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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Will you survive the apocalypse in style? HUGE #giveaway

Whether you believe in the impending apocalypse or not, here is a fantastic giveaway everyone can enjoy!

Bella Street's Weird Romance is hosting a giveaway for a Juicy Couture Pink Velour Track Suit, a Juicy Couture Lock and Key Necklace, an Apocalypse Baby T Shirt, the complete 10 Apocalypse Babes series for Kindle or Nook, or a $25 Amazon or Nook GC!

There will be 14 winners in all! So get your entries in and see what you skate through the apocalypse with!

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The smart way to snack! SMARTFOOD Selects #review


I'm constantly looking for healthier snack options for the foods my family loves. And we are big popcorn and chip lovers. I don't, however, buy them often because they are generally not great for us. So, can someone just give me a chip that I can feel good about eating, and good about giving to my kids? SMARTFOOD has answered my call!



I was sent SMARTFOOD Selects Sour Cream Onion Flavored Puffed Corn to try out, thanks to BzzAgent. They are Kosher, baked, contain no MSG or trans fat, and no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. I'm telling you, normally I need a napkin when eating puffed corn, just to have something to wipe the grease off of my fingers. Not with SMARTFOOD Selects Puffed Corn. They are much less greasy than others that I've tried. I did find the sour cream onion flavor a bit strong. I think if they toned down the onion a bit, it could definitely appeal to a wider group of consumers. My kids didn't like them a bit, being that the onion flavor is so strong. But if you like your flavors intense, then this is perfect for you!

I also tried out the Garlic Tomato Basil Hummus Popped Chips. They are also Kosher, contain no MSG, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, and no trans fat! They have a crunchy texture, just like potato chips, but without all the grease! The flavor was just right, and the varieties available offer something for everyone. They come in Feta Herb, Cinnamon Brown Sugar
Multigrain
, and Italian Herb Multigrain, as well as the Garlic Tomato Basil. Yum!

SMARTFOOD Selects also offer Popcorn, Granola Coated Popcorn, and Classic Popcorn, all in unique and exciting flavors!

You can find SMARTFOOD Selects at local stores near you, like Walgreens, CVS, Target and more, as well as on Amazon! See all of the stores that carry them here.

Check out all the SMARTFOOD varieties avaiable at SMARTFOOD.com!

You can also follow them on Facebook!

I'm a BzzAgent, and was sent SMARTFOOD Selects products free of charge. Opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. Please read my full disclosure policy here.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Glade Expressions Collection #review #gotitfree



Recently, thanks to BzzAgent and Glade, I was able to review the new Glade Expressions Collection! They come in two stylish new ways to freshen your home.

Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist comes in a chic holder that blends with your décor for a burst of fragrance that's always out and available. Simply squeeze to release a long-lasting, light mist of fragrance; then refill the holder with your favorite true-to-life scent.


I picked up the Pineapple & Mangosteen Fragrance Mist at my local grocery store. The price was a bit higher there, close to $7.00. It's pretty much your standard spray air freshener, except that this one is refillable! You just pop out the center can and snap in a new one for half the price. Fantastic! And when I purchased this, there was actually a money back rebate on it to try it for free! Check with your local stores to see if the offer is on those cans as well. Can't beat free!

Next up was the Glade Expressions® Oil Diffuser. It releases authentic and exotic fragrances without having to plug it in or find batteries. The trendy holder matches décor perfectly - and is also refillable - making it an effective, stylish option for layering true-to-life fragrances in all of your living spaces.


I also chose the Pineapple & Mangosteen Oil Diffuser to compliment the Fragrance Mist. It was incredibly easy to set up, and I was enjoying the fragrance in a matter of seconds. In black and bamboo, it perfectly fit my decor, and would blend into most homes. And the unique design makes it completely spill proof! I have two cats in the house that tend to cause trouble and knock things over. This is definitely a family and pet friendly product!

I fell in love with the Pineapple & Mangosteen scent from the scratch and sniff on the box, but Glade Expressions come in a variety of delicious blended scents that will please almost any fickle sniffer!

Cotton & Italian Mandarin - Open your home with the bright, breezy blend of cotton and sparkling citrus, honeydew and sandalwood

Fuji Apple & Cardamom Spice - A ripe, spicy blend of sweet pears and crisp apple with a dash of cinnamon and clove that warms and invigorates

Lavender & Juniper Berry - Lush lavender blends with fresh juniper berry, eucalyptus and rose to relax the senses and open your home

Pineapple & Mangosteen - Evoke a tropical paradise with the blend of freshly cut pineapples and hint of tangy mangosteen, creamy coconut and passionflower

I've had the Oil Diffuser set up for about 3 weeks now. I started with it in our living room, but it didn't actually give off enough scent to fill a room that large. I ended up putting it in our bathroom, and it works perfectly. The room is as fragrant today as it was three weeks ago!  So I'll recommend the Oil Diffuser if you have a smaller room you'd like to freshen up, or you may need two for larger areas. But the Fragrance Mist can be sprayed wherever you like, for a fresh, enticing scent that will keep you satisfied for hours!

The new Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser and Fragrance Mist at local stores everywhere. But before you head out to grab your fave scent, check out these money saving offers!

Save $2 on Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist
Save $4 on a Glade Expressions® Oil Diffuser

Or head over to the Glade Expressions Collection page for more info!

I'm a BzzAgent, and was sent coupons to purchase an Oil Diffuser and Fragrance Mist, free of charge. Opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. Please read my full disclosure policy here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Junk food without the junk? Yes please! #review #imabzzagent #gotitfree

Now this is what I'm talking about!  I've got a mean sweet tooth, and it's gotten me into trouble more than once.  Now, I can have a little treat, satisfy my sweet tooth, and feel good about it!



UNREAL Candy has NO Artificials, NO Corn Syrup and NO Hydrogenated Oils.  And they come in varieties that are mirrors to the favorites you already love!  Check out some of the nutrition comparisons on their site, and I promise you'll be shocked at what's in those candies that you know and love!

Check out the varieties available already, with (hopefully) more on the way!

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UNREAL 54 - Chocolate Candy Shell Peanuts (Compare to Peanut M&Ms)

See Comparison and Nutrition Info: http://getunreal.com/unreal-candy/unreal-54/


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UNREAL 41 - Chocolate Candy Shell (Compare to M&Ms)

See Comparison and Nutrition Info: http://getunreal.com/unreal-41

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UNREAL 5 - Chocolate Caramel Nougat (Compare to Milky Way)

See Comparison and Nutrition Info: http://getunreal.com/unreal-5

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UNREAL 8 - Chocolate Caramel Peanuts Nougat (Compare to Snickers)

See Comparison and Nutrition Info: http://getunreal.com/unreal-8

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UNREAL 77 - Chocolate Peanut Butter (Compare to Reese's 

See Comparison and Nutrition Info: http://getunreal.com/unreal-77

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I was sent a free product coupon from BzzAgent, so I went right to Walmart and picked out the UNREAL 54.  Peanut M&Ms are my absolute favorite candy on the planet, so I was skeptical of an "unjunked" version.  But I was pleasantly surprised!  No, I'm not going to lie to you, they aren't Peanut M&M's.  But they are very close.  They absolutely satisfied my sweet tooth, but without all the guilt!  If I wasn't so picky about my candy, I might not have even noticed the difference, and I know my kids didn't.  We all enjoyed trying out the UNREAL 54 and can't wait to try the others, and see what other varieties they come out with!

See where you can get UNREAL Candies in your area!

Join the UNREAL Nation to rally for more of your favorite treats to be UNJUNKED!

And to keep updated with news and product info, you can sign up for the UNREAL newsletter, follow them on Twitter, or like them on Facebook!


M&Ms, Peanut M&Ms, Milky Way, and Snickers are registered trademarks of the Mars Corporation.  Reese's is a registered trademark of the Hershey's Corporation.

I'm a BzzAgent, and was sent a free product coupon for UNREAL Candy. Opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. Please read my full disclosure policy here.

NERF FireVision Football #review #GotItFree #imabzzagent


What kid doesn't enjoy being able to stay out after dark, playing games with friends?  I know mine do!  When the sun goes down, it's usually our indicator to head inside.  Not anymore!  As the days get shorter, we spend more and more time indoors.  But with new NERF FireVision sport products, our fun can continue, even after sundown!



The basic idea is, you wear these cool futuristic looking goggles, and the ball lights up right before your eyes.  So you can play in the dark!  The hook is, only the people wearing the goggles are able to see the ball.  Cool, right?  However, this made it impossible for me to get a good picture! Darn!

You can check out the NERF FireVision commercial on YouTube to see it in action.

How does this thing work? 

Using NERF's Microprism Technology, the products light up when you play. And only players using NERF FireVision Frames can see it.  I was a little bummed that the package only came with two frames, forcing the kids to take turns playing, when a game with a bunch of friends would've been fun too!  You can purchase extra frames, available at stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Target.com, Walmart.com, Toysrus.com and more. I'd highly recommend purchasing the extra frames so everyone can enjoy! 

We definitely had fun playing catch with the NERF Firevision Football, and look forward to coming up with other fun ways to play, like maybe a game of dodgeball?  Tag?  Fun!

NERF Firevision comes in three different products, so decide which one (or all) is best for your family.  Then get outside and say NO to letting the dark put a damper on your fun!


NERF Firevision Football


  • Foam football sized for kids ages 6 and up
  • When wearing the FireVision Frames in dim or low lighting, light can be seen from over 100 feet
  • Glows red or green depending on the color FireVision Frames you're wearing (so you can form teams!)
  • $19.99 SRP, includes 2 pairs of FireVision Frames


NERF FireVision Hyperbounce Ball


  • $9.99 SRP, includes 1 pair of FireVision Frames



NERF FireVision Nerfoop


  • $14.99 SRP, includes 1 pair of FireVision Frames



Additional NERF FireVision Frames


  • $5.99 SRP each
  • Available in red or green

Available at stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Target.com, Walmart.com, Toysrus.com and more!

"Illuminated NERF FireVision Sports gear ensures you're never left in the dark. But since trees aren't marked with FireVision Technology, make sure there's at least a little light when you play outside!"

I'm a BzzAgent, and was sent the NERF FireVision Football for review, free of charge. Opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. Please read my full disclosure policy here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Filippo Berio Olive Oil #review #imabzzagent

How many companies can say they've been around for a century? When a product has been around for 150 years, you can guarantee the highest standards, attention to detail, and commitment to excellence. And you can find that with Filippo Berio Olive Oil !



Olive oil is a healthy and flavorful addition to your favorite recipes and everyday dishes. Not only does Filippo Berio Olive Oil win out in taste, texture, and quality compared to butter, margarine, or vegetable oils, it's also incredibly healthy for you!

- Is high in monounsaturated fats (also known as "good fat")
- Contains no trans fat or cholesterol
- Contains no sugar, salt, or gluten
- Can help reduce the risk of heart disease, as well as help control blood pressure and blood sugar levels

One of the best and easiest ways to enjoy the health benefits of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil is to use it as a substitute for butter, margarine, and other cooking oils. As a rule of thumb, just substitute an equal amount of Filippo Berio for other cooking oils, and three-quarters the amount for butter or margarine.



You can print this chart here.

Are you thinking about making the switch from butter, margarine and vegetable oils, to a healthier, more flavorful alternative, but don't know how it will fit into your most loved recipes? Here are some quick and easy uses for Filippo Berio Olive Oil to get you started!

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Salad Dressing: Whisk together 1/3 cup of wine or cider vinegar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in 1 cup of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil until well blended. Serve over salad greens.
Pasta Perfection: Place 1/3 cup of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 2 large garlic cloves in a microwaveable dish and cover with waxed paper. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes, or until sizzling. Drizzle it over 1 pound of spaghetti; toss with fresh parsley, salt, and crushed red pepper.
Healthy Finish: Keep a cruet of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil on your table to drizzle and enhance the flavor of vegetables, baked potatoes, soups, and stews.
Marinade: Start with Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Mix in minced garlic, fresh herbs, salt, and pepper. Marinate fish, poultry, or meat, covered for two hours.
Condiment: Grind generous amounts of coarse sea salt and black pepper into Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Use as a dip for bread or a variety of raw vegetables (such as, celery, fennel, radishes, carrots, and red peppers) displayed in a large basket or bowl.

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And here's a tip I personally love! Do you make super healthy, lean chicken breasts on the grill? Don't you hate when, no matter what you do, they turn out dry? I have found the secret! Here's my simplest recipe for never-fail-to-be-tender chicken breasts!

Start with some fresh chicken breast and your favorite seasonings. I like to add a bit of garlic salt and lemon pepper.


Then I put them on the grill and drizzle with just a tablespoon or so of olive oil. Then grill to your liking! So easy, and I guarantee that you will never serve your family dried out chicken again!


Check out the Filippo Berio Recipe section for tons of heart healthy recipes! I especially love their 5 Ingredients or Less section!

Did you know...
"People who live in the Mediterranean region in countries like Italy and Greece have the lowest rates of heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease, and have the highest adult life expectancies. Olive oil is an essential part of the cooking styles and traditional flavors of the Mediterranean Diet."

Looking to jump start a healthy lifestyle, in the most delicious way?  Aren't we all!  A good choice might be to check out the "12 Steps to Mediterranean Living" and start enjoying the health benefits of olive oil with these simple steps:
  1. Use olive oil as a substitute for butter and margarine.
  2. Snack on nuts, seeds and fruit, rather than processed snack foods.
  3. Include a generous variety of seasonally fresh and local produce (like leafy greens) with your main meal daily.
  4. Select whole grain sources of breads, rice, pastas and other grains.
  5. Eat at least a few vegetarian meals each week.
  6. Serve dishes that include legumes like beans and lentils.
  7. Try fish, poultry, beans, nuts and eggs as alternatives to red meat.
  8. Limit red meat to small occasional servings (a maximum of 12 to 16 ounces per month).
  9. If you drink red wine, include no more than a glass or two daily (1 for women, 2 for men).
  10. Enjoy fresh fruit for dessert.
  11. Set aside enough time to savor and enjoy each and every bite.
  12. Integrate physical activity to promote a healthy weight, fitness and sense of well-being into everyday habits.
For more information on the "12 Steps to Mediterranean Living", head over to the Filippo Berio Health page!

Olive oil is now a staple in our house.  Nothing works better as a healthy condiment, to marinate, or to tenderize.  And it's good for you!  How can you beat that?

On your next trip to the supermarket, compare Filippo Berio Olive Oil to what you normally buy, and make the healthier choice today!


I'm a BzzAgent, and was sent a bottle of Filippo Berio Olive Oil for review, free of charge. Opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. Please read my full disclosure policy here.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Enter to win a Bohemian V-Neck Maxi Dress!

I found this great giveaway on Mom Giveaways and thought I'd share!  Enjoy!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Garnier's Commitment to the Environment #imabzzagent

I'm a BzzAgent, and was sent some Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner to review (see my review here).  After doing some research on the product, and the company, I stumbled across Garnier's Commitment to the Environment and was surprised at what this company is doing for our bodies, and for our planet, and felt I needed to share!


"At Garnier, we're committed to Taking Care. We take our inspiration from nature by selecting active natural ingredients and we also want to give back to the planet by being environmentally responsible.

We are continually looking for ways to improve our packaging and formulas, conserve water and reduce waste."

Check out some of the things they are doing!


Just click on any of the links below for more information. 

Garnier is commited to using Natural Active Ingredients and Biodegradable Formulas. And are committed to certified environmentally-friendly manufacturing practices. Garnier is also committed to minimizing the environmental impact of its packaging wherever possible to reduce, recycle, and respect BioDiversity.

 Learn how Garnier is making greener strides through its partnerships with TerraCycle & EarthShare.
And Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner bottles are made with the New Eco-Fructis Bottle so head on over and check it out today, for a greener alternative to your regular shampoo and conditioner!  Check out where to find products in your area!

If you want to give it a try, click here for a $1.25 off coupon to get you started!

And head over and 'like' Garnier on Facebook for products news, updates, and coupons!

I'm a BzzAgent, and was sent a bottle of Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. Please read my full disclosure policy here.

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo and Conditioner #review #imabzzagent

I'm a color girl. I love changing up my hair on a regular basis. Sometimes it's long, sometimes it's short. Sometimes it's natural color, sometimes it's crazy colors! Sometimes it's curly, sometimes it's straight. I tend to experiment a lot. And I put my hair through the ringer, to do so.

So I need a shampoo and conditioner that can keep up with, and combat some of the torture I put my hair through. Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner is exactly what I need!


Have you heard of Fruit Science? Me, either! Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner is fortified with 3 Nutritive Fruit Oils:

Olive Oil
Avacado Oil
Shea Oil

Doesn't that just sound like a juicy combo! It is!

I put this stuff to the test on our first camping trip of the year. When we camp, we limit showers to conserve water in our camper. Therefore, on our 6 day trip, we all only showered twice. So greasy, grimy hair gave Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner a run for it's money! After two or three days of playing in the dirt, swimming, fishing, and campfires, my hair is usually a dirty, smelly, greasy mess. So when it came to my first shower, I was skeptical that I'd have to shampoo at least twice, just to cut through the mess. But I was surprised to find that it lathered up really nicely, and cut through all the grease with no trouble at all. I was able to shampoo with only about a quarter sized drop, without having to rinse and wash again.

My only concern, if you can call it a concern, is that I felt my hair was almost TOO moisturized! Yep, you heard right. It works too good! Because of all of the damage I do to my hair with coloring and styling, per my stylist, I try to only wash my hair every other day. With the Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner, I found that it moisturized my hair so deeply, that by the end of a 24 hour period, I was kind of a grease-ball. So after a few washes, I realized that I couldn't condition anywhere near my scalp. If I just conditioned the ends of my hair, I could go two days without washing. And the conditioning is so deep, that even without a wash every day, I wasn't fighting frizz.

My experience with Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner was great, aside from the over conditioning I did at first. If you want to give it a try, click here for a $1.25 off coupon to get you started! If you are looking for a deep wash and conditioning, I promise, you will not be disappointed!

And head over and 'like' Garnier on Facebook for products news, updates, and coupons!

I'm a BzzAgent, and was sent a bottle of Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. Please read my full disclosure policy here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Are you prepared for a distaster? eFoods can help!


How prepared are you?  How much food do you have in your pantry, and how long will it last?  Natural disasters can change your life in a heartbeat.  And having an emergency food supply is a great way to have peace of mind, knowing that you could survive on your own if you needed to. No one knows when a natural disaster (earthquake, fire, or flood) may strike and access to your local food store may not be an option.  And a number of factors can put stress on a family in a time of need and having an emergency food supply can mean the difference between demise, and survival.

Natural Distaster/Weather
Runaway Inflation
Job Loss
Global Warming
Nuclear Disaster

eFoods is commited to creating the best products to help you make it through the tough times in your life.  They carry shelf-stable foods that are storable for up to 25 years!!

Check out some of their family friendly meals!

Cheesy Rice
Beef Stroganoff
Tortilla Soup




There really is something for everyone!

And eFoods' commitment to flavor, quality, nutrition, minimal storage solutions are unmatched in the industry!  Get ready now with eFoods!

Right now, eFoods' is offering 6 FREE meals for you to try out their products, just pay shipping!

Or...


"In remembrance of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan a year ago, we've created special family preparedness offers for bloggers and their readers: www.efoodsoffer.com. Don't forget to enter the special coupon codes, Food40 and Food50, when ordering to get this memorial discount.
 
eFoods' mission is to empower every family to have food security in the case of storms, natural disasters, or even financial crises like shrinking income or the loss of a job."

Check out what others are saying about their products!

In the near future, I'll be reviewing some of their products as well, so stay tuned for a full and honest review!

I was not compensated for this post.  All opinions are my own. Please see my complete Disclosure/Acknowledgement Policy HERE.

Ocean Spray Fruit Flavored Snacks Printable Coupon for $1.10/2!

Looking for a snack that your kids will love and you can feel good about? With new Ocean Spray® Fruit Flavored Snacks, you need not look any further and we want you and your family to give them a try. Available in two delicious varieties and made with real fruit juice+ and natural colors* and flavors, Ocean Spray® Fruit Flavored Snacks provide kids with the great tasting snacks they crave and parents with the confidence that they come from a good place. Not to mention these fruit flavored snacks contain 100% daily dose of your Vitamin C, are gluten free, contain only 80 calories, and are available with double Box Tops all year long!

Want to check out Ocean Spray® Fruit Flavored Snacks? Visit http://bit.ly/K9P4Eo to download a printable coupon to save $1.10 when you buy any TWO boxes of Ocean Spray® Fruit Flavored Snacks!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Cisco Athletic $50 Amazon GC #giveaway Ends 5/14

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Friday, March 23, 2012

P.F. Chang's Home Menu #review

Last night, I decided to give P.F. Chang's new Home Menu Shanghai Style Beef frozen dinner a try.


We don't have a P.F. Chang's close, so I'm not sure how this actually compares to the restaurant version, but it was absolutely delicious - especially for a frozen meal!

I've never had a frozen dinner, that I didn't know was a frozen dinner. The Shanghai Style Beef tasted fresh, the vegetables had just the right amount of crispness to them, and the sauce was frozen right into the beef and veggies, so there were no messy packets to deal with. And it's so incredibly easy! Just toss it in the pan and saute for about 5 minutes covered, then uncover and saute another 5 minutes or so. Although it says it's dinner for two, I added some white rice for a bit of filler and it was just barely enough for two adults and two kids.

For a dinner under $10 that took all of 15 minutes, I was absolutely impressed! My hubs enjoyed it as well, and my 8 and 9 year old were all over it. They even ate their veggies with no complaints!

Here are the delicious varieties available:

General Chang’s Chicken

Beef with Broccoli
Orange Chicken
Sweet & Sour Chicken
Shanghai Style Beef
Ginger Chicken & Broccoli
Shrimp in a Garlic Sauce

You can purchase P.F. Chang's Home Menu meals at your local grocer (I got mine at Cub Foods).

I was not provided anything for my opinion. It was just a product I was thoroughly impressed with, and felt I needed to share with the world!

Kirkland's Blue Ultra Coconut Pillow - Set of 2 #GIVEAWAY Ends 4/1

I'm back with another fantastic review and giveaway thanks to Kirkland's! The prize up for grabs this time is a set of 2 Blue Ultra Coconut Pillows! This picture absolutely does not do this product justice. It's a very nice cool blue color with three beautiful accent buttons.

*Pillow measures 24"Lx15"H
*Made of 100% polyester
*Features three decorative buttons
*Cerulean, ridged fabric

The cover is removable too! Right now, you can buy the pillow for a crazy low price of $17.99! They also come in Tan and Green. While you're there, check out their huge selection of accent pillows. They are all so unique and come in a wide range of colors and styles for almost any decor.  Look at this cute Gorgeous Red Pillow!

You can see all of Kirkland's Home Decor here.  They are also on Twitter!

And now on to the giveaway!

One lucky reader will win two Blue Ultra Coconut Pillows with a value of $36.98!

Open ONLY to the US!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Another tummy tempting healthy Sandwich recipe from LoveYourBread.com! #imabzzagent

Here is another recipe that I couldn't resist sharing, from the LoveYourBread.com recipe page.   This delicious recipe incorporates the new Health-Full Breads from Oroweat!  Enjoy!





Catch of the Day Sandwich
 
Ingredients
2 slices Brownberry® Health-full® 10 Grain bread
1/2 teaspoon Creamy Mint Yogurt*
3 oz. smoked salmon, Chinook
1/4 cup sliced cucumber
1/4 cup roasted red peppers packed in water

*Creamy Mint Yogurt Ingredients
2 cups plain yogurt
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup minced fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon salt

*Creamy Mint Yogurt Directions
Prep time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Line a sieve with a damp paper towel. Set over a bowl and let yogurt drain for 2 hours. Toast the cumin seeds in a skillet for 3 minutes, then pulverize in a food processor adding the following ingredients: yogurt, sour cream, mint leaves and salt. Blend until mixture is pale green. Transfer into a serving bowl, cover and chill for 2 hours. Yields 48 servings per cup; makes 3 cups. 

Directions
Prep time: 10 minutes
Spread Creamy Mint Yogurt on one slice of toasted bread and set aside. On the other slice, layer smoked salmon, sliced cucumber, roasted red peppers. Place slices together and enjoy!

Nutritional Value (per serving)
276 calories
9g fiber
26g protein
35g carbs
6g fat

Lunch under 300 calories!  Perfect for a healthy lifestyle!

Take a look at all the recipes available at LoveYourBread.com/recipes!

You can check out the delicious varieties in your local supermarket, or like the Health-Full Breads facebook page for more information!

And find out where you can find Health-Full Breads in your area with their product locator.

You can also see my full product review of Health-Full Breads 10 Grain and Nutty Grain breads here!

I'm a BzzAgent, and was sent a free product coupon for Health-Full bread, free of charge. Opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. Please read my full disclosure policy here.

Healthy and delicious Sandwich recipes from LoveYourBread.com! #imabzzagent

LoveYourBread.com has some absolutely mouth-watering sandwich recipes, using their new Health-Full Breads.  Check out this delicious one I'm giving a run for it's money!

Autumn Turkey Sandwich
 
Ingredients
2 slices Brownberry® Health-full® Nutty Grain bread
1 teaspoon cranberry sauce
2 slices of bacon, cooked and cooled (option: turkey bacon or reduced-fat bacon)
2 oz. deli turkey breast
1/2 serving Spiced Sweet Potatoes*
1/2 cup spinach leaves
Serving size: 1 sandwich

*Spiced Sweet Potatoes Ingredients
3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4" cubes
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
2 teaspoon walnut oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
*Spiced Sweet Potatoes Directions (10 servings)
Prep time: 30 minutes
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a roasting pan; stir well to coat. Bake for 10 minutes; stir and bake until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes more.

Directions
Prep time: 5 minutes
Toast two slices of bread and spread a thick layer of cranberry sauce on one slice. Layer turkey, sweet potatoes, bacon and spinach on the bread slice; top with the other slice. Cut in half and serve.

Nutritional Value (per serving)
370 calories
11g fiber
30g protein
46g carbs
10g fat

Take a look at all the recipes available at LoveYourBread.com/recipes!

You can check out the delicious varieties in your local supermarket, or like the Health-Full Breads facebook page for more information!

And find out where you can find Health-Full Breads in your area with their product locator.


You can also see my full product review of Health-Full Breads 10 Grain and Nutty Grain breads here!


I'm a BzzAgent, and was sent a free product coupon for Health-Full bread, free of charge. Opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. Please read my full disclosure policy here.

Soft and satisfying! New Health-full breads! #review #imabzzagent


Are those New Years Resolutions left in the dust? My resolution, this year, was to lose 30 pounds. I've been carrying it around for about 4 years now and I'm just fed up! I'm sticking to my goal and am down a whopping 27 pounds! Woo hoo! Now that I'm learning to eat healthy, get plenty of rest, and plenty of exercise, I've begun to incorporate healthy alternatives to the foods I love, in hopes of being able to maintain a healthy diet, without depriving myself.

Now, when you think of a dieting and trying to drop a few pounds, bread is usually a big no-no. But, as a BzzAgent, I was introduced to new Health-Full Breads! They are a new line of soft and delicious, oven-baked breads with a healthy kick! With only 80 calories, whole grains, fiber, and 5 grams of protein per full-sized slice, they are hands down the healthiest breads on the market!



Just the facts, ma'am...

80 Calories per slice, so you can focus on toppings and not the calories

Excellent source of fiber, with 4-5g of fiber per slice

5g Protein per slice

No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

Available in four delicious varieties including 10 Grain, Nutty Grain, Hearty Wheat, Flax & Fiber

Found in the bread aisle of all major supermarkets (check the product locator on LoveYourBread.com for available varieties in your area)

Find delicious and innovative recipes at LoveYourBread.com/recipes

The 10 Grain bread Heath-Full bread was perfect for sandwiches. With the large size, I was actually satisfied with cutting a slice in half, and making a half size sandwich. It was incredible how much more bang you get for your buck here. They are hearty, stuffed full of whole grain, fiber and protein, so you really, truly feel satisfied after eating it. And at 80 calories per slice, that satisfaction can't be beat! I love the idea of incorporating bread back into my healthy diet. I've missed it so much, and I feel like since I'm not depriving myself, I won't overindulge! Perfect!

Now, I'll be honest, my kids were not impressed with the new Health-Full breads. They are wheat bread eaters, but usually a more kid-friendly light wheat. But, one morning, I decided to try making French Toast with the Nutty Grain Health-Full bread. It turned out delicious and my kids gobbled it up! I think using this healthier alternative to their usual breads, in ways that they can't really tell the difference, is a great way to get healthy whole grains and fiber into them without them even knowing it!

We also gave grilled cheese a shot with the Nutty Grain Health-Full bread. It browned to a nice crispy texture, and my kids and I enjoyed that as well! They had no idea their good old grilled cheese was jam-packed with nutrition! #momslittlesecrets

Now, is your mouth ready to water?  Get a load of this recipe for a Turkey Avocado Sandwich from the Health-Full site.

Turkey Avocado Sandwich

Ingredients
2 slices Brownberry® Health-full® 10 Grain bread
2 thin slices of Turkey
1 large leaf of lettuce
1 slice of tomato
1/4 avocado
1/3 cup sprouts
1/2 tablespoon fat free Ranch dressing

Directions
Spread fat free Ranch dressing onto a slice of bread; layer with turkey, tomato, lettuce, avocado and sprouts. Cut in half and serve.

Nutritional Value
300 calories
12g fiber
20g protein
40g carbs
10g fat

Does that not sound absolutely divine? And lunch under 300 calories?  Now that's a winner!

Take a look at all the recipes available at LoveYourBread.com/recipes!

You can check out the delicious varieties in your local supermarket, or like the Health-Full Breads facebook page for more information!

And find out where you can find Health-Full Breads in your area with their product locator.


I'm a BzzAgent, and was sent free product coupons, free of charge. Opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. Please read my full disclosure policy here.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012