Month: February 2011

You are only cheating yourself . . .

You are only cheating yourself . . .

Think about these words and what they mean to you.  Are you someone who doesn’t follow through with your goals?  Do you say to yourself every weekend, “I will start my “diet” on Monday!”  or “since I ruined today I might as well eat the […]

Favorite Friday Product–Stash Acai Herbal Berry Tea

Favorite Friday Product–Stash Acai Herbal Berry Tea

  Nothing better than a light refreshing tea before you go to bed – that is my favorite time to have some tea plus it takes away my idea of “Hmm . . .I think I am hungry, what should I eat before I go […]

A New Alternative to Soda–Switch!

A New Alternative to Soda–Switch!

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This new drink is pretty cool!  It is made with 100% juice and contains 100% vitamin C for a carbonated, natural refreshing taste!

 

It also contains:

– No added sugar

– No corn syrup

– No preservatives

– No artificial colors

– Gluten free

 

Black cherry ingredients are pretty good too!  Made with a variety of fruit juices and natural flavors!

Ingredients: 100% Juice (Filtered Sparkling Water Sufficient to Reconstitute Juice Concentrates, Apple, Grape, Acerola and Cherry Juice Concentrates), Natural Flavors, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

 

Nutrition Facts

Can: Serving Size: 8.3 fl oz (245mL), Servings 1, Calories 120,
Total Fat 0g, Sodium 5mg, Total Carb 30g, Sugar 29g, Protein 0g, Vitamin C 100%

Bottle: Serving Size 8 fl oz (240mL), Servings 1.5, Calories 126,
Total Fat 0g, Sodium 14mg, Total Carb 34g, Sugar 31g, Protein 0g, Vitamin C 100%

 

I do not feel guilty letting my kids have one of these.  I always like to give treats and do not like to  demonize foods,  I am always a big supporter about sending the message of keeping everything in moderating.  It is even better when the beverage contain nutrients and is natural!

 

This doesn’t mean that kids/adults can go crazy on this drink either – too much of anything is never a good thing.  It is very easy to drink your calories so moderate consumption is recommended.

Favorite Friday Product–Dagoba Chocolates!

Favorite Friday Product–Dagoba Chocolates!

    There is always room for chocolate!   These organic chocolates contain a higher cacao content, which means they are also higher in antioxidants!  These two varieties are my favorite and a perfect pair with a handful of natural almonds!    I will split this […]

Go Bananas!

Go Bananas!

Bananas have had a rough battle as their powerful nutrients are over looked by their natural sugar content.  Bananas are on of the easiest food to pack on-the-go and loaded with a number of heart-healthy nutrients including vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin C and fiber!   […]

Love your heart with Nutland!

Love your heart with Nutland!

http://www.nutlandfoods.com/flavors.php

nutland crunch

Nuts contain a variety of healthy fats that are good for you!  Here is a line that carries an assortment of different nut clusters covered with a slight sweetness coming from brown rice syrup (a low glycemic index sugar).

Eat a handful of nuts a day to keep the doctor away!  Nuts are good source of monounsaturated fats that can actually help increase your HDL or healthy cholesterol!  Go nuts!

Getting back on track . . .

Getting back on track . . .

When life gets stressful or hectic what are some of the first things that fall at the bottom of the priority list?  House chores?  Laundry?  Dishes?  Or maybe you may not realize it but how about your diet?     When there is stress in your […]