What an exciting honor, to be a part of The Great American FreshOver Project with Ziploc® Brand, launching this month.

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As a home entertainer, I’m always on the lookout for ways to keep things fresh in the kitchen. I’ve written for the SCJ.com Family Economics blog in the past, and I’m excited about this new project which will show American families everywhere that eating fresh can also be convenient.

That’s how my family eats fresh.  For us to be able to teach others, fresh really needs to start in our kitchens, in our homes, and with our kids.

Ziploc® is committed to helping families find easy ways to eat fresh, but here’s the FANTASTIC NEWS:

Ziploc® has now partnered with Food Network personality Rachael Ray, who’s helping launch this national campaign and who will be sharing her recipes and secrets for preparing fresh foods.

I can’t wait to learn more of Rachael’s tips!

I appreciate how Rachael doesn’t claim to be a chef, but proclaims that she is a “cook.” I feel the same way, although my kids at times think I am a chef. HA!  Our college-aged son Elliot loves my cooking and recently I made a huge pot of rice, quinoa, beans, and ground turkey (with yummy spices) and sent a couple of Ziploc® Brand bags plus 2 pans of enchiladas to college with him.

Lucky boy.

Elliot’s learned the value of eating healthy, but he had to be taught. It doesn’t come naturally to kids, that is for sure.

Fresh food, divided up, some frozen, some used right away, some sent to college.



To learn more, there will also be other campaign items on the Ziploc® Facebook page.

Finally, as a part of the FreshOver mission, Ziploc® will be donating to Rachael Ray’s non-profit organization – Yum-O!, which is dedicated to helping children across the country develop positive attitudes towards eating fresh. I love this!

Families can support the cause by “pledging” to start their family’s FreshOver project by “liking” the Ziploc® Brand Facebook page, downloading Rachael’s exclusive FreshOver Recipe Guide on Facebook.com/Ziploc.

With every download, up to a maximum of 50,000 downloads, between 1/1/12 and 12/31/13, Ziploc® Brand will make a $1 donation to Rachael Ray’s Yum-O! organization on the fans behalf, for up to a maximum $50,000 donation. To further support Yum-O!, Rachael Ray and Ziploc® will donate an additional $200,000 during the same time period, no matter how many guides are downloaded.

Lastly, there are going to be some cool giveaway opportunities: A year-long supply of Ziploc® Brand Products!

Can you even imagine?

Do you ever cook healthy meals for your family, doubling the recipe and saving half for future use?

*I have partnered with Ziploc® and am being compensated for my posts. However, my opinions on the product are my own.