It’s always fun to taste test new things I see. These are a few products that I’ve tried lately.
1. Flat Out Light Original Flatbread: I saw this brand at Publix in Florida, and then found it again back in Houston. It is delicious! They are not really like a tortilla, and not like bread. Their shape is not round, but a mix of oval edges with a long inside. Perfect for wraps. Here is what I like about this bread: It tastes great, soft and fluffy. They are gigantic and really hold a lot. They have 90 calories, 2.5 g fat, and 9 g protein. These are my current bread obsession, and I’ve already had them for breakfast with peanut butter and banana inside, and for lunch as a turkey wrap. Grade: A+
Galaxy Granola: I mentioned one of these flavors before, and I always endorse the Galaxy brand because they use fruit juice instead of oil to bake their granola which lessens the fat. Their newest flavors are Hint of Honey and Vanilla Almond. They are tasty, have good nutritional stats (around 120 calories and <2 g fat per 1/4 C serving), and are great toppers for breakfast or snacks (with yogurt, mixed with other cereals, milk, etc). My favorite flavor is Not Sweet Vanilla, but these are good too. More crispy than oat-y tasting. Just depends what you’re looking for. Grade: B+
Athenos Original Flavor Hummus: I have talked about the Athenos Feta cheese before, but I ate the hummus even before the feta came out. My favorite of the hummus flavors is Original, and not because I’m boring, but because I think it goes great with everything. I have tried other flavors, but enjoy Original best. I am also a hummus connoisseur, and of store brand ones (as opposed to homemade), I like Athenos. It is creamy and thick but not too creamy. You just have to try hummus to see which you prefer. This has 50 calories and 3 g fat per 2 T. It is great on sandwiches (or wraps!), and for dipping vegetables. Grade: A
Breakfast for Dinner:
I love breakfast for dinner. It is one of those simple things that makes me happy. And since I found Kodiak Cakes pancake mix, it has become even tastier. This BfD (breakfast for dinner) made 3 pancakes and a plain egg omelette. Here are the Kodiak stats: 130 calories, 1 g fat, and 7 g protein per 1/3 C. I used 1/2 C, so you can do the math.
1 egg plus 2 egg whites, whisked together. I prefer to let it cook in the pan and then fold and flip rather than making scrambled eggs. Looks prettier to me even if nothing is inside.
Pancakes, serving for 1:
1/2 C Kodiak Cakes mix
1/2 C water
add ins: strawberries, walnuts, chocolate chips
Cook on grill pan or griddle and flip when browned. Add authentic maple syrup from Vermont that sister gave you over a year ago for extra special sweetness.
Eat alongside husband who is picking players for Fantasy Football Draft #1, and puppy who is helping make the picks (or looking for scraps).