Jumpstart A Healthier Lifestyle With Orchard Valley Harvest +$350 Prize Pack #Giveaway

This post is brought to you in partnership with Orchard Valley Harvest.

Winter is the hardest time for us to stay active, with the freezing temperatures and snow I just want to stay inside all day. Now that the weather is warmer, it’s time to get a jumpstart a healthy lifestyle. To jumpstart our healthier lifestyle we have become more active as a family, make sure we get plenty of sleep, and make healthier food choices.


Jumpstart A Healthier Lifestyle:

Get Up and Outside: During the summer if it’s not raining raining out, you’ll find us outside. I find that if I get the kids up and outside early we stay more active, even if it’s just weeding the garden, or picking up twigs while the boys ride their bikes. One activity the boys love is to ride their bikes around, with the driveway covered with chalk roads. 10 minutes making roads out of chalk in the mornings, means hours upon hours of riding bikes throughout the day.

Walks: Walks are also a common daily activity. after breakfast the boys help me bring the dogs for a walk, and every night after dinner we have to go on a walk so the boys can ring the fire hydrants. A few streets over there is a dead end with a fire hydrant, and every night we have to go to the end so the boys can clink the chain, it’s a ritual that started last summer, and has continued on daily. I’m not sure what it is about the fire hydrants, but making it to the dead end and being the first to ring it, is a big deal!

Get a Good Night’s Rest: Although it doesn’t get dark out till 9pm, we are trying to keep the boys on the same sleep schedule that we have during the school year, bed at 7:30pm minus a few late nights for special events. I find that when the kids go to bed at a decent time, I’m more apt to go to sleep earlier as well since I still have a couple hours to wind down and get the house cleaned after they go to sleep.

Choose healthy snack options: Snacks are part of our every day life, especially on days when we are out of the house non-stop for fun activities. I’m big into nuts and trail mix especially during the summer when we need something easy and non-messy for walks and hiking. The Orchard Valley Harvest mini stand-up bags are great-for-on the go and can help to satisfy a sweet tooth. I know I’m not the only one who gets that chocolate craving…

New Orchard Valley Harvest Minis:

  orchard valley minis

Orchard Valley Harvest mini stand-up bags have recently launched at Market Basket stores throughout the metro Boston area and are available in the produce section. The one ounce mini stand-up bags are convenient for on-the-go and provide a healthier alternative to chips or candy. The nuts & trail mixes do not contain any artificial ingredients, or GMOs. Whether your looking for added protein or need to satisfy a sweet tooth, the minis are the perfect grab-and-go snack choice.

Orchard Valley Harvest Minis are available in the following varieties:

  • Dark Chocolate Almonds
  • Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix
  • Chocolate Raisin Nut Trail Mix
  • Cashew Halves & Pieces
  • Roasted Salted Almonds
  • Whole Natural Almonds
  • Dry Roasted Pistachios

Next time you head to Market Basket, stop by the produce section and check out the new varieties. Pick up a bag, or two, or even three and keep the minis in your car, desk drawer at work, or in your purse to help satisfy that sweet tooth or if you’re needing a quick energy boost.


To help celebrate the new product launch & jumpstart a healthier lifestyle, one lucky reader will win a Orchard Valley Harvest Prize Pack:

  • Variety of Orchard Valley Harvest minis
  • $250 Market Basket Gift Card
  • Define Bottle Water bottle
  • Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband

To enter, simply fill out the form below. Open to U.S. only. No P.O. Boxes
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  1. KV says:

    I drink more water & eat more fruits and vegetables.

  2. Shawna O says:

    I’m choosing to eat healthier which means less fatty meats and more lean meats, fresh veggies, fruits, nuts and whole grains. I’m also choosing to go on a daily walk with my family so we all get our exercise.

  3. Melissa says:

    I drink lots of water and totally cut out all soda intake.

  4. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I have been cutting out as much processed food as possible!

  5. Ashley Nicole says:

    I’ve cut out soda from my life and I take a nice long walk with my husband every night!

  6. Natalie says:

    I choose to not smoke or drink alcohol and I exercise at the gym every morning.

  7. Elissa Gaus says:

    Eat more leafy greens, drink more water and exercise more

  8. amy says:

    We drink mostly water and try to spend as much time as possible playing outside.

  9. Elle says:

    I exercise at least 5 days a week. I really enjoy it when the weather is nice.

  10. Sharon Kaminski says:

    WE drink a lot of water and try to eat healthy foods.

  11. Julie Wood says:

    I drink a lot of water, stay away from eating sweets, eat a healthy whole grain breakfast and healthy lunch and dinner and get plenty of exercise.

  12. Darlene Owen says:

    I eat a lot of fruit and veggies.

  13. Carla D. says:

    Drinking plenty of water, eating better, exercising and getting plenty of rest.

  14. I have been tracking what I eat, not to be mean to myself but to see how much I actually eat. I also have been trying to go to the gym more for aquatic workouts! They are much more fun I think!

  15. Linda says:

    I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables.

  16. mrsshukra says:

    Significantly cutting down sugar!

  17. virgomomwriter says:

    Started eating “nutritarian” the day after Thanksgiving…lots of veggies and fruit, nuts and seeds, no processed food. I’m losing weight and my BP is down 30 points.

  18. Darlene Carbajal says:

    I eat right and exercise daily. 🙂

  19. kjasus says:

    i chose to give up wheat about a month ago. i feel great!

  20. Tammy S says:

    I go for a walk everyday and started to do yoga 3 times a week about a month ago. I love yoga.

  21. Nicole Dz says:

    I choose to maintain a healthy diet and workout atleast 2-3 a week. I sometimes also go running in the mornings.

  22. Carrie Conrad says:

    I do at least a 20 minute workout everyday and always start my morning out with breakfast

  23. Denise L says:

    I eat little or no processed foods on a daily basis. White sugar is still the bane of my existence – trying somewhat successfully to cut down on it.

  24. stephland3 says:

    I try to drink a lot of water and follow a clean diet as much as possible.

  25. ColleenMarie says:

    exercise at least 30 minutes daily!!

  26. Jeanna says:

    I am now trying to exercise at least 2-3x a week and cutting back on eating anything after dinner!

  27. Nannypanpan says:

    I don’t park close to stores so that I have to walk

  28. erin dear (@mummadear) says:

    I eat lean meats and lots of fruit and veggies. Getting regular daily exercise and always using sunscreen.

  29. Leela says:

    Cooking at home.

  30. matuck says:

    I love the minis

  31. D Schmidt says:

    We opt for dried fruit and nuts over candy, drink lots of water and go for walks as a family.

  32. Michael M says:

    walk more

  33. Wes Hovorka says:

    I am healthier by eating less, eating healthier, and walking more.

  34. ELIZABETH C. says:

    I make sure I work out atleast 4 days a week for 1 hour. I also eat plenty of fruits & veggies.

  35. sandra says:

    I try to exercise regularly

  36. Selinda says:

    Drinking more water and less coke!

  37. shelly peterson says:

    We try to cut back on unhealthy foods and drink more water and go for daily walks.

  38. latanya says:

    cut out fast food

  39. Tara G says:

    I cut out unhealthy drinks and try to stick to water. Also I start my day with a green smoothie to give me a boost of energy.

  40. ellen beck says:

    We walk or bike instead of drive when possible and we dont drink soda ( or when we do it is very very little)

  41. Judy M says:

    I exercise regularly, eat well and try to get enough sleep.

  42. kelly nicholson says:

    What choices do you make to live a healthier lifestyle?

    vitamins and exercise..thanks

  43. Krista M. says:

    I try to incorporate extra movement and activity into my everyday life– like parking far from the front of the store!

  44. Sherrie C. says:

    I gave up sugar a year ago and I eat a healthy diet of fruits and veggies. I also get more exercise more.

  45. cylina williams says:

    I exercise more and eat healthier. I also take more vitamins to feel better

  46. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Stopped Drinking Soda, Now I Only Drink Water, And Started Walking Daily.

  47. Rachel Anderson says:

    I have stopped buying processed/packaged foods and just shop the outer edges of the supermarket for the most part.

  48. Gigi says:

    Daily exercise (gym, tennis, and/or kayaking), lots of water, and mindfully eating

  49. I watch my nutrition carefully because of diabetes and heart disease. I stay active for the same reasons.

  50. I have cut back on pop and am trying to watch what I eat! I will need to check out some of the foods above- yum!

  51. Terri Deeds says:

    I wake up early every morning so I can exercise each day.

  52. Christine M says:

    glass storage and cloth towels and no pesticide lawncare, etc. etc.

  53. Kelly D says:

    I eat fruits and veggies daily and go on lots of nature walks.

  54. debbie says:

    I try to really watch what I eat and what I cook for my family. We try to eat a variety of whole grains and fruits and veggies.

  55. Amanda Arnold says:

    I love my fit bit 🙂

  56. Janice Cooper says:

    I drink mostly water all day

  57. Kimberly Kopecky says:

    trying to eliminate sugars

  58. Sharon Asbridge says:

    My family loves any snack food with nuts in it. I would love to win and be able to try this brand – looks delicious. All the prizes are awesome. I’m new to your page – you showed up in my newsfeed and something I might be interested in… LOL – and I am!

  59. Ida Mae says:

    I stay as active as I can, with 2 little boys that’s not hard! I also run and try to keep my diet on the healthier side.

  60. Tara says:

    I try to eat more vegetables! Love eating a salad for lunch,

  61. Char Cordero says:

    Get more sleep 🙂

  62. suzanne says:

    My husband would love this. He walks daily and we try to eat healthy.

  63. Deborah Gardner says:

    I snack a lot but I like to make healthy choices. I like bananas and avocados for a snack.

  64. C-Pam says:

    I’m working my way up to 10,000 steps a day. This month my daily goal is 7,000 steps.

  65. Daraya says:

    I try to eat more healthier meals and snacks, and make sure I’m drinking plenty of water during the day!

  66. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    Drink water and walk! Trying my hardest to complete these two tasks!

  67. Natalie F says:

    I commit to at least 30 miniatures of solid exercise every day, usually more. I also try to eat sensibly. Manage stress and time.

  68. jen twark says:

    i choose to eat 3 of each fruti and veggies a day

  69. GB says:

    I take longer walks with my dog now that the weather is nicer and drink plenty of water.

  70. Dawn Monroe says:

    My son and I have started walking and I’ve replaced my drinks with water. I dont mind water but I still have to have my coffee.

  71. Jess F says:

    Get up and get outside!

  72. saralynns2 says:

    I have been trying to eat healthier, count calories, and workout daily to get my body in better health.

  73. Kenya F says:

    Run 4 times a week and eat 3 servings of vegetables & fruits a day

  74. FRANK says:

    walks vegetables & fruits

  75. John cabe, Sr. says:

    I eat right and try to move all the time.

  76. Denise Welch says:

    I have learn not to skip breakfast and skip late dinners and good snacks like these it help be to loose weight

  77. Jonathan Baker says:

    My wife and I try to do a workout routine (15-30 min) each evening.

  78. Lesley F says:

    Drink lots of water, exercise and drink green smoothies

  79. christine jessamine says:

    I eat as healthy as I can and do yoga with other exercise

  80. Kassandra D. says:

    I would love to win this!! Ive been wanting the flex for a while now and I really think it would help me with my weight loss.

  81. stacy says:

    I am vegan, so giving up animal products itself is a healthy choice. I also drink at least 10 glasses of water a day.

  82. maureen simiyu says:

    drink water

  83. Melissa says:

    Low carbs and sugar helped me lose 50 pounds in one year and I am still losing! Drink LOTS of water and get your family to buy into the healthy lifestyles!

  84. Nancy says:

    We shop at the farmer’s market weekly for the freshest produce.

  85. Blessie Nelson says:

    I have changed to consumption of organic diary products. Drink more water everyday. Consciously eat more servings of veggies and fruits daily! And try bake and not fry!

  86. Amber Porter says:

    I drink lots of water and I take a lot of walks although I don’t always feel like it!

  87. Mindy DeLisi says:

    I cut out Soda a few weeks ago!!

  88. amanda whiltey says:

    i choose lower calorie versions of my favorite foods and have been eating more fruits and vegetables.

  89. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I try to walk or run daily and drink a lot of water.

  90. tina reynolds says:

    I try to achieve 10,000 steps a day lots of water cut out suger drinks, I also snack on fruits and veggies.

  91. jenn mcclearn says:

    I am trying to give up soda, I have also been trying to walk more

  92. Thomas Murphy says:

    I eat healthy and exercise daily.

  93. Sandra Gray says:

    I try to eat as few processed foods as possible and I try to choose organic and non gmo whenever I financially can.

  94. Angela Cash says:

    I maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating a plant powered diet, staying hydrated and exercising several times a week. Riding my bike and pilates are my favorite ways to stay fit.

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