I’m so excited to be collaborating with the American Heart Association (AHA) this week! In honor of National Nutrition Month, we are announcing an eat IN challenge to inspire you to not only cook more at home but to do it in a heart-healthy way.
You guys know how important this subject is to me, especially after my step-dad’s recent open heart surgery, but with my husband’s family history mixed in I’m on a mission to make my family (and myself) as healthy as possible because I want to spend as much time with them on this earth for as long as possible.
So here’s the deal… Starting today, YOU and I (and to much The Husband’s dismay) our families must eat in every night this week. I’m purposely including lunches for The Husband and I because that’s currently where we struggle. Believe me, he is DISTRAUGHT right now. When I told him this plan a few weeks ago his exact reaction was…
Ahhhh I love pushing his buttons. All joking aside, he’s on board but this is not his thing. He just isn’t as motivated my health as I am. :(
Anyway, the AHA is providing fun red prize packs for 12 of my readers who are willing to commit to eating IN with me all week. The prize pack includes a Heart Health magazine, a red oven mitt, AHA healthy recipes, a red KitchenAid can opener, a red KitchenAid potato peeler, AHA branded measuring spoons and an awesome red Giada whisk.
I’ve struggled with how to pick the winners for this challenge as it is going to have to be somewhat of the honor system but I’ve come to the conclusion that if you are willing to cheat to win then so be it. You’re the one who has to live with yourself and really, is it worth it?
I know. I know. I’m naive but I have faith in people. So here’s the way I’m going to run this:
- Leave a comment on this post if you are willing to take on this challenge with me. This will enter you into the contest.
- Update me on your progress at least 3 times this week on any post. Just be sure to use the same email address or Disqus account.
- Next Monday stop back for my recap and leave a comment sharing your experience with the challenge. Was it easy? Hard? Did you learn anything?
- I will then randomly pick 12 winners on Wednesday, April 2 from those who have met the above requirements.
I will be posting tips and updates all week as well, so there will be a post every day for you to interact with. Please comment daily if you want to do this with me in real time. I will be sharing my food journal each day plus tips from the AHA website on how to cook more and healthier at home. I’ll also share some recipes on GreenLiteBites, of course.
I’m posting this as early as possible but if you have already eaten out have no fear — just start from the time you read this to the same time on Monday or Tuesday of next week. That’s why I’m not picking the winners until Wednesday.
I’ll be back later tonight with my food journal and some first day thoughts. I don’t normally like posting more than once a day but I’ll make an exception for this.
OK, so who’s with me? Game on!
Note: I’m giving the Husband’s customary thumbs up pose in his honor. I’m sure you’ll see a few other choice fingers this week. ;)
Full disclosure: This challenge is sponsored by the AHA. All opinions expressed are my own.