A Few Favorite Food Finds

I have recently found some new foods that my family loves, so today I thought I would share a few of them with you.

Bush’s Beans recently sent me some beans from their new line of Cocina Latina beans to try and they were so good. And I am not just saying that because I received them free to try.

These were really good and my family loved them. I think they will be become a favorite quick lunch in our house. These are only available in some areas of the country, but if you can find them in your area, I think you will love them.  (And in case you are wondering all of Bush’s Beans and products are gluten free, which is another reason I love them so much.)

I recently bought some Chipins by Popcorn Indiana at Sam’s Club and we loved them. Now, these are not what you can say are healthy, but they are healthier than a bag of potato chips. And they have become my new go to snack when I want something salty and crunchy.

My sister told me that their Kettle Corn was also good, so I had to give it a try as well and I agree, it is very good! Indiana Popcorn products are now favorites in our house.

And Greek yogurt. Now, I know Greek yogurt has been everywhere for a while now and I am a little late discovering it, but I am finally seeing why so many people love it.

This is my new favorite lunch. I will say though that brand makes a huge difference here. Some are really good and others are not so good. My favorite so far has been the Cobani Greek yogurt. I love all the flavors, but I think the apple is my favorite.

If you love Greek yogurt I would love to hear what brands and flavors you enjoy.

Now what fun food finds have you discovered lately? 

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures

Comments

  1. If it’s not Chobani, it’s not worth eating! I could live off of pineapple Chobani :)

  2. Susie E says:

    I use the plain 8 oz Chobani to make my own Greek yogurt, a gallon at the time in my crock pot. I fortify the milk with 2 cups of powdered milk to increase the protein and calcium content. It takes about 3 hours to bring the milk up to 180 degrees, about 2- 3 hours to let the temperature fall back to 100 degrees, then temper in the Chobani yogurt into the warm milk and leave it in the oven overnight with the light on. Makes great yogurt, and you can even put it in the containers you want to store it in when you place it in the oven. In the morning your final product goes straight from the oven to the fridge.

    • I have made my own yogurt, but have never used greek yogurt as the starter. I am going to have to give it a try though and see how we like it.

      • Susie E says:

        I think the secret to great Greek yogurt is that it contains more protein than regular yogurt. You can either strain out the whey to get it nice and thick after it is cultured, or add in powdered milk before you culture. I’d rather add the powdered milk first than strain later! My best results have been when I:
        1. use a good starter like chobani
        2.work with the optimum temperatures of 180 and 100
        3.don’t rush the process
        4.don’t stir the cultured product. That breaks us the protein chains.

  3. Kristina says:

    I’ve tried Chobani but didn’t care for it. I’m a Fage 2% girl. I love that stuff, but not the price. There’s a highly rated yogurt maker on Amazon for under $35 that I’m thisclose to buying. When I do, I’ll also get a yogurt cheese strainer so I can make my yogurt thick. So exciting. lol

    I also started my own vanilla extract a few weeks ago and I’ve made your homemade vanilla pudding more times than I can count. We ust made your oatmeal chocolate chip cookies just a few days ago and pepperoni roll-ups will be dinner tomorrow. LOVE your site, Lynn! Thanks so much for the recipes!!

    • I agree on the price. Love Greek Yogurt, but not the price. I have made homemade yogurt and we love it, but I need to try using greek yogurt as the starter.

      I am glad that you enjoy my homemade vanilla pudding and the cookies. Both are favorites in our house. And I hope you enjoy the homemade vanilla.

  4. Therese Willis says:

    This is nice to know. Chobani strawberry is my favorite. I don’t really like the taste of beans but I would love to try that Chipins popcorn chips. Great and healthy alternative to potato chips, i must try it!

  5. Love the blueberry chobani. Love the strawberry one to but for some reason I like the strawberry one better in the huge tub it’s ore mixed an seems to have more strawberry flavor

  6. I started making my own frozen yogurt using Greek yogurt. I put 3/4-1 cup of frozen frut in a food processor and let it run for a minute or 2. I scrape down the sides, add 1/2 cup of frozen yogurt, process it again for a couple of minutes, it comes out so smooth & creamy & delicious. Experiment with your favorite fruit & yogurt flavors. I make 1 serving at a time.

  7. I was a Chobani fan, but now since I’ve started reading ingredients to everything I buy, I prefer the Fage 0% and adding my own fruit with honey and nuts to avoid extra sugar.

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