Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Healthy Whole Grains Meal Ideas and Roman Meal Giveaway #mc

I've been on a healthier lifestyle journey for 2 years now. Over this time I've learned what to eat, how much to eat, what not to eat or drink, and the list continues to grow as I live each day ready to learn something new. One of the best things that I have learned is to eat whole grains daily. How about you? Are you eating healthier? Do you eat whole grains daily? I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Roman Meal. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.


Along this journey I have found some really tasty products which I have added into our family's pantry. One of those products is Roman Meal Bread. Roman Meal is made from whole grain which two slices give 2/3 of the daily amount of whole grains recommended in the dietary guidelines. It is also a good source of calcium, vitamin D and fiber. Whole grains help with digestion and weight management and studies have shown that an intake of whole grain may reduce the risk of heart disease.

Aside from those benefits the bread taste great! The bread is baked fresh in regional bakeries across the United States to get the bread to you quicker. I love the fact that the company uses regional baking sites to get the freshest bread out to the stores. 
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No matter what we were eating, if bread was needed we used the Roman Meal Bread. A few of my favorite ways:
  1. Hard Boiled Eggs- Smashed up with a dab of butter. Toast Roman Meal and eat it with the eggs. 
  2. Sandwich- Hard Salami, Swiss Cheese and 1 serving of Mayonnaise. 
  3. Scrambled Eggs - Serve on top of the Roman Meal Bread.
  4. Tuna Fish Sandwich - Mix 1 can tuna fish in water, 3/4 cup pickle relish, 1/4 cup Mayonnaise, 1/4 cup diced onions. Add on top of the bread and top with Sriracha Sauce. 


Their website is full of educational information about their products as well as tasty recipes. Here are a few I plan to make for my family. 


Rustic Italian Flat Bread Pizza
Prep Time: 8 Minutes   Cook Time: 2 Minutes   Ready In: 10 Minutes   Servings: 4    
Ingredients:
4   slices   Roman Meal Rustic Italian 100% Whole Grain Bread
16      Cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
3      Whole canned artichoke hearts, cut in quarters
¼   cup   Thinly sliced red onion
½   cup   Grated mozzarella cheese
½   cup   Prepared pasta sauce
16      Fresh basil leaves
4   slices   Prosciutto ham (optional)
Directions:
1.  Preheat broiler to 400 F. Foil-line one baking sheet.
2.  Place bread on baking sheet. Broil about 1 minute on one side, until lightly toasted. Remove from oven.
3.  Turn bread over and top untoasted side with tomatoes, artichokes, onion and cheese, dividing evenly between slices of bread. Return to oven for about 1 minute, until cheese is melted. Watch carefully to avoid burning.
4.  Top bread with pasta sauce, prosciutto and fresh basil, dividing evenly between slices of bread.


roman meal french toast


Whole Grain French Toast and Tropical Fruit Kabobs
Prep Time: 5 Minutes   Cook Time: 11 Minutes   Ready In: 16 Minutes   Servings: 6    
Ingredients:
2   large   Eggs, beaten
¼   cup   Milk
1   tsp   Vanilla extract, divided
6   slices   Roman Meal bread
      Nonstick cooking spray
1   tbsp   Granulated sugar
2   tsp   Fresh lemon zest
18      1-inch cubes Fresh fruit (kiwi, pineapple, mango)
6      6-inch bamboo skewers
      Yogurt and honey (optional)
Directions:
1.  Combine eggs, milk and vanilla extract in shallow bowl; mix well. Combine sugar and lemon zest in small bowl; set aside.
2.  Trim crusts and cut each piece of bread into quarters for a total of 24 pieces.
3.  Spray large skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Dip bread pieces in egg mixture, coating both sides. Place in skillet and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Cook on second side for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown.
4.  Assemble 4 pieces French toast and 3 pieces fruit on each skewer for a total of 6 skewers. Sprinkle with lemon sugar. Serve with yogurt and honey if desired.

Roman Meal has a sweepstakes going on right now. Hop over to their Facebook Sweepstakes this month where one grand prizewinner will receive $2,500. Other prizes include free bread coupons. This sweepstakes ends April 30th.

Connect with Roman Meal on their Website, Facebook, Twitter and their Newsletter.

You can also enter to win Roman Meal bread coupon vouchers right here on my blog. This giveaway ends April 20th, USA resident and 18 years of age or older.

TO ENTER- 
  1. Leave a comment below and tell me if you have ever tried Roman Meal bread If so what did you like about it. If you haven't tried it why do you want to try it now?
  2. Enter the above sweepstakes and come back here and leave a comment telling me which name you used to enter the sweepstakes.

3 comments:

Nancy said...

Yes, I have enjoyed Roman Meal bread for many years. I love the healthy, whole grain taste and wonderful texture of their products. They make great hot dog buns too!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

I also entered their online sweepstakes:
Nancy D - - - - - - .

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I've never tried it but would love to! I've heard so many good things about it!

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