Happy Hump Day all! I think I am STILL in recovery mode from the FoodBuzz Blogger Festival but at least it is making the week is flying by FAST! The past few days I’ve reviewed a few products that I wanted to share with you all. I decided to make this post all about product reviews ~ fun, no? I will get back to daily eats and recipes tomorrow….for now, be sure to check out these things that I am currently digging.
Do you all remember when Kath gave me that FANTSTIC looking seedy Dakota bread? I tested it out on Monday by toasting it up ~ It’s pretty tasty. I LOVED the toasted nuts and the thick doughiness of the bread.
The seeds are not just on top, but, loaded within. I highly recommend picking up some of this bread from Great Harvest if you are lucky enough to live by one ~ you definitely will not be disappointed.
Whenever Trader Joe’s comes out with something new, I almost ALWAYS feel compelled to try it ~ especially if it has a great ingredient list and nutritional stats. I found 3 NEW things this week that I am seriously IN LOVE with.
1. Classic Lemon Bars
2 Weight Watcher Points each!!!
I LOVE that they come frozen in pre-cut squares ~ it makes it so easy to grab just one and eat that versus the entire container (umm, I could do that with lemon things!!!)
The little bars are AWESOME and totally worth 80 calories. They are thicker like a cheesecake versus pudding like, but, the buttery lemon tartness just melts in your mouth.
2. Cranbery Orange Relish!!!!
It only comes out once a year so be sure to stock up and freeze it. It has the perfect balance of cranberries with hints of orange. I LOVE adding it to oatmeal, my turkey sandwiches or having it with LAUGHING COW and Crackers. 1/4 c is only 100 calories!
3. SMOOTH & CREAMY SPICY HUMMUS
I first found their Sabra type Roasted Red Pepper Hummus a few weeks back. I was super excited when I saw that they have more flavors ~ Spicy, Cilantro/Jalepeno, Basil, etc. I was thinking of the Spicy Hummus with Harissa that I used to get from The Hummus Guy at the Farmer’s Market when I bought this.
WOW!!! This is officially MY ALL TIME FAVORITE HUMMUS!!! It’s like they took salsa and added it to the hummus. FANTASTIC nutritionals and clean ingredients – yeah!!!
I have been enjoying it with kashi crackers and mixing Spicy & roasted red pepper hummus on my sandwich. However, today was my ALL time FAV new creation ~ spicy hummus plus TJ’s cranberry orange relish on my turkey/swiss sandwich ~ spicy sweet ~ YUM!
The next two things are from Frog Hollow Farm and were given to us at the Food Buzz Blogger Festival.
1. Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies. I LOVED the ingredient list especially when I saw Scharffen Berger Chocolate!!!
I brought these into work and shared. They are crispy and chocolatey but you do not really taste the cherries. There are dried cherries inside, but they are in pieces.
2. GRANOLA!!!! This granola is so addicting! I started off topping my Chobani with it and ate the entire sample bag in one day (handful by handful ~ oops!). It’s sweet, salty and crunchy with a few raisins throughout. Delish!
I also tried a new Chobani flavor ~ Blueberry! I have to say I am really digging that all the fruit is on the bottom and you have to stir it in. I think that makes it fun! I liked the blueberry flavor, but, pineapple is STILL my favorite so far.
See you all tomorrow when I decide to get back to normalness 😀 Nite all!