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Somebody just launched a new tag line, and some new amazing food items.

Van’s is so well-loved that they now have a new tagline, Van’s Simply Delicious. If you would like to try some simply delicious food, be sure to check out Van’s foods at a supermarket near you.

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Van’s Pasta

Keep dinner simple.
Prep. Taste. Smile!

Van’s Whole Grain Pastas are a deliciously simple, wholesome, quick and easy lunch or dinner option. Made with whole-grain, gluten-free pasta, each variety offers its own unique blend of seasonings and other simple ingredients available in three flavors: Creamy Herb & Garlic, Ultimate Cheddar & Penne and Rotini & Red Sauce.

Who needs lunch & dinner options? Well I think we all do. So if you’re looking for easy, healthy solutions, I think we found one. The flavor varieties just look so delicious! These new gluten-free whole grain pasta’s from Van’s can be prepared on the stove in about 10 minutes, they are made with simple ingredients, seasonings, and contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. They are all full of flavor & are packed with protein and whole grains.

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Ultimate Cheddar Penne

Easy & cheesy! What more could you ask for?

Craving a cheddary classic? We have the perfect guilt-free, gluten-free fix! Indulge in the goodness of Van’s Ultimate Cheddar Penne. It’s packed with the cheddar taste you love plus nutrient-dense pasta with 28 grams of whole grains in every serving. So go ahead, grab a spoon and enjoy the cheesy goodness. We bet you it will be a family favorite.

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Gluten Free Pasta

Creamy Herb & Garlic Pasta

Deliciousness in every bowl

Want big flavor without the big fuss? Van’s Creamy Herb and Garlic pasta is deliciously wholesome and easy to prepare— ready in just 10 minutes. Our gluten-free pasta packs 11 grams of protein and 28 grams of whole grains into each serving. So go ahead, impress your guests with our easy-to-prepare sauces that deliver gourmet flavor. We promise your secret is safe with us.

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Gluten Free Pasta

Rotini & Red Sauce Pasta

Classic, from-scratch flavors without all the fuss!

Fall in love with classic Italian flavor with new Van’s Rotini & Red Sauce. Sure, it tastes just as good as grandma used to make— both are made with love, and both taste great. But ours is packed with all the delicious benefits you’ve come to expect from Van’s: nutritious whole grains, a hearty dose of protein and absolutely no gluten. This is one sensible dish you’ll be serving again and again!

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Whipped up this little dish in only 9 minutes, then added a little can of tuna and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and warmed in the oven on 350 degrees for an additional 10 minute cook time. It was So Good, or should I say “Simply Delicious“.

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Perfect for a small meal or a side dish.

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Van’s Granola

On-the-run snacking has never been so sensible!

  Van’s Soft-Baked Whole Grain Granola Clusters in Blueberry Walnut and Cranberry Almond are made from wholesome, gluten-free, whole grain oats and are a tasty complement to Greek yogurt or ice cream, or on their own right out of the bag as a midday snack. These clusters are so wonderful, the texture was comparable to Soft Baked Cookie Granola Dough with Dried fruit and Nuts. My husband really loved the Blueberry Walnut. I hoarded most of the Cranberry Almond for my mid-day snack at work.

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Blueberry Walnut

Granola…definitely not just for breakfast!

Meet Van’s Soft Baked Granola. From morning snacks, to re-energizing an afternoon of family fun, Van’s Blueberry Walnut Granola was made to sweeten up your day. Packaged into bite-sized morsels, they’re perfect for on-the-go snacking and packed with 12 grams of whole grains and deliciously plump blueberries. We’re sure our gluten-free granola will be your snack-time, any-time favorite. Granola for breakfast? That’s so yesterday.

Packaged into bite-sized morsels, they’re perfect for on-the-go snacking and packed with 12 grams of whole grains and deliciously plump blueberries. Piled high on yogurt makes the perfect snack for watching my favorite show, The Walking Dead.

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Gluten Free Granola

Cranberry Almond

Love at first handful!

Perfectly balanced sweet and soft bites will give you the boost you need to take on the day with 12 grams of nutrient-dense, gluten-free whole grains.

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Simply Delicious. 

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Wanna check out my previous Van’s Posts: Well Look Here, Here and Here.

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Lately mine has been Blue. Blue Apron came into my life via Courtney at Sweet Tooth Sweet Life. She posted a review of the service and offered 50 readers 2 free meals with Blue Apron, so I jumped on it and received my two free meals and have been hooked ever since.

So here is the deal on Blue Apron meal plan.

How does Blue Apron work?

Blue Apron delivers all the fresh ingredients you need to make delicious meals in exactly the right proportions.

We offer two plans, with no commitment and no fees, so you can prepare delicious, inventive meals at home. We do the menu planning and shopping, and deliver recipes right to your door with all the fresh, perfectly portioned ingredients you need to cook them. All you have to do is cook and enjoy! We have no membership fee, and no minimum commitment. You can skip any week’s delivery in advance or cancel at any time.

With our 2-Person Plan, you will receive one delivery a week, with three delicious recipes and the corresponding ingredients pre-portioned for two. We customize your menu based on your dietary preferences (which you can change or update at any time).

Our new Family Plan is perfect for feeding a family of (4) four. Our culinary team creates four new Family Plan recipes each week designed to appeal to both parents’ and kids’ palates. You can choose to receive all four recipes (in two separate deliveries that you can schedule for when it’s most convenient for you), or you can choose to receive just two recipes per week that are customized based on your dietary preferences,.

We’ve designed our service to teach you how to cook new recipes, expose you to seasonal, farm-fresh produce and reduce unnecessary food waste. By letting us shop for you, we can bring you fresher and higher-quality food than you can get on your own in the supermarket, all at a better price.

How does the 2-Person Plan work?

When you sign up for our 2-Person Plan, you will receive one delivery a week, with three seasonal recipes and the all the ingredients you need to make them, pre-portioned for two. Our culinary team creates six new recipes weekly for this plan, and you receive a menu of three of the six recipes based on your dietary preferences.

How do I skip a week or more of delivery?

If you are going on vacation or don’t want a delivery, you can skip that week before your weekly delivery cutoff.

To do this, visit “Delivery Schedule” under “My Account“. Your future delivery dates will be listed and you can skip a week by clicking on that delivery date and following the instructions to skip.

When will my delivery arrive?

Depending on your location, we offer daytime and/or evening deliveries.

When you sign up and enter your zip code, you’ll see which delivery windows are available in your area.

When your delivery is on its way to your kitchen, we’ll send you an email with the tracking information for your order.

You can check to see your delivery window by logging into “My Account” and clicking on your “Account Info” then looking under “My Plan.”

You can also check your tracking information in the “We’re on our way!” e-mail we send the day of your delivery to help you monitor your order’s progress.

So with that being explained let me show you: How it works and a few meals I have made.

First you get your box!

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Then you check out your goods and unpack it.

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Grab your Recipe card and GO.

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Prep your food.

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Now put together an amazing meal.

Here are my Creations…..and Yes, I do feel like I am ready for Top Chef 😉

Buffalo-Style Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Sauce and Celery-Apple Salad.

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Banana Leaf-Steamed Cod with Spanish Rice, Yu Choy and Coconut.

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Chicken Charlemagne with Roasted Root Vegetables and Parsnip-Potato Mash.

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Chicken Mulligatawny Soup with Kohlrabi and Basmati Rice.

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Pistachio-Crusted Catfish with Clementine Salad, Israeli Couscous and Roasted Fennel.

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Beef Bolognese with Fresh Pappardelle Pasta and Brussels Sprouts. * My Favorite Meal So Far*.

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Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup with Lemon Grass and Red Curry. *Second Favorite Meal*.

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Macadamia-Crusted Cod with Black Rice and Golden Beets and Avocado Salad.

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Basted Flank Steaks with Beet-Freekeh Salad and Gorgonzola.

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Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice with Cashew and Sambal Oelek.

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Also had another Seven meals that I did not photograph because we ate them too fast…Sorry, Not Sorry.

So here are my thoughts on this meal service as it applies to me and my husband. We love it. We don’t get it every week because I do have a freezer full of venison and I love to make chili, Stews and Sauces with venison, but I do like to receive Blue Apron 2-3 times per month. For us it is worth the cost because we are not wasting any food and getting portion sizes we need, and the most importantly the ingredients are fresh, healthy and I do not have to shop for them. I love the variety of meals and feel like I am gaining so many cooking tips, tricks and experience in the kitchen.

After putting them together, I look at my creations and think; WOW, I made that. I Rule this Kitchen.

So those are my thoughts on Blue Apron. I was in no way compensated for this post other that the first two free meals when I first signed up. I just Love this Service.

Hey in other News! I just received the latest Bestowed Box. Look at these goodies.

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You can receive your membership using the discount code LOVEHEALTHY to get 10% off their Bestowed membership, available at bestowed.com/join.

Bestowed also makes a perfect gift – they offer 3, 6 and 12-month gift subscriptions. Check them out at bestowed.com/gift.

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