This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.
My latest box of goodies featured plenty of wholesome and yummy items. Everything from almonds, quick and easy rice, plus various sauces and spreads to keep me fueled for a while. This post will highlight those items, including snacks and quick and easy dinner or meal prep.
I was excited to try out Coconut Secret Organic Coconut Aminos. While I’m familiar with coconut aminos, I’ve never tried this brand. Apparently, I’ve been missing out. It’s a leader in the soy-free Asian sauces category, with its introduction of the first soy-free, lower-sodium soy sauce replacement, Coconut Aminos. It has 72% less sodium than the leading soy sauce brand.
Curious how it’s different from soy sauce? Coconut Aminos is made from hand-harvested, naturally fermented organic coconut blossom sap. It has a balanced, savory, slightly sweet umami taste, similar to soy sauce, but without soy or gluten. It’s also MSG-Free. It’s a great alternative to soy sauce for those with dietary restrictions and can easily be used as a 1 to 1 substitute.
I also received Minute Rice Minute Basmati microwavable rice cups and Minute Brown Rice & Quinoa microwavable rice cups. If you are used to rice taking 20 minutes, or even 40 for brown rice, you’ll find these much more convenient, and fast. Ready in just 60 seconds, you no longer have to plan ahead or work you meal cooking time around the rice.
They are also portioned to provide a specific amount of carbs for all-day energy, and help to limit overeating. The cups are BPA-free and 100% recyclable. I found the flavor and texture just as good as traditionally cooked rice.
For an easy meal ready in under 10 minutes, simply stir fry frozen veggies with Coconut Secret Organic Coconut Aminos and a bit of sesame oil. Then simply serve over a prepared Minute Rice cup. For added protein, you can add your favorite stir-fried meat, such as chicken, beef, or shrimp.
Speaking of convenience, Mighty Sesame Tahini comes in a unique squeeze bottle. No more spooning from a jar or endless stirring. It easily stores in your fridge and is ready when you are. The Mighty Sesame Harissa Tahini flavor adds just the right amount of roasted-chile pepper flavors for a bit of kick that’s not too spicy.
A simple squirt of this squeezable tahini onto salads, meats, or sandwiches ads loads of flavor and nutrients such as calcium, iron, vitamin B6 and omegas 3 & 6. Speaking of nutrients, Mighty Sesame Tahini is packed with 7g of protein and contains 260 mg of calcium per serving. It’s also vegan, gluten- and dairy-free, kosher, and halal.
For a bit of sweet, I was excited to try Nutiva Organic Classic Hazelnut Spread. It has 40% less sugar than the leading brand and is Certified Organic, Non-GMO, and vegan. Since 1999, Nutiva has invested in programs that spark change in the food industry by supporting regenerative farming practices to create healthier communities. Every Nutiva product purchased helps to actively support organizations, co-ops and groups within and beyond our international supply networks
It has less sugar, more plant-based superfoods, and a classic hazelnut taste that’s not too sweet. It’s great for all your favorite uses and is classic on pancakes, waffles, and French toast, as well as fruits, such as bananas or strawberries.
And finally, I think I may have found a new favorite almond brand. No more messy, seasoning-coated almonds anymore. RECIPE 33 are infused with flavor! The brand developed a proprietary small-batch process that takes real ingredients and infuses flavor into each almond without the addition of any artificial additives or flavors.
They are great for an on-the-go snack, cooking, dressing up salads or amazing charcuterie boards such as the one I created. They also pair well with a good craft beer. Order online and use the code TryRECIPE33 to save $2.00 on any 4 oz bags.
RECIPE 33 currently offers five unique flavor combinations: Black Truffle, Lemon Rosemary, Smoky Serrano, Garlic Dill, and Cinnamon Vanilla. The black truffle flavor is truly unique. It has just the right amount of truffle flavor without being overpowering.