Sunday, March 3, 2013

Musselman's Applesauce "Replacement Resolution" promotion for a healthier life (review & giveaway)

Resolution! You start the New Year off with good intentions, make those "I'll eat healthier," "I'll exercise more," or "I'll cut out that junk food" resolutions and then by February or March you've fallen off the wagon, 'er maybe exercise bike, or whatever. The deal is you didn't keep those resolutions. But we're here today to show you that you can do it!




 Replacement Resolution:  You made a resolution and didn't keep it. So what! We're going to replace those lost, fell-short-of, or "I forgot" resolutions and go simple. Go healthy. Go good. We're going to pack in the applesauce a little bit at a time. And we're going to use applesauce to replace (now say it with me!!!) Chips! High calorie snack bars! Candy! Ice Cream! You get the gist of it? How can we do this? Well, my technique is to purchase those little six-packs of individual cups of applesauce. No refrigeration needed. They tote well. They tuck into a desk drawer well. They fit into a lunch box (bag, pail, box, whatever) well. Dad can do it. Junior can do it. Sis can do it. Mom can do it

Musselmans Applesauce has provided me with three six-packs of applesauce: natural, cinnamon, and original. And they are so good! Also, they sent me a wonderful exercise ball. 

Musselman has given me the opportunity to participate in their "Replacement Resolution" promotion. I am honored to be their representative in this wonderful promotion. The gist of it is you simply replace high calorie or high fat snacks with Musselman's applesauce. The result will be fewer fat grams, fewer calories, less sugar, lower sodium in your diet and hopefully a healthier you!



Along with the "Replacement Resolution" is the premise that if we get moving and exercise in whatever way we can (according to our health, age, and ability) and we replace snacks with applesauce, we will get stronger and we will get healthier. Now that's a goal I can aim for.  Another resolution of mine is to drink more water.  We have exceptionally good well water at our home and it is filled with minerals.  So this is another good replacement resolution.  Less soft drinks and more water!


Being a Southern-lady-of-a-certain-age, I'm really not into getting all hot and sweaty. I've never really exercised much - beyond taking care of the house and a bit of walking. So I need to get up and get moving. Well, Musselmans is going to be helping me with that, too. They sent me a big fat yoga ball. I inflated it with the little pump that came with it and proceeded to introduce myself to it's glories.
  • Step 1 is you inflate it
  • Step 2 is you go online and find out how to use it - especially if you're in the "senior" category like I am.(Isn't Google great!)
  • Step 3 is you sit on the ball and try not to fall off. Oops! You did! You get back on and find you CAN balance on it and move your arms a bit. You can sit and do leg raises and some upper body twists.  Tomorrow is another day, and you WILL try it again.
  • Step 4 is you make sure you replace those fat snacks and high calorie snacks with applesauce. (I'm a step ahead on this one because I stock my desk at work with two or three little cups of applesauce at all times.)

Would you like to participate in the Musselman's "Replacement Resolution"? You can enter the giveaway below; and if you're the winner, Musselman will send you a wonderful box that has 3 six-packs of little cups of Musselman's applesauce and they will also send you the yoga ball! Then you can see if YOU can BALANCE on it, too.

GIVEAWAY: Now go ahead and use the Rafflecopter form below and let's get "Resolving to Replace" all that fat and high calorie stuff in our diets. (Begins March 3 and ends March 20  @ 12:00 a.m. EST - Open to USA addresses only)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

DISCLOSURE: I received Musselman's applesauce and the yoga ball in exchange for my promoting the Replacement Resolution and for my honest opinion. Opinions expressed are solely my own and I received no compensation for this review.

49 comments:

  1. I have never thought of making bbq sauce with apples or apple butter but there is a yummy sounding recipe on their site for apple butter bbq sauces with chiles and cilantro. The picture of the chicken looks like it burned so I will just be more careful.

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  2. My replacement resolution would be to use the applesauce to replace junk food too.

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  3. I learned that you can add Musselman's Apple Sauce to creamed mixture to make delicious Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  4. Musselman's is now a grower-owned cooperative that supports over 600 families.

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  5. My Replacement Resolution is to use applesauce in baking as replacement for oil - Musselman's has information on their website!
    http://musselmans.com/recipes/bake_with.aspx

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  6. i learned you can replace oil in recipes with applesauce

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  7. They've been around for over 100 years! That's amazing.

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  8. I will replace oil with applesauce in all of my baking recipes!

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  9. Replace fats in recipes with applesauce. I've done this for a long time, and I love it -- and easy way to eat healthier :) Thanks!
    sbjraun@ hotmail dot com

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  10. My resolution: replace fats with applesauce in recipes

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  11. I learned you can bake with applesauce!

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  12. It all started in 1907, when John S. Musselman, Sr.

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  13. reduce eating out at fast food

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  14. They make and sell apple butter. yum!

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  15. I have baked with applesauce, but honestly never thought of cooking with it before!

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  16. Jennifer Rees, start thinking of ways to cook with applesauce.

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  17. I didn't know that it all started in 1907, when John S. Musselman, Sr. and his two sons, John Jr. and Christian High, purchased the Biglerville Canning Company, great history

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  18. They have some great recipes like
    Grilled Cheese Sliders

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  19. Musselmans is my favorite applesauce, I keep the individual cups on hand for pizza night or for snacks. I have even used applesauce in place of eggs in baking.

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  20. I learned that they also offer Apple Butter! I didn't know that! And that they have recipes and coupons on their website. :)

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  21. My replacement resolution is to use more fruit purees in place of sugar and flax + water in place of eggs when baking!

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  22. i love that you can use applesauce as a baking sub.

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  23. I actually started doing kickboxing and yoga and cut back on my sugar intake.

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  24. i learned that applesauce can replace oils.. awesome

    my replacement resolution is pop with water!

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  25. I like their suggestions on baking with applesauce!

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  26. I love eating ice cream. I will try yogurt or applesauce instead as a replacement!

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  27. I would like to use applesauce also with baking and have this for a snack in place of high calorie foods.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  28. I learned about their sustainability efforts! I had no idea that they had a decent amount of green practices!

    acartwrightmorell at gmail dot com

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  29. i learned that you can bake with applesauce thanks crystal allen

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  30. my resolution is to use applesauce instead of oil in my cookies and cakes thanks crystal allen

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  31. I didn't realize they had been around for 100 years.

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  32. I resolve to try using applesauce in my cooking and baking.

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  33. i didnt know they sold apple butter

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  34. I knew that you could replace oil with applesauce in many baked desserts, but I learned that 2 Tbsp of oil has 240 calories versus the 13 in Musselman's Natural applesauce! WOW!!

    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  35. My New Years Resolution this year actually was/is to replace the harmful foods in our meals with more healthful ones. It's not a drastic change, but it is an important step, and going well so far!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  36. I learned that you can use pplesauce in place of oil even when using packaged mixes!

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  37. I learned that their company is grower-owned.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  38. To replace my pudding cups with applesauce for dessert a few times per week!

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  39. I didn't realize just how many different flavor applesauces they make, now I'm wanting to try the Totally Fruit mixed berry apple sauce!

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  40. I learned that the company has 150 growers and it is grower owned.

    april yedinak

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  41. you can get full day's serving of fruit eating one 4 oz cup of applesauce

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  42. I found a great recipe for cookies: Apple Sauce Oatmeal Cookies.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. My Replacement Resolution is to eat more healthy snacks including applesauce in place of my favorite Milky Way bars!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. My Replacement Resolution is to replace all processed snacks with natural and healthy ones

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  45. WOOT!! Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to learning all the new ways I can use Musselman's to make healthier choices!!

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