Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mis Favoritos

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of my favorite things post, but in honor of Oprah’s last week, I figured it was a good time. But don’t bother looking under your chairs—you’ll have to get these things on your own. Sorry about that.

Let’s get to it, shall we?

Olé Extreme Wellness Tortillas

These things have everything that’s important to me in a food—they’re big, they’re tasty and they’re healthy (I mean, EXTREME wellness—doesn’t get much healthier than that, right?). They come in several flavors, including spinach and herb, and tomato basil, but I prefer the plain old whole wheat. I find that I can use them for more things that way. Make a peanut butter and jelly tortilla. Use them as hummus dippers. Make an egg burrito. Replace bread in a turkey sandwich. They’re fantastic and have crazy amounts of fiber. I found them at Kroger, but they’re in most stores, I think. They’re with the shelved tortillas, not the refrigerated ones.

My friend Kate always used to say “hummus is yummus.” I’ve adopted that, too. Lately I’ve been using hummus as a snack (in one of the yummy tortillas), in place of mayonnaise in sandwiches and as a dip for raw veggies.

I’ve been a cardio fool lately. Jessica, my trainer, was at the beach last week, so I took advantage of more cardio classes. Every day last week I did hard-core cardio, sweated like crazy and felt both exhausted and exhilarated. It’s always a challenge for me to up my cardio, but I’m working on it. I want to challenge myself to try some new things—maybe a spin class.

I think I’ve mentioned that my mom died of melanoma. Family history, coupled with my quick-to-burn fair skin, puts me in the highest risk factor category. My friends are probably rolling their eyes reading this, because I’m constantly on sunscreen police duty. No matter your skin tone, your age or how much of a tan you’re hoping to get, sunscreen is your friend. Always. Winter, spring, summer or fall.

P.S. If you're a Children's staff member, come say hi, grab some goodies and sign up for some giveaways at my 100-pound milestone party at 12:30 p.m. this Thursday, May 26, in Classroom 5 of the Learning Services Building of the Children's Office Park. Hope to see you there.


Anonymous said...

let me just say that your coconut oil recommendations a while back was amazing, my friend! i have had acne prone skin all my life. well, i saw your tip and went to whole foods and bought the extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil and immediatley saw results. i have no more pimples, my crow's feets are smoothed out, and my skin has a great even tone to it. i LOVE it. you were right- i did not regret it. THANK YOU for the great tip!!!

Tiffany said...

Too funny that you mentioned those tortillas, because I used them in a recipe for the first time yesterday and they were so good!

Katherine said...

These are my FAV tortillas!! See you at 12:30...and hopefully tonight in Kev's class :)