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Chobani Flip Giveaway! (CLOSED)

Hi Bunnies!

Guess what? It’s time for a giveaway!
Your support and encouragement means so much to me, and I’d like to say thank you with a delish Chobani Flip Giveaway!

Chobani sent me this amaze package filled with Cho Flip before it was in stores! Oh CHO, you are so good to me! I cannot tell you how much I love this yogurt and this company! Now back to the sweet (haha no pun intended) package they sent me!

This adorable box arrived at my doorstep and I literally squealed! Amy at Chobani had told me that I would be receiving a very special sponsored blogger package, but I had no clue what it was.
Inside the box was:
Engraved Chobani spoon – ummmm so stinkin’ cute
Chobani shirt that says “100% real” on the back – I die!
Brand spankin’ new Chobani Flip – AHHH!!! So good!
and a hand written note on official Chobani stationary – frame worthy for sure!

I am not a fan of key lime flavored things, but ohhhh my goji this Key Lime Crumble Chobani Flip is so flippin’ good! Definitely my new dessert of choice!
Thank you so much to Choabni for always keeping my tummy full and happy with Chobani Greek yogurt!

Below are so photos of the sponsored blogger box that I received:

Chobani Flip
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Chobani Flip

In collaboration with Chobani, I am hosting a giveaway! One lucky RFFMBT reader will win a case of 12 assorted Chobani Flips*!

For your chance to win:

  1. Leave a comment on this post “Chobani Flip Giveaway” telling me your favorite Greek yogurt topping.
  2.  You can earn another entry by tweeting: “Enter to #win a case of 12 assorted #tastereal @Chobani Flips! Hosted by @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/113IRnF .”
    – Complete your Twitter entry by leaving a separate comment on this post with a copy of your tweet.
  3.  You can earn an additional entry by taking a photo of your favorite yogurt topping on Instagram along with the handle @RabbitFoodForMyBunnyTeeth and hashtags #RFFMBTchoflip & #tastereal
    – Complete your Instagram entry by leaving another comment on this post with a link to your Instagram image.
  • That means you can earn up to 3 entries: comment on this post, tweet, and/or Instagram!
  • All entries must use a valid email address.
  • Contest open to U.S. residents only (I’m sorry international bunnies!)
  • All entries must be posted by Sunday, April 21 at 11:59pm (PST).
  • The winner will be announced on Monday, April 22.

*Not the same package as above. Winner does not receive shirt or spoon.

Make sure you like RFFMBT on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram!

* The giveaway has ended, and the winner will be announced on Monday, April 22.
** Congratulations to the winner: Emily Nard.

Quick Kale Salad

I just found the best dressing at Wold Foods! You guys know that I am obsessed with Chef AJ’s Hail to the Kale Salad. Well, I found a quick fix for the dressing if you don’t have the ingredients on hand or are short on time. Whole Foods is now making a Health Starts Here: Sesame Ginger Dressing with no oil added. I swear this dressing was created by Chef AJ herself. It is almost spot on to her original recipe and I am soooo excited!

Quick Kale Salad
The Sesame Ginger Dressing is gluten-free and has excellent nutrition stats coming in at only 70 calories, 5g fat, 4g carbs, 2g sugar, and 2g protein per serving (2 tablespoons).
Plus the ingredient list isn’t too bad either:  sesame tahini , pear juice , almonds, tamari, orange juice, rice wine vinegar, ginger puree, chives, and xanthan gum.

To cut down prep time even more, grab a bag of Harvest Sensations pre-washed Organic Kale! There is no excuse for not eating a healthy lunch because this is the absolute easiest thing to prepare. Massage the kale with Sesame Ginger Dressing and store in an airtight container. I love kale salads after they have marinated overnight in the fridge. It really let’s the flavor absorb and makes the kale less tough.

Eating this as I type!
Quick Kale Salad

Quick Kale Salad

Coconana Bars

Motivation Monday: “When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.”

Indulgent ooey gooey chewy coconut banana bars with a secret ingredient!
TOFU!!!!

Coconana Bars
Coconana Bars

If you aren’t a fan of tofu (or think it’s scary!) this is a great starter recipe for you. You cannot even taste it, yet it contributes to the gooey texture of the bars with a dabble of protein. Tofu is so incredibly versatile that it goes way beyond the traditional stir-fry. I have used tofu in pudding and smoothie recipes, and yesterday I decided to take it to the next level. Enter baking experiment.

Coconana Bars

It took me about 3 tries to get this recipe to the right texture. I had never baked with tofu or Splenda Brown Sugar before, so it was a day of trial and error.The first round turned out like a rubber ball. No joke, it probably bounced. After the first catastrophe I aimed for more tofu and less flour, which resulted in a sloppy mess that slightly resembled dog food. Before I knew it I had baked through two episodes of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Sex & The City the movie, and Shahs of Sunset. Alas Coconana Bars were born!

Here they are in all their glory.Coconana Bars
Coconana Bars

100% dairy free, 100% oil free, 100% vegan, 100% DELIGHTFUL

Now let’s talk Splenda. I know, I know, some of you may be thinking… Splenda? Is she kidding? Is that healthy? Well here it is folks: I felt adventurous and wanted to make a guilt free dessert without all of the fat and sugar that usually comes along with it! Everyone has their own opinion on artificial sweeteners, but once in a while I don’t mind living on the edge and using Splenda. It’s also a great alternative for others who are trying to watch their sugar intake for medical or weight loss reasons. Of course stevia is still my main squeeze when it comes to daily use! I hope that someone comes out with a Stevia Brown Sugar Blend, that would be fannnntastic.

Coconana Bars
Makes 6 bars

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 banana – mashed
1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup silken tofu – blended
4 Tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar Blend (or 1/2 cup brown sugar)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp rum extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder

Optional Toppings
1/2 Tbsp powdered sugar
1/8 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Blend the tofu in a blender until smooth. Transfer mashed tofu into a mixing bowl. Mash the banana and combine with tofu. Next, add the brown sugar, vanilla extract, rum extract, and coconut to the tofu banana mixture. Stir until well mixed. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt ).Pour the tofu banana mixture into the dry ingredients and gently fold the ingredients together until well combined (be gentle, and do not over stir the batter or the bars will come out tough). Spray a 9 x 5in loaf pan with nonstick spray. Pour batter into the pan and bake for 13-14 minutes.
Note: The center should be a little gooey and soft. If overcooked, they can have a tough rubbery texture. There is no harm in undercooking the bars since there are no eggs!

If you’re feeling fancy, mix powdered sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over the bars right after they come out of the oven. Cut and serve for a healthy dessert.

If you are interested in baking with Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, here are their conversions to make baking a cinch:

BROWN SUGAR:
USE THIS MUCH SPLENDA®BROWN SUGAR:
1/4 cup
1/8 cup (2 tablespoons or 6 teaspoons)
1/3 cup
2 Tbsp + 2 tsp (or 8 teaspoons)
1/2 cup
1/4 cup (or 4 Tbsp or 12 tsp)
2/3 cup
1/3 cup (or 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp, or 16 tsp)
3/4 cup
6 Tbsp (or 18 tsp)
1 cup
1/2 cup 

Question: What do you think about artificial sweeteners? Do you use them on occasion? Do you steer clear?

I’m off to have an ultrasound of my thyroid. Wahhhh! Think happy thoughts, think happy thoughts! xo

Brown Bag Popcorn

Thank you EVERYONE for your incredible support from my last post!
I’m so in love with all of my readers!

I have been reading healthy living blogs for a few years. I love them. They are great for inspiration, motivation, and tips to meet your goals, but sometimes they can be the exact opposite. Not only that, but I’ve also been reading blogs on unclutterer to keep myself updated on the newest kitchen appliances, which was quite interesting. Seeing a handful of bloggers post about their perfect meals & workouts day after day started to make me think that I was a failure because I couldn’t stick with a perfect diet and workout 7 days a week. I’ve realized that people only show what they want others to see. The world of social media is very filtered, and sometimes what you see is just a facade. Often times, people hide their true feelings and struggles. I had wanted to start a blog since the beginning of my weight loss journey, and I realized that I wanted to be something different. Why should I censor my hurdles and bumps in the road if so many others go through it as well? I realized that my struggles weren’t something that I needed to hide or be embarrassed about. It’s just a part of life, and there are so many others who could relate and know they are not alone. Just knowing that I have helped one person makes me happy.

Over the past couple of days I have seen such a beautiful thing occur on my blog. I’ve seen readers from all around the world support other readers through comments. A rare thing to see on the internet, right? (For example, any time I go on YouTube, videos are often filled with hurtful comments.) I love this little RFFMBT support community that is evolving! I’ve learned that there is so much more support than criticism to people who are honest and real, so I just wanted to say thank you so much for your respect, support, encouragement, and kind words.

You is Kind, You is SmartYou is Important” -The Help
“You are beautiful. You are enough.”

Since it’s a new year, I’m going to start with a new approach. I’m going to take everything one day at a time. I want to start out slow with some healthy snacks and recipes. They may not always follow the Rabbit Food Pyramid, but they will be healthy and clean! I want to focus on healthy swaps that can help you meet your goal!

Fried potato chips: Homemade Sweet Potato Chips, or Kale Chips
Starchy mashed potatoes: Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Carb loaded pizza: Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Sugar loaded yogurt: Nonfat Greek Yogurt
Prepackaged pudding: Chia Pudding

And of course my other favorite healthy snack: air popped popcorn!

Brown Bag Popcorn

Most microwavable popcorn that you see in stores (even the “low fat” kind) is filled with oils, butter, and tons of salt. By air popping your own popcorn, you can enjoy it as a light guiltless snack without the extra sodium and fat! Take that movie theater popcorn! All you need is a brown paper lunch bag, popcorn kernels, a measuring cup, and a minute and thirty seconds!

Brown Bag Popcorn


Brown Bag Popcorn
Makes about 4 cups popped (one serving= 2 cups)

1/4 cup popcorn kernels – yup, thats it!

Measure and pour the kernels into a brown paper bag. Close the bag by folding the open edges three times. DO NOT staple or tape the bag closed. Microwave on highest power for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Sprinkle with your favorite salt-free seasoning.
Note: Some microwaves cook faster than others, so if you start to hear 3 second pauses in between pops, it is probably done.

Brown Bag Popcorn


Join me in making small healthy changes to reach your goal. Let’s do this together!

Broiled Grapefruit

Grapefruit can be quite tart, but once it is broiled and caramelized to perfection with a pinch of brown sugar, it makes a fabulous dessert!

Everyone gets the urge to cheat once in a while, so instead of going for a fattening slice of pie, this low-fat treat is a much healthier indulgence. If you’re going to cheat, this is the way to do it! Plus your kitchen will smell amazing!

I had a special guest photographer shoot my juicy grapefruit photo today! Jessica at Cardelucci, Inc. stopped by for a sweet treat and donated her photography skills to today’s post! Thanks, Jess!

Broiled Grapefruit
Serves 1-2

1 grapefruit
1 tsp butter (optional)
1 Tbsp brown sugar

Arrange the oven rack to the highest shelf, closest to the heat (grapefruit will sit about 2 inches from the heat). Turn the oven to “broil” setting. Cut grapefruit in half and place in an oven-safe pan. Divide the butter and spread along the top of each piece. Then divide and sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over each half. Place in the oven and broil for 3-5 minutes, or until the brown sugar melts and edges begin to brown. Remove the grapefruit from the oven to cool and enjoy warm.

Remember, you still have a few hours to enter my Chobani Giveaway for a chance to win a free case of Chobani Greek Yogurt!
You have until 11:59pm PST to enter, and one lucky winner will be announced on Monday, June 4!

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