Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

VitaMuffinMix Recipe Contest!

Posted by 10 years ago 16 Comments

Update:Winners Announced! Click Here!

Do you enjoy coming up with healthy food ideas as I do?

Now here’s your chance to show me what you got!

If you weren’t already aware, Vitalicious has new baking mixes. They are a great healthy alternatives to traditional mixes, whole grain, low fat and super healthy.


You can make them as is but with a little creativity you can make a host of different guilt free snacks and desserts.

I’ve used the mixes before to create ideas like…

Honestly, I love these mixes. They take the guesswork out of baking and allow you to be creative in their use.

So here’s the deal. I’m looking for your recipe ideas using any of the
VitaMuffin and/or VitaBrownie Mixes.

What’s in it for you?

Vitalicious is going to supply the winner with a $500 gift certificate for the Vitalicious products of their choice! How cool is that?!

In addition, the top 5 finalist will get there recipes showcased here on GreenLiteBites with a pictures, a write up, husband, toddler opinions and all. (Just what you always wanted!) ;~P

What are the rules?

    • You must use a VitaMuffin and/or VitaBrownie Mixes as the basis of your recipe. The mixes can be purchases by clicking one of the links below…
      • Deep Chocolate VitaMix (Chocolate Muffin Mix)
      • VitaBrownie Mix (Chocolate Brownie Mix)
      • BananaNut VitaMix (Banana Nut Muffin Mix)
      • BlueBran VitaMix (Blueberry Bran Muffin Mix)
      • Not sure which to buy? Try them all with a sample pack!

Click here to purchase the mixes at my VitaStore

  • Your idea should use healthy whole ingredients keeping nutrition, health and calories in mind.
  • Recipes should strive to be less then 150 calories a serving. High calorie ideas will be lose points in the judging process.

How will the entries be judged?

I will review all submitted ideas and select 5 finalists. Over the course of a week or two I will bake and photograph each finalist’s recipe and showcase the idea in individual posts here on GreenLiteBites.

Judging criteria…

  • Ease of preparation
  • Taste
  • Creativity
  • Calories per serving

The husband, the toddler and I will taste test the top 5. I will then score each recipe on a scale from 1-5 in each of the judging categories. The toddler and the husband will each get a vote in the taste department. (The toddler will, of course, only be contributing a yay or nay ;~P)

How do I submit my ideas?

Email you contest entries to…

Be sure to include

  1. Name
  2. Phone number
  3. Ingredient list
  4. Detailed written instructions
  5. Approximate nutritional information

I’m sorry, I will not be able to personally respond to each entry.

Entries that do not include the minimum information listed here will immediately be disqualified. No warnings, no exceptions. (I do have a full time job you know!)

How many ideas can I enter?

I am not limiting the number of ideas you can submit. Just make sure you only submit one idea per email and each idea only once; submitting an idea more than once will not increase your chances to win. It will only cause me more work! Remember the full time job thing. ;~)

May I send a picture of what the recipe should look like?

Sure! However, I’d appreciate it if the photographs were somehow limited in size! Here is some info that may help.

What are the dates of the contest?

  • The contest will begin today January 19, 2008
  • Entries will be accepted until March 1, 2008
  • Finalist will be announced March 8, 2008
  • Finalist will be baked and photographed between March 08, 2008 – March 16, 2008 (I will be making each idea and posting them on GreenLiteBites)
  • Winner will be announced March 22, 2008

How do I calculate Nutritional Information?

Good question! You can use a lot of the same resources I do. I use a combination of websites,,, and sometimes to get the nutritional information of each ingredient. Then add them up and divide by the number of servings. Estimates are ok, I will verify the finalists nutritional info before posting.

What if I have a question?

Please post all questions in the comments. This way others can benefit from the response.

How do I stay updated on contest news?

Well, you can always come back here and check in or you can subscribe to the site and get email updates of everything on the site.

I’m super excited about this! Let me know if you have any questions.

Update:Winners Announced! Click Here!

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However, to prevent the massive amounts of spam I was receiving I have turned off comments on any post older than 5 days old. If you'd like to leave me a note regarding this post or anything really try me on twitter (@RoniNoone,) my Facebook page, or even IG (@RoniNoone) I'm so sorry for the inconvenience. I never thought I'd have to do this but it's gotten way out of hand and comment management has become simply too time consuming to manage.



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    January 19, 2008

    I've been wanting to purchase the VitaMixes and now I have my reason. Thanks for doing this, I can't wait! :)


    January 19, 2008

    I wish they offered some products that were peanut/treenut free. I can't use any of their products because of food allergies. :(


    January 19, 2008

    Are Canadians allowed to enter?


    January 20, 2008

    greeneggs - :~( I'll ask if they have any peanut free products in the works. Pam - Of course! Canadians are people too! ;~)


    January 21, 2008

    Oh boy, I've got to put my thinking cap on! I have about 4 boxes of Vitamix in my pantry right now. I always just make them the way they say on the box but now I'll have to try to come up with something creative for the contest. Thanks, Roni!


    January 22, 2008

    Allergy Update!!! According to Vitaliscious.... The only allergens listed on mix labels are wheat & soy. The mixes, unlike the finished product, are NOT manufactured on the equipment that handles nuts. I'm working to add the mix ingredient list to the site ASAP.

    carleen smith

    February 27, 2008

    thank you


    February 27, 2008

    Hi Roni! I think it's great that you are doing this! I totally understand that you don't have time to reply to our messages, but I wanted to know if there is a way I can make sure my e-mails get to you? So sorry for being a pain!


    February 27, 2008

    got 'em!!


    February 28, 2008

    Hi! I am new to this site, but LOVE it! I am excited about this contest... I know the recipes are due soon.. I am going to submit mine tonight! Thanks so much for this great site and contest.


    February 28, 2008

    Just submitted my recipes... Hope you got them!!

    Bryan Reap

    February 29, 2008

    Just to say ...Great website


    March 12, 2008

    Can these Vitamixes only be purchased on-line or do you know of any stores that carry it?


    March 12, 2008

    Hope, I haven't seen the mixes in store around me but some have. There is a store finder on their web site... Hope that helps!