Dang, it's hot. If my husband needs a greater testament of my love for him than my staying in Texas by his side in August, I don't know how else I could prove it.
Need a way to stay cool? Go to Walmart and check out some of the healthy finds there. This time of year, I like to linger in the freezer section, pretending that I'm studying the different types of frozen French fries, by really I'm just enjoying some free A.C. (I guess it's not free if I buy stuff).
Hopefully, you have plans for staying cool today. Maybe you're at the beach, lake, or even in the mountains, you lucky dog you. When we make it big, I've told my husband I'm going to summer in Jackson Hole and leave him behind to sweat it out in Texas. But in the meantime, I may just go back to Walmart and hang out with the ice cream. Maybe I'll see you there.
1. Van's Gluten-Free Crackers
WHAT: Healthier cheez-its!
WHERE: Gluten-free section at the end of the baking aisle
WHY: No gluten, no corn, no nuts, no chemicals but plenty of crispy cheesy yumminess (you can see I'm pushing my dairy boundaries this month)
2. Organic Blackberries
WHAT: Pesticide-free jewels of flavor
WHERE: Refrigerated produce section near deli
WHY: Low sugar, low calorie, tons of fiber and these are consistently the perfect amount of sweetness
3. Coconut-Milk Yogurt
WHAT: Dairy-free, soy-free yogurt
WHERE: Dairy aisle near other yogurts
WHY: While I like making my own, sometimes I like making sauces, dressings, or dips using this unsweetened yogurt (replacing Greek yogurt or mayo).
WHAT: Tropical fruit similar to lychee
WHERE: Tropical fruit shelf near mangos, kiwis, and peaches.
WHY: I first had these little creatures on my honeymoon in Costa Rica. I LOVED tearing open the alien-like exterior to find a tart, grape-like fruit inside. TSA was not pleased with me trying to sneak them in my suitcase (I got to go to the special room and we missed our connecting flight), so I was pumped to see them at Walmart!
5. Cherry Lime La Croix
WHAT: Carbonated, unsweetened cherry lime goodness
WHERE: Water aisle
WHY: All the flavors of my favorite Sonic drink without the whopping 9 teaspoons of sugar in the typical small Cherry Limeade
That's all this week, y'all. If you haven't tried La Croix yet, PLEASE go getcha some this week. I haven't found a flavor I don't enjoy yet (but I'd be happy to take yours off your hands if you don't enjoy it). Be well, and make joyful choices!
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!