{Sponsored} Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars Review & $25 Target Gift Card Giveaway

Skinny Girl

Have you visited the Skinnygirl web site before?  If not, you really should.  It is full of really fun great information.

About Skinnygirl

  • Founded on the practical, healthy lifestyle expertise of Bethenny Frankel, Skinnygirl provides solutions to women’s most common health concerns making the path to healthier living as fun and straightforward as possible.
  • Products are created with distinctly high standards for the best ingredient quality, nutrient content, and taste.
  • Skinnygirl empowers women to lead balanced lives by making healthy choices easy.

They recently contacted me to try out their new Skinnygirl Tasty Nutritional Bars.  I am always looking for healthier snacks so I was excited to try them.

I received three different flavors of the bars…

  • Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate Pretzel
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter with Sea Salt

Skinny Girl Tasty Nutritional Bars

I can  be pretty pick about dark chocolate.  With some things I like it and with others I don’t.  Needless to say, I was a little skeptical about how well I would like these.   Here is a little info about them for you…

About Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars:

  • Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars offer all the benefits you want (less than 200 calories, an excellent source of protein and good source of fiber) without compromising on the decadent flavors that you love.
  • They are also are gluten free, Kosher and contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors.
  • Flavors include Chocolate Peanut Butter with Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Pretzel and Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate.
  • Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars are available nationwide at retailers including Target stores, as well as online.

Skinny Girl Tasty Nutritional Bars

The first one I tried was the Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate.  I am a banana and oatmeal lover so I figured it was the safest to start with.  It isn’t a large bar by any means but it packed with great taste.  I immediately decided that these were on the keeper list for sure.  They had a great texture and taste to them.  There was plenty of banana flavor without it tasting artificial.  I can’t stand artificial banana anything.  I thought it had the perfect amount of chocolate to it also.  I will definitely be buying these again.

Skinny Girl Tasty Nutritional Bars

Next up we tried the Chocolate Peanut Butter with Sea Salt bars.  These were really delicious too.  These have the softest texture of the three but yet had a crunchy bite due to the peanuts.  There was plenty of great flavor in these.  Even my hubby and kids thought these were great.

Then we tried the Dark Chocolate Pretzel.  Again, a great texture.  These were good, but we all felt that there wasn’t enough pretzel taste.  We kept trying to taste pretzel and just never really could pick it out.  So my only suggestion would be to improve that.  Don’t get me wrong though, they are good!

Will we be buying these?  Yes, I think we will.  You can go to this link and check to see where they are located near you.  Skinnygirl was sweet enough to offer myself and my readers a $1.00 coupon code to use on an online order.  Just go to their web site www.skinnygirldaily.com then click and products and choose which one you would like to order.  Then at checkout you will enter the coupon code SNACKSWAP21.

Speaking of the Skinnygirl Snack Swap, this month they released a whole new web site designed to help you swap your favorite higher calorie snacks for ones that are more nutritional.  You can visit it at www.skinnygirlsnackswap.com.

For instance, I went in and said I wanted a better snack for chocolate cake which is chocolately and sweet.  It then recommended this Skinny Chocolate Cake For One.

About the Skinnygirl Snack Swap:

  • Throughout the month of September, Skinnygirl is encouraging women to swap out their snacks for more healthful options with the Skinnygirl Snack Swap campaign.
  • The Skinnygirl Snack Swap website* features a playful tool that asks users to choose their favorite snack and then personally picks healthier options to match that craving.
  • The site has plenty of nutritionist-approved healthy snack recipes, and a social media component to share the snack swap on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  #sgsnackswap

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We’re having a giveaway!!!  Enter below to win a box of your own Skinnygirl Tasty Nutritional Bars and a $25 Target Gift card!!

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Disclosure: The Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bar samples, Target gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Skinnygirl. All opinions expressed are my own. 

Milk-Bone Brushing Chews Review & Giveaway

**Disclosure: The Milk-Bone products, information and VISA gift card have been provided by Milk-Bone.  However, all opinions expressed here are my own.**

Milk-Bone Brushing Chews

Meet our sweet Chow Chow Zoe.  She is 9 years old and has been with us since she was just a little puppy.  She is definitely a member of our family.  She is always so happy to see us when we walk through the door after being away.  She sits under my desk all day while I am working.  She follows me to the laundry room, kitchen or anywhere else that I roam.  We all spoil her rotten.  The kids call her their sister.  Needless to say, we LOVE her very much and take good care of her.

Milk-Bone Brushing Chews

When Milk-Bone contacted me to try their new Brushing Chews I was excited.  Milk-Bone has been a trusted name in dog treats for as long as I can remember.  I do have to admit that I was a little worried after I agreed to do the review because Zoe isn’t a big fan of dog treats.  As a matter of fact, she pretty much turns her nose up to all of them.  However, when I read about how good these would be for her teeth I knew that we had to give them a try.  We have remarked several times that Zoe needs some improved dental hygiene.

Milk-Bone Brushing Chews

When the treats arrived, I received a box of mini treats, as well as a box of small/medium.  I decided to give Zoe the Mini ones (as they are still pretty big) and give the small/medium ones to my parents.  They have a labradoodle that is larger than our Chow.

Milk-Bone Brushing Chews

As you can see, these treats have lots of texture to them.  They also have a more smooth, almost rubberized feel.

Milk-Bone Brushing Chews

I found out lots of beneficial things about these treats:

  • Helps fight tartar build-up, plaque, and halitosis.  When fed daily, Milk-Bone Brushing Chews are clinically proven to be as effective as brushing your dog’s teeth twice per week based on the reduction of tartar build-up and bad breath.
  • The dental bone twist design helps dogs maneuver for whole mouth cleaning action, and helps to clean even the hard to reach back teeth and down to the gumline.
  • The nubs and ridges are designed to clean like the bristles on a toothbrush.
  • The best part is they have a great taste that has been highly palatable in 99% of dogs tested. (This includes my ultra picky dog!!)
  • The new Milk-Bone Brushing Chews are so effective that they have earned the trusted Veterinary Oral Health Council’s (VOHC) Seal of Acceptance which is similar to the American Dental Association seal.

As you can see below, Zoe didn’t waste any time tearing into her new treat.

Milk-Bone Brushing Chews

Milk-Bone Brushing Chews

She even gave her official wink of approval!  😉

Milk-Bone Brushing Chews

Needless to say, I would definitely recommend these treats to every dog lover for their pet.  Not only did my picky dog like the taste and eat them up, but her teeth were also noticeably more clean afterward.  We have continued to give her one of these once a day to help her dental hygiene.

Now on for the even better news, we have teamed up with Milk-Bone for a very special giveaway.

One lucky reader will win a $25 Visa Gift Card and Mini and Small/Medium varieties of Milk-Bone Brushing Chews.  Just enter below!

(Open to anyone 18 years of age and older residing in the United States.)

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CONGRATULATIONS to Elena Istomina for winning the Milk-Bone Brushing Chews & $25 VISA Gift Card.  

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**Disclosure: The Milk-Bone products, information and VISA gift card have been provided by Milk-Bone.  However, all opinions expressed here are my own.**

Birthday Giveaway! Win a KitchenAid Stand Mixer & $100 Target Gift Card (US Only)

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Today, Holly Waterfall from Happy Food Healthy Life is is turning the big “30” and she wanted to do it up right.  Since I never turn down the chance to help celebrate someone else’s special day,  I am super excited to join in the fun of her 30th Birthday Giveaway celebration.  She  thought that YOU should be a part of  it too!

Happy Birthday Holly!  I hope it’s the BEST ONE YET!

What’s being given away?

  • KitchenAid Artisan 5 qt. Stand Mixer
  • A $100 Gift Card to Target

How can you enter to win these goodies?

Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below by signing in with your Facebook or E-mail account.  Good luck!!

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