Monday, September 24, 2007
I love 365 Everyday Value™ Veggie Chips by Whole Foods. They are so delicious that even my boyfriend’s 12-year-old son loves them! And they've gotten some new packaging.
You really can't tell the difference between the potato, tomato or spinach flavors. They taste potato-y, light and yummy. And guess what? The bag is filled with chips to nearly the top of the bag! I HATE when you buy a bag a chips and you get 1/2 a bag of air and 1/2 a bag of chips.
The 365 Everyday Value™ Veggie Chips have 30% less fat than regular potato chips. A one-ounce serving is 130 calories.
INGREDIENTS: potato flour (potato flakes, potato starch), sunflower and/or sunflower oil, tomato puree, spinach powder, salt, turmeric, beet powder, palm oil.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
My friend from Spain makes this Spanish tortilla all of the time. He taught me how to make it once and I saw this recipe in Eating Well magazine. I had to make some adjustments because they were using WAY TO MANY eggs.
* 3 cups of precooked diced red potatoes
POTATOES: peal, dice and season. Brush w/ olive oil. Bake for 30 min.@ 400 or until can pierce w/ a fork, but not too soft.
* 1 small red onion chopped
* 1/2 green pepper chopped
* 1/2 tablespoon thyme
* 1/2 teaspoon paprika
* 3 eggs
* 3 egg white
* 1 cup shredded Jack cheese (some for top)
* 3 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* teaspoon peeper
* some olive oil
Heat 2 teaspoons oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion + green pepper and cook stirring until 3-4 min. Add potatoes, thyme and paprika and cook for 1 for 2 min. more. Don't let the potatoes fall apart.
Lightly whisk eggs and egg white in a large bowl. Gently stir in potato mixture into the eggs along w/ cheese spinach, salt and pepper until combined.
Wipe the pan clean; add 1 teaspoon oil and heat over medium heat. Pour the egg mixture, cover and cook until the edges are set and the bottom is browned, 4-5 min. (It will still be moist in the center).
To flip the tortilla, run a spatula gently around the edges to loosen them. Invert a large plate over the pan and turn out the tortilla onto it. Slide the tortilla back into the pan and continue cooking until completely set in the middle, 3 to 6 min.
Serve warm or cold.
Makes 6 servings.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Don't forget to sign up for my NEW 1.5 hour ZUMBA class @ the new Kansas City Metropolitan Dance Theatre!
If you come to the open house you'll get a 10 class punch card for $40. Class are $5 each so you'll get 2 FREE CLASSES!
Saturday, September 8
10am - 3pm
Saturday classes start SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th!
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Read your labels!
Read the ingredients listed after or near the “Nutrition Facts.” If these three things are in the 1st five ingredients please reconsider. These things are bad for you!
1. hydrogenated oils
Hydrogenation is the process that changes liquid vegetable oils into a more solid form in order to lengthen their shelf life. It removes essential fatty acids and creates trans fatty acids in processed foods. Hydrogenated oils contributes to the development of diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease.
2. high-fructose corn syrup
High-fructose corn syrup promotes diabetes and obesity.
New research published in the United States that followed 50,000 U.S. nurses reveals those who drank just one serving of soda or fruit punch a day gained weight more quickly than those who drank less than one soda a month. Those who drank more also had an 80% increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. This risk, by the way, was associated with those who drank drinks sweetened with either sugar or high-fructose corn syrup.
3. the refining of whole-grain flour into unhealthful white,
Refined white flour strips the body of essential nutrition, leaving it deficient in B vitamins as well as minerals like magnesium and zinc. These are precisely the minerals that children need in order to build healthy nervous systems and avoid behavioral disorders later in life. These are also the same nutrients that pregnant women need to be able to give birth to babies that don't have birth defects.
HOW TO READ A NUTRITION FACTS LABEL
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