Reader sweepstakes: End of the year swag bag

Year end swag bag

Win this!

As the year begins to wind down, I have the chance to share some of the goodies that came my way this year. While it’s nice to get free stuff, it’s not why I write this blog. So I really like sharing it all with you.

These items came to me individually through a number of different events and channels, so I’ve been saving them for a really nice holiday swag bag. Here’s what you’ll receive:


Here is this week’s question:
What are you most looking forward to about the holiday season?

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  • Prize description: Three cookbooks, two spatulas, one knife, one cutting board, one bag of chocolate, retail value of $124.90.

Today’s post is part of our mission to help you rebuild your health through food and lifestyle choices. Look for posts on Mondays featuring gluten-free, sugar-free recipes made with healthy plant-based ingredients, Wednesday essays, and Friday giveaways (when available).

Here is one of the books if you want to check it out in more detail:


  1. Lynn K. says

    Relaxation. Rejuvenation. Reflection.

    And of course preparing and indulging
    in lots homemade food and holiday treats.

  2. Billie Jean says

    I am looking forward to seeing my family this Christmas! I haven’t seen them in 7 months since I’ve been in the military. Just seeing them will be the best present anyone could ever give me!

  3. Cherryl says

    I am most looking forward to our annual family breakfast and jammie day on Christmas Day! My immediate and extended family members come to our house for mid-morning breakfast in our favorite PJ’s! Its a fun and relaxing day for all of us.

  4. says

    I’m looking forward to seeing my two sisters who are coming home to PA from LA!

    I’m also looking forward to getting a new spatula, since i accidentally chopped mine in half :( Hopefully this contest will help me out there!

  5. Bonnie K says

    Nice stuff! What I love about the holiday season is getting together with my family and listening to Christmas music. Putting up a tree and putting on ornaments is also something I love to do– so pretty to look at daily.

  6. Joe Bernath says

    For me, it’s a holiday break from school to give my mind a break. I’m looking forward to a good three weeks of spending time with my family and friends and to do nothing but what my mind puts me to besides focusing on college.

  7. Mary says

    I am looking forward to seeing my two grand nephews who were born earlier this year. And also will love cooking up a delicious, yet healthy meal for my family.

  8. Frankie says

    Since 1995, we’ve traveled & camped. This year we have moved into a home in Houston & I have a new kitchen & space to cook for my family. Two refrigerators & two freezers are full of food including baked goodies. We will celebrate the holidays at my home this year & I am so looking forward to being with my family.

  9. says

    I am most looking forward to getting home to my family this holiday season. I want to hug my parents, my sister, and my dear nieces and nephews (all 6 of them!)! I miss them SO much.

  10. Jen says

    I’m just excited to have family coming to me for a change. This will be the first time I’ve gotten to cook Christmas goodies for them in about 7 years.

  11. says

    I’m so happy to be pain-free after 2 weeks of misery that I’m looking forward to exploring our neighborhood on foot, enjoying the beautiful decorations of the season.

  12. Athena R says

    Looking forward to seeing my niece dance in The Nutcracker and also spending time with family.

  13. Tracy says

    I am looking forward to being a stay at home mom again, running our family business. This enables me to spend quality time with my teenagers and more time with my hubby than we have had in the last 10 yrs when he worked for someone else.

  14. says

    My brother has been serving abroad in South Korea for 3 years and he is finally coming home. To celebrate, he asked that we all go to Hawaii together for Christmas. It’s going to be a very special holiday and reunion.

  15. Christine Barlow-Spry says

    What I’m looking forward to most is spending the holidays with my husband! We love baking gluten free goodies together. Hurray for newlyweds! :)

  16. says

    I’m not entering, but just wanted to say what a great prize! Those knives and spatulas look terrific (and CHOCOLATE!!). ;-) Thanks so much for including my book. Happy Holidays! :D

  17. Wendy says

    I’m looking forward to hosting Christmas for the first time and preparing traditional meals from both my husbands side of the family and my own.