Thursday, August 20, 2015

Lunch Planning with #LoveFreekeh - Review & #GIVEAWAY

Disclaimer: As a SweatPink Ambassador, I was sent Freekeh for review and giveaway purposes.  I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are my own.

I don't know about you but I have a hard time deciding what to take for lunch during the work week.  I don't want to take a frozen meal and when you have a growing son like D, there are hardly any leftovers from the night before.  So I get creative.  Because I am not a cold salad fan.  I just don't like to bring salads to work.  Enter Freekeh!


What the Freek is Freekeh?  (come on, you know you said that in your head!)


Freekeh is an ancient roasted grain and it is nutty and chewy.  Freekeh has 3 x the fiber and 2 x the protein as rice.  It is cracked wheat though so if you have any kind of gluten intolerance this may not be for you.  It comes in 3 different flavors: Original, Tamari and Rosemary.  I chose the Original and the Tamari to try.  



I cooked up the Tamari flavor and added a little spinach and salt.  The ingredient list is organic cracked roasted green wheat & organic tamari shoyu.  That's it.  It has a great flavor, almost Asian.  I paired it with my FAVORITE.



Jalapeño chicken sausage from Trader Joe's (no preservatives) and red chili flakes.  I portioned a little bit out for lunch and saved the container so I can dish it out all week for lunch.  I will let you decide how much I liked it!  



So now, the awesome folks at Freekeh want one of you to try this deliciousness and take it for YOUR lunch!  Or dinner or snack...whenever!  You get your choice of 1 flavor mentioned above and the cookbook.  


It has really fun recipes in it including a spicy paella.  YUM!  So go ahead and enter on the Rafflecopter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest runs 8/20/2015 to 08/26/2015 at 11:59 P.M. PST
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited. 1 winner will be selected via the Rafflecopter widget.  Open to Residents of the US 18 years of age or older.  Must have a non P.O. Box mailing address.  Winner must have a valid email address.
Winner will notified via email (if available) and/or blog post, and will have 24 business hours to claim prize.
If original winner does not claim prize within 24 business hours an alternate winner(s) will be selected.
Contestants must enter on the Rafflecopter widget in order to win.
All winning entries will be verified. If a winning entry cannot be verified as completed, a new winner will be drawn.
Winner will be provided the prize directly from Freekeh Foods.  Substitutions unlikely but may apply.  SD Mom not responsible for failure of sponsor to deliver product.

So what do you take to work for lunch every day?  What flavor would you pick?  What would you make with Freekeh?

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

26 comments:

  1. I really like Freekah. I have to do my review and giveaway after I finish the second bag. To me the texture is a cross between rice anf cous cous - so tasty!

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  2. Oh this sounds great! I would love to try and incorporate the freekah into my coconut rice and red beans recipe! With some jerk grilled chicken and curried veggies mmmm

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  3. Freekah sounds really interesting! I'm always looking for new recipes to try, and it seems healthy and delicious- the recipe you made looks great! I'd probably want to try the original Freekah and make a Caprese style dish with it, adding fresh mozzarella, basil and a bit of olive oil!

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  4. I'd make fried rice with the tamari flavor!

    - Judith

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  5. I want to try the rosemary. I'd use it in a rosemary chicken dish I make in place of the orzo.

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  6. Never heard of Freekah but would love to try it out! Would probably try the paella recipe first.

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  7. Freekeh is delicious! So sad that my last packet is almost finished - need to order more haha!

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  8. I've never heard of this! I'm always looking for something new. I would probably start with original and branch out!

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  9. Hmmm..never heard of this before - would love to try it. I would try the original and spice it up with tons of cumin. Hmmm love cumin!

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  10. OOO, looks delicious! I would make a big batch with chicken sausages for week long lunches.

    Jen@Jpabstfitness.com

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  11. Oooh looks yummy!
    -Liz
    www.TheCleanEatingCouple.com

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  12. I would like to try the Original first. I would add some veggies and maybe some chicken as well. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin

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  13. maybe a version of shrimp and grits

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  14. Rosemary Sage or original and then add my own spices to it. I'd probably add some onions, maybe meat alternatives and other veggies...now I'm hungry and its 3:30am! Haha.

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  15. It's delicious! I like the original best and love to pair it with veggies

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  16. I would love to try Freekah! I think original would be the best place to start! If got that route I can flavor it myself.

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  17. Yum! I love my grains, and freekah is one of my new favorites!! Love the TJ's sausages!

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  18. I want to try the rosemary sage, probably in the form of stuffed peppers! :P

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  19. I'd love to give this a try in original

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  20. I have never tried this and I want too! Been reading so much about it! I bet it would be great with grilled chicken and veg's! :)

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  21. I would use it instead of rice in a dirty rice and beans recipe that I love! I would want the original flavor.

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  22. I would like to try the original and I would like to try the Jalapeño chicken sausage

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  23. I would use the original and add it to my stir fry.

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