When it comes to eating a well-balanced diet it can sometimes be a struggle for many families. Choices are sometimes limited to bland foods, and prices for most foods are sky high. Jared and I have both been there in this same boat. We’d start a lifestyle change only to run into issues with snacking, or price points- who can really afford $10 for a small serving of nuts? I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #SimplyNice campaign, sponsored by Walgreens Although I have been
compensated, all opinions are my own.
I know we didn’t feel comfortable shelling out tons of cash at fancy health food stores so we stuck to basic foods like eggs, popcorn, and avocados to snack on. Thankfully we have since moved on to more tasty options that include organic snacks, and premium flavors.
Thanks to Walgreens Nice!® line of premium, and organic snacks, we have tons of food choices that are healthier. Nice!® believes in celebrating the good in every day, in every food, offering a range of healthier products that nourish the
body, and delicious treats that elevate the spirits. Their snacks are simple, honest, and delicious! Plus, they do not skimp on taste, and come in such unique varieties.
Some of our favorite Nice! food products are the Organic Blue Tortilla Chips, the Organic White Cheddar Popcorn, the Blueberry Pie Snack Mix, Sunflower Kernels, Probiotic Boost Mix, Yogurt-Covered Pretzels, and the Chili-Lime Seasoned Snack Mix. Seriously you all, there are so many more awesome snacks that are heart healthy, a good source of fiber, and/or cholesterol-free.
With Nice! well-balanced food and beverages, you get great tastes you can feel good about so that you can live well for less. These snacks feature no PHO’s, no trans fats, and also feature real ingredients and reduced artificial flavoring.
My favorite part?
The foods are ahhhhmazingly priced right! I can head to Walgreens and stock up on Nice! food products without leaving an entire paycheck behind. For our family, that just makes so much sense!
Nice! Food also helps to curb temptations for bad foods. I love the Organic Blue Tortilla Chip and Organic White Cheddar Popcorn because salty snacks are my vice. At least when I eat these foods, I know I am consuming a snack that is closer to nature.
If you are watching nutrition labels, Nice! Food by Walgreens makes it much easier for you! Each upper right corner contains key nutrition benefits of each product. Some snacks might be heart-healthy and other low calories (varies by food).
You all know I love to cook so I thought it would be fun to feature my absolute favorite Nice! Foods product which happens to be the Blueberry Pie Snack Mix.
Oh my gosh is this stuff way too good! It features Blueberry yogurt pie crust cookie gems, butter toffee almonds, & dried blueberries and cranberries.
It is so good alone, but also pairs so well with semi-sweet chocolate.
I decided I would make it extra dessert-like by making a Healthier Blueberry Pie Chocolate Bark.
The flavors of the semi-sweet chocolate and the snack mix are incredible!
Just one piece of bark satisfies my sweet tooth (I break it up even smaller) and it keeps in the fridge for up to a week (it might not last that long).
Healthier Blueberry Pie Chocolate Bark
- 3/4 tablespoon coconut oil *do not use refined as you want the nutty flavor.
- 1 package mini semi-sweet/dark chocolate chips the darker the better
- 1 bag Nice! Blueberry Pie Snack Mix Found at Walgreens
- Prepare a small baking tray with parchment paper. Heat chocolate morsels in the microwave with the coconut oil at 25 second intervels. Stir in-between each. Using a spatula, add chocolate to the parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread chocolate. Sprinkle chocolate with the Nice! Blueberry Pie Snack Mix. Refridgerate for 30 mins. Enjoy! Add leftovers to an airtight container.