Monday, July 11, 2011

Try the ChooseMyPlate Challenge!

Recently the USDA introduced


ChooseMyPlate.Gov and their new symbol MyPlate, that replaced MyPyramid. My Plate is a great tool for helping all of us follow the dietary guidelines for being healthy. We're pretty excited about this around here and would like to have some fun with it.

So, we're introducing the ChooseMyPlate Challenge! Here's how it goes:


1. Following the example in the ChooseMyPlate logo (see pictured above), create your meal by filling half of your plate with fruits and vegetables, and the other half with grains and protein. Include a serving of lowfat or fat free dairy. Use a plate that is about 8 inches in diameter.
2. Take a picture of your food! Then send it to us at cookingitsasnap@gmail.com. Don't forget to include your name in your email! On the left is an example of what your picture should look like, except there should be fruit on the plate, along with the corn. However, this is generally the kind of photo we are looking for.


3. Send in as many entries as you'd like! The more you send, the better your chances of winning!

The CHALLENGE will end at 11:59 pm MST on August 1st, 2011. All entries that follow the MyPlate guidelines will be featured in a picture slideshow shared on the blog. The CookingItsASnap ladies will select our top 3 favorite photos, which will also be featured on the blog.


PRIZES!!! The top 3 winners will receive an assortment of gifts, including packets of our Soups or Sauces mix (A fantastic basic sauce mix good for so many uses and super handy to keep in your pantry!), a copy of our delicious and diverse Top Ten Meals for $10 or less booklet, a Recipe book, and all the dry ingredients to make one of our favorite recipes! (You do not have to be local to win. We will mail this stuff to you!)


So, get creative, get hungry, and get sending us your food photos!

Remember to send them to: cookingitsasnap@gmail.com

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