When we find a product we like, we buy in bulk. And unfortunately, I just found out that The Kashi Chewy Granola Bar has been recalled as part of the peanut butter scare.
Darn. As you can see from the picture, we have quite a few boxes of these...I plan to contact Kashi about the recall for a refund.
Jamba Juice is now offering oatmeal at most of its U.S. locations from store open till 11am. And here's a COUPON to buy it for $1 + tax (only good thru Jan. 31st).
We tried the morning meal and liked the taste. The organic oatmeal itself had a good consistency -- not gluey, sticky or mushy. And the mixed fruit added on top which we stirred in (we had black/blue berries) combined to make the right amount of sweetness and flavor.
Clif Bar is voluntarily recalling its products due to the salmonella/peanut butter outbreak. Click here for the FDA Notice.
Surprisingly, I learned of the recall from Costco. An auto-call system telephoned my home notifying me that Costco records showed I recently purchased Clif Bars from them and I should be aware of the recall.
How's that for customer service and data organization!!
I'm barely into the second week of 2009, and my New Year's resolutions are already as dusty as the 2008 calendar still hanging on the wall. What's the problem? As a personal trainer, I should have this resolution thing down by now!
THE PROBLEM DEFINED
For the last several years, and with the best of intentions, I have listed my goals for the upcoming year.
Until I read a short snack blurb in today's San Diego Union Tribune's Food Section about Popchips and their healthy snack potential, I had completely forgotten that I had sampled the barbeque flavor this past summer.
The all natural, "popped" chips were being handed out as freebies at a race event. And let me say, they were tasty. Jim concurred. Popchips are crunchy and flavorful.
Eating healthy most often costs more. Try and use mostly organic, free-range, wholesome, and non-modified ingredients and the bill adds up. Dollar menus are just what they seem: CHEAP. Fast food can be a food budget savior. And while there are sensible alternatives at nearly every national chain, the majority of these fast food menus hardly qualify as "healthy" or overly nutritious from a calorie, fat and sodium perspective. So I was irked when I read my Union Tribune Food section last evening.
I don't often eat unhealthy meals, but when I do, I enjoy them. Burgers, fries, onion rings, and chocolate shakes are often part of my diet splurges. Yesterday, after a long-ish cycling ride, I was in the mood for one of these meal treats and decided upon In-N-Out Burger--my usual order...two hamburgers with ketchup and mustard instead of the "spread" and grilled onions, and an order of french fries. I ate in my car.
I know a lot of people who swear by In-N-Out, and I certainly don't dislike the high cal/low cost grub.
Is there a better salad bar out there? I haven't found one. Admittedly, some Whole Foods are better than others. The two I have sampled in Chicago are far superior to the two I visited while in DC last month. No comparison. In fact, DC was probably the worst in terms of healthy protein and upscale veggie choices.
Anyway, that is not the point of my post. I love the Whole Foods salad bar. And when I travel, I especially appreciate the healthy meal option...that I create. I am a customizer.
I'm befuddled. How can Whole Foods possibly justify charging 53% MORE for the EXACT same product that Trader Joe's sells? YES, THE EXACT SAME PRODUCT. Same packaging. Same flavor. Same Vendor. The Same.
The last time I complained, I wasn't as miffed. The product was slightly different in terms of the packaging and the Whole Foods price mark-up wasn't as shocking.
I love muffins. Wait, that's not entirely true. I love healthy muffins , ones that aren't loaded with sugar and oil.
Over the past few years (and after thousands of bike and run miles), I've battled with a mild case of Restless Leg Syndrome. Typically for me, it presents at night, when I'm in bed and just dozing off. Suddenly, this difficult to describe tingling/spasm feeling pierces my leg around the knee causing a jerky, unconscious reflex of my entire leg. Only my right leg is affected.