Favorite Finds!

50% Fitness, 50% kitchen is my motto!

A new “Pescetarian”, with a busy schedule, I am on a mission to stay fit, thin, but most importantly, HEALTHY.

I have been searching for “healthier” substitutes, and for MEAT substitutes as well.

According to statisticsbrain.com, 7.3 Million million Americans are vegetarians. Although there are numerous health benefits to eliminating meat from your diet, there are also some risks. Number one is IRON. Lack of Iron in the body can result in anemia, and it can affect the normal functioning of the human body. (Want to know more on this, ask your doctor!!!)

Giving up meat, doesn’t have to mean giving up your favorite meals (kind of)…. my grocery store of choice used to be Traders Joes, that is, until I came across FRESH AND EASY. Cheaper prices, fresh, and ready to go foods!

Us, Mexican-Americans love chorizo with egg for breakfast…the substitute, SOYRIZO! This meatless, gluten-free substitute cost me $3.29. Chorizo costs  about the same price, and you can’t even taste the difference.

Veggie Smart dogs, they taste a little different…not going to lie! But once you add the ingredients, the fact that you instead will be eating 45 calories, 8 grams of protein, 290 milligrams of sodium, 230 milligrams of potassium, 1 gram of sugar, 3 carbohydrates and 6% of the daily recommended value of iron, INSTEAD OF meat, will be WELL worth it. Cost $4.

Italian Style Veggie Protein Sausages, I add these to my pastas, or on the side with some vegetables. Delicious! And one of my favorite finds. Price: $4.79.

Seaweed snacks!!! Substitute for chips, cookies, candy?…ok, it doesn’t taste

 like candy buuuuut if you are a fan of sushi, you will like this! Seaweed snacks

come in different “flavors” with wasabi, salt, seasonings. Price: $.99 a box!

Last but not least, Organic Blue Agave nectar. Buy two bottles for $8 at Costco, and

substitute your sweet & low, Splenda, and other artificial sweeteners for

some organic nectar.