Thursday, January 19, 2012

Perfect for Shakeology and Fitness Drink Powders

I have two of these, one with PB2 and one with Shakeology. The compartment is almost filled with a serving of the chocolate Shakeology. Holds 4 servings.

After that I just shake out a couple of tablespoons of PB2.

This and a shaker cup (free if you do certain types of Shakeology orders, ask me how) are what I use on the road for a snack or breakfast.

Microwave Potato Chip Maker

Still want 'junk food' but want to eat healthy? Check this out.

(WOW! This is ranked #1 on Amazon in Kitchen and Housewares as of this posting!)

It's the "Mastrad A64601 Top Chips Maker and Slicer Set".

Couple of notes: you can marinate in salt, garlic, or whatever your imagination conjures before cooking them. Vinegar, salt and dill anyone?

Also, I did not pat them dry, I just took them out of the marinade and slapped them on the cooking plate. 3 minutes in my over the stove microwave works fine. The center ones tend to cook first. My oven rotates, so that may be a factor. Just don't put any in the very center. You can also buy extra trays to make a bunch at once but I've just got the single.

Tip on removing the chips after cooking: push under them and the rubber will flex, and the chip edges will become unstuck.

Sweet potato chips and salsa is a great way to get your veggies!


I'd recommend the extra trays if you want to make a fair amount of them. A single tray for cooking is a bit laborious. 

If you figure $2 for a bag of chips, this repays itself fairly quickly. Plus, it's a ton healthier. We tried carrots, sweet potato, white potato, and red potato so far. The carrots worked so-so.

How to Tell What's on Your iPod vs. What's in iTunes

To sync just what I want on my iPod, I have two playlists. I sync the Playlist I want vs. just individual songs or random music.

One's called 'Music for iPod Classic Sync' and the other is a Smart Playlist called 'Songs not on iPod Video'.

To make this, you might have to create a new Smartlist. In Itunes go to the menu and select File, New Smart Playlist.

Make it look like this:

Then of course I just sync the 'Music for iPod Classic Sync' to my Playlist.
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