Sunday, December 13, 2009

Holiday How-To #3: How to make healthy food choices {Giveaway for FREE Healthy Choice food}

If you haven't checked out your calendar today, it's December 13, which can only mean one thing...

With less than 2 weeks until Christmas, it's officially crunch time.

There are presents to buy, houses to decorate, Christmas cards to send, parties to plan, food to buy, and plans to be made. And, as much as we'd like to think we can do it all, we just can't.

While we're all trying not to lose our minds, it's important that we remember to delegate things, to ask for help, and to accept help.

Shoot, if you're workin' your little booty off trying to get 36 hand-decorated cookies made for tonight's cookie exchange while religiously watching that ebay auction so you get the best deal on this year's latest annoying singing, dancing, neurotic Elmo AND ironing your pants for work, for goodness sake - make your husband do a load of laundry, tell your kid to put away his OWN Legos, and declare tonight a "Cook Your Own Dang Dinner" night.

We may be burning the candle at both ends at this point of the year, but there's at least one area that we can choose to simplify, and that is cooking for ourselves and our families.

Healthy Choice realizes we're juggling a crazy amount of stuff right now, and these are just some of the ways they can help us this holiday season:

*This is the best time of year to enjoy hot soups, but if we're being realistic, this may not be the best time to spend boat loads of time starting from scratch. Healthy Choice has a variety of hearty soups that are as good as homemade, like Traditional Lentil and Tomato Basil. This is a great idea for yourself, your family, or your guests. Shoot, you could even put a few containers of it in the crock pot, and when your dinner guests arrive, they'll never know you made it in the microwave 10 minutes before they got there.

*We're all struggling to fight the temptations of all the holiday treats, and our trips to the gym have probably dwindled, but having some options from Healthy Choice on hand will help you stay on track. They have the Weight Watchers Points value for their foods right on the package. One idea Healthy Choice has is to enjoy a yummy Cafe Steamer or a Healthy Choice soup with a salad for lunch or dinner. And did you know that Healthy Choice is the only brand FDA approved to call their products healthy?

*Eliminate the stress of wondering what to feed those pesky unexpected guests by keeping some quick appetizers on hand like Healthy Choice All Natural Entrées Asian Potstickers or Pumpkin Squash Ravioli.

We've all got our own stresses about food when it comes to the holidays, but there are several ways Healthy Choice can help us eliminate stress related to preparing foods, and making sure our families and our guests have full bellies.

Now...here's the fun part!

Healthy Choice has offered to treat one lucky reader to some coupons for FREE Healthy Choice frozen foods, and here is how you can win:

1. Leave a comment telling me one way Healthy Choice can help YOU this holiday season.
2. Earn an extra entry by visiting the Healthy Choice website (www.healthychoice.com) , and tell me which frozen food item you want to try most! (you'll also find coupons on the website!)

Giveaway ends December 18! Be sure to leave your email address in each comment so I can contact you if you win.

During my recent trip to Las Vegas for SITScation I had the opportunity to attend a luncheon sponsored by Healthy Choice, and I was so impressed. That particular luncheon was one of the reasons I decided to become VERY picky about which companies I would agree to partner with on my blog because this is a company that really care about moms and families, and aside from providing frozen foods that taste like they came from a restaurant rather than your freezer, they do some amazing charity projects to fight hunger. I'm so excited to work with them, and I can't wait to share more about them with you in the future!

Thanks to Healthy Choice for providing coupons for free Healthy Choice foods for myself and one of my readers.

***This post is also a part of a Holiday How To blog carnival going on over at my dear friend Summer's blog - Le Musings of Moi. She's teamed up with a few other bloggers, too. So, head on over and get tips on everything from how to stay fit during the holidays to how to feel guilty about everything (you read that right).***

26 comments:

thishumanscondition said...

Healthy Choice could help me this holiday season by providing a quick meal after wrapping gifts!
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thishumanscondition said...

I'd like to try the Honey Balsamic Chicken!
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John, Jessica and Emma said...

I recently started running and eating better to lose weight and train for a run.... I have a long way to go :) Having some Healthy Choice meals on hand would make it easier for when I need something good and quick!!

Thanks!
Jessica

John, Jessica and Emma said...

I just looked at the website and the Portabella Marsala Pasta looks AMAZING!!!

Thanks!

Katrina V said...

One way Healthy Choice can help me this holiday season is to eat proportionate meals while I'm not attending holiday parties! :P

Katrina V said...

I want to try Creamy Garlic Shrimp the most! :)

p.s. your link to the Healthy Choice website is broken.

Molly said...

If I just actually ate a meal, (like a Healthy Choice frozen one) I might not eat everything in sight!

Caroline said...

healthy choice can help me by giving me a quick meal option for this busy, busy season, AND a healthy option to help balance all the yummy but fattening foods i'll be consuming in the coming weeks!

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Caroline said...

the honey ginger chicken looks pretty good!

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Allison said...

Healthy Choice can help me this holiday season by letting me make quick, healthy meals in between wrapping, decorating, entertaining, basketball practice, shopping and in general running around like a chicken with my head cut off!
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Allison said...

I love the pot stickers!!
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betty-jo said...

Healthy choice would help me by giving me a quick healthy meal to eat. It would also help me to eat more veggies because i just don't eat enough.
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Shannon said...

I'm currently losing weight (15 lbs so sar!) and it is so hard to eat right when I'm runnign around shopping, baking, wrapping, etc. etc. All of this with two 3 year olds and a 3 month old in tow. So it would help me to make EASY healthy choices for food.

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Shannon said...

The Fire Roasted Tomato Chicken looks Fab!!

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Stephanie said...

Healthy Choice could help me this holiday season by making sure I have a quick healthy meal on those nights when I'm just way to busy with shopping, baking and wrapping gifts so I don't run out and buy unhealthy fast food.
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Stephanie said...

I would like to try their Southwestern Style Chicken Fresh Mixers
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JAMIE said...

I think Healthy Choice would help me relax during the holidays. I will have the time to just sit and get those cookies decorated, cards sent, and presents wrapped without the hassle of fixing a meal. I would have to say the sweet and spicy orange zest chicken sounds GREAT!

Kel said...

healthy choice can help me eat single portions instead of triple!

Kelly Jade said...

This would mean alot to me and my boyfriend. We've been trying to lose weight together and also are money crunched because he just got laid off...Healthy Choice has always been my go-to meal when I don't feel like cooking!

Kelly Jade said...

I think that the "turkey breast & cranberries" meal looks great!

Meaghan said...

I am working long hours and don't feel like cooking, so Healthy Choice would be a perfect solution for me!

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ashlie said...

I'm sure my scale would appreciate Healthy Food Choice after the holidays! (^:
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Julie said...

Even of eating fast food or junk food,I could eat Healthy Choice instead

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Julie said...

I would like to try the Salisbury Steak

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Gaiser3 said...

Healthy Choice frozen entrees have saved me this shopping season! I have time to run somewhere during lunch and then eat a great meal at my desk after I'm back. It's also helped me feel better after lunch - not so tired out from eating fast food.

Gaiser3 said...

I would like to try General Tso's Spicy Chicken steamer.

 
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