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/

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

Onion & Chive Tuna Salad

Starbucks is my absolute favorite study location. Although I always buy a drink. #StarbucksOwnsMySoul. Today I brought some snacks with me. I brought two Onion Kim’s Magic Pop Magic Pop cakes with me and brought a mix of low sodium tuna + sambal oelek + 2 onion & chive laughing cow wedges. The two together were a match made in HEAVEN. The magic pop cake was so light and airy but had a nice crunch to it! The onion taste was perfect- not too strong that it turns you off. They have it just right.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Starkist Low Sodium Tuna package
  • 2 Light Garlic Herb & Cheese Laughing Cow Cheese wedges
  • A dash of Sambal Oelek (gooooogle)

That’s it. I just mashed the laughing cow wedges then mixed them and the samba with the tuna. I put them on Kim’s Magic Pop onion Magic Pop. Super simple. Super quick. Super low cal, low fat, low carb, and high protein!

Pure PB No-Bake Cheesecake with Cookies & Cream Quest Crust

I was so anxious to crack into my Pure PB (check out my instagram post for details about my giveaway for this!), so I made Pure PB No-Bake Cheesecakes with a Cookies & Cream Quest Bar Crust. Accompanied by bluebs.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Cookies & Cream Quest Bar
  • 6g Pure PB (by Crazy Richards – will be released in early Sept, can sub peanut flour)
  • 15g (1tbs) fat free cream cheese
  • 33g plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • Stevia drops
  • 1/4tsp vanilla extract (by Better Body Foods)
  • Blueberries (I used 42g)

Zap your Quest Bar in the microwave (10 seconds). Take a muffin tin and spray two of the molds with non-stick cooking spray. Cut your Quest Bar in half and flatten into the two molds. Broil (500F) for a few minutes until it starts to turn brown. Pop those babies out onto a plate. Mix your other ingredients (minus the blueberries) then divide into the two “cups” that you made with your Quest Bar.

Macros (just cheesecakes): 250 calories, 28g carbs, 8g fat, 30g protein, 19g fiber

Belgian Chocolate Maple Pancakes Protein No-Bake Cookies

I was feeling adventurous, so I decided to try to make some no-bake cookies. While this recipe isn’t perfect, I do think that the cookies tasted darn good! Let me know what you think and/or if you find any good tweaks!

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5tbs Maple Pancakes Sweet Spreads Coconutter
  • 14g (2tbs) coconut flour
  • 10g oat bran
  • 30g Belgian Chocolate Nutriwhey (use code Rose10 for 10%)
  • 3-4tbs water
  • Stevia

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Mix all of the ingredients, slowly adding in water until they are the desired consistency. Roll/form into balls (I used a spoon and my good ole hands for this job), and place on a plate. Freeze/refrigerate for ~an hour, or until the balls aren’t so mushy anymore!

Macros (1 out of 4 cookies): 101 calories, 5.3g fat, 7.3g carbs, 5.6g protein, 2.4g fiber