Eat More Whole Grain Bread with Roman Meal Giveaway

Eat More Whole Grain Bread with Roman Meal

We have been eating more whole grain bread since trying Roman Meal. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Roman Meal. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Eat More Whole Grain Bread with Roman Meal Whole grain bread has been something I have struggled with. Since I was raised on … [Read more...]

National Cheese Fondue Day with Emmi Roth Giveaway

National Cheese Fondue Day with Emmi Roth

Did you know that April 11 is National Cheese Fondue Day? It’s okay, I didn’t really either, until now! Emmi Roth USA wants to help us celebrate by providing some of their cheese fondue as a giveaway! I received some for myself to share my thoughts. All opinions are my own. Cheese Fondue from Emmi Roth Fondue is not an outdated activity – and I have been seeing more and more people use it at … [Read more...]

Tasty Breakfast Options with Nature Valley

Tasty Breakfast Options with Nature's Valley

Breakfast is usually a quick meal around here. There's lots of rushing around in the mornings and it's ideal to have something easy to grab. Nature Valley sent us a variety of their products for review. All opinions are my own. Tasty Breakfast Options with Nature Valley Mike took off with a bag of the Nature Valley Protein Crunchy Granola before I could even grab my camera. Being the husband … [Read more...]

12 Recipes for Sunday Pizza Night

12 Recipes for Sunday Pizza Night

Sunday is usually pizza night for us. This collection of pizza recipes is sponsored by Foodie. All opinions are my own. Pizza comes in so many varieties these days. Looking at all the mouth watering photos on Foodie makes me want to be more adventurous in the kitchen. Who would have thought that pizza could be so interesting? 12 Recipes for Sunday Pizza Night Check out the collection that I made … [Read more...]

A Food Intolerance Had Me Being Tested for Cancer

Food Intolerance Had Me Being Tested for Cancer

About 6 years ago a food intolerance had doctors testing me for cancer. I am telling the story now because I am reliving it now. It's making me remember the whole hell that I went through for months. This is my own story and not intended to diagnose anyone or anything like that. Just sharing an experience of my own. Just a little history on me, I have always been a notorious yo-yo and fad … [Read more...]

Fuel Up with New Lance® Bolds™ Cracker Sandwiches

lance bold sweepstakes

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Cheese and crackers just became a lot more BOLD. New Lance® Bolds™ Cracker Sandwiches contain up to 3 grams of protein per serving. With their new tasty flavors, they make a great snack to help you Fuel Up. Fuel Up with New Lance® Bolds™ Cracker Sandwiches New Lance® Bolds™ Cracker Sandwiches are a … [Read more...]

Almondina Cookies without the Guilt Giveaway

Almondina Cookies without the Guilt

I was sent a variety of Almondina products for review. All opinions are my own. If you like a crunchy snack to go along with your coffee or tea, Almondina might be your answer. Almondina - Cookies without the Guilt I have become quite the snacker throughout the day. This doesn't have to be an entirely bad thing as long as I make decent choices. Cookies are definitely not a great option. Not … [Read more...]

Red Baron Pizza for the Big Game

Red Baron Pizza for the Big Game

The “big game” is this weekend. Parties and food will be plentiful. If you haven’t already figured out your menu, make sure to check out Red Baron Pizza. I received Red Baron product coupons in exchange for my review, and made sure to stock up my freezer in time for the football game this weekend. Red Baron Pizza Growing up, Sunday night was always frozen pizza night. After quite a few years of … [Read more...]

Healthy Chocolate from Active D’Lites Giveaway

good for you chocolate

Awe YEAH!  You read that correctly... Healthy CHOCOLATE exists.  I am so excited to bring you this post about Probiotic Chocolate from Active D'Lites.  I received product samples to facilitate my review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Active D'Lites - Chocolate with Probiotics The first time I tried these delicious little treats was at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in … [Read more...]

Healthier Snacking with Van’s Natural Foods Giveaway

Healthier Snacking with Van's Natural Foods

Healthier snacking options are out there.  Van's sent me an assortment of their natural foods to try out.  All opinions are my own.  I am sure most of us set goals regarding snacking in the new year.  Whether it was to stop snacking or just choose better options, food-related resolutions are obviously at the top of most lists.  Did you know that February is the month that 90% of people ditch their … [Read more...]

Reach Your Fitness Goals with Slimfast

Fitness Goals NO MORE Binge Eating

It has been a great two weeks towards reaching my fitness goals with a big thanks to the Slimfast® 14-Day Challenge.  I received products and a promotional item to facilitate this post, however all thoughts and opinions are my own. Fitness Goals This year I am thinking about doing a bikini competition.  I am telling myself that I am going to compete to stay focused.  Even if I don't get on … [Read more...]

Easy Pork Chops in the Slow Cooker

pork chops in slow cooker

Pork chops scare me a bit.  I am horrified to under-cook pork.  I have been trying to use my slow cooker a lot more, so I looked to my friend's handy post with slow cooker recipes with 4 ingredients or less.  That's about my speed in the kitchen.  From there I stumbled upon a few different quick and easy pork chop recipes for the crock pot. Easy Pork Chops in the Slow Cooker Ultimately, I … [Read more...]

Healthy Dinner Recipes from Gorton’s Giveaway

Healthy Dinner Recipes Grilled Fillet Pear Salad #RealFabulous

If you are looking for healthy dinner recipes, Gorton's offers tons of them!  I am thrilled to bring you this post sponsored by Gorton's.  I received coupons for free product, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Healthy Dinner Recipes About once a year I have time to make a truly awesome meal—like from scratch, multiple courses, and all fancy and stuff.  When I received a few recipe … [Read more...]

Step Towards Fitness with the Slimfast 14 Day Challenge

2014 Fitness Goals Slimfast 14 Day Challenge

I am so excited to be taking this step towards fitness by participating in the Slimfast® 14-Day Challenge!  I received free products to facilitate this post, but all opinions are 100% my own. Step Towards Fitness I have been chewing on the idea of training for my first bikini competition.  This is a huge fitness goal of mine and it takes an enormous amount of dedication.  With my full time … [Read more...]

Milton’s Gourmet Crackers Giveaway

Milton’s Gourmet Crackers

Chances to entertain have been plentiful in the last couple of weeks. My husband and I have traveled to see family, had family here, and just about any other mixture of friends and family you can think of. An easy way to dress up your entertaining is with Milton’s gourmet crackers. I received a pack of their entire gourmet line in exchange for my review. Milton’s Gourmet Crackers The gourmet … [Read more...]

6 Foods For Everyone That Fight Cancer

cancer fighting foods

Foods to Fight Cancer Many of you probably know by now that I am in school full time studying nutrition science.  I am almost done with my bachelors degree and so far, I can say with 100% confidence that we really are what we eat. From a molecular standpoint, we build and maintain all our cells using the foods that we put in our mouth. Knowing this, it is so important to fuel our bodies with … [Read more...]

Mamma Chia Seed Drink Review and Giveaway

Chia Seed Drink by Mamma Chia

I am happy to bring you this Mamma Chia Seed Drink review and giveaway sponsored by Mamma Chia.  I received product samples to facilitate my review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. Mamma Chia Seed Drink and Chia Squeeze Snacks First of all, YUM.  The flavors are fantastic.  I don't even know how to pick a favorite.  When I asked my daughter, she even said, "I don't know, I like them … [Read more...]

American Heritage Chocolate Cocoa Swirl Sugar Cookies

Cocoa or Cocao Swirl Sugar Cookie Recipe #Sponsored #MC

Cocao or cocoa?  Apparently these spellings are used interchangeably.  It is thought that somewhere in history a spelling error became permanent.  But, the scientific name for the "chocolate plant" is Theobroma cocao so I'm thinking we've all been living a lie for hundreds of years.  Oh, well, I'm over it.  I freaking love cocao/cocoa no matter how you spell it.  I participated in an Influencer … [Read more...]

Fast Facts about Nutrisystem Fast 5

nutrisystem fast 5

This post brought to you by Nutrisystem . All opinions are 100% mine. Nutrisystem® My Way® is a new program from Nutrisystem.  Already a leading provider of weight loss solutions, Nutrisystem now is tailored to each person's metabolism for maximum results.  The program provides just the right amount of calories and nutrients for success. The Nutrisystem My Way program uses a science-backed … [Read more...]

Join Me At the #GetCorny Twitter Party

#GetCorny Twitter Party #shop

Join Me at the #GetCorny Twitter Party! This holiday season we do a lot of fancy food, but I think fun food is fabulous too especially if we have kids joining in our celebrations. Tyson Country Ribbon Corn Dogs from Sam’s Club can help with just that – fun food! Join our #GetCorny Twitter Party for unique ideas on how to serve them and don’t forget to wear your favorite holiday sweater to be … [Read more...]

Natural Italian Dinner from the Freezer

parmesan crusted stuffed chicken breasts

It is not often that I am able to make something homemade for dinner. I usually just don’t make the time for it, but with weird work schedules, it is hard to find the time to sit down and make a homemade meal worth the work. I was recently contacted to sample and share with you Michael Angelo’s frozen meals. They are helping make dinner much easier! I received free product coupons in exchange for … [Read more...]

Leftover Thanksgiving Hashbrown Casserole and Eggs

hashbrown casserole in eggs

I made a hashbrown casserole for Thanksgiving and decided to use the leftovers for breakfast.  I used my awesome new cookware that I received from Good Cook.  Having these products made this holiday season a lot easier. The hashbrown casserole that I made is a modified version of this one on allrecipes.com.  I don't use onions or the crunchy corn flake topping.  I brought it over to my … [Read more...]

Grilling is Not Just for Summer

grilling basil corn

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. Grilling can be done year round if you have the right setup.  We put our grill in our screened-in porch to be able to use it throughout the year.  Although our grilling definitely slows down after the summer, we don't completely stop.  In fact, one of our favorite side dishes is perfect for Thanksgiving. Grilling is Not … [Read more...]

Authentic Italian Meal Flavor without All the Work

italian meal

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Spending the day preparing an authentic Italian meal in the kitchen is just not practical for everyone.  It sure the heck isn't happening in this house.  We love that there are tasty frozen options, like Michael Angelo's®, to bring us home-cooked taste in the convenience of a frozen food. Authentic Italian Meal Flavor without All … [Read more...]

Green Bean Casserole is a Simple and Traditional Dish

green bean casserole

This post brought to you by Sam's Club. All opinions are 100% mine. Green bean casserole seems to be a constant among many holiday dinner traditions.  It's so easy to make and offers a vegetable in a delicious way.  Sam's Club has all of the ingredients you need, no matter how large of a gathering you throw. Holidays at my Grandparent's house consists of many traditional items.  Every year … [Read more...]

Join Me For the #PlanAhead Twitter Party

#planahead Twitter Party #shop #cbias

Join Me For the #PlanAhead Twitter Party While doing your holiday shopping this year, don't forget to stock your freezer with Nestle frozen products.  Picking up items like, STOUFFER'S® Party Size Entrées, DIGIORNO® RISING CRUST® Pizza, and EDY'S® SLOW CHURNED® Light Ice Cream can help you plan ahead for unexpected guests, visiting family members, or busy nights.  With baking, cooking, … [Read more...]

Todds BBQ at Mariano’s for Delicious Tailgating Food

Todds BBQ at Mariano's for Delicious Tailgating Food #shop

Football season is here and Todds BBQ at #MyMarianos can help you serve up some delicious tailgating food that will surely satisfy the heartiest of fans.  Find smoky delicious BBQ items all fresh and ready for you to pick up at your convenience. Todds BBQ at Mariano's for Delicious Tailgating Food We all know it doesn't take any arm-twisting to get me to go to Mariano's.  It's the only … [Read more...]

Michael Angelo’s New Parmesan Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts

parmesan crusted stuffed chicken breasts

This post brought to you by Michael Angelo’s. All opinions are 100% mine. Michael Angelo’s® new Parmesan Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts are the perfect option for an easy Italian dinner.  All summer I was spoiled by the hubby cooking on the grill.  Now the grill has been put away for the winter and it's back on me to come up with creative dinners from the kitchen.  I am all about stocking up … [Read more...]

G.H. Cretors Popcorn Mixes for Every Taste

chicago mix popcorn

Popcorn is a popular snack in this house.  We were very excited to partner up with G.H. Cretors to give their exciting mixes a try.  Whether it's movie night, game day, or even over the summer on our boat -- this popcorn satisfies our sweet, salty, or salty & sweet cravings! G.H. Cretors Popcorn Mixes G.H. Cretors has been around since 1885.  They have had over 125 years of experience in … [Read more...]

Game Day Pep-Corn with REESE’S® Minis Recipe

game day pepcorn

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. It's game day snack season and we are always on the lookout for new ideas.  Appetizers and sweet treats are always a hit.  I couldn't wait to make and try this Game Day Pep-Corn with REESE’S® Minis.  It's right up my alley with only 3 ingredients! REESE’S® brand is the Official Candy Partner … [Read more...]

Arby’s Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich for Fall Comfort Food

arbys smokehouse

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Arby's. All opinions are 100% mine. The new Arby’s Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich is a perfect fall food.  When the weather cools we enjoy warmer foods that are comforting.  We close up the grill and put the slow cooker and oven to work.  For me, everything becomes all about warmth! Arby’s Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich We have always enjoyed … [Read more...]

Case of Wow Butter Giveaway

wow butter

Purple Monster Coupons is hosting a giveaway for a case of 6 jars of Wow Butter. Make sure to head on over and enter! BLOG GIVEAWAY: Case of Wow Butter Giveaway WHO CAN ENTER: US and Canada SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 10/28/2013 PRIZE(S): Case of 6 jars of Wow Butter. CLICK TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY! … [Read more...]

Affordable Meals for the Whole Family at Denny’s

Affordable Meals for the Whole Family at Denny's

Affordable meals can be found at Denny's.  We were sent gift cards as compensation for this post.  All opinions are my own.  Going out to eat with the whole family can be a pricy event.  Denny's offers affordable meals for everyone. Affordable Meals for the Whole Family at Denny's This was our first trip to Denny's in years.  The location nearest to us is one right next to the expressway, so … [Read more...]

After School Snacks for Hungry Teen Bellies

New Jose Ole Nacho Bites - Perfect After School Snacks #JoseOleMoms #paid

Adam is growing so fast I cannot keep up with his appetite.  I am so excited to bring you this sponsored post about the New José Olé Nacho Bites.  He is able to make these for him and his sister all by himself.  They are perfect for after school, especially since I don't get home in time to help with after school snacks.  Plus, they're delicious for the whole family! After School … [Read more...]

FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System Review

FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System

FoodSaver sent me their vacuum sealing system 2200 series for review.  All opinions are my own.  The FoodSaver system can keep food fresh for up to 5 times longer.  It's very easy to use and this model does not take up too much counter space. FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System I had the pleasure of meeting the folks from FoodSaver this year at BlogHer.  They demonstrated this innovative kitchen … [Read more...]

Organic Snacking with SunRidge Farms

Organic Snacking with SunRidge Farms

School is in full swing, and your best intentions of providing healthy snacks for your kids' snack times might be getting a little lazy (ok, so it would be getting lazy if it were for me, and I don’t even have kids yet!). I just learned about SunRidge Farms, a maker of natural and organic snacks. After receiving a sampling of their products, I am happy to tell you more about them! Organic … [Read more...]

All-Star Sandwich Bar from Schwan’s

All-Star Sandwich Bar from Schwan’s

I always tried to convince my Midwestern parents to purchase goodies from the yellow truck that dropped off food at your house! We never did, but recently I received products for review from Schwan’s.  I totally need to get on board with this home delivery of really, really yummy things! I received products in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.  All-Star Sandwich Bar from … [Read more...]

Make Lunch Easy with Tuna To Go Cups

Chicken of the Sea Tuna To Go Cups

Anything “on-the-go” is usually a win in my book. While tuna can easily be "on the go" – it just got even easier with Chicken of the Sea To Go Cups. I received a sample of the new product so I could tell you all about the new product offering from Chicken of the Sea. Chicken of the Sea Tuna To Go Cups When getting ready in the morning, I never manage to make time to make my lunch, so either I … [Read more...]

Enjoy Gluten Free with Enjoy Life Soft Baked Bars

Enjoy Life Soft Baked Bars

Enjoy Life foods offers a line of foods that are free from the 8 most common allergens. When they contacted me to work with them to let you know about their new soft baked bars, I was happy to try to find something to work into my currently gluten-free diet. I received one of each of the four flavors of the soft baked bars. Enjoy Life Soft Baked Bars Expecting something like granola bars, I was … [Read more...]

Healthy Products from AdvoCare

healthy products from advocare

I received healthy products from AdvoCare for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.  AdvoCare has been developing high quality health products for the last 20 years.  They now have over 70 exclusive healthy products to help individuals explore their ultimate potential. Healthy Products from AdvoCare I had the pleasure of trying three of the AdvoCare products.  Each one is something that … [Read more...]

New Products from Nature Valley

New Products from Nature Valley

At our house, we are big fans of Nature Valley granola bars. Recently, Nature Valley reached out to let me know about their new Soft-Baked Oatmeal bars, and I am excited to let you know more about their other new products coming soon! I received a sampling of their new soft-baked bars in exchange for my honest opinion about the new product. Nature Valley Soft Baked Bars These new bars that are … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Seasoning Mixes Recipe Contest

Crock Pot Seasoning Mixes Recipe Contest and Giveaway

I am so ready for fall to be here. I am not a summer person. I like sweaters, wool socks, blankets, and warm meals. I am currently “revving” up my crock pot for lots of warm meals at home, and I am so excited to partner Crock-Pot seasonings to let you know about their amazing giveaway going on (and to hold a small giveaway of our own here at Sweep Tight). 2nd Annual Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes … [Read more...]

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