UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered.
My coworker texted me this picture this morning and I just had to share it with you all…
Yep, judging by those blonde curly locks on his head, I’m thinking this photo is probably from the Justin-dating-Britney era, no?
You know, back in the days when they walked around together sporting outfits like this…
Also, can we take a moment to talk about Britney’s metal belt? I totally had some of those. I think they were probably from Limited Too or something equally awful, and I remember sporting them (awkwardly) in middle school. Sheesh. Middle school was a bad time in my life for fashion.
I’m sure some of you remember this gem from my birthday post last year:
The horror!! Haha! Ok so I think that picture is technically from before middle school, but close enough lol.
Anyyyyway, enough with the nineties flashbacks lol. Let’s jump into the meat of today’s post, which includes a fun giveaway!!
Last week I was contacted by the kind people over at Bestowed Box, who offered to send me a sample of one of their boxes to review. The Bestowed Box is similar to other boxes you’ve probably heard of (e.g., Birch Box, which I love!) only this one is filled with healthy snacks!
I actually reviewed a box subscription service for snacks before, but it was geared more towards gourmet foodies, and didn’t focus as much on the healthy food aspect. I love trying new healthy foods, but sometimes I get stuck in a rut with foods that I know I like. This box seemed right up my alley!
According to their website, Bestowed was created by the nationally recognized nutritionist and author Heather Bauer, who works with a team of health and diet experts to select healthy products that catch their attention. The boxes include products like nutrition bars, snacks, breakfast cereals, supplements, and whatever else they think their customers will like. I love the idea that nutritionists and diet experts are putting the boxes together, so you know whatever they pick will be good for you
When the box arrived yesterday, Fabio, Jack, and I were so excited to see what was inside (Jack was mostly just excited because we were haha)! There was a nice little instruction sheet explaining what all the products were, and then all the goodies were displayed inside the box.
As soon as I glanced at the products, I knew this box was going to be good. I saw a few name brands that I recognized instantly and was so happy to see the box wasn’t filled with a bunch of obscure products I would never buy (maybe that’s just me, but I like trying new things that aren’t too out of the norm).
I then proceeded to take everything out of the box and examine the goodies. First I saw a huge bag of KIND granola (looove) and then examined a “Happy Squeeze” packet of pomegranate, strawberry, and pear juice (I’m having this later today as my snack!). One of my coworkers drinks Happy Squeeze all the time, so I can’t wait to try it out! There was also a bag of “Hemp Hearts” which I’ve never heard of, but am excited to try (they’re supposed to be sprinkled over yogurt or cereal, FYI).
Then I saw this awesome $25 gift card for iTRAIN. I had never heard of iTRAIN either, but after checking out the website this morning I am super excited to use this gift card to purchase workout videos and playlists. Such a great idea!
The rest of the box included more goodies like pink lemonade energy packets, dark chocolate, a fig fruit bar, oatmeal, and chicken jerky.
Fabio and I really liked it!
Then I checked out the nutrition stats and liked it even more!
With only 60 calories, 0g of fat, and 10g of protein, I was definitely impressed with this jerky! This would make a great pre- or post-workout snack!! I will definitely be on the lookout for these from now on.
After dinner we snacked on some of the dark chocolate which was also delicious, and I have a few of the other items packed in my lunch box for later on today. So far, I have been loving this Bestowed Box!
And the best part? Bestowed will be offering one lucky Chelsea Eats Treats reader a free box of their own! Simply comment on this post telling me why you would like to receive a Bestowed Box, and I will pick a winner on Thursday morning. You can also enter by liking my facebook page or tweeting something like the following:
“I entered the @bstowed #giveaway at @ChelsEatsTreats and you can too! http://wp.me/p2H4qV-1gR”
Just leave another comment telling me you liked my page or tweeted
And if you don’t win, don’t sweat it. Bestowed is also offering Chelsea Eats Treats readers $5 off their monthly or annual subscriptions when they use the code 5OFFBSTOWED01 at checkout. The boxes are typically $19 a month so this is a good deal!! I think I’m going to sign up myself!