Top 10 Protein Bars On Amazon – Healthy Hot List – Gluten-Free, Vegan Snacks

Today I am sharing my top 10 picks for protein bars that are available on Amazon. These have all been taste tested by yours truly and I love each brand that is represented here in this Healthy Hot List. If you are on the lookout for gluten-free, vegan snacks chances are you will find some here that appeal to you in my Top 10 List of Protein Bars!

What I love about the protein bars that are in this top 10 list is that they really truly do satisfy my sweet-tooth. These protein bars are all available in some really fun flavors that will trick your brain. They taste so indulgent but you can enjoy them without all the guilt!

I have a huge weakness for anything that is birthday cake flavor!

All of the protein bars that are mentioned in this Top 10 list are gluten-free, vegan, and packed with protein.

Some of these bars can even be incorporated into your keto diet and lifestyle (just look for the zero or low sugar labels).

Also, if you are like me and get impatient waiting for items to arrive, you are in luck! These products all include free 2-day shipping with your Amazon Prime membership! If you are not yet a Prime member you can sign up for a FREE 30-day trial.

 


TOP 10 PROTEIN BARS by Give It A Whirl Girl


TRUWOMEN Daydreaming About Donuts Protein Bar

TRUWOMEN is a brand that I love and trust and I believe they earned the top spot here on my list of favorite protein bars. These plant-fueled protein bars are both gluten-free and vegan. Each TRUWOMEN protein bar is going to give you 12 grams of protein per serving. Be sure to check out the other fun flavors available: I Scream For Orange Cream, Oh Oh Cookie Dough, Saltylicious Almond Love, Smother Fudger, and Zamn Good Zesty Lemon.

TRUWOMEN Daydreaming About Donuts Protein Bar
TRUWOMEN Daydreaming About Donuts Protein Bar

 


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Protein Cakes by thinkThin (Birthday Cake Flavor)

I just adore these little birthday cake flavored Protein Cakes by thinkThin! I always try to have at least one of these pouches in my snack stash. Each package contains two little protein cakes and 12 grams of protein per serving.

Also available in Chocolate Cake and Red Velvet.

thinkThin Protein Cakes (Birthday Cake Flavor)
thinkThin Protein Cakes (Birthday Cake Flavor)

R.E.D.D. Bar

These superfood bars from R.e.d.d. Bar are also gluten-free and vegan and these bars give you a boost in energy with a little dose of caffeine. Reaching for a R.ed.d.. Bar is highly recommended when that afternoon sluggishness sets in. Each of these protein bars contains 35 mg of caffeine and 10 grams of protein.

R.e.d.d. Bar Variety Pack available on Amazon
R.e.d.d. Bar Variety Pack available on Amazon – 5 flavors, 8 bars

Want to know which flavor is my fave? Salted Caramel all the way baby!

If you love caramel you will be swooning over this flavor!

R.e.d.d. Bar Salted Caramel
R.e.d.d. Bar Salted Caramel

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Thunderbird Bar

Continuing on with the theme of things (gluten-free and vegan) may I present to you Thunderbird Bar? These protein bars are definitely one of my favorite healthy snack bars to reach for. I am absolutely in love with the wide variety of delicious flavors available!

And if your kiddo has a craving for a Thunderbird Bar, you are in luck because Thunderbird Bar has four different fun flavors of bars for the kiddos! Choose from Chocolate Chip Cookie, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Apple Pie, or Fruit Punch!

Thunderbird Bar Sampler Pack - 8 Flavors
Thunderbird Bar Sampler Pack – 8 Flavors


And my favorite flavor of Thunderbird Bar? Cacao + Hemp + Walnut!


Thunderbird Bar CACAO HEMP WALNUT
Thunderbird Bar CACAO + HEMP + WALNUT

 


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Quest Protein Bars

Truth be told, I do love Quest Bars but I feel as though they might be an acquired taste due to the texture of these protein bars. Quest Bars are one of my go-to brands for when I need to refuel. Quest Bars are a low-carb, keto, high protein (20 grams of protein per bar) solution for when you are having a snack attack.

 

Quest Bar Variety Pack - 12 Flavors, 12 Protein Bars
Quest Bar Variety Pack – 12 Flavors, 12 Protein Bars



ONE Protein Bars

ONE Protein Bar is very similar in comparison to Quest Bars. These are another low-carb, zero sugar, high protein healthy snack. ONE Bar is gluten-free and vegan and there are 12 different indulgent flavors available. ONE Bar will be there to satisfy any sweet-tooth cravings that you have! Two of my favorite flavors from ONE include the birthday cake flavor and the maple glazed donut bar.

ONE Protein Bars - 12 Bar Variety Pack - 12 Flavors To Choose From
ONE Protein Bars – 12 Bar Variety Pack – 12 Flavors To Choose From


RXBar – Real Food Protein Bars (Peanut Butter & Berries)

Calling all peanut butter & jelly lovers!

This Peanut Butter & Berries bar from RXBar is bursting with pb&j flavor! I am a huge fan of RX Bars but this flavor right here is hands down my favorite! RX Bars are an excellent snacking solution. Each bar has appx. 12 grams of protein. The best thing about RX Bar might just be that they are made with only all natural ingredients. They proudly display the ingredients smack dab on the front of the packaging.

No B. S.

 



Power Crunch Protein Bars

If you are into wafer treats then you are going to love these protein bars from Power Crunch. These are protein wafter bars that are drenched in a candy coating shell. You will get 13 grams of protein per Power Crunch protein bar and these are also quite low in sugar (5 grams per bar). I am just loving the wide variety of fun flavors that these are available in! Which flavor will you reach for first?

I have my eye on the Red Velvet and the Chocolate Mint!

Power Crunch Protein Bars Variety Pack - 10 Bars, 10 different flavors
Power Crunch Protein Bars Variety Pack – 10 Bars, 10 different flavors


 

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Primal Kitchen Collagen Bars

Primal Kitchen is another top brand that I love and trust when it comes to eating healthy and clean! You are going to love these Primal Kitchen Collagen Bars! These bars are high in protein (15 grams) and also include a healthy dose of grass fed collagen. These collagen bars are perfect for your paleo (or gluten-free) diet and lifestyle.

Want to find out more about these collagen bars? READ the review on my blog.

If you would like to try Primal Kitchen’s collagen in smoothies, etc. they do have a Collagen Fuel powder available.

Primal Kitchen Collagen Bars - Variety Pack - 4 Flavors
Primal Kitchen Collagen Bars – Variety Pack – 4 Flavors – 16 Bars


Lenny & Larry’s Protein Cookies

And last but certainly not least, here we have protein cookies from Lenny & Larry’s! I know, I know, these are cookies and not bars but I do believe they earned a spot on my top 10 list! This variety pack of Lenny & Larry protein cookies features 16 cookies in 8 different, fun flavors! These protein cookies are gigantic and you can actually split them into two servings if you would like. That is what I usually do with these because they are very filling! Each Lenny & Larry’s protein cookie contains 16 grams of protein. Err with caution here if you are watching your sugar! Each serving (1/2 a cookie) has 15 grams of sugar. That’s fine though… just have a Lenny & Larry’s cookie on one of your “cheat days”!

Grab a 12 pack of their best-selling Chocolate Chip Cookie flavor! Or you can go with my personal favorite Birthday Cake!

 

Lenny & Larry's Protein Cookies Variety Pack - 8 flavors, 16 protein cookies
Lenny & Larry’s Protein Cookies Variety Pack – 8 flavors, 16 protein cookies

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Final thoughts

I hope you all enjoyed this Top 10 Protein Bars list that I am sharing with you today! Decisions, decisions! Which protein bar(s) will you choose? I believe I have a little something for everyone here. If you can’t find an appealing flavor here there might be something wrong with you… lol! I am pretty open-minded when it comes to eating and I will try anything and everything once so all of the bars here are definitely appealing to me, of course. If you have a sweet tooth that is calling your name you can fulfill that sugar craving with the bars in this top 10 list. Feel free to leave me a comment about your thoughts on these protein bars. I would love to hear from my readers.

 


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Start Your Day With A Slingshot Shake – Complete Breakfast Protein Slingshot Shake REVIEW

Would you like to try a delicious and nutritious breakfast shake that is packed full of protein and nutrients? Slingshot Foods has a complete breakfast in one handy on-the-go breakfast shake and no spoon is required! What makes these Slingshot Shakes unique and stand out from the rest, is the little granola package at the top of the bottle. You simply tear it open and pour the granola mixture into your protein shake and give it a good shake to mix it up. You will find that these delicious breakfast shakes will be a lifesaver on busy mornings when you have very little or no time at all to eat. I have a feeling that after reading my Slingshot Shake review you will be stocking up on this drinkable yogurt.

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shakes
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shakes

Slingshot Shakes REVIEW

In today’s fast-paced world, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that drinkable yogurt is one of the fasted growing breakfast foods around. In just the past year this category of breakfast food has grown at a rate of a 20% increase. Cereal still remains the number one breakfast food (no surprise there). So just why then are these drinkable yogurts on the rise? They are an excellent source of protein and nutrients to kickstart your day.

 

Slingshot Shake Nutrition

Protein

This small, on-the-go bottle of Slingshot Shake packs in a great big amount of protein to start your day. In one Slingshot Shake, you will find a whopping 18 grams of protein.

Probiotics

This handy breakfast shake from Slingshot also contains a healthy dose of gut-boosting probiotics. A Slingshot Shake contains 15 billion CFUs of probiotics. Your gut is going to thank you for all of these probiotics. You may hear quite a bit of talk about probiotics nowadays. Probiotics are a hot topic and for good reason. Probiotics are healthy bacteria that help give your digestive system some balance between the good bacteria and bad bacteria in your gut.

Lactobacillus is the probiotic that you might hear about most frequently. This good bacteria is found in your yogurt and what you might call friendly bacteria. You can read more about lactobacillus HERE.

Fiber

Slingshot Shake also gives your healthy diet a serving of fiber, coming in at 3 grams of fiber. Fiber is essential to a well-balanced diet and helps keep things running smoothly if you know what I mean! There are many health benefits of fiber including relieving constipation, maintaining bowel health, lowering cholesterol levels, control blood sugar levels, helping to maintain a healthy weight, and can actually help you live a longer life!

The recommended daily intake of fiber for men and women vary. It is recommended that men get 38 grams of fiber, and women need around 28 grams of fiber.

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shakes come in 6 flavors
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shakes come in 6 flavors

 

All natural ingredients in Slingshot Shakes

I checked out the nutrition label on my Slingshot Shake and was pleasantly surprised to see that these drinkable yogurt protein shakes have only all natural ingredients with nothing strange or weird lurking inside. Ingredients: (Drink) Lowfat milk, milk protein concentrate, water, organic cane sugar, honey, natural flavors, vanilla beans, lemon juice concentrate, yogurt cultures; (Shot) Toasted oats, chia seeds, almond bits, honey, sunflower oil I love when I look at the label on my food and I can pronounce all of the words that are in the list of ingredients.

Flavors of Slingshot Shakes

There are six wonderful flavors of Slingshot shakes breakfast shakes available. Each comes with its own little granola pouch. These little pouches contain the following ingredients: rolled oats, chia seeds, and toasted almond bits.

Simply Plain Shake

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake - Simply Plain
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake – Simply Plain

 

Vanilla Bean Shake

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake - Vanilla Bean
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake – Vanilla Bean

 

Strawberry Shake

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake - Strawberry
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake – Strawberry

 

Blueberry Shake

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake - Blueberry
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake – Blueberry

 

Powerplant Shake

The Slingshot Power Plant shake is a unique blend of pineapple, spinach, ginger, and turmeric.

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake - PowerPlant
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake – PowerPlant

 

Peach Shake

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake - Peach
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake – Peach

 

How can Slingshot Shakes improve?

I am going to have to say that the biggest drawback to the Slingshot Shake is the amount of added sugar that I found on the label. For example, the vanilla shake 35 grams of total sugar with 23 added grams of sugar factored into that. For a health-conscious person, those 35 grams of sugar are just going to be way too much. For men, the recommended daily amount of sugar per day is 37.5 grams of sugar and for women, the recommended daily amount of sugar is 25 grams. You can find out more info about that HERE. It is super crazy hard to only take in 25 grams of sugar these days if you are a woman like me. This shake only puts me way over the recommended amount by the American Heart Association. So while I do enjoy these shakes, they are not part of my everyday morning routine.

What is next for Slingshot Shakes

It appears to be that Slingshot Shakes will be soon releasing a line of drinkable yogurt shakes for your little ones. The Slingshot Shorties, however, do not come up with the crunchy shot of granola for the shake. Slingshot Shakes decided that it is a textural issue with young children. The shakes for your little ones will still be full of nutrients and gut boosting probiotics, but no shot.

Final Thoughts

Slingshot Shakes are a simple and easy solution for when you need a quick breakfast. Just grab and go! The crunchy granola shot was a nice welcomed addition. The granola shot gives this yogurt shake a delightful texture. My daugher, who is 9, also enjoyed drinking the Slingshot Shake. I was happy to share with her and it is a breakfast that I feel good about serving.


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Redd Bar REVIEW – Superfood Energy Bars – A Gluten-Free, Vegan Snack Bar With Clean Ingredients

When that afternoon fatigue and hunger pang hits me, I need something to recharge myself with. If you are looking for a good, clean source of energy, look no further than to Redd Bar Superfood Energy Bars. Today I am sharing my Redd Bar review with you on the blog for Tried It Out Tuesday. These snack bars are gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, and contain 35mg of caffeine per bar. These bars will give you the jolt that you need without any jitters. What I love about these snack bars is that they only use pure and natural ingredients in their bar. You will not find anything strange lurking inside these. They also taste fantastic!

They come in five different flavors: Chocolate, Salted Caramel (my favorite!), Peanut Butter, Mint Chocolate, and Oatmeal.

Redd Bar is actually 3 items in one handy snack: protein bar + energy shot + multivitamin.

It is a convenient snack that is a nutritional powerhouse. I am confident that you will be adding them on the regular for your snack rotation.

Redd Bar
5 flavors of Redd Bar available

Keep on reading to find out more about Redd Bar.

Redd Bar Superfood Energy Bar Nutrition

In this Redd Bar review, let’s kick things off with discussing the nutrition of these snack bars. You are going to love the back of the Redd Bar when see the ingredients. This bar is chock full of clean ingredients, also known as superfoods. Redd Bar utilizes the best and the most natural ingredients in their snack bar. A couple of their slogans:

All Killer No Filler

and Uncompromised

You will not find any artificial ingredients here. Some of the superfood ingredients you may find in your bar: mangosteen, yerba mate, quinoa, chia, pumpkin seed, acai, schizandra, maca, dark chocolate, goji, and cacao. To find out more about the clean ingredients that Redd Bar uses check it out on their website.

The Redd Bar is a great source of protein. As you can see in the photo below (peanut butter flavor), the bar contains 10 grams of protein. This is a great amount of protein for an afternoon snack. The Redd Bar also is a fabulous source of fiber if you need to boost your intake. This bar has 4 grams of fiber.

No gluten in these bars and no animals products

I am always keeping my eye out for tasty gluten-free snacks and the Redd Bar is an absolute winner. With these bars, you will not miss the gluten! Redd Bar really hit the mark with taste and texture.

And a big bonus as well is that Redd Bar does not contain any animal products. These bars will be perfect for your vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.

Redd Bar
Redd Bar Salted Caramel

Vitamin & mineral blend

If you are looking to gain some vitamins and minerals into your diet, Redd Bar has a vitamin & mineral blend that has pretty much everything you need for your healthy diet and lifestyle.

Vitamin/Mineral Blend (Tricalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E Acetate, Niacinamide, Zinc Oxide, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Chromium Amino Acid Chelate, Pyridoxine HCl, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, D-Biotin, Vitamin A Palmitate, Selenium Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin D2, Vitamin B12)

The caffeine in Redd Bar

Caffeine in the Redd Bar is equivalent to about a third of a cup of coffee. It is naturally sourced through yerba mate. If you are curious about this superfood you can read more about it on Redd Bar’s website.

Maca (awesome superfood)

The superfood maca is also known to increase energy, stamina, and focus. Redd Bar includes maca in your energy bar. You can read more about maca HERE.

 

Nutrition Facts for Redd Bar Peanut Butter Flavor
Nutrition Facts for Redd Bar Peanut Butter Flavor

Redd Bar review of product flavors

Chocolate Redd Bar

I have a thing for anything and everything chocolate! This nutrient-dense snack will satisfy your chocolate cravings and in a great way that you can feel good about! This bar has dark chocolate and cocoa powder in it for maximum flavor.

Check out these nutrition facts… VITAMINS AND MINERALS GALORE! This particular flavor also has a large amount of dietary fiber… 8 grams! WOWZA! This will really keep your regular if you know what I mean. I am very impressed with these number of the nutrition facts label.

Redd Bar nutrition facts
Redd Bar nutrition facts (source)

 

Redd Bar - Chocolate Flavor
Chocolate Flavor

 

Salted Caramel Redd Bar

This flavor right over here was the first bar that I gave a whirl and boy was I ever impressed with the bold flavor of this particular flavor. This Salted Caramel bar is hands down my favorite. If you love caramel you will be delighted by this flavor.

Salted Caramel - Redd Bar
Salted Caramel flavor

 

Salted Caramel Redd Bar
Salted Caramel Flavor

Peanut Butter Redd Bar

Ahhh yes! Peanut butter!! I am a huge fan of peanut butter and this flavor did not disappoint. The main ingredient in this bar is peanuts. It also has a super grain blend with oats and quinoa.

Peanut Butter Flavor - Redd Bar
Peanut Butter Flavor


 

Mint Chocolate Redd Bar

Mint combined with chocolate is a classic flavor that will never go out of style. This bar has a refreshing, bold taste of mint. It is just the right amount too!

Mint Chocolate Flavor - Redd Bar
Mint Chocolate Flavor

 

Oatmeal Redd Bar

This oatmeal flavored bar was a terrific flavor. The main ingredients in this oatmeal bar are cashews, oats, and agave syrup. Never fear! The oats are gluten-free!

Oatmeal Flavor - Redd Bar
Oatmeal Flavor

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Feeling indecisive and don’t want to commit to just one flavor of Redd Bar? Pick up a variety pack of their five flavors on Amazon.


Amazon currently has a $4.00 off clippable coupon for a variety pack of Redd Bars. Don’t miss out on that special offer. Pick up your variety pack on Amazon today!

Redd Bar online store

Price per bar is $2.99 at their online store. You can also subscribe to Redd Bar and save 10%. Redd Bar also allows you to create and build your own variety pack.

Final Thoughts

Redd Bar is going to now be a regular part of my healthy snack stash. I am overall very, very pleased with the taste, texture, everything about these gluten-free, vegan bars. The ingredients inside these bars give me both a boost in vitamins and a boost in energy to combat afternoon fatigue. When I eat one of these bars I feel great about the snack choice that I made. I am really happy I found myself a great snack bar that is only made with all-natural ingredients. I also love that these bars have a great amount of fiber in them. Helps keep things going smoothly.

I hope you enjoyed this Redd Bar review on my blog and hopefully I inspired you to give a variety pack a try!


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What flavor of Redd Bar’s energy bars will you be reaching for first? Leave me a comment and let me know.

 


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Fun & Unique Breakfast Cereal – Amazon Shopping Guide

Welcome to my Fun & Unique Breakfast Cereal shopping guide over here at Give It A Whirl Girl. Amazon is chock full of some very wild and crazy breakfast cereals that you just aren’t going to find on the shelf at your local Kroger grocery store. I did the work for you and am posting the best of the best! Some of these breakfast cereals are absolutely hilarious and would make an unforgettable Christmas gift.

I also included some other neato cereal-related items to this gift guide. We have some Funko pops, clothing, a card game, some Christmas ornaments, and more!

Poop Like A Champion – Highest Fiber Breakfast Cereal – 100% of daily fiber in 1.6 servings

Looking for a breakfast cereal and colon cleanser all-in-one? Poop Like A Champion delivers! One half-cup serving of this cereal has a whopping 16 grams of fiber! This is unheard of and totally intriguing to me! And a bonus? It is also gluten-free! One thing to note here though is that this cereal is not made to taste great. It is made with a purpose and that is to clean the gunk out of your guts and insides. Let’s face it… sometimes it needs to be done.

This breakfast cereal would also make for one tremendous gag gift!

Poop Like A Champion - High Fiber Cereal
Poop Like A Champion – High Fiber Cereal
KOVOT Poop Bowl - 24 Oz Ceramic Poop Emoji Bowl
KOVOT Poop Bowl – 24 Oz Ceramic Poop Emoji Bowl

Limited Edition, Kellogg’s UNICORN cereal – Two 10oz Boxes

Here is a super adorable cereal for all of the unicorn lovers out there! I know you are out there too because nowadays unicorns are all the rage. It is a trend and I never want it to die out! This cereal was created by Kelloggs and it is a limited edition. I have a feeling that you have a little girl in your life that would be over the moon thrilled to have a bowl of unicorn cereal for breakfast.

Limited Edition, Kellogg's UNICORN cereal - Two 10 oz. Boxes
Limited Edition, Kellogg’s UNICORN cereal – Two 10 oz. Boxes



WWE Booty O’s Breakfast Cereal 11.5oz

Here is a fun breakfast cereal for Y’all! This is a sweet oat cereal with marshmallows that are in the shape of unicorn horns, trombones, & booties! Booties??? OMG! This is one box that you are going to want to keep and save. It also has a “booticorn” mask on the back.

WWE Booty O's Breakfast Cereal
WWE Booty O’s Breakfast Cereal

Clark Griswold Funko’s Cereal – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Multigrain Breakfast Cereal with Pocket Pop Figure – FYE Exclusive

This Clark Griswold Christmas Vacation breakfast cereal from Funko is perfect for the holiday season. Christmas Vacation is hands down my all time favorite Christmas movie. I can watch it once a week leading up to Christmas and not get sick or tired of it. The film is a classic and it is sure to make anyone laugh and smile. This is a limited edition FYE exclusive cereal but I was able to locate in on Amazon.

Clark Griswold Funko's Cereal - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Multigrain Breakfast Cereal with Pocket Pop Figure - FYE Exclusive
Clark Griswold Funko’s Cereal – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Multigrain Breakfast Cereal with Pocket Pop Figure – FYE Exclusive


Chocolatey Winter Lucky Charms 12 oz. Box – Limited Edition (1 Box)

Here is a limited edition Lucky Charms breakfast cereal that is chocolate flavor. Lucky Charms were a fave when I was growing up. I have a feeling that this chocolate flavored box of them is sure to delight any Lucky Charms fan!

Chocolatey Winter Lucky Charms 12 oz. Box - Limited Edition (1 Box)
Chocolatey Winter Lucky Charms 12 oz. Box – Limited Edition (1 Box)

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Birthday Cake Flavor – Protein Galore – Healthy Hot List

Here is another edition of my Healthy Hot List featuring all health food items that are birthday cake flavor! Protein galore over there today!! I am completely obsessed with this flavor profile right now. Possibly because birthday cake flavor conjures up some great childhood memories. Who doesn’t love birthday cake? I feel as though that is a universal flavor that most people can get on-board with. Often times in life our first taste of sweets and sugar is from the first bite of birthday cake at our first birthday party.

This list is chock ful of birthday cake flavored items that focus on protein. I sure could use a boost in my protein and these items make it convenient to get in your daily recommended intake.

Optimum Nutrition Protein Cake Bites, Whipped Protein Bar, Flavor: Birthday Cake Flavor, 12 Count

I just had to go ahead and put one of my favorite birthday cake flavor items here at the top of the Healthy Hot List. I love these little bite-sized tasty morsels from Optimum Nutrition. Each package contains 3 Cake Bites and each 3-piece serving is going to give you a generous 20 grams of protein. If birthday cake flavor is not your jam you probably won’t be into this list but Optimum Nutrition has some other flavor offerings: Chocolate Dipped Cherry, Red Velvet, New Chocolate Frosted Donut, Mint Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Fruity Cereal, and Blueberry Cheesecake.

Optimum Nutrition Birthday Cake Bites
Optimum Nutrition Birthday Cake Bites

FITCRUNCH 6-Layer Birthday Cake Flavor Whey Protein Bars by Chef Irvine- 12 Pack

This is a 12 pack of birthday cake flavored whey protein bars. These are packed with that cake flavor that you crave in not just one layer, but 6 layers! These birthday cake protein bars come in at 30 grams of protein and only 6 grams of sugar. If you are following a gluten-free diet, you are in luck because these bars are also gluten-free! There is also a variety pack available with four different Fit Crunch flavors.

FIT CRUNCH Birthday Cake Flavor Whey Protein Bars
FIT CRUNCH Birthday Cake Flavor Whey Protein Bars

Buff Bake Birthday Cake Flavor Protein Cookies – 12 Count Package

Kudos to Buff Bake for creating a soft baked birthday cake flavor protein cookie. I absolutely love these as a quick snack. These are some giant cookies and sometimes I only eat half and save the other half for later. Each cookie has 16 grams of protein. They are also a great source of fiber with 15 grams per serving. These are great cookies for those who are gluten-free.

Buff Bake Birthday Cake Flavor Protein Cookies - 12 Count Package
Buff Bake Birthday Cake Flavor Protein Cookies – 12 Count Package


Buff Bake also has an incredible Birthday Flavor Cake Protein Almond Spread. This nut butter is low in sugar and high in protein. There are 11 grams of protein per 2 tablespoon serving.

Buff Bake Birthday Cake Protein Almond Spread
Buff Bake Birthday Cake Protein Almond Spread

It is pretty obvious and clear that Buff Bake loves to represent that birthday cake flavor! Here are some Protein Sandwich Cookies from Buff Bake.

Protein Sandwich Cookies - 12 Grams of Whey Protein Snacks, Gluten Free, Non-GMO (Birthday Cake, 8 Count, 1.79 oz)
Protein Sandwich Cookies – 12 Grams of Whey Protein Snacks, Gluten Free, Non-GMO (Birthday Cake, 8 Count, 1.79 oz)

Grenade Carb Killa Protein Bars, Triple-Layered Deliciously Crunchy High Protein Bar -Birthday Cake Flavor, 2.12 Ounce (Pack of 12)

These birthday cake flavored protein bars from Carb Killa have awesome packaging, will give them credit and props for that. There are 23 grams of protein in each bar, tons of fiber, and only 1 gram of sugar. These are also gluten-free. Hook a girl up! There are a ton of other flavors available so why not go with a variety pack!

Grenade Carb Killa Protein Bars, Triple-Layered Deliciously Crunchy High Protein Bar - Suitable Meal Replacement for Weight Loss, Birthday Cake, 2.12 Ounce (Pack of 12)
Grenade Carb Killa Protein Bars, Triple-Layered Deliciously Crunchy High Protein Bar – Suitable Meal Replacement for Weight Loss, Birthday Cake, 2.12 Ounce (Pack of 12)

NOOSH Keto Almond Butter (Birthday Cake Flavor, 15 Count) – Perfect on the go Keto snack. All Natural, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free

I stumbled upon this birthday cake flavor nut butter by Noosh yesterday and was instantly intrigued. I love that this is a keto, vegan, gluten-free on-the-go tasty treat. You will receive 15 servings of birthday cake flavor almond butter in convenient packaging so it is portable. If you are following a low-carb diet this nut butter would incorporate right into your carb-conscious diet with only 2 grams of carbs per serving.

NOOSH Keto Almond Butter (Birthday Cake, 15 Count) - Perfect on the go Keto snack. All Natural, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free
NOOSH Keto Almond Butter (Birthday Cake, 15 Count) – Perfect on the go Keto snack. All Natural, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free


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Must-Have Healthy Food Products (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30, or Keto) Healthy Hot List – Part 3

Hello friends and readers! On this day I will bring to you more of my top items on my Healthy Hot List. This list contains healthy food and the products that will also help you create them. The healthy foods that I have included in this compiled list are for a variety of diets: gluten-free, vegan, paleo, Whole 30, or keto. I also figured that this week I would throw in a couple products as well that will help you create your own healthy foods at home. The ones that are included here are quite essential for a kitchen that cranks out healthy eats. I am really wishing and hoping for everything on this list this week. Enjoy and I hope you see something that catches your eye!

 

Healthy Food Items That Made The Cut For My Healthy Hot List Part 3

 

Vitamix A3500 Brushed Stainless Blender

A Vitamix blender has been the most wanted item on my wishlist for some time now, at least a couple of years now. These are professional grade machines that are known for getting the job done. These dream machines will help you whip up your next smoothie bowl, soup, nut butter, or nice-cream with ease. I think a good blender is a necessity in the kitchen if you want to create healthy food and the Vitamix blender would be a great place to start.

Vitamix Blender
Vitamix Blender

LILY’S Chocolate – Super Variety – 1 Of Each Flavor Creamy Milk, Almond, Coconut, Salted Almond Milk, Original, Crispy Rice – 3 Oz

I have yet to try Lily’s Chocolate but I have been curious about it for some time now. This variety pack contains the following flavors: Creamy Milk, Almond, Coconut, Salted Almond Milk, Original, Crispy Rice. A variety pack seems like the way to go for a newbie like myself. Lily’s Chocolate is sweetened with Stevia and contains fewer calories than your regular chocolate bar. These chocolate bars contain only, non-GMO products. Sign me up for some of that healthy chocolate!

Lily's Chocolate Variety Pack Candy Bars
Lily’s Chocolate Variety Pack Candy Bars




TRUWOMEN Plant-Based Protein Bars, Daydreaming About Donuts (12 Count) | Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Kosher, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Healthy Snack Bar, Natural Ingredients | 12g Protein

TRUWOMEN is one of my go-to brands for nutritious and delicious protein bars that come in some very fun to eat flavors. Check out all the fun flavors of TRUWOMEN protein bars and check out my review on the blog.

TRUWOMEN Daydreaming About Donuts
TRUWOMEN Daydreaming About Donuts


 

Birthday Cake Protein Packed Flavor Topper, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, No Preservatives, No Fillers, and No Artificial Flavoring (Birthday Cake, 4.25 Ounces)

This birthday cake flavor topper is created by Oh My Spice and is a protein powerhouse with two grams of protein per 1/2 tablespoon serving. It is suggested to top your favorite oatmeal, smoothie, or popcorn with this flavoring. I think it would be great with some vanilla ice cream or Greek yogurt as well.

Oh My Spice Birthday Cake Flavor
Oh My Spice Birthday Cake Flavor


 

Clean Eating Print Magazine

I am a subscriber to this Clean Eating magazine and I absolutely love it. It is full of healthy food recipes and educational articles about how to eat clean. I have learned a lot by reading this magazine and I find it to be quite inspiring. Clean eating does not have to be bland or boring. This magazine is chockful of wonderful meals to help you stay on track.

Clean Eating Print Magazine Subscription
Clean Eating Print Magazine Subscription



 

Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY 14-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless Steel

Have you seen my latest vegan/gluten-free cheesecake recipe? If you want to get on-board the healthy cheesecake train then you are going to need a good food processor to get the job done. This Cuisinart model seems like a good one to go with based on the great reviews of it. This is the one I have my eye on when I decided to upgrade. Food processors are a necessity in the kitchen if you want to crank out some healthy food. I also use mine for whipping up nice-creams.

Cuisinart Food Processor
Cuisinart Food Processor



 

Tessemae’s All Natural Dressing and Sauces Variety 8 pack – Whole30 Certified, soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, keto approved

As many of you already know I am a huge fan of Primal Kitchen but there is another brand out there that I have a lot of love for too and that is Tessemae’s. These salad dressings and sauces are Whole 30 compliant and paleo-friendly and only contain natural ingredients. This variety pack has everything that you need to get on your way to an awesome salad or an incredible meal. This variety pack contains the following products: Organic BBQ Barbecue Sauce, Organic Ketchup, Hot Buffalo Sauce Marinade, Organic Creamy Ranch Dressing (or Marinade), Organic Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing, Organic Habanero Ranch Dressing (or Marinade), Organic Lemon Garlic (for Dressing or Marinade), and (1) Organic Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing.

Tessemae's Variety Pack
Tessemae’s Variety Pack



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Paderno World Cuisine 6-Blade Vegetable Slicer / Spiralizer, Counter-Mounted and includes 6 Different Stainless Steel Blades

Veggie noodles are all the rage these days and for good reason~ they are good and they are lower in carbs than traditional pasta noodles. I have this model of spiralizer from Paderno and I have had it for a couple of years. It is still going strong and the blades are still sharp. This model comes with six different blades so you can create a variety of faux noodles. There are numerous vegetables that you can use to create veggie noodles. What I love most about these veggie noodles is that they actually taste great and can liven up a dish.

Paderno Spiralizer
Paderno Spiralizer

Four Sigmatic Mushroom Ground Coffee, USDA Organic and Fair Trade Coffee with Chaga and Lion’s Mane mushrooms Vegan, Paleo, 12 Ounce, Dark roast

This mushroom coffee by Four Sigmatic is known to boost brain function. The ingredients inside this coffee can improve focus, concentration, creativity, and productivity. I could totally use something like this in my morning routine.

Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee
Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee

Epic All Natural Meat Bar, Bison, Uncured Bacon and Cranberry, 1.3 oz. (12 Count)

I actually discovered this Epic Bar through a Free Friday Download at my local Kroger store. I got this flavor as a freebie to try and it was love at first bite and really fulfilled my primal-eating instinct. It was my first encounter with trying bison meat and it was both sweet and savory. These Epic Bars are a great snack when you need to refuel your body.

Epic Bars Bison and Cranberry
Epic Bars Bison and Cranberry

 


 

What healthy food items caught your eye this week on my Healthy Hot List? Will you be ordering anything so you can give it a whirl? Leave me a comment and let me know.

 


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Primal Kitchen Collagen Bars & Fuel Powder – Great For Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails

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Scoop of Collagen Fuel from Primal Kitchen
Scoop of Collagen Fuel from Primal Kitchen – Goes great in coffee and smoothies

I am hopping on the collagen train and I have been using Primal Kitchen’s Collagen Fuel in my morning coffee and I was recently sent this box of Primal Kitchen Coconut Cashew Collagen Bars bars to try out. If you are following a gluten-free or paleo diet this Primal Kitchen Collagen Bar might just become your next go-to snack. Not only are these bars delicious but they are nutritious as well. The Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel also has a great flavor. I might just be a little bit addicted to it at the moment!

Nutrition for Primal Kitchen Collagen Bars

These Primal Kitchen Collagen bars contain healthy fats sourced from nuts and seeds.

  • In each bar, you are going to pack in a whopping 15 grams of protein.
  • The bars contain 7,800 milligrams of collagen that are sourced from grass-fed cows. Primal Kitchen claims that the amount of collagen in each bar is more than what is found in a cup of bone broth.
  • The bars are also packed with prebiotic fiber. There are 9 grams of dietary fiber found in each bar.
  • These collagen bars are low on sugar. Zero grams of added sugar and 3 grams of natural sugars. The bars are sweetened with monk fruit and a touch of honey.

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Skinny Dipped Almonds COUPON, REVIEW, and Instagram GIVEAWAY – Healthy Snack That Is Not Skinny On Taste

If you are a health nut and you also love to indulge a bit in a tasty treat then Skinny Dipped Almonds might just be your go-to snack when you are having a snack attack! In this Skinny Dipped Almonds review, you can save with my Skinny Dipped Almonds coupon code! I have also added an update to this post with a Skinny Dipped Almonds giveaway that I am currently hosting on Instagram. Keep reading to find out how you can save and also enter to win a variety pack of one of my go-to snacks!

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My Skinny Dipped Almonds Review

I just recently had a chance to sample three different flavors of Skinny Dipped Almonds. I tried out the Dark Chocolate Cocoa, Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Spice, and the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter. Skinny Dipped Almonds come in two additional flavors as well: Dark Chocolate Espresso and Dark Chocolate Raspberry. These three bags of almonds went pretty quick in my home and we all enjoyed these flavors. Consider me a fan for life! I really do need to get my hands on the other flavors.

Skinny Dipped Almonds (Dark Chocolate Cocoa, Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Spice, and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter)
Skinny Dipped Almonds (Dark Chocolate Cocoa, Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Spice, and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter)

Not So Skinny Taste

Don’t let the name “Skinny Dipped” fool you because these almonds are certainly not lacking in flavor, in fact, each flavor that I sampled is actually bursting with flavor! Skinny Dipped Almonds are whole roasted almonds that have a hint of maple sugar, a touch of sea salt, and a skinny layer of dark chocolate on them. These are created with ethically-sourced artisan chocolate and organic ingredients. Skinny Dipped Almonds does not use any artificial colors or flavors in their snack.

No funky ingredients… just real food.


Skinny Dipped Almonds Are Nutritious Nuts

Looking for a protein punch? These almonds are a fantastic source of protein! 15 Skinny Dipped Almonds will give you 4 grams of protein and it is so easy to eat more than 15 of these delicious morsels. I could easily eat an entire bag in one sitting! If you need a boost in fiber, Skinny Dipped Almonds comes in at 2 grams of fiber per serving (15 almonds).

Skinny Dipped Almonds nutrition facts
Skinny Dipped Almonds nutrition facts

 

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Skinny Dipped Almonds

The Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter reminds me so much of eating a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup. This dipped almond has a layer of dark chocolate on it and a dusting of some creamy, dreamy peanut butter.

The Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Skinny Dipped Almonds can be found online and in Target stores. They will be available at Skinny Dipped’s online store soon.

Skinny Dipped Almonds - Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter
Skinny Dipped Almonds – Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Skinny Dipped Almonds
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Skinny Dipped Almonds

Dark Chocolate Cocoa

The Dark Chocolate Cocoa is the nut for all of the chocolate-holics out there. This is like a double dose of chocolate. This almond is dipped in dark chocolate and has a dusting of cocoa powder on it.

Skinny Dipped Almonds -Dark Chocolate Cocoa
Skinny Dipped Almonds -Dark Chocolate Cocoa
Skinny Dipped Almonds -Dark Chocolate Cocoa
Skinny Dipped Almonds – Dark Chocolate Cocoa

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Spice

Last but not least, we have the Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Spice Skinny Dipped Almond. I will be flat out honest here… I am not a PSL fan but this pumpkin spice almond actually turned out to be my favorite of the bunch! This nut has a thin layer of Greek yogurt on it almond with maple sugar, sea salt, and a sprinkling of pumpkin spice. This flavor here just screams FALL!

The Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Spice Skinny Dipped Almonds are limited time only and available only at select Target stores. So don’t hesitate and be sure to pick up a bag of these on your next Target trip!

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Skinny Dipped Almonds blog post UPDATE (4/28/19):

Here is a little update on Skinny Dipped Almonds for you! There is a new flavor in town and it is Dark Chocolate Mint! I also had a chance to give Skinny Dipped Almonds Dark Chocolate Raspberry a whirl as well as the Dark Chocolate Espresso!

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Final thoughts

If you are a nut-lover and you have a passion and longing for chocolate I believe you would absolutely love these Skinny Dipped Almonds. One other thing about these that I forgot to mention is that they are a fantastic portable snack. Finding a snack that travels well easily is always a major plus so you can snack on-the-go.

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Enjoy Life Protein Bites REVIEW – A Vegan & Gluten-Free Snack Available In A Variety Of Flavors!

I was given a care package of Enjoy Life Protein bites and I am loving each flavor of these little chocolate morsels. As you may already know, I am a big fan of the Enjoy Life Foods Brand. They create and produce food that is free of common allergens that anyone can eat. You will not find gluten (wheat), dairy, peanuts, soy, egg, tree nuts, among other food allergens in any of their products. You can have peace of mind with this brand because they only use quality ingredients and their products are REAL FOOD. If you are following a gluten-free diet or vegan diet this brand has a ton of great products available to you. Today I am sharing my Enjoy Life Protein Bites review with you. I am a huge fan of these healthy snacks and I think that you will be too! Keep reading to find out more!

Allergy Friendly Enjoy Life Protein Bites
Allergy Friendly Enjoy Life Protein Bites

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Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel – Smoothie RECIPE – Tried It Tuesday

For the past couple of days I have been trying out this Primal Kitchen Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel. I am really loving this mix and it goes well stirred into coffee, mixed with unsweetened almond milk in a smoothie, or it makes one hell of an awesome smoothie bowl as I will explain below. The taste is incredible as well, which is sometimes hard to come across with a protein powder. Today I will be talking about Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel and how versatile it is.

First off a little bit of info on Primal Kitchen’s Collagen Fuel. This product contains healthy fats from the coconut and it promotes healthy hair, skin, nails, joints, and also helps repair muscle. This Collagen Fuel is also packed with a whopping 10 grams of protein per 1 scoop serving. If Vanilla Coconut is not your jam they do offer the Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel in a delicious chocolate flavor. Each tub of Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel will give your 24 individual servings.

Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel Smoothie Bowl
Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel Smoothie Bowl

Many protein powders on the market contain whey. This mix does not contain any whey, soy, or dairy and it is perfect for those on a paleo diet. You know you are getting a quality product from Primal Kitchen because they only source ingredients from cows that are grass-fed.


The great thing about this Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel for me is that it helps promote a healthy gut. It had prebiotic fibers in it. I have been doing more research on health and I am hearing more and more about how important our gut health is and that a gut that is off balance can through your whole system out of whack.

I hope you enjoy this delicious and nutritious smoothie bowl recipe that I came up with for you. This was perfect for a Tried It Tuesday post because not only is the Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel new to me but so was the guava. This past weekend was the first time I ever brought home a guava fruit.

Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel Bowl w/ Dragon Fruit and Guava

RECIPE (makes two servings)

Ingredients:

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1/2 of a dragon fruit (I used a golden pitaya in mine)
  • 1 guava
  • 1/3 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 scoop Primal Kitchen Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel
  • Dragonfruit & kiwi fruit slices to top
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes to top
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Frozen banana, dragonfruit, and guava fruit
1 scoop of Collagen Fuel Vanilla Coconut

Recipe:

  1. Place frozen banana, 1/2 of your dragon fruit, the flesh of the guava, and your full-fat coconut milk and blend until smooth
  2. Pour smoothie mix into 2 bowls and top with unsweetened coconut flakes, kiwi fruit slices and dragon fruit slices.
  3. Eat and enjoy!
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Primal Kitchen Collagen Bowl w/ Dragon Fruit and Guava
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Collagen Bowl w/ Dragon Fruit and Guava
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Primal Kitchen Collagen Bowl w/ Dragon Fruit and Guava
Primal Kitchen Collagen Bowl w/ Dragon Fruit and Guava

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TGIF! A Visit To Nino Salvaggio’s International Marketplace & How I Spent My Friday – Thank Goodness It’s FOOD!

My husband has Fridays and Saturdays off work for the time being. We spent the early part of the day cleaning and tidying up our house, it was long overdue. I love spending quality time with my family. Joe leaves for work early in the morning and works long hours so we do not get to see him much during the week. We had an awesome day full of good eats and a little trip to Nino Salvaggio’s International Marketplace.

My daughter and I were also spending more time working on a product review for a popsicle maker. We have been having a blast experimenting with the pop maker. She was so happy yesterday when I gave her a vanilla protein popsicle that I had made with Svelte’s vanilla shake and a few candy sprinkles. You can see her joy for this pop in the image below.

Svelte Pops!

Kiwano Horned Melon

Chloe was happy to also have a kiwano horned melon to nosh on yesterday. We mistakingly got 3 of them in an Instacart order and they let us keep them. They were supposed to be cactus pears. When I called up to inform them that I received the wrong item they sent the wrong item to me AGAIN. They ended up giving me golden dragon fruits. I am going to assume that the Instacart shoppers are a little baffled on an order that involves exotic fruits because they never got that order right.

Sy Thai in St. Clair Shores

We were all craving something spicy last night so we decided we would go to one of our favorite Thai restaurants~ Sy Thai in St Clair Shores, MI. We have been visiting this spot for several years now and we can always rely on the food being fresh and delicious!

We decided we would order a lychee bubble drink and all share. Sy Thai is known for making gigantic bubble drinks. The one we received yesterday may have been the largest one we received to date. It was huge.

Another thing that I love about Sy Thai is their soups that come with the dinner. Many Thai restaurants do not include soups with the dinners. We had hot and sour soup yesterday and me and Joe loved it. My daughter, on the other hand, did not care for it. Hot and sour soup is really not a kid-friendly soup. It has a taste that is hard to describe.

I wanted to try something new yesterday. I also knew that I needed to have some kind of noodle dish. I am a huge fan of Thai basil and I usually enjoy ordering the drunken noodle but I ended up trying out the Karee Basil Noodle. Joe ordered his usual Pad Thai. That is the dish he often goes with. I really enjoyed the flavor of my dish but the rice noodles in there were so thick they were almost like dumplings. I have never in my life had noodles that were that thick!

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Sy Thai Karee Basil Noodle and Pad Thai

Our Trip To Nino Salvaggio’s International Marketplace in St. Clair Shores

After our dinner, we wanted to do a bit of shopping at Nino Salvaggio’s. We visited the smaller location in St Clair Shores since that one is the closest to our home. I did not really have any idea what I wanted to come home with. I was pretty much just on a mission to challenge myself to find something new and unusual to take home.

The first thing that really caught my eye when I walked in to Nino Salvaggio’s was the fresh green figs. Oh man… I sure do love my figs. I love the red and green. Nino’s had the green ones in stock so I grabbed a few. I would have loved a whole case but my wallet said no.

I was hoping to find some purple carrots while I was at Nino Salvaggio’s. I have a newfound love for them. I did locate a bag of mini rainbow organic carrots and I could not pass that up. They will make a great side dish for one of my dinners this week. I love roasted carrots with some raw honey drizzled on top. So damn good!

Me and Chloe have been eating a ton of fruit lately, and I mean a lot! We ended up taking home a few interesting fruits that were brand spankin new to us: baby bananas, Forelle pears, guava, midnight rose apriums, and yellow plums.

You can see my haul from Nino Salvaggio’s International Marketplace in the images that follow. Some people get excited about buying new clothes, buying new makeup, or buying a new video game. I get most excited about buying new food!

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Fresh fruit haul from Nino Salvaggio’s
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My little haul from Nino Salvaggio’s

And wowza!~ Nino Salvaggio’s sure has a fantastic bakery. I did not get this cake but it sure looks drool-worthy to me! They have an amazing array of sweets and treats to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Cake from Nino Salvaggio’s

The first fruit that we tried last night from Nino Salvaggio’s was the midnight rose apriums. These are a hybrid fruit that is a mix of plums and apricots. They had a nice firm texture and also a nice rosy hue for the flesh. As far as the taste goes, they were quite sweet but not overly sweet. They had the perfect amount of sweetness to them. I purchased four of these fruits and I do really wish I had more.

After we came home and unloaded the groceries it was time to pick up more food. We had a ClickList order waiting for us at Kroger. Ahhhhhh I sure do love grocery pick up day. At the end of the week the fridge and pantry starts getting bare. I love bringing home my groceries and seeing a fridge and freezer packed to the gills with stuff!

Ticklebelly Pops

I put a fancy little dessert on our grocery list. I have had my eye on these for quite some time now. I got the TickleBelly Carnival Cotton Candy bars. They are cake pops dipped in a cotton candy shell. Oh, sweet heavens were these delish! Our Kroger has a cute display inside of mermaid-ish items and these were part of the display. My whole family loved these. There are 4 in a pack and we each had one. We will all have to fight over who gets the last one! I am definitely going to hunt down more flavors of these bars and give them a whirl ASAP!

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Today is now Saturday and I am unsure of what the day has in store for us. Maybe the beach with my rescue dog, Stormy? I am also not sure of what we will be feasting upon for dinner tonight. It will likely be steak or another from-scratch pizza. Whatever I do end up making tonight will be fun. I am sure of that!

Do you have any fun plans this weekend? Have you recently tried a new food and fell in love. Let me know in the comments. I sure would love to hear from you. Comments always brighten my day over here!

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Fat Stack of Gluten-Free Pancakes With Enjoy Life Foods – Product Review, Recipe, & Giveaway – CLOSED

Yesterday and the day before were both dreary, overcast days in Michigan. I really needed a plateful of something to cheer me up. In times of need, we often turn to comfort food. Pancakes, for me, definitely fit the bill for that! I also decided to inject some color to them for added smiles! I have been opting for more gluten-free food products in my diet. I have been feeling a whole lot better both physically and mentally. I have been keeping track of my diet and I have come to the conclusion that gluten somehow affects my mood and I often feel run down and fatigued. So for now I am just doing my best to avoid it and keep my gluten intake at a minimal amount.

I am a big fan of Enjoy Life Foods products. I am currently obsessed with the dark chocolate chips and it is the only brand I buy now. They offer a line of gluten-free, vegan, products that are free from several other allergens (wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, casein, soy, egg, sesame, sulfites, lupin, mustard, fish, shellfish & crustaceans). Their products are created in an allergen-free facility. You can enjoy their foods with confidence that they will do your body good.

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I tried out the Enjoy Life Foods pancake and waffle mix a couple times before and my daughter and I loved the finished product. They don’t hold up well for waffles but they do make a wonderful pancake. The taste of these pancakes was on point! I would never even know they were gluten-free because they taste just like regular pancakes.

I wanted to amp it up a bit so I swapped out the water and used Bolthouse Farms Unsweetened Plant Protein Milk instead. An 8 oz serving of this milk is a whopping 10 grams of protein. I also used a mashed banana in the mix to add in some fiber. A banana has approximately 3 grams of fiber.

I also added some Simple Truth natural food coloring to the pancake mix. I am not a fan of artificial dyes in my food so I wanted to give this a whirl. Unfortunately, the colors are not as vibrant as the artificial ones but they are still fun to eat. Next time I make these I will experiment more with the amount I use (probably needed to use more). The batter was colorful and bright but when the pancakes were cooked the color faded. Perhaps you will have more luck with the colors!

Now let’s get busy with the recipe!

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Products I used to make the banana protein Enjoy Life Foods pancakes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Enjoy Life Pancake & Waffle Mix
  • 1 1/2 cups Bolthouse Farms Plant Protein Milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • Simple Truth Natural Food Color
  • Pure maple syrup (optional)
  • Candy Sprinkles (optional)

Recipe:

  1. Prepare your batter by placing the mix, milk, and oil into the bowl and stir until no lumps remain.
  2. Mash 1/2 of a ripe banana and then incorporate this into the mix.
  3. Using 6 bowls, place a small amount of batter into each bowl and add food coloring to each bowl until you have red, orange (red & yellow combined), yellow, green (blue & yellow), blue, and purple (red & blue).
  4. Warm up a tiny bit of coconut oil in a pan, just enough to give it a thin non-stick coating.
  5. Place the batter into the skillet or griddle one color at a time. You may have to do a couple batches to get all 6 pancakes cooked. I used two large skillets simultaneously with 3 colors in each pan.
  6. Cook the pancakes on a medium setting. Flip the pancakes when the edges are noticeably formed. After flipping continue cooking until thoroughly cooked.
  7. Remove pancakes from pan and top with maple syrup and/or candy sprinkles. Enjoy!
Stack of Enjoy Life Foods natural color pancakes with rainbow sprinkles
Stack of Enjoy Life Foods natural color pancakes with rainbow sprinkles

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Party Hardy With A Yasso Frozen Yogurt Treat – Product Review of Party Animal Froyo

While browsing the frozen treat aisle at Meijer the pint of Yasso Party Animal frozen yogurt was like screaming my name… Kimmy! Kimmy! Get over here and get down and party with me! So I had no choice but to grab a pint of Yasso frozen yogurt, take it home, plop down and give it a whirl! Yasso Party Animal frozen yogurt (froyo) is one of my first product reviews over here at Give It A Whirl Girl and I’m so excited to share this information with you! I really hope this Yasso Party Animal review inspires you to give it a BIG whirl! Keep reading my Yasso review to find out how I created the ultimate froyo sundae with this Party Animal pint!

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Yasso Frozen Yogurt – Party Animal
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Party Animal Yasso Frozen Yogurt Pint overflowing!


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Party Animal Yasso Sundae w/ frosted animal cookies, candy sprinkles, and a cherry on top!

YASSO FROZEN YOGURT FLAVORS

Yasso ice-cream pints come in 8 tasty flavors:

  • Best of Both Swirlds This pint is chocolate frozen Greek yogurt and
    vanilla-flavored frozen Greek yogurt
  • Caramel Pretzel Mania – This pint is sea salt caramel frozen Greek yogurt with pieces of chocolate-covered pretzels and a caramel swirl
  • Chocolate PB & Yay – This pint is chocolate frozen Greek yogurt with a
    peanut butter swirl and peanut butter chips
  • Coffee Brownie Break – This pint is coffee frozen Greek yogurt with
    chunks of brownie and crushed cookies
  • Loco Coco Caramel – This pint is toasted coconut-flavored frozen Greek yogurt
    with a caramel swirl and chocolate-flavored chips
  • Mint Champion Chip – This pint is mint frozen Greek yogurt with chocolate-flavored chips
  • Party Animal – This pint is cake-flavored frozen Greek yogurt
    with rainbow sprinkles and chunks of cake
  • Rolling In The Dough – This pint is vanilla-flavored frozen Greek yogurt with
    chocolate-flavored chips and pieces of cookie dough

Which Yasso frozen yogurt will you be giving a whirl first?


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YASSO FROZEN YOGURT Also Has Froyo Bars

And if you are a fan of ice-cream bars great news for you~ Yasso has a collection of 16 different flavors of their ice cream bars! I snazzed my bar up a bit with a chocolate shell and rainbow sprinkles. I felt that because the bar was only 100 calories I had a little wiggle room to take it to the next level.

How To Make A Simple & Easy Chocolate Shell

To make a chocolate shell for your Yasso froyo bar, simply just melt a bit of chocolate chips in a bowl with a tiny bit of coconut oil. Microwave it in 20-second increments and stir until the chocolate is melted down to a liquid. Then pour it onto your bar and add sprinkles if your sweet tooth is telling you to do so! I really do enjoy using Enjoy Life Foods dark chocolate chips to create this chocolate shell.


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Yasso Frozen Yogurt – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bar

Yasso Frozen Yogurt - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bar

YASSO PARTY ANIMAL REVIEW

The Yasso frozen yogurt pints are chock full of protein (24g per pint) but they also do not have that chalky aftertaste that other protein products contain. Yasso keeps that protein discrete but packs it in.  Yasso is also lower in calories vs regular ice-cream. Let’s use Party Animal as an example here: 130 calories in a half cup serving.

You will fall in love with Yasso’s creamy texture. They use only high-quality Greek yogurt. Yasso is a healthier alternative to other ice-creams on the market but you would never even know that it is healthier for you when you are eating it. How cool is that? In the summer I often like to indulge in something cold and refreshing. I can not think of a better way to curb that craving. I feel no guilt eating Yasso and I also feel great about serving it to my daughter. Chloe is 8 years old and loves this product. So there you have it~ kid-friendly too!

I created a sundae with my Yasso Party Animal frozen yogurt. I topped it a with a sugar-free marshmallow topping, added a bit of candy-coated chocolate, some fun little-frosted animal crackers, and a maraschino cherry on top. My daughter said this sundae was the best she ever had and she really enjoyed it with the fun toppings!

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Final Thoughts On Yasso Party Animal Frozen Yogurt

My family loves this line of frozen yogurt products from Yasso and we are really looking forward to trying out all of the other flavors available. I feel that the only drawback to this is the sugar content. A half-cup of the Yasso Party Animal has 16 grams of sugar. We have been enjoying the Enlightened and Halo Top ice-cream pints and their product will only set you back about 5-6 grams of sugar. So while this frozen yogurt is a wonderful, tasty treat I do not want to overindulge too often due to the sugar content. There is still that major plus side to this product though with the low-calorie content.

Store Locator & Request Form

Wondering where you can grab a few of these frozen treats?? Never fear the store locator is here! CLICK HERE to find out where you can stock up! If you can not find them in your area, spread the word by printing out this REQUEST FORM and turn it into your store manager.



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QUESTION TIME What flavor of Yasso frozen yogurt will you try out first?

Will you pick up a pint or will you give the bars a whirl?

 


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Get Empowered With TRUWOMEN Protein Bar REVIEW – Gluten-Free & Vegan Snack

I stumbled across TRUWOMEN while browsing Amazon. The flavors of their protein bars immediately caught my eye… Daydreaming About Donuts is one flavor that really appealed to me. The Oh-Oh Cookie Dough was easy to fall in love with too! TRUWOMEN provides an indulgent and portable treat without all of the guilt. Keep reading my TRUWOMEN protein bar review to find out more about these incredible protein bars.

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TRUWOMEN PROTEIN BARS REVIEW

ABOUT THE TRUWOMEN BRAND

TRUWOMEN is a brand that puts taste first. They believe in producing a great product by only using the best ingredients that Mother Nature provides. These bars will appeal to many because they are non-GMO verified, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and kosher.

TRUWOMEN PROTEIN BARS ARE A NUTRITIOUS GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN SNACK

TRUWOMEN protein bars are made of completely plant-based ingredients and they include ingredients like cassava flour, brown rice protein, sunflower oil, roasted almond butter, and they are lightly sweetened with organic cane sugar. No sugar alcohols here because sugar alcohols can cause an upset stomach for many. The great thing about these protein bars is that there is absolutely no chalky aftertaste that you often get with a protein bar. So if you are into clean eating with only clean ingredients this protein bar can come through and deliver the goodness to you! 

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FIRST IMPRESSION OF TRUWOMEN PROTEIN BARS

My first impression of TRUWOMEN protein bars was the mind-blowing taste! The first one I reached for just had to be the Daydreaming About Donuts bar because I am donut-crazed and if I can have a healthy option that tastes like junk food but without all the junk ingredients count me in! My favorite thing about the donut bar is hands down that yummy yummy glaze! These really do replicate a delicious donut quite well. I will be daydreaming about this bar from this point forward. This bar would be a great dessert replacement as well.

If glazed donuts are not your jam fear not! TRUWOMEN protein bars comes in a few different flavors and make something for everyone. For all of the cookie lovers out there TRUWOMEN has a Oh Oh Cookie Dough bar, which will have you saying, “dough my goodness”!! The Smother Fudger Peanut Butter bar is an indulgent fudge bar stuffed with a creamy peanut butter filling. And last but not least, for anyone craving something fruity go ahead and pucker up to the Zamn Good Zesty Lemon bar.

 


I am so grateful for the opportunity to sample these bars. TRUWOMEN sent me a sample to review. I do not think anyone would be disappointed with the taste and the quality of these bars. I can tell that this brand put their heart and soul into this product. If you love dessert and you also have a sweet tooth, these bars will be a match made in heaven for you!

Wondering where you can purchase these protein bars?? You can purchase them directly through their website. You will also find that TRUWOMEN has a vanilla and a mocha protein powder available.

You can find out more on their Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram!

And now for my first blog giveaway! TRUWOMEN is giving away a variety pack of their protein bars.

How would TRUWOMEN protein bars fit into your lifestyle?
What flavor will you reach for first?

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!

Comment below and leave your Instagram name. Make sure you are following both accounts: TRUWOMEN and Give It A Whirl Girl

For bonus entry follow our Facebook pages and leave your Facebook username in a separate comment. TRUWOMEN and Give It A Whirl Girl.

  • You must be 18+ to enter
  • Giveaway is for US residents only
  • You must leave a comment on this post and you are required to give TRUWOMEN’S Instagram a like and also Give It A Whirl Girl
  • Winner will be drawn on 7/5/2018 with a random number generator and contacted through the winner’s email
  • TRUWOMEN is responsible for shipment of the prize. You will receive the variety pack directly through them.

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Realgood Pizza is really really good! For real!

Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog and thank you so much for visiting. I am pleased to announce my very first product review with you today. Please let me know what you think… thoughts and opinions welcome! You can comment below or contact me privately.

If you are caught up in the low carb craze like myself you might be wondering how you can still enjoy foods that are typically loaded up with carbohydrates. The great news is that nowadays there a ton of healthy alternatives available to those leading a low-carb lifestyle.

I think it is safe to say that everyone LOVES pizza! Pizza is a universal food and so versatile. There are so many way to construct a great, tasty one! I discovered Realgood pizza recently and after flipping over the box and analyzing the nutrition facts I was sold! That big black dot that says, “guilt free” was enough to get me on board. Realgood pizzas are high in protein, low in carbohydrates, and grain-free (gluten-free). If you are on a keto diet I highly suggest giving these a whirl.

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There are a couple ways to go about making a low carb pizza. There is cauliflower crust and then there is a meat-based crust. I looked over the ingredients and learned that the crust is composed of chicken and Parmesan cheese. The chicken is free of antibiotics and hormones, and since Realgood Foods cares about your health and well-being their pizzas are free of preservatives.

Each large pizza is 7 inches of greatness and has 50 grams of protein and 8 carbs. This size is great for dinner time. There are smaller pizzas available that would be fabulous for a yummy lunch. The smaller pizzas are 5 inches. The large and small pizzas are available in 3 flavors: three cheese, pepperoni, and supreme.

I decided on the supreme pizza because I am a big fan of lots of toppings on my pizza. I baked my Realgood pizza in the oven and the results were wonderful! Realgood suggests leaving the cardboard on the bottom of the pizza and placing it on a baking sheet.

There are some other ways you can heat them up. Realgood recommends taking the pizza out of the oven (removing the cardboard as well) and finishing off in a frying pan for a couple of minutes to crisp up the crust. You can also try them out in an air-fryer (w/o the cardboard) at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes. I do own an air-fryer and I will be trying out this method in the near future. They also suggest grilling your pizzas (without the cardboard) for 6-8 minutes on medium heat.

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I am thrilled to see that Realgood Foods also has breakfast pizzas available and enchiladas! Breakfast pizzas are available in three flavors: pepperoni, sausage, and bacon. There are 4 types of enchiladas available: cheese, beef, chicken, and pork.

I tested out the sausage breakfast pizza this morning and I am feeling pretty good about it! This is the kind of fuel I need to get me through the day. The breakfast pizza that I had is made of scrambled eggs, mozzarella cheese, a cheese sauce, and Italian sausage. Like the lunch/dinner pizzas the crust is also made up of chicken and Parmesan cheese to keep the carbs low. I included a photo of the nutrition facts below and the breakfast pizza is only 4g carbs, 25g of protein, and 280 calories.

I still have yet to try out the Realgood Foods enchiladas. I am pretty positive that my family will enjoy those too. We do love our Mexican food over here!

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My final thoughts: I am so glad I gave these a whirl! I have been curious about this brand for quite some time. My family enjoyed the supreme pizza so much we are crossing our fingers that Realgood Foods will release a large, family sized pizza (we shared two 7″ pizzas). When I indulge in a pizza I also love to have some breadsticks available. It would be totally awesome to have those available in the future. I am looking forward to seeing where this brand goes from here. I know they are increasing in popularity and the possibilities are endless on what future products they will carry in their line of foods.

So where can you find Realgood foods?

  • You can order them online and have them shipped to your home
  • Kroger stores
  • Walmart stores
  • various health food stores

Since I am always looking out for an awesome deal I found an Ibotta deal on Realgood Foods. You can redeem this up to 10x per receipt and get a rebate of $2 for each item!

Deal scenarios at Kroger:

  • Pizzas on sale for $5.99 (reg 6.99) and use the Ibotta rebate to get $2 cashback so the total would be 3.99
  • Enchiladas on sale for $3.99 (reg 4.99) and use the Ibotta rebate to get $2 cashback and your out of pocket cost is $1.99 for each enchilada

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So what do you think? Will you give Realgood Foods a whirl? I sure am glad I did!

You can find out more on their website, Facebook page, and Instagram.

 

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