Wednesday, February 20, 2013

These are a few of my favorite things...

I've been pretty excited about some new finds lately, at the grocery store and beyond, so I feel like I should share the wealth of knowledge or let you guys know that I've finally joined the party if this stuff isn't new to you. Either are a few of my favorite things lately:

Cuties...where have these been all my life? I never even knew they existed until this year. At 40 calories a clementine, I eat 2 for a light snack and am always satisfied in the sweet tooth area of my tummy as well as the non-guilty snacking area of my brain. Give these a try and let the juice just run down your face...thank me later.

These things. Oh. My. Goodness. I have always steered clear of nuts because they're high in fat, but you know it's the good fat, and they're heart healthy and all that jazz so the more I've read about Main Man's cholesterol issues lately, the more I've been trying new things. The wasabi and soy sauce almonds are my absolute fave but these salt and vinegar ones pull in a very close second...there are tons of flavors though, so if the tang of those two don't trip your trigger, I'm sure the jalapeno smokehouse, honey dijon, or the blazing buffalo wing will do it for you! Blue Diamond Bold is where it's at...

Greek yogurt...although I've been using the plain stuff as a sub for sour cream and cream cheese in cooking, I've never actually been a huge "eat a yogurt" person. Until now. These are a perfect pre-workout snack, lots of protein and only 100 calories so they seem to keep you full for longer. And they taste amazeballs! I feel sorry for you if you've never tasted amazeballs...

Hot yoga at Power Life Yoga in West Des Moines has been a great supplement to my Kosama classes in Ames. I think I've finally found a perfect balance to my workout routines each week. I've started a 20 in 30 challenge (20 workouts in 30 days for those who needed an explanation), and am going to my 12th workout tonight...its been challenging, but its also taught me how to organize my time, energy, and plans to accomplish my goal. Makes me realize that excuses can be found around any corner, but they can also be eradicated pretty easily if you're adamant in your plans to achieve said goal.

Blueberries. I know these have been around for a while. But I have never just sat and ate handfuls of them. Or snuck a baggie of them into a movie theater on a Friday night. Or not been able to take a picture of them for you to post because I just devoured the container this morning. I didn't know I liked them that much. They say your taste buds change every 7 years or something...try a handful of blueberries soon if you haven't done so recently, you may very well be a closet berry lover like me!

Wholly Guacamole spicy guac is my favorite new discovery (click that link for a coupon)! They are available in little 100 calorie packs, because I don't know about you, but stopping on a container of guac doesn't happen easily. So I know exactly how much I'm taking in, and it's got more of that good fat I was talking about above with the almonds. It's not exactly low in fat or calories, but if you're choosing between queso and guac, always go the guac route! And the spicy kind has just the right kick in the pants that gets me know how I like a good pants kick :)

Last but not least, Vince Flynn's series about CIA operative Mitch Rapp (listed HERE in order) is my new obsession. These were recommended to me by a friend's husband, and I'm so glad he lent me the first couple novels to get me sucked into ordering the rest on my Kindle. There are 14 books in the series, which was a little daunting at first, but it keeps my attention to start a new book when I already know the characters and want to see what's happening in their lives. It's exciting, with a little romance, and I feel like I really want to know Mitch in real's actually disappointing when I think that he doesn't really exist. I'm reading Executive Power (book #6) now, and am starting to get nervous about what I'm going to do when I get to the last book, hopefully Vince Flynn will kick another one out for me by that time...

And that's me in a nutshell the last month or you have any new products or favorites that I should try??

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  1. lol I just added Cuties to me grocery list but I've never tried them before.. I'm glad you like them. Now I'm excited to have one ;)

    1. You'll love them, even my husband sneaks them for an evening snack! :)