Mary’s Gone Crackers!

Rudog is always on the look out for foods in the grocery store that offer a little something different or unique that can be used in the diet to spice it up a bit. Variety is  important to being able to stay focused and committed to eating right. So many of our clients (before coming to Rudog) are eating the same thing day after day. They admit that the diet part of their training is the least “fun”. So with that in mind, we try to make you aware of food items that can be rotated in with your regular eating to make it more flavorful, attractive, or functional.

I was introduced to Mary’s Gone Crackers at a food expo a couple of years ago. This company is based out of California and makes a variety of different crackers/savory snacks. They are wheat free, dairy free, trans fat free, and vegan approved. I certainly wondered if they could possibly taste good, but they do! This is a VERY crunchy, savory cracker. The original flavor is my favorite and it’s particularly good with a little Laughing Cow cheese spread. They also go great alongside salads.

They use quinoa, flax seed, black sesame, and some other amazing ingredients. Did I mention they are also organic? It’s like the perfect cracker.

They are available in grocery stores, but aren’t quite as easy to find as the saltines, so you may have to hunt a little. I found mine at Market Street Grocery. Get some! You won’t regret it!

Organic Milk or Not?

The $64,000 question. There is a huge price difference between organic milk and regular milk, so you should certainly know why and what you are paying for. The research says there isn’t a difference. The term “organic” does not refer specifically to the milk, but rather to the farming practice. I know what you are thinking……huh? It’s a fun little labeling trick. They do it all the time. That being said, things you should know about milk are that it is tested for drug residues, including antibiotics. Fewer than 1 in 1,000 milk tankers test positive for anything, and if it does, the milk is tossed. Results have also shown no difference in milk from cows who were given bST (the hormone that helps cows make more milk) than in the milk from cows who weren’t.

Here is my personal and professional opinion:

I buy the milk that tastes the best. That happens to be the organic variety. I don’t mind paying for it, because the taste is what is really important to me. I also have a hunch that more research may reveal that there IS a difference. I will wait and see, but I’m gonna drink the ORGANIC stuff for now.

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