Sunday, March 27, 2016

#SprinkleofNutrition with Carrington Farms and T-Fal #Giveaway!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



It is National Nutrition Month. To help celebrate, we made a cake with veggies! I have long been a fan of hiding vegetables in food, but since my youngest is a very picky eater, even that does usually fly. He spots them no matter how small and ewws and ahh's his way from enjoying what he would probably like if he would give it a valid try. Put the 'good stuff' in baked goods though, and he's all in, even if he knows it's in there! I discovered that little tidbit when my son got excited over zuchinni muffins my daughter-in-law made him a long time ago. Since then, it's been all-in for finding innovative ways to get good foods into his baked goods (and I've been baking a lot!). ;)



Recently I got the great idea to make a chocolate, zuchinni and carrot cake, and to add some Carrington Farms Ready to Eat Flax Chia Blend into the mix.

Carrington Farms Flax Chia Seeds: Combining the best health benefits of both Flax and Chia seeds, the Carrington Farms Flax Chia Blend is an excellent source of energy and nutrients for lasting heart health and boosted metabolism. Throw them in the mix for a healthy twist on your favorite baked good classics.

My son knew they were in there, I told him. He tentatively tried it, and instantly approved. I loved that he was getting something with an added boost of healthy that he doesn't usually get, and he loved the cake!




I also loved that instead of using vegetable oil, as is usually required in cake recipes, I could substitute the Carrington Farms Coconut Cooking Oil. This oil is great for many reasons, including the following:
  • First ever liquid coconut oil on the market that stays liquid at room temperatures
  • Healthier alternative to butter and other oils (such as canola, vegetable, peanut)
  • All-natural, Gluten-Free, Hexane-Free, Non-GMO, Non-Hydrongenated Cooking Oil
  • Contains no solvents or trans-fats
  • Packaged in a BPA-free plastic bottle 
  • Naturally rich in Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCT)
  • Available in (4) Flavors-New Sriracha, Original Flavorless and Odorless, Rosemary and Garlic
I used the unflavored and it worked like a charm. 


Carrington Farms Unflavored Liquid Coconut Cooking Oil: All-Natural, Gluten-Free, Hexane-Free, and Non-GMO, this liquid coconut oil is a fantastic alternative to traditional oils (vegetable, olive, canola, corn, etc.). And while this liquid coconut oil retains all of the health benefits of traditional coconut oil without the odor/flavor of coconuts, it also remains liquid in form. Carrington’s Liquid Coconut Cooking Oil has a higher heat point than traditional olive oils and is a perfect addition for your baking dishes.


Something that made me very happy was the Carrington Farms Coconut Oil Cooking Spray. I chose to make this particular cake a bundt pan. I traditionally have bundt cake challenges, in that I can never get the cake out without it sticking to the pan. That wasn't the case this time though. The coconut oil cooking spray made the cake removal effortless. I simply flipped it upside down when the cake was done cooking, and out it came in all its beautiful cake glory.


Carrington Farms Coconut Oil Cooking Spray: Convenient, easy-to-use, nonstick zero calorie spray, Carrington Farms Coconut Oil Cooking Spray is ideal for anything from pancakes, eggs, and baking goodies! This all-natural coconut spray easily coats baking pans and keeps food from sticking to cookware, making cleanup effortless.
   
The bare cake before we coated it. 
It popped out of the pan perfect, thanks to Carrington Farms Coconut Oil Cooking Spray.

Chocolate Zucchini and Carrot Cake Recipe
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • A few dashes of Carrington Farms Flax Chia Blend
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 c. Carrington Farms Coconut Cooking Oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • Carrington Farms Coconut Oil Cooking Spray
In a bowl stir together dry ingredients. Add eggs and oil, and stir well. Fold in zucchini and carrots. Spray your
cake pan of choice with Carrington Farms Cocount Oil Cooking Spray. Pour cake mix in pan and bake for 50 minutes.
I just dusted mine with powdered sugar, but if you like frosting or glaze, they make perfect toppings too. Just make sure the cake cools completely before applying.


Today, for Easter (Happy Easter to you, by the way!), we will be whipping up a few things to take to Easter Dinner at my oldest son's house. One of those things will be Carrot Cake Cookie Bars, and I'll be whipping them up on my brand new, and very dandy T-Fal AirBake Cookie Sheets. The air insulation keeps the top sheet from overheating, which in turn keeps your cookies from burning if you leave them in just a tad bit too long (it's happened to most of us). I'm a huge fan of T-Fal, and have been for as long as I can remember, and these cookie sheets are amazing!! I recommend them highly. 



T-Fal AirBake Natural
The go-to cookie sheet for any household, the T-fal AirBake Natural Sheet Set provides an overall enhanced baking performance with its insulated aluminum sheets and MicroDome technology. This means better browning, no burning, and decreased bake times. Your cookies, or in my case Carrot Cake Cookie Bars, will never look or taste better!

Learn more about T-Fal Bakeware by visiting their website, Facebook, Instgram, Pinterest and Twitter.

Learn more about Carrington Farms by visiting their website, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

If you like what you see, you are in luck because one lucky Mail4Rosey reader is going to win a prize pkg. of their own that will include the awesome T-Fal Air Bake Cookie Sheet and some Carrington Farms items too! Enter below, US entrants only.

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97 comments:

  1. Carrington Farms Unflavored Liquid Coconut Cooking Oil would be wonderful to try to cook with and I would really like to use the T-fal AirBake Natural Sheet Set. I need a new and better cookie sheet.
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  2. I would like to try that cooking spray.

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  3. Good nutrition there indeed. Coconut oil can sure do a lot.

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  4. My daughter and I are trying to eat healthier, including cutting down on meat and adding healthy foods, like quinoa, kale, and other things, to our diets. I've heard great things about coconut oil and am anxious to try it. I could really use a new baking sheet, too, so this prize is perfect for me.

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  5. Wow I love that this includes Coconut Oil products. I've been trying to eat healthier. Also I've not tried some of the above foods before so this is a nice package. Then pan would be super useful.

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  6. I would love to try this airbake cookie sheet.

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  7. I have cooked with coconut oil before but never the flavored varieties that Carrington Farms have like Sriracha and Rosemary & Garlic. I would love to experiment with the Carrington Farms Flax Chia Seeds in my baking for heart health and boosted metabolism.

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  8. I remember my mom using an air bake sheet pan and she loved it! I had to be careful not to get water in the middle when washing it.

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  9. I've been looking for a new cookie sheet! This would be perfect!

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  10. the cake looks good-I've never used Liquid Coconut Cooking Oil

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  11. My husband just loves coconut oil and cooks with it frequently!

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  12. I see Carrington Farm products in Walmart but wasn't sure about the liquidfied coconut oil. Glad to see it works well. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  13. That looks yum Rosey. Let's drizzle and eat. :)

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  14. I like using healthy products in my cooking and the products by Carrington Farms sound great!

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  15. I have never used the coconut oil nor have I seen the cooking spray with it. I have heard a lot of good things about it and would love to try it out.

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  16. T-Fal products are wonderful. I haven't tried any Carrington Farms products yet.

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  17. That cake looks delicious. And th epan looks awesome.

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  18. Chia seeds are a regular in my smoothies and overnight oats. I love a good brand of chia seeds. The coconut oil is something I'd love to try. It would be a good switch from your usual cooking oil.

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  19. Ooohh those are nice indeed. When we bake things with love and nutrition, that is always the best combination.

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  20. love t-fal prouducts. thanks for the chance

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  21. that flax chia blend looks really nice! im a fan of both! always have them to any foods thats available to mix them. i've started to use coconut oil too goodluck to the giveaway!

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  22. I love using their products! I usually use them when I'm baking. Brittney House

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  23. I regular use their coconut oil as a carrier.

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  24. Oh, this contest rocks! I hope I win!

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  25. T-Fal is the best cookware. I've heard so mjuch about using coconut oil in cooking. I guess it's time I tested it out.

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  26. Air bake cookie sheets work very well and I'd love to try the coconut oil cooking spray.

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  27. Looking forward to trying the coconut cooking oil.

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  28. I have actually never heard of Carrington Farms before but I love using coconut oil. It's great for not just cooking. T-Fal is also one of those cookware that is great and I owned a set when I got my first apartment.

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  29. wow, these are really good. T-fal is one good brand that i knew in the market

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  30. I use a lot of that stuff, but have never used Carrington Farms brand before. I'd like to give it a try!

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  31. I would love to try the cooking spray. It would be nice to have a better option than what I am using now.

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  32. I am anxious to try this cookie sheet, and also the Carrington Farms products.

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  33. Tfal is a great company. I recently received a Tfal pan that I am in love with!

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  34. My mother cooks with T-fal and swears by the quality. I'd love to try it in my own kitchen soon.

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  35. That looks like such a great pan! I'm a big fan of coconut oil!

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  36. I would love to try all these products, thanks.

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  37. I hear lots of good things about coconut oil but I've never bought it. I bet the spray is good.

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  38. I want to try coconut cooking oil spray. I have heard good things about coconut oil

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  39. I would love to try the air bake cooking sheet.

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  40. I don't think I've seen that brand around here, but now I'll have to double check. I'd really love to try that cooking oil!

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  41. This stuff looks amazing! I would love to try the coconut oil cooking spray!
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    Ashley C

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  42. I remember my dad using TFAL! That cake looks delicious.

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  43. Thankyou for sharing, I'll have to keep an eye out for this product!

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  44. I would love to try the airbake cookie sheet.

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  45. What a good way to continue to add flax seeds and coconut oils to my diet.

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  46. I like using healthier products in my cooking and the products by Carrington Farms sound great! Will try the coconut oil cooking spray!

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  47. I have heard a lot about using coconut oil products, but haven't actually done so. This would be a good way to try them out.

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  48. Love this I have recently started using products like this way more ao far I love it

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  49. Wow! That looks amazing! I will print this recipe and surprise my husband. He loves this stuff.

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  50. I could sure do with a slice of that cake...
    -beautythatwalks.com

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  51. I am using coconut oil for much of my baking now so these products are good to know about.

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  52. That looks moist and insanely delicious! What a nice giveaway you have. Thanks!

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  53. I would love the T-Fal cookie sheet. I've burnt so many cookies. I love the bundt pan also. You don't those a lot anymore.

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  54. I have not tried any of the products except for the Tfal pans. Sounds like it would be fun to use.

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  55. I would make oatmeal raisin cookies.

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  56. love T-Fal products - they have great even heat distribution

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  57. Thank you for another great giveaway!

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  58. I have not tried carrington products but hope to. Baking pan is great!

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  59. A new baking sheet would be great as mine are getting pretty worn.

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  60. My Mother would love to have this, she bakes cookies all the time.

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  61. I've never used Barrington Farms but T-Fal always has high guality.

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  62. i love adding my Chia to everything! would love to try the flax blend!

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  63. I am a baker so I could really use these items and enjoy them.

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  64. I've never baked with coconut oil but I'd love to try, I try to bake something once a week!

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  65. I would love to try some of these.

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  66. That cake looks so yummy!!!!

    I hear great things about coconut oil, so awesome.

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  67. I've been hearing about this new bakeware and would really like to have better batches (without burning).

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  68. This cake recipe looks healthy. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  69. I would love to try their baking sheet.

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  70. i am excited to try that pan. i want to eat that cake.

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  71. I have not tried these products before but I would like to.

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  72. T-fal products are awesome. I would like to try this cookie sheet.

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  73. this sounds like a great product I would love to try it

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  74. I love the Carrington Flax Chia Seeds. I have never baked with them before, but I do add them to my smoothies.

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  75. I would like to try the cooking spray, would help when I bake cakes

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  76. My t-fal pans are my best pans!

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  77. Wow cocnut cooking spray. Never heard of that before. Interesting

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  78. I've never tried coconut oil, but hear great things about it.

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  79. Would love to try these products - have not tried them yet!!

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  80. I would like to try the Air Bake Pan.

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  81. I love the T-Fal barnd and will have to try the Carrington Farm products.

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  82. I have never tried using coconut oil or spray!

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  83. I haven't tried the Carrington Farm brand before but I'm going to be looking for it, especially the coconut oils.

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  84. The Air bake Cookie sheet would be perfect for baking cookies and not burning them.

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  85. The air bake pan looks awesome

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  86. I love to bake and have been baking with tfal for years!

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  87. We would bake homemade scones !

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  88. I just want to let you know that I got this in the mail yesterday! Thank you!

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