Tuesday, June 25, 2013

New Product: Sun Rype 100% Fruit Strips

I have never been a fan of fruit roll-ups or any fruit snacks of that nature, but I am often looking for ways to get my fruit servings in. SunRype is now offering a raspberry/wildberry combination as well as strawberry/strawberry-watermelon variety. These are at Walmart for $2.98 a box. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Review: Sugar-Free Sprite Slurpee

I recently wrote about my love for all frozen treats. With summer here one of my favorite things to do is sit on my deck with a concoction of sugar, flavor and shaved ice. I was elated to find there was a new 7-11 two minutes from my home. That means Slurpees! Even better, they are now offering sugar-free Sprite Slurpees! They are advertised as having 50% fewer calories. I just had to have one so I made the trip - and boy oh boy - I am hooked! It was amazing! When a product is sugar-free there is usually an artificial flavor that it has - not so with this. It tastes naturally sweet and I definitely taste the Sprite. I grabbed a medium but the 8 fl oz has 20 calories. According to the website there are five Lite varieties but my local store does not carry them. I will definitely be picking this up again - very soon.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Edy's Flavors

Ice cream is probably one of my biggest weaknesses. I am so grateful that there are a ton of lower-calorie, lower-fat alternatives. Edy's is one of my favorites so I was excited to see they are offering several new flavors. They are offering German Chocolate Cake Spectacular, Take the Cake, and Three Stripes You're Out. They also have Sunny Salted Caramel Pretzel but I have yet to find that anywhere.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Review: Icee, Icee

The kid in me loves Icees. When I lived in Maryland I would stop at 7-11 and buy the largest size Slurpee in cherry and practically inhale it before I left the parking lot. So imagine my excitement when I saw these zero calorie liquid water enhancers at Walmart. And they had cherry!  As soon as I retuned home I filled a glass with ice water and squealed with anticipation!  Well maybe not squealed but I'm sure you catch my drift. Sad to say I was disappointed. There are supposed to be 24 servings but I'm sure I won't get that many. Also, there was such an artificial, sweet taste to it. They use sucralose and acesulfame potassium and while I'm not a huge fan, I will indulge once in a while but it has to be worth it and this was not. I paid $2.98 - definitely not worth it. Next time I'll just go for the real thing.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Healthy food delivered to your door

Many people believe eating healthy is very expensive. Depending on your preferences, it certainly can be costly, but NatureBox is offering a less expensive alternative. For $19.95 you can have healthy snacks delivered to you. Each box contains 15 to 20 serving. Shipping is free and you can cancel at anytime. Seems like a great way to discover new snacks that will help you on your healthy journey.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

New Product

Since I'm always on the go I love snacks I can just throw in my bag and head out the door. These are new at Walmart and I'm not really a fan of pudding but the Banana Pudding flavor looks tasty. At 90 calories for the chocolate and 100 calories for the banana pudding you really can't beat it.