Thursday, August 1, 2013

Foods I'm Loving Lately

I'm always on the look out for tasty new foods that are both good for me and delicious!  I thought I'd share some of my current favorites with you!

Crofter's Fruit Spread
This is my favorite jam/jelly!  It's organic and sweetened with cane sugar - no HFCS here! This brand has 30 calories in a tablespoon, where brands like Smucker's have 50. I love the flavors Crofter's comes in too!  I'm currently finishing the raspberry and starting in on the cherry!  Yum!

 Qi'a Cereal
This product was recommended to me by the lovely folks at EnergyBits when we were Twitter chatting about nutrition one day.  It's a mix of chia seeds, buckwheat groats, and hemp hearts. The cranberry/vanilla flavor also has dried cranberries in it.  The directions on the package say to mix 2 tbsp with milk and let it sit for 5 minutes so the chia seeds soak up the milk. I don't do that - I just sprinkle a tablespoon onto my yogurt. It adds a really good crunch, a boost of fiber, and omega-3's!

La Croix Sparkling Water
Some of my Instagram friends had been sharing pics of this stuff, so when I saw it at Target I grabbed 2 packs!  I tried the Grapefruit and Peach Pear and I love them both! This stuff is completely unsweetened.  It's just sparkling water with (natural) fruit flavor.  The thing I love about sparkling water is how it fills me up.  When I'm "hungry" (you know - not really hungry), I can drink this and it fills my tummy and gives me extra water!
 Chobani Greek Yogurt
I love this stuff.  I went through a phase of being a "plain only" Greek yogurt snob - because the fruit flavored yogurts are higher in sugar.  But really - I just love the Chobani flavors so I'm eating them, sugar and all!  The new coconut is so good!  It's not overly sweet and has just the right amount of flavor.  I also love the blackberry, pear, and blood orange.  Ok, and every other flavor.  

Quest Nutrition Bars
These are seriously yummy!  Quest bars are a protein bar.  They range from 160-210 calories with around 20g of protein per bar.  They have a line of natural flavors that are sweetened with Stevia and a line of regular that are sweetened with sucralose.  I try to stick with the natural flavors (coconut is my fave!) but the chocolate chip and chocolate brownie of the regular are just plain amazing.  They're especially good heated up for about 10 seconds in the microwave.  They taste like dessert!  I love that they satisfy my sweet tooth and give me a protein boost!
What are some of your favorite products right now?? Please share!

*All of these are just my opinions! These are just some things I love! None of the companies mentioned gave me anything free or sought out my opinions or reviews.  Though if any of them wanted to give me free stuff, I'd certainly take it - haha!!


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