Saturday, September 8, 2012

School Lunch & the NINJA PULSE versus the Nutribullet

Hi there!  Now that school is back in session, I will try to document all the kids' lunches.  My daughter, Sofia, is six years old and just started first grade.

She is extremely adventurous with food choices.  The girl loves calamari, fortheloveofgod.  She will try ANYthing.  And she prefers vegetables to super-sweet treats.  So packing lunch for her is a pleasure, EXCEPT for the fact that she doesn't like sandwiches.


How do you pack a lunch for a kid who doesn't like sandwiches?  It can be a challenge.  Her appetite isn't huge, so I do a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.  Here is her lunch box.  I love owls.....

And here is what I packed on Friday.  Snack was raisins, some pretzels and a 2 chocolate chip cookies.  Lunch was rolled up nitrate-free ham, some Jersey white corn cut right off the cob into strips, cherry tomatoes, and green beans in vinegar from my mother-in-law's garden.  There was also a small baggie of Triscuits.  Plus, I packed some chopsticks, just for fun.  She loves to show off her chopstick finesse with her buddies.

I also wanted to share with you my newest, most favorite kitchen purchase.  The NINJA Pulse.

We've been juicing for about a year, using a regular old juicer.  Which means we've been throwing away all the valuable nutrition found in the pulp and the skin and the seeds.  So, I have seen the infomercials for the Nutribullet, and have been wanting to get one for a while.  Target has the Nutribullet for $99, which is 20 bucks cheaper than if you buy from the FREE SHIPPING infomercial.  (Nothing is ever, EVER free.)

So, I went to buy the Nutribullet the other day, and after a 40-minute comparison shopping session in the blender aisle at Target, I realized that the NINJA ($79.99) offered 100 more watts of power than the Nutribullet, PLUS you get a nice sized pitcher, and three blades, some of which are meant for PIZZA DOUGH and COOKIE DOUGH, which the Nutribullet did not have.

Hel-LO!  The Ninja was cheaper, had higher wattage and better features and attachments.  Sold!

I made a juice of beets, celery, carrots and cucumbers.  It was much pulpier than my usual juicer juice, so I re-ran it through the Ninja to make it smoother. 


Kind of a blurry picture, but look at that color.  Drinking that puppy CAN'T be bad for you.  And lately, my diet needs some GOOD.....


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