Skinny Organic Burrito

When we don’t have time to make lunch or we run out of leftovers , PJs Skinny Organic Burritos are our last resort! These are also low budget!!

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These burritos are amazing and low in calories! As you can see in the ingredient and nutrition info pictures below, the ingredients are organic and a great source of protein. If you are looking for a low carb meal this is not for you unless you are very active. Although, the carbs are not completely awful. They mostly come from the tortilla which is also made from organic ingredients.

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I personally only eat these when I have no time to cook or I am on the run. My body is not quite to the point where it can use bad carbs (flour and other bread products) for fuel. Most of those bad carbs contribute to unwanted bloating in the midsection and weight gain. Yet, I am talking about my body. My fiancé can eat two of these and he is completely fine. He is a very active man with a very high metabolism…. Lucky him!! I WISH I had his metabolism!!!

Back to the point…. You can find an 8 pack of these awesome burritos at wholesale places like Costco for under $11! The website ( PJs Skinny Organic Burritos ) has a variety of fillings you can choose from as well. I may have to order some for my guy!! If you are currently changing your diet from fast food and other junk, try these babies! You will be full and feel much better afterward compared to how you feel after eating a greasy burger and fries.

Tip: Try the PJ organic burrito with 1/2 an avocado and some of your favorite salsa! That’s how I eat mine! 😉

$$ Tip: Purchase healthy foods like these in bulk. They will be cheaper than buying individual packs at the grocery store. They also last a while in your freezer. You will be stocked up and can’t complain you don’t have anything good or healthy to eat!

Cheers!!
~Nancy Rae

Organic Tuscan Herb Olive Oil

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I discovered on of the best local shops in Austin, Con’ Olio Oils & Vinegars!!

They have a wide variety of oils and vinegar blends.  This shop is awesome!  You can grab a little sample cup and taste the mouth-watering infused oils and vinegars.  My favorite oil to use for dips and marinating is the Organic Tuscan Herb Olive Oil.  It taste like it came straight from Italy!

Marinate chicken or fish for 30 minutes in the fridge with this must have ingredient!

 

Order your oils online or stop by is you are in Austin!! It’s such a great city!! 🙂

Cheers!

~Nancy Rae

Texas Brew Fire Roasted Poblano Salsa!

Texas Brew Fire Roasted Poblano Salsa!

This salsa is amazing! I recently tried it at the 2013 Austin Hot Sauce Festival. My fiancé and I agreed that we should purchase a bottle or two… or three!

As a Hispanic woman, I unexpectedly developed intense heartburn and acid indigestion. 😦 This is so sad! We love spicy food but my stomach does not!  This salsa is perfect for those of you who can’t handle too much kick.  It does have a slight kick but it is just right!

Check their website (http://www.texasbrewsalsa.com) for a list of super markets where you can find this delicious salsa! I use this as a dip and for cooking! Check out my Huevos Para Almerzo recipe!

Sunflower Seed Butter

Sunflower Seed Butter

I have no idea why I NEVER tried this before! It is amazing! This is perfect for those who unfortunately cannot eat peanut butter due to allergies. I am not allergic to peanut butter but I did discover that it causes extreme bloating and some dehydration. Peanut butter is so good too! I had to find a replacement. This Trader Joe’s sunflower seed butter is great and affordable. My other choice was a Sprouts brand which was on the pricier side.

Trader Joe’s Turkey Meatballs

We finally have a Trader Joe’s in Austin, Texas!! Yes, I am THAT excited! The Trader Joe’s brand has a variety of delicious and affordable products. Even my dog likes their jerky treats.

I decided to try out some of their frozen foods as quick and healthy alternatives. One of the items I bought is their Flame Broiled Turkey Meatballs.

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I tossed 6 meatballs in a frying pan with my favorite Muir Glen Organic Fire Roasted Tomato pasta sauce and cooked them as directed.  After 10 minutes, I added frozen spinach and crushed red pepper flakes.

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Once the sauce and meatballs were warmed up, I spooned two over my favorite pasta, Ancient Harvest Gluten Free Organic Quinoa Pasta.

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The verdict…. the meatballs were not too shabby.  They tasted a little chewy but they were good.  I am sure I can make better ones but the Trader Joe’s version is quick and easy. 

Cheers!

~Nancy Rae

Baba Foods

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I LOVE farmers markets!  We need more of them in Austin, Texas, especially during the week.  I randomly ran into a farmers market during a trip in California around Pacific Beach (PB).  I tried my first pluot (I KNOW!) and I ate the most delicious and juicy nectarines. 

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Check out the giant zucchini this lady grew in her garden! It’s HUGE!!

One of my favorite local vendors was Baba Foods.  They have a variety of blended hummus dips, pita chips and breads.  They are all available to sample at the booth.  I even went back for seconds to, you know, make sure all the samples were still good.  OMG, their dips are delicious!! A few can also be used as marinades and dressings.  They will also give you a bundle deal if you purchase 3 or more. So….. I bought three!!

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All of the dips are natural, vegan and contain no additives or preservatives.

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 You can order them online and even find some at your local Costco.  Enjoy them with some pita bread or tortilla chips. Yum!