Kid Sister

February 24, 2010

Fresh the movie was awesome!! A little more serious than Food, Inc, but just as powerful. I highly recommend watching it if you can find a screening in your area. And hopefully it will be out on DVD soon.

I took this awesome Vega bar to munch on. Love these soooo much!! It’s funny how both Vega and Amazing Grass bars have really grown on me. I think when my samples are all gone I will be buying more of both!

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I also shared a little popcorn with my neighbor!


I quickly came home after the movie to find dinner almost ready by Matt!! I scrambled to make my lunch (and photograph and blog my lunch!!!) while he put the finishing touches on plates.

Hot diggity dog!!

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That would be The Great Organic Grass-Fed Uncured Hot Dog! See this post for the info when I got the package of samples. I froze the last 3 and am happy to say they reheated nicely. If you ever get a hot dog craving, these are your dogs.

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Served with a pile of roasted brussels sprouts!! Yuuuuuuuuum!

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Matt poured himself a glass of milk with dinner (which we rarely do but he’s going out of town and we have a lot of milk) so I decided to have a half glass as well.

Hot dogs and milk. Just like being a kid again!

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After dinner we watched the first episode of GLEE!!! So many people have recommended it to me because I love singing and musicals and performances. I won’t say that I loved it, but I sure did love the singing!! And I’m excited to watch more. It was always my dream when I was little to sing a Disney duet with a boy 😉

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Lately I’ve been getting in bed to ready in the early 8:00 hour and I’ve been loving it!! Evenings used to feel so rushed for me to get in bed and now that I’m getting up at 5 again, I’m going to bed when Matt does and it makes for such a peaceful wind-down to my day. Happy.


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1 Shannon (The Daily Balance) February 24, 2010 at 8:15 pm

everyone always tells me to watch glee, too! I just have to convince the Mister 😉

so funny with Matt and his milk — i do the same thing! I just had a big glass with a vitamuffin, but I usually ALWAYS have one with my meal 😉


2 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) February 24, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Gotta see that MOO-VAY!!

I almost got brussels the other day at TJs but had to put them back because I have too many veggies to eat. Made me sad!


3 Nutritious Foodie February 24, 2010 at 8:19 pm

I am really curious about the Vega bars… specially now that I am training for my ride!


4 Alison February 24, 2010 at 8:21 pm

I love brussel sprouts! Does anyone know what happened to Jenna’s blog, eatliverun? When I try to go to it I get an error?


5 Kath February 24, 2010 at 8:31 pm

She was hacked and is working on it


6 Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl February 24, 2010 at 10:48 pm

That’s terrible! I hope she gets it back up soon. :-(


7 Mrs. Money February 24, 2010 at 8:23 pm

I loooove hot dogs! I will have to check those out. I have to tell you- I found the caramel Oikos yogurt! It was so expensive! I really liked it, but I prefer the original with honey on the bottom. I am so mad at you for starting the darn Oikos addiction! I am going to try making it at home soon. :)

I’m not really mad at you, though. :)


8 Kath February 24, 2010 at 8:31 pm
9 Marisa (Loser for Life) February 24, 2010 at 8:25 pm

I love those hot dogs, too!
I haven’t seen Glee, yet (I know I live under a rock) but I heard it’s great!


10 Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) February 24, 2010 at 8:27 pm

I haven’t had a hot dog in ages! Sounds just like summer :)


11 Estela @ Weekly Bite February 24, 2010 at 8:29 pm

I love that you both had a glass of milk with dinner!

Have a great night :)


12 Courtney February 24, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Stick with Glee!!! Some of the episodes are just ok….but the good episodes are out of this world good!
adventures in tri-ing
ps…your Chicago readers are appalled at the ketchup on your hotdog!! Lol!


13 Kath February 24, 2010 at 8:32 pm

What do you put on it!?


14 Courtney February 24, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Chicago hot dogs: mustard, celery salt, onions, relish, pickle spears, tomato, sport peppers….but never, ever ketchup! Chicago peeps get crazy bout their hot dog toppings…after all we have 2 baseball teams in town.


15 Pat Kilmain February 25, 2010 at 7:34 pm

For sure, all of what she said. Absolutely not ketchup!


16 Food Makes Fun Fuel February 24, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Those hotdogs sound so eco friendly!


17 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad February 24, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I miss hot dogs! I can’t bring myself to eat them anymore…now that I’ve wised up to the ingredients.

I think Glee is ok. So many people have recommended it to me….Maybe I just had too high of expectations?


18 rustique February 24, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I love anything covered in ketchup. Seriously.


19 Sarah Ikegami February 24, 2010 at 8:32 pm

8pm? When do you have dinner? Just curious. I want to see Fresh, glad you got to view it!


20 Kath February 24, 2010 at 8:35 pm



21 Sarah Ikegami February 24, 2010 at 8:51 pm

It must be nice to get a full night’s rest when you are waking up as early as you do, good for you!


22 Nicole February 24, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Glee will grow on you! It’s not my “style” at all, but I love it!!

That hot dog looks gooood! I am craving something salty and indulgent…but still healthy :)


23 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 24, 2010 at 8:37 pm

The first few episodes of Glee aren’t the best, but after a while, it starts getting REALLY good and really hits its stride. I love it!

Hot dogs and milk…lol.


24 Haleigh February 24, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Glee has to be my new favorite show in a long time! The singing/dancing is so fun and the story line gets better, promise :) Hope you have a good evening!


25 [email protected]:// February 24, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Were those buns from Great Harvest? And ketchup, I love Ketchup so much.


26 Cynthia (It All Changes) February 24, 2010 at 8:42 pm

I don’t really ever want to hot dogs because of the crap but those look interesting. Some days you just want to be a kid again.


27 Stef February 24, 2010 at 8:47 pm

yay popcorn! those bars sound interesting, i have been meaning to pick one up but i have declared a moratorium on bar-buying bc i go overboard! i LOVE glee!


28 Daniel February 24, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Wow, I haven’t had an urge to eat a hot dog in forever but that looks pretty decent!

Though I’d much rather have a plate (or 2 or 3) of roasted brussels sprouts anyday 😉

Can’t wait for Fresh on DVD either; there aren’t any screenings within 100 miles of me!


29 Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 24, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Your dinner sounds great!! Hot dogs and milk.. hehe


30 Dee February 24, 2010 at 8:50 pm

i.l.O.v.E. Glee! LOVE!

wow, sleep at 8pm? I wish I could do that. :)

ps. omygosh YUM to all of your food!


31 Monica (Musings of The Granola Girl) February 24, 2010 at 8:50 pm

This inspired me to make roasted brussel sprouts for dinner, which I just devoured :)

What’s Fresh about (in a nutshell)?


32 Kath February 25, 2010 at 8:25 am

Changing our food systems


33 Ally (Exercise and Pies) February 24, 2010 at 8:51 pm

I had brussel sprouts with ketchup today- glad to see i’m not crazy! I also mixed it with mustard :) it grosses my BF out so much


34 Ariffa February 24, 2010 at 8:51 pm

you’ll LOVE glee, I gotta say the acting and everything is not AMAZING but the songs and covers sure are =) I watched the whole season in 2 days, not to brag…


35 Sam (Merit to the Carrot) February 24, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Hot dogs, milk, glee…. so joyous! Have fun!


36 Mae @ OhhMay February 24, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Tee Hee I love how you went out to see Fresh, then came home to hotdogs for dinner. 😉
I know they’re better different than ballpark franks, but I just thought it was ironic/funny!

I do like the Amazing Grass bars too. So delicious!


37 Heather February 24, 2010 at 8:59 pm

I LOVE Glee, can’t wait for it to come back on in April!


38 Megan February 24, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Now I am craving hot dogs! I will have to try that brand!


39 Jenn (www. ) February 24, 2010 at 9:07 pm

That looks like such a childhood comfort food donner. Loooooooooooove roasted brussels, so yummy! I REALLY like those GH hot dog buns, those rock! I like rolls better than loaves for portion control.



40 lynn (The Actors Diet) February 24, 2010 at 9:08 pm

hot dogs and milk – love it!!!


41 Ashley February 24, 2010 at 9:15 pm

mmmmm I must try vega bars!! 8pm? We usually don’t eat dinner til 8-8:30 :)


42 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 24, 2010 at 9:18 pm

I LOVE hotdogs. I think they are gross, but I love them.


43 Sara February 24, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Just started following your blog and really love it and your photos! I was wondering why you guys stray away from glasses of milk?


44 Kath February 25, 2010 at 8:26 am


No reason in particular. I just prefer to chew my calories.


45 Sophie February 24, 2010 at 9:34 pm

You will love Glee! The episodes only get better after the first one.


46 Lauren @ A Fit Foodie February 24, 2010 at 9:35 pm

I LOVE hot dogs so I’ll definitely try this healthy alternative!!! Makes me want one right now!!


47 Lisa @bakebikeblog February 24, 2010 at 9:44 pm

I cannot WAIT until brissel sprouts come back into season over here – LOVE THEM!


48 Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 24, 2010 at 9:46 pm

I didn’t love the first episode of Glee, but it definitely grew on me as I kept watching! It’s refreshing to see a show with a different format


49 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope February 24, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Thanks for the Fresh recommendation… I’ll definitely have to check it out. And those hot dogs do look great!

Get a good night’s rest! :)


50 Abby February 24, 2010 at 10:00 pm

KID SISTER!?? Like that big blond doll?! I had her! And my brother had the boy. I forget his name..


51 Kath February 25, 2010 at 8:26 am

Exactly! My Buddy was the other guy :)


52 Cole February 24, 2010 at 10:09 pm

I haven’t had a hot dog in ages!


53 Gretchen February 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Hey Kath, shout out for TX readers: HEB Central Market (which you can find in most HEB stores) has an uncured organic beef hot dog that is really good! They’re right along with the Applegate Farms in the “hot dog” section and for a little less $.


54 Lindsay February 24, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I get to see FRESH in about two weeks! I am excited :) I loved today’s posts btw!!


55 Emily Eats and Exercises February 24, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I don’t eat meat, but that bun makes the hotdog look amazing. I think you’ve mentioned them in the past – I’m sure they’re from Great Harvest. I might have to get some for myself and go for a veggie dog. :)


56 MakeRoux February 24, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Oooh… that hot dog looks so delicious. My hubby gave up eating ALL hot dogs years ago and cannot be convinced that some are okay. Thanks for the link to the info. I’ll see if I can get him to give in!


57 Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl February 24, 2010 at 10:53 pm

I’ve never tried the Vega bars. They sound interesting.

I’m not a hot dog kind of person, but I LOVE brussel sprouts! 😀

Glad you enjoyed the move – I haven’t seen it yet. Looking forward to it, though.


58 Iris February 24, 2010 at 10:55 pm

I love roasted brussel sprouts! I’ve been eating them so much lately!


59 Jamie February 24, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Honestly.. I’m not really a hot dog person. I know you can read the ingredients and realize its a different product but I have some strange associations there… haha… and I’m also shocked you aren’t obsessed with Glee! Give it some time – the show ROCKS!


60 Hallie February 24, 2010 at 11:22 pm

I totally feel the same way without Glee. I mean, I love it, but mostly for the music. If it didn’t have the singing it would be kinda “eh” but it does…so it’s awesome!!


61 [email protected] February 25, 2010 at 12:45 am

I haven’t had a hot dog in years! That looks awesome!


62 Tara February 25, 2010 at 2:02 am

You will LOVE Glee just give it a few more eps. I thought the first couple were so weird/cheesy but now I’m a GLEEK! You will be soon too. I even have a few of their songs on my run mix. (I may or may not have almost fallen off the treadmill dancin to the Glee version of Don’t Stop Believing.) :)


63 Kath February 25, 2010 at 8:26 am

Oh I’ve been listening to the music for months now!! LOVE it!


64 Kelli February 25, 2010 at 2:33 am

OMG healthy hot dogs? You are totally my hero for posting about these; I was lamenting the loss of dogs from my diet (because let’s be honest, most of the kinds we find in the store is just not good for us) and now I don’t have to :)


65 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] February 25, 2010 at 2:44 am

Dinner looks so tasty. I love [tofu] dog nights! What type of buns are those? They look super hearty. GH?


66 Freya @ February 25, 2010 at 2:51 am

All the songs from Glee are in the charts at the moment – I hate them!! Musicals are NOT my thing…
Bed at 8, wow! 4 hous earlier than I get to bed haha!!


67 Hannah February 25, 2010 at 3:28 am

I’m pretty sure I know every Disney song by heart – and I love glee! Also envious of your roasted brussel sprouts – I’ve been eating a packet raw almost daily for the past month. Necessity breeds invention, or non-invention, I guess!


68 Rachel (Suburban Yogini) February 25, 2010 at 5:17 am

Glee is a bit of a grower. I didn’t like it at first but 6 episodes in and I love it (although I love it for the brilliantly catty cheerleader coach rather than the singing and dancing!)


69 christie @ honoring health February 25, 2010 at 6:11 am

I’m an early bird too, so much so that if I even stay up past 9 or 10, i miss my “window of opportunity” and end up not being able to sleep at all.


70 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) February 25, 2010 at 6:24 am

I haven’t even heard of “Fresh.” Thank you for the recommendation! I still need to get around to seeing “Food, Inc.” Perhaps a back-to-back screening is in my future….

I love your kid-like dinner. While I rarely eat them, I do like a good old hot dog every now and then. Usually in July, while at a rooftop BBQ in Brooklyn.


71 MarathonVal February 25, 2010 at 7:39 am

I had never heard of Fresh…. how come Chicago never gets any of the good ones? When Food Inc. was out it was in ONE THEATRE in the whole city of Chicago, crazy!


72 Nicole @ Making Good Choices February 25, 2010 at 7:42 am

how amazing is glee??? I can’t wait for the 2nd disc comes out! I haven’t made my own brussel sprouts..the first time I tried them was back in November, which I can’t believe. I like them but haven’t experimented with them myself, but yours look delish!


73 Lauren @ eater not a runner February 25, 2010 at 7:44 am

That looks like my kind of dinner, well anything with roasted brussels and ketchup 😉


74 beth grossman February 25, 2010 at 8:04 am

it all looks great, except the bun! would rather have no bun than a whole wheat one on a hot dog. sorry…do eat ww bread, but that bun just doesnt go w a dog!


75 Kath February 25, 2010 at 8:27 am

A little harsh? You didn’t taste it – it went wonderfully


76 Lauren February 25, 2010 at 8:11 am

I would go to bed at 8 every single night if I could. I’m such a big go to bed early/rise early type of person. My college friends just can’t fathom it!


77 Sarah February 25, 2010 at 8:23 am

Glee will grow on you! The first few episodes, I was like “What the heck?” but now I am a huge fan. Now you have me curious about “Fresh” I am going to have to see if it is showing anywhere in my area. Thanks!


78 Kath February 25, 2010 at 8:26 am

BUNS were Great Harvest! A Matt specialty


79 Katy (The Balanced Foodie) February 25, 2010 at 9:07 am

I can’t wait to see Fresh! These movies, like Food Inc., are so eye opening! Everyone should HAVE to see these movies. Big changes need to happen.

I will look into those hot dogs. I LOVE hot dogs but not since my eating habits have dramatically changed, now I cringe looking at the ingredients. We found a pretty great natural hot dog in our local market. I’m getting to the point where I choose to not eat meat, unless I know it’s raised organically or at the very least grass-fed with no hormones or anything artificial added to it!


80 Jo February 25, 2010 at 9:26 am

Like everyone else says…. stick with Glee – it took me a while to get into it and its a bit slow at first but gets really good….

Haven’t even heard of Fresh but it sounds good – hope we get it in the UK.

ps just wanted to let you know that you got me to try roasted brussel sprouts and am now ADDICTED! (and kale chips too!) – would never have thought of it, so thanks!


81 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 25, 2010 at 9:35 am

I love kid food nights! They are so much fun! As for GLEE, I was the same way when I saw it. I took dance for years (loved it) and I sang in chorus. I loved the singing part of glee but was not blown away by the characters. I watched more and they do get more established and it becomes kind of addictive. My friends loved the show and I did not get it…now I do.


82 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale February 25, 2010 at 9:54 am

I’ll have to get my hands on some of those dogs! My husband is a hot dog fanatic.

Although, in Chicago, putting ketchup on your hot dog is a serious crime! Mustard only. (Plus pickle relish, onions, tomatoes, a sport pepper, and celery salt, – on a sesame bun – for a truly authentic one!)


83 Lindsay (Waking Up Hungry) February 25, 2010 at 10:02 am

Yummy looking dog! Glee is a really happy kind of show. Sorta corny, but you feel all warm and fuzzy watching it.!! I like it!


84 Sophie @ yumventures February 25, 2010 at 10:19 am

Roasted brussel sprouts are one of my favorite things in the world –yum! It looks like he did a great job cooking them! I love Glee too! In reality, its not very good, completely cheesy, and the story lines are unreal, but it is positively addicting!


85 Heidi February 25, 2010 at 11:14 am

Those hot dogs look awesome! I checked out the site and the nutrition info rocks!
I hope you become as addicted to Glee as hubby & I are. It really is one of the most entertaining and funny shows I have seen in a long time!


86 Kristilyn (My 29th Year) February 25, 2010 at 12:31 pm

I love roasted brussels sprouts! And hot dogs are great in the summer, though I try to buy turkey dogs when I can.

I love Glee! It took me a few episodes to get into it, but I’m glad I kept watching. I can’t wait for it to come back on the air!



87 Nicole February 25, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I recently saw Fresh the movie in my Holistics class…loved it! I cannot wait for it to come out on DVD so that I can share it with everyone I know!

I am usually not a huge fan of hot dogs (mostly because of their ingredients) I will have to check these out!


88 Gena February 25, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Yeah, the Vega bars are pretty cool. Not as good as roasted b sprouts, though!


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