Announcing the Freshover Project with Ziploc and Rachael Ray & Broccoli & Cauliflower Gratin Macaroni ‘n Cheese

by Jennifer on January 19, 2012

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Pop Quiz: Who knows what my missions are with this blog? Don’t be shy, toss them out there:

*Show parents how to make fun, fast and fresh meals you say? Yes!
*How using real food can be affordable and tasty you say? Yes again!
*How we can all make healthy choices that the family will eat? Yes, Yes, Yes!

Congrats, you are super savvy and smart. Now…..

Flashback to early 2011 and you may recall the fun and rewarding healthy eating campaign with Ziploc. Now it is 2012 and I get to announce a new and a-ma-zing (yes, I am singing) campaign with Ziploc and Rachael Ray called the FreshOver Project! I will be working with Ziploc, along with a few other moms (Mom Generations, This Mama Cooks, Picky Palate and Reluctant Entertainer), and sharing some of our FreshOver Projects on the Ziploc Brand Facebook page.

If that is not exciting enough, it gets better: The Great American FreshOver Project aims to show American families everywhere that eating fresh can be convenient (I told you!). Now, if you know anything about Rachael Ray, you know she is passionate about helping children across the country develop positive attitudes towards eating fresh so during this campaign Rachael Ray will be sharing her tips, recipes and secrets for preparing fresh foods.

In addition, and to me, a key feature of the FreshOver mission that all of us can support, is that Ziploc will be donating to Rachael Ray’s non-profit organization – Yum-O! Families can support the cause by “pledging” to start their families FreshOver project by liking the Ziploc brand Facebook page and downloading Rachael’s exclusive FreshOver Recipe Guide on Facebook. With every download, up to a maximum of 50,000 downloads, between 1/1/12 and 12/31/13, Ziploc brand will make a $1 donation to Rachael Ray’s Yum-O! organization on the fans behalf, for up to a maximum $50,000 donation. To further support Yum-O!, Rachael Ray and Ziploc will donate an additional $200,000 during the same time period, no matter how many guides are downloaded.

To inspire you to start your FreshOver, Ziploc and Rachael Ray are sharing a Broccoli & Cauliflower Gratin Macaroni ‘n Cheese recipe that is a perfect example of how to “FreshOver” ordinary meals. And gosh, it is good!

I hope you follow my FreshOver journey as I go to farmer’s markets, try new “freshed over” recipes for my family and incorporate organic, fresh foods into my family’s routine.

What are some of your greatest struggles to eating fresh?

*Ziploc VersaGlass Containers are oven-safe at temperatures up to 400 degrees.

Disclosure: I have partnered with Ziploc® and am being compensated for my posts. However, my opinions on the product are my own.

Pure2raw twins January 19, 2012 at 10:33 am

YUM! looks great, love ziploc bags, use them a lot for storing things.

Jennifer January 19, 2012 at 10:40 am

Thanks! Head to their Fb page as they will be plently of giveaways

Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl January 19, 2012 at 11:48 am

That dish looks awesome. Wonder if I can get the rest of my family to try it… Sure going to try. Congrats on partnering up. Do you have a link to their FB page?

Aggie January 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Oh this looks sooooo good. I love cauliflower baked up like this (with pasta and cheese!!!)

I love me some ziploc!!

Emily January 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Maybe I could convince my self to eat broccoli if I cooked it this way! Looks tasty.

Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 20, 2012 at 10:17 am

Yum! I haven’t had broccoli and cheese pasta in forever, now it’s a healthy dish! Do you think I could sub Greek Yogurt for Sour Cream? Thats one item I don’t buy anymore.

Tickled Red January 20, 2012 at 10:59 am

Sounds like a wonderful venture darlin’. Giving back makes me smile always! Love the broccoli, cauliflower mac n’ cheese 😀

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