HEALTHY FOODS THAT I AM EATING RIGHT NOW

I eat three meals a day but love snacks….

First I go to cookies… I just like an afternoon cookie with my tea but I want it to be healthy … enters  Nui Foods, a new company offering a variety of low carb and gluten free cookies containing only two grams of sugar per serving aimed at providing a delicious way to resist those devious sweet cravings on-the-go. Non GMO, Gluten Free, contain NO artificial sweeteners – The cookies come in four unique flavors including:

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  • Peanut Butter Cookie (Fan Favorite!): Includes 2g of sugar and 4g of net carbs.
  • Snickerdoodle Cookie: Includes 1g of sugar and 1g of net carbs.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie: Includes 1g of sugar and 3g of net carbs.
  • Double Chocolate Cookie: Includes 1g of sugar and 3g of net carbs.

 

 

  • Honestly Sweet: Nui cookies are naturally sweetened with Erythritol and Monk Fruit Extract, which do not raise blood sugar or insulin levels.
  • Flavorful Energy: Nui cookies are rich in grass-fed butter, coconut oil and MCT oil offering a burst of flavor and energy.
  • Gluten Free Indulgence: Nui uses a secret blend of almond and coconut flavors packed with 6G of protein.

 

About Nui Foods LLC

Founded by Kristoffer Quiaoit and Victor Macias, Nui Foods offers delicious cookies with less than two grams of sugar, contain NO artificial sweeteners, and are low in carbohydrates – providing a valuable tool to cure any sugar craving, proving you can have your cookie and eat it too. Standing for greatness and abundance, Nui provides people with a valuable tool to make a healthier lifestyle change in favor of a low carb and low sugar diet.

I am loving the tase of vinegar especially APPLE CIDER VINEGAR for some reason so guess what  that is healthy and easy to try with the little one shots from VERMONT VILLAGE 

In 1975, a small group of residents in Plainfield, Vermont began collecting apples from abandoned orchards. They saw the necessity of preserving this nutritious fruit to be eaten year-round, especially during long winters when access to fresh produce was limited. So Village Cannery of Vermont was born, not as a business, but as a communal space for canning and preserving food. Fast forward to 1995 when twenty-five years of growth and evolution gave way to a final name and location change: Vermont Village in Barre, Vermont. Moving forward, the company’s focus shifted to producing organic canned foods. Salsas and relishes were in the mix, but it was organic unsweetened apple sauce  – In 2014, they began producing organic & raw apple cider vinegar, which has given birth to more than 10 original Vermont Village recipes that help deliver a full daily dose of apple cider vinegar with the “mother” in a healthy and appealing way. Apple Cider Vinegar has many health benefits. One of the biggest reasons many people decide to drink Apple Cider Vinegar is to strengthen their gut and promote a healthy lifestyle.

ACV should help with heart burn and indigestion. And turmeric as an anti-inflammatory can be beneficial for swelling and joint pain.

 

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Also check out their recipe page here : http://vermontvillage.com/#recipes-section

There are tons of products on their site that are great from their apple sauce to different kinds of drinking vinegar – ENJOY BEING HEALTHY !

I wrote about PHYTER before and will say again and again this is one of my favorite bars ever it is so very healthy and real and DELICIOUS !

With the demand for organic, plant-based foods growing, Phyter Foods has introduced the 1st line of veggie-based food bars.

  • Kale + Apple, Berries + Peanut Butter, Sweet Potato + Coconut, Butternut Squash + Peanut Butter and Beet + Cocoa food bars
  • Chef-crafted and cooked in small batches
  • Made with fresh vegetables and fruits as the leading ingredient
  • Loaded with phytonutrients – hence Phyter
  • 100% plant-based, Organic, GMO-free, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, kosher and vegan
  • Sweetened with low-glycemic coconut sugar to reduce blood sugar spikes
  • Soft to eat with a unique texture that doesn’t stick to your teeth
  • Free of chemicals, preservatives, and added oils or fats
  • So kid-friendly that moms are buying them by the eight-bar case
  • With no preservatives, the bars are found in the refrigerated area at the grocery store

 

I am a nerd and will definitely be posting photos from my next canning project but these days I am in love with SAUERKRAUT and PICKLES so what a better project then to try some canning project on my own…

I sort of geeked out on : https://www.freshpreserving.com/

btw did you know :

The production of the first Ball® branded glass jar marks the beginning of a fascinating history. The Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company began manufacturing fruit jars in 1884 in Buffalo, New York. After a destructive fire in the Buffalo plant, however, the five Ball brothers and their families relocated to Muncie, Indiana, where their business has become known worldwide.

As a leader in home food preservation, Jarden Home Brands is committed to continuing the tradition started by the Ball brothers and handed down through generations by providing quality products to help Americans preserve garden fresh produce. They are continuing our efforts to Preserve America for the next 125 years.

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Planting, Preserving and Preparting: Gardeners Share Why Homegrown Reigns Supreme

Tips galore : http://www.freshlypreservedideas.com/tagged/freshpreserving

Ball® Glass Mason Jars are ideal for fresh preserving recipes such as salsas, syrups, sauces, fruits and vegetables. Our famous glass jars and closures go beyond fresh preserving to help you with serving, crafting and gift-giving.

But how do you know which jar is right for each recipe? You can use our Jar Selector Guide to find the jar that fits your needs.

JAR SIZE

Choose from over six jar sizes designed to meet the needs of all home preservers. Some have shoulders ideal for shelf storage, while straight-sided jars work best for freezing. Many recipes will recommend a jar size ideal for preserving, but when in doubt, check out the selection chart below.

MOUTH SIZE

Our Regular Mouth and Wide Mouth Jars are designed to meet the needs of many recipes and foods.

  • Regular Mouth works best with pourable foods such as jams, jellies, salsas, sauces, pie fillings and vegetables.
  • Wide Mouth works best with whole fruits and vegetables, allowing for easy filling.
IDEAL FOR FREEZER SAFE
Jelly Jars (4 oz) Jams, jellies, mustards, ketchups, dipping sauces, flavored vinegars and small portion sizes Is Freezer Safe
Jelly Jars (8 oz) Jams, jellies, conserves and preserves Is Freezer Safe
Jelly Jars (12 oz) Jams, jellies and marmalades Is Freezer Safe
Half Pint (8 oz) Fruit syrups, chutneys and pizza sauce Is Freezer Safe
Pint (16 oz) Salsas, sauces, relishes and pie fillings
Quart (32 oz) Sliced fruits and vegetables, pickles, tomato-based juices and sauces
IDEAL FOR FREEZER SAFE
Pint (16 oz ) Salsas, sauces, relishes and fruit butters Is Freezer Safe
Quart (32 oz) Pickles, tomatoes and whole or halved fruits and vegetables
Half Gallon (64 oz) Apple and grape juices

NOTE: When filling freezer safe jars, leave 1/2 inch headspace to allow for food expansion during freezing.

Ball® 6-piece Canning Beginners Kit
  • BALL® 6-PIECE CANNING BEGINNERS KIT

DETAILS

https://www.freshpreserving.com/ball-6-piece-canning-beginners-kit-1034004.html

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Foodies who love new cooking techniques will appreciate this low-cost starter set. A modern product design and trendy recipes attract new consumers to try using existing kitchenware.

Kit Contains:

  • Polypropylene rack with separate, fitted lifter that works in large stockpots at least 7½” tall and 9½” in diameter
  • Three regular mouth glass mason pint jars (16 oz) with lids and bands
  • Illustrated, simplified canning instruction & recipe book

Canning is one step beyond cooking. It’s a method that applies heat to food in a closed-glass, home canning jar to stop the natural spoilage by removing air from the jar to create a seal. There are two home canning methods: water bath canning and pressure canning.

TECHNIQUE 1: WATER BATH CANNING

Water bath canning is a shorter, lower-temperature canning process that is ideal for high-acid foods. The high acidity of the foods kills bacteria, allowing for the water bath method. Types of fruits and vegetables ideal for water bath preserving, include:

  • Fruits and fruit juices
  • Jams and jellies
  • Salsas
  • Tomatoes with added acid
  • Pickles and relishes
  • Chutneys
  • Vinegars
  • Condiments

For step-by-step instructions, check our Water Bath Canning Guide.

TECHNIQUE 2: PRESSURE CANNING

When preserving low-acid foods like many vegetables, meats, poultry and seafood, you’ll use pressure canning to keep your foods fresh and safe to eat. Pressure canning heats contents to 240° F, eliminating the risk of foodborne bacteria. Even when you’re mixing high-acid foods with low-acid foods, you must use the pressure canning method to safely preserve contents.

For step-by-step instructions, check our Pressure Canning Guide.

Ball® Collection Elite® Wide Mouth 28 oz. Spiral Mason Jars with lids and bands, 4 count

btw I love just even salads in a Ball jar – check this book out for some tips :

CIA trained chef Jessica Harlan expands the possibilities of mason jar meals to include burrito bowls, overnight oats, just-add-hot-water ramen, lasagna for one, and more in Mason Jar Lunches: 50 Pretty, Portable Packed Lunches

 

Speaking of staying hydrated !

Thanks to … Brandon and Jarred, the NOOMA brothers … I am loving these drinks

NOOMA exists to inspire people to live healthier and more active lives through our clean & organic fitness beverages, community involvement, and wellness knowledge.

NATURAL ELECTROLYTES

When you work out you sweat. When you sweat, you lose more than just fluids, you lose electrolytes too. So to stay properly hydrated, prevent cramps, and keep your body functioning at it’s best, it’s important to replace these electrolytes, particularly potassium and sodium.

NOOMA uses a couple real, functional ingredients to deliver these electrolytes. Organic coconut water provides 330mg of potassium and natural sea salt gives 110mg of sodium.

Along with the organic coconut water and sea salt, we use organic flavors and a touch of organic stevia leaf extract to add a hint of sweetness.

NO ADDED SUGAR

Eco-friendly Tetra Pak bottle allows us to completely eliminate the need for acid preservatives in our drinks.That means no citric acid, no additives, no funky ingredients “to preserve freshness”. Nothing but a refreshing, smooth taste.

NOOMA-certifications

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Find out more here : https://drinknooma.com/why-nooma/our-products/

 

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