Hello, everyone! Alert! Alert! News flash! I slept in until 7:22 today! I honestly don't remember the last time I slept past 6:30. This probably had something to do with the fact that I didn't fall asleep until after one.... I'm just glad my body was able to realize that it needed some extra sleep and take the plunge to do something exotic! Haha.
So today, I thought I would share some of my personal favorites when it comes to some basic categories of food. Everyone has their favorites when it comes to bread, Greek yogurt, etc. so here are mine!
Although every once in a while I might drink a glass of regular ole' milk, 99.99999% of the time, this is my jam:
It used to be almond breeze unsweetened vanilla almond, then it was Silk unsweetened almond, and now it is this, and I haven't looked back since. I find it be a bit thicker and creamier than its counterparts, and I can taste the coconut which I love. It also makes outstanding oatmeal! And I use it daily in my green tea. It's something I can never go without.
Plain Greek yogurt
Everyone seems to have a different favorite here. Some love Oikos, some Chobani.... me? This all the way:
I find it a bit thicker than other brands and a little bit tangier - more like traditional Greek yogurt though in reality, even it isn't very close. As far as flavored yogurts go, I don't have one specific brand - there are lots of great ones out there in my opinion!
There's no denying it. I love bread. I always have and always will. Now as far as favorite type of bread goes, I would have to say ciabatta, but I wanted to show you favorite brands. This is my current favorite:
So soft and delicious! Perfect for sandwiches, toast (with peanut butter of course!), and... what else do you use sliced bread for? Not sure, but I have sandwiches and toast all the time so needless to say, you can always find this lurking in the fridge (yes, I keep bread in the fridge; otherwise it molds too quickly, and I prefer to stay away from those furry green friends). FYI, Dave's Killer bread is also pretty fantastic.
Tortialls are great to keep on hand because they're so versatile! Wraps (sweet and savory), quesadillas, bean and cheese burritos, pizza... there's something for everyone!
These truly are soft and packed with fiber and protein!
Now, there are a LOT of awesome peanut butters out there, but lately, I haven't been able to get enough of this one:
My absolute favorite way to eat this is spread on toast (Rudi's double fiber to be exact ;-) ). Nothing better than peanut butter toast. Period.
If I can find natural, whole protein sources, that's what I go for, but let's face it, life is busy and finding the time to cook isn't always easy. I probably rely on these a liiiittle too much, but when something tastes like dessert, it's awfully difficult to resist.
I buy these almost every time I'm at the store... can't let the stash get depleted!
Yes, they deserve their own category. And the winner here? Pink ladies, hands down.
The most perfectly crafted apple - crisp, sweet, and juicy, and just plain awesome. I also enjoy honey crisps when they come in season, and I sometime find fuji apples to be quite tasty, but nothing beats a pink lady.
No, I'm not crazy. Honey mustard IS a food category. Okay, okay, I am crazy, but I just couldn't resist the opportunity to share my favorite honey mustard brand since I literally go through about a bottle of this stuff a week. And when I get near the bottom of a bottle? Major panic attack. Just ask my mom. We may or may not have had to drive 40 minutes to Whole Foods just to restock my honey mustard supply so that I could sleep again at night. I am a difficult child.
Nothing too fancy here. I've tried some other honey mustards, but they don't even begin to compare. I bought Kroger brand once, but it's been sitting in the fridge ever since my first go with it. Sorry I'm not sorry. There is just no replacement for the above honey mustard. Okay, maybe my obsession has gone a bit overboard. Whatever.
What are some of your favorites from the above categories?