Weekly Meal Plan and Kettle Brand Chips Giveaway

by Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD on January 7, 2013

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I’m really excited for 2013! Fearless Feeding, the book I’ve co-written with Jill Castle, is due out this April. Our website is up and running and we are planning some fun stuff leading up to the launch, including some cool giveaways that will increase in value as it gets closer.

But before I get into today’s giveaway, I want to share this week’s meal plan. Big A suddenly loves taquitos, especially the black been and cheese ones from Trader Joes. I thought it would be fun to try and make them myself so I’m trying this recipe from the Weelicious book. The Black Bean Chili is also really easy — I make it ahead of time in a pot and switch it to the slow cooker for a few hours.

For more meal plan ideas see Org Junkie.

What’s Cooking This Week?

Monday: Chicken Taquitos with guacamole and black beans

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagna

Wednesday: Kids’ Choice

Thursday: Panko Crusted Salmon with roasted butternut squash, asparagus and fruit

Friday: Black Bean Chili with cheesy bread

I’m also going to be trying this homemade pasta sauce one day this week. I’ve tried others and have always been disappointed so I hope it works out.

Other ideas from Cooking Light…

101 Healthy Soups

Healthy Casserole Recipes

Kettle Brand Bakes Potato Chips

I was lucky enough to receive product from Kettle Brand’s Bakes Potato Chip line. We are not frequent chip consumers, but we do put them out when people come over and have them with lunch sometimes. My children do flock to chips at parties though.

These chips are baked, not fried and use only whole-food ingredients. For example, their regular Sea Salt Bakes ingredient line is potatoes, safflower and/or sunflower oil, sea salt. According to their site they “take real potatoes. Slice them. Season them with fresh, all-natural ingredients. And then bake them to crunchy perfection. ” They contain 65 percent less fat than regular chips, 2 grams of fiber, 3 grams of fat, 115mg sodium and only 120 calories per serving (about 20 chips).

So I put these chips to the ultimate test and had them out when family came over, including my mother-in-law who is pretty selective about food. Not only did she like them, so did the kids and everyone else (including some very manly men). They are crispy and taste really good….dare I say, like real potatoes.

I asked Kettle Brand Chips to send one of my readers some product and they agreed. This giveaway is a kick off to Fearless Feeding website — and countdown to the book launch. The package includes all five Kettle Brand Bakes flavors:

Bakes Sea Salt

Bakes Sea Salt & Vinegar

Bakes Hickory Honey Barbeque

Bakes Sour Cream & Onion
Bakes Cheddar & Roasted Tomato

Here’s what you need to do to enter the giveaway: (Don’t miss Jill’s giveaway of Carl Brandt’s natural jams and whole grain bread.)

1) Mandatory entry: Leave a comment telling me why you’d like to win Kettle Brand Bakes chips.

2) For a second entry: Sign up for our newsletter on the Fearless Feeding Website

3) Join our Fearless Feeding Community (LIKE) on Facebook and leave a comment here saying you did. If you already like us, you can “Like” Kettle Bran Chips on Facebook.

4) For a fourth entry “Like” or tweet this page. Again, leave another comment.

One winner will be chosen using random.org. The winners will be announced on Raise Healthy Eater’s Facebook Page. This giveaway ends next Monday, January 14th, at midnight.

You must be 18 to enter. Products shipped within the US only.The best part about this review is I have an extra copy to give away.

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Barb K January 11, 2013 at 3:41 pm

I signed up for Fearless Feeding newsletter.


Barb K January 11, 2013 at 3:44 pm

I Liked this Page on Face Book. Raise Healthy Eaters.


leda January 11, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I liked you on FB!


leda January 11, 2013 at 5:28 pm

I signed up for the newsletter.


leda January 11, 2013 at 5:31 pm

I’d like to win because on a tight food budget, snacks can be a sometimes luxury and while I’d love to try those tomato cheddar chips, trying new things doesn’t really fit in with a tight food budget. Give me a chance to love them!


leda January 11, 2013 at 5:35 pm
Tara Parker January 11, 2013 at 9:40 pm

I would love to win!


Tara Parker January 11, 2013 at 9:41 pm

I like you on facebook!


Laura C. January 13, 2013 at 8:54 pm
Holly Platz January 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I love your website! As a fellow dietitian and a mother of 3 year old twin boys, your website has given me so much information both professionally and personally. I would love to be the winner of the kettle brand chips to share with my patients. I am always looking for lower calorie, lower fat snack ideas. Thanks!


Holly Platz January 14, 2013 at 2:10 pm

I liked the fearless feeding on FB!


Rosie January 14, 2013 at 3:39 pm

I’d like to win because I ADORE chips!!! I typically have them with hummus that I have almost every day- so many kinds and I savor the chips with all my heart!!!


Rosie January 14, 2013 at 3:41 pm

I’m subscribed to your newsletter (janice_daisies@yahoo.com)


Rosie January 14, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I like Fearless Feeding on Facebook!!! (I’m Rosie Riccio DeRensis)


Rosie January 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm

I like Kettle Brand Chips on Facebook! (I’m Rosie Riccio DeRensis)


Rosie January 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm
Julie Cutshaw January 31, 2013 at 9:19 am

Good morning :)
I would like to win your Kettle Brand Bakes chips giveaway because I think kettle chips are so unique in flavor compaired to other brands of chips & these flavor choices sound amazing to try & full of flavor enjoyed. Thanks for the chance to win :)


Julie Cutshaw January 31, 2013 at 9:22 am

oops! I thought that said giveaway ends 2/14.. oh well, your review was awesome & sorry I missed it. I will have to go try out this product, thanks ~Julie


Faye Preswick February 11, 2013 at 9:16 am

I want to try the Kettle chips because the cooking process sounds better for you, and we love chips with lunch. All the flavors sound good too.


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