Fabulous Finds #7

I love Friday because it’s time to share some more of my Fabulous Finds with all of you! Let me know what you think about these:

Grater or Microplane:  By far, my favorite company for kitchen gadgets is OXO (www.oxo.com). All of their products are high-quality and are designed to be easily gripped by people of all strengths (if you’re dealing with hand arthritis, these are great for you). A grater or microplane is an important device for healthy cooking. I use it to make lemon or lime zest (which really adds a punch of flavor to your dressings, marinades, and any dish you’re making), grating chocolate or hard cheeses, grating garlic so you get all the garlic flavor without biting into a garlic chunk. Sold in most stores and on-line. Definitely a worthwhile investment.

Wave Master punching bag:Those who know me well know that I love adding boxing to my workout routine. So, imagine my horror when my gym took out their only heavy bag! Fortunately, I have one of my very own in my garage (it was a present for my kids, but we know who it was really for!). Boxing is so simple, as there are just a few basic punches that you need to learn how to throw. Once you’ve mastered those, then you can just put them together in any old combination to make a great workout. Boxing gives you a great cardio workout, as well as strengthens your core, your back, chest, shoulders, and arms. If you want great tank-top arms for summer, then start punching! www.power-systems.com

DDF Enhancing Sun Protection SPF 30: You know how important it is to wear sunscreen everyday. Enhancing Sun Protection SPF 30 blocks UVA (which cause those nasty wrinkles of aging)and UVB rays (burning) while enhancing the skin tone for a healthy, radiant glow. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide physically block UV rays to prevent against sunburn, hyperpigmentation, premature skin aging and even skin cancer. Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients are contained in a unique delivery system that wraps your skin in self-adjusting color spheres. These spheres change shades to perfectly match your skin tone, helping to even redness and provide sheer, flawless coverage with a soft, sun-kissed glow. www.dermstore.com

Trader Joe’s Manitaropita: Have you ever eaten Spanikopita, those spinach-filled filo pastry triangles? Well, this version is delicate, crunchy layers of filo dough wrapped around seasoned mushrooms in a white wine sauce. Delicious! Is your mouth watering yet? At only 80 calories per piece, it makes a great appetizer.

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