Linwoods Gift Pack Giveaway!

Linwoods flax pkgLinwoods Flaxseed Blends are tasty, healthy and delish. Ten lucky readers will a $35 Lindwoods Gift Pack—enter soon!

Flax is your friend. If you’d like to try and win two full-size packages of Linwoods flaxseed blends plus a t-shirt ($35 value), be sure to enter our Linwoods Gift Pack Giveaway contest!

I’m a big fan of flax and use it in myriad ways. In fact, you will ALWAYS find ground flax in my refrigerator or freezer (stays fresher that way). What’s so good about flax? It’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids (which most of us don’t get enough of), is a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber (again, most of us can use more), it boasts a wide range of vitamins and minerals, and provides lignans—natural compounds that convey some heart-health benefits and also may play a role in preventing some hormonally-related cancers.

I received samples of Linwoods flaxseed blends and other Linwoods “super food” products in the mail to try out at home. Since I was a fan of flax prior to receiving these products, it wasn’t too hard for me to think of ways to try these flaxseed blends. The easiest way I use them is to sprinkle them onto my yogurt or cottage cheese. If I’m baking, I nearly always use ground flax as part of the flour mixture—just ask my kids (when they were little they used to wonder aloud why pancakes at our house were always “more brown” than those at their friends’ houses)! Anyway…Linwoods flaxseed blends are nutrient-dense—they combine the ground flax with thing like nuts, seeds and berries. Think of them as a convenient way to boost the “health status” of foods you already eat. Try adding them to your hot cereal, combine them with the other ingredients in your homemade granola, or stir them into soups, casseroles and grain-based side dishes or salads. Need more ideas? Check out the recipes on the Linwoods website. All Linwoods blends are gluten free, GMO free, dairy free, yeast free, vegan and have no added sugar.

Based in Northern Ireland and established in 1965, Linwoods is a family owned company whose products are sourced in their raw form from around the world. Linwoods products are found in the U.S. in select supermarkets and specialty foods stores including Whole Foods.

Want to try and win a Linwoods Gift Pack? Here’s what to do:Linwoods

First, be sure you’ve signed up for our e-newsletter and “Like” Appetite for Health on Facebook. Also, please  “Like” Linwoods Super Foods on Facebook, too.  Then, tell us in the comment section below (not on Facebook) how you’d use your Linwoods flaxseed blend products. We’ll pick 10 winners! Enter by Friday, Feb 1st at midnight. Contest open to U.S. residents.

Remember, we tend to give “extra credit” to those friends who share a nutrition or fitness article from AFH on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Reddit, etc. If you do that, be sure to tell us where you shared our content (a link is handy)! All AFH Terms and Conditions Apply.


  1. I have never used flaxseed before but I have a cookie recipe that I would love to try and this would be a great time to try it if you would nice enough to pick me for this

  2. Martha frenz says:

    I would add the flaxseed to my morning oatmeal to give it an extra boost.

  3. Georgiana says:

    I would love blending up some Fun, Fiber-Filled Flaxseed Fruit Smoothie Blends with this as Linwoods Flaxseed Fiber blends sound like a Fantastic addition! Would also add a spoonful when I bake muffins and brownies too! Yum! I like both Facebook pages, and I’m an email subscriber and I shared with my friends as well! Thank you so much!

  4. Yum, what a great idea! This would be perfect for sprinkling on cereal, used in baking, or in smoothies. Will Like on Facebook, and tweet, tweet too!

  5. Would love to try in my morning oatmeal!

  6. I’d use it as a garnish for salads and just plain snacking. Also in smoothies or added to yogurt like a yogurt parfait.

  7. Im subscribed to e-newsletter, like on Appetite 4 Health and I LIKE on Linwoods Flaxseed Blends, for extra credit i posted on Twitter and FB and Pinterest.
    I would add these amazing Linwoods Flaxseed products to my homemade crepes and cheese and fruit filling or almond paste filling. Or ontop of whole grain oatmeal with glazed walnuts and honey.

  8. Laurie Ann says:

    I would put it into my plain ol’ oatmeal so it would be more tasty! :)

  9. Joyce McLaughlin says:

    I am on WW and would put the flaxseed in my morning shake. I am sure it would be delicious as well as healthy

  10. i find this interesting – maybe add to yogurt, or on top of ceral or oatmeal – can you add it to hot foods??

  11. Gerri Applegate says:

    I would you this every morning in my power smoothie.

  12. I would add it to my cereal every morning and skip the fiber pills.

  13. I just bought a “Yonana” machine. I would add them to the fruit processed by the machine!!!

  14. Barbara wicklund says:

    Breakfast cereal and salads!

  15. lora spivey says:

    fruit and vegie smoothies for sure :)

  16. Malorie Blake says:

    As a dietitian that does a lot of cooking demos, I would like to use this product as a nice addition to some recipes I currently use in a weight management class I teach. Adding this to muffins, smoothies and adding it to snacks to show clients how to boost the nutritional value of these foods would be great!

  17. Laura Plecki says:

    I am always looking for something new to try. Especially for nutritious things to add into my current foods. Adding to cereals, oatmeal, shakes, etc. would be a great new morning treat.

  18. I add flax to bread, cookies, oatmeal, cream of wheat, yogurt, meatloaf and anywhere else I can sneak it in to add extra nutritional punch to our foods.

  19. Erin Grayson says:

    I’d use it in green smoothies and maybe on top of Greek yogurt!

  20. give my morning smoothis a kick

  21. Sabrina Skinner says:

    Liked Liked Share- Id love to try some on my morning oatmeal or mix in my greek yogurt!!!

  22. I get your Newsletter, like your Facebook page and like Linwood foods on Facebook.
    I would add the flaxseeds to my morning oatmeal and to the quick breads I make for lunch.

    I shared on:

  23. Patricia Weber says:

    I have never tried flax seeds but i have heard that they are extremely good for you I would add this to baking and to my soups. Would love to win this to try .

  24. M. Gustin says:

    Sounds like it would make a yummy addition to my protein shake in the morning.

  25. I would use this in baking.

  26. Terri David says:

    I use flaxseed on cereal and in muffins. Posted above article to twitter @meatkills.

  27. I have been wanting to add flaxseed to my diet as at 60 I am just needing more energy and the anti-inflamatory benefits. I have watched the infomercial for the NutriBullet and they recommend adding flaxseed to their “blasts”. I tasted one at my daughter-in-law’s house and really liked it so I think it might work for me. Also it sounds like I could add a spoonful to almost anything I am going to eat, which is a great convenience. Swallowing supplement pills is difficult, and who knows if they even work? But adding this to my food would be easy and it is real food! I like you on FaceBook and read your email ever day, and I like Linwoods superfoods on FaceBook. I do not tweet so strike out there, but I would really like to win this. Thank you all for the opportunity.

  28. I use flaxseed in protein smoothies and sometimes oatmeal. I have never used a flavored flax but I am always game to try new things! Trying to loose weight and cut calories and finding foods that are healthy and satisfying, yet still taste good, is sometimes a challenge.

  29. I would use Linwoods Flaxseed blend products by I would love to try this, I have so many good things about flaxseed being so healthy for you so I would start out by becoming more healthier and to gain my energy back after those long, hard work days!!

  30. Would use it on any food that it would go with.

  31. i use flaxseed all the time, as a grain substitute, in smoothies, and to replace oils in recipes. and when i was a little girl we got our mail from a tiny little post office in a tiny little town called linwood. it’s like it’s meant to be;)

  32. mary mcmenamy says:

    I would use Linwoods flaxseed products to be come a healthier woman

  33. Would love to get this-I love flaxseed but sometimes find it hard to dole out and the combination of great flavors and convenience gets my vote!

  34. Jill Waldren says:

    I would love to try this Linwood flax seed mix in my mini blueberry bran muffin recipe. Usually I use plain ground flax seed!

  35. YUM YUM YUM … I LOVE flaxseed in my fat free plain greek yogurt. So healthy & absolutely DELICIOUS! I can’t imagine how scrumptious it would be with the addition of cocoa, strawberries, and blueberries!!!

  36. Try them for a better helth

  37. Susan S., TN says:

    Well to be honest, not really sure. I have never had Flaxseed before. This all new to me and just learning. So I guess I will follow ur lead and use it just about everything. Use in my baking, my kids love pancakes so use it there, I guess try it anywhere and everywhere.. Would really love to give this a try. Thanks for the giveaway and all the nutritionally info I get from the site..

  38. The blend of flax, cocoa, strawberries and blueberries sounds perfect mixed into a greek yogurt or a smoothie!

  39. I love flax and also use it everyday in my smoothies and baking, just as you said I always have the seeds + ground flax on my freezer!
    I had never seen this product and would absolutely love to try it in my smoothies or sprinkled over my goat kefir. The combination of flavors in the flax sounds so good, I truly would like to try this!

  40. rosidentevil says:

    I am an email subscriber
    I like both on facebook (Louis H Uffmire)
    I would use it in my yogurt
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  41. I would start by using this in my smoothies! The options are endless. I would find all sorts of new recipes to put this wonderful product in. I’m very curious to try this. I haven’t had the flax that is blended with with cocoa or other flavors. Yum!

  42. bonnie w. says:

    Would love it my smoothies!

  43. My most frequent use would be in my oatmeal – YUM!! I will say I don’t like to use the term “Super foods” though.

  44. Like you I add Flaxseed to all my baked goods- (pancakes and waffles in my house are brown too!!) I think it actually tastes better that way! this sounds delicious!

  45. This mixture looks so good. I would use it in my morning breakfast muffins, pancakes and smoothies. Oh- my black bean brownies too! Mmmmm.

  46. I would use the flaxseed in my smoothies, salads, and Paleo baking!

  47. Denise Bigley says:

    I think it would be great mixed into smoothies or on cereal or a real treat make it into muffins

  48. david kiyak says:

    Flax Fan! I would use this in my smoothie to make it less smoothie more gritty. mmmm

  49. Wow! Never heard to this mix before. Use flax in smoothies/oatmeal/oatmeal ww cookies and would do the same with this flax.

  50. This sounds like it would be great in some home-made choc chip miffins for the Kids school lunch boxes. It would definitely help our family out!!

  51. MD Kennedy says:

    I’d use these products in my smoothies! I like you both on FB, am a newsletter subscriber, and tweeted your giveaway at

  52. Oh my gosh YUM! I’m a flax-a-holic! This would be so yummy in my morning smoothies, breads, with yogurt, and oatmeal. Shared on FB!

  53. Always use flaxseed, but would love to try it with all these interesting flavor combinations!

  54. I would put some in a smoothie and sneak some in all my baked goods. Love that it has more than just flax seed ground up. Great idea!!

  55. I love to throw some into my oatmeal! Yum-mo:)

  56. It would make a nice topping for my morning oatmeal. I’d also like to try it in baking.

  57. I saw these at a store recently and wondered about them. This would be a great opportunity to try them. A recent member of the GF/LC club, and always anxious to try new ways to add flavor. I’d probably add these to smoothies, or to some of the baked goods I’m trying!

  58. I would use it on my yogurt and in soups. Looks great.

  59. Love berries, nuts and cocoa! Will definitely add it to my yogurt and cereals. And your pancake idea is a great one too!

  60. Renee Rousseau says:

    I am already trying to incorporate flaxseed into my diet with vitamin supplements, I would definitely like to experiment with other alternatives.

  61. Hannah Farrel says:

    I use ground flax instead of eggs in a lot of recipes. Linwooods flavor and nutrient combo would go great in pancakes, or on top of a kale salad!


    I would like to use it in my morning cereals, oatmeal, or maybe even in smoothies,

  63. Jessica S. says:

    I use flax in my oatmeal every day. I would love to add variety with Linwoods blends!

  64. I would add it to my farina!

  65. Betsy Keplinger says:

    I would add this to my yogurt. I am slightly allergic to eggs and Oatmeal, so I now have limitations on breakfast foods available. This would help greatly.

  66. I would use this to cereal, smoothies and yogurt!

  67. Margaret Hawley says:

    I would use the flax in homemade breads, muffins, pancakes, and smoothies.

  68. I would use them as a topping on home-made yogurt!

  69. Thanks for sharing Linwoods facebook page so I can follow them. I love the cocoa & berries. I have it in a salt/spicer shaker so I can sprinkle it on everything. It is especially good on toast or bagels with peanut butter. It would be fun to win another flavor so I can share with my daughter who doesn’t like chocolate. She uses the plain flax seed in smoothies.

  70. I would make it a part of the things that i top my yugort with. I will also add it in to my baking recipes and my smoothies

  71. I would add this to my morning oatmeal and to the family’s on the weekend when we get to eat breakfast together.

  72. Rosemary Erickson says:

    Sounds delicious! I would use Linwoods Blend in my am smoothies :)

  73. I would toss on top of a Greek yogurt & berry parfait or maybe blend into a smoothie.

  74. I would sprinkle Linwoods on my oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, or put it in smoothies. It’s so simple and versatile!

  75. Heather Saltzman says:

    I LOOOOOVE ALL OF THESE INGREDIENTS!! Talk about an antioxidant, fiber, and Omega-3 EXPLOSION!! Holy Moly! I would sprinkle this (or let’s be honest- I might POUR), on my oatmeal, greek yogurt, protein smoothies, and even on top of my whole wheat toast with almond butter. YUM!

  76. I would add it to my yogurt.

  77. I am an email subscriber
    I like both on Facebook
    I would use it in my yogurt, oatmeal and smoothies
    Thank you for hosting yet another incredible giveaway!

  78. I would try it along with my cereal and yogurt.

  79. michele malone says:

    I think it would be great to use in chocolate chip cookies, but I’d like to try it as a mix in to my home made granola. I bet it would give it fantastic flavor!

  80. I would really like to try this blend. I use ground flax seed every day on my cereal so that would be the first place I would try it. It sounds tastier so I might try it on oatmeal, or even in hot chocolate. I wonder if it can be added to baked goods? If i win I’ll let you know : )
    Shared on Facebook!

  81. ronda garnett says:

    I’d add it to a smoothie and my yogurt

  82. I would use it in baked goods and in yogurt parfaits

  83. I’d add it to my breakfast drink of whey protein and green superfood. It would give it more punch!

  84. I’ve been making granola bars so I think this would be a good addition.

  85. Diane Mason says:

    I have been wanting to try flaxseed since it is said to be so good for you. I’d mix it into yogurt…would love that.

  86. I put flax in cream of wheat with tablespoon cocoa, I would like to try the Linwoods ground flax with cocoa, blueberry, and strawberry. Thanks for the extra tips on cooking and eating with them. The ground flax looks like it would blend better in recipes too. :)

  87. Stacy Conchas says:

    I would like to try this on my oatmeal or blended in my protein shake

  88. I’ve just started with flaxseed, so I need to find some more ways to use it. But for right now we’ve been putting it in smoothies with granola for breakfast. I’d love to try out this product with more flour/baking recipes (pancakes, bread, muffins!)

  89. Maria Edie says:

    I use flaxseed almost every day! I would love to try the blends.

  90. I love flax and this sounds wonderful! I’ve recently had to change my diet to exclude dairy, yeast, gluten, soy and sugar. Winning this would be awesome!!!

  91. I would mix it into bread recipies!

  92. it would be good in a yogurt fruit veg smoothie =]

  93. i would use it in baking! will be great!

  94. I would like to add this to my yogurt in the AM.
    I shared your shrimp and veggie kabob article on FB.

  95. Christine says:

    i use flax seed daily because of the amazing health benefits. i would love to try this product in a healthy muffin recipe, and definitely sprinkle it on yogurt and cereal!

    Like AFH on FB, Liked Linwood’s on FB.
    email subscriber, thanks!

  96. carol yemola says:

    I eat oatmeal for breakfast every morning and that is exactly where I would love to use flax!

  97. I would use in my oatmeal groats for breakfast.

  98. I already use flax in my smoothies and to top my yougrt. I would love to try the Linwood flax products!

  99. currently grind flazseed as needed, and big on blueberries, so this sounds good

  100. I would use them on greek yogurt and berries with a little stevia. MMMM

  101. Jennifer S. says:

    I would add it to fruit salads, yogurt and into my cereal.

  102. Lauren C. stamm says:

    I’d put it in anything from cereal to yougurt

  103. Jennifer D. says:

    I would sprinkle it on top of instant oatmeal.

  104. I’d use them in the Tasty Greek Lemon and Thyme Tagliatelle recipe.

  105. I Like both pages on Facebook and get the newsletter, and I think I would use it in anything I could. Cakes, bars, cookies, oatmeal, pretty much anything. I tweeted you article, How to Get In the Best Shape of Your Life:

  106. Ooh, I would use it in muffins, smoothies, fruit pizza, yummmy, This is an awesome package to win. I hope I win :0)

  107. Teresa C. says:

    I add flaxseed to my cream of wheat, oatmeal, smoothies and protein shakes. I have never used it in cooking but could try new recipes if I win this. The blend sounds great. I liked both pages on Facebook, shared on my Facebook, tweeted on my Twitter @ #roknbop, and re-pinned to my Pinterest under “a healthy me”. I also shared your article Paleo Pros on my Facebook. I found this very interesting since the “Caveman Diet” is all the hype right now. Thanks for another great giveaway!

  108. I think I would try it in muffins or as a salad topping.

  109. I would use these in my baking. Add them to breads, muffins and biscuits/rolls

  110. Bake it into yummy stuff, eat it on cashew yogurt, oatmeal, etc. etc.! Thanks for the giveaway!

  111. I love putting flax seeds on my salads and also in my scrambled eggs or omelets! It is such an added bonus to already healthy meals!! I may even try putting it into pancakes or muffins!

  112. Teresa Salerno says:

    I would use it in my smoothies and baking mixes.

  113. Same as my raw hemp hearts…..I sprinkle them on whatever I am eating that is conducive to the flavor and texture – cooked cereal, cold cereal, salads, I add them to protein shakes and smoothies, I mix with nut butter to have on toast…so many ways to use

  114. I would love to add it to my yogurt or even my oatmeal!

  115. christina says:

    I would definitely use it in a smoothie!!!

  116. Heather J. says:

    I ‘like’ both pages on FB and I receive your e-newsletter. I love adding flax to my delicious fruit and veggie smoothies. I think this would make my smoothies even more delicious! Thanks for the opportunity!

  117. I would use it in so many things. Yogurt,smoothies,cereal and salads to name a few. Love my flax seed!

  118. I would mix it with yogurt or oatmeal/malt o meal. It might even be good mixed with a fruit cup or cottage cheese. I would probably even try it sprinkled on my cold cereal.

  119. Judy Zerbe says:

    I would put it in my yogurt and maybe bake with it.

  120. Shared this on FB (liked this).

  121. My morning smoothies (coconut milk, blueberries, ground flax, protein powder, and Amazing Grass green superfood)! I would also use it my homemade protein bars! My husband and I both use ground flax daily so we plow through it and are almost out! I like y’all and Linwoods on FB!

  122. Jessica K says:

    Smoothies, granola, yogurt, muffins…where would I not use this? Can’t wait to try it!

  123. Tracy Petitjean says:

    I used flax seed but this sounds really good, and an extra boost in flavor and nutrition. I’d love to win this.
    Shared on Pinterest, Google +, Twitter and Facebook. :)

  124. this stuff is great- use their regular flax seed on my cereal and wow- what a boost…. love it….this flavor would probably even be better… yum.

  125. I would love to try Linwoods products! I use flax in bread loaves, corn muffins, cookies, pizza crust, as an egg sugstitute, and in smoothies. I would add this mix to my DIY granola or sprinkle over oatmeal, or just eat from the bag! This product has all of the ingredients I use almost daily….strawberries, blueberries & cocoa.

    Tweeted at

    shared on Twitter with my friend and a Celiac support group:

  126. I, would add it to my smoothie every morning

  127. I have never had flax seed before but have read numerous articles how good it is for you. So excited to have the opportunity to try them.

  128. Mary Taylor says:

    I’d like to try this.

  129. I would like to try it in my salads, smoothies, muffins, brownies
    and all hot and cold cereais! Oh my yes i would like to try it in my oatmeal!…….

  130. i would add it to everything i think it would be really helpful

  131. I have never tried this; I would like to try and just see what all I can add it to!

  132. Sprinkle it on my salad!

  133. Use it in my oatmeal, yogurt and many of my baked products.

  134. My family and I are doing well on a new healthy eating plan and I’d love to use this in our smoothies :)

  135. Flax is very good in any health plan.

  136. I would love to add more flax into my daily foods! I would sprinkle on my Greek yogurt and add to oatmeal!

  137. CARROLIN SELBY says:

    I CAN GET!

    there is no place for me to fill in my info and no submit button So just leaving this as is
    in hopes you see it.

  138. I would put this in the bread that I bake.

  139. Jennifer Audette says:

    I would love to try this. I am trying to eat healthy. I have a daghter and I want her to see me always eating healthy. I would add the flax seed to my oatmeal, and fruits I eat for breakfast. I shared a receipe on facebook.

  140. I think I would start off trying it on my cereal. I bet it would be good in yogurt too. I signed up for the e-newsletter and “Liked” Appetite for Health on Facebook. Also, ”Liked” Linwoods Super Foods on Facebook, too, I am sharing via Facebook, twitter as @jenesparza, LinkedIn, and Google.

  141. I would use it in oatmeal.

  142. Kristen Michael says:

    I already put chia seeds in my oatmeal, so I believe that adding flax would give it even more nutritional value! Oh and I add some blueberries! I would love to give it a whirl for free before buying it! I would love to learn to add it to other food as well!

  143. Jennifer F says:

    I would use it on salad.

  144. I would mix this into baked goods and muesli.

  145. I pinned a Personal Paleo Diet Experience at

  146. Billie Jean Grych says:

    It seems great for oatmeal or yogurt! Or really anything, maybe some baked breads?

  147. I’d add it to my morning smoothie.

  148. I would simply add a scoop to my smoothies.

  149. Laura Henry says:

    I used the cocoa flax seed in my son’s birthday cake. And added another to my oatmeal. I love this stuff!!!

  150. I think that they are great for so many things…baking-any kind of muffins, breads, cakes, brownies, etc. Also, for morning cereal or oatmeal, or pancakes, or waffles.

  151. I think the quickest is to incorporate it into a shake. If I have more time, making some baked goods with this product sounds like a healthier alternative.

  152. LEAH FAMULAR says:

    I put Linwoods on almost everything especially the cocoa one…on yogurt, cereal, smoothies and even when on my pancakes, banana bread or any bread I make… Love it!!!

  153. Cynthia Hric says:

    In oatmeal, yogurt, in a salad.

  154. Edel Heatley says:

    Would use in wholewheat bread ,soups casseroles and as an addition to breakfast on fruit and yogurt

  155. christina says:

    I would love to try this in oatmeal and several recipes I have seen!

  156. Vola Christina says:

    I eat every morning with my hot instant oatmeal :)





  158. Dawn Abel says:

    Watching my email with crossed fingers. I am hoping the Dawn S is a typo which should be Dawn A

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