ENTER TO WIN: Tyson Grilled & Ready and Hungry Girl Cookbook

Back for the second year, Tyson Foods, makers of Tyson® Grilled & Ready® chicken and beef products, is kicking-off 2013 with the 30 Days, 30 Ways, 30 Rewards Program to empower users to make and stick to their smart-eating resolutions. Teaming up with Tyson Foods again, guilt-free food expert Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien will bring meal ideas – all under 400 calories per serving – and expert advice to users daily through the click of a mouse.  Starting January 1, users can visit Facebook.com/GrilledAndReady, and each day, a new recipe, tip and prize will be revealed to provide participants with fresh ideas and inspiration.

Users can find guilt-free, quick-to-prepare Hungry Girl recipes like a Too-Good Chicken Torta or Greek Chicken Tacos, made with high quality Tyson® Grilled & Ready® chicken. Daily tips will cover a variety of topics from fitness and health to smart eating. Prizes range from exercise equipment, cookware, and gift cards to Hungry Girl™ books, Tyson® Grilled & Ready® products and more.

According to Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien, “Eating right shouldn’t feel like a constant, daily battle. You’d be surprised to know that by making simple changes to your diet, like using 98 percent fat free Tyson® Grilled & Ready® chicken, you can achieve the results you want and turn good daily practices into great lifetime habits.” A few tips from Lillien to reach your end goal include:

  • Identify Small Changes You Can Stick To: When making changes to your daily habits, keep them small, yet effective. Take walks on your lunch break, and have a side salad with your fast-food order instead of fries. Once you master that, push yourself a little further… Maybe go jogging, and have a grilled chicken sandwich instead of that burger!
  • Prepare for Those Time-Crunched Moments: Most of us are short on time, so having items in the kitchen that are smart choices but quick-to-make can save your waistline. Tyson® Grilled & Ready ® products are fully cooked with a delicious grilled taste, so you don’t have to stress about the prep work – it’s already been done for you. Just add a serving of high-fiber pasta and lots of veggies or a salad, and you’ve got a wholesome, guilt-free meal in no time.
  • Swap Out Regular Staples for More Wholesome Versions: Sandwiches are fast, but ordinary bread can be high in calories (and a little boring!). Look for high-fiber pitas, 100-calorie flat sandwich buns, and even light English muffins. Or skip the carbs altogether and use giant lettuce leaves — quick and easy!

Tyson Foods is also helping women overcome common food struggles by sharing the stories of three real women to motivate others to join the programThese women all represent common issues associated with different food personalities: time-crunched, willpower-challenged and the all-around food lover. To inspire other women to commit to healthful changes, these women will track their progress online through the program’s Facebook page so women across the country can take the journey together.

“We want to show women that all it takes to make health-conscious changes in the New Year is a few small adjustments to their diets to create a larger, long-term impact,” says Alicia Mosley, Senior Brand Manager for TysonFoods. “Tyson® Grilled & Ready® products are available both in the refrigerated and frozen sections of your grocery store. They are the easy and nutritious ways to prepare meals at home without sacrificing quality or taste to maintain a well-balanced lifestyle.”

Tyson® Grilled & Ready® chicken is 98 percent fat free and has no preservatives, making it a delicious and smart way to make eating right part of your routine. There are also Grilled & Ready® beef products available. Tyson® Grilled & Ready® products are conveniently packaged, so women can use what they need to create delicious and smart meals in minutes, and the rest stays fresh for the next quick-fix dish. The line includes Chicken Breast Strips, Chicken Breast Fillets, Fajita Chicken Breast Strips, Honey BBQ Seasoned Chicken Breast StripsChicken Breast Chunks, Oven Roasted Diced Chicken Breast, Southwestern Chicken Breast Strips and Seasoned Steak Strips. 

For more information on Tyson® Grilled & Ready® products and the 30 Days, 30 Ways, 30 Rewards Program, please visit: www.GrilledAndReady.com and Facebook.com/GrilledAndReady.

To learn more about the program/sign-up for the motivational newsletter here: https://www.facebook.com/GrilledAndReady/app_481615628517911.

Featured new recipes from the 30 Days program

1) Too-Good Chicken Torta

Recipe courtesy of Hungry Girl and it’s especially great for the “Food Lover.” Those that know the importance of eating right and exercising, but love to eat and cook and never want their food to be boring!  This meal offers convenience and good quality ingredients so it’s now easier than ever to whip up an enjoyable meal. 

Serving Size: 1

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Fully Cooked Refrigerated Grilled Chicken Breast Strips
  • One 100-calorie flat sandwich bun
  • 1/2 ounce (about 1 tablespoon) mashed avocado
  • 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning mix
  • 1 tablespoon diced tomato
  • 1/2 tablespoon diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free refried beans
  • 1 tablespoon shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese
  • 1 large tomato slice
  • 1/3 cup shredded lettuce

Directions:

  1. Split bun into halves, and lightly toast.
  2. In a small bowl, mix avocado with 1/4 teaspoon taco seasoning. Stir in diced tomato and onion.
  3. In another small bowl, mix beans with remaining 1/4 teaspoon taco seasoning.
  4. On a microwave-safe plate, spread seasoned beans onto the bottom half of the bun. Evenly top with Grilled & Ready® Chicken Breast Strips. Sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Microwave for 45 seconds, or until cheese has melted and chicken is hot.
  6. Top with tomato and lettuce. Spread the top half of the bun with the avocado mixture, and place it on top of the sandwich. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Entire recipe: Calories 286 Total Fat 6.5 g Protein 30 g Carbohydrate 32.5 g Sodium 940 mg Sugars 4 g Fiber 8 g

2) Pizza-fied Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Hungry Girl and it’s especially great for the “Willpower Challenged”:

(Those that  start out strong, but their follow-through fades and they can easily slide back into their old habits.  This tasty dish will keep them encouraged while they develop new healthy eating habits) 

Serving Size: 1

Ingredients:

  • Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Fully Cooked Frozen Chicken Breast Fillet
  • 1 stick light string cheese
  • 1/4 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Dash each salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • 4 slices turkey pepperoni, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping

Directions:

  1. Place Grilled & Ready® Frozen Chicken Breast Fillet on a microwave-safe plate. Cover and microwave for 2-1/2 minutes.
  2. Tear string cheese into pieces, and roughly chop.
  3. Place crushed tomatoes in a small bowl, and season with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and black pepper.
  4. Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Cook bell pepper, mushrooms, and onion until softened, 4-6 minutes.
  5. Remove veggies. If needed, clean skillet. Remove from heat, respray, and return to medium heat.
  6. Place chicken in the skillet. Evenly top with seasoned tomatoes, followed by cheese, veggies and pepperoni.
  7. Cover and cook until cheese has melted and entire dish is hot, about 1 minute.
  8. Sprinkle with Parm-style topping, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Entire recipe: Calories 238 Total Fat 5.5 g Protein 35.5 g Carbohydrate 12 g Sodium 860 mg Sugars 5 g Fiber 2 g

3) Greek Chicken Tacos

Recipe courtesy of Hungry Girl and it’s especially great for the “Time Crunched”:

(Those that  know how to eat right and how important it is to work out, but never seem to have enough time in their day.  This recipe is a great way to simplify a meal, while keeping it nutritious, delicious and low-calorie)

Serving Size: 1 

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Fully Cooked Refrigerated Grilled Chicken Breast Strips
  • 1/4 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons drained and chopped roasted red peppers (packed in water)
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped, pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 tablespoon light vinaigrette
  • 2 corn taco shells (flat-bottomed, if available)
  • 2 dashes dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled, fat-free feta cheese

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix lettuce, onion, red peppers, olives and vinaigrette.
  2. Divide Grilled & Ready® Grilled Chicken Breast Strips between taco shells, and sprinkle with oregano. Top with lettuce mixture, followed by feta cheese.
  3. Now chew!

Nutrition Facts:

Entire recipe (2 tacos): Calories 310 Total Fat 11.5 g Protein 28 g Carbohydrate 26 g Sodium 999 mg Sugars 4 g Fiber 2 g

One (1) lucky Lady and the Blog reader will receive Hungry Girl’s new cook book along with a Tyson® Grilled & Ready® product voucher, so a lucky reader can test out some delicious and healthy recipes.

How do I enter? You have a few options AND EACH COUNTS AS ONE ENTRY. There is NO LIMIT to the number of times a reader can enter this contest. Please leave a comment for each entry, and include your email in each comment as well:

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