Do you like to win stuff? I know I do. I also like to get stuff in the mail that is not a bill or junk mail. If you are like me, you are trying to pursue a healthy lifestyle. It's a constant battle. There are so many unhealthy options out there that can distract us. Well I've partnered with Bestowed to bring you some information about healthy options and to do a fun giveaway! 

Raise your hand if you've heard of Bestowed? Raise your hand if you think this box is super cute? OK, you can put your hands down now. Bestowed is a company that helps you discover healthy foods you'll love. Once you join this monthly or annual box subscription you'll get 5+ products delivered to your door for $19 a month. Boxes are usually delivered around the 15th of each month. The products are hand picked by nutritionist and author, Heather Bauer. 

Oh yeah, at the beginning of this blog I asked if you liked to win stuff. I'm guessing you do. Here's how you can win a 1 month box subscription from Bestowed

Step 1. Follow Bestowed on Twitter @bstowed
Step 2. Follow me on twitter (if you don't already) @run_ginger_run
Step 3. Send us a tweet and tell us you want to win! Be sure to use this HashTag: #RunGingerRunGiveaway 
Here's an example: I want to win a 1 month subscription from @bstowed and @run_ginger_run! #RunGingerRunGiveaway

You can tweet to enter once per day until the end of the giveaway!

Contest starts on Monday May 20th and will end on Friday May 24th at noon central time! Happy Tweeting!

Oh! And if you use the code 5OFFBSTOWED01 at the checkout you can save $5 off your monthly or annual subscription! 

Bestowed Review

Good Eating Salads - Book
First of all, I love this! This book gives you an overview at the beginning that talks about everything from Salad Techniques to oils and vinegar and even herbs. 
The book has over 300 pages of information and recipes with pictures of healthy salads. Now that I'm focusing on a low carb diet this will come in handy while I'm at the grocery story. It is also small enough I can put this in my purse and carry the recipes with me as I'm grocery shopping or hitting up my favorite salad bar. 

Simply Sprouted Sweet Chili Tortilla Chips
I'm not a fan of spicy food or snacks but The Hubbo sure is. He liked this snack way more than I did. It would be a good and healthier substitute for the Chili Cheese Fritos. These are in the same shape as Sun Chips so you could even use these as a way to spice up a dip!
  • All Natural
  • Vegan
  • Certified Gluten Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Kosher
  • Whole Grains
  • Low Sodium

Sun Cups
Sunflower Butter Dark Chocolate 
  • Organic
  • Nut Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Kosher
  • Non-GMO

These feel and look just like Reese's Peanut Butter cups (which I am insanely addicted to) only with dark chocolate and no nuts! If you have a nut allergy these would be a great treat for you! So good! Now I wish I hadn't shared the other one with the Hubbo so I could eat it! Shhh! Don't tell him that! :) This was hands down my favorite product in the box this month. 

TeeChia Super Seeds Cereal
This was probably my least favorite product in the box. Hey, they all can't be winners, right? This is one of those products I would classify as so good for you though. It may be one of those that takes a bit to acquire the taste for it.
  • Gluten Free
  • No Sugar Added
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids
  • Whole Grains
  • Antioxidant-Rich

Navitas Coconut Water Powder
This is a pretty convenient product. It's in powder form so its super easy to toss this in your gym bag for a hydrating drink post-workout. 
I tried this tonight and I like it more than some other coconut waters I've had. Its light and doesn't have an oily residue like some of the others I've tried and it mixed pretty quickly. 

California Olive Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Or EVOO if you are a Rachael Ray fan. I received two packets of this which were both 12 mL each. It was a good amount to grill 1 lb of chicken. My Hubbo really liked because it had a lighter taste than our typical brand. It has a light fruity hint to it. I like that this product is 100% California grown too!

Larabar Uber - Apple Turnover
This sticky treat tastes homemade and would be good to toss in your gym bag or purse if you need a pre-workout snack or a middle of the day treat. It's sweet so it will be good for that 3:00 pm after lunch snack attack!
  • Gluten Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Never more than 9 ingredients

I love this new box subscription I've discovered and plan to buy a lot of these products. You can buy them too by going to www.bestowed.com and going to the "Shop" tab. Let me know what you think about these if you end up buying some and good luck in the giveaway! Happy Tweeting!
It's Christmas time and here at RunGingerRunBlog I like to give away gifts! I am very excited to do my very first giveaway and I want one lucky winner to receive a mystery running gift basket filled with some of my favorite running products and a $15 iTunes gift card to start your new year of running off with some new tunes. 

Insert shameless blog plug in 3...2...1... I wrote a playlist blog if you need help picking some race songs. Just click here

Okie doke, got the shameless blog plug over with now! 

But lets be honest. I have another motive too. I really do like to give gifts but I also want to get more "Likes" on our Facebook page to help with my 2013 goals. And if I happen to pick up more Twitter followers that would be okay by me too!

So here's the skinny. Or the details. Or the skinny details? You get the idea.You can enter for a chance to win the running mystery gift basket and a $15 iTunes gift card by completing the following steps:

1. Like the RunGingerRunBlog Facebook page. You can click here
2. Share the contest post on the RunGingerRun Facebook page on your own Facebook page. (Posted on 12/5/2012) 
3. Cross your fingers!   

I currently have 80 Facebook Likes and right at 500 Twitter followers. My goal is to get over 100 Facebook likes and 600 Twitter followers before New Years! 

The contest starts on December 5, 2012 and ends on Tuesday December 11th at 11:59 PM Central Time. The winner will be announced on Wednesday December 12, 2012 sometime after my Zumba class.

Contest rules and Blah Blah Blah...
* Contest valid for US Citizens only.
* Winner will be contacted via social media and asked to provide a mailing address.
* Once the winner has provided a mailing address the mystery running basket and iTunes gift card will be mailed via USPS. 
* One entry per Facebook account.
* Winner must complete both steps listed above to be entered in the drawing.

Good Luck and Happy Running!