Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sonoma All Natural Carb Cutting Tortillas

I'm not usually one to look for "carb cutting" items, but I was craving soft tacos so I looked around Trader Joe's tonight. Found these "carb cutting" tortillas so I looked at the nutrition info and was blown away - 60 calories each, with 7g of fiber and 5g of protein. Insane!! They're "taco" size, so not the huge burrito size, but that's fine. They're kinda pricey (I think it was around $2.50 for 6 tortillas), but I appreciated the small number of tortillas. We ate all six tonight, and I enjoyed it. My husband wasn't a huge fan, but they're not your typical fat-laden flour tortillas. These are oodles of fiber and whole wheat and such, and frankly, I'll take the flavor hit to get the nutrition here. These are also made with no additives or preservatives, which I appreciated. I will buy these again when that taco craving calls to me...

Note: this picture is incorrect - it's a similar item but not exactly what I tried. I couldn't find a photo of the exact item, so I posted this so you can tell roughly what the packaging looks like to find in store.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tortilla
Calories 60
Total Fat 1.5g
Saturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 150mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 0g
Protein 5g 10%

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Orville Redenbacher's Natural Buttery Garlic Popcorn Mini Bags

Received a sample of this and just tried it - very very disappointing. I am kicking myself for not looking at the nutrition info first (5.5 grams of saturated fat?!!?).

The flavor just wasn't here - no garlic at all, and it just tasted oily. I didn't get any butter flavor here. I enjoy other Orville products, but this was a huge letdown.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 bag (5.5 cups popped)
Calories 165
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 5.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 412.5mg
Total Carbohydrate 16.5g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Protein 0g

Sunday, February 1, 2009

January stats

- 10,000 steps a day.
- 20,000 minutes of exercise throughout the year.

Steps pace: 310,000
Steps taken: 454,200
(over 140,000 - or 14 days - ahead of pace!!)

Minutes pace: 1705
Minutes exercised: 2385
(over 12 days ahead of pace)

Weight-wise, I'm down a few pounds (six according to the scale, but 2.5 when you look at the "average weight" trend in - I had spiked on Jan 1). Made it to the gym every day in January, except for the 1st when they were closed (so I went on a really long walk instead). Would like to say that I'm feeling better, but... ;) Hopefully we'll see the weight loss trend continue.