Monday, 13 February 2012
Saturday, 11 February 2012
This is a guest post from Heather!
When I first heard of Chia Seeds my mind went immediately to "Cha Cha Cha Chia..." the theme for Chia Pets. Do you remember Chia Pets? Those little clay animals that had Chia Seed "hair" that would grow. Well, the Chia Seeds that are the latest "superfood" are the same thing, with one exception, they are an edible grade grown for human consumption.
You've seen me review all sorts of nutrition bars on this site, but I may have found my favorite. I stay pretty active, so a bar with protein, superfoods and a great taste is always something that appeals to me. If it happens to not be horrendous in calories also, that never hurts. Of course it's always more ideal to eat foods in their whole, natural state, but sometimes time and/or location constraints won't allow that. Enter Good Greens nutrition bars.
Thursday, 09 February 2012
When Le Pain Quotidien first opened at Fashion Island in late 2011, I knew I had to try it. Fresh baked organic bread is enough of a draw, but when I found out about the large variety of vegan options available, I made visiting a priority. The bread and bakery chain, with a bunch of locations in New York, Los Angeles and all around the US, has clearly labeled the vegan choices with a (v) right on the menu, making it super easy to order.
I've now had a chance to try plenty of LPQ's vegan items, and have never been disappointed. With that said, I will warn that it is a little pricey. They offer a nice setting and you are served by a waitstaff, so I guess that along with the superior quality of the food justifies paying a premium.
One thing that I really want to do differently from my parents is stress the importance of physical activity. My mom didn't start exercising until I was in high school and that was only because she wanted to lose weight, not because it is the heart healthy thing to do.
We have them at The Little Gym for a combined age class tumbling/gymnastics class. We got into gymnastics because it was the activity starting at the youngest age in Charleston, and we needed that outlet since the girls were always with me or with a nanny--I wanted them to get used to having authority figures other than me or the nanny. More Here...