Vega Giveaway and another Forks over Knives Giveaway!

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a really great weekend! I haven’t posted in a while but I have a few legitimate excuses. First, I haven’t wanted to try any new recipes because our refrigerator broke almost 2 weeks ago, so I haven’t felt like doing much besides the basics in the kitchen! We are lucky to have a refrigerator in the garage, but yesterday as I was unloading groceries (in the garage), it dawned on me just how NOT fun it is squishing the Kale above the beer. Garage fridge used to = beer fridge. Now, it is beer fridge with fresh veggies crammed all around it! In the spirit of saving around $800, my husband ordered the new fridge online. Great deal, but not great shipping practices! We SHOULD have it by the end of the week. Cross your fingers, or I may never post again, due to death by impatience.

Second, I had to travel a little. My first trip was to Martindale, TX, where I got to watch my fabulous race-car-dad, brother-in-law, and husband in a team longevity race, where they placed 3rd! It’s a super fun tradition and total bonding experience for the boys. And, I had fun helping in the Pit.  :) It’s a blast. My dad is kind of a big deal in the community of Porsche 356 Restorations. ;-) It’s his hobby, passion, and job. But, this is a food/health blog, so I won’t bore you with the details!  :)

My second trip was for business, just up the road a few hours to Dallas. Instead of staying in a yucky hotel, I decided to stay with HealthyMamma Jennifer! Who wouldn’t take that as an option!  :) We had only a few short hours together, but had a blast as usual! We watched a little Cowboys victory, chatted about anything and everything, had a delicious meal of Lentil Soup and Kale Salad, and finally went to bed after a little vino! The next morning told me that I am really not all that okay with high tannin wines. They just don’t treat me all that well! I won’t bore you with that story, either.  ;-)

And my last excuse….we have been really busy talking to companies that we love, to try to get more giveaways for you, so you can try the things we love as well!  Our first giveaway was with Forks Over Knives and I’m happy to say that they want to participate in more giveaways with us! So… drum roll please…in this post, we will have two winners!  We’ll ALSO have another giveaway later this week!

  • One winner will receive a gift basket from Vega. This basket will include products (like Saviseed, Vibrancy Bars, Whole Food Optimizer Shakes and Shake and Go) and books (Must Have Been Something I Ate and Thrive Foods) from Vega worth $150. I posted about Vega a couple months ago, here, but I really loved this picture in some of the literature they sent me – to me it just says it all!

I literally start at least 5 mornings out of 7 with a Vega Shake. If you can get your workout in, and have a Vega Whole Meal Optimizer Shake – in the morning – you almost don’t have to worry about anything else for the rest of the day!  :)  Almost…  ;-) I cannot tell you how much I love Vega – and I think it should be included in everyone’s diet!! Especially if you need something really healthy and fast!

To enter, make sure you have “liked” these kind giveaway participants on Facebook (links are above), and then comment on our post. ANY comment on this post will get you an entry. We’ll announce our winners on Friday!  :-)

If you don’t win this time, keep in mind that we’ll have a lot more coming up – some of our awesome things to giveaway include another FOK book/DVD giveaway, a bottle of Smartini cocktail mixer, HealthyMammas t-shirts, more Vega samples, Chia Seeds, Coconut Oil, and Hemp Seeds from Nutiva, an awesome Matcha tea set including tea, and a “frother”….and more!  Right now I am trying a pudding recipe from Nutiva that includes chia, hemp, coconut oil, and cashews – hopefully I can post that recipe later this week.

So far, it is looking goooood!  :)

Have a happy week!  Don’t forget to enter by posting a comment below!






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About Kim

I am the mother of two wonderful kiddos, Allen and Zane - and happily married to Lance (HealthyDaddy). :) I love learning about healthy eating and my journey led me to finding a way to keep all of this truly exciting information in one place. I found that I was forgetting recipes that I loved a year ago - or misplacing them. This website is a way to keep it together, while sharing with the world (Or the 5 people who will read this!) what I have learned. I'm trying to change the world...or at least our eating meal at a time. :)


  1. I just made a shake with vega!

    ‎8oz Cherry Juice, 1 cup of ice, 2 small beets, 1 Gala apple, 1 packet of Vega SPORT – excellent protein shake with big benefits. This will give you 2 shakes from a vita-mix. Tasty too

  2. ps.. I also have issues with tanins/sulfites – have your tried our Daily red: organic, sulfite free wine – it’s good!

  3. Amy Quick says:

    Love your website! Looking forward to all the wonderful goodies, if I win!

  4. Yasmin Karimian says:

    Cant believe I didn’t find this site til now!

  5. Erin says:

    Can’t wait to try out Vega!!!

  6. Katie Stewart says:

    So been wanting to try Vega! Just started plant based diet 3 weeks ago and adding vega would insure me I am getting all I need! Hope I win! Also, wtg healthy mamas for giving readers some cool prizes!!

  7. Nicole says:

    Thanks for all the great recipes & ideas!

  8. Jenn says:

    Wow. What a great gift basket!

    Sorry to hear about your fridge. We just moved into a new apartment, and the oven doesn’t work, so we’re waiting for the landlord to fix it or get us another one. Right now, I’m concentrating on recipes for the stovetop, toaster oven, Vitamix, and my juicer.

    Thanks for all the excellent recipes.

  9. runlikeagrrl says:

    I love Vega WFHO! Just like you, I work out in the morning and have my WFHO shake either pre- or post-workout. The nutritional value is out of this world. I use almond milk, banana and honey to make my shakes.. sometimes blueberries and strawberries as well. YUM!

    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway and all the sponsors for participating! Liked them all on FB. :)

  10. Hannah says:

    I’d love to try Vega, but haven’t yet due to budget restraints. I’ve heard so many awesome things about it!

  11. Cami B says:

    Thanks for all the great information! They all sound like great products!

  12. Bethany Soares says:

    I was just looking at Vega online today after seeing their ad in delicious living magazine. I’m interested in trying the shakes for breakfast. I hope I win!

  13. Kelly says:

    Great website! I’ve been following on Twitter for a while, but just bounced over here today!! Lucky me! Maybe I’ll win!!

  14. Megan S. says:

    Wow! Love this website! I’m glad I came across it. I have some Vega in the fridge right now, and more in the pantry. Its an “essential” in this house now.

  15. Mary says:

    I love all these sponsors!! Thank you so much for providing awesome information!!!

  16. jamessina says:

    Im dying to try Vega, adore Brendan Brazier and his Thrive books. And psyched that FOK is now available OnDemand on Verizon in NY! A vegan for four years and mom of two of the most adorable toddlers, I love your site!

  17. Nicole says:

    Thanks for sharing!!! I will try some vega shakes!!! Oh how I love FOK….I tell everyone about it!

  18. Veronica says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed! I’ve been wanting to try Vega products. I recently read Brendan’ new book Thrive, which I’ll be featuring on my blog later this week! It’s so educational and inspirational! Thank you for doing such a great giveaway!

  19. Laura says:

    These giveaways are awesome! I don’t have a facebook, but I follow vega on twitter! Love thrive and all vega products!

  20. Becki says:

    Love your website! Thank you for sharing.

  21. Niki M. says:

    Wow! I just checket out that picture with all the nutrients in one serving! It’s incredible how abundantly nutritious it is. I make smoothies every morning! I haven’t tried it with any of their products yet, but I would love to get the chance!

  22. Jennifer says:

    So excited about this giveaway…my fave is vanilla chai !!!

  23. Toni says:

    Love your website! really would like to try the vega products. They sound awesome! :) Thanks for all the great recipes and info!

  24. Amy says:

    I just ordered my first Vega WFHO! I can’t wait to try it. Love your site, love your recipes! Thanks!

  25. Nicole Mathews says:

    Forks over knives has gotten everyone in my family interested in making some “meat free” choices. We have been enjoying more veggie based meals for two weeks now and I feel better for it!

  26. U. Coleman says:

    Love this website. I am learning so much!

  27. SherriFL says:

    I have SOOOO been wanting to try this! Would love to win it so I can~
    Thanks for all the great recipes!

  28. Shannon Williams says:

    I have been wanting to try Vega for a long time ( when i get som extra moolah) I also love FOK I have watched on Netflix 3 times and would love the DVD so I can share with my women’s group.

  29. Lindsey says:

    I’ve been wanting to try Vega products for ages! I think you all are fantastic! I love that you are out there educating and inspiring mommas everywhere to feed their families a healthy diet!

  30. Billiejean says:

    Vega sounds delish! I would love to give it a try, I can never find a dietary supplement that has no artificial flavors, colors, and additives. I love looking for healthy vegan recipes including green juices and smoothies too! :D

  31. Jordan says:

    I actually just picked up a sample packet of Vega from Whole Foods last week and I’m in love. Dying to get more! I liked them all on FB. Hope I win it!

  32. Eileen Jensen says:

    Please enter me in the contest! Love your blog.

  33. Jennifer Fraunfelder says:

    awesome giveaways. am following FOK and vega on facebook. Thanks for the opportunity to win and for being the supreme giveaway hostess.

  34. Amanda says:

    I heard about this from following Vega on Twitter. Just liked them & FOK both on Facebook, too. Hope I win!

  35. Erin says:

    I love Vega products!! I have only tried a few, so I would love to win this and get the chance to try them all!!!

  36. Heather says:

    This is such an awesome giveaway!! I LOVE Vega, and I’ve been dying to see Forks Over Knives. I like them all on FB :)

  37. Julie says:

    Love your site. Thanks for all the great info and recipes!

  38. Tiffany A. says:

    This is an awesome giveaway! I have always wanted to try Vega products.

  39. Misha says:

    I signed up for the 30 day challenge on the Vega website 2 month ago, I recommend it for anyone who is new to detox and plant based diet. For us, veterans, it is more of a refresher course;-)

  40. Alicia G. says:

    So glad I found your website! I first discovered Vega products at a Whole Foods Market in Manhattan Beach, CA. I would love to try them!

  41. Kielts says:

    LOVE your website – look forward to more recipes!

  42. Sarah says:

    I like! Totally want to try Vega products

  43. Becky says:

    I am new to Vega, but my husband & I Love it!! i have only tried the berry so far and som of the shake & go. I am reading his THRIVE diet book & it is amazing too. & thank you for introducing me to forksoverknives, I have been a vegitatian/vegan/raw back and forth for about 10 years now!! so I love learning about all the new products available fro us! Thanks

  44. Holly B says:

    I absolutely LOVE Vega! I was having a Vega shake every morning, but recently have gotten out of the habit. I know I felt better and had more energy in the mornings when I was having them daily, so I am excited to get back in the groove! I also LOVED FOK! I waited for months for it to come to Netflix streaming and finally got to watch it about a month ago. My husband and I watched it together (we are both new vegans since April) and had a great discussion afterwards about it. I am so grateful for blogs like yours that share new products and health information with us!

  45. Kristy says:

    I just found your website–great site! I just watched Forks over Knives a couple weeks ago, and it is a game changer. I have been testing the vegan waters the last few months and feel great about it! Love the giveaways–will cross my fingers that I win! :)

  46. Sheila R says:

    I am new but check ing it out!!!

  47. Shona says:

    Love this blog! I’ve been vegetarian and mostly vegan since April, and I couldn’t be happier about it! LOVE FOK!!! Fantastic documentary! Thanks for such great info, and amazing giveaways!

  48. Amy says:

    Love your website. I just recently started the process of becoming vegan. I feel so much healthier beause of it. These VEGA shakes sound good, will have to try them.

  49. Heather B says:

    I tried a Vega packet not too long ago and I loved it!!! I would love to try their other products! I haven’t watched Forks Over Knives yet but it is definitely on my list. I can’t wait to watch it!

  50. Brittani says:

    I love FOK, I watch it whenever I need to be reminded of why I eat the way I do lol, so I’ve seen it a few times ;) I need to try that VEGA!!!!!

  51. Rhonda says:

    Love the documentary.. excited to try the products and recipes. :)

  52. Erika says:

    I’d love to win the FOK gift pack, but I’d also love to win the Vega smoothie mix :)

  53. Danté says:

    I’ve wanted to try Vega for a while now, and this is an awesome opportunity! I’ve really made a commitment to wellness and better nutrition – and I can really see and feel the effects! I used to suffer from fatigue during the day, and an overall lack of energy. Now, making sure I focus on eating a clean, plant based diet is my main priority and Vega would be an excellent addition to that goal!

  54. Lori V. says:

    I feel terrible and have been looking for something to kick start me back into a healthier kick….eating AND workout wise. This sounds VERY interesting!! :)

  55. Chris says:

    Just found your site and am hoping to turn my wife on to it this evening when I get home. I am a veg who is working towards the vegan lifstyle. My wife is slowely working towards the veg lifestyle. Great stuff. Looking forward to become a frequent vistior – hopefully with the wife and kids..

    • Kim says:

      That is awesome, thanks Chris! Have you watched Forks Over Knives yet? If not, you should definitely watch it – and then watch it again with your wife. It is the best food documentary I’ve seen. :) Welcome! :)

  56. dragonflyrunner says:

    I found your site through Vega – Yeah! I am a healthy mama too and I can’t wait to add your blog to my list. Just saw FOK last week – fantastic film. Hope I win! Thanks :)

  57. Lana says:

    Love Vega!!!! Just saw Forks Over Knives on Netflix and it has made me change my mind about meat and dairy!

  58. Maura Donelson says:

    Hey HealthyMammas, I love Vega and tried it based on your recommendation! I don’t buy it on a regular basis but holy cow, looking at the picture from the literature they sent you I need to reconsider! I am training for my first 1/2 marathon and it sounds like exactly what I need. Fingers crossed for this giveaway!

  59. Megan says:

    I’m actually already a fan of both Vega AND forks over knives! YEAH! I have not tried Vega products yet but this would be the best opportunity! Thanks for the giveaway!

  60. Kristi Paasch says:

    Love your posts; can’t wait to read more from you ladies!

  61. Tammy says:

    I want to try Vega!

  62. Kim says:

    Great blog, healthy mamas! I love being introduced to new things…. I will try vega! I hope I win the giveaway:)

  63. Nadia says:

    I would love to try Vega!!!

  64. Amy Quick says:

    Love Vega! Such a complete source of whole food! So happy to have the opportunity to win a giveaway!

  65. Deanna says:

    I couldn’t be happier with my vegan lifestyle. I have a website,I twitter 1vegan mama and I am working on a book. I have a six month old and I had a great vegan pregnancy. So happy to share my experiences with everyone.

  66. Lindsay says:

    New Mamma here! Love your blog!!

  67. Deja says:

    I hope this tastes good, other vegan protein shakes I have tried are a disaster! Hope I win :)

  68. Kelly says:

    Love healthy giveaways!!!!

  69. claire says:

    Vega = woohoo! Sign me up!

  70. Marion says:

    I am always looking for ways to eat healthy and would love to try Vega and win any of the giveaways. Love that my 3 yr old says that’s not a healthy choice, but carrots and bananas are.

  71. Kim says:

    I really want to try vega products, and I luv Forks Over Knives I have been demanding that everyone I know watch it :)

  72. Ah what an exciting giveaway!!

  73. Whitney Kane says:

    LOVE this site!! I recently watched FOK and it completely changed the way I look at food. I am pretty new to this site but cannot get enough of all the great recipes and insight into what it really means to eat right. Thank you!

  74. Hope Burtner says:

    I love Vega brand more than any other I’ve tried! <3


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