Salad, yoga, & shopping

Salad of the day:


  • 1 romaine heart base
  • toppings: veggie “kinpira” of carrot, mushrooms, peas, cinnamon, sugar, & chili powder (sauteed in sesame oil)
  • protein: 2 tablespoons parmesan
  • dressing: annie’s lite honey mustard vinaigrette (new!)

Yoga of the day:

The other day I mentioned that my favorite dressing is newman’s own lowfat sesame ginger.  Whole Foods didn’t have it today, so I got some others to try – annie’s lite gingerly vinaigrette, annie’s lite honey mustard vinaigrette, and whole foods organic ginger soy vinaigrette.  So far I’ve only tried the honey mustard; it’s delicious.  It’s not as good as newman’s own though.


I got this interesting jerky made by SnackMasters – Ahi Tuna Jerky!  I hope it’s good.  Bobby and I both love tuna.


I’m headed off to yoga in about 10 minutes… What’s your favorite new/recent product discovery?  I’m actually not sure what mine is.  I have been loving dairy, and I just found Wallaby’s organic lowfat yogurt.

25 Comments on Salad, yoga, & shopping

  1. Pearl
    15 April, 2009 at 5:28 pm (8 years ago)

    salad looks great!

  2. Anna
    15 April, 2009 at 5:29 pm (8 years ago)

    Frozen mixed berries in my morning oatbran/oatmeal! It makes the bowl nice and pink/purple, and gives it a great fresh taste.

  3. polly
    15 April, 2009 at 5:47 pm (8 years ago)

    hi Maggie dear!!! I miss you!

    Tell me more about those calcium chews. You know I am with your on the no dairy thing… so sad!! But, so good for our skin/belly! Are there any funky ingredients in them? I have found some, but they often contain fake sugars and other such yucky things. (sucralose = yuck)

    Love you!!! hope your yoga and yummies and life are sweet!

  4. K
    15 April, 2009 at 5:55 pm (8 years ago)

    Love the parm!! Thanks for the calcium link because I’ve been looking for a new supplement!

  5. Sharon
    15 April, 2009 at 6:32 pm (8 years ago)

    I haven’t tried Newman’s dressings yet, but I do want to once I get the chance. Love the salad!

  6. Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    15 April, 2009 at 6:52 pm (8 years ago)

    Beautiful salad, as usual 🙂 New product love: chia seeds!

  7. eatingbender
    15 April, 2009 at 7:33 pm (8 years ago)

    I’ve been loving the dairy lately, too – and I think it’s behind some of my recent tummy troubles 🙁 Oh dairy, why must you taste so good?

    I love today’s salad! And I agree with you on the Annie’s dressing – good, but not as good as Newman’s Own.

    Ahi tuna jerky?! Haha, that’s awesome. I love me some turkey jerky once in a while. Gotta get my sodium intake!

    I’m going to have to check out that calcium link.

  8. juliet
    15 April, 2009 at 7:34 pm (8 years ago)

    How funny! I had a Wallaby yogurt today for lunch, and I just bought the same box of Calcium (WF was out of Adora, my usual favorite).

  9. Melissa S.
    15 April, 2009 at 7:45 pm (8 years ago)

    i have the light ginger one and it’s great! i LOVE it!

  10. coco
    15 April, 2009 at 7:47 pm (8 years ago)

    I wonder what that tuna jerk tastes like?!
    please review all these new purchases! 🙂

  11. Jen
    15 April, 2009 at 8:04 pm (8 years ago)

    Yay, I’m glad you tried the Annie’s Lite dressing! It’s so hard to find good salad dressings that are still nice and light. I’ll be sure to give your favorite Newman’s Own a try the next time I’m at the grocery store.

    I really do like Wallaby’s also. I think the thinness of it is so unique, like the opposite end of the spectrum from Greek yogurt!

    Favorite new product… hmm… I’ve been loving Almond & Coconut Kind bars lately. 🙂

  12. Christina
    15 April, 2009 at 8:09 pm (8 years ago)

    What a great question! I need to start asking questions on my blog, the answers are always so fun!

    Favorite new discovery would be either the gnocchi I put up on my blog last week or these crunchy green bean snacks I picked up at the register at TJs. They were just dried, crunchy green beans and completely satisfied that crunchy munchy potato chip craving without being all fatty and greasy.

  13. Meghan (Making Love In The Kitchen)
    15 April, 2009 at 8:39 pm (8 years ago)

    I’d never heard of Kinpiri. Now that I have, I am for sure going to try those. Delicious and simple. The best combination!

  14. clare
    15 April, 2009 at 10:08 pm (8 years ago)

    wow tuna jerky?! srsly? that is cool. im checkin’ out those tasty bites too. thanks for sharing your finds maggie!

    here’s one of my new yums in the dried meat department:

    have a great thursday!

  15. Lara (Thinspired)
    16 April, 2009 at 1:46 am (8 years ago)

    I’d love to know how the Whole Foods ginger dressing compares to the Newman’s Own. You know I’m totally addicted to that stuff too 😉 And the tuna jerky–yum. I’ve never tried it but I love tuna and I love jerky…what’s not to like?!

  16. Shelby
    16 April, 2009 at 4:14 am (8 years ago)

    My favorite new product find? Trader Joe’s Low-Fat Granola w/ Almonds. It tastes like cake batter!

  17. Sophia
    16 April, 2009 at 6:49 am (8 years ago)

    ooh! I love those Indian products from tasty bites! but they’re so costly I only wait for them to go on sale, which is rarely. so sad.
    hmm…fav new product? I don’t really buy products…but I’m dying to try the WCMN luna bar!

  18. mi
    16 April, 2009 at 8:35 am (8 years ago)

    yummy looking salad! i’m one of those people who loves salad dressings and am happy to use calories for a good one, so i’m interested in all the different ones you got!

  19. Dori
    16 April, 2009 at 10:20 am (8 years ago)

    Pumpkin butter. I love it and don’t know how I ever lived without it!

  20. Cindy
    16 April, 2009 at 11:20 am (8 years ago)

    Hi Maggie
    I love your blog..Ilove tracking my eating habits’s a real eye opener sometimes and a great tool

    I eat a lot of salads (in the summer) and don’t often put a store bought dressing on it… If I do have dressing, I either make it out of some balsalmic, olive oil, a good mustard (like a good dijon) lemon juice..maybe s/p to taste..whisk it up and MMM

    or if I am too lazy to do that I LOVE to crumble a little goat cheese or some other very flavorful cheese (just for the punch)

    but that’s just me… i’ve never tried the Newman’s dressing but it sounds good… Annie’s makes a shitake mushroom dressing that is to die for and when I find that one in the store I always stock up on it.

    Iwanted to thank you for your links to the yoga sites… I am enjoying the yoga today one quite a’s different every day and available any time I have some “yoga time”


  21. Danielle
    16 April, 2009 at 1:54 pm (8 years ago)

    Love the salad!

  22. Alison
    16 April, 2009 at 2:26 pm (8 years ago)

    What do you think of the tuna jerky. I tried squid jerky in Taiwan and surprisingly was a big fan!

  23. Sagan
    16 April, 2009 at 2:49 pm (8 years ago)

    I didn’t know there was such thing as tuna jerky!

    I recently discovered the goodness that is baked brie on crackers 😀

  24. Bec
    16 April, 2009 at 5:49 pm (8 years ago)

    that salad looks delic!