2 blocks of Lindt dark chocolate, 1 banana, 1 chocolate chip cookie, 2 fig newtons and black beans with chili powder::
Today I watched four of my favorite movies...
Ironically - each of these movies are inspired by music/revolving around music.
Now that I think about it... music plays a HUGE role in almost all of the movies I consider to be "my favorite".
I suppose I'm just a music loving kind of gal.
Let us begin...
(1) THE BEACH BOYS – WOULDN’T IT BE NICE
(2) KEANE – SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW
(1) WAL – MART TO MAKE HEALTHFUL FOOD MORE ACCESSIBLE
“Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the nation's largest retailer and grocer, said Thursday that it would launch an aggressive initiative to make its food products more healthful and affordable and would build new stores in underserved areas.
Appearing with First Lady Michelle Obama at a news conference in Washington, Wal-Mart executives outlined the ambitious plan, which includes reformulating thousands of packaged food items by 2015 to reduce sodium by 25%, lower added sugars by 10% and remove all industrially produced trans fats.
The discount giant said it would also work with its distributors and farmers to lower prices on fresh fruits and vegetables, estimating that the move would save customers $1 billion a year. Wal-Mart is also developing criteria for a front-of-package seal on some products that would help consumers identify more healthful food options such as whole-grain cereal, whole-wheat pasta and unsweetened canned fruit.
"We don't think any American should have to choose between what's affordable and what's healthy," said Andrea Thomas, senior vice president of sustainability at Wal-Mart.”
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(2) FAKE BLUEBERRIES
(3) STUDY FINDS LACK OF SLEEP LEADS TO LOST CALORIES
"Skipping a night of sleep is equivalent of the amount of energy it would take to walk about two miles, new research suggests. Alternatively, looked at in terms of food, a night of sleep deprivation can be translated into losing about 135 calories -- about the amount found in two slices of bread or a nearly eight ounces of semi-skimmed milk.
"While the amount of energy saved during sleep may seem small, it was actually more than we expected," study author Professor Kenneth Wright, director of Colorado University's Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory, said in a news release.
"[And] if one considers the amount of positive energy storage needed to explain the obesity epidemic is 50 calories a day, the energy savings represented by sleep is physiologically meaningful," he added."
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(1) OVEN CHAIR
(2) POT COT BABY CRIB CUM TODDLER COT
(I dare you guys to try and say THAT title ten times fast....and I double dog dare you not to laugh lol)
"As much as you love your little bundle of joy, there is sometimes the concern on what to do with the cradle cot after he or she begins to grow up. Ubabub has designed the Pot Cot that is a solution to all your worries. The crib features rounded ends and transparent sides as well as star cut outs. The transparent glass provides a chance for mothers to always keep an eye on their babies. Also, once they begin to grow up, the cot can be dismantled to form a bed. What is more, it is also eco-friendly and features renewable plantation sourced plywood, recyclable plastic and metal components and a hypoallergenic mattress"
(3) MACHINES UNDERSTANDING THE VALUE OF A SMILE
[[Today’s food clip]]
(1) MISSION BEACH CAFÉ – APPLE PIE
(2) HOW TO POACH AN EGG
(3) GREAT DEPRESSION COOKING: DANDELION SALAD