Hey hey there little button of sunshine!
How’s it hangin’?
For us, life is grand. We’ve made it through the three month growth spurt. We’re working on sleeping in the big boy crib and makin’ moves toward an early bedtime. I cannot complain one tiny bit.
With summer officially here, there’s days of tank tops, short shorts, and, egads, swim suits extending far ahead of me.
I still have plenty of squish left on this body, and I know nutrition is critical for my fat loss goals. And did you know Wal-Mart can be part of a healthy, Paleo-friendly AND budget-friendly lifestyle?
It sure can!
Here’s my Top 5 finds from this week that I found to help keep me fueled, fed, and focued on my body composition goals this summer.
And remember, if you’re out and about grocery shopping and see something you think I’d like, snap a pic and post it on Instagram or Facebook, tagging me in it. You can also email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In fact, one of today’s finds comes from one of y’alls recommendations!!!
Thanks Laura C. for the new Kind bar recommendation! They’re DELISH!
1. Quest Blueberry Muffin Bars
WHAT: Blueberry muffin-flavored protein bars
WHERE: Nutrition/protein bar section near vitamins
WHY: Portable protein, gluten-free, low sugar, and low carb with blueberry muffins bits scattered throughout. Plus they're cheaper at Wal-Mart than Amazon or GNC. Warm one in your microwave for ten seconds. I dare ya.
2. Pre-cut Butternut Squash
WHAT: Washed, skinned, diced butternut squash
WHERE: Precut vegetable section of refrigerated product aisle
WHY: Talk about a time saver! Just dump it on a sheet pan, slather on some coconut oil and spices, and roast for 20-30 minutes and you’ve got a healthy, delicious side!
3. Kerrygold Kildrey Cheese
WHAT: Grassfed, Irish Aged Cheese
WHERE: Specialty cheese case near deli
WHY: As someone who doesn’t tolerate conventional dairy, my skin and digestion do just fine with organic or grassfed dairy. Plus, aged cheddar packs a serious flavor punch, so a little goes a long way.
4. Fresh Riced Cauliflower
WHAT: Riced, or they call it ‘diced’, cauliflower
WHERE: Precut vegetable section of refrigerated produce aisle
WHY: Time and mess saver! I love riced cauliflower, but I always get tiny pieces of cauliflower all over my kitchen counters and floor. Not anymore! Sautee for a few minutes for a quick side!
5. Pressed by Kind Pineapple-Banana-Kale-Spinach Bars
WHAT: Fruit+Veggie Snack Bar
WHERE: Granola bar end of cereal aisle
WHY: Perfect portable snack for y’all who have nut allergies or nut-averse kiddos, not to mention all natural, no sugar added, and veggies! Thanks Laura C. for sharing this find with me (she found them at Costco, 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.
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