San Diego part 5: Eats & a giveaway

Hello friends! Happy Monday! It is my last Monday as a 36 year old what better way to start off a week with a giveaway of one of my new favorite snacks!

But before we get there, I wanted to share with you another edition of my San Diego trip, one of the most important parts, the eats!  All my adventures at the zooworkouts, Blogfest, and Les Mills live had to be fueled somehow and they were fueled well!

Thankfully one of the great things about Blogfest are the sponsors we have and the wonderful food and snacks they provide!  We were provided food by The Almond Board of California (hello all the almonds), General Mills (always a fun breakfast), The National Dairy Council (lovely lunch), LaCroix (amazing happy hour), as well as several companies who added goodies to our swag bag (Great Lakes Gelatin, Jimmy Bar and Be Better).  (not all products are pictured at this time)

I also had a few meals outside the conference with different groups of my fab friends!  Each place we went to was great with the exception of one. The restaurant had a cool vibe, but sadly I was allergic to most of the items on the menu, and they could only alter 3 items total to accommodate my allergies.  So for dinner one night I ended up forking over $32 for a bowl of veggies and quinoa!  Other than that experience, I had delicious food, and even more needed, conversation with my fab friends!

There were many fantastic meals but my mind keeps going back to some of the snacks we were provided, specifically from Be Better!  To be honest, a lot of bars out there these days don’t taste great to me or sit well with my tummy. I was a little nervous to try yet another bar, but these were so delicious, and no tummy issues at all! If you have any dietary restrictions, they have options that have no dairy, no gluten, no soy and no artificial preservatives!  They are full of protein (from 10-16 grams of protein per bar).

They had a booth set up in the back of the room and a beautiful layout of their products and LOTS of chances to try out their snacks! My fav flavor is the caramel & almond in dark chocolate, but I also really did enjoy all the flavors I was able to try! They really helped me to fuel my workouts and recover after some of the intense days of activity I had.

If you want to try them out, you can always purchase from their site, or you can hop over to my Instagram and enter the giveaway I am holding that will close Thursday August 23 at 11:59pm CST.

Tell me, what will you do this week to be better?

My goal is to enjoy my birthday no matter what is going on in my life right now!

I am linking up with Wendy and Holly for their weekly wrap!


May you be filled with joy and health!


36 thoughts on “San Diego part 5: Eats & a giveaway

  1. Coco

    I love trying new foods — those bars look great. And a happy hour with La Croix sounds so fun. You definitely should make enjoying your birthday a priority!! I hope it’s a fun one.

  2. Wendy

    I didn’t realize there were so many foods at Blogfest! Good thing they have all those workouts so you can burn it all off! Enjoy your birthday!

  3. Farrah

    I wish I could have gone!! Be Better sounds like an awesome brand and I’m definitely liking the sound of those flavors!

    I hope you have an awesome birthday! <3!!

  4. Organic Runner Mom

    Oooh, I hope to go to blogfest again next year. I missed it this year. Thos bars from Be Better look amazing!

  5. Renee @runlaugheatpie

    oh I’m so hungry now Esther!!!!!

    I so want to go to blogfest at some point. And Les Mills LIVE… that would be amazing.

    what I’m doing this week to be better is just simply taking things in, trying to stay calm and focusing on what is best for me and my body right now. This coming weekend I’m in Germany for a Ragnar Relay so I’m trying to not overdo with the workouts and running this week (did BodyPump on Monday so I wouldn’t have huge issues with DOMS by the time I leave )

  6. Alicia

    Looks like you had a GREAT trip!! I’m jealous of all that good food you got to eat 😂. This week I’m working on taking better care of me and getting my workouts back on!

  7. HoHo Runs

    Happy Birthday! I hope you’ll celebrate all week long! It looks like BlogFest had a lot of great sponsors. I’m hopping over to I/G to try my luck in winning those delicious Be Better snacks. Thanks for linking!


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