Friday’s Favorites

Over the past several weeks, I have been making more trips to Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods than ever before. A lot of the local grocery stores around me do not carry some items I have completely fallen in love with. This is a quick list of things I am currently loving right now.

1. Coconut Aminos

It’s a soy-free sauce. I love it. I drizzle it over salads, mix it in with shrimp and cauliflower rice, and pour it over my sautéed veggies. It gives everything a nice flavor. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and are essential to our health. Coconut aminos is high in Glutamic Acid (which helps with brain function and digestion) and Theronine (prevention of stress)! Check out Coconut Secret website for more info on this awesome stuff.

2. Trader Joe’s Cilantro and Chive Yogurt Dip

My usual Trader Joe’s list contains: lamb’s lettuce, roasted almond butter with flax, fig butter, canned salmon, and this dip.

3. Natural Calm

Sometimes I get tired of drinking just water especially at night with dinner. I picked up some Natural Calm in order to boost my magnesium levels and help me calm down at night. I love the taste of this! It’s great if I’m ever feeling anxious at night too.

4. Arctic Zero

I realize this stuff is not “au natural” but quite frankly I do not care. Let me first state that this is not typical ice cream. When I first tasted it I was a little surprised but enjoyed it – enough to buy 4 containers!. Vanilla Maple is my favorite. It’s great for a nighttime snack when you feel like indulging but not over indulging.

5. Fearless Chocolate

I have to gush about this chocolate. If you come across fearless chocolate BUY IT! The first time I found it in Boston and gave it a try, I fell in love but couldn’t find it anywhere around here.

THEN I came across this one bar at Whole Foods in PA. It was a lonely bar with no others around, I could not find the price, other bars, or a sign. It was just on a shelf. I put it in the basket. When I went to check out, it did not ring up and the cashier had never seen it before. I got it FOR FREE.

The peppermint green tea is my favorite out of the two I have tried. It has a nice peppermint flavor but you can still taste the wonderful chocolate. The bar has a light airy taste and is made with all organic chocolate that is traceable. It’s a wonderful company and I highly recommend it.

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Any new favorite foods?

What’s your favorite chocolate bar brand?

12 thoughts on “Friday’s Favorites

  1. That TJ’s dip sounds like heaven! When it opens here, I’m totally buying some.
    Lately I’ve been loving London Broil cuts of steak and parsnip fries om nom nom :D
    Hope your weekend is super my friend!

  2. Any reason to try new chocolate is a GREAT reason! Plus this has an elephant on it! WIN!! That sauce looks good, and so does that ice cream!! Or whatever it is..I want someee!

  3. I am making sure that the next area I live in WILL have a Trader Joes near by. I love it sooo much but have only been a few times. boohooo!! I also love Natural Calm. You should give the orange flavor a try next time; it is my FAV!

  4. Ooh I’ve never seen natural calm! I’d love to try that. I’m a big fan of arctic zero too, but I like to blend it with a banana or yogurt or cottage cheese or something since it’s a bit icy. Just a little creaminess goes a long way!

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