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Read, Set, Food Process

February 7, 2011 1 comment

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I ordered this from Airmiles about a week ago and it came Saturday Night. It was only 600 points and was on sale (it was 900).  I was very excited when I came home last night and found the package.

I today blended up Coconut Butter. I must thank Ashley at Edible Perspective who posted about her method on making coconut butter.

I started with shredded unsweetened coconut that I purchased at the Bulk Barn.  I poured it all into the Food Processor and turned it on.  

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It took less than 4 minutes and blended into…

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Eating Lunch Out

January 5, 2011 Leave a comment

The main goal this year I have is to be happy! I have been doing this by making healthy food choices.  I feel that if I put good items in it will be easier for me to be happier.

Yesterday morning was stressful and I was not able to start off how I did on Monday.   Today they were doing work on our apartment and we had to be out by 9am.  So I ate breakfast at the soon to be in-laws home where we dropped off the dog and the cat. 

I did get to pack a lunch either… So what did I do? I did what anyone who works in a office over a mall… I went to the food court and weighed my options.  There are the obvious bad choices, although there are some better ones.  Jimmy the Greek, Mr. Sub and Sushi on the Run. 

I choose to go with Jimmy the Greek, I had the Chicken Souvalkki and Salad.

What do you do when you are faced with such a choice?

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PR: The Smarter Smart Food

August 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Mr. Man’s Mom bought new snack this past week and she gave us 2 packets of Smart Food {Cranberry Almond}.  They are small 28g bags with 130 Calories.  There was not a lot in the bag. The popcorn is light although it does have a candy coating or sugar coating on some kernels with Cranberry.  I did not taste the Almond.  It was very sweet.

I have been on a high fibre kick lately as it does help with the pain in my Tummy and with a whooping 5g fibre this would be a happy snack for me.  I think I would prefer a different flavour.   Mr. did not mind the snack although he was not asking me to go out and get more.  I might try the other flavours.

My only issue with the snack is for 130 calories I think there would be better snack choices with just as much fibre and would make you feel full longer. Or give you the illusion you ate more with the same amount of calories.

Have you ever tried this snack? What did you think?

Who is your Guru?

August 4, 2010 3 comments

Is there a person in your life you look to for advice?  Are they a friend or family member? Or do you have more that one.

I have many Guru’s.  I feel that one should have a multitude of life experiences which in my opinion bring us Gurus.

I posted last week that reaching out to a stranger can be a GREAT thing.  Well I would like to say that Rita @ The Giggly Bits has become my Motivation and Healthy living Guru.  (Surprise Rita).

She has written many posts that I whole heartedly recommend.  Her most recent post is to create a vision board and to write a mission statement for your healthy lifestyle.  So I took her advice and here is my Healthy Mission Statement (note it may evolve as it is a work in progress):

“Ensuring to promote healthy lifestyle by learning and exploring food options. Promoting a stronger and flexible body, mind and soul, by partaking in physical exercise and yoga.”

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How veggie are you?

I was reading an article somewhere in the land of the web that said one should watch what there healthy friends eat.  Well I have been observing what some of my friends having been ordering when we have been out. One of my good friends does not tolerate wheat well (we think she might be not able to tolerate gluten) and I have noticed she has been eating a lot of veggies.  She does make some vegetarian meals too. I have been wanting to try a veggie burger for a while and the Mr. wanted to go Harvey’s the other night.  So I said why not!  I ordered a veggie burger with a salad instead a bacon cheese burger with onion rings.  It was ok.  I think it need more taste… Salt, Garlic some seasoning… I would definitely try other ones to find the perfect burger. 

I am going to try eat some vegetarian meals more regularly. I have done some research about the pros of vegetarian.  I will give you some updates of my outcome of these benefits…

What are the Benefits of Being a Vegetarian?
  1.  More energy – Meals that consist of vegetables and fruits stabilize your blood sugar which will help you have more energy. The vegetables and fruits will give you a more consistent energy level, so you will not have that fatigue feeling that people normally get after meals.
  2. Weight loss – Quitting meat and dairy products will help you with weight loss. By simply becoming a vegetarian and changing nothing else you will lose a little weight and eventually get back to your natural weight.
  3. Save money – Vegetarians spend far less money on meals than non-vegetarians. Families that become vegetarians save upwards of $10-$15 per day.
  4. Helping the environment – If you are environmentally conscience than becoming a vegetarian is a good thing. One pig farm in Utah raises 2.5 million pigs each year, creating more waste than the entire city of Los Angeles. By cutting meat from your diet you can help cut down on pollution.
  5. Health – Vitamins are crucial for your health and adding more fruits and vegetables means more vitamins. Also, by removing meats you are adding less toxins and hormones to your body that are not wanted. Your immune system will also improve.
  6. Bone longevity – An average woman at the age of 65 suffers 35% bone loss. A vegetarian woman at 65 suffers only 18% bone loss. The reason for this is non-vegetarians get 150% more protein than needed each day.
  7. Avoid heart disease – Diets full of saturated fats and cholesterol from meats and dairy products have been connected to cardiovascular disease. The average meat-based diet has a 50% change of dying from heart disease. If that person cuts out meat the chance of dying from a heart disease decreases by 15%, and falls to 4% if they also cut out dairy products.

How veggie are you?? Full – Half – Quarter?? Any suggestions for a veggie newbie??

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Not New to the Blog-osphere

December 5, 2009 1 comment

Well I am not a newbie blogger anymore.  I have decided that since I have started a new chapter in my life that I should start a new blog.

I intend to blog… most of the time… when I feel I have something I want to get out there.  I will be blogging on all things (I get these crazy whims and well I will share. Alot.)

Mainly this will be about ME and mine… I love to cook, I love geography and smart stuff.  You will learn more about me as I go.  I will blog about everything so enjoy…

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