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Saturday, January 23, 2010

V8 V-Fusion $100 Visa Card Giveaway

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and V8.



OK, so I'm trying to be all healthy and even lose some weight this year, and I know for a fact that I don't eat enough vegetables. Call me what you will, I just don't get them in like I should.

I had the opportunity to try V8 V-Fusion, a 100% juice blend of vegetables and fruits. As a matter of fact, each 8 oz. glass has a full serving of fruit and a full serving of vegetables. (Some V8 V-Fusion facts, if you have any questions.)

"A blend of vegetables and fruits?! Are you serious?"

(I heard that, you know.)

Yes, I am serious.

I will be the first to tell you that I don't like vegetable juice, the texture weirds me right out. I know I should like it, I want to like it, but I just don't.

So, you can imagine why I was wary of the V8 V-Fusion, and I'm here to tell you, I love it. The kids love it, even the youngest, age 7.

Everyone in my family has their own favorite since it comes in Pomegranate Blueberry, Strawberry Banana, Peach Mango, Tropical Orange, and A├žai Mixed Berry and the newest flavor is Cranberry Blackberry.

V8 V-Fusion makes great smoothies, too. Make them with a cup of yogurt of your choice, a cup of frozen fruit and a cup of V8 V-Fusion. You can even add when germ, flax seed or protein powder to them.

Try it out for yourself with a $1 off coupon for V8 V-Fusion.

The contest

Want to win a $100 Visa gift card? That would buy a bunch of V8 V-Fusion

To enter, leave me a comment below and tell me what is your, or your kids, favorite variety of V8 V-Fusion? If you haven't tried it yet, which one are you are most excited to try - or you may leave a link to your post on your own blog in the comments below.

The contest is going on right now, and will end February 9, 2010. Make sure that the e-mail address you leave is correct.

Rules:

* No duplicate comments.
* You may receive an additional entry by linking on twitter and leaving a link in the comments.
* You may receive an additional entry by blogging about this contest and leaving a link in the comments.
* This giveaway is open to US-Residents aged 18 and older
* Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
* You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
* Please see the official rules here: Official rules

Don't forget, you have 8 other chances to win at BlogHer.com

Friday, January 22, 2010

DiGiorno 200 Calorie Pizza

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and DiGiorno.





Like many of you, this time of year, we are really on the run with our kids' activities, and we often get home late and are trying to figure out what to do about dinner. Also, like most kids, mine often crave pizza, but ordering out can be expensive and it can take a while, adding to an already late night.

Sometimes, we rely on frozen pizza, but the taste can vary, and there's leftovers that never quite get eaten. So, I was happy to get to try out
DiGiorno 200 Calorie Pizzas since I like DiGiorno products and the idea of their "fresh-baked taste" in 200 calorie servings was appealing since I need to take off a bit of weight and my daughter is always looking for quick, healthy food since she is busy with sports.

I will say that I've never been fond of many frozen individual pizzas since the crust can be rather tasteless and the toppings somewhat unrecognizable, so I was a little wary.

However? These are good! Everyone in the family really liked them.

They come with 2 nice sized slices (2 portions, 200 cal. each) in a package, even my older kids thought it (2 slices) was enough food, almost too much. The crusts were soft, but not chewy, even the ones we cooked in the microwave, though I prefer them done in the oven.

The toppings were fresh and looked like actual vegetables and meat. There was also plenty of cheese, something I worried about with only 200 calories since I you know, like cheese a lot (see also: lose weight, need to) and the tomato sauce was plentiful and fresh-tasting.

DiGiorno 200 Calorie Pizzas come in 3 varieties: Cheese and Tomato, Pepperoni and Chicken and Peppers.

We'll be buying these again, and I think you should check them out, too if you are looking for a portion-controlled, convenient and tasty pizza option.


The contest:

Want to win a $200 Visa Gift Card? That sure would buy you a lot of DiGiorno 200 Calorie Pizzas!

To enter, leave me a comment below and tell me which kind of DiGiorno 200 Calorie Pizza you'd like to try.

The contest will begin at 1/25/2010 and will end 2/22/2010. Make sure that the e-mail address you leave is correct.

Rules:

  • No duplicate comments.
  • You may receive an additional entry by linking on twitter and leaving a link to your Tweet in a separate comment.
  • You may receive an additional entry by blogging about this contest and leaving a link in a separate comment.
  • This giveaway is open to US Residents, aged 18 and older
  • Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
  • You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
  • Please see the official rules at BlogHer.com.

Don't forget to go to the BlogHer.com special offers page for 9 other chances to win and be sure to check out the DiGiorno Facebook fan page for more fun information!

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