Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"Goodness" Party Galore!!!

It's no secret that I'm a HUGE Fresh and Easy fan and if you've read my previous posts about their summer items or EatWell meals you'll know why. They recently came out with their new "Goodness" line which is basically nutritious and delicious food that are good for kids and also good for your budget.

They have lots of options such as breakfast cereals, juice, pre-packaged snacks(kettle corn and multi-grain chips), fruit packs and even mac and cheese. The best part about these products is they use wholesome, natural foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables and other foods that are naturally good sources of vitamins and minerals. They also limit the amount of sugar, sodium, and fat in their Goodness products and require them to follow these strict guidelines:

• No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
• No added trans fat
• No high fructose corn syrup
• No artificial sweeteners
• No added caffeine

So when Fresh and Easy invited me to share their "Goodness" line with some fellow moms and their kids and I thought it was such a fantastic idea I asked if I could have TWO parties!!!

The first was a birthday party that was being thrown by a friend who was NINE months pregnant! It was my friend Kerri's daughter's 3rd birthday and I figured preparing food was the last thing she wanted to do while getting ready to pop out a baby in less than a week. I know mothers out there can probably relate because I wanted to do as little as possible at that stage of my pregnancy. Angelina from Fresh and Easy (party-planner extraordinnaire) even decorated and set up all the food to lessen her load.

Kerri at 9 months pregnant!

Angelina and her daughters with Kerri and myself.

It's party time!

Cinderella taking a multi-grain chip break.

Ms. Lucy sporting her Fresh and Easy tattoos during cake time.

The kids at Lucy's party LOVED the Cocoa Boulder cereal, kettle corn snack packs along with the strawberry banana juice! I was amazed to find out that most of the moms had never been to Fresh and Easy because they thought it "looked too expensive". When I told them it was quite the contrary and after tasting all the delicious treats they were excited to find out for themselves.

Sinead and Lisa ready to grab some "Goodness" goodies with their F & E totes!

The second was a Halloween party for my mommy and me playgroup. Half of the moms wanted to sample the products because a new Fresh and Easy store recently opened up in Burbank (which is a city nearby) while the other half raved about how much they already loved Fresh and Easy and couldn't wait to try out their new kid-friendly "Goodness" line. Angelina, my lifesaver, once again came to set up and filled everyone in on the new products.

So many goodies to choose from.

Angelina helping my daughter with the F&E stickers, giving the low-down on the Goodness products and posing with me in my Where's Waldo? costume.

The Halloween party favorites were kettle corn, Cocoa Boulders cereal and apple slices. All the moms received their very own reuseable tote bag along with samples of the multi-grain chips, raisin packs and even some Fresh and Easy coupons.

Our teacher Ms. Loretta with her F&E tote.

Thank you Fresh and Easy for allowing me to share your "Goodness" products with all my mom friends and their kids! Oh, in case any of you are wondering my friend Kerri gave birth to a happy healthy baby girl six days after the party.

Disclaimer: I received products and materials used towards the parties and also a stipend. The views expressed in this post are my personal and honest opinion.

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