Journey of a Wandering Foodie

A Dietetic Student's Adventures

Tag: Snacks (page 1 of 2)

Meat Alternative: Crickets?

In a few of my classes I was given the opportunity to try crickets in various foods. While I was not opposed to the idea I couldn’t get my head around the crunch, the texture and the look. Fast forward to the past few months ago when I discovered cricket based protein bars and powders. For me this is a sustainable meat alternative with a smaller environmental impact! I wanted to try a few different brands to see if I liked them and if could get my head around the thought of eating crickets. Keep reading to hear my thoughts! 

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Oatbox July Review

I was very excited to receive my July Oatbox as I missed receiving my granola in the mail the past few months. I skipped my May and June Oatboxes due to allergies and the flavour options. The skipping process was very simple and can be done online.  The two July granola blends were Mango & White Chocolate Granola and Almond Crunch & Millet Granola. I use granola in a variety of ways such as on top of yogurt or a smoothie bowl, alone as a snack or even in baking as I did this month in Mango Muffins! 

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Rhubarb, Strawberry & Yogurt Popsicles

Rhubarb is a fruit I remember picking in my yard, and throughout my neighbourhood growing up. At some point the rhubarb plant in our yard disappeared and rhubarb disappeared from my summer diet. I forgot about it until I was in Germany last June and saw it for sale at a farmer’s market. This year I knew I wanted to buy some local rhubarb and incorporate it into some recipes! 

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Eating on a Budget in Hotel Rooms

I recently traveled to Chateau Lake Louise for a family wedding. While a beautiful location for a wedding it isn’t quite student budget friendly. A smoothie at one of the hotel restaurants would have costed me $17. I wanted to be able to eat healthy without breaking the bank. 

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April Oatbox Review

I skipped my March Oatbox so I could catch up and finish my granola from previous months. The skip process was very simple and can be done online. I was very excited to receive my April’s box, especially during my final exam season when grocery shopping can be more challenging. The two April granola blends were Apricot, Black Tea & Maple granola and Maple & Walnut granola.

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February Oatbox Review

The February Oatbox was my favourite combination of granola blends I have tried so far from Oatbox. It featured the following two blends; Oat Crunch and Cherry Granola and Raspberry, Wild Blueberry & White Chocolate Granola. 

OatBox sends out two 380g bags of granola in their two monthly featured flavours each month. It costs $20 a month, including taxes and shipping. You can preview the flavours and ingredients and have the option to swap out a bag with one of their regular granola blends. They also offer certified gluten-free granola blends.  Oatbox provides flexibility by allowing you to skip boxes if you don’t need more granola. In your first box you get a cute little glass container to take your granola on the go with you! Check out my December review to see what you receive in your first month! Take note that you will receive the monthly featured flavours not the December flavours I received. 

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Oatbox January Review

I received my first Oatbox last month and have been super happy with the granola I received and was excited to try out two new flavours. Granola and yogurt is one of my favourite breakfasts or snack. I am also a big fan of eating granola by the handful! 

OatBox sends out two 380g bags of granola in their two monthly featured flavours each month. It costs $20 a month, including taxes and shipping. You can also preview the flavours and list ingredients and have the option to switch out a bag with one of their regular granola blends. There are also certified gluten-free granola blends available.  Oatbox also provides flexibility allowing you to skip boxes if you don’t need more granola. In your first box you get a cute little glass container to take your granola on the go with you! Check out my December review to see what you receive in your first month! Take note that you will receive the monthly featured flavours not the December flavours I received. 

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Eating after Wisdom Teeth Surgery

I recently got all four of my wisdom teeth removed. I am the type of person that does not handle being hungry very well. Hangry is a very real feeling for me. Without the ability to chew properly I was very limited in my options for eating in the days following my surgery. Here are a few tips for snacks, meals and staying full that I used to avoid that hangry feeling! 

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OatBox December Review

I have always loved getting packages in the mail. I also have a love for oats. Overnight oats, or just be eating granola by the handful is one of my favourite breakfasts and snacks. OatBox combines those loves and I couldn’t be happier with my first box!  Car2Go offered their members a free box as a holiday gift I couldn’t pass this opportunity up. I am so happy with this box I have continued my subscription and am receiving another box mid January! 

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DIY Microwave Popcorn

Popcorn is one of my favourite snacks. Popcorn is a whole grain, high in fibre, low in fat and very affordable! Living in a student residence at my university I do not have enough storage space for an air popper, and I prefer to avoid all the added chemicals found in many microwave popcorns. As a solution to these challenges I discovered a way to DIY Microwave Popcorn! This has changed my snack game, and I am amazed at how easy and cheap it is to make! Every time I share how easy it is to make my friends are mind blown so I figured it was time for a blog post dedicated just to making it!   Continue reading

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