It’s Wednesday! Field trip day! Okay, I’ll admit..while I know my students will have a BLAST, I know this day will leave me DRAINED! (Not to mention nauseous. As I’ve grown, bus rides are no longer my friends.)
Knowing that I will have no desire to do anything but lay on the couch once the day ends, I am up early today to get in a sweat session before work. Whatever it takes to get my daily sweat in!
So – I haven’t been the the What I Ate Wednesday party in quite some time. Jenn has still be hard at work putting it together week after week – but I’ve just been really bad at photographiny my food.
This week, however, I’ve been trying out some new snacks and new drinks and thought i’d join the party again to let you know just how wonderful these new finds are! (Not to mention, you have an opportunity to win yourself a Slow Cooker courtesy of Slimkicker at the ends of this post! So keep reading! )
First up we have some Edamame Crackers from Trader Joe’s!
These are a perfectly crunchy snack! The base of the cracker is definitely similar to their savory things – but you can surely taste edamame flavor in the crackers! If I am not careful, I could probably down half a bag of these in one sitting. (Because of their taste and my occasional mindless eating!!)
While I have seen these Snappea Crisps many times before in the blog world, I finally purchased them for myself this week:
What have I been waiting for? These are awesome! I really like the texture and the veggie flavor. They will be making a regular appearance in my cabinet from now on, for sure! (Go try these )
And when I’ve had enough savory and am in need of something sweet (and chocolatey…) I’ve been reaching for these amazing bars:
I stumbled upon these by accident one day. I love Clif Z Bars.. and Enviro Kids happened to be right next to the Clif Z Bars.. AND on sale one week. I decided to give them a go – they looked great and have some decent nutritional stats (comparable to Clif Z Bars.. but less sugar!). I am SO happy I gave these a try! The Chocolate Crispy Rice bars and phenomenal and they can surely calm my sweet tooth!
I’ve also been enjoying my Snickerdoodle Muffins - and so have my students!
After reading about the potential benefits of carrot Juice on Lindsay’s Blog, I decided to give it a go and picked up a small bottle at Trader Joe’s.
After discovering the massive amounts of ulcers that line my stomach, I read that carrot juice and aid in the healing process. Over the past couple of months, I have reason to believe that my ulcers are not healing like I would have hoped. I have unsucessfully tried to decrease my medication – but was unable to due to the return of burning pains in my stomach. So now – it is time to give carrot juice a try.
I won’t lie – it is certianly a little sweet for my liking. There is no added sugar, but carrots are a sweeter veggie.. so I try and have a couple of sips a day. I have no idea if this is enough to actually benefit my stomach, but I will give it a go!
And finally – another NEW product! YZ (pronounced Wise) All Natural Hydravescent Drink Mix! I was provided a free sample of all three flavors – and so far have sampled their Lemon Ginger Flavor (for digestive health.. I am pretty predictable).
There is a different taste to this drink mix because there are actually bubbles when you mix it up! I do like it a lot – but will do a FULL review after I have tried all of the flavors.
I’ve definitely have my share of new foods and drinks this week! What about you?!
Oh – and about the SlimKicker CrockPot Giveaway. This is actually quite awesome.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Slimkicker, it is is a fun, new site that turns your diet and fitness goals into a level-up game with points, and challenges.
Basically, you challenge yourself to do something weekly for your health (for example; get 8 hours of sleep every night) and then have a public forum to hold yourself accountable. You can also help reach goals through tracking your food in their food like. They also feature useful tools and recipes for various diets such as Medifast and LeanGains.
There are some awesome recipes over there.. like Sweet Potato Cheesecake!
And now – you have a chance to get involved in the SlimKicker Challenge. SlimKicker is looking for exciting challenges to feature on their site. One Beyond Banana reader will be chosen to have their challenged featured on the site – AND will win this awesome crock pot!
To enter to win the crock pot, leave a comment below suggesting a Healthy Living/Fitness Challenge that can be featured on SlimKicker!
The fabulous people over at SlimKicker will pick one lucky reader to have their challenge featured and to be the lucky recipient of this CROCK POT!
Giveaway is open to US residents only and will end one week from today – , May 30 at 9:00 EST.
Let’s hear those challenges!!