Since today is supposed to be about food, let me just say that the raccoon is having dog food, bird seed, and leftover sweet potato fries for her dinner. And yes, she is stuffing those fries in her mouth as quickly as possible! We ALL like to try new things.
I tried three food products last week that were new to me. The first was Thomas’s Bagel Thins. They are about half the plumpness of regular bagels, while retaining the same circumference. They have 110 calories, 1g fat, and 210mg of sodium. Not bad for a bagel! And the same great taste as the regular size. Be careful toasting them since they are quite thin. Crispy in no time at all!
Finally tried Greek yogurt. I had to wait until our store started carrying it. First choice was Dannon Greek Yogurt, plain, 5.3 oz. I’m a big fan of plain yogurt and often buy Dannon plain to put on fruit. The Greek stuff has 80 calories, 50mg sodium, 0 fat and 160mg of potassium. Let me just say “WOW!” The texture alone is worth the price. So much creamier. Why? What do they do to it? The taste is also milder and I would imagine that more people would eat this plain flavor, with or without adding any fruit.
Gary and I are both big fans of Alexia foods. Last week we tried Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Vegetables (corn, black beans, peppers,onions). The frozen veggie mix comes with a packet of infused oil that gives this side dish its wonderful taste and freshness. It’s going to be a regular item on my summer shopping list. One cup has 160 calories, 6g fat, 190mg sodium, and 480mg potassium.
A few updates. No, I have not had a soda since December. Haven’t even been tempted. I drink a little lemonade now and then. Cranberry or orange juice for breakfast. Tonic water sometimes, to help with leg cramps. Lots of water, iced tea, and coffee during the day. With the summer heat taking over, I will probably limit my coffee to the mornings, but I have been known to have a cup or two in the afternoon, while sitting under the cool breeze of the air conditioner.
I’m still working on my walking plan. I am too much pain at the moment to give it much thought, but in another hour or so I will be ready to walk down the hill. That is my summer plan. Down the hill to the cattle guard each morning, even if I walk at a snail’s pace for now. I will also be mowing this morning. I figure that thirty minutes behind the mower counts for something! The part for the riding mower is scheduled to arrive today, but even with that we will still have some push mowing that must be done each week.
I am also going to attempt a return to yoga. It’s the only exercise that has always helped me with strength and pain relief. I have three videos that I’ve used in the past and I’m going to give the easiest one another try this morning. I’ll let you know how that goes. I’ve just decided that if I have all this time that is mine to schedule and consume, I might as well devote some of it to my own improvement.
That’s it for today. Just a few new things to try. And you can consider the flowers “eye candy” so we can say that today’s post is all about food! J Enjoy your day! You know I will…