NIGHTFOOD Cookies N’ Dream Review

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I am absolutely in love with these delicious bars of chocolaty goodness.

 

 Night food bars are a dietary supplement bar that “satisfies after dinner cravings, keeps your diet on track, supports better sleep and is a good source of fiber and protein.” I agree with these statements 100%! With ingredients like organic brown rice syrup, chicory, rolled oats, chocamine and puffed amaranth (protein rich, gluten free grain) you can snack happy without worrying about all of the artificial flavors and chemicals that come from candy bars and relax with a bar that actually supports a healthier eating lifestyle! If that doesn’t convince you to try them, these 140 calorie night time snack bars are packed with  great things like fiber, calcium, iron and 6g of protein with only 9g of sugar and 35 calories from fat but taste just like a regular grocery store snack bar (but better ;)!

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First impression was that they were a bit messy when I broke it apart, it is all put together very well but that is expected from anything you eat. There are 6 perfect snack size bars per “filling” and “satisfying” box. These ‘optimized nighttime nutrition’ bars are all that they claim to be. I do feel like they did help me fall into a peaceful sleep faster, not in a medicated kind of way but in a relaxing and calming way. They do taste like they are made with rich cocoa so I wasn’t surprised to see that they used Chocamine, also they taste similar to a protein bar so they aren’t overwhelmingly sweet like a candy bar would be at 11 pm. I didn’t get a sugar rush nor did I still crave anything sweet after eating these. I have eaten about 3 bars over the last week or two so I am fairly certain of the effects it has on me vs those of the normal salty, sweet fatty things we all crave late at night!

 

Final thoughts, I recommend this product! It’s fairly inexpensive to try, your first box if FREE just pay $4.95 for s&h then cancel your subscription, hassle free, if you don’t absolutely love it! If you just have a tendency to wake up in the middle of the night, hungry, this is something you should try. If you are someone who does get late night cravings and you know that apples and grapes aren’t going to hit that sweet spot and you want to indulge beery once in a while without all of the guilt then I do recommend these. I don’t however think you should purchase these thinking they are a night time sleep aid, they will not put you out like a PM pill and that is NOT their purpose, they do however aid in a more calming and restful sleep. Don’t take it from me, try them for yourself here, you have TWO great flavors to choose from, Cookies N’ Dream and/or Midnight Chocolate Crunch!

Also don’t forget to leave any feedback or questions you may have in the comments section!

Thanks for reading!

 

 

xo,

Ana

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Low(er) Calorie Peanut Butter Cookies with TRUVIA!

Hawdy!

Let’s get right to this easy peasy recipe so we can enjoy the fact that they have over 1,500 LESS calories (approx 30 cals less per cookie) yeah that’s but still taste the absolute same, if not better than original peanut butter cookies.

Ingredients needed:
2 Cups Truvia
2 Cups Natural Raw crunchy peanut butter
1Tsp Vanilla
2Tsp Baking soda
Pinch of Sea Salt (optional)

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Now I love salted caramels, salt water taffy and lighted salted peanuts so I added the pinch of salt on the top on the cookies AFTER they were rolled, presses and on the baking sheet.

Preheat oven to 350
Add peanut butter and sugar to bowl and stir until mixed thoroughly
Lightly beat eggs, add in half mix with mixer until incorporated then repeat with last of the egg
Add in vanilla, baking soda and salt and stir until mixed

Line baking sheet with parchment paper
Roll dough into one inch balls and place about two inches apart
Use a fork to make your little grids
Place in oven for 8-12 minutes depending on your preference (shorter time softer cookie)
Leave on baking sheet for 5 minutes to cool before placing on cooling rack or leave on for crunchy cookies!

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You could also add a sprinkle of chocolate chips and/or toffee pieces to your gridded cookies for a little something extra!

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Well that’s my recipe for now, check back later this week to see my No Bake Cacao Peanut cookie recipe you’re going to love it!

Thanks for viewing 💋

FOOD subscription boxes

So I did a post about BEAUTY boxes and now I’m doing the only thing that makes makes me happier than makeup, FOOD!

First we have Graze which is a healthy, organic, raw type of box and you get four different snack sized treats for just $6 a box which you have the option to get as many or little boxes you want a month! So that’s pretty neat and you pick the dates too :O so in love with that customization.

Then there is my absolute favorite box which is Love with Food you get to choose from two different boxes the taste box which is $12/month and you get 8+ different snacks or the deluxe box for $19.95/month for 16-20 items both have organic or all natural snack items!
The best part about this subscription is that for every taste box, they donate 1 meal to a needy child in America and for every deluxe box they donate 2 meals! So it’s really a tastes good and feel good box subscription! Plus you can get your first box for just $2!

Okay so this is probably not really a girl thing but did you know there’s a subscription box for jerky?! It may be a Texas thing but JERKY!!!! In a box?!!! Ugh and I was excited about makeup. Ha. No. Jerky to my door sounds like the best thing in the world next to Channing Tatum feeding me jerky while buying me more makeup and more jerky…
It’s BOJERKY from the makers of BOCANDY! Ahh I don’t even want the candy anymore. Lol
Bojerk is $13 for 2-3 flavors of jerk (more options available?
Bocandy is

And I’m in the process of getting more boxes soooo I will update this thread as soon as I receive them 💋

Peanut butter oatmeal BREAKFAST COOKIES

Oh me oh my… Cookies for breakfast? Um yes, please and thanks! So I make sure I do not eat the same thing daily and I also try to keep it relatively fun in the mornings. Shakes and cookies, well how much more fun can it get?

Breakfast cookies

1/2 Natural Peanut butter (I use crunchy)
1 1/4C Rolled Oats (I use GF)
1C Craisins (or your choice dried fruit)
1C Apple Sauce
2Tsp Vanilla abstract
1Tbs Honey
1/2Tsp Sea Salt
2Tbs protein powder (I use cinnamon whey,optional)
1/2C Dark Chocolate Chips (optional)
1/2C Almonds or Walnuts (optional)

Yields about a dozen cookies

Preheat oven to 350
Line baking pan with parchment paper
Mix together the honey, vanilla, applesauce and peanut butter (by hand with wisk is fine)
Add Oats, Dried fruit, Nuts, sea salt and protein powder
Mix with spoon until nicely coated

Drop spoonfuls onto baking pan (I use 1/8c scoops) and bake for 12-15 minutes then remove from oven and let cool on pan

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Cranberry Oatmeal Walnut Cookies w/Vegan Alternative

Low Cal
Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut cookies (:
With Vegan alternative ❤️

3 cups of Rolled Oats
1 1/2 Cups Oat Flour (Soy or baking flour)
5 Cups Walnuts (or less, your choice of nuts)
2 Cups Cranberries (or your choice of dried fruit)
2 tbs cinnamon (or 1/2tbs all spice)
1/2 tbs nutmeg
1 tbs Vanilla abstract
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 tsp baking soda
*2 Eggs
*1 Cup Softened butter
1 Cup packed Brown sugar
*1/3 Cup Truvia (no calorie sweetener or regular white GRANULATED sugar)
**OR**
Instead of brown sugar- 1 5/8 Cup Truvia/ No Cal Sweetener
Instead of eggs and butter- 1 2/3 Cup Applesauce (or 2 1/4Tbs Soy flour + 2 tbs water and 1 Cup apple sauce) or just use natural butter

Yields about 3 dozen cookies

Pre heat oven to 350 and line baking pan with parchment paper

Mix butter and sugar with electric mixer until mixed
Add in eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and nutmegmix for about a minute with electric mixer
Then add oats, walnuts and cranberries and mix by hand

Drop in spoonfuls (I use a 1/8cup scoop) then flatten

Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown let cool on pan for 3 minutes then move to rack

Store in airtight container once cooled and should be good for a week or two (they never last that long in my house)

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Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe

So in trying to make a semi healthy brownie, I messed up somewhere and got this delicious chocolate miracle!
Now when I first made this, I did NOT add a cup of boiling water but after looking up how to make brownies more fluffy, it was water or milk. Being a stickler for calories I found myself opting for the water option, also I tried it with warm milk and even extra milk and I wouldn’t recommend it😝

3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
1 3/4 C All purpose flour (I used 1C oat flour 3/4 cup APF)
2 C White Sugar (granulated, I used Truvia)
1 1/2tsp Baking soda
1 1/2tsp baking powder
1tsp Salt
2 Eggs (I used 1 egg, 1/4C Applesauce)
1/2 Vegetable Oil (I used 1/4c, 1/4c Applesauce)
1c Milk (I used almond)
2 tsp Vanilla
1c Boiling Water

Preheat over to 350
Grease TWO 9″ cake pans (bake 30-35 mins) or one 9×13″ (bake 45 minutes)

Combine DRY ingredients, add WET Ingredients and mix with ELECTRIC MIXER for 3MINUTES

Pour in BOILING WATER and mix by hand, it’ll be runny but turn out delicious

Pour evenly, Bake for time specified above or until toothpick comes out clean, let sit in pan for a little while then cut, serve and enjoy ❤️

No need for frosting but if you’d like you can add whatever your fav is 😉