Try It Tuesday

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A friend of mine that lives out of state has been telling me about today’s Try It for a few weeks now. But, for the longest time, I could not find them ANYWHERE locally. Then, the other day, SUCCESS!

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Duncan Hines new Perfect Size for 1 line has eighteen different flavors from decadent to fruity and even a few for the morning!

Everything you need comes in the handy dandy little pouch, all you have to do is choose a mug! I think I chose well:

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Pour in the pouch, add 3 tablespoons water (or milk!) and mix.

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Then, microwave for 1 minute, 10 seconds. Let it cool and enjoy!

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OH. EM. GEE, y’all. I really wanted to take a picture of it once it was on my fork (because the above picture does NOT do it justice) but I seriously couldn’t stop eating it to snap a pic! It was SO. FREAKING. GOOD. Its a little high on the calorie count (300 to be exact!) so this will be a cheat day/I-have-calories-to-spare-and-its-8pm type of treat for me, but DAAAANNNGGGG! So delicious!

 

Have you tried this? What were your thoughts? Share in the comments below!

Try It Tuesday

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Y’all know I’m trying to eat healthier and also find ways to get veggies into Huff the Tot. Her diet mainly consists of chicken nuggets, crackers, yogurt, and Pop-Tarts. I’m not kidding. I’m constantly trying to find ways to get her to try new foods or even sneak veggies and fruit onto her plate without her realizing. So when a family friend told my mom about a new product, I HAD to try it!

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Apparently a lot of other moms had the same idea I did because every Walmart I went to was COMPLETELY sold out! My mom saw them at a grocery store and grabbed the second to last bag for me!

These cauliflower tots contain a full serving of cauliflower in 6 tots, are made with no artificial flavors or preservatives, and seem like a great replacement to tater tots!

I preheated my oven to 425 and popped these bad boys in for about 25 minutes (I waited until they were a teensy bit brown before taking them out. I like my tots crispy!) Then, I took them out of the oven and tried them.

Y’all, these were REALLY good! I sprinkled some sea salt on top and they were nummy! I honestly couldn’t tell a big difference between these and regular tots!

Green Giant makes two other flavors in the Veggie Tots: Broccoli and Broccoli and Cheese! I feel like these were a loooooong time coming and I don’t see why they haven’t released them before now! They’re awesome!

Have you tried these? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

 

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We all know I love trying new products, especially if they can help me (somewhat) stay on track with my healthy eating/weight loss goals. I found two new goodies this week at the grocery store and I can’t wait to share them with you!

I’ve actually talked about one of these before. Sargento has a great line of snacks, Balanced Breaks, that have a small serving of cheese along with nuts and berries. But NOW the company has launched a spinoff with–oh yes–CHOCOLATE! They’re called Sweet Breaks and they come in a variety of flavors. This is the one I chose:

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I really like the original and the new one did NOT disappoint! It was nice to have something sweet to offset the savory of the cheese and, at only 170 calories, it makes a great snack! These get an A+!

 

I know I’ve told you before that my all-time favorite dessert is cheesecake. I firmly believe that cheesecake was brought to this world as a gift from the heavens. Seriously. The only drawback is that it has so many calories. Womp, womp. That’s why when I saw this, I was SO. FREAKING. EXCITED.

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These cheesecake cups come in at only 170 calories and there are no artificial flavors or dyes used in any of the four flavors! I couldn’t wait to give this a try!

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This was…okay. I mean, it wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t the same as a piece of cheesecake (that would’ve been a miracle, actually). But it still satisfied my sweet tooth and kept me from pigging out on something else! I think next time I’ll crumble up a reduced fat graham cracker on top!

 

Have you tried either of these? What were your thoughts? Share in the comments below!

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Y’all know I love to try new products, and I have found two new ones I can’t wait to share with you! One is on the healthy side and the other? Wellll…. not so much. Whoops.First up, a new twist on spaghetti!

When my family and I tried the Body for Life program about 8 years ago, we switched all of our pasta from the starchy, white noodles to whole grain. And, honestly, we couldn’t tell a difference. So when I saw these noodles at the store, I was hopeful:

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These non-GMO noodles are made with spinach, zucchini, broccoli, parsley, and kale–all GREAT for you greens! I was a little nervous that these noodles would have a distinctive taste…kale is basically spinach’s dirty, disgusting cousin after all. But I couldn’t even taste the greens! And actually, I was so caught up in enjoying my spaghetti, I forgot to take a pic of the cooked pasta!

 

My all-time favorite dessert is cheesecake. Because of this, whenever I see cheesecake-flavored anything I HAVE to try it! So when I spotted these at Walmart, they immediately went into the buggy!

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These were… Okay. To me they were more white chocolate than cheesecake-y. I think I would have liked them better had there been some that had a graham cracker filling, just to break up the ultra-sweetness of the white chocolate flavor.

 

Have you tried either of these products? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

 

Try It Tuesday!

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Y’all know I love trying new products–especially products that save me time as well as energy. Now that I’m working part time at a Mother’s Day Out program, I have to pack lunches for myself (as well as Huff the Tot) twice a week. Normally, I eat leftovers or Amy’s Organic meals when we’re at home, so making a lunch that’s portable has been a bit of a struggle. Especially when I don’t have easy access to a microwave and I pb&j’s only do so much for a breastfeeding momma’s hunger. While doing some grocery shopping, I came across some new products and thought I’d snag them for my lunch to see if they were any good!

First up, Hillshire Farms Snacking: Small Plates

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This little tray was DELISH! Its basically a Lunchable® for grownups! I didn’t realize there were other flavors and I can’t wait to try them all! I will say, the only place I’ve been able to find it locally is Target, but according to the HF website, they’re also available at Homeland stores! Woot!

 

For dessert the same day I had the snack tray, I pack some yogurt. I LOVE Chobani’s Flip yogurts, but they can’t count as a “dessert” at lunch if they’re 200+ calories (at least, for me that’s a tad too high). So I was SUPER excited when I saw that they now come in 100 calorie portions!

I tried the Strawberry Chocolate Truffle and man-oh-man, it was SO. FLIPPIN’. GOOD. I felt like I was indulging, but it was only 100 calories! HOLLA!

 

Have you tried either of these products? What did you think? Have you tried another flavor? Share in the comments below!

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I have made my love of peanut butter and chocolate no secret over the years. I’m seriously a little obsessed. So you can imagine my glee when I saw this tweet:

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I have been waiting months, MONTHS for the new Reese’s cups to hit the stores. I mean, a Reese’s Cup filled with Reese’s Pieces?! I. COULD. NOT. WAIT. When I saw they were finally  out, this was my reaction:

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My sister picked up a few at a local 7-11 and texted me the joyous news. I immediately went to her house and tried them out!

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OMG, you guys. They looked like the Reese’s Cups we all know and love but they were better. Much, much better! With usual Reese’s Cups, the edges are hard and the peanut butter is a tad on the dry side. Not these, my friend. They were softer and the peanut butter was SUPER creamy! Suffice to say that if they take these off the market, I will protest! They. Are. DELISH!

 

Have you tried these? What did you think?

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Y’all know I love trying new products, especially when they are healthy and make my life easier. So when I spotted these while grocery shopping, I HAD to try them!

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I’ve always been a big fan of Jimmy Dean Delights products and was hopeful for these! After all, two of these frittatas pack 14g of protein, less than 300 calories, and are made with spinach and bacon! 

All you had to do was pop them in the microwave for 1 minute 45 seconds and BAM! Breakfast is served.

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I won’t lie, I was a tad disappointed. They had an odd, sweet taste to them that kind of ruined it for me. Huff the Hubs liked it okay, but said it probably wouldn’t be something he ate everyday. I think I’ll stick to my egg cups! 

What about you? Have you tried these? What did you think? Share in the comments below!