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Sponge Worthy

By Bob on April 7, 2011 5:35 AM

Spongeables are one of those why-didn't-I-think-of-that products that make their way into the blogger compound from time to time. What a great idea! They're bath sponges already infused with spa quality soaps and fragrances - all you add is water.

Spongables - women- 400.jpgAll Spongeables products are made with "infusion" technology that combines cleansing soaps and gels and skincare ingredients into a sponge, creating an all-in-one convenient, long lasting product.

Special technology keeps them fresh and pristine, day after day, use after use to beautify, exfoliate and moisturize your body.

There's a lot of pampering, packed into one little bath and shower body buffer. Travel size Spongeables have enough ingredients to last approximately 5+ showers and the home Spongables - men- 200.jpgproducts are good for 30+ times.

They're also great for travel. No 3 oz. liquids rule to worry about - Spongeables comply with all TSA regulations, so you can pop them in your carryon bag without any fuss. You'll find them available at Albertson's, CVS, Rite Aid, Ulta Beauty and through its online store.

If you're looking for an easy way to pamper yourself, there's nothing simpler than just adding water. Boomer Brief gives Spongeables two (sudsy) thumbs up.

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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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