Shrimp-Vegetable Quinoa Fried Rice and $150 Visa Giveaway

People always ask me how do I get my three kids to eat so healthy. Being a busy but health-conscious mom, I always want to prepare meals using the best possible ingredients. I love using frozen foods in cooking because frozen fruits and vegetables are picked at the peak of ripeness and flash frozen, locking in beneficial nutrients. Frozen foods work great (and are budget-friendly) in many recipes such as in this one: Shrimp-Vegetable Quinoa Fried Rice. It’s a healthy, gluten-free main dish that is a twist on fried rice. It’s a favorite at our house, and it’s so quick and easy.

I am so pleased to announce that this year marks the 30th Annual National Frozen Food Month. In honor of this, the National Frozen and  Refrigerated Foods Association is offering a few cool sweepstakes this month! Also, I am  offering a $150 Visa Gift card. To enter my giveaway, leave a comment telling me your favorite way to use frozen foods in cooking. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday, March 27th  at 8 a.m central.

 Additional entries can be earned by doing the following below:

1. Tweet about the giveaway (using the hashtag #MarchFrozenFoodMonth and tagging @EasyHomeMeals and @alisonlewis) on http://wp.me/ptHvn-aoz

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Other NFRA Sweepstakes include:

Facebook Freezer Giveaway:

 One freezer will be given away each week,this month, on the Easy Home Meals Facebook page (courtesy of Hussmann)

Family Adventure Sweepstakes:

NFRA is partnering with the DreamWorks film, The Croods, which is released on March 22, for a DreamWorks Experience at Gaylord Hotels Family Adventure Sweepstakes. One grand prize winner will receive a trip for a family of four to one of four Gaylord Hotels resort destinations for a ShrekFeast interactive character meal, a DreamWorks character meet and greet and DreamWorks theme scavenger hunt and $1,000 spending money. Enter as soon as you can on Easy Home Meals.

Sucre Macaron Cookies Giveaway

Who loves macaroon cookies? I have a great giveaway today from Sucre in New Orleans. Their Macarons are mouth watering, and if you’re looking for King Cake before Mardis Gras, this is the place to go. They have a wide variety of Easter treats, so check out their awesome seasonal collection here as they have the best in artisan chocolate and delicious desserts. Sucre has received rave reviews from Saveur, Coastal Living, Bon Appetit, Cooking Light,  and more, and I am so excited to share my love for them with this giveaway.

To enter the giveaway for this macaron cookie package, leave a comment telling your favorite dessert. Winner will be drawn on Monday, March 4th 8 a.m CST.

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Three Ballet Fitness DVD Giveaway: Ballet Body Workouts


Ready for something new to change up your fitness routine? I have the answer: Ballet Fitness DVD.. As ballet-inspired workouts continue to gain popularity, Acacia is excited to expand the distribution for one of the most popular workouts, the Ballet Body™ series from Leah Sarago. Exercisers can lose inches while building lean muscles with movements inspired by ballet, dance, Pilates, and yoga. Ballet Body™: Upper Body Workout, Ballet Body™: Lower Body Workoutand Ballet Body™: Core Workout will be released on DVD from Acacia on April 2, 2013 ($16.99 each, AcaciaLifestyle.com). BUT, GUESS WHAT? I am hosting a GIVEAWAY and I will be giving away a copy of each of these (yes 3 Ballet Fitness DVD’s) before they even hit the stores. Read on!

Designed by certified strength and conditioning specialist Leah Sarago, these workouts provide a long and lean physique by integrating traditional body-weight resistance exercises with muscle-elongating techniques. Suitable for all fitness levels, these workouts draw on isometrics, the stretch-reflex principle, and eccentric muscle-contraction training for optimal results. Read dozen rave testimonials on her website.

Here are the three DVD’s I will be giving away:

1. CORE WORKOUT — Flatten your midsection and develop core strength with this dynamic, Pilates-inspired workout. You’ll start with standing balance exercises and movement sequences before progressing into variations on side planks and mat work. Complete the routine with exercises to support the spine and back, along with deep stretches for flexibility. If you want strong abs and a bikini-ready belly, this incredible core workout is for you! Approx. 45 min.

 

2. UPPER BODY — Strengthen, sculpt, and define your upper body with this dynamic, results-oriented workout. Start with mat exercises for the arms and core, then grab a pair of light hand weights for some dance-inspired movements. You’ll improve your muscle definition, posture, and strength without getting big or bulky. It’s the ultimate workout for a sculpted, sleek, and graceful upper body. Approx. 46 min.

 

3. LOWER BODY — Get the dancer’s legs you’ve always wanted with this calorie-torching barre workout. The muscle-sculpting moves lengthen the thighs, lift the backside, and sculpt the backs of the legs for sleek definition and a slim figure. After the workout, relax into a 13-minute yoga- and dance-centered stretch. Approx. 54 min.

To enter, leave a comment telling your favorite latest workout. Winner will be drawn on February 14 at 8 a.m CST. Happy Valentine’s Day from me!

For more entries do the following below and leave a comment for each for more chances to win:

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Yoga DVD Giveaway: Fitness Friday

For today’s “Fitness Friday”, I have a great yoga DVD Giveaway! This is the first workout from the female co-host of the Emmy® Award-winning series The Doctors, Dr. Lisa: Yoga Blast features three total-body yoga workouts with blasts of strength and cardio. As a busy doctor, TV host, and author, Dr. Lisa Masterson knows a thing or two about staying healthy and fitting exercise into a busy schedule; that’s why she designed these efficient 20-minute workouts alongside nationally certified instructor Elise Joan, with lively dance moves, empowering strength exercises, and invigorating stretches to suit any lifestyle. Following a doctor’s orders has never been so much fun! Enjoy this fun, yoga DVD just in time for the holidays! To enter, leave a comment telling me if you do yoga and what type of yoga you enjoy. Winner will be drawn on January 2nd at 8 a.m CST.

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Caña Collection Activewear Giveaway: Fitness Friday

How about a workout Giveaway for Fitness Friday? Getting the perfect gift for the fitness enthusiast just got easier, thanks to the Caña Collection® holiday line of high-end activewear for men and women. I am so excited to introduce  Caña Collection to my readers. The activewear is crafted to perform like athletic apparel and fit like designer wear. Caña Collection is designed and manufactured in the Garment District in New York using only the highest quality natural and synthetic fibers available without sacrificing style.

Their new  2012 holiday collection is an assortment of all-season activewear that encompasses performance, fit and culture in apparel designed to wick moisture, eliminate odors/bacteria and regulate temperature in popular colors and styles preferred by today’s fitness enthusiasts. I am hosting a giveaway for their awesome Covert Legging (a $105 Value). I am in love with mine!

To enter the giveaway leave a comment on the comment form below. For additional entries, do the following and leave me a comment telling me you did so. Winner will be drawn on Friday, December 14th at 8 a.m CST. Good luck!!

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NetZero B Giveaway: Win a NetZero Broadband Hotspot, a $300 Value

Happy early Christmas or Hanukkah! I know I say, “I am excited a lot”, but today I really am excited to share this an awesome Giveaway for you! I am on the internet so much for work, and between my 3 kids and I, we need the best in mobile internet service. Today my giveaway is for a NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband Hotspot. The winner will receive a NetZero 4G Hotspot with a year of Platinum service worth $300. The Hotspot enables you to connect up to 8 Wi-Fi enabled devices to 4G broadband at once in 80 markets around the United States. NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband is a secure, mobile, super-fast 4G Internet service for laptops, iPads, tablets, netbooks, and anything else that uses Wi-Fi. The majority of my kids homework is now online, and having a mobile hotspot is a huge help! Also, I have been traveling so much lately that I absolutely love mine! It is a cinch to set up, and it works fantastic.

To enter the giveaway, visit the Netzero Website and leave a comment on your post with information that you learned from visiting the site. For more chances to win, see below and leave a comment telling me you did each of them. Winners will be drawn on Wednesday, December at 12th at 8 a.m CST.

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4. Like Netzero on Facebook

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Disclosure: This giveaway is being provided by NetZero, but all opinions are my own.

Harry & David Giveaway: Just in Time for the Holidays

When I think of holiday food gifts, my mind goes straight to Harry & David. Every year I look forward to receiving a holiday gift from Harry & David and their mouth watering pears. My 3 kids love them, but this year I am so excited to have received this Holiday Founder’s Favorites Gift Box (above) filled with cheese, crackers, pears, apples, candy, chocolate popcorn and more AND host a Giveaway for one of these (a $79.95 Value)! We enjoyed every bit of this gift box, and we took the cheese and crackers with us to Thanksgiving dinner.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling me “What is your favorite Harry & David product?” If you haven’t tried any of their products, which one would you like to try?

The giveaway is open until Wednesday, December 5th at 8 a.m CST. The giveaway is only open to USA residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment(s). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this post. We will email the winner and if the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Product will be shipped by Harry & David. Good luck!

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Disclosure: This giveaway is being provided by Harry & David, but our opinions are my own.

Lululemon Workout Giveaway: Method Bag for Fitness Friday

I am in LOVE with this new “Method Bag” from Lululemon. This is the cutest workout bag, and to celebrate this week’s Fitness Friday, I am giving away one!!  Separate pockets for phone, socks, and even a mobile tablet make it easy to locate what we’re looking for. Here are a few Key Features:
  • pockets galore – plenty of storage for all your goodies
  • no need to cram before class – this bag is locker size!
  • removable sock pouch doubles as a jewellery/key bag to take into class
  • drawcord closure makes finding things a cinch
  • padded mobile tablet pocket keeps your touchscreen separate
  • go hands free – special spot to store your phone
  • this is a heavy hitter – tested to hold 50lbs/22kg

tech specs

  • designed for: barre, to-and-from
  • fabrics: nylon, PU (polyurethane)
  • organisation: interior pocketing system
  • dimension: 14″ high x 93/4” long x 113/4” wide

To enter this giveaway, tell me what your favorite type of workout is these days. For more chances to win, do the following and leave a comment telling me you did. Winner will be drawn Thursday, November 15th at 8 a.m CST.

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Ultimate Kettlebell Workout DVD Giveaway: Fitness Friday

Led by Hollywood’s top kettlebell instructor Paul Katami, who trained star trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper on kettlebells, Ultimate Kettlebell Workout DVD for Beginners arrives on DVD from Acacia on December 4, 2012, offering a powerful, dynamic, and efficient total-body workout. The program provides three 25-minute workouts, including a comprehensive introduction to the moves and skills. The first workout features a tutorial emphasizing correct technique. The second puts the moves into easy-to-learn drills and combinations, and the third workout concentrates on building core strength from the inside out. With options for adding weights and repetitions to match your pace, the routine offers a clear cut way to tone and build total body strength. You’ll see and feel results in no time! (79 minutes, $16.99, AcaciaLifestyle.com).

Kettlebell weights have been popular for centuries, and today more people than ever are discovering their incredible benefits. Combining strength training with aerobic activity, kettlebell workouts are proven to burn calories while building strength and flexibility. Safe and proper form is absolutely essential to reaping the full rewards of this exercise system to activate the whole body, and instructor Paul Katami offers the perfect blend of encouraging instruction and motivation.

I am so excited to give away 2 copies of this workout DVD before it releases. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling me why you would love to have this DVD. Winner will be drawn on Thursday, November 8th at 8 a.m. For additional entries, do the following:

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“Cake Pop Holidays” by Bakerella Cookbook Giveaway

Yay it’s here! Angie Dudley (Bakerella) is the inspiration behind the worldwide sensation of cake pops. Her latest cookbook, “Cake Pop Holidays by Bakerella” is unreal, and I am thrilled to host a giveaway for her fabulous new holiday book. Her holiday cake pop projects include everything from Santas (above), Jingle Bells, Snow Globes, Gingerbread houses, Dreidels and more. My daughter and I are in awe with every page we turn. I got the opportunity to speak with Angie in March at a conference in Walt Disney World. She is as sweet, humble and as genuine as they come. I am honored to host a giveaway for her new book. For a chance to win a copy, leave a comment telling me why you would love to have a copy of Cake Pop Holidays by Bakerella. For more chances, do the following and leave a comment telling me you did. Good luck! Winner will be drawn on Friday, October 26th at 8 P.M CST. Good luck!

1. Like Ingredients, Inc on Facebook

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4. Tweet the following link: I entered to win the new Cake Pops Holidays Cookbook giveaway by @bakerella via @alisonlewis http://wp.me/ptHvn-9Ox

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