Tags: lisa the healthnutt

Hello! So a non-food item to review today, the Omron Blood Pressure Monitor. There will also be a GIVEAWAY for this monitor at the end of the review (now that may make your blood pressure rise!!)

Omron sent me a blood pressure monitor to review for free.  It comes nicely packaged in the box, with each component wrapped up separately. It has an option to use plugged in with an AC adapter, or to use 4 AA batteries with. I think this option is great, because there are definitely times when the power goes out (we had a power surge actually AS I write this!) and people need to have their blood pressure taken.

There is a little bit of a setup after batteries are put in/plugged into an outlet. You can input the date and time by pressing the clock button 3 times, and then adjusting the date and time accordingly. You can also bypass this option, but I put it in to store data.

Next, plug in the cuff in the blue circular hole on the side, and you can begin! What I liked about this cuff was that it had a firm circular “tube” set up for your arm, so it takes the hassle of wrapping someone’s or your own arm tight “enough” since there is often material that needs to be overlapped.

My arm slid right in, and I tightened the cuff. The wire connecting to the machine should be on your inner arm, and the cuff should be placed on your left arm, bare skin.

I hit the start button, and within 30 seconds I had my blood pressure. Happy to report good numbers! I am usually 110/70, and that is right where I fell.

I also liked how it gave you a range on the right side for normal numbers, and what would be too high or too low, and gives you your heart rate!

I tried the blood pressure monitor on my roommate as well, and it was also done with ease. He said his diastolic number was a bit lower than usual (a few points), but he just woke up and hadn’t eaten, so we accounted it to that. I *may* have woken him up just to use the machine, don’t judge me!

Overall, I liked this machine! I think it is the best at home use blood pressure monitor I have tried so far. 4 stars

NEXT- giveaway!!!

To win your very own blood pressure monitor from Omron…

  1. leave a comment on this page stating why you would want this monitor.
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US only. Giveaway will close December 6th 2014, 12 pm.

4 May 2011, Comments (3)

Red Mango Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

I don’t know if you remember my tweet about Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt on my Twitter Page the other day, but I was SO excited! I had intentions of buying a different flavor, but when I saw PEANUT BUTTER available, I quickly changed my mind! (:

I got this peanut butter flavor with bananas and granola as a topping. After I ordered, I realized they had suggested to get Jelly as a topping, which I would probably do next time I go, as it sounds yummy! I ended up getting a small, and it cost $4.98, with the 2 toppings.

Again, love the presentation. The swirl on top is too cute!

I took a scoop of the peanut butter, and was actually surprised. I was expecting a very sweet or a very peanutty flavor, and it was actually more tart than I thought it would be. However, it was pretty good! It did have a very mild sweetness to it, and was smooth. I actually really thought it tasted like peanut butter cream cheese, because I could certainly taste the  peanut butter flavor and a dairy or yogurt-y flavor. Unique, but good!

As for the toppings, the bananas were fresh and not overly sweet, kind of like a perfectly yellow banana with no brown spots would provide. The granola was crunchy and sweet, with a few pumpkin seeds and a bunch of flaxseeds as well. A good accompaniment to the frozen yogurt!

Overall, pretty good! I do wish it was either a bit sweeter, or a bit more peanut buttery, but I would get it again. 4 stars

If you could make any flavor frozen yogurt, what would it be? Since my dream flavor is already made, I would pick  cookie dough next!! (:

11 Dec 2010, Comments (0)

Brummel & Brown Spread Made with Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

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I’m reviewing one of my favorite spreads- a delicious buttery spread made by Brummel & Brown. I saw Hungry Girl for promoting this delicious product in the recipes, so I thought to give it a try. Plus, it’s made with yogurt- and I’m a TOTAL yogurt kind of girl 🙂

Now, the ingredients aren’t as thrilling as I’d like them to be, but nonetheless, they still aren’t that bad. When I opened up my tub of spread, it looked like regular spread tub butter. A pale yellow with a swirl on the top. It was soft, and melts easily. Not too salty, but a good buttery flavor. I couldn’t really tell the difference between full fat and this Brummel & Brown spread!

My favorite way to use it is on an english muffin with scrambled eggs. I find it really made a difference when makiing french toast as well. Normally I would use non-stick spray, but using the Brummel & Brown really gives it a buttery flavor, without a ton of calories or fat.

Overall, 4 1/2 stars. A fantastic product. I highly reccomend giving it a try!

*Question–> What’s your favorite spread for toast? Mine is butter with cinnamon and sugar, or other favorite would be good ol’ peanut butter. Mmmm.

1 tablespoon (14 grams) is 45 calories, 5 grams of fat, 0 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of sugar, 0 grams of fiber and 0 grams of protein.

Water, Vegetable Oil Blend (Soybean Oil, Palm Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Canola Oil), Salt, Gelatin,  Nonfat Yogurt (Cultured Nonfat Milk), Soy Lecithin, Vegetable Mono and Diglycerides, (Potassium Sorbate, Calcium Disodium EDTA) Used to protect quality, Lactic Acid, Artificial Flavor, Vitamin A Palmitate, Beta Carotene (color).

25 Nov 2010, Comments (1)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Author: Healthnuttxo

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Hopefully I’ll get to watch Charlie Brown Thanksgiving tonight!

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Thanks for reading, I appreciate it! : )

-Lisa : )

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