Mambo Sprouts opens its annual Mambolicious Healthy Recipe contest, calling for tasty original recipes featuring natural and organic products. The contest promotes natural ingredients and aims to get a wider audience involved in choosing ingredients that are both healthy and eco-friendly.
All cooks are invited to get out their aprons and submit original recipes that incorporate one or more of our sponsors’ products into a healthy recipe and enter it into one of the following five categories:
• Savings Savvy: Tasty, generous portions on a tight budget.
• Kids Eat Smart: Healthy and nutritious meals kids will eat.
• Quick & Easy: Recipes that can be prepared and cooked in 30 minutes or less.
• Classic Alternatives: Recipes for people on special diets such as gluten-free, diabetic, or wheat-free.
• Desserts with a Twist: Desserts that are both healthy and delicious.
Winning recipes will incorporate one or more products from the Mambolicious contest sponsors including Jane’s Krazy Mixed-up, The Ginger People, Ian’s, Lightlife, Brown Cow, SAN-J, and Equal Exchange.
The contest will be judged by Peggy O’Mara, a natural living author and publisher of Mothering magazine; Chef Keith Snow of HarvestEating.com, a social network dedicated to seasonal cooking; and Kimberly Lord Stewart, award-winning food journalist and author of Eating Between the Lines: The Supermarket Shoppers Guide To The Truth Behind Food Labels.
“I’m excited to see the recipe submissions,” said O’Mara. “This contest is a wonderful opportunity to highlight how easy, affordable and delicious healthy food really is.”
The first place winners in each category will receive gift cards and an assortment of natural and organic products valued at approximately $600. One grand-prize winner will take home $2,500 cash plus products and prizes with a total package value of approximately $4,000!
Recipe submissions could be randomly chosen to appear in the new Mambo Test Kitchen video series. Visit www.mambosprouts.com/events/recipecontest09/test-kitchen.html to see the featured selections.
This year, Mambo has added a video category and invites people to submit their own cooking videos to Mambo’s YouTube Group page at www.youtube.com/group/mambolicious. One video winner will be selected to receive a prize package.
Submissions will be accepted from May 4 to June 15. Full rules and an online entry form can be
found at www.mambosprouts.com/events/recipecontest09.
ABOUT MAMBO SPROUTS: Mambo Sprouts Marketing is a full service health, natural and
organic foods and products marketing and promotions company. Through their online, mail and
in-store programs, Mambo Sprouts reaches over 2 million proven N&O shoppers quarterly.
Mambo offers manufacturers and retailers a complete range of customized programs including:
the industry's first and only natural product co-op mailer featuring an optional custom solo mailing; Mambo Sprouts natural and organic product Messenger newsletter and coupon books distributed quarterly to 385,000 N&O consumers; MamboTrack, offline and Web-based market research services; offline and online mail list development; Go Mambo!, Mambo Sprouts’ mobile promotions van that travels throughout target regions distributing product samples and coupons at major events and festivals; Web marketing including natural product instant e-coupons, sample offer promotions, and a monthly targeted health e-newsletter. Mambo Sprouts is based in Collingswood, New Jersey.
For more information call (856) 833.1933 or visit www.mambosprouts.com