Easy Mealtime Hacks from Van’s Natural Foods & Fitness Giveaway

Posted on Feb 26 2015 - 4:35pm by Guest Post

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post provided by Van’s Natural Foods and Budget Earth received monetary compensation for this article. The opinions in this post, however, should not differ from those of Budget Earth.

 

Hey, this is Susan. As some of you know, I am a big fan of Vans Natural Foods. They have been featured by Budget Earth quite a bit over the years and you may remember me reviewing two of their latest products, Whole Grain Pasta Sides & Soft Baked Whole Grain Granola Clusters. When Vans asked if they could give tips to our readers, I knew all of you would love it- especially with some of the cool tips they wanted to provide to all of you! Please enjoy this fun article!

 

Hello from Van’s Foods!

We know how busy life can be for Van’s foods fans. Between work, working out, parenting, driving, walking, riding, creating, days get full – fast.

Some meals are easy, and you’ve got plenty of time to plan, shop and put together something delicious.

Other times, there’s yoga or soccer or Scouts or a late meeting, and you need something fast and easy that you can still feel good about eating.

Which brings us to our gift to you this month – easy, nutritious mealtime hacks from your friends at Van’s. They’re all delicious, nutritious and a cinch to pull together.

First up?

Breakfast. To pack a quick protein punch, start with Greek yogurt and pair it with whatever fresh or frozen fruit you’ve got on hand. Add Van’s Soft Baked Whole Grain Granola Clusters and you have decadent flavor and a hearty, wholesome start to your day. (With taste like that, you’d never guess they’re gluten-free!)

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Snack. Now before you put away those breakfast fixings, tuck that handy re-sealable bag of granola in your briefcase, purse or backpack. It’ll be there for you all day as a soft, chewy pick-me-up whenever the snacking urge strikes. The best part? You can feel great about every whole grain bite.

Dinner. For homemade feel in a fraction of the time, gather the following: Van’s new gluten-free Ultimate Cheddar Penne Pasta, a rotisserie chicken and the fresh or frozen veggie of your choice.

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Warm up your veggies while your pasta is cooking – and take a moment to slice the chicken for serving. Season your veggies with salt and pepper and serve with the pasta and chicken. (For variety, you can also choose Van’s Rotini & Red Sauce or Creamy Herb & Garlic pasta.

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No time for veggie prep? Grab some pre-cut crudités while you’re at the store, and embrace the convenience.

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Need more ideas for delicious, nutritious meals? Stop by our blog, where we feature great recipe ideas from some of your favorite writers. Happy hacking!

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Enter to Win-3

At Van’s Foods, we know it can be tough to stay active and track progress along with everything else in your life. To make it a little easier, we’re offering one lucky winner the chance to win:

  • a complete yoga set with all the basics including a 1/4″ thick yoga mat, 12″ foam roller, D-ring yoga strap and foam yoga block
  • a Fitbit
  • coupons for free Van’s foods and
  • a $50 Visa Gift Card for a total value of $220 in prizes!

Begins NOW and Ends 3/13/2015 at 12 AM Central Time

Open to legal residents of USA who are 18 or older

Terms & Conditions can be found on the Rafflecopter

Enter on the Rafflecopter below and good luck!

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This is a sponsored post written by Van’s International Foods, Inc. and facilitated by Budget Earth.

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