New Food Products on My Radar – Snack City!!!

As a self-proclaimed foodie, I get a real thrill out of all the new products that come out. It’s just never ending! And the best part is, as the world’s knowledge of health foods increases, as do the products! Here’s what I’ll be hunting down at the grocery store soon.

Drink Chobani – Greek yogurt blended with fruit in a drinkable form? Yeehaw. With flavors like Straw’Nana and Mangolicious…I want in.

Kind Nuts & Spices Black Truffle Almond & Sea Salt Bar – I’ve tried a few of the new Nuts & Spices bars, but not this one. I want to…and I’m afraid to. Maybe I’m afraid of how much I’ll like it. Who’s tried it?

Nature’s Path Qi’a Coconut Chia Superflakes – I’m a huge fan of Nature’s Path products. The Qi’a blends are a great alternative to sugary cereals. They’re full of both nutrients and flavor. And as a coconut lover….yes I need.

MadeGood Chocolate Banana Granola Minis – Is it wrong that I think this snack is, well, cute? Ok, ok, that’s a weird way to describe a food. But in all seriousness, this flavor!

Kashi Go Lean Honey Pecan Baklava bars – Is this a snack or a dessert? I mean, just look at that flavor. A blend of pecans, cashews, sesame and honey, yum! 8g of protein, 4g of fiber…Love it.

Mamma Chia Energy Beverages – I don’t typically consume caffeine but on the occasions that I do, I prefer something like green tea or another alliterative to coffee. These chia energy drinks fuel you with fair-trade guayusa, a leaf brewed like tea, that’s rich in antioxidants.


Biena Chickpea Snacks – I tried the cinnamon crunch flavor at a Whole Foods demo and immediately snagged a bag. I have yet to try the other flavors, but they all sound so good!


Ok, friends – what have you tried and what else is on your radar?

Celebrate National Breakfast Month with Eggs!

Hello, lover.


September is National Breakfast Month and what better way to celebrate than with one of my favorite foods…eggs! Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. They’re loaded with high-quality proteins, vitamins, minerals, good fats and various nutrients.

A large egg contains:

  • Only 77 calories, with 5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein with all 9 essential amino acids.
  • Rich in iron, phosphorous, selenium and vitamins A, B12, B2 and B5 (among others).
  • One egg contains 113 mg of choline, a very important nutrient for the brain.

The combination of protein and fat makes them a great breakfast option that will keep you satiated and feeling good for the day ahead.

I’m somewhat particular about the eggs I buy. If I’m not buying local, I like to pick up a carton from Whole Foods or choose one of the certified humane brands, like Pete and Gerry’s.

They’re eggs are certified humane and Grade A USDA certified organic, as well as:

  • Free Range
  • NO pesticides
  • NO added hormones
  • NO antibiotics
  • NO GMOs

I love making eggs poached, soft-boiled, or baked in an avocado. So yummy!

baked egg avocado breakfast recipe

And avocado toast, duh.

fried egg avocado toast bacon breakfast

If you love eggs for lunch, come visit me at BBC — we put eggs on burgers. YUP.
boston burger company egg burgers

How do you like your eggs? Favorite egg recipe?


All Things Pumpkin!

It’s crazy how early markets bring on trends for the next season. I kid you not, early August I started seeing Halloween candy in grocery stores. Sometimes it’s just too much. Too soon! But other times, we eagerly await the trends — especially in the food and fashion industries.

I’m not a huge pumpkin fan — some of you ladies go nuts! — but I do like checking out a few pumpkin-flavored things come fall. Any new food products out there, I just gotta try it. Here’s what’s on my radar for pumpkin season.

Califia Farms Pumpkin Spice Latte. I love Califia Farms almond milks. They’re fantastic. I’d try this if it doesn’t have a ton of sugar in it. *wishful thinking*

califia farms pumpkin spice latte cold brew coffee

Pumpkin Spice Cheerios.  I mean… this is a childhood classic with a seasonal twist. I don’t really eat cereal but I’m sure I’ll pick up a box just to try.

purely elizabeth pumpkin fig granola. No joke, this line of granola is GOOD. And it’s made with a great list of ingredients. Nothing creepy. I haven’t tried this (is it brand new?) but it’ll be on my to-buy list.

365 (Whole Foods) Pumpkin Spice Granola. Whole Foods’ granola blends are usually loaded with sugar, so I probably wouldn’t buy this. But I bet it’s deeeeeelicious. Side note: does anyone wish they would change their font? It’s so dated looking! 🙁

365 whole foods pumpkin spice granola

Chobani Flip Pumpkin Harvest Crisp. Pie crust pieces, pecans, and glazed pumpkin seeds, real pumpkin puree. Did you read that? PIE CRUST PIECES!

chobani flip pumpkin pie harvest crisp yogurt

Noosa Pumpkin Yogurt. I probably wouldn’t have ever tried this, but a friend of mine had it as his house and made me. He said he gets so pumped when it comes out at Target. I agree, it’s great.

noosa yogurt pumpkin spice

RXBar Pumpkin Spice. This product is actually available year round and I’ve already tried it. It’s good (I love all their flavors) but you have to really like pumpkin for this one. The spice is real.

pumpkin spice rxbar paleo

larabar pumpkin pie. This is an oldie but goodie. Real ingredients, all good. Grab them while you can. Larabars, along with RXbars, are the only bars I eat anymore. All clean ingredients.

Food Should Taste Good Harvest Pumpkin Tortilla Chips. I love these!! The flavor is subtle and they’re super crunchy. Side note: I also really love FSTG’s olive chips.

food should taste good harvest pumpkin tortilla chips

Boom Chicka Pop Pumpkin Spice Kettle Corn. They call this holidrizzle. Hilarious. Haven’t tried this but I always see this brand at Target. I bet it’s straight up candy.

angie's holidrizzle boom chicka pop pumpkin spice kettle corn

What are you trying and buying? Favorite pumpkin-flavored product?

bfresh – all good and in your hood!

If I’m not working, I’m either at the library or the grocery store. I can’t help it; I love being surrounded by books and food. Probably not at the same time but ya know. Both places just inspire so much creativity!

When I go grocery shopping, I want to be in a fun atmosphere that promotes healthy eating. bfresh is a concept that does that. Their goal is to freshify your life® with affordable foods. Think: fresh produce, affordable organics, and convenience. bfresh currently has stores in Allston and a brand new location in Brighton. I recently stopped by the Allston location and was really impressed with the bright, fun, and friendly atmosphere. Just look at all the colorful signage among fresh food!

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Meals on the go! Pizza, salads, sandwiches, and more.IMG_2678 IMG_2679 IMG_2680

More on-the-go options.IMG_2681

Fresh ground peanut butter, spices, and honey.IMG_2682

Major bulk bins!IMG_2683

Big bonuses:

  • Grocery delivery is available at:
  • bfresh Mobile®, available in App Store and Google Play, is an app for coupons and sales flyers. Use on the go and save!

If you’re a Boston local and eager to check out bfresh, I have a little gift for you! Shoot me an email and I’ll send you a gift card for $10 off your order. 🙂 christinaorso (at)

For more info, follow along on facebook, instagram, or twitter.

Stay healthy, stay happy!