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This blog has now been OFFICIALLY transformed into my own little website!

www.healthnuttxo.com !

Please check it out, add me to your blogrolls, and spread the word! 🙂

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Nature’s Path Peanut Choco’ Granola Bar

What’s the first thing Lisa grabs to eat on her birthday?
Cake? no… Cookies? no…Pizza? no…

 

Obviously a combination of her two favorite things. CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER! And what better way to satisfy my birthday craving then with a chocolate + peanut butter chewy granola bar! Ya know- they say as you get older your taste buds change-I beg to differ. I’m one year older and I’m still craving massive amounts of peanut butter, and chocolate + peanut butter will always be a good combination. Enough said. 😀

Anywho- Nature’s Path had just the thing to hit my pb & chocolate craving. Their Peanut Choco’ Granola Bars are new, wheat free, organic, all natural and provide whole grains. I liked the other Nature’s Path bars I tried, so I knew this one would be good too.

First off, I dont know why it says “Peanut Choco’ ” rather than “Peanut Chocolate” or “Peanut Butter Chocolate”, but I’m just going to roll with it. Maybe they thought it sounded nice? Who knows-as long as it tastes good 8) . This bar was actually pretty “hard” for a chewy granola bar. It wasn’t as easily pulled apart as the pumpkin flaxseed variety was, and had more “structure” if you will. I liked that though- I think it was good that it had more of a bite to it, thus, more satisfaction in my eyes. It was also a decently sized bar, 35g, a LOT thicker than Quaker Chewy granola bars, and also a bit longer.

Onto the taste- which really, like I’ve said multiple times before, it’s hard to mess up Peanut butter & Chocolate combinations. And this one, does not fail, and is delicious. The exact words that popped into my head when I took a bite was Ohhh yeaaa. It has a strong peanut flavor, with real chunks of peanuts in the bar. It’s very sweet and salty at the same time- you need water when you eat this or a big glass of milk!! The peanut butter flavor is “sweet”, sort of like Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch. There is also a thick coating of chocolate on top. So good.

Ohhh-bviously this is getting 5 stars. The only thing keeping me from eating 2 in one sitting is that it’s 150 calories for one bar, and only 2 grams of fiber. But- it was 150 calories of bliss, so I can “overthink” those facts ;). I wish Nature’s Path sent me more than 1 bar because I had the AWESOME idea to heat it up in the microwave-after I ate it… 😦 (darnit!!!) I could probably think of another 5 ways to use this bar too. It’s that tasty.

1 bar is 150 calories, 6 grams of fat, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of protein.

Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic rolled oats, organic roasted peanuts, organic chocolatey icing (organic evaporated cane juice, organic palm kern oil, organic cocoa, natural flavors, organic soy lecithin, sea salt), organic crispy rice ( organic brown rice flour, organic evaporated cane juice, sea salt, organic molasses, organic rice bran extract, organic invert cane syrup, organic evaporated cane juice, organic peanut butter (organic peanuts), organic soy oil, organic acacia gum, sea salt, tocopherols (natural vitamin E).

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Whole Earth Tap’n Apple apple butter spread

 

Building off of the previous post of Suzanne’s Ricemellow Creme, I thought I would do a review on another new favorite spread of mine, Whole Earth’s Tap’n Apple apple butter spread. It has fierce competition with Suzanne’s and Vermont Village Cannery’s apple butter spread when lunch time rolls around and I have one slice of bread smothered in peanut butter and the other…*naked!*

So, this particular Apple Butter spread is literally smooshed apples in a jar. There is no sugar added, no preservatives, no artificial colors, dyes or flavors, and is naturally fat, cholesterol and sodium free. The company Whole Earth (manufactured by PANOS brands) “began as a little company with big ideas about offering more natural, healthier foods. Since 1967, Whole Earth has lived this passion-delivering the most delicious all  natural tastes!” 😀

Now, let us begin. When you think “apple” the color that comes to mind is…green. BUT. The color of this apple butter is more like this, BROWN. To tell you the truth, I’m  not sure why. Apples have skins of red, green and yellow, and flesh of white, but this apple butter is brown. They do add apple cider, so perhaps that has something to do with the coloring.

Anywho- upon opening the jar, it smells like sweetened applesauce and has a creamy, soft texture. The apple butter tastes like a sweetened applesauce as well (but alas! no added sugar!), but is much thicker and not “grainy” as applesauce can sometimes be. It also has a hint of cinnamon flavoring in the background. To bring that flavor out, I added a heaping tablespoon to the whole jar and just a wee bit of nutmeg, and mixed it throughly. After doing so- the flavor was incredible! Cinnamon-y, apple-y, butter-y! 😉
5 stars for sure !

I like this stuff best, obviously, spread generously on peanut butter sandwiches. But, it was also really good…
1. spread on waffles,
2.mixed in with plain yogurt,
and [don’t say ew- it’s AMAZING!]
3. A sandwich, with 1 slice of bread spread with 1 The Laughing Cow Wedge Cheese in Garlic & Herb flavor, and one slice of bread spread with the Apple Butter. Such a good combo. Tastes sort of like “cream cheese & jelly”. Delish!!

How do you like to eat Apple Butter? Is there a brand YOU like?
Let me know, bloggies!

1 Tablespoon is 20 calories, 0 grams of fat, 5 carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, and 0 grams of protein.

The ingredient list is also music to my ears…short, sweet & simple.
Apples, Apple Cider.

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Sahale Winner!

Hello, all. Hope you are having a fantastic night. If not, i know one lucky girl who is going to be in a good mood after reading this.

The winner of the Sahale Snacks (done randomly, of course) is….

Stephanie from the Skinny Plate! (*insert applause*)
Congrats! I hope you enjoy the snacks! Contact me ASAP to redeem your prize!

For those of you who didn’t win, i have another giveaway planned (of course i do!) soon, so keep checking back and leaving me wonderful comments of love! 🙂

Lotsa Love,
Lisa, the Health Nutt

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hey guys…

sorry for the delay in posts. i’ll try to squeeze one in soon, but my grammy just passed away, so i’m a little frazzled and a little overwhelmed.
but leave me happy comments to cheer me up- you guys are good at that!

Lotsa Love,
Lisa

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Zevia Winners! Contact me ASAP!

There are 5 winners. 4 of them win a variety case, one wins GRAND PRIZE of all the flavors, 6 pack of each (nice!!).

the winners of the 1 variety case are…

1.Lindsey
2.Lauren
3.Jamie
4.Gina

Congrats!
the winner of the GRAND PRIZE is…
Stephanie from the Skinny Plate!

Congrats everyone! Hope you all enjoy your ZEVIA!
Contact me with your information so we can ship out the goodies 😉

 

and, here’s another giveaway , and another! , and ANOTHER! (not hosted by me though!)

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Chobani Greek Yogurt Winner!

Selected randomly (more ways that you guys entered, the more chances you had of winning), the winner of the Chobani Greek Yogurt Variety Pack isTRACEY!

Congrats, girl! Contact me ASAP so we can ship your goodies!
I also LOVED all your guys recipe ideas! I can’t wait to try them!! You guys are all geniuses! (i hope i spelled that right!) 🙂
For those of you who didn’t win, don’t worry, more giveaways to come. Keep checking my blog daily for more great reviews and chances to win.
Lots of Love,
Lisa 🙂

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okay, off topic…

so this isn’t a review. I WILL do one later tonight (time permitting) but i am selling a coach wristlet on EBAY and i just wanted to put it on here for all you guys in case you were interested 🙂

It’s brand spanking new. never used. got the tags. blah blah blah. it’s pretty and i like it, but i can’t use it. Wristlets are too small for me, so it’s kinda been sitting in the box since i got it…oops 🙂

so check it out!

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Newman’s Own Organic Mints

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Normally i’m not big on candy, usually full of gross sweetners, artificial flavors, colors, dyes, etc. But, coming accross Newman’s Own Organic mints, my mind changed. I like the conveinence of mints-something to stop me from munching or to freshen up after a meal or snack. Newman’s Own is a trustyworthy brand that delivers excellent products, and donates money to many charities. What a great company!

So, back to the mints, they come in four flavors. Cinnamon, Ginger, Wintermint, and Peppermint, and come in tin form or roll form.The tin cans are SO CUTE! So I tried the ones from the tin. I’m a cinnamon kinda girl. I used to love cinnamon trident gum when i was little, (but stopped chewing it because of the artificial junk), so i was excited to try these.

Cinnamon-YUM! These were AWESOME! At first i was a little scared to try it because of the word HOT on the bottom (and the tiger on the tin can!!), but not to worry at all. They aren’t spicy-they are actually sweet. My mom said they were “perfect”, and i agree. They have just the right amount of cinnamon flavor and are sweet and satisfying.

Ginger- whew! these sure have a kick to them. At first it tastes almost spicy. DO NOT CHEW! My dad had one and he chewed it right away, which made it overpowering. I, on the other hand, sucked on it slowly and let the flavor come out. I liked them, and people who are fans of ginger will LOVE them. I think they would be good to suck on when you have a cold or are sick because of the ‘kick’ they have.

Wintermint-this one tastes like spearmint. It has a nice flavor to it, not overpoweringly minty, but still a definite breath freshener. I liked these- and normally i’m not a “spearmint” kinda girl!

Peppermint-these taste like your typical peppermint. They leave a cool, refreshing taste in your mouth, and have  a slight sweetness to them as well. I liked these 2nd best (cinnamon is first, of course!)

Three mints have 10 calories, 0 fat, 2 carbs and no protein.

The only thing that puzzled me a little bit was the corn syrup. I thought corn syrup was bad? Either way- it’s organic. So that makes me feel better popping one of these mints in my mouth compared to any OTHER mints out there. 🙂 So if you need a breath freshener (or just like to suck on them when your bored…hahha like me!), definitely give these a try. And the tins are so cute, you’ll keep coming back for more!

The Organic Ingredients…
Organic Sugar, Gum Arabic, Natural Flavor, Organic Corn Syrup, Rice Bran Extract.

 

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WINNER OF APPLESAUCE GIVE-AWAY!

Done randomly, of course, the winner is Alyssa ! A new winner is chosen! Done randomly, JENNY  is our new winner! Congrats! You will recieve the 3 flavors of Musselman’s Healthy Picks Applesauce & a cute tote! Please e-mail me or leave  a reply with your contact information so you can receive your package!

Sorry to those of you who didn’t win 😦 Hope to have more give-aways soon. Keep on bloggin, and keep on coming back and leave me pretty comments =)

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