Friday Favorites Giveaway–Manna Organics

Hello! How’s your Friday going?! I really wanted to go out for lunch, but Ben and I are going out for dinner so I made myself rustle up something in the kitchen (random Indian frozen meal, veggies, Vita and handful of chips).

No pics of lunch because it was boring, but I do want to share my

Five Friday Favorites for the week:

1. Night lights! Specifically, night lights that remind me what I want for a midnight snack.Wonder if this comes in Cinnamon Toast Crunch? (Thanks to Claire for sharing this via light bowl

2. The Food Pyramid or a convenient version of it…

3. Kittens. Although, I kind of feel like this one looks possessed.i love tiny cats

4. Water weight. Yesterday I weighed 155, today 152. I love when this happens because it reminds me the scale is NOT the best/only measure of progress. (I weigh in periodically because my pants will always be the same size so I can’t tell with jeans. Plus, I only own stretchy kinds.)IMG_2099 (800x600)

5. Dessert! Not even 5 minutes after I finished lunch knock at the door delivered dessert! Manna Organics sent me two samples of their sweet breads and two of their regular ones.manna bread

I immediately opened up the Banana Walnut Hemp to dig in! At first I was a little thrown off by the brown things – are those figs? No – they are big, chewy pieces of banana! Delicious.IMG_2101 (800x600)

I also tried a piece of the Carrot Raisin (I don’t even try to pretend to have willpower). It is very doughy and packed with raisins.IMG_2105 (800x600)

I explained to the company rep that my readers love carbs almost as much as I do and then offered to give you four loaves too! One Winner (must be in the continental US) will receive 4 loaves of Manna Organics bread.manna organics

To Enter: Leave a comment with your preference – Banana Bread or Carrot Raisin?

Also, please check out their Facebook Page for recipes and contests and follow them on twitter @MannaOrganics

*Contest ends Sunday 11/13/2011 at 6pmPST


  1. says

    Hi Monica! I just discovered your site and LOVE IT b/c you seem very energetic and crazy like me! Well – tough choice but usually I am preferential to making banana bread b/c I eat considerably more ‘nanas (for running) than carrots and even made a fantastic peanut butter cup banana bread for a recent work bake-off BUT I love carrot cake and have never tried carrot bread! Yum! I’m planning to run my first half-marathon next spring and penciling in a few 5k & 10ks before then (per your video advice). Wish me luck!

  2. denise says

    Banana Bread all the way!!!!!!!!! Do they have Pumpkin spice or apple cinnamon? The bread looks nice and dense , I bet it tastes great hot with butter :)

  3. Sarah Peterson says

    Banana for sure! If I only had one food to eat for the rest of my life, I think it would be banana bread. Love.

  4. Maren says

    See, I’ve always HATED bananas, but loved banana bread!! But that carrot raisin looks irresistible!!! So I’d have to choose the carrot 😉

  5. Kellie says

    Carrot raisin (although I wouldn’t turn down a piece of banana bread). The carrots make me feel like I am eating my veggies so it is obviously healthier :)

  6. says

    Why, oh why do I have to choose???!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8-D
    I’m going to go with carrot raisin. Banana bread is a favorite, but I am tempted by the carrot. or maybe the raisin.

  7. Meghan says

    BANANANANANANAANA………. i need some carbs in my life… i am struggling with allowing myself to eat carbs so this would be a great little push….they both look yummmmyyy

  8. says

    BANANA! I have a sick obsession with all things banana. It’s 6:30 AM and I woke up to have a banana (and stalk your blog) and will now go back to sleep and dream of banana bread-bread. Yum yum.

  9. Jessica says

    Tough choice! I loooooove banana bread. But, I think I’d like to give the Carrot Raisin a try. 😀 Both sounds super yummy.

  10. Christa says

    Both look great, but since I’ve mastered how to make banana bread on my own (although not with huge yummy bits of banana — gotta try that), I would love to try the carrot raisin!

  11. Erin Turner says

    Tough decision! But I’m going to go with carrot raisin because it reminds me of my favorite cake – carrot cake!

  12. Angelica says

    I absolutely LOOOOVVVVEEEEE banana bread!!!…and banana pancakes,and banana nut muffins, and banana soft serve, and just plain bananas!

  13. says

    ooooh banana or raisin, hard to pick. I would love to try carrot raisin, I’m always looking for a good sprout bread. I love the pizza slice next to the food pyramid, very cleaver

  14. Kathy says

    I’ve never tried these. I’d definitely like to try the carrot raisin.
    Thanks for the opportunity to try to win some.

  15. says

    Whoa. I know it’s prob not always good to comment on weight and stuff, but you look like you weigh less than 150 in all your pics. You must be pretty tall, spreads it all out :)

  16. Jackie says

    A hard decision! I think I’d like the banana more, but I’m a huge fan of carrot.

    I hope you’re having a good race!

  17. Anne says

    Thank you for admitting on the water weight!! I can swing up to five pounds in a day! It’s crazy. Happy I’m not hte only camel.

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