Can You Live Without the Fridge for 7 Days #FreshPetFridgeChallenge #Sponsored

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FreshPet Asks Can You Live Without the Fridge for 7 Days #FreshPetFridgeChallenge

To bring awareness to the fact that we rely so heavily on our refrigerators #FreshPetFridgeChallenge makes us take a step back and think about just how often we open the fridge door and pull something fresh, healthy, and nutritious out without thinking about it while at the same time taking that scoop and reaching into the dog food and dishing out dry kibble for our dogs day in and day out. FreshPet already thought about that and said that our pets deserve fresh food too and have come up with a whole line of products for both cats and dogs.


When FreshPet came knocking on our door – ok they didn’t knock on my door they emailed me I jumped at the chance to take the #FreshPetFridgeChallenge and talk about it with all of you. It is a unique idea and chance to take a long hard look at what our pets need and deserve. I realized just how often I go to the fridge and pull something out. In today’s world it is where we store our eggs, and dairy, and fruits and vegetables and fish and meat. We look at canned food as a thing of the past or a way to get dinner on the table quickly after work and running from soccer practice or piano lessons to karate. We don’t look at foods that store well outside of the refrigerator as all that healthy and nutritionally balanced for us. I bet like me many of you are probably scared of canning your own fruits and vegetables for use during the winter because what if you don’t do something right the food spoils or it makes you extremely sick when you go to eat it. In fact many people do not like to eat leftovers that have been in the fridge since the day before because they feel it isn’t fresh enough.

I am the first to say that I feed my dogs dry food and I know that a lot of research went into ensuring that it is nutritionally balanced for them but I also do open up the fridge or freezer and take out special treats for them because I think they enjoy and need fresh fruits and vegetables too (we leave the fresh cooked meat to treats with grandpa). People often ask if I feed table food to my dogs and my answer is no. I don’t feed table food to my dogs but I do feed my dogs things that are not labeled as dog food because I think they deserve variety and freshness at least once in a while and in small quantities (meaning generally not enough to qualify as a meal).

So how has the #FreshPetFridgeChallenge been for me? It has been difficult and I messed up a few times but overall it has been eye opening. It meant I couldn’t have eggs for breakfast and had to have cereal (dry no milk), it meant that I either had to make something that could be stored at room temperature or leftovers frozen for when the challenge is over. The challenge meant that even things that I would normally start from a can like chili I couldn’t make the same way I normally would with frozen vegetables and fish. I also realized that a lot of things that have a long shelf life say refrigerate after opening. If I lived in a less humid climate or it was slightly cooler (it was still in the upper 70’s in the house this week) I might have been able to get away with leaving the jelly out on the counter once it was opened. It wasn’t all bad. I did get to have Split Pea Soup twice this week, thank goodness for that because I am not feeling all that great. And I was able to make hot tea and use honey since neither are kept refrigerated. I really thought that I would be going to the store more often throughout the week in order to get new food but things got crazy and I haven’t been out of the house since Tuesday – that is what happens when you work from home and are a Blogger your day starts early and ends really late so without kids to pick up at school or after school practice getting to the store doesn’t necessarily happen on a specific day.

I do need to fess up and say that we (as in the girls and I) ate out one night for dinner. I woke up earlier this and Indiana had an upset stomach she was fine otherwise. Her tail was up she was happy and so I gave her some “tummy medicine” we call a lick of honey tummy medicine no treats or food just full access to water. By the end of the day she was still acting fine and had not gotten sick again but instead of chancing her getting really sick in the middle of the night I opted to get the dogs some boiled chicken and Broccoli with plain rice for dinner and since I was getting them something I got myself something too. I also want to point out that even though the dogs got to have FreshPet Dog Joy Cookies with Pumpkin Cheesecake Icing I did not partake in any of the cream cheese while making the icing for the cookies. I knew by the end of the week I wouldn’t be feeling awesome I really need fresh salmon at least twice a week and fresh eggs at least a few times as well. I did have canned salmon last night only to realize I couldn’t make salmon salad because the only mayo in the house was in the fridge so food was just not as exciting or tasty as normal. And while I rarely put cereal in almond milk or skim milk because I couldn’t I really wanted to. I did heat up corn tortillas for lunch 2 times this week and put peanut butter and honey on them which was really good and something I will likely do in the future when the challenge is over most of what I ate this week I don’t think I will recreate. While our challenge continues I thought now would be a great time to start our Giveaway so that you can try FreshPet Food for your dog or cat!

I do know that I will be buying more of the FreshPet Dog Joy Cookies and coming up with fun icing flavors to make for the dogs. In fact I want to make a special batch the night I get locked in the shelter (you know that challenge I told you about a few weeks ago? well we made our goal of 175 bags of dog food so I will be spending the night) as a special treat for all of the shelter dogs.

Freshet asked us to help spread the word about their food which means letting you have the chance to try it! Two lucky US winners will each receive $50 worth of coupons in order to purchase some of the products int he FreshPet line up.
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  1. gives you and interesting take on things,xx Rachel

  2. A week without the fridge… Interesting… We cook a lot of our Beagle’s food since she has a sensitive stomach… Not sure we could make a week but I am interested in checking out the Freshet food!

  3. my cats would love the Vital® Complete Meals for cats.

  4. Our dogs would love the Dognation Chicken Treats.
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  5. Mechele Johnson says

    Our dog Annie would love the Deli Fresh Chicken, Veggie and Rice!

  6. My dog would like the Dognation Chicken Treats

  7. My dog, Arriana, would love the Dognation Chicken Treats.
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  8. My dog would like the Sweet Potato Chews

  9. I think my dogs would like the Nature’s Fresh™ Slice & Serve Rolls.

  10. my dog would love some Dognation treats!

  11. Vital® Complete Meals for cats would be ideal for Moon and Magic. They are finicky eaters and I bet they both would like this food.

  12. My dog would like the chicken treats!

  13. Dog Joy Treats would be good for my dog.

  14. Natalie yeoman says

    Chicken with carrots and Spinach dog food

  15. Christina Marie says

    I think our dog would most like to try the Dog Joy treats. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. deli fresh chicken and rice!!

  17. Tara Liebing says

    My cat would like any of the Freshpet Select Cat Cups

  18. I think my pets would like Vital

  19. I think our cats would like the Vital® Complete Meals.

  20. Cheryl Chervitz says

    My dogs love salmon, so I think they would eat the Grain-Free Salmon & Ocean Whitefish With Spinach, Cranberries & Blueberries Dog Food Recipe.

  21. beth shepherd says

    our girl would love the Dognation Chicken Treats

  22. The Deli chicken and rice. My pups love some chicken!
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  23. Kelly Commerford says

    My cats would savor the Vital food for cats.

  24. My dog would love the Vital Bison & Beef variety!
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  25. Michelle Spayde says

    We lived without a fridge for a week when the power was out due to a storm, and it was pure torture!

    I would be interested in the Vital Complete Meals. I like the Chicken, Ocean Whitefish & Egg Cat Food Recipe With Carrots & Spinach for cats.

  26. Sweet potato chews for our dog–he wants to fit in with us and all of the sweet potatoes we eat!

  27. Our big huge doggie loves frozen treats so I know she would love the Wag-gurt Organic Frozen Yogurt For Dogs!

  28. They would like the ready to bake cookies.

  29. My Sookie (dog) would enjoy the frozen treats!
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  30. my cat would like the chicken roasted meal

  31. I would like to try out the Vital for cats

  32. Monique Rizzo says

    My dog would love the sweet potato chews.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  33. My cat would like the Chicken & Ocean Whitefish With Carrots & Spinach Cat Food Recipe.

  34. kristin sims says

    my cats would love the Chicken & Ocean Whitefish With Carrots & Spinach Cat Food Recipe, thanks!

  35. Stephanie Larison says

    My dogs would like the Dog Joy® Treats Fresh Bones

  36. i bet chun li would love the deli fresh ‘Turkey, Vegetable & Rice Dog Food Formula’ … she likes turkey, she likes rice, what could go wrong?

  37. My cats would love the Nature’s Fresh Chicken and Ocean Whitefish Cat food!

  38. Kellie Conklin says

    I know my dogs would go crazy for the Dog Nation Turkey Bacon! Thanks!

  39. Jill Myrick says

    I think that my dogs would love the FreshPet Chicken with Carrots and Spinach.


  40. joseph gersch says

    Deli Fresh® for my dogs

  41. My dogs would like the Dog Joy®
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  42. Debra Hall says

    Peanut Butter Ice Cream

  43. Beth Klocinski says

    My dogs would love •Wag-gurt™ Organic Frozen Yogurt

  44. Susan Smith says

    My dog would like the Freshpet® Select Slice & Serve Rolls

  45. Jennifer J says

    My dog already love the Freshpet dog food, but they would love it if I got them the slice and bake cookies!

  46. Mihaela Day says

    My dog would love the Turkey, Vegetable & Rice Dog Food Formula

  47. Laurie Emerson says

    Our dogs would love the Dognation® Appetizers Meatballs.

  48. I have no doubt my dogs would love everyone of the products that Fresh Pet has to offer. However, I know that they would especially love the “Dognation” and the “Dog Joy”
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  49. I think my dogs would like the dog joy treats

  50. Robyn Paris says

    I think they may like the slice and serve product

  51. susan smoaks says

    my dog would like to try the Homestyle Chicken, Vegetable & Rice Dog Food Recipe

  52. Angela Cash says

    I think my pup would enjoy the Dog Joy® Ready to Bake Cookies for Dogs. She lives for treats!

  53. Donna Pyszk says

    They would like the Deli Fresh Turkey, Vegetable & Rice Dog Food Formula

  54. Elizabeth N. says

    My dog would love to try all of the frozen treats!!!

  55. Nicole Millheim says

    they would love the Dognation Chicken Treats

  56. I think they would like the Grain-Free Chicken & Ocean Whitefish With Carrots & Spinach Cat Food Recipe

  57. I think my dogs would like the Deli Fresh® Slice & Serve Rolls

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