Friday, July 1, 2016

New Product

I'm really excited about these new salad dressings from Hidden Valley. Greek yogurt has become a staple for many people in their quest for healthy eating and weight loss. I am a huge fan of it, although, it doesn't seem that different to me than regular yogurt. There are said to be many benefits in eating it. I received a coupon for these and was able to find them in Walmart. They come in Ranch, Cucumber Dill, and Creamy Caesar, and each serving is 60 calories. You can check their website for more information. Have you tried this? If so, what did you think?

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Protein Anyone?

So I'm on this protein kick. I have really kicked up my weightlifting and from my research, I need more protein to do well, pretty much everything. I already love greek yogurt but I wanted to try more shakes. I have made my own in the past but I wanted the convenience of store bought ones.
I found this salted caramel protein shake from at Walmart. Now I like their yogurt so I thought that this would be a sure bet. It was about $1.50. It has 12g of protein and 130 calories per serving which is one bottle.Salted caramel seems to be the new "thing" and I have enjoyed it in various forms for the most part. But then there have been some real misses. In this case, it's maybe a 6 out of 10. The shake has the taste of slightly sweet flavored milk. Nothing like salted caramel, which I really wasn't expecting. I probably wouldn't purchase it again.
And then, I tried Smoothie Base Mix. It was about $4.00 for a box of five packets at Walmart. It's a powder, which usually isn't that good so there wasn't any appeal. Until, I saw that they had Vanilla Bean. I looooooove anything Vanilla Bean. It really is my favorite, especially in ice cream. No fancy mixtures or name, just plain Vanilla Bean, so this was a no-brainer. Each serving has 10g of protein and just 100 calories.The directions said it could be mixed in either water or milk. I wanted the maximum taste so I added it to milk. I actually didn't measure anything, I just poured a glass of milk and then the powder. I also half way mixed it all together, but boy oh boy. This shake was absolutely delicious. I actually tasted like a milkshake. It could have easily been a meal replacement. This shake was so good I would drink it just because. I give it a 10 out of 10 and I will definitely be purchasing again. Has anyone tried either of these? If so, what did you think? Feel free to leave a comment below!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Review: P3 Portable Protein Pack

Okay so when I say I have a new fav I mean I have a new fav!!  Being in grad school and a working mom it has been such a struggle trying to keep my (somewhat) healthy eating habits intact.
Oscar Meyer hasn't necessarily been known as the healthiest option, but they come through in a pinch. 

These were $1.97 each at Walmart. Each package has about five grilled chicken pieces and a dipping sauce. I only saw the ones with bbq and teriyaki sauce. From my research I found that there was one with light ranch as well. I ended up heating the chicken in the microwave. 
These are actually delicious. The chicken was not too tough and it was extremely well-seasoned. It did have a rubbery texture but it certainly served its purpose. The great thing is right now there are coupons attached where you get $1.00 off when you buy two. These are perfect in a pinch and I'll definitely be buying them again.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

New Product: Sargento Balanced Breaks

I have actually seen these around but I have yet to try them. They have white cheddar cheese, salted almonds, and dried cranberries. Each container has 190 calories and 7 grams of protein. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

New Product

These bars from Special K look pretty good but I'll wait until I get a coupon. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Weight Watchers Smart Ones Smoothie Review

Before I got so I incredibly busy I was on a smoothie kick. I used Greek yogurt, fruit, milk, protein powder mostly. But like a lot of things lately, I haven't been consistent. I ran across these smoothies from Weight Watchers Smart Ones at my local Food Lion. I spied tropical fruit which was mango and pineapple. They also had strawberry banana and mixed berry. While I wasn't particular about the $2.00 price tag, I was eager to try. 

 I was disappointed in how little was actually in the cup. It was less than half in there. The box said it contained real fruit and yogurt so I had high expectations and taste-wise I was not disappointed. There were chunks of fruit and the yogurt really set it off. It was sweet but not too sweet. It was absolutely delicious. The smoothie contained 130 calories, .5 grams of fat, 4 grams of fiber, and 6 grams of protein. Not to bad as far as nutritional information but not worth it as far as price. The only way I'll buy these again is if there is a good sale or I have coupons.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

New Products

Some of you may have seen these but they are new to me. Let me know if you have tried any of these!

Jennie-O Oven Roasted Turkey Breast Sticks

Gardein Fishless Filets