Earth Day–It’s all about Balance

Happy Earth Day!!

To celebrate Earth Day, the wonderful people from Balance Bar and JR Watkins natural cleaning products company, sent me a wonderful “Spring Cleaning Kit.”- to clean up both diet and home.

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While people traditionally consider Spring Cleaning to mean window washing, shower scrubbing and more, BALANCE BAR is celebrating the change in season by setting the refresh button and “cleaning up” some of our bad eating habits and introducing some healthier habits – including healthy snacking! –> totally what I am doing with my Advocare challenge!

This was perfect for me to go through the pantry/fridge/freezer with these tips before moving! Cleaned out pantry = less stuff to move = happy husband.

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Now, I am not eating the Balance bars while I am doing the challenge because they aren’t challenge friendly (processed and they have dairy).  .. but before (and for sure after),  I love Balance bars for a quick breakfast on my way to work. Best enjoyed with a caramel skim latte (IMHO).  They are gluten free, an excellent source of antioxidants (Vitamins A, C, E), certified kosher dairy and feature 13 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per serving.

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From Balance Bars –> “As with all Balance Bar products, the new Dark line follows the 40-30-30 nutrition principle – a proven formula developed by scientists to help stabilize blood sugar levels that represents the caloric ratio the body needs to enjoy lasting balanced energy and satisfy hunger for longer; 40% of total calories from carbs, 30% from quality protein and 30% from dietary fat.”

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And, of course, with the new house, cleaning supplies are much needed. Have you guys ever tried this stuff? Amazing!

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I love the white tea and bamboo scent. clean and fresh.

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The all purpose cleaner is perfect for the kitchen. .. I love using it on my counters.

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And with all natural ingredients, I don’t have to worry about chemical exposure to Luke. It cleans appliances, fixtures, counter tops, floors, tile, woodwork, sinks and walls. You wouldn’t normally think that you would need a cleaner that is appropriate for walls, but once you have a 2 year old. . . it is a necessity! Winking smile 

And now, are you ready for a great giveaway???

Balance Bar and JR Watkins have offered to give one lucky R4C reader (sorry United States only) the same box of goodies that I was sent – balance bars and cleaning products!

Awesome, right?

There are 4 ways to enter. Please make sure to leave a separate comment below for each entry.

1 –> leave a comment below telling me what you would be most excited about in the box when it showed up on your doorstep!

2 –> Follow Balance Bar and Running4Cupcakes on Twitter.

3 –> Follow Balance Bar and Running4Cupcakes on Facebook.

4 –> Tweet the following with a link back to this post:
I want to win a box of @BalanceBar from @runs4cupcakes *insert link*

The contest closes at midnight on April 30th and I’ll announce the winner shortly after. If I don’t hear from the winner within 48 hours, I’ll pick someone new.

Good luck!

**I was provided with Balance Bars and JR Watkins products for free, but the opinions in this post at 100% my own. And always will be!

34 Comments

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34 Responses to Earth Day–It’s all about Balance

  1. Jackie

    I’d love to win! The soaps sound awesome!

  2. I think the cleaning products would be great! I love to try new cleaners with a new clean scent. Who doesn’t love to try free stuff!

  3. Amy

    I would love that cleaning spray! I have tried about a million different brands for my kitchen!

  4. Most excited about dark chocolate! Of course. 😉
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  5. Oooh – fun Earth Day giveaway! I’d most definitely be excited to try the cleaner. I’m a Windex lover true and true and have not found anything that cleans as well!
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  6. I follow Balance Bar on twitter:

    https://twitter.com/bluetamarai
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  7. I also follow you on twitter.
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  8. I like Balance on FB.
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  9. I would be most excited about the cleaner, but I would also be excited about the bars because my mom was just asking me to try to find her some because she cannot find any in her area. She would be so happy too! 🙂
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  10. I’ve never used natural cleaning products before but have wanted to try! It’s scary to use some stuff with pets and someday kids!

  11. I followed balance bar and you on twitter!
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  12. Tweeted the link!
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  13. I would be most stoked about the all purpose cleaner. I’ve been trying to make the switch to eco-friendly make-up and cleaners and this would be another step in the right direction!
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  14. Lorie D

    I would love the balance bars!

  15. Lorie D

    I follow you on twitter

  16. Lorie D

    I follow you on Facebook.

  17. I love the idea of spring cleaning for your diet! I know tht as the winter was dragging on, a lot more sugar made it’s way into my diet. TotAlly going to check out the cleaner too!
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  18. Spring Cleaning always feels so awesome! And what a great idea to spring clean your eating habits in addition to your home!
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  19. angela haines

    Cleaning products. I love all natural, but husband must have the “clean” smell products to prove it’s been cleaned.

  20. I like y’all on fb.

  21. I follow on twitter.

  22. I love a great bar! But white tea and bamboo cleaner sounds nice too.

  23. I would be most excited for the cleaning supplies! I don’t usually like protein bars but I know my mom would love them 🙂
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  24. Like you both on Facebook!
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  25. Follow you both on twitter
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  26. Tweeted!!
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  27. I’d love to try the cleaning products after reading online that my go to isn’t as good for the environment as it advertises
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  28. Katie M

    I’d be most excited about the white tea and bamboo soap. It sounds amazing!

  29. Katie M

    I Follow Balance Bar and Running4Cupcakes on Twitter.

  30. Katie M

    I Follow Balance Bar and Running4Cupcakes on Facebook.

  31. Becky

    My house is a mess so cleaning products for spring would be most useful:)
    Also, who can pass up a quick breakfast with a balance bar!