Guilt Free Spinach Dip?!?!

spinach kale dip trader joes OK…we’ve all been there. You have an insane craving for something crunchy that you can dip in to something creamy and delicious. Chips and dip…no way, but veggies and spinach dip, I can do!

Recently I found Trader Joe’s Reduced-Guilt Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip…and can I just say it tastes JUST like regular spinach dip with all the fat!! The nutrition content is insane and totally worth every calorie, which isn’t that many. Two heaping tablespoons boasts only 30 calories, 2.5g of fat, 0g sat. fat, 150mg of sodium, 2g of carbs, and 1g of protein! You could have a quarter cup for just double those figures and still have a really healthy indulgence with some crunchy veggies!!

What I love most about the dip is that there are still big chunks of veggies in it, so it’s not pureed to death 🙂 You’re not able to buy it online, but it’s available in every Trader Joe’s I’ve visited (and believe me…I check lol!) I alway buy one of their assorted bags of cut up veggies like cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots along with one container of dip and snack on that during road trips, at the office, or just during that suspenseful game that pushes you to stress eat lol!

Definitely go grab a container today, you won’t be sorry!! Let me know what your favorite way to eat the Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip is. I always like to try new variations of my faves, and check out Trader Joe’s website for locations near you!!

 

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Questbars Are Living Up To The Hype!

questbarSo unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ve probably heard all the buzz about Questbars. These little bars of joy boast high protein, moderate calories (in comparison to other protein bars), low net carbs, and natural ingredients.

Now I’ve been somewhat of a protein bar connoisseur these past few years, and I feel like I’ve tasted almost all of them on the market. But if it doesn’t taste amazing, I’m not going to spend $3-$5 on a single bar. That’s just redonk. So when I was approached with Questbars I was ready to be ehhhh about them, just like the other bars.

To my delight these bars actually taste good! And if you warm them up for like 10 seconds they’re even better! The newest flavor they’ve come out with is their Cookies and Cream, and let me tell you there are crazy good! It’s not some bar that “resembles” cookies and cream, there’s actually little nuggets of cookies and chunks of cream (don’t ask me how they do it, but they do) and it literally tastes like you’re eating those sinful cookies that glare at you as you’re walking down the aisle in the grocery store..but I digress 🙂

You can get these bars in all kinds of flavors at GNC, or you can order them from their website as single bars, or by the box (believe me the box is way more affordable!). Let me know what your favorite flavor is, or if there’s another bar that you’re loving right now so I can go try them out too!

Jerky Lovers…This One’s For You

krave jerkyIf you’re a jerky lover like me, then you’ve tasted every flavor you’ve come across, and even tried to make your own. But it was always like the story of the three bears for me whenever I tried a new brand or flavor.

One was too dry, one was too sticky, but KRAVE Jerky is the perfect balance of firm, but still has texture, and the fact they have really interesting all natural flavors like Black Cherry BBQ, Lemon Garlic, and Garlic Chile Pepper, and Basil Citrus (just to name a few) hits their jerky out of the park! It doesn’t hurt that they are nitrate and preservative FREE! I also love that their varieties include turkey, beef and pork jerkies to mix it up a little!

The next best thing about KRAVE is that you can buy it at a local grocery store or farmer’s market (I get mine at Sprouts in Tucson), or go to their website and find out the nearest store that’s carrying KRAVE Jerky. Another great option for the dried meat lover like myself, who eats this stuff in bulk, is to order it from their website!! You can choose multiple bags in a variety of flavors and save a little money!!

I love sharing new products that I’m crazy about, and this KRAVE Jerky in EVERY flavor is my fave!! Let me know what your favorite flavor is and check out KRAVE’s website to show them some love!

Taco Salads Just Got Even Better!

bolthouse farmsIf you’re like me, you became very sad to loose your favorite creamy dressings when you started to eat healthier. It’s all about the vinaigrette dressings, or using straight lemon juice on your salads, but let’s get real…it’s not as good as creamy delicious ranch or blue cheese dressing!

Well…I have the answer to this dilemma. You HAVE to check out Bolthouse Farms yogurt dressings! They are insanely yummy and you seriously feel like you’re indulging in a fattening creamy dressing. But at only 30-45 calories per serving you can eat it guilt free!

My fave flavor right now is the Salsa Ranch! Talk about the perfect addition to my turkey taco salad! It has just enough of that salsa bite!

I get mine at Sprouts Farmer’s Market, but I’ve also seen them at Fry’s and other grocery stores. They’re usually in the refrigerated section by the produce where they have the prepackaged lettuce and mushrooms 🙂 You can also buy it, or find the closest store that carries it by going to the Bolthouse Farms website! You can even find all the nutrition information there too.

I hope you enjoy this yummy, creamy, zesty dressing that I’m obsessed with right now 🙂 Let me know in the comments below what your favorite flavor is, and I might just need to put it on the list to try next!

Kale Chips = Heaven

kale krunchAlive and Radiant Foods has outdone themselves with these INSANE kale chips!

When you’re working towards a goal and still want to indulge in something salty and crispy (without the sodium or fat) these are a great go-to snack for me!

You could literally eat the whole bag for about 200 calories, but even when eating the suggested serving size, you feel like you ate something supper yummy, but without the guilt…which is a routine killer in my book.

My favorite are the Southwest Ranch and Quite Cheezy flavor! But they have a ton of different flavors to try! I buy mine at Whole Foods Market for a very reasonable price, or you can visit Alive and Radiant’s website and order from there! You can even buy them by the case and save a little bit…which is something I would definitely consider, since they don’t stick around very long in my house!

Let me know in the comments below what your favorite flavor is and where you buy them! I hope you enjoy these crunchy little pieces of heaven as much as I do!