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Friday Food Find: Flour With Power

This Friday I’m introducing you to an awesome new whole grain flour that I recently came across at the grocery store. I’m constantly looking for substitutions to make baked goods a little healthier & this is THE PERFECT way to do so.

Ultragrain Flour

Meet Ultragrain. Here’s why it’s got the power:

  • it’s a blend of white & ultragrain flours, meaning it has the taste of a white flour with the health benefits of a whole wheat blend
  • 9 g of whole grain per serving
  • 2x the fiber of other all-purpose flour
  • lower starch content
  • increased essential minerals + vitamins
  • increased antioxidants
  • it’s NOT expensive!!

I was amazed by the taste of this stuff. You really cannot tell a difference between this & white flour in baking – I will never go back! Also, unlike other health-friendly flours, Ultragrain isn’t ridiculously expensive. When I tried some brown rice whole wheat flour for a recipe it was about $8 for a little tiny bag! I’m pretty sure that I only paid around $2.50 for this one.

In my opinion, this is the kind of health-conscience change that EVERYONE can & should make. There’s no difference in taste & a very minimal difference in price. Now you can feel a little less guilty about baking those cupcakes you’ve been craving 😉

As always, the nutrition facts – if interested you can also take a peek at the nutrition facts for another all-purpose flour to compare. Put Ultragrain to the test in your own kitchen & let me know what you think in the comments below! If you have another go-to flour I’d love to hear about it! Thanks for stopping by & be sure to subscribe for more tips if you haven’t already! Happy baking!

-SkinnyGirl

SkinnyGirl

Friday Food Find! New Favorite Chips

When I think of summertime snacks there are three things that come to mind: watermelon, pico de gallo, and guacamole. There’s nothing I love more than some fresh pico or guac – that said, I could eat the whole container of them by myself. So, in an attempt to make my guacamole obsession a little healthier I tried to find some healthy chips.

ImageThese chips are not only healthy, but incredibly tasty – I was thrilled to find something that’s good for me, delicious, & cheap! I got the flavor ‘Original’ which is made with black beans, so it’s high in protein AND gluten-free. Essentially this chip is for everyone, check it out:

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It has a great flavor, and was suprisingly crispy – which I love! It also is lightly salted with sea salt so you can definitely say that I’ve found a new favorite chip to my dip. As always, the nutrition facts:

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What I like about this is that there’s no trans fat, there’s potassium, protein and these chips are high in fiber meaning that they fill you up. One of the keys to maintaining a healthy weight/losing weight is eating a high-fiber and high-protein diet, because then you don’t get hungry when you shouldn’t be.

Overall I give these 5/5 stars – so go try them out for yourself!

-SkinnyGirl