What do a wildlife biologist, GE engineer, celebrity chef and fashion blogger have in common? The answer may surprise you! We all love fresh food and thrive to incorporate it in our daily lives. So when Justin Berger a GE engineer set out to create the GE French Door Refrigerator, a cutting edge machine that brings new meaning to fresh food, he wanted to put it to the ultimate test. How? By rigging his creation to a generator, enlisting top chef Ben Sargent and bringing fresh gourmet food to a wildlife biologist, Ron Thompson, who was basically stranded in the wild.
The experiment was called the Freshpedition and you can watch the video of these two men (almost reminded me of the Simple Life) below as they travel over 2,000 miles, while curating the freshest food in America.
For me this experiment held a special meaning because as a blogger I am often traveling, mostly by plane, but also by car, to far away places and eating fresh and healthy food is a priority. While stopping at fast food restaurants on road trips may seem like the easiest solution, the aftermath is usually not pretty. So, what’s my solution? A colorful and on-trend collection of healthy fruit and veggies that include carrots, raw broccoli, berries, tomatoes and grapes for a bit of a sweet treat. I also like to do turkey rolls with cucumber inside for healthy protein.
Now, I know you’re thinking, do you really eat these foods while on a road trip? The answer is yes! After traveling to Las Vegas four times in the past two years for the MAGIC trade shows, I’ve discovered that fresh food is way chic-er and comforting than a burger and fries. It keeps my energy up, keeps my diet on track and keeps me in my skinny denim.
To pack I like to put out all the treats I want to take with me. Chop up the bigger veggies like the broccoli and tomatoes, and put them in individual baggies. I may not have a GE French Door Refrigerator with me, but I do try to keep the items cool and fresh.
GE is continuing this same passion for fresh food with the Freshpedition Sweepstakes. This sweepstakes uses Pinterest, which means you can actually pin for a chance to win all new GE kitchen appliances. But wait, there’s even more to win!
You can also enter each day of the sweepstakes for a chance to win a $100 VISA® Prepaid Card. Entering for this prize is fun as you’re asked to pin your favorite fresh foods or your own recipes. Also, these pins when hashtagged with your state (e.g. #GEfreshTX) become part of a “Best of Fresh” map featuring freshness from around the country.
Explore the map here: http://www.freshpedition.com/
For official rules and to enter visit here: http://www.freshpedition.com/