Kim’s Magic Pop Review

I am such a volume eater, so I’m always looking for ways to voluminize (is that a word? My macbook pro doesn’t think it’s a word…well….now it is) my meals. Am I right, people? I have found our solution, people! KIM’S MAGIC POP. They’re basically rice cakes – “Magic Pop” are large, circular, thin ones, and “Deli Pop” are small, circular, thicker ones. I opened up the package, which I could FIT INTO- the box was THAT BIG, and I wanted to dig RIGHT IN to it all. I should have taken a picture of my face/reaction. Pure excitement.

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Here’s everything all displayed all cute:

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Now for the reviews…

  • Plain/original- Basically a rice cake! Super simple and straight forward. I like rice cakes.
  • 5-grain magic pop- It tastes very plain. Even more plain than the regular ones. If you’re into that, then this one is for you. I suppose it could really go either way- sweet or savory- so that it doesn’t take away from the flavor of the topping.
  • Strawberry magic pop- This one is really good! Although the flavor is inconsistent throughout the cake (flavor is mainly on the darker pink spots), I loved the taste. Very strawberry-y in the bites that had flavor!! My parents really enjoyed these ones, too.
  • Cheddar magic pop- These reminded me of a less flavorful Cheeto, but a Cheeto nonetheless. I had these with a stir fry, and I LOVE these ones.
  • Onion magic pop- Goodness, this one is SO good. Not too much overpowering onion flavor but not too little. Just the right amount. I LOVE onion flavoring when done right.
  • Pumpkin deli pop- I was kind of disappointed in this flavor, not going to lie… It didn’t taste like the “basic vetch” pumpkin but rather a legitimate pumpkin. It had a GREAT flavor, though, don’t get me wrong! But it wasn’t like the pumpkin spice flavor that I was expecting. I don’t think that’s what they were going for really, so I think I just assumed!
  • Apple cinnamon deli pop- Hands down my FAVORITE deli pop of them all. It has a thin apple cinnamon frosting on top of a plain deli pop rice cake (see? the plain doesn’t take away from the flavor!). It reminds me of homemade apple crisp. Get your hands on this one.
  • Chili lime deli pop- These remind me of chips that I’ve had before eons ago, although I cannot put my finger on which. Very very strong flavor, but in a really good way. They pack a punch in the flavor department! Kind of spicy, too! I loved these.
  • Chocolate-drizzled deli pop- Okokokokok, these are so good. The chocolate drizzle is dark chocolate – aka yum – over a regular rice cake. Would be GREAT on froyo!
  • 7-grain- It tastes like a rice cake. Plain & simple. To the point. I actually like rice cakes, like I said, so I liked this one.
  • 5-grain- oh wow, I liked this one better than the 7-grain. It has more of a toasted flavor, and it’s a smidgen sweeter, too. YUM.

I hope I’m not leaving any out…there were so many!! And so many more that I want to try!

Have you tried some?

  • If yes, which ones? Did you like?
  • If no: Want to get some of your own? Click this link to get soooooome, and let me know what you think!

 

 

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Detour Smart Bars Review

I was lucky enough to receive two boxes of Detour Smart Bars from Detour. I got the Blueberry and the Peanut Butter Chocolate. They clearly know the way to my heart. I LOVE all of those flavors. (How cool would it be if they had a Peanut Butter Chocolate bar? ALL. IN. ONE. Hnnnnng.)

These bars are gluten free, made with whey protein, are naturally sweetened with stevia (4g total sugar in the whole bar), and have a Greek yogurt drizzle on them!

Peanut Butter Chocolate – 160 calories 16c 6f 11p 3fib.
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The bar appeared small, but it weighs 38g. The bar that I opened first weighed 37g, so almost exactly the weight that it was said to be! It smelled of peanut butter. I couldn’t wait to dig in! This bar is so creamy and nutty. It’s chewy but soft. And the bar is pretty dense for its little size, so don’t fear that it’s so small. There’s also little chocolate chips inside, which I wish were a bit bigger. But this far tastes so good, that I was ok with that! I fully recommend it. They did a good job with this one.

Blueberry – 130 calories, 18c 2f 10p 3fib.
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The bar definitely smells like blueberries- that’s for sure! Made my mouth water. The first bite, I could taste a blueberries and cream flavor. I literally sat there with the bite in my mouth because it tasted so good. Strong blueberry taste. Chewy and soft, like the other bar! Brava.

You can get your hands on these bars on Detour’s website, or by clicking this link:
https://www.detourbar.com/smart/

Egg-Free Peanut Butter Marshmallow Protein Pancakes

My friend @meresnuttykitchen cannot have eggs, so these pancakes are inspired by her because they are EGG-FREE pancakes! These Egg-Free Peanut Butter Marshmallow Protein Pancakes are so moist and delicious! I loved the texture. I topped them with a Russell Stover Crunchy Peanut Butter Egg (yeah still left over from Easter 🙈) and Walden Farms Pancake syrup. And surrounded by a sliced plum!

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Ingredients:

  • 15g whole wheat flour
  • 7g coconut flour
  • 25g oat flour
  • 18g peanut butter marshmallow whey
  • 45g pumpkin purée
  • 30g unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup + 1tbs unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 1/4tsp butter extract (optional)
  • 1/4tsp Better Body Foods vanilla extract
  • Stevia drops

Mix all of your own ingredients then cook in a pan over medium-low heat.

Macros- 303 calories, 39g carbs, 5g fat, 21g protein, 8g fiber

Caramel Protein Mini Mug Cake

I usually like making mug cakes using bowls, but sometimes you just need a small mug cake to accompany other things.

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Ingredients:

  • 30g vanilla nutriwhey (Rose10 = 10% off NFSports)
  • 7g coconut flour
  • 20g pumpkin puree
  • 30g liquid egg whites
  • Stevia drops
  • 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 1/4tsp caramel extract

Microwave in a greased mug for 1:00. Super dee duper simple!

Extra Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Home from class, and it’s time for a snack! I decided to whip up some Extra Peanut Butter Cookie Dough topped with French vanilla almonds and extra whipped reddi whip. Da bomb. This one kicks my other cookie dough recipe’s booty.

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Ingredients:

  • 129g canned chickpeas (rinsed off)
  • 15g peanut flour ($5-10 off iHerb: KNN401)
  • 18g cookie nookie PB Crave
  • 2tbs unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Stevia

Blend all of your ingredients – you can use a hand blender or an immersion/hand blender. Then eat! It would be fun to add chocolate chips!

Macros: 213 calories, 27g carbs, 7g fats, 16g protein, 10g fiber

Vanilla “Dunkaroo” Dip

This appears to be so simple, but it’s not☝️. Vanilla “Dunkaroo” Dip topped with Signature P28 High Protein Spread and 2 Pumpkin Spice Oreos (yep, they’re actually amazing). All of this was incredible. #SoBasic

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Ingredients:

  • 43g golden vanilla super moist cake mix
  • 23g lite cool whip
  • 155g plain nonfat Greek yogurt

Mix all of the ingredients (I thawed my cool whip first). Either eat right away, or let it chill for an hour like I did!

Macros- 300 calories, 50g carbs, 5g fats, 10g protein, 1g fiber

Pumpkin Spice PB Marshmallow Protein Oat Cake

This was my caption on Instagram when I made this. I felt it was necessary to share. The Chicago theatre community has been hit HARD lately with deaths. The show that I was supposed to be in right now (but since I left Columbia for a break, bowed out of) lost its director this morning. Sheldon Patinkin. You all should look him up. He basically was one of the originals in the finding of the theatre community here. Incredible man. He lived a great life. Today, I sing Into The Woods music for this brilliant man. I made this for breakfast: Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Marshmallow Protein Oat Cake topped with Pumpkin Pie Spice Jif Whips and surrounded by half of a sliced plum.

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Ingredients:

  • 58g oats (I used quick oats)
  • 7g coconut flour
  • 13g peanut butter marshmallow whey
  • 82g liquid egg whites
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 40g pumpkin purée
  • 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 1/4tsp pumpkin spice bakery emulsion (bought at marshalls- check Amazon)
  • 1/4tsp Better Body Foods vanilla extract
  • Stevia

Preheat oven to 375F. Mix all of your ingredients then put in a greased loaf pan (I lined mine with parchment paper so the cake will pop out easier. You can use any type of pan that you would like!). Bake for 25 minutes or until the cake is cooked through. Note- the cake is going to be moist from the pumpkin. I love it.

Macros- 375 calories, 49g carbs, 7g fat, 29g protein, 12g fiber