Functional Breakfast Burritos: Taste Test

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When I say I’m a breakfast person, that may be a bit of an understatement. The correct term is breakfast enthusiast.

I have been known to have trouble sleeping the night before, because I can’t wait to eat breakfast the next morning. I have been known to make breakfast dates with friends who have initially asked for drinks dates, coffee dates, lunch dates or dinner dates. It’s just.. breakfast. This is my flow time. This is my happy time. It’s when I’m most creative.

This is when I’m most ravenous.

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With the new year just underway, I’m more focused than ever on starting 2017 off on a healthy note. As per usual, my goals are on bettering myself physically, mentally and emotionally, and on staying healthy with the help of Sweet Earth Natural Foods products. Cassidy and I used to make burritos during the early parts of our marriage. We’d throw anything on that our hearts desired, and that expanded later when I was pregnant. Sometimes it was carrots. Sometimes it was peppers.

I learned how to eat quinoa by living in San Francisco. Now that we’re parents and we’re in the middle of the frigid and endless months of a New England winter, I need a little more substance in my breakfasts lately. I need a kick to start my day. I generally need lots of protein and even more flavor. During this past weekend’s taste test, I found something new.

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Over the weekend, I went on a Functional Breakfast Burritos shopping spree – partly at Stop & Shop – and mostly at Whole Foods, I did not come up empty-handed. Not one to miss out on a single good thing, I got four flavors from Sweet Earth Natural Foods: Get Focused!, Protein Lover’s, Get Cultured!, and Lighten Up! What inspired their functional burritos? Form following function. The burritos are filled with vegetables, complex grains, omega-3, probiotics, fiber, and tons of protein.

I started my day with a Get Focused! today.

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Sweet Earth Natural Foods make healthy foods, without compromising flavor. These easy-to-eat burritos are so much fun to discover, that Cassidy and Des happily helped me when I taste-tested all four flavors.

Get Cultured! – This one intrigued Cassidy the most. It’s a probiotic, vegan, Korean-inspired breakfast burrito, filled with – tofu, cabbage, carrots, spinach, fermented red pepper, edamame, and ginger. There are 12 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber. Intriguing, right? It was a little spicy, but not too much for me. I love the edamame! I think I have an obsession with fermented foods. I also love tofu. Would I buy it? Yes. Cassidy’s reaction was simple, but perfect: “I like it!”

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Get Focused! This one was my most anticipated one, because I’m totally an eggs and cheese girl. This burrito also has rosemary, flaxseed, kale, peas, smoked gouda, and meatless Tuscan Grounds. There are 18 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber, and omega-3! It’s a favorite. I LOVE the eggs. This is totally my thing. There’s a slight fennel taste too.

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Lighten Up – Lighten Up has only 190 calories, 10 grams of protein, and 7 grams of fiber. It has seasoned tofu, homemade salsa verde, spinach, black eyed peas, brown rice, and red bell peppers. The smell of the homemade salsa verde and the red bell peppers is instant! Des liked this one best. So if you are keeping score, Cassidy liked Get Cultured Best!, I liked Get Focused! best, and Des liked Lighten Up best. It has a nice traditional favor, and I bet it’s a favorite to many people. I LOVE the black eyed peas! I’m not a cilantro person, and it’s in there, but it doesn’t overwhelm at all. Also available in a 3-pack!

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Protein Lover’s – This functional breakfast burrito contains Sweet Earth Natural Food’s Vegan Benevolent Bacon.

The smoky smell and taste is instant! This burrito is protein-packed with scrambled egg whites, quinoa, kale, garlic, meatless Tuscan Grounds, the Benevolent Bacon, and cheddar cheese. It has a whopping 20 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, and is high in vitamins B1, B2, and C. I loved the quinoa – such a great texture! Also, this one is available in 3-packs.

Talk about healthy, convenient, and flavorful foods for your New Year’s Resolutions! I found my burritos at my local co-op, at Stop & Shop in the organic frozen section, and at Whole Foods. Find your local Sweet Earth Foods with THIS LINK.

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Keeping Your Dog Healthy For Halloween & Beyond.

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One thing I’ve learned in all my years of kid and dog parenting, is that kids and dogs like treats.

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And that although dogs like treats, they should NOT have the treats your kids have, especially this time of year. I’m looking at YOU, Halloween candy, cupcakes, cookies and more. Luckily, there’s something just for them and built just for them.

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Athena is the most interesting dog I’ve ever had, and by interesting – I mean she’s polite, dainty, picky, loyal, aiming to please and wonderful in nearly every way. I’m not going to say every other dog I’ve ever had has been a slobbering monster, but it’s interesting to have a dog who doesn’t just gulp down food or treats. Instead, she analyzes its worth. I like to pretend that she only wants healthy and natural snacks and will settle for nothing less. That’s why I go to the Target pet care section (well there are a million reasons I go to Target) and I buy her Purina Beyond White Meat Chicken Cutlets Natural Dog Snacks

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Purina Beyond White Meat Chicken Cutlets Natural Dog Snacks are perfect for our healthy, active, family, rescue, weirdly polite little girl. They even pass her rigorous standards, and they pass mine too because they’re crafted in small batches and grain free. Not only that, chicken is the #1 ingredient, there’s no corn, wheat or soy, there’s no poultry or by-product meal, no artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, and the company doesn’t make any false claims about the product. The treats are crafted in Arkansas, which is not horribly far from where our Alabama girl was born and rescued before she was ours.

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Purina Beyond White Meat Chicken Cutlets Natural Dog Snacks are a year-round snack to fit into Athena’s normal and healthy routine. That said, with it being Halloween, here are some safety tips to follow for your pets:

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1. Keep that treat bowl out of reach! There are many treats that can sicken or kill your dog, including chocolate (especially dark chocolate), hard candy, raisins and grapes, macadamia nuts, xylitol and more.

2. Educate your children about keeping treats from dogs. I never let down my guard, but there are conversations we have about what can hurt Athena with both kids and Scarlet (age 6) knows how important it is to protect the dog.

3. Keep your dog away from the front door! My lovely, polite and wonderful dog is also a top-notch escape artist. Many a times, we have chased her around and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go.

4. Don’t take your dog trick-or-treating. You never really know how your dog will react to strangers in costumes. Just like your kids! Also, there are ample opportunities to steal candy and/or run away when trick-or-treating.

5. Make sure your dog’s ID is current. Athena has a microchip, and we have to make sure the contact information is current, and that she’s wearing her ID tag on her collar. If she does escape, we want people to know she’s ours.

6. Beware of electrical wires and chords. In this house, we do put out Halloween lights and decorations, but Athena goes on little chewing binges if we’re not careful. An electrical shock is very dangerous to dogs.

7. Give them their own treats, of course. Why would Athena feel left out out about the candy bars, when she has her own special bag of goodness?

Right now: Target Cartwheel URL offer: 10% off Purina Beyond Dog Snacks at Target, available from 10/4-10/31.

So how would Purina Beyond Snacks found at Target fit into your dog’s snacking routine?