Lynn – Grains of Goodness Giveaway

March 12, 2010

in acting, dinner, giveaway, product review

Guess what opens in New York City today? My movie, “White on Rice!” It’s playing at Big Cinemas (239 E. 59th Street) every day for at least a week – hopefully more if it does well…would appreciate your help in spreading the word to your tri-state peeps!

My afternoon apple/chocolate snack kept me full until Abe got back late last night. I didn’t think I would be able to wait until 9pm for dinner, but I did! I always prefer to eat with my boo.

I sauteed an onion and some garlic with organic chopped collard greens, deglazed the pan with veggie stock, and added half a jar of this Bertolli Arrabbiata sauce that we received from the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program.

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While that was all cooking, I smeared two of these with some Laughing Cow cheese:

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I am a little obsessed with this lavash bread, which I picked up at Whole Foods. When you roll it up it makes a wrap the size of your head. :)

The oven was preheated to 350 already – I combined it all for 10 minutes to make this personal, upside-down “pizza” -

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So good!  Abe kept saying so, which he doesn’t usually do.  If you like super-thin “crust” you will like this.

For dessert, we split an organic navel orange and two flavors of Fatty Bar samples we got:

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One was Dark Chocolate with Chili and the other was Milk Chocolate with Ginger.

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Unfortunately, these weren’t really our thing – the milk chocolate tasted like a Nestle Crunch bar with dried herbs and the Dark Chocolate was just okay, with a slight spicy kick. Even though we got these for free, I wouldn’t spend $5 for either of these bars.  Maybe our palates are just uncouth.

The best part of my job? Watching TV for research. I spent an hour “studying” by watching episodes of the show I’m auditioning for while we had dinner. Then Abe helped me run lines.

Once I felt like I was prepared, we snuggled up with some Nestle’s hot cocoa and caught up on “Lost:”

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Okay, you’ve been patient (or maybe you’ve just scrolled down to this part)…

Here’s the giveaway!

I got was this “Grains of Goodness” package from General Mills through MyBlogSpark:

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This last item is so cool – will be perfect for cereal or yogurt parfaits on the go -

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General Mills is making an effort to reduce their sugar and increase whole grains in their kids’ cereal. Since I still have a very special place in my heart for their products, like Golden Grahams, Honey Nut Cheerios, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch (I now have the jingles running through my head) this is good news. For more information, visit www.wholegrainnation.com.

You can win this whole “Grains of Goodness” package too! How to enter:

Leave a comment on this post with your favorite General Mills Cereal (mandatory)

For Extra Entries (leave a comment for each):

  1. Link back to this giveaway on your blog
  2. Twitter About It
  3. Add “The Actors Diet” to your blog roll
  4. Subscribe to our blog via email or RSS feed (links on right-hand side of this page)

The winner will be picked next Friday, March 19th, via random integer.  U.S. Residents only, sorry!

{ 116 comments }

1 luvtoeat March 12, 2010 at 7:41 am

Woot woot for White on Rice playing at Big Cinemas!
Sorry I have to ask, is this giveaway open to Canadians?

2 actorsdiet March 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm

sorry – U.S. residents only!!!

3 luvtoeat March 12, 2010 at 2:00 pm

No problem. Goodluck to all U.S. residents!

4 Lisa March 12, 2010 at 7:41 am

Oh my goodness… in college, my roommates are I were obsessed with Cinnamon Toast Crunch… because of the limited food hall options back then, CTC (as we lovingly called it) became a staple of ours! Then as I got older, I realized how bad CTC really is nutritionally, but I still love it as a treat every now and again!

5 Evan Thomas March 12, 2010 at 7:42 am

Reeses puffs for sure

6 Evan Thomas March 12, 2010 at 7:43 am

I get the feed

7 Evan Thomas March 12, 2010 at 7:44 am

You’re on my blogroll

8 Melissa March 12, 2010 at 7:51 am

I love Cinnamon toast crunch and could probably eat the whole box of it if the opportunity presented itself. Thanks for the giveaway!

9 Evan Thomas March 12, 2010 at 7:51 am
10 Melissa March 12, 2010 at 7:52 am

Tweeted!

11 Susan March 12, 2010 at 8:09 am

My fave GM cereal has to be Cheerios – a classic.

12 Susan March 12, 2010 at 8:10 am

And you’re on my blogroll!

13 luckytastebuds March 12, 2010 at 8:37 am

Hmm i have to say cinnamon toast crunch. muhahah

14 Estela @ Weekly Bite March 12, 2010 at 8:39 am

Congrats on the movie!! I have family in NYC! I’ll let them know :)

15 elaine March 12, 2010 at 8:52 am

hi lynn! thanks for holding this wonderful giveaway! congrats on ur movie showing in NYC!! my favorite general mills cereal has to be cheerios! it’s a classic

16 elaine March 12, 2010 at 8:53 am

i’m suscribed to you by RSS feed through google reader!

17 joy March 12, 2010 at 9:08 am

I am a fiber one girl! But my husband wants me to tell you count chocula is the best cereal ever created!

18 joy March 12, 2010 at 9:09 am

you are on my blogroll

19 Tricia March 12, 2010 at 9:09 am

cinnamon toast crunch…but shhhh….don’t tell anyone

20 Tricia March 12, 2010 at 9:10 am

youre on my blogroll

21 The Foodie Diaries March 12, 2010 at 9:24 am

gooolden grahams!! love them super soggy

and i will spread the word in NYC about white on rice! SO exciting!

22 kk March 12, 2010 at 10:10 am

cheerios definitely!

23 Tracie @hollafoodzone March 12, 2010 at 10:15 am

I’ve only had lavash bread a few times but I love it! I wish I could get it more often!

24 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) March 12, 2010 at 10:30 am

That pizza is genius! Such a nice, simple, light variation on the thick and greasy stuff.

I can’t wait to see your movie! I’m thinking Saturday or Sunday will be the day that I check it out. Looking forward to it!

25 Lynn Chen March 12, 2010 at 1:24 pm

thanks, chelsea! i appreciate the support! http://www.lynnchen.com http://www.theactorsdiet.com

26 Mary March 12, 2010 at 10:32 am

My favorite are Honey Nut Clusters :)

27 Ibu March 12, 2010 at 10:47 am

My favorite is Cheerios..I have the option to chose the sweet ones or just the plain one..

28 katie March 12, 2010 at 10:48 am

Hello!!!!!! Hope you are having a great day!!!

Girl those kooloos look so good, love how you added to your salad!!! I have never heard of those!! Yum!!!!

I have seen those bars at whole foods and wondered if they are good, glad to know they are yum! Will have to snag one up!!!!

Oh my fave cereal is Fiber One at the moment, I love how feeling it is and the fiber!!!!
xoxoxo

29 NT March 12, 2010 at 10:49 am

Oatmeal Crisp Triple Berry is my favourite! :)

30 Simply Life March 12, 2010 at 10:49 am

I’m a big fan of the Fiber One flakes!

31 kathleen March 12, 2010 at 11:40 am

i follow you!!

32 Claire March 12, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I love love love Fiber one!!I use it to cook,bake, mix it with other cereals, or just eat it by itself.I also love cherios…childhood memory eating them out of a sandwich baggy.Now, they have those cool Cherios container:-) cc

33 Emily March 12, 2010 at 12:05 pm

I love Total Whole Grain!

34 Claire March 12, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I don’t have a blog,but I subscribed!!

35 ksgoodeats March 12, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Cinnamon Toast Crunch and I have QUITE the hot past ;) What a fun giveaway!

36 Katie @ Health for the Whole Self March 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Since I prefer simple cereals, Total is definitely my favorite.

37 ashley March 12, 2010 at 12:37 pm

My fave cereal is regular cheerios – I love to use them in homemade trail mixes :-)

38 ashley March 12, 2010 at 12:37 pm

You’re on my blogroll!!

39 ashley March 12, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I subscribe via google reader – love your blog :-)

40 Lisa @ Early Morning Run March 12, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Great giveaway! I have loved Honey Nut Cheerios since I was a kid. so delicious!!

41 junghwa March 12, 2010 at 12:44 pm

omg i hope i win! i’ve been wanting this!!! great giveaway lynn!

42 junghwa March 12, 2010 at 12:44 pm

you’re on my blogroll :)

43 junghwa March 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm

subscribed to newsletter~

44 dawn March 12, 2010 at 1:05 pm

OMG Lavash bread. Do you know that is impossible to find in the NE? Only whole foods carries it. I LOVE that stuff, makes the best hummus rollups.
Cereal? Hmm. I eat oatmeal & almond butter. But I have tried the Cascadian Farms Organic Fruit Loops for kids and they were awesome.

45 Corey March 12, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Cheerios all the way!

46 lowandbhold March 12, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Honey Nut Cheerios!

47 grace March 12, 2010 at 1:32 pm

gotta love cheerios! good for the heart :)

48 grace March 12, 2010 at 1:33 pm

i follow you on google reader!

49 Maureen March 12, 2010 at 1:44 pm

I totally love Golden Grahams.

50 Maureen March 12, 2010 at 1:46 pm

I will be receiving your emails.

51 Melissa S. March 12, 2010 at 2:46 pm

golden grahams!!!

52 Vanilla Swirl March 12, 2010 at 3:00 pm

My favorite GM cereal product is definately Fiber One :)

53 Vanilla Swirl March 12, 2010 at 3:01 pm

You’re in my blogroll :)

54 Vanilla Swirl March 12, 2010 at 3:02 pm

I already suscribed!

55 GurlOnA"Diet" March 12, 2010 at 3:02 pm

i love kix. it’s a childhood thing :-D

56 GurlOnA"Diet" March 12, 2010 at 3:02 pm

subscribed already!

57 GurlOnA"Diet" March 12, 2010 at 3:03 pm

annnd you’re on my blogroll (despite my hiatus) :D

58 Vanilla March 12, 2010 at 3:04 pm
59 Naomi (onefitfoodie) March 12, 2010 at 3:38 pm

what a fun giveaway! you are on my blogroll, of course!

60 Naomi (onefitfoodie) March 12, 2010 at 3:38 pm

fav general mills cereal would have to be honey nut cheerios!!

61 Naomi (onefitfoodie) March 12, 2010 at 3:39 pm

I tweeted (onefitfoodie)

62 Chelsea March 12, 2010 at 3:45 pm

I wish I lived in NY so that I could go see it and support you. I can’t wait to see your outfit for tomorrow!!!! =D

63 Annie March 12, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Any cheerios flavor is my fav!

64 Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce March 12, 2010 at 5:12 pm

cinnamon toast crunch, but standard cheerios is always a safe bet too. i love those fit n fresh containers, i have one i use for school!

65 Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce March 12, 2010 at 5:12 pm

i follow you!

66 Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition March 12, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Fun giveaway!! I’m a Cinnamon toast crunch girl : )

67 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 12, 2010 at 6:34 pm

cheerios

68 rebecca lustig March 12, 2010 at 6:34 pm

oh my goodness, i hope the film does well!! i’ll definitely spread the word.

have a WONDERFUL weekend. You deserve it :)

69 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 12, 2010 at 6:34 pm

on my blogroll

70 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 12, 2010 at 6:35 pm

tweeted

71 Katie @ Health for the Whole Self March 12, 2010 at 7:46 pm
72 feetinmotion March 12, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Wheaties Fuel is soooo good!!!!

73 feetinmotion March 12, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Added you to my blog roll :D

74 Can You Stay for Dinner March 12, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Awesome pizza! And congrats on “White on Rice” premiering! My fave General Mills cereal is Lucky Charms. By a mile.

75 Tasha March 12, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Honey Nut Cheerios or Lucky Charms =) mmM marshmallows

76 carol March 12, 2010 at 11:12 pm

I love KIX!!!!

77 carol March 12, 2010 at 11:13 pm
78 carol March 12, 2010 at 11:13 pm

subscriber

79 Jessie March 13, 2010 at 4:25 am

Congrats on the movie opening – how exciting!! I’ll tweet about it :)

My fav cereal has got to be the classic Cheerios – grew up on this stuff.

80 Jessie March 13, 2010 at 4:27 am

You’re already on my blogroll :)

81 Jessie March 13, 2010 at 4:28 am

Just subscribed by RSS!

82 Christina March 13, 2010 at 4:39 am

Cinnamon toast crunch was my fav as a child!

And you’re already on my blogroll :)

83 SharonAnne March 13, 2010 at 7:10 am

My old stand-by for comfort cereal is Cocoa Puffs. While I don’t eat it often, it’s still my favorite, and has been since I was a kid.

Right now, my “everyday” favorite is Banana Nut Cheerios. Wow, I should mix that half and half with the Cocoa Puffs…best of both worlds!

sharonanne56(at)yahoo(dot)com

84 Jennifer M March 13, 2010 at 7:31 am

I like Lucky CHarms.

85 Kelsey March 13, 2010 at 9:47 am

i love cheerios!!

86 Kelsey March 13, 2010 at 9:47 am

tweeted! @carrothead

87 heather y March 13, 2010 at 10:47 am

Cheerios… a classic! I do lvoe the Honey Nut Cheerios too…

Thanks for the great giveaway!

88 heather y March 13, 2010 at 10:48 am
89 Kat March 13, 2010 at 10:50 am

Wow, what a great idea for pizza! Ive never thought to cook veggies in sauce before putting them on a pizza. I can imagine that it was really yummy!

90 Kady @ Livin, Lovin, Learnin March 13, 2010 at 11:22 am

Good ol’ classic Cheerios! Wheaties are good too.

91 Marianna March 13, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I love Frosted Cheerios! LOL

92 Marianna March 13, 2010 at 2:59 pm
93 Bonnie M. March 15, 2010 at 12:40 am

My favorite General Mills cereal is Lucky Charms.

wakeupangel at gmail dot com

94 Bonnie M. March 15, 2010 at 12:40 am
95 Bonnie M. March 15, 2010 at 12:40 am
96 Bonnie M. March 15, 2010 at 12:41 am

Subbed via e-mail with wakeupangel at gmail dot com

97 Karla March 15, 2010 at 3:23 am

Ooh I’ll be in NYC this weekend! Hope I get a chance to go see it!
I’m boring… I love raisin bran…

98 Karla March 15, 2010 at 3:23 am

You’re on my blogroll :)

99 susan March 15, 2010 at 3:51 am

oh Cinnamon Toast Crunch, is the best!

100 Danielle March 15, 2010 at 4:33 pm

My favorite cereal is Fiber One!

101 Danielle March 15, 2010 at 4:33 pm

I subscribe to your blog!

102 Light Delight with Tou Tou March 15, 2010 at 5:10 pm

My favorite – fiber one for sure :-)
I almost bought that fit and fresh lunch box today – looks very cool :-) I will be thrilled to got this, though normally i don’t have good luck, hehe :)

103 Ashlei March 16, 2010 at 9:15 am

Cheerios for sure!

104 Ashlei March 16, 2010 at 9:16 am

You’re on my blogroll

105 lpskins March 16, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Cinn toast crunch no questions asked.

106 lpskins March 16, 2010 at 1:47 pm

blog roll baby!

107 Miranda Allen March 16, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Honey Nut Cheerios!!

Freebiegoddess03@aol.com

108 blair March 17, 2010 at 10:38 am

My favorite General Mills cereal is plain jane cheerios. Ate them growing up, and I still can’t get enough!!

109 blair March 17, 2010 at 10:39 am

tweeted! [@blairwinston]

110 blair March 17, 2010 at 10:39 am

now following actor’s diet on my greader!

111 runRedrun March 17, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Here’s another for cheerios.

112 Sharon A March 18, 2010 at 6:51 am

I have always enjoyed Wheaties. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

113 deb March 18, 2010 at 7:28 am

FiberOne is a delicious General Mills cereal. Full of fiber and
a great addition to many recipes. We LOVE it!

114 Sue March 18, 2010 at 3:48 pm

I must say that Count Chocula was my favorite cereal as a child….but now I love Honey Nut Cheerios! Yum!

115 Joann March 19, 2010 at 7:04 am

Lucky Charms might be chosen as my last meal if I were ever in that situation…AMAZING.
But for daily life, I could live off of Raisin Nut Bran =)

116 Joann March 19, 2010 at 7:05 am

Also added you to my RSS Feed! (Not even b/c of the giveaway, but that’s a bonus!)

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