Waldorf Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe + Brownberry Prize Pack Giveaway!

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I love summer, don’t you?! This is the time of year I can relax a bit and really enjoy my family. With only a few months of summer break, we try to make the most of our time together. Because my husband works during the week, we keep the weekends open just for the family. We may just grab a matinee or play a few rounds of miniature golf. If the weather is clear and the temperature is not too high, we love to have a picnic at a local park. When we do, I a sure to pack plenty of sandwiches using our favorite Brownberry® Whole Grains Sliced Bread, filled with my Waldorf Chicken Salad.
 

Waldorf Chicken Salad Sandwich

 
Ingredients:

1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/3 cup fat-free plain yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
1 medium red apple, diced
1 cup red grapes, halved
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/2 cup toasted pecans, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

In a medium bowl, whisk mayo, yogurt, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add chicken, apple, grapes, celery and pecans. Stir to coat well. Serve on Brownberry® Whole Grains Sliced Breads

Healthy Waldorf Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

 

 

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Healthy Waldorf Chicken Sandwich
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Recipe type: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
 
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 1 medium red apple, diced
  • 1 cup red grapes, halved
  • ½ cup sliced celery
  • ½ cup toasted pecans, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk mayo, yogurt, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add chicken, apple, grapes, celery and pecans. Stir to coat well. Serve on Brownberry® Whole Grains Sliced Breads

Brownberry Americas Better Sandwich Sweepstakes

Brownberry® Bread wants to hear what healthful ingredients YOU use to make the perfect sandwich with their delicious, made with whole grain bread, so they are hosting the “2016 America’s Better Sandwich” Contest! To enter,  submit your recipe at http://americasbettersandwich.com/ for the opportunity to win a grand prize of $25,000 – now, that’s a lot of dough! Additionally, the sandwich in each of the five categories with the highest overall score will receive a $5,000 Category Prize.

Making sure no grain gets left behind, this year, Brownberry® Bread will donate one (1) loaf of bread to Feeding America for each entry and or vote submitted, with a minimum of 75,000 and up to 100,000 loaves donated!

Brownberry Whole WheatReader Giveaway: One lucky Thrifty Recipes reader will Brownberry Prize Pack that includes six coupons each valid for $5.00 off the purchase of any Brownberry® Whole Grain Sliced Bread of choice, six coupons each valid for $4.00 off the purchase of any Brownberry® Sandwich Thins® Rolls of choice, $25 Visa gift card to use towards ingredients for your favorite sandwiches! To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 8/11/16. Good luck!

NOTE: The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Brownberry® Bread.

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Healthy Waldorf Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

 

Cherry Spinach Tart Smoothie Bowl Recipe

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Cherry Spinach Tart Smoothie Bowl

Recipe & Photo Credit: Back to Her Roots on Behalf of Van’s Foods

Did you know that May is Celiac Awareness Month?  Van’s is proud to offers lots of gluten-free options in the snacks market that taste great too.  In fact, they are kicking off summer with two brand new snack bars (Banana Bread and Gramwich) plus Soft-Baked Whole Grain Granola Clusters in Double Chocolate and Banana Nut.  Yum!

Here’s a delicious new recipe to try out for Cherry Spinach Tart Smoothie Bowls, courtesy of Back to Her Roots on behalf of Van’s Foods.

Cherry Spinach Tart Smoothie Bowls Recipe

PREP TIME: 2 mins
TOTAL TIME:2 mins
AUTHOR: CASSIE JOHNSTON
MAKES: 1 LARGE SERVING

INGREDIENTS

For the Smoothie:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 cups frozen tart cherries
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • ½ cup unsweetened nut, soy or animal milk
  • Maple syrup, to taste (about 1 tablespoon)

For the Toppings:

  •   Van’s Soft-Baked Whole Grain Granola Clusters
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Hemp seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all the smoothie ingredients into a blender, and blend on high until very smooth. You might need to add more liquid, but try to keep it as thick as possible.
  2. Pour into a bowl, and then top with toppings. Serve immediately.

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Looking for more yummy snacks for the summer? Check out what is new and delicious from Van’s:

Kick off summer with two new snack bars (Banana Bread and Gramwich- a chocolate stuffed graham cracker sandwich) and Soft-Baked Whole Grain Granola Clusters in Double Chocolate and Banana Nut.

Van’s decadent, bite-sized gluten-free granola – perfect for family road trips, an easy addition to breakfast or anytime on the go – are a soft and chewy portable snack perfect with frozen or Greek yogurt or by the handful when a craving hits.

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Van’s Double Chocolate and Banana Nut Granola is baked with delicious, gluten-free, whole grain oats and offer 12-14 grams of whole grains per serving – with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

Van’s Chocolate Gramwich Sandwich Bars pack as much favorite-treat nostalgia as they do delicious flavor. Made with real chocolate sandwiched between two whole-grain, graham-style bars, they’re a one-of-a-kind pick-me-up.

Van’s Banana Bread Bars blend banana flavor with gluten-free oats and flaxseed to create a tasty and portable version of banana bread that’s wholesome enough to enjoy as part of breakfast.

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Reader Giveaway: One lucky winner will receive a Van’s Foods Prize Pack includig $25 in Van’s coupons, $100 visa gift card, reusable lunch set. To enter, just complete the entry form below.

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9 Delicious Grapefruit Recipes

9 Delicious Grapefruit Recipes

Ok, grapefruit fans – – we have some delicious grapefruit recipes and an awesome Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red Grapefruit giveaway for you! I have been a fan of grapefruit since I was a kid. I have many fond memories of breakfasts at my grandparents’ farm where grapefruit halves were often the starting point for the meal. I guess my grandma and grandpa passed their love of grapefruit down to me!

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While I love eating grapfruit “as is”, it is also wonderful in recipes. It’s super versatile as you can see in this assortment of grapefruit recipes that ranges from salads to drinks to frozen desserts:

9 Delicious Grapefruit Recipes

Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

Grapefruit Honey Bran Muffins

Broiled Grapefruit with Honey, Sugar and Thyme

Honey Roasted Grapefruit Parfait Popsicles

Grapefruit Frozen Yogurt

Ruby Red Grapefruitade

Grapefruit Sangria

Blueberry Acai Grapefruit Smoothie

Candied Grapefruit Peel

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When you’re looking for grapefruits for a recipe or to eat straight up, check out Wonderful Sweet Scarletts. They are a new brand of Texas Red Grapefruits launched nationwide last year that can change the way you think about grapefruits! From the people who brought you Wonderful Pistachios, POM Wonderful and Wonderful Halos, Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red Grapefruits are so sweet, you won’t even need to add sugar! The Texas climate yields the sweetest premium red grapefruits around. Not only is our grapefruit sweet, but half a grapefruit is only 60 calories and provides 100% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C.

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Reader Giveaway: One lucky Thrifty Recipes reader will win aWonderful Sweet Scarletts prize package including Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red Grapefruit, a grapefruit spoon, circular cutting board, grapefruit bowl, juicer, mason jar and apron. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 4/11/16. Good luck!

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Green Chile Pulled Pork Recipe + Boulder Organic Soups Giveaway

Green Chile Pulled Pork Recipe

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here? Don’t yet have your menu planned? There’s no need to fear. We have partnered with our friends at Boulder Organic to bring you this amazingly easy-to-make Green Chile Pulled Pork Recipe. All you need is a pork shoulder roast, Boulder Organic! Green Chile Corn Chowder and a slow cooker. Set it up on the morning of the big game and it will be ready to enjoy come game time.
 

Green Chile Pulled Pork Recipe

 
Ingredients:
– 2 lbs. pork shoulder roast
– 1 tub Boulder Organic! Green Chile Corn Chowder
– salt to taste (optional)

Directions:
Place a 2 lb. pork shoulder roast in a slow cooker.
Add one tub of the Green Chile Corn Chowder on top (add a dash of salt if desired).
Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Pull apart and enjoy!

Boulder Organic Soup

Boulder Organic Foods’ mission is to craft “oh my gosh!” good organic food with uncompromised nutrition using garden-fresh ingredients.Their kitchen accept only the best—like whole, organic produce (much of it’s local), savory spices (a pinch of this and a dash of that) and people with a passion for doing things right (everything is personally prepared just like you’d make it yourself). Boulder Organic! products are sold in your grocer’s deli refrigerator. Find a store near you and enjoy some today.

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Reader Giveaway:  Three (3) lucky Thrifty Recipes readers will each receive 3 coupons for free Boulder Organic! soup. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 2/16/16. Good luck!

 

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Souper Easy Super Bowl Green Chile Pulled Pork Recipe

Sara Lee and Entenmann’s Back-to-School Reader Giveaway

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It’s time to get ready for back-to-school and time to start thinking about some fun ideas for lunch boxes and after-school snacks. Sara Lee® Snacks and Entenmann’s Little Bites® baked snacks are ready to help with their ABC’s of Back To School campaign. In the video below, Kathleen Robbins, head baker at Sara Lee Snacks, Entenmann’s Little Bites is a full-time mom and shares with us how her family gets through the mornings with some tips and DIY homework helpers, the fun Little Bites Party Cakes Caterpillars and exciting Sara Lee Brownie Chocolate Chip Snack Kabobs!

 

We had a chance to try two of the newest creations from Sara Lee and Entenmann’s – both ready to be popped into a lunch box or enjoyed as a yummy after-school treat.

Sara Lee Brownie Chocolate Chip Cakes

Sara Lee has a brand new snack: Brownie Chocolate Chip Cakes. These fresh baked, individually wrapped snack cakes, are perfect for the lunch box. They are made with a double batter mix of brownies and the classic favorite chocolate chip.

Entenmann's Little Bites Party Cakes

Entenmann’s Little Bites are pre-portioned bite sized muffins and brownies and they now have a NEW flavor: Little Bites Party Cakes. These golden mini cakes are cute and fun with rainbow sprinkles. They can make any day a party! Little Bites is also hosting a “ Life of the Lunchbox” sweepstakes from August 1st through September 25th on the Little Bites Facebook Page.

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Reader Giveaway: One lucky Thrifty Recipes winner will win a back-to school prize package, valued at $60 – including: two boxes of Sara Lee Brownie Chocolate Chip Cakes, two boxes of Little Bites Party Cakes, three Sara Lee Snacks coupons valued at $4 each, three Entenmann’s Little Bites coupons valued at $5 each, one Sara Lee Snacks water bottle valued at $5 and one upcycled Little Bites pencil case valued at $10. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm on 9/4/15. Good luck!

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Brownberry Healthfull Bread Swap Out with Reader Giveaway

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I won’t lie, we go through a lot of bread around here.  There are only four of us but we like sandwiches, and french toast.   We usually buy the same brand of bread, but occasionally we will branch out and try something new.  When I was given the opportunity to do the Brownberry® Healthfull® Bread swap out, I did not tell my family, I just went ahead and signed up for it.  Of course they noticed the change right away, the slices are slightly smaller, and is a bit more dense than our regular bread.  So I couldn’t hide the fact that our bread was different, and swapped out. Luckily my family is pretty easy going and did not complain about the swap.

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First I tried our favorite Brinner (Breakfast for Dinner at our house) French Toast.  I decided to try the Steel Cut Oats and Honey Brownberry® Healthfull® Bread for this particular meal.   The Steel Cut Oats and Honey bread tasted great for this recipe.  It is not fancy or hard to make.  Just a few simple ingredients.   Judging from this smile, it looks like our daughter liked the new bread:)IMG_0861

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Brownberry® Healthfull® Bread Swap out
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Recipe type: Easy French Toast
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 8 thick slices bread
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • I don't always measure and we like cinnamon and nutmeg so as you can see from the photo I add more than the recipe calls for. All of the items are sort of add more or less depending on how you like your french toast.
Instructions
  1. Beat together egg, milk, desired spices and vanilla.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle of skillet over medium-high flame.
  3. Dunk each slice of bread in egg mixture, soaking both sides. Place in pan, and cook on both sides until golden. Serve hot.

Our second “recipe” is not hard to make and is our version of “Grilled Cheese”.  This time we tried the Healthfull® Nuts & Seeds bread.  We used sliced colby jack cheese and then sliced turkey. Instead of butter I put coconut oil on the outside of the bread, so it still gets the golden grilled look to it.

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This was a success as well.  The best part of this bread is that it is better for you!  The Healthfull® Nuts & Seeds bread for example:

  • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • No high fructose corn syrup
  • 13g whole grains per serving

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If you are looking for some new recipes the Brownberry website has some great ones.  Why not change things up a bit, and swap out your bread for a good tasting and better for you bread?

Reader Giveaway:  One lucky reader will receive a $25 Visa gift card and one (1) coupon, valid for $5 off any Brownberry® Healthfull® Bread. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 7/2/15. Good luck!

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Cranberry & Avocado Sandwich Recipe with Brownberry Bread + Reader Giveaway

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We were already fans of Brownberry breads, but now we can enjoy the newly reformulated Brownberry® Whole Grains 100% Whole Wheat Bread! 100% is a go-to choice for me for peanut butter toast in the morning, but there are so many other ways to enjoy it too. Brownberry® Whole Grains 100% Whole Wheat sliced bread a good choice because it’s a premium bread with a whopping 23g of whole grains per slice! It has 100 calories per slice and 3 g of fiber. What it DOESN’T have is also good – Brownberry® Whole Grains 100% Whole Wheat sliced bread has NO high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors or flavoring.

Ready for a yummy lunch idea with Brownberry® Whole Grains 100% Whole Wheat Bread? Try this delicious Cranberry & Avocado Sandwich Recipe featured at Brownberry.com!

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Cranberry & Avocado Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients (1 Serving)

2 slices Brownberry® bread
3 oz. boiled ham, very thinly sliced
1/4 avocado, mashed
2 tsp. jellied cranberry sauce

Directions

Spread avocado to cover one slice of bread and cranberry sauce to cover the other slice of bread. Layer ham over the avocado and place the cranberry slice of bread on top, sauce-side down. Cut in half and enjoy.

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Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Thrifty Recipes reader will receive three (3) coupons, valid for free Brownberry® Bread. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 3/7/16. Good luck!

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