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Hippie Snacks Giveaway!!

A few weeks back, I may have attended a trade show (which shall remain nameless). As you probably know, The Wellness Show has been a client of mine for quite some time. But I still often go to competing shows to check out the competition and to help poach new exhibitors.

One of the exhibitors at this particular show as Hippie Snacks.

hippie snacks sesame snacks

Now, I’ve long been a fan of their tasty, tasty treats, but at this particular show, they were exhibiting something new: sesame snacks.

Remember when you were a kid, and your mom bought you those sesame snaps to go in your lunch? They were snappy. Sweet. And I remember them getting all gummed up in my teeth.

I think our moms thought that they were healthy. Or maybe healthier than a cookie? Sesame is great–it has protein, and maybe in the grand scheme of things, they are slightly more healthy than cookie. But probably not really by much. They are packed with sugar, for one.

These new Hippie Snack sesame snacks are organic, and contain a lot less sugar. In addition, they’re made with coconut sugar, which scores much lower on the GI than regular sugar (and no corn syrup–that stuff’ll kill ya). In fact, I use coconut sugar quite a bit at home, and in my coffee every morning.

Okay, so whatever, they’re healthier than the old ones. But you know what else?? They taste really good. Like, really, really good. I am buying a case of these and making sure I have some in my purse at all times for hangry moments.

Hippie Snacks also do lots of great healthy snacks–like mixes made with vegetables, and the coconut chips can only be described as addictive.

Hippie Snacks Granola

I’ve also been trying the granolas. There are three new flavours, and they are crunchy, with lots of whole nuts and dried fruits, and not too sweet.

Okay, so I’ve been a fan of these guys for a while, and I still am. I mean, vegan, organic, and really, really tasty. What’s not to like?

Are you, though?? Here’s your chance to find out!

The nice folks at Hippie Snacks have given me a gift basket (valued at $100) of Hippie Snacks treats (the Sesame Snacks, in addition to Veggie Clusters, Grain-Free and Ancient Grain Granola, Coconut Clusters and Coconut Chips) to give away to one of you guys! 

To enter:

  1. Comment below and tell me what your favourite healthy snack is.
  2. For a bonus entry, follow @hippiesnacksorganic and comment on my Instagram Post, as well.
  3. Contest is open to residents of Canada only. Contest will be open for one week, closing at midnight on February 12. I will draw one name at random after that time and inform them they have won.

Good luck!!

Better Together: #HandsOnCookoff

I am very excited and honoured to be asked to judge the Hands On Cookoff this year! Michael and I have been involved with this for the past few years, but we haven’t always been especially successful in creating our own entries. Oops.

The Hands on Cookoff is a contest sponsored by Better Together, which is an online community forum that is trying to encourage us to spend more time together in the kitchen. This is, as you can well imagine, a concept I can get behind!

Food and love go together for me. Food is a huge part of my social life. There are few things I love more than catching up with friends over a great meal–and it’s always fun to cook with people.

The Hands-on Cook-off contest is a way to raise awareness of the significant benefits of cooking and eating together, and inspire families to reap the associated benefits. Cooking and eating together is linked to many benefits for children, youth and families. These include better grades in school, better health, and overall social adaptability.

Food is bonding experience in our lives, and I think it’s really important that we teach our kids how to cook. It’s good for them to learn these kinds of skills–independence and life skills that will set them up for a much healthier lifestyle.

Here’s how to enter: get together with a friend or relative and create a home video cooking show three minutes long or less. Videos must include two or more generations or two youth preparing a recipe together, but you don’t have to be related to each other. The best video (judged by yours truly and TV personality and cook, Art Napoleon; Michelle Tang, Co-founder of Foodie Kids Inc.; Chef Paul Cecconi of Brodo Kitchen;and award-winning cooking instructor, Chef Heidi Fink) will win $1000!

Here are some more details:

  • The contest is open to anyone in BC.
  • Get your entries in by noon on May 18.
  • This year’s contest theme is celebrating and redefining “family”. Here in BC, family means something different to all of us and we’d like to see what it means to people around the province! Cooking together is a grounding and deeply bonding tradition for individuals, families, and for communities.
  • New this year – an Instagram component! People can enter through Instagram with a short video for a chance to win a $250 gift card! They must simply follow and tag @bettertogetherbc and include the hashtag #handsoncookoff. Videos must be one minute or less and feature two generations cooking together. One winner will be chosen by random draw.
  • For more info, or to enter, visit
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