Healthy Foods for this Week
Here’s my partially eaten hummus. It was so tempting that I couldn’t resist! 🤤 Keep reading to learn more about this hummus and other foods that I purchased. Enjoy!
#1. Tribe Mediterranean Style Hummus:
I picked up a container of hummus called Tribe Mediterranean Style Hummus. I’ve had this one before. They have other flavors available too, such as Roasted Red Pepper and Classic. I’ve tried both of them before. They’re pretty decent. They’re not the most flavorful hummus I’ve had, but they’re less expensive compared to other brands out there. I don’t have a preference on brands when it comes to hummus, to be honest. I choose whatever I think looks good at the moment, lol. From the Tribe brand, my favorite would be the Mediterranean Style Hummus. I like the appearance of it, and it tastes good.
Hummus can be used in place of other condiments. A few examples are ketchup, mayo, and barbeque sauce. By the way, vegan mayo is really good. Switch over if you love mayo!! I love using hummus to dip my veggies in. To name a couple, chopped celery and baby carrots. Most recently, I’ve been using it to dip MorningStar Farms Buffalo Wings and MorningStar Farms Chik’n Nuggets. I also use hummus in wraps, sandwiches, and burgers. I like it. It’s packed with more nutrition compared to ketchup, mayo, and barbeque sauce.
Nutrition Facts & Ingredients: Tribe Mediterranean Style Hummus is 60 calories per serving (2 tablespoons). It provides healthy fats and 2 grams of protein per serving. It is made of cooked chickpeas, tahini, canola oil, sea salt, dried roasted garlic, citric acid, extra virgin olive oil, dried garlic, spices, paprika, and parsley. No GMO ingredients. Gluten-free. No artificial preservatives.
#2. Archer Farms Raw Almonds Unsalted:
I have a new container of Archer Farms Raw Almonds Unsalted. I eat almonds almost every single day as a healthy snack. They’re so crunchy and good. I can’t resist munching on them. Luckily, they’re good for the heart. ❤ For nutritional information, go here. If you’re familiar with Archer Farms Raw Almonds, you will notice that the packaging has changed. It’s in a newly shaped container. Before this, it was cylindrical. Now, it’s a squarish container. I like the new packaging. It’s more condense and compact. It’s much easier to pack in my luggage for travel. The other container was super bulky and annoying. It took up a lot of space, so I had to transfer the raw almonds to resealable storage bags. I didn’t like doing that because they would become stale faster than usual. Yuck.
#3. Tofurky Deli Slices Hickory Smoked:
Say hello to Tofurky Deli Slices! I haven’t had these in a long time! What are Tofurky Deli Slices? They’re vegan deli slices. The one I have is Hickory Smoked. Hickory Smoked isn’t my favorite, but it seems to be the only one available at most stores. This flavor must be in popular demand. I personally like the Bologna a lot more, which is only available at selected stores. Tofurky Deli Slices are handy to have around to snack on and add into sandwiches. Mmmm, I love sandwiches. 😊 I used to stop by Subway, order a vegan sub, and add Tofurky Deli Slices to my sandwich all the time. Soooo good! Try it out!
Nutrition Facts & Ingredients: Tofurky Deli Slices provide 13 grams of protein per serving (5 slices, 100 calories). If you’re gluten intolerant, do not eat this. It is a gluten-based product.
It’s going to be a spinach week! I purchased a large container of spinach. It’s not my favorite, but it will do. Spinach is good for you anyways. It provides a broad spectrum of nutrients. From the top of my head — Vitamins A, K, E + Magnesium, Manganese, Iron, Calcium. Also, omega-3 fats! Didn’t know that, did ya! 😁
I purchased a pack of strawberries. 🍓🍓 Can’t go wrong with them! They make a quick, sweet, and low calorie snack. They go well with almost everything. Strawberries provide a high dose of Vitamin C and other essential nutrients — Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Folate, Biotin, and so much more!
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Eating Clean Every Week
After a night of ultimate gluttony, I always make sure to eat as clean as possible the next day. Also, the day after the next. This week is going to be a healthy and sweet week (literally). 😁 I picked up a container full of dates for my healthy green smoothies. Many people are not too enthusiastic over dates due to its high sugar content. Me? Eh. It’s all-natural. It’s fruit. Fruit has sugar in it. I purchased Natural Delights Medjool Dates. They are Non-GMO and American Heart Association Certified.
Let’s take a look at the nutrition of these particular dates.
- 140 calories per serving (2 dates)
- Total Fat: 0 g (Saturated Fat: 0 g)
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Sodium: 0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 33 g
- Dietary Fiber: 4 g
- Sugars: 30 g
- Protein: 1 g
- 2% Calcium
- 2% Iron
- 6% Potassium
By looking at the nutrition facts, these dates do contain a high amount of sugar. A total of 30 grams of sugar! No added sugars. Now, that is an enormous amount of sugar for a serving of dates even if it’s natural. A serving is only two whole dates. Two whole dates provide a total of 140 calories. Wow! Dates are, as you can see, a dense food. When incorporated into your diet, watch the servings and calories. You actually don’t need that many dates to sweeten smoothies and shakes. Dates can also be used in homemade granola and protein bars. Have you done that before? They are awesome at that! A great fruit for baking! From my marathon days, I’ve eaten plenty of dates before a long run or workout. I’ve knocked out 30+ miles in a single run session! Dates truly do give an amazing energy boost in an instant! Did anyone share the same experience as me? Do you like dates? Yes? No? Share your thoughts! Leave a comment!
Here are 10 Benefits of eating Dates!
- Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance
- Digestive health
- Prevents colon cancer
- Reduces blood pressure
- Energy booster
- Strengthen bones
- Good for the heart
- Decreases night blindness
- Lowers cholesterol
- Provides essential vitamins and minerals
So, what do you think about dates now? Changed your mind? I approve of them! 👌
My Leafy Greens for the Week!
I’m running low on vegetables for my healthy green smoothies. I’ve been doing two handfuls instead of one (still). I purchased the same brand in Spring Mix. You can read more about them right here. I like them. Spinach was good, but I’m more in favor of the light, delectable mixture of leafy greens, which also includes a little bit of spinach.
Yay for larger container of greens! It feels great to eat healthy! Feels good inside and out!
- 80% Vitamin A
- 4% Calcium (from greeeenss!!)
- 45% Vitamin K
- 20% Manganese
- 8% Vitamin C
- 4% Iron
- 15% Folate
- Of course, 380 mg of Potassium! 😊
I chose Blackberries.
Blackberries are not my favorite berries as I mentioned here. When they’re on sale, I do pick some up. They still provide a countless amount of nutrition just like other fruits. It’s not bad to incorporate them into my diet when I can. Today, I only picked up one case. I still have some strawberries leftover from last week. I need to finish those up STAT! Do you like blackberries?
Lastly, them BANANAS!
Here are my precious bananas for the week. I’m not sure how many times I should take pictures of bananas, since I do purchase them weekly. I really don’t get tired of them. Ever. They are so cool. I think they’re slowly becoming my favorite fruit. My favorite fruit is the apple as I mentioned here. I am falling in love with bananas. They are so versatile. You can make scrumptious banana bread with them. Blend them into green smoothies and protein shakes. Eat them alone as a snack. They are ultra portable for work and school. You can bring them on fun hikes. Lastly, they are under a dollar for a pound! Who doesn’t like that? So, what do you think about bananas? Possibly the best fruit out there? In my opinion, yes, indeed they are.
That’s my produce for the week! What do you buy on a weekly basis? What are your staples? Sharing is caring. 🙂