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December 2012

Del Monte Fresh Produce is Giving Away $50 Coupon Booklets to Facebook Fans!

Enter today and load up on Del Monte Fresh Produce (DMFP) fruits and veggies during the holidays to stay healthy without packing on the pounds.

Fresh fruits and veggies, and sticking to your existing exercise plan, will give your body the extra vitamins and energy it needs to make it through all the shopping, parties, family gatherings and fun.

To help its fans stay healthy, DMFP is giving away 200 $50.00 fresh produce coupon booklets to Facebook fans. Simply enter the promotion by clicking here between December 3 -14, 2012. Fans who receive the coupons will be selected randomly and notified by December 16th.
Del Monte Fresh Produce tips to staying healthy during the holidays:

  • Eat a piece of fruit or two before the party to help curb your appetite.
  • Head for the crudité platter to fill up on veggies (and vitamins), rather than high caloric cheeses and dips.
  • Go for the grapes on a cheese platter and ignore the cheese and crackers.
  • Bring a veggie or fruit platter with low-fat dip, like yogurt or hummus, to a party so you know their will be something healthy to eat.
  • Serve fresh homemade salsa with baked tortilla chips as a low fat appetizer option.
  • Roast fresh veggies with a little olive oil instead of sautéing in butter.
  • Go for a walk with guests at a party before or after your meal. It’s a great way to be social and get your heart rate up.
  • Squeeze in an extra long and vigorous workout on party days.
  • For healthy, delicious recipes using Del Monte Fresh Produce, go to

Good luck and Happy Healthy Holidays!

Join in on the #LittleChefs Twitter Party December 6!

I have had SO much fun being a part of all the Little Chefs activities over the past couple of months. Between our eBook and the Cook Alongs, it’s really been a blast! Did you know that J and I even made it on to the Chef Boyardee YouTube channel? We feel pretty honored to be featured by such a great brand.

There’s another event coming up that I think you’ll want to be a part of – a Twitter party! If you’re like me and the holidays get you in the mood to cook, then you’ll love talking about holiday moments in the kitchen – I’ll be there too! (@FrugalNovice). Here are the details:

What: Join us for a Twitter Party to celebrate special holiday moments with family in the kitchen, inspired by The Little Chefs Project, the first-ever crowd sourced e-book on cooking with little chefs! In partnership with Chef Boyardee, The Motherhood and 40 fantastic mom bloggers have written a virtual book that will truly make you feel like a kid again. From creating family time in the kitchen to bonding over everyday and holiday fun, we have tips and recipes for creating kitchen magic with your family.

When: Thursday, December 6, 2-3 p.m. ET

Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #LittleChefs hashtag to track the conversation. You can see the details and RSVP via this Twtvite:

Hashtag: #LittleChefs

Prizes: Chef Boyardee will give away five total prizes, each consisting of a Chef Boyardee Pizza Kit, coupons, a Chef hat, apron and cookie cutters. Winners will be chosen randomly from among participants who respond correctly to trivia questions.

Hosts: @theMotherhood, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann

That’s not all the fun Chef Boyardee has up his sleeve, though – you can also go to Facebook and make a fun e-card that showcases you in the kitchen with Chef Hector Boiardi! You can see a screen shot of me above – I’m so good at tossing pizza dough that it’s almost up to the ceiling. Impressive, right?  Click here to get started on your e-card. Your kids will love this one, too. :)

Have fun!!! And don’t forget to join me at the Twitter party on Thursday!

Note: I am participating in the Chef Boyardee Little Chefs program with The Motherhood. I have been compensated for my time.  All thoughts and opinions are honest and are my own.