Archive | May, 2014

Five under $5

I keep stumbling upon new products/food-related items that I can’t live without it and I think its time I share a weekly favorites roundup with you all!

Everyone week I’ll try and share a few of my favorite things, let’s call it five under $5

Hope you enjoy!

I don’t think you’ll miss the common theme here–coconut.  I don’t know if it’s summer or Fairhope that’s brought out the coconutty in me but I can’t get enough:)

My first favorite has made an appearance here before, coconut cream fruit bars. YUM. These are so delicious–creamy, sweet and a little chewy from the coconut pieces in these bars. If you like a pina colada, you will LOVE these.

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price: $3.88

I discovered this coconut milk this week actually. I have been buying coconut almond milk but by accident I bought straight coconut milk (silk brand) and it is TO DIE FOR. It is literally thick and creamy and decadent. This coconut cream milk makes the absolute best oatmeal, no extra sweetener needed! I  also love this milk as the liquid portion of my smoothie. 1/2 c. coconut milk, 1/2 banana, handful of frozen peaches, handful of spinach, a splash of water and you have the best summer pick me up ever. The only issue is there is a quite a lot of fat in this milk, I may need to ease up on my usage, my carton is almost empty 😉

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“Bring a little paradise to your everyday routine. Silk®Original Coconutmilk adds a creamy, tropical taste to smoothies, works like a dream in recipes and delivers pure yum straight up in a glass. Each serving provides 50% more calcium than dairy milk,1 for a delicious 80 calories a cup (and 5 grams of fat..oopsie)

price: $3.25

Has anyone else heard of oil “pulling”?  I guess the product here would be coconut oil. I have been using coconut oil for everything from hair conditioner to wrinkle cream and now to “pulling”–I’m only on my third day of this so I can’t give you any clear results from my findings but so far I think my teeth feel cleaner? Oil pulling means to swish coconut oil in your mouth for twenty or so minutes–according to Gwyneth (real reliable source, right?) “it’s supposed to be great for oral health and making your teeth white. It’s supposed to clear up your skin, as well”.

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price: Walmart has the most reasonably priced coconut oil- $5.98-$6.98

My next favorite is only sold in Memphis but I know you can order it! This product was sent to me for consideration for the magazine when I was at At Home. Oh my gosh it’s the best (healthiest) waffle mix.  It’s very cinnamon-y which I love. And its gluten-free, soy-free and dairy free. What I love most about this waffle mix is the energy it gives me! Healthy carbs=long runs!

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so this product is actually $10 but per  waffle it’s really much less. I made at least 10 waffles from this mix and froze all but two so I had breakfast ready every morning for over a week!

Ingredients: organic buckwheat flour, organic coconut flour, arrowroot, organic almond flour, xylitol, organic flax seed flour, organic coconut palm sugar, baking powder, pysllium husk powder, salt, ground nutmeg, organic ground cinnamon

order HERE

and my last favorite is my favorite magazine..the June issue of AT HOME is out!!! I sure miss being editor but love looking through at how awesome the magazine looks!! Check out my article on Fairhope in the latest issue HERE

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