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Daily Archives: January 26, 2010
Thank you to my friend Stephanie at NutraSalt for sending me a few samples of these awesome spices for review! I received Lemon & Herb, Sea Salt, Bold Chipotle, African Medley, and Seasoned Salt. These terrific flavorful spices are all created in an effort to give folks a heart healthy alternative to salt. With 66% less sodium than salt, NutraSalt is naturally rich in Potassium and is also made all-naturally! There are even trace minerals from the Dead Sea! The taste is great, too. The best part? NO METALLIC AFTERTASTE!
I was a huge fan of the African Medley version:
This tastes great on grilled meats, potatoes, and beans especially! This handcrafted blend features cinnamon, ginger and other authentic spices and herbs! I mixed it with stewed tomatoes, mushrooms, blackeyed peas, and minced onion for a tasty soup that I adapted from this recipe on the website! It was SO savory. And check out the nutritionals!
Only 30mg of sodium and 0 calories!
The Bold Chipotle was good too! But be careful with this one! It is VERY powerful and SPICY! I think I put too much on when I seasoned my grilled chicken with this one because it was seriously flaming!
I would imagine this flavoring would be better on something that could counteract with the spiciness. Something mild such as brown rice would be good with this one! Maybe even on tacos? Can’t wait to try it!
The Lemon & Herb had a nice subtleness about it. I’m not a fan of things lemon flavored, but the zing wasn’t overpowering, so I could handle it. In this blend, we’ve got citrus, garlic, coriander, and bell pepper. It was actually very good on fish and shrimp, which is what is reccommended for use. I’d like to also try this spice on oven roasted veggies! I think it will really pull out all the natural flavor!
It felt really great knowing that I could season and flavor some of my favorite foods that would otherwise be somewhat bland without the harmful effects of piles of sodium! The Sea Salt & Seasoned Salt versions of NutraSalt were also exceptional tasting!
Again, my tastebuds & blood pressure thank you, Stephanie for sending these guys my way!
That must be the theme of The Bachelor this year! I’ve got to say, I’m thoroughly enjoying it! Finally a guy who doesn’t play games and knows what he wants (and what he doesn’t!). The only thing I can complain about is the fact that VIENNA is STILL there. Who knows, maybe the producers made him keep her for ratings? She’s ridiculous. I’m gunning for Tenley. I like Ali though, too.
In other news, there’s a nifty little giveaway going on that Total Fit Girl is having for some Crofter’s Superfruit Spreads! I’ve been wanting to try these for awhile now, so don’t win…kay?
Now, on to the eats last night.
I got home from work, changed clothes, grabbed a Jonagold snack, and hopped on the stationary. I didn’t seem to tire out at all last night, thanks to those complex carbs in my lastest obsession, so I biked for about 2 hours while facebooking and working on my newest article for The Examiner.
After biking, I grabbed a handful of frozen peas for snack #2. I was pretty hungry after those two hours on the bike and burnt about 600 calories! Then I whipped up a dinner which turned out looking pretty boring:
Let’s be honest. This looks pretty pathetic, but I can assure you the combination inside was everything BUT. It was made up of:
After my shower, I decided I deserved some dessert for biking so long, so I decided on a banana and some Barney Butter that I got in the mail yesterday! MMMM! It totally hit the spot.
Now it was time for GIRLS NIGHT & THE BACHELOR. Everyone arrived and I had set out the following spread of goodies:
I didn’t eat either of these, but instead took a shot of Good Belly & ate some SF Black Cherry Jello:
I also experimented last night for a successful breakfast this morning! It was SO tasty! It tasted like pumpkin oatmeal cookie batter! Tooo dieee forrr:
It was easy, too! Just 1/3 C. oats, 1/2 C. fiber one, 1 egg white, 1/4 C. canned pumpkin, a splash of vanilla, and a spritz of unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze with a few sprinkles of cinnamon! Unbelievable. You must try it. The perfect beginning to my day!
Hope you have a great Tuesday!
Oh and be sure to head over to The Healthy Everythingitarian to enter the giveaway for a blender & some Yoplait smoothie coupons!