Celebrate Good Deeds to Help Donate 160,000 Meals to Feeding America

Do you want toCelebrate Good Deeds to Help Donate 160,000 Meals to Feeding America?

If so, Santa Cruz Organic® will celebrate good deeds and the spirit of helping others with the launch of the Sweet Deed Society at www.facebook.com/santacruzorganic. For each daily sweet deed nomination submitted, Santa Cruz Organic will donate five dollars to Feeding America®, up to $20,000 – that will help provide 160,000 meals ($1 donated provides the equivalent of 8 meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local food banks) for families struggling with hunger across the country. In the economy, families are struggling more than ever.

Become a member of the Sweet Deed Society on the Santa Cruz Organic Facebook page and then nominate a friend who has done a good deed. Participants will also be entered into a grand prize drawing for a chance to win weekly prizes and one of two beach vacations, awarded as a $3,500 check. To help acknowledge their good deed, the nominee can also accept their nomination, join the Sweet Deed Society, and be entered for their own chance to win.

As the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, Feeding America® knows the value of a good deed. Santa Cruz Organic is proud to partner with them and help further their mission to feed America’s hungry and engage the country in the fight to end hunger.

If you haven’t heard of Santa Cruz Organic before, they were the first to have a wide range of organic, 100 percent juices and blends and the first juice processor to use all organic fruit sourced from growers certified by an independent, third-party certification organization. With a history of developing innovative products, Santa Cruz Organic currently offers more than 80 organic items ranging from organic fruit juices and sparkling beverages to organic fruit sauces, chocolate syrups, peanut butters and fruit spreads. Visit www.santacruzorganic.com or www.facebook.com/santacruzorganic for more information.

Great cause, great charity, what are you waiting for?

Ziploc Giveaway!

As many of you may know, I am in the process of losing weight.  (I’ve lost 25 lbs in 9 weeks!  Go me!)  That is why I was super excited to tell you how Ziploc makes eating fresh convenient.  They also help you  get more out of your meals by extending the freshness of food ingredients and leftovers. Available in an assortment of sizes, shapes and seals, Ziploc offer families a variety of smart, quality food storage solutions.

Ziploc Perfect Portions Bags are their latest innovation.  They are perfect for storing and freezing bulk foods and individual portions of poultry, meat, cookie dough and more.  I love them because I can portion out just what I need to eat.  You simply put your hand in the bag and pick up your serving size.  You then turn the bag inside out to easily create portions.  You can then put the individual bags into a Ziploc freezer bag to freeze until you need to use them.

The launch of Ziploc Perfect Portions is just one party of their initiation of the the Great American FreshOver Project.  This is a two year healthy eating initiative encouraging families to “freshover” their outlook on eating.  Ziploc and Rachael Ray are offering families recipes, tips, ways to use Ziploc products, and even a chance to win a trip for two to meet Rachel Ray.  (I’ve met Rachel Ray.  She’s really nice.)

Since I am such a fan of Ziploc, I have arranged for one of my lucky readers to win a Ziploc Prize Pack.  In it, you will find:

  • New Ziploc® Perfect Portions™ Bags
  • Ziploc® Freezer Bags
  • Rachael Ray Recipes
  • 1-2 other Ziploc® products (random selection)

Here’s what you need to do:

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Chef Boyardee Review and Giveaway

This giveaway is now over. The winner is shelly aka allysmama. Congrats!

Did you know that Chef Boyardee has new whole grain products and a new website they have just launched called Club Mum?  I didn’t either till recently.

Lead by a panel of four mom bloggers and launched by Chef Boyardee, Club Mum is a new online community for moms to share experiences, ideas and tips around how to get the “good stuff” in their kids. The website will include editorial and video content on a broad range of topics, such as getting more vegetables into kids’ diets, keeping kids active during winter weather, packing nutritious lunches and encouraging philanthropy among the whole family.

Their new whole grain product launch goes hand in hand with this.    Now, I already loved that a can of Chef Boyardee counts as a serving of vegetables.  However, the whole grain aspect just makes it all the better.  I recently tried the Whole Grain Lasagna.  I’ll be honest — I couldn’t tell the difference between the whole grain and the regular lasagna.  They tasted exactly the same!  If you like Chef Boyardee products, you will love their new whole grain products.

Since my family and I enjoyed these so much, I’ve arranged for one lucky reader to win a Chef Boyardee Prize Pack.  In it is a lunch box and 3 of the Chef Boyardee products!  Here’s what you need to do:

Head over to the Chef Boyardee site and tell me which product you’d like to try!

These will give you one additional entry (for each thing):

1. Twitter about this contest. I’ve added a Tweet button at the top of this post to make it super easy to do too! Just let me know in the comments that you did. Also, you can do this daily!

2. Add this post to social media sites like Stumble, Digg, Kirtsy, Blogging Zoom, Reddit, Propeller, Etc. (1 extra entry per site)

3.  Like this post on Facebook (There is a like button at the beginning and the end of this post you can use).

4.  Add this to any forums you belong too. Please give me the URL, so I can verify.

5.  Comment on any other post on my blog.  Let me know which post.

Each of these will give you 5 entries:

1. Blog about this on your blog. Please give me the URL, so I can verify.
2. Subscribe to this blog using either my email or RSS feed
3. Add my badge to your sidebar:

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Good luck! This contest will end January 6th, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST.