Try It Tuesday: Saffron Road Baked Lentil Chips #healthysnacks


Saffron Road Baked Lentil Chips

I love snacks, especially chips. I know it is mostly habit, but when I eat a sandwich I love having a side of chips. My favorite snack combo is to eat tortilla chips with salsa.

Lately, I have been looking for a healthier option. I have been trying to modify my diet and switch to foods that are lower in fat, calories, and have more nutritional benefits.

That is how I found Saffron Road Baked Lentil Chips.

Lentil chips are lower in fat and higher in protein.

Here is how they compare with two of my faves Baked BBQ Lays potato chips and Tostitos tortilla chips.

Lentil (serving size 20 chips) Baked Lays (serving size 15 chips) Tortilla (serving size 7 chips)
Calories 120 140 140
Total Fat 3g 3g 7g
Carbs 19g 25g 19g
Sodium 135mg 230mg 115mg
Protein 4g 2g 2g

After comparing the numbers I decided to try and see if I liked the taste. I bought the Sea Salt ones and they don’t have much flavor on their own. The texture reminded me of kettle chips. Very crunchy.

Because they are thicker, I found that they great for dipping. I ate with hummus, salsa, and cheese dip.

While eating, I could tell the chips were different than what I was used to eating, but it was not bad.

This is not exactly a low carb option, but you will find this is for you if you want a snack that is lower in calories and fat.

TOW Final Word: Saffron Road Lentil chips are a good substitute for potato or tortilla chips. Good source of fiber, gluten free, and less fat.


Wine Walks #wine #uptowngreenwood #festivalofflowers #scfof2018 #greenwoodsblooming #tryittuesday

Today’s post of Try It Tuesday is all about wine walks!

There has been an increase in wine walks in the area where I live.

It seems that it has become the trendy thing to do, especially on a Saturday evening in a downtown area. In Greenwood, South Carolina, they have been organizing wine walks for years. There are usually 2 each year: one in the summer during Festival of Flowers (FOF) and one in the fall at the start of the holiday shopping season.

The Official name of the FOF wine walk is called “topiaries and tastings”. The objective is to visit area businesses, taste a sample of a wine, and also view the topiaries that are on display around the uptown Greenwood area during the festival.

I like attending wine walks because they allow me to try a variety of wines and determine which types suit my palate.

This year, there were 17 stops! I think the organizers out did themselves in arranging the stops and wine selections.

The business owners that participated were encouraged to provide some sort of nibbles to accompany the wine. This was needed especially since there were so many wine stops.

The wine walk started at 5:30pm but participants that were encouraged to begin registration at 5:00pm to pick up their glasses and map to plan their route. With about 500 attendees, you can understand how it might get a little crowded. The entire evening was quite festive and fun. Our group started at the “last stop” and worked our way backwards to avoid many of the lines and waiting to be served.

TOW Final Thoughts: The wines were good and my favorite was the Chenin Blanc. Even though there were more stops this year, I think everything moved so smoothly and it was probably the best organized wine walk I attended . I will need to take another walk around the Uptown in order to see all of the topiaries though!

The Donut Experiment #yeahTHATgreenville #foodiefriday

Happy Friday!!

The best way to treat yourself after work, is to get a fresh made cake donut.

If you live in Greenville SC or the surrounding area, and you have not been to The Donut Experiment in Greenville SC (on Augusta Rd), you are missing out.

Yes this is a donut shop. Custom made donut combinations let you decide what glaze and topping you want. What you have at the end is a donut that is all you dreamed of. 😂😁

They ensure you have your best donut experience by starting with a delicious, slightly sweet cake donut. Since the toppings are pure sugar, it is good that the donut base is not too sweet. It allows for the toppling combinations to shine.

My favorite is the Maple Bacon donut. My second favorite is Vanilla icing topped with Coconut.

TOW Final Word: I love The Donut Experiment and go there every chance I can because it is delicious. You can make your donut as simple or as decadent as you want.

The Donut Experiment
Address: 2123 Augusta Street C, Greenville, SC 29605

Try It Tuesday: Aroma Designs Young Living Bottle Cap stickers #tryittuesday

TRY It Tuesday
Aroma Designs Young Living Bottle Cap Stickers

From the Amazon description:

• OIL & WATER RESISTANT – These glossy Young Living essential oil lid stickers have a special laminate to ensure that the oils or water won’t smear the ink or loosen the adhesive.
• EVERY YOUNG LIVING OIL INCLUDED – This set of 6 sheets totaling 576 Young Living cap stickers includes 194 different essential oils specialty essential oil blends, which is at least 2 stickers for every single Young Living oil available as of 2017.
• ULTRA STRONG ADHESIVE – These stickers have a permanent adhesive that keep them tightly in place
• COLOR CODED – This complete set of premium, pre-printed labels is color-coded to match Young Living oils for all available oils and blends, allowing you to easily identify your Young Living essential oils from the bottle or vial lid. Perfect for keeping your oils organized and accessible!
• DIMENSIONS – 1/2″ in Diameter, allowing them to fit on almost every essential oil lid available.

TOW Opinion
If you use Young Living oils and want to get your essential oil collection organized, then you NEED these labels. I love mine.

I have been using oils for years, but I did not have the tops labeled in the beginning. Then I tried making my own labels using printable labels. These did not stay on very well for long. That is why I decided to buy these labels.

These were exactly what I needed.

I like they they have every possible oil and blend. They also give you a few labels for each oil/blend.

If you are just starting to collect essential oils, you will be doing yourself a favor by getting these.

If you have been using oils for years, you will wonder (like me) why you did not get some of these labels sooner.

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Raker Man!

We should always be kind. ❤


This is a repost of a piece I wrote after vacationing in the Dominican Republic. It’s been a good while since this was posted, but interestingly, two followers asked me about it within the last week or so. Both mentioned how it’s nice to be reminded that a kindness offered to another doesn’t have to be grand to have meaning. Sometimes a small effort can still make a big difference.

Raker Man

The tropical sun was intense, but from the shade we sipped Pina Coladas and stared at the blue Caribbean. A vacation in the Dominican Republic! We staked claim to our favorite cabana and by afternoon were chatting with beachside neighbors. Diane in the next cabana knew a lot about the area and in the balmy breeze we compared notes on favorite restaurants as we enjoyed the beach.

The next hot day while eating lusciously ripe strawberries I caught sight of the trio…

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