Bestowed Box Review and Giveaway

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I was recently given a chance to try out a Bestowed Box. Bestowed is a new subscription service that each month delivers 5+ amazing nutrition and lifestyle products directly to your door. They are handpicked by Bestowed’s founder, nutritionist and author Heather Bauer. And while the products available are not all vegan, a quick glance at the list of brands assured me that I would have several choices from which to select when my box arrived. It is easy to check which products are vegan on the Bestowed website.

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I was happy to see when my April Box arrived, most of the products were indeed vegan. Since many of the items were new to me, I was happy that Bestowed included a “Tip Sheet.”  It told a little about each product, why it was selected, and tips for using it.  My favorites were:

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Gnu Foods Hi-Fiber Mini:  These little bars have only 70 calories and come complete with six natural whole grains, beneficial nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. They are made with parts of the entire grain kernel, meaning they haven’t been processed like other whole grain foods. I tossed them in my purse and they were great when I felt I needed a little snack. I received the Cinnamon Raisin, which usually isn’t my favorite flavor, but it was pretty tasty.

Oloves Hot Chili Mama Olives: These olives were amazing! They are spicy and delicious, and they are packed without liquid so they aren’t messy. The olives are flavored with spicy habanero sauce and lemon, are pit-free, and a pouch has only 50 calories. If you like a little spice, you will love these.

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts: These were my favorite. As a vegan I always want to make sure that I get enough protein (it’s not hard!), but I also need to get the omegas that are essential for a healthy diet. I sprinkled these on my oatmeal, on salads, and they added a delicious nutty crunch.

Also in the Box:

Kind Healthy Grains Oats and Honey Clusters: These weren’t vegan, so my lucky husband got to be the reviewer. He eats granola daily, but so many of the brands are loaded with sugar and fat so I was happy to give him an option with only 6 grams of sugar per serving. Alan also loved the touch of toasted coconut, which provided just a touch of sweetness.

Nektar Honey Crystals: Again, these aren’t vegan, but I really want Alan to try them. They are a great way to give up artificial sweeteners (so bad for him!), and try a more natural way to satisfy his sweet tooth.

EBoost: EBoost provides an extra energy boost perfect for that after lunch slump or for a pre-workout lift. It is made with natural ingredients, green tea and vitamins B, C, and D. Perfect to toss in your purse, then mix with water for a boost in natural energy and essential nutrients.

$25 iTrain Gift Card: I am really excited to try out some of the iTrain programs. I love downloading workouts and having them available on my iphone, so this is just what the doctor coach ordered. As you can see on the iTrain website, they offer a variety of workouts: running, cycling, spinning, yoga, dancing, Pilates, stretching and more, for all fitness and skill levels.

A subscription for Bestowed is $19 a month. Each month you will receive five or more healthy nutrition and lifestyle selections. And if you use the code 5OFFBSTOWED01 you can save $5 on your first Bestowed Box!

Disclosure: I received a free Bestowed Box for review purposes. I did not receive any other compensation. All opinions are my own.

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  1. says

    I love boxes – what a fun way to try new things! It can be hard when your diet is “special” (you know mine is crazy). I love Hemp Hearts. Those chili olives look sooooo good. I’ll be looking out for those (I think I may have seen them at Whole Foods!).
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  2. says

    I love monthly boxes because it’s like getting presents in the mail! BUT I just wish there was one that was more paleo-friendly, because I don’t like wasting all the non-paleo goodies in the box. Though, I could do like you do and give them to my husband =)

  3. Keri says

    I’d really like to try the Hemp Hearts!! The whole box looks very interesting, tasty and fun to try! I live in a small town so I’m very limited in what I can find so a box like this would be fabulous!! 🙂

  4. Louis says

    FlapJacked Protein Pancake Mix! – to start my day with
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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