Saturday, March 6, 2010

Register to win Grocery Goodies!

Congratulations to this week's sweepstake, Andrea R.!
Be sure to enter our next drawing for your chance to win!

Win a bag of tasty grocery goodies that includes:  Sensible Foods Veggie Straws, Kashi Go Lean Crisp in Berry Crumble, Field Day Stoneground Crackers, Annie's Bunny Pasta with Yummy Cheese, a coupon for free Organic Valle's drinkable yogurt, Snyder's 8 grains pretzels, Annie's Sunny Citrus Bunny Fruits and a single serving of Honest Foods Almond Trail Mix Bar.  Interested?  Leave your name and email address on our blog's comment section!  Drawing will be held next Saturday, March 13th!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Ready to Eat Gluten-Free Soups

Gluten-Free Kettle Soups
When you are feeling under the weather, sometimes there is no better cure than a bowl of chicken and noodle soup.  Unless you have celiac disease or avoid gluten.   For many, grandmother's cure for the sniffles is just a dream.  Dream no more.  Kettle Soups has an amazing Gluten-Free line of frozen soups!  They are sold in "single" serve sizes, just heat and eat!  This line has a large variety of tasty soups and is also on-sale this month at Food for Thought for $2.79.  Even better yet, they are made with high quality ingredients and taste great!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cherrybrook Kitchens Rewards

Cherrybrook Kitchens mixes make baking easier for busy people like myself!  Even better yet, they have a nice selection of gluten-free baking mixes that are also dairy free.   Now, I found out they have a fun promotion that rewards you for using their products!   By saving UPCs from the boxes, you can earn fun prizes such as cup-a-cake holders (these things are genius for school lunches!), free product coupons and subscriptions to KIWI magazine!

"Sweet Rewards is a program that rewards you for doing something you already do - purchase Cherrybrook Kitchen products! By collecting the bottom flaps of your Cherrybrook Kitchen mixes, you accrue valuable points that can be redeemed for a variety of fun products! Simply print, fill out, and mail back the order form above and your gift will ship to you within 4-6 weeks (unless an item is out of stock)."

For more information go to their website here.

Vegan recipe: Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash
1 pkg Gimme Lean® Sausage
2 c water
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion coarsly chopped
6 stalks celery chopped fine
1 Tbsp fresh sage 1 tsp dried
1 Tbsp fresh thyme 1 tsp dried
6 oz plain stuffing cubes or 8 cups toasted bread crumbs
1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
1 medium apple diced, any kind
1/3 c apple cider
2 large acorn squash cut in half and seeded
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450°. Brown Gimme Lean® Sausage in a non-stick skillet sprayed with a little olive oil, breaking it up and crumbling it with a spatula as it browns. Set aside. Bring water and olive oil to a boil in a covered pot over high heat. Stir in onion, celery, sage, and thyme. Cook, covered, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in stuffing cubes, salt and pepper, applesauce, apple cider, and the browned sausage, mixing to combine. Taste for seasonings.

Divide the stuffing evenly among the acorn squash halves. Arrange the halves in a roasting pan and pour water around (not on) the squash to 1 inch. Spray a piece of aluminum foil large enough to cover the pan with olive oil spray. This will prevent it from sticking to the stuffing. Cover the pan tightly, tending slightly with the sprayed side down. Bake for about 1 1/4 hours, or until the squash is tender when pierced with a fork.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Free Emergen-C!

We are big fans of Emergen-C in our house, but always just add it to water.  Well no more!  Check out these recipe ideas here!     Sign up today and you will receive a free sample of Emergen-C and a recipe kit.   I'm going to check out the Maui Wowee! 

More Mambo Sprout Savings!

Gotta love Mambo Sprouts!  Not only do they have the great coupon books that are available in store, but they also have printables here.    They've added a few new ones this week.    Two of the newest result in some amazing deals when paired with our March sales!

$2/1 Wholesome Sweetener.     Turbinado, Dark Brown Sugar and Sugar in the 24 oz size are all on sale for $2.99.  After the coupon only 99 cents!!!

$1/4 Wallaby Yogurts.  Their Down Under Yogurts are on sale for $1.19.  Final cost 94 cents each when you buy 4!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Printable Internet Coupons

Lots of great, healthy and organic coupons can be found on-line.  Some of these require you to sign up for a newsletter or join their "community."  Be sure to print when you see them, as many have a limited amount available.  Check back often, as we add new printables!

$1/1 Lightlife product here.   Lightlife Smart dog or Tofu Pups on sale for $2.69.  Final price $1.69!

50cents/3-6 oz Stonyfield Yogurt here.  Select flavors on sale for 99 cents each.  Final price 82 cents each if you buy 3!

$1/1 Gluten Free French Meadow Product here.  French Meadow Gluten Free Tortilla's on sale for $3.29.  Final price $2.29!

$1/1 Garden of Eatin product here.  Yellow corn Chips are on sale for $3.79.  Final price $2.79.

50 cents/1 Newman's Own product here.  Select Newman's pretzels on sale for $2.49.  Final price $1.99!

$3/1 Spectrum Essentials product here.  Whole Flaxseed 15 oz. on sale for $3.89.  Final cost 89 cents!  Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil on sale for $6.99.  Final cost $3.99!

$1/1 Annie Chun's product here.  Annie Chun's Rice Express on sale for $2.49.  Final cost $1.49.

$1/1 Aura Cacia Essential Oil here.  Lots of Aura Cacia essential oils on sale this month, including Eucalyptus Oil for $3.29.  Final cost $2.29 for .5 oz!!

Please note, all sale items are subject to availability

Monday, March 1, 2010

Mambo Sprouts Coupon Match-ups for March

Pick up the Mambo Sprouts' Extreme Winter Savings coupon book in-store!  Here are a few March coupon match-ups!

$1/1 Arrowhead Mills Product.  Arrowhead Mills Whole Wheat Pastry or Unbleached White 2 lb bags Flour on sale for $2.49.  Final cost $1.49!

$1/1 Back to Nature Product.  Back to Nature Mac & Cheese (select varieties) on sale for $1.39.  Final cost 39 cents!!!

$1/3 Clif Bars, Mojo or Builder Bars.  Select Mojo and Clif Bars on sale for 99 cents each.  Final cost 66 cents each when you buy 3!

$1/1 Celestial Seasonings Tea.  Select Celestial teas (including Green Tea Antioxidant and Imperial White Peach) on sale for $2.59.  Final cost $1.59!

$1/1 Knudsen Just Juice 32 oz.  Knudsen Just Tart Cherry on sale for $4.99.  Final cost $3.99!  (Other select Just Juices are on sale as well!)

75 cents/1 Santa Cruz Product.  Santa Cruz applesauce 6 pack on sale for $3.49.  Final cost $2.74!

Manic Monday Meals

The weekend is over and it's back to reality! Each Monday we will post a four ingredient or less recipe to help you eat healthy, simply!

Honey Mustard Chicken
8 chicken thighs
4 Tbsp. wholegrain mustard
4 Tbsp. honey
salt and pepper to taste
1.  Preheat the oven to 375.  Put the chicken thighs in a roasting pan in a single layer.
2.  Mix together the mustard and honey, season with salt and black pepper to taste and brush the mixture all over the chicken thighs.
3.  Cook for 25-30 minutes, brushing the chicken with the pan juices occasionally, until cooked through.  (To check the chicken is cooked through, skewer it with a sharp knife;  the juices should run clear.)

Food for Thought weekly giveaway: Kiss my Face Skincare!

Kiss My Face Start Up!
Congratulations to our winner, Carol L.!
Be sure to enter the current drawing for your chance to win!
We have another wonderful Kiss My Face trio of products to giveaway this week!   Products include: Start Up!  Exfoliating Face Wash, Eyewitness Eye Repair Cream and Brightening Day Creme (retail value of $56.99.) Get your skin ready for spring!  To enter:  leave your name and email address in the comments section.  The drawing will be held next Saturday, March 6th!