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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

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*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!

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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.