Yoplait Greek 100 Giveaway!

Yogurt eaters no longer have to choose between a cup of delicious, thick and creamy Greek yogurt and a diet snack. Yoplait now has Yoplait Greek 100 – a 100-calorie strained Greek yogurt that delivers 100 percent of the rich, creamy taste of Greek yogurt in six delightful flavors. Those watching their waistline can be even more to be excited to try this new product as Yoplait Greek 100 is the only Greek yogurt endorsed by Weight Watchers with a PointsPlus value of 2 per serving.

The new Yoplait Greek 100 is available in six delicious flavors including Strawberry, Black Cherry, Mixed Berry, Vanilla, Peach and Key Lime. With zero percent fat and two times the protein of regular yogurt per 5.3 oz. cup, new Yoplait Greek 100 provides a fulfilling snack and is a good source of calcium and vitamin D.

My personal favorite flavor? Strawberry all the way. As somebody who is trying to lose weight, I am glad to see that Yoplait is offering a greek yogurt I get to eat that tastes great.  Since I am such a fan, I have arranged for one of my lucky readers to win a case of Yoplait Greek 100.  Here’s what you need to do:

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Get Your Plate In Shape

As many of you may or may not know, I have been making a lifestyle change in my home. I have been losing weight (about 17lbs in 6 weeks!). I have been slowly making changes for my entire family like skim milk (instead of 2%) and whole wheat bread (instead of white bread). The cool thing is that my kid haven’t really even noticed (my husband is another story for another post). That all being said, I never thought of swapping out mushrooms for meat, but you can! Plus, for people like me trying to lose weight, I can definitely use meals with the lower calorie count! Increasing the intake of lower calorie foods, specifically mushrooms, in place of those higher in calories, like ground beef, can be an effective method for reducing calories and fat while still feeling full and satisfied after a meal. This approach of replacing some ground beef, turkey or other meat with mushrooms is known as “swapability.” It works because mushrooms’ hearty texture and rich flavor allow them to blend seamlessly with meats. The mushroom and meat “swapability” technique is an economical way to make family meals more nutritious and works great in family favorites like lasagna, burgers, tacos or chili. This simple three-step “swapability” strategy is perfect for family favorites like burgers, lasagna, pizza, chili – or any dish that calls for ground meat:

o Chop up your favorite mushroom variety to match the consistency of the ground beef or turkey;

o Cook and season mushrooms the same way you would meat;

o Combine the cooked meat and mushrooms and use the mix to complete your recipe.

Who doesn’t want to eat better and save money?

The other question I have gotten is why mushrooms. Mushrooms are low in calories and fat-free. Their flavorful umami content allows for less salt to be used in a dish, without compromising taste. Mushrooms are the only fresh fruit or vegetable with vitamin D. Within the produce aisle, mushrooms are a leading source of the antioxidants selenium and ergothioneine; these antioxidants help maintain a healthy immune system. Mushrooms also provide B vitamins, including riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid; B vitamins help to provide energy by breaking down proteins, fats and carbohydrates.

If this sounds pretty cool, there will be a Twitter party  on Monday, March 12th at 8:00 PM EST. The event hashtag is #Mushrooms and there will be prizes awarded. (US and Canada, 18+). You can RSVP at: http://resourcefulmommy.com/8634/mushroom-channel-twitter-party/

Hopefully, I have inspired you to look at mushrooms a little different and have given you some new ideas in the kitchen!

Progresso Giveaway!

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

I like soup especially here in Chicago in the winter time. Nothing is better to warm you up from the inside out and if it is low in calories, even better! Did you know that Progresso Soup can help curb your hunger, and it is available in 40 delicious flavors that have 100 calories or less? With hearty ingredients like pasta, beans, corn and rice, and flavor-packed vegetables like tomatoes, carrots, and peppers, Progresso Soup varieties offer a good source of fiber and a full serving of vegetables. I always feel like Progresso Soup is the “adult” soup on the market. It is filling. It is good and very flavorful. It is just an added plus that it is low in calories.

Now, to help kick off a new outlook on the New Year, Progresso is excited to announce the return of the “Souper You™ Debut” contest! From January 3rd through March 16th, you and your readers can visit Progresso on Facebook to enter for the chance to win a full makeover in New York City. Three grand prize winners will be awarded a trip for two to New York City from May 20th-22nd. The prize includes roundtrip airfare, a two-night stay in an NYC hotel, a full makeover, a guided wardrobe shopping spree with a personal consultation at a New York City department store, and $1,000 in spending money. Once the 10 finalists are announced, you can visit Progresso on Facebook from March 30th through April 13th to vote for your favorite.

You can also visit the Facebook page to download a coupon for $1.00 off four (4) cans of Progresso Soup and to check out makeover videos provided by MyStyle.com and the Style Network. Be sure to also “Follow” Progresso on Twitter to keep up with the latest news from Progresso.

Since I have enjoyed the soup so much, I’ve arranged for one lucky reader to get a Progresso “Souper You Debut” gift pack that includes a VIP coupon for a free can of Progresso soup, as well as a yoga mat, water bottle, set of aerobic bands, sport headband and two sport wristbands.

Here’s what you need to do:

Tell me which flavor of Progresso soup 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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For 10 bonus entries:

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Good luck! This contest will end January 26th, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST.

Progresso provided me with the free product, information, and giveaway through MyBlogSpark.