Thursday, January 21, 2016

Chick Fil A: new superfood side!

As a mom, there are two things that draw me in quickly: healthy and convenient. Fast food is often known for it's convenience....but healthy? Not so much! To walk into a fast food restaurant and see a plate of fresh fruit goodness is not a regular occurrence. Unless you're at a Chick Fil A, of course! 

I'm not a big proponent of fast fact, I've turned down other fast food companies that wanted my promotion because I just couldn't in good conscience endorse their products. This past year I've had the chance to work with Chick Fil A and I've been amazed each step of the way! Their quality, customer service, restaurants and food stand far above any other chain in their competition.  

And Chick Fil A is listening to moms. They are listening when we say we want convenient AND healthy and they are paving the way to give us those options! I was recently invited to come check out the launch of their new superfood side: the new kale salad. This new salad includes: kale, broccolini and dried cherries, all tossed in a sweet maple vinaigrette dressing. Roasted nuts come separately packaged for those with allergy concerns. 

I'm not a huge fan of kale. To me it often has a bitter flavor and I'm more likely to throw it in a smoothie than to eat it raw. So with some trepidation, I was ready to try the kale salad! But it was awesome. Truly. Washington, PA operator, Kory Kaye, gave us a demonstration on how they make it (fresh daily in the store) and gave us the secret! It marinates in the sweet maple vinaigrette for 30 minutes before it is served. This seems to take any bitterness of the kale away and between the dressing, the sweet cherries and the nuts, it is so delicious!

 4 ingredients, made fresh. As food should be! Pair with their grilled nuggets for a (healthy) and (convenient) lunch on the go! You can also substitute it for fries on your next order.  The kale salad with an order of grilled nuggets is only 320 calories. And I can attest to the fact that it definitely fills you up. So next time you're feeling cooped up in the house and the Chick Fil A kid's play area is calling you out (it does that, right?!), you don't have to sacrifice eating something healthy!

Chick Fil A is also the only fast food restaurant that is now offering organic juice drink for their kid's meals. 

The Washington, PA store is brand new and is part of the new Heritage design. This design incorporates a variety of finishes and has unique custom features such as light fixtures make from recycled Coco-Cola bottles as a nod to their home base in Atlanta. It's interior is so warm and inviting!

If you've ever tried to stand in line to order with toddlers running in circles around you, then Chick Fil A is again thinking of you! Some CFA restaurants offer the option to order in the drive thru and have your food delivered to a table inside (varies by location) or you can place an order online and have it ready at the restaurant as well. I am excited and thankful to try those options! 

So, go, try the new kale salad, you won't be disappointed! And hey, that leaves more available calories for ice cream, right? :) 


This post is sponsored by ChickFilA and The Motherhood. All opinions remain my own as I don't endorse products that I don't love!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Ticket Giveaway: Monster Jam

It's just about time for one of my son's favorite shows of the year: Monster Jam! A roaring, loud show which is guaranteed to fascinate your kids. Don't miss your chance for the Party in the Pits where you can meet the drivers + more. Not only can I give you the chance to win tickets, but I also have a $5 coupon code to share with you as well!

Monster Jam® is the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Monster Jam® combines high-octane, spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate in off road, motorsport competition. Monster Jam features the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-DTM, El Toro Loco®, Mohawk Warrior®, Monster Mutt® and many more. With no two shows the same, Monster Jam events leave fans on the edge of their seats as these competitors thrill fans with jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats.

Metro PCS presents Monster Jam
February 12-14, 2016
CONSOL Energy Center

Special Offer
Save $5 on select tickets.* Code: MJPITT
Restrictions, exclusions, and additional fees may apply. Not valid on Front Row or VIP seats. No double discounts. All tickets $2 more day of show. Offer expires 2/11/16.

2016 Monster Jam Truck Line Up (Competitors subject to change without notice): Grave Digger, Backwards Bob, Stinger, Instigator, Backdraft, Raminator, Rammunition, and Bad News Travels Fast

Event Schedule
Friday, February 12 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 13 at 2pm and 7:30pm; Pit Party at 11am-12:30pm (must have ticket to 2pm event to attend)
Sunday, February 14 at 2pm; Pit Party at 11am-12:30pm (must have ticket to 2pm event to attend)

Ticket Prices: $55, $35, $25
Kids just $12 (Ages 2-12. Valid on select price levels. Must purchase 1 adult ticket for every 4 kids tickets)! (Restrictions and additional fees may apply. All tickets $2 more day of show).
Ticket Purchase Information: Tickets are available at, the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Party In The Pits:
The Monster Jam® Pit Party provides unprecedented access to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers – you can meet the drivers, get their autographs, take photos and check out the trucks up close. It’s a unique experience in the world of motorsports.
There will be two pit parties; one on Saturday and the other on Sunday prior to the 2pm events. Pit parties start at 11am and end at 12:30. Passes to the pit parties are $10 each and available in advance via Ticketmaster or at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center. You must have both ticket to the 2pm event on Saturday or Sunday AND pit party pass to enter the pit party.

I have tickets to give away for Friday night's performance. Enter below.

Here are some fun facts for your kids!
1) How tall is a Monster Jam truck?
Answer: Monster Jam trucks stand 12’ tall and 12’ wide.

2) How much does each Monster Jam truck weigh?
Each Monster Jam truck weighs10,000 pounds.

3) How tall are official Monster Jam truck tires?
Each tire must be 66 inches tall.

4) How many yards of dirt are needed to set up a track for one Monster Jam Arena show?
1,500 yards of dirt is used to construct the track for each event.

5) What was the combined weight of the trucks appearing in the 2015 Monster Jam World Finals competition?
107 Monster Jam trucks appeared for a combined weight of 1,060,000 pounds and 159,000 combined horse power.

6) Who judges each Monster Jam competition?
Judges live in each community, are trained in advance and are typically selected through local radio and television promotions.

7) Who holds the most Monster Jam World Finals Championship titles?
Tom Meents holds the record for the most Monster Jam World Finals Championships at 11. Second to Tom is Dennis Anderson at 4.

8) How many drivers hold two or more Monster Jam Championship titles?
Since the inception of the Monster Jam World Finals, only 7 drivers have two or more Championships to their credit.

Pgh Momtourage is the sponsor of this giveaway. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. and its affiliates and related companies are not sponsors, endorsers, or administrators of this promotion.