What is up my peeps?!
Can you believe it is the last official day of summer? Unfortunately for us Texans, we have another solid month of days in the 90s. To my disappointment, those scarves, corduroys, and boots are going to have to wait just a little longer.
Sigh. One day I’ll be able to wear my hoodies and running leggings. One day I will step outside and feel chilled. One day…
In the meantime, though, I’m trying to make the best of what I’ve got here. There’s nothing I can do about the heat, so I’ve got to do what I tell my whining third graders- tough it up buttercup.
1. Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Chips
WHAT: Clean dark chocolate chips
WHERE:Gluten-free section at end of baking aisle
WHY: Most chocolate chips have soy, chemicals, and preservatives; feel less guilty about cleaner chocolate
2. Pioneer Woman's Kitchen Towels
WHAT: Country-chic kitchen towels
WHERE: In kitchen accessory section, Ree has her own aisle of her adorable kitchen necessities (yes, you need them all)
WHY: Once a season, you need to retire those nasty kitchen towels and update your supply. At $5 for 2, you can afford to update more than once a season.
3. King's Kimchi
WHAT: Fermented Korean Cabbage
WHERE: Refrigerated produce with tofu, egg roll wrappers, and other prepared Asian ingredients
WHY: Sauerkraut's Asian cousin that is loaded with gut-friendly probiotics. If you love Sauerkraut, give this a try with stir-fries, teriyaki chicken, or straight from the jar (like me).
4. Spaghetti Squash
WHAT: Low-carb, natural spaghetti
WHERE: Produce bins near potatoes and other winter squashes
WHY: Low calorie (40 calories/cup), good source of potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-6, calcium, and phosphorus.
5. Better Body Foods Coconut Flour
WHAT: Paleo-Friendly Flour
WHERE: Baking aisle with other flours and health food items
WHY: High fiber, low carb (low glycemic), usually requires less than all-purpose flour (does NOT sub 1:1 for all-purpose flour!), GREAT price (I've seen it at $6 a pound in Dallas)
Alrighty friends, keep on truckin' this week. Autumn is right around the corner, which means fall temperatures are in sight (sooner for some of you not in Texas or lower South East).
If you try any of these products this week or next week, take a pic and tag me on Facebook or Instagram to let me know you've found a winner, too!
Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
Come on, let's live a little!