Everyday Mom's Meals: Whole Grain Challenge with Nature's Harvest® {A Feature and Giveaway}

Monday, July 27, 2015

Whole Grain Challenge with Nature's Harvest® {A Feature and Giveaway}

"Whole Grains." Everybody is talking about them, and you can't go down the aisles of your grocery store without seeing them around every turn. That's because they are an important part of a nutritious diet! The U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommends that adults eat 48 grams or more of whole grains daily and children ages 4-13 years old eat a minimum of 40-48 grams per day. However, studies have shown that the majority of children and adults are not consuming the recommended amount of whole grains.

This is why Nature's Harvest® Bread is so excited to launch the Whole Grain Challenge to encourage families to include 48 grams of whole grains into their diets every single day.  From July 13 to August 10, participants can take the whole grain pledge on the Nature’s Harvest® Facebook page and they will automatically be entered into a weekly sweepstakes.

If you've never tried Nature's Harvest®, let me tell you why you should! 

Each variety of Nature’s Harvest® bread is baked with:
At least 8 grams of whole grains per serving
No artificial flavors or colors
No high fructose corn syrup 
Since ALL Nature’s Harvest® breads are baked with at least 8 grams of whole grains per serving, it’s an easy way for moms to provide her family the whole grains they need… no matter the variety.
Nature’s Harvest® bread is now available to consumers nationwide and come in delicious varieties including:
100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat Bread
Honey Wheat Made with Whole Grain Bread
Butter Top Made With Whole Grain White Bread
Butter Top Made with Whole Grain Wheat Bread
Now you can have bread that is soft, flavorful and perfect for every day use that your family will love that you can feel absolutely great about giving them. With back to school time just around the corner, and all those pb&j sandwiches going with the little ones, it's the perfect time to make the switch!

I was super excited when my friends at Nature's Harvest® asked me to try their bread and come up with a fun recipe to share with all of you.
One of our favorite supper time combos inspired me. Soup and Grilled Cheese. It's an American classic, and while 99% of the time, it's the standard tomato soup and American cheese, this time I decided to switch it up. I took that grilled cheese sandwich to the next level! I basically took one of my favorite appetizer dips and stuffed it between two slices of bread. Genius, I know. 
With busy school days almost here, simple, tasty, fast meals we can get on the table and still feel good about are a must, and using Nature's Harvest® for a soup and sammy meal gives us just that. Oh, and the great folks at Nature's Harvest have also provided me with a fun giveaway for you too. Just scroll down under the recipe to see how to enter! 
Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese
1 loaf Nature's Harvest® Butter Top Made with Whole Grain White Bread
Margarine or Butter, softened
1 (14 oz.) can artichokes, chopped
6 oz. fresh spinach
3 TBS olive oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
6 TBS sour cream
1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
3 c. finely shredded mozzarella cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook garlic in oil for 30 seconds just until fragrant. Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Add artichokes and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream and Parmesan, stirring to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread margarine on one side of slices of bread. Lay margarine side down in large skillet. Add about 2-3 TBS mozzarella cheese, and 2-3 TBS of spinach mixture to bread. Top with another slice of bread, margarine side up. Cook until browned on all sides. Serve with a cup of your favorite soup.


Leave a comment telling me your favorite sandwich! Include an email address so I can find you easy. 
(1) Winner Will Receive:
(1) $5 off coupon for Nature's Harvest® Bread
(1) $25 Visa Gift Card

Contest Ends: August 7, 2015
Disclaimer:  The information and coupons have been provided by Nature’s Harvest® so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Nature’s Harvest® bread. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Nature’s Harvest®. They also provided me with the prize package for the giveaway, but I am in charge of running it and choosing a winner.


Unknown said...

Mine would be a chicken salad sandwich. Thank you for the chance to win :)
jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

Mami2jcn said...

My favorite is tuna sandwiches.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

HS said...

I love turkey avocado sandwiches. kraftmaking at gmail dot com

heatherp626 said...

I love a good BLT sandwich especially with fresh homegrown tomatoes!


xenacat1 said...

I'm pretty boring when it comes to sandwiches. Give me turkey on some whole-grain or wheat bread with as many varieties of cheese as available. Except pepper jack.

Susan Christy said...

I don't know if there's a better sandwich than peanut butter and jelly.

Linda said...

I love chicken salad sandwiches with tomato and lettuce on whole wheat bread.

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Shelly Peterson said...

I love a turkey, bacon and avocado sandwich.
cshell090869 at aol dot com

Lauren said...

I like egg salad sandwiches.

Alina Hahn said...

My favorite sandwich is grilled cheese with ham - yum!

Unknown said...

My favorite sandwiches are liverwurst and chicken salad. Thanks for the chance to win :)
jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

Lauren said...

I like egg salad sandwiches.

LauraJJ said...

Oh my favorite sandwich is a tuna melt!!! Grilled Cheese is my second favorite...and I have to say I usually make mine plain...so boring! Your Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese looks so good! I cannot wait to try it!
landfjacobson @ charter.net

Shelly Peterson said...

I posted a comment to enter this giveaway but do not see it here.
I like a turkey, bacon and avocado sandwich.
cshell090869 at aol dot com

d schmidt said...

I really like smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches


Realia Mazing said...

My favorite sandwich is mozzarella and tomato grilled on some ciabatta bread! Daniellex at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I like sandwiches made with hummus, spinach, tomatoes, roasted red peppers and italian dressing. vera khule at gmail dot com

Vunda Vall said...

i love grilled cheese and bacon sandwiches! dtdady at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love avocado and tomato sandwiches.

POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

Unknown said...

My favorite sandwich is a ham, cheese and bacon sandwich -
shaunie thefiggtree@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

I like ham and cheese.

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

Ashley said...

I love tuna salad sandwiches