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Below is taken directly from LOVE Blogger Colleen’s Blog THE LUNCHBOX DIARIES

Yesterday was such a blast of a work day. It was one of those times when I thought “I’m getting paid for today? Seriously?”

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One cool (small) part of my job is going to health fairs. Normally, I talk to people about mental health, but yesterday was different because everyone involved brought a healthy snack to share with the employees, so I got to talk about food!

My colleague, Mike, made a fantastic Indian dish that was a huge hit. But we all know that homegirl isn’t allowed in skilled in the kitchen setting, but that doesn’t mean I’m a stranger to healthy snacks.

Enter: my two of my all time favorite companies!

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My table was stocked with the best of the best, and the NASA people were psyched about it! Like, so psyched, that not one thing was left by the end of the event. (Cory was actually a little upset that I came home empty handed! He’s been wanted to try the Chobani Flip, and he loves some Love Grown Hot Oats)

I loved spending a few hours talking about my favorite products and telling people how genuinely kind these companies are. People were quite impressed! Several people asked if I worked for Chobani and/or Love Grown – my answer was I WISH! ;)

Below is taken directly from LOVE Blogger Stefanie‘s Blog A NEW HEALTHY:

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“As an ambassador for Love Grown Foods, I receive quarterly LOVE drops which include all of their delicious granola flavors as well as some amazing schwag! Yes, they’re beyond fantastic. They just enjoy spreading the LOVE!

Just look at this Love Grown tank top:

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Adorable, right?

Well, today I’m going to spread the LOVE a little further with a Love Grown Giveaway.

If you’ve never had the chance to try Love Grown Granola, here’s your opportunity. It’s clean, delicious, and nutritious.

The amazing people behind Love Grown are on a mission to encourage us to Live Free. In their words: “To be healthy is to live free. You are in control of your health and we are happy to be a part of it! The entire idea behind living free is being liberated from the chemical toxins and eating food that gives the proper energy and nutrition to do everything you love! As a resource, we hope to help guide you on your journey through life in a healthy and happy way! Also, check out what we do to maintain our health!

I could not agree more. I love the LOVE and I’m certain that you will too. You’ll probably be begging your local grocery stores to stock it in no time.

Then you can eat loads of Love Grown parfaits, Love Grown Oatcakes, or (my favorite way) by the handful.

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Want to try some Love Grown?

I’m giving away 3 bags – Apple Walnut Delight, Sweet Cranberry Pecan, and Simply Oats!

Love Grown Granola Giveaway

How to enter:

  1. Leave a comment telling me how you’d enjoy your Love Grown Granola!
  2. Tweet about it (mention @TheNewHealthy and @LoveGrownFoods).
  3. Facebook it, instagram it (tag @newhealthystef), mention it wherever!

Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry!

Giveaway will close on Tuesday, August 14th. Open to US residents only.

Good luck!”

The below is taken directly from the blog I HEART VEGETABLES

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A few weeks ago, at work, we had a little “ice breaker” activity in one of our big team meetings. We had to create our favorite brand out of play-doh. (Whatever that means.) I immediately decided on Love Grown Foods since they’re just awesome.

I was explaining to my co-workers why Love Grown was such a cool company, and everyone was intrigued! I ended up winning a Starbucks gift card out of the whole ordeal. Not bad, right? But that’s not all! I posted the picture to the Love Grown Facebook page, and they told me they would send me coupons for some free granola!

And then, they far exceeded expectations. They sent me two HUGE boxes of samples. There was seriously probably 100 mini bags of granola, plus big bags of each flavor, a t-shirt, a notebook, stickers, and tons of coupons! I was like a granola fairy, running around work, passing out bags of granola.

As if I didn’t already LOVE them, I just couldn’t stop smiling :)

I’ve been eating this granola non-stop for the past couple of days. I have a bag in my desk drawer, and I’m pretty sure I eat a handful of it every 7 minutes.

Obviously, there are plenty of normal things you can do with granola. But I wanted to glam it up a bit… so I decided to play around with it. And add chocolate, because you really can’t go wrong when you add chocolate.

Prepare yourself for some addictive snacking.

Chocolate Granola Bark

Melt the chocolate chips on a sheet of wax paper in the microwave until soft. When they’re soft, spread it around with a fork, so it makes a thin, but consistent, layer. Crunch your granola up, if it’s really clustered. Then sprinkle across the chocolate. Top with coconut and salt. Gently press the toppings into the chocolate, (so they stick) and pop it in the fridge for 30 min. Crack into bite size pieces and spend the rest of the evening trying not to consume the whole plate.
I’ll warn you… this is addicting. And it might be my new favorite way to eat granola.

How do you eat granola?

The below is taken directly from the blog Queen of Quinoa:
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Sensational gluten-free granola!

“Granola is kind of my thing. It’s always been something that I can’t seem to get enough of. I remember being a little girl, walking through the bulk isle of our grocery store, admiring all the different kinds of granola. I would ask my parents to let me taste a few and then I would get to pick my favorite one. Usually Strawberries & Cream.

When I took gluten out of my diet breakfast cereal, mainly granola, was the thing I missed most. Of course, there were packaged gluten-free granolas out there, but it was difficult for me to justify the spending $6 – $8 a bag. I tried a bunch of different kinds and never found what I was looking for. But then I found Love Grown Foods.

Yes, those are chocolate chips you see in there.

In a word? Amazing.

This Denver based company, is “on a mission to SPREAD THE LOVE and bring healthier foods to more people”. I can’t think of a more straightforward, honest and holistic way to share gluten-free goodies with the world. Oh and not to mention that their granola totally rocks.

They have five delicious flavors, all super healthy, made with wholesome ingredients and certified gluten-free. Plus, they not only sell larger bags of this fabulous stuff, but it also comes in little snack packs, which are the perfect portion and keep you from eating the entire bag in one sitting (which trust me, is entirely possible).

Today’s giveaway (and my very first on the Queen of Quinoa!) is brought to you by the wonderful folks at Love Grown Foods. The giveaway includes:

Three 12oz bags of Love Grown Granola
Mini bags in all 5 flavors
Additional fun goodies

Here’s how to enter:

Leave a comment on this post, whatever you would like. For example, you could share how much you LOVE gluten-free granola.
Follow the Queen of Quinoa on Facebook and Twitter, leaving a comment saying you did*
Follow Love Grown Foods on Facebook and Twitter, leaving a comment saying you did

Additional entries:

Follow the Queen of Quinoa on Pinterest*
Follow Love Grown Foods on Pinterest
Subscribe to the Queen of Quinoa via email or RSS Feed*

This giveaway is open to US residents. The giveaway is open until 9:00am EST on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012. One winner with valid entries will be randomly selected and notified by email that they have won.

* If you already follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and/or already subscribe to the Queen of Quinoa, let me know in your comment below.

Good luck to everyone and spread the LOVE!”

Below is taken directly from Simply Life blog:
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“You know when there’s a food you just can’t get enough of? That’s fun (and delicious), right?!

And you know when there’s a company that you can fully stand behind and want to support? That’s a good feeling too, huh?

And when you can find a place that does both? It’s amazing. I know.

Yeah, Love Grown Foods is just that…and so much more.

From the moment I corresponded via email with Maddy, the Founder and Chief Love Officer :) , and her positive emails were filled with phrases like “YOU ROCK” and “thanks for being AWESOME,” I was so impressed at how a company can really do what they say and “SPREAD the LOVE.”

Then, a giant box of LOVE arrived at my doorstep. Filled to the brim with granola in every flavor, magnets, stickers and coupons with positive phrases peeking throughout, this was a package that definitely brightened my day (and every one of my mornings during breakfast since… :) )

The flavors are: Cocoa Goodness, Simply Oats, Apple Walnut Delight, Raisin Almond Crunch and Sweet Cranberry Pecan.

I cannot get enough. Every bag is bursting with crunchy clusters, natural flavors, whole ingredients…and yes, love (it even says it below the ingredients list)!

Seriously though, this stuff is good. Like coming home from a first date with your head in the clouds and butterflies in your stomach good. The Raisin Almond Crunch has WHOLE almonds (my favorite!) throughout the entire bag, the Cocoa Goodness is sweet enough to enjoy for breakfast or with vanilla frozen yogurt for dessert (yum!) and the Simply Oats (pictured below) shows how sometimes keeping things simple allows them to shine the most.

Oh and the best part? They are not only generous enough to send all this LOVE my way, but want to SPREAD the LOVE to YOU!!! One Simply Life reader will win: 3 big bags, mini bags in all 5 flavors, coupons, magnets, and clings!

To enter do any/all of the following and tell me in the comments (giveaway will be open through April 28; winner must have a US address):

1. SPREAD the LOVE. Tell me how you spread the love! Is it through positive words, sharing healthy foods with others or taking care of the Earth on Earth Day?
2. Visit Love Grown Foods and tell me something you learned from their site!
3. Spread the Love on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway using @LoveGrowFoods & @SimplyLifeBlog! (Example: Enter to win @LoveGrownFoods #giveaway at @SimplyLifeBlog! http://www.simplylifeblog.com/?p=4736)

And if you want another chance of feelin’ the love, go here to learn about their awesome “love for love” deal!

Talk about a company that produces food that makes you feel great when eating it and inspires you to love yourself and others! I think I’m in love…”