This week’s posts have been heavy on the food topics and I’ve got another one for you today. I will try to get a new workout up for you tomorrow. Any requests? I’m thinking lots of squats! 🙂
I always like to get recommendations from others on new food products to try. I have discovered SO many new things this way. I like to return the favor now and then so here are several that I’ve been loving lately.
Braswell’s Fig Preserves. I have been spreading this stuff on everything lately from sandwiches to oatmeal to cheese plates. This company offers all kinds of interesting flavors of jams and preserves and they’re all packaged in juice glasses or old fashioned glasses. I really like the texture of their fig preserves. It has small pieces of fig scattered throughout but no big chunks. Makes it perfect as a sandwich spread.
I especially love it paired with Trader Joe’s salted peanut butter on toast or oatmeal. Sweet and salty!
Almond Breeze is now offering their almond milk in a gallon size. I use a lot of almond milk between cooking, baking, smoothie making and oatmeal so this is practical and economical!
I have been all about soup with lunch lately (as you’ve seen from my recent eats photos!) and this is one of my favorites. Of course, I prefer to make my own soup but the convenience of having pre-packaged items on hand is hard to beat. I like this Organic Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper soup from Trader Joe’s best, though I usually buy the reduced sodium version because one thing I cannot handle about canned/pre-packaged soup is the sodium content.
Today’s lunch was grilled cheese and the Trader Joe’s tomato soup.
I LOVE a good Dijon mustard. I like to feel the burn. This Dijon mustard from Trader Joe’s is perfectly “hot” and I’ve been using it for sandwiches, dressings, dipping sauces, cooking and more. It’s crazy how much difference it makes to use a high quality ingredient for something like mustard. The taste is totally different!
I’m so excited that Starbucks is carrying Evolution juices. I will say that they charge about $1 more for than Whole Foods for them but it’s nice to have a green juice option at Starbucks. I like the Sweet Greens and Lemon blend. (Which is actually not too sweet at all.)
Although I am MORE than ready to say goodbye to brussels sprouts for the year, I haven’t been able to get enough of these shredded sprouts. They’ve been a weekly staple in my fridge.
I also recently purchased kimchi for the first time but I haven’t been brave enough to try it yet. It’s a very popular food in Korea. It’s a fermented cabbage. Fermented foods (which I typically enjoy) are really good for gut health. Who has tried kimchi? What do you like to eat it with? I need ideas!
Any new food finds? What are you loving lately?