Supermarket Saturday: The Sea of Starbucks Packaged Snacks, Part 1

Starbucks offers as many (or maybe more) food options today as they do coffee.  There's the pastry case full of treats, the cold case full of bentos, sandwiches and salads, last minute entice-rs like biscotti and chocolate covered grahams and then the shelves and rounders of packaged snacks.  How in the wild world do you …

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Wild Card Wednesday: True Eats Recommendations!!

Happy Hump Day!! Lately, I've had quite a few people ask me for links to the products and cooking tools I've recommended so far SO I dedicate this Wild Card Wednesday post to re-sharing those links, along with the original articles explaining WHY you need these products in your life. Why am I qualified to …

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Ina Garten’s Chicken Piccata

You can almost guarantee that if a recipe is Ina Garten's (Barefoot Contessa), it's gonna be good.  Her unconventional Chicken Piccata is one of my long-time favorites. The chicken breasts are lightly breaded, quickly pan fried and finished in the oven.  The sauce is silky and tart, buttery yet light. It's quick, easy, and kid-friendly …

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Supermarket Saturday: Tillamook Old-Fashioned Vanilla Greek Yogurt

(Berries and almonds not included) Yogurt in it's purest form is a healthy snack. Plain yogurt is great in baked goods or as a healthier alternative to sour cream. BUT, you won't find me spoon-deep, snacking on a single-serve container of plain yogurt. There are plenty of "fruit at the bottom" varieties to choose from …

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Supermarket Saturday: Delallo Organic Whole Wheat Lasagna

Everybody likes lasagna.  Even Garfield.  Cheese, tomato sauce, Italian herbs, cheese, noodles and did I mention cheese?.? Lasagna is amazing because it's easy to make, can be made ahead of time, it's great for a crowd (or as leftovers) and it's DELICIOUS. I recently stumbled upon these Delallo Whole Wheat Lasagna noodles.  Not only are …

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Supermarket Saturday: Trader Joe’s Toasted Oatmeal Flakes

The American cereal aisle is a sea of sugar and refined grains.  Decent (healthy, delicious and satisfying) cereal is REALLY hard to find. Yes, I could grab a box of Bran Flakes or Fiber One but I'd rather not eat cardboard for breakfast.   I often find myself calling upon The Force to beam down some …

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Supermarket Saturday: Saffron Road Korean BBQ Crunchy Chickpeas

Move aside BBQ flavored Corn Nuts, there’s a new kid in town.  One of my favorite go-to snack foods is Saffron Road Korean BBQ Crunchy Chickpeas. These chicks are seriously addictive.  They have it all: sweet, spicy and savory and are seriously satisfying (woahhhh tongue twister).  With only 120 calories and 5 grams of protein …

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