Saturday, May 21, 2011

I've Gone Flackers!

I am a crunch girl -  I love my crunch! However, if you are someone like me, who stays away from refined grain products; crunch is nearly impossible to find! Enter in - FLACKERS! Thanks to Flackers, I have got my crunch back on!

These wonderful bits of crunch are the brilliant work of a local M.D. in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Alison Levitt, M.D., (a.k.a. Dr. In The Kitchen) developed these for her patients and began to sell them at her practice back in 2005. Later, Dr. Levitt joined forces with Donn Kelly, a seasoned food marketer and former sales executive at General Mills. As a result, we now have a healthy crunch option in our lives!

Talk about healthy, look at this line up of health:
  • Three flackers add up to only 100 calories! (That's 33.33 calories for one!)
  • One serving has 7 grams of fiber.
  • One serving has 5 grams of protein.
  • Each flacker is made from organic golden and brown whole flax seeds.
  • Each flacker contains those GREAT Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Gluten Free
  • Raw  (baking and frying depletes nutrients)
Seriously folks, this is a healthy persons dream come true!

Flackers come in 3 flavors; savory, dill, and rosemary. My personal favorite is savory. For some, these may take some getting used to. My mom, who normally likes healthy things, did not care of them, but, my 9 year old daughter LOVES them. Our favorite way to enjoy flackers is by spreading  real organic farm butter on top of them. Eat them alone or couple them with soups, salads, or dips.

Keep in mind that flackers are high in fiber. I always recommend drinking lots of water when you are consuming things high in fiber as you could experience some constipation if you don't.

Luckily, you can buy flackers in a lot of places now! Click here to see if they are carried at a grocery store near you!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Forks Over Knives Premiere!

The feature film, Forks Over Knives, examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

On Friday, May 20th, 2011, FORKS OVER KNIVES will premiere in Minnesota, at the Lagoon Cinema | 1320 Lagoon Avenue | Minneapolis, MN 55408. To purchase tickets online, click here. Tickets can also be purchased at Minneapolis Whole Foods Market stores.

I am a strong believer in eating lean, grass fed organic animal protein, so this film will be interesting to me, as it supports a diet moving away from processed foods and animal protein. Processed foods, without question, are destructive to our health and they are slowly killing so many people in America.

Please watch the trailer below. I think you will find it engaging and thought provoking.  If you have watched Food Inc. and the movie FRESH, then I think this is must add to that list of food documentaries and films.

If you see the movie, I would be very interested in your comments and feedback!