30 May 2010

Sidney Health Fair

Sidney Health Fair 2010

Basically there were two sections, inside and outside. The inside had demos, 
samples, workshops, exhibitors, etc. The outside had local farmers and producers

So like any mature adult, I made a mad dash for the 
samples, because it's "Health Food Halloween" people!

This was really cool, HoneyPro is a Maca infused honey spread
It had the texture of soy butter or margarine, not at all liquified

Lorna Vanderhaeghe: Smart Solutions for Women

The guy behind the table totally thought I was strange for grabbing the 
MenoTea! Hey, I'll take anything that's got "FREE" written all over it :)

...come follow me to some raw chocolate!!!

Planet Love raw chocolate bars, granolas, dried fruits, powders,
 superfoods, fermented vegetables, crackers, nuts, seeds, herbs,
 Eco housewares and supplies, bed and bath, the whole kit and kaboodle...

Raw Chocolate 

Goji Berries, Incan Berries, and Cacao Nibs

I was so amazed at the creaminess of these fair trade organic
raw chocolate bars from Planet Love. The price was great @ 2
 for $7.00 considering they're made with pure and wholesome
 ingredients. I had to snatch up two of my own... and because
 I love anything crispy, I got the Coconut Crisp and Chocolate

Saw some Smashin Fashin organic and hemp clothing...

They had a lot of cute knits and fabrics

NoNuttin' Bars, Granolas, and Trail Mix samples and 
Nature's Path Flax Plus Granola and Whole O's Cereal samples

Montmorency Tart Cherry Concentrate 

Had to take a picture of these digestive enzyme supplements
by Enzymedica. There was seriously one for every ailment!!!

I'm going to pick up the 'GlutenEase' to try soon, I wonder if it will have any 
effect. That would be the best if it works.. or at least lessens symptoms!!!

Definitely important to visit some beauty booths... 

While yours truly gets a makeover :)

Getting my makeup done at Arbonne International. It was 
a tad awkward with a few 'people watchers' standing by tho

Before leaving I made sure to head outside to the local farmers stands. Red Barn Market 
is my favorite on the island. They're focused on sourcing out wild meats and local foods

Lot's of great produce and all the grocery products I love!

Gluten Free White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies. I went crazy when I saw 
Portofino Bakery carrying a whole new line of gluten free breads and cookies!

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Cheese & Onion Bread

Gluten Free Brown Bread and Gluten Free Seeded Bread

Both of these were delicious, especially the White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies. 
I'm sorry to the other companies I love, but these cookies are at the top of the
food chain. There's no way anyone would have guessed they were gluten-free

Naturally-raised Deli Meats, Sausage, and Cheese 

My healthy "trick-or-treat" bag

The swelling in my cheeks is looking better. Can you see the
 left side (my right) is larger than the other. My mom was
 calling me potato head... in the most loving way possible ;)


Ameena said... [reply]

I can't wait to check out this new line of gluten-free products. If you say that these cookies are on the top of the food chain then I definitely need to find them here!

What a great event. Enjoy all your samples.

Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) said... [reply]

LOL @ health food Halloween! That whole fair looks awesome. Samples are the best. :)


Anonymous said... [reply]

Awesome... free stuff is always good, right? ;)

<3 <3

Amanda @ . seek . said... [reply]

I've never been to a health fair, but I'd definitely love to go; finding new products to try makes me more excited than it probably should.

Enjoy your bag of goodies!

Anonymous said... [reply]

look at all those products! I would be skipping around that entire place; looks like fun!

Swelling-smelling you don't look bad at all

Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin said... [reply]

That fair looked incredible!! I would have gone crazy there... I love that you took the Meno tea - - i am EXACTLY the same way. If it's free, its mine!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Sounds like a lot of fun - I love free samples too, especially because you get to try out all kinds of fun new products.

Yuki said... [reply]

Seems like you had a blast!
I have to check out some of the new items from portofino bakery! i LOVE their breads so much, it's so delicious.

btw, i picked up the quinoa chocolate and pumpkin seed protein bar today! i totally thought of you lol. it was heavenly tasty! thank you for blogging about them!

Anonymous said... [reply]

looks and sounds like a blast lady! You look adorable, no worries! I am sure whatever swelling is left will go away soon!

Anonymous said... [reply]


I'm shedding about a million imaginary tears right now because that health fair looks like it was awesome. I want free goodies!

For having swollen cheeks (which I totally can't see) you look quite pretty. Something that isn't pretty? Me with swollen cheeks. Since I have a round face already, when I had my wisdom teeth out it wasn't pleasant. My nickname was Chipmunk. -.-

Sarah (GF vegan) said... [reply]

Glad your infection's getting better. This food fayre looks awesome! As does this gluten-free bread. I'm yet to find a gluten-free bread that is also vegan. x

Simply Life said... [reply]

Looks like a great event - I'd definitely be all about those samples as well! :)

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said... [reply]

Your mom sounds like my dad. He always has some sort of funny name for me. It looks like you had a great time. I wish we had a fair like this here. Planet Love has the cutes lables!

Gina; The Candid RD said... [reply]

Looks like you had a great time! The makeup looks fantastic. You don't look like a potato anymore :)

I am not surprised there was an enzyme supplement for every ailment! They'll get all the money they can possible make.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Yay for free samples!
The health fair looks amazaaazing, we need something like that here :(
Enjoy your finds xxxx

Katie ♥ said... [reply]

well your a beautiful potato head!!!! Your mom is to funny!!!

Looks like you had a great time! Gotta love all the free samples! Im loving that honey, so cool it has maca in it!!!

Hope you have a great day girl!! xoxo

sophia said... [reply]

In this event, I would be zooming in towards the baked goods section at once! So glad you found some new gluten-free products to indulge in!

And whoa! Free swag rules!

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said... [reply]

Wow, this event looks like so much fun!!! I'd be dashing around for those free samples too! :)

Heather (Where's the Beach) said... [reply]

How fun!! I'm so jealous.

Krista said... [reply]

What a FUN day! I'm all over free stuff and samples myself. Why not, right??? Those Pure chocolate bars sound like heaven. Especially the coconut crisp one. Jealous over that buy for sure!! :)

Adrien said... [reply]

All that free stuff makes me wish I had gone- how much fun are things like that with your mom?! I love them!

Happy to hear you had such a great weekend!

Laury@TheFitnessDish said... [reply]

The Health Fair looks like SO much fun!!! Wish we had one around here like that!You're right, it is like Halloween for us health nuts!! Glad to hear your mouth is feeling better..haha, my hubby was calling me a lil' chipmunk for a couple days so I feel yah!

Kris | iheartwellness.com said... [reply]

What a great looking show!! I love these pics of you ;)

I can't wait to go checkout these gluten free breads! YUMMMMMM!


Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.com said... [reply]

Oh wow- a foodie paradise! The fair looked amazing, I'm so jealous. Esp of the trick or treat bag you left with!! Glad you had a great time!!

Becca said... [reply]

wow!!! health freak porn! love itttttt :] looks amazing!! i hope it was amazing as the pictures detail :] <3

Anonymous said... [reply]

wow what a wonderful day...i am digging the raw chocolates - yum yum and yum

Averie @ Averie Cooks said... [reply]

omg this is kinda like my DREAM experience!
hemp clothing, GF and vegan cookies, raw choco, hippy dippy cool ppl, omg so happy for you and i so wish i could have come with!!!

in san diego and in s. calif there are so many of these types of expos that i cant wait to start going to!

thx for the super sweet comment you left me too :)

runnerforever said... [reply]

I have never been to a health fair and it looks so cool, I am sooo envious. Glad the swelling is going down, looks very uncomfortable. :-(

Samantha said... [reply]

What a fun event! Looks like something I would be all over if they had one here!

lynn @ the actors diet said... [reply]

what a terrific event! i love samples.

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

Glad it is getting better! I think you look adorable! Looks like a good time with tons of great treats!

Kady said... [reply]

What a great health fair! I would love to go to a fair like that - free samples are the best!

Joy | The life of Joy said... [reply]

Thank you sweetie! I love to read all your comments, you're so sweet! Looks like you had a wonderful day! Lookss like you found a solution to cimbinate blogging and school ;)


Anonymous said... [reply]

holy my goodness....please PLEASE inform me on how i get to attend one of these functions! free food?!?!?! im so all in!!!!!!! all the stuff looks divine too! i doubt here in mississippi we even have any kind of 'health food' conventions haha we have massive BBQ contests...does that count??

Lola said... [reply]

Hi Kelsey!! I love free samples hehe everyone does! I'm going to one on wednesday, it will be all about soy, and exotic stuff like eating flowers and insects! (i'll pass on the insects :P) I'll be sure to bring my camera to post lots of pics :)

Lauren said... [reply]

That looks like such a fun fair! Gotta love free samples! I love that you got a makeover, thats too cute.
Let us know if the Gluten enzyme supplement helps..I would be very interested because I'm quite a mess lately too. Swollen cheeks and all...and a whole lotta pain. Not just from gluten though. Anyway, anything that could possibly help would be great news for me.
Glad you had a fun day!

Megan D said... [reply]

That honey spread sounds yummy! And I want your trick or treat bag!!! I wish we had expos like this around me. Healthy food samples (hello Whole Foods) might just be my very favorite thing ever. I would probably explode from excitement at a health expo like this! Oh and that's really fun you got a makeover. So pretty! :)

Kelsey @ CleanTeenKelsey said... [reply]

Oh my gosh, wow! I am loving this post. So much awesomeness at one fair. Looks like you got some great steals, and I can't wait to hear about your favorites. :)

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