Friday, January 9, 2015

Gorton’s #RealisticResolutionChallenge Review + ($75) Giveaway!–Ends January 26, 2015

**Disclaimer:  This post has been compensated through a free product (s) or monetary payment.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are "no-follow" links.**
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Gorton's

Most of the time, I try to be good about our diet.  We don’t eat beef these days, but more chicken and fish along with a lot of new dishes that use legumes.  Usually, it’s fruit for desserts except on the weekends when I bake a treat. Regardless, the holidays always get normal healthy eating off track.  Therefore, I couldn’t be happier when Gorton’s Seafood contacted me to get involved in their Gorton’s Realistic Resolution Challenge, their join effort with SparkPeople.

The idea behind this free online program is learning how to improve your diet with a healthier lifestyle through 30 days of fresh challenges as well as access to videos, recipes, a message forum where you can exchange info and ideas, and more to help better understand diet and nutrition while educating yourself in managing fitness and weight. 

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Gorton's Realistic Resolution Challenge 

To start me off in the right direction, I received Gorton’s free product coupons for Grilled or Simply Bake products, an insulated tote bag to bring them home in, TheSparkPeople Cookbook, ( a collection of 160 delicious-sounding healthy recipes), The Spark book, (a 28-day plan for losing weight and transforming your life), and The SparkPeople 28-Day Boot Camp Workout DVD.
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Gorton's Simply Bake Salmon Roasted Garlic & Butter

I choose the Simply Baked Salmon with Roasted Garlic and Butter that come with two  fillets per box. Preparation couldn’t be easier because these are in a foil bag that you pop into the oven for about ten minutes.  All else that I needed to do was prepare a vegetable and salad to have dinner on the table.  

I could have experimented with a recipe, but I really thought the way the salmon was prepared with the roasted garlic and butter was delicious.  Usually when I make salmon, I make it pretty much the same way.  I don’t fancy it up with any sauce that could interfere with its delectable true flavor.

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Gorton's Simply Salmon Asparagus Pilaf


I plan to try the Simply Baked Haddock with Garlic Herb Butter for my next dinner.  It comes the same way with two fillets in those non-messy foil bags that you throw in the oven. 

I really liked how Gorton’s makes healthy eating easier than ever.  The salmon was 140 calories and loaded with 315mg of omega-3 fatty acids for heart health.  And if want additional recipes and inspiration to move your bad eating habits in a healthier direction, you should take advantage and join the free online 30 Day Realistic Resolution Challenge at SparkPeople because it will help.

To also give you a good running start, Gorton’s has a coupon available to help you save on your Simply Baked or Grilled Fish.  
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Gorton's Simply Baked Haddock Garlic Herb Butter

Thanks to Gorton’s, you also have a chance to win two full-value product coupons, an insulated tote, the SparkPeople Cookbook, the Spark book, and the SparkPeople Boot Camp DVD ($75 total value)!

For extra fun, do enter Gorton's Eat Smarter Sweepstakes daily for a chance to win a $5,000 grand prize plus lots of other daily prizes!

*Disclaimer: Free products were provided to facilitate this review--not my opinion.*



Giveaway details and how to enter–

Prize: One (1) winner will receive two (2) full-value Gorton’s Seafood product coupons, an insulated tote bag, The SparkPeople Cookbook, The Spark book, and the SparkPeople 28 Day Boot Camp Workout DVD ($75 total value)!

Dates of entry: 01/09/15–01/25/15 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time

Eligibility: Open to USA addresses.  No PO Boxes.  The winner will need to respond to my email with name and shipping address within 48-hours or another winner will be picked.  


How to Enter:  Please use the Rafflecopter widget if it works.  You can also enter by clicking this link or try to enter using another browser. You can return daily and log in again with your email to tweet.


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79 comments:

1froglegs said...

We always have some variety of Gorton's in our freezer, usually fish sticks. I looked over the FAQ section of their site and learned that a majority of the fish are caught in the Bering Sea, which is the body of water that separates Alaska and Russia.

Holly G. said...

Experts recommend eating seafood at least twice per week. Also, Gorton's has added a lot of healthy choices to the list of products they make.

Sara said...

I didn't know that you were supposed to eat sea food that often...though I can't say that I mind! :D

Deb Jackson said...

They recommend 2x a week and I've only been doing about 2x a month.

Ann Fantom said...

I learned that Gorton's has a location in Cleveland, OH which is their Specialty Products, our breading and batter division

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Angie Gatto said...

That u should eat seafood twice a week

Reviews That Reveal said...

They offer a more healthy option now

Cheryl said...

I learned that "Eating seafood at least twice a week can aid brain development, promote heart health, help fight obesity and improve your overall health."

Sandra Watts said...

I am interested in trying their Skillet Crisp Tilapia with Garlic and Tomatillo Salsa recipe along with a few others.

burgerlady said...

I learned that their grilled seafood is gluten-free, that seafood should be eaten twice weekly because it contains omega-3, and they have a coupon on the website and a sweepstakes.

burgerlady said...

My special trick to eat healthier is to search out new recipes to try that are healthy recipes. It is fun to eat healthier when you get to try some new dishes.

tat2gurlzrock said...

I learned for over 160 years, consumers have trusted Gorton’s for delicious, high-quality seafood products.

sara m said...

Gortons was founded in 1849 the first company to develop a frozen convenience food at the turn of the century.

rochelle said...

I like their variety of different products

Deborah Wellenstein said...

They have recipes on their site featuring their products.

susan mccollum said...

I learned that Gorton's is committed to protecting our seafood resources! I love that!

susan mccollum said...

I try and keep less processed foods around and more fresh vegetables and fruits to keep me eating healthier

Amber Kolb said...

We love Gortons!! I grew up eating it and now I buy it for my family. Thank you for the giveaway :)

Natalie said...

My advice to eat healthier is to always pack your lunch for work or school so you don't end up near the vending machines

Natalie said...

I learned that in 1975, the Gorton’s Fisherman appeared on TV for the first time. “Trust the Gorton’s Fisherman” has since become a famous jingle beloved by Americans.

clc408 said...

I learned that in 2011, they started the Trusted Catch™ program to better communicate to you everything that we do. Trusted Catch™ encompasses all of our sustainability and quality initiatives from how we source our seafood to our supply chain and manufacturing practices.

playswithclay said...


i have fish and veggies for dinner at least twice a week.

Kay Bishop said...

Eat twice a week, I usually eat at least that often.

Melissa Shirley said...

I learned that Gorton's offers 11 products that are gluten free. This i interesting because i did not know they had gluten free products.

dlhaley said...

I learned that Gorton’s was founded in 1849.

kmcgrew213 said...

i want to try their shrimp! i absolutely love their smart crunch filets!

janetfaye said...

I learned:
Medical studies show that a diet rich in seafood – a natural source of omega-3 – enhances brain development. Experts agree feeding your children seafood is one of the best things you can do for their brains. In fact, they often call seafood "brain food."

janetfaye (at) gmail dot) com

Linda said...

My trick is to have plenty of veggies and dip around to snack on.

Barrie Mac said...

The shrimp scampi is something I think the whole family would eat!

Barrie Mac said...

I don't eat past 8pm. I focus on drinking water and chewing gum!

Kelly Nicholson said...

kelly nicholson i leanrned they had tilapia

b291437a-7693-11e3-8098-000bcdcb2996 said...

They have sweepstakes on their site.

puye said...

I learnt that From grilled fish to shrimp scampi and breaded & battered classics, Gorton’s has a product for every seafood craving!

agnesye@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Teresa C.
They've been in business since 1849!

Delma Luna said...

We need to eat more fish at our house

lisa said...

I learned there are so many options to choose from!

Annamarie Voss said...

They have 20 products under 200 calories. Gorton's is a great product.

Sarah Hall said...

To eat healthier, I try to pair something healthy with something the family really likes so that they will eat both.

JessyPooh87 said...

I learned that they have been in business for over 160 years.

Tammy Woodall said...

I learned that Gorton's has over 20 products that are less than 200 calories.

Holly Thomas said...

You can coupons from their site.

Holly Thomas said...

I eat salads at least 5 times a week.

Anonymous said...

I find that I eat healthier if I simply keep a log of everything I eat every day. I'm less apt to eat junk food if I know I need to write it down and look at it.
(Diane L.)
bkittie at hotmail.com

Heather! said...

I learned that Gorton's Trusted Catch program assures my peace of mind about the sourcing and sustainability of their fishing practices.

Mint Pearls said...

I learned that eating sea food can help eye health. Thanks for the chance!

Heather! said...

I try to eat a helping of vegetables BEFORE I eat my dinner. That way I feel a bit fuller and eat less of the yummier stuff!

LIDARKSIDE said...

They offer coupons on their site.

Maryann D. said...

I learned that they have lots of different grilled seafood options and they offer coupons for them.
twinkle at optonline dot net

Yona Williams said...

Because of the natural omega 3s and protein, I learned that experts suggest that we eat seafood at least 2 times a week.

Also, a trick to eating healthier is to find lower-calorie alternatives to cooking and baking...like using applesauce instead of butter/oil when baking.

Dagny said...

Omega 3s help reduce the risk of heart disease. And seafood can improve eye health!

Maryann D. said...

I try to eat healthier by eating more small meals during the day so I am not too hungry and overeat. I try to eat more vegetables and fruits and nuts.
twinkle at optonline dot net

tavernie said...

I learned they have a product locator!

susan1215 said...

I learned that "Eating seafood at least twice a week can aid brain development, promote heart health, help fight obesity and improve your overall health."

Evelyn Goettner said...

I learned that they were founded in 1849 by a father and son.

sparkedcat said...

I learned that Gorton’s was founded in 1849 by a father-son duo under the name John Pew & Sons.

Stephanie Phelps said...

I learned that Gorton's is a leading participant and full steering committee member of the Russian Pollock Sustainability Alliance, which started the Russian Pollock FIP in 2009.
Stephanie Phelps

Renee G said...

I learned that Gorton's that experts recommend eating seafood at least twice a week.

Anonymous said...

I try to stay away from processed sugar.

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

Tanya White said...

I learned that the health benifits of eating seafood Can Decrease the risk for certain cancers.

LesleyfromWI said...

We try to eat fish at least once a week!

LesleyfromWI said...

Love their grilled tilapia!

Tanya White said...

I don't have any special tricks for eating healthier I just do it, and I am feeling much better since I continue to eat healthier.

yellowlabs said...

I learned that they carry several items that are gluten free, which I think is great!

Lisa Pecora said...

I learned Gortons started in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Jerry Marquardt said...

I learned that your heart will love Gorton’s Grilled Fish because it is gluten free!

Jerry Marquardt said...

I try to watch what I eat and the ingredients, to help eat better.

Candie L said...

their Tilapia is the best. Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

kathy pease said...

Gorton’s Grilled Fish, Grilled Shrimp and Shrimp Scampi products can be microwaved and include microwave directions in addition to conventional oven or skillet directions on each package.

kathy pease said...

I like to make myself a bowl of egg noodles with diced tomatoes and a little parmesan cheese..everyday that is mostly all I eat..lol

barbara stenby said...

I like that they are part of the Global Seafood Sustainability Initiative

Jennifer Nielsen said...

I really like their Trusted Catch program. A lot of people don't know what a problem over fishing is doing to fish populations, and the fact that Gorton's care is a big deal to me when deciding what to purchase.

Jakes Movie Reviews said...

I didn't know it was recommended to eat seafood 2x per week. I am goin to increase my intake of shrimp :)

lyndseyluvsjj said...

Less portions and more moving around :)

Buddy Garrett said...

I learned Gorton's began business in 1849.

Buddy Garrett said...

My trick to eating healthier is to eat organic and natural snacks.

Leela said...

Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy fats that may promote brain development, heart health and may also reduce the risk of chronic disease.

Leela said...

Make everything homemade if possible.

lilyk said...

I learned that the company is located in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

lilyk said...

I try to drink plenty of water.