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Get Ready For Holiday Snacking!

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Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas…’tis the season for overindulging, am I right? From candy to pie and everything in between, usually around this time of year I’m digging out every pair of pants that I have with an elastic waistband to get ready for the season of holiday eatings! The last few years have been different, though. Every since I had Ayva, I’m conscious of displaying healthy eating habits. It certainly makes sense to enjoy the delicious holiday food offerings, but I don’t have to be a pig about it!

My biggest weakness when it comes to eating right during the holidays is probably eating on the go. I love shopping, and with the stores open late, I’m out all the time looking for steals and deals. I love to browse while sipping on a decadent coffee drink (tons of calories!), or mull over my purchases as I through drive through for an order of fries (tons of bad fat!).  Of course, my little roadie, Ayva, is always with me, so she picks up my habits.

There’s one very simple solution to this issue, though. We bring snacks with us! We started this habit last year, and it really seemed to work. Instead of spending $28 on a cup chocolate caramel mocha frapumachicoffee, I made coffee at home and we packed our snacks with us. It worked out really well! We weren’t so “omg, I’m starving! I have to get something NOW”, and we ended up eating things that were much healthier.

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snack 3

This year, our go to snack is everything on the CVS/pharmacy Gold Emblem Abound line. The snacks in this line are better for you. Many of them are gluten free, and they are all free of artificial preservatives and flavors. They have sweet and savory items, and a wide selection for everyone in the family.

My friends over at CVS/pharmacy want to help you celebrate the holidays by sending one Mama Knows It All reader a selection of their Gold Emblem Abound snacks! Enter to win in the simple Rafflecopter below! Contest ends on November 7th at midnight. U.S. residents only. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 I love the Gold Emblem Abound products, so I wanted to share them with you. I am not being compensated for this post at all. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at or with the appropriate manufacturers.


Thursday 6th of November 2014

fruit and nut trail mix:)


Thursday 6th of November 2014

I'd love to try the TrailMix

Kathy Fleming

Thursday 6th of November 2014

I would like to try the Gold Emblem Abound Almond Clusters!

Shea Balentine

Thursday 6th of November 2014

CVS Gold Emblem Abound Omega-3 Trail Mix

L Shumack

Thursday 6th of November 2014

I would love to try the Oat Barn Cookies!