Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!
I am currently in Florida soaking up as much sun and family time as I can. While traveling (and especially while in my hometown of Orlando!) it gets a bit challenging to keep a normal posting schedule, so I have prepared a handful of them in the “normal content” category to interrupt the every day vacation musings some of you may not enjoy reading as much.
First up, and speaking of challenges, lets kick things off with one I received from SOYJOY® last week!
I know we are already well into May, but it doesn’t hurt to share that April is National Soy Foods Month. Some of you might remember the concerns I had about soy, and I am still very cautious about including too much of it into my every day diet.
I am happy to report, however, that SOYJOY® is an all-natural and certified gluten free snack bar that is baked with pieces of real fruit and non-genetically modified (Non-GMO) ground whole soybeans. I have enjoyed their bars for years (love heating them up!), and was asked to participate in their “Paired Perfectly” Challenge.
At home last week, I received a box of goodies from them that included adorable serving plates, cocktail napkins and a Visa gift card to cover any expenses needed to complete the challenge.
I was asked to think of a creative way to enjoy the bars, and also come up with a unique way of serving them at a small get together. That very day, I cut one up and sprinkled it on top of a serving of Greek yogurt to power me before a long run outside!
For being a considerably small snack bar only packing 130-140 calories, I felt surprisingly full after that combo!
A few days later, I got out my variety of bars and cut up the strawberry flavor to make something different.
The bar can get tricky to cut through without crumbling, but I bet it would be a little easier if it was heated up in the microwave first.
One bar produced enough pieces for two fruit skewers.
Just like with any other kind of fruit or treat, I was able to sneak the pieces in there and add a little substance to the sticks!
It tasted delicious and served as the perfect afternoon snack for me, and could have for others if they would have been around to sample. (I guess Roadie can’t always help me out here.)
SOYJOY® “Paired Perfectly Challenge” Giveaway
While I had fun creating my own ways of eating the bar, the lovely folks over at SOYJOY® want to know if you’re up for the challenge as well! They are offering one Housewife Glamour reader a box of goodies including:
• a variety pack of SOYJOY® bars
• $25 Visa gift card to purchase items to create your favorite pairing
• a set of 4 appetizer plates and cocktail napkins to present your creation at your next healthy happy hour!
• a tip card with everything you need to know about soy plus a few pairing suggestions
To Enter: Simply leave a comment on this post sharing a creative way you would enjoy a SOYJOY® bar and enter at least one additional entry into Rafflecopter!
You have until Midnight Friday, May 9th E.S.T. to enter the giveaway. Winners will be announced first thing Monday morning, the 12th.
Don’t feel pressured to report back, but if you enjoy the idea of the challenge, feel free to tweet us (@hwglamour and @SOYJOYUS) a picture of your creation!
*Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only. Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post below! You must do so in order for your entry into Rafflecopter to count.
Disclaimer: Although SOYJOY® provided me with products and gift cards for this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the brand.
I like the Banana SoyJoy topped with Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter. Yummy!
Before I leave my giveaway comment, I just wanted to ask if this is open to Canada? If not ignore the entries and comments I have made!
-I would enjoy my SoyJoy in a smoothie bowl to add some texture and flavour! I think it would also be good as a pancake topping!
Hi Lyric, I’m so sorry, I just clarified with the company that this giveaway is only open to US residents. Thank you so much for your entry anyways. That sounds like a delicious way to enjoy the bars!
I like the idea of heating up the bar and using that as a topping to yogurt. Also I like the colors of the packaging for SoyJoy, just seems happy and joyful.
I hope you’re enjoying some joyful sunshine in Florida. 🙂
I love the idea of adding fresh fruit to something as delicious as a warm SoyJoy! The warm bar and cold fruit combo sounds like the perfect way to get a pick-me-up after a workout!
Love the idea of adding it to a yogurt bowl
I would make an ice cream sandwich using the strawberry bars and banana soft serve (blended frozen bananas)!
Polly - TastyFoodProject.com
I’ve never tried SoyJoy before but they look delicious! The kebobs looks like a great idea!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
I used to love SoyJoys! But then I developed my soy-allergy and can’t have them anymore 🙁
Chrissy @ Pink Polish and Running Shoes
A warm SoyJoy sounds great with a cup of coffee before a morning run.
Blueberry crumbled on overnight oats or banana with a smear of almond butter
Your fruit skewers are TOO cute! I would pair a bar with either AB or would cut it up and mix it with almonds and raisins!
I have GOT to try one cut up into my greek yogurt!! I would also eat them sprinkled over vanilla ice cream!
I’d love to crumble one on top of some strawberries and ice cream!
I would love to put one on top of yogurt or in a smoothie bowl.
I would eat it with ice cream!
Make some sort of parfait
I LOVE the skewer idea. I chop it up and put it in a mixed fruit salad.
Love soyjoy hey taste amazing!
How about with ice cream or frozen yogurt?!! Heated up for a yummy dessert!
Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie
I would come up with some sort of oatmeal bowl to add the bars into! I love your skewer idea too! Perfect way to enjoy fresh fruit!
Running for Berries
I would put chunks in my oatmeal in the morning
I think pieces of these bars would make great tiny peanut butter finger sandwiches!