1000 (Giveaway!)

Posted: September 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Hello, friends! Boy do I have some good news for you this afternoon. FFF has reached 1000 posts! Pretty crazy to think about, huh? I think I need to give a warm thanks to you for reading and making this space a home. How about a special giveaway for multiple readers?!

And if you’re just now finding your way to this blog thanks to this giveaway, please take a look around - I recommend my About and Favorites pages. Then, chill for awhile as I love making new blog friends. Smile

So, about that giveaway…

You may have noticed that a certain ingredient has popped up in quite a few recipes I have done lately. That’s because I have been taste testing my way through a wide variety of NuNaturals stevia products! Say hello to my little friends…


I received an assortment of their quality products for review, including all of the following:

  • Vanilla Stevia Liquid Drops
  • Cocoa Bean Extract Stevia Liquid Drops
  • Alcohol Free Stevia Liquid Drops
  • Clear Stevia Liquid Drops


  • NuStevia Quick Dissolve Tabs
  • NuStevia Pure Stevia Extract
  • More Fiber Stevia Baking Blend


And I have tested them out in a large number of ways.

I have used the More Fiber Stevia Baking Blend in a few recipes you may recognize.

Fresh Peach Muffins


Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies


I really loved this blend because it not only cuts down on the use of sugar, but it also adds fiber…without any effects to the recipe’s taste or texture. I could hardly believe how well the stuff worked in these recipes.

NuNaturals Alcohol Free Liquid Stevia also made an appearance in the dressing for my Three Bean and Feta Salad.


And, yet again, no one would be the wiser that this didn’t use your standard sugar to add that touch of sweetness with the vinegar’s bite.

Beyond using NuNaturals in a few recipes, I have also used it daily in both my oatmeal and my coffee. Before, I would always use a splash of sugar-free maple syrup to give my oats a little extra flavor and sweetness. Now? The vanilla and cocoa liquid stevia drops work wonders in my favorite breakfast. A few drops go a long way. I have literally used one or the other every day for almost a month and there is barely a dent in them.


The Clear Stevia drops or NuStevia Quick Dissolve Tabs have been my go-to way of sweetening up my morning iced coffee as well. I like the clear stevia drops best, but the tablets do a good job too.


The only complaint I had from any of these products was that the Pure White Stevia Extract had a slightly stronger aftertaste compared to the liquid stevia. All in all, I thoroughly enjoy using NuNaturals and cannot wait to give you the chance to try some for yourself! Smile

Good thing Ron from NuNaturals has so very kindly allowed me to host a giveaway to show my love and appreciation of you all!

FOUR WINNERS will each receive one box of the NuStevia Packets (50 ct. Box) AND one bottle of the NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia Liquid (2 oz. bottle).

You have three ways to enter. Please leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry:

  • Comment telling me how you would use your Nunaturals products.
  • Twitter lovers: Tweet the following – I’m trying to win @NuNaturals goodies from @TinaFFF ! Enter for your chance to win - http://bit.ly/mPBTd7 “
  • Facebook lovers: Support FFF on Facebook. Let me know if you did or already do.

This contest is open to US residents only. No P.O. Box addresses, please. Giveaway will end at 12 pm EST Thursday September 15 and I will announce the winners on Friday.

And good news! If you don’t want to wait for a giveaway (or have luck like I do), you can go ahead and get your hands on some NuNaturals the following ways:

1) Continental U.S. readers can receive FREE SAMPLES of the NuStevia Packets by sending a SELF-ADDRESSED, STAMPED, # 10 envelope to the following location :

NuNaturals, INC
2220 West 2nd Ave. # 1
Eugene, OR  97402

2) Receive SPECIAL DISCOUNTS on all future orders available through www.nunaturals.com. Enter the code BLG930 to receive 15% off your total order. You will also receive free shipping in the Continental US with orders over $35. Offer expires SEPTEMBER 30, 2011.

Time to get cracking on those entries. You want to win the Vanilla Stevia Liquid. It’s like liquid gold, people! Cross your fingers you win! Fingers crossed

Disclaimer: I received these NuNaturals products free for review. All opinions expressed are my own, honest thoughts.


169 Comments to “1000 (Giveaway!)”
  1. Brooke S says:

    I have heard good things about NuNaturals but have not found them anywhere nearby. I would try them first in my nightly dark chocolate smoothie.

  2. Brooke S says:

    I already “like” FFF on Facebook.

  3. I’m currently a splenda user, but trying to break that habit. I would try it in coffee, oatmeal, and smoothies!

  4. Tracie P says:

    I am looking for something to replace the SUGAR in my diet. I keep coming up against really strong or bad after tastes. I have heard wonderful things about NuNaturals but unable to find it locally….

  5. Eileen says:

    I am sugar sensitive and stevia is about the only thing my body tolerates. Would love to try the flavored stevia in my morning oats!!

  6. i’m with you – the way i’d use up a lot of my nunaturals sweeteners would totally be in my morning oats! 🙂

  7. i tweeted! (@sarahlearnsblog)

  8. i already like you on facebook!

  9. bonnie says:

    I’d love to try it in coffee and tea!

  10. bonnie says:

    I liked you on facebook!

  11. Kathy says:

    OOooh I would LOVE to try stevia in baking!!

  12. Kathy says:

    I “liked” you on facebook!

  13. Hillary says:

    I’d love to try NuNaturals in baking or in my smoothies!

  14. Allison says:

    I already like you on Facebook!!

  15. Allison says:

    I would love to find a stevia I can have in my morning coffee! Especially now that Fall is knocking on the door!

  16. I’d love to try it in my oatmeal!

  17. Andrea P says:

    I would love to try it in baking. Those cookies look pretty good!

  18. Andrea P says:

    I already like FFF on Facebook!

  19. I’d use the stevia to sweeten my coffee and oats.

  20. I would use the vanilla stevia to sweeten greek yogurt with strawberries and walnuts….my favorite.

  21. I still haven’t tried Stevia although I’ve been hearing about it for a long time in the blog world. I would love to give it a try!

  22. And I am a Facebook Fan!

    p.s. 1000 posts is huge! I’m not even to 100.

  23. I would use the stevia in my smoothies! 🙂

  24. Rachel L says:

    I would like to try it in my coffee!

  25. stephanie*L says:

    I have been trying to cut sugar out! I would love to try some in baking 🙂 yum-O.

  26. stephanie*L says:

    and I already like you on FB!

  27. I would use NuNaturals in smoothies!

  28. And I already like you on FB!

  29. Kellie says:

    I would use stevia to sweeten up my pumpkin oats. I heard the vanilla is awesome.

  30. I would love to bake with NuNaturals! Will is getting tired of Truvia 😉

  31. I would definitely use this “liquid gold” in some chocolately baked goods!

  32. Colleen says:

    Congrats on your 1000th post! I would like to try NuNaturals when baking!

  33. Jess says:

    I am a splenda addict who has yet to try stevia! I’d use it for the things I use splenda for now…coffee, tea, drinks, and also desserts.

  34. Makenna says:

    I would definitely add the NuNaturals into my afternoon tea or coffee! 🙂

  35. Makenna says:

    Just liked you on facebook too!

  36. Christy says:

    I would love to try it in my coffee.

  37. Katheryn says:

    I would love to try it in my baking.

  38. Kristen says:

    I would use the added fiber Stevia in EVERYTHING! I’m always trying to find new ways to incorporate more fiber in my diet.

  39. Kristen says:

    I already like FFF on facebook 🙂

  40. Amy Pacheco says:

    I would use NuNaturals to sweeten my greek yogurt! Yum!

  41. Amy says:

    I tweeted too – tweet tweet!

  42. Amy says:

    aaaaaand I (of course) already follow FFF on Facebook!

  43. Holly says:

    I love adding a Splenda to my morning coffee, but I don’t love that it’s super artificial, and my budget doesn’t love that Stevia products are more expensive. So basically, my belly and my wallet would be mighty happy if I win 🙂

  44. Holly says:

    I already follow FFF on Facebook 🙂

  45. Holly says:

    I Tweeted 🙂 I like this Twitter thang 🙂

  46. I currently use Splenda all the time (I know shame on me!), so I would love to win NuNaturals and use it in my coffee and greek yogurt!!

    And congrats on you 1,000 posts! Can’t wait to read the next 1,000! 🙂

Leave a Reply




Catch Up With Recent Posts

Announcement Time

Posted: November 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

Well, I have had a whirlwind of a few weeks over here. I missed all of you so much! I can’t express enough gratitude for your patience while I got some important things sorted out. Some scary things. Are you ready for the announcement? Here goes! I will no longer be blogging at Faith Fitness […]

88 CommentsRead more →

Self-Love Reflection: The Road Not Taken

Posted: November 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

Hello FFF readers! Nice to meet ya! My name is Carissa and my husband and I blog at Fit2Flex.  Well, I blog…he consults! We are both certified personal trainers with a passion for healthy, active living and clean eating.  I am also studying to become a registered dietitian, a race announcer, and a runner.  Stop […]

24 CommentsRead more →

Healthier Eating For Kids

Posted: November 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

Thanks to Plum Organics for sponsoring my post about tips for baby feeding magic. What if you let baby choose what’s for dinner? Check out their cute "Quest for Yum!" video and see what happens! As parents, we want the best for our children. We help them to feel loved. We strive to teach them […]

14 CommentsRead more →


Posted: November 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Hey, everyone! I wanted to pop in and say I am working on some new and exciting changes.  As a result,I may not be posting as much during the coming week.  Please stay tuned for the big announcement! Love you all! And still feel free to find me on Twitter and Facebook for the time […]

21 CommentsRead more →

Where The Change Happens

Posted: November 16, 2011 at 7:54 am

It’s kind of funny. I become a certified personal trainer and the first workouts I turn to this week come from someone else. The book came in for me at the library last week and, after flipping through it, I couldn’t wait to give the circuits a go. Making The Cut includes a lot of […]

79 CommentsRead more →

From Beginning To End

Posted: November 15, 2011 at 11:53 am

Good morning! First off, thanks for the many congrats yesterday. Love you all bunches for the tons of support you have given me in so many things this year. I hope I can return a little bit of that love through this here blog as well. So yesterday I had my first parent-teacher “conference” for […]

55 CommentsRead more →