It's a new month - how is it already October 2016?? - and with a new month comes a new Degustabox! To refresh, Degustabox is a monthly subscription service that delivers a big box full of full-sized foodie finds (10-15 of them!) to subscribers every month.
I love getting mail, trying new things, and good food. It's perfect!
Barilla is my go-to brand for pasta (check out my mac & cheese recipe) and as a carb-loving vegetarian, I was thrilled to see that I could get 17g of protein and a good dose of ALA Omega-3 fatty acids from eating my pasta, with their new high-protein multigrain pasta.
We'll put that one in the plant-eaters win column.
Back to carbs:
Low-carb carbs? WHAT.
La Tortilla Factory tortillas have whole grains, 6g of fiber, and only 4g of net carbs - all for only 45 calories! With stats like that, you'd expect these to be tiny and/or taste like cardboard. Or maybe I'm just a pessimist. But these are reasonably sized and taste like normal whole grain tortillas!
They're not at all hard and fold easily around burrito fillings or peanut butter, banana, and strawberry jam for a kiddie burrito. That this 23 year old may or may not like better than the real thing...
Moving on! Continuing with the healthy grains trend, check out Sesame & Sea Salt Wasa Thins!
They're sweet, delicious, and chewy! I'll definitely take these over Starbursts any day.
But snack time isn't complete without chocolate.
An organic tea sampler from Numi! Yum! There are 8 different teas, of which Rooibos Chai and Gunpowder Green are my favorites - but really you just have to try them for yourselves. There's nothing like a fragrant cup of fair trade tea on a chilly fall day.
Except maybe movie night with the girls. And do you know what that means?
Maybe popcorn isn't your style for salty snacks?
For a crispier crunch, these Chicago-Style Bagel Chips don't disappoint! I'm a fan of the Cinnamon Bagel Chips, because I love cinnamon and who doesn't love carbs? See above.
Try dipping the cinnamon bagel chips in homemade apple or pumpkin butter. You're welcome for the tastegasm.
Speaking of pumpkin and all things basic - because I'm not at all embarrassed to admit that I love pumpkin spice everything once October rolls around and Ugg boots are all you'll find on my feet when it's below 30F outside - check out every blogger's dream.
All in all, it's another great month of new foodie finds from Degustabox. I'm already excited to see what the holiday season boxes bring! I'm definitely hoping for something pecan pie-related in the November box and something chocolate peppermint in the December box. But we'll just have to wait and see!