It seems sacrilegious to be posting this considering pumpkin spice is not involved but I’ll get over it as I eat my Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treat.
Who’s into snacks? Anyone? Anyone? For those of you that know me you know that I eat like a bird. I graze here and there and rarely am a clean plater – so sue me? I love snacks. Healthy snacks. Snacks that I don’t have to feel guilty about afterward. I bring a plethora of snacks with me to work because the last thing I want to do is devour a can of Pringles out of utter starvation. If you’re looking for a healthy snack alternative (other than raw veggies and an apple), here are some great options that you will become addicted to.
THE JOY NUT CO. CINNAMON ALMONDS
My go-to snack is nuts nuts and more nuts! Did I mention I love nuts? Except walnuts (I’m allergic). I make my own trail mix consisting of raw almonds, raw sunflower seeds, pecans, unsweetened dried cranberries and dried coconut. Sometimes that gets booooorrrrring so I gotta step up my nut game. What better way to do that than to pick up a package melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon almonds from The Joy Nut Co.?!
Seriously you guys. When I say melt-in-your-mouth, I actually mean it. These almonds are everything. I was at the South Pearl Street Farmer’s Market in Denver and noticed these guys right away because I am a true regular and had never seem them before. TJN Co. is based in Arvada, CO (love to support my local bizzies, and as you can see, so does Sawyer the Labrador).
If you love cinnamon almonds, these are the best you’ll ever taste. That’s why they’re our top seller.
(Totes true. These are the best, and I’m a tough crowd.)
For those of you who aren’t Denver locals, you can buy these babies online. They offer a flat shipping rate of $5.95 for up to 6 bags… score! They have five other flavors including cocoa mint (really good to have after eating a smelly meal), cocoa roast, honey roast, roasted/salted, and raw. Get ’em while they’re hot!
KETTLEHEAD POPCORN KETTLE CORN
Another one of my semi-recent obsessions is Kettlehead Popcorn. When I say obsessed, this may be an understatement. People probably think I’m a little (or a lot) weird with how often I talk about this particular popcorn. My friends are talking about getting engaged, married, and having babies… and here I am talking about kettle corn.
Kettlehead has become my #1 most frequent farmer’s market purchase. Not only do I buy it for myself, but I’ve been buying it for friends and family alike because I genuinely want them to experience the magic that goes on in your mouth when you consume this delectable treat. F that movie theater popcorn, this is totally worth sneaking in. It’s organic, made with local Colorado ingredients, and gluten free. If you get some at any of their farmer’s markets, you’ll get a bag that’s cooked hot and fresh. My personal favorite is the KETTLE CORN. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and salty and they use mushroom kernals which is what creates such large, round popcorn pieces. Their other popcorn flavors include Buffalo Blue Cheese, Jalapeno Cheddar, Spicy Southwest, Toasted Cinnamon, Wasabi Pop, Honey BBQ, Denver Cheddar, and Colorado Pop. The owner’s name is Dylan, he’s such a delight. I think it’s safe to say that Dylan has improved the quality of life of so many people because of his popcorn.
^ My face when someone asks me for some of my kettlecorn.
Whether you’re at work, school, camping, hiking, or brewery-ing with friends, these snacks are a must. And if you’re down and out, these are much cheaper than therapy. And much healthier than Ben & Jerry’s.
Happy Hump Day babies!