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Packaged Food Sweets

S’MORES BITES From Sun Maid Are Made For Summer Snacking

For the majority of my life, I’ve always associated Sun Maid with raisins. Not such the case anymore, as the brand has expanded their offerings beyond their iconic raisins.

Sun Maid has launched a line of “Bites” that encompass a variety of sweet snacks you can enjoy on the go.

One of the most notable new additions are S’mores Bites, which include graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate, and raisins packed into a bite-sized morsel.

It’s essentially like cramming a campfire experience into a 6-oz bag. You can buy these new Sun Maid Bites now at Meijer stores as well as Amazon.

Other Bite additions include PB&J, Birthday Cake, and Banana Split all containing raisins.

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Packaged Food

Trader Joe’s Just Made French Onion Soup In Handheld Form

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Despite my sensitivity to lactose, I can’t pass up on a solid bowl of French onion soup. The marriage of caramelized onions, savory stock, and stringy, crispy cheese have joined together to warm my bones on more than one cold occasion.

For those who can’t get enough of French Onion Soup but lack the time needed to dote over a pot of onions for four hours, Trader Joe’s has released a variation that’s a bit easier to prep.

Their new French Onion Soup Bites with Caramelized Onions & Swiss Cheese is a mouthful in more ways than just its name. The new frozen appetizer is made with a doughy wrapper that’s stuffed with caramelized onions and Swiss cheese, and seasoned with a vegetable broth base.

You’re essentially biting into French Onion soup, just minus the mess, and I’m completely down with that. Anything to satiate those soup cravings.

Guests can find these bites in the frozen foods aisle at your local Trader Joe’s in 8.46-ounce boxes for $4.49.

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Health Recipes

5 Meal Prep Recipes That Don’t Suck And Actually Taste Amazing

Going on a diet sometimes feel like a death sentence, as you’ll often be told you have to eat some boring ass meals that consist of grilled chicken and broccoli. Sure, that gets the job done, but no one wants to eat the same thing over and over.

You don’t have to be a prisoner to mundane meals, and the guys over at Meal Prep On Fleek helped us discover that you can cook some awesome looking and tasting food, while still keeping things healthy.

From Chicken breast-crust pizza, to coconut sugar Sriracha shrimp, we’re going to show you how to upgrade your meal prep game in a fairly easy, affordable way.

Take a look for yourself, and change the way you feel about dieting:

Pizza Chicken Meal Prep- 20 min

MACROS PER SERVING (4 servings total):
8g Carbs, 15g Fat, 35g Protein

INGREDIENTS:
1 pound Chicken Breast
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1 1/2 tbsp. pizza seasoning
4 oz mozzarella cheese
2 oz pepperoni
2 cups Broccoli steamed

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
Place chicken on a baking sheet and top with pizza sauce and pizza seasoning
Bake for 8-10 minutes
Remove from the oven and top chicken with mozzarella cheese and additional seasoning, if desired
Bake for an additional 6 minutes
Remove from the oven and add pepperoni, if using
Return to the oven until chicken is done cooking
Serve with steam broccoli

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Coconut Sugar Sriracha Shrimp Meal Prep- 10 min

MACROS PER SERVING (4 servings total):
24g Carbs, 7g Fat, 32g Protein

INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup Coconut Sugar
3 tbsp. Sriracha
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic minced
1 pound Shrimp
2 tbsp. chives optional
2 cups riced cauliflower cooked
2 cups Broccoli steamed

COOKING DIRECTIONS:
Add shrimp, coconut sugar, sriracha, olive oil, salt & pepper, and garlic to a bowl.
Mix well
Cook shrimp in a nonstick skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes
Flip shrimp and cook an additional 2 minutes or until opaque
Serve with riced cauliflower and broccoli
Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days

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Steak & Egg White Salsa Verde Breakfast Wraps


MACROS PER SERVING (5 total servings):
15g Carbs, 6g Fat, 47g Protein

INGREDIENTS:
Salsa
1 tsp olive oil
1 1/2 pounds tomatillos
1 Jalapeno
1/4 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup cilantro
1 tbsp. lime juice
Sea Salt

Wraps
15 large egg whites
5 oz flank steak
5 medium whole wheat wraps
seasoning

COOKING DIRECTIONS

Salsa
Add olive oil, tomatillos, onion and jalapeno to a large skillet
Saute on high heat until caramelized on both sides
Transfer ingredients to a blender and add in garlic, cilantro and lime juice
Blend until combine

Wraps
Scramble egg whites until just cooked through
Remove from the pan and add in flank steak and seasoning
Cook steak until desired doneness
Make wraps by layering egg whites, steak and salsa in the middle and folding up
Wrap in parchment paper and seal
Repeat until all wraps are made

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Salmon Fajita Meal Prep- 28 min

MACROS PER SERVING:
7g Carbs, 17g Fat, 32g Protein

INGREDIENTS:
1 pound Sockeye Salmon
1 large onion sliced
2 large peppers sliced
1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
fajita seasoning

BAKING DIRECTIONS:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
Place sockeye salmon and sliced veggies on a baking sheet
Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with fajita seasoning
Toss veggies
Bake for about 18 minutes or until cooked as desired
Divide into containers and enjoy within 4 days of cooking

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Cocoa Hazelnut Energy Bites- 5 min

MACROS PER BITE (9 BITES TOTAL):
11g Carbs, 9g Fat, 6g Protein

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup rolled oats (do not use quick cooking)
1/2 cup Nuts ‘N More Cocoa Hazelnut Spread
2 tbsp. Coconut Oil not melted
1 tbsp. Honey or sweetener of choice
2 tbsp. ground flax
1 tsp. Sea Salt

COOKING DIRECTIONS:
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl
Roll into desired size bites
Refrigerate for 20 minutes
Store in a sealed container

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Packaged Food Sweets

How Bad Do You Want These Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bites?

General Mills just announced what could possibly one of their sweetest additions since the original Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal: Bite-sized mini donuts.

In their recent announcement of new Summer 2017 products, the breakfast cereal and snack company revealed that they’ll be launching Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bites.

While probably still good with milk, these warm donut-hole like pastries are dusted with cinnamon sugar and filled with a sweet cinnamon filling and can be eaten on the go. All you have to do is pop those balls in the microwave for 30 seconds.

You can find the bites available at the frozen food aisle of your local grocery retailer in boxes of 18 pieces. The bites will presumably be around through the end of summer.

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Meet The Latest Addition To The Sargento Family: Snack Bites™ Cheese Snacks

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Photo by Pete Pham

Sargento is thinking big on flavor and small in size with the release of their new Sargento® Snack Bites™ cheese snacks.

Each stick is less than 20 calories. These smaller sticks of natural cheese are also offered in four bold flavors: Savory Garlic and Herb Jack, Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar, Colby-Pepper Jack, and Chipotle BBQ Cheddar.

So, what do these newcomers mean for cheese lovers? Everything. The petite Snack Bites™ cheeses offer endless cheese-snacking possibilities and journeys, as their conveniently small size allows for snacking anytime, anywhere. Whether you’re packing them into your lunchbox or simply enjoying them alongside your favorite flick, the little Snack Bites™ cheeses make life cheesy and easy.

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Stacking them into towers is fun too, but ultimately, the new snacks stand on their own just based on their bold flavor.

Sargento® Snack Bites™ cheese snacks are now available in grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.69 per resealable bag.

Created in partnership with Sargento

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Cravings

The Infamous Mac & Cheese That Got A Hostile College Kid Arrested

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With the UConn incident making waves, we had to dig around to find out what’s so special about that macaroni the 19-year-old student was arrested for. Luke Gatti was arrested after a public display of aggressive intoxication which originated from his desire for bacon jalapeño macaroni and cheese.

Recorded at the Union Street Market of the University of Connecticut Student Union, was Gatti’s drunken tirade on the manager. Allegedly, Gatti arrived at the union drunk and was asked by the manager to leave after he opened a beer. He even admits to being underaged in the video.

He goes on for about 9 minutes demanding the mac and cheese. While we’re not condoning this idiot’s actions in any way, this mac and cheese looks amazing. Seriously, check it out.

 

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UConn lists the mac and cheese at $2.90 for a large with an additional charge of 50-cents for access to the toppings bar. Sounds like the perfect college dish.

Barstool Sports reports that, after the incident, one of the campus eateries even created a calzone stuffed with macaroni and cheese in Gatti’s honor. Also looks delicious.

While Gatti has officially moved off the campus, no word yet on whether he’s been expelled.

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Cravings

How To Make DEEP FRIED BACON-wrapped PEANUT BUTTER Bites

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If Nick from Dude Foods has mastered anything, it’s bacon. This time, however, he’s truly outdone himself.

Taking peanut butter and throwing into ice cube trays, the peanut butter is frozen into perfect cubes. Nick then dosed them in flour and egg wash and wrapped some bacon around them.

Throwing it into the fryer, what happens is a magic known only as Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Peanut Butter Balls.

Check out a quick video below and more sexy recipes at Dude Foods.

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Fast Food

Pizza Hut Officially Announces Hot Dog-Stuffed Crust Pizza

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Pizza Hut has announced that they’ll be releasing the new Hot Dog Bites Pizza.

Earlier this week, Pizza Hut teased that something big was coming. Referencing the infamous hot dog-stuffed crust pizzas found at Pizza Hut UK, Australia and South Korea locations, the pizza chain told loyal customers to keep an eye out on June 18.

Looks like it’s official.

The pie will be available as a large one-topping and feature a crust made from 28 bite-sized hot dogs. Each mini hot dog can be dipped into a free side of French’s mustard. While it’s not as crazy as some of the international offerings, we’re pretty excited just to get a variation here in the US.

Baby steps, guys.

The Hot Dog Bites Pizza is available for $11.99 at all participating Pizza Hut locations in the US starting on June 18.