lollihop spotlight + giveaway.

by Janetha on November 27, 2011

in product review

*giveaway is closed–but you can still use the MEALSANDMOVES code to get 20% off your order!*

hey guys! welcome to sunday. hope you have enjoyed your weekend.

i set a new PR yesterday! no—not at the gym. not in a race. in my bed.

yep.. i slept in until 3:15 PM yesterday. that’s for sure a new record for me.  okay, if you want to get technical, i did wake up at noon, feed the pups, eat a bowl of cereal, then went straight back to bed for three more hours. i ended up getting 14 hours of sleep! aside from the month or so that i had mono in tenth grade, that is the most i have slept in a 24 hour period. and to be honest, the only reason i got up is because marshall told me that i am an adult and i had to. fiiiine.

the rest of the day yesterday was pretty much shot. skipped my workout, but i did manage to shower just in time to make it to dinner with marshall’s grandpa and his wife. we dined at trio, a popular italian restaurant on 6th south and 9th east in SLC. try it, you’ll like it. we finished dinner around 7, just in time to meet up with some friends at fiddler’s elbow. they were there for dinner, but marshall and i had drinks and dessert since we’d already eaten.

i made it out of bed before noon today (an hour before, actually!) and have just been meal planning, sipping on maple coffee, and replying to emails this morning. since i skipped my back and cardio workout yesterday, i will be making up for it today. it all works out, since today was originally a planned rest day.

i promised you guys that i would be posting another gift spotlight and giveaway this weekend, and i am not one to break promises! i have a great gift idea to share with you today.

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lollihop snack boxes are bundles of healthy, delicious joy delivered right to your door each month.

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first off, i want to tell you a little bit about the company. i interviewed co-founder, suzanne xie, and asked her how lollihop came to be.

here is her reply~

Lollihop was started by me and my cofounder, Tamara, because we both have a shared passion for helping people be healthier on a daily basis. Both of us had personal experiences where it became clear just how big of an impact food has on your health and well-being. It’s not something doctors are known to prescribe, but we believe there’s something to thinking of food as medicine. And it’s not something that either of us grew up with — that awareness of food and how to eat “healthy” — but it’s something that we both think about a lot (it’s actually what brought us together as friends in the first place).

For us, we wanted to create Lollihop to be a fun and accessible way to discover new ways to eat healthy and become more aware of the food that we put in our bodies. What better way than to supplement it with healthy and organic snacks that focus on a new nutrition theme every month? Me, being a big snacker, and Tamara, a mother of two young kids — it was inevitable that snacks would be the first place where we started our search for an awesome way to eat healthier and live better :)

i love that their common passion for living healthfully is what brought them together in the first place! i know i have made several friends myself because of this common interest.

i first heard about lollihop boxes back in september when the company generously sent me one to try out.

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the box was chock-full of healthy goodies. pretzels, bars, popcorn, crackers, chips.. tons of handy snacks for healthy eating!

i am really big on giving food for gifts. actually, several of the gifts i am giving this christmas revolve around food. another thing i am big on is giving subscriptions. last year i gave all of my siblings magazine subscriptions for their birthdays because that’s like the gift that keeps on giving. it’s so fun to get a special surprise at your door long after the holiday or birthday!

lollihop gift boxes combine the best of both worlds: food AND subscriptions. they have multiple gift subscription options so you can choose which is best for the recipient:

  • 3 month classic subscription
  • 6 month classic subscription
  • 12 month classic subscription
  • 3 month vegan subscription
  • 6 month vegan subscription
  • 12 month vegan subscription

the “classic” box contains at least eight organic and healthy snacks picked by lollihop nutritionists. the team of nutritionists have a set of guidelines that they check every ingredient and company against. all snacks are hand-chosen for flavor, quality, nutrients, texture, and that thrilling something extra that great food always has.

the “vegan” box has all of the same great features as the classic box, but it obviously contains only vegan snacks! this takes all the guesswork out of buying fun foods for that favorite vegan in your life.

i know i have only talked about giving lollihop subscriptions as a gift.. but you can also always buy a subscription for yourself! there are 1-month, 6-month, and 12-month self subscriptions available here.

oh, and i almost forgot to mention that lollihop gift boxes ALWAYS come with free shipping!

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okay.. now for the fun part!

lollihop has offered a HUGE gift subscription discount to the first 50 readers of meals & moves who purchase a gift subscription.

to take advantage of this special gift subscription discount:

  • go to the gift subscription page and select which gift(s) you’d like to give
  • enter the code MEALSANDMOVES at checkout
  • get 20% off your entire gift order!

act quick since this code is only good for the first 50 folks!

and now, last but not least, the giveaway!

since the special deal above is for gift subscriptions only, lollihop has generously offered to give a 3-month subscription away to one of you to enjoy!

two ways to enter:

  • get one entry by leaving a comment below telling me what your favorite healthy snack is
  • get THREE ADDITIONAL ENTRIES when you purchase a gift subscription using the 20% off code “MEALSANDMOVES” <—no further action necessary, you will automatically get the extra entries when you use the code!

also, if you order a gift before december 1st, you will make the cutoff for december 15th shipping.

the 3-month lollihop box giveaway will end on thursday, december 1st and the gift subscription discount code MEALSANDMOVES does not expire—it is just for the first 50 users.

also, you can stay updated on current promotions by following lollihop on facebook or twitter.

hope this gift idea comes in handy this holiday season! i know i will be giving lollihop gifts to people i love. who doesn’t like getting healthy food delivered right to their door?!

xo. janetha g.

*per FTC requirements: giveaway prize provided by lollihop. i was not compensated for this post. i really just think it’s a great gift idea.

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Stevi November 28, 2011 at 11:34 am

My favorite healthy snack is apples, piles of them! Sometimes with almond butter!

Heather @ Better With Veggies November 28, 2011 at 11:35 am

My favorite healthy snack is a date stuffed with Peanut Butter and sprinkled with chia seeds. Not pre-packaged, but it counts, right?! :)

Marissa November 28, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I Luurve Almond butter on just about anything but I can tend to go a little overboard with it.. 2 Tablespoons!!!! Cmon, that’s like nothing!! So what I tend to do when I am Almond or Peanut Butter is mix it with a couple tablespoons of canned pumpkin puree… Is that weird? It is kind of like what you did with your Hummus and Greek Yogurt!! It is super yummy and it is definetly added nutrition to the Nut Butter. I am also an Edamame fan with sea salt and chili powder.

Thanks Janetha for the opportunity to win awesome gifts!! The Lollihop packages look sooo Yummy!! I would love to win one!!

Liz November 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm

My favorite healthy snack is popcorn – it’s crunchy, light, and satisfies my sweet and salty craving all at once!

Sara November 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm

My favorite healthy snack is pretzels and peanut butter! But I usually eat too many for it to actually be considered healthy. ;)

Janetha December 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Congrats–you win! Please send me your shipping info!

Claire @ Live and Love to Eat November 28, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Great giveaway – this company sounds awesome! My favorite healthy snack is carrots and hummus.

Jeanne November 28, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Awesome gift idea. My favorite snack is frozen bananas with Greek yogurt.

Kim K November 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm

oh fave healthy snack are nature valley granola bars!

Jaime D. November 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm

My favorite healthy snack is BBQ Pop Chips!

Jacqueline November 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Larabars!

Kyra November 28, 2011 at 2:20 pm

My favorite healthy snack is an apple with Mighty Maple peanut butter!

colleenzo November 28, 2011 at 2:51 pm

My favorite healthy snack is low-and-slow roasted sweet potatos smeared with a little nutella!

Tiffany A. November 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm

My favorite snack is hummus and veggies!

Shannon November 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm

wish i could sleep like that :) fabulous. my snack today was greek yogurt and homemade cranberry sauce (complete with dried cherries, cider and crystallized ginger). yum!

Lauren November 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Right now, my favorite healthy snack is an apple along with popcorn or kettle corn. I’ve been munchy lately so this is perfect!

Jenna Z November 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I LOVE hummus, but it’s got to be good hummus. Store brand will NOT do, too heavy on the tahini and taste tinny. I like to dip carrots and celery into it! Roasted Red Pepper is my fav!

Kalyn November 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Don’t feel bad– I got up at six today, went for a run, showered, and laid back down in bed while my curling iron heated up– just woke up… at 4:00. I slept through all of my classes!
My favorite healthy snack is greek yogurt, with a drizzle of honey. Or a sliced apple with a Tbsp of sunflower butter.

Anna November 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Brown bag popcorn topped with nutritional yeast and chili powder!

Holly November 28, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Greek yogurt with cereal is my favorite snack!

Stephanie @cookinfanatic November 28, 2011 at 7:19 pm

What a great idea!!!! My favorite healthy snack right now is a banana topped with peanut butter, warmed for a few seconds in the microwave so the banana gets super sweet and the pb super creamy!

LIndsey November 28, 2011 at 7:42 pm

my favorite snack is homemade trail mix. i hit up trader joes for all kinds of nuts and fruit and then make my own individual bags – portion control and deliciousness!

Ashley November 28, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Peanut butter sandwiches! Mmm

Nicole G November 28, 2011 at 8:40 pm

My favorite healthy snack is either plain greek yogurt mixed with Kashi honey sunshine cereal or flavored greek yogurt (I’m into the Chobani champions lately) and a crumbled Trader Joe’s blueberry wheatbran muffin.

Delicious and filling =)

Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] November 28, 2011 at 9:33 pm

healthy snack? larabars!!

Audrey November 28, 2011 at 10:11 pm

my fav healthy snack right now are kind bars, more specifically the almond walnut macadamia+protein kind bar!

ezzie November 28, 2011 at 10:38 pm

my favorite healthy snack is a huge glass of green smoothie with nut butter on top! mmm~

Jess@atasteofconfidence November 28, 2011 at 10:42 pm

fav healthy snack is chobani!

Julie November 29, 2011 at 8:07 am

My fave healthy snacks are either larabars (for when I’m on the go), or cottage cheese or greek yogurt with fruit. I would LOVE to win a subscription to lollihop! PS- Love reading your blog every day :)

marie November 29, 2011 at 8:10 am

Awesome giveaway!

My favorite healthful snack this week is greek yogurt and baked apples.

mmmm

Brittany M. November 29, 2011 at 8:54 am

My favorite healthy snack is simply a sliced apple with peanut butter!

Chrissie November 29, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I’m a big fan of apples or trail mix as healthy snacks.

Ellie November 29, 2011 at 2:45 pm

My favorite healthy snack is a green monster smoothie! Can’t get enough, even in the winter.

Megan @ MegGoesNomNom November 29, 2011 at 5:41 pm

My fave healthy snack is a bowl of Greek yogurt + honey + granola + berries!

sophie November 29, 2011 at 6:04 pm

My favorite healthy snack is a banana with peanut butter :D

Leah November 29, 2011 at 6:24 pm

My favorite snack? It involves a jar of whatever nut butter I have and a spoon.

LaRae November 29, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I LOVE Kind bars and Larabars, but if I’m home I love a good banana with peanut butter and honey :)

Amy November 29, 2011 at 9:16 pm

wasabi flavored almonds – they fill me up and have lots of flavor!

Kelsey November 29, 2011 at 10:09 pm

I just bought a new Smoked Paprika spice, so my new favorite snack is hummus and veg sprinkled with my delicious Paprika!!!!

Crystal November 29, 2011 at 10:14 pm

I would love to try Lollihop. ^_^ <3

Sara P. November 29, 2011 at 11:41 pm

My favorite healthy snack are almonds. Yum!

kayla November 29, 2011 at 11:45 pm

my favorite healthy snack is greek yogurt!

Amanda November 30, 2011 at 10:05 am

greek yogurt + berries + granola + cinnamon. yum.

91% Chocolate Lover November 30, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Call me boring, but I don’t think you can beat plain fruit for taste and portability. Apples, pears, bananas, whatever, it’s all good.

Allison W. November 30, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Apples are my favorite healthy snack!

gina December 1, 2011 at 11:41 am

My favorite snack is any fruit with some almond butter. Strawberries, pears, apples and bananas are my current faves!

Sarah December 1, 2011 at 11:52 am

My healthy snack cravings go in cycles, but right now I’m loving lf cheese on Triscuits or PB on graham crackers!

Healthy Surprise February 23, 2012 at 11:17 am

Lollihop has unfortunately gone out of business. If you still are looking for delicious healthy snacks delivered to you monthly, check out Healthy Surprise.

We are like Lollihop, but with more options! We’d love to do a giveaway if you’re interested Janetha!

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