Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Win $100 Cooking.com GC from BlogHer & Country Crock

BlogHer and Country Crock invited ten bloggers to remake one of their favorite family-friendly recipes with loads of veggies and share with their kids. Click on the links below to check out their posts and recipes. Each blogger is also giving away a $100 Cooking.com gift card so be sure to visit them all! Ends 9/30

Michelle from Burgh Baby enjoys making macaroni-n-cheese from scratch, but “As much as I love making it and as much as everyone loves eating it, the whole pasta-with-cheese thing wasn't really cutting it as a balanced meal.” Find out how she transformed this dish in to a healthy, veggie packed version.

Maggie from Smashed Peas and Carrots, "I wanted to share a fun recipe makeover that my family has been enjoying this summer thanks to our amazing garden...man, I'm loving our garden this summer it's been producing like crazy." See how she substituted veggies for meatballs in this healthy lunch option.

Elizabeth from The Heir to Blair revived an alfredo casserole dish in to a healthy weeknight meal. "What I loved most was that I was not "hiding" or "sneaking" vegetables in." Learn how she incorporated more vegetables into her meal.


Susan from Eat Your Flowers
took a favorite family recipe and revamped it into a healthier version. "It’s summer, and we are loaded with generous relatives who give us vegetables." Check out her shrimp, corn and tomato dishes with "healthy oil" alternatives to butter.

Angie from The Homeschool Classroom turned an old grade school lunch favorite into a healthy family dinner option. "We tried to make some healthier choices." See how to make a healthy baked tortilla chip to add a little crunch to your taco salad.

Jenna from Jenna's Journey is trying to help her family eat healthier. "We used to make this (recipe) with white pasta, Italian sausage, 3 cheeses and no veggies!" Find out how she revitalized this recipe with lots of health vegetables.

Mary from Owlhaven
updated a family favorite chicken recipe. "Several times when my children have spent time with my sweet mother-in-law, she has served them this easy chicken dish." Find out how she adapted this recipe to be healthier.
Amanda from i am mommy grilled zucchini and asks, "Now wouldn't you enjoy seeing that delighted expression on your families faces right after they eat something that you know is better for them??? " Find out how she delighted her family with healthy vegetables.
Tara from Feels Like Home described the new USDA food suggestions for a well balance meal. "The USDA now suggests that half of every meal be made up of fruits and vegetables. Isn’t that simple?"

Katie from Marriage Confessions loves butter and does not eat enough vegetables. "I have a final confession. I don’t let Bean eat butter and I make him eat all his veggies." See how she remade a recipe to include more vegetables in her family's diet.

The BlogHer Country Crock sweepstakes runs from August 23, 2011 to September 30, 2011 and is only open to individuals who, at the time of entry deadline, are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years or older. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Click here for official rules.

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