Soyjoy – Blueberries and Adventure!

by Carol Kicinski on July 14, 2011

gluten-free nutrition bars - Soyjoy blueberry

I love summer! Even though I am no longer in school and my children are grown up I still get that “summer vacation” feeling as soon as June comes rolling around. It is a more relaxed time of the year and I get out and about much more. Oh, and of course my gorgeous g-kids come for 2 whole months which just pretty much makes my year!

Venturing out for long summer days to explore and enjoy successfully means throwing some gluten-free snacks into a bag, because nothing ruins a great day like plummeting blood sugar. I also like to keep some gluten-free nutrition bars in my glove box just in case we take off unexpectedly for an impromptu adventure. And really, aren’t those the best kind of adventures? My favorite nutrition bars are SOYJOY. I like that they use whole soy (not soy isolate which I avoid like the plague, to find out why, go here) and real fruit, that they only contain natural ingredients and that nothing in them is genetically modified. I also like the taste. I am not one for having a nutrition bar that tastes like a candy bar – it is just wrong!

The g-kids favorite flavor is blueberry; they say it reminds them of a blueberry muffin. Nice! Something that is good for us that actually tastes good!  And if you are not out on the road, microwaving them for 10 – 12 seconds makes them even more muffiny!

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And speaking of adventure, I thought I would let you know about a contest going on right now. SOYJOY has partnered up with TJ Lavin (BMX racer and the host of MTV’s The Challenge), to bring adventure to our everyday lives!  They are hosting a Facebook contest to win the ultimate urban adventure and are also launching a webisode series with TJ. Seriously, how cool is that?

Now through July 25, you can enter the Show Us Your Real Life Adventure Contest by submitting a short video illustrating the real ways YOU add adventure to YOUR everyday life.

TJ will personally select 3 lucky winners who will take part in a real-life adventure: an all-expenses-paid weekend in NYC with a buddy and entry to the Great Urban Race–the most intense urban scavenger hunt out there. Plus, the team that finishes the strongest in the race will win a $2,000 grand prize!. Head on over to SOYJOY’s Show Us Your Real Life Adventure Contest page on Facebook and enter to win your own real life adventure.  Grab a couple SOYJOY’s Blueberry nutrition bars, a video camera and set out on your own adventure!

So…come on! Let’s show them that we gluten-free folks are just as adventurous (if not more!) than the rest!

My fingers and toes are crossed that one of YOU will win the grand prize!  Good luck!

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Donna July 14, 2011 at 10:09 pm

I love summer too. What a great contest! Thanks for sharing.

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Carol Kicinski July 17, 2011 at 12:07 pm

You should enter Donna!

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Anita July 15, 2011 at 8:22 am

I went back and read what you said about soy isolate – thanks for clearing that up! I could never figure out why the bars I was eating to “help me” were making me feel worse! Blueberry sounds delicious. I don’t like bars that taste like candy bars either – unless it is an actual candy bar :) Thanks for the info, I will look for these.

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Carol Kicinski July 17, 2011 at 12:07 pm

You’re welcome Anita!

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Heather @Gluten-Free Cat July 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Zapping the bar in the microwave…love it!

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Carol Kicinski July 17, 2011 at 12:05 pm

I know, good tip right? :)

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Joy July 17, 2011 at 10:09 am

Great tip about the microwave and it sounds like such a fun contest!

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Carol Kicinski July 17, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Thanks Joy and you should enter!

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