Are there foods in your pantry that don’t need to be there?
You know the ones I am talking about… the unhealthy, unnecessary ones that you buy only because you just have to?
If I was to name the #1 item like this in my pantry it would be DIET COKE! I love my diet coke and drink way to much of it. Even after I found out I was pregnant and had to give up caffeine, I still bought the caffeine free kind.
The reality of this is it is unnecessary and not the healthiest choice!
So I am making a Switch with Jennie-O and Champions For Kids.
My challenge is to give up something I don’t need, and use the savings of that to help share healthy items with children in need.
While I can’t give up diet coke in exchange for a Jennie-O product, I can make healthier choices for me and my family. We are already huge fans of Jennie-O products and incorporate them once a week at least into our meal plans.
For my Champions for Kids SIMPLE service project I will be heading to the grocery store and adding up the cost of what I normally spend on diet coke for 4 months. (Or a full summer.) I will then convert that savings into a gift card to present to The Shade Tree to spend on Jennie-O products. I will also include several healthy Jennie-O recipes for the people at Shade Tree to use and enjoy. These are all recipes that I have used in my home for my family too!
About Shade Tree:
“To provide safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis and to offer life-changing services promoting stability, dignity, and self-reliance.”
My Shopping Trip:
My focus for this Walmart shopping trip was to discover all the different Jennie-O products Walmart carried, buy some for my family to enjoy healthy meals with, price out how much I have been spending on diet coke, and purchase a gift card for The Shade Tree.
I was really surprised by how many different healthy turkey items Jennie-O has! There was really something for every different meat lover in your family. My hubs really enjoys spicy sausages, but they aren’t always the healthiest. Jennie-O has a great option for him to make a healthy switch to!
Who doesn’t love a good weekend breakfast! With Jennie-O you can make healthy choices and have breakfast everyday!
I even found something that I will be sure to pick up next shopping trip! Sun Dried Tomato Roasted Turkey Breast! YUM!! Can’t you just see this on a summer salad?
After filling our cart with some great healthy switches we headed over to the soda aisle where I learned by giving up my case of diet coke for 4 months, I’d be saving myself roughly $30! (You can see the rest of my shopping pictures in my google+ album.)
That will be the amount in which I put on the gift card to give The Shade Tree. Jennie-O products range in price from about $3-$8 per item. This will allow The Shade Tree to purchase quite a few meals for their facility!
After shopping I headed home to print our some of my personal favorite recipes on the Jennie-O website. I hope the women and children at The Shade Tree will enjoy them as much as my family does.
What healthy switch can your family make today? What will you do with savings?
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Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™. #JennieOCFK #CBias #SocialFabric. All thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own.
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