Holiday Giveaway 2: Love Grown Foods
There is a laundry list of reasons why I am not a food blogger and none of them have anything to do with the fact that I don’t LOVE food.
It more has to do with the fact that my favourite dessert is sprouted toast with coconut oil and nutella or quinoa mixed with nutella. If it doesn’t have less than 10 ingredients, I am not interested.
Or the fact that I eat the occasional meal over the sink and tuck immediately into my food and would rather die that take a photo of it.
And then there is the reality that I eat mainly the same smoothies, salads, eggs and grains every day. I am not a huge content producer when it comes to food.
And I should probably add that my main camera is my iPhone.
But sometimes I get something so right, that even I am baffled.
That happened this past week. I spent the evening making a recipe for the annual office treat day. I may have dropped a few things and tried to clean the stove top when it was still scorching hot, but man, I made an amazing recipe.
Dark Chocolate Power O Squares
This recipe is participating in the Love Grown recipe contest. If you want to help a sister out, you can vote for my recipe here and here.
Finally, I am putting my Christmas hat back on and doing another week of giveaways, but FIRST, the winner of the Sports Suds contest is Cari!
Send me an email and I will hook you up with your product!
This week, I want to treat you to my favourite LOVE GROWN items. Love Grown foods is a company that I use every day. My morning routine is waking at 5 AM, throwing oats in my gym bag and heading for an intense workout. At 8 AM, I am my desk enjoying steaming hot oats. Every. Single. Morning. I love the flavours and I love what the company stands for.
Love Grown Foods is essentially a love story. Alex was an entrprenuer, Maddy was a nutritionist, a masseuse and Pilates lover and together, they launched a company focused on helping everyone eat better that turned into a national brand.
I am proud to be a part of the Love Grown team and man, am I in good company with some of my best friends like The Athletarian and Eat Spin Run Repeat.
My favourite products are:
Power O’s are made with navy beans, garbanzo beans, and lentils, so for a cereal lover like me, this is incredible news. They come in original, honey, chocolate and strawberry, and the honey is my favourite because NOTHING goes better with peanut butter.
Hot Oats cups make my life so easy. These are the sweet little things I eat every morning and they are perfect to pack with me for destination races. I love them for a pre-race meal. Sweetened with hint of brown sugar and freeze-dried strawberries and raspberries, the single serve cup is full of flavor, fiber, and protein and comes in Strawberry Raspberry, Blueberry Banana Walnut, Apple Cinnamon and Peach Vanilla Almond. I can’t tell you which one is my favourite because they are all equally incredible.
Oat Clusters – Holy yum. This is the best granola in the world. I love eating with almond milk and peanut butter, on top of greek yogurt or straight out of the bag. My favourite flavour is cocoa goodness, but they also come in sweet cranberry pecan, raisin almond crunch, plain and apple walnut delight.
Super Oats – For the days I run out of Hot Oat cups, I tuck into the bag of Super Oats that I keep at my desk. Made with grains oats, chia seeds, quinoa flakes, amaranth flakes, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and flaxseed, it is unsweetened so I skip the sugar and sprinkle nuts or seeds in for extra crunch. It comes in nuts and seeds or simply pure.
Now for the good part. I am giving away FOUR Love Grown products of your choice. To enter, please leave a comment telling me which four items you would like to try and be sure to follow Love Grown Foods on Instagram.
For additional entries (one per action), you can like Laces and Lattes on Facebook or Instagram and sign up for my newsletter, being released in 2015!
Deadline to enter is Dec 14 at 12 PM EST. I will be announcing the winner next Monday.
great giveaway… i’d love to try the super oats (both kinds), the honey power o’s and the cocoa oat clusters!
I would love to try the oat clusters! I live granola but it hurts my stomach so I would like to try a healthier,gluten free granola. I like eating granola on Greek yogurt with fruit 🙂
Lindsay Mason says
Did someone say “food”? HERE I AM!
I would like to try:
– Power O’s Original
– Super Oats Nuts & Seeds
– Sweet Cranberry Pecan Oat Clusters
– Cocoa Goodness Oat Clusters
I already like you on Facebook (and in real life – wink! wink!), but I don’t have Instagram because I’m a backwards rube. So.
I want to try the Super Oats the most! That looks like it would make a fantastic warm breakfast because nothing beats oatmeal after a cold, dark morning run 🙂
Christina @ The Athletarian says
Wowzas. Those bars look amazing.
I am OBSESSED with those hot oats. I am always rushing in the morning so I pop those in the microwave and eat them in the car on my way to work!
Ange @ Cowgirl Runs says
I love the hot oats (I keep them at work so I have food if I’m running late!), and the Power O’s and the clusters!
I’m obsessed with the cocoa goodness. So I don’t just want to try it – I want to keep eating it!
Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate says
Wow, I want to try everything! If I had to pick four: Honey Power O’s, Super Oats Nuts & Seeds, Sweet Cranberry Pecan Oat Clusters and Cocoa Goodness Oat Clusters!
Michelle Sullivan says
I’d love to eat them all! Top 4: chocolate power o’s, strawberry/raspberry hot o’s, super oats nuts and seeds and cocoa goodness oat clusters!!! Mmmmmmm!
Sandi Swan says
Power o’s in Chocolate
Super oats nuts and seeds.
Hot oats apple cinnamon
Oat clusters sweet cranberry pecan.
what a list!! I’m hungry just typing the words!
Can’t wait….fingers crossed would LOVE to win
Jordan D says
I want to try the four Love Grown cereal varieties, or the simply pure super oats. Thanks for the giveaway!
I am such a cereal lover, I am drooling looking at the Love Grown website right now! Would love to try the Honey Power O’s, the Chocolate Power Os, the Oat Clusters in Sweet Cranberry Pecan and Raisin Almond Crunch! Your Power O bars look yummy too, can’t go wrong with PB and dark chocolate!
Woot! Yay, so happy! Sending email now, thanks!!
I would love to try the Hot Oats but really I think all the products look amazing!
Sarah L. says
Mmm the hot oats sound perfect! A year or two ago I won some LGF granola from your dear roommate Angela – they were amazing! Cocoa was my favourite 😉
Maggie C says
I would love to try the following 4 products:
1) Super Oats
2) Oat custers
3) Hot Oats Apple Cinnamon hot oat cups, and
4) Apple Walnut Oat Clusters
Followed in IG under @mmmagscheung
Maggie C says
liked on facebook under name: “Mags Cheung”
Maggie C says
Following on IG under “http://instagram.com/mmmagscheung/”
Maggie C says
subscribed to upcoming newsletter! =D
Paul Mora (rungeek) says
Okay, I signed up for the newsletter, liked them on IG, and want to try the following items:
– Strawberry Power O’s
– Simply Pure Super Oats
– Apple Cinnamon Hot Oats
– Cocoa Goodness Oat Clusters
oh how I love this company. I eat the oat cups just about morning! I’d love to try anything else they make!
Would really like to try Oat Goodness Cocoa Goodness.
Arlene Desmarais says
Oh my gosh, everything sounds so good!! I would love to try the Hot Oats, Honey Power O’s, Cocoa Goodness Oat Clusters and the Super Oats Nuts & Seeds. Keeping my fingers crossed! I already follow you on FB and Instagram and Twitter :). I swear I’m not stalking you :p
I’d like to try:
– super oats nuts & seeds
– oat clusters sweet cranberry pecan
– hot oats peach vanilla almond
– power o’s honey
following on instagram as cappytweet
Wow these all look delicious. If I won I would want to try…
-The Honey Power O’s
-The Nuts and Seeds Super Oats
-The Coco Goodness Oat Clusters
-Apple Walnut Delight Oat Clusters
I’ll have to try these even if I don’t win