Happy Thursday! Another weekend is upon us
I’m anxiously awaiting my trip home this weekend. My aunt will be in town and I’m looking forward to some QT with my family. Hopefully I can get some work done, too.
I recently received a coupon from Kelly for a free box of the new Honey Kix cereal. I was really excited to try it because I used to love Kix as a kid, but it’s been a while!
Honey Kix contains 16 grams of whole grains per serving (which, by the way, is a generous 120 calories per 1 1/4 cup!) and only 6g of sugar. It also has no artificial flavors or preservatives and 3g of fiber, plus calcium and vitamin D. Basically, it’s a great choice as far as big-name cereal brands go!
I made myself a big bowl with some unsweetened vanilla almond milk for a snack yesterday afternoon. Let me just preface this review by saying that when it comes to honey-flavored products, I am very picky! I don’t like the taste of honey by itself, so it really has to be the right combination of flavors for me to like a product that has “honey” in the title.
That said, I absolutely loved this cereal! It was just the right amount of sweet + crunch. At the same time, it was very airy and light, which was perfect for a snack option. If you’re looking to use it as a breakfast option, I would suggest adding some fruit or a side item for a bit more bulk. Overall, I am very impressed with this new version of Kix and would definitely buy it again!
Lunch yesterday was another contribution to Leng’s Salad Challenge.
And this morning, I think I finally made my all-time personal favorite oatmeal bowl!
Drawing on my flax discovery from earlier this week, I topped the oats with flax + almond butter as per usual. But instead of using 1/2 banana, I made the genius obvious choice to add the entire banana to the oats. It made a huge difference in the creamy + sweet factor. There was a mushy banana “marshmallow” in every bite I also really liked the Justin’s Maple Almond Butter packet I used.
Of course, I washed it all down with Coffee Cocoa – but today, it was “black” style.
I’m pretty sure it was Heather who originally gave me this idea – thanks, lady! Instead of using hot chocolate mix, I used 1 tbsp. of Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa. It was excellent and gave the coffee a completely new flavor. Plus, I got my antioxidants 😉 I loved how dark it made the coffee, too.
My next post will likely be from home – wahoo! I hope everyone has some fun planned for the weekend!