The Motherloot Blog: Product Reviews

Giveaway Results: 75 Loaves of Sara Lee Bread

IMG_1285Sorry! This giveaway is now closed! We would like to congratulate our three winners- Commenter #66, #53, & #38 on winning this great giveaway from Sara Lee. Thank you so much and check back each Tuesday for a brand new contest!

I love when a visit to a company yields a fantastic giveaway for my readers and I think you guys are really going to appreciate how much this giveaway could help your grocery budget!

As a thank you for visiting their company, Sara Lee sent 25 coupons to me to use towards the purchase of 25 loaves of their bread. I can’t tell you how much that has helped keep our grocery budget low this month and free bread… well, it just tastes yummier! It was a lovely surprise that included a letter that said I could give 75 loaves away to my readers too!

Sara Lee is promoting whole grain nutrition and healthy eating for children! If you have any nutritional questions or if you are needing guidance on packing a school lunch, you can contact Sara Lee through their Facebook page. They have added all of the great recipes that they shared with us while we visited the facility and they have Chef Jill checking the site and sharing ideas daily so it is definitely a page worth peeking at.

This week, we will be giving away to THREE lucky winners coupons for 25 loaves of bread. To enter, leave a comment and share how you incorporate more whole grains into your diet. You can leave your comment until Tuesday (10/13) at 8PM EST. Winners will be drawn at random. Good luck to each of you!

Review: Country Crock Calcium Plus Vitamin D

country-crock1Shedd’s Spread Country Crock has come out with a new spread that has the same taste but with added calcium and vitamin D to make it easier for Moms to get the right nutrients in our family’s diet (each serving provides 100 mg of calcium, which is 10% of the Daily Value (DV) for calcium, and 80 IU of vitamin D, or 20% of the DV for vitamin D).

My family has always been a big fan of Country Crock although I admit that we typically buy our spreadable butter at our local Aldi. Although Aldi has expanded their lines of Fit & Active products, they still offer only one type of spreadable butter so I was excited to try the new offerings from Country Crock.

You will find absolutely no taste difference or even texture difference with this new butter spread with added calcium. Best of all, it is another great way to sneak in more dairy into your kid’s diets. Statistics show that 9 out of 10 girls, and 3 out of 4 boys, don’t get enough calcium, and a recent study indicates that there has been a decline in Vitamin D levels among Americans, both children and adults, over the past 10 years. Getting enough calcium into the diet is important for the development of strong bones and teeth, while Vitamin D is needed to help the body absorb calcium, although very few foods are natural sources.

To help Moms with nutrition, www.CountryCrock.com provides recipe ideas, nutrition information and tips for simple ways to get more calcium and vitamin D into your diet. You can also take the Shedd’s Spread Country Crock® Calcium quiz for a chance to instantly win a $25 Visa® gift card. You’ll also be entered for a chance to win a family vacation for five to Yellowstone National Park.  Visit www.CountryCrock.com daily through June 13, 2009 for more chances to win.

Thank you to Mom Central for giving us the opportunity to try this great new product from Country Crock!

Do you have any creative ways to get more dairy in your children’s diet? Please feel free to share your creative solutions!

Giveaway Results: Gerber Diaper Bag Backpack & More

start-healthyCongratulations to Shauni (commenter #115) for winning this giveaway. Please check back each Tuesday for a new giveaway and thank you for entering!

For this week’s giveaway, we are offering up a Gerber diaper bag filled with a recipe tin and a Gerber Teddy Bear to help with Gerber’s mission to encourage healthy nutrition in our children.

Gerber is dedicated to improving the nutrition and eating habits of your growing children from birth to preschool through the Start Healthy, Stay Healthy campaign. They want to encourage parents to make their own pledge towards their children’s nutrition and want to share this campaign initiative with you. You can create your own Start Healthy Stay Healthy pledge by going to their site and taking the pledge!

To enter this contest, please share one tip you use to help improve the nutrition and eating habits of your children by Tuesday (02/03) at 8PM EST in the comments section below, and you’ll be entered to win a Gerber diaper bag filled with a recipe tin and teddy bear! Good luck everyone!