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A big thank you to Krista at Musselman’s for sending me this yummy container of Musselman’s for my review!
She also sent me this adorable magnet to support the Fight for Breast Cancer, which I’ve been proudly sporting on the back of my car! The entire month of January, you can help Musselman’s donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. For each package of Musselman’s Natural Apple Sauce purchased, Musselman’s will donate 10¢!
Not only will the Breast Cancer Foundation benefit from your purchase, but so will your health! With no fat or cholesterol, Musselman’s is made from fresh, seasonal apples and is very low in sodium! Check out these nutritional stats!
Along with the eco-friendly family size jars of Natural Applesauce, you can get this variety in individually portioned cups for snack packing, or on the go meals!
The health benefits of these Natural Applesauces are endless! Apples contain complex carbohydrates that will give you energy faster than eating something high in sugar. Apples also contain pectin, a water-soluble fiber found to reduce levels of cholesterol by removing it from the bloodstream. Then there’s boron, also found in apples, which is an essential trace element that helps to harden bones! It is thought to reduce the onset of osteoporosis. Every four ounces even gives you 1 whole serving of fruit at just 50 calories!
There are lots of ways I incorporated this delicious treat into my diet. It is so versatile! Don’t get me wrong, I could’ve easily eaten the entire container, as is, but I tried to get a little bit creative, too!
I mixed it with my cottage cheese + cinnamon:
The textures really blended well together and the saltiness of the cottage cheese really complimented the natural sweetness of the applesauce. The cinnamon really set off this snack!
This was some serious fibery goodnesss for a snack! It kept me full for awhile!
There are also lots of recipes on the Musselman’s website that I cannot wait to try! Don’t these sound amazing???: Apple Walnut Pizza, Apple Sweet Potato Bake, Apple Cheesecake Pie, and Easy Apple Harvest Cake! There are tons more, too! Be sure to check them out and support the Musselman’s Contributions to the Breast Cancer Foundation!
The incredible, edible egg has just improved its rank on my list of favorites thanks to Eggland’s Best! Now the BEST is even BETTER!!! Everyone knows that eggs supply an undeniable amount of nutrition for our bodies, but not everyone has had the opportunity to experience the goodness of THESE eggs. Ordinary eggs don’t stand a chance in coming into my house again! These guys are nutritional powerhouses!
In addition to tasting great, here are some comparisons of Eggland’s Best vs. ordinary eggs:
- Cholesterol: EB=175mg vs. Ordinary=213mg
- Vitamin A: EB’s eggs are over 50% higher in Vitamin A than ordinary eggs, aiding in eye & skin health.
- Vitamin E: EB’s eggs provide 25% of the DV of Vitamin E, which is 10X more than ordinary eggs.
- Vitamin D: EB’s eggs have 4X more Vitamin D than in an ordinary egg and 20% of the recommended DV.
- Vitamin B12 & B2: EB’s eggs have 75% more Vitamin B12 than ordinary eggs and 15% of the recommended DV of Vitamin B2 .
- EB’s eggs have 25% less saturated fat than in an ordinary egg.
- EB’s eggs have 100mg of Omega 3, compared to only 37mg in an ordinary egg.
- Each EB egg has just 70 calories!
A huge thank you to Lainie at Eggland’s Best for sending me coupons to try the EB products out for a review! While grocery shopping, I picked up a carton of the Cage Free, Grade A Large Brown Eggland’s Best Eggs. Cage-free simply means that the hens that the eggs come from are completely free to roam and not raised in a cage. These eggs are also organic, meaning that the hens were fed healthy grains with no animal fat, no animal byproducts, and no recycled or processed food.
I enjoyed these eggs many ways! I made them hardboiled to add as protein for on top of my salads (replacing the yolks with hummus):
I used them to create healthy egg white omelettes with veggies and spices:
Eggs are so versatile! They’re used in creative ways ALLLL over the blogosphere (only the (Eggland’s)BEST, of course) for things like fried rice, eggy oats, or baked goods!
Way to go Eggland’s Best for constant improvement and for dominating the egg world! You can check out their website for awesome recipes and extra info here!
That’s my new theme for 2010. I’ve been a fan of The Word FM (88.1) and K-Love (88.5) for awhile now, and it’s about the only music I really listen to anymore. Not because I don’t enjoy other types of music as well, but these stations always seem to be playing music with a message that “hits the spot” for me. The Word FM is doing several things right now to aide in the Haiti relief fund with American Red Cross, Compassion International, Food For The Poor, the Samaritan’s Purse, and World Vision right now too in an effort to help the people.
Each of the stations also has a daily encouraging word that I try to check out every morning along with doing my daily devotionals. It’s pretty awesome, and it always starts my day off on the right foot. Listening to these stations on my way to work puts me in a positive mindset to start the day, which honestly helps in the long run…especially when I end up sitting in traffic, or things don’t seem to be going my way.
Anyway, to fill you in:
is going to be the exact same as lunch today :) It was a wininng combo, what can I say?! Plus, whenever I open a can of beans I try to use it within the next few days to prevent any waste of food. It was a combination of a little bit of each of these:
This lettuceless salad was topped with a strawberry balsamic dressing made of:
This mixture was totally delightful! Sweet & savory at the same time. Hence, the same lunch today! To round out the meal and get some whole grains in, I also packed a La Tortilla Factory wrap with a wedge of Sonoma Jacks Pepperjack cheese. Come lunch time, I just popped this baby in the microwave to melt the cheese, sprinkle it with a packet of splenda, blend and spread over the entire wrap, and roll it up to eat! It tastes like a sweet cream cheese danish, I tell ya. You must try it.
Lunch = approximately 300 calories (90 cal. wrap + 25 cal. cheese wedge= 115 + 100 cal. beans= 215 cal. + 80 cal. veggies = 295 cal. + 4 cal. splenda = 299 calories) Easy math!
has consisted of a wholeee bunch of greek yogurt messes lately, looking a lot like this:
I’m sure you can’t tell from this picture, but I actually stirred in a little bit of this too:
It was just like a peanut butter sundae!
Not to completely back track, but last night after work, I went home, got changed into my biking clothing, headed down stairs and biked for about an hour while facebooking and snacking on this:
I had a date to prep for, so I couldn’t waste too much time working out. When I had burned about 300 calories, I jumped off the bike and hit the shower. I was meeting him at 7:00, so I figured on about an hour to get ready.
We went to the Paxtang Grill, where we had dinner ( I forgot my camera) and I ordered the grilled chicken salad. It was pretty basic, but the grilled chicken was really good! Very moist and tender. It was a bed of greens with tomatoes, croutons, and green peppers. I omitted the croutons and had raspberry vinaigrette on the side.
After dinner, we headed over to the bar in the restaurant for Trivia night! His buddy runs it at the bar every Tuesday night, and we met up with two of his old friends from High School to make our team. It was a lot of fun! We got 3rd place. Two teams tied for first and we were one point behind them. I had a great night and hopefully I’ll be seeing him soon.
On the agenda for tonight, the little sister has a basketball game at 8PM, so I’ll be going home from work, getting a bike workout in, and showering up, eating dinner, and getting ready for her game.
Crofter’s Fruit Spread by Total Fit Girl Blog
Coconut Bliss (vegan ice cream) by The Actor’s Diet Blog
Annie’s Fruit Snacks by Danica at Danica’s Daily
Gnu Bars (my fave!) by Meg at Befitbefull