Today’s What I Ate Wednesday post is going to be a bit out of the ordinary. Instead of chronicling my eats for an entire day, I am going to give you a little peek into some new foods that I have tried over the past couple of weeks. Maybe you will learn about a new product, and maybe you will end up getting hooked on some of these new-to-me- foods just like I have!
What I Ate
Wednesday Lately: New-To-Me Foods
I have quite an obsession with cooked frozen peas. You have likely seen them pop up in numerous WIAW posts, especially on my veggie snacks plates. Yes, I eat peas for snacks. Well, it turns out that I not only like them in their natural form, but I also LOVE them baked. These lightly salted Snapea Crisps are delicious! The ingredient list is pretty great, the nutritional facts are fabulous, and they contain a great serving of protein. I love the simple lightly salted flavor (especially because it means that they are plant-based), but there are also other flavors including caesar, wasabi ranch, and black pepper. I really want to try the black pepper flavor next! I found these at my local grocery store and have also seen them at Whole Foods.
Many people who see this probably think, “what is that?” Well, the only reason why I knew what it was is because I used to work in a grocery store. This is jicama, which is a Mexican “potato.” And if you stopped by the blog yesterday, you know that it is quite delicious roasted. I have heard that it can be eaten raw, but I have yet to go that route just yet. Maybe next time! Oh, and I also used these in a breakfast hash, which I will be posting about later on!
Oh my gosh, you guyssss. This cereal is GOOD! I have always been a fan of Chex cereal, but when I heard that they were introducing a vanilla flavor I was a bit (maybe overly?) excited. And let me just say, I was not disappointed one bit when I took my first bite of this. I have been adding it to my cereal bowl mixtures in the morning and it is the perfect sweet addition. This is a MUST try.
Last week I was this close to buying my usual weekly cantaloupe. But then something else caught my eye. I saw that the golden honeydew melons were on sale so I decided I would branch out and give them a try. I would say that they are a bit of a cross between a cantaloupe and a honeydew melon, with a white/yellow color to them. Well, guess what? I did not love it. At first I thought that it was pretty good, but the more that I tried to eat it the more I did not really like it. Maybe it is because my taste buds wanted to just taste either a cantaloupe or a honeydew melon, but not the cross between both. That being said, I only made it through about half of the melon before it hit the trash can. I just couldn’t do it :(.
I may not have liked the golden honeydew melon, but this is one fruit that I am really loving. I tried a Divine apple for the first time this past weekend. Has anyone else ever eaten one of these? It is a sweeter apple and I really enjoyed it. I am sure that it didn’t hurt that I paired it with some White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter ;).
These bad boys! I won a giveaway over at Erin’s blog for Enlightened ice cream bars. They come in fudge, coffee, and orange cream flavors. I thought that the company might send me a box of each flavor, but they sent me THREE boxes of each flavor! My co-workers are going to be super happy when I bring these in to work tomorrow for an afternoon treat. For me, the orange cream flavor is where it’s at!
So this may not have been a post about everything that I ate in one day (and that is probably a good thing because that would be a weird combination ;)), but hopefully you found some new products and produce to buy and try the next time that you hit up the grocery store.
A Call for Posts
And finally, to end this very wordy post…
I need your help! I took a “blogcation” back in April and it was so physically and mentally refreshing for me. As a result, I have decided that I will be taking a blogging vacation about two to three times per year. So…it is about that time again! I will be taking my blogcation the week of August 12th. But I don’t want you all to be without some great reading material. Therefore, I would love to invite you to be a guest blogger on my page during that week. I am pretty open to any topic that is related to healthy living (food, recipes, fitness, body image, etc.). Or, if you have another idea, please run it by me! If interested in doing a guest post on this blog, please contact me at email@example.com I look forward to hearing from you! 🙂