Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Giveaway Winner--Fiber One 80 Calories Cereal Fitness Pack

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Lynne B

Congratulations, Lynne! I'll be sending you and email to get your mailing information.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Until next time...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Review and Giveaway--Fiber One 80 Calories Cereal

This giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced on the next post, and will be notified via email.

As a member of MyBlogSpark, I recently had an opportunity to review a General Mills cereal, Fiber One 80 Calories. The flavor that I received was Honey Squares. Now, I have to admit, that although I do a lot of sugar free recipes from time to time, I'm not usually a big fan of most foods that advertise themselves as being low in calories. Too often that seem to equate with low in taste, as well. This cereal, though, was a welcome surprise. It was really and truly delicious. So much so that I would honestly buy this myself and eat it. As a matter of fact, we finished this box off so fast that I didn't have a chance to take pictures of the cereal itself, it was gone in two days. And for a food blogger, even one as infrequent as I've been lately, not to take pictures of their food--well, you know it went fast.

According to the information I received, this cereal is not only delicious, but healthy as well. With 40 percent of the Daily Value of fiber in one 80 calorie serving, Fiber One 80 Calories cereal can help curb your hunger, which can help you stick to a weight loss or healthy eating plan. It always helps to have a breakfast option that can help you feel satisfied without giving up taste!

As part of this review opportunity, General Mills and MyBlogSpark are offering a prize package to one lucky reader just like the one pictured above, comprised of a box of Fiber One 80 Calorie cereal, a sensor pedometer with USB connector to chart walking progress, and a neoprene iPod/smartphone holder with armstrap to help you stay in touch or walk to a beat when you're getting your walk on!

To enter, all you need to do is fill out the form with your name and email address. Just for fun, tell me on the next line if you're a walker already, or if you hope that this prize will inspire you to become a walker.

This is a quickie giveaway, it will only run from now until Tuesday, September 27th at noon, Central time. Winner will be chosen at random. Giveaway is now closed.

(This prize, as well as a duplicate review package, was provided to me free of charge by General Mills and MyBlogSpark, however, the opinion stated is that of my own.)

Until next time, good (un)cooking, and good eating!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Summertime, and the Living's Not Easy

Its been such a long, hot summer for us here in SW Louisiana, I confess that my kitchen has been mostly closed. My husband has been working out of state, my son & I are the only two around the house, so most days it's been easier to scrounge something than make a real meal. We've eaten out more than we should have; eaten a lot of cold cereal and made a lot of sandwiches--followed by Popsicles that melt if you take too long to eat them.

I have done a few things, though, from my it's-too-hot-to-cook-but-we-gotta-EAT repertoire.

Stove-top Barbecue Chicken is always a favorite-I usually serve it over rice--I love the BBQ 'gravy' that it makes.

And believe it or not, I make a lot a soup, even during the summer--anything that I can do in one pot on one burner on top of the stove suits me just fine...

from Taco Soup...

to Chicken Corn Chowder

Occasionally, I even brave turning on the oven, as long as it's something that doesn't take long to bake, like this White Chicken Pizza, made with jarred Alfredo Sauce and ready-made pizza dough,

or Stuffed Bread, made with pizza dough and meat-and-cheese (and even veggie) filling of your choice.

My hubby is home this week, which always means more cooking on my part, so I'm hoping to have a couple of new recipe posts up later this week.

Meanwhile, how was your summertime cooking this year?

Until next time, good cooking and good eating!