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Healthy Road Trip Snacks

The first thing that I pack when I’m planning a road trip is my bag of healthy snacks. If I don’t have good snacks on hand, I’ll end up eating chips and honey roasted nuts from a gas station.

Lots of them.

I love loading up on my cupboard essentials from Thrive Market every couple of months so this last time, I decided to add some snacks to my order. {Thrive Market is an awesome website, if you haven’t check them out, you should!}

And I’m pleased to say that this latest road trip was definitely a success in the healthy snacking department!

Here are a few of my favorite snack finds lately that are perfect for stashing in your purse, cupboard, or desk, or for taking on your next road trip.

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Crispy Green Dried Fruit – This is my current snacking obsession. If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen these bags pop up. I love dried fruit but it can have added sugar or sulfur dioxide, and they can go a bit gooey after a while. Crispy Green fruit is freeze-dried with ZERO additives, and lasts for ages in your cupboard, car, or purse. I keep these packets everywhere. My favorite is pineapple!

Go Raw Zesty Pizza Sprouted Flax Snax – I’m a long time lover of Go Raw seeds and nuts so when I saw these I knew I had to give them a try. Do they taste like pizza? Not exactly… But they are a satisfying snack when you’re craving something savory. I ordered mine from Thrive Market when I got some cupboard essentials recently.

Bare Snacks – The only downside to all of the Bare Snacks is that I can’t seem to keep them in my cupboard. Someone keeps eating them all!! My favorites, so far, are the Organic Apple Chips, Banana Chips, and the Coconut Chips. I have to warn you though, especially about the coconut chips, that you’ll get addicted very quickly. Once you open the bag you’ll definitely finish it in one sitting!

Go Raw Zesty Lemon Bars – I like trying new bars {check out some of my favorite Vegan Protein Bars here} and these were a tasty surprise. I love lemon and these are a hearty, delicious choice, and 12 grams of protein is a good amount.

What do YOU pack on a road trip?

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A Very Sonoma Weekend

This past Saturday we ventured over a fog covered Golden Gate Bridge to spend the day in Sonoma house hunting, shopping, and indulging in a little gourmet fare and wine tasting.

After house hunting in the sweltering heat we headed to one of our favorite outdoor dining spots on Sonoma Square, Centre du Vin, which is the restaurant downstairs in the charming old school Ledson Hotel.

An order of moules frites and a glass of vino were just what we needed. And I have to say, I think that moules frites might be the perfect order for us – Sean gets his seafood craving satisfied and I get the salty, delicious carbs. Everyone wins!

After that it was time for a little vintage jewelry shopping at Filigree Estate Jewelers followed by a highly successful trip to the Sonoma Wine Shop. The SWS was highly recommended to us and not only did we have time for a fun little tasting, we were also able to pick up a great bottle of wine for Sean’s father’s birthday.

Two birds. One wine shop.

You can check out my fun skull print blouse & fabulous new Givenchy bag in Tuesday MCLV Style post to see what I was wearing for our Saturday adventures.

Today I’m starting a fun new project with Sasha Maks Vintage that I’m just dying to share with you all – So stay tuned for photos from my first modeling attempt!

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Weekend Adventures

Over the weekend this little city girl escaped San Francisco for a weekend of wind, water, and family at dreamy Fallen Leaf Lake near South Lake Tahoe – Virtually the same weekend as last year actually.

After a short stop in sweltering Sacramento we headed up to the breezy, welcoming mountain air of Tahoe. I’ve been visiting my family’s cabin on Fallen Leaf Lake since I was a baby and it holds so many memories.

Day-long hikes gone awry with their destinations never discovered, swimming in the freezing snow-melt lake, climbing up waterfalls, boating on the lake in everything from a canoe to a kayak to a Sun Fish sailboat, and even flipping one of the boats & getting stranded at the opposite end of the lake with a friend.

Needless to say a jolt of excitement and anticipation always thrills through me as soon as I can see the distinctive roof top and the vacation actually begins.

And this was an especially fun weekend as the boy and I joined my parents, aunt, uncle, and grandparents at the cabin for a relaxed weekend of hikes, boat rides, reading on the deck, vino, and huge family meals. I mean the amount of food, not the number of people by the way. 🙂

How was everyone’s weekend? Do you like to get out of your hometown on occasion and relax in the country or are you a city mouse through-and-through?

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