Hello from Hilton Head Island!
Yes, that’s me, mid kick-over. Mama’s still got it!
…I will neither confirm nor deny a slightly injured right toe that occurred when “mama” still thought she could do a round-off too. #thewinemademedoit
We’re down for a quick visit (hooray for Charlotte being close to so many beaches making these quick trips possible). I plan on soaking up every minute and snapping a lot of pictures because evening beach light is my favorite.
So while I was packing snacks to bring with us, I realized there are a few food products I’m really loving lately that I thought would be fun to share with you. Starting with
I try not to rely too much on convenience foods for the girls, but these have been great to have around lately for a snack on the go. They girls say they are delicious and I like that it has a boost of protein from brown rice. The only thing I would change is that they use nonfat yogurt and I prefer full fat, but since the girls get plenty of healthy fat on the regular, I don’t worry too much about it. The ingredient list is super clean and they were on sale at the new Publix in town, so I stocked up!
So I know goji berries are not a new thing, but honestly, I don’t think I’d ever eaten one straight up until recently. They are slightly sweet and super chewy. I really like them! I tossed a bunch in a bag with pistachios, almonds, and craisins to bring with me to the beach. Perfect swim snack to keep us fueled!
Don’t let the calcium supplement part of the label throw you off, these organic dark chocolate disks are DELICIOUS. I’m an ambassador for Adora and enjoy 1 or 2 disks in the afternoon, but who is really loving them lately is my kids. Before anyone freaks out that I’m giving my kids a supplement, let me tell you it was doctor recommended for my two girls. Hailey and Kaitlyn don’t (won’t?) drink milk. They have a well-rounded diet and take vitamins, so I don’t worry too much about it but at Kaitlyn’s 2 year well check, the doctor recommended I keep a close eye on their calcium intake and gave these a thumbs up. I can tell you, the girls aren’t hating getting a boost of calcium in chocolate form.
I’m pretty certain I’ve shared my affinity for Yumbutter before but I can not get enough of this smartly-packaged almond butter! It comes in other varieties too (cashew butter, peanut butter), but I’m so hooked on this specific variety that I have yet to branch out. It’s so easy to toss in your bag and squeeze mess-free straight onto and apple or banana. So good!
Julie recently wrote a great post on collagen and I finally bit the bullet and bought some. I’m only a few weeks into it, but I love how quickly and easily it dissolves into any drink, warm or cold. I’m taking it to see if I can tell a difference in my hair and I got David to take it because it is supposed to help with joint support and because he does Crossfit and I do Burn Bootcamp, a little extra joint support can’t hurt! So far so good, but I’ll report back with more in depth findings in a month or two.
And with that, I’m off to the beach! Actually, it’s 4:30 am and I couldn’t sleep so I’ll probably wait a couple hours before heading back to the beach. You know, maybe at least until the girls get up. 😉 Have a great weekend!
What are some food products that you’re loving lately?