I'm at a grocery convention (for lack of a better description) and ran across a new grain called Salba. Anybody ever hear of it?
It is sold at Whole Foods, Wild Oats, Wegemans (sp?) HEB etc... and widely available in Canada. Really good tortilla chips, salsas (they add it in), pretzel twists, pretzel twists, whole wheat tortillas and flatbreads. It tastes pretty nutty. Looking at the nutrition facts for the whole grain (1 tbsp) or the ground product (2 tbsp):
fat 4g (.4g sat fat, 0 trans, 2740mg omega-3, 760mg omega-6, 250mg omega-9, 0.23g monounsaturated fat,
4.1g fiber (.4 soluble, 3.7g insoluble)
Pretty good nutritional profile, I thought.
Anyhow, I really liked the product and felt it was one that has a lot of potential in the whole/natural foods arena. The distributor has a website www.salbasmart.com
I tried Muscle Milk for the first time.... odd aftertaste. Not my thing. There were different energy drinks but kind of funky marketing if you ask me. Some really tasty protein bars (with calories to match). One extremely good tasting one is Supreme Protein, but it is so high in calories I can't imagine using it. I have 2 sample bars but I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them because they are so high that they are practically candybars. What is up with that??? Both small ones are 200 calories with 15g protein and they have a jumbo one for 400! And then I got a sample from the Peanut Board but no nutritional info. Tons of peanuts so it has to be high in cal! Anyhow... it was fun walking the floor today. I swear you can just walk and get full from samples. At least there were plenty of berries and veggies to fill me up too! :) If any of you are interested in anything let me know and I'd be glad to keep an eye out. I plan to walk the floor again tomorrow but for now I'm pooped out! Hopefully I walked enough to burn off some of those calories! Especially for the not so clean or healthy choices I made (Nestle, Pepperidge Farms, Dreyers were all there... need I say more?)
I've backslidden... I reached my goal and was now maintaining, but now I need to lose 10 pounds and firm up.
Orig SW 150, GW 134, CW 134, new goal weight 123
| current weight: 132.8