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Friday, October 17, 2014

Sweet & Salty Snack Mix + Giveaway

I’ve recently teamed up with Annie's Homegrown to become a #teamannies Brand Ambassador. I just love these products as they incorporate healthy eating into our lifestyles. They use organic products which are free of artificial flavors, coloring, and preservatives. And y’all know I try to keep my eating healthy, except for the sweets, but hey, baby steps for me {smile}.

 I think they also must have heard that I cannot (for the life of me) make homemade macaroni & cheese and maybe felt a little sorry for me. Because in my care package, they sent me three boxes of Annie’s mac & cheese! Oh, I’m a happy girl! I can whip up a mean box of mac & cheese!

My Annie's care package

I also got some of their cheddar snack mix which combines their infamous bunny cheese crackers and pretzels...Yum! Now I know what you're thinking..."I want one of these care packages too", because if I were you, I would be thinking that right now {wink}.

Well, today must be your lucky day because Annie's is letting me host a give away where one lucky winner will receive:
  • 3 boxes of Annie's Mac & Cheese
  • 2 boxes of Annie's snacks
  • Annie's Homegrown Coupons
  • a chino bag (very cool and handy!)
  • and a Team Annie's spork (who doesn't love a spork?)
All you have to do is follow the rules listed below in the Rafflecopter Give Away and enter by leaving your answer to the following question, "How do you incorporate Annie's Homegrown ingredients into your meals?" in my comment section below. Make sure you get credit for answering the question by marking the appropriate box in the Rafflecopter section. Giveaway ends October 24, 2014 so hurry up and enter and let your friends know too. And be sure to check back for results following closing date. This giveaway is currently only open to U.S. residents.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

So I got to thinking, why not add a little sweetness to my cheddar bunnies and pretzels? Oh yea, the perfect blending of a little bit of sweet and a little bit of salty. The perfect combination to help satisfy my monster sweet tooth cravings!

My intention was to keep it healthy with coconut chips, dried mangos, banana chips, dried cranberries, and pumpkin seeds. But the little devil on my shoulder threw in a bag of Reese’s pieces and candy corn M&M’s when I wasn’t looking. Much to my surprise when I got back home from the store and found them in my grocery bag.

But that little devil sure had the right idea because this trail mix is unquestionably delicious! Satisfying any sweet and salty cravings you might have.

Plus, you can feel good about this snack mix because Annie’s products are made with organic ingredients and you’re the one making it, giving you the option of how much and what to put into it. So you can regulate the sweets, but still have a little taste to satisfy your cravings.

Happy snacking and Good Luck to all who enter the Giveaway!

Sweet & Salty Snack Mix

Serving size - 2 and 1/2 cups


1 cup Annie's Cheddar Snack mix of cheddar bunnies and pretzels

1/4 cup banana chips

1/4 cup dried mango

1/4 cup roasted & salted pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup Reese's pieces

1/4 cup Candy Corn M&M's

12 strips of coconut strips, broken into bite size pieces


Add all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Enjoy!

*Helpful Hints*

- I cut my mango pieces into smaller bite size portions.

- can divide up and place into sandwich bags for individual snacks to take on the go.

- All measurements are US

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