Summer Meal Planning = Butter Aisle Bliss #CookwithSpreads #ad

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Shopping for my large family can be an extreme task. On any given week our weekly shopping list of household needs and grocery items can easily be two pages long. I have to admit right off the bat that I love to shop. Even with that being said, I value my time spent doing it and more so have to keep a close eye out not to go over budget. This is why I enjoy shopping at Wal-Mart.

The beauty of a Wal-Mart shopping center is that everything you can imagine and more is all under one roof. I can not only grab all the necessary ingredients to create our weekly menu but also snag a movie for Friday night, shorts for the kids this summer, pain reliever for those overbearing mommy moments, pull-ups for Mr. E as well as score amazing deals on my paper and cleaning products. I also breathe easier know that the products found on Wal-Mart shelves are priced competitively. In fact they do price matching as well {hint, hint on keeping that budget in check}.

With summer right around the corner, my meal mind-frame begins to change to lighter dishes, fruity flavors and grilled meats. This means changing out a few of our keep on hand necessities. One of those changes you will see around our table this time of year, is the addition of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Spray. Seriously fire-grilled corn is just not the same without it! Add a little salt and pepper and geez, make your mouth water delicious.

Butter Aisle

Okay, don’t say boring just yet. I will be challenging my cooking skills this summer with a few recipes from the It is Good to Know website. I have added both the Rosemary-Orange Chicken & Veggies and Stuffed Zucchini to next week’s dinner menu. While each require minimal ingredients include our fav’ed I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Spray and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Spread, the zucchini dish is most definitely outside of the box for me but what fun would a eating be without creating and trying new things every once in a while.

On second thought, thrilling, yummy moments should be reserved for dessert and with that I am crossing my fingers and pretty painted toes that I can recreate the Coffee-Infused Chocolate Cupcakes with a unique topper twist to make it a creation all my own. Are you wishing me luck yet?

photo credit: itisgoodtoknow.com
photo credit: itisgoodtoknow.com

On a good note for my health conscious friends, you can feel good about enjoying the fresh butter taste of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!®. It is made with 70% less saturated fat and 30% fewer calories than butter, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® soft spreads contain no cholesterol or hydrogenated oils, so there’s 0g trans fat per serving. They are also made with a blend of oils rich in Omega-3 ALA. Yeah baby; put that on your veggies and eat it!

What dish would you create this summer using I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!?

Cooking your favorite recipes using Unilever buttery spreads is a deliciously smart move. With 0g trans fats per serving, less saturated fat and fewer calories than butter, cholesterol-free spreads are a better option.

Visit itsgoodtoknow.com for more information and recipe ideas now!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Unilever.

About the author
Mrs. Hatland is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.

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