Splenda Essentials Giveaway!

This giveaway is now over. The winner is Janet F. Congrats!

When it comes to staying healthy and making simple changes in order to see big results, we all have a few essential methods that we rely on. From biking to the grocery store instead of driving, to brown bagging our lunches instead of ordering out, a few small tweaks here and there can really make a difference. Splenda Essentials includes three smart ways to sweeten the foods you know and love with an added boost of B vitamins, antioxidants and fiber. It’s a calorie-free way to add a small boost of essential vitamins or fiber in each packet or teaspoon, and a way to add a little more than just ‘sweetness’ to foods and beverages.

I know, but how does it taste? Personally, I didn’t see much of a taste difference than if I had used sugar! I love that they have included ways to help you with the added vitamins and antioxidants. Many of the recipes that you can use this in (they have a list of Splenda recipes to check out) are superb like the icy lemon sorbet (can you tell that we’ve had over ninety degree weather for 2 weeks now?).

Since we’ve enjoyed this so much, I’ve got a Splenda prize pack for one of my lucky readers.  Here’s what you need to do:

Check out the Splenda recipes and tell me which one you plan on trying if you win this.


1. Twitter about this contest. 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. Share this post on Facebook.

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.

6.  Like Lisa Cooking on Facebook.

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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For 10 bonus entries:

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2. Subscribe to my new Oak Lawn Deals site!

3. Subscribe to my new Lisa’s Mom Deals site!

This contest will end August 10th at 11:59 pm CST! Good Luck!


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Ancient Grains

My family and I are a huge fans of Nature’s Path, so we were excited to try out their new cereal Ancient Grains. Everybody seems to be going back to the simpler things in life, and this cereal does just that.

Kirkland’s Signature and Nature’s Path Ancient Grains Granola with Almonds is made of fiber rich whole grains that have been eaten since ancient times. It is a tasty combination of sweetness, cinnamon, and almonds. In my opinion, it’s pretty darn good. It is also a good source of protein, an excellent source of fiber, and it contains 31 grams of whole grains! It is USDA certified organic also. It doesn’t contain artificial preservatives, additives, genetically modified organisms, or synthetic pesticides.

This cereal can be found on Costco an if you are a granola lover, you should give it a try.  (And check out some of the great recipes you can can make with this here).