If there existed an ice cream version of me. . .Little Damage would be selling me in spades. They are the sole reason I feel badly about my lactose intolerance…
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I’m so happy to see this! I don’t deviate a whole ton in my nutrition – I can’t say I get bored, thankfully, but having a variety of spices really helps me avoid that trap to begin with. I typically use whatever savory seasoning I feel like in the morning, and generally prefer that to sweet. That said, it is always nice to have more…and new…options!
Enter McCormick’s “Good Morning” breakfast enhancers! These newbies focus specifically on breakfast and are designed to add a flavor boost to your yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies, slow-cooker breakfasts…or whatever else you might desire.
I personally LOVE spice blends and dry seasonings because they tend to be a lot less caloric, giving me the opportunity to eat more of the protein, for example, instead of bulking up on empty condiment calories and less food.
Even more exciting…there are purportedly 18 items in the lineup, scheduled to hit stores later this year. BOOM!
Poached: difficult level = easy.
Anyone with “Eggs Benedict” can make them for you.
Hard Boiled: difficulty level = medium.
Most establishments have these already made for salads (easy) but it is possible (provided it is earlier in the day) to make hard-boiled eggs as well. Less concern with timing.
Medium Boiled: difficulty level = hard.
You’d think it wouldn’t be so dang difficult, but apparently IT IS. This is the way I like my eggs – so much so that it’s a default. About seven minutes give or take in already boiling water, and that’s it. Still…it’s a challenge.
Ninja Style: difficulty level = nigh impossible.
Downright sneaky little buggers (and dangerous) but the BEST preparation I know. Worth the struggle.
My Jungle Cats never fit the “can-I’have-that-piece-of-fish” feline stereotype (so much so that I pondered if the whole thing was a made up gross generalization.) I have to say it made dining at home a lot easier. Unless of course I was eating meat.
These days I feel like I’m always ready to pull the water bottle trigger, lest one of the boys abscond with my dinner (I’m looking at you, Musashi!)
But. . .
I’d not change it for the world.
My boys and my hubby (and a few shrimp so I don’t get hangry!) are all I need.
I’ll take having to guard my food as par for the “love-my-boys” course.
I’m always looking for lower calorie condiment options (keeping in mind that I actually want to USE it, not just put a quarter teaspoon on my food!)
I am not, let me say upfront, associated with Six Pack Bags, so no one put me up to sharing… But I did see their sauce profiles recently and though they sounded pretty snappy.
I have a super sensitive system so even if I wanted to go crazy and try something different, I can’t really. So I appreciate knowing what ingredients are being used, but also that there are options to spice up otherwise boring food.
The Mango Serrano sounds up my alley – sweet and spicy – and I bet it would work well on whatever protein you choose, frankly.
One of the best things about these is that they are very low calorie (zero calorie doesn’t mean there aren’t any – magically – in the bottle, by the way. There ARE, but they are under 4 or 5 calories a serving, so using these mindfully certainly isn’t going to sabotage your diet. With hot sauce, a little goes a long way also.)
These sauces are also gluten free, low in sodium, and free of MSG. I try to avoid sauces when I’m out because I never really know what’s going into them. I also like that I can taste my food, as opposed to a heavy sauce. BUT, I like flavor as much as anyone and love that there are some options with not a lot of “stuff” on the label, and a lower calorie profile (which means I can worry less about the sauce and more about the quantity and substance of my meal.) The idea shouldn’t be that we can’t enjoy our food, or that we can only have a little of it, right!?
Wintertime is always perfect soup weather – I’ve been favoring the incredibly delicious, stew-like version my husband makes in the crock pot, but sometimes connivence trumps making something more involved.
Campbell’s has come out with a new line – Well Yes! – whose 7 flavors steer clear of preservatives, MSG, and BPA (nice!), as well as artificial colors, flavors, and ingredients.
Beyond those points, and saying they are “nutritious and deliciously crafted” I’m not sure these boast anything spectacular…but they do have a selection of flavors with a lot less of the un-pronouncables on the label (that, actually, goes a long way.)
So if you are feeling the chill, these are a nice way to stay toasty, full, and healthy at the same time. (If you are sodium sensitive, do mind the label!)