Win a Cabot Cheese Gift Pack!

Win a Cabot Cheese Gift Pack!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—cheese is hands down one of my favorite foods. It’s not only delicious, but it’s an excellent source of calcium which is crucial for healthy bones. I definitely snack on cheese and recommend it to my clients, but I also use it to liven up many dishes. Check out creative ways to enjoy cheese and then enter to win a delicious prize from Cabot cheese.

Nutrition Low Down
Cabot sells award winning Vermont cheddar cheese from class and flavored cheddars to slightly aged and light varieties. The cheeses are both gluten and lactose free.

One ounce of Cabot mild cheddar has 110 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 7 grams of protein. It also contains 20% and 6% of your daily recommended dose of calcium and vitamin A, respectively. Lower calorie varieties are available, but when cooking with cheese it’s important to remember you can use regular varieties since a little goes a long way.

There is emerging evidence which suggests that dairy can help lower blood pressure and can aid in weight management. These are two more good reasons to enjoy cheese as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

Creative Ways to Enjoy Cabot
While a classic grilled cheese will bring on a round of applause from the kiddos, there are many more ways to enjoy cheese you may not have thought of:

  • Baked into muffins for a savory twist
  • Melted into dips
  • Baked into veggie burgers
  • Stirred into soups
  • Baked into brownies and cakes
  • Chopped into salads
  • Combined with flour to coat fish and chicken (recipe below)
  • Mixed into pancakes
  • Added to quiches and frittatas
  • Whipped into mashed potatoes

 

Baked Chicken Strips
Cabot shared with us a delicious recipe for Baked Chicken Strips. You can find additional recipes for all the ideas above on their website.

Serves 6

Ingredients:
Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
Pinch salt
Pinch ground black pepper
4 large egg whites
1/2 cup reduced fat (2%) milk
1 1/2 cups crushed cornflakes
4 ounces Cabot Sharp Light Cheddar, grated (about 1 cup)
6 boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
2. In three separate bowls:
– mix together flour, salt and pepper
– beat together egg whites and milk
– mix together cornflakes and cheese
3. Dip chicken strips first into flour, then into egg white mixture, then into cornflake mixture, turning to coat. Place in baking dish. (Discard any unused mixture.)
4. Bake for 25 minutes or until nicely browned, turning over after about 12 minutes. Serve with ketchup or barbecue sauce if desired.

Nutrition Info (per serving): Calories 291; Total Fat 11 grams; Saturated Fat 4 grams; Cholesterol 65 milligrams; Sodium 282 milligrams; Carbohydrates 19 grams; Dietary Fiber <1 gram; Protein 28 grams; Calcium 150 milligrams;

Enter to Win!
The prize includes a $25 gift box of award-winning regular and reduced fat Cabot cheeses:

  • (2) 8 ounces of 50% reduced fat sharp cheddar
  • (2) 8 ounces of sharp cheddar
  • (2) 8 ounces of extra sharp cheddar
  • (2) 8 ounces of seriously sharp cheddar

 

Giveaway begins: Tuesday October 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM ET
Giveaway ends: Wednesday October 17, 2012 at 5:00 PM ET

Mandatory Entry:
Tell me in the comments area “What is your favorite way to enjoy cheese?”

Additional Entries:
For additional entries do any or all of the below and come back and create a new comment to tell me. Use a separate new comment for each or it will only count as one entry.

  • Follow me on twitter
  • Like me on Facebook
  • Like Cabot on Facebook
  • Follow Cabot on twitter
  • Follow Cabot’s registered dietitians on twitter
  • Copy and paste this tweet, then come back and comment with the link of your tweet. (allowed only once per day)

Enter for your chance to win @cabotcoop @cabotRD #cheese #giveaway http://tobyamidornutrition.com/?p=1626 @tobyamidor

When entering, be sure to include your email address in the “Email” field when posting your comment so I can let you know if you won.  You do not need to purchase anything to win. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. Cabot cheese http://www.cabotcheese.coop provided me with product for this review, has sponsored the prize offered and is responsible for shipping the prize.

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69 Comments
  • Emily P
    Posted at 10:17h, 16 October Reply

    I can’t get enough of the 50% reduced fat cheddar + apple slices.. especially this time of the year! Gotta love the 1oz portion cut marks on the bars 🙂 Thank you, Cabot dietitian!

  • Emily P
    Posted at 10:18h, 16 October Reply

    Already follow you on twitter! @epurms

  • Emily P
    Posted at 10:19h, 16 October Reply

    Already follow cabot on twitter!

  • Emily P
    Posted at 10:20h, 16 October Reply

    Already follow Cabot on facebook

  • Emily P
    Posted at 10:21h, 16 October Reply

    Already follow Cabot RD’s on twitter.. duh 😉

  • Emily P
    Posted at 10:21h, 16 October Reply

    I liked your facebook page!

  • Emily P
    Posted at 10:22h, 16 October Reply

    I tweeted!

  • Raymond
    Posted at 10:34h, 16 October Reply

    I’m a simple guy as I just enjoy cheese and crackers – a perfect pairing!

  • Raymond
    Posted at 10:35h, 16 October Reply

    I like you on Facebook!

  • Raymond
    Posted at 10:35h, 16 October Reply

    I also like Cabot on Facebook too – thanks!

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:44h, 16 October Reply

    I love cooking with cheese, it’s a great way to add flavor to any meal. My absolute favorite would be topping a salad with blue chees.e

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:45h, 16 October Reply

    I like you on Facebook

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:45h, 16 October Reply

    I follow you on twitter

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:46h, 16 October Reply

    I like Cabot on Facebook

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:47h, 16 October Reply

    I follow Cabot on twitter

  • Ashley
    Posted at 10:48h, 16 October Reply

    I follow Cabot RD on twitter

  • Georgiana
    Posted at 10:58h, 16 October Reply

    I love cheese and my favorite way to use cheese is slicing it up for a crispy grilled cheese panini with a tomato, spinach and avocado inside too!

  • Georgiana
    Posted at 10:59h, 16 October Reply

    I like you on FB too

  • Georgiana
    Posted at 11:00h, 16 October Reply

    I also like Cabot on FB too – love their cheese thank you so much!

  • Zykia Peterson
    Posted at 11:50h, 16 October Reply

    I love to have cheese two ways. I live to enjoy cheese first in my nachos and tacos. I’m a big Mexican food lover and eat it every chance I get. Then the second way I enjoy cheese is in Mac n cheese. This is one of my favorite food to cook and eat during holidays. Cheese is something I eat and enjoy in my food every day.

  • Kelly D
    Posted at 12:41h, 16 October Reply

    I love cheese with crackers

  • Kelly D
    Posted at 12:44h, 16 October Reply

    I follow you on twitter(Kellydinpa)

  • Kelly D
    Posted at 12:45h, 16 October Reply

    I follow Cabot on twitter(kellydinpa)

  • Kelly D
    Posted at 12:45h, 16 October Reply

    I Follow Cabot’s registered dietitians on twitter(Kellydinpa)

  • Sara P.
    Posted at 13:06h, 16 October Reply

    I love cheese with some raw honey, almonds and dried apricots!

  • Sara P.
    Posted at 13:07h, 16 October Reply

    I follow you on Twitter

  • Lauren
    Posted at 15:15h, 16 October Reply

    Attended your blogging talk at FNCE and really enjoyed it. Thanks for all the great information and for introducing the audience to some great blogs by fellow dietitians.

  • Renata S
    Posted at 21:16h, 16 October Reply

    I love a classic grilled cheese sandwich that’s extra ooey-gooey inside on buttered bread!

  • Renata S
    Posted at 21:16h, 16 October Reply

    I like you on Facebook

  • Heather Zeh
    Posted at 21:17h, 16 October Reply

    following on twitter (hzeh818)

  • Heather Zeh
    Posted at 21:18h, 16 October Reply

    fan on facebook (Heather Strouse Zeh)

  • Heather Zeh
    Posted at 21:18h, 16 October Reply

    following cabot on twitter (hzeh818)

  • Heather Zeh
    Posted at 21:19h, 16 October Reply

    fan of cabot on facebook (heather strouse zeh)

  • Heather Zeh
    Posted at 21:20h, 16 October Reply
  • Renata S
    Posted at 21:22h, 16 October Reply

    I like Cabot on Facebook

  • Renata S
    Posted at 21:24h, 16 October Reply

    Following you on Twitter via @serene_streams!

  • Renata S
    Posted at 21:25h, 16 October Reply

    Following Cabot on Twitter too via @serene_streams!

  • Renata S
    Posted at 21:27h, 16 October Reply

    I also follow Cabot Creamery RD on Twitter via @serene_streams!

  • Renata S
    Posted at 21:32h, 16 October Reply
  • Laurie
    Posted at 21:57h, 16 October Reply

    I like cheese straight up on a cracker.

  • Laurie
    Posted at 21:57h, 16 October Reply

    I follow you on Twitter (@organicandcheap)

  • Laurie
    Posted at 21:58h, 16 October Reply

    I like you on Facebook (my FB name is Healthy, Organic & Cheap)

  • Laurie
    Posted at 22:00h, 16 October Reply
  • Laurie
    Posted at 22:01h, 16 October Reply

    I Like Cabot on Facebook (FB name is Healthy, Organic & Cheap)

  • Laurie
    Posted at 22:01h, 16 October Reply

    I follow Cabot on Twitter (@organicandcheap)

  • Marie Muckey
    Posted at 00:52h, 17 October Reply

    Favorite way to enjoy cheese is with crackers

  • Marie Muckey
    Posted at 00:52h, 17 October Reply

    Following you on Twitter via @mariebblake

  • Marie Muckey
    Posted at 00:54h, 17 October Reply

    Following you on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/marie.muckey

  • Marie Muckey
    Posted at 00:55h, 17 October Reply

    Following Cabot on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/marie.muckey

  • Marie Muckey
    Posted at 00:56h, 17 October Reply

    Following @ Cabot on twitter as @mariebblake

  • Marie Muckey
    Posted at 00:56h, 17 October Reply

    Following @CabotRD on twitter @mariebblake

  • Marie Muckey
    Posted at 00:58h, 17 October Reply
  • Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife
    Posted at 08:13h, 17 October Reply

    I love cheese and pretzels. yummy!

  • Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife
    Posted at 08:14h, 17 October Reply

    i follow you on twitter

  • Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife
    Posted at 08:14h, 17 October Reply

    i follow cabot on twiter

  • Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife
    Posted at 08:15h, 17 October Reply

    I follow the RD’s on twitter

  • Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife
    Posted at 08:15h, 17 October Reply

    I tweeted

  • NiCole W
    Posted at 11:50h, 17 October Reply

    I enjoy cheese alone, on crackers and in soups.

  • NiCole W
    Posted at 11:53h, 17 October Reply

    I like you on Facebook.

  • NiCole W
    Posted at 11:54h, 17 October Reply

    I like Cabot on facebook.

  • Molly Ritterbeck
    Posted at 14:49h, 17 October Reply

    I love baking cheese into breads froa savory taste!

  • Molly Ritterbeck
    Posted at 14:50h, 17 October Reply

    I follow you on Facebook!

  • Molly Ritterbeck
    Posted at 14:50h, 17 October Reply

    I follow you on Twitter!

  • Molly Ritterbeck
    Posted at 14:51h, 17 October Reply

    I now follow Cabot’s registered dietitians on twitter

  • Molly Ritterbeck
    Posted at 14:51h, 17 October Reply

    Follow Cabot on twitter – DONE!

  • Molly Ritterbeck
    Posted at 14:52h, 17 October Reply

    Like Cabot on Facebook
    – Done!

  • Toby Amidor
    Posted at 08:53h, 18 October Reply

    Thanks everyone for a great giveaway!

    The winner of the Cabot Cheese gift pack is…Georgiana! Congrats! Please look out for my email so I can have your goodie bag of cheeses mailed to you.

    Stay tuned for more great giveaway coming up.

    Happy, healthy eating,
    Toby

  • Melissa E
    Posted at 14:21h, 20 October Reply

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