Dried Young Coconut, Philippine Brand
Apr12

Dried Young Coconut, Philippine Brand

I’ve seen these at Costco before and resisted buying them in order to avoid eating them! But today they had me at sample. I always used to nag my dad to buy me a fresh coconut at the fruit market. Besides reminding me of Hawaii (my favorite place on earth), coconuts fit into my category of Godly Foods—along with mangos, avocados, eggs, and a few others. These high fiber, soft and delicious treats are not too sweet, and are packed with rich, coconutty flavor. Definitely worthy! Even Mr. Picky loves them. (Yay) This is what 42 grams looks like: I highly recommend for putting out when you have company. But definitely not to start a habit of snacking on them instead of fresh fruit or other natural foods; think of them more as an occasional treat. If you don’t think you can manage this don’t buy them! You’ll find them in the dried fruit aisle at Costco; $8.99 for an 18oz bag. Click here for my full Costco Shopping List. You can also find them on Amazon >> Nutritional info for 1.5 oz (42g) Calories 147 Fat 4g Carb 30g Fiber 14g 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus values for 42 grams. I also LOVE the Roasted Coconut Chips at Trader Joe’s >> 8/26/13 Look what I just found at Target! Target shopping list coming...

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Crunchies — Traditional South African Oatmeal Cookie Bars
Oct02

Crunchies — Traditional South African Oatmeal Cookie Bars

This is my most searched/shared/requested recipe (It has been pinned SIX THOUSAND times!!!) There is NOTHING better than a Crunchie and a cup of tea in the morning!   Kids of all ages will love to help you make them! (Note: mini rolling pin and blankie) And they’ll love to find one in their lunchbox! Fill an Oxo Cookie Jar with fresh Crunchies for a hostess gift.   Crunchies were my favorite “biscuit”—the South African term for cookies. They are to South Africa what Chocolate Chip Cookies are to America. Imagine: Mini-homemade-granola-bar meets chewy-oatmeal-raisin-cookie… but better! There’s something soooooo satisfying about biting into these sweet, a-little-crunchy-and-a-little-chewy, toasted-oat-and-coconut squares of goodness! So now you’re wondering, where the heck’s the recipe??? Well… ummm… I’m working on an even better, healthier version, so stay tuned! If you don’t wanna miss the new recipe, make sure to sign up for my newsletters (and/or follow OrnaBakes on FB, Instagram and YouTube!) NEW RECIPE AND YOUTUBE CLIP COMING SOON! (Click here for an update >>) xoxo  ...

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