Sunday, July 25, 2010

Brand Loyal: Yay or Nay?

So I tell you that I'm going to be better about staying caught up and then I end up getting behind again! Gah! Where is the time going these days?!? It seriously feels like it's flying by!

Sometimes when life is going by so quickly I just feel like doing this all day long:

Which is exactly what I did yesterday (Sunday) pretty much all day long! It was so nice. Other than church and going to lunch, I read like 150 pages from my book and then took a nice 2 hour nap. Bliss!

But needless to say I ran out of time to catch up on blogging. Oh well! Here we go...


So Thursday night I went to a farewell party for my husband's unit's family readiness advisor (that's a mouthful) or "FRSA" for those of you who speak Army.

I neglected to take any photos but the food spread included chips & queso/guacamole, cinnamon pita chips with fruit salsa (AMAZING!), veggie tray, pizza, peach & balsamic salad (that I made), and lots of desserts.

I ate TONS of the cinnamon pita chips with fruit salsa, quite a bit of chips dipped in guac & queso, a few nibbles of veggies (but who wants veggies when you have all that other deliciousness?!), one piece of pizza (had to use major restraint on that one), and a chocolate chip cookie. Oh and a glass of white wine!

All in all, not the healthiest night but also not as bad as I could have been (and wanted to be). :)


Friday night I was exhausted after an extremely crazy workday so we kept it low key.

Hubs heated up a frozen Kashi margarita pizza for dinner which he spruced up with extra toppings (extra cheese, pepperoni, jalepenos, etc.) a la Shelby at Eat, Drink, Run....

If you're new here, yes we usually eat at the coffee table. I know it's bad but we dont' care. :)

It was our first time buying the Kashi frozen pizza and he said it was just okay. The size was way smaller than it appeared in the box and the crust was extremely thin. I tried a couple bites and agreed with him on it just being "meh". I doubt we'll be dying to purchase any more Kashi frozen pizzas in the near future.

For my dinner I first enjoyed some liquid relaxation to help wind down from my crazy day...

And then made myself a delicious salad with hummus and pita chips on the side...

Bright and beautiful, don't you think? It was a nice light summer meal.

The salad consisted of:

  • Spring Mix bagged salad
  • Romain bagged salad
  • Avocado chunks
  • Carrot chunks
  • S&P
  • Newman's Own Light Balsamic dressing (see below)

Really good dressing! Probably my favorite bottled Balsamic dressing I've had. Two thumbs up!

As far as the hummus, I went with the only pre-packaged hummus that I will buy these days....

SABRA!!! It's way better than any other packaged hummus they carry at my grocery store. If you haven't tried this brand, do it now. So good!

One last look at the colorful dinner spread:

Do you have certain brands of food that you are loyal to? I'm not usually much of a loyal person (I like to try new things) but with certain products I'm extremely loyal (like Sabra hummus).

P.S. Katie at Health for the Whole Self is hosting a fab giveaway for a $50 gift certificate! Oh please oh please oh please let me win! :)


  1. Woo hoo for the giveaway!!! :)

    I'm not usually very brand-loyal, but I have heard amazing things about Sabra time I see it I'll definitely pick some up!

  2. Where, pray tell did you have that Sabra hummus recently? How bout a shout out to the ole mom?!!


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