Things I’m Loving Lately: March 12, 2018


What’s this, I’m posting on a Monday?! ;) This post was ready to go last week, but since we had so much fun content already going out (Glow Getter, Ask Angela, and the next issue of In The Glow!), I decided to hold off until Monday for this one. Thanks for all the positive feedback about the reboot of Things I’m Loving Lately, by the way. It’s such a fun way for me to share the things I use and love in my everyday life, and I enjoy hearing about the new things you’re diggin’ too. So feel free to spill the beets, errr…deets, below!

As always, these posts are never sponsored, but I’ll occasionally have an affiliate link or two included in the roundup.

1. Hilary’s Broccoli Casserole Bites 

I discovered these frozen casserole bites when I was looking for super-fast dinner options for the kids. We definitely don’t have a made-from-scratch meal on the table every night, so I was delighted to find these mini veggie burger patties packed with awesome organic ingredients: cooked whole grain millet, broccoli, cooked white beans, expeller-pressed coconut oil, carrot, onion, garlic, apple cider vinegar, psyllium husk powder, salt, arrowroot, basil, and oregano. The kids love them dipped in ketchup, and I try to always have a bag in the freezer for those emergency don’t-know-what-to-cook situations! If you’re in a similar pinch, I recommend throwing some on a baking sheet with sweet potatoes fries and serving with a side of sliced avocado for an effortless weeknight dinner option. 

2. Instacart Canada

Let me preface this by saying that I’m someone who loves grocery shopping. It’s something I tend to look forward to, especially on those rare, heavenly occasions when I’m able to go shopping by myself. But sometimes I can’t leave the house to get groceries (like during nap time), and find myself stuck needing ingredients to test a recipe. That’s why I was so excited to hear that Instacart, an app-based grocery delivery service, is now available in my area. I simply add food to my virtual “cart” through the app and then my order magically arrives on our doorstep within an hour or two. I also love that I can text my “shopper” and make adjustments as they shop away. I only use Instacart when I’m in a pinch, but so far it’s been a huge help when I can’t leave the house to get groceries. More ingredients = more recipes! Can you say win-win? 

3. Hardbite Drop’N Mad Beets chips 

At first I wasn’t sure about these earthy-tasting beet chips (I initially described them as tasting like ketchup chips with a hint of dirt, lol), but then I found myself polishing off the bag and realized I’d fallen in love. Now they’re pretty much the only chips I buy when I want to splurge on something deep fried (which is often…#YOLO). I did say I didn’t see my beet chip phase ending anytime soon…

4. HURRAW! Black Cherry Tinted Lip Balm

I’ve been using HURRAW! lip balm for years, but this cherry flavour is new to me and it’s my favourite yet. The red hue leaves a subtle hint of colour, and when I don’t want to go all out with a bold lip colour this is my “no make-up” go-to. Best of all this moisturizing balm is vegan, organic, and made using cold-pressed oils. 

5. Love Grown Original Power O’s 

We’ve been buying Power O’s for a few years now, and it’s the only cereal we give the kids to munch on. Get this…these fun little O’s are made from BEANS! I buy the original unsweetened flavour, which I love for its short and simple ingredient list: navy beans, lentils, garbanzo beans, brown rice, salt, and tocopherols. My kids enjoy the cereal dry or with milk and sliced banana. I don’t know what Arlo loves more: snacking on this cereal or tossing it onto the floor, leaving crunchy little landmines scattered about for us to crush into smithereens. (Dang it, Arlo, with the food throwing!) *gets the vacuum out yet again…*

6. Sunshine Farms Organic Pickled Jalapeños (Foodland Ontario)

Pickled jalapeños are a fairly new-to-me food product. I originally picked these up a few years ago when I was developing my Chili Cheese Nachos recipe for Oh She Glows Every Day. They were great for the nacho recipe, and I quickly discovered they were just as good sprinkled on wraps, salads, and savoury oatmeal for a kick of heat. I love that the jar has a long shelf life, so I don’t have to worry about keeping a supply of fresh jalapeños in my crisper (which tend to spoil before I can use them up). And bonus points for buying local! Turns out these awesome jalapeños are made in Thamesville, Ontario. Maybe you should pickle some up? ;)

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1 Desteny Thomason March 12, 2018

Thank you for sharing! I also love HURRAW! lip balms and I’m looking forward to finding those broccoli bites near me. The vegan items we’ve tried recently and loved are the Field Roast corndogs, Field Roast Chao Cheese (original or tomato cayenne), Field Roast Fruffalo wings, RawRevGlo Brownie bars, and pretty much anything made by Kite Hill :) All approved by myself and 2 picky non-vegan daughters. *Field Roast’s website says that all of their products are GMO free.


2 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 12, 2018

Oh man those Field Roast sausages are so good!! When I was pregnant I had major cravings for them and would always make “veggie dogs” with all the toppings. Too good. I’m dying to try Kite Hill products…I haven’t been able to find them near me yet! I hear they are just awesome.


3 Elizabeth March 13, 2018

Hahah I’m 5 months along and can’t get enough of the field roast veggie dogs with “all the toppings” 😂😂 good to know I’m not alone!


4 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 13, 2018

That’s too funny!! Nope you definitely aren’t alone…it was all I could think about for a while. Hope you have a great rest of your pregnancy Elizabeth!


5 Jess March 12, 2018

Hi Angela! Would you mind sharing where you found the Hilary’s bites? I’m in Ontario too.:-)


6 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 13, 2018

Hey Jess, Absolutely! I buy them at Organic Garage. :)


7 Sarah March 15, 2018

I find them in Loblaws ‘health section’ :)


8 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 15, 2018

Thanks Sarah!


9 Kathy March 12, 2018

I’m also a huge Kite Hill fan! Their cultured almond milk tastes sooo good on baked potatoes, in a layered breakfat parfait or as a sour cream sub in baking. Love Kite Hill crackers, Flackers and Brad’s Vampire Kale chips. Yum!


10 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 13, 2018

Oh wow I didn’t know that Kite Hill’s line was so big!! *jealous* ;) When I go to AZ on vacation soon I’m going to have my EYES PEELED! lol.


11 T Holland March 12, 2018

We love Love Grown for our kiddos too! I feel like I’m the one keeping them stocked on the shelves at my stores. For my baby we soak it in hemp milk to soften a bit, but my toddler eats it a billion different ways. Lately he is into adding Apple Spice to his cereal with milk and banana.

Do you know they also make an oatmeal packet? It’s loaded with good stuff too, and perfectly portioned to make things just a wee bit easier.


12 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 13, 2018

Oh I haven’t seen their oatmeal packets! I bet those are good too. I would always soak the cereal when the kids were babies too…such a great tip!


13 Erin March 13, 2018

Hey Angela, Original Power Os have also been my go-to cereal / snack for my son since he was little and working on his pincer grip… now he’s 2.5 and still loves them, but lately I’m having a lot more trouble finding the Original flavour. Can you let me know where you can still find them? The flavours are everywhere but my preference (and my son’s oddly enough) is still the Original.


14 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 13, 2018

Hey Erin, So glad you both love that cereal too…it’s a keeper. I tend to buy them from Organic Garage or Whole Foods. :)


15 Michelle March 13, 2018

Thanks for sharing. I’m looking for the Hilary’s bites today!


16 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 13, 2018

I hope you can find the bites…they can be tricky ones to locate! I’d love to hear what you think if you try them.


17 Jacklyn March 13, 2018

Love these posts, Angela!! Just out of curiosity, do you buy that wonderful-looking lip balm on Amazon or in-store somewhere? I’m also in Ontario and wondering if there’s a purchase option other than ordering :)


18 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 14, 2018

Hey Jacklyn, I bought it from The Detox Market in Toronto ( but it’s available on Amazon usually and iHerb I think. Hope this helps!


19 Jess March 13, 2018

Oh Instacart. It’s such a great concept, but I hate that all of the groceries are marked up (at the Superstore anyways). I’m fine with a delivery fee, but can’t justify paying so much more for the same things.


20 Em March 14, 2018

Very interesting. Thank you for sharing. I am especially interested in those Jalapenos. Not sure I can get them here, in the Uk.


21 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 14, 2018

I hope you can get your hands on some…they really are a fun topping for various dishes. :) I’d like to try making them at some point too…it’s probably quite easy I would guess.


22 Jenn March 14, 2018

Love these ideas! I’ve got a husband who’s practically a big kid so he would definitely like snacking on some of these 🙈 Right now I’m loving the Sunshine burgers (really short ingredient list), Kite Hill as others have mentioned as well as Miyoko’s nut cheese 🤤


23 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 15, 2018

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Miyoko’s nut cheese too. Do you have a fave flavour?


24 Sarah March 15, 2018

OMG! I’m in love with Hardbite Drop’N Mad Beets chips as well. Discovered them a few months ago and they sure are very yummy!!
Hilary’s – I’ve seen these in store but not tried them yet. Thanks for post will pick up some next time I’m grocery shopping.


25 Lenny March 15, 2018

The Hardbite Mad Beet chips are sooooo good! We are huge fans of their parsnip chips too


26 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 16, 2018

Those are good too! Although sometimes I find my parsnip chips are burned…have you ever found that?


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