Foods of the Moment: Snacks & Supplements

Happy Friday, friends! Before I went away I received a number of fun products to try! Luckily I was able to sample them and test them out before leaving so I have a new round of Foods of the Moment for you. This one is focused on supplements and SNACKS—> my favorite. 😉

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI use Essential Living Foods products everyday. Most notably their mulberries, raw jungle peanuts, and goji berries! Recently they came out with a new line of superfood supplements with a range of different uses. One is for all around diet health, one for immunity, and the other to increase athletic performance. They’re meant to be mixed with liquid but after reading their ingredients I decided to use them as toppings for yogurt!

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Honey Pecan Crusted Chicken

Food bloggers, do you ever hit a recipe that you just CANNOT WAIT to share? Hopefully some of you can relate, cause that’s exactly how I feel about this one. I teased it way back in early April during Easter weekend, and now I finally have time to share it with you.

Recently, Nektar Naturals approached me about trying some of their granulated honey. I’m a honey fan and we actually go through a lot of it in our house since that’s what my mom uses in her coffee every morning (coconut milk, honey, and cinnamon…in case you were wondering!). But I had never heard of or tried a granulated variety. I thought it sounded pretty cool because I figured it could replace other granulated sweeteners in baking recipes. Sometimes baking with liquid sweeteners can be tough….though I do prefer them nutritionally to stevia and regular table sugar.

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Foods of the Moment: Spring Food Finds

[Thank you so much for all the well wishes on my announcement on Wednesday! You all are so kind.]

Spring brings lots of newness! Fresh buds on the trees, beautiful flowers from the garden, and my favorite…LOTS OF NEW FOODS! Not only is spring a great time for fresh, seasonal produce, but a lot of companies tend to release new products in the spring as well. Makes for some exciting times for a healthy living blogger. I’ve been able to try lots of new (and new to me!) products over the last few weeks so I thought a Foods of the Moment post was definitely in order. foodsofthemoment

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No-Bake Banana Nut Vegan Protein Bars

[Did you miss this month’s Recipe Redux? Check it out here!]

It’s crazy to think that we are already at the end of March. Midterms are now done, but that means FINALS are only a few weeks away. Crazy.

With that in mind, I’ve been trying to make a lot of ‘convenience foods’ to have around the house for quick snacks and meals. I’m not big into food prep, but doing a little here and there can make a world of difference. I have also been focusing on upping my protein a bit, because I find it keeps me satisfied for much longer than other macronutrients. Plus, protein is good for injury healing! 😉

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