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To You Snacks!

I have something really exciting to announce/share with you this lovely Friday afternoon. A few weeks ago I had been looking for a fun new snack to give a go when I came across To You Snacks. To You Snacks is a trail mix and snack bar company that uses all natural nuts, berries and ingredients to make a healthy snack that’s easily portable. Initially I was excited to just give them a try because as we all know, I LOVE trying new things. BUT, I was even more excited to find out that they were local 🙂

So, naturally I shot them and email just to find out some more info. WHELP, I finally met with the owners, who are absolutely delightful. They are originally from Mexico and have been making snacks for just about 15 years. They are both avid water skiers and I just found out runners too! Ergo, To You Snack Bars are aimed to fuel the active lifestyle and cater to that high protein, low sugar need.

BUT! That’s not the best part. So, they have a whole bunch of different bars that you can choose from including:

Mango Yogurt

Apricot Coconut

Chocolate Cranberry

Goji Berry

Peanut Butter and Cranberry

Apple Pecan

And a whole bunch more. If for some crazy reason, these don’t catch your eye…you have the option to MAKE YOUR OWN. Yup. Email them and just provide a list of all the different ingredients you want in your bar. They will then shoot you back an email with the nutritional facts for your bar, just to get your approval. If you want more protein, or less carbs or anything else, you can adjust the ingredients. OR, just say okay. They will make the bars and ship them right to you. COOOL. Call it…the Sizzle Bar. I think it has a ring to it…

Anyways, if you couldn’t guess…that’s what my snack was today 🙂 I had the Whitney McClintock Bar (bet you can’t guess who made it!) which is packed with Berries, Almonds, Mango and Yogurt.

It was delicious. Think trail mix packed into an easy to eat little bar and that’s the flavor. No added sugars. Not crazy sweet. Simple and delicious.

Anyways, To You Snacks has something else crazy fun to offer. The PRIZE FOR SIZZLE WARS! So the winner of Sizzle Wars is going to get a box of assorted To You Snacks to give a go.

A box contains 14 snack bars and trail mix. I’m really excited 🙂 And just to mention, they are Gluten Free and Vegan friendly (if you omit the chocolate or yogurt chips).

So this is your 1 week mark reminder to get your Sizzle Wars Entry in by the 21st! All you need to do is shoot me an email with your Childhood Favorite Recipe along with a Picture to SizzleEats@gmail.com. Easy enough 🙂 Have a fantastic rest of your Friday!

What’s your favorite snack bar?? What are the ingredients in it that make it so good?? What would you put in your personal bar and what would you call it??

Mine would have raspberries, almonds, pecans, dark chocolate bits and some chia seeds 🙂 Let’s call it…The Tummy Rumble Cure

Haha I’m terrible at coming up with names…HELP.

Pesto and Egg Sandwich and Lee and Rick’s Oyster House

This morning I ran around to a few offices before heading home to finish up some paperwork and make some lunch. For lunch, I wanted to come up with something original. But I ended up just making a version of my Pesto, Egg Breakfast. But, it was delicious.

Ingredients:

2 Slices Marble Rye Bread 1 Hard Boiled Egg, Sliced
1 Teaspoon Pesto 1/4 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, Halved
1 Tablespoon Chives 1 Slice American Cheese

There’s really no need for directions to this one. I toasted the bread pretty good and melted the cheese on top. I would recommend lightly toasting the bread because the texture would work a bit better with the sandwich.

It was delicious.

The rest of the afternoon I spent cleaning and finishing up some projects.

When dinner rolled around, Brent and I met up with his parents to head to our favorite resturant in Orlando. Lee and Rick’s Oyster Bar. I have brought everyone that comes to visit Florida to this place and they have all loved it.

It is an Oyster Bar, obviously, and you order the oysters by the bucket, raw or steamed. I usually get them steamed. You waitor pulls out the bucket and just starts shucking them in front of you. She places them on the bar for you to slurp down. YUMM.

 

The oysters are really the best I have ever had. They don’t have sand or that sour taste that you can get every once in a while that just ruins the whole experience. A bucket is about 3 dozen and it’s only 15 bucks! Can’t beat that!

 

They are so good. You have the option of topping it with lemon juice, hot sauce, cocktail sauce or some horse radish. I’m sure if there is something else you like on these slimy guys, they would help you out. If you have a problem with the texture, try it with a saltine.

For an appetizer, we got the calamari…this time.

 

They have a bunch of other options as well. Crab legs, crawfish, calamari, clams, mussels and a ton more. They also have a solid selection of beer. I do have to say, it is a unique place to eat. Just don’t wear your best clothes. Chances are you will walk out with a bit of a fish smell tagging along 🙂

It’s so much fun and just a little dive bar. If you are in town, I would say this is a local spot that tourists wouldn’t really have to opportunity to swing by.

 

Give it a go! You won’t be disappointed! It’s right up the street from Universal!!

What’s your favorite resturant?? Is is a dive bar or a large chain?? What makes it your favorite spot??

I love this oyster bar because it is a dive bar. The food is fantastic and it really is an experience when you walk in. I am a happy little clam when I walk out of there 🙂

 

 

Frank N Stein’s

Not Frankensteins. But Frank N Steins. They are a local pub in downtown Orlando that specializes in Franks (Hot Dogs) and Steins (Beers). Cute right??! Brent and I stopped by last night for a little snack and a beer.

They have really different styled hotdogs to choose from. Even Veggie dogs! I’ve had their greek dog that included a veggie dog, feta cheese and hummus. Strange combo but really good. My go to at this bar is the Well’s Banana Bread Beer. It seriously tastes just like banana bread.

 

I wasn’t starving, and Brent isn’t picky, so we opted for some Cheesy Nachos. These are really fantastic Nachos and seriously loaded.

One of the draws of Frank N Steins, I think is the fact that they offer flights of beer. I love when there are flights of wine that are offered at restaurants because it gives you an opportunity to try a few different wines that may complement your meal. Flights of beer are a lot harder to find.

I don’t even want to guess how many types of beer they have available here, but it’s a ton. Their beer menu is MUCH larger than their food menu.

Slightly absurd. There’s no way you could give these all a try. Brent tried a blueberry beer that I can’t remember the name of, but it was also fantastic.

If you are ever in the area, I would recommend stopping by this little pub. They also have games like Jenga and connect four to have fun with at your table 🙂 It’s like an adult play room or something. Beer, board games and giant TVs. Oh and did I forget a large shuffle board??! Who could ask for more?!

 

What makes a pub one of your favorite places to go?? Is it the wide selection of beers?? The big screen TVs?? The munchies?? Or Board Games??

 

I love places that allow you to try a bunch of different things. Most of the time when I am staring at such a large menu I can’t seem to decide. So trying everything is a GREAT solution!