Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fantastic New Product!!

Ok I am so excited!!  I have found a new product that I love!!  It doesn't happen very often that I really like something so much that I blog about it, but this one I MUST.  I did post a fantastic yogurt that I found a few weeks ago on Facebook called Noosa.  Oh so delicious!  This one... comes in pretty close.

If you are peanut butter lover and dislike all the fat and calories it brings...although it is  healthy fat and calories,  I have the product for you.  I have heard about it in the past but never actually saw it in the store.

Today while aimlessly walking the isles of Kroger, I stumbled upon it.  It is called PB2.  It is powdered peanut butter!!  Ok I am not a fan of powdered ANYTHING! This I was skeptical but I thought I would give it a try with an open mind. After all it only has roasted peanuts, sugar and salt.  I didn't particularly like the sugar but it only has 1 gram of sugar.  I checked my regular peanut butter and that also has 1 gram without and added.

 You put 2 Tbsp of powder in a bowl and mix with 1 Tbsp water.  That's it.  It turns into yummy roasted tasting peanut butter!  Here is the kicker!!!  Regular peanut butter has 200 calories and 16 grams of fat per 2 TBSP..PB2.... 45 calories baby!!!!!  Oh yeah...

Here's what the jar looks like:

The one on the left has cocoa powder in it...double deliciousness!!!!

A jar of this set me back $4.59 cents, but gosh I had to try it.  It was so creamy and good.

Now for the back of my all  natural peanut butter:  Still good but look at the calories and fat -

All natural.  Good choice just a lot of calories and fat.

So, I just want to share some products that I find that I really like!!  This one to me is a winner!!  



Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Just another Manic Monday....Gosh sometimes I feel so down on Monday morning but today it was really really dreary so it was even worse.  Oh well, I snapped myself out of it with a hard workout and followed by a healthy breakfast.  Nothing fancy, just good.

So here is what I had:

1 whole egg plus one egg white, kale, and grape tomatoes

add feta cheese...

Enjoyed with cantelope and beet, carrot, cantelope and pomegranate juice!
I am not a big egg fan, but once in a while for a light breakfast high in protein, this is a great choice and different than my new favorite Scottish oats, with banana and cinnamon, but I will save that for another time.

Remember though, breakfast is really important in getting your metabolism going so please don't skip it!!



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Another quinoa recipe idea

So, I am really trying to eat more clean foods.  Clean eating is basically eating REAL FOODS.  Nothing special, just real.

So, of course I was craving something sweet and please don't tell me to EAT A PIECE OF FRUIT when you feel like you need something sweet.  When I want something sweet, I want something sweet!!!

So, I checked the web and nothing was exciting me too much.  Of course a huge chocolate melting cake from the cruise would have been perfection, but not an option.

This is what I came up with:  Quinoa apple, cranberry, peach cobbler.


I don't have the exacts, because I just wing stuff like this but here you can get the jist of it.


1/2 C cooked quinoa
1 tsp honey
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Mix together set aside

4 good organic apples
1/2 pkg frozen peaches NO SUGAR ADDED...just peaches
2 Tbsp dried cranberries
1/4 C brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
splash of water

Mix together.  Put in baking dish square or round
Sprinkle topping on

Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.

Enjoy!!  It totally hit the spot!  Guilt free.