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FRUCHI Smoothies {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I’m so excited to feature FRUCHI Smoothies here on Dandy Giveaway again!  Our family had the opportunity to review these smoothies right at the beginning of the summer, and we absolutely loved them.  We took them on all of our summertime adventures and loved the convenience of a refreshingly cold smoothies anytime, anywhere during the hot, humid months.  Now that the weather is starting to change and school is back in session, though, these FRUCHI Smoothies are just as valuable because they’re an incredibly healthy snack that can be taken on the go!

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 I think that I can count the number of times that I ate school lunch on one hand — even through middle school and high school, I generally packed my own lunch and took something with me rather than waiting in line for something that I most likely wouldn’t eat anyway.  One of the ever-present items in my insulated bag was the bulky ice pack that kept everything cold but definitely took up way too much space.  I love the idea of sending one of these FRUCHI smoothies with my kids in that same type of insulated bag for lunchtime!  The frozen FRUCHI smoothie would keep everything cold, but it could also be eaten as a healthy, fruit-filled part of the lunch meal.

Along those same lines, they make the perfect after-school snack to eat in between school and extracurricular activities, especially since they have OVER a full serving of fruit that can curb hunger in the afternoon hours.  They’re also a great choice for an early morning on-the-go breakfast since they can be quickly thawed by popping them in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.  From there, FRUCHI smoothies can be eaten easily without making mess in the car for any age.

While there are lots of options for use with children and teenagers, these FRUCHI smoothies are also perfect for adults to take to work or to eat on-the-go while still maintaining portion control and making healthy eating choices.  I could easily grab one of these on my way out the door for any of the same above reasons (breakfast, lunch, snack, etc.) and feel energized and, more importantly, satisfied until the next meal.

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Berry Blast — Antioxidants abound and blueberries lead the way in this powerful dark berry blend with raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries.

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Strawberry Banana — Strawberries and bananas combine with our 100% all-natural fruit juice blend to make this one unforgettable smoothie.

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Island Splash — Escape to the Caribbean with this refreshing mix of oranges, peaches and mangos with our all-natural fruit juice blend.

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 Raspberry Rush — Zing your taste buds with this tangy blend of raspberry juice, strawberries, blackberries and other power-packed juices.

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This fall season also brings the start of youth groups, sports teams, and other school-related activities that might require fundraising – if your organization is looking for an original product for fundraising, FRUCHI® smoothies are the perfect choice!  All-natural FRUCHI® smoothies are the only ready-to-eat  real fruit frozen smoothies in the country, which means your fundraiser can  feature an innovative, better-for-you product that tastes great.  Kids love FRUCHI® smoothies for their great taste and how  much fun they are to eat. Parents love them because they deliver a full serving  of fruit in each environmentally friendly package.  Our fundraising program is designed to maximize your  profitability while minimizing the hassle and headaches of running a successful fundraiser.”

Starting a FRUCHI® smoothie Fundraiser is as easy as 1-2-3

1. Place an order by completing the online form or calling 1-855-4FRUCHI

2. Pick up your order or have it shipped to you

3. Sell FRUCHI® smoothies at your event or concession stand

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  FRUCHI can be found in grocery stores at Cub Foods, Festival Foods, Kowalski’s, and Hy-Vee, but they can also be purchased through Schwans.com .

 One Dandy reader will win a 12-count case of FRUCHI Smoothies in any flavor — enter below to win!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the morning of Tuesday, September 17th, and emailed within 24  hours.  If the  winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by FRUCHI Smoothies, but  all opinions are strictly my own.

OMGuac Your Lunch

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Any other guacamole fanatics out there?!

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The Wholly Guacamole® brand wants to help you make lunch for you and your kids OMGuac-tastic!

You could win $100 gift card and FREE Wholly Guacamole® dip!

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Stop by eatwholly.com/omg for some great ideas, a coupon and a chance to win $100 gift card with FREE Wholly Guacamole products!  Three winners are chosen weekly through Sept. 27.

The One Lunch, Two Ways gives you inspiration on how to create two completely different lunches with most of the same ingredients!  Take a look and print out the shopping list for your favorite ideas.

– Grab a $1.00 off coupon

– Watch OMGuac videos for lunch ideas and handy info

– Enter a picture of your OMGuac Lunch for a chance to win $100 gift card and FREE Wholly Guacamole!

– 3 Weekly Winners will be announced.

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Dandy readers, here is your OMGuac Lunch Contest Form!

Go get some guac!

Easy Lunchboxes {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Well, I tell you what — when it’s time to go back to school, it’s time to go back to school.  I’ve mentioned before that I follow a good number of blogs, and I know that at least half of them have had a post at least once this week about finding the best deals on school supplies, making the transition from summer to school a little easier, and (of course) packing lunches that are easy to make and healthy to eat.  Our Back-to-School giveaway here at Dandy Giveaway for this week falls right in line perfectly with this last topic!

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EasyLunchboxes was born out of Kelly’s innate ability to do things efficiently while on a shoestring budget, and her desire to send her daughters to school with simple, healthy food, with little to no extra packaging or ingredients. Her past struggle with weight control inspires her to teach and model healthy eating habits for her children, and has fueled her dedication to always send them off to school with a great lunch.”

We have been all over the place this summer (playdates at the park, day trips to the beach, hours upon hours at the pool, etc.), and rarely do we make it back in time for lunch.  At the beginning of the summer, we would stop by the grocery store to get something healthy for lunch but it was incredibly time-consuming and ended up costing so much because I would grab “just a couple of things” I needed since I was already there; our other alternative was to stop by a restaurant or get fast food, but that became pricey after not too many trips and it certainly wasn’t the healthiest choice.  I became much better at packing some filling snacks or even an entire lunch, but then I ran into the problem of finding something that would keep the food cool during hot days.

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When I discovered EasyLunchboxes, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review their Compartmentalized Food Containers and a Lunch Bag Cooler!  I knew exactly how I was planning to use them, and I couldn’t wait to get them in the mail.  I chose the classic colors with the black lunch bag, and I loved how the colors didn’t look too young and could be used by anyone in the family.  The Compartmentalized Food Containers were much sturdier than I was expecting — I wondered if they would be so different from other similar shaped containers that are disposable, but these are much stronger and last through many dishwasher trips.

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Speaking of being used by anyone in the family, you can imagine my shock when my husband snatched up one of the containers and the cooler and filled it with leftovers from dinner to take for lunch the next day!  Not shocking that he would make his own lunch or that he would be okay with taking leftovers (he’s been doing both since we were first married!), but that he would find it manly enough to take to work to eat in front of all his Marine Corps friends!  He’s used it at least 3-4 times a week since we received it a few weeks ago, and it’s been the perfect size for him — the compartments help with portion control, which has been good since he’s been watching his weight and working out more in preparation for a course he’ll be attending in a couple of months.

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Fun, Healthy Lunches for Kids  School lunches they can look forward to!  Pack your child’s favorite lunch recipes or make healthy, homemade “Lunchables.”  Our bento-style, 3-compartment container ensures that foods don’t touch.  Kid-friendly, easy-open lids come in fun, colorful colors.  (Not leakproof.)

Go Green with our Lunch Boxes EasyLunchboxes are environmentally-friendly. Pack waste-free lunches with our reusable, three-compartment plastic food containers. No more wasteful packaging or plastic baggies when you use this green, sack lunch alternative.

The Easy Bento Box Alternative Cute bento lunches are fun to make and fun to eat. Use EasyLunchbox compartmentalized lunch containers for fast and easy prep. Just one lunch box lid fits securely over all three sections.  NOT leakproof. Best carried upright in our cooler.

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Perfect Portions for Adult Lunches Healthy portion sizes every time w/our bento-style food containers. Adults will save money by packing lunch for work. For long days, put 2 containers in our 6-can cooler type, insulated lunch bags. There’s still room for an ice block, water bottle, & more. Say bye-bye to drive-thrus when you pack a lunch!

BPA-Free, FDA-Approved, Food-Safe Our plastic food storage containers and colorful cooler bags meet strict safety ratings. NO Lead, Vinyl, PVC, Phthalates, or Bisphenol A (BPA). Our portable lunch containers are safe for dishwasher, freezer, & microwave. Cooler bags can be machine washed.

Organized and Convenient Our space-saving lunch boxes nest when not in use. Dinner leftovers quickly become tomorrow’s lunch. They’re easy fill, assembly-line style. And clean up is simple with only two pieces to wash. 4 in a set so you always have a clean one on hand.

Enter below to win a set of Compartmentalized Food Containers and a Lunch Bag Cooler!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of August 17th and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by EasyLunchboxes, but all opinions are strictly my own. 

 

Lunch Punch {Giveaway} — CLOSED

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School time!  Turning the calendar to August yesterday was a little shocking since I could have sworn we had another week (or two!) of July.   Some of the year-round schools in our area have already started, but most of the schools are on the traditional schedule and will start in a couple of weeks.  Are you ready yet??

Check out Dandy Giveaway each Friday in August for a Back-to-School review and giveaway!

While neither of my boys will be heading off to school this fall, I try to have something fun for lunches to break up the monotonous menu that I typically serve for one of my least favorite meals of the day — as I’ve mentioned before, I try to stay away from chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese, but we definitely have our fair share of quick and easy-to-make sandwiches around here.

On top of that, I’ve been trying to involve my boys more in cooking with me in the kitchen, mostly because I figure that they’ll be in the kitchen with me anyway asking what we’re having and when it’ll be ready!  My two-year-old can stir water in a bowl with the best of them, and my four-year-old does a fabulous job of eating the chocolate chips that “accidentally” fall out of the bag onto the counter.   The Lunch Punch has been a great way to add some interest to our otherwise boring PB&Js and have given the boys a way to feel like they’re helping to prepare their own meals.

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On the About Us page of the Lunch Punch website, the owner explains, “I invented The Lunch Punch® to encourage my energetic, young boys to sit down and eat a healthy meal.  They where more interested in playing than eating.  I tried cutting their sandwiches with cookie cutters (waste too much bread), butter knives and kitchen scissors, but I couldn’t produce the sensational shapes I wanted with those tools.  Not being able to find what I wanted in stores either, I opened up my local phone book and began hunting for a manufacturer to help me make what I envisioned. That’s how The Lunch Punch® started.”

A big A-MEN to that one!

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These fun shapes and designs provide a great way to entice young kids to even leave their toys and activities to come to the table in the first place.  I wondered if my boys would spent too much of their time playing with (and man-handling and mashing…) their sandwiches for it to be a useful tool for these lunches, but they don’t spend nearly as much time playing with it as I imagined they might.  We’ve also been able to use these Lunch Punches for other foods like cheese slices, quesadillas, and even pieces of watermelon.

Here are some of the great designs you can find at Lunch Punch:

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The SWEET Set

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The Critter Cutters Set

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The Sand*wishes Set

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The VRRRM! Set

I was sent The VRRRM! Set to try out with my boys, and they have loved this transportation set!  My two-year-old is especially in love with trains, planes, and automobiles, so I knew that he would be the most interested in his new choices of sandwiches — he also has quite the repertoire of sound effects and uses them when he “flies” his airplane piece into his mouth or moves the train across his plate.

One Dandy Giveaway reader can enter below to win The VRRRM! Set from Lunch Punch!  The winner is responsible for shipping, so this giveaway is open WORLDWIDE!

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** This giveaway is open to WORLDWIDE entries, but the winner is required  to pay shipping — I will email you a Paypal invoice to be paid before I ship to  you from North Carolina.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of August 10th and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will  be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored  by Lunch Punch, but all opinions are strictly my own. 

 

 

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