So I recently have made my way over to the “special” section of the grocery store. Acme has a special little section of their “Organic and Natural” items that I have been browsing recently and I have tried a few new delicious items I thought I would share with you!
#1: All Natural “Good Greens”
These things apparently account for 100% of your daily fruits and vegetables and they were on sale for 3/$5 so I thought what the hey give it a try and I am pretty glad I did.
I grabbed a chocolate raspberry one that didn’t even make it out of the parking lot because I was starving.
I got a chocolate peanut butter one
and I got a wildberry one
If you are having some trouble reading that packing it says that it has….
- Omego 3
- 12g Protein
- 3 Probiotics
- 40 Antioxidants
- Low Glycemic
All of those things sounded relatively healthy to me so I was game to give them a try.
My review: pretty good. I typically enjoy a good protein/bar type snack and fell in love with Luna bars for a short time a while back. The chocolate raspberry one to me tasted a little chalky compared to the others but I found the chocolate peanut butter one just delightful. If that claim is true (and I guess it should be close to true to be on the packaging) than it was worth every bite to consume all of my daily fruits and vegetables I need.
It was also pretty filling which is good for me since I typically like to enjoy these types of snacks mid-afternoon when my belly starts growling at me.
#2 Kashi Blueberry Waffles
First off, I love Kashi commercials. I am assuming that is a legit consumer test where they walk around and make people try their cereal. That one where they open up the egg shaped bowl and BAM there is a box of cereal… pure genius I tell you.
So when Casey suggested I try to the Kashi waffles I excitedly and ridiculously exclaimed YES! Then when I realized they had blueberry I yelled to Tim from across the store quietly mentioned to Tim “look blueberry!”
Here are a few things I love about waffles in general…
- They are easy to travel to work with
- They make you feel like a kid again
- I love 1000 toppings for waffles and can mix it up all of the time
So at work I enjoyed them with some peanut butter on one of them and some syrup on the other (I often can make up my mind).
And then at home I enjoyed them in a much fancier version with blueberry syrup on top with strawberries and blueberries on the side. Truly they were delicious.
My one and only complaint.. they are a little pricer compared to the not good for you at all kind which I guess is to be expected. They were around $4 for 8 waffles so I guess I’ll have to keep my eye out for some coupons on these things so I can afford them!
My overall review: Delicious. Cannot wait to buy more. I loved loved that the waffles actually had a blue tint.. looked so authentic compared to those waffles that are white as a ghost with weird sugary blue specs.
#3 Van’s French Toast Sticks
Another recommendation from Casey… Van’s French Toast sticks.
If you have a market day near you by one of your schools then you may know how delicious market day French toast sticks are. But you have your full week of sugar intake in one simple little stick which gets your belly no where… try like 10 sticks to satisfy this belly!
But these are just wonderful. You can pop them right in the toaster and they look like a piece of break except that they rip apart and turn into little French toast sticks with a hint of cinnamon that is just enough but not overwhelming.
Drawback is again the price. You only get 6 of these puppies for close to $4 so I guess it’s another opportunity for me to start finding some valuable coupons!
Since I ate these at home and I knew I was going to have a very active day I loaded up on breakfast and had one piece (or 3 sticks) of the French Toast with 2 over-medium eggs (which Tim cooked up for me- so sweet) and fruit on the side! Raspberries and blueberries.. yummy!
My overall review: Great! I will buy these again… tasted great and I know they are better for you than what I would buy otherwise. Plus, they are super easy to transport and something that Tim likes as well!