Jazz apples?

So, I’m at the store last night picking up some milk and such when I headed into the produce dept. I was thinking about picking up a baby seedless watermelon. My son Mark and I saw them and when I saw the price ($4.99!) I said to my son, that’s way too much for such…

Awesome smoothie/chicken feta barley dinner

Today’s smoothie was AWESOME! Here is what I put in it today: 1/2 cup carrot juice 1/2 cup blood orange juice handful of fresh baby spinach handful of frozen blueberries 5 strawberries 1 tablespoon chia seeds Mixed together in a blender and that’s it. I’ve never had blood orange juice before, but it was on…

MaraNatha Nut Butters

I was asked if I would try MaraNatha Nut butters and I jumped at the chance. I LOVE almond butters and all natural peanut butters anyway vs. the sugary kind and super processed kind. Please check out their website at www.maranatha.com. Their company was founded in Oregon in 1982 and their products are made in…

New smoothie

When I went to the store last weekend, I found in the freezer section all sorts of flavors of Goya Brand Fruit Pulps. Flavors like papaya, pineapple, passion fruit, etc… For each 1/2 cup its only 39 calories. So I picked up the passion fruit and decided to make a fantastic smoothie with it: Ingredients…

Smoothies

I know I’ve posted smoothies a lot on this blog. I think for me, its such a great way to get more veggies/fruits in PLUS they taste so awesome! I decided to enter my favorite smoothie into Calorie Count to see how many calories it is: Ingredients 1/2 cup orange juice 3 big handfuls of…

Fritatta!

Since my twin sister is diabetic, she mostly makes savory breakfasts vs. sweet ones. Sometimes I get a little jealous that her breakfasts are so deluxe, so I decided to make a great breakfast for myself. Today, like many people, reality hit, weight was gained over the Holiday and it’s time to buckle down again….

The best smoothie ever!

Even though in Chicago the actual temperature is 0, with a windchill of -23, I still enjoy making smoothies for breakfast and today’s was the tastiest EVER! Ingredients in my Magic Bullet: 3 handfuls of fresh spinach 1 tsp. sugar 1 TB. ground flax seed 1/2 cup frozen blueberries handful of cranberries (they were also…