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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Ann Arbor, MI!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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New Giveaway from CORE Foods!

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Hi Everyone! I hope you’re all having a great weekend. I’m very excited to announce my final giveaway for 2011: delicious, all-natural, FRESH nutrition bars from CORE Foods! I first met the awesome team from CORE Foods at the FoodBuzz Festival in November. I had a great conversation with Krista, one of the co-founders, about the importance of healthy eating, organic ingredients, and natural foods. When she told me that CORE Foods is focused on making predominantly raw bars, with only organic whole food ingredients, and no chemicals, preservatives, extracts, flavors, or dyes, I was immediately intrigued.

A nutrition bar that actually provided nutrition instead of the same amount of sugar as a candy bar? Sign me up!

The other cool thing about these bars is that they’re FRESH. You have to keep them in the fridge or freezer like regular food – they don’t have a shelf life of 12 months like most nutrition bars out there. Remember, real food spoils, so these bars need refrigeration.

Oh and the best part: they taste amazing. My favorite was the Raw Walnut Banana flavor – it literally tasted just like banana bread. Delicious!

One thing that you’ll notice about these bars is that they say the word “Meal” on them – because they truly are a snack that can also double as a mini meal. This bar is great for athletes and people who want a nutritious meal on the go. Each Core Meal is built from traditional regional ingredient combinations, so you know you can count on powerful, enduring foods.

There are two types of CORE Meals depending on your activity style and daily needs: the Warrior and the Defender.

The Warrior bars are great for outdoor fun, hard exercise, and high intensity activities. They have ~350-390 calories, ~5-8g fiber, ~8g sugar (except the raisin flavor which has more sugar because of the raisins), and ~18g protein. The Raw Banana Walnut flavor has 6 ingredients: Whole Oats, Walnuts, Whey Protein, Raisins, Bananas, Ground Spices.

The Defender bars are great for car rides, plane trips, and everyday pursuits. Each bar has ~350-390 calories, ~8g fiber, ~8g sugar, and ~12g protein. The Raw Walnut Banana Defender bar has 6 ingredients as well: Whole Oats, Walnuts, Raisins, Flax, Bananas, Ground Spices.

The team at CORE Foods recommends that you have one bar with 2 glasses of water – which should keep you full for 3-4 hours. Just remember this formula and you’re good to go:

Pretty cool huh? And now one lucky reader will have the opportunity to try a sample pack of 4 bars from CORE Foods!

Now, the important part – To Enter: You can enter in one of three ways –

  1. Subscribe to The Picky Eater via RSS or via email
  2. Follow me on Twitter (@pickyeaterblog)
  3. Like The Picky Eater on Facebook

Then, visit CORE Foods post a comment here letting me know which option above you chose, and which CORE Meal flavor(s) you’d like to try. If you already are a subscriber, follower, or like The Picky Eater on Facebook, just leave a comment indicating that – it will count as one entry.

This giveaway will be open until Friday, January 6th 2012 at 11:59pm PSTI will be selecting the winner at random (via and will contact them via email. I’ll be announcing the winner on Saturday, January 7th. Happy Saturday!

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90 responses to “New Giveaway from CORE Foods!”

  1. I’m a subscriber via Google reader AND Iike you on Facebook. =]

    I’d like to try all three warrior meal bars and one of the defender bars just for comparison (if I win, surprise me!).

  2. Hiya! Just found your blog and am subscribing through RSS. Not sure if this is open for international readers, but this sounded too amazing to resist!

    I’m a sucker for chocolate so I naturally gravitated towards the cacao one. I guess I wouldn’t mind trying both – the meal option sounds more promising as I am always on the go!


  3. Before I even read your post on the raw Core food meals, I signed up for your RSS feed. I’d love to try the Warrior Raw Almond Raisin. I look forward to learning more from you as I journey from being an “almost vegetarian” to a vegetarian.

    • Happy to help you on your journey! Let me know if you have any questions as you move towards being a vegetarian – I can make almost any dish veggie friendly and still satisfying 🙂

  4. I noticed these in the store a few weeks back but was in a rush and didn’t have time to explore further. LOVE the idea!! These bars would be great for my daughter while she is in dance rehearsals.
    We follow you on Facebook!!!

    • These are “similar” to Clif Bars in the sense that both are nutrition bars/protein bars. But these CORE bars are MUCH healthier than most of the protein bars out there! I’m not a huge fan of Clif Bars because they’re full of sugar, soy protein isolate and random processed ingredients. So I’d say that the CORE bars are a protein bar like Clif, but much better for you nutrition wise. Hope that helps, and thanks for entering! 🙂

  5. I like The Picky Eater on Facebook – my FB name is Amanda Moore and I also follow your blog with google reader. I’d love to try the Raw Cashew Cacao bar!

  6. Hi! I “liked” your page on facebook (my facebook page is booh bears janice woodard). My daughter loves core bars and I can’t think of a better way to start the New Year than with some free bars! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I follow Picky Eater on Twitter (@TerraDeals), on Facebook, and via RSS. The CORE meal I most want to try is the Defender Raw Cashew Cacao.

    mystik2005 at hotmail dot com

  8. Also like the Picky Eater on Facebook (Renee Grandinetti)
    and would like to try the raw almond raisin defender meal.

  9. I subscribed by RSS feed from this email address, and by email from my work email address, lol. I’m so glad that I found your site!!

    I’m a fan of all of the flavors, so would welcome an opportunity to try all of them, but likely my faves will be the banana walnut bars.

    Glad to have found you!

    • Aw thank you so much Angela! It’s so great to meet you! Unfortunately this giveaway has been closed for a while, but you’re more than welcome to enter my latest giveaway for Healthy Surprise! 🙂

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