Annie’s Giveaway–What’s your favorite Annie’s Product?

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We have another fun giveaway all thanks to Annie’s Homegrown! You may have been familair with Annie’s Homegrown products the same way I was…by the little bunny/rabbit shapped Mac N Cheese, crackers, and even fruit snacks! As I became more familiar with healthy eating, I started buying Annie’s salad dressing (I think I may have tried every flavor by now!). Annie’s Homegrown products are all natural, wholeseome, and organic. They are also launching all kinds of new and exciting products such as: new salad dressing flavors, frozen pizzas, entrée meals, and mini snack size treats! You will all have to and try at least one of these products out, so be sure to look for the little bunny logo the next trip you make to the grocery store!

One lucky winner will be receiving the following:

• 1 box each of mac + cheese (white cheddar, aged cheddar, GF pasta)
• 1 box of cheddar squares
• 1 box of fruit snacks
• Chino Bag (so cool!)
• Annie’s Homegrown Coupon
• Spork

HOW TO ENTER: enter the Giveaway Widget on the right side of my blog and be sure to let us know what your favorite Anne’s product is! 1 random winner will chosen next Monday August 11th. Go enter!

Below is one of my favorite Annie’s recipes to make:
Asain Sesame Kale, Mushroom, and Aspargus Quinoa Salad:
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Ingredients:
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 bunch of aspargus, sliced into 1 inch pieces
1 bunch of kale; coarsley chopped
1 cup mushrooms; sliced
1 tsp olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 Tbsp Annie’s Homegrown Asain Sesame dressing

Steps:
1. In a medium sauce pan bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add quinoa and let simmer for 15-20 minutes until water is absorbs and quinoa is fully cooked.

2. In a medium frying pan add in olive oil asparagus, kale, mushrooms, and sprinkle salt and pepper. Saute for 7-10 minutes and then add to cooked quinoa. Pour dressing onto salad and mix until everything is combined to perfection. Optional: top with avocado! Easy peasey! 🙂

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Spinach Summer Salad with Annie’s Lite Poppy seed dressing

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I just love salads during the summer especially on hot days like we have over here in California. This salad is packed with all kinds of great nutrients from antioxidants, vitamin c, lean protein, omega 3, vitamin e, and a ton more! I love Annie’s salad dressing when I want to excite my salad a bit. I am able to pronounce all the ingredients..which is always a good sign meaning no chemicals…unlike all of our favorite fattening dressings. Annie’s dressings are always all natural too! 🙂  Annie’s lite poppy seed dressing is my favorite on this particular salad because everything just pairs so perfectly. YUM! #TeamAnnies

Ingredients:
Spinach
Strawberries; sliced
Almonds; sliced
Avocado; cubed
Chicken breast; shredded

Steps:
Assemble all of the ingredients to your desire and then drizzle Annie’s lite poppy seed dressing. Enjoy!
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Spinach Caesar Salad topped with Roasted Brussel Sprouts

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Weekday nights are so rushed for dinner so I try to make the easiest dinners possible. I had no intention of blogging my dinner tonight but I came up with a new creation I just couldn’t resist sharing. I love LOVE love all of “Annie’s Naturals” organic salad dressings and I found one that tastes just like a caesar salad dressing–except it’s natural and half the calories of other caesar dressings. There is just something about warm roasted brussel sprouts over a fresh spinach salad. You will have to try it to believe it!

Yield: 2

Ingredients:
4 cups fresh spinach
2 Tbsp Annie’s Naturals Artichoke Parmesan dressing
2 tsp grated parmesan cheese
1 avocado; cubbed
My Roasted Garlic Parmesan Brussel Spouts recipe
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Steps:
1. Make my Roasted Garlic Parmesan Brussel Sprouts

2. In a salad bowl, toss spinach, avocado, parmesan cheese, and dressing with tongs. Serve and top with a serving of brussel sprouts. The combination of the two in a salad is absolutely delicious! I ate my salad with Minestrone soup my Nana made so it really goes perfectly with anything!