review: dr. kracker flax crackers

The self-described “uber crunch” crackers really are the crunchiest crackers I’ve ever tried. I had the Seeded Spelt which is 100% whole grain and has 110 calories, 3 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein per flat bread – pretty impressive for a cracker! The pumpkin seeds that covered the cracker just add to the amazing CRUNCH!

They were delicious on their own and obviously amazing with some sharp cheddar. After visiting their website I read about some other flavors that were not in my store but sounded fabulous – Hummus Maximus and Fire Roasted Crisps.  I will definitely be on the lookout for these.

in the news: the secret to staying young

With all the talk about antioxidants, what are they and what do they really do?
The cells in our body are constantly under attack from free radicals.  The free radicals are naturally produced as your body makes energy from food but can also come from environmental stresses – pollution, smoking, etc.
What is so bad about free radicals?  The damage that they cause is thought to increase LDL cholesterol, play a role in alzheimer’s disease and in aging in general.
This is where antioxidants come into the picture – they work to cancel out the free radicals.   Vitamin C, E and carotenoids are the main sources of antioxidants so adding them into your diet is a good idea.  They can help reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancers and can help to protect brain, vision and slow the aging process.
Antioxidants really are the fountain of youth.
photo by Nadia

huevos rancheros



This is an easy, satisfying meal (although anything that involves eggs usually is for me) that comes together quick and provides lots of filling protein and fiber.  I served my eggs over a bed of organic baby romaine and black beans, sprinkled with Habenero hot sauce.

There is something about eggs and beans that I just love! Maybe it reminds me of Mexico – beaches, ocean, sun……take me back!!
What is your favorite way to eat eggs?

in my cupboard: hemp protein & fiber powder

As you might know – I love all things hemp. Hemp Bagels are one of my favorites AND Manitoba Harvest’s Hemp Protein Powder also has those amazing hemp properties that I appreciate!
Since I’ve been making more smoothies lately, it really helps if I add a bit of protein powder to keep me going through the morning. One of my favorites is the hemp protein & fiber powder. First of all a serving contains 127 calories, 3 grams of fat 14 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein. I love that hemp contains essential amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids and that it is a sustainable crop as well.
This is definitely a great addition to the Green Monster smoothies. Try it out and let me know what you think!