This weekend I hosted a SOYJOY House Party. We had everyone from Daddies, Mommies and babies stretching Yoga and enjoying our SPA-BQ… Yes you read right… SPA -B – Q. We made this a party for everyone! In actuality, I used the BBQ part to lure the men in because health education is for EVERYONE! We munched on everything from edamame to guacamole, roasted corn on the cob and drank everything from soy milk (the Chinese supermarket kind) to organic juices from my own pantry. We played games with prizes such as a Yoga Mat w/carrier, SELF Magazine’s Ultimate De-Stress Yoga DVD, Real Simple Water Bottle (Jug if anyone asks me) and a SOYJOY Apron. I didn’t hear any complaints afterwards – to good food and good health!
selection of our SPA-B-Q Menu
Being Chinese, SOY is practically a staple in our diet. But in the form we eat it, I’m not sure its always so healthy (soy sauce, fermented soy pasted – definitely not made from whole soy)… but some things like tofu, edamame and soy drinks are. Being a vegetable I just assumed it was healthy but because it’s such a pale green, I usually dismissed its hidden health benefits. Did you know Soy is good for the HEART?! It contains soy protein, heart healthy fats including omega-3 fatty acids and other vitamins and minerals including folate, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium. They are cholesterol free, low in saturated fat, and a good source of fiber. Soy is also rich in isoflavones – plant-based compounds with antioxidant properties that may help support bone health. Being pregnant I know all of that is good for me! SoyJoy bars are the perfect nutritious on the go snack. I have to say with everyone sampling all the delicious SoyJoy bars, my own little Ava didn’t want to be left out. Since it wasn’t super sweet like some of her other snack bars I was surprised how much she like them – her favorite being berry. The most exotic of the flavors was the Mango Coconut which I found funny that only the women were willing to try it.
I’m sharing the love and you have a chance to win your very own SOYJOY Prize Pack which includes the following:
– Assortment of SOYJOY bars:
- Mango Coconut
- Peanut Chocolate Chip
- Apple Walnut
- Raisin Almond
– SOYJOY Measuring Spoon
– SOYJOY / RedBook Headband
– Kate Geagan’s Go Green Get Lean Book – awesome book!
– Yoga Morn-Nite DVD Journal
To ENTER, from now until September 4th, leave a comment describing what puts you in your ZEN moment and you’ll have a chance to win the SOYJOY Prize Pack. Get up to (two) bonus entry if you follow me on twitter @greenbaby_nyc and retweet this giveaway as well as becoming a fan on Facebook. Giveaway only open to those with U.S. addresses. Giveaway ends on September 4, 2009 at 11:59 EST. A winner will be selected randomly by Random.org and notified by e-mail.
UPDATE: Lucky #11, you are the winner! Please check your email and reply with your address. Congratulations and thanks to all who entered!