Category Archives: What We’re Eating

EcoTrek Fitness Bar gets my vote (despite a few reservations)

Too. Much. Information. No, I’m not talking about the election, but an energy bar, believe it or not. I picked up a couple of EcoTrek Fitness Whole Food Bars at Meijer, partly because I’m a sucker for any new energy … Continue reading

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Carb-loading comfort food: amaranth with pasta sauce

Earlier this week I topped amaranth with pasta sauce and Parmesan and found it tasty enough that I planned to make it my carb-loading meal for today’s 90in9 challenge — which should already be under way by the time you … Continue reading

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Deep-sea discovery in diet ice cream

I was picking up a sale carton of Breyer’s diet ice cream this week when I discovered vanilla comes in both yin and yang versions: one with no fat and one with no sugar. Each registers 2 Weight Watchers points … Continue reading

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Simple secret ingredient in low-fat cornbread

One of the treasures Colleen brought back from her fourth-grade class visit to the Swiss Heritage Festival in Berne last month was a jar of freshly ground corn. The kids got to feed corn cobs into the antique hand-cranked agricultural … Continue reading

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Getting more mileage from my bike-race pasta

I loved the idea of cooking up the pasta giveaway from the previous Sunday’s Colavita Time Trial as my pre-triathlon meal. But as a former fat girl, pre-race meals make me kinda nervous. I don’t want anything too fabulous because … Continue reading

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The potassium puzzle

Q. Which of these contains the most potassium? A. I’m beginning to think it doesn’t matter much. But for what it’s worth, the coffee creamer has just as much potassium as the vitamin tablet (80 mg. each) and more than … Continue reading

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Seduced by a stripped-down smoothie

So there I was after my 13.1 mile run the other day*, in the McDonald’s drive thru lane seeking what had to be my 100th lowfat vanilla cone of 2012, when that line from the Yonanas ad played in my … Continue reading

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Redefining the food groups

As far as I’m concerned, there are only three: munching foods, filling foods and treat foods. Each category contains both “good” and “bad” choices, but when you designate them into these groupings it clarifies your decision making. When I’m in … Continue reading

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Spinach salad omelet

I‘d never heard of a fruit omelet before Wednesday, when Rowan and I met my mom at the Indiana Pancake House after the three younger kids got on the bus for their first day of school. The Hawaiian omelet was … Continue reading

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Green cheese turtles 2.0

These green cheese turtles are one of my all-time favorite food creations. I loved the more realistic look these little guys wound up with when I substituted melted mozzarella for caramel and a spinach leaf for melted chocolate. But until … Continue reading

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