The Nutritionist Reviews

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Healthy Snacks Review + KABRITA Giveaway

Wild Friends Nut Butter
1. Wild Friends Nut Butter- I have seen Wild Friends nut butters on other blogs before and always wanted to try them. They have almond butters, peanut butters and sunflower seed butters. I was sent the classic peanut butter, organic maple sunflower butter and vanilla espresso almond butter to try out.

I had to try the vanilla espresso almond butter first because the flavors sounded so unique. I loved the addition of the espresso powder to the nut butter. It was full of flavor and very creamy. I have been eating this on toast and in my oatmeal.

Many organic ingredients are used in these products. They are all non-GMO. For those of you who cannot have peanuts, don't worry, the non-peanut varieties are made in a peanut-free facility so you don't have to worry about that.

All three of these nut butters were very delicious!

2. KABRITA Goat Milk Yogurt- My daughter loves these goat milk yogurt pouches from KABRITA. They come in three different flavors: mango peach, banana and vanilla bean and mixed berry. Adalyn is now at the point where she can feed herself a pouch pretty well but sometimes, squeezes too much out.

I gave her one of these KABRITA goat milk yogurt pouches and she really liked it. My favorite part is that they have no added sugars- little kids don't need that! They are made with goat milk yogurt, fruit purees and a bit of lemon juice concentrate.

Why use goat milk? Goat milk is easier to digest than cow's milk and is often tolerated by kids who have a cow's milk allergy or intolerance.

I love these for my daughter. What is also neat is that they do not need to be refrigerated so they are great for taking out with us. Most yogurts are not shelf stable like these! 

 Buff Bake Nut Butters
3. Buff Bake Nut Butters- I had tried the snickerdoodle Buff Bake a few years back and fell in love! As you know, I absolutely love nut butter and this brand is no exception. It is very thick and creamy and contains other nutritious ingredients such as chia and flax.

What makes this nut butter unique is that it has an additional boost of protein with the addition of whey protein. They make both peanut and almond butter in fun varieties such as white chocolate, cookie and cinnamon raisin. They are very smooth and taste awesome on a banana or apple.

One serving is 2 tablespoons like other peanut butter and the calories is the same as well with 190 calories per serving. There is 3 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein. Regular nut butters contain 6-8 grams of protein usually so this gives a nice boost.

I love carbs so many of my meals are carb heavy. The addition of this protein helps keep me full through the morning. All of the flavors are great and I think that my favorite is still the snickerdoodle.

The giveaway will be for 3-6 packs of KABRITA yogurt pouches to one reader!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fried Pickles with Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce

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Fried Pickles with Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce
On my summer to-make list all summer long has been a dill Greek yogurt sauce. It sounded so good and with the addition of fresh dill, I knew it would be full of flavor. I took a shortcut with this recipe by using Farm Rich crispy dill pickles to save time. Farm Rich has a new contest going on called the Back Your Snack contest which you can learn more about below.

Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce
I wanted a sauce that tasted rich but was actually quite healthy. I love using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream because it tastes the same but has no fat, is lower in calories and is higher in protein and calcium. It tastes decadent but is actually not.

This sauce is loaded with flavor with the addition of the dill, fresh green onions and garlic. It is delicious and could also be used as a vegetable dip or eaten with a whole-wheat pita. Other uses for this sauce would be on a wrap or with Mediterranean foods.

Fried Pickles with Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce
I made this recipe for my husband's side of the family (about 30 people) and they really liked it. Many of them had not tried fried dill pickles before and they were impressed. They asked the brand and plan to purchase some themselves. The sauce was perfect and was good with the dill pickles and with baked whole-wheat pita slices.

Fried Pickles with Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce

1 package Farm Rich Crispy Dill Pickles

For the Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce
1 1/2 cups non-fat plain Greek yogurt
2 garlic cloves
1 small cucumber
2 green onions, finely diced
1/4 cup fresh dill, finely chopped

1. Baked crispy dill pickles according to directions in the oven.
2. Meanwhile, in a blender, combine the Greek yogurt, garlic and cucumber and blend until smooth.
3. Mix in the dill and green onions.
4. Dip fried pickles into dill Greek yogurt sauce. Serve immediately!

Fried Pickles with Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce
For this recipe, I used Farm Rich crispy dill pickles which I picked up at my local Walmart. I also purchased some Walmart Fresh items such as the cucumber, green onions and garlic cloves. My family has been using Farm Rich products for years for quick appetizers. I like to make semi-homemade appetizers by using a Farm Rich app and adding my own unique sauce or side to accompany it.

Farm Rich has a Back Your Snack contest going on at Walmart September 19th, 20th and vote for the winner on October 9th and 11th in select stores. The winner will receive $10,000!! There will be 5 additional winners and other prizes include a big prize pack that retails for $140. See the full rule book here for details.