Good Food Made Simple Giveaway

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Potassium Sorbate? Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate? Disodium Dihydrogen Pyrophosphate? Good Food Made Simple – a brand committed to using clean, simple ingredients – believes that if you can’t pronounce an ingredient, or don’t know what it means, you should be highly skeptical of eating it. That’s why today, Good Food Made Simple is launching “Eat Clean, Eat Simple,” a national campaign that helps people take control of what they put in their bodies by educating and inspiring them to read and understand ingredient labels – not just glance at the Nutrition Facts. A recent survey conducted by Good Food Made Simple revealed that despite warnings about harmful ingredients found in packaged foods, Americans still purchase and consume foods that contain ingredients directly linked to long-term health problems. According to the survey, only 35 percent of Americans always read ingredient lists before purchasing packaged food. Of those people, only half of them do so to make sure that all of the ingredients are clean – with no preservatives, no additives, no hydrogenated oils (a source of trans fat), no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.

Good Food Made Simple takes all the guess work out of what you are eating. You know when you buy their brand that you are eating something healthy without all the fillers that other brands put into their foods. We recently tried out a few of their products, and they were definitely hits in my house!

The breakfast in a bowl are so good. I love that I can get a very good and very filling breakfast. Fresh chopped veggies, scrambled egg whites, nitrate free meats and 100% natural cheese. Breakfast never looked – or tasted – so good.

Their oatmeal was another hit. Their line of steel cut oatmeal make for a healthy, wholesome and nutritious breakfast.

Their breakfast burritos were eaten quite quickly too. This is a simple line of items featuring traditional breakfast ingredients wrapped in an all natural tortilla. Perfect for the eat ’n run or run ‘n eat crowd which we are!

They’ve ventured beyond breakfast too! Their entree and burrito line of hand-rolled wraps is made with savory and wholesome ingredients to deliver an unthinkable hand-held experience. Perfect for lunch, dinner or when you’ve simply got the munchies.

There is just so many good foods in this brand. That is why I am giving away 2 Good Food Made Simple prize packs so you too can try this great brand. Here’s what you need to do:

Gratify Gluten Free Pretzels Giveaway

Osem USA Inc just launched a new line of gluten-free pretzels.  For those of us who have to eat gluten free, it is a welcome product on the market.  This new line is called Gratify and the first products from this line are pretzels.   The pretzels are wheat free, milk free, casein free, egg free, lactose free, and include non-gmo ingredients. The Yogurt Covered Twists and the Milk Chocolate Covered Twists do contain milk and soy and may contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts and egg.  I was excited to try this line of products.

IMG_0248The first product we tried were the Gratify Gluten Free Sesame Seed Thins. These nutty thins offer the traditional crunch of a pretzel in a shape that’s perfect for dips, spreads, and other creative toppings.  I’m not really fond of sesame seeds, but I was surprised and actually impressed by the light airiness of the pretzel with a hint of sea salt, and the sesame seeds gave it a perfect blend of nuttiness. It is a nice twist to plain pretzels.

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Gratify Gluten Free Sea Salt Sticks and Gratify Gluten Free Sea Salt Twists taste just like gluten pretzels, but much better. I served a bag to family over the weekend and everyone asked what brand of pretzels they were, because they were very delicious. They were shocked to find out they were gluten free and preferred the gluten free Gratify product over their usual brand.  Shocking, I know!  Often times, gluten free products can be spotted a mile away.  Not these!!!

IMG_0256Gratify Gluten Free Salt Thins were just as good as the sticks and twists. The sea salt thins are flat and thin and light and airy to the taste.  They are rich in flavor and texture and make the perfect platform for cheeses, spreads, and dips of all kind.

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Gratify Gluten Free Milk Chocolate Covered Twists had to be the favorite in the house. The chocolate actually tastes like real chocolate and doesn’t have that artificial taste that can sometimes give you that waxy feel on the roof of your mouth. It was the perfect blend of crunchy, sweet and salty.

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Gratify Gluten Free Yogurt Covered Twists were very similar to the chocolate covered twists, but has a slight yogurt flavor to it. Actually, I’d almost say it tasted like a white chocolate covered pretzel, without it being overly sweet. Either way, they were delicious.

After trying the Gratify products, we are pleasantly surprised with the great taste of each bag. It is finally nice to add more of a variety to our gluten free diets without having to compromise our taste buds. All in all, Gratify Pretzels lived up to its name…… Absolutely gratifying!!!

Since we loved these so much, I have arranged for one lucky reader to win Gratify Gluten Free Pretzels prize pack, so you can try all these flavors!  Here’s what you need to do:

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!

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