Sunday, May 13, 2012

The New and Improved Food Lion & A Giveaway!

I was recently invited to participate in a Food Lion ambassador program to check out the new and improved Food Lion stores and to let my readers know what I thought. 

This program sparked my interest because I normally do not do my family grocery shopping at Food Lion
I've had an MVP card for years, but I rarely ever use it.  
Our grocery shopping is divided between Martin's and Wal-mart. 
I purchase fruit and produce at Martin's because they have a really nice selection of organics
and Wal-Mart for our staple items.  They seem to be less expensive for those type of items.

I was excited to receive my program package, so I could make my Food Lion comparison.
I love fun mail days :)

This is what was inside the box.
A wooden recipe box with several recipes, Food Lion Reusable Shopping Bag, spatula, oven mitt, wood cutting board, a super cute lion cookie cutter and a $150 gift card.

Let's go shopping and check them out.

The produce section was very inviting. 
I just wish they carried more organic fruits and veggies.
The cart gives the store a little farmer's market feel. 
I liked it.

The store was very clean and inviting. 
I was pleasantly surprised.

Food Lion's "my essentials" program promises you their lowest prices on the items you buy most.
I found the pricing on these items to be very competitive.

I often buy whipped topping for desserts that I make.
The Food Lion price was LOWER than Wal-mart.

Love those buy one get one free deals too :)
I always keep a jar or two of sauce in my pantry for a quick dinner, such as Skinny Chicken Parmesan.

Skinny Chicken Parmesan

4 boneless chicken breasts, pounded thin
olive oil
salt and pepper
italian seasoning
4 slices provolone or mozzarella cheese
parmesan cheese, if desired
1 jar marinara sauce
whole wheat pasta

Place chicken breasts on a plate.  Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and italian seasoning.
In a large pan, over medium heat, saute chicken breasts until done.
While chicken is cooking, place pasta in boiling water and cook until al dente.
In a glass bake dish sprayed with cooking spray add 1 cup of marinara sauce.
Place cooked chicken breasts on top of marinara sauce and add a slice of provolone cheese onto
each chicken breast.  Place under oven broiler until cheese has melted.
Spoon pasta on each plate and top with chicken and cheese.
Add additional sauce and parmesan cheese if desired.

Overall I was very impressed with the changes that Food Lion has made and will probably shop there more often, especially when I don't want to deal with the craziness of Wally World!

How would you like to win a $50 Food Lion gift card so that you can make your own comparison?
Just leave a comment on this post telling me what you would purchase from the new and improved Food Lion.  The contest is open to U.S. readers over the age of 18 and ends May 15th at 12:00 p.m. EST

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Good luck!

This giveaway is now closed.

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central for Food Lion. I received a gift card and product kit to facilitate my review.”


  1. I shop at Food Lion all the time! I would love to win! I would stock up on fruit if I won.

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  4. I have 4 kids and a husband, what WOULDN'T I purchase? ;) But, maybe it would be fun to take that money and have a special dinner in, maybe some nice steaks and shrimp? YUM!

  5. I follow you on twitter @blessed1indeed

  6. $50 extra?? I would spluge and get the "special" ice cream I always tell the kids is too expensive- we'll have to wait til it goes on sale but never does treat!! I would also take advantage of FL B1G1F items- their sales are usually really good!!

  7. I subscribe to your Google friend connect e-mails.

  8. I always shop at Food Lion. I am really impressed with the stores since the remodel. They have a really nice produce section compared to Walmart.
    A 5o$ gift card would purchase a nice bottle of wine, some good looking steaks, some grilling veggies and Duncan Hines cake mix for a yummy dessert, heck I might even spluge on Ben and Jerry's too.

  9. I Shop at Food Lion every week! I would LOVE to win a $50 dollar card to shop there. I am sure I would be getting My daughter's favorite Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Grapes, Blueberries, Honey Nut Cheerios, Oreos, Goldfish Crackers, Yogurt,..... She would make sure I had her list before I went:-)

  10. I follow you on Twitter!

  11. I would probably buy produce and dairy items--things we go through the quickest!

  12. I do my weekly shopping at food lion. I would buy our weekly groceries with the gift card.


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