Hi all! Last week was spent at home with my family and it flew by in the blink of an eye! It was good to have a nice break from my college town and ease into summer with some of my favorite people. I got to celebrate my sister’s bridal shower, my grandpa’s birthday, and talk to some great friends and family along the way. Couldn’t ask for for a better start to sweet sweet summer time!
Now I’m back in my little “home away from home” and continuing the relaxing and fun while also preparing to start the two things that will make up the rest of my summer:
1. Two Summer Classes. I am taking Statistics as well as a Speech class in order to knock out a few required courses and help free up my workload for the upcoming semesters. They will start the beginning of June. Bonus: I’m taking them them online through a community college which means I don’t have to actually go to a classroom at all AND it’s cheaper this way since it’s a community college. Yeah summer classes may not be the sweetest thing ever, but I have to take them eventually so I might as well get them out of the way with now!
2. Paid Dietetics Internship. I start an internship at the end of this month with my university’s dietetics staff. I am so grateful for this opportunity to gain experience in the field of work that I love so much and even get paid for it. Lord knows I need to get back to making some $$$ so this is a huge blessing! I will be doing a variety of things and really am not sure on the specifics, but I’m excited to dive into something new, meet similar-minded people, and just have fun with it!
I always like to hear about products that others are liking so today I thought I would show a few new products that I have picked up and am enjoying.
Good Karma Flax Milk
I have been wanting to try this for a while but it is not sold in my town. I did however find it when I was visiting home. It was meant to be because I loved it! Great stats and nice taste. It’s pretty similar to my usual almond milk which I will go back to using once this is gone. If I ever find it again, I would definitely pick it up.
This greek yogurt is a nice change up from my usual 0%. There is a noticeable difference in the taste and texture…very creamy! I couldn’t pass it up for 69 cents!
Berlin Bakery Sprouted Spelt Bread
If you have never tried spelt, you are missing out. It has become of my favorite grains! It has a high protein and fiber content and has a great taste/texture. It reminds me a bit of fluffy white bread. I also like to use spelt flour for baking, as well as spelt pasta for cooking. All great stuff!
Earth Balance Coconut Peanut Butter
It’s two of my favorite things put into one. How could I not like this stuff?! Actually, I was pretty hesitant because I didn’t think there would be a strong coconut flavor….but I was wrong! This stuff is rich and strongly flavorful. I usually like my nut butters made with just nuts and salt, but this is a great change of pace.
Cascadian Farm Organic Multigrain Squares
My mom picked up this cereal which I had tried before a while back. Every once in a while I will crave a bowl of cold cereal and this is perfect for that. These aren’t any teensy tiny squares, but nice big ones.
Scandinavian Bran Crispbread
These are crackers made out of wheat bran, making them low in calories and super high in fiber…5 grams per big cracker! Since they are so low in calories, they make the perfect base to load lots of yummy toppings on top. I have been eating them with cottage cheese and peanut butter or sometimes cream cheese, jam, and fresh berries….or eggs + hummus or goat cheese. Endless possibilities for fun snacking.
Coconut Oil Cooking Spray
Since coconut oil is one of the safest oils to use at high heat temps, I’ve pretty much completely switched over to using this spray and coconut oil to cook things in. I love me so coconut and all those good healthy fats that come with it!
Have tried any new products that you’ve liked?
Have a great Monday everyone!