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Almond Butter

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been reading a lot of news about the salmonella outbreaks in peanut butter. I usually don’t worry about food scares, because I eat healthy and I don’t eat meat. This time, however, fear struck me like it never has. The recall was at my beloved Trader Joe’s. I am devastated to the point that I don’t know if I will ever want to eat peanut butter again. I realize that is irrational, but through out it all I’ve come to terms with my paranoia because the tragedy has led to a new discovery…

Almond butter! Almond butter is a good alternative to peanut butter because it is not as mass produced. Read the rest of this entry »

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Energy and Fiber Snacks

dried apricots Français : abricots secs traité...

dried apricots Français : abricots secs traités aux sulfites (anhydride sulfureux) Italiano: albicocche secche (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I don’t drink coffee or tea so I’ve been on a mission to find a perfect healthy snack to give me energy. I just discovered this fruit and veggie snack at Trader Joe’s and it is my newest obsession. It’s become my go to snack for when I’m on the go and in need of a healthy energy boost. The fiber in this bar is great for my stomach and digestion. It keeps me full and it is easily stored in a backpack or purse. The best part about it is that it tastes like a regular dried fruit snack, but this one is chock full of root vegetables like carrots and beets which add vitamins and make this snack nutritious and healthy. Read the rest of this entry »

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