Del Monte's Sweepstakes has ended on 12/21/2012! Thank you for your participation!
Did you know that Del Monte canned fruits and vegetables contain similar nutrients to fresh produce? No artificial colors or flavors! It is picked at the peak of ripeness; with nearly 90% canned the same day to lock in nutrients and flavors. What is best is grown in the United States and in the best regions for a consistently high-quality product!
We provided our bloggers with Del Monte canned fruits and vegetables of their choice and asked them to add these into their existing recipes. Click on the post links below to see how they have made their meals more exciting and healthy! Each blogger is also giving away a $100 gift card so grab a chance to win!
The Bursting with Life Sweepstakes runs from 11/19/12 through 12/21/12 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. Read the official rules here. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Good luck!
The holidays are in full swing in these parts, and most-likely your calendar is as full as mine is with work celebrations, blogging events, cookie exchanges and holiday parties. For better or worse, these events will be filled with amazing food that is maybe not-so-amazing for the waistline.Don’t get me wrong, I am all about celebrating the season with cookies, candies and spiked eggnog, but I do like my clothes to still fit me on January 1....more
When colder weather becomes the norm, I like cozying up with a bowl of soup or cup of hot chocolate. A blanket and a movie or a good book is a bonus -- and let's not forget the fire. Last year we didn't have any fires, so this year we will absolutely make better use of the fireplace....more
During this hectic time of the year, when I am preparing for the holidays and enjoying the special festivities of New York City, I still like to prepare a nutritious homemade meal packed with quality ingredients. This will be my last Christmas in New York for a while, as I am packing for a move out West....more
Earlier this month I was asked to participate in the "Enjoy Life More" campaign by Del Monte hosted by BlogHer. I would need to choose one of the Del Monte canned products and talk about how I Enjoy Life More everyday. Well, this wasn't a difficult task. Ever since I was a little girl, I actually really liked canned vegetables. Peas were my favorite. To this day, I love canned peas and corn and often even drink the liquid they come in! This is not a joke. I also love canned tomatoes....more
With the holiday season looming on the horizon, I start hunting for recipes that are easy to make, healthy, and will feed an army of hungry houseguests. When my mind is filled with planning our Thanksgiving dinner, I really do not want to have to fuss with regular meals; I want them to take care of themselves. I want to have things on hand that I can make ahead and that get better with time....more
This time of the year, with the holiday season rapidly approaching, it seems as though time speeds up. There's just never enough time in the day to get to everything done that needs to get done. I have a specialty baking business, and as you can imagine, this is the busiest time of the year for me. Eating right is probably one of the first things I let slip. Well that and vacuuming! Anyway quite often my meal consists of a leftover sugar cookie and a cup of coffee. Too bad sugar cookies don't contain any fruits and veggies....more
The weather has really been cooling off here in Utah, and while I adore boots and sweaters, I hate the mushy snow. Not only do I freeze all winter, but our family really enjoys spending time together outdoors, so once winter hits we have to change things around a bit.This Pineapple Salsa completely describes our winter. My husband and I really want to stay present in our lives, especially in the raising of two little girls. We don't ever want to look back on our lives and feel like we missed out on special opportunities or experiences....more
Oh Joy ... it's that Holiday time of year again, my favorite time of year! 'Tis the season of family, fun and FOOD! Food is the cornerstone of the Holiday Season and usually brings the family & fun along with it!But let's face it, it's not the most waistline friendly time of the year! That's why whenever there's a chance, any chance at all, to enjoy a delicious, healthy and figure friendly treat, you take it!...more
I was so excited when I was asked to be a part of the Del Monte Enjoy Life More campaign.I love using Del Monte Canned Fruits & Vegetables when I cook and I have a wonderful recipe to share with you. When Kevin and I got married, I have never lived on my own.I went from graduating college to getting engaged, and I lived at home until we got married.My first time (besides college) living on my own was when I got married. I was so excited to have my own kitchen & be in charge of making & creating meals for Kevin and me....more
Buying fresh fruits and vegetables is not always the most practical way of preparing meals, especially if you’re cooking for one, like I am. Even for a full household, fresh ingredients often risk spoiling. You have to consider what’s in season and how fast you can use it before it needs to be tossed.I always keep Del Monte canned Fruits and Vegetables stocked in my pantry for when I want a quick, home-cooked meal that’s packed with nutrition. That way, I can cook a nice meal at any time with the same essential nutrients as fresh and with no artificial colors or flavors....more