Monday, January 24, 2011

Giveaway: Sargento Makes it Easy to be Cheese-y

Note: Sargento cheese products and coupons were supplied by the company for review and post.

I don't know about you but I seriously think that cheese should be it's own food group, not just part of the dairy group.  Everyone in my family loves cheese- there are usually varieties from American slices (for grilled cheese) to Tallegio to Maytag in our fridge at any given time. But with the post-holiday weigh-ins and New Year's resolutions, the time for double and triple cream is past (or at least in moderation),  the search for healthy and nutritious snack that won't tip the scales.  And with so many people trying to increase their protein intake, cheese seems like a natural... but how to deal with the fat?  Well it should come as no surprise that when Sargento- the persnickety cheese people decided to make a line of reduced fat cheeses, they did not reduce the quality and taste. 

Now I know, if you are like me you may have tasted reduced fat cheeses that were bland and rubbery.  I was skeptical too when they offered to send me some samples of their reduced fat snack sticks in Colby-Jack and Cheddar. But I have been taking these cheese sticks to work for the last few days to have as a snack with fruit or whole-grain crackers, and these snack-sized morsels have all the taste and texture with reduced fat (and consequently, less guilt!)

How does this Cuban Pressed Sandwich look as a quick dinner?
Don't believe me?  Well thanks to Sargento, you can try for yourself. I have several coupons for free Sargento cheese that I will give to  comments selected randomly - to win, Like Sargento cheese on Facebook, then leave mke a comment telling me you have done so, and I will select comments at random on February 1!!  in the meantime, check out the Sargento cheese site for great recipes using  their regular and reduced fat cheeses! And they have a special set of recipes for those of you looking for ideas for Super Sunday that you have got to check out- you can please the persnickety fans in your house, while keeping them healthy enough for a round of touch football during halftime!

12 comments:

Jenna Z said...

I like Sargento on facebook!

Glenna said...

Totally agree that cheese should be its own sub group. it's my favorite thing to eat! And I "liked" sargento on FB too.

Deborah Dowd said...

JennaZ- I like them as a fan, I like them in a can.... You are entered!

Glenna - I am not sure why but it seems like the higher the butter cream content the better I like it!!

Annest said...

I looove cheese too! However, really good cheese is hard to come by here in the Philippines. A good wedge of parmesan will cost even more than if not double our daily minimum wage! That is why I do my best to make gourmet food at the least possible cost or using ingredients that are easily accessible in the Filipino home. I write about it here: http://anneandfood.blogspot.com/ I hope you'll visit me one day :-)

Extreme Ice Cream said...

I love this cheese too! I liked them in facebook! Follow us back http://extremeicecream.blogspot.com/

sweetpeaskitchen.com said...

I eat WAY too much cheese! Hahaha....Sargento is always my first pick! :)

Joanne said...

Cheese should DEFINITELY be it's own food group! I love sargento's slices.

Simply Life said...

great giveaway! I don't use Facebook so I can't enter but good luck to the entries!

Kristen said...

Sargento is good cheese! Liked.

Deborah Dowd said...

Annest- I will check by your blog- so sorry to hear that cheese is so hard to get where you are!

Extreme ice cream - You like cheese, I like ice cream!

Sweetpeaskitchen.com-Cheese is definitely habit-forming!

Joanne- I use the slices swiss on rye, broil and spread with mayo and eat open-face for a quick lunch!

Simply Life - If you are selected, I will contact you for your address.

Kristen - it is a great go-to cheese for just abuot any purpose!

grave said...

I really love eating cheese :) I like Sargento too, I already try it once and I want to try it again...

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1z0-520 Testking said...

This is great. We will show this to the class. Good job.