I don’t drink (and don’t allow my kids to drink) much bottled juice. This is because we mostly opt for eating whole fruits and veggies instead (and because I like to make fresh juice with my juicer). That said, when the opportunity to review Tropicana’s new “Trop50″ juice beverage came up, I said yes. Why? Because one of my goals for the year 2012 is to be more “open”: more open to new experiences, new friends, new foods…new everything.
So I tried Trop50 with an open mind and really liked it a lot.
When we do drink juices in my home, we dilute pretty much everything with still or bubbly water, and that’s what we did with Trop50. On it’s own, it’s got 50% of the sugar (it’s sweetened with Reb A, a stevia derivative) and calories of regular orange juice, so when mixed with water, it’s got even less of both. I liked the orange juice beverage enough to buy it again (I like mixing it with bubbly water and adding some sliced clementines); my kids really liked the raspberry lemonade.
Want to see a few more of my 2012 resolutions/goals? I jotted these down on New Year’s Day, and while I was going to keep them to myself, I have decided to share them here, completely unedited (eek!):
Act like a professional. Treat blog as business, not hobby.
Finish/polish book proposal
Pitch story ideas to magazines
Consider finding sponsors for blog
Sponsored posts: no more than 1-2 month. Consider whether each and every one belongs on my blog…
Revisit recipes from QG/try memoir-esque style
Get more active in my community’s food scene
try to attend:
-NYC Cookbook Conference
-IACP conference in NYC
-Big Summer Potluck 3
Food and portrait photography- practice!
Hiatus on buying anything photography-related (use what I have)
Be more efficient in everything I do
Exercise consistently. At least 4 days/wk
Be more organized
Be on time
Be a nice person/don’t gossip
Be a better friend
Be better to my parents
Be more patient
Promote kids’ self sufficiency
Make cheese at home
Bake more bread
Be a neater gardener
Turn heat down
Always use my own mug when getting coffee/tea out
Always bring own bags
Dry clothes outside more often
Read more fiction
Learn to dance
How about you? Did you make resolutions or goals? Feel free to share one or more of them in the comments section, if you did.
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