Gorton’s #RealisticResolutionChallenge Review + ($75) Giveaway!–Ends January 26, 2015

Gorton's Realistic Resolution Challenge
Gorton’s Realistic Resolution Challenge


Most of the time, I try to be good about our diet.  We don’t eat beef these days, but more chicken and fish along with a lot of new dishes that use legumes.  Usually, it’s fruit for desserts except on the weekends when I bake a treat. Regardless, the holidays always get normal healthy eating off track. Therefore, I couldn’t be happier when Gorton’s Seafood contacted me to get involved in their Gorton’s Realistic Resolution Challenge, their join effort with SparkPeople.

The idea behind this free online program is learning how to improve your diet with a healthier lifestyle through 30 days of fresh challenges as well as access to videos, recipes, a message forum where you can exchange info and ideas, and more to help better understand diet and nutrition while educating yourself in managing fitness and weight.

**Disclaimer:  This post has been compensated through a free product (s) or monetary payment.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are “no-follow” links.**

To start me off in the right direction, I received Gorton’s free product coupons for Grilled or Simply Bake products, an insulated tote bag to bring them home in, TheSparkPeople Cookbook, ( a collection of 160 delicious-sounding healthy recipes), The Spark book, (a 28-day plan for losing weight and transforming your life), and The SparkPeople 28-Day Boot Camp Workout DVD.

Gorton's Simply Bake Salmon Roasted Garlic & Butter
Gorton’s Simply Bake Salmon Roasted Garlic & Butter

I choose the Simply Baked Salmon with Roasted Garlic and Butter that come with two  fillets per box. Preparation couldn’t be easier because these are in a foil bag that you pop into the oven for about ten minutes.  All else that I needed to do was prepare a vegetable and salad to have dinner on the table.

I could have experimented with a recipe, but I really thought the way the salmon was prepared with the roasted garlic and butter was delicious.  Usually when I make salmon, I make it pretty much the same way.  I don’t fancy it up with any sauce that could interfere with its delectable true flavor.

Gorton's Simply Salmon Asparagus Pilaf
Gorton’s Simply Salmon Asparagus Pilaf


I plan to try the Simply Baked Haddock with Garlic Herb Butter for my next dinner.  It comes the same way with two fillets in those non-messy foil bags that you throw in the oven.

I really liked how Gorton’s makes healthy eating easier than ever.  The salmon was 140 calories and loaded with 315mg of omega-3 fatty acids for heart health.  And if want additional recipes and inspiration to move your bad eating habits in a healthier direction, you should take advantage and join the free online 30 Day Realistic Resolution Challenge at SparkPeople because it will help.

To also give you a good running start, Gorton’s has a coupon available to help you save on your Simply Baked or Grilled Fish.

Gorton's Simply Baked Haddock Garlic Herb Butter
Gorton’s Simply Baked Haddock Garlic Herb Butter


Thanks to Gorton’s, you also have a chance to win two full-value product coupons, an insulated tote, the SparkPeople Cookbook, the Spark book, and the SparkPeople Boot Camp DVD ($75 total value)!

For extra fun, do enter Gorton’s Eat Smarter Sweepstakes daily for a chance to win a $5,000 grand prize plus lots of other daily prizes!

*Disclaimer: Free products were provided to facilitate this review–not my opinion.*


Giveaway details and how to enter–


Prize: One (1) winner will receive two (2) full-value Gorton’s Seafood product coupons, an insulated tote bag, The SparkPeople Cookbook, The Spark book, and the SparkPeople 28 Day Boot Camp Workout DVD ($75 total value)!

Dates of entry: 01/09/15–01/25/15 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time

Eligibility: Open to USA addresses.  No PO Boxes.  The winner will need to respond to my email with name and shipping address within 48-hours or another winner will be picked.

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  1. 1froglegs
    January 9, 2015 / 7:33 pm

    We always have some variety of Gorton's in our freezer, usually fish sticks. I looked over the FAQ section of their site and learned that a majority of the fish are caught in the Bering Sea, which is the body of water that separates Alaska and Russia.

  2. Holly G.
    January 9, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    Experts recommend eating seafood at least twice per week. Also, Gorton's has added a lot of healthy choices to the list of products they make.

  3. Sara
    January 10, 2015 / 1:52 am

    I didn't know that you were supposed to eat sea food that often…though I can't say that I mind! 😀

  4. Deb Jackson
    January 10, 2015 / 2:13 am

    They recommend 2x a week and I've only been doing about 2x a month.

  5. Ann Fantom
    January 10, 2015 / 2:26 am

    I learned that Gorton's has a location in Cleveland, OH which is their Specialty Products, our breading and batter divisionabfantom at yahoo dot com

  6. Angie Gatto
    January 10, 2015 / 4:21 am

    That u should eat seafood twice a week

  7. Reviews That Reveal
    January 10, 2015 / 6:20 am

    They offer a more healthy option now

  8. Cheryl
    January 10, 2015 / 7:27 am

    I learned that "Eating seafood at least twice a week can aid brain development, promote heart health, help fight obesity and improve your overall health."

  9. Sandra Watts
    January 10, 2015 / 9:55 am

    I am interested in trying their Skillet Crisp Tilapia with Garlic and Tomatillo Salsa recipe along with a few others.

  10. burgerlady
    January 10, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    I learned that their grilled seafood is gluten-free, that seafood should be eaten twice weekly because it contains omega-3, and they have a coupon on the website and a sweepstakes.

  11. burgerlady
    January 10, 2015 / 1:58 pm

    My special trick to eat healthier is to search out new recipes to try that are healthy recipes. It is fun to eat healthier when you get to try some new dishes.

  12. tat2gurlzrock
    January 10, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    I learned for over 160 years, consumers have trusted Gorton’s for delicious, high-quality seafood products.

  13. sara m
    January 10, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    Gortons was founded in 1849 the first company to develop a frozen convenience food at the turn of the century.

  14. rochelle
    January 10, 2015 / 4:57 pm

    I like their variety of different products

  15. Deborah Wellenstein
    January 10, 2015 / 5:14 pm

    They have recipes on their site featuring their products.

  16. susan mccollum
    January 10, 2015 / 6:27 pm

    I learned that Gorton's is committed to protecting our seafood resources! I love that!

  17. susan mccollum
    January 10, 2015 / 6:29 pm

    I try and keep less processed foods around and more fresh vegetables and fruits to keep me eating healthier

  18. Amber Kolb
    January 10, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    We love Gortons!! I grew up eating it and now I buy it for my family. Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  19. Natalie
    January 10, 2015 / 6:43 pm

    My advice to eat healthier is to always pack your lunch for work or school so you don't end up near the vending machines

  20. Natalie
    January 10, 2015 / 6:44 pm

    I learned that in 1975, the Gorton’s Fisherman appeared on TV for the first time. “Trust the Gorton’s Fisherman” has since become a famous jingle beloved by Americans.

  21. clc408
    January 10, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    I learned that in 2011, they started the Trusted Catch™ program to better communicate to you everything that we do. Trusted Catch™ encompasses all of our sustainability and quality initiatives from how we source our seafood to our supply chain and manufacturing practices.

  22. playswithclay
    January 10, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    i have fish and veggies for dinner at least twice a week.

  23. Kay Bishop
    January 10, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    Eat twice a week, I usually eat at least that often.

  24. Melissa Shirley
    January 10, 2015 / 10:31 pm

    I learned that Gorton's offers 11 products that are gluten free. This i interesting because i did not know they had gluten free products.

  25. dlhaley
    January 10, 2015 / 10:49 pm

    I learned that Gorton’s was founded in 1849.

  26. kmcgrew213
    January 10, 2015 / 10:52 pm

    i want to try their shrimp! i absolutely love their smart crunch filets!

  27. janetfaye
    January 10, 2015 / 11:47 pm

    I learned:Medical studies show that a diet rich in seafood – a natural source of omega-3 – enhances brain development. Experts agree feeding your children seafood is one of the best things you can do for their brains. In fact, they often call seafood "brain food."janetfaye (at) gmail dot) com

  28. Linda
    January 11, 2015 / 2:44 am

    My trick is to have plenty of veggies and dip around to snack on.

  29. Barrie Mac
    January 11, 2015 / 3:17 am

    The shrimp scampi is something I think the whole family would eat!

  30. Barrie Mac
    January 11, 2015 / 3:21 am

    I don't eat past 8pm. I focus on drinking water and chewing gum!

  31. Kelly Nicholson
    January 11, 2015 / 3:45 am

    kelly nicholson i leanrned they had tilapia

  32. b291437a-7693-11e3-8098-000bcdcb2996
    January 11, 2015 / 3:45 am

    They have sweepstakes on their site.

  33. puye
    January 11, 2015 / 8:10 am

    I learnt that From grilled fish to shrimp scampi and breaded & battered classics, Gorton’s has a product for every seafood craving!agnesye@hotmail.com

  34. Anonymous
    January 11, 2015 / 1:19 pm

    Teresa C.They've been in business since 1849!

  35. Delma Luna
    January 11, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    We need to eat more fish at our house

  36. lisa
    January 12, 2015 / 2:26 am

    I learned there are so many options to choose from!

  37. Annamarie Voss
    January 12, 2015 / 7:16 am

    They have 20 products under 200 calories. Gorton's is a great product.

  38. Sarah Hall
    January 12, 2015 / 5:47 pm

    To eat healthier, I try to pair something healthy with something the family really likes so that they will eat both.

  39. JessyPooh87
    January 13, 2015 / 1:15 am

    I learned that they have been in business for over 160 years.

  40. Tammy Woodall
    January 13, 2015 / 2:13 am

    I learned that Gorton's has over 20 products that are less than 200 calories.

  41. Holly Thomas
    January 13, 2015 / 10:51 am

    You can coupons from their site.

  42. Holly Thomas
    January 13, 2015 / 10:56 am

    I eat salads at least 5 times a week.

  43. Anonymous
    January 13, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    I find that I eat healthier if I simply keep a log of everything I eat every day. I'm less apt to eat junk food if I know I need to write it down and look at it.(Diane L.) bkittie at hotmail.com

  44. Heather!
    January 14, 2015 / 1:33 am

    I learned that Gorton's Trusted Catch program assures my peace of mind about the sourcing and sustainability of their fishing practices.

  45. Mint Pearls
    January 14, 2015 / 8:59 am

    I learned that eating sea food can help eye health. Thanks for the chance!

  46. Heather!
    January 14, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    I try to eat a helping of vegetables BEFORE I eat my dinner. That way I feel a bit fuller and eat less of the yummier stuff!

    January 14, 2015 / 8:17 pm

    They offer coupons on their site.

  48. Maryann D.
    January 17, 2015 / 12:55 pm

    I learned that they have lots of different grilled seafood options and they offer coupons for them.twinkle at optonline dot net

  49. Yona Williams
    January 18, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    Because of the natural omega 3s and protein, I learned that experts suggest that we eat seafood at least 2 times a week.Also, a trick to eating healthier is to find lower-calorie alternatives to cooking and baking…like using applesauce instead of butter/oil when baking.

  50. Dagny
    January 19, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    Omega 3s help reduce the risk of heart disease. And seafood can improve eye health!

  51. Maryann D.
    January 19, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    I try to eat healthier by eating more small meals during the day so I am not too hungry and overeat. I try to eat more vegetables and fruits and nuts.twinkle at optonline dot net

  52. tavernie
    January 20, 2015 / 4:42 am

    I learned they have a product locator!

  53. susan1215
    January 21, 2015 / 2:28 am

    I learned that "Eating seafood at least twice a week can aid brain development, promote heart health, help fight obesity and improve your overall health."

  54. Evelyn Goettner
    January 22, 2015 / 2:50 pm

    I learned that they were founded in 1849 by a father and son.

  55. sparkedcat
    January 23, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    I learned that Gorton’s was founded in 1849 by a father-son duo under the name John Pew & Sons.

  56. Stephanie Phelps
    January 23, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    I learned that Gorton's is a leading participant and full steering committee member of the Russian Pollock Sustainability Alliance, which started the Russian Pollock FIP in 2009.Stephanie Phelps

  57. Renee G
    January 23, 2015 / 9:59 pm

    I learned that Gorton's that experts recommend eating seafood at least twice a week.

  58. Tanya White
    January 24, 2015 / 6:51 pm

    I learned that the health benifits of eating seafood Can Decrease the risk for certain cancers.

  59. LesleyfromWI
    January 24, 2015 / 6:51 pm

    We try to eat fish at least once a week!

  60. LesleyfromWI
    January 24, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    Love their grilled tilapia!

  61. Tanya White
    January 24, 2015 / 6:55 pm

    I don't have any special tricks for eating healthier I just do it, and I am feeling much better since I continue to eat healthier.

  62. yellowlabs
    January 24, 2015 / 7:56 pm

    I learned that they carry several items that are gluten free, which I think is great!

  63. Lisa Pecora
    January 24, 2015 / 11:40 pm

    I learned Gortons started in Gloucester, Massachusetts

  64. Jerry Marquardt
    January 25, 2015 / 2:46 am

    I learned that your heart will love Gorton’s Grilled Fish because it is gluten free!

  65. Jerry Marquardt
    January 25, 2015 / 2:55 am

    I try to watch what I eat and the ingredients, to help eat better.

  66. Candie L
    January 25, 2015 / 3:43 am

    their Tilapia is the best. Thank youcandieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

  67. kathy pease
    January 25, 2015 / 1:36 pm

    Gorton’s Grilled Fish, Grilled Shrimp and Shrimp Scampi products can be microwaved and include microwave directions in addition to conventional oven or skillet directions on each package.

  68. kathy pease
    January 25, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    I like to make myself a bowl of egg noodles with diced tomatoes and a little parmesan cheese..everyday that is mostly all I eat..lol

  69. barbara stenby
    January 25, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    I like that they are part of the Global Seafood Sustainability Initiative

  70. Jennifer Nielsen
    January 25, 2015 / 2:38 pm

    I really like their Trusted Catch program. A lot of people don't know what a problem over fishing is doing to fish populations, and the fact that Gorton's care is a big deal to me when deciding what to purchase.

  71. Jakes Movie Reviews
    January 25, 2015 / 7:55 pm

    I didn't know it was recommended to eat seafood 2x per week. I am goin to increase my intake of shrimp 🙂

  72. lyndseyluvsjj
    January 25, 2015 / 10:30 pm

    Less portions and more moving around 🙂

  73. Buddy Garrett
    January 26, 2015 / 1:59 am

    I learned Gorton's began business in 1849.

  74. Buddy Garrett
    January 26, 2015 / 2:00 am

    My trick to eating healthier is to eat organic and natural snacks.

  75. Leela
    January 26, 2015 / 2:54 am

    Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy fats that may promote brain development, heart health and may also reduce the risk of chronic disease.

  76. Leela
    January 26, 2015 / 2:55 am

    Make everything homemade if possible.

  77. lilyk
    January 26, 2015 / 8:48 am

    I learned that the company is located in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

  78. lilyk
    January 26, 2015 / 8:53 am

    I try to drink plenty of water.

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