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DOLE Peel The Love Banana Party + Giveaway (CLOSED)

I am so excited to tell you guys about DOLE Bananas new Peel the Love Campaign!

DOLE Peel The Love

Bananas: you grill, bake, mash, blend, spread and split bananas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, but this year, Dole is delivering one simple message about the country’s most popular fruit in 2013: Peel The Love. 
“The three-word command serves as the theme of a bold, year-long Dole initiative stressing the fun, irreverence and universally beloved aspects of the iconic yellow fruit, which Dole grows more of globally than anyone else.” – Dole

The first-ever Peel the Love Summer Food Truck Tour, sponsored by Dole Fresh Fruit and partners Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk and Dole Packaged Foods, will bring DOLE Bananas and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze recipes and samples directly to you in select cities across the country!

Good news LA foodies, DOLE Bananas Peel the Love Summer Food Truck is making a few more stops until it heads off to it’s next big city (Phoenix, AZ)!
June 21, 4pm-6pm – Albertsons 200 E. Sepulveda Blvd, Carson CA
June 22, 7am-12pm – Into the Summer Fun Run, 19800 Bloomfield Ave, Cerritos CA
June 23, 4pm-6pm – Walmart 1290 E. Ontario Ave, Corona CA
June 24, 4pm-6pm – Albertsons 2627 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica CA

Checkout the DOLE Bananas Peel the Love Summer Food Truck route and calendar to see when it will be in a city near you!

DOLE Peel The Love Party

To continue DOLE Bananas’ initiative to “Peel the Love” I wanted to show just how cool bananas really are. Thanks to DOLE, they sent me some awesome party supplies to host a Peel The Love banana party of my own. Their party kit included DOLE Bananas coupons, DOLE margarita glasses, reusable DOLE grocery bags, a yellow platter, banana USB Drive, and a Yonanas machine for my friends and I to enjoy! My first thought was… how can I show my readers how to throw a FUN healthy food party? Umm, obviously by hosting a DOLE Banana Nicecream party! After all, my mission is to make healthy foods fun, exciting, and always tasty!

I had a few friends over for an afternoon of Banana Nicecream and an endless healthy topping bar.
My Banana Nicecream bar consisted of frozen DOLE Bananas turned into banana nicecream/froyo with the help of Yonanas, and all of these yummy toppings:
Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, mango, pineapple, pomegranate seeds, apricot preserve, banana chips, honey roasted sliced almonds, granola, shredded coconut, crushed peanuts, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, chocolate covered sunflower seeds, crushed graham crackers, trail mix, pistachio toffee, cocoa almond butter, peanut butter, honey, agave, and cinnamon! I went a little crazy with my topping selection! Who doesn’t love toppings?

Instead of going to the grocery store for a pint of ice cream each, this is how we will be partying from now on. Bananas. Toppings. Pixar Movie. Best. Night. Ever.
Such a simple but healthy fun party idea for kids and families of all ages!

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DOLE Peel The Love Party Want to host your own DOLE Bananas Peel the Love Party?
Enter for your chance to win a DOLE Bananas Peel the Love Party Kit including:

Yonanas

1 Yonanas Healthy Dessert Maker
1 Banana USB drive
1 Yellow DOLE apron
1 Plastic Yellow serving platter
10 DOLE Bananas coupons
10 DOLE plastic margarita “glasses”
10 Yellow DOLE reusable grocery bags

For your chance to win:

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me what you would top your Banana Nicecream with!
  2.  You can earn another entry by tweeting: “Enter to #win a @DOLEbananas #PeelTheLove Party Kit and @Yonanas Healthy Dessert Maker! Hosted by @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/130eLb7 .”
    – Complete your Twitter entry by leaving a separate comment on this post with a link to your tweet.
  3.  You can earn an additional entry by taking a photo of DOLE bananas on Instagram along with the handle @RabbitFoodForMyBunnyTeeth and hashtag #peelthelove
    – Complete your Instagram entry by leaving another comment on this post with a link to your Instagram image.
  • That means you can earn up to 3 entries: comment on this post, tweet, and/or Instagram!
  • All entries must use a valid email address, Contest open to U.S. residents only (I’m sorry international bunnies!)
  • All entries must be posted by Sunday, June 23 at 11:59pm (PST).
  • The winner will be announced on Monday, June 24.

Good luck little bunnies!
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Interested in Buying a Yonanas Healthy Dessert Maker?
They sell for $49.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond. Sign up for their BB&B email subscription and receive a 20% off one item coupon! You know, those ones we all get in the mail every couple of months.

Want to make Banana nicecream without the fancy gadgets?
Here is my recipe for Banana Nicecream!

banana slicerOne last thing… since it’s banana related! If you’re ever having a bad day, read the reviews of this Banana Slicer on Amazon.com. HILARIOUS. I can’t stop laughing!

*The giveaway has ended. A winner will be announced on Monday, June 24.

Dole Salad Circle Party + Giveaway

Happy Monday, I hope that you had a fantastic weekend!
Motivation Monday: “Eat better, feel better”

When DOLE asked me if I would like to host a Salad Circle Party, I was pumped. Wait… beyond pumped… I was overly excited! Before I could even respond, I had my party completely planned out. I had visions of cute little fruit and veggies balloons hanging from the tree and all of my friends joining together to make one giant Friendship Salad. After my reply to DOLE, “When is the soonest I can host my party?” my vision quickly became a reality. DOLE was kind enough to send me the perfect starter kit and basis of my salad party: a plethora of fresh greens of DOLE Extra Veggie mixes with Snap Peas, Grape Tomatoes, and Garden Vegetables, some gorgeous Dole Hand Picked Selections Red Butter, Green Butter, and Green Oak whole lettuce heads, along with a wooden salad bowl, matching tongs and awesome goodies for my guests! Each guest received a DOLE reusable grocery bag, DOLE salad or cut-vegetable item coupons, DOLE fresh vegetable product or berry coupons, and a Salad Circle Recipe Booklets, and Salad Guides!

When I invited my friends to come over for a Salad Circle Party, I think everyone was a bit confused! Seriously, a party for salad? Oh yes, but not your average party or your average salad. This is the Olympics of salad parties.

Instead of preparing a salad for my guests, I wanted them to be a part of it! I wanted to try something new and have each person take part in the making of a Friendship Salad. I requested that each guest bring an ingredient that began with the first letter of their first name. As the host and official “Salad Guide” (thanks for the amazing apron, DOLE!) I started the Friendship Salad with a bed of fresh DOLE greens. We went around the table in a circle tossing each of our ingredients on top of the crisp mix of DOLE lettuces, and I couldn’t help but wonder what this masterpiece would taste like. I actually cringed at one point… We had quite an interesting ingredient list going on! After everyone put their ingredients into the bowl, I completed the Friendship Salad with a drizzle of dressing and gave it a nice toss. The mishmash of ingredients blended into a gorgeous array of colors and incredible flavor. Hesitant to try the salad, I took my first bite and was pleasantly surprised as to how oddly, but perfectly, the flavors came together. You would not believe that this combination of less than ordinary ingredients was seriously DOLEicious! It turned out so well that I and many of my friends ended up going back for seconds! A Salad Circle Party will definitely be a new summer tradition in my kitchen. It’s a fun, affordable, and healthy way to entertain guests and every salad will always be different!



Catherine/Host: Greens & Dressing
Holding Dole Hand Picked Selections Green & Red Butter lettuce heads.

Anthony: Avocado & Brett: Beets

Cathie: Corn & Jessica: Jicama

Linda: Lentils & Lauren: Lemon

Michael: Mozzarella & Mike: Medjool Dates

Patrick: Pineapple & Sarah: Sunflower Seeds

Tammy: Tangerines & Trevor: Tomatoes













Huge thank you to DOLE for all of the Salad Circle goodies & special thanks to Jessica at Cardelucci | Photography + Design for the amazing photos!

DOLE is offering one lucky RFFMBT reader a change to host their own salad party for 10!
The lucky winner will receive a Salad Circle Pack consisting of:
1 DOLE salads apron
1 wooden salad bowl and tongs
10 DOLE reusable grocery bags
10 DOLE salad guides
10 DOLE salad circle recipe booklets
20 DOLE coupons (10 DOLE Salad or cut vegetable item coupons & 10 DOLE fresh vegetable product or berries coupons)

For your chance to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post “Dole Salad Circle Party + Giveaway” telling me what your favorite salad ingredient is!
  • You can earn a second entry by tweeting: “I entered for a chance to host a @DOLESaladGuide Salad Circle Party via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/MrMrWG .”
  • Complete your second entry by leaving a second comment on this post with a copy of your tweet.
  • All entries must use a valid email address.
  • Open to U.S. residents only.
  • All comments must be posted by Thursday, August 9th at 11:59pm (PST).
  • 1 winner will be randomly selected and announced on Friday, August 10th.

For more DOLEicious salad ideas and information, visit their Twitter and Facebook!

* The giveaway has ended, and the winner will be announced on Friday, August 10.
** Congratulations to the winner: Vanessa G. from TN.