Monday, March 1, 2010

I Can't Believe It's...A Giveaway!

Edited to add: Wow, I was so tired when I posted this last night, I forgot to even put up a title. Duh. Anyway, read on, because I do believe the rest of the post is at least semi-coherent.

Greetings fabby bloggie friends! Hope everyone's weekend was wonderfully relaxing. I know mine was a lot busier than I originally anticipated, but filled with tons of friends and family and lots of fun :) Holy cow, can you believe it's March already?? My time is flying by so quickly, and sadly, my birthday month has come to an end. Boo :( It's also the end of the Fatty February challenge, but that doesn't mean I'm losing my focus on fats.

While I haven't been as gung ho about adding healthy fats to my meals as my partner in crime (she is fearless!! I am not!), I have been pretty consistent about getting at least ONE additional serving of fat into my diet per day. It has gone a long way to reduce the fear I feel about incorporating this nutrient, and I have begun to add little fat sources here and there to help up the ante. For example, a bit of extra nut butter on an apple or yog mess, a tablespoon of flax in my cereal or yogurt, diced avocado or guacamole in my salad.

I have also been keeping up with my fish oil and CLA supplements, and I just bought some coconut oil after reading about its health benefits in the latest issue of Oxygen. I also have seen some delicious inspiration from Averie via Adrien and Lauren, using this fat source, so I am excited to give it a try.

However, looks like I'm not the only one taking a closer look at my fat intake and healthy fats in general. The folks at I Can't Believe it's Not Butter recently hooked my up with some product information regarding the positive benefits of their spread. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter is a butter substitute spreads that has committed to using no hydrogenated oils, and has zero grams of trans fat per serving.

ICBINB is made with a blend of heart-healthy vegetable oils, including canola and olive oil; and contains tons of omega 3 and omega six fatty acids which are fantastic for your body.

You all know that I have been a huge freak for I Can't Believe it's Not Butter Spray
--it's one of my biggest vices, so I am excited to try some of the "real" stuff as I move forward in my focus on fats throughout the month of March.

Luckily ICBINB wants all of you to get on board with increasing your healthy fats, so in order to help spread the word (ha ha, get it? ) about the health benefits of ICBINB, they are sponsoring a....what's that? Oh, a GIVEAWAY!!

The giveaway includes a coupon for ICBINB!, two recipes and a platter, spreader and spatula from Crate and Barrel.

There are FIVE different ways to enter, so listen up!

  • First, just leave a comment about your favorite way to use I Can't Believe It's Not Butter products, or another healthy oil source
  • Link back to this post to let others know about the giveaway and to help keep the focus on fats in March (just make sure to let me know you've done so with another comment!).
  • Or you can tweet or follow @ICBINotButter on Twitter (again, be sure to let me know)
  • For THREE bonus entries, you can create a recipe using ICBINB and email it to me when you feature it on your blog
To help give you some inspiration, here are some tantalizing looking recipes from ICBINB.

Giveaway ends a week from today (Monday) at 8:00 p.m. Good luck!

P.S. Another great way to get those um..."healthy" fats in?

Girl Scout Cookies. Whoo hoo! Last year, I never let myself have any, but this year hubs surprised me with a few boxes. thanks babe ;) xoxo


  1. Sign me up for some cinn/sugar toast!

  2. I have to admit a slight obsession with the butter spray myself, (although I occasionally like the real thing when feeling brave.) Anyway, I use it on sweet potatoes, oatmeal, sometimes pasta (so the parm sticks better) or bread before I put it in the broiler...endless possibilities!

  3. I love ICBINB on fresh-baked pastries like muffins and bread! So creamy!

  4. I'm following them on twitter!

  5. I like to spray it on muffins!

  6. I love to use it for roasting veggies, its perfect for that!

  7. One extra serving of fat a day is better than nothing!!! Slow steps are still steps in the right direction - I think you rocked Fatty Feb :D

    I use I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray frequently actually!! Mostly on my steamed veggies, but also popcorn, and sometimes crackers with cinnamon ;)

  8. I am always done with my bottle of I Can't Believe it's Not Butter since I use it just about every day.

    My absolute fave thing to use it for is spray into tabasco sauce then pour over popcorn--yum!!

    And I love their commercials with Megan Mullaly, I just think she's great :)

  9. Linked this back!

  10. Emily- first- I'd like to thank you for the shout out- much appreciated!

    Second- try a skiff of butter under some peanut butter the next time you have it- it tastes like heaven- no joke- scary? yes. but worth it? most definitely.

    Third- I love you. that's all!

  11. i love healthy coconut oil or olive oil for dressing for salads!

  12. I like to use the spread on bagels!

  13. My favorite way to use I can't believe it's not butter is to spritz it on steamed broccoli and then add a little seasoning salt. So yummy!

  14. I just tweeted about this giveway!

  15. love spraying it on freshly baked goods like muffins or biscuits!

    mstav517 at yahoo dot com

  16. yay for ICINB! and those recipes look DEE-VINE!

  17. I like to spray it out any kind of veggie- roasted, steamed.. whatever works :)

  18. Wow, did I just say spray it out?? I meant on... It's Friday. I need a break from work. That's my excuse and I am sticking to it! lol

  19. I've actually never tried this before...I wonder if it really tastes like butter, because I kind of realized that I do like butter, hee hee.

  20. I like it simple - sprayed on some freshly steamed veggies!

  21. It seems I have the same idea as everyone else-- I like the spray on some air popped popcorn, then sprinkle on almost any type of seasoning.