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Plyo's, Granola and Food Porn

Marni Sumbal

I've received a few emails regarding Plyo's. I'm going to have Karel demonstrate his Plyo routine next week (hopefully, if he's not too sore from his upcoming race this weekend). Here's a link to a video I did in 2008 on BeginnerTriathlete.com

Plyo video

I recently completed a whole new set of beginner and advanced plyo/circuit training exercises on Beginnertriathlete.com and I will let you know when they are edited and published.

So, after you do your Plyo-routine.....Enjoy some home-made Pineapple-apple granola w/ your recovery whey protein, milk or yogurt.
I think I will find as many ways possible to re-create my granola recipe :)
Enjoy my latest healthy creation!

Pineapple - Apple Granola
3/4 cup oats
4 pineapple rings (canned or fresh) - I diced them myself
1 1/2 tbsp honey
1 cap-full almond extract
Dash of cinnamon and allspice
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
1/8 cup raisins (chopped)
1/8 cup cranberries (chopped)
1/8 cup almonds (chopped)
1/8 cup honey roasted peanuts (chopped)
1 small apple (sliced)
1 tsp natural peanut butter
1/2 ounce dark chocolate (shaved)

1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.
3. Spread on non-stick pan (sprayed with non-stick spray) w/ spatula until smooth.
4. Bake for 12-18 min (you will smell it when it is 1-2 min. away from being golden brown).






Food Porn
I just received my latest issue of my favorite newsletter ever....Nutrition Action Healthletter.
On the back page there is a feature called "Right Stuff" "Food Porn".
The feature food for the Right Stuff is Pomi Chopped Tomatoes

The sum up the article: no BPA (bisphenol A - building block of plastic that is in most can liners and may increase risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease), contains only 10mg sodium per 1/2 cup and delivers 15% vitamin A and 25% vitamin C.
It was neat to see a boxed version of chopped tomatoes which contains very little sodium and no BPA. However, with my grocery budget, I will likely continue buying fresh tomatoes, as well as garden marinara sauce for my Zucchini fries and homemade pizza :)

The Food Porn article was titled "ILLSBURY"....I hope you enjoy the article as much as I did (March 2010).


If you've ever used store-bought frosting, you know how much trouble it is.
First you have to take the lid off the tub. Then you have to scoop out the frosting. Whew! You pretty much need to rest after every minute or two of effort.
No more. With Pillsbury's new Easy Frost No-Fuss Frosting, all you have to do is remove the lid from the elegant aerosol can, turn the can upside down, and press the nozzle.
In a couple of seconds your cakes and cupcakes are covered with sugar, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oils, water, corn syrup, corn starch and a few other ingredients (like artificial colors and flavors) that make them taste like Velvety Cream Cheese or Vanilla Dream or Decadent Chocolate Fudge.
The frosting is "also great for use on cookies, brownies, or graham crackers!" says Pillsbury. But that's just the start. Imagine being able to add more sugar and damaging fat to your doughnuts, muffins, Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ring Dings or Snow Balls. Or you can dispense with the intermediaries and pump the stuff directly into your mouth.
The serving on the label-just two flat tablespoons-supplies 140-150 calories, 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 teaspoons of sugar, 1 1/2 grams of saturated fat, and (get ready) 2 grams of trans fat. Two grams of trans may sound small, but it's more than you should eat in an entire day.
Companies are tripping over each other to take trans fat out of their foods, and the suits at Pillsbury launch a new item with trans?
Looks like the doughboy's out of control.