Nutrition Tips from Dairy Makes Sense and a Blogiversary Giveaway

I’m excited to tell you that today marks 3 years since I first started this blog. Yay! (Go Me!)  Thanks to everyone who comes by each week to read!
A couple of weeks ago, I just so happened to get an offer to host another giveaway for the Midwest Dairy Association. (You may remember the prize pack they offered us back in March featuring Cusinart.)  As I thought about a post for today, I could think of nothing better than to share this important information and giveaway with you guys!  Enjoy!
Knowing that the beginning of the school year can be a hectic time, the Midwest Dairy Council has a few tips designed not only to save time, but also help ensure that kids take on the day with a healthy and balanced breakfast:
o Set out cereal boxes and bowls the night before, add milk in the morning, and enjoy
o Divide mini pretzels, nuts, and dried fruit into baggies the night before to sprinkle over yogurt
o Bake a fresh batch of muffins with your kids over the weekend to grab on the way to school
o Stock up on self-serve options such as individual flavored milks and granola bars
o Heat nutrient-rich leftovers for a quick, non-traditional breakfast
o If kids don’t have time to eat at home, take advantage of school breakfast programs
We’ve all heard that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” – and skipping breakfast can mean going a total of 15-17 hours without food. In fact, children who skip breakfast don’t typically make up the nutrients they miss at other meals throughout the day.
A nutritious breakfast (which may include milk, cheese or yogurt) is a great source of key nutrients, including calcium. A healthy breakfast has also been linked to sustained energy levels throughout the school day, improved attendance, higher math and reading scores, increased creativity and an improved memory.
Win it! To help you and your family get off to a good start each morning, Midwest Dairy is offering one Simply Sweet Home reader, a giveaway bundle with the following items:
  •  A Cool Touch Griddle (valued at $30.00), plus handy kitchen tools
  •  Dairy Makes Sense recipe cards, including a fall favorite, Pumpkin Pancakes.
  • Reusable Dairy Makes Sense insulated grocery bag — perfect for stocking up on milk, cheese and yogurt at the grocery store.

Mandatory Entry:  To win, you must be a follower of my blog.  Then visit Dairy Makes Sense and leave me a comment, telling me a recipe at their website that you’d like to try. Deadline: Oct 26

Extra Entries: Leave separate comments for each entry!
-1 if you follow Simply Sweet Home on Twitter.
-2 for subscribing to Simply Sweet Home via email.
-2 for “liking” Simply Sweet Home on facebook.
-1 for subscribing to my RSS feeds through Feedburner.
-1 if you have my button on your blog.
-1 for sharing this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook.  (Sample Tweet: I want to win a Presto Cool Touch Griddle and other prizes from Dairy Make Sense! http://bit.ly/c1E4lz  @SimplySweetHome  #giveaway) (Limit one entry per day.)

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Disclosure: For hosting this giveaway, I received an insultated shopping bag and other goodies.

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  1. Rachel Cotterill says:

    Congrats on three years – that's great! 🙂

  2. Congrats on 3 years! 🙂
    I stopped by the webpage you gave us and immediately found my way to the dessert section. I want to make the Berry Brownie Pudding. Delicious!

  3. I am a follower!!!

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  11. Tania on the Hill says:

    Congrats in your 3 years!!!

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  14. Tania on the Hill says:

    I'm a follower of this great blog!

  15. Tania on the Hill says:

    Pulled Pork Taco, sounds yummy to try!

  16. The pumpkin pancakes sound delicious:) Congrats on your Blogiversary!
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  19. I am a follower of your blog on GFC. I'd like to try the Pumpkin Pie Squares with Cinnamon Sugar Yogurt Topping. I plan on making a lot of different pumpkin recipes and this one sounds yummy. Thanks!

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  26. Just printed out that Fiesta Rice Skillet – looks delish! Congrats on your anniversary – yours is the one blog I subscribe to that I ALWAYS read from beginning to end.
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  27. Jane @ Going Jane says:

    I'm already a follower, and I think their egg & mozz pizza sounds like a great breakfast for kids!

  28. Jane @ Going Jane says:

    Following on Twitter! 🙂

  29. Jane @ Going Jane says:

    And I tweeted! 🙂

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    And I have your button on my blog. 🙂

  31. Congrats on the 3 years. I would like to try their pumpkin pancakes recipe. I am a gfc follower.
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  32. I am a email subscriber.
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  33. I'm a follower. Congratulations on your 3-year Blogiversary! I'd most like to try Pumpkin Pancakes on that new griddle. 🙂
    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!
    Best wishes,
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  34. I'm an email subscriber! 1
    Thanks for offering a chance to win this great giveaway!
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    Thanks for offering a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!
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  36. I follow this RSS feed via Google Reader so I don't miss a thing! Thanks for offering the chance to win these goodies!
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  37. I follow on google friend connect. (sharonjo)

    A recipe I'd like to try is the Pumpkin Pie Squares with Cinnamon Sugar Yogurt Topping. Thanks!

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  45. I am a follower and I would like to try their recipe for the Hot Pizza Dip. Pizza and dip…how can it be wrong?
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  46. Life in Rehab says:

    The Blues Buster Smoothie sounds like something my crazed crew would crush on!

  47. CONGRATULATIONS JERRI!!! 🙂
    I am a happy follower and I would LOVE to try the Pumpkin Pie Squares with Cinnamon Sugar Yogurt Topping! That sounds GREAT and might make a great recipe post too! 🙂

  48. I follow you on twitter! 🙂

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  55. Sweet and Savory says:

    You are an old timer in Bloggerville. Congrats.

    They have some good recipes and I went to breakfast, my favorite meal, Egg and Mozzarella Breakfast Pizza.

    That sounds delicious to me.

  56. Sweet and Savory says:

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  63. Congrats on 3 years Jerri!

  64. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says:

    I am a follower. 🙂
    I think the Easy cheesy chicken enchiladas with yogurt sauce sounds good!! But, you know me. I love anything Mexican. Thanks!

  65. Pam Ponder says:

    congrats on 3 years!!! thanks for inviting me and stopping by today I am your newest follower..I would love to try lots the pumpkin pancakes would be fun on a griddle and the hot pizza dip sounds really yummy thanks for the chance

  66. Pam Ponder says:

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  70. I'm a follower!

  71. I would love to make the Hot Pizza Dip!
    Looks amazing!

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  75. Erin @ EKat's Kitchen says:

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  77. Erin @ EKat's Kitchen says:

    I'd love to try the MidWest Dairy Association's Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagna– YUM! Thanks for visiting my blog to let me know about this!

    I have Friday's post all ready to go!

  78. i follow via GFC
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  79. fb fan #1
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  81. Congratulations on three years of blogging. I'm following your blog, and I visited the Dairy Makes Sense website. I would love to try the Fruity Splash Smoothie. Thanks for hosting an awesome giveaway!

  82. I'm a follower!!

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  84. I also like you on FB

  85. I shared the giveaway on my FB page. Cindy Jamieson

  86. Lisa Berkery says:

    Congratulation on 3 years! I am new a follower of your blog and the recipe I would love to try would be Pumpkin Pie Squares with Cinnamon Sugar Yogurt Topping.

  87. Lisa Berkery says:

    I follow Simply Sweet Home on Twitter. @LisaBerkery

  88. Lisa Berkery says:

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  89. Lisa Berkery says:

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  90. Lisa Berkery says:

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  91. Lisa Berkery says:

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  92. would like to try the Fiesta Rice Skillet Dinner, sounds yummy.
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  93. I am a follow of your blog with GCF

  94. I follow you on twitter,

  95. i am a fan on facebook

  96. I also follow your posts with Google reader

  97. I'm going to make the creamy wild rice and mushroom soup. It sounds so good.

  98. I subscribe to your email (#2)

  99. I am a fan on facebook (#2)

  100. I follow you via GFC (Lovely246) 🙂
    I visited their website and their are A LOT of things I would like to make, I love to cook and bake, but the one I want to make the most is the Hot Pizza Dip, yum!

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  106. Pattie F. says:

    I am a follower (xmaswoman). I want to try the Orange Cream Chiller. Sounds so yummy!! Thanks

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  109. Ashlie and Alfred says:

    I am a follower – and I would love to try the pumpkin pie squares with cinnamon yogurt topping – it sounds like a less sinful form of pumpkin cheesecake, one of my favs!

    P.S. Thanks for featuring my butternut squash bread from last week, I feel so honored!

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  111. Frugaluser says:

    I would want to make the Cucumber Leek Soup
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  112. I follow on Google! I am going to try the pumpkin pancakes, my hubby loves pumpkin!

  113. I subscribed by email

  114. Congrats!! The Fiesta Rice Skillet had me drooling!!

  115. Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne B. says:

    those Antipasta Skewers look FAB!!! Love them!

  116. misscaseylee says:

    I'm a follower and I'd love to try the Cucumber Leek Soup! sounds delicious!!!

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  122. Liz, love. says:

    I wanna try the hot pizza dip! nomnomnom.

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  123. Lovely246 says:
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  127. I'm gonna make the hot pizza dip recipe.
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  128. I think I would like to make the hot pizza dip!

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  132. I would love to make the Pumpkin Pancakes! That sounds SO good!
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  155. I am a follower! And I'd love to try the Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake! Mmmm!

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  163. minishoes1 says:

    The berry browin sounds yummy! My sister would love this too! Thanks!I am a follower. jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  168. the pumpkin pancakes sound great

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  172. Its So Very Cheri says:

    Yes I am a follower and I would try the Pumpkin Pancake. We have a favorite Gingerbread Pancake Recipe so this would be fun.

    Congrats on three years!

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  173. Monkey Momma says:

    I can't wait to try Heartfelt Tuna Melt – that sounds delicious!!! <3

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  181. I would love to try the Roasted Asparagus with Chive Yogurt Ranch Dressing
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  193. Mom2anutball says:

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  198. sleepingKelly says:

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  199. I would love to try the PEPPER & EGG BRUNCH BAKE! Sounds scrumptious!

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