Spring Treats and Eats- Houston

This is a sponsored post, all opinions are honest and my own as always.

Spring is so close you can taste it, so I’m rounding up my favorite spring treats and eats for the end of March. From ice cream to iron, energy bars to protein-packed nuts, these are my favorite finds!

Lucky Iron Fish

The Lucky Iron Fish is a revolutionary and simple cooking tools that, when boiled for 10 minutes with a little bit of citrus or any acidic ingredient, provides you with more than 50% of your daily required iron! It’s clinically-proven to improve iron levels, increase lagging energy and is safe for the whole family. And a portion of every sale of the Lucky Iron Fish goes towards undernourished communities both locally and globally.

Wonderful Pistachios

In the spring, I love to grill out and make salads from the fresh ingredients emerging from the grocery store. Wonderful Pistachios are my favorite protein-packed topper for any salad- they add crunch, energy and fiber as well as a little kick when you use their newest flavor, Jalapeno Lime. Try this salad recipe:

Summer Salad with Fresh Nectarines and Arugula

Salad Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Wonderful Pistachios
  • 3/4 cup farro
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups chopped arugula
  • 1 firm, ripe nectarine- chopped
  • 3 scallions, white and green parts, sliced
  • 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 each teaspoon salt & pepper

Directions

  1. In a pan, combine farro, broth and water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to simmer, cover and cook until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. In a bowl, toss the cooled farro, arugula, nectarine and scallions.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad, toss to coat.
  4. In a dry skillet, toast the Wonderful Pistachios over medium heat for one minute. Add to salad, sprinkle feta over salad.

Atkins Soft Baked Blueberry Energy Bars

Each soft baked bar is packed with 15g of protein, 4g of net carbs and less than 2g of sugar providing the nutrients you need to fuel your day. Perfect for breakfast with your morning coffee or as a snack! This meal bar is the perfect choice for when you’re on the go, short on time, or just want a low sugar, high in fiber option with the great taste of blueberry or vanilla and macadamia nut. 

Gallivant Ice Cream

Gallivant Mawa Ice Creams are the FIRST and ONLY Indian-style mawa ice creams sold in retail markets in North America. The ice creams are made using Ayurvedic principles of Dairy Processing where milk and mawa (Indian Milk Solids) are cooked together. The ‘cooking’ process is known to help in the reduction of the ‘harming’ properties of milk that elevate lactose intolerance. It is easy to digest. The ‘cooking’ process results in an ice cream that has a buttery-rich caramelized texture with half the amount of fat as an American premium ice cream.

The product comes in several unique flavors beyond their Madagascar Vanilla, African Chocolate and Vietnamese Coffee, such as Thai Coconut, Guatemalan Cardamom, Spanish Saffron, Chinese Black Sesame and more. The company is female owned. It is made in small batches. This allows the company to carefully control the quality of its ice cream and to experiment with new flavors.

 

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