Seasonal Finds: Mocha Peppermint Coffee, Gingerbread Protein Bars, Thanksgiving Meatballs

Nov 25 2019

Spotted on Shelves… Holiday Edition!

Starbucks Limited Edition Peppermint Mocha Flavored Ground Coffee

When Starbucks rolled out its seasonal lineup of Peppermint Mocha products, we were a little disappointed to learn the sweetened latte-style K-Cups and VIA packets have 150 - 160 calories each. But we were blown away by the deliciousness of this 0-calorie ground coffee! It has a rich cocoa flavor with just the right amount of sweet peppermint. And there’s no fake aftertaste like some flavored coffee. Totally kicks a craving for mint-chocolate cookies. Find it at Starbucks, supermarkets, and Walmart, or stock up on Amazon.

RXBAR Limited Edition Gingerbread Protein Bar

1 bar: 210 calories, 9g total fat (1g sat fat), 135mg sodium, 24g carbs, 4g fiber, 14g sugars, 12g protein -- SmartPoints® value 7*

Who wouldn't want their protein bars to taste a little like Christmas cookies? We love RXBARs for their clean ingredients, chewy texture, and delicious taste. And this limited-time flavor has just a hint of ginger-nutmeg goodness that isn’t at all overpowering. Throw one in your purse -- it’ll come in handy during the busy holiday season! Available at Target, Trader Joe’s, and more. You can also order online from the RX website.

Trader Joe’s Turkey Cranberry Meatballs

4 meatballs: 160 calories, 9g total fat (3g sat fat), 390mg sodium, 9g carbs, 1g fiber, 6g sugars, 14g protein -- SmartPoints® value 5*

It’s official: We're OBSESSED with this autumnal offering from TJ’s. It’s basically Thanksgiving in a meatball! The turkey tastes fresh and juicy… just like homemade. Grab a bag or two to stash in the freezer, because they won't be around forever. (Rather DIY? Don’t miss tomorrow’s HG email!)

Hungry for More?

Today’s holiday finds were HITS from our latest podcast: The Holiday Food Finds Episode! Tune in for Lisa’s full “chew & tell” review of these and over a dozen more seasonal picks.

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And that’s all we’ve got. ‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!

Chew on this:

Did you know that November 25th (today) is National Parfait Day? True story. We suggest a seasonal favorite: Pumpkin Pie Parfait

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