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Taylor’s Favorite New Fall Products

In Uncategorized on October 17, 2009 at 2:31 am

So to sit here and say that I haven’t had one spare second in my day, would be a blatant lie. I still make time for good meals, good wine, and good friends. I suppose this semester came with a large kick in my ass and I haven’t really had time to sit in silence and blog… sad, very very sad.

 

The fall/ Halloween time is my favorite time of year. From everything from burning wood smells, to trick or treating, or candy apples this is my absolute favorite season. While Boston totally skipped over fall and onto winter, I still believe it is “fall” here. The veggies that are best during this season are also some of my favorites:

                                        Beets, Squash, Eggplant, Sweet Potatoes… oh my!

I thought I’d show everyone some of my favorite new fall food purchases, food keeping my belly full and my heart happy. 

 

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TLC NEW TOASTED ASIAGO CHEESE CRACKERS- So, I’m a big fan of the TLC Original Crackers but these have much more of a potent smell and a kick to them. Love these. I find these to be a much healthier alternative to Wheat Thins and Triscuits. 

72822901406TERRA SWEET POTATO AND CARROT CHIPS- Yes, Terra Chips are the East Hampton’s of Chips. I am in love with these chips. I think every time I dig into the bag I am sitting pool side with Sarah Jessica in the Hampton’s. 

lunaLUNA’S NEW WHITE CHOCOLATE MACADAMIA BAR- I am such a fan of White Chocolate, let me re-phrase… I surrender to all things incorporating white chocolate. I also like some Luna flavored bars, with that in mind, I couldn’t be more pleased with the combination of the two. 

osd_NeopolitanSO DELICIOUS DAIRY FREE CHOCOLATE/VANILLA/STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM- I’ve really been getting into the non dairy “ice creams” lately — they’re so creamy and satisfying. I am not going to lie, I don’t feel guilty and it tastes just as good as the real thing.

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Power Bar- One Name, So Many Options

In Uncategorized on July 18, 2009 at 3:38 pm

I usually despise the thought of missing a meal and grabbing a “bar on the go“, but sometimes, you just really don’t have the actual time in the day to sit your ass down! With that in mind, every so often I buy a power bar on my morning run to the convenience store. I grudgingly pick up the first one that sounds appealing– sometimes I’m oddly impressed, other times I want to feed it to my pugs. I’m here to help all of you decide which bar to grab while you’re in a hurry…

Power Bar- The original, the father of all “power bars”. I would say 90% of people I know despise this specific bar– they think it looks and tastes like mush. I don’t care for the consistency of the sticky gooey bar either, however, it’s low in fat and rather tasty (depending on the flavor you choose –> I suggest the Cookies n’ Cream, Vanilla Crisp, and Peanut Butter) B

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Luna- See, I’m really not a fan of fruit flavored bars so most of the bars that Luna prides itself on i.e. Lemon Zest, I won’t even bother to try out. I don’t MIND the S’mores and Nuts Over Chocolate, but they really weren’t doing it for me. C+

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Go Lean- Yeah, no. These bars taste like Gerbil food…. ew god. I had Peanut Butter and Chocolate yesterday and spit it out. Like… let’s be serious here for a minute. How can you mess up CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER? Unless you try really really hard. I don’t suggest these bars. C-

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Balance- Balance bars have been a staple of my diet for over 10 years now. Why you may ask? I ran and danced throughout my childhood/teenage years. AKA Balance bars were my carb loading bar of choice prior to a big race — or dance rehearsal. I think Carmel Nut Blast is one of my favorites. I don’t think they’re large enough but hey, if you’re not satisfied after one- have another! It’s a power bar — it’s “nutritious” right? B+

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South Beach Diet- So I refused to eat any “diet” bars prior to SB Bars, and I’m telling you honestly? It’s my favorite power bar if you will, hands down. It’s a large bar, extremely satisfying, and full of flavor and texture. I was so surprised only because bars that are “weight watchers” i.e. Pria Bars for instance and VERY small and not flavorful. So it was a huge surprise that this bar was not only tasty but lower in fat and full of crunch! I suggest the Peanut Butter Chocolate bar. A

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Odwalla- No no no no. I don’t like Odwalla to begin with. Ok, come after me with flamed torches I know but I just do not like their products. My mother was one of the founders of Naked Juice in LA back in the day so maybe I’m a bit bias but I just don’t like their products. I thought however I’d give their bars a shot– bad bad idea. I don’t like any of the flavors I’ve tried thus far. Maybe at some point I’ll change my mind, but at the moment I’m still on Team Naked Juice. C-

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