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Go Picnic Ready To Eat Meals

When I find an awesome product I just have to share it! While shopping in my local Cost Plus World Market store I saw these nifty, boxed, ready to eat meals. Immediately I thought they would be perfect for hiking, my college kids who eat on the run and for hubby Tom when he is traveling for business. I snagged a couple of them to try out. At the check out my purchase was a topic of conversation with the sales people. They asked me if I had tried these before and then proceeded to tell me how awesome this product is. They told me that the first case they received never made it to the sales floor because all of the employees bought them!

These shelf stable picnic style meals need no refrigeration making them perfect for road trips, back packing, air travel or tossing in your briefcase.

The nutritional stats are pretty good. These sell for around $3.99 at Cost Plus and Target. If you don’t want to eat it as a meal it can be broken up and the individual items can be used as snacks with enough to share with your travel partners.

I’ve only tried the hummus one and everything was flavorful and tasty. The hummus was actually good!  My meals are heavy on fruits and veggies so I did miss the bulk and fiber of the fresh stuff. Having said all that this did fill me up since it was heavy on protein and fiber. You can add a little fruit or a bag of carrots to transform this from a big snack to a complete meal.

When you finish with the food you have a little game to play. How fun is that? Daughter Katy’s favorite Go Picnic item is the salami and cheese one. She said it feels more like a meal to her. They offer a variety of choices, more than what I show here like gluten free, Kosher, vegan and vegetarian. In addition to being available at Cost Plus Imports I have also seen them at Target stores. They are also sold on college campus book stores and airport book stores at a higher price of course. For more information check out their website at Go Picnic to see all the products and use the store finder to see where they are sold where you live.

 I was not given this product for free or asked to do a review. This is a food find I discovered myself, purchased with my own money and wanted to share with my readers.

Nutmeg Notes

 Yesterday we decided to start the project of refinishing our kitchen table. It is 15 years old and for some strange reason the varnish has turned gummy. It was an expensive table at the time, seats twelve when expanded and we love the style. When we checked into hiring someone to refinish it the cost was going to be out of sight since it is a labor intensive project. So we decided to tackle it ourselves. As usual this required two trips to Home Depot for supplies! After watching some You Tube videos we had our method of removing the old varnish figured out. We decided to test our method and choice of stain color on one of the table leaves. After drying overnight it looks pretty good and the stain is a good match. Yippee! Today hubby Tom will put the first coat of varnish on and we will see how that goes. We need to do 3-5 coats of varnish so this is going to take a while. So far so good.

Tami

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  1. Jody - Fit at 54 says:

    Happy weekend to you Tami! Man, we are not people that are good at home stuff – good luck!

    Me on the Go Picnic stuff – not really my thin but hubby would probably eat it! :-)

  2. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    I hope the table project went well! :)

    I hadn’t seen the go picnic products before. They sound very convenient. Maybe they would even be something the kid would like once in a while… I’ll have to look for them.

    Have a great week!

  3. Cammy@TippyToeDiet says:

    Thanks for the review, Tami! I haven’t seen these at Target but then again, I wasn’t looking for them. :) The next time I have a trip scheduled to a small town, I might pick up the hummus or the turkey for the trip. I could supplement with one of the fast food chains side salads, if I felt the need. ( I’ve only been in one small town that didn’t have a grocery store or McDs.)

  4. Leslie says:

    Intriguing, and do sound great for traveling or snacking on hikes. I’m hoping they’re on the east coast, and am going to google them as soon as I finish this comment. Thanks, Tami!

  5. Karen@WaistingTime says:

    Just off my latest road trip, with another looming in early June, I would at least check them out.

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