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Bob’s Red Mill Muesli Food Find

I’m a big fan of Bob’s Red Mill products. The products are readily available in most grocery stores where I live. Whole Foods and health food stores also stock a variety of this brand. I recently purchased a “new to me” bag of their Muesili. It’s fantastic! Talk about a healthy and tasty combination of whole grain wheat, date crumbles, sunflower seeds, raisins, whole grain rye, whole grain barley, whole grain oats, whole grain triticale, flaxseed, almonds and walnuts. Yum, yum, yum!

Tasty, healthy and low relatively low calorie. I love this stuff almost as much as my favorite Easy Best Healthy Granola

For you Weight Watcher folks a generous 1/4 cup serving is just  3 WWPP. Isn’t that awesome?

Two tablespoons of Museli over a bowl of fat free Greek Yogurt and berries makes for a delicious and fun summer breakfast, snack or dessert.

If you think about it in advance you can assemble this and refrigerate it or pack it in your picnic basket to enjoy later.

The other day I needed something quick and easy to feed four people for lunch. Not wanting to run to the grocery store I decided to make do with what I had on hand. A quick peek into the freezer revealed a bag of Costco raviolis. All of the ingredients were here to make Last Minute Lasagna. You don’t even have to thaw the raviolis so this dish goes together quickly. Love that. Fresh basil from the Farmer’s Market was a nice touch on top of the baked lasagna.

Nutmeg Notes

We have been having a wedding shopping marathon going on here this past week. So much so, that the ball of my right foot has become swollen and sore from all the walking! Can you believe it? I’ve been icing it and applying a deep relief essential oil blend several times a day which is helping with the swelling and pain. I also have a prescription medication for the swelling. Geesh – I feel old this week.

 This new foot developement has also meant that I have not been able to go for my morning walk the last couple of days. Sigh. It seems like I go backwards two steps for every step I move forward! Okay, I am venting, but this is so frustrating as I have so much to do. My morning walk not only burns extra calories but it’s also a great stress reducer which is quite helpful right now. My weight work outs can still be performed and I can sit down to do most of them so at least I still have that. Of course there is the pool in the back yard and I could pull out my Aqua Jogger for a pool work out. Where there is a will there is a way. :)

Yesterday I got my dresser drawers cleaned out – I sat on a chair to do this – oh they look so nice now. I also worked on my walk in closet. Even though I can fit into some old clothes that doesn’t mean I should be wearing them. Some of the stuff is so outdated – I now wonder why I hung onto them. It’s time to let go of stuff. I am a saver, things that have sentimental value are difficult for me to give up. When the mood to get rid of things strikes I have to act on it and try not to look back with remorse. Hubby Tom weeded through his arsenal of summer shirts and although it was painful for him, he did create a donation pile. He grew up in a large family and you didn’t discard clothing that was still wearable – it was passed down to the next kid even if it wasn’t a current fashion. Two savers in the same household can create a lot extra stuff. Today I will be working on the laundry room cupboards and storage closet. The thrift stores will be happy to see me coming with donations!

 This weekend hubby Tom hopes to complete the refinishing project on the kitchen table. It’s been at a stand still. With all of his business travel and work schedule his free time is limited. I am super excited about having the table look like new again. Thanks hubby! (Yes, he does read the blog and he also enjoys your comments)

If you are looking for some awesome tried and true BBQ recipes for the July 4th holiday check out the post I did about My Favorite BBQ Recipes.

 I had best get ready for the day. I just found out the groom is heading over to help us work on invitations. Fun times!

Tami

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  1. Jody - Fit at 54 says:

    I am exhausted just reading this! ;-) Tami – sorry about your foot! You need my Hoka shoes which saved me with my no fat pads in the balls of my feet! I know yours is different BUT I lost the fat pads on both of my feet – the balls of my feet – and the Hoka shoes saved my workout life! I KNOW – I write about it all the time! ;-)

    I hold on to WAY TOO many things! I need to clean house! :-)

    Hope the foot is better soon!

  2. Jan@WritingToWellness says:

    Sorry your foot is acting up, especially now!

    I swear that I am not a packrat then I look around all the unnecessary junk in the house and realize that I am (we are, that is!)

  3. Phillys says:

    I save WAY too much stuff! I am very sentimental and hesitate to get rid of things given to me by special people even when I don’t especially like the thing! I also don’t want to be wasteful, so I am bad about saving clothes and shoes as well. I hate to say this, but it even carries over to food products. I make a purchase of a food product and am not crazy about the results, but I don’t get rid of the ingredient since I am sure it would taste better in another recipe. And did I mention that I love dishes…and books…and cooking gadgets (I prefer to call them “tools,” though!)? Well, you get the idea…

  4. Tish says:

    Tami, so sorry about your foot. I know how frustrating it can be to be denied your favort stress-relieving exercise. Thanks for the lasagna recipe. it looks yummy, and the price (calorie count) is right!

  5. janine says:

    Exciting times for sure. I’m so sorry about the sore foot–you’d think with all the hiking you do, it would be used to walking so much. I don’t know if it’ll help–but get to a mall that has lots of shoe places, and find one with shoe inserts. The ones that saved me after my broken toes were called SofSole Airr Orthotic insole. I suggest trying some different ones on to see–but I love these. More cushioning can’t hurt! That muesli looks like a nice topping.

  6. Veronica says:

    That muesli sounds really good! I love Bob’s Red Mill products too. That last minute lasagna is such a great idea–I pinned it for future use. Your photo is so pretty! Hope your foot is healed up soon but your pool idea is fabulous! Swimming is great whole body exercise and is easy on the joints too!

  7. Miz says:

    swimming is a great idea–yet I KNOW how exhausting injuries can be mentally.

    oh

    and I DO LOVE ME SOME BOBS EVERYTHING! :-)

    xo

  8. Dr. J says:

    Well it does seem that every style eventually comes back, lol!

    I bought that Frozen Edamame you mentioned a while ago from Sams and it will be something I plan on having all the time. Thanks, Tami!

    The wedding will be wonderful, :-)

  9. Molly Desre says:

    I love those Costco Raviolis. They’re very delicious. I always get that when I shop there. I usually make it with a white sauce. It’s very tasty.

  10. Bill Zander says:

    Food preparation in advance and either freezing or chilling is a must with a large, busy family. The images look delicious by the way.

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