Welcome to Trade-Up Tuesday! It’s everyone’s favorite day here on A Better Bag of Groceries, because I blog about a Trade-Up I’ve made since learning about NuVal scores and I give away something for free.
I think I have the end-of-the-school-year sillies. They are going around my house these days! Because today’s giveaway is a little goofy. I did pick a trade-up: something that is now in my cupboard, that wasn’t before I started my job with NuVal. But I bundled it together with a magazine with Princess Kate and Prince William. You see, both these items begin with the letter Q: Quinoa and the future Queen of England. Get it?
OK – it’s a little dorky and lame, but bear with me.
First, let’s start with the Quinoa (pronounced Keeen- Waaah). I’m giving it away because sometimes it can be really hard to find! I wanted to include a box a couple of weeks ago when I pulled together that summer recipe giveaway. For that giveaway, I went shopping at a grocery store right near the NuVal office. It’s a New England based supermarket chain with a whole bunch of stores and they did not have any quinoa! I couldn’t believe it! So, here it is today. Quinoa scores a 91on the NuVal scale and it is the key ingredient in Catherine Katz’s Almond, Green Bean, and Quinoa Salad. Quinoa has lots of protein and it is gluten free. I am looking for more ways to work quinoa into my family’s recipes this summer.
Second, with this giveaway, you get a Collector’s edition of Majesty Magazine. This is no cheesy publication. Majesty Magazine bills itself as “the quality royal magazine.” I picked it up at Barnes & Noble, and I must say, it’s a pretty impressive collector’s piece. I had a great time on the royal wedding morning. I met up with my gym girlfriends at 5 am just in time to see everything get started at Westminstrer Abbey. We had three big-screen TVs tuned in – on three different stations, so we could watch from several different angles while we worked out. Then, I buzzed home just after 6 and got my kids up so they could watch it live too. They thought it was pretty cool. To this day, my daughter wraps herself up in a long blanket, pretends it’s a wedding dress with a train and says, “I’m Princess Kate.”
So, with this just-for-fun giveaway, I’m suggesting that you
- take your quinoa
- make Catherine’s quinoa salad
- pack it in a little insulated picnic bag
- grab your magazine featuring the other Catherine across the pond
- head to the beach with your little lunch and your good read
One lucky reader will win Two Things That Begin With The Letter Q. All you need to do is leave me a comment and tell me:
How you enjoy quinoa?
How you enjoyed watching the Royal Wedding?
Or both! I’ll randomly choose one winner at 8 am Eastern on Wednesday morning, so don’t delay. Good Luck!
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