Choose Your Own “1/3 Less” Adventure

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If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time thinking about ways to mix things up in the kitchen. From the cost of monthly groceries to the amount of time spent in the kitchen to the amount of fat in our meals, there’s always something I think would benefit from a bit of a shake-up. So when I was approached to partner with Kraft for the “1/3 Less” Challenge, I jumped at the chance because reducing by 1/3 in some way in the kitchen sounds like a great way to mix things up.

There are several ways that I’m going to experiment with for going “1/3 Less.” One of my favorites will be using Kraft 2% Milk Singles with 1/3 Less Fat* in our meals and snacks. Here are the areas where I’ll be reducing and changing things up in the kitchen:

  • 1/3 less time spent in the kitchen
  • 1/3 less breakfast time rush
  • 1/3 fewer dishes to wash at the end of the day
  • 1/3 less fat in our meals (including using Kraft 2% Milk Singles)
  • 1/3 less white flour in our baked (to be replaced with whole wheat)
  • 1/3 less money spent on groceries
  • 1/3 less leftovers (ie. wasted food, not planned-overs)
  • 1/3 less starchy sides (to be replaced with more veggies and fruits)

As you can see, that is 8 “1/3 less” areas that I intend to tackle. But the good news is that I have a month to work through these steps. That’s two areas to reduce each week and at the end of the month, I’ll decide which ones to keep moving forward. Ideally, I’ll continue to incorporate each one.

So who’s with me? You can choose any one of the above items, or several of them, or go all out and tackle all 8 with me throughout the month. Or hey, choose something else that you need to reduce by 1/3 in your life. It’s your adventure, so you choose!

Throughout the month, I’ll continue posting as usual, including tips, ideas and information on how I’m incorporating the 2 “1/3 less” areas for the week into my kitchen. Each week, I’ll post a “1/3 Less” Challenge update where we can all share about how our efforts to reduce are going.

And now for the best part. At the end of the challenge, I’ll be giving away a $50 Visa gift card and some product cupons for Kraft 2% Milk Singles. Talk about a little added motivation, right? On Saturday, May 14th, I’ll randomly choose one winner. To enter the contest, all you have to do is share about your progress on a Friday update post. If you comment on all four posts, that’s four entries. Just remember, you can only comment once per post. And don’t worry, I’ll remind you when the post is one to comment on in order to enter.

If you need a little more inspiration to help you succeed in your own “1/3 Less” Challenge, check out Kraft’s Better For You tips, follow @KraftSingles on Twitter and like the Kraft Singles fanpage.

It’s going to be a fun month! I hope you’ll join me in the challenge.

*Kraft 2% Milk Singles have 2.5g of fat per slice compared to 4.5g in the leading process cheese slice.

Kraft Foods is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me.  This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by Cooking During Stolen Moments. Additionally, I am receiving a stipend for my time, but all thoughts and opions are, as always, my own.