Monday, March 15, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things

It's not whiskers on kittens or warm woolen mittens. Oh no....mine are food!

And since I work in a health FOOD store I can find myself more than tempted by the items surrounding me on a daily basis. The Queen Bee Honey Truffles, the new bulk candy lining the front counters in their fancy glass jars....and how can i forget the cheese. Especially the Wiebe raw cheese. Need I say more?!

Well, i've devised a list of my favorite "non-guilty pleasures" as a service to our customers trying to avoid the chocolate and me!

1. Chobani Greek Yogurt-around 140 calories a serving and 14 grams of protein. It goes perfectly with...
2. Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal-perfect granola substitute with so much less fat you'll get to eat another serving!
3. St. Dalfour "Gourmet on the Go"-My favorite is the Wild Alaskan Salmon. High in fiber and good omega fatty acids. It's filling and satisfying.
4. Fiber Gourmet "Mac Umm Cheese"-Macaroni and cheese that contains 18g of fiber per serving. And yes, you read that right. And no, i can't stop at one serving. Suprisingly, that's okay! 5. White Mountain "Vegetarian Tamales"-They are actually vegan. High in fiber, low in fat. I douse them in very large quantities of...
6. Salpico Salsa-low in calories and we have about 6 varieties available. Salsa is your friend! I use it on everything. Chicken, rice, vegetables.....
7. Oasis Zero Fat "Lentil" and "Hummus"-True it's not loaded up with all the olive oil but it does however have tons of taste, fiber and is quite satisfying. I put it on a wrap loaded with spinach and tomatoes and whatever other veggies I can fit inside.
8. Ezekial Bread-Sprouted grain bread that comes in a variety of flavors. I love the Genesis sesame flavor paired up with...
9. Barney Almond Butter-It's a new product and I absolutely can't get enough. Unlike most almond butter that is gritty, it has the texture of peanut butter. Smooth and creamy goodness.
10. Hansen's Lo-cal Acai Blueberry and Pom. Blackberry juices-Unlike the store brands they don't contain aspartame or high fructose corn syrup. They do contain stevia and only have 40 calories per 8 ounce serving.
11. Honest Tea-"Mango Peach Kombucha"- The best tasting kombucha that i've tried so far. It has less of a apple cider vinegar bite, including the Synergy grape flavor which is usually a crowd pleaser. If you've never tried Kombucha it is great for almost anything. Alkalinity, weight loss, detoxification and even cancer. It's fermented and has a natural carbonation. A great alternative to soda and low in calories!
12. China Mist "Blackberry Jasmine Tea with Lemonade"- Just enough sweetness for that kick in the afternoon I need (to back away from those bulk candy jars).

And there you have it. My list of goodies that i've found to be tried and true. I hope it will help some of you watching your weight or trying to cut down!

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