Foodie Finds

Hi lovelies! I hope that you all have had a nice week and are ready for the weekend! It’s a three-day weekend for me (whoohoo!) and I think it is a four-day weekend for some of you lucky ducks out there! I hope that you all have some great stuff planned- I’m actually going into this weekend without too many set plans and am excited to just see where it takes me.

Besides my recent forays into cooking, I’ve been eating some great pre-made stuff lately too! It’s been a very long time since I did foodie finds but it’s a chance to feature some of my new favorite products- and hopefully ones that will soon be yours too!

Falafel Chips

I first discovered Falafel Chips when I was visiting my brother in Dallas at the best grocery store ever, Central Market. I thought they were absolutely delicious, flavorful gluten-free snack but when I came back to SF, I could not find falafel chips anywhere! Then, a few weeks ago when reading my Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer (please say I’m not the only one who reads these cover to cover) I spotted them as a new item. I promptly picked them up and have been hooked ever since. These are a little spicier than the ones I had before, but they are perfect in Trader Joe’s tomato basil hummus.

La Croix Sparkling Water

I love carbonated drinks and in the past have had a bad Diet Coke habit. When I tried to cut Diet Coke out, I found that what I craved the most wasn’t the taste but the carbonation. So I started drinking sparkling water and my absolute favorite is La Croix! It’s free of calories, sweetener and sodium and is just pure sparkling water. It comes in a variety of flavors but my favorites are berry and lime. It comes in a can (which also makes it feel more like soda) and it tastes crisp and bubbly!

Trader Joe’s Gourmet Chicken Meatballs

I’ve never really liked meatballs. They are usually made of pork (which I don’t eat) or beef, which I rarely eat so I’ve always kind of stayed away. Well the other day when I spotted these at Trader Joe’s they just sounded different from things that I usually eat. These are made from chicken and combined with some of my favorite things– tomato, basil and provolone. They come fully cooked and only need to be heated in the microwave for a few seconds. I dipped mine (don’t worry- the above was for 3 people!) into tomato-basil sauce and they were so, so good! Full of flavor and packed with protein, I will definitely be buying these again!

Nature’s Habit Granola

I consider myself somewhat of a granola connoisseur (hint: why I’m Ms. GGGranola) and I have a new granola love. Nature’s Habit granola is made in Napa (my neighbor!) and is one of the best granolas that I’ve tried to date! It’s not just the oats like most granolas, rather, it’s incredibly crunchy and full of clusters. Plus, you get nuts in almost every bite which is always a selling point to me. I’ve tried both the Granola with Almonds and Pecans and the Granola with Cherries and Cocoa and both were incredible! Oh and best of all, I found this gem at Walgreens of all places! Who knew?!

And what else do I love? Luna bars! Enter to win a box here!

Questions:

-What’s your favorite granola/breakfast cereal?

-Do you read the Fearless Flyer from Trader Joes?

-Tell me one of your foodie finds!

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Comments

  1. I don’t get the chance to try newer foods due to the fact that I live in the middle of nowhere- I would LOVE to try that sparkling water! I need a carbination fix every once in a while too and that seems like the perfect thing for me! …..Enjoy your three day weekend! (I only get a two day weekend :( major sad face!) So, have some fun for me! :)

  2. I love la croix coconut flavor…unfortunately we do not have a TJ’s in Texas but should be getting one this spring! finally :)

  3. SO much to love in this post! First, I’ve never tried falafel chips, but I’m now officially intrigued! I’m planning on hitting TJ’s tomorrow (first time in MONTHS!), so I’ll be on the lookout. Oh, and yes, I always pick up the Fearless Flyer and read it front to back. I can’t miss out on any new products or deals!

    La Croix is my go-to sparkling beverage as well. I won’t lie and say that I’ve completely given up Diet Coke, but keeping my fridge stocked with a healthy alternative helps me satisfy cravings most of the time! And I LOVE the tomato, basil and provolone chicken meatballs. They will be in my shopping cart tomorrow as well!

    My favorite granola actually comes from Berkeley: Cafe Fanny Granola. If you ever come across it (it’s named after Alice Waters’ daughter, Fanny, who started selling it), definitely buy a box! I think it’s available in most SF grocery stores. Whenever I’m in the Bay Area, I stock up! But be warned: it’s definitely not a “light” granola. However it’s totally worth the extra calories! I also really like Udi’s Au Naturel.

    Hope you’re having a fantastic weekend! xoxo

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