Outer Aisle Gourmet

It is no secret that America has a weight problem. Over 2/3 of adults in the U.S. (144 million adults) are overweight and 1/3 are obese. The solutions to the problem are well known. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans need to eat more vegetables, less sugar, and fewer high-energy-dense foods that are high in carbs and calories. In addition, they need to exercise more.FullSizeRender-21.jpg

Outer Aisle Gourmet has recreated America’s favorite foods with fresh vegetables and other natural ingredients found in the outer aisle of every grocery store. Their cauliflower sandwich thins and cauliflower pizza crust are delicious, gluten free, non-GMO, Paleo friendly, and nutrient dense. They are also low in calories and carbohydrates.FullSizeRender-20.jpg

Find their recipes here:

Check out where to get your outer aisle gourmet below!

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See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz


Pretzel Dogs

Happy Wednesday! Who says you have to stop eating game day snacks since game days are over? Pretzel dogs make for a delicious, family-friendly snack. They are so easy to make and even more delicious to eat.IMG_4903.jpg


  • 1 lb of Pizza Dough
  • 10 Hot Dogs, I use veggie dogs but you can use any kind you like
  • Pinch of Baking Soda
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • Melted butter


1) Preheat your oven to 425 degrees, line a baking sheet with some parchment paper.

2) Set aside, meanwhile in a large saucepan, add the water and baking soda and bring to a boil.IMG_4899.jpg

3) Lay the pizza crust on a lightly floured surface (you don’t want it to be sticky) and cut it into 10 strips.

4) Then roll each strip around the hot dog making sure to pinch the top and bottom end of the dough so it doesn’t unravel, place them on the prepared baking sheet while you work on the rest.

5) Place them in the boiling water (a few at a time) and cook them for about 30 seconds making sure to flip them halfway through, then place them back on the parchment paper lined baking sheet.

6) Brush them with the beaten egg, sprinkle some salt on top and pop them in the oven to bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.IMG_4901.jpgIMG_4900.jpg

7) When you take them out of the oven, brush the tops with the melted butter and serve!IMG_4902.jpgIMG_4906.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • Feel free to use any dogs you want: pork, beef, turkey

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– Mitz


To You Snacks For You

If you’re looking for a fresh and delicious snack, To You Snacks are the snacks for you.FullSizeRender-10.jpg

At ToYou Healthy Snacks, only the best ingredients get all wrapped up in a wonderful bar striking a perfect balance between wholesome and delicious. Their healthy snack bars are a combination of flavors to fuel your body in a Natural Way!

ToYou Healthy Snacks is a family owned and operated business with over 19 years of experience. The company understands the need for natural nutrition. Whether providing a healthy snack bar for school children or for champion water skiers, a natural combination of mixed nuts and dried fruit is always a winner. Here at ToYou Healthy Snacks, successfully combine a passion for sport with a passion for proper nutrition in the full line of ToYou healthy snack bars. Whether you are snacking on the Peanut Butter Cranberry bar or recharging with the Post Workout Bar, there is a bar perfect for every activity.FullSizeRender.jpg

“We decided to launch ToYou Healthy Snacks, a line of healthy snack bars because we wanted to share our passion for both a nutritious and active lifestyle. We have a hand in every step of the production process, guaranteeing high-quality products and satisfied customers.” – CEO of To You Snacks

The all-natural ToYou Healthy Snack bar line, which sources the finest fruit and nut ingredients, provides a healthy snack bar option for the dietary needs of ‘on-the-go’ lifestyles. At ToYou, we boost the flavors of the nuts and fruit ingredients, with additions of coconut and yogurt, mint, or chocolate chips to create an irresistible snack. All of the bars are gluten free, and even feature 5 vegan-friendly options!

Check out To You Snacks at the links below!



Start! With Start Sauce

12 traditional spices!
10 health friendly features!
3 mouth watering flavors!

Start Sauce is the tasty, health-friendly way to lightly spice up your favorite foods. The pineapple, coconut, and original flavors are super delicious and add the best amount of flavor to any dish.FullSizeRender-6.jpg

START! Sauce is LOW SODIUM and made with traditional 100% natural ingredients and NO oil, MSG, or anything artificial while maintaining its rich, flavorful taste to excite any dish. The sauce is certified vegan, gluten free, and utilizes 100% NON-GMO ingredients.FullSizeRender.jpg

JCD Brands LLC, maker of START! Sauce, was founded as a family business after observing the lack of a relatively healthy curry spice flavored sauce to be used for everyday Western foods by American households. Evoking the holistic benefits of traditional spices we sought to provide a great-tasting crossover sauce that was low in sodium and free of any artificial or relatively harmful ingredients typically seen in other Asian and international sauces. Their mission is to utilize our tried and true family recipes spanning multiple generations to provide low sodium, vegetarian, all natural and great tasting condiment options for multiple food preparation uses on Western and Eastern foods. Enjoy all of their tasty + health friendly flavors:

Check out where to start getting your start sauce below!

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See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz


Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas

Organic, NON GMO, Crunchy Chickpeas- Need I say more? Saffron Road’s Non-GMO Project Verified Crunchy Chickpeas deliver an international snacking staple to American coffee tables, dashboards, and backpacks nationwide. Internationally inspired exotic flavors make their organic chickpeas irresistible. Colorful, bold and exotic—these are the spices from the marketplaces of Bombay where you’ll find one of the most fascinating cuisines on earth. Saffron Road Foods have plunged our Crunchy Chickpeas into a whirlwind of flavor to create a guilt-free snack that’s a good source of protein.

IMG_3875.JPGIMG_3873.JPGThe Silk Road refers to the ancient routes used for cultural, commercial, and technological exchange critical for traders, merchants, pilgrims, missionaries, soldiers, nomads and urban dwellers alike from ancient civilizations such as China, India, Tibet, the Persian Empire and Mediterranean countries for nearly 3,000 years.