Time for a Vitalicious Giveaway!!

Hey there! I am pretty excited because today is my Friday!! I’m going up to visit my sister and nephews this afternoon in Philly, and staying through Saturday. Harper had heart surgery yesterday and it went well, but recovery can be the hard part. I’m feeling very positive and appreciate all the kind words, positive thoughts, and prayers that you’ve all sent even more than you know. 🙂

Last night I made dinner in under 20 minutes and it was totally delicious. I cooked up some brown minute rice (ready in 10), and while that was going I browned some tofu in a pan. I steamed this bag of frozen veggies from Trader Joe’s in a pan with some water:


And then added about half of this jar of Tikka Masala Curry Sauce from World Market:


I got this at World Market ages ago and last night was the perfect night for it because I wanted something quick since I had a lot stuff to do to get ready for Philly today.

I mixed the heated veggies with the tofu and the sauce and poured it over some of the brown rice…


And it was AWESOME. I realize this isn’t the prettiest picture on Earth, but I promise it tasted really good. I highly recommend that curry sauce!

So, honestly, I don’t even know who I am anymore. I went for a run this morning and check out these stats:

  • Distance: 3.51 miles
  • Duration: 31:02
  • Pace: 8:51
  • Speed: 6.8 mph
  • Calories: 397

Me? Running under a 9 minute mile? I don’t even know what came over me. It was pretty chilly when I got outside (before 7am!) so I think I ran like the wind to warm up since my first mile was 7:58 (WHAT!?) and then slowed down a bit for the next 2.5, finishing those around 9:15ish. I am not going to lie and say that I felt good after the run – I wanted to die just a little bit. But after I recovered and drank some water, I started feeling better and really proud. Now if I can just get somewhere in that range on Sunday’s 10th run that’s a 10k on 10-10-10 I will be one happy camper.

And now… my first giveaway in ages!!

Last night I got home and had a Super Sampler from Vitalicious waiting for me!! It had a variety of VitaTops and VitaBrownies, and I wasted no time trying a new to me flavor… Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip!


The peanut butter chips got all melty when I put this in the toaster and it was AWESOME. I love VitaTops but I’ve only tried a few flavors so I’m excited to sample the rest of them! This morning I had a toasted Triple Chocolate Chunk VitaTop over my Pumpkin Overnight Oats.


Perfection. Into a bowl last night went:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup light soy milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate vega shake-n-go
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds

And then I added the toasted VitaTop this morning and it was AWESOME.

From the website, “Founded in 1999, Vitalicious Foods Inc. is the market leader of innovative “vital and delicious” baked goods that promote a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing taste. First to market with 100-calorie servings, Vitalicious continues to lead the way with a holistic approach that maximizes satisfaction with minimum calories. Vitalicious creates and sells a variety of unique, healthy, value-added baked goods under the VitaMuffin™, VitaTops™, VitaBrownie™, VitaCake™ and VitaMuffin Mix™ trademarks.”

These are delicious treats that have only 100 calories, 3-4 grams of protein, 5-6 grams of fiber, and 0-1.5 gram of fat (aka 1 point on WW!). They make a perfect dessert if you have it over ice cream or fro yo, a great snack drizzled with some almond butter, or a perfect oatmeal topper in the AM!

And one lucky reader gets one of the same sampler packs that I received! Their picture is way better than mine:


There are three ways to enter. One is a must, and then you can do 2 or 3 or both for extra chances to win!

  1. Visit the Vitalicious website and tell me which flavor of VitaTop, VitaMuffin, or VitaBrownie you most want to try.
  2. Tweet about this giveaway (I am @bethsjourneytt)
  3. Write about this giveaway on your blog if you have one.

Make sure you leave a separate comment on this post for each entry. I will pick a random winner on Monday morning, so you have through Sunday to enter. Good luck!!

0 comment on Time for a Vitalicious Giveaway!!

  1. Maddie
    October 7, 2010 at 9:24 am (10 years ago)

    I would like to try the Apple Crumb VitaTop! mmmmm : )

  2. Victoria
    October 7, 2010 at 9:31 am (10 years ago)

    So, I have to ask, how is today your Friday? Are you in Event Management? I love your recipe. Its quick, easy, healthy and inexpensive. That’s my kind of recipe.

    • Beth
      October 7, 2010 at 9:37 am (10 years ago)

      Comp time from my conference last weekend! I’m taking it off – – I usually work Monday – Friday so don’t be too jealous! 🙂

      • Victoria
        October 7, 2010 at 9:43 am (10 years ago)

        Oooh, that’s right! Well, enjoy it! 🙂

  3. Anna
    October 7, 2010 at 9:32 am (10 years ago)

    I would love to try theFudgy Peanut Butter Chip! It looks amazing!

  4. April
    October 7, 2010 at 9:32 am (10 years ago)

    I love Vitatops! I haven’t got to try any flavor but the Deep Chocolate ones because they sell those at Costco! lol Looking at the website though, the Chocolate Mint and the Banana Nut ones look soooo yummy! I may need to order them online sometime!

    Hope your nephews are doing much better! Have a good visit in Philly!

  5. amanda june
    October 7, 2010 at 9:32 am (10 years ago)

    deep chocolate are my fave that i’ve had, but i also think the apple crumb and chocolate mint sound good! they should really get on making a pumpkin vitatop 😀

  6. eatmoremeatless
    October 7, 2010 at 9:42 am (10 years ago)

    I would love to try the fudgy chocolate chip. Everything peanut butter and chocolate is my favorite wow mmm…!!

  7. Erin
    October 7, 2010 at 9:45 am (10 years ago)

    Vita tops=Fantastic! I love the corn muffins like they are my own child.

  8. sclark1013
    October 7, 2010 at 9:47 am (10 years ago)

    OMG – I didn’t know that there were cakes and brownies! My daughter and I love the Deep Chocolate VitaTops, however, the chocolate VIta Cake and VIta Brownie look DELICIOUS!

  9. sian
    October 7, 2010 at 9:53 am (10 years ago)

    I love love the dbl chocolate.yum!

  10. sian
    October 7, 2010 at 9:53 am (10 years ago)

    I tweeted using your button….

  11. christine
    October 7, 2010 at 9:54 am (10 years ago)

    I would love to try the fudgy peanut butter chips and for just 1 point what a great snack!

  12. Liz @ lizrunsdc
    October 7, 2010 at 9:54 am (10 years ago)

    I love the PB flavor – so I want to try it again and again!
    Hope that your Philly trip goes well and you get good news about your nephews. xoxo

  13. Alex @ I Eat Asphalt
    October 7, 2010 at 9:56 am (10 years ago)

    So glad you’re getting up to Philly this weekend and that the kiddos are still doing well!!
    I’m thinking the fudgey banana are calling my name. Yum!

  14. Mb
    October 7, 2010 at 10:00 am (10 years ago)

    Look at you girl, running those miles faster and faster each time. Truly inspiring. I love reading posts like these.

  15. Heather
    October 7, 2010 at 10:10 am (10 years ago)

    My pick would have to be the fudgy peanut butter chip. It looks so good!!!

  16. HappyWhenNotHungry
    October 7, 2010 at 10:13 am (10 years ago)

    I would love to try the fudgy peanut butter chip! I love the chocolate/peanut butter combo and since it’s just 100 calories and 8 grams of fiber, what a healthy way to indulge!

  17. Amy @ Second City Randomness
    October 7, 2010 at 10:25 am (10 years ago)

    I so want this!!! Crossing my fingers…

    I’m eyeing the sample of vitabrownies that appears to be in the box.

    I’ve never had vitatops before- but i’m pretty sure the triple chocolate chunk is calling my name!

    I’m glad Harper’s surgery went well! And enjoy your visit with them!

  18. Joy
    October 7, 2010 at 10:26 am (10 years ago)

    The triple chocolate chunk looks amazing for dessert. Blue bran looks great for a breakfast treat. Yum!

  19. Katie
    October 7, 2010 at 10:30 am (10 years ago)

    I really want to try the mint choc. vita top but would love any of them! They are SOOOOOO good!

  20. Puppy Dog Tales
    October 7, 2010 at 10:34 am (10 years ago)

    Anything with peanut butter. I’m licking my lips!

  21. mjames003
    October 7, 2010 at 10:59 am (10 years ago)

    I really want to try the banana nut – it would be delicious on top of a bowl of oats. But all of them sound really good!

  22. wnk505
    October 7, 2010 at 11:01 am (10 years ago)

    Fudgy peanut butter chip all the way. The vita brownies also look delicious!

  23. wnk505
    October 7, 2010 at 11:03 am (10 years ago)

    I tweeted about it 🙂

  24. Ivie
    October 7, 2010 at 11:10 am (10 years ago)

    Oooh, Beth – I haven’t tried these, but have wanted to so badly (I just can’t afford them), and with starting a new job, they would be great to take for breakfast!
    So Really, I want to try them all, but if I only got to pick one flavor I’d say – Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip.

    Also, your dinner looks fantastic – I’ve got to try that sometime.

    And I hope you have a wonderful time with your family, and I am happy to hear surgery went well. Your nephews and your family are in my thoughts, I hope the best for you all.

  25. Nikki
    October 7, 2010 at 11:31 am (10 years ago)

    I have heard great things about these, but never had a chance to try them yet. I think they all look delicious, but I would like to try the Triple chocolate chunk! Yummy!

  26. Bethany
    October 7, 2010 at 11:32 am (10 years ago)

    I want to try the Triple Chocolatey Chip Vita Top!

  27. Jordan P
    October 7, 2010 at 11:56 am (10 years ago)

    I’d love to try the deep chocolate kind!

  28. Cat
    October 7, 2010 at 12:26 pm (10 years ago)

    the fudgy peanut butter chip looks amazing!!!

  29. Lori (Finding Radiance)
    October 7, 2010 at 12:27 pm (10 years ago)

    Apple crumb sounds like a fun flavor. I don’t think our store carries Vitatop because I can’t find them.

  30. Mollie
    October 7, 2010 at 12:27 pm (10 years ago)

    I want the deep chocolate brownie!

  31. Mollie
    October 7, 2010 at 12:27 pm (10 years ago)

    and I tweeted @eatrunread

  32. thekitchenbitch
    October 7, 2010 at 12:35 pm (10 years ago)

    That dark chocolate pomegranate brownie sounds interesting! I’m so jealous of all your free samples! Who knew there were 100 calorie brownies? I’ve been praying for you and the twins, Beth. Have a great trip to Philadelphia—my old hometown!

  33. Jordan P
    October 7, 2010 at 12:51 pm (10 years ago)

    I also posted it on my blog!!

  34. couchpotatoathlete
    October 7, 2010 at 12:57 pm (10 years ago)

    I have to go with choc w/PB chips — I’ve never tried Vitatops but I’ve heard they taste pretty good.

    AWESOME job on your run girl!!!

  35. Laney
    October 7, 2010 at 1:06 pm (10 years ago)

    I’m more than slightly in love with the corn muffin vita tops. Yum… I like carbs, though, so I’m sure I’d like them all!

  36. Maria
    October 7, 2010 at 1:09 pm (10 years ago)

    That fudgy peanut butter chip flavor looks uh-mazing!! Yum!

  37. Kimberly
    October 7, 2010 at 1:26 pm (10 years ago)

    You inspire me! I have been following your blog now for a few months & love it!! Thanks for having a give-a-way! I want to try those dark chocolate pomegranate! Yum!

  38. Melissa
    October 7, 2010 at 1:29 pm (10 years ago)

    I’ve tried (and loved) most of them, but I still haven’t tried the Triple Chocolate Chunk! So I’ll go with that one.

  39. Lisa
    October 7, 2010 at 1:29 pm (10 years ago)

    First of all, best of luck with your nephews. I live in Philly and we have great doctors here. I know they are in great care.

    As for the vitatops, I’d love to try the triple chocolate. Just typing triple chocolate makes me want some!

  40. Katie P.
    October 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm (10 years ago)

    I want to try the the banana nut vita top!!

  41. Lisa
    October 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm (10 years ago)

    I really want to try that Trader Joe’s Hodgepodge. I’ll have to look for it next time. What a good idea for a quickie dinner.

    I’ve been wanting to try Vitalicious tops for sooo long! I’d love to dry the deep chocolate or peanut butter.

  42. Lisa
    October 7, 2010 at 1:33 pm (10 years ago)

    Tweeted! 🙂

  43. Brittany
    October 7, 2010 at 1:40 pm (10 years ago)

    The Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip one sounds amazingggg! Peanut butter and chocolate are so good together. Every time I look for these in my grocery store I cant find them even though the website says they have them 🙁

  44. Brandi
    October 7, 2010 at 2:21 pm (10 years ago)

    I would love to try the Fudgy Peanut Butter. I heart all things pb and chocolate and they only sell one flavor of Vitatop (chocolate) around me. However, with the choc, if you had a little tbsp of PB and put them in the microwave..mmmmm heaven!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  45. Amy
    October 7, 2010 at 2:36 pm (10 years ago)

    Your picture of the Fudgy Peanut Butter won me over. I’d love to try any of them though!

  46. Michelle
    October 7, 2010 at 3:43 pm (10 years ago)

    I want to try the mint chocolate kind. Yummmmm

  47. Drake
    October 7, 2010 at 3:53 pm (10 years ago)

    My favorite is Cran Bran, but I want to try mint chocolate! I love love love vita tops!

  48. Jacqueline
    October 7, 2010 at 3:57 pm (10 years ago)

    CORN! YUM!

  49. Kim
    October 7, 2010 at 4:02 pm (10 years ago)

    Chocolate Mint or Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip – YUM!

  50. Jennifer
    October 7, 2010 at 4:43 pm (10 years ago)

    I would love to try the Golden Corn!

  51. KK @ Running Through Life
    October 7, 2010 at 5:03 pm (10 years ago)

    VitaTops! YUMMY!!! I really want to try the Apple Crumb VitaTops and the Chocolate Mint VitaTops!

  52. Stephanie
    October 7, 2010 at 5:21 pm (10 years ago)

    Oooh, the chocolate mint one looks delicious! I’ve had the deep chocolate ones before and they are SO good, but add some mint in there? YUM!

  53. Jenna Z
    October 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm (10 years ago)

    I LOVE their golden corn vitatops! But I’d love to try something I haven’t had before, like the Banana Fudge tops!!

  54. Jenna Z
    October 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm (10 years ago)

    I tweeted your giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

  55. jacquelyn
    October 7, 2010 at 5:53 pm (10 years ago)

    Gosh Iv’e tried several of their flavors, but I would love to try the chocolate mint one. I haven’t seen that near me yet!

  56. Jana D
    October 7, 2010 at 5:54 pm (10 years ago)

    I would like to try the Dark Chocolate Pomegranate vitatops they sound heavenly with a touch of healthy in for good measure.

  57. Allison
    October 7, 2010 at 5:57 pm (10 years ago)

    Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip for sure! 🙂

  58. Jae
    October 7, 2010 at 6:39 pm (10 years ago)

    velvety chocolate!

  59. Samantha
    October 7, 2010 at 7:02 pm (10 years ago)

    i wanna try the apple crumb! but i loveeee the deep chocolate ones!

  60. Kristen Bailey
    October 7, 2010 at 7:04 pm (10 years ago)

    I literally just got home from the grocery store with 2 boxes of vita tops (banana nut & chocolate chunk) YUMM. They were on sale for 50 cents off the reg price, which isn’t much, but hey, I saved a dolla, hollaa! I would LOVELOVELOVE to try the dark chocolate pomegranate and the Fudgey peanut butter chip. they both sound amazing!

  61. Rebecca
    October 7, 2010 at 7:53 pm (10 years ago)

    I want to try fudgy peanut butter chip YUM it sounds heavenly!

  62. Michele P.
    October 7, 2010 at 8:02 pm (10 years ago)

    the banana nut Vitatop looks very good!

  63. Ashleigh
    October 7, 2010 at 8:11 pm (10 years ago)

    I hope you have a good weekend and I will keep your nephews in my thoughts.

    I love vita muffins… I’d most like to try the golden corn because I havent had those yet!

  64. Ashleigh
    October 7, 2010 at 8:12 pm (10 years ago)

    I also tweeted @ashleighsslice

  65. Conni Jo
    October 7, 2010 at 8:18 pm (10 years ago)

    I have never had them (don’t know where to get them)! I would love to try any of the flavors because I have heard so many great things about them.

    I will definitely be blogging about this giveaway.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  66. Joanna
    October 7, 2010 at 9:23 pm (10 years ago)

    I gotta say the Fudgy Choc Chip Vita tops look pretty darn tasty!!

  67. Alexis
    October 7, 2010 at 9:27 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh, oh…Fudgy Peanut Butter….never tried any of the Vitatops and am dying to! 🙂

  68. midgetkeeper
    October 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm (10 years ago)

    So glad Harper’s surgery went well!

  69. Nicole
    October 8, 2010 at 12:21 am (10 years ago)

    I vote for Sugar-Free Banana Nut! Anything with banana so doesn’t require sugar, so I’m a fan of those guys and their list of ingredients!

    God’s doing beautiful works in Harper’s life, He’s in control of this and I’m so happy the surgery went well! Take care, amazingly fast runner! 😀

  70. Katrina
    October 8, 2010 at 1:30 am (10 years ago)

    I would love to try the chocolate mint! 🙂

  71. Erika
    October 8, 2010 at 7:10 am (10 years ago)

    Mmmm! I’d like to try the Banana Nut and, of course, the Chocolate PB! 🙂

  72. Hila
    October 8, 2010 at 8:48 am (10 years ago)

    I love the Deep&Velvety Chocolate VitaBrownie. So good mid-morning with a cup of coffee 🙂

  73. Gretchen
    October 8, 2010 at 9:55 am (10 years ago)

    I am a HUGE fan of anything banana nut flavored, so I would LOVE to try out their banana nut VitaTops to see how they are! Yum-o!

  74. Stephanie
    October 8, 2010 at 10:31 am (10 years ago)

    Velvety Chocolate. Yum yum yummy I got chocolate in my tummy.

  75. Kimberly
    October 8, 2010 at 11:30 am (10 years ago)

    Oh, I definitely tweeted this one! (@kimi_joy)

  76. lisaou11
    October 8, 2010 at 12:14 pm (10 years ago)

    I want to try the new apple kind!

  77. lisaou11
    October 8, 2010 at 12:15 pm (10 years ago)


  78. Kristen Bailey
    October 8, 2010 at 12:57 pm (10 years ago)

    just tweeted!

  79. Lorinda
    October 8, 2010 at 1:53 pm (10 years ago)

    Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip Vitatops all the way!!! Oh my goodness those sound amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

  80. Rachel (Two Healthy Plates)
    October 8, 2010 at 2:57 pm (10 years ago)

    What a fun giveaway, I have been wanting to try these things for a long time! I would definitely be excited about the fudge PB ones…what’s better then chocolate and PB?

  81. Julie
    October 8, 2010 at 7:42 pm (10 years ago)

    I really like the chocolate Vita Top, but I’ve also heard the banana nut is great. Sounds like a good morning treat!

  82. Kassi
    October 8, 2010 at 9:18 pm (10 years ago)

    Mmm… chocolate brownies! I’ve been wanting to try their products for a while now but haven’t seen them in the store.

  83. pursuitofhealthfulness
    October 9, 2010 at 11:06 am (10 years ago)

    Oh, yum! I am automatically in love with anything that involves chocolate, but I’m strangely interested in the corn muffin top!

  84. erin l.
    October 9, 2010 at 4:08 pm (10 years ago)

    I would totally want to try the Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip. yowza!

  85. Lindsey
    October 9, 2010 at 11:33 pm (10 years ago)

    I would like to try the Apple Crumb VitaTop!

  86. Pickynikki
    October 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm (10 years ago)

    I would love to try the, Apple crumb, Yum! I have tried the fudgy chocolate chip and they were good too!

  87. Kelsey
    October 10, 2010 at 3:25 pm (10 years ago)

    WOW! banana nut and triple chocolate chunk vitatops sound INSANELY good!!!

  88. Carianne
    October 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm (10 years ago)

    The Dark Chocolate Pomegranate sounds so good!!

  89. Cheryl
    October 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm (10 years ago)

    Fudgy PB Chip Hells yes!!

  90. Cheryl
    October 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm (10 years ago)


  91. Meagan
    October 11, 2010 at 11:44 am (10 years ago)

    I want to try Banana Nut!

  92. Meagan
    October 11, 2010 at 11:45 am (10 years ago)

    Tweeted @vivalameaganx3

  93. Ariffa
    October 11, 2010 at 12:18 pm (10 years ago)

    hands down, fudgy pb chip, GAH


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