Win This Chip & Dip Tray!

Win This Chip & Dip Tray!

“Flip Flops” Chip and Dip Tray

The summer may be winding down, but there’s still time to squeeze in a few more barbecues. What better way to cook your goodies in a fabulous apron and serve them on a super fun serving dish?! Check out my tips for healthy entertaining, and then enter for your chance to win an apron and chip & dip tray from Designs by Lolita.

Healthy Entertaining
Who says a barbecue can’t be fun and good for you? Follow these tips to make your next party a deliciously healthy success.

  • Buy local and seasonal produce whenever possible to make an interesting and delicious menu. Incorporate fruits and vegetables wherever you can – appetizers, side dishes, dessert. You can even use fresh produce to make a refreshing signature cocktail.
  • Use fresh herbs and spices to flavor food. Keep things simple and light and don’t overpower dishes with heavy marinades. The less complicated a dish, the easier it is to prepare and it’s also more likely to appeal to the majority of your guests. Herbs and spices are also loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants – an added bonus for your guests!
  • Use healthy substitutions whenever possible. Swap out mayo for nonfat Greek yogurt in dips. Use oil-based dressings and marinades. Choose lean cuts of meat and add veggie-based dishes to the menu. You can also cut down sugar by 1/3 when baking without any noticeable difference.
  • Give your guests a doggie bag on the way out. Everyone loves leftovers, but there are some items you may not want lying around days after the party. Pack up cookies, cake or extra pasta salad and your guests will be grateful to bring home some treats.


About Designs by Lolita
If you haven’t checked out Designs by Lolita, now’s the time! From beautiful hand painted glasses and ceramic mugs for every occasion to candles, aprons, acrylic bowls and serving trays, there’s something for everyone.  I’m thrilled to offer my readers a prize from Lolita just in time for end of summer barbecues. The prize includes:

  • “Flip flops” Chip and Dip tray – perfect as a hostess gift or to serve your own guests.

    Glamour apron

  • “Glamour” apron – Includes bodice & shirt and a detachable pearl necklace. Perfect to wear at your next party!


Giveaway begins:  Tuesday August 28, 2012 at 8:00 AM EST
Giveaway ends: Wednesday August 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST

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Tell me in the comments area “What’s your favorite dish to serve during a barbecue?”

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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 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. Designs by Lolita provided me with product for this review and have sponsored the prize offered. You can also visit their online retail store.

  • Jenny Friedberg
    Posted at 09:35h, 28 August Reply

    Love reading Toby Amidor nutrition! Thanks!

  • Katie @wishandwhimsy
    Posted at 10:01h, 28 August Reply

    My favorite dish is always hummus and veggies. I love hummus and you can serve it in so many ways.

  • Julie hogate
    Posted at 10:43h, 28 August Reply

    Loving some cucumber dill tofu dip and flax seed chips. This bowl is absolutely beautiful and will be the talk of my veggie lovers party!

  • Stephanie O
    Posted at 10:48h, 28 August Reply

    I like to make broccoli/cauliflower salad.
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  • Stephanie O
    Posted at 10:51h, 28 August Reply

    Follow on twitter @acottagedream

  • Stephanie O
    Posted at 10:52h, 28 August Reply

    Following you on Facebook, Stephanie H. O.

  • Danielle Hogate
    Posted at 10:55h, 28 August Reply

    Homeade black bean dip would look simply delicious in this bowl. My family eats it with all types of veggies and such. Even my
    dad eats it with celery and carrot sticks, and he’s the meat and potatoe kind of guy. However my favourite is blue corn chips and homemade roasted red pepper edemae humous.

  • Stephanie O
    Posted at 10:56h, 28 August Reply

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    Posted at 10:57h, 28 August Reply

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  • Alyssa Erickson
    Posted at 16:20h, 28 August Reply

    I followed you on twitter = KidProjectOrg

  • Alyssa Erickson
    Posted at 16:21h, 28 August Reply

    My favorite BBQ side to serve is Southwest salad!

  • Tammy Sigond
    Posted at 09:39h, 29 August Reply

    fave BBQ dish is baked calico beans…yum!

  • Tammy Sigond
    Posted at 09:40h, 29 August Reply

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  • Tammy Sigond
    Posted at 09:41h, 29 August Reply

    I follow Lolita on twitter as @TammySigond

  • Tammy Sigond
    Posted at 09:42h, 29 August Reply

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  • Tammy Sigond
    Posted at 09:42h, 29 August Reply
  • Elise
    Posted at 10:00h, 29 August Reply

    My favorite dish to serve at BBQs is Broccoli Carbonara Salad.

  • Elise
    Posted at 10:08h, 29 August Reply
  • Elise
    Posted at 10:29h, 29 August Reply

    I follow Designs by Lolita on twitter.

  • Elise
    Posted at 10:49h, 29 August Reply

    I follow you on twitter! I’m @PearlMom!

  • Lynz
    Posted at 13:06h, 29 August Reply

    I follow you on twitter my account is @lynz_D_Hoffman
    My favorite thing to serve at a bbq is poppyseed chicken salad! Yum!

  • Debbie Moore
    Posted at 14:14h, 29 August Reply

    I wrap asparagus in prosicutto and drizzel with olive oil, then i grill it, just to get some charring. Then I shavings of parmaggiano. Delish!

  • Toby Amidor
    Posted at 18:59h, 30 August Reply

    Hi everyone,
    Thanks for a fabulous giveaway!

    And the winner of the Designs by Lolita goodies is…..Stephanie O! Congrats! Please keep an eye out for my email so I can have your prize shipped to you as soon as possible.

    Stay tuned for another great giveaway next week.

    Have a wonderful Labor Day!

  • Laurie
    Posted at 19:32h, 30 August Reply

    I always serve chips and salsa at a barbecue.

  • Laurie
    Posted at 19:33h, 30 August Reply

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

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