Wednesday, February 26, 2014
My favorite way is to mix it with yogurt.
As a Bzzagent I got to try new Fiber One Protein Cereal. I got two boxes in the mail. How awesome is that? I got Maple Brown Sugar and Cranberry Almond. Right off the bat I know I'm a fan of Fiber One products so I know I will probably enjoy these cereals. They pack the 1-2 punch with 10g of protein when served with milk and 20% daily value of fiber, if that doesn't sustain you I don't know what will! Now on to the my impression of them. First I tried the Maple Brown Sugar, this one appealed to me because it has flavors that I love. This one is described as "a bountiful blend of sweetened granola and crunchy pecans topped with the taste of maple brown sugar". It has all that, my only wish was I want more pecans. But of course that would make it more caloric and higher fat, so maybe that is why they were not as plentiful as I'd like. I do love the combo of the puffed wheat and rice along with the oats, it has a nice maple flavor, not too sweet at all and the crunch stands up to milk. The Cranberry Almond is much like the maple pecan. I want more nuts and in this case more cranberries. But the flavor and texture is good and this has a good balance of sweetness. I have been eating this one a lot with yogurt in the afternoons. This totally sustains me until the dinner hour. It stays with you and keeps you going. Out of both of them, I can't decide which one is my favorite. They are both equally good. I don't think you can get this Fiber/Protein combo in other cereals, so that makes this unique. I think this is a great pre workout choice as well as late night snacks or afternoon snack, as well as breakfast. I don't eat cereal in the mornings usually, but my kids do. So this is great for them to get a good start to the day. A box lasts quite a while because you really only need the 1 cup serving, it's that satisfying. So that is great if you are trying to get more bang for your buck. It's also really good dry, instead of chips, it's a better option. I have heard that some Fiber One products have been known to cause a little gas in some people. lol. But I have not noticed this at all with this cereal.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
It's not too late. Get to Kroger and purchase gift cards to earn fuel points! I took advantage of this deal over the holidays. I bought iTunes cards for my daughters who just got iPhones. I also bought Starbucks cards for teacher gifts. I bought a Cracker Barrel card to use as cash for my family to go out to breakfast. $25 card earned me 50 points! I am hoping Fry's repeats this campaign next holiday season. I plan on using it to it's full potential. I did see my mom buy $100 in AMC Movie Theater Gift Cards, she bought 4 gifts and got tons of fuel points. If you go to Subway for lunch or shopping at the mall, buy a gift card for yourself, get fuel points in the process! This is just a great way to save money at the pump. If you are going to spend the money anyway, might as well buy the gift card. Gift cards make excellent gifts. I personally love receiving gift cards, Visa cards that you can take anywhere are my favorite. But also, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, so many options!
Thursday, December 12, 2013
I am a Bzz Agent. My family got to try Kroger Skillet Meal (Any variety). There were many varieties to choose from. Tuscan Style Penne, Chicken Fajitas, Sorrento Style Gnocchi, Shrimp Lo Mein, Sausage Rigatoni, Chicken Alfredo... I got a coupon to try one Kroger Skillet Meal, one Kroger Garlic Bread, and one Fresh Selections Salad Kit for free. I chose Chicken Alfredo, it was a hard choice, because the other varieties sound good too. Each Kroger Skillet has 3 servings. The Chicken Alfredo variety has; 20 grams protein, 330 Calories, 8 grams fat, 590 Sodium, 1 gram sugars. For my family of 4 I need 2 packages. Directions are super easy. Takes 12 minutes to prepare. Cook on the stove in a skillet, thaw sauce packet under warm running water, set aside. Heat up some butter or vegetable oil. Add chicken, pasta and vegetables, add 1/4 cup of water, saute for 10 minutes covered. Add thawed sauce packet, saute 30 seconds, until hot and serve. What I like is that it tastes very fresh, the pasta, the sauce and the chicken. The chicken isn't chewy or fatty, it's lean and tender. The Kroger Garlic Bread is found in the freezer section. I love this product. I buy it weekly to go with meals. It cooks up easily, tastes good, doesn't burn easily like other frozen garlic bread can. Doesn't taste like plastic like some other brands can. The Fresh Selections Salad Kits are great too. I bought Caesar Salad Kit. It's so good, my family loves it. One bag is perfect for my family of 4, no leftovers which I like since it can get mushy leftover. This is just as good as named brand and costs less. The meal in total would cost less than $10, much better than fast food and healthier in my opinion. It tastes like home cooked but doesn't take much effort at all. This is perfect for those busy days when you don't have time or energy to make a meal from scratch. Kroger has proven time and again that they have excellent standards of quality, I've tried many Kroger products with Bzz Agent, never been disappointed.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
I am a bzzagent and I got to try Hormel REV Wraps for free. I got 1 REV wrap for free and several coupons to try them at a discount. I wanted to try as many of the varieties as I could. I found these easily at Fry's Food Store, right next to the lunch meats, cheeses. I loved the idea of a simple wrap that offers up real meats and real cheeses. That is just what these are. They don't have any sauces or anything else, just a wrap with meats and cheeses. I think my favorite is #3 Peppered Turkey. But I also like #1 Pepperoni Pizza. They also have Ham and Cheese, Meat Lovers Pizza, Hot Pepper Ham, Italian Style, and Spicy Italian Style. All are good. I have since bought these even after my coupons have run out. For one thing its an easy quick breakfast, snack and also wonderful to put in my daughter's lunchbox:
As you can see it's the perfect addition to a lunch and it's the perfect size for my kids. My husband also likes these. He's a truck driver and often has to eat while on the road. So this he can grab and eat easily. My daughter who is in high school also likes these, she doesn't want a huge lunch, just something that fills her tummy and gives her energy to get through the rest of her day.
Reading the literature on these and I didn't know I could do this, but it says you can heat these up! So I'm definitely going to try that, it says microwave for 15 seconds.
Each REV wrap has at least 15 grams protein. This is awesome. I often see these for 3/$5 at my Fry's grocer. That is a fair price for the convenience. I hope these take off because I will continue to buy them long after the campaign is over.
Posted by Lori at 11:10 AM
Thursday, September 5, 2013
I am a bzzagent and got to try Kashi Hummus Crisps for free. I got the Sea Salt and Olive Oil Flavor. It is a 4 Oz bag and contains 3.5 servings. My daughter came home from school today and we opened them up. About 20 minutes later the bag was empty. We enjoyed them very much. They were not greasy or too salty. But had incredible crunch, a perfect balance of salt and a tiny sweetness from the chickpea. I ate a lot of them but didn't feel sick. Each serving of these contains; 4 G Fiber, 3 G. Protein, 6 G. Whole Grains and 3.5 G fat (poly and mono, not sat or trans), each serving is 120 calories. The first ingredient is Chickpeas, the second is tapioca starch, the 3rd is KASHI Cracked Seven Whole Grain Blend. I really don't see anything bad here. No partially hydrogenated Oils, no HFCS, nothing artificial. You can feel good about serving these to your friends and family.
Here is my bzzkit below, bag is already empty. Isn't it cool? I am looking forward to trying the other 2 varieties. Sundried Tomato, Basil and Feta and Caramelized Onion. Don't those sounds amazing? I got coupons in my bzzkit so I plan on passing them out to friends and keeping 1 for myself so I can try the other 2 flavors. These would be perfect for picnics, school lunches, car trips, beach days, after school snacks, late night munchies, beside a sandwich, or as a crunchy snack for company.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
I am a Bzzagent and got to try Frontera with the offer of a discount of $5 rebate off 2 bottles, I had the choice of Pinot Noir or Moscato. I tried Moscato. I couldn't find Pinot Noir, otherwise I would have tried both. I just cracked it open:
My husband and I shared the bottle before dinner. I have tried several different Moscato wines. This is my favorite. It's light, has a fruity, sweet (not too sweet) and light. It would be good with cheese and grapes. It would also be good with a spicy dish. The best thing is not only do you get a good solid bottle of wine, you get it for about $5 a bottle! So I will be trying the Pinot Noir when I find it. I had trouble finding Frontera in my area. I ended up finding it at Fry's in the refrigerator section, not on the shelf.
Posted by Lori at 4:52 PM
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I am a bzzagent so I got this product free. I was so excited because I love fried chicken and I love Kroger products. This chicken is fresh, not soggy, the meat is juicy, the seasoning is perfect. Serve it piping hot from the deli, or let it get cold and take on a picnic. We served it with cheesy mashed potatoes and broccoli, we also got some Kroger Kettle Chips in this campaign which were great, and a Coke product 1.5 Liter. This was the perfect meal for us on a hot summer night. My girls were swimming all day so when they saw Kroger Deli Fried Chicken being served they were excited. Why? I never make fried chicken myself or usually never think of picking it up. But now I'm hooked. It's really easy to pick up from Kroger stores and it's reasonable. I can see picking some up for July 4th celebration and for picnics or just for when I don't want to cook. The price was right even without the free coupon. It was $7.99 for 8 pieces, enough for our family of four. We actually had 5 of us eating and it was plenty. Very pleased. I also think it's way better than KFC.