Yesterday, the kids and I spent the day in Hot Springs, Arkansas. We went to the Mid-America Science Museum, the Mountain Tower (this is the view from the top), and we touched the "hot springs." It's so hot you can hardly even touch it.
I had tried researching where to get vegan food, but I couldn't really come up with anything. Therefore, for lunch, we just packed peanut butter and fruit spread sandwiches, granola bars, baggies of almonds, Tofurky Jerky, and apples.
After our full day, the kids and I were hot, tired, and thirsty. We headed over to Good Earth Natural Foods. It's a small health food store (with large prices that you generally find in a small health food store, unfortunately). I'm not complaining, though, because in Arkansas I'm just relieved when there is a store like this.
We bought a pack of juice boxes plus this Pomegranate Blueberry drink (that has real fruit bits...the kids love these), a handful of chocolate Bug Bites, a bag of these multigrain chip-crackers, and Rice Dream Bars.
I also tried out something new: go raw "pizza" flax snax (far left). These are interesting. They're made of sprouted organic seeds (flax, sunflower, & sesame), organic tomato and tomato powder, and organic spices & sea salt. I liked them. (The 2 little kids didn't like them; my 10 year old "sort of" liked them. Later, Ryan tried them, and he said he liked them. UPDATE: My oldest son saw me taking this picture, and he is now popping them in his mouth one after the next. That's good because we're always looking for high calorie snacks for my skinny little fella.)
They really do taste like pizza. I couldn't sit and eat very many of them at once because they're so flavorful. I think I could eat a few of them with a sandwich, though, instead of chips. The company sounds very cool; on the bag it says they are moving toward becoming an entirely sustainable operation, complete with biodegradable packaging and solar power.