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.
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.
I couldn’t taste it, so it’s good! 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.
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.
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.
I liked the nutrition facts, which were on par with what one should expect from tilapia- high protein, fairly low calorie.
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.
Open and serve. A great benefit? Easy clean up. Just plate the fish and throw away the package.
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!