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The 1/3 Less Challenge: Less Shortcuts

Posted Apr 27 2011 10:32am

Welcome back to the 1/3 Less Challenge!

If you’re just joining us, this is a contest I’m running with prizes provided by KRAFT Singles. The “1/3 less” comes from the 1/3 less fat (2.5 grams of fat per slice compared to 4.5 grams in the leading process cheese slice) that KRAFT Singles Made with 2% Milk have. There will be three 1/3 Less Challenges over a six week period and each one will have a prize. To be eligible to win, you’ll have to set a goal and then check in on my blog two weeks later to let me know how it went. If you enter each challenge, you’ll be eligible to win the grand prize — a $100 Visa gift card! If you only enter one or two of the challenges, you’ll only be eligible for that week’s prize.

We’re currently two weeks in and just finished the first challenge — the 1/3 Less Excuses Challenge . The winner of this challenge and the $15 iTunes gift card is…Corey!

Congrats on sticking with your goal and your iTunes gift card — I’ll e-mail you today to get your mailing info!

Now that we’ve taken on fitness, the next challenge is a healthy cooking challenge.

For this challenge, you need to take 1/3 less shortcuts with your food. Now, some shortcuts are OK and totally smart (like eating frozen veggies instead of fresh). In this case, I’m talking about shortcuts like…eating cereal for dinner. Or peanut butter and jelly. Maybe warming up a can of soup when you could put in the effort to dump a few ingredients in a pot and make something delicious. We all have those go-to meals that aren’t terrible for us, but just aren’t that great. Over the next two weeks, try to skip your “shortcut meal” a few times and put just a little effort into making something that tastes delicious and makes you feel good.

The winner of this challenge will receive a $15 grocery gift card and everyone who entered last week and enters again this week will be one step closer to the $100 Visa gift card!

To win you must:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me about your shortcut meal. (Example: “When I don’t feel like making dinner, I just have an omelet. But…I’ve been doing that every night for the past two weeks.”) You have until Friday 4/29 to leave a comment to be eligible.
  • In said comment, let me know how you’re going to cook/eat your shortcut meal 1/3 less in the next two weeks. (“I’m going to put dinner in the slow cooker in the morning more often so I don’t have to worry about it when I get home after a long day.”)
  • Come back to my blog in two weeks and leave a comment on the challenge wrap-up post (to be posted Tuesday 5/10 — I shaved off a day because I’m leaving on vacation on 5/11) and let me know how the whole thing went for you. (“I only had eggs for dinner once! And I tried some delicious new recipes and generally enjoyed my food more!”)

I’ll pick a gift card winner at random from the people who left comments on both posts! And every time you find yourself skipping a shortcut because of this, you can Tweet @  RachelGettingIt and @ Kraftsingles with the hash tag #BetterForYou. You can also like Kraft Singles on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you did for a bonus entry!

Fine print: You have to be 18 years or older and a US resident to be eligible to win.

Get to it!

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