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Silk Pure Coconutmilk* ~ Vanilla
Silk Pure Coconut Milk* Vanilla
90 Calories per Serving = 1 Cup
50% More Calcium than Milk
Lactose-Free & Dairy-Free
45% Daily Value of Calcium
5 Grams of Fat
O mg of Cholesterol
Coconuts are one of nature's best sources of MCFA's (Medium Chain Fatty Acids) special fats that are more easily burned as energy than other fats.
Creamy and delicious. Great to drink or pour over oatmeal or cereal.
Popcorn, Indiana Chipins - All Natural Popcorn Chips
Chipins are all natural popcorn chips.
Nice light crunchy snack.
Good with a sandwich or a cup of soup.
I tried the Sea Salt version.
(There are several other versions.)
Made only with Corn, Sunflower Oil & Sea Salt
Contains: 9 grams of Whole Grain, Zero Trans Fat, Gluten Free, All Natural, No Cholestrol, No Artificial Flavors & No Preservatives.
A 1 oz. serving is 20 Chipins.
For 120 Calories & 2.5 grams of Fat.
Gourmet Cinnamon Sugar Kettlecorn
Popcorn, Indiana makes a Gourmet Cinnamon Sugar Kettlecorn.
It's a nice combination of sweet & salty.
It's "an all natural snack with a 'cinnamon bun' taste & a crunch you crave."
A serving is 2 1/2 cups for 130 calories; 4.5 g. fat; 2 g. dietary fiber & 1 g. protein.
A serving is 16 g or more of 100% Whole Grain.
(I got mine at Wal-mart.)
Alessi Breadsticks made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
I used to buy these all the time. They are made with healthy olive oil and come in several varieties including Rosemary & Plain Thin Breadsticks. 9 Sticks are 110 Calories.
They make a nice crunchy addition to a lunch with string cheese or for a snack.
A little strange note: they come wrapped in little packages of 6 per package in a box. A serving size is 9 - so you have to open a second package to get your serving. They are a product of Italy.
Healthy Sweet Multi-Grain Rolls from the Bakery at Walmart
Tasty, full of healthy whole grains and only 80 calories per roll.
I just love these rolls!
I have been using these multi-grain rolls to make sandwiches or just to eat with soups and stews.
They are a good source of whole grains.
They are made with whole wheat, oats, barley, rye, flaxseed, amaranth, wheat germ, corn, brown rice, wheat bran, buckwheat & molasses.
They come 16 per package and cost $2.50.
Nail Magic Does Work Like Magic!
I had the worst finger nails; thin & peeling. I’d clip them each week so they won’t split further.
I tried many products. Finally found Nail Magic. Within a month, major improvement!
Nothing has ever worked like Nail Magic. My nails grow so fast, so hard and so long.
I am now complaining that I HAVE to clip them so often.
It comes in a bottle and you apply it like nail polish.
I can only find it at Sally’s Beauty for about $8.00; it lasts a long time – so worth the price!
Want to Spice Up Your Life? Try Tabasco Smoked Chipotle Pepper Sauce!
Tabasco Smoked Chipotle Pepper Sauce.
This pepper sauce from the McIlhenny Co. is just the heat you need to spice things up!
Add a few drops to your glass of V-8 Juice. Sprinkle some on your Black Beans & Rice.
Top your taco with a splash of it. Add it to your morning eggs…the possibilities are endless. Let your imagination lead you on a new taste trip.
It comes in a 5 fl oz bottle, and I found it for $2.74. And it has ZERO calories! That's right, ZERO CALORIES!!!
Print an Enlarged List of Super Foods & Display it on Your Refrigerator!
Spark Friend BIGMAMAT posted a blog entry today inviting all to eat from the list of Super Foods for the day. Then we are to report at the end of the day what we have eaten. Great idea!
I took the list, enlarged it and placed it right smack in the center of my refrigerator.
That way I’m sure to think twice and make healthier selections by using this list, today and everyday!
Here’s the link to the list: http://www.sparkpeople.com/r
Shoes, Cookbooks and Keeping Receipts
I store 90% of my shoes in the original boxes that they come in.
I always put the sales receipt in with the shoes.
If for some reason I need to return them or question how old my workout shoes are, I have the receipt right there. No digging through a mountain of other receipts looking for it.
I also have done this with books that I purchase – especially cookbooks – I put the receipt in the back of the book. Sometimes I just want to know how long I have been using that cookbook.
Expect the Best! – And Live a Longer, Better Life!
I’ve decided from now on, my glass is going to be “half full.”
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that optimism was associated with feelings of better health, more vitality, higher mental health ratings, and lower levels of pain. Depression had the opposite effect. Feeling good is not a luxury; it’s a basic component of health. Engaging the world with an expectation of the best can give each of us a longer, better life.
Benefits of a good mood can begin today!