Swag Bag Giveaway Courtesy of California Raisins and Valerie Waters

Win this swag bag courtesy of California Raisins and Valerie Waters!

Recently I had the pleasure of participating in a live video chat with Valerie Waters, trainer to the stars and inventor of the Valslide.

Valerie Waters
Trainer to the Stars

Valerie's fitness tool called "Valslide" is quite simply a pair of lightweight disks that you step on and use when doing lunges and other simple exercises. They cause your muscles to work in ways you never imagined and in Valerie's words, "help get you ready for life's red carpet moments". They don't take up much space so they're travel friendly and easily stored if you just want to do a few minutes of exercise a day at home. You can win a pair of these in my Swag Bag Giveaway courtesy of California Raisins and Valerie Waters.

Raisins are a healthy treat and I love to mix them with a few nuts and take for an on the go snack. They're also delicious in a multitude of dishes and if you win the Swag Bag, you'll receive a book full of recipes featuring different and delicious ways to use raisins. To enter my Swag Bag Giveaway, just leave a comment below telling me how you like your raisins.

I like them in my steel cut oatmeal!
I like them in my salads, too!

Leave a comment below no later than 5pm Pacific this Saturday telling me how you like your raisins for a chance to win a Swag Bag full of goodies. Be sure to include your email so I can notify you. One random winner will be selected and notified on Sunday, Feb 13th. Giveaway open to anyone with a US address only due to shipping costs.

2/13/11 - Using a random number generator, the 4th comment was selected.  Debbie Guerrero - you have won the Swag Bag! I'll be contacting you via email to get your shipping address.

Thanks everyone for playing!


  1. I may not be qualify to participate but because I'm not in US. But I couldn't help commenting about raisin because it's my favourite things to munch on. I love throwing raisin in fry rice and fruit salad but most of the time I just munch on right from the package :)

  2. Mmm I like them in homemade granola and or in my oatmeal!


  3. I make an awesome vegetable tagine with chickpeas and raisins, and just s bit of almonds and honey. yum!

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  4. Debbie Guerrero

    hope I win, I add raisin to salads to give it a sweet touch.

  5. I love raisins in oatmeal too! I also love to add them to baked apples...love regular and golden raisins! Great giveaway...be sure to come by my blog and enter my giveaway for some cool stuff from Green Giant...

  6. I like raisins in brain cereal. And I love new work out ideas:)


  7. oatmeal and raisins sounds like a perfect combo. But i'd like to use them in scones or even salads.
    Great giveaway Veronica

  8. I like chocolate covered rasins :)

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  9. My girls and I love to make trail mix with nuts, raisins and chocolate.

  10. I love raisins in my Greek yogurt which is also mixed with wheat bran, cinnamon, peanut butter and bananas! :-) Yum!


  11. Hi Tes - I'm glad you mentioned it because I did forget to say that the winner must have a US shipping address as the shipping costs out of the country are prohibitive. I've added the note to my post.

    Thanks for coming by and saying hi!

  12. I absolutely ADORE raisins. It is funny. My mom used to always put them in my lunch as a kid. I hated them then. Everyone else was eating chips and such. I knew they were healthy and didn't give them a chance. Now they are like candy to me. I love them in salads, oatmeal and especially with raw almonds.

  13. I love my raisins in my favorite summer salad with raspberry vinaigrette dressing.

  14. I have two favorites. (1) Sprinkle a small handful in my morning oatmeal. (2) A midday snack of a 100-cal bag of California almonds with a 40-cal mini box of California raisins. Very on-the-go!


  15. In a good oatmeal cookie, or this amazing cous cous recipe my Aunt makes...YUM!


  16. I love raisins in trail mix and in granola!