SB July-tober

Pushing back October and trying to enjoy what’s left of a COVID summer is tricky, but not too tricky for long living, summer snacks.

July-tober is the future. The future I tell you!

October and Halloween fans are prepping for the next holiday this year with internet posts, recipes and of course new snacks flying into my inbox (no broom though, sadly).

I guess it would be fair to say I am one of these Hallow-obsessed fans-but…It’s only July.

SO I will post these upcoming spooky season snacks (mostly because I’m excited and can’t help it) but, they will not be a main feature until later this year. —or until major spooky snack news breaks then I will be all over it.

In the months between the 4th of July and Halloween, in the midst of COVID-19, while some businesses have been struggling the snack industry seems to be booming. An article posted on foodprocessing.com says salty and sweet snack sales have boosted during the COVID lockdown and are still growing.

This seems similar to the home fitness crazy that blew up around the time that the gyms and workout facilities closed. People want to be quarantine fit, but it appears the public is buying snacks instead-I can’t say I blame them!

Vampires Hershey’s Kisses

Target Marg, Wine Cocktail

Keto-Friendly Beef Jerky, zero sugar

Sugarfina-Gelato Chocolate Dragees

Hershey’s invests $135M to Reese’s

Peach Cobbler, in a sugar cone

SB E11 // Waffles in the 4th

Okay, okay I get it, I should let the Keto topic go. Or maybe next week-for now the my keto, obsessed snack self continues on. Besides the sugarless Keto talk this SB episode crunches the snack world with holiday treats, cool cocktails and 27lbs of mac & cheese.

Product photos are not mine, original postings are linked.

E11

Let’s talk Keto

SnackBreak is the name and today Keto is the game.

Let’s break down the seemingly, never-ending *fad diet* I mean lifestyle change that has taken society by storm. The all powerful diet that allows people to shed weight and eat bacon.

Yup, you guessed it. SnackBreak is the name and today Keto is the game.

What is the Keto diet? If you aren’t familiar with the Keto diet and this long lasting health craze here’s a very brief breakdown for sake of enough background information to give you basic understanding of what’s going on here.

From my understanding this is a diet consisting of cutting out sugars and carbs. Completely.

I know many people who have been successful with this diet plan due to them following this simplistic idea-and on the flip side they get to be creative with their meals as well.

From Califlower pizza crust to Avocado toast, the Keto fad has blossomed and maintained popularity, which makes me wonder if the negative side effects of the Keto diet are really as bad as I read.

I’ve heard of nail polish remover smelling breath to illness being caused by people incorrectly following the diet that puts the dieters body into Ketosis. After seeing people living happy and feeling happy I really do think that maybe the simplistic guidlines that Keto offers is enough for people to lose weight all while cutting processed, harmful foods from their diets.

Sugars and carbs may be my two favorite things on this planet (I’m really not joking) and even though this puts me on the spot, it’s no secret they’re not good to eat on a daily basis or in excess.

Submit your favorite Keto Recipe for me to try out along with questions I can answer in a SB episode. Lot’s of Keto research seems to be in my near future! haha.

Linked are some Keto related articles to help kick start your own research.

Cleveland Clinic, “What Is the Keto Diet (and Should You Try It)?”

Harvard Health Publishing, “Ketogenic diet: Is the ultimate low-carb diet good for you?”

New York Times, “The Keto Diet Is Popular, but Is It Good for You?”