Eating RD Review
June 26, 2011
The below post was taken directly from the blog EATING RD:
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Hey all! I can’t believe June is almost past us and summer is on! We already have had the weather hit near 108 F and it’s been a hot one. You’d think I would get used to this since I’ve lived here all my life. yea… no. Even waking up at 4am for a bike ride does not help escape the heat unfortunately. I guess I may have to revisit swimming again One thing I love to cool down with is a refreshing smoothie, popsicle, or anything topped with frozen fruit. We need to make a Costco run and get one of those giant bags of frozen fruit because I think we’ve been going through at least 3 bags of raspberries, blueberries, and cherries every week! For me, I’m all about contrasting flavors as well, so I have to top it with some kind of crunch.
Love Grown Foods sent me some of their granola to try and boy was it tasty and crunchy!
I love when granola has those big, nutty chunks that stick together. Here is the Raisin Almond Crunch…
Unprocessed Ingredients: Certified Gluten-Free Oats, Honey, ALMONDS, Raisins, Organic Agave Syrup, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Coconut, Sunflower Seeds, Spices, Milled Flaxseed, Cinnamon, Sea Salt.
Nutritional Facts: Servings Size 1/4 cup
Amount per Serving: Calories: 130, Total Fat: 6g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium: 25mg, Total Carbohydrates: 17g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 7g, Protein 3g
The only thing with granola is the fact that it is pretty energy dense and a serving size is 1/4 of a cup. I could easily eat at least a cup of this stuff, so it’s always good to portion out.
Here’s what 1/4 cup looks like…
I like to top a smoothie in a bowl with it mmmm
This is great and refreshing after a ride too.
Another thing I usually can’t get enough of is eggs! I was able to try Eggland’s Best with a coupon I received from the FoodBuzz tastemakers program. I like the fact that these eggs are packed with nutrition!
And they have that cute little stamp
Nothing beats a good ol’ omelet for breakfast or dinner. This time Chris stuffed ours with spinach and roasted bell peppers and cheese.
Or I just like to saute an egg in the pan with a little olive oil, top it with some cheese, and place it atop a 1/2 slice of naan for a snack.
I don’t know how I got the yolk to separate from the white without breaking, but it looks neat!
Chris and I have also been addicted to kefir! We LOVE this stuff! It’s great for GI health/regularity and immunity.
Here’s the usual stash I buy to stock up. . . I think we have a kefir problem.
We usually drizzle some on our cereal and frozen fruit in the morning or I’ve been drizzling it on fruit for dessert. Careful with the flavored varieties though because they are loaded with sugar! I usually stick to plain and then have vanilla for a small treat.
Hope everyone has been having a good summer so far!
What are you loving lately?