We are in full on celebration mode over here. Why, you ask? Because it’s Fit Bottomed Girls’ NINTH BIRTHDAY!
And you know what a birthday party looks like around these parts, right?
Okay, yes. That’s pretty accurate.
But also, we’ve got the 2017 Noshies! Which might even be better than cake. (Or at least just as good, because hey, cake is awesome.)
New to the Noshies? Here’s the deal. We check out a LOT of food and food-related products* throughout the year, and the Noshies is when we share the best of the best of the best with you. (You can also find the Fitties over on FBG, and check out Fit Bottomed Zen tomorrow for the winners of the Zennies!)
*Some of the winners below are products or brands we’ve worked with on sponsored content or as an affiliate partner, but there’s no way for anyone to buy their way onto the list — you have our word on that. These are our top picks, plain and simple!
Ready? So are we. Let’s take a look at this year’s winners!
2017 Healthy Eats, Treats, Books and More
Best paleo tortillas: Siete Foods. These taste just as good as (if not better than) regular flour tortillas. No higher tortilla praise than that.
Best microwavable options for every meal: Good Food Made Simple. This brand offers a wide variety of meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The price point is low and the nutritional info is on point. When you don’t have time to cook or prep, it’s great to have something good in the freezer!
Best snack that gives back: Play Hard Give Back. Because your food can fuel more than just your body — it can fuel social change.
Best super-fast veggie side dish: Tommy’s All Natural Superfoods Seasoned Root Fusion. Crazy fast, insanely delicious and full of good-for-you veggies.
Best snack that seems like it should be just terrible for you (but isn’t): Beanitos Baked White Bean Crunch Mac n’ Cheese. If you and Cheetos go together like burpees and a love/hate relationship, this is the snack for you.
Best oil you haven’t tried yet: Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil. If you’re a fan of using olive oil on things like salad or crusty bread, you’re going to want to check out this avocado oil immediately if not sooner. You’re welcome.
Best surprising use of oats: Grainful Steel Cut Sides. Oats aren’t just for breakfast. Who knew?
Best jerky: EPIC Salmon With Maple and Dill Bites. Not overly salty, these have just the right amount of fishy flavor — plus, the ingredient list couldn’t be cleaner.
Best protein bar: RXBAR. Super tricky choice here, because honestly, every bar in this whole incredible round up was great. Color Bar, Zing, Go Raw Pro Protein Bars, Pure Protein Plus Bar, and even more … they all had different qualities to offer and we dug ’em all.
Best mini dessert: Sugar Bowl Bakery Petite Brownie Bites. The only issue with these was that they were so tasty that they disappeared pretty quickly!
Best yummy fish oil supplement: Coromega MAX Super High Omega-3 Fish Oil. It packs the fish oil but tastes like a dreamsicle. The end.
Best (booze-free) shot: Temple Turmeric Red Ginger Shot. If you’re looking for the easiest way to get more turmeric in your diet, we found it. (Go with the basic Turmeric Shot if you don’t dig spiciness.)
Best surprise addition to your daily routine: CW Hemp Oil. Yeah, we didn’t know we would be so into a daily hemp supplement, but this is tasty, simple, and has loads of health benefits. We’re in!
Best probiotic treat: Purely Elizabeth Chocolate Sea Salt Probiotic Granola. This got the “so good it makes me angry” seal of approval, so you know it’s hella legit.
Best grocery guide: Eat Your Way Healthy at Trader Joe’s. This cookbook offers 75 healthful recipes showcasing foods found at Trader Joe’s — and you know you wanted an excuse to check out your Frequent Flyer anyway, right?
Best book for indulging your savory side. Grilled Cheese & Beer. Pretty self explanatory, no?
Best resource for figuring out that culinary gizmo sitting on your counter: Skinnytaste Fast and Slow. Whether you have a slow cooker or an Instant Pot, this book is full of quick-fix and slow-cooker recipes for the whole fam.
Best addition to our kitchen: Precision Kitchenware P600 Knives. These ceramic knives have been a GAME-CHANGER over here. They just slice so nicely — which makes food prep about 900 percent more enjoyable.
Best super hot kitchen appliance: 7 in 1 Instant Pot. The Instant Pot is ubiquitous to the point that you might suspect it’s overrated … but it’s just not. It’s all that and a bag of rice (which you can make — wait for it — in your Instant Pot).
What’s your favorite product from the last year? It’s amazing how hard it is to narrow it down! —Kristen