CORE Foods Giveaway. And Nacheez Winner.

January 23, 2012

Unleash your inner Warrior.


Or just eat like you would.

CORE Foods invited me to host a giveaway recently, and what better time than with the new year bringing hopes of healthy eating for all?  I happily accepted, of course, and Krista sent me samples of 2 CORE Foods Warrior Meal bars and 2 Defender Meal bars to try, review, and then give away. Lucky you, huh?!

The CORE Foods slogan is, Eat Healthy Anywhere (and change the world). The products are meal replacement bars that can be used as, you guessed it, a whole meal, or a tasty snack.

When most “health bars'” labels scream healthy but the ingredients secretly promise garbage (for the most part), I was oh-so pleasantly happy to find CORE Food bars at my local Whole Foods. When I went to the FoodBuzz Festival, I got to meet Krista. I did a little more research on the company and who was eating CORE Food bars and found that this is one bar, and company, that I can back 100%.

Although the ingredients are not entirely Paleo, CrossFitters everywhere are using these bars as their go-to source of quick and sustained energy after a hard workout. And why not? The ingredients are completely unrefined, contain no artificial crap, and are definitely nourishing. In the whole scheme of things, I’d rather eat REAL food for a meal on the go then anything packaged healthy with a candy bar center.

No additives, no oils, no flours, no sugar, no junk. All ingredients ARE organic, raw, and as local as possible.

As the package says, one CORE bar plus two glasses of water equals one bowl of oats- a full nutritious meal, only on the go.

Warrior Meal: High protein for strength

Deemed, Recovery Food for Champions. A high protein meal for intense activity and post-workout recovery. Or just good eats.

Each pack time-releases 4 hours of lean protein, healthy fats, and complex carbs to build true strength. CORE Foods uses only certified organic whey protein to up the lean protein. Keep your training, workout, life, and DAY amped and ready to rock–get to the next level with Warrior Nutrition.

Warrior Meals to try: Raw Cashew Cacao and Raw Banana Walnut. Both hit the spot whether I wanted a nutritious and filling breakfast, a slightly sweet snack, or a recovery bar for… life.

Defender Meal: High fiber for toning.

Nourishment for the Enlightened. CORE’s high fiber vegan meal for toning and weight management, according to the CORE Foods website.

Mixed with 5 fresh organic plants and packed with 13 amino acids, high plant fiber, and essential fatty acids into one balanced meal on the go. That’s it. Take your nutrition as seriously as your practice in whatever exercise you do–get to the next level with Defender Nutrition.

What Meals did I try?

Raw Cashew Cacao with huge chunks of cacao dark chocolate.

And Raw Walnut Banana with, flax, raisins, and spices. Both were absolutely delicious! I enjoyed bites of these frozen, straight from the freezer and also slightly warmed in the microwave for a warm, gooey, “baked” treat for breakfast.

So, you want some, too?

Of course you do.


Additional entries->

1Follow WRL on Twitter and CORE Foods on Twitter. Tweet the following message (comment below confirming you’ve done so):

I entered to win CORE Bars from @WhatRunsLori #Giveaway here:

2. Like CORE Foods on Facebook AND What Runs Lori on Facebook.

3. What flavor of CORE Meal On The Go would you like to try, or have you tried?

4. Subscribe to my blog by email (at the top of the right-hand sidebar), RSS feed, or Google reader and comment below.

*Bonus: Comment here with your email and automatically be emailed a coupon code for YOUR OWN CORE Foods first order!
Spread and enter this giveaway- the more people I have enter, the more giveaways I’ll be included in FOR YOU in the future! 

Good luck and get to commenting for you loaded V8 prize pack! Giveaway ends on Sunday, Jan. 29th at midnight (PST) and will be announced on the following Monday (next Monday, Jan. 30th)!


Wait, wait! That’s not it! I have a Nacheez, Vegan Nacho Cheese giveaway winner to announce.

And the winner is……………………….


You guys had such great ideas for using Nacheez. Some said dips, sauces, vegan enchiladas, dressings, mixes, all sorts of great ideas!


And you did a great job of commenting with your entries… but only one random person could win…


KATIE!!!! From Cookies and Crafts

Congrats, Katie! I know you’ll do wonderful things with these jars. And let me know how great those dishes were. 😉


{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen January 24, 2012 at 9:17 AM

I entered, even though I am about to do my own giveaway. 🙂

[I commented in my entry that I wish you had a chance to try the Raw Almond Raisin…it was my FAVORITE!]


Katherine January 24, 2012 at 7:16 AM

i subscribe via email!!

katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot)c om


alain January 23, 2012 at 10:40 PM

the flavor i am most excited to try is the raw cashew cacao. it’s a combination of ALL my favorite things – yum!


alain January 23, 2012 at 10:39 PM

i am subscribed via google reader!


Todd January 23, 2012 at 9:01 PM

About to get started with crossfit, so I’d love to kick it off with some flavor with these CORE bars! Bring it!


Karina January 23, 2012 at 7:11 PM

raw cashew cacao!


Allison January 23, 2012 at 6:13 PM

I would love to try the Raw Walnut Banana Warrior bar!


Allison January 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

I like you and CORE Foods on Facebook.


Katie January 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM

YEAHHHH!!!!!! This seriously MADE my day! You have no idea how much I needed to hear some good news right now. Is it sad that winning a jar of fake cheese is the highlight of my month?!?! I don’t care if it is, it’s true!!


Ilsa February 15, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Hi Katie! Congratulations! I hope you enjoy your jar of Nacheez! Did you see all the recipes on Please shoot me an email if you have an questions!! :)Ilsa


Jessica January 23, 2012 at 12:25 PM

They all look SO GOOD!!!


Jessy January 23, 2012 at 12:24 PM

I follow your RSS feed.


Jessy January 23, 2012 at 12:22 PM

I’d like to try the almond raisin flavour.


jc January 23, 2012 at 11:14 AM

you’re on my google reader.


jc January 23, 2012 at 11:13 AM

i’d like to try the raw cacao version 😉


jc January 23, 2012 at 11:11 AM

i liked on facebook =]


jc January 23, 2012 at 11:10 AM

i follow on twitter, thank you.


Cellabella January 23, 2012 at 10:51 AM

I’d like to try the Raw Walnut Banana and the Almond Raisin flavors 🙂


Amber Shea @Almost Vegan January 23, 2012 at 10:26 AM

#4 – done


Amber Shea @Almost Vegan January 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM

#2 -done


Amber Shea @Almost Vegan January 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM

#1 – done


Becca January 23, 2012 at 10:23 AM

I would love to try the Raw Cashew Cocoa.


Becca January 23, 2012 at 10:22 AM

I ‘like’ you both on facebook.


Becca January 23, 2012 at 10:20 AM

I follow you both on Twitter.


Becca January 23, 2012 at 10:21 AM

I also tweeted the giveaway! Oops, didn’t see that right away.


This Fit Chick January 23, 2012 at 10:10 AM

great giveaway 🙂


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