Tuesday, August 25, 2009

RAWWAY Review and Giveaway!


I am SO excited to host this review and giveaway! Thats because this is supporting my friend, Bethany and her wonderful venture into sharing her passion for healthy raw food with the world! Bethany is a mother to two beautiful daughters, and her oldest daughter-- we share a name (Isabella Rose) :) So she obviously has GREAT taste ;) Anyway, we have a lot in common in terms of leading a healthy lifestyle, and she has sparked my interest in eating raw. She feeds her family this way as well, including her little girls and is an amazing cook! She started making this raw granola bars for her friends and family, and they have taken off and she is now in the process of getting them into local grocery stores and offering them to all of you!!

I had the wonderful pleasure of trying this raw bars first hand. And let me tell you-- they are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! So yummy, totally hit the spot and completely portable. And when you think about raw food, you don't normally think of it being easy. The RawWay Bars are going to totally change the way that the world sees raw food... and help us all eat healthier!

What is eating raw exactly you ask? These bars are made with all natural, WHOLE foods. They are not processed. Only whole food ingredients, fresh food are used. A dehydrator is then used to dry out the fruits and veggies and to keep the food fresh and so its able to be packaged. There are no artificial sweetners, and these bars are also 100% certified Vegan. How cool is that?!

The flavors of the bars currently include Lean Green Crunch, Banana Bread, Cinnamon Almond, Homemade Apple Pie, and Berry Sweet. I got to try Lean Green Crunch, Cinnamon Almond and Berry Sweet for myself.

All 3 flavors were extremely flavorful and totally worked for me for a mid-morning post workout snack. The nutritional component of these bars are exceptional as well. Each bar is right around 200 calories and about 10g of protein. She uses agave for a natural sweetner and the crunch of the bars is also very satisfying. One thing I found completely fascinating as well was the Lean Green flavor. This bar includes Spirulina, a tiny aquatic plant that is a vegetable that has more protein than soy, more vitamin A than carrots, more iron than beef, amazing amounts of protective phytochemicals, naturally low fat and is a wonderful source of GLA, an essential fatty acid. WOW! Thats ALOT of nutrition in one little plant... and RawWay's Lean and Green bar has it for you! And for the record-- it does not taste like algae :)

RawWayLife getting their website up and running this week. But I cannot say enough good things about this company or these products and I recommend you all keep an eye for them! She is going to take the world by storm!

RawWayLife is offering one very lucky Fitness and Family reader a free BOX of bars of their choice! To enter this giveaway, you must comment here why you would like to try these bars for yourself. To gain additional entries you may:

1. Follow or Subscribe to my blog
2. Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway
3. Add my blog button to your blog
5. Blog about this giveaway and link back
6. Purchase something from RawWay Life (email at rawwaylife@gmail.com to purchase) make sure you cc me on the email (mandyleonards@gmail.com)

**This giveaway will end on Wednesday, September 2nd at 12 NOON. HAPPY COMMENTING!!

88 comments:

CVSer said...

I would love to try this out! My baby is due soon & after I have her I need to get back in shape. My diet will be getting a serious facelift due to the fact that I want to lose weight & I will be breastfeeding. Seems like it would fit in perfect!

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Hey Mandy! Enter me! You know I'm always trying to make improvements to my lifestyle!

Brittany at Mommy Words said...

MMM Berry Sweet sounds yummy. I love healthy snacks! Oh I am now your 100th follower. Yay you!

Becky said...

Wow, these def. sound amazing. We're so proud of Bethany! :)

Emily N. said...

I love bars because they're so convenient to eat on the go and I'm trying to incorporate more raw food into my diet.

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Amber said...

Wow - my sister has been telling me how great raw food diet is, and this would be a great kick start to me trying it out.
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elkaye said...

I'm trying to eat healthier foods, and Rawway vegan seems like something that would taste great and keep me on track!

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sweepmom said...

Beginning this year my husband started eating very healthy. I have been trying to follow suit and have managed fairly well, but not as well as he. Snacks are my downfall. These bars sound delicious and would help with my poor snacking choices.

ky2here said...

Because granola bars are my guilty pleasure. Yes, I am aware they are not exactly healthy but at least when they're vegan, I won't have the extra nastiness.

JACLYN said...

I'm always looking for yummy snacks to add to my husbands lunch. He's tired of chips and this just sounds perfect for him!
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mverno said...

i'm always on a diet and looking for something new to try mverno@roadrunner.com

Anonymous said...

They seem like a healthy snack.

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wantsandwishes said...

I am currently eating a raw food diet and have not heard of these or tried them. I would love to win. I subscribed to your blog.

Anonymous said...

The homemade apple pie flavor would be my pick- the old saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" has some truth to it- because apples are extremely nutritious!writer61@yahoo.com

denyse said...

They look great and I've never tried anything Vegam before.

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I'm always looking for healthy convenience foods so these sound great to try. I'd love you to check out my blog!
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llinda29 said...

I like to try new foods

5webs said...

I have three small children, so I rarely have time to sit down and enjoy a meal. I will often use a protein bar or a granola bar as a meal replacement, and I am always on the lookout for healthier and tastier ones. These RawWayLIfe bars look like they would fit the bill in both areas.
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Amanda S. said...

I'd like to try these bars because not only are they healthy, but they actually sound tasty too!

caseycolette said...

I would LOVE to win these! They sound amazing! I never win these blogs but i am really double crossing my fingers and toes bc this one sounds awesome! I have been trying to lose post baby weight- and looking for something to hit the spot- We are also trying to switch to more healthy options, and this would be the thing to get us on track! :D

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Joannie said...

I would absolutely love this prize. My husband and I are raw foodies, and are always looking for new and nutritious products to add to our diet. Go vegan!!
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clarissa@neiding.com said...

i need to get my daily diet back in shape. had my 5th child a few weeks ago and during the pregnancy i really got off track

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Anonymous said...

I'm always willing to try new things, so I hope I have a chance to try out these Granola Bars.

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Rachel said...

I love trying new PROTEIN BARS and these look great. Banana is one of my favorite flavors!

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jdine said...

I am always looking for an easy, healthy snack to take to work,

Barbara said...

One of my daughters is vegan and very very busy with work and school. These would be a great way for her to keep to her diet and be able to eat while on the go.

Kimberly said...

I would like to try these because they sound like a easy snack that is also good for you. Most granola bars are processed garbage.

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kelly g. said...

Would love to try the berry flavor - I'm looking for a quick new breakfast idea and these sound wonderful. Will also participate via Twitter :)

cstironkat said...

These would be perfect to take to school. I would eat them between classes.

Mary said...

I've been trying to eat healthy and these bars would really help out.
Thanks!

Cynthya said...

I usually have a snack around 3 pm each day and these sound like an ideal choice.

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Girly Remix said...

I'm trying to eat healthier! I've never heard of RawWay but I'd love to try them!!!

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Jenny said...

I would like to try this because I'm always looking for new, healthy snacks. I'm a diabetic, and nibbling on something several times a day helps me keep my blood sugar stable. The trick is to find healthy things to nom.

vividchord said...

I'd love to try these, my diet is about 80% vegan and I'm always looking for new products

Shane said...

I'm a vegetarian and love foods without added junk and would love to try these!

jennem said...

I have a bad habit of skipping meals. This would be a great, healthy substitute.
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csue said...

They sound good and are good for you.

Miss GoLightly said...

I would love to try these!! I'm always on the go, and always looking for the perfect snacks to carry along with me, these sound super delicious!!

dmjitems said...

I really like fresh healthy snacks. I would like to try the Berry sweet.

Gabriel J. said...

I need healthy snakcs like those when I am at work!

Pam said...

I'd love to try them because I'm trying to increase the amount of healthy foods our family is eating and eliminate unhealthy snack type foods. These would be great for my son post football workouts too.
Thanks so much!
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I'm now a follower.
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Amanda said...

I'd like to try these because I'm curious about the whole raw food movement. macd82 at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

I have just gone vegan, so I would like to make a bigger step to almost raw.

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vegan4life said...

that it would help my diabeties ty .

purango said...

With my job I have to eat on the go. I am looking for a healthy, great tasting snack to eat on the go. These sound great. garrettsambo@aol.com

liliesrnice said...

I would like to win this because I'm looking for more healthy snacks to eat!

Angela K said...

I'd like to try them because I'm curious what a completely raw granola bar tastes like (others I've had definitely were cooked in some way).

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Robert said...

I want to try a new snack bar that will leave me feeling refreshed, not like those other granola bars that are dressed up junk food.

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Kelly F said...

I would love to try these. It is so hard to find yummy options for healthy food sometimes. I am always in a rush and these seem like the perfect solution!

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Heather said...

I'm always looking for something healthy to add to the household. These sound perfect for one and all!

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rosannepm said...

When I got cancer back after a 7 year remission I tried going raw foods as one doctor said I would never beat it unless I went raw. I tried for about 2 weeks. Challenging! Anything to contribute towards good health. I've been cancer free 3 years now.
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dvice said...

I'd like to try them because they look tasty and healthy

lilyk said...

I would like to try these bars for myself because they sound very tasty!

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I love finding healthy food that tastes good too

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i love finding out about new organic food!

js22 said...

I need to eat healthier and this would be a good start!

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naynays1 said...

These sound great this is the first I have heard of them I am always looking for easy to travel with snacks.

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