My Friday Finds

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Friday afternoon, as I was getting ready to go on the fishing trip I spoke of yesterday, I walked onto my patio to check my plants and let the pups out for a pee break. As I was checking my ivy I was greeted by this cute little baby lizard. He now graces my Instagram feed, I think he makes it look more tropical. In my mind, my patio is a tropical paradise anyway so….

Before the foray onto the patio, I had visited one of my favorite health food stores, Sprouts, and picked up some new items I’d never tried before. I was getting near to running out of probiotics, but instead I opted to try this yummy chocolate snack-it has your probiotics in it!! How cool is that! On top of that, you can eat a half of the bar to get your daily dose (not that I could or did) and it’s very low in sugar-7g per serving-but I only ate 1/4 of that. It was super delicious as well and is a good source of calcium, iron, and fiber. Each serving also delivers 4g of protein. I only agreed to try this snack because of all that and the fact that it is dark chocolate 72% cacao, the only kind I eat is that or higher (usually 85% or greater).

To wash all that down, I grabbed this yummy French soda by Diabolo that was dragonfruit/plum flavored. I threw away the can before I nabbed all the pertinent info, however, I do recall it was only 30 calories per serving (the whole can). This is the second time I’ve scored well trying new snacks at health food stores. I hope that makes up for how bad I was this weekend, here lately I’ve been less than good on the weekends.

I ould love to know your “healthier” snack ideas and suggestions. Comment below or shoot me an email. For now, goodnight from my personal paradise, see you tomorrow on the patio.

So…the Crackers

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This is my breakfast from today. This is how I normally eat, homemade, whole foods for the most part. Lately however, maybe because I feel good and I’m at a healthy weight I think it’s ok, maybe because I’m giving in to some cravings, I don’t know, but I’ve been enjoying some snacks from Van’s brand foods. I know, here come the Paleo police, but, hang on! In moderation, I don’t see the harm.

My favorite of these delicious treats are the crackers they call The Perfect 10. Normally gluten free snacks taste like unsalted cardboard to me but not these, in fact, everything I’ve tasted from this company tastes awesome! I’ve tried about 3 different flavors of cereal and a couple of cracker flavors. These Perfect 10 crackers though, these are the bomb!! Hey, at least I eat them with guacamole, a healthy dip, or hummus, another healthy dip! Thing of it is though, they are fantabulous all by themselves!!

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I actually wrote an entire article about them today-when it’s published I’ll send you the link, but the short of it is, they are made from grains and seeds and they are gluten free, non-GMO, they provide fiber, vitamins and nutrients so….they aren’t the most evil snack, just enjoy them in moderation! Now, when I was more of a Paleo purist, I wouldn’t touch them with a 10 ft pole. Only because I was taught you don’t eat anything from a box or a bag. Which is true, if you want to lose weight (which I don’t anymore) or if you have celiac or gluten issues (but these are ok for those people too!)

So, the “skinny” is, these crackers get my vote for a once in a while treat!

Now it’s your turn, what’s your favorite healthy snack? Got a comment or want to share some (friendly) advice? You know what to do! Talk to ya later, next time I’m on the patio!