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Archive for January, 2012

Recipe! Gardetto’s Style Rye Chips (Sans Trans Fat)


I bought a small bag of Gardetto’s snack mix during my ten minute break from class tonight. I always feel guilty when I pick them over other snacks because just the small bag had 2g of trans fat in it. Trans fats are probably one of the worst things that you can put into your body whether you’re a health nut or not. (Please see this link for an explanation.)

Anyhoo, I know that the delicious rye chips are the main—if not, only—source of the trans fats. (I know because I’ve bought the, “Special Request: Roasted Garlic Rye Chips,” only to be horrified by the nutritional values.) This lead me to do a search for homemade rye chips! I usually avoid Yahoo! Answers but this time, it was helpful! This recipe looks simple and delicious. I intend to make these DIY Rye Chips ASAP and figured they’d be a hit with just about every other salty snack lover! Hope they turn out great for everyone else. 🙂

You will need:

  • 6, day-old Rye Bagels
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Salt or Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Seasoned Salt

To Make:
Heat the oven to 200 degrees.
Line several baking sheets with tinfoil.
Slice the bagels crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick rounds.
Arrange the slices in a single layer on the baking sheets.
Using a spray mister, lightly coat the tops with the olive oil. (You also can brush on the oil with a pastry brush, but you’ll need to use a bit more oil and the chips will not be as crisp.)
Generously sprinkle the chips with equal amounts of the onion powder, garlic salt and seasoned salt.
Bake until crisp and cracker-like, about 45 minutes.

Store in a tightly covered container for up to a week.

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Exercise Plans—in Levels!


I came across these awesome exercise plans on Tumblr (http://downtownn.tumblr.com/).
Since sharing is caring: 

The Starter's Exercise Plan

Level One Exercise Plan

Level Two Exercise Plan

Level Three Exercise Plan

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!


Today I…


Woke up feeling sooper dooper at 10:30.

Got out of bed at eleven.

Did my online courses and played The Sims Social (cause I’m an addict) until two-ish.

Did one load of dishes.

Did more school.

Second load of dishes.

Cleaned Ralph—our guinea pig—’s cage. ❤

Did third load of dishes.

Decided to make stew tonight (omnomnomnom).

Received a call from a college before I could start in on that.

Started chopping onions for stew and ‘cried’ a lot. (lololololol)

Finished stew around seven fifteen.

Scarfed it down cause it was awesome. (Not to toot my own horn.)

Had half a bottle of Pepsi Throwback because I earned it.

Decided that my life was lacking chocolate.

Made this chocolate cake with frosting.

Texted my lovelies.

Now I’ma warsh, brush, floss, potentially shower, and go to sleep. ❤

It’s freaking cold, though. So send me your warmth.