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SeaPak Popcorn FISH!

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Thanks SO much to Mary Eva and SeaPak for sending me some of their newest product to try out!  I was ECCSTATIC, since SeaPak is one of my favorite companies…Their SALMON burgers are my ultimate FAVORITE.

This time, they’ve gotten creative and come up with POPCORN FISH.

Seriously, one bite and you’ll be HOOKED (pun intended ;))

These babies not only taste great, but they can be cooked to a crispy perfection in just about 14 minutes!  They’ve got a tender, flakey inside that melts in your mouth.  Just the way fish should be!  Flavorful, but mild at the same time. 

Popcorn Fish with Creamy Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

They’re wonderful as appetizers, too!  If you want to please some party goers in a pinch,  they’re a great option.  Try the Popcorn Fish with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce recipe ;)

Or….got time for a nice, sit down meal with the family?

Popcorn Fish BLT Salad

How about a Popcorn Fish BLT Salad?  The website has a bunch of winning recipes, you’ve got to check out.

Another great thing about this product, is that typically “popcorn” anything means a greasy, fried option sure to break the calorie bank, but NOT SO with these Popcorn Fish.

Less than 200 calories for 8 whole pieces!  Not too shabby, eh? :)

You can find them in the frozen section of your local grocery store, which is another thing I love about them.  They’ve got a killer shelf life, so I can get them out and use them as I please!

Thanks again, SeaPak & Mary!

 

SeaPak Salmon Burgers

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Did you know that 91% of American children are not eating the recommended amount of seafood?   One nationally recognized dietician, Elizabeth Ward, stated that “Seafood is one of the greatest super foods on the planet, and children should be eating more of it”.  Being an excellent source of protein is only one of the many assets of incorporating seafood into your diet.  It also provides omega-3 fatty acids necessary for brain development and vision, and supplies essential vitamins like B12 and D, along with important nutrients!

With SeaPak’s frozen seafood products, these nutrients & benefits are made affordable and easy-to-make with a long shelf life with little waste.  They kindly sent me some of their new Salmon Burgers to review for the blog, which I was thrilled about!  They also make Butterfly Shrimp, Popcorn Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Specialty Shrimps (like coconut, alfredo, & tempura), and other seafood like Tilapia, Crab Cakes, Seasoned Ahi Tuna Steaks, and Roasted Garlic Encrusted Flounder!

Check out these nutritionals!

Each serving of one whole salmon burger packs 18 grams of protein into just 110 calories!  These burgers are nicely sized, too!  Thick & hearty, unlike the flimsy “100 calorie” wanna-be’s!  And just .5g of saturated fats?!  Awesome.

I used mine to make things like

salmon stir-fry.

salmon salad.

broccoli slaw & salmon.

The flavor is seriously explosive.  It tastes great with ANYTHING…especially veggies.  I prefer mine with some sort of asian fusion, like soy sauce sweetened with Splenda or SF syrup!  The website also has lots of tasty recipes that you can try out for each product!

Absolutely one of my favorites.  You’ve got to get your hands on some SeaPak!  Find out here on the website where you can find some in a grocery store near you.

All Twisted Up.

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Verse of the Day:

“My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,”

- James 1:19 

Wow.  It’s so funny how God knows exactly what we need to hear and always shows us what He wants us to work on.  This verse really hits home for me because I know I can be irritable sometimes and quick to anger.  I’m not an angry person by any means, but I let little things annoy me, causing me to lack showing God’s love to others.  I get especially impatient behind the wheel!

That being said, I hit the road yesterday morning with a perfectly satisfied belly. 

SOC = Smoothie Over Cereal.

Fiber Select (the generic brand of Fiber One at our local store) has been unstocked the past THREE times I was at the store.  What the heck, Giant Foods?!  I guess God is giving me opportunities to work on being slow to anger ;)  Haha.  It just stinks paying about $1 more per box for the “Fiber One” brand label when the nutritional stats for the cheaper stuff are even better! 

Before I knew it, lunch time rolled around and I had this savory packed dish waiting for me in the fridge at work to be eaten at my desk.

Scrum-diddly-umptuous.

Aren’t you proud?!  It’s not the typical raw veggies with homemade honey mustard & a Light Flat Out, as per my usual packed lunch!  These salmon burgers from SeaPak are inspirational, I tell you ;) 

upclose&personal.

I just cooked one up on the stove, steamed a bag of broccoli slaw in the microwave, laid a base of some fresh spinach, and topped the whole dish with a mix of sugar free syrup + soy sauce…asian inspired?  SO delish.  For my whole grains, I packed 1/2 of a Fabulous Flats whole grain sandwich flat and some SF Blackberry jam + fiber for spreading.

About the time I arrived home from work, I was ready for my carby protein snack and missed my beloved greek yogurt in my diet this weekend.

gala + oikos & sf cinnamony syrup.

This snack fueled me through a good 9 miles on the elliptical at levels 7-9 burning 713 calories (or so the machine told me ;)) over a total of 65 minutes.

After cardio, I did some lifting & floorwork:

  • 3 sets of 25 hip abductors @ 115 lbs.
  • 3 sets of 25 hip adductors @ 90 lbs.
  • 3 sets of 35 “in-and-outs”
  • 3 sets of 1 min. Supermans
  • 2 sets of 15 & 2 sets of 12 sit ups on the incline bench to each side (total: 162)
  • 3 sets of 15 lat pull downs @ 45 lbs.

When I got home, I got to work on the party foods for girls’ night including THESE braided twists!

pre-baking.

They’re basically pastries that come with frosting packets (one cream cheese & one chocolate).  The insides of the pastries are filled with either boston cream (for the chocolate sauce) or strawberry (for the cream cheese sauce).  They looked pretty neat, but the nutritional stats were pretty ugly, so I stayed away.  My Mom actually bought them from a school fundraiser, so they weren’t homemade.  They came in frozen plastic wrappers!  Not my style ;) 

 For dinner, I whipped together a quick salad.  I used a Quorn Chick’n Cutlet that the company sent me, cooked up on the stove top in salsa & taco seasoning.

chicken taco salad.

Next, I heated up some ff refried beans in the microwave (not quite a whole serving), and mixed it with a touch of greek yogurt.  I used the rest of the yogurt cup for dressing, which I mixed with a little more salsa and some Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packet. 

close up ;)

I piled the goodies onto a bed of Mache Mix from Epic Roots along with some diced cucumber & orange pepper for veggie power.  I topped it all off with an extra dollop of salsa & chowed down.  There will DEF. be a repeat of this salad.  Mmmm.

I prepped the rest of the food for this Girls’ Night spread:

fruit, veggies, pastries, chips, crackers, & cheese.

The braided twists came out pretty well!  

ooeyy, gooey.

So far on The Bachelorette, I’ve got TWO picks:

Roberto & Jesse.

They both seemed totally genuine, but weren’t trying “too hard“.  Roberto was smooth with the salsa dancing, and I’m a total sucker for a man with dimples ;)  Jesse was just adorable and had that prince charming thing about him.  I was SOOOO glad to see JASON go.  He was a jerk the entire night!

1 Sugar Free/Calorie Free Baja Bob's Margarita mix + ice + SF Raspberry syrup + Lime Clear Splash Water.

I made a mocktail to sip on while watching the show, and munched on a ton of celery & fruit. 

The white parts are the BEST!

MOSTLY watermelon, strawberries, & blubes. THREE CHEERS FOR SUMMER FRUIT!

Exciting news!  My Sweet Pea Shiitake Risotto recipe is being featured on Trading UP Downtown, where Tina (the NuVAL expert) kindly wrote about the smart tradeoffs for a smarter, nutritionally sound version! Thanks, Tina!

It’s two question Tuesday!!

  1. If you watch the Bachelorette, who are your favorites/least faves?
  2. What’s your favorite summertime fruit?

XO.

 

Tip Top Weekend.

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Verse of the Day:

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

- Romans 12:10  

For once, the weekend didn’t feel as if the time flew by.  There was ample time to relax, balanced out with equal time to work out and enjoy fitness.  Lemme give you the low down on some highlights! Friday night started out perfectly when I tried out these babies, that the company sent me, after I got home from the gym:

1. SeaPak Salmon Burgers!

Salmon Burgers

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Holy.flavor.

Salmon burger stir-fry.

  I almost don’t want to even try to describe them, in fear that I won’t do them justice.  For just 110 calories per burger, you get 680 mg of Omega-3s (3g fat, .5 saturated, 18g protein, and 1g carbs) and NO additives or preservatives.  If you ask me, those are pretty stellar stats for such a delish, smoky tasting, all-natural salmon burger!  While cooking mine with my veggies on the stove top, I made a marinade of SF Log Cabin + 1 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce. 

2.  Triple Chocolate Fudge Chickpea Pudding

mmMmMmm.

I used this to fuel my workout on Saturday morning, which consisted of 9 miles on the elliptical at levels 7-9, plus the typical circuit on the weights.  Hip adductors, hip abductors, abs, and lats.  When I got home, I STILL wasn’t hungry (usually, I’m starvin’!), and had loads of energy, so I hopped on the stationary bike and facebooked for about 30 minutes.!  Poppa FF got a FACEBOOK so he could communicate more from Nicaragua!!  The countdown until his return is exactly 6 days! :) I can’t wait to see him. 

3. My Nordik Track Elliptical!

wooohoo.

Totally excited to try this thing out!!  I know it’ll be the same as the ellipticals at the gym, but it’s going to be SO convenient if I don’t feel like making the trip or CAN’T get out of the house for some reason. 

frontal view.

My Uncle Ed was kind and brought it from Lancaster in the back of his truck on Saturday, since my Dad is a very busy man and anticipated that he may not be able to get it for a while. 

4. Runners-up!

Seester FF up to bat.

My lil’ sis and her softball team kicked some BUTT at their tournament Saturday and Sunday.  They ended up losing in the championship game by ONE RUN, but played their hearts out. 

2nd Place.

They earned a decent sized trophy and some construction-worker yellow t’s as souvenirs ;)  Afterward, you can bet ice cream & pizza was consumed by the team.

4. Fabulous Flats

Whole Grain Naan.

I probably ate my weight in this stuff over the weekend.  I just received some products from them to try out, and all have been relying on it for my source of whole grains ever since ;) 

1 serving!

The Naan is soooo fluffy and light, with a hearty texture and whole grain taste that I fell in love with!  I’ve gotta try this dipped in hummus.  The Garlic Naan is excellent, too!  Not too oniony.  The best part, is that one serving is an entire HALF of the Naan!  Just 170 calories in the whole grain and 160 in the garlic.

1/2 spread with laughing cow & 1/2 spread with sf raspberry jam.

One of the other products I got to try, was the sandwich flats from Fabulous Flats.  Again, fan-stinking-tastic.  Yes, they’re flat sandwich rolls!  I used mine like an english muffin for breakfast one morning!  They inspired me to stray from my typical “SOC” for breakfast!  You know it’s gotta be powerful ;)  Can’t wait to try the stone-baked pizza crusts!

5. LearningHow To Have The Perfect Husband”

Yes, that’s right.  This is a HIGHLIGHT.  I mean, don’t you want to know, too?  I’d like to think I’m prepping to be the best wife I can be someday :D  I went to Christian Life Assembly again this week for church, and couldn’t have been more glad to hear what Pastor Wade had to say about what men need. 

Here’s what I’ve learned.  The top five needs of men:

1. Sexual Satisfication

  • Ephesians 5:21-33 

2. An Attractive Wife

  • Not necessarily looking perfect, but making sure to take pride in your appearance. 

3. Domestic Support

  • To-do lists
  • Home maker

4. Recreational Partnership

  • An adventure buddy
  • Date nights

5. Admiration 

  • Never criticize publicly
  • Swell with pride

Apparently he did a sermon on “How To Have The Perfect Wife” the week prior before, as well.  I was curious, so I checked it out online to see what the notes looked like.  Pretty accurate if you ask me!  You can always watch the podcast if you’d like!

6.   Homemade Almond Buttah.

Almonds, sf syrup, & cinnamon!

Now I’ve got my very own stash of almond buttter to smear over those tasty sandwich flats! SO easy to do, too.  I just threw this combo into my blender and proccessed until smooth!  This stuff beats a $12 jar anyday!

  • 1 C. almonds
  • 1/4 C. SF syrup
  • a few shakes of ground cinnamon

pure heaven.

You can make it with nothing but almonds, too, a la Angela!

I like mine a little bit chunky, so I stopped blending at this point, but if you like it more smooth, you just have to leave it in the processor for a little bit longer, scraping the sizes between pulsing.

I’m sure I’m missing some other great details, but I’m too excited about GIRL’S NIGHT starting again tonight because of The Bachelorette!

Ali!

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How stinkin’ cute is Ali?!  In her little converses.  That’s classy, folks ;)  I think it’ll be a good season.  I’m more excited that we’re starting the family girls’ nights back up, though!  Hope she finds a winner!

Have a great Monday, peeps & enter this giveaway for some cookware before you forget over at Healthy & Sane!

 

XO.

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