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Brickman's Bag of Goodies

jimbrickman4Jim Brickman ("America's romantic piano sensation" who was just nominated for a Grammy for Faith as Best New Age Album) is a dedicated Whole Foods Market customer and shares his thoughts here about which healthy snacks he packs on the road. Share your thoughts about which healthy snacks you pack in your bag of goodies! We'll choose one winner at random from the comments to receive A Better Bag filled with some of our favorite goodies. Get on it! The deadline for responding is December 13th. jimbrickman1Going on tour is kind of like taking a trip to visit family. In every city there are fans and friends who consider me part of theirs. After all, we have a very personal relationship. They have used my music for everything from falling in love (weddings and proposals), relaxation in the bubble bath, recuperation and healing - and even in the labor room when they give birth to their babies. My tour this year travels to over 40 cities in nine weeks. I spend a lot of time on the tour bus with my musical guests and the crew. It's really not very glamorous, and I always say it's a good thing we all get along so well - because there is no where to hide. So, just like packing up for any road trip, jimbrickman2we need plenty of munchies to keep us occupied. Of course, we can't go crazy with sweets because our wardrobe still has to fit by New Year's Eve. So, we try to eat as healthy as possible. Thank goodness for Whole Foods, which is always the last stop before we get on the bus. You can watch a short video of Jim shopping at Whole Foods Market. During the day, I have radio and TV interviews and it's really easy to grab some raw almonds or dried fruit to eat on the run. I just discovered the Think bars - super fruit and super food. You never know what kind of drinks the stations will have, and I really like to drink green tea. So, I stick a few tea bags and a Think bar in my jacket just in case they only serve coffee and donuts. Before each concert we do a sound check to make sure our mics and earpieces are working and the sound is balanced throughout the theatre. Then to dinner, which the theatre provides. Sometimes it's absolutely delicious and sometimes - not. I can't afford to be "sick" in the middle of a concert, so I keep 365 Simple Digestive tablets on hand. Here's a sample of what our concert guests are hearing:

I know most artists don't do this, but I have a Meet 'n Greet for members of my VIP Club after every concert. That adds up to over 200 hugs or handshakes every evening. It's not that I'm a "germ-o-phobe," but I can't tempt fate and get sick. I do take a lot of vitamins and just in case - I have 365 Flu Ease, Guard or Sambucol Immune. The show must go on! I think I've been a good influence on the cast and crew. When we're exhausted after a concert we all pile onto the bus, get in comfortable clothes, maybe open a bottle of wine - but immediately go for the veggies and hummus, Organic White Cheddar Popcorn, Paul Newman Protein Pretzels and cookies. Personally, I LOVE the Organic Natural Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, which are my treat to myself after the concert. Let me just say, that I couldn't think of a more appropriate store than Whole Foods to help sponsor my Beautiful World Tour. I'm in Whole Foods at least once a week throughout the year. Whether I'm looking for a healthy snack, vitamins, or picking up something for dinner, I'm hooked. jimbrickman3When Jim was preparing to head out on tour this holiday season, he wanted to make the whole experience greener for his fans. Whole Foods Market became a sponsor by providing our reusable Better Bags to pack up the merchandise sold at his shows.

So, what are you snacking on? Leave a comment below and you may be randomly selected to win A Better Bag full of all things good!

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Helene says …

I like dates stuffed with salted almonds

Merryn says …

I'm snacking on Whole Foods Blueberry Granola! MMMMMMM! And homemade Christmas cookies - have to sample them while frosting them. :p

Siovahn says …

Peanut butter cookies with mixed berry tea.... it taste like a pb & j sandwich. ;-)

rebecca mahar says …

Caramel Apples yummy we made them with the 365 caramel wraps

hugliz says …

like the toddler in the commercials, I'm munching on cheerios (multi-grain) sans milk. usually i eat grapes or part of pear as well. yum!

Len Zen says …

Snacking on fresh pear slices dipped in almond butter.

Jen says …

When I need a little extra protein and I'm sick of everything in the pantry, I open the freezer for some Japanese veggie (tofu) gyoza. Even my non-vegetarian friends request me to steam some for them when they come over for some late-night snacking! Always hits the spot. I wish Whole Foods offered more of these!

Sheila | Live Well 360° says …

Fage 0% yogurt, with raw cashews, goji berries, and crushed WF 365 organic honey graham crackers sprinkled on top, with a drizzle of agave syrup. YUM!

Jenny says …

I am going to be snacking on a gluten-free apple pie I just bought at Whole Foods. It is in the oven as I type so it will be nice and hot when I dig in. This if my first GF pie so I hope it is good -- I am new to this GF thing!

Fran says …

Snacking on tuna sandwiches that my daughter just made. Yum!!

Roseanne says …

...mmmm, raw almonds, sometimes with Seaside cheddar, sometimes not...always good.

Michael says …

Just sliced up a crisp apple with my Benchmade 722SBT in my hotel room in DC.

Deanna C. Tilley says …

Snaking on Goji berries and Whole grain Flax chips. Can you include a 'Wholefoods' near me? I'm campaigning to get one near Charlotte (Belmont) NC...if I win I'll drive to Winston Salem or Charleston to get it- we desperately need one here- I'll have to make a trip soon anyway...I'm on my last bottle of the 365 Organic Hot sauce and I can't go w/o it:)

Carly says …

My "go-to" snack is a handful of raw veggies (usually carrots, sometimes green beans or broccoli) with either sunflower seeds or almonds. I also love making up a small plate of cherry tomatoes, pita chips, strips of mozzarella and a dollop of hummus, all drizzled with some extra virgin olive oil.

Anna Garzon says …

I am snacking on gingerbread cookies and blackberry banana bread. You can't keep gingerbread cookies away from me during the holiday season :) and I had some extra bananas and blackberries so I whipped up some yummy bread!

Rebecca says …

Raw almonds, dried cranberries and hummus are my favourite snacks. Whole Foods makes the BEST hummus ever!

Marieke van Vugt says …

I love carrots with a peanut butter-agave nectar-soy sauce dip

Becky says …

I am snackng on frosted Christmas sugar cookies hot out of the over and red velvet mini cupcakes.

Danielle says …

apples, crackers and the whole foods freshly ground honey peanut butter!

Panda Foodie says …

Potato chips or Hello Pandas chocolate cracker bites. =)

Mary Anne says …

I am snacking on Made In Nature organic dried Calimyrna figs...right out of the bag! They are the best, even on the go!

Laura says …

Pan di stelle by Mulino Bianco. Best imported cookies ever!

MJW says …

Edamame!

Eliana says …

Tuna salad and wholegrain breadsticks!

Marie Colangelo says …

I am snacking on frozen banana slices smeared with natural peanut butter and fresh squeezed orange juice (just getting over a cold). Haven't been to Whole Foods for a few days because of my cold so supplies are low :)

Sarah S. says …

seems like i'm always snacking on apples. apples, apples, and more apples. favorite food? no doubt about it.

Michael says …

Kale chips!

Vivienne says …

Sweet Olive Oil Tortas I got from Whole Foods yesterday! Light and yummy!

Alissa says …

Homemade granola or mixed nuts.

kelly says …

Im snacking on some Chex Mix and water.

Diana says …

I was at Whole Foods today and I just finished snacking on a delish carmel nut cupcake from the bakery department - loved it!!

michlle says …

i'm addicted aka snacking on stacys pita chips. they are too good.

michael lynn says …

Anything cheese :-)) I love cheese and sourdough bread!

Moss says …

I am snacking on Toats Organic! They are delicious all organic, gluten free little cookie bites. The whole story and production process is amazing. You feel good eating them and it is a simple satisfying healthy treat everyone needs to try. Www.toatsorganic.com best new snack out there!

renee wilmath@yahoo.com says …

Love the terra blue corn chips with Tomatillo salsa!!!!!!!!!

Amy says …

We love the 365 Spelt pretzels in our house. Sometimes we open the bag in the car. Through in some Guayaki Yerba Mate (Traditional Mate) and we are happy campers all the way home!

Anne says …

I make dehydrated chili flavored flax seed crackers from bulk section flax, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and sometimes pumpkin seeds. They're great alone or with hummus. I also love raw almonds and seasonal fruit. The fuyu persimmons and pomegranates are great this year.

Megan says …

Right now, I should be studying for my last Nursing test of the semester but in the meantime I am loving this clementine I am snacking on. I love the fresh Clementines during the winter! I have a feeling the current Clementine won't be my last! : )

efedor says …

I am currently snacking Stacy's Pita Chips, Garlic Hummus, and a crispy green apple! Thanks Whole Foods!

kmsqrd says …

I've been snacking on Honey Nut Cheerios and some random dried fruit and nut mix.

Jessica says …

Homemade fig newton bars, all organic. Tasty little morsels they are. Can't forget the raw banana/chocolate pudding. It is divine beyond reason, plus a little Irish Soda Bread. To hard to not nibble on it.

Kari says …

I'm snacking on left over roasted potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper!

~Lana B~ says …

First: what beautiful music!!! Thanks for sharing w/ us! Secondly: I usually try to keep some sort of trail mix on hand for my 4yr old that loves to snack! I really enjoyed reading everyone's responses and have logged a few new ideas for future snacking!!! You guys rock! ~Lana B~

Leigh Ann Callaway says …

I am snacking on Just Apples freeze dried Apples. So tart and crunchy it makes for perfect snacking. They come in all kinds of fruit and even veggies. I like them over dehydrated fruits because of the texture and light crispy crunch. The veggies are even good on salads and fruits are great to top off cereal or ice cream. You can't go wrong either because there is nothing added it is just fruit (or veggies).

Maureen says …

Snacking on Haagen Daaz Five: Chocolate. YUM

screwdestiny says …

I love soy crisps, raw almonds, apples sliced up a dipped in stuff (favorites are peanut butter and chocolate pudding), graham crackers spread with some low-fat cream cheese.

Brynne says …

A few hours ago, I had a 365 brand taco shell, broken into two flat halves. I spread refried beans on it and heated in my tiny 'oven'(A covered pan on a hotplate.) Simple and perfect!

Dony says …

I'm snacking on NOTHING! Since I don't feel I make smart choices about what to eat if I get the urge for a snack I don't grab one because I never include "snacks"in my shopping list. I love Whole Foods and thank god they accept Food Stamps but I just go in there grab some meat and I ask no questions;maybe I shouls but I'm too shy:)

Tracie says …

It's after 4am and I'm having a small banana and water. I am a HUGE fan of Jim Brickman and saw these bags at his concert after the show last Tuesday and left without getting one... I try to snack on fruits, mixed nuts and I love my double fiber bread toasted dark in the morning. Happy Holidays!

jengd says …

Depends on the day and what's in the house. Chips/Salsa, Brie/Apples, my son's cinnamon alphabet cookies... So many possibilities. :)

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