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Healthy Eating On-The-Go Contest


When life gets hectic, my food choices get increasingly unhealthy. When I have time to plan ahead, I pack baby carrots, apple slices and other healthy snacks to eat in the car or in between errands.  But frequently I find myself grabbing convenience food or heading to the drive-thru.

At the BlogHer conference in Chicago, food companies and restaurants had nutritionists on hand to give suggestions, tips and coupons about healthy eating.

The most popular tip: If you need to grab a convenience product, check the nutritition label.

Eating Right Kid™ and Warner Brothers Looney Tunes have teamed up to offer healthy meals, snacks, cereals and drinks in kid-friendly sizes and packaging.  Similar to Eating Right™, each Eating Right Kids™ package features the color-coded Spot Your Needs System™ on the front—so you can find important nutritional information in seconds!  You can find the products at Safeway stores in the U.S. and Canada.

They offer convenient, healthy snacks like baby carrots with fat-free ranch dressing , grapes and cheese bites, and apples with peanut butter. While you save a lot of  money by packing your own carrots/dip for kids lunches, it’s nice to know that you can grab a pre-packaged fruit or veggie snack for lunch at the last minute. I keep some on hand for those days when I’m in too much of a rush to prepare anything since it’s better to munch on fruit than a bag of chips or a handful of cookies.

Disclosure: Eating Right Kid™  sponsored a dinner at BlogHer and provided a big bag of samples. After returning from many late night (and open bar) BlogHer parties, I rehydrated with Fruit Juices and Vitamin Water.  And I snacked on the Mixed Berry Milk Chocolate Chewy Bars on the plane ride home from the conference. The chewy bars are now one of my favorite lunch on-the-run snacks.

Win A Set of Six Exercise Videos by Lisa Rinna, Skinny Bitch and Buns of Steel:
We’d like your best tips for eating on-the-go or for packing a healthy school lunch. Leave a comment on this post by September 30, 2009 for a chance to win six exercise videos from Lisa Rinna, Skinny Bitch and Buns of Steel (see previous review here). We ran a giveaway for these DVDs in January, which was so popular that the company gave us another set to give to Mamanista readers.  Contest open to U.S. Residents only due to shipping costs.

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Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.

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21 Responses to "Healthy Eating On-The-Go Contest"

  1. EG says:

    How generous of them, thanks!

  2. Carol says:

    Have a “Cut up the fruits and veggies” session, and keep all those good healthy snacks front and center in the fridge at all times.

  3. Lana says:

    i like to put almonds, dried cranberries and quaker oatmeal squares in a baggie to grab on the go.

  4. crystal allen says:

    my healthy tip for packing school lunches is to use whole wheat bread for sandwiches and to put cut up veggies and fruit in the bag instead of cookies and chips. thanks clallen at ntin dot net

  5. Marlena U. says:

    Oh! These videos would be so GREAT!!! For eating on the go, I always portion out fruits and veggies when I get home from the store. This way I can grab a baggie or two on my way out the door. It’s quick, easy and super healthy!

  6. megan says:

    Planning ahead works for me. If I have a tasty packed lunch I will eat that rather than something unhealthy from the work cafeteria or vending machine.

  7. Katherine Gray says:

    I love Skinny Bitch! I have been dying to buy it.

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    We love your blog and just wanted to stop and say hello!

  9. Angela Winesburg says:

    I’ve used Skinny Bitch and it so much fun! Thanks!

  10. jjfiji says:

    my tip is to cut up a bunch of different veggies before the week starts and store them in the fridge in several containers with water – whenever you pack a lunch or need a snack, they are already cut up and ready to be put in the baggie before you race out the door. Thanks!

  11. sandra says:

    i like to pack fruit bowls because they’re so convenient

  12. Mat S. says:

    Planning ahead is key – I clean and cut veggies on Sunday night and pack em in sealed containers so it becomes much easier and quicker to pack lunches during the week.

  13. Lisa says:

    I made my own trail mix since there’s certain things each family members likes & dislikes. It’s a healthy snack and great for eating on-the-go!

  14. lea says:

    Sometimes I use hummus instead of mayo in sandwiches for my daughter. You don’t have to worry about it going bad and it’s much more nutritious!

  15. justin says:

    Mix oatmeal with bananas.

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