How Shipt Grocery Delivery Saves the Day + Giveaway

This post and giveaway are sponsored by, however all opinions and enthusiasm are my own!

As a healthy food blogger, mom of three teenage boys, and elite master athlete who puts a high value on her clean & green training diet, I spend a lot of time in the grocery store. Err, uuuuh, like every day. Everyone at my favorite H.E.B. knows my name, I feel like Cliff from Cheers bellying up to the bar.Shipt grocery delivery and

Typically, I don’t mind shopping and actually rather like it. As a fit foodie and recipe developer, I find inspiration being among all the food! But, some days I don’t have the time or energy to spare . Errrh, like recently after a massive travel delay returning from Spartan World Championship in Lake Tahoe. After being away for almost a week, and not arriving home until midnight, I needed to stock the pantry and fridge with staples STAT! Thank goodness and WHOOHOOO for, an on-demand grocery delivery service that recently expanded into the Austin area. Read on to find out more about this amazing way to add value to your life and enter my giveaway for a year membership and $50 grocery credit. Continue reading

Why I Love H-E-B & 2013 H-E-B Slim Down Showdown Contestant Search

I love H-E-B grocery stores! One of the main reasons for my fondness is their solid corporate commitment to health that encourages the entire community to eat better, move more and live well.  Plus, the aisles and aisles of product make me all smiles.

Eat Better: As the mom of three boys, all with crazy sports and after-school schedules, I’ve come to depend on the H-E-B Brand Fully Fit™ line of foods (healthy meal starters, snacks, cereals, desserts and more) which are definitely more nutritionally sound and even more convenient than driving through a fast food joint. In particular, I’m a fan of the H-E-B Fully Cooked Reduced Sodium Chicken Breasts and H-E-B Fully Cooked Lean Burgers, both tasty and so easy that my kids can make their own meals.

Move More: They just don’t talk the talk; H-E-B walks the walk when it comes to encouraging exercise with both employees and the community. A team of nutritionists, health specialists and wellness coaches( like the dynamo Suzanne Parker) work together to provide a comprehensive plan to get folks up and moving around for at least 150 minutes per week. Plus, they are a huge sponsor of one of my favorite races, The Statesman Capitol 10,000, as well as a supporter of the Texas Beef Council’s group of runners, triathletes and health enthusiasts, the Beef Team.

Live Well: Who doesn’t want to live better? H-E-B knows that when you’re eating right and exercising, healthy living becomes a habit and subsequently living well falls into place. But sometimes, you need a little more help; that’s why the store offers all sorts of immunizations, health screenings and special events that focus on your comprehensive needs. The perfect example is The H-E-B Slim Down Showdown, a contest that helps participants lose weight, become more active and live healthier.  And, hurray, the 2013 contest is now taking applications!

Enter for your chance to be the next H-E-B Slim Down Showdown Participant!

H-E-B is looking for 25 people to participate in a 12-week program that will set them on the course for a healthier lifestyle. If selected, H-E-B experts will teach you about cooking, nutrition and exercise while wellness coaches will help you lose weight, become more active and live healthier. The grand prize is $10,000!

Application Period: August 1 to September 30, 2012

To enter, fill out and submit the attached application before September 30, 2012. Contestants will be announced in January 2013.

Mail (before September 30, 2012) to:
Attn: COMMUNITY H-E-B Slim Down Showdown Contest
646 South Main Ave.
North Building – 1st Floor
San Antonio, TX 78204

Have questions? See FAQs

No purchase necessary to enter or win. See Official Rules for details. Must be 18 or over and Texas resident to enter. Must enter by 9/30/12.