Friday, July 9, 2010

Hot Springs, Arkansas and "go raw" flax snax

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.


  1. My dad is big on the flax seed kick, but its something I've just never gotten on board with. Not because I have something against, its I just forget! These look like theyd be interesting to try!

  2. I know what you mean about Arkansas. My husband's from there, and a few years ago we thought we were going to move there. So, I did research on homeschooling and vegan resources. I think I found one health food store online, probably the one you shopped at. But, like you, I was glad they at least had that. Also, those look flax snacks look yummers!

  3. Okay, I told you I would comment a lot on this new blog of yours! ( : I've tried those raw flax crackers before and they really do taste like pizza! I really loved their banana/spriulina ones-
    These are so delicous! They were a little pricey though, it seemed like 1-2 servings and they were already gone...and I was the only one eating them! Can't imagine with kids! Anyways, I love those Multigrain chips you've got there, my Costco used to have big bags of them, but now they're gone ) : Also, my hubby loves those Rice Dream ice cream treats, I'll always pick him up a few when I go grocery shopping.
    Don't you love finding places with healthy/organic/vegan food! Sometimes here in the Midwest it's hard to do, but it just makes it that much more exciting if you do! ( :

  4. Jessica, I have to always remind myself to go back to different things I forget about.

    blessed mama, I least, there is a Whole Foods in Little Rock...and at least the homeschooling requirements are very relaxed!

    Ashley, I'm glad you do!!! I just bought a pack of the banana spirulina chips per your suggestion. I haven't opened them yet; I'll let you know what I think! And it does make it more exciting. Maybe if I lived in NYC, I'd get bored with it...uh, well, probably not :)...but at least I do appreciate it now.

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