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18Rabbits Granola Bars

18Rabbits knows how to make delicious granola bars!

From the two flavors I’ve tried (pictured), the ingredients were extremely fresh and the fillings were large plentiful, just the way I like it.

And really, anyone who offers me figs wins my heart.  Thanks, Kelsey, for sending these bars to me.

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O Organics White Tortilla Chips

I recently brought O Organics White Tortilla Chips to a party.  They were a HIT.  Gone in minutes.

Was it the fact they are over 95% organic?

Was it because they are lightly fried to a perfect crispness?

Was it thanks to their perfect level of saltiness?

Or was it simply a good ol’ case of the munchies?

We will never know.  But does it matter?

Justin’s Organic Nut Butter Single-Serve Squeeze Packs

I have a friend who loves peanut butter and almond butter but never buys it for herself.  Why?  She’s afraid that she’ll eat the whole jar.

Now I know what I’m getting her for her upcoming birthday: Justin’s Organic Nut Butter Single-Serve Squeeze Packs!

The 1.15oz squeeze packs (~180 calories and 6-7g protein; full nutrition facts via the linked website above) come in 6 flavors.  I’ve tried and loved all of them, but for interest’s sake I’ll rank them:

1. Almond Butter with Maple (very sweet and maple-y)

2. Peanut Butter with Cinnamon (not so sweet and, uh… cinnamon-y)

3. Almond Butter with Honey (um… kinda crystalized and honey-ey)

4. Peanut Butter with Honey (I suck at flavor descriptions)

5. Classic Almond Butter (#5 just since it wasn’t a new flavor for me)

6. Classic Peanut Butter (which, for many people, would be #1)

They’re sold at Whole Foods and many Starbucks.  So convenient for throwing into your bag with some crackers, carrots or an apple so that you have a healthy, filling snack for later!

Funky Monkey Freeze-Dried Organic Fruit

Funky Monkey Freeze-Dried Organic Fruit Mixes are my new favorite snack to keep in my desk at work.

There are four flavors and they’re all my favorite:

Bananamon: Freeze-dried organic banana and organic cinnamon

Carnaval Mix: Freeze-dried organic banana, organic pineapple, apple, papaya and raisins

Jivealime: Freeze-dried organic pineapple and organic lime juice

Purple Funk: Freeze-dried organic banana and organic acai

Each of these flavors comes in cute little pouches of 110-120 calories.  Extremely flavorful and each variety tastes distinct from the others, yet equally delicious!  I appreciate their simple, wholesome ingredients, and the fact that they use no added colors or sugars, artificial flavors, or preservatives.

I’ve found that Funkey Monkey is a nutritious snack when that late afternoon hunger (er.. boredom) kicks in.

Snack Ball for Kids and Adults Alike

Snack Ball, made by Boon and sold on Land of Nod, is pretty dang cute.  And just $6.49.

While marketed for little people, a lot of big people could use this, too.  Throw it in your bag for a snack on the run.  It would coordinate well with the banana carrier;  add a half-pint of milk and you’d have a portable breakfast.

I’m generally anti-plastic but at least this plastic is BPA-free.

Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Granola

There are two types of people: those who eat breakfast and those who don’t.

Thankfully, this recipe works for both types. Granola is tasty with milk in the morning but is also good in the afternoon or as a midnight snack.

There are a lot of granola recipes out there but I have to admit that most just don’t cut it for my no-nonsense, minimal-fuss and, perhaps most importantly, dishwashing-avoiding priorities. Melting butter, mixing things in various bowls, etc etc… and by then I don’t even read the rest of the steps.

Apple Cinnamon Granola the Easy and Healthy Way

Recipe by Hilary

2 cups rolled oats

1/4 cup demerara sugar mixed with 1/4 cup water

1 small gala apple

1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400F. Put parchment paper on the biggest cookie sheet you own. Spread rolled oats evenly on top and pour sugar/water mixture on top. Sprinkle cinnamon. Cut apple (with skin) into little pieces and add. Bake for 20-30 minutes, stirring every 5-10 minutes, until oats turn golden brown. Apples will be a little shriveled.

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