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Friday, January 23, 2009

Are you ready?

Are you ready for some football? The Super Bowl is a little over a week away and I know that it is the most watched game of the year. Personally I am no football fan (truthfully, I am not a fan of any sports) but I do enjoy the Super Bowl. A big screen tv, a gathering of friends, the halftime show (my favorite was Prince), and the snacks. Oh the snacks!

During the Super Bowl those high calorie snacks always make an appearance and while caught up in the midst of the action, one can’t help but munch on some of those treats. In keeping with my goal of living 2009 fit and healthy, I need to be mindful when enjoying treats. And I have been given an alternative snack that is both tasty and heart healthy.


I had the distinct pleasure of trying out a Super Bowl package and it was packed to the rim with one of my favorite nuts, pistachios! Here is a quote from PistachioHealth.com

“Pistachios are good for you and heart healthy: among snack nuts, pistachios have the highest content of phytosterols, a plant sterol shown to reduce cholesterol absorption from other foods. Most of the fat in pistachios is “good” unsaturated fat that can help lower the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death among Americans today. In a new study published in the September 2008 issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found that eating one to two handfuls of pistachios a day resulted in a nine to 12 percent reduction in LDL “bad” cholesterol levels respectively.”

The perfect snack! And let me tell you, as much as I enjoy plain pistachios, the salt and pepper pistachios were da bomb! A mix of salt, pepper, onion, lemony, you have to taste it to appreciate it. But my husband said it best “ After trying these I am only eating Salt and Pepper pistachios from now on!”

The Super Bowl package was also filled with goodies – a button (to show your affection for this nut), a sticky note holder, a comic book, fun, fun, fun. I loved it!
And if this sounds like a great snack to you visit WonderfulPistachios.com or EverybodysNuts.com. to find retailers that sell these nuts.

And guess what? You have a chance to win one of these fabulous Super Bowl packages in time for the big game. I am giving away three, yes, three of these packages! Here is how to enter:

Leave a comment here telling me why you want this fabulous package.

For extra entries:
1. Subscribe to Cutie Booty Cakes
2. Follow me
3. Send this tweet about my contest. Are you ready for the Super Bowl? Visit Cutie Booty Cakes to win a tasty prize pack! http://tinyurl.com/cwehjq

FOR EACH METHOD OF ENTRY LEAVE A COMMENT!

There you have it, four ways to win this great package for your Super Bowl Party. The contest ends on Tuesday morning, January 27th, be sure to check your email frequently so we can get the package out to you in time for the big game! I will give you 24 hours to answer or I will pick another winner. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and the contest is open to US addresses.

Good Luck!


90 comments:

Sarah said...

YUMMM!!! I'd love to enter. And... Prince was awesome!

Sarah said...

Tweeted!

Kim Moldofsky said...

Dang. I'm not first. We love pistachios!

Kim Moldofsky said...

Tweeting....

VCSMama said...

I *neeeed* those pistachios, because my son is an addict, a straight-up pistachio junkie! And, Mama does not have the funds to support that habit. So, I'm heading over to tweet, tweet, tweet, right now, now, now!

VCSMama said...

OK. Just sent my tweet. Waiting, as I bite my nails, to see if I can quench this child's jones. :-)

Sheliza said...

You don't need to enter me just checking in. I love pistachios though!! I don't understand the actual rules of football but I am like you. I love the Super Bowl on the big screen with all great food and excitement that the event is filled with! I usually put out a big spread of yummy gourmet nibbles :)

Heather said...

I would love to have this package so I could sit and blissfully munch on pistachios as my boyfriend yells at the TV. Plus, any leftovers would be great "dinner party" snacks, which I hope to start hosting soon!

Carolyn G said...

I adore pistachios. Not only are they healthy but tasty. This would be great for entertaining as well.

Carolyn G said...

I subscribe

Mom on the Rise said...

All tweeted and hoping to win! http://twitter.com/momontherise/status/1142408508

Meghan said...

Why should I win??? Why should I win??? This would make a wonderful Super Bowl surprise to give to my dh & my 2 older boys.
We are Pittsburgh Fans & it gets pretty loud in here. Sometimes I think I am going deaf.

I think if I gave them this, perhaps I could bribe them into being a little more subdued??? LOL

I also followed u!

Mariah said...

I'm in!! I already follow you and I will now subscribe! I will also tweet about it and let you know when I do it. That's four entries right?? My son loves pistachios and he is having a super bowl party, so I must win

Shel said...

My husband is the ultimate pistachio fan...if I win, I may not even get one for myself!

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I'm following your blog
shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I subscribed via email
shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/1142471646

shel704 at aol dot com

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

LOVE pistachios, what a great giveaway!! :)

Mariah said...

I already follow...

Mariah said...

I subsribed this am

Mariah said...

I'll tweet now!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Tweet, chirp, etc =)
http://twitter.com/MrsCox/status/1142725433

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I follow =)

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Annd for the original entry ;)

I l-o-v-e pistachios. And so does my husband. So much so that when we buy pistachios they don't last long in our cupboards. It's the perfect snack for game day!

Andie said...

I hope I win this contest. I would love to share the pistachios with my sisters since we are currently trying to work out more and lose weight as a family. I think this treat would really help.

I have also tweeted and followed you on Twitter. =)

Ms. Bar B: said...

That sounds like quite the package! That will definitely be a winner for your celebration. I'm not a sports fan either (unless its some martial arts competition) so I don't do the Super Bowl... and then I regret not seeing the half time shows, lol.

FitCrazedMomma said...

My husband and I love pistachios!

FitCrazedMomma said...

I follow you

shweetpotato said...

Prince just happens to be my favorite too hehe.. or I should say Hubba Hubba lol, Carm

Wendy@RuensOnTheRun said...

I need to win these yummy nuts, because I know my husband will invite neighbors over to watch the game without telling me until last minute, so once I win your giveaway, it'll be fine, b/c I'll have snacks to serve!

Wendy@RuensOnTheRun said...

I am already a subscriber...Does that count??

Wendy@RuensOnTheRun said...

I am now a "follower" too!! Warning...new stalker...

Wendy@RuensOnTheRun said...

Tweeting right now!!

valerie2350 said...

this sounds great - i love pistachios

valerie2350 said...

subscriber

valerie2350 said...

follower

valerie2350 said...

http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/1143583508

CaraBee said...

Pistachios are my favorite nut, hands down. I've never heard of salt and pepper, I'll have to try them!

Talking with Tami said...

I love any kind of snacks thats my problem,nuts are good for you though!

mom2anutball said...

I wanna win because I love pistachios!

mom2anutball said...

IM following!!

mom2anutball said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/mom2anutball/status/1143800920

Tara said...

I would love win this for my Dad. He loves Pistachois!!!!

Tara
cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com
weightingforperfection.blogspot.com

Tara said...

I am a subscriber


Tara
cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com
weightingforperfection.blogspot.com

Tara said...

I am a follower

Tara
cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com
weightingforperfection.blogspot.com

Paul Eilers said...

My wife loves pistachios, while I love the Steelers!

Tiffany said...

I want to win this because my husband LOVES pistachios, and we never think to buy them for him. So he'd be THRILLED if I won him some :-)
give_me_a_latte at yahoo

Vodka Mom said...

I LOVE pistachios. Even if I can't spell the name.

*****

Marinka said...

I love nuts! Because one good nut deserves another. What's "the Superbowl"?

;)

allformykids said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/allformykids/status/1145846884

Anonymous said...

I would like to win this because I just love pistachios - they're so good and good for you. Great snack. Thank you for the giveaway. guill888 at yahoo dot com

Leslie said...

I am a follower!

Leslie said...

This is a great snack idea! I would love to bring this to a party for Superbowl b/c none of the snacks there are ever healthy! Thanks for the idea and the great giveaway!

3boyzmom said...

I agree with you..I'm not into the football game itself, but I do love the Superbowl because of the big party, the friends and family, and the food!! I would love to win this because pistachios are one of my favorite snacks, but one that I don't get to splurge on very often!!

3boyzmom said...

Hi! I subscribed!! (your subscribe button is sooo cute by the way)

3boyzmom said...

I'm now following your blog:)

3boyzmom said...

Tweet...Tweet


http://twitter.com/3boyzmom/status/1146892104

Rona's Home Page said...

Sounds like a fun contest.

Anonymous said...

Pistachios are soooo good. Would love to win this so I actually can have a healthy snack during the Super Bowl ;) bb8y29 at yahoo . com

Renee G said...

I'd love this pack because I love pistachios and my sons do too. (They think of them as candy.).

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

janetfaye said...

pistachios are my favorites, I love them!

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

Subscribed.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I sent a tweet:
http://twitter.com/janetfaye/status/1147580717

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Christine @ Live Laugh Love and Bloggings said...

My husband is a NUT! But Pistachios are his favorite! I'd be NUTS not to try for this. :)
Thank you for the opportunity

Christine @ Live Laugh Love and Bloggings said...

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/LiveLaughLoveCj/status/1147629408

Christine @ Live Laugh Love and Bloggings said...

I follow....

fly tie said...

well i'm just commenting to comment. (although i have had those nuts, and they are good!)

just yesterday i was saying to myself, "i really wanna attend a super bowl party next week," and i know it's for the social aspect of it. cause goodness knows i couldn't care less about some football! (but i do like to watch halftime.)

Nicole said...

Nuts are my favorite snack and really help with food cravings.

Lori said...

I ♥ pistachios!!

Lori said...

I am a follower :)

Lori said...

I just Tweeted :) (Lori72)
http://twitter.com/Lori72/status/1147905519

Nancy said...

We have a lot in common - I don't like football either, I am trying to eat healthier, and my favorite parts of the Super Bowl are the half-time, the commercials, and the snacks!
I actually personally discovered pistachios about three years ago. They are delicious and I like breaking them out of their cute little shells. They are so very delicious and good for you, too! I would adore winning one of the gift packs. Thanks for the giveaway!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

I just subscribed by e-mail. Tonight was the first time I visited your blog. I enjoyed it!
Thanks for the extra entry!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Alice H said...

I love pistachios - used to have them in Texas all the time but now in Missouri I never eat them - thanks for the chance! alicedemske at hotmail.com

paula said...

As you know from reading my blog we are also all about tryin to eat healthy this goveaway would be perfect for us

ParentingPink said...

Great giveaway! I love pistachios because they are one of the few things I can ACTUALLY eat on my South Beach diet.

I subscribe to you in my Google Reader & follow you :-)

Doreen said...

Hi, I would love to win this Pistacio gift prize! I have high cholesterol, I'm 31 and I've been on medication for it for 3 yrs. I'm doing pretty well. Getting it down. I would totally appreciate winning some Pistacio's to improve my LDL cholesterol and raise my HDL! Thank you for the chance to win!

Doreen said...

I'm following your bloggy!

Oh and you sound like me--I'm not really a fan of Sports either! I'll probably watch the Superbowl though just because it's a big thing that goes on! :)

Doreen said...

I'm following you on Twitter and I tweeted! (luvcontests)

Doreen said...

I subscribed! :)

Melissa said...

THANKS for the opportunity to win!

We would love the pistachio's SuperBowl package - we are both bigs pistachio fan, but only buy when they are on sale...because they are soooooo expensive.

THANKS again...

Melissa

Anonymous said...

Yay! We love pistachios and buy them as often as we can. mfsabre999 at yahoo dot com

Compulsive Writer said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVVEEE pistachios! I have recently discovered how much I love them, and would truly appreciate this package. I would even take pictures of me eating the beloved pistachios!

Janelle said...

I would love to win this because, in a nutshell, I'm a nut!!! ;-) I love pistachios and they would be a wonderful munchie after my surgery next week!! Thanks for the chance!

Janelle said...

Here is a link to my tweet: http://twitter.com/JanelleKC/status/1151158978

Janelle said...

I'm also a subscriber! Thanks again!

Janelle said...

And now I'm following you. And remember, I'm a nut, so watch out! :-D

iMommy said...

Ahhh. My husband loves pistachios. I'd like to give it to him as a gift... and a Thank You for not making me watch the Super Bowl. :)

Ismail "the Great" said...

I would like to sit down in front of the big screen, place my pistachios in my hand and shake them up like I am about to throw some dice, and when something happens in the game that excites me, I will throw my pistachios in my mouth and smile. Not smile because of the game , but smile because of the delicious taste sensation provided by Cutie Booty Cakes and my Super Bowl package.

Yeah, I know I am stupid.

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