AboutEating my way through the Big Apple and around the world.
Always in favor of extraordinary flavor versus saving a few calories, I’m constantly seeking the best restaurants, recipes, and random little food finds. This blog chronicles my discoveries, most of which are located in New York City, the foodie heaven I am fortunate to call home.
I am an editor at Zagat, but all opinions on this blog are mine and have nothing to do with my employer.
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Being the (adopted) New Orleans girl I am, I love me some Abita. Last nite at Bill’s Bar and Burger, I discovered their strawberry lager and stop—collaborate and listen—this is my new favorite beer ever. Crisp, light, a touch of strawberry flavor. Picture yourself drinking this in June, on a rooftop, with your best friends, your best tunes, and a plate of cheese. Reality in T minus 62 days people! Stock up!!
YUM! When I tore open this bag of Twizzlers (standing outside of Duane Reade, fending off a sugar emergency), it smelled like a chocolate avalanche. Seriously, overwhelming chocolatey-deliciousness smell. I love me some chocolate, and I love me some Twizzlers, so this was a no-brainer. But still, I think I like both things separately more.
Oh well! For someone who loves chocolate but doesn’t want to consume the calories and fat (we all know I have no problem with that), these would make a great alternative. 130 calories and 2 grams of fat for four pieces. Win!
During my nite class break, when I am always starving, I run across the street and grab a giant cookie (I always choose sugar). But last week, I decided to try something a little healthier. Enter Glenny’s Lowfat Bar-B-Que Soy Crisps. SO GOOD! Intense bbq flavor, filling little baked snack, nine grams of soy protein, and 30 percent of your daily calcium (more calcium than a glass of milk!).
I’m now super curious about the rest of this company’s products; if they’re as tasty as the Soy Crisps, I’m going to love them.
I’m not a cracker or chip connoisseur. Give me some reduced fat Wheat Thins or SunChips and I’m a happy girl. But these new Ritz crackers/chips are addicting. My roommate placed a bowl in front of me and I devoured the whole thing!
Luckily, Ritz “crackips” have 55% less fat than regular fried potato chips.
Why are these little buggers so delish?!
I love me some lowfat pudding—it’s a great alternative to other calorie-packed desserts, and can be just as satisfying. For me, there’s no better flavor than butterscotch, but I had to try Snack Pack’s new Dessert Twists line. Although it didn’t beat my standby flavor, Cinnamon Roll tastes just like rice pudding, minus the rice. Other flavors include Blueberry Muffin and Ice Cream Sandwich. At around 110 calories and three grams of fat, it’s a worthwhile indulgence.
Do you have any healthy dessert tricks?
I normally think peanuts are pretty mediocre, but then a free-for-all bag of Ricky’s Lucky Nuts popped up in my work pantry, and my world has been rocked. These are hands down the best peanuts I’ve ever had. The Original variety has some sort of sweet, honey roasted coating, and the Bombay Curry Coconut is a spicy explosion of goodness. Great for a healthy afternoon snack.
Hoping I can find the Colorado-based nuts at Whole Foods so I can try the other flavors.