Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Make your own Fruit Flavored Waters

Ok, I'll admit it.  I'm behind the curve on this one.  Oh sure, I've been drinking "water with lemon" for years. But my mind was totally blown when I saw (sensory overload) all the different fruit water options!   I found some strawberries and kiwis at Aldi's for ultra-cheap.   The strawberries were from Wish Farms, and honestly they tasted like someone had injected pure sugar into them!  I couldn't resist snacking on some as I'm cutting them for my water. (I like it that Wish Farms is a local USA company too!)


My drink of choice was strawberry and kiwi.  But think about the options....
Strawberry/blueberry 
Pineapple/peach, mango 
Blueberry/raspberry
Orange slices
Watermelon
Cantaloupe/Grape
Peach/Nectarine
Plum/Apple
Raspberry/Lime
You could go absolutely wild!!!
Oh!  and at the health food store, I found a chocolate flavored stevia.  Mix that with a spearmint and woozers!  Chocolate mint water!  Yummm.... 

First I just put the fruit into a glass with water.  Since I liked it so much, I wanted it at the ready in the frige for the rest of the week so in comes...

This is perfect for my fruit.  There's a "tube" that screws into the lid. I just poured in my water filled the tube with my cut up fruit, screwed it back on the lid  and I was good to go.  

You can get one at Amazon.com here which I'm excited about, because that one is cheaper than I paid for mine!  If you want a really full flavor, do your water a day before.  The flavors are out of this world!  That's what I did and it made such a difference in the "flavor level".  
Do you do your own flavored waters?  I'd love to hear what you do.  Please leave me a comment and share with us all. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Salad in a Wrap

I recently had lunch at this really cool place called The Corner Store in Plant City (FL) and they made a veggie wrap that was...well, nothing short of awesome!  I got it with a stuffed grape leaf inside.  It's all I could think about since then!  In  a moment of desperation, I tried to duplicate it.  Now, honestly, mine is nothing like theirs (I'm planning another visit there soon for lunch again!) but it was good.  No, make that awesome in it's own way.   So good, in fact, that I'm looking forward to making this for my lunch again.
Do you do that too?

See that vinaigrette dressing in the background?  My niece and I went to Aldi's yesterday morning and she introduced that to me.  It was wonderful!  I used it in the wrap.

Ok, here's how I "built" my version of the veggie wrap:

Start with some good bread, I couldn't find a decent Pita style wrap bread, but lucked out when I spied this Italian Flat Out bread! 

  It's great, only 90 calories, and doesn't taste like paper towels!


Spread some hummus  on the bread, starting in the middle and leave the edges free

I added some green onion (totally optional)
(I totally love Sabra brand hummus!)
I cheated and bought a "bag-o-salad", premium mix and plopped a good sized handful on top in the center.
Hmmm.... Maybe I should've called this "Salad in a Wrap"?  
Poured a little of that dressing I told you about from Aldi's on top, and then added some feta cheese.  
Now sit yourself down and enjoy!

I'm looking for new ideas for healthier eating.  Got any suggestions?  You can leave a link to a blog post in your comments too and I'll be sure to check it out.  


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