A roundup of my current favorite products, links, and things from around the web! Check out the list and find some new things to try for yourself.
We’ve all been doing a little more Netflix watching.
A little more baking.
A little more snacking. 😉
A little more podcast listening.
A little more TikToking (if you’re like me! Ha!).
And a little more getting creative with ways to entertain ourselves these days.
So April’s Monthly Favorites definitely are heavy on things to watch! No evening or weekend plans means I’ve finally had some time to catch up on shows and movies I’ve been meaning to watch.
I’ve also been keeping busy with my #BuffaloStrong GoFundMe campaign which came to a close last week! I raised almost $7,500 and made over 25 deliveries from local restaurants to local healthcare workers at area hospitals, nursing homes, and primary care facilities. I think I’ll probably do a full recap of the campaign since it went way longer and was way more successful than I imagined. That’s thanks to all of you who donated and especially the Buffalo, NY community.
Here’s a TikTok I put together to give people a better idea of what I was up to:
@kailaproulxðªð» Donate here: bit.ly/buffalostrong ##nurses ##doctors ##everydayheroes ##buffalony ##coronavirus ##essentialworkers ##healthcareheroes ##healthcareworkerâ¬ Be Alright – J.Boss
Now let’s get into my April 2020 Favorites!
Limoncello La Croix | Not really “to eat” but definitely one of the BEST La Croix flavors I’ve EVER had!! Picked them up at Target.
Quest Snack Bars | Latest addition to the Quest lineup. I am usually very wary of Quest products because of their use of sucralose (which upsets my stomach!). But these bars (a long with a few of their other regular bars) only use STEVIA! These remind me of kind bars. Super big chunks of nuts and very crunchy with a nice chocolate drizzle on top. My favorite flavors are Chocolate Mixed Nuts & Sea Salt Caramel Almond. While I’m at it, I may as well share my favorites out of their regular bars as well:
Trader Joe’s Synergistically Seasoned Popcorn | Trader Joe’s NAILS it when it comes to snacks and this popcorn has every flavor imaginable. Hard to not eat the whole bag at once.
Trader Joe’s Olive & Herb Mixed Nuts | Mixed nuts with mediterranean spices AND OLIVES!? Yes please. Such a unique, savory snack. Rumor has it there is not an Everything Bagel Nut Mix as well…which I NEED to get my hands on.
DANG Keto Bars | I in NO WAY eat Keto (or even support the keto diet) but a friend recommended these bars to me and they are GOOD. The texture is like no other bar I’ve had and there are a lot of different flavors. I am partial to the peanut butter one of course!
Trader Joe’s Crunchy Chia Seed and Flax Peanut Butter | SO GOOD, folks. So good. And the crunchy bits aren’t huge whole peanuts like you’re used to, so even if you’re a fan of smooth peanut butter. You’ll probably like this.
3-Ingredient PB Blondies | I SAID I’ve been baking a lot. And this old favorite recipe of mine has been ON REPEAT!! Grab the recipe here and watch this TikTok to see how to make them:
@kailaproulx3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Bars ð ##baking ##healthyrecipe ##homebaking ##foryourpage ##snackbreak ##healthysnack ##healthyrecipes ##bakedgoods ##snackhacksâ¬ Ayy Ladies – Travis Porter
Outer Banks | Give this one a chance past the first few episodes…it comes across as a corny teen show when in actuality it’s suspenseful and more mystery focused. Surprisingly very good!
Defending Joseph | New suspense thriller on AppleTV starring Chris Evans. If you liked the second season of The Sinner you’d like this a lot.
Beastie Boys | A new documentary on their full come up + long-term career!
Never Have I Ever | Mindy Kaling’s new show about an Indian girl going through high school on Netflix. Very light and comical…but worth watching!
Hollywood | New series about the old Hollywood studio system with some true tidbits about famous starlets like Rock Hudson.
All American (season 2) | Season 2 of the popular CW show. It just keeps getting better!
The Mountain Between Us | Plane crash survival movie with Idris Elba and Kate Winslet.
St. Elmo’s Fire | Classic!
Good Morning Vietnam | Another classic and one of my faves with Robin Williams.
Some Good News | John Krasinski’s new webshow!
100+ Doctors Tell You The TRUTH About Battling Coronavirus | Dr. Mike interviews 100 of his colleagues.
Last Flag Flying | Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne star. Funny as well as heartfelt!
To listen to
Audiobooks | I’ve been ALL about audiobooks lately. I had taken a break from them since I listened to a full 5 book series (the After series!) on the Camino last year. But now they are back! And I finished another 2 book series: Beautiful Disaster & Walking Disaster.
Guilty pleasure alert…I LOVE romance novels. HA!
Best of Healthy Helper in the month of April…
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