Savory Summer Giveaway (Ends 6/17) U.S.

By Ruth on June 2, 2013 in giveaway


Welcome to the 2nd annual Savory Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by Measuring Flower! I have teamed up with a bunch of other awesome bloggers to bring you a variety of food and food-related giveaways each worth a minimum of $25! So, once you’re done entering my giveaway below, be sure to “hop” on to the next participating blog. You can find a list with links to all the other blogs towards the end of this post.

Also, please don’t forget to check out the grand prizes for this event. There’s a $700 stainless steel cookware set sponsored by Calphalon and a $345 collapsible grill set and dutch oven sponsored by Volcano Grills! You can enter these great prizes HERE.

For my giveaway, I am very privileged to offer a fantastic prize package from two wonderful sponsors.  I am including my review of each product in this giveaway post just for the purposes of expediency.  All products provided were given free of charge in exchange for my completely unbiased opinion.

emeals slow cookerSince January, I have been experiencing the joys of emeals with a special deal they provided to me that will last the entire year.  I loved their program so much that I actually signed up for their lunch plan, and this summer I may even sign up for their breakfast plan.  If you are not familiar with emeals,  they are a great service that provides healthy, easy-to-make meals that rely on what food is on sale that week at various grocery stores.  But don’t worry if you don’t have a certain store that is listed because all the plans also come with a plan that can be used at any store.  You get seven meals per week, and they publish a shopping list (with cost breakdown) for the entire week.  This has greatly reduced out reliance on eating out and ready-made meals.  I work as a substitute teacher, and most of the time, I can still come home and make the meal quickly even after a long day.  You will definitely save money by using their plans.  You can sign up for three months, six months, or a year, and every week you get an e-mail saying that your meal plan is ready.

The best part for me has been the variety of meal plans they provide.  You can change plans about every month, and we have tried several.  We did low-fat, classic, low carb, and our current favorite:  slow cooker!  About a month ago, emeals launched two slow cooker plans–classic and clean eating.  We tried the classic, and we loved that.  And now we are doing the clean eating one.  We love the simplicity of the plans and that the clean eating has a lot of vegetables.  The slow cooker plans have five crock pot meals, and the other two take leftovers from the week and use them to make a quick, good-tasting meal.

Emeals is well-liked by the entire family.  There have only been one or two meals we have not really liked, and many are ones that we know we would make again.  I am going to share one recipe from the clean eating plan.  Click here to access their Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Toss Recipe.

One of my wonderful readers will win a three-month subscription to emeals.  Now, this is dangerous because once you sign up, you will be so spoiled that you will gladly sign up for another year!

skinny pop

My other sponsor is the absolutely awesome, unbelievable Skinny Pop Popcorn.  I was sent a full case of these unbelievably tasty and addictive snacks.  These popcorn snacks are very healthy and all natural.  They are low-calorie, and my mom, my daughter and I are hooked.  Only 39 calories per cup, and I think there are around four cups in a bag.

My mom was very pleased to discover that you can now buy these at Costco, and at the rate she and my daughter are eating these snacks, we’ll have to buy them soon!  There is no trans fat, and those will allergies to gluten, nuts, and dairy will have no problem eating these.  My mom just told me tonight as she polished off another bag that Skinny Pop was probably her favorite popcorn, and that is saying something.

One of my wonderful readers will receive a case (12 bags) of Skinny Pop to enjoy!

In order to enter my giveaway, you will need to enter the rafflecopter form below by 9 P.M. Pacific time on June 17.

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43-year-old single mother of an active 14-year-old girl Born in Tacoma, WA; lives in Yelm, WA Entertainment Writer Available For Interviews and Reviews Substitute Teacher


  1. SHELLEY S June 2, 2013 Reply


  2. Bonnie Caselman June 3, 2013 Reply

    I like that they personalize it to your local store’s sales.

  3. Bonnie Caselman June 3, 2013 Reply

    I found out I can find the Skinny Pop Popcorn at Walgreens. I never would have thought to look there!

  4. Bonnie Caselman June 3, 2013 Reply

    My fiance would love this popcorn.

  5. Christy Cummins June 3, 2013 Reply

    They take care of the meal planning, the grocery list and
    the budgeting

  6. Christy Cummins June 3, 2013 Reply

    I learned that there is no artificial anything and that their search tool to locate where to buy the product does not work 🙁

  7. Mia J June 3, 2013 Reply

    I like the idea of not having to come up with weekly meal plans.

  8. Ruby Yoshi June 3, 2013 Reply

    My husband would love this. Thanks for the giveaway

  9. Cindi Decker June 4, 2013 Reply

    The only decision you have to make is which plan to subscribe to.

  10. Jenny Stanek June 4, 2013 Reply

    I like that emeals offers many different types of meal plans to suit everyone, from vegetarian to paleo and everything else!

  11. Jenny Stanek June 4, 2013 Reply

    Oh the one enjoying it will be me 🙂

  12. Sharon June 5, 2013 Reply

    the lack of artificial ingredients 🙂

  13. Linda W. June 7, 2013 Reply

    I love that they take care of everything to create a meal except the shopping and cooking

  14. polly June 7, 2013 Reply

    I like the variety they have in the meals

  15. polly June 7, 2013 Reply

    love that it is peanut free

  16. Jennifer P - vicki Vix on r/c June 8, 2013 Reply

    I learned that Skinny Pop only has 39 calories a cup and zero trans fat. This would definitely be for me.

  17. Jennifer P - vicki Vix on r/c June 8, 2013 Reply

    I learned the company was started by a busy Mom called Jane who recruited her sister Jenny, a wonderful cook and another active mom.

  18. Jake B June 9, 2013 Reply

    Only 39 calories for skinny pop wow sounds amazing

  19. Jake B June 9, 2013 Reply

    emeals makes your decisions on what to eat for u after you chose what plan to subscribe to, thats nice

  20. natalie parvis June 9, 2013 Reply

    I love that they have so many different plans!

  21. natalie parvis June 9, 2013 Reply

    I like that skinmy pop is only 39 calories per cup.

  22. Kitty June 14, 2013 Reply

    I liked that they have a vegetarian option, and you could choose to have a family or 2 people menu.

  23. Kitty June 14, 2013 Reply

    My mom and I would love to eat skinny pop since it’s such a light calorie snack.

  24. Sherry Compton June 15, 2013 Reply

    I think our family will enjoy the Skinny Pop. Plus it has no trans fat.

  25. Sherry Compton June 15, 2013 Reply

    I like how emails have the option of low carb, low fat, or even simple recipes.

  26. meredith June 16, 2013 Reply

    I love popcorn – and this is an awesome artificial free brand!

  27. Cindi Decker June 17, 2013 Reply

    It is only 39 calories a cup and zero trans fat.

  28. Carolsue June 17, 2013 Reply

    I learned that along with the meal plan, you’ll receive a detailed grocery list organized by section and coordinated
    with the weekly sales at selected stores.
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