Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Musselman's #AppleSauceInstead and A Giveaway!

It's March! How are those New Year resolutions working for ya? I confessed a couple months ago that I don't make resolutions because I'm bound to break them, however I still care about my health and what I eat. I gained weight while pregnant then dropped 35 pounds after Hayden was born. Slowly, that weight has been creeping back on and it's frustrating.  I'm not a runner and I don't have a gym membership and I was not blessed with a teenage boys' metabolism, however I can still make smart decisions about the way I snack and that's where Musselman's applesauce comes in. 


I was sent 3 varieties of Musselman's applesauce (Original, Natural and Cinnamon) as part of their #ApplesauceInstead campaign. All you have to do is swap a snack for a cup of Musselman's applesauce- that's it! I'm not a big snacker but I do eat chips with sandwiches for lunch and I like my dessert. I'm trying to be healthier about my decisions and reach for applesauce instead. Mr. H has been packing it in his lunch and Hayden loves it too! The Natural applesauce only has 50 calories 4 oz. and the Original and Cinnamon (my favorite!) only has 90. It's naturally fat and cholesterol free and is very low in sodium. 


Along with my applesauce, I also received a Musselman's branded yoga ball. That thing is so fun! I have to be honest though and tell you I fell off several times and laughed along the way but you just gotta get back up and try again, right? Hayden likes to bounce on it too. So as the year progresses, rather than obsess about my weight I'll just think twice about grabbing the Cheetos or the Oreos and choose #AppleSauceInstead. 

Would you like to win a Musselman's prize pack? One winner will be chosen at random and will receive 3 varieties of applesauce along with a yoga ball. 

All you have to do is leave me a comment and tell me what you'll replace with Musselman's applesauce. One winner will be chosen at the end of the week. 


Visit Musselman's on Facebook for more info about healthy snacking.

68 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'd replace Cheez-It's with the Musselman's Applesauce. I love applesauce, but I just never think about eating it! Why is that?
Nice giveaway!

Heather said...

We love applesauce at our house...the kids eat it for snacks and it is stirred into oatmeal and yogurt instead of other sweeteners. I don't often serve it 'instead' of something at a meal, because I think of it for the kids and not all of us. I think I'd serve it instead of rolls or breadsticks at a meal (like with soup) and see how we all feel about it!

Thanks,
Heather

Sweet and Savory Eats said...

My kids love applesauce and I'll only buy the natural, no sugar variety so we'd love this! I could definitely stand to replace my dessert kick with some applesauce!

MimiDeb said...

I love to add it as a sweetener to lots of things.....ditto on the oatmeal like Heather. Also replace the oil in my "light" cupcakes. It's hard to stay on track with my "eating" plan and applesauce is just perfect for my morning pick me up as a snack to keep me going.

latanya t said...

the applesauce would replace cookies and chips

melodyr said...

I like applesauce but never really thought about it as a diet food. It's worth a try and I would replace chips with applesauce.

Cheryl Soler said...

I could replace my nightly cookies with applesauce! I always liked it, but I never think to eat it! This might spur me on.

Vai Poli said...

I would replace our sweet treat after dinner with applesauce.

The Adventures of Katie's "Little" Family said...

Chips are my biggest weakness (next to soda, but I've pretty much given that up). So for me, the applesauce would replace chips.

Zoopamom said...

I will replace the nightly pudding treat with applesauce a few nights per week. Much healthier for my girls!

Laurel said...

i love rice pudding sometimes - it's an occasional treat, but the calories aren't anywhere CLOSE to the applesauce!

Ariel Bramble said...

Hmm..there is a delicious French bakery below the building I work in that's so tempting to cave in to. But with the sweetness and spunk in applesauce I could totally just swap the pastry for some fruity goodness!

GN S said...

i get home from work late...and I always want a snack when i get home, usually a cookie...i would replace the cookie for apple sauce. it is probable better for my stomach

Brittany said...

I have been addicted to Chocolate Covered Katie’s Chocolate Mouse:
http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/02/06/chocolate-chocolate-chocolate-mousse/
Although I can't promises that apple sauce will completely replace this indulgence it would definitely help some of the time (wink).

Memória said...

I would replace a slice of cake or some cookies. I snack only on homemade sweets, so applesauce would be a great substitution.

P.S. Wish we could work out together :)!

Shanna Cluff said...

I love my cookies and chocolate, especially after dinner, so I should definitely replace those!

April was in CT now CA said...

I always want a sweet after dinner so this would be perfect for that! What a great idea.

AngelainMN said...

Chips, I do love applesauce!

Lisa S said...

I sometimes use applesauce in my baking in place of oil. I also like it as a sweet afternoon snack!

Tara Lano said...

I love using applesauce to replace oil in cooking. Been a fan for a long time, had some today for an afternoon snack.

Anonymous said...

I love chips, pretzels-anything salty. I really love applesauce, though.

Mel J.

Susan said...

I would replace the fat in my favorite muffin recipe with applesauce, and have a portioned cup at work for a snack instead of my popcorn!

The Glorious & The Brave said...

I love replacing the fat in baking with applesauce, especially when I bake for my diabetic grandsons. I will also replace eating pretzels with a bowl of applesauce sprinkled with cinnamon!

Katie said...

I will replace late night tortilla chips with cinnamon applesauce!! Such a great idea!!

beth jillette said...

I would replace my evening sweets with applesauce.
thanks for the idea!

Deanna L said...

I'd replace the toast and butter with applesauce. Thanks

Donna R. said...

Ice cream is my biggest downfall, so that's what I'd replace with Musselman's applesauce.

Dottie said...

I would have to replace some ingredients in my baking with the applesauce.....so so moist!

Anonymous said...

I would replace a bag of chips--this is a great idea!!

Jennay said...

I would replace chex mix with applesauce!!

Anonymous said...

I would replace anything in a snack bag!
Cyndihamm22@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would like to replace my evening ritual of ice cream.
Mollievalentine@yahoo.company

Nanette said...

I will sneak an applesauce cup rather than one of those chocolate caramel macadamia nut clusters from Costco. Man, I love those.

Anonymous said...

I actually mix it with a serving of protein powder and eat it for lunch
cameragirl_06704@yahoo.com

keshakeke said...

I would replace my mid day candy bar with applesauce!

vhoiten said...

I would replace the candy that I love, especially at night, while watching TV...seems like the cinnamon applesauce might give me the sweetness I crave.

Andrew's Mom said...

I often use applesauce as a side dish - so I replace something extra starchy with something healthy. Your sweet boy is getting so big!

Moo-Mom said...

I love applesauce! We usually have it with meals as a fruit component to our meals, I never really thought of grabbing it as a snack though, I don't know why I didn't!?!?!? I would try to reach for applesauce instead of a handful of M&M's! ♥

Diane Nickerson said...

It would actually replace a variety of things; it would basically be what I'd choose instead of other easy snacks...cookies, crackers, chips, ice cream, whatever!!!

Anonymous said...

I substitute applesauce all the time for oil and butter in cake and muffin recipes. You really can't tell the difference!
bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

Taterbug said...

I'd replace a side dish with applesauce. I've actually been doing that more lately - mostly on Fridays during Lent, when I'm making something meatless for a main dish anyway. Pancakes or omelets with a side of applesauce is really tasty and filling!

Oh, and that yoga ball sounds fun. I use them at the gym and love them.

JMD said...

I would replace a dessert with applesauce.

Andrea said...

I would replace a sweet snack with applesauce. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
short74717@msn.com

Summer Price said...

I would use it in my baking instead of using oils.

Anonymous said...

I would replace it for anything I reach for to snack on, especially if it's in single use containers,

Sherri said...

I never thought of applesauce as a snack..... yum!

Pamela-danztrax@hotmail.com said...

My choice to replace would be chocolate pudding! LOL! Applesauce rocks! =)

Anonymous said...

I will stop eating the things I bake and eat apple sauce instead.
Get ready to feel healthy.
Trish Butler

RNcutie said...

I replace sugar with it, often. I use applesauce in oatmeal and pancakes and other baked goods. I often serve it as a side for the kids. I also really love it mixed with cottage cheese for the perfect mix of protein/carb!

Cathy J. said...

We're already applesacuce eaters. My husband loves applesauce on his pancakes instead of syrup. Yummy!

Realia Mazing said...

ill replace my afterwork junk food snackage

daniellex at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I would use it in baking to make the recipes healthier


jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

hi monica,

i love musselman's appleasauce, so it would be a good substitute for cookies, since i'm a cookie monster.

also mix the applesauce in my cakes and breads when i'm baking.

thanks for the chance to win!

joanne

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a chance to win. Love the product-use it.
Maey Ellen

Rebecca said...

I like using applesauce instead of oil in muffins, but sometimes (like this morning) I forget, so this is a good reminder! I should definitely replace some ice cream indulgences with applesauce when I am wishing for something cold and sweet!!

Julia said...

Hi, I would replace my nightly little dessert item (it varies daily!) with the applesauce. *this happens to be my daughter's favorite brand of it

Also, I have a blog www.cookandburn.com dedicated to sharing my workout routines (that can be done in home) and making healthy meals for my family of 6, if you'd like to check it out. I had gained 70lbs with my pregnancy and it took 3 years to get off my butt and do something about it. I've been maintaining my weight loss for over 5 years now.

Thanks!

Debbie Bray said...

I would use it instead of oil when baking

Anonymous said...

I'd swap a Dove chocolate for a cup of cinnamon applesauce. I don't know about calories but it sounds healthier!

MKat at kkselights@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I'd swap my Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies!

I'd also add to my corn muffins to make them more moist/less dry!

newbj34@yahoo.com

AngAK said...

I replace some of the oil in granola with applesauce. this way I use maybe 2 T of oil and less sugar in my granola. love it in yogurt too.

Natoulie said...

I would replace ice cream for Musselman's Apple Sauce because I could freeze it and have a delicious, nutritious treat instead of fatty ice cream that I would regret having later on.

Beachwalk83 said...

I reach for cheese in the fridge when I snack. Certainly, Musselman's Apple Sauce (I've had the cinnamon and love it) would be healthier! I've gotta start eating better--but sometimes it's so expensive to buy the individual servings/calorie controlled foods. Need to turn my head around and feel I'm worth spending a little extra on! Thanks for this opportunity!

Chris said...

Chips are my worst enemy, not sweets or ice cream. I will give applesauce a try.

Vunda Vall said...

i would replace oil with apple sauce when baking
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Vera Khule said...

I already do replace the oil in baking with applesauce.

Susan C said...

I would love to replace my daily chocolate with applesauce.

Madeline Brubaker said...

I'd replace Doritos with applesauce.
madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

lkvoyer said...

I'd replace icecream for applesauce. LKVOYER at aol dot com

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