Friday Food Find: Skinny Summer Margs

Skinny Summer Margs

Hello my fellow foodies! It’s been a while, but I’m back! May/June has been a crazy awesome month for me for so many reasons:

  1. I graduated college! My 16+ years of education are really over (I can’t believe it). Guess it’s time to be a real adult or something…
  2. My boyfriend & I were lucky enough to take a graduation trip to Barcelona, Spain. More details (and recipes) on this to come later
  3. We filled up my Toyota Corolla & roadtripped it halfway across the county. I officially started my new job at an ad agency in Orange County & am living the California life

Needless to say, the past few weeks have been jam packed! So what better way to celebrate than with margaritas & Mexican food??

Skinny Summer Margs

A while back, I came across this Tres Agaves Margarita Mix & gotta say, it’s a keeper. It’s organic, uses REAL lime, REAL agave & is REAL tasty.

Tres Agaves

Just mix 1.5 oz. of tequila (I used El Jimador which was SO SMOOTH) to 3.5 oz. of mixer. The bottle’s recipe is different, but I’ve found that its version is just a little toooo strong.

El Jimador

Just shake the ingredients, salt the drink rims (if you’re feelin’ salty) & garnish with a fresh lime wedge! Deliciousness awaits at around 225 calories – and trust me, for a margarita THIS GOOD, that’s pretty great! This mix is so much better for you than Jose Cuervo…tastebuds & waistline, so try it out!

Skinny Summer Margs

Be sure to comment below if you mix up some margs for yourself & add your email to the mailing list for more recipes & updates if you’re not subscribed already!  Cheers to you & to an awesome weekend!

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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