Chips > Soggy Greens

May 21, 2012

Eventful afternoon of blogging and blog-related tasks, including BERF + an hour-long conference call.

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Followed by my favorite snack: cereal

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Honey bunches & milk

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Then I went to pre-natal yoga (tonight instead of my regular class because I have book club tomorrow!) I went to Bend, a prenatal and mother/child yoga studio downtown. It was very nice!! (My regular teacher teachers there on Mondays) A good stretch throughout my whole body – but also harder to do on a day I had already exercised! The class is pretty relaxing, but some of the arm moves were hard on my fatigued upper body.

PSA: In my sunscreen post I showed the bottle I bought. A few of you were astute enough to recognize that I bought the wrong one!!! The PURE & SIMPLE is the one that is EWG rated, not the regular (chemicals included) Water Babies. Matt found Pure & Simple at Wal-mart while running bakery errands for $8.99 – lowest price to date! So now I have 5 bottles of sunscreen to take to the beach, 3 P&S and 2 of the regular.

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Dinner tonight was a Matt special – seared and baked chicken, kale chips and leftover rice

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I am still a litttttttle iffy on veggies, but I sure enjoyed these chips! I’m sure I would not have enjoyed them so much sauteed.

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The chicken was from a local farm that I bought at the market last Wednesday. Not quite as good as our normal herby marinated chicken from the Organic Butcher, but still tasty. I only ate half of what you see (chicken-wise) and we saved the rest of the meat for Wednesday’s dinner (a pre-cut up leg just wouldn’t have looked very pretty on the plate : ) )

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I’m too full for anything rich or sweet, but my mouth needs a little something more than water – methinks a few of those breakfast cherries sound perfect!

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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat May 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm

My dinner was slathered in ketchup too. Makes everything bettah.

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2 Lynn @ the actor's diet May 21, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Your bump looks good in stripes!

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3 Molly @ RDexposed May 21, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I must have missed the sunscreen post. I’m looking for a new one. I’m trying to commit this one to memory for my next Target run!

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4 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 21, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Good catch on the sunsceens…five bottles, you’re stocked up for awhile at least!

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5 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I love kale chips! A delicious way to get in some veggies!

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6 Christina May 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I haven’t seen the “pure and simple” yet. We have the original Water Babies and it’s very hard to rub in! It feels almost like diaper rash cream and my daughter ends up with a film that takes 10 minutes to finally absorb. I’ll have to look for the “pure and simple”.

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7 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 21, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Love that baby bump! Too cute! Dinner looks perfect! Love me some kale chips!

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8 Cristen May 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm

I found the CVS plus Zinc sunscreen today thanks to your research. It was $6.99 but ended up being $5 due to their current sale. I was going to buy the Water Babies Pure and Simple but my local Walmart drove the price up! We’ll see how the CVS works this go around. Water Babies may be next.

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9 KathEats May 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Good find!

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10 Cristen May 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm

The only downside is that it’s only a 4oz bottle. The largest they have in the plus Zinc.

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11 Dom May 21, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Two workouts in one day. Way to go mommy! :)

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12 Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not May 21, 2012 at 8:56 pm

It’s been raining so much here I haven’t even thought about sunscreen…must get on that ASAP before the inevitable happens when the sun comes out and I’m caught empty handed.

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13 Laura May 21, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Hi Kath,

In your original post you said the Water Babies was hard to wash off. I am wondering if you’ve tried out the pure and simple yet and noticed a similar difficulty? Also, if you have tried the pure and simple, does it absorb easily? Hoping to make my sunscreen purchase this week! Your tips were phenomenal and I had no idea about the EWG website. I learn so much from your beautiful blog! : ) xo wishing you a beautiful rest of the week!

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14 KathEats May 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I haven’t tried it yet, but I will before my walk tomorrow! Remind me if I forget to report!

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15 Laura May 21, 2012 at 9:10 pm

; ) You’re awesome!

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16 Emily@ Emily's Olives May 21, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Your Kale chips look so good! Somehow I always manage to burn the outsides of mine while leaving the middle tasting strangely undercooked. I must experiment with temperatures. Also, love the generous slather of ketchup on top. Perfect!

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17 KathEats May 22, 2012 at 6:16 am

The very middle is often just a bit undercooked… Adds to the texture!

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18 Kristi Rimkus May 21, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Love those greens and the chicken looks delicious. I have yet to make kale chips that turn out that good.

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19 Khushboo May 21, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Ketchup makes everything tastier :)

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20 Roxanne May 22, 2012 at 1:37 am

Honey bunches & milk – that’s it? Nothing else? LOL

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21 Anne Meyer May 22, 2012 at 3:12 am

green, red and burnt yellow. Delicious and pretty! I wish i could taste that straight from your plate.

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22 kristen @ verbs and vignettes May 22, 2012 at 6:34 am

love the bump! and I approve of the cereal kick. :p my mom and I used to crave just cereal for dinner sometimes when my dad wasn’t home. it must be the crunch!

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23 j3nn May 22, 2012 at 6:38 am

Kale chips sound good but I like mine (nutritional yeast) cheezy! :)

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24 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 22, 2012 at 6:52 am

Kale chips are so good! That chicken looks great too. :)

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25 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 22, 2012 at 6:53 am

The kale chips look yummy! I really need to make those!

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26 laine May 22, 2012 at 7:10 am

Thank you so much for that Sunscreen post! I have fair skin and burn easily and am always looking for the least chemically sunscreen. I usually pick something up at Whole Foods that goes on like spackle. I’m going to keep an eye out for the Coppertone.

Also, I have found that mixing an exfolliator in with the soap helps remove the sunscreen (the kind I wear use zinc and are always tough to get off.)

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27 Blaire May 22, 2012 at 7:25 am

Have you done any research on safe bug spray? My last pregnancy by OB told me not to use anything, so I didn’t and was miserable all summer long. I’m 31 weeks along and have a few more months of bonfire weather and really want to be outside! :)

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28 KathEats May 22, 2012 at 7:28 am

I haven’t. I think that’s a much more challenging ball game. However, our Blue Ridge Eco Shop has bug sprays for kids and babies, so I would hope they would be safe enough for a pregnant woman too?

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29 Cait's Plate May 22, 2012 at 8:00 am

I agree with you – the full leg looks prettier.

I haven’t had kale chips in so long! I need to buy another bundle and make that happen!

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30 Angel7 May 22, 2012 at 8:53 am

You will be covered for months in the sunscreen department :)

I need to purchase some kale today.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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31 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See May 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Cherries always come through for dessert ;)

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32 Noora May 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I love the colors on your tanktop, like blueberry and strawberry :)

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33 Michael Tavallaei May 22, 2012 at 6:27 pm

kale chips are amazing

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34 Hannah May 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Looks so delish, as usual! :)
Sunscreen-wise…I thought I saw that on the blog, but thought I was misunderstanding the EWG post ha. I bought Coppertone Sensitive Skin SPF 50 to try when I go to the beach in a few weeks. I found a $1 off coupon in the paper- Everyone look before you buy so you can save. :)

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