Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Food Should Taste Good! And a Review

Food Should Taste Good

The nice folks at Food Should Taste Good were crazy enough to let me try their products. I was very impressed overall and loved the complexity, crunch, and satisfying flavors of these snacks. Below is the breakdown of each flavor.

Thanks again for letting me taste my way through these snacks!

Chocolate: Can you really do any better than chips and chocolate? The chocolate was a mild flavor but was definitely noticeable and a great treat. I ate these plain and it was just enough of a chocolate kick.

Olive:The olive master of the house (Mike) stole these and took them to work. He dipped them in hummus and was in chip heaven. He said that this was reminiscent of eating mild green olives and asked when we would be buying some more!

Buffalo: This chip was not hot enough for me as I was expecting some major kick. I loved the color anyways and dipped it in some salsa- yes, a bizarre combination but it worked for me!

JalapeƱo: Again, this chip was not as hot as I expected, but I loved the mild, flavorful bites. I think I tasted some lime in this, but it could have been my imagination since I was expecting a fiesta. I think these chips would be awesome as the base of a Mexican salad.

Multigrain: These chips were my absolute favorite. I think I ate them for 4 meals straight and may have included breakfast. Don't judge. I loved the crunchy, nutty and sesame flavor. I saw these at Costco last week and we picked some up! These will be hard to stay away from!

The Works: These chips were interesting since they had poppy and caraway seeds, minced garlic and onions. The taste reminded me of an everything bagel and tasted great dipped in regular hummus. Since I'm not much of a garlic girl, the chips were a bit overwhelming but would be great served at a party.

Sweet Potato: Hands down, my fave. I love sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes and I should get married and eating these chips was pure love. I'm totally cheesy, but these were honestly really good. I think the folks making these bad boys got them right. I will definitely buy these again.

My Food Should Taste Good

Over the last few weeks I have been figuring out a way to revamp my eating, make it healthier, make it better, make it more, make it less, etc. I have not discussed much of my eating history but I have always been up and down. It seems like there is some formula to lose weight, but I felt like the dumb kid in math class that just used the wrong equations.

Over the last 10 months or so, I have lost those stupid last 5-10 pounds. You know, the pounds that come from extra frozen yogurt in the summers, wine with dinner, warm bread baskets, and yes- even extra scoops of peanut butter in my morning oatmeal. In my lower points, it is also the weight that came from boredom eating, the weight that my body wanted to get back after not properly nourishing myself, and the outright splurge. I have been a healthy eater since I first lost my 'fat kid weight.' (I am not trying to offend anyone here. I truly was an overweight adolescent at 20 pounds overweight).

It's just that something was not clicking. I don't think I was ready for it. Each time I lost weight, I was not ready to own my body and it felt like I was inhabiting something else- but not my own body. Over the last couple of weeks, these same thoughts have crossed my mind on many occasions.

I won't lie- I am experiencing a lot of pressure just a little over 3 months before my wedding. When I run into people I haven't seen in a long time, they comment about how thin I look. Instead of accepting the compliment, the inner me says 'Just wait until I gain it again'. While we were on a trip to Lake Tahoe, I wore shorts because it was hot outside. Logical, right? Well this was a huge step for me. I have always been critical of my lower body and haven't worn shorts unless I was going to the beach for years. When Mike took a picture of me and I took a look, it was hard to see because I wasn't comfortable in my skin. He told me I was crazy so I stopped talking but didn't stop thinking. As we hiked up the mountain to see a beautiful waterfall, I realized that my crazy legs carried me up the trail, through the mountains, through many gym workouts, across the graduation stage, and to work every day. Blast my thoughts- I'm letting them have their day.

No, I'm not 100% confident. No, I am not going to be walking around in booty shorts. But I will be nicer to me. I will properly feed myself like I have been for the last 10 months. I will exercise because it feels good, and sometimes I will eat what I want because food should taste good.

Here are a few snapshots from our weekend in Tahoe and my short, short, shorts!

Have you grown to love any body parts? What have you done to be more comfortable in your skin?


Leah @ Simply Fabulous said...

You look beautiful in all of the photos! This post really struck me and spoke out to me. It's amazing actually, that we feel so much pressure before our wedding day. If you've been reading i've been feeling an insane amount of pressure as well. I'm really trying to put on my logical head here and realize it is ONE DAY. One day, that you (and I) will look beautiful, not because of how thin we look but because of how happy we will be. Happiness radiates beauty, I truly believe that. I have had emails from brides who were heavier in their wedding photos than they are now and they all say to me that they do not see WEIGHT in their photos, they see HAPPINESS.

If you want to talk anymore about this, honestly- email me!! Trust me when I say that I understand how you are feeling!

Mari said...

As you know, I workout a lot but I never "show" my hard work. I still had this distorted image of what my arms looked like, to me they appear fat but to others they seem strong. A few days ago, I decided to wear a tank top in public, this is the equivalent as skinny dipping for someone else. And even though it was something so minor, to ME it was a huge step.

I am not going to lie and say I feel 100 percent comfortable but I hope that one day, I will.

One Healthy Apple said...

Thanks to both of you for your thoughtful comments. I love how real and supportive you are!

Anonymous said...

girl, you're like me! we love our hot spicy stuff! and sweet potatoes!
as for body image...I'm still learning to be comfortable with my body, esp my stomach...def a long process!