HOOD Calorie Countdown’s Blogger Cookoff!
As ya’ll know, I have partnered with HOOD Calorie Countdown to share with all of you the wonderful benefits and flavors HOOD has to offer. I have been so fortunate to taste all of the wonderful HOOD Calorie Countdown options. Hopefully, ya’ll have had an opportunity to run to Walmart or Publix to grab a carton and experiment in your own kitchen endeavors too.
HOOD Calorie Countdown is a great tasting lower calorie and lower sugar substitution for milk in all of your favorite recipes. Calorie Countdown offers 33% less calories and 75% less sugars than regular milk. I believe I have said it before, but HOOD Calorie Countdown is my family’s absolute favorite in the dairy beverage choices.
I was so excited to help HOOD Calorie Countdown host their first ever, blogger cookoff competition. HOOD invited some of Florida’s popular, food bloggers to learn about HOOD and compete in a cookoff. There were 2 major requirements, bring your best recipe and feature Calorie Countdown as a main ingredient. The winner of the 60 minute cookoff would go home with a $500 Walmart gift card.
The smells in the kitchen were so amazing. I wish you could scratch and sniff each of these photos! It was so much fun to wander around the cookoff and speak with each of the competing bloggers. I loved being on the other side of a cooking competition, granted, I am usually the one sweating bullets over the oven. Visiting each competitor, asking questions about their recipes, and getting to taste all of the yummy dishes were beyond invigorating for me. I really enjoyed seeing all of the creative and tasty ways HOOD Calorie Countdown was incorporated into very different dishes. I will also say, I was very happy that I was not asked to be the judge! I honestly do NOT know how Liz Ward, nutritionist from HOOD, was able to chose just one winner.
In honor of the HOOD Calorie Countdown Cookoff, I will be hosting a $50 Walmart gift card give-away on my Instagram page. If you would like to throw your name into “a hat” for a chance to win a few bucks, head to @graciouslysweetlife on IG and like my page. Be ready for instructions on how to enter the Walmart gift card give-away. Here are some really beautiful shots of all the finished dishes. I hope each dish inspires you to run to the store and pick up a carton of HOOD Calorie Countdown.