I am alive loves I promise!

I am so sorry for my lack of posting, but goodness, have I been busy and tired!

Matt and I went to a baseball game last night and had a great time, however I had to work this morning and let me tell you, the lack of sleep and late night made for a long half day. So other than my manicure that I have scheduled for later today, I have no intentions of leaving my couch.

With that though, it gives me a little time to catch up with you and share some fun stuff.

So speaking of being tired, it should go without saying that I need a little kick start in the morning.

Yes, I love my coffee and have been reliant on it lately, but I have also had another delicious energy boost.

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Insert energems. I mean seriously, chocolate + caffeine? Sign me up.

So what exactly are energems?

They are bite sized supplements made with milk chocolate that also contain caffeine and B vitamins which give you a nice little energy boost when you’re feeling a little sluggish.  A serving is 3 gems which is the equivalent of a cup of coffee.  I have been popping one right before I leave for work and then again in the afternoon when my day starts to get a bit dragging. Not only does it give me a little energy boost, but who doesn’t love chocolate?

They come in three flavors: Milk Chocolate, Mint Chocolate and Peanut Butter.

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I can’t even tell you a favorite because all three are delicious.

So if you’re thinking what makes these different than your average cup of coffee or energy drink, it’s the ingredients.  Energems contain L-theanine, a natural supplement that helps improve with memory, focus and concentration as well as counteracts the jitters associated with caffeine.  Also many energy drinks and shots contain Phenylalanine, a major ingredient in Aspartame. Energems do not. Total plus!

And need I repeat myself when I say chocolate? I am really loving these!

Another snack I have been loving lately are these Dang Foods Coconut Chips.

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I have been on a huge coconut kick lately, so when I saw these coconut chips I basically already knew I would love them. I guess I just wasn’t prepared for how much.

I had plans to incorporate them into meals and snacks, but honestly I ate most of these straight from the bag. They’re like Pringles, once you pop you can’t stop. (except these are good for you!)

And even though they are amazing on their own, they also make my night time desserts a little extra special.

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Brownie + Halo Top strawberry ice cream + Dang coconut chips = one amazing night time treat.

I did not want this to end.

I’m pretty excited to use these in more dishes, they would be amazing in a home made trail mix.

One more delish item to share with you.

It just happens to be something I hold very dear to my heart.

Cheese!

I seriously love cheese.

So I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when I heard of Moon Cheese Snacks.

Ok seriously. Crunchy cheese.

And you wanna know the ingredients?

Just Cheese.

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They come in 3 delicious flavors. Cheddar, Pepper Jack and Gouda.

Just like the coconut chips I had all intentions of adding this to dishes (they are amazing in salads) but I will admit a lot of this went straight from the bag into my mouth.

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But I mean seriously, these are crunchy cheesy little puffs of heaven… and they’re just flat out addicting.

So loves, I hope sharing these delicious snacks with you makes up for my absence as of late.

But as you can see, I was clearly busy. Eating delicious foods.

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What’s your favorite go to energy pick me up?

What snack have you been loving lately?