Positive Thinking: The Sargento Ultra Thin VoxBox
We’re pretty sure that the USDA Food Pyramid has got it all wrong. Not only is cheese definitely a food group, but it should probably be right down there at the base of the pyramid.
At only 40 calories a slice, Sargento Ultra Thin Cheese Slices pack protein and calcium without skimping on flavor. Are you thinking what we’re thinking? That’s right: Cheese with every meal, every day!!!
Any way you slice it, Sargento Ultra Thin Cheese is the perfect addition to breakfast, lunch AND dinner.
Check out some of our favorite recipes below:
Breakfast: Southwestern Black Bean & Cheese Omelet
Prep time: 12 minutes
Cook time: 7 minutes
3/4 cup rinsed and drained canned black beans
4 Tbsp. chunky salsa, divided
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1/8 tsp. each: salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 ripe avocado, diced
1 Tbsp. canola oil or butter
4 slices Sargento Ultra Thin Cliced Colby-Jack Cheese
- Combine beans, 3 Tbsp. salsa and cilantro; mix well. Beat eggs with green onion, salt and pepper. Combine avocado and remaining 1 Tbsp. salsa.
- Heat oil or melt butter in a large nonstick skillet with sloped sides over medium heat until hot. Add egg mixture; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until bottom is set. Arrange cheese over egg mixture; top with bean mixture. Use 2 spatulas to fold egg mixture in half over filling. Cook over low heat 3 minutes or until center is set. Cut omelet in half; transfer to serving plates and top with avocado mixture.
Lunch: Veggie, Cheddar & Hummus Sandwich
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
12 thin slices radishes
1/2 cup baby spinach leaves or shredded lettuce
1/4 cup prepared hummus, original or sun-dried tomato flavor, divided
2 multi-grain thin sandwich rounds, split
4 slices Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Mild Cheddar Cheese, divided
10 thin slices cucumber
Spread 1 tablespoon hummus on each bread round. Top two bread rounds with cucumber, radish, spinach and cheese. Close sandwiches.
Dinner: Pepper Jack Tortilla
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
1 (12 oz.) package uncooked chorizo sausage
1 (16 oz.) can pinto beans, drained
1 (14.5 oz.) can fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
6 (6-inch) corn tortillas
12 slices Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese
1/2 cup light or regular sour cream
1/2 cup chopped cilantro or green onions
- Remove chorizo from casings. Cook chorizo in a large saucepan over medium heat until cooked through, about 5 minutes; pour off drippings. Add beans and tomatoes; bring to a simmer and remove from heat.
- Coat an 8-or 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Spoon 1-1/4 cups of the bean mixture over bottom of dish; top with 4 slices cheese and 3 of the tortillas, tearing to fit into an even layer. Repeat layering once. Spread remaining bean mixture over all; cover with foil.
- Bake in a preheated 375°F 25 minutes or until heated through. Top with remaining 4 slices cheese. Let stand 5 minutes. Serve topped with sour cream and cilantro.
We’ve got our day covered (in cheese). What Sargento Ultra Thin Cheese Slice recipes can you come up with? 5,000 Influensters will have the chance to put together their own meal plan for FREE! Arriving on their doorsteps is a snazzy Sargento VoxBox filled with an insulated lunch bag, a voucher for 1 free pack of Sargento Ultra Thin Cheese Slices, and a coupon!
Tune in on Twitter @InfluensterVox with hashtag #SargentoUltraThin to see what our Influenster chefs whip up in the kitchen!
#RealTea Recipes: Dessert, Mocktails & More!
Red Rose Real Tea Milkshake
2 scoops ice cream (any flavor you prefer)
1 cup milk
Red Rose Real Tea, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until desired consistency. Grab a spoon, straw, or both and enjoy!
Red Rose Iced Tea Mocktail (adapted from www.BakedBree.com recipe)
1 1/3 cups sugar
4 squirts Red Rose Blackcurrant Raspberry, Earl Grey, or Black Real Tea
Start by making a simple syrup. Combine sugar and water and bring to a boil. When the mixture is clear, it is ready. Cool to room temperature.
Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Add tea bags. Steep for about 3 minutes. It will be pretty dark. Cool completely.
When both the tea and simple syrup are cool, pour in enough simple syrup until it as sweet as you like it.
Pour some tea into a glass. Add a squeeze of lemon. Cheers!
Red Rose Real Tea Greek Yogurt Parfait
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup granola
Red Rose Real Tea, to taste
Fresh berries or other fruit (optional)
Combine plain Greek yogurt and Red Rose Real Tea in a bowl. After stirring, taste to ensure desired flavor and sweetness. Pour granola over yogurt mixture and enjoy!
Red Rose Blackcurrant Raspberry or Earl Grey Chocolate Truffles (adapted from Tea Time Magazine recipe)
Yields: 26 truffles
Preparation: 30 minutes
1 cup heavy whipping cream
4 squirts Red Rose Blackcurrant Raspberry or Earl Grey Real Tea
1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate morsels, such as Ghiradelli
20 chocolate wafer cookies, such as Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers
¼ teaspoon Wilton Gold Luster Dust (optional)
¼ teaspoon Wilton Red Luster Dust (optional)
In a small saucepan, heat cream until almost boiling, but do not let it boil. Remove from heat, and add RedRose Blackcurrant Raspberry or Earl Grey Real Tea. In the top half of a double boiler set over simmering water, combine infused cream and chocolate morsels. Cook, stirring, until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Pour chocolate mixture into a shallow 9x7 inch heatproof pan. Refrigerate to let chocolate mixture cool, checking every 15 minutes to make sure mixture does not become too firm. While chocolate is cooling, place chocolate wafers in the work bowl of a food processor. Process until finely ground. Divide wafer crumbs evenly between 2 small bowls. Add Gold Luster Dust to one bowl, and Red Luster Dust to the other. Set aside. Using a levered 2-teaspoon scoop, portion cold chocolate mixture into rounded shapes a few at a time. Drop into either bowl of chocolate crumbs, tossing to coat. Roll into balls recoating with crumbs if necessary. Serve at room temperature.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Blackcurrant Raspberry or Earl Grey Chocolate Truffles can be made up to 2 days in advance and refrigerated in an airtight container until serving time.
Play. Study. Party. Repeat. #UniVoxBox
You’ve got a big day ahead of you. Instead of getting sucked into another Netflix binge-watching trance like your roommate, you decide to pull out your Pilot Acroball Pen and get organized.
Sooo, maybe motivation will come after a nice, tall glass of Red Rose Tea.
Alright. Feeling refreshed? Let’s try again!
You decide to show your roommate a few moves you intend to debut at the party tonight:
Your roommate advises you to stick to soccer. Fine. Game on.
You’re playing your biggest rivals and competition is stiff, but thanks to Playtex Sport you’re limber and ready to run!
And that’s a win! Cartwheels all ‘round!
And now it’s time for class…
You can’t take it anymore. You need to get out. Resist flipping your desk.
But then, you mark your final answer on the test, place the exam notebook on your professor’s desk and you’re done. Freedom!
Now all you have to worry about it looking smashing for tonight’s party!
You start with Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation for a light, flawless finish. Your NYC New York Color Expert Last Lip Color in fuschia sets off your Spring Break tan for maximum impact. Finally, you skip the nail salon for your secret cheap chic weapon: imPRESS press-on nails!
Your roommate emerges and declares:
Influenster Nation and the Target Spring Preview
Get your hat and your whip, Indiana Jones, it’s time for an adventure! You never know what treasures await you at your local Target store.
800 Influensters, both men and women, cracked their bullwhips and began their journeys to discover the wide array of products Target offers. From shaving supplies to bronzer to mint-chocolate flavored toothpaste our adventurous Influensters had endless possibilities to discover amazing products from Target.
Influensters unearthed products from Sonia Kashuk, Crest, MD Complete Skin Care, Laneige, Carol’s Daughter, Colgate, Dove, Fudge Urban, Charles Worthington and King of Shaves.
What could you discover at your Target store? Share your treasures with @InfluensterVox and the hashtag #FindItAtTarget
Let It Reign: The Rimmel Moisture Renew VoxBox
It’s raining, it’s pouring, your lips are definitely not boring! Leave your umbrella at home: you want to get caught in this storm! 1000 Influensters experience the downpour of moisture and colour thanks to Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick.
Amp up your lips with the intense colour of Moisture Renew Lipstick this spring. As temperatures rise and flowers bloom, make a statement with your lipstick. With 24 available shades, you can find your perfect colour and moisture match.
Rimmel London introduces its new and improved Moisture Renew Lipstick for lips drenched in moisture and a brilliant burst of rich, pure colour. Moisture Renew is an intensely moisturizing lipstick that doesn’t compromise on colour.
- Intense colour pay-off
- Ultra-creamy, soft texture moisturizes lips
- Vitamins A, C, E help care for lips
- Available in 24 shades
What spring looks will you pair with your vibrant lips? Dance into the downpour of colour and moisture with @InfluensterVox and #MoistureRenew