Hey hey hey you marvelous and fearfully made human, you. I hope you are having a terrific week and day so far. Don’t know about you, but I really appreciate the slight break in the heat we’re having here in TX (so it’s 96 instead of 106) with a few daily showers. Do I still have to water my plants? Uh huh. But it seems to mentally comfort me that it is slightly raining every afternoon.
If you are like me, you are already thinking about the weekend, meal-planning for next week, and grocery shopping. It slightly pains me to see all of the back-to-school signage out and about. Before you judge me as being a horrible teacher, I need to emphasize the key word here- slightly. It’s a mixed bag of emotions for teachers as summer comes to an end. I have compromised with myself that the only way I get Tennessee football (GO VOLS) and cooler temperatures is if school starts. Alrighty, I can live with that.
The good news is that I’ve got 5 new healthy finds from Walmart that you can go investigate in the next few days. I know some of y’all be shopping Friday nights…I love knowing my readers are just as cool as me. Y’all rock!
1. Fig Balsamic Vinegar
WHAT: Balsamic vinegar that's gettin wiggy with it
WHERE: Near vinegars, oils, pickles, and olives.
WHY: Low-calorie, low-fat, low-sugar option for adding TONS of flavor to salads, sauces, and marinades with properties that have been linked to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
2. Organic Raspberries
WHAT:Pesticide free raspberries
WHERE: Refrigerated berry section near deli area
WHY: LOADS of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C.
3. Let's Do Organic Coconut Flakes
WHAT: Unsweetened, toasted coconut flakes
WHERE: Baking aisle
WHY: These little babies add fantastic crunch to any smoothie, granola, quick bread, or stir-fry.
WHAT: Sparkling Probiotics
WHERE: Refrigerated produce section near fresh juices and precut fruits and veggies.
WHY: Digestive-boosting bacteria, low-calorie, non-GMO, no added sugar, and makes a fab mocktail mixer
5. Paqui Tortilla Chips
WHAT: My childhood favorite chip has gotten a makeover- Healthier Doritos!
WHERE: Chip aisle near other healthier chips
WHY: Non-gmo, no soy, no gluten, (they do contain dairy, but it's organic so I can live with it) plus Austin-based company
That's the 5 finds I've got for y'all this week! Keep moving and making joyful choices. Be well and I can't wait to share a new segment with you tomorrow (hint...it's perfect for those of y'all who have lots of non-Paleo peeps in your life).
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!