Dinner duty usually falls on my shoulders, Jason is fine just hunting around the kitchen for something to eat so if I want a meal, I have to plan it.  As Dayne gets older and eats more food with us I know that dinner is going to have to be something we plan and sit down for.  We really need to set a good example for him plus I keep reading that dinner time is a great time for the family to reconnect after being apart all day.

You want the meal to be healthy and balanced, but somethings just thinking about the main dish is enough to melt your brain, much less coming up with a side dish or two.  Sandridge Food Corporation has heard that call and answered with an amazing line of products.


Sandridge Food Corporation specializes in fresh refrigerated deli salads, sides, soups, sauces and specialty dishes. Their fresh, never frozen, products are created by culinary experts and designed to please the taste enthusiast.

It's not easy satisfying a dining public whose culinary tastes are constantly changing. The skilled chefs at Sandridge Food Corporation embrace the challenge. Their kitchens specialize in meeting the shifting demands of the dining public with fresh, hand-prepared foods for all budgets and tastes, from simple to sophisticated.

From their biggest crowd-pleasers to their latest internationally inspired recipes, one ingredient never changes: their commitment to providing superior quality, great taste, wide variety and outstanding value.

Their list of Recognitions and Awards will astound you! This year already Sandridge was acknowledged by Smart Business magazine for its forward thinking, great tasting products and innovative food safety solutions.  Last year they took the Category Captain Award for their deli category from Progressive Grocer magazine.  In 2010 & 2009 they were the recipient of a Category Colonel Award in the fresh soup category from Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Retailer magazine.

Sandridge sent me two of their Retail Grab-N-Go lines, their Progressive Grocer Editors' Pick 2010 Award Winning CafĂ© Style Fresh Soup & their Fresh & Delicious salads.  Since autumn has settled in nicely in Michigan already the soups arrived at the perfect time.  I have to admit I loved being able to grab one on my way out the door to work for lunch, it's a great addition to my standard sandwich.  I was able to try the Broccoli & Cheese Soup, Chili with Beans Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup and the Cream of Potato Soup with Bacon.

Unlike other soups, be it retail or from a restaurant, skimp out on the good stuff in soups.  You get the broccoli stems and a handful of florets in the soups, or they hold back on the veggies or other goodies you WANT in your soup.  I was pleased to see broccoli florets, chunks of chicken, veggies and cubes of potato.  I wasn't shifting the soup around to look for them. 

All the soups had zero trans fat in them, the chili wowed me when I found out it was dairy free, gluten free, high in fiber AND had no added preservatives!  These are soups you can feel good about feeding your family & yourself.   They're a great & easy way to add to any meal.

Sandridge's Fresh & Delicious salads amazed me as well.  I was lucky enough to be able to try them all!  The best part in my opinion are these salads pull double duty.  You can eat them as a side dish to any meal or add them to the main dish as a ready to go stir in!  Check out Sandridge's suggested recipes!  When I tasted the Chili Lime Corn Salsa I thought how perfect this would be as a mix in for goulash!  I browned some ground beef, added stewed tomatoes and a jar of marinara sauce then added the package of Chili Lime Corn Salsa in.  I received rave reviews!  It was all thanks to the wonderful mixture of flavors Sandridge had already put together!

Like their soups, the Fresh & Delicious salads are free of trans fat with the added bonus of also being dairy free.  Their Pacific Coast Slaw is gluten free.  Their Chili Lime Corn Salsa is gluten free and vegan!  Their other vegan friendly salads are the Four Bean, Mediterranean Couscous, Curried Chickepea & Couscous, and the Ginger & Fruit Barley salad.  All of the salads in this line are under 200 calories as well per serving!

I hope you think of Sandridge for your upcoming Thanksgiving meal, they can help with the sides with their Seasonal Grab-n-Go line, leaving you to focus on the important things, like family!


Sandridge retail line is available in the fresh refrigerated foods section at a variety of grocery stores and delis throughout the United States. To find a location near you that sells their retail products, please contact them.


Sandridge is giving away a giftbag to one luck winner!
  • A coupon for a Free Grandma’s or 1st & Main Deli salad.
  • Sandridge drawstring bag
  • Sandridge coffee mug or water bottle
  • Notepad
  • Pocket-size hand sanitizer 
You can enter to win by doing one or more of the following; just be sure to leave a separate comment for each way that you enter. Drawing ends at 12:01 AM on Friday October 14.  I’ll draw the winner, via, on Friday, October 14.  I will send an email to the winner & you will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.  Please be sure to read the rules!

Use the Rafflecopter form below.  If you don't see it - click on the title of this post.  Otherwise email me at tarah716[at] for instructions on how to enter.

    I wasn't paid or swayed to write this post, I was just offered the Sandridge Soups & Salads to provide an open and honest review and giveaway!


    WhisperingWriter said...

    Looks good!

    I sometimes have no clue what to make for meals so this would be nice.

    wendy said...

    white cheddar macaroni and cheese is my choice!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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