Thursday, March 26, 2009

Dressing Appropriately

Title of Product: Annie's Naturals Salad Dressing

Description: Topping for your salad

Why do you like it?
All natural ingredients in this dressing. Go to the condiment isle and try to find a salad dressing that doesn't have high fructose corn syrup in it. It is almost impossible unless you go to the organic section. Most vinaigrette dressings will get you the right combination on ingredients but I just don't like them. I like the creamy or thick tangy stuff. For that you have to go to the organic isle. There are a few that I have tried and this one is pretty good.

Where did you buy it? Publix

About how much was it? $3.69+

Monday, January 26, 2009

Breakfast of Champions!

Title of Product: Toasted Oat Cereal

Description: Whole Grain cereal

Why do you like it?
It is basic, tasty, convenient, and quick to pull together in the morning. It is your basic bowl of cereal but it keeps you full until lunch and doesn't have junk ingredients. Just add milk and you are ready to go. I get the store brand a lot for a lot less and it is just as good. I also squirt a little honey on top to add a little sweet flavor to it.

Tip: Makes for a great evening snack or add a handful to a smoothie for more fiber and substance

Where did you buy it? Publix & Target

About how much was it? Store Brand $2.49 for 15oz, Cheerios $3.19 for 14oz

Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Better Italian Meal is Available

Title of Product: Whole Wheat Pasta - Rotini or Spaghetti

Description: Pasta

Why do you like it?
Whole wheat is so much better for you than regular pasta and tastes just as good. Once you put sauce on it who can tell the difference! I usually cook it and then add the Paul Newman Marinara Sauce and sprinkle the top with shredded cheese. There are other brands that sell whole grain and whole wheat pasta that taste just as good. The target brand is one of the better values Hodgson Mill is good too. It is an easy meal to prepare and good for you.

Where did you buy it? Super Target

About how much was it? Less than $2 for 13.25 oz

Cheers! A Toast to Apples!

Title of Product: Williams-Sonoma Five Apple Cider

Description: Apple Cider

Why do you like it?
Yummy! This sweet treat is great on a cold night. It is only sold during the holiday season at Williams-Sonoma and it isn't cheap. It makes a wonderful gift or bring it to your Christmas party as a special treat for everyone. It is made from Apple concentrate. You mix one part apple concentrate and 3 parts water then heat it up. The also sell a wonderful mulled spice mixture to go with it for extra flavoring. No junk in the ingredients but watch out it is loaded with natural sugar. A little goes a long way!

Where did you buy it? Williams-Sonoma

About how much was it? $15-$20 a bottle

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Have your IHOP at home!

Title of Product: Batter Blaster

Description: Organic Pancake Batter in a can

Why do you like it?
I love breakfast food but making pancakes is such a time consumer. This is great and it tastes good too. You spray it directly on the cooking pan and a few minutes later, viola'! Golden brown pancakes--bring on the syrup! The best part is no clean up. Just wash off the spray nozzle and put it back in the refrigerator. And wait there is more... it is organic so there isn't any yucky ingredients to worry about. Sounds too good to be true right? Just give it a try. You can even add some fruit, flaxseed, or other surprises to your batter if you want.

Where did you buy it? Publix

About how much was it? (gulp...) $4.99 for an 18oz can
It makes about 20 pancakes and has a long expiration window.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Hooray for Ketchup! Bring on the Burgers and Dogs.

Title of Product: Publix Greenwise Organic Ketchup

Description: ketchup - the #1 condiment in the world!

Why do you like it?
Organic sure, but this is a rare find. Ketchup without high fructose corn syrup... imagine! It tastes great and if anything maybe a little sweeter than Heinz or Hunts. It is a little more but it last a long time.

Where did you buy it? Publix

About how much was it? Less than $3 for 20oz

Friday, December 12, 2008

Enjoy the Holidays - No holding back!

Title of Product: Silk Soymilk Nog

Description: Soymilk Egg Nog

Why do you like it?
Just in time for the holidays! Egg Nog that doesn't have corn syrup or other junk in it. It is very smooth and not near as thick as regular egg nog. No more waiting for days for the liquid to come out of the glass. The taste is great and it makes for a nice holiday treat.

Where did you buy it? Super Target

About how much was it? $1.99

Monday, November 17, 2008

All American - All Natural - All Good!

Title of Product: Oscar Mayer Natural Beef Franks

Description: Hot Dogs

Why do you like it?
Who doesn't like a good hot dog? These taste great and surprisingly don't have any junk in them! No descriptors like mechanically separated meat on this label. Just beef and spices. Add a little whole grain bread with organic ketchup and you actually have a good meal. Just be sure to squeeze in a green vegetable and fruit to make it well rounded. They are a little pricey but when you are craving a grilled hot dog these will do the job.

Where did you buy it? Super Target

About how much was it? $3.69

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Can Sausage Be Considered A Dessert?

Title of Product: Niman Ranch Apple Gouda Sausage

All Natural Apple Gouda Sausage

Why do you like it?
Oh my goodness these are good! Read the label and you can understand every ingredient plus they taste so good. I am a fan of sausage but the combination in flavors in these are over-the-top. It is the perfect mix of sweet and salt without junk ingredients. Sausage is still sausage so there is grease involved. Pop these babies on the grill for about 5-7 minutes and you won't be sorry. They are great with a side of some kind of starch like rice or bread and don't forget your green vegetable!

Where did you buy it? Super Target - I haven't been able to find them anywhere else.

About how much was it? $4.50

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Limited Edition Pudding!

Title of Product:  Jello Pumpkin Spice Pudding

Description:  It's pudding, it's pumpkin, it rules!!!

Why do you like it?  OMG - it's delicious!  And I don't even really like pudding.  It's SUPER spicey.

Where did you buy it?  Wal-mart - but good luck finding it.  It wasn't in the pudding section, it was just a random wall hanging/end display thing.  I bought 1 last week to try it.  I went back to Walmart today and bought 6 more.  That should last me about a week.  (ha!)

About how much was it?  70 cents.