Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dempster's Whole Grains Bread & CONTEST! (~OVER~)

Putting Together a Well-Balanced Meal
When my friends Dempster's heard that I was trying to raise money for the YMCA Megathon, they kindly agreed to sponsor me!  In fact, the proceeds from this post will be donated to the YMCA Megathon, which will help fight childhood obesity.  If you've followed my blog, you'll know that since January 1st of this year I have been trying to get more active and eat healthier with my family.  So far we've been very successful...more on this in a future post.

It is on that note, that I'd like to talk about Dempster's Whole Grains Bread and Dempster's 100% Whole Grains Whole Wheat bread.  As a family of 7, with 5 kids aged 2- to 7-years old, we are big consumers of Dempster's bread.  We often enjoy it as part of our morning routine, and sandwiches are staples in my kids' lunch bags.  We go through about one loaf of bread per day!

If you flip over the Dempster's bread and have a read of its nutritional value, you will notice that it offers some excellent nutrition.  It is a great source of selenium--essential for the immune system (60% daily requirement), manganese--helps metabolize carbs and fats (50%), magnesium--helps promote strong bones & promote normal blood pressure (20%), vitamin B1--helps release energy from carbs (15%), folate--helps prevent neural tube defects in the early stages of pregnancy (15%), and niacin--helps the digestive system (8% daily value).  

The bread is 90 calories per slice and is definitely filling, which is important to me when I'm feeding the kids and I.  It is a reality that if my kids are not full, they will keep going back to the refrigerator for food.  (The same can be for their mother.)  Two medium-sized apples are also 90 calories like one slice of Dempster's bread, and also contain the same amount of calcium and iron as a slice of Dempster's bread!  

I checked out the Dempster's website for ways to shake up and add more nutrition to our daily sandwiches.  I found this nice recipe for Crunchy Tuna and Radish Salad Sandwich.  It was really easy to make, and I had never thought to use radishes in a sandwich--or any other dish, for that matter.  It was a very healthy meal: Dempster's 100% Whole Grains Whole Wheat bread, tuna fish, radishes, celery and lettuce.  I added mangoes, strawberries, grapes and blueberries on the side for added nutrition.  Take a look of my creation, below, and check out the recipe.    



Crunchy Tuna and Radish Salad Sandwich
Ingredients
1 (170 g) Can low sodium tuna, drained

½ cup (125 mL) Diced radish
1 Stalk celery, diced
¼ cup (60 mL) Plain yogurt
1 tbsp (15 mL) Lemon juice
1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon
Dash hot sauce
1 tbsp (15 mL) Light mayonnaise
Pepper to taste
Shredded lettuce
2 Slices Dempster’s® WholeGrains™ Flax Bread, toasted

Directions
MIX together tuna, radish, celery, yogurt, lemon juice, mustard and mayonnaise. Season with pepper.
DIVIDE lettuce between toasted bread slices and top with tuna mixture.
SERVE as an open faced sandwich.


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CONTEST - 2 WINNERS (~OVER~)

WINNERS: Joyce P & Karen H.

Would you like to WIN $25 in coupons to try Dempster's Whole Grains Bread or Dempster's 100% Whole Grains Whole Wheat bread?  Then I invite you to enter my  Dempster's Bread contest.  2 WINNERS of $25 FREE Coupons ($50 in prizes in total)!  Open to Canada, ends March 20th, 2013.

How To Enter:
Leave a COMMENT below stating what kind of sandwich you would LOVE to make with Dempster's bread...and then fill out the entry form, below.  GOOD LUCK!


157 comments:

  1. PB&J! Mostly because we need to start using it up less it goes to waste.

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  2. MMmm! Would love a yummy chicken salad on whole wheat :)

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  3. I love grilled cheese with whole grain bread..give it that extra crunch..love it..

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  4. I would love a tuna sandwich with a dash of pepper on Dempsters whole wheat bread.

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  5. I would make club house sandwiches!!

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  6. I'd love an egg salad sandwich on Dempsters Whole Wheat

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  7. I love egg salad. It's my favourite sandwich and it tastes great on Dempsters Honey oat bread

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  8. Turkey Club with Avocado Aioli

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  9. Peanut Butter and Bacon!

    my name in the form is
    Anne Taylor

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  10. Good old fashioned egg salad sandwich.

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  11. I love a baby shrimp and sprout (whatever type of sprouts I have in the fridge) sandwich.

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  12. I would love to make a turkey,lettuce,tomato and cheese sandwich!!
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  13. i would like to make a chicken BLT of the turkey stuffing pot pie recipe!

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  14. club sandwich is always the best

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  15. I'd make a chicken salad sandwich.

    gemmamousley@hotmail.co.uk

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  16. I'd love to make a grilled chicken breast, with crisp lettuce, mayo, melted cheddar brick cheese, 3 strips of bacon, and dijon mustard! Perfect!

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  17. My favi is a BLT, so that is what I would like to make

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  18. I love leftover turkey sandwiches.

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  19. Egg salad Dempters sandwiches! Yummy! Thank you!

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  20. veggies and garden vegetable cream cheese

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  21. would love to make a chicken salad sandwich right about now

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  22. would love a chicken salad sandwich right about now

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  23. I love to make BLT sandwiches with Dempsters bread!

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  24. Toasted Tomato, cheese, lettuce and ham with mayo!

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  25. love a sandwich with tomato,cucumber,deli meats!!

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  26. Love them grilled in my george forman, ham and cheese with tomato and onion yummy

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  27. grilled ham cheese tomato and onion in my george foreman grill yummy

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  28. My hubby's treat peanut butter jam and a slice of cheese

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  29. I love clubhouse sandwiches!

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  30. eva phillip @ evaandjeff@yahoo.comThursday, February 28, 2013 12:45:00 PM

    love to make turkey and swiss cheese with all the fixing's...ohhh iam so hungry now...

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  31. white cheddar with tomatoe, avacado, and alphalfa sprouts toasted with black pepper toasted on Dempsters

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  32. Peanut butter and banana yummmm

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  33. Nothing like egg salad on fresh white bread!

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  34. Toasted tuna salad on Dempster's whole wheat bread.

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  35. Canadian Club Sandwich

    @kinkybunnyheart

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  36. I love making Clover Leaf Lemon Pepper Tuna and mayo sandwiches. :)

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  37. Chicken salad made with ranch and topped with lettuce on whole wheat!

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  38. I want a Dempsters bread with butter turkey salt and pepper and mayonaise.....mmmm....mmmm.Now I really want one after all this talk.Thanks for hosting a great offer.

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  39. I would surely make a club house sandwich using Dempster's whole wheat bread, we all love those here! Thank you for the opportunity!:)

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  40. I would make a delicious Club Sandwich!

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  41. Goat cheese and rosted red peeper sandwich!

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  42. Toasted tuna and cucumber...YUM!!!!!

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  43. Egg Salad sandwiches all the way!

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  44. roast chicken, avacado and cucumber! yummy yummy- maybe a bit of cream cheese too :) Good luck all

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  45. I'd love to make a grilled cheese sandwich!

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  46. Nothing i love more than a montreal roast beef, guacamole, spinach and a little old cheddar. yum

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  47. Grilled cheese sandwich with some tuna hidden inside

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  48. toasted ham and cheese with onions yummmm

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  49. We love your bread plus egg salad on it

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  50. A tuna salad with lettuce, tomatoes, Yum Yum pickels & a touch of Miracle whip.

    Thanks.. Shari

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  51. Toasted bacon and tomato! I had two today, on Dempster's 12-grain bread. It's the only kind we buy!

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  52. egg mayonaise with grated onion sandwich

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  53. Toasted smoked meat with mustard on Harvest Pumpernickel!Yum!

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  54. Grilled Cheddar Cheese, Tomato and Avocado!

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  55. peanut butter and strawberry jam

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  56. Turkey sandwich with pickles, lettuce, mayo, mustard, and canadian cheese.

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  57. Peanut Butter and Banana

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  58. a skyhigh corned beef sandwich with extra pickles and mustard.

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  59. tomatoe lettuce &slice of cheese

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  60. Grilled Cheese... mmmmm

    -Dawn

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  61. I would make my orchard chicken salad sandwich. It's a copy of Subway's sandwich they put out in the spring and I perfected my own version. Dempster's bread is wonderful for this sandwich.

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  62. Grilled cheese and bacon.

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  63. I love tuna sandwiches!

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  64. I love grilled Cheese !

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  65. I commented on the 27th but shows ann, so thought I would redo it! I like the Turkey Club with Avocado Aioli sandwich

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  66. I love making egg sandwich with my love (Dempster's 100% Whole Grains Whole Wheat bread )

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  67. Whole Wheat Dempister's bread with mayo,red onion and cheddar cheeze open faced and toasted in the oven...good for you...

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  68. My favourite is grilled cheese

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  69. My favorite sandwich with Dempster's Whole Wheat Bread is Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly.

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  70. I would like to make a smoked turkey with havarti and tomatoes.

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  71. This is the best....smooth peanut butter, Miracle whip, cheddar cheese slice and sliced tomato with fresh ground pepper. Even better toasted....Enjoy!

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  72. I would make a toast ham & swiss using fresh tomatos & lettuce with some mayo! My bread of choice would be Dempster's 100% Whole Grains Whole Wheat bread. Thank you for the opportunity! - Darlene Schuller

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  73. grilled cheese
    sliced turkey breast
    Ham
    egg salad
    etc, etc, etc

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  74. toasted whole wheat with peanut butter + lettuce

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  75. Bacon(crispy), cheese and tomato sandwich

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  76. turkey bacon club or chunky peanut butter , nutella and pan fried bananas!!

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  77. a roast beef with cheese and lettuce and lots of mayo

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  78. Cheese Whiz,onion slices mayonnaise and lettuce. Great sandwich! Try it.

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  79. 1st kind of sandwich I would LOVE to make with Dempster's bread...peanut butter and banana <3

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  80. Avocado, tomato, cucumber and alfalfa sprouts...delicious!

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  81. I have to agree with the toasted BLT :)

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  82. Love a fully loaded cold meat - butter, ham (or other cold meat), sliced tomato, cucumber, mayo, mustard, lettuce, and pickles. Now I'm hungry

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  83. avocado tomato with melted brie

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  84. Tuna sandwich

    fossie@hotmail.com
    Florence

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  85. I would love to try the Tex Mex Chicken Sandwich recipe.

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  86. Crunchy Tuna and Radish Salad Sandwi

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  87. Tuna sandwiches for the little one, and peanut butter sandwiches for me :)

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  88. I'd love to make a veggie sandwich with Mayo, Cucumber, Sprouts, Cheese, Tomato and Pickle.

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  89. I liked Lena's Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Goat Cheese Spread. Might have to try it out tomorrow night with a different cheese!

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  90. I'd like to make a turkey club sandwich - yum!
    My promo simple name is Julie G.

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  91. I love to make a Toasted Bacon Lettuce and tomato sandwich.

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  92. Bacon Lettuce and tomato sandwiches. my favorite

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  93. Hmmmm....I love a good toasted tomato sandwich with mayo and salt and pepper...can't wait for my summer crop of tomatoes :-)
    - Dawn

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  94. A leftover chicken and avocado sandwich.

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  95. I love how companies just keep coming up with better options for bread all the time! My absolute fave so far is the veggie bread. Super delicious and kaelyn loves how its kinda green!

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