Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Healthy Resolutions with Musselman's #AppleSauceInstead {Review & Giveaway}

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As hard as it is for me to believe, March has arrived. Doesn't it seem like it was Thanksgiving just a week or two ago?

This month means that warm weather is (hopefully) right around the corner, thoughts of Spring Break are in the air, and it is time to look back and reevaluate any progress that has or hasn't been made on New Year's resolutions.

If you're anything like the majority of people, myself included, your resolution to live a healthier lifestyle may have already come to a halt (or, in my case, never really began). Why is it so difficult to stay on track?

For me, one major aspect is that I try to make a full life overhaul instead of focusing on how small changes can add up. Am I really going to give up all sweets and begin working out five days a week? Ha!

However, looking for simple solutions is much easier (and more attainable), which is why I am excited to instead be able to make a Replacement Resolution with Musselman's.

Musselman's applesauce

Musselman's fully believes that making healthy, delicious apple sauce is more than just a job, it's a way of life for this 100-year-old grower-owned cooperative. Along with their traditional apple sauce, they offer apple sauce blended with other fruit flavors, lite apple sauce for those who are counting calories, apple juice, apple butter, and more.

But as well as their variety of great products, Musselman's Replacement Resolutions are an easy way to help you and your family stay on track. All you have to do is swap out one of your favorite snacks with Musselman's apple sauce. It’s that easy!

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Replace an unhealthy snack with one that is healthy as well as delicious? The bigger question is where to start first!

With the arrival of a Musselman's Replacement Resolution Prize Pack...

Musselman's prize pack

...it didn't take me long to find the perfect place to begin: packed lunches.

I know that I'm not the only mom to struggle to come up with ideas as to what to pack in her kids' lunchboxes, so I find that I'm often giving my husband vague instructions before he heads to the grocery store. Get some yogurts for them, I'll say, followed by, I don't know. Crackers, maybe?

Which is why I can't blame him completely when what ends up coming home isn't... exactly what I would have chosen from the shelf. It's time to cut the calories by resolving to replace the sugary yogurts with healthy and delicious Musselman's apple sauce.

Musselman's Replacement Resolution

In each 4oz Musselman's apple sauce, there are only 50 calories, 0 grams of fat and 8 grams of sugar (which come directly from the apples themselves, as there is no sugar added to these yummy little cups).

In comparison, this yogurt concoction that my husband brought home (you had a coupon for these, right, Honey? Otherwise, why?) are in 3.5oz cups and contain 100 calories,1.5 grams of fat and 11 grams of sugar.

Considering that my girls love Musselman's apple sauce, I'm definitely going to be swapping out future yogurts with these healthy little cups! They'll receive half the calories, no fat or cholesterol, low sodium and all of the healthy goodness from fresh, seasonal apples!

Musselman's apple sauce

While I can't say that any of us have taken up yoga with our new Musselman's yoga ball yet, I'm still happy that we have been able to seamlessly replace a variety of not-so-healthy snacks with a tasty cup of apple sauce instead. Forget the 100-Calorie Packs and miniscule portions, I'll take a refreshing and delicious cup of apple sauce instead!

Be sure to visit Musselman's website and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter to find out more about their whole line of products, find coupons and check out their recipes.

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be able to bring home the wholesome, healthy goodness of the best apple sauce around as well, because...

One lucky person will win a Musselman's
Replacement Resolution Prize Pack*!

Musselman's giveaway
*Prize Pack contains (3) six-packs of Musselman's apple sauce (Original, Natural and Cinnamon) and a Musselman's yoga ball and pump.


A big thank you to Musselman's for providing a prize pack for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

175 comments:

Brandy said...

bars. my children are addicted to snack bars!

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

I would replace chips!

Allison said...

I would replace crackers

suburban prep said...

Cheetos

scottsgal said...

replace cookies

Julia Soriano said...

ice crem and cookies, when watching TV and snacking at night.

Nicole said...

I would replace crackers

gahome2mom said...

Red Hot candies are one of my faves. lol gahome2mom/gmail/com

Jackie said...

My afternoon snack...which is usually a couple of cookies.
Thanks!

steve weber said...

probably the late night snacking of potato chips.

Helga said...

snickers bar

Jayne Townsley said...

I don't know that I would replace anything but I could add it to Boo's choices!

mommy4five said...

popcorn

kelly thompson said...

bye bye to chips

Janet W. said...

I will replace potato chips with applesauce!

Melissa Storms said...

I would replace yogurts.
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Sonya Sanderson said...

I would replace a candy bar

tawndam said...

I'd replace corn chips

Zoopamom said...

I'm replacing my morning "coffee breakfast" with a smoothie instead. Maybe my 2 girls will give up a pudding dessert for applesauce a few nights/week!

wigget said...

i'd replace chips

Lisa Ehrman said...

Candy bars

Erin said...

evening donut. no need to increase the calories that aren't coming off while watching tv from my couch!

B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

cookies

Kelly Nicholson said...

what unhealthy snack you might replace with Musselman's apple sauce!

probably cake...tempting though

Tara Martin said...

My nightly chocolate dessert!

Bethany C. said...

Probably chips.

DEBIJOT said...

my chocolate chip cookies

dawn keenan said...

Potato chips!

SueZH said...

I should take cookies out of my diet.

Dave said...

fruit snacks,,,,yep, they are not really fruit!

nickieisis3 said...

cookies

Bo said...

My afternoon cookie habit... that would be great to replace with something healthier!

janetfaye said...

It would replace cookies.

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Dianne McVetty said...

I would replace chips. Thanks.

Allyson Bossie said...

It would be a good replacement for chips
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debbie said...

candy bar

Debra said...

i would replace a can of soda

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I'd replace cookies
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Klydra Pugh said...

Plain salted chips
Thanks for the chance

Sharon Kaminski said...

probably potato chips and cheese doodles

Lloyd Family said...

oreo cookies

Danielle Lima said...

Ice cream

mummytotwoboys said...

I would replace apple pie with this!

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Liz said...

Ice cream!

Vicki S said...

candy. I also like to replace applesauce for oil in baking recipes!

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Mary Qin said...

I would replace greasy chips.

Kylie Carlson said...

Store Bought granola bars!

jcwega27 said...

after dinner snacking
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Liz said...

I would replace chocolate pudding !!


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Nancy P said...

The sugary yogurts my kids love.

llinda29 said...

replace candy

Jamie Zewe said...

Pudding

karenb834 said...

I would say I would replace my Munchos, and chips, thanks

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Jennifer T. said...

French fries--so unhealthy.
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caseyle2010 said...

chocolate!
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melsywsou said...

brownies

Mijal Photography said...

potato chips!

Karen said...

Cookies !!

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Gina F. said...

I would replace chips with the Musselmans apple sauce.

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DONNA CHEATLE said...

I'll replace cookies

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Selinda said...

Pringles!

Thanks,

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ide2678 said...

My kids love applesauce and eat it pretty much daily. I am not big on juice and junk food, so really I wouldn't be replacing it for anything. My family naturally loves it already.

brnmanis said...

I would replace chips!

walk9 said...

cookies

Gina Ochsen said...

I like to use applesauce as a substitute for part, or all of the butter or oil called for in dessert recipes.

Kelly Grant said...

chocolate

Jill D said...

I tend to eat way too many cookies; I'd try to replace at least some of them with the Musselmans.

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Tes283 said...

I would replace my Chocolate pudding that I like to eat.

puye said...

ice crem and cookies

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Marti Parks said...

I should replace ice cream

tara pittman said...

replace cookies

Jenndiggy said...

I'd use it in place of oil in baking.

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Sandra Davis said...

i would replace snack cakes with applesauce

bloomerbear said...

Potato Chips

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kim burnett said...

Cheetos

cdziuba said...

I'd replace taco chips

Vunda Vall said...

i would replace the pudding i love eating :)

apple blossom said...

M&Ms

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

Candy bars

Stephanie Larison said...

The afternoon candy bar

Marysa said...

Chips.. all that carby starchy stuff!

Karen said...

Cookies!

Michele P. said...

cookies and cakes!

April M said...

Jello or pudding

latanya t said...

cookies

kyl neusch said...

chips and salsa

freddie said...

I would replace potato chips. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

Sara said...

Sugary fruit snacks

Darlene Ysaguirre said...

Fruit Snacks

Peggy Greco said...

I would replace salty peanuts.

Sarah said...

Sugary fruit snacks!

Jeff Taylor said...

Oreos and Twinkies!

Paula V said...

I really try not to keep junk food in the house. I don't have kids. I do eat no-sugar applesauce.

Cserafini said...

Chips and cookies.

foodamongthefence said...

I literally just replaced my lunch dessert (a cookie usually) with some unsweetened applesauce! :)

carolwegs said...

I would replace chips. thanks

Teresa Young said...

I'd replace cookies.

psnyder said...

I would replace chips!!~

Tara said...

potato chips!

Accidental Farm Girl said...

We eat a paleo diet, so we do not typically eat unhealthy. We sure do consume some applesauce though!

Diane Cooper said...

I would replace those heavy pudding cups with the applesauce.

Growl Tiger said...

I would use it in place of cookies

Francine said...

Chips

Kris B said...

Candy bars

lorialcorn2006 said...

I would have to say chips I eat way way to many of them

Kalesha Hees said...

Chips or candy!

Kalesha Hees said...

chips or candy!

Ruby said...

Definitely chips

eclairre said...

chips

Jeannie said...

I would replace crackers

Angela Marion said...

I will replace cookies.

melmorgan4 said...

I will replace cookies.

Lina said...

i'd replace the cookies in our house

coriwestphal said...

Pudding cups!

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McKim said...

I'd replace ice cream.

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

I would replace potato chips with apple sauce.

Rebecca O said...

Ice cream!

Alissabeth said...

Would replace a processed packaged treat....cookies probably.

corey1971 said...

Pudding! (Corey Olomon)

Robert Pyszk said...

I could replace potato chips

Karen said...

I will replace pastries.

C.R. said...

cookies

Maryea said...

Perhaps my mocha. Thats really the only sorta unhealthy snack I consume regularly.
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Roy F. said...

I would replace cookies

Daraya Johnson said...

I would replace cookies and puddings!

Luvdaylilies said...

Ice Cream!
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Leslie Galloway said...

I'd replace buttered popcorn

Running In Boise said...

Candy and bad sweets.

Lisa Pecora said...

I'd replace cookies

AngelWinner said...

Oreo's

bbrittbrat1398 said...

chips or cookies

iggysaysno said...

we would replace granola bars

Amanda Rauch said...

Microwave popcorn-it is so good-but i would be willing to try!

Nikki Strong said...

Chips and Dip

Madonna said...

ice cream

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

maybe cheese dip or ice cream
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Jennifer said...

I would replace pudding.
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LesleyfromWI said...

My Nutter Butters

Melanie Montgomery said...

chips and dip

Tammy said...

Chocolate bar

tavernie said...

Id replace ice Cream Bars!
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Sylvia said...

cookies

skipthelaundry said...

My peanut butter cookies and twizzlers.
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Jennifer Reed said...

I would replace the candy I eat while I am sitting at my desk.

susan1215 said...

I would replace ice cream

flutterby said...

I would use the applesauce to replace cookies!

saturdaynightfever said...

Farewell, Pringles!

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ltlbitone said...

chocolate ice cream

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Lisanne624 said...

I'd love to replace sugary snacks (like chocolate) with Musselmans!

blew415 said...

petit four ice cream

Sheryl Cullum said...

Replace chips

Marti B. said...

Pudding cups are my weakness.

Wendy Rozema said...

cookies!

kathy pease said...

id replace ben & jerrys ice cream

GracePartyof5 said...

my afternoon chocolate fix

Vikki Billings said...

I would use it to replace chips
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Erica C. said...

I could replace cookies with it.
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peppersalt said...

I need to replace my ice cream addiction.

Susan Smoaks said...

i will replace my late night ice cream with applesauce
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cassandra said...

I could replace cookies!

mecarolks said...

I'd replace chips.

lmurley2000 said...

i replace my chocolate

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Treesa said...

I would replace potato chips

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Gianna said...

I'd use it to replace ingredients in cake.

Katherine Donovan said...

I would eat less ice cream and more applesauce!
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Lindsey said...

Ice Cream...

Without a Doubt.

candykitn said...

candy bars

Carolyn Daley said...

I would use Musselman to replace chocolate chip cookies

daveshir2005 said...

A snack bag of chips

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81808142-88c8-11e2-9f75-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Cookies

krun said...

GoGurt!

Donna said...

chips

lilyk said...

I would replace potato chips.