Tuesday, July 28, 2015

3 Ways to Cook with Freekeh + GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

As a Sweat Pink Ambassador with Fit Approach, Freekeh Foods has sent me two bags of their Organic Roasted Green Wheat to review. They have also provided one bag for me to giveaway to one of you!

This has been a great opportunity to jump out of my healthy food "comfort zone" and try something new. Have you heard of "Freekeh"? I hadn't until this review! Note: These opinions are 100% my own.

What is Freekeh?

According to the Freekeh Foods website:
"Freekeh is a process which means "to rub" in Arabic. Freekeh was created by accident nearly 2,000 years ago when a Middle Eastern village was attacked and their crop of young green wheat was set ablaze. Most folks would sulk over their misfortune, but the crafty villagers rubbed off the chaff, cooked it up and "Eureka!" Freekeh was created. We're proud to offer you this tasty, nutritious ancient grain with a funny name."
Why should you try it? Freekeh is a healthy alternative to rice because it has up to 3 times the protein as even brown rice! Freekeh is a roasted ancient grain that is equal to quinoa in protein and fiber. Plus, it is available in three delicious flavors: Original, Rosemary Sage and Tamari.

3 Ways to Cook with Freekeh

Freekeh Foods sent me their Original and Rosemary Sage flavors. Here are a few ways I have cooked my Freekeh:


First of all, Freekeh is so easy to prepare. Pour in your Freekeh, add water and bring to a boil. 20 minutes later, it's ready!


My first Freekeh meal was Chicken, Carrots and Rosemary Sage Freekeh. The rosemary sage flavor really added to this meal and Freekeh was a great substitute for brown rice.


Next I made Chicken Stir Fry with Original Freekeh. I chose the Original flavor to go with the stir fry flavor. This was my favorite chicken and Freekeh recipe.


Because breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, I even added a little Freekeh into my morning with Warm Breakfast Freekeh. Add cinnamon, a drop of vanilla and a little brown sugar to the Original Freekeh and top with fresh fruit for the perfect Freekeh breakfast!


For even more Freekeh recipe ideas, visit the Freekeh Foods' Recipes page!

Freekeh Foods Giveaway

Ready to try Freekeh for yourself? Enter to win a bag of Freekeh in the flavor of your choice. 

To enter, follow the below steps and leave a separate comment for each. Each comment is another "entry" for you! *U.S. residents only*

1. Follow @freekehfoods on Twitter.

2. Follow @freekehfoods on Instagram.

3. "Like" Freekeh Foods on Facebook.

4. Tweet about the giveaway:
5. "Like" Life to the Full on Facebook.

6. Leave a comment telling me what flavor you would like to try: Original, Rosemary Sage or Tamari!

The winner will be announced on August 4th. Congratulations to our winner, JUDITH!

Linking up at Fitness Friday and the Fit Dish with Jessica and Jill. #dishthefit

17 comments:

  1. WOW, such a great review, and I learned a lot! How crazy how freekeh came to be, so interesting. Love your meals too btw. I am so curious about the flavor, I would like to try it plain so I could taste the grain just by itself. I LOVE grains, so this is looking so delish. Thanks for sharing Amy!

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    1. The original is my favorite because it can be added into any recipe! A little extra protein is a plus for any dish!

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  2. Great review. I never tried Freekeh. Love how it has 3x the protein of brown rice. I would try the plain variety, since I never ever tried it before, so I can really taste the flavor.

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    1. Thanks, Ilka! Freekeh is an awesome substitute for brown rice in any recipe. The original flavor has been so versatile!

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  3. I've never tried Freekeh but love exploring new grains. I would love to try the tamari flavor!

    - Judith

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  4. I like Freekeh Foods on FB

    - Judith

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  5. I like Life to the Full on FB

    - Judith

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  6. I follow on Twitter (@RontalJudith)

    - Judith

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    1. Congrats, Judith, you're the giveaway winner! Please email your mailing address to me at creativeaimdesign (at) gmail . com

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  7. It looks like it's about the same consistency as couscous.

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  8. I am still waiting on mine! Great job with the review! I like how you made it into a breakfast dish. Nice!

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  9. Ive never heard of that brnd but I like all the recipe ideas for it-yum! Coming from the linky!

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  10. yum! that looks delish. I've been trying new things in the kitchen, so I'll have to try this!

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  11. I recently bought my first bag of freekah and like using it in rice type dishes, too. I'll try it for breakfast like you did, too. I did the same thing with some quinoa!

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