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You Have a Few Extra Days to Enter the SparkRecipes Un-Chained Recipe Contest


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Wednesday, October 28, 2009



Last week, we unveiled the first-ever SparkRecipes contest: The SparkRecipes Un-Chained Recipe Contest.



The contest is easy: Pick a favorite unhealthy food from a chain restaurant (fast food or casual dining), and make it over, using healthy ingredients.

We've already received plenty of great entries, so you can start making and voting on your favorites now.

Still haven't made up your mind? You've got plenty of time left. We've extended the deadline to enter!

You have until midnight on Nov. 2 to enter.

And what will you win?

If you're one of the 10 semifinalists, you'll get $25 to spend on SparkPeople merchandise in the SparkPeoplestore.

Two lucky winners (one each in fast food and casual dining) will get a Vita-Mix 5200 blender, worth $450.

Vita-Mix blenders are amazing. We have one in the SparkPeople office. This blender crushes ice, frozen fruit and pretty much anything else you throw in it! Trust me when I say you want to win this blender.

Click here to see the official rules and terms for the contest.

Don't miss your chance to enter. Below is the timeline for the contest!
Monday, Nov. 2: deadline to enter recipes
Nov. 2-7: SparkPeople chooses the top 10 recipes.
Nov. 9-13: SparkPeople's taste panel will test the top 10 recipes.
Nov. 2-13: Members will vote on their favorite recipes.
Friday, Nov. 20: Winners will be announced on dailySpark and the SparkRecipes homepage!

So why haven't you entered? Get out there and get cooking! Are you going to enter the contest? Have questions? Ask them in the comments below. I'll be happy to answer them!
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KIMHALLMARK 11/5/2009 2:12PM

    this is about the talk on 11-16-09 on "HAY HOUSE RADIO" what is Hay House Radio and where can I find it? I've never ever even heard of it before now.

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BECKACOURET 11/2/2009 9:53PM

  great idea!

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VPOLESKI 11/2/2009 10:24AM

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KIN59VARA 11/2/2009 5:50AM

    I can't wait until the recipes are available!

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LIVINGSPRING 11/1/2009 2:07PM

    Great idea for a contest!

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MAROO358 11/1/2009 12:05PM

    Sounds like a great idea! Wish I had something to contribute, but I love reading the present entries. Can't wait to make some of these for me and my husband (kids off at college). emoticon

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CATHY6045 10/31/2009 7:52PM

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CLAYLADY001 10/31/2009 6:21PM

  I love the idea of this contest but the only recipe I can come up with in a hurry is not from a restaurant but from my own idea.Actually I love mexican food so I adapted this recipe from my own needs.Don't know how to enter this one so maybe there will be another contest that I can enter. emoticon

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FUNNYGRANNY71 10/31/2009 3:03PM

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HUNIBABIDOLL 10/31/2009 8:57AM

    What a great idea!

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STARTSPARKING 10/31/2009 3:48AM

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NICOLEBA47 10/30/2009 8:15PM

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SUNSHINEGB 10/30/2009 4:17PM

    I don't have a recipe makeover to enter but those who have already entered sure look yummy! emoticon

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TWOPAWS1 10/30/2009 11:40AM

    cool

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SHERI1969 10/30/2009 11:07AM

    It's a great idea but I think I've come in a bit late. I hope you have another one like this though. It would be a good challenge to see how we, regular people, can make dining out food taste just as good but with fewer calories! Great idea!

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MNGIRL1920 10/30/2009 10:54AM

    emoticon I wish I could convert pizza. Sounds like a fun contest and I already like the entries.

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BOOBOOKITTEN 10/30/2009 9:38AM

    Well. I'm not contributing because I am a vegetarian and I really don't go to a lot of chain restaurants because of that. I have a lot of great recipes I've made up myself, but most chaing restaurants I don;t even know what they serve.

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BABUHROW 10/30/2009 8:28AM

    Cool contest...

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GIVEUP30 10/30/2009 3:46AM

    I love to see the recipes everyone is posting...I never win so don't think I'll enter. I just bake a splenda brownie homemade today...haven't tasted it yet...shame on me...but it I like it and I can find my way back here I can enter it...ok emoticon

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LIVINHEALTHY9 10/29/2009 9:47PM

    This is a great contest. Not sure I will be able to contribute but I can't wait to see what others come up with.

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DIANE7786 10/29/2009 7:48PM

    I've been on vacation so thanks for extending the deadline. I love making restaurant food healthy so I'll enter the contest.

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TSUNAMI-DUDE 10/29/2009 5:41PM

    Wow - SP has some amazing prizes!

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COLLEGEGIRL909 10/29/2009 3:58PM

    well try i love too cook and all but sick with a little cold mix flu..... but i think i can find mny persoanl receipe book and write one of my many yummy recepies

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VPOLESKI 10/29/2009 8:58AM

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BELLABELLA120 10/29/2009 7:31AM

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ALANOFLINY 10/28/2009 10:27PM

    Not going to enter the contest - no time to cook these days (or, actually, come up with any new and exciting recipes). But I am looking forward to seeing what recipes are entered, and what/who wins.

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LOVEPAINTING 10/28/2009 9:10PM

    Wish I liked to cook - but I do like to eat! Looking forward to the recipe and the chosen winner.

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SPARKYCARLEY 10/28/2009 7:45PM

    It's gonna be so exciting to see the recipe that wins!

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PENNYROYALTY 10/28/2009 7:24PM

    i'm *SO* excited about this contest!! If someone can make me a ripoff big mac with fewer calories. . . i will love them FOREVER!@!

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ADA24605 10/28/2009 7:13PM

    can not wait

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ADA24605 10/28/2009 7:13PM

    can not wait

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COUSINCAROL 10/28/2009 7:13PM

    Sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks.

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JBDIAS 10/28/2009 6:37PM

    Thanks but I don't think this gives us enough time. But will try.

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MISS_BETH12 10/28/2009 6:31PM

    I love, love, LOVE this idea/contest, but I don't feel it's enough time. If the deadline were say, November 15th, that would give me time to A.) Pick out a food item/dish and B.) Experiment with it until I found the right ingredients/combination. But I think that less than a week isn't enough time.

Great idea Sparkpeople! You guys rock!

Comment edited on: 10/28/2009 6:32:11 PM

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TAZ675 10/28/2009 6:18PM

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SOULCOLLAGESUE 10/28/2009 5:40PM

    Missed the contest earlier. Thank you!

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COLEMANSR 10/28/2009 4:29PM

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MARTY19 10/28/2009 4:12PM

    Thanks

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WANNABTHIN53 10/28/2009 3:21PM

    Sounds great.

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KLS777 10/28/2009 3:18PM

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CALIDREAMER76 10/28/2009 2:46PM

    I have one "make-over" in my spark recipes already - could I enter that - or do I have to come up with something different?

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WOLFSPIRITS 10/28/2009 2:10PM

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