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Holiday Food Gift Guide & Giveaway

Alexandra Williams, MA

Disclosure: This is a 100% unsponsored post! Organic, natural and unfiltered, just like our opinions. We made our list, then contacted the various companies. They were generous enough to offer prizes!

Just as with the first 11 months of the year, it’s important what you eat during the holiday season. Maybe even more so, because the amounts tend to increase (yeah, I know about second helpings and cookie swaps)!

brownie mix KAFIf you’ve been following Kymberly and me for a while, especially on our social media accounts, you already know from our pictures which brands we use consistently. But it’s December, and your minds are occupied with all kinds of details, so I’m making a handy little list for you of some of my favorite, recommended food brands.

These companies have ingredients we trust and recognize, good customer service, and they taste good. What more could you ask from your food except for it to bake itself?! Oh, and while we’re at it, we have a bunch of prizes to share. Good food and gifts. Perfect for the time of year, wouldn’t you say?

Blue Diamond Almond Snack PacksBlue Diamond

Almonds are known to have a beneficial effect on diabetes, weight management, and heart health. Whether you want them as a snack, baked into a stollen, or as milk for a morning smoothie, Blue Diamond has almonds for you. I happen to love almonds in every form (except marzipan), so I’ve made it a habit to grab a handful whenever I need a quick snack, as opposed to grabbing some, er, dare I say it, junk food! To showcase some of the variety, five people will win a set of almond snacks that range from “of course” to “wow, I never thought of THAT flavor!” You could receive the following set:

3- 1.5oz Whole Natural
3- 1.5oz Roasted Salted
1- 1.5oz Blueberry
1- 1.5oz Strawberry
1- 1.5oz Mocha
1- 1.5oz Caramel Macchiato

Organic Valley EggnogOrganic Valley

I bake. A lot. Mostly bread. I love baking AND eating well-made bread. And pancakes, cookies, French toast, cakes, scones, toast. etcetera, etcetera, etcetera (I’m quoting Yul Bryner in “The King and I). You don’t have to be a baker to buy quality dairy ingredients; all supporters of organic, non-GMO food that comes from family-owned farms will want the OV (see how we’re on nickname terms there?) products. And December 24th is eggnog day, so I’ll highlight it. “Organic Valley eggnog is made from fresh organic milk, cream and eggs from family farms, committed to the highest organic standards along with organic and fair-trade sugar, vanilla and nutmeg.” Five of you will win a $10 coupon from Organic Valley to try the eggnog or any other OV product you choose. Did I mention their Organic Prairie division produces bacon to go with that eggnog? Yeah, I’m a vegetarian, but what do you think I buy for my boys?

Peanut Butter Co. Six PackPeanut Butter & Co

Quick, of their ten flavors, which one is my favorite? This question is easy for all my Instagram followers, as I’ve shown the White Chocolate Wonderful enough to make my niece-in-law threaten to rob me! From using The Heat is On in Thai sauces, to baking Peanut Butter Banana and Pumpkin Monkey Bread with Smooth Operator, this stuff is delicious. One of you will win The Big Six case, which contains 1 jar each of Smooth Operator, Crunch Time, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, The Heat Is On, White Chocolate Wonderful, and Dark Chocolate Dreams.

Buckwheat & Hemp and Uncle Sam OriginalAttune Foods

Yummy, healthy cereals with very few ingredients, this company has been non-GMO since 1908! From the supergrain, four ingredient Uncle Sam Rye & Hemp cereal, to the Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice with Mixed Berries, the cereals are tastiness in a healthy package. One person will win a #FitClean cereal package set of the Uncle Sam Original, Uncle Sam Rye & Hemp, and Erewhon Buckwheat and Hemp.


KAF ingredients: Fiore di Sicilia & Callebaut chcoclateKing Arthur Flour

Baking ingredients and mixes to infinity and beyond!! Just for flour they have 63 choices! My all time favorite product is the 25 pound bag of all purpose flour, especially now that it’s cookie-baking season. One person will get a head start on baking with this baker’s gift set:

5lb bag of All Purpose flour OR 1 24oz box Gluten Free Baking mix
1 lb bag Barry Callebaut semi-sweet chocolate chunks
-1oz Pure Vanilla
-1oz Fiori Di Sicilia
-1 box Brownie mix OR 1 box Gluten Free Brownie mix

Miele Combi-OvenMiele

Where will you bake and cook all your splendericious, tasterific creations? Maybe on a Miele Combi-Oven! Sadly I don’t own one, but I fell in love with this oven when I went on a blogger trip to the Miele test kitchen in Seattle. As the name implies, it’s a combination steam and convection oven. Everything we made turned out perfectly, possibly because the oven computer program is smarter than the non-cooks in the Seattle group! If you are planning to splurge this season, this oven is splurgerific!

Giveaway Rules

We’ll randomly choose five Blue Diamond Almond winners, five Organic Valley winners, one Peanut Butter & Co. winner, one Attune Foods winner, and one KAF winner. Winners must have a United States mailing address. We will notify the winners via email or social media. If any winner doesn’t claim the prize within 48 hours, we will randomly draw a new winner. The giveaway begins now and ends at midnight December 17. Good luck!!
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Get practical exercise advice, your fitness questions answered, and cutting edge health edu-tainment that is accessible and doable from long time fitness experts, Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA. We have taught on land, sea, and airwaves for 3 decades on 4 continents. From writing to speaking, emceeing to hosting a radio show, reviewing products to teaching classes, we believe that little steps turn into big paths. Move a little more than the day before. FitFluential Ambassadors and award-winners both online and off.

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28 Responses to Holiday Food Gift Guide & Giveaway

  1. Alyssa @ December 9, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    Amazing giveaway! I’ve been wanting to try the Peanut Butter & Co brand, and that brownie baking kit looks unreal!
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  2. Melissa December 9, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

    My favorite thing to make this time of year is fudge… chocolate, peanut butter, maple… I love it all

  3. Zoe December 10, 2013 at 4:15 am #

    My favorite holiday recipe pumpkin cheesecake!

  4. Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's December 10, 2013 at 6:41 am #

    My favorite holiday recipe is for snickerdoodle cookies!
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  5. Anel December 10, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    My favorite recipe are tamales! yum!

  6. Kristine December 10, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    I’m a big fan of baking sugar cookies because I love decorating them. :) my sprinkle collection is most excellent ;)
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  7. Rachel @RunningRachel December 10, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    I love peppermint bark!! YUMMY!
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  8. Sarah MomRunningonEmpty December 10, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    My all time favorite holiday recipe is my MIL’s fudge. A single bite evokes memories of every single Christmas past!
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  9. Sharon December 10, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    I have a fabulous recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole. So yum!
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  10. Carol Cassara December 10, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Snickerdoodle or die!
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  11. Jeanne @JollyTomato December 10, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    Great giveaway! I enjoy baking bread this time of year because I love the way it makes the whole house smell amazing…
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  12. Love December 10, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    I love molasses crinkle cookies

  13. Jody - Fit at 56 December 10, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    Man oh man – so much yumminess!!!!!! I am in love with this granola I have been making plus a protein bread too – both can be made in flavors for the holiday!!!!
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  14. GiGi Eats Celebrities December 10, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    Have you ever heard of Capella Flavor Drops!?!?!? They’re the most amazing things EVER! Seriously!
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  15. Julie December 11, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    My mom’s frosted sugar cookie
    thanks for the giveaway

  16. meredith December 11, 2013 at 9:03 am #

    my moms pecan pie

  17. Leah December 11, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    I love frosted sugar cookies this time of year.

  18. monica young December 11, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    I like eggnog.

  19. rachel December 12, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    My mom’s cut-out cookies that has maple syrup in the recipe.

  20. Jenn @comebackmomma December 12, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    We have a family tradition of Swedish Tea Rings on Christmas morning.

  21. Jordan December 12, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    My favorite part of the holiday season is baking cookies. My favorite recipes are red velvet cookies, peanut butter blossoms, and snowball cookies. If I won the PB & Co prize, I could experiment with some flavored peanut butter cookies to amp up the peanut butter blossoms! White Chocolate Wonderful Blossoms? Yes please.
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  22. Amanda @runtothefinish December 13, 2013 at 7:35 am #

    there is a recipe for icebox cookies that my mom will only make for 1 month each year…I miss them and LOVE THEM
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  23. Kristen Varner December 15, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    chocolate chip cookies. yummy :)

  24. Taylor Morgan December 16, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    My favorite recipe is my grandmother’s homemade pumpkin pie!!

  25. Taylor Morgan December 16, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    Pumpkin pie!!

  26. Nancy Hill December 16, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    Yum. I start healthy baking in two days when the grand-twins arrive! Cannot wait! Pecan puffs, aka Mexican Wedding Cakes for melt in your mouth deliciousness.
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