/14/12 at 11:59 PM EST and a second winner will be randomly chosen from all entries received between Wednesday, 08/15/12 – 12:00 AM EST and Tuesday 08/21/12 –  12:00 midnight EST.

Make sure you enter twice to win!

Good luck, enjoy crunch time…

And as always,
Be Free!

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Want to buy Sahale Crunchers now? Check out these links on
Sahale Snacks Crunchers, Cherries, Apples + Maple, 4-Ounce
Sahale Snacks Crunchers, Cranberries, Sesame Seeds + Honey, 4-Ounce
Sahale Snacks Crunchers, Parmesan Cheese + Herbs, 4-Ounce

Friday’s Favorite: Matt’s Munchies Premium Fruit Snacks

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

It’s awesome when I find healthy snacks that are absolutely, positively, incredibly delicious. But it’s true love when the snacks are also low calorie, full of fruit, and contain all-natural ingredients.

That’s why it was true love when I tried Matt’s Munchies Premium Fruit Snacks.

I’ve tried a lot of fruit snacks, but Matt’s Munchies are different. These snacks are very, very much better in everyway possible. It’s almost like Matt’s Munchies are the Fruit Snack for the discerning adult (but are loved by kids too). These Fruit Snacks are for the folks that demand more from their fruit snacks than the typical corn-syrup ridden fruit pasted on a piece of plastic wrap.

I love the flavors too… they are exotic and tantalizing… Flavors made for adult taste-buds! Mango Acai; Apple Pie; Chili- Chocolate; Apple-Licious; Ginger Spice; Banana; Mango; Raspberry-Delight; Coco Nana; Tangy Apricot; and my favorite, Island Mango – packed with tiny coconut flakes that add a bit of “texture” and an unexpected burst of flavor.

I also like the way these fruit snacks are portioned into bite-sized squares, rather than rolled-out in one big piece; making snacking easy.

And if it couldn’t get any better these fruit snacks are also Certified Gluten-Free, Kosher, USDA Certified Organic (except for the three chocolate flavors), and free of peanuts, soy and preservatives, artificial colorings or flavorings.

These week’s BeFreeForMe Friday Favorite honor is bestowed upon Matt’s Munchies for creating a truly premium fruit snack… and showing us the way fruit snacks should be!  Congratulations!

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