Win $500 for Groceries in our Prego FUN with FOOD Photo Contest

The economy right now is no fun. Trying to stretch the budget to cram in enough groceries to feed our families? Definitely not fun.

BUT, as moms we don’t have the option to give up. We need to find ways to survive — and have fun while we are doing it! Life is in the journey and we must ensure the journey is fun for our kids.

So, we are going to have some FUN with FOOD and celebrate our families in this Food Themed Photo Contest sponsored by Prego®.

Prego® understands that it can be hard to make delicious and nutritious meals at home on a budget, but with their variety of Italian Sauces they want to remind you that you can whip together dinners that taste great and help you save money in the grocery aisle!

Here is a fun home cooking tidbit: Did you know that replacing one restaurant trip per month with a homemade pasta and sauce meal can save hundreds of dollars per year? For example, for a family of four to eat at a restaurant could easily cost $50, but a complete pasta and sauce meal can be as low as $10. $40 savings x 12 months = $480.

Check out some fantastic, low cost, healthy recipes at like the recipe for these Prego® Porcupine Meatballs.

Prego® Porcupine Meatballs

From: Campbell’s Kitchen
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Serves: 5

Rice-studded turkey meatballs simmer to tenderness in Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce.


1 lb. ground turkey
2 cups cooked regular brown rice OR regular long-grain white rice
1 egg
3/4 tsp. dried oregano leaves, crushed
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 jar (1 pound 10 ounces) Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce OR 1 Prego® Tomato, Basil & Garlic Italian Sauce


Thoroughly mix the turkey, rice, egg, oregano, garlic powder and black pepper in a large bowl. Shape the mixture firmly into 25 meatballs.

Heat the sauce in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a Caesar salad and sautéed broccoli rabe with garlic or broccoli flowerets. For dessert serve oatmeal raisin cookies.

Nutrition Information:

Calories 375, Total Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 114mg, Sodium 758mg, Total Carbohydrate 40g, Dietary Fiber 5g, Protein 21g, Vitamin A 13%DV, Vitamin C 5%DV, Calcium 5%DV, Iron 15%DVusing Prego® Tomato, Basil & Garlic Italian Sauce Calories 345, Total Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 114mg, Sodium 595mg, Total Carbohydrate 38g, Dietary Fiber 5g, Protein 21g, Vitamin A 13%DV, Vitamin C 3%DV, Calcium 5%DV, Iron 15%DV

Now, on to the Photo Contest FUN…

This contest is about celebrating our families through our FUN with FOOD photos. The winner will receive a $500.00 grocery card for a grocery chain in their area.

The photos can be anything to do with food – kids with food, animals with food, you with food – whatever you can dream up. Just have fun! :)

To get you in the mood, here is a shot of Olivia with her very first taste of cake.

This shot was from her birthday, a week before Olivia and Sophia had their First Birthday Party. Olivia had never tasted icing, cake or anything like it before.

She was quite impressed!

How to Enter

Here is how our “FUN with FOOD” photo contest/carnival will work:

  • For the next two weeks, we will accept entries. We are looking for photos that are fun, family and food related. Entry deadline is Friday, November 14th, 3pm Eastern.
  • If you are a blogger, post your photo on your site and then come back here and add your link to the Mr. Linky. In your post on your blog, you can explain that it is a part of this contest and link back here.
  • If you are not a blogger – you can still play!!! Just email us your photo, with the subject line FUN with FOOD Photo Contest, to 5minutesformom @ gmail dot com. (Please add your image into the copy of the email so that we do not have to open attachments.)
  • Please enter only one photo in the contest.
  • We will post the finalists on Monday, November 17th. We will use Democracy Poll for readers to vote on their favorite photo. Please Note: Democracy Poll only allows one vote per IP address.
    If you are selected as a finalist, feel free to announce it on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc and get your friends to vote for you. That is fair game. But please play fair and do not use proxy servers or other black hat methods of increasing your votes. If we do discover unfair practices, we will have to disqualify the parties involved. Remember the spirit of our site and play nice!
  • Voting will end Friday, December 5th, 3pm Eastern. We will announce the winner the same day!

This contest is open to US and Canadian shipping addresses.

Representatives for Prego will supply the winner with a grocery card for a grocery chain in their area, in the amount of $500. If they are unable to secure a grocery card that works for the winner, they will supply a cash card for $500.

Ready… Set… Go!


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  1. says

    Oh my gosh, well that certainly is a challenge for our family. [I don’t think I should have linked yet, sorry, as I haven’t posted yet]

    However the point is that around here ‘food’ and ‘fun’ are not words that are generally [or even specifically] associated with one another. Nevertheless I shall put my thinking cap on and see what I come up with – I’ll be interested to see what [if anything] 5 min for special needs moms will come up with for their ‘picky eaters’ issue.
    Best wishes

  2. says

    This was a fun contest to enter, I enjoyed looking back at all the messy faces pictures of my kids. There are already some really cute photos so I do not envy those who have to chose the finalists!!!

  3. says

    Don’t forget me! As a mom of two sets of twins, I need all the help I can get with food preparation! I posted a picture of Greta on July 4th eating a cupcake to celebrate the birthday of the USA and she got a BIT messy! :)

  4. says

    What a fun contest. I’m looking at all the entries so far. What’s more fun than looking at cute pictures of kids having fun with food?
    Thanks for the chance!

  5. Tannie says

    WOW! I have never seen this website before until today. My friend had it on her blog. Thanks for thinking of moms – what a great contest.

  6. says

    I love taking pictures of the kids when they are eating, the only issue I have is i cant fit all 7 kids into one picture so even if I cant be a part of the contest for having two pics, I still love your contest and its such an awesome prize. Being a SAHM of 7 kids knows what it is like to shop on a budget. Great contest thank you!

  7. says

    What a fun contest! After flipping through my pictures I realized I take lots of pictures of my child eating ice cream, LOL. I think I need to document that she really does eat other food! I’m off to check out the other pictures. AJ

  8. says

    I had fun looking back through old photos of Meghan, I remembered the Pebbles pictures and chose one fo them.

    I look forward to seeing all the other sweet babies.

  9. says

    i too had a hard time picking just ONE food photo. but the birthday cake inspired me. (since my son just turned 1.) looks like many had the same idea!

  10. says

    I linked. Hope I did it right. This is my first contest like this, but I knew that little boy’s face full of pudding that he had stolen from the trashcan would be a perfect fit! May my frustration turn to laughter and $500! thanks for the contest.

  11. says

    Hooray!! We could sooooo use this at our house right now!!!!

    Our’s is a photo of Rhett on his second birthday. DANG he dug into that cake. You can click on the picture to see it full size….You have too, I have NEVER seen a kid eat a cake like he did!! 😉


  12. says

    The pictures are of my 20 month old daughter, Morgan, after she got ahold of a leftover can of icing while I was baking cupcakes for my 4th grade class. She carried that can of icing around everywhere, and was covered in “cockate” by the time she was done!! It was hilarious!

  13. says

    I love food pictures! Chelsea was in the hospital getting chemo and she couldn’t leave her room, but give her some pink icing and a sugar cookie and she was content!

  14. says

    :) thank you so much for the chance to share pics of one of my lil ones in all his sweet all American messy li’l boy glory :) It was hard to choose just one pic, but I did…sigh 😉
    *crossing fingers that we make it into the finals*

  15. says

    Everybody has such cute pictures! I share a blog with my big sis, Jennifer, so hopefully it’s ok that we each submitted an entry…One blog, 2 different people! We signed mr. linky separately. Thanks for the fun contest!

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