It’s time to share some of my favorite kind of Friday Finds, food. This was a great week for new goodies, everything from a healthy breakfast to a delicious decadent dessert.
The first time I ever had gelato was in Italy. It is not easy finding something in the states that quite compares. We are big fans of Breyers, so I couldn’t wait to try the new Breyers Gelato Indulgences. Flavors available include: Cappuccino, Chocolate Caramel, Mint Chocolate, Strawberry Truffle, Vanilla Caramel, Raspberry Cheesecake, Tiramisu, and Triple Chocolate. We went with Triple Chocolate for the first try. I love the shaved chocolate topping, indulgent indeed. We also received these two beautiful heart shaped spoons and a picnic blanket. I can’t think of a better way to picnic! ($5 breyers.com)
As you may know, we are snackers in this house. This is something that will never change, but we can make sure our snacks are healthier. SunRidge Farms offers natural and organic snack mixes, nuts, dried fruits for non-GMO healthy and delicious snacking. We recently got to try Organic Supreme Fruit & Nut Mix, Organic Tropical Mango and Organic Hit the Trail Mix. All delicious and healthy! sunridgefarms.com)
Everyone loves brownies, and it’s not hard to find a delicious one. But as we head into back to school season, we want to be sure our kids are on the right track. Sugar Bowl Bakery’s Organic Brownie Bites are bite-sized treats. The Organic Brownie Bites are delicious and only 90 calories per serving. The individually wrapped packaging is perfect for lunch boxes and you will feel good about providing a treat for your child that is free of preservatives, trans-fat, cholesterol, and artificial flavors and colors. (sugarbowlbakery.com)
I’m such a lover of all things dairy and yogurt is one of those healthy meals/snacks that I enjoy. But if you follow a dairy free diet for whatever reason, Coconut Dream is the answer to your prayers. Even though I don’t have a problem eating dairy, I love coconut and can tell you that these non-dairy yogurts are absolutely delicious!
It’s made from real coconuts and is dairy, lactose and soy free. You can enjoy many of the same benefits as traditional yogurt because it contains live and active cultures and is an excellent source of calcium. Vegan, non GMO, low sodium and gluten free too. These yogurts are sure to please the masses. Available flavors: blueberry, raspberry, plain (my personal favorite), low fat, vanilla. (tastethedream.com)
I’m always looking for an easy way to “spice” up some of my standard chicken and fish dishes since it isn’t so easy to maintain a healthy lifestyle when you’re eating bland healthy foods! Luckily, Outer Spice created four highly versatile low salt and no salt seasoning blends, made from the finest quality herbs and spices, that are hand sourced from around the world. The blends are healthy, all natural, gluten-free, rich in anti-oxidants and contain no MSG. Each spice is finely ground by a family-owned artisanal spice company in Austin, and packaged the same day to ensure freshness and quality. My favorite is the Himalayan Sea Salt, but the “No Salt” is shockingly just as flavorful! These spices truly transform and improve the taste of my dishes and makes cooking easy, healthy and delicious! For the rest of August they are offering free shipping with no minimum purchase so now is the time to give it a try (http://outerspiceit.com) and pay zero shipping!
Working in an office means I get a lot of requests to buy things for everyone’s kids – candles, candies, pies, wrapping paper, and my favorite – Girl Scout Cookies! Now, you can get them at stores this summer with the return of the limited-edition Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars! I’m SO excited and they’re so so yummy! Inspired by the three most popular flavors of Girl Scout Cookies, Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars are produced under license from Girl Scouts of the USA and come in three varieties: Thin Mints® (dark chocolate cookie wafers and mint chocolate crème, topped with airy crispies and a rich, dark chocolatey coating); Caramel & Coconut (cookie wafers layered with coconut caramel crème and chewy caramel, topped with toasted coconut and drizzled with caramel stripes); and Peanut Butter Crème (cookie wafers layered with smooth peanut butter crème, topped with airy crispies and a creamy, chocolatey coating). Get them while they last (I hear they’re available at stores like Walmart, Target and Sam’s Club!).