For those that drink their nutrition-as a meal or snack…
|Coconut oil has become a must have for inner and outer beauty+health. First we've seen---a "kettle cooked" potato chip made crunchy with no cholesterol, no trans-fat coconut oil…by Boulder Canyon---that's also non-GMO, low sodium and gluten-free…and tastes great! SO if you have a tendency to devour an entire bag -has about the same calorie count as regular baked chip options -but Boulder Canyon chips-and there are a bunch of flavors- actually have some nutrition on board (vitamin C, iron, 2 grams protein)|
|Lundberg also has a few Thin Stackers crunchy treats-including Brown Rice crispy rice cakes…also USDA certified organic, non GMO, Kosher ...|
|new flavor Chocolate Cupcake|
|LUNA bars…easy portable way to get a sweet tasty crunchy chewy treat-on the go---packed with vitamins and minerals…including 100% folate-something gals need.|
Flour---can come from many gluten sources sources---so we learned-not just wheat- which has gotten a bad rap in some circles and is certainly not gluten-free…
KING ARTHUR-a purveyor of all different types of flour- is based in Vermont and still family owned…and has introduced finely ground, gluten free coconuts and almond varieties---nifty!
Not sure how to use…no problem-as the website has many recipes for entrees, and snacks- including the crispy great tasting almond flour pizza crust that uses some of the coconut flour too. Top off as one usually would for pizza---including dairy free options- to make healthy eats fresh from the oven and tastier than any store bought option.
|crispy crackers form this almond flour-practically idiot proof to make…even if not on a gluten free diet-the mouth watering recipes from King Arthur…of savory treats are all easy to make gluten free options...|
|still family owned-Vermont based King Arthur Flour---even has a Norwich, VT. campus store, café+ state-of-the-art Education Center for visitors|
We never bought the whole eggs are bad for you bit…could be our French side of the equation. Well now the USA HHS guidelines acknowledge this versatile protein source (about 7 grams-75 calories) can be a-okay to eat- consequently eggs are now off the vilified lists of no-gos...
|food coloring used to get the green for green eggs and ham|
The types of eggs one can buy are varied…and as pictured-so are the options of how to serve…
We thought these 3 recipe takes on the classic Deviled Eggs…from the Incredible Egg.Org very fun.
(Egg Nutrition Center also a handy website for the 411 on eggs).
|add spices-diff crumbled toppings----|
|A revelation---seriously a YEEHAW-SWEET SCARLETT grapefruits are naturally sweeter---grown in southern Texas (who knew????) and available November-May. No sugar needed….half a grapefruit clocks in at 60 satisfying calories, non GMO, 100%Vitamin C (daily needs)-and really great. Widely available-though we wish our local groceries in Manhattan carried them….yup, that good!|
|we inhale HALOs-about 3 a day---as they are sold everywhere, are sweet and slightly tangy…and easy to peel/eat seedless, without juice squirting all over. The mandarins… easily pack in a tote-for a snack on the go.|
APPLES ----come in a variety of options---that actually do differ in taste/texture. Bonus: loaded with anti-oxidants and pectin-soluble fiber that can lower cholesterol.
|Apples are rated sweet-to tart. Ambrosia™ right under Fuji-is a naturally sweet apple-with crisp texture-creamy white interior inside the blush colored skin= great eaten on its own…PLUS: low in acid…and takes longer to brown so good for salads and slicing up to snack on later too.|