We are living in trying times, and for some it can be really scary. Families are often faced with making a decision between putting food on the table or purchasing medication or enough fuel to make it to work. To add insult to an already injured budget, families that have budgets that have long included the school system feeding each child two meals a day, five days per week, can no longer claim that security. Companies are laying off their employees or are closing all together, leaving many without jobs and uncertain futures.
If anyone is a snack queen it is me. I know it is bad but you can truly find me snacking, especially during this quarantine at all hours of the day, I mean it, literally 24/7! For those of you who are just like me, you probably know how bad it is to snack all the time! Especially if the snacks you are eating are very bad, you can gain weight, break out in pimples and more, but there is an alternative, and that is what I am here to give you now. You know those one of a kind snacks you can only get at one place that are your favorite? That place for me is Trader Joe’s. Walking in there is like walking into Disneyland for me, and I couldn’t help but find myself buying the same yummy addicting yet a little more healthy (or so I like to make myself believe) snacks over and over again once or twice a week. The staff there are so nice, they give out samples of anything you want, and they are always clean. The lines usually move quickly and I literally am always smiling when shopping there. While all the food there is super yummy, what has attracted me most have been the snacks that they sell there. They are all delicious and healthier than most snacks and honestly when I eat them I genuinely feel better than when I eat other snacks. Being there so often has had my friends and family wondering what is there that I love so much and they’ve asked me to share those things and reasons with them multiple times so I figured why not share them with you too?
I had no idea how living in London for three years would turn me into a complete foodie. While growing up near the Gulf of Mexico always meant fresh seafood & water views, I never knew what incredible Mediterranean restaurants were just across the Atlantic. While it may seem like a long flight to catch for a Michelan star meal, check out these Mediterranean eats that will leave you grabbing your passport for your post-quarintine getaway.
I love to bake. It is one of my hobbies. I like to stand in the kitchen and look up a recipe and then make it my own. A lot of people claim that their chocolate chip cookies are the best, but I think my cookies are pretty good and very edible. I am not a cookie connoisseur or anyone that knows anything about food, but the cookies that I make turn out great every time. I am not saying that they are to die for, but I think about my own chocolate chip cookies a lot. I crave them a lot as well. I am a big food fanatic and cookies are one of the favorite things to make. I had a really hard time finding a recipe that fits my liking, so with a few adjustments I found the perfect recipe that works for me.
This is the easiest way to make good looking food for any occasion, it couldn't be easier, it comes half made! It's basically delicious cheating. Even I can make it and I don't know my arse from my elbow. So get off your elbows and make this tasty morsel (worst joke ever).
I love nuts of all kinds. They are delicious, healthy, and do a great job of helping you sustain energy and feel full. I love them raw, lightly salted, smoked......you name it I will eat it.
It would be nice if we could only eat what pleases our palate, but the truth is that we also must eat to stay healthy. Luckily these two concepts need not be mutually exclusive. Add a mix of these foods into your diet to make it both healthy and delicious.