Try It...You'll Like It!!

     Thought I would share some of our more recent "finds" with you.  I know I like it when other bloggers share some of their "things" they have tried, so I thought I would give it a whirl...  Besides, how much can one person talk about their kids!!??  
     So, here are some items we've become quite attached to lately.  Some of them are newer, some of them probably not so new, but newer to me...

A friend told me about "Popchips" and gave me one of these small bags to try.  They are a low-cal/low fat snack and fulfill that need for "crunch" that most of us have.  They come in bbq, sour cream n onion, salt and pepper, salt and vinegar, cheddar and original.  They HAD the individual sizes at Costco, but I was told they are no longer carrying them in the "Midwest".  I recently snagged a case from Amazon, and they do sell the large bag of bbq at Costco in my area.  They are parent and kid-approved at my house.

Sweet Tea, Peach Mango, Berry Pomegranate,
Fruit Punch, Strawberry Watermelon, Peach Tea
Awhile back my cousin had mentioned these in her blog.  I had noticed them in the store, but never tried it.  (I tend to "whiz right by" things if I don't know what it is.)  I would say it's the liquid equivalent of Crystal Light powder, which we drink quite a bit of in the summer.  We like these and add a squeeze to water bottles or a glass of ice water.  Also, I carry a bottle in my purse and use them in our water at restaurants.  I am trying to get my kids to drink less pop and with the five of us plus my mom, we save a good $12 a meal by not ordering soft drinks.  It might be tacky...but I think it's kinda smart!!

Okay, so I love all things Bethenny Frankel, so as soon as I came upon her Skinnygirl Margarita in my local store I picked it up...  Even though the $12 something price seemed a bit much to me, you will notice it didn't stop me...the bottle was empty by the time I took the photo.  I think it's refreshing, convenient and...bonus...low-cal.  I have to admit...I like it a little sweeter and added a Splenda packet to mine!! 

I'm always in search of a good sugarless gum (it's the only kind my mom let's me chew!!??).  I like 5 and Orbit, etc...but I saw these Ice Cubes on clearance at the Target checkout awhile back for like .60 cents and really liked it!!  Something about square cubes of gum and the mint is really minty refreshing and good!

Lovin' the K-cups and always like trying new flavors.  The Chai Latte is really yummy, the husband likes the "Dark Magic" and who says you can't put Kahlua in your Kahlua coffee for a little evening treat!!??  I had also tried a Golden French Toast flavor that was awesome, but can't seem to find it anywhere.  Has anyone out there seen it??  What flavors do you like??
How convenient is this...throw a Jif to Go in your purse and an apple or bagel and you've got breakfast on the run!!  Plus, the kids love 'em in their lunches or for a protein pick me up before soccer practice.  SO much easier than measuring out your own scoop of messy peanut butter!!

That's all I've got for now.
  Do you use any of these or have any great things we should try??


Jennifer said...

Okay, I feel like cheddar pop chips are the hardest thing on earth to find! Even the big bags! Where do they hide those things???

The Pawlak Family said...

Lots of pop chips at whole foods! You cracked me up with the MiO. Growing up I had to settle for "poor mans sprite" when we were out to eat (aka water!).

*~Dani~* said...

They have Pop Chips at the Kroger I go to, but I am not sure what flavors. I will scope them out tomorrow.