Recent Eats & The Good Bean {Giveaway}

Yesterday I had the intention of posting my race recap.  I started writing in the morning, uploaded pictures during lunch, and planned to publish when I got home but that last part didn’t happen.  The past few weeks I’ve been starring at my computer screen at work for too many hours – inputting data, updating spreadsheets, confirming contracts, etc. – so by the time I get home the only screen that I wanna stare at is the TV.

Side note: have y’all watched ABC Family lately?  I haven’t in ages but last night I caught a few minutes of Pretty Little Liars and the sneak preview of Twisted.  Holy heck, those girls are much more mature than Sabrina the Teenage Witch ever was…  Er, or I’m just getting older?

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I thought I’d sandwich my race recap between my recent eats [ba-dum-bum! get it? sandwich cause it’s WIAW] but then I realized that this post would be a million miles long so I’ll save it for another day.  Don’t expect anything groundbreaking, just some of my pre-, during, and post-race thoughts.  Today I’m sticking with tradition and sharing a few of my recent eats and surprising y’all with a good giveaway – whoop whoop!

Ryan is traveling for work this week so that means that I’ve been cooking for one – uno, solo, nada one else, single gal – and that has translated into easy and convenient comfort food.  Charlie always gets mopey when his partner in crime is MIA so I’ve been trying my best to fill the void.  But I evidently I’m just not as cool as dad…  Charlie’s mind: daddy = play pal // momma = couch cuddler.

3:19:20Charlie Camp

A few of my recent eats photo dump style.  All were tasty with the exception of not so tasty green goop…  Although it does fit in perfectly with this months theme ;)

Thanks Jenn for hosting another tasty link-up!

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The Good Bean Review & Giveaway

A few months ago when I was perusing the aisles of Whole Foods, I stumbled upon The Good Bean chickpeas.  I’d seen a few bloggers post recipes for roasted chickpeas but my semi-homemade loving self opted to buy the snacks versus baking the beans myself.  And I am so glad that I did, they were amazingly delicious!

The store by me only had the Cracked Pepper flavor so that’s what I tried first.  I’m a big fan of pepper so I had high hopes…  They were sprinkled with black pepper, a touch of salt, weren’t overly spicy, and were super crunchy – two thumbs up in my opinion!

Bummed that I couldn’t find any of the other flavors around me, I contacted The Good Bean and they were happy to send me a sample of their 4 chickpea snacks and 3 fruit and no-nut bars.

A little bit about the products as seen on The Good Bean website :

Chickpea Snacks

Healthy!  Our chickpeas are naturally packed with intense nutrition – for a healthy heart, a healthy waistline, and for sustained energy.  Tasty!  They’re also intensely delicious.  Dry roasted sloooowly, and then tossed with tasty spices.  Yum!  Gluten-free, nut-free, cholesterol-free, low fat, low in carbohydrates, nothing over-engineered, nothing artificial.

Fruit & No-Nut Bars

Fruit & nut bars are the ideal healthy snack any time of day, and the growing popularity of this category is testament how much people love them.  Here’s a bar with all the textures, flavors, and wholesomeness of fruit & nut bars, but without the fat and allergens of nuts!  Our bars – packed with seeds, fruits, and chocolate – are truly delicious, and pack a nutritious wallop.

After tasting each of these products, I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of them – I didn’t dislike any but I did have a few favorites…  Sweet Cinnamon and Cracked Peppercorn were my top two favorite chickpea snacks and Apricot Coconut was my favorite fruit and no-nut bar.

Lucky, lucky you because The Good Bean has graciously offered to give 2 lucky winners each:

  • [2] Chickpea Snacks
  • [3] Fruit & No-Nut Bars

The giveaway will end Sunday, March 24th at 11:59PM EST.  I will randomly select the winner and announce her or him on Monday!  To enter, please leave a separate comment for each of the following:

*Please note: you must leave a separate comment for each to receive multiple entries – you can enter once, twice, or all 7 possible ways – the more entries, the better your chances!*

— Allison

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Whatcha Think?

  1. I would most like to try the Apricot Coconut no-nut bar & Sweet Cinnamon Chickpea snack. Yum!!

  2. I “liked” The Good Bean on FB.

  3. I “liked” Lifes a Bowl on FB. :)

  4. Following The Good Bean on Twitter…

  5. Already following you on Twitter…

  6. Following The Good Bean on Instagram…

  7. Already following you (& your pancake loving) on Instagram. ;)

  8. mmmm the cinnamon ones look the best to me. i love sweet things right now.

  9. oh and i don’t just follow you on twitter, i stalk you on twitter.

  10. annnnnd i follow you on insta. now get me some beans.

  11. I would love to try either of the bars!

  12. I follow you on twitter

  13. I’d love to try the sea salt chick pea snack!

  14. the chickpea snacks ARE MY FAVORITE. be prepared for some ultimate blog explosion.

  15. of course I like them on facebook, when they pop up on my newsfeed I basically lick the screen

  16. well I guess I like you on facebook, I more like Charlie but technically it is your page

  17. I follow those beany dudes on twitter

  18. it says i am posting too quickly, I am trying to calm myself down… I … folllow… you … on …. twitter

  19. already follow them on instagram, my kind of food porn. god that sounds wrong

  20. you are basically famous now that chobani posted your picture so duh I follow you on instagram

  21. Natalie S says:

    I would love to try the sweet cinnamon chickpea snacks!

  22. Natalie S says:

    I like the Good Bean on facebook!

  23. Natalie S says:

    I like Life’s a Bowl on facebook!

  24. Natalie S says:

    I follow the Good Bean on twitter!

  25. Natalie S says:

    I follow lifesabowl on twitter!

  26. Natalie S says:

    I follow the good bean on instagram!

  27. Natalie S says:

    I follow liesabowl on Instagram!

  28. Natalie S says:

    I follow lifesabowl on Instagram!

  29. The apricot coconut fruit&no-nut bar sounds deeelish!!

  30. Oh sign me up for the Sweet Cinnamon or Sea Salt :D

  31. I follow you on twitterrrrrrrrr

  32. Sweet CinnaYUM is what I’d like to try! :)

  33. Omg I have not seen the apple cinnamon fage yogurt! I need to find that! I love finding new flavors. And those bars look delish!

  34. Like Life’s a Bowl on Facebook

  35. I loved you on facebook ;)

  36. Follow @lifesabowl on Twitter
    (olivetorun)

  37. Follow Life’s a Bowl on Instagram (olivetorun)

  38. I followed Good Bean on Twitter

  39. I liked Good Bean on Facebook

  40. I follow you and your pancakes on instagram :D

  41. I followed the good bean on instagram

  42. I’ve been super intrigued with these ever since I saw you first post about them, especially because they have no nuts! That right there is heaven to someone with nut allergies. All the products look delicious, but I’m super intrigued by the chocolate berry fruit and no nut bar.

  43. I love The Good Bean products! I would want to try the apricot coconut bar again. :D

  44. Liked you on FB! (just recently figured out how to do this :lol: nooblet)

  45. Liked The Good Bean on FB.

  46. Sweet cinnamon roasted chickpeas!!

  47. Already following you on Twitter.

  48. Followed The Good Bean on Twitter.

  49. I follow you on Twitter

  50. Def the apricot cinnamon no nut bar!

  51. I follow you on IG

  52. Already been following you [and Charlie] on Insta!

  53. I liked The Good Bean on Facebook!

  54. Aaaand now following The Good Bean on Insta too. Woop!

  55. I follow The Good Bean on Twitter!

  56. I already follow you on Twitter (duh!). :)

  57. Your salads all look so delicious! I would love to try the sweet cinnamon flavor . . . I’ve been wanting to try Good Bean for awhile!

  58. All of your salads look SO good! I am loving the peas :) .

    I would love to try the roasted chickpeas! All of the flavors sound delicious!

  59. Jordan D says:

    Smoky Chili & Lime for sure! Your eats look awesome, by the way. I wish you said what some of them were, I’m curious!

  60. Jordan D says:

    I like you on facebook already!

  61. Jordan D says:

    I like The Good Bean on facebook, too!

  62. Jordan D says:

    I follow you on twitter
    @j_mosh

  63. Definitely intrigued by the sweet cinnamon beans!

  64. I already follow you on twitter!

  65. and instagram!

  66. Chickpea snacks! I remember when you posted a pic of them last week (??) and I wanted to try them.

  67. I follow you on twitter.. <3

  68. I follow The Good Bean on twitter, too! :)

  69. I would love to try the smoky chili and lime chickpeas

  70. I follow you on instagram…

  71. and I follow you on twitter!

  72. Jordan D says:

    I follow The Good Bean on twitter, too
    @j_mosh

  73. Yum! The chickepas!! I’ve tried making them at home, but I never been really satisfied with the results.

  74. I follow you on twitter

  75. I follow you on Instagram

  76. I would m

  77. I would most like to try the chili or sea salt

  78. Margot C says:

    I’d like to try the Smoky Chili and Lime flavor Chickpea Snacks

  79. Margot C says:

    I like The Good Bean on Facebook

  80. Margot C says:

    I like Life’s a Bowl on Facebook too!

  81. Margot C says:

    I follow @TheGoodBean on Twitter as @AnnaZed

  82. Margot C says:

    I follow @lifesabowl on Twitter as @AnnaZed

  83. Margot C says:

    I follow The Good Bean on Instagram

  84. Margot C says:

    I follow Life’s a Bowl on Instagram

  85. I know exactly what you mean about kids TV – they’re so savvy and glam compared to the shows I used to watch. I loved Sabrina the Teenage Witch! Fage apple and cinnamon raisin sounds amazing!

  86. I would love to try the Chocolate Berry bar!

  87. I ‘liked’ The Good Bean on Facebook!

  88. I ‘liked’ your page, Life’s a Bowl on Facebook too!

  89. I follow The Good Bean on Instagram!

  90. I also follow you on Instagram…soo addicted to this site lol

  91. I’d love to trh the cilii & lime chickpeas.

  92. I follow Life’s a Bowl on Facebook

  93. I Follow @TheGoodBean on Twitter

  94. I follow Life’s a Bowl On Twitter

  95. I follow The Good Bean on FB.

  96. I would love to try the chickpea snacks!!!! They sound so yummy!!!

  97. I am a fan of yours on Facebook!!

  98. I am also a follower on twitter!! @brittlizz1102

  99. I am a follower on instagram!!!! @brittlizz

  100. I love TJ’s turkey meatballs.. pair it up with spaghetti squash and you got yourself an italian dinner! How was the pineapple flavor bite? And loving the quest bar as a snack;) Not even going to mention the pancakes because you already know I’m a fan!

    • Those TJ’s turkey meatballs are the bomb[dot]com in a pinch! I’ve never paired them with spaghetti squash [still haven't tried it] but I have put them on top of salads, pasta, and quinoa – YUM :D The pineapple bite was tasty but not my fave…

  101. i’d love to try the cracked pepper chickpeas!

  102. I follow you on Twitter (@blevy88)!

  103. follow you on instagram (@blevy88)!

  104. I want to try the sweet cinnamon chickpeas!

  105. I liked the good bean on FB

  106. I liked life’s a bowl on FB

  107. i followed the good bean on twitter

  108. i followed life’s a bowl on twitter

  109. Your meal pictures look so good! Great photos and this is an awesome give away!

  110. I followed you and the Good Bean on Twitter!

  111. the bars look awesome!!

  112. I would love to try any of the bars!

  113. Liked The Good Bean on Facebook

  114. Following The Good Bean on Twitter

  115. Following Life’s A Bowl on Twitter

  116. Following The Good Bean on Instagram

  117. Those apricot-coconut bars look tasty. I have to admit, I’m intrigued by ALL the flavors.

  118. I also followed Life’s a Bowl on Instagram (@arleneawl)

  119. the sweet cinnamon flavor sounds delicious!

  120. The good bean sounds really good!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on some!

  121. The sweet cinnamon & cracked pepper ones sound delicious!

  122. Liked ya on facebook !

  123. liked the good bean on facebook

  124. Following the good bean on twitter

  125. Already follow your lovely self on twitter :)

  126. The sweet cinnamon sound amazing! Yum!

  127. I would like to try the cinnamon chick peas or the chocolate bar!

  128. Liked Good Bean on FB

  129. Like you on FB! (You can like me back at https://www.facebook.com/EricaFinds – and check out my giveaway of an awesome OKU Oxygen jacket at ericafinds.com, too!)

  130. Followed Good Bean on Twitter

  131. Followed you on Twitter (@eagran)

  132. Those chickpeas..YES I WANT!

  133. I follow you on Instagrammmmmmm!

  134. I have heard SO many great things about this company! I would LOVE to try the cinnamon ones! Yum!

  135. I like The Good Bean on Facebook!

  136. I like you on Facebook!

  137. I follow The Good Bean on Twitter!

  138. I follow you on Twitter!

  139. I follow The Good Bean on IG!

  140. I follow you on IG!

  141. I’d like to try the sea salt or cinnamon chickpeas. I like the good bean on FB.

  142. I also like you on FB

  143. what is the thing with the apple slices on the plate?? it looks like fiber one microwave muffin or something??

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