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Daily Archives: March 11, 2010

St. Patty’s Day Eats!

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Fresh off the press 🙂

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Capella Flavor Drops

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Looking for a way to add some flavor to your plain yogurt, coffee, tea, baking mix, or oats?  These little Capella Flavor Drops will do the trick!  They can jazz up just about any dull food you can imagine.  Personally, I’m all about sweets, so when I saw flavors like Banana Split, Pina Colada, Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, and Grandma’s Apple Pie, I found it difficult to contain my excitement. These tiny bottles supply a concentrated FLAVOR without sweetness, so you can adjust the sweetness level to your liking by adding additional splenda, sugar, agave, or sweetner of your choice!  They’ve got a total of 48 calorie free flavors for you to choose from!

 

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A big thank you to Tom and Randee from Capella for sending me a sampler of 6 flavors of the drops along with one Pear Flavlet for water

Capella Flavors Flavlet

Sweetened with Stevia, all you have to do with these guys is squirt them into your water until your reach your personal preference flavor-wise.  The pear was really yummy!  Fresh, light and perfect for a touch of sweetness to plain, boring water.

My favorite ways to use Cappella drops were in things like my protein shakes.  Since they were already sweetened by the vanilla flavoring of the shake, adding the drops just changed the flavor!  I was sipping on a Banana Split in no time 😉 

Another favorite of mine, was the Chocolate Fudge Brownie!  I mixed about six drops into my plain greek yogurt with 1 Splenda packet, and it tasted like I was eating brownie batter straight from the mixer!  Mmm. 

The directions could not have been simpler!:

They’ve even got a full recipe page on their website that you can check out and try! You can order directly from the website too!  FREE SHIPPING and all!

Time Flies

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VOD:

“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.”- Deuteronomy 7:9

I can’t believe the first week in March is already coming to an end…It’s like the older you get, the faster time goes…

I’m still not feeling too great, so last night in between biking sessions, I honored my cravings.

Bagels

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When I got home from work around 4:30PM, I had a bagel thin with banana peanut butter, a peach,  and a few baby carrots.  These things are awesome!  I just picked them up at the store yesterday on my lunch break at work and they definitely did not disappoint.  I knew they would be similar to sandwich thins, but they DID have a chewy bagel taste to them. SO yum.

Then I got on the stationary bike and set up a Facebook account for Freckled Foodie while I was biking.  I took a break around 5:45PM to chat with the family while they ate their lasagna dinner. 

I ate a Voskos yogurt at the table with a Diet Swiss Miss packet mixed in for some faux s’mores yogurt.  Woo hoo for 24g of protein!

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When I finished, it was back to work on the stationary.  It’s actually quite convenient because I can catch up on all the TV and facebook that I don’t do during the day.  Two hours is all I need.  Plus I get some cardio in! Perfect.  Although, I AM really excited to start running outside again.  It’s getting warmer, folks! [knock on wood]

After a total of 600 calories burned, I was done.  I showered and made some veggie soup with the help of my steamfresh california blend (broccoli, cauliflower, & carrots), canned mushroom, minced onion, minced garlic, & water.  Deeelish.

Green sludge.

I packed my lunch for today and showered up.  Then, I made some dessert!  A protein cookie

Banana Nut BSN Lean protein powder + water.

After mixing the protein powder with some water until thick, I stir in my fiber one, mold into cookie form, and refrigerated for a lil bit until kind of firm like a cookie!  Best dessert EVER.  I’ve also been eating these for breakfast 🙂

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What better to drink with a cookie than milk?!  Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Breeze, of course!  (with a lil bitta Splenda).  I couldn’t help myself they were on sale when I stopped at the store! 

Yay for Thursday!  Make the most of this one.  Be sure to check out the awesome $40 giveaway for cookware.com on Lisa’s blog!