A Day Without Fruit And A Vitamin Review

I had a blast boating yesterday! The lake was choppy which made skiing and boarding difficult, but it was perfect for innertubing! My friends skiid and boarded like pro’s, despite the imperfect water, and I stuck to ‘tubing.

Last night I got home pretty late and made a peanut butter sandwich on an Arnold’s sandwich thin (review to come!). I saw this bread on east-coaster’s blogs for a long time before it appeared here in the Northwest and I’m so excited that I can buy it now!

My house is lacking fruit :(. and by lacking I mean completely and totally, not so much as a half-rotten banana anywhere in sight. So this morning I made the most balanced breakfast I could muster, from what we had:

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Step one: organic unsweetened cinnamon applesauce.

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Step two: add peanut butter.

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Step three: add uncooked oats and stir.

That’ll do.

For lunch I feasted upon half of this:

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And too many of these:

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Product Review: vitafusion Gummy Vitamins

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These vitamins contain either 50% or 100% RDV of 9 vitamins and minerals, per serving (two gummies). I’ve eaten multivitamins in the past which contain up to 300% RDV of some vitamins, and that’s ridiculous. 50-100% is all a person needs, so, in my opinion, vitafusion gummy vitamins are perfectly formulated. The nine vitamins and minerals include:

Vitamin A (50%)
Vitamin C (50%)
Vitamin D (100%)
Vitamin E (50%)
Niacin (50%)
Vitamin B-6 (100%)
Folic Acid (100%)
Vitamin B-12 (100%), and
Pantothenic acid (100%)

I don’t know a lot about vitamins, but from what I can deduce, these seem nearly perfect. They’re tasty, too! πŸ˜›

Product Review: La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Tortillas

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What, in your opinion, is the perfect tortilla? Is it sweet? Light? Grainy? How about low-carb? Yep, you better believe it, La Tortilla Factory manufactured a tortilla made with soy flour, so it has hardly any carbs and a protein boost! Here are the details:

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1 tortilla Servings per bag: 20
Calories: 80 Calories from fat: 30
Total fat: 3g Saturated fat: 0g Trans fat 0g Polyunsaturated fat: 1g Monounsaturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium: 300 mg (13% RDA)
Potassium: 35mg (1%RDA)
Total Carbohydrate: 18g Dietary Fiber: 12g Sugars: 1g
Protein: 8g

Ingredients:
Water, Oat flour, Whole wheat flour, Soy flour, Vital wheat gluten, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Contains less than 2% of each of the following: Aluminum free leavening (Sodium acid pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Corn starch, Monocalcium Phosphate), Sea salt, Guar gum, Citric acid, Yeast, Xanthan gum, L-cysteine, to maintain freshness (Sorbic acid, Calcium propionate).

I’m not likin’ the long list of chemicals at the end of the ingredients list, but with 12 grams of fiber, 8 grams of protein, and only 80 calories, a “smart & delicious” tortilla can be a healthier option. Taste wise: They are a bit gritty and could use some oil in them to cut the dryness, but they have a good, hearty, wheat-y flavor. They’re about 9” in diameter, so the perfect size to wrap up a snack or a small lunch.

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Speaking of food, why don’t I post my breakfast from today? πŸ˜›

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This one’s a classic. I used to eat it every day. Here we have: a base of oats with flax, microwaved with a sliced banana, so the banana gets all caramelized. Then I add a healthy helping of peanut butter and voila! Breakfast is served.

Enjoy your day! I’m going boating! πŸ˜€

A Taste Of My Food

Hello! Would you like to see what I eat? Here’s some starters, I’ve been saving up some pictures for a few days.

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Classic Peanut butter & banana on whole wheat bread… eaten while surfing the web.

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A closer view. (yummm be jealous!)

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Lil’ bit o’ steak. I just crave it once in a while.

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Quaker cinnamon roll oatmeal. This tiny portion was followed by another bowl of oatmeal, made plain with soymilk and no sugar.

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GREEN MONSTA! Join the movement!

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Simple lunch of rotisserie chicken atop toasted whole wheat bread, side of peppers, steamed broccoli, and an apple. I did not eat the apple.

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Here’s a lunch I brought with me to work one day. Havarti cheese and spinach on- you guessed it- whole wheat bread, and sliced cucumbers, baby carrots, and grape tomatoes.

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And… last but DEFINITELY not least- the makings of a Green Monster! My smoothies usually turn out more like berry monsters with spinach.. rather than spinach monsters with a hint of berry.. but whatevs! This one contained a couple handfuls of fresh local spinach, half a banana, a handful each of frozen blueberries and raspberries, and soymilk. YUM!

Well I hope you enjoy seeing what goes into my tummy day to day.. I’ll be posting MUCH more in the future, don’t worry! πŸ˜‰

❀ loves,

Kaila

Aye aye aye, Road Trips, Yer Killin’ Me

Well here I am in the beautiful city of Pullman visiting my COLLEGE! Yay the year has finally come when I shall leave my small, suffocating town and pay ungodly amounts of money to do ten hours of homework a day and live in a crowded dorm with thousands of other sweaty teenagers!

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YEEHAW!

But seriously, I’m happy and excited πŸ™‚

THE FOOD.

Today’s seven hour road trip included:

  • three slices of veggie pizza
  • lots of peanut m&m’s
  • two poptarts
  • pringles

Do. Not. Even. Say it. I know.

Who Woulda Thought??

That I’d be eating healthy!! πŸ˜›

For the past couple days, here’s a summary:

  • Breakfasts: banana, sliced and drizzled with peanut butter! Lots of coffee with soymilk.
  • For snackin’: we have two huge cartons of blueberries and raspberries! Ya, I’m not joking!
  • Yesterday’s dinner was a whole wheat (made w/ soy protein powder, too; review to come!) wrap with natural ham and strawberry syrup (just a bit) and almost a whole pint of blueberries!
  • For lunch today I ate (and am currently finishing): half an avocado, chopped and sprinkled w/ salt & pepper; half a pint of blueberries; a bowl of that Cascadian Farm cereal with soymilk and raspberries

Woohoo! I have so much energy and am thinking clearly!

Have a great day! πŸ˜€

No Better Time For A Post Than 4 AM, Right?

That’s what I thought.

So basically, my sister and I helped my dad out with some moving today, and we ate dinner in their “new” house (long story) camping-style. Meaning, we had one stove burner, one pound of hamburger, some hamburger buns, and chips. Deep-fried potato chips, yep. No salad whatsoever. Gosh, why am I so freaked out by this?

That was almost twelve hours ago, and since then all I’ve eaten is a couple dates, some cherries, and a banana with peanut butter. Is that a lot? Of course, I never feel like eating when awake in the wee hours of the morning.

I’m not an insomniac. Psh, no.. not to jinx it or anything, but as soon as my head hits the pillow.. I’m out! Day or night, it don’tΒ matta! But today I decided the day I’m leaving for college, and today I realized I only have a month and two weeks left in this house. A month and two weeks until I enter the world! I’m as excited as a squirrel on a sailboat and I just don’t want to sleep! I’ve been writing stories and surfin’ the web and- oh yeah- watched four episodes of Gilmore Girls. But you never knew that.

G’nite. Ehr…. Guten Morgen!!

Maybelline, Why Can’t You Be True?!

Hehe. Elvis.

It’s been a great past two days! Short and sweet, since I don’t have much time, here’s what I ate yesterday:

  • bowl of Cascadian Farms Organic Cereal (reviewed below) with vanilla soymilk and blueberries
  • peanut butter sandwich
  • yet another peanut butter sandwich
  • bowl of vegetarian lasagna (whole wheat noodles, fat-free sauce, low fat cottage cheese and low fat mozzarella); some cherries; watermelon

Pretty darn healthy! And today…

  • banana; cherries; coffee with soymilk
  • half of a massive croissant sandwich stuffed with turkey, avocado, tomato, lettuce, mayonaisse, and one strip of bacon (NOT healthy! But that’s Red Robin for ya!); a few fries; cantaloupe melon (did you know they serve that now! Kudos to R.R.!)

There will be more to come as it’s only 3:30 pm and dinner is yet to be eaten. I’m eating at my dad’s house which means red meat dripping in fat. Surprisingly, though, they include a salad and a cooked veggie with every dinner. I’m proud of them! πŸ˜€

Have a great day everyone! Maybe I’ll leave some comments on other blogs eventually, so I can round up some readers.