Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday Giveaway!

The other day I was poking around blogs and came across Measure Up Bowls at Gathering My Roses. Have you ever heard of them?? I was so impressed with them that I went ahead and bought them right then. I purchased mine through Target. The retail price is $29.99 for the two bowls. Once I started using them I fell in love with them even more. So I decided to contact Heather, the CEO of the company and she graciously has provided me with set to do a Giveaway! Yay!

From her Website:

The Measure Up Bowls are a solution to portion control at every meal. The Classic bowl is for soups, pastas, rice, cereal, chili, anything you eat out of a bowl. The pre-measured portions on the classic are 1/2 cup to 2 cups. The Small bowl is perfect for high fat, calorie dense foods such as chips, ice cream, nuts, and granola. These foods should be enjoyed in a smaller serving size. The pre-measured markings on the interior of the small Measure Up Bowl are 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, and 3/4 of a cup.The measurements marked are perfect. They are clear and easy to read -- no guess work here!

The bowls are made of microwave and dishwasher-safe porcelain. Easy to use and easy to clean up. Heather, the creator of the Measure Up Bowls was an old hand at dieting. After the birth of her second child, she decided to change her lifestyle and drop the fad diets and the pounds she'd gained. In her own words: One morning while measuring out my cereal, I though this would be so much easier if the measurements for what I was eating was inside of the bowl I was eating out of. I wouldn't need to wash or store the measuring cups. It would eliminate a whole step. I looked for it and could not find it anywhere. So I started developing the Measure Up Bowl. That was over two years ago, and with hard work and the loving support of my family and friends I am proud to say the Measure Up Bowl is here! I am even prouder to say it took me about 11 months to lose 80 pounds and I have kept it off for over two years. I continue to experiment with different recipes, exercise routines, and fitness strategies. I am developing many other Measure Up healthy lifestyle tools such as a Measure Up Journal, a plastic children's Measure Up Bowl, and many other fun and exciting products soon to be announced. I have taken every step in this weight loss journey and sincerely hope my experiences and products help you no matter what your goals are.

They are super convenient and it saves time on having to wash more dishes. Unless you measure it, you really have no idea how much you are consuming but this takes all the guesswork out of it. I know that my concept of portions was very disproportionate to what they really are.

Okay, so here is what you need to do to enter the Giveaway: Leave a comment on this post saying what your favorite vegetable is. For an additional entry you can link back to my giveaway on your blog and then let me know. I will accept entries up until Wednesday, March 24th at midnight and will announce the winner on Thursday, March 25th. I will be using the Random Number Generator on random.org. Good luck everyone! Until next time...




***DISCLOSURE: I was under no obligation to review this item. I received no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed are based on my own use of this item.


P.S. Everyone is eligible to enter.

62 comments:

  1. I think these bowls would be great! My favorite veggie is avocados!

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  2. Asparagus, hands down. I especially love it roasted or grilled with a teeny bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. I can eat a pound in a sitting!

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  3. Red Peppers! There's so much you can do with them! I've also posted a link in my blog (which I've just got up and running!)

    http://johnnyrt.blogspot.com/

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  4. Fave veggie? Dear lord! That really is a hard one, I find it hard to love veggies in raw form but mix them up with a spaghetti sauce or in a chicken fajita, even roasted veggies are tres yum! If I had to pick though I'd say carrots.

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  5. Favorite veggie??? Hmmm. Green beans or snow peapods!

    Those bowls look very interesting...what a great way to be able to visualize how much your eating!!

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  6. My favorite veggie is I suppose red leaf lettuce. If I have to choose one. How many comments can I leave? Or blog posts? He he. Those bowls look very classy, and wonderfully useful.

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  7. ppssttt :) I sent you 2 emails did ya get them? I have 2 different email addys for you! Let me know if you got the picture so I can re-make the lost earrings :)

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  8. What a great giveaway Katie! I'll link to you tomorrow morning :D

    Baby spinach is probably my favorite veggie, with zucchini not far behind!

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  9. Count me in for them bowls!

    Wow...I when I was a kid, I thought that my only favorite veggie would be a potato.

    And while as a kid, I cringed at the very thought of spinach in all its forms, I would have to say that is my new favorite though I have come to love many veggies in the course of my adulthood.

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  10. Asparagus, baby! :D

    *off to link to your giveaway* :D

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  11. Would love to have those bowls! My current favorite vegetable is the sweet potato.

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  12. It has to be peas...sweet, crunchy, soft...all in one tiny bead of yummy roundness. How cool of you to do this!

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  13. I love those bowls! My current favorite veggie is asparagus...but broccoli and cauliflower aren't far behind.

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  14. Hey those bowls are a good idea. My favorite veggie is peas, or cucumbers.. It is a hard choice because I love veggies..

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  15. I am linking you tomorrow but my favorite veggie is green beans!!!

    Great bowls

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  16. It's a toss-up - cucumbers and brussel sprouts are my favorites!

    Those bowls look awesome! :)

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  17. Yay, I can enter this one! I love asparagus and broccoli.

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  18. awesome giveaway! My fav vegi is the herb salad mix (so Im cheating its a mix...) yum. Im going to link this on my blog today :) thanks!

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  19. Awesome! My favorite veggie has got to be broccoli!
    ally.cauffman@gmail.com

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  20. Adorable bowls! Hmmm ... lately I've eaten a lot of kale! Kale "chips" rock my socks off so that's my fav veggie of the day.

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  21. What an awesome idea! Love the looks of these bowls, so count me in too please.:-)
    And my favorite veggie has got to be spinach. Yum!!

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  22. SO HARD to choose just one but I will say my fav veggie is zucchini. And I am excited to go online and check out those bowls. Also, I will link back to you on my blog as soon as my blog make over is finished. Thanks for this fun giveaway contest!

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  23. http://lindseylu8.blogspot.com/2010/03/32310-house-finally-news-and-giveway.html

    just linked to it in my blog :)

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  24. I would have to say I love onions that most of all the veggies.

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  25. what awesome bowls these are!
    hm, my current favorite veggie.. my momma's canned green beans! yum.

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  26. Favorite veggie... I have to pick just one? Ok, I guess I'm gonna go with mushrooms. They provide the feeling of meat to a meatless meal, which I love when the vegetarian BFF is eating here. But I really love asparagus & onions as well. :)

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  27. These bowls seem like a great idea!

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  28. Peas are always and will always be my favorite veggie. How can you go wrong with a simple pea? I love the bowls. I have never seen anything like that and I think they would be perfect for portion control.

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  29. Also Blogged (:
    http://project-revamp.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaway-not-mine.html

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  30. What great bowls!!! They would help SO much with the quest to be more mindful with what I'm eating & how much.

    Favorite veggie? Eggplant! No ... zucchini! No ... broccoli! Oh heck ... I like a lot of veggies :)

    Just blogged it, too. Tacked it on to the end of my awesome Chocolate-Strawberry-Banana Muffins post so those folks who really only look at my recipes will see it, too :)

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  31. it's a tie for me. I love asparagus but I also love (and use a lot more) broccoli!

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  32. These look great. What a wonderful idea! Favorite veggie: asparagus for sure!

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  33. These sound nice! I love asparagus!

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  34. I love green beans, fresh, frozen or canned.

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  35. those look super cool. fav veggie is raw peppers!

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  36. I love it when people take such great ideas and run with it...and leave us all thinking, "Why didn't I think of that???"

    My favorite vegetable is the mushroom but since it's technically a fungus, I'll go with asparagus...though zucchini is right in there too!

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  38. This is sad but it's.... LETTUCE! I can eat an entire head of lettuce in one sitting. It's especially good with a little salt. I've eaten it this way since I was a little girl.

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  39. Posted on my blog and there is an award for you also!

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  40. D'oh... I'm such an eejit! In my excitement to enter, I forgot to post my favourite veg! Thanks for reminding me!

    Well, before I discovered what it did to me (not good!) it used to be potatoes, but now I would have to say chargrilled asparagus with lemon juics wins hands down, so asparagus for me! :o)

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  41. These bowls are neat!

    I love Broccoli!!!!

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  42. OMG, I love those bowls!

    Favorite veggie is ZUCCHINI! :)

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  43. I think it is a tie between butternut squash and roasted brussels sprouts for my favorite veggies. I will be absolutely mentioning this giveaway in my blog! Those bowls are cool!

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  44. For years my favorite veggie was green beans. Now it has been replaced by broccoli!

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  45. These bowls are awesome! Even if I don't win, I am going to buy some. :)

    My favorite veggie is lettuce - I LOVE (understatement) salad!

    Good luck everyone and thanks Katie!

    Julia
    http://jewliagoulia.blogspot.com

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  47. I would say my favorite veggie is Brussel sprouts - weird I know :-)

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  48. My favorite veggie is butternut squash :) yummy!

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  49. My favorite veggie hands down is broccoli. Asparagus, avacado and brussel sprouts tie for 2nd place.

    Thanks for the giveaway! These bowls look amazing.

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  50. Hi Katie - I also linked back to your post from my blog. Hope you get a lot of entries for this cool giveaway!

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  51. Asparagus first with broccoli a close second.

    I love those bowls. What a FANTASTIC idea!!!

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  52. Asparagus looks like it's everyone's favorite including mine!! I also like rutabaga which is not everyone's favorite for the most part- but they are just so yummy with butter and a bit of sugar!

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  53. So great that you are on this journey too health!!

    I blogged about your giveaway -

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  54. Asparagus is one of my favortie veggies. Those bowls look very cool!

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  55. My favorite vegetable is snow pea pods. Straight from the garden. So crispy and delicious!

    I would love those bowls to help teach my kids portion control! They laugh at serving sizes.

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  56. my favourite vegetable is asparagus!!! delicious with lemon and black pepper and then grilled!!

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  57. I love mushrooms!!!
    Just discovered your blog! I'm really enjoying it - if you get a chance check out mine - www.fatbutchanging.blogspot.com

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  58. Roasted brussels sprouts :) I have two blogs and one is just for food so it would definitely be a help to have these!

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