Products to Consider

Yesterday I had to refrain from writing ‘thank you so much’ after each and every comment you wrote. I’m serious. You all said some seriously sweet words and I wanted to say thank you for taking the time to leave me a little something. It means a whole lot. Like, a WHOLE lot. You all inspire me, so it’s nice to know I can reciprocate sometimes. Now I’m sitting here feeling all warm and fuzzy and it has nothing to do with my cozy pink mom robe… well, maybe a little to do with it.

ANYways, let’s talk products. Specifically, products I’ve experimented with lately.

Mila Miracle Seed

You all know my affection for chia seeds, the little gems that are loaded with omega 3’s and gel up in yogurt? Well a friend of mine insisted I try some MILA. Why Mila when I’m so happy with chia? Well, Mila IS chia seeds. It’s a proprietary selection of quality chia seeds that are ground up so you can sprinkle it or mix it into anything. It is full of omega-3s, antioxidants and phytonutrients. The package suggests you can mix it in with a beverage and drink it, but I’m not that brave, so I mixed some in with my oatmeal.

Wholesome Goodness Instant Hot Cereal with Mila

I couldn’t taste it, so it’s good! Winking smile Whether you go with MILA or regular old chia seeds, I do think they are a fabulous way to add serious health benefits into baked goods, smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, etc.

Moving on to fitness. You all know my affection for wogging. However, once I quit Couch to 10k and felt naked without some kind of numbers to keep track of my outside wogs. Then my mom and dad introduced me to the Walkmeter iPhone app, which I now refer to as the poor man’s Garmin.

Walkmeter iPhone App Screenshot

I LOVE it. It tracks your time, current pace, average pace, distance, calories (you enter your own metrics) and shows where you are on a GPS enabled map. It also stores all your wogs so you can review or repeat them.

Walkmeter iPhone App

It’s no Garmin, but it has everything I need at the moment and it was less than $5- SCORE!

Finally, fish. You all know I’m still doing this pescatarian challenge, which has led to lots of meals with beans and fish. I was contacted through the Foodbuzz Tastemakers program to try out Mrs. Paul’s new product, Parchment Bakes and I figured now would be a great time to try them out.

Mrs Pauls Parchment Bake Garlic Butter Tilapia

I liked the nutrition facts, which were on par with what one should expect from tilapia- high protein, fairly low calorie.

Mrs Pauls Parchment Bake nutrition facts

It had a few more ingredients listed than I’d like to see. I was hoping for: Tilapia, lemon, butter, but as with most frozen foods, a few other ingredients found their way onto the list.

Cooking is easy. You bake the bag for about 22 minutes until the package turns into a fun little puff.

Mrs Pauls Parchment Bake puffy packages

Open and serve. A great benefit? Easy clean up. Just plate the fish and throw away the package.

Mrs Pauls Parchment Bake for dinner

David’s first response? “There are grill marks… but we baked it in a bag.” I had to laugh, because it was true. Why are there grill marks?!

But once we dug in, we got over it. It was pretty good… for frozen fish. Keep in mind that we just returned from Destin, where we ate fresh fish that had been swimming in the morning and was on our plates by the evening, but for a pescatarian-friendly protein option in a pinch, it was good.

Want to try it yourself? You can use this buy one get one free coupon if you’d like!

Have you tried a new product lately that you’re loving? …or hated?

ps…wishing a very happy birthday to my beautiful MOM! We love you!



  1. says

    So my product is not food or fitness related, but it’s still worth mentioning. It’s a lip gloss I got as a free gift the last time I went to Sephora – Buxom lip gloss to be exact! It’s amazing. It keeps my lips soft and conditioned for hours AND the color actually stays on for the most part. Great new find!

  2. says

    Ha, I’ve wondered that about Gorton’s filets too. Soooo not grilled!

    I’ve been loving chia in my oatmeal this week. O-mmmm-ega :)

  3. Lauren B. says

    The latest thing I’m loving is the Pregtastic website/podcasts. I love listening to the very informative podcasts on all-things-pregnancy while I am walking or cleaning the house. Highly recommended to any pregnant ladies out there!

  4. says

    I received some of those MILA seeds in a foodie pen pal package MONTHS ago and still haven’t used them. [Bad Blogger! Bad Blogger!] Perhaps I’ll mix them with the Hemp Hearts I just received and go crazy on alterna-seeds? :)

  5. says

    Oooh does the mila “puff” up things like chia does? I’ve heard of it but didn’t know if it acted in the same way once its ground. Product I’m loving is chanel nail polish, seriously it stays on so well! It’s expensive but so worth it!

  6. says

    I don’t have a product, but I do have a new food I’ve discovered I love haha! One egg, beaten in a small bowl and then microwaved for 30 seconds with a little cheese. Then I put that on a toasted sandwich thin that’s been spread with a little grape jelly and I add some sliced turkey … surprisingly delicious! :)

  7. ErikaMC says

    New (to me) product love = Linwoods Milled Flax, Sunflower, Pumpkin & Sesame Seeds & Goji Berries mix… so good mixed in pancakes, coated french toast, in yogurt, on fruit, etc.

    New (to me) product dislike = Kashi’s Soft n’ Chewy Bars
    Banana Chocolate Chip… taste is okay but they were too dry for my liking

    BTW – your mom looks so young and beautiful!


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