Happy New Year! Jumpstart 2020 off right with my January finds. They will help you get back on your health and wellness track. Now, let’s get it!
Blackberry Patch Peach Bourbon Cardamom Preserves
I’m in love with this fruit preserves. It uses all-natural ingredients and it’s not too sweet. The flavors complement each other and adds excitement to the palate. Eat it with your favorite cheese. I stuffed store-bought, mini puff pastries with brie and then topped them with the preserves. Simply scrumptious!
Retail price: $2.99 | $6.99
Size: 2 oz. | 10 oz.
Available: www.blackberrypatch.com and Cost Plus World Market
Southern Breeze Half and Half Cold Brew Sweet Iced Tea
Dare I say it, “This is the best invention since sliced bread.” The black tea comes in an individually wrapped tea bag already pre-sweetened with sucralose. It contains no calories, carbs or sugar. Most importantly, it tastes refreshing and delicious. The balance of tea and lemonade will have you singing its praise. Other flavors and hot brew available too.
Retail price: $3.95 (1 box) | $14.95 (4 boxes)
Size: 1.69 oz.
Good Citizens Organic Grass Fed Shells & White Cheddar
This pasta serves up lip-smacking cheesiness. I like that it uses organic semolina flour and cheddar cheese while still providing the same comfort as other brands. The creamy goodness even works well with almond milk. Yummy!
Retail price: $3.99 | $36 (12-pack)
Size: 6 oz.
Available: www.goodcitizens.com and grocery stores nationwide
Clio Snacks Greek Yogurt Mixed Flavor Pack
Treat yourself! This velvety yogurt packs 8 to 9 grams of protein per bar. I enjoy the sweet sourness of each one: vanilla, strawberry, peanut butter, blueberry, espresso and honey. Their flavor profile makes it hard to pick a favorite – give me all of them. The layer of chocolate adds a lusciousness that reminds me of a gourmet candy bar. Mini versions are available at grocery stores nationwide, ($5.49, 8-ct box, 6.2 oz).
Retail price: $28 (10 bar pack) | $45 (20 bar pack)
Size: 1.76 oz. per bar
Biena Snacks Blazin’ Hot Puffs
These gluten-free, chickpea puffs bring the heat and cheese without all the guilt. I’m here for it. They have 30 percent fewer carbs than other brands and consist of seven grams of plant protein per serving. Baked and ready-to-devour, they get their color from fruits and vegetables. How cool is that? This crunchy snack pairs perfectly with a deli turkey sandwich. Bon Appetit!
Retail price: $1.79 | $3.99
Size: 0.6 oz | 3.2 oz.
Available: Grocery stores and retailers nationwide