A Nontraditional Practice Awaits at Black Sheep Yoga in Oceanside

October 21, 2014 4:44 pm

Black Sheep Yoga is not like other yoga studios. At this trendy, welcoming yoga studio, the inflexible, non-athletic, and uninitiated are all welcomed with open arms. Black Sheep Yoga offers classes in traditional styles like flow yoga and beginner’s yoga, as well as unique classes of its own invention.

Try the Saturday morning Rock n’ Roll yoga class, featuring loud rock music and fast-paced flow sequences. Bob Marley fans will enjoy the Tuesday night Reggae Flow class, featuring laid-back reggae music and an equally relaxed series of positions. Classes at this unique studio start at $15 for walk-ins, with discount packages offered for monthly and yearly unlimited passes.

Mats and towels are available to rent for the low cost of only $3. A 20% student, military, and senior citizen discount is offered for those with valid documentation.

Black Sheep Yoga
1828 S. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 889-9642

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Learn About the 5 Food Groups With USDA Site

October 14, 2014 12:44 pm

You learn about the five food groups when you’re a child, but you probably haven’t thought about them much since then. While adults are concerned with counting calories and calculating fat, the USDA website wants to help you remember the importance of these distinct groups:

1. Vegetables. Vegetables and 100% vegetable juices all count as members of the vegetable group. While the amount you should consume each day varies from person to person, generally half of your plate should be covered by veggies.

2. Fruits. Whether you eat whole fruits or you enjoy them pureed, dried, or blended, fruits are another necessary food group. Women and men over the age of 19 should consume between 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit per day, depending on an individual's age and weight.

3. Grains. Examples of healthy grains include whole-wheat flour, cracked wheat, oatmeal, whole cornmeal, and brown rice. At least half of your grains should be whole grains, and the recommended daily amount for a person over 19 is between 5 and 8 ounces.

4. Proteins. Proteins are meats like chicken or beef, but they also include meatless foods like beans, peas, eggs, and processed soy products like tofu, nuts, and seeds. The amount of protein you need depends on your age, physical activity, and other factors.

5. Dairy. Dairy includes calcium-rich foods like milk and cheese, and only low-fat or fat-free varieties are usually recommended.

Food Groups [ChooseMyPlate.gov]

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Enjoy Mexican Food in Carlsbad at Casa de Bandini

October 7, 2014 2:49 pm

Casa de Bandini had legions of fans when it was in Old Town San Diego. Now it has a Carlsbad outlet and it has become a popular destination for Mexican food.

With over 80 entree selections, the menu here is an eye-popping tour of tasty favorites, from salads and fish tacos to the signature carnitas burrito. Watching your diet? The menu includes plenty of calorie-conscious, vegetarian, and gluten-free goodies.

Prices are decent, service is friendly, and the game is always on. Happy Hour is Mondays through Fridays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m, with discounts on drinks as well as appetizers and other food items.

Check Casa de Bandini’s website for menus and more information.

Casa de Bandini
1901 Calle Barcelona
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 634-3443

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