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Graze

Another delightful delivery service! Thanks to Meghan for trying Graze out first – healthy snacks delivered to your door! I got mine at work so I could share the love and since I try to not snack too much throughout the day. But sometimes you just get hungry!

I am not, however, overly impressed. Here’s the deal: use a friend’s referral code and get your first and fifth boxes free. So I used my friend’s code and signed up to get my first box. I think it was going to be 2-3 weeks before my first box arrived which seemed like a long time, but whatever! Then a technical glitch (whatever that means) prevented my first box from being delivered – I received an email notifying me of this issue but then had to wait another 2 weeks for my next box. Again, it’s nothing too important so I wasn’t that bothered. This week I received my first box ever but quickly realized that I was charged for it. What happened to my first free box?!? I immediately emailed the company. They replied that my first box – the free box – had been returned undeliverable by USPS and to check my account information. Well, DUH, the address obviously worked because I just got a box. And I was never notified that anything was undeliverable. Short story long – they credited my account. 🙂

I’m also not sure how the auto-deliver system works and can’t really tell on the website. Can I just skip the next delivery and not be charged? Or do I have to completely cancel my subscription? They do have unique snacks so it may be something I’d be interested in doing every now and then as a treat. Just not a regular subscription.

All that aside – how were the snacks?! They were good! The quick rundown:

  • Herby Bread Basketmini basil breadsticks, oregano rice crackers and garlic crostini. Great flavor – would be good to pair with a soup and/or salad lunch!
  • Caramel Appledried granny smith apples with caramel dipping sauce. These were good – nothing spectacular.
  • Beach Bum: dried pineapple, chewy banana coins and coconut flakes. Delicious – pretty much anything with coconut I’ll love.
  • Natural Vanilla Seedsvanilla sunflower seeds and vanilla pumpkin seeds. Surprisingly good – I don’t love eating seeds (mainly a texture/gets stuck in your teeth thing), but these had a great flavor

SO the bottom line? Try it out with a code for a free box: KATYM3N4P. Hopefully you won’t have delivery issues as I did and you get good snacks! Oh, and the packaging is adorable.

 


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Rosemary Almonds

I’m not a huge fan of raw nuts, but on the Whole30 that is a good quick snack when needed. I bought a giant bag of almonds at Sam’s Club and wanted to season & roast them somehow. Most of the roasted almond recipes out there are for amazing cinnamon sugar almonds – which I obviously would have loved to do, but alas could not. But I did find this one with rosemary and a kick of pepper. They are delicious and easy to make!

gather what you need

gather what you need

toss it, spread it, bake it

toss it and spread it

Rosemary Roasted Almonds

Ingredients

  • 2 C whole raw almonds
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary (I cheated and used dried)
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • dash of cayenne pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place almonds in a large Ziploc bag, drizzle in the olive oil, and toss to coat.

Sprinkle rosemary, paprika, salt and cayenne into bag and toss to coat.

Spread almonds into a single layer and bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly toasted.

Let cool and store in an airtight container. Or I divvied mine up between snack size Ziploc bags.

[adapted from Go Dairy Free]


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Snack time!! (a day late)

KHP Day 3

I work part time at a daycare with toddlers, so I am constantly reminded of when I was a kid and reminiscing about my childhood. I am there everyday for nap and snack time: the two most important events in a child’s daily life. No nap = very cranky toddler. No snack = very cranky, very hungry toddler. And snack time is the best because I get to eat like a kid again! No, this is not the best option for eating well and whatnot, but you tell me that you can resist even just a handful of goldfish and I will give you a quarter. It’s cheese in the shape of a fish.

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Now, I don’t remember when goldfish were first made, or even if they first came about when I was a kid, but I do remember when they added a smiley face. Although it is a little disturbing to chomp down on a handful of cute, laughing fish, the smile makes it that much more fun.

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And now there are tons of flavors, different sizes and even colors!! You really can’t beat the original Goldfish, though.

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