Fun news to share today! Newman’s Own® announced the five finalists in their “Greens for Good” Recipe Contest.
A quick recap of what this contest is all about: Salad lovers were asked to create a green salad recipe that utilized one of Newman’s Own® Salad Dressing flavors as an ingredient in the recipe. All recipes created were inspired by favorite charities. The Grand Prize winner will have the opportunity for a charity of their choice to receive a $35,000 donation from Newman’s Own®. A $1,000 donation will be awarded to charities chosen by the four first place winners.
How the finalists were selected: Consideration was given to looking for unique flavors in the recipes, as well as how the recipe creators were inspired by their favorite non-profit charities (aligning with Newman’s Own® four areas of giving: Encouraging, Philanthropy, Empowerment, Children with Life Limiting Conditions, and Nutrition). Newman’s Own is thrilled to be able to make a donation to a special charity chosen by the winner. I’m 100% behind this company > Newman’s Own®, inc. donates 100% of their profits after taxes to charities ($400 million since 1982!)
Five finalists were selected from a pool of hundreds of entrants, and here they are! Time to vote for your favorite finalist! >>
Amy Hudson – (Harrisburg, PA) Ain’t No Cure for the Summer-time Blues Salad with Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette. Charity: The Vista School
Juliana Palmcook – (Wausau, WI) Hearts of Healing Salad with Newman’s Own Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette. Charity: The Women’s Community
Sarah Karlson – (Oakland, CA) Massaged Kale Salad with Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette. Charity: City Slicker Farms
Megan Huffman – (Greer, SC) Herb & Lemon Salmon Salad with Newman’s Own Parmesan & Roasted Garlic Dressing. Charity: The Meyer Center for Special Children
Kimberly Shelton – (Philadelphia, PA) Summer Jar Salad with Newman’s Own Lite Lime Vinaigrette. Charity: Fair Food Philly
From October 20, 2014 to November 1, 2014, vote for one of these favorite salad/non-profit pairings at www.Facebook.com/NewmansOwn by clicking on the “Greens for Good” tab.
Votes will count for 10% of each of the finalist’s scores, with taste, creativity/innovation, and inspiration for selection of their charitable organization tallying up the rest of their score. The charity nominated by the grand prize winner will receive $35,000! The nominated charities of the other finalists will each receive $1,000. Good luck to all of the finalists!
Disclosure: This post was written in partnership with Newman’s Own® to help spread the word about their Greens for Good recipe contest. Any opinions shared about their products are entirely my own.