Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Healthy Habits Kitchen in Wellesley, MA


Last month, I was honored to be given a tour of the Healthy Habits Kitchen by its owner, Sue Schochet.

Healthy Habits Kitchen, or "HHK" for short, creates affordable, nutritional, ready-to-cook meals for busy families (like mine)!  As a working mom, it's my dream to be able to provide home cooking in my Trenches without the grocery shopping and meal planning!

And all this can be done in just 4 easy steps:

Step 1:  Review their mouth-watering menu and select either pickup or delivery of the meal kits.

Step 2:  Receive the kits that contain everything needed to create a meal.

Step 3:  Cook the meal according to the instructions.

Step 4:  Enjoy a family dinner!  All of the meals that HHK provides contain no more than 400 calories per serving, less than 30% fat, and no more than 800mg of sodium.  WIN.

HHK also hosts private parties (you supply the wine!) and provides a meal registry service--why not give the gift of food?!

Chili's...Baby Back Ribs!

My family definitely prefers Chili's over (Cr)Applebee's or TGIFriday's, so when I was contacted to see if we'd like to try out the new "Wild or Mild" Menu, I was definitely up for it.

So the five of us headed there last Friday.

Up first:  Texas cheese fries!  (Soooo not part of my diet.....)

Middle actually dared to try a jalepeno!  And immediately after, CHUGGED his blue slushie!
Not pictured:  The entire blue slushie that Eldest spilled all over the table. 

Off the "Mild" menu, Eldest ordered the Big Mouth Bites (burger sliders).  And Hubby was quite delighted with his choice of the Memphis dry rub rack o' ribs.

I was exhibiting self-control (shockingly) and had the delicious Caribbean salad.

Chili's Wild or Mild promotion is this:

To enter, participants upload a head shot of themselves and create a wild or mild avatar on shoutouttoeatout.com. Prizes: One (1) winner will be randomly drawn every day and will receive one (1) $20 Chili’s gift card. The most voted 'Wild' avatar will win a 'Wild' trip to Las Vegas and the most voted 'Mild' avatar will win a 'Mild' trip to Disney World! Ends 4/30/2011.

So which one are you:  Wild?  Or Mild?

Simply leave your answer below in the comments to win a $20 Chili's gift card!  Winner will be notified on Friday, March 11.

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Chili's provided my family with a gift card to facilitate this review.  Opinions expressed are my own.