S’well

April 20, 2011

“88 billion plastic bottles in the ocean. 1 billion people without clean water. 1 purchase to make a difference.”– S’well

It’s not often we promote other companies on our blog (we are vain), but this is definitely worth checking out!

The vision of S’well is simple, provide the people of the world access to clean drinking water, one S’well bottle at a time. S’well donates 10% of net sales to WaterAide to support programs that improve access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities.  Furthermore, by using the S’well bottle, you can cut down on your carbon footprint as well, eliminating all the plastic bottles you consume throughout the day (talking to you daily commuters!).

But enough about their vision, lets talk about their product. It’s great. It keeps cold beverages cold and hot drinks hot, and because it is made of steel, it is Adam (read: accident) proof. And finally, the sleek design makes it portable and much cooler than a Nalgene bottle dangling from your bag.

Check them out here!

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Spring Things

March 29, 2011

Guess what is finally here?!

Well, yes, spring, but more importantly…our annual Spring Mix. Presenting: Spring Things!

Celebrate spring with sunny corn flakes, goldenraisins, wild blueberries and sunflower seeds. Besides being light and naturally delicious, this recipe will boost your energy levels so you can knock out that yard work (or any other spring things) before lunch.
Try our new spring mix today and let our cereal mixologists know what you think at contact@meandgoji.com.

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goji recipe!

March 23, 2011

Here is a simple way to turn our muesli base or goji oats into a warm, granola treat.

1.  Take a large 10-12″ saucepan

2.  Melt 2T butter, add 2T brown sugar stir til melted

3.  Take off the heat and add 2T maple syrup stirring completely

4.  Gradually add me & goji contents, stirring completely til lightly coated

5.  Place in a single layer on a baking sheet

6.  Bake 350 degrees til lightly toasted (4-8 min)

7.  Stirring once half way through cool completely and place back in tin.

8.  Enjoy!

Special thanks to a wonderful customer who sent in this recipe.  Be sure to send us your recipes!

Top 5 Cereal Names

March 21, 2011

Best of the best this week…

1.  Is your name Alexis? No? Please step away from the capsule!  (Recipe ID: 260662)

2.  Whoa Protein + Dinosaurs (Recipe ID: 261117)

3.  Squirrel Snacks  (Recipe ID: 261010)

4.  BUBBA’S BOUNTY (Recipe ID: 260770)

5.  Grandma’s First Try Granola (Recipe ID: 240381)

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In case you haven’t been closely following the cereal industry (way more exciting then the Social Network), there were rumors circulating that Quaker Oats was going to discontinue their Captain Crunch Cereal line- possibly under pressure from the White House and obesity experts to make kids’ food healthier.

But, with over 100 million in annual sales, the Captain is here to stay.  A simple search of Captain Crunch will demonstrate all the “healthy” offerings the cereal has, “Cap’n Crunch is a great-tasting, crunchy sweetened corn and oat cereal your whole family will love. It’s an excellent source of seven essential vitamins and minerals, is low in fat, and contains zero grams of trans fat per serving.”

Sadly, it’s those kind of statements that give cereal a bad name.  Quaker Oats’ description of Cap’n Crunch conveniently omits information regarding sugar content, though sugar is the second ingredient listed on the box. One serving of Cap’n Crunch contains 110 calories and 12 g of sugar, which means that nearly half of the calories in Cap’n Crunch come from added sugar.

Certainly, Cap’n Crunch isn’t the only food brand guilty of exaggerating its “nutritional” value. A recent study found that 84% of kids’ foods that made front-of-package health claims didn’t even meet basic nutritional criteria. So it’s no surprise that the average American child currently gets 365 calories — or nearly one-third of total calories — from added sugar, even though the government recommends that it account for no more than 6% to 8% of children’s daily calories.

Need some healthier breakfast alternatives?  start mixing today!

For more info, check out Time article here.

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Top 5 Cereal Names

March 13, 2011

Our number 1 must have read the NY Time Article. Best of the best this week…

1. Eat Muesli! Not Cardboard!  (Recipe ID: 260146)

2. Kitchen Sink Granola Crunch (Recipe ID: 260143)

3.  Wheat Cacao Pow-Wow (Recipe ID: 260134)

4. Due Justice (Recipe ID: 260099)

5. Decadence Take Two (Recipe ID: 259607)

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Top 5 Cereal Names

February 21, 2011

Best of the best this week…

1.  I’m naked in bed right now  (Recipe ID: 255225)

2.  GET IN MAH BELLY (Recipe ID: 255379)

3.  Bang for your Buck  (Recipe ID: 253518)

4.  It’s a party in your mizaouth (Recipe ID: 254187)

5.  NOT FOR KIDS  (Recipe ID: 253261)

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If you’re like most of us, early New Year promises of eating healthy and staying active tend to fade around week 3 of January (we know, its too cold to go to the gym and the Oprah Winfrey Network just launched).  But there are some simple ways you can keep healthy all through 2011, in no particular order:

1. Develop a routine and stick with it- something as simple as eating breakfast every morning (helloooooo Cereal Club!) can put you in a healthy state of mind all day.

2. Drink plenty of water-  can’t stress this enough.  8 glasses a day is the equivalent of 8 minute abs (just not enough).  Carry a bottle with you to make things easier on yourself.

3.  Socialize!  Learn a new hobby, volunteer, get out there and be active!  It’s easy to curl up on the couch during this time of year, so at the very leastinvite some friends to partake.

4.  Spring time.  Ah yes, the threat of warm weather as the ultimate motivator.  Get a jump a spring and summer by keeping healthy over winter.

We hope this advice helps you keep you healthy and sticking to your plan over the next few months.

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Top 5 Names of the Week

January 6, 2011

best of the best to start the new year (i think the judges were bought on this one)…

1.  New Year, New Gojilutions (Recipe ID: 241333)

2. Swimming Against the Currant  (Recipe ID: 240686)

3.  Bob’s Colon Blow  (Recipe ID: 240936)

4.  BIG DADDIOS  (Recipe ID: 241193)

5.  crunchy crud (Recipe ID: 215054)

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Happy Holidays from me & goji

December 23, 2010

me & goji would like to thank everyone for another wonderful year, Happy Holidays!

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