Birthday Giveaway #2 - GoPicnic: A Healthy Alternative For Quick Lunches! {Ends 10/20}





Growing up, my family often went backpacking and hiking.  It was a favorite thing for the whole family to do and something everyone of us still enjoy today.  I would love to take a several day backpacking trip where you carry all your gear.  For those that are weak at heart, yes, I would go without a shower for a few days to enjoy this adventure.  :-)  I may be a mom but I still love adventure!

When we did backpack as a family, we would carry our meals and what we more than often carried were MREs.  (Meal Ready to Eat)  MREs are created for the military so that they can carry their dinners with them everywhere.  They even have little activated heaters in them to warm up the food.  Both my father and my husband have survived on these while in Iraq and other countries. 


MREs are not known for their flavor but for their many preservatives and HUGE content of calories!  Ask any military member about MREs and you'll probably learn more than you want to know.  When I asked to review GoPicnic meals, I was excited!  These reminded me of MREs except healthier and they probably can not last for 10 years like MREs can. 

My husband was pretty excited when our samples of GoPicnic arrived because while he would never willingly choose to eat an MRE like I will, he was very willing to try GoPicnic's ready to eat meals.  First off, GoPicnic's meals are packaged in the cutest boxes.  An entire meal is placed in these boxes along with the plastic silverware, a hand wipe, and a napkin.  Nothing in GoPicnic's meals need to be warmed up which is SUPER nice because you can take these meals anywhere!


They would be great in your work office desk, for school lunches, on a road trip, or even stuck in the diaper bag for that on the go snack you might need!  GoPicnic's choices of foods are great.  You will receive items that are healthy and good for you.  There isn't alot of junk food in these boxes and many are geared toward people with food allergies. 

You can purchase boxes that are gluten free, kosher, and halal.  There are also great, fun kid choices which of course Gracie loved. 

There were only a few things that we did not care for...most of the foods were yummy and well chosen.  I have a picky husband when it comes to odd or new looking foods and he loved GoPicnic

You can purchase GoPicnic online on GoPicnic's website.  Their meals range from $3.95 - $6.95. 



 
WIN IT!!!


GoPicnic has generously offered to give FIVE readers their choice of any 4 GoPicnic meals!


1. Head over to GoPicnic and tell me a meal that you would pick if you won.   Please leave me your name and email address also. Do this one first!!!

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2.  Read my Happy Birthday to Me Giveaway Celebration post to find out about an extra entry!


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This giveaway ends October 20, 2009 and is open to US residents only. Make sure that you leave your email address in each comment. Leave a separate comment for every entry that you make so that these will count for you! Have fun and I look forward to announcing the winners of this great giveaway!


Thank you, GoPicnic for sponsoring this great giveaway for my readers! Thank you for creating great meals for families on the go!  I love that these meals are fast, easy, healthy for any family!

Disclosure: This review is based on my own opinion of GoPicnic. You may or may not agree with my opinion. I was sent a product to review. No one from GoPicnic was involved in the writing of this post.

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oh my hubby would love the Steak Nuggets & Snack Mix.
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Amber said...

I would like to try the GO Trek

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The Bagel Chips and Cream Cheese sounds yummy!
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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'd pick GalaxyMunch: Salami & Cheese :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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cdziuba said...

I like the AquaMunch!


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Kimberly said...

I would try the GoSavory with turkey pepperoni and cheese.

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GoEnergy ~Hummus w/crackers. MMMmm...

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~ Cee ~ said...

What a great giveaway! I thought they would be more expensive. If I were to win, I would choose the GoTrek. Thank you so much!

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Sylvia said...

I would like to try the CafeBreak Product Croissant & Fruit
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Alicia said...

I would pick GoPower as one of my meals.
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katzkids said...

I would pick the Anywhere Break,Sports Munch,Jungle Munch and the Go Trek for my 4 choices.
They all look really good.
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Amanda said...

I would pick Sports Munch for one of mine!
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Anonymous said...

My son loves hummus, so I would pick the GoEnergy Hummus & Crackers.
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Stephanie said...

one I would get is comfortbreak
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Leslie said...

I'd choose the GoDeli salami and cheese.

msjazzyfresh said...

the galaxy munch!

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sweepmom said...

I would choose the Go Savory meal.

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go power!

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marcia goss said...

I would choose the GoDeli Salami and Cheese.
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degood said...

I would like to try the Anywhere Break meal

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Anonymous said...

I want to try the GoDelight meal- sounds delicious and healthy!

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Favorite meal: Sports Munch!
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BabeeLove said...

I would like to try Steak Nuggets & Snack Mix
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mogrill said...

I would like Aqua Munch! Thanks so much for the chance.
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Tracey said...

I'd like the GoTrek meals.
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llinda29 said...

I want Turkey Pepperoni & Cheese

Tamara B. said...

I would get the GoEnergy Hummas and Crackers.
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jsc123 said...

I would choose the Go Comfort Meal for me and the Jungle Munch Meal for my children.
Thank you so much for the chance to win

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katy said...

I would like to try GoPrim Croissant & Fruit Breakfast meal.

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Corey and Nichole said...

i would like to try the bagel chips and cream cheese.

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TAKISHA A. said...

i would like the SafariMunch.

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Cynthya said...

I'd pick the NaturalBreak: Hummus, Fruit & Nuts

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scottsgal said...

I'd try the Go Enjoy meal

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msrodeobrat said...

GoSavory sounds delicious

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Steak nuggets & snack mix!

Tracysweetangl said...

I like the Anywhere Break and the Go Trek.

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Becca said...

GoPrimo and GoPower both look great, thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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I'd pick the GoEnergy
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metalmomma said...

The Bagel Chips and Cream Cheese

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I'd love to try the GoPrimo! Yum!

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Michele said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I'd choose the might munch kids meals.

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I would choose GoEnergy.
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The Jungle Munch for my kids

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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I would get the Safari Munch!

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I would pick the Galaxy Munch, yum!

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Nancy said...

I would choose the NaturalBreak - has hummus, fruit and nuts. Sounds like a good lunch to me.

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Go Enjoy meal
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heaventrees said...

The ComfortBreak with Almond Butter & Jam sounds just delicious to me.

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I would choose GO ENERGY
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I would choose GO TREK
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Jen said...

I would like to try the GoDelight Sunbutter and Jam one. We go geocaching a lot in the summertime. These packs would be a lot less work than putting together a picnic!

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Jungle Munch

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Melanie said...

I love these meals, Ive tried them and they are NOTHING like MREs.
haha, After Hurricane Katrina, for 2 weeks all my family had to eat were those..not bad, but not that good either! I would choose the GoDeli meal.


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I'd pick the GoPrimo meal.
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Annemarie said...

The GoPower Meal sounds yummy!!

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I'd pick the GoDeli meal. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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Auriette said...

The AquaMunch Meal sounds like it would be really good. I'm glad to see them offer disaster packs now. From the first time I saw these promoted, I thought of them as great kits to keep on hand for hurricane season. You're right about MREs being high in calories and carbs. They were designed for our service men and women who are on the go and working hard in adverse conditions. After Hurricane Ivan, hubby and I would make several meals out of one MRE. We thought they tasted pretty good for what they were, and they were a welcome relief from canned tuna.

Susan said...

I would have to pick the GoPicnic Kids Meal Explore Munch for my granddaughter. We are having a hard time finding things for her lunch that she doesn;t get tired of after a while.

For me I'd pick the Sunny Break. I am terrible about not eating a good breakfast.

Funny thing about the MRE's - when my husband was in the service he was stationed in Europe. When his unit would do training with the European forces , the French servicemen always wanted to trade for the American MRE's.

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GoEnjoy fruit and cheese sounds really good!
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Gina said...

Pasta and Vegetables looks really tasty!


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ShesAnAngel said...

I would definitely choose the 'Anywhere Break'! I can't wait till I get the chance to try these, they look just perfect for my family!

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EnergyBreak

Rachel said...

I want the GoDelight! because I love Sunbutter :)

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Grant said...

The GoDelight, I think.

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Comfort Break
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FDP 4 Life said...

the savory meal sounds good to me

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I would pick the
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I'd pick the Go Power

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I'd pick Whole Grain with Beans

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CafeBreak: Croissant & Fruit sounds delicious!

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I would like Disaster Safety Pack we sure could have used these during the Ice storm we had no power for about 3 weeks because we had to replace our power pole. I got tired of eating spam and tuna MRE's
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The SunnyBreak sounds good.

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I would like the Anywhere Break Meal.
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I would pick GoTrek. garrettsambo@aol.com

Gianna said...

Steak Nuggets & Snack Mix :)

Heather said...

I'm a breakfast kind of girls, my first pick would be SunnyBreak. Thanks!

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id pick the Bagel Chips & Cream Cheese

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