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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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Sheri says …

We have an 8 year old w/ Aspergers and ADHD so anything we can purchase without additives or "white foods" (bleached flours and sugars)... As natural and whole as possible is always good for snacking.

Rita Chism says …

I generally go for healthy snacks but it is Christmas time after all so homemade fudge with black walnuts & homemade cheeseball with crackers. Would sure love to win this...hook me up Angels, LOL Many Blessings & Merry Christmas to all

Jessica says …

Fruits, fruits, fruits!!! Depending on the season, but usually grapes, apples, and Clementine's. I also snack on almonds. However, my favorite snack is a trail mix of raisins, nuts and M&M's!!

Aaron says …

I am snacking on some home-made beef jerky while writing my final. Spiced up with fresh ground pepper, Himalayan pink salt, curry, chili powder, onion powder, and red wine vinegar. I commonly mix this with some assorted raisins and almonds/walnuts.

@julie_slp says …

seeduction bread and brothers apple chips!

Clare says …

What am I snacking on? Anything homemade. I spent the morning making snickerdoodles and eating banana bread (made yesterday morning) :)

Amy McGee says …

Almonds. All about the raw almonds these days. OK, and its Christmas. Lets not kid ourselves. There has been a cookie or two.

Sarah Crock says …

I LOVE snacking on Barbara Bars Wheat Free Fig Bars! They are so sweet and delicious! And the even cooler thing? They are fat free! Yummy!

Allison Costlow says …

Currently snacking on chocolate pudding, chocolate chip cookies, Cheezits, leftover Halloween candy (I have 192 pieces left), poptarts, and barbecue flavored potato chips.

arlene wax says …

I love Whole Foods and I love Jim Brickman. They make a great combo!

Sara Pappas says …

Hummus and crackers.

Jera says …

I snack on fruit and pita chips. YUM!

Jennie says …

Snackin' on Almonds and Clementines!! yum yum

Laurie Sanders says …

Low-fat popcorn is my favorite snack.

Kenzie King says …

I am currently snacking on falafel. Mmmm.

Megan says …

Vegan tacos is where it's at.

Marcus says …

I am snacking on some Wheat Thins Flatbread. Not too bad. And definitely not heavy.

Jennifer Palazzolo says …

We love to snack on Almonds, Yogurt Covered Pretzels, Vege Chips, Sunflower Seeds, Carrots & Hummus, Apples, Onigiri and Quinoa :)

traci menchaca says …

I'm eating some bright orange crackers called "gold-n-chees" and drinking a diet dr pepper.....serious help needed here, please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Theresa says …

Sprouted almonds from the bulk department! Um, hello, YUM!

Emily says …

I've been snacking on multigrain crackers, pepperjack cheese, and sausage. :D

Susan Rossman says …

I'm snacking on Sabra's garlic hummus and wheat pretzel sticks. Yum!

Amy says …

I love to snack on raw cashews!

Jestine says …

I really love the bulk section! My favorite are the dried bananas! The best snack ever.

Rachel S says …

I'm snacking on Whole Foods organic almonds (brainpower) and satsuma oranges (energy) today!

Rise Ruhl says …

Go Lean Crunch bars!!!

veronica Milan says …

Lately, we have been snacking on popcorn with chili powder and lemon. Another favorite is peppermint ice cream.

Andrea says …

Right now my favorite snack is organic plain yogurt with the Whole Foods granola, with raspberries and agave on top!!! yummmmmmmmm:)

Sarah G says …

I love carrots and hummus, for a healthy snack. On days that I'm not health conscious, chocolate is the answer to all my problems. :)

A J says …

My fav snacks are cashews and fresh fruit, especially pineapples!

Julie D says …

Pita Chips and Hummus or taziki sauce is my favorite snack. I also eat a lot of popcorn.

Julie says …

Whenever I reach for a snack, it's usually organic raw cashews with some dried fruit. Currently, I'm addicted to dried papaya! I could eat them all day :) But I also like dried plums, unsulphured apricots, and raisins. All organic of course!

Lisa says …

I'm snacking on a pizza that was handmade by my neighborhood pizza parlor using a gluten-free crust. It comes with red sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese -- very old school.

Susan says …

Tortillas with salsa and yogurt. Cookies with stevia and fruit juice for sweetner. Candy Cane Lane tea and chai spice tea with stevia. Nice for cooler weather.

Jody Noller says …

Hi all and Happy Holidays! Being the Holiday season, my daughter and I try to snack on healthy things, but do like sweets too! We are munching on carrot sticks and hummus, organic anise cookies made with organic whole grain flour, organic egg, organic chocolate chips, organic sugar, and anise seed. We are also making burritos! These are on a wrap with organic brown rice, organic salsa, organic avocado, organic tomatoes, organic pinto beans, and soy cheeze! Yum!! Also snacking on soup! Butternut and Apple soup, white veggie chowder made with cashews, and organic apples! Happy Holidays!

kath h says …

I am having olives, french bread, apples and a lite brie. It has been one of those days at work, so this is how I treat myself!

Jennifer Yannotti says …

I am snacking on some mixed nuts, trying to perfect the art of cracking still!

Kathleen Ignatoski says …

I am snacking on pumpkin seeds...beside the sodium, they are chock full of vitamins and minerals!

Nicole says …

Yummy organic apple with peanut butter, and some German chocolate for dessert!

rebrinkley says …

Nature Valley's salty & sweet bars with a cup of hot apple cider!

linda says …

looks good to me!

Allison says …

Bananas and peanut butter, apples, popcorn, almonds, cashews, raisins :)

Bianca says …

I am snacking on apples, big ones from Washington State. They are yummy !

Kristin says …

I made some mini chocolate chip pumpkin muffins the other day with whole wheat flour and applesauce instead of vegetable oil. It has been a nice sweet snack but slightly less guilt filled!

kathleen ryan says …

hummus...always hummus and sometimes if i have them in the house the humbles from your store, so delicious!

michael says …

One of my favorite snacks is a simple little baggy of goji berries. Low glycemic, rich in protein and fiber, and delicious!

Laura says …

At the moment I'm snacking on edamame and an apple. Edamame probably isn't a good "road food" unless your tour bus has a fridge and a microwave. Sure is a delicious snack though! I love Blue Diamond Nut Thin rice crackers too!

Maria says …

goji berries!

janeywan says …

Taco salad at the moment.

Angela says …

I always carry Lara Bars because I'm hypoglycemic and celiac. I also carry Numi's Monkey King Jasmine and White Rose teas. I always keep nuts to munch on in my freezer- because I like them frozen. We all snack on Foods Should Taste Good chips from their multigrain to their lime and chocolate. I either make an herb dip or we have hummus with our chips. We always have coconut juice for post work outs to help us rehydrate. My 7 year old loves the passion fruit flavored coconut juice more than the other flavors. There's always fresh carrots and cucumbers too.

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