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Join Me on iVillage for the Meal Makeover Community Challenge!

lemon tilapiaiVillage is partnering with Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars finalist, Antonia Lofaso, on a community challenge aimed at mobilizing millions of women around the country to cook healthier family meals.  Launched on August 29, this Mealtime Makeover Community Challenge is the latest in a successful line of iVillage signature community challenges, which to-date have rallied over a million women around causes ranging from childhood literacy to reaching financial success.  In addition, challenge participants can enter for a chance to win thousands of dollars’ worth of top-notch kitchen appliances to make cooking at home that much more fun, at http://www.ivillage.com/ivillage-kitchen-makeover-sweepstakes/8-z-374577.

I am so excited to be one of the people working on this challenge. My assignment to make healthier snacks will be sent out tomorrow and I t would be so much fun if all of your signed up to join in! Even if you don’t do my assignment, during this assignment acclaimed chef and former contestant in season four and the All-Stars season of Bravo’s Top Chef series, Antonia Lofaso, will provide daily guidance, recipes and creative tips throughout the digital challenge as lead coach. There are many impressive guest coaches joining in this challenge as well including who will also take part including contestant and finalist from Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars, Mike Isabella; food expert and daughter of master chef, Jacques Pépin, Claudine Pépin;  and celebrity television chef, Sara Moulton.

“The iVillage Community Challenges are incredibly impactful on a large scale — helping women set goals and making a positive difference in their lives,” said Lofaso.  “As a working mother myself, I cook big and healthy meals on the weekends that I can serve in a variety of ways during the week.  The Mealtime Makeover Community Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for women to commit to cooking healthy meals - relying on advice from the experts, and sharing ideas and support from other women in the iVillage community.”

Mealtime Makeover participants will each receive personal daily emails detailing a new cooking assignment, with creative recipes and inspirational messages from the coaches as well as words of encouragement and around-the-clock support from fellow challenge participants.   Each week’s assignments will revolve around an instructional theme, including: Thoughtful and Smart Kitchen Ideas, A Practical Guide to Food Shopping And Cooking, Meal-based Cooking Ideas and Feeding Friends & Family.  Simple, yet mouthwatering recipes will include: Potato And Onion Frittata, Leftover Chicken Lettuce Cups and BBQ Pulled Pork. Sign-ups are live now, CLICK HERE!

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