I love finding new products and sharing them with people, so I decided to start a foodie/fitness finds to do once a month (or so) with my top items. Pretty much anything health/lifestyle related.
I’m starting with my morning coffee. I’ve been adding collagen peptides to my coffee for a few months now. I heard about it on a podcast and once I started using it noticed a difference in my hair, skin and nails. It’s tasteless and mixes right into my coffee for an extra protein boost (10g per scoop). The califia almond milk creamer is soo tasty. I’m trying to reduce my sugar consumption in coffee and this stuff helps. I’ve also had the hazelnut flavor and that’s just as delicious.
Pow pasta is a protein pasta made from lentils and quinoa. I’ve made casseroles out of this pasta and my family likes it and doesn’t notice the difference. Admittedly I haven’t made the mac and cheese yet (my kids love annies mac and trees) but I’m hoping to convert them to this brand for the protein kick.
Peanut butter is my savior for helping my sweet tooth (see these pb protein balls) as long as I keep my portion in check. This is usually easy for me because the peanut butter satisfies me quickly. Crazy Richards is a great brand that uses the only ingredient you need for peanut butter- Peanuts!
Usually I’ll make oatmeal from scratch but if I’m running late in the morning (ahem MWF) I like to have a quick breakfast option for Travis. I just have to heat water, add it to the oatmeal and then top it with berries/peanut butter for him. He can take it with him to eat before school. I like this brand because is has 5(!) ingredients which is the way oatmeal should be. Flax is an added bonus for healthy fats. I find this at Ocean State Job Lot but haven’t looked in local stores.
Dave’s Killer Bread is a favorite of mine especially since Ryan eats a sandwich almost every day at work. Although he just told me he’s kind of “over” the seeds type, I’m not NOT buying this bread for him. It’s just way better than most store bought breads.
I’ve been using this chosen foods avocado oil for awhile now and like it to change up my oils. I found this oil at Ocean State Job Lot for a lot cheaper than online. I don’t love the taste of coconut oil so it’s a nice change. Victoria’s Fine Foods recently reached out to me to send me a sample of their product, which I loved, so I bought this sauce when I saw it in the store. I love that it has very minimal ingredients and the carbs and sugar are low. It’s made with REAL avocado oil (not processed stuff that’s coming into stores now) and it tastes really good. The product they sent me was a jarred sauce with pre-cooked pasta in it (I’ve never seen that before). You simply heat it up and serve it for an easy lunch/dinner. The kids had it and there were no complaints! I used this plain sauce and made a chicken meatball parm dish with sweet potato noodles.
These protein bars from Zing are really good. I’ve been on a big Rx Bar kick lately and wanted to try something different. Jenna introduced me to these bars so I gave them a try. Apparently they’ve changed their recipe a bit, but I think they taste like a candy bar! Can’t go wrong with that!
Do you have anything new you’ve been eating or drinking this week? Let me know!!