Stock Up: Here are three things you might want to add to your shopping list in 2021

Almond flour crackers from Fat Snax. Courtesy of Fat Snax
Almond flour crackers from Fat Snax. Courtesy of Fat Snax

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A fresh start for 2021 sounds like a good idea. Here are three things you might want in your pantry or refrigerator.

Almond flour crackers from Fat Snax

When Jeff Frese of San Francisco adopted a low-carb lifestyle, he felt healthier than he had in years, but he said he wasn’t finding a lot of great keto snack options. So, he created Fat Snax, a line of low-carb, gluten-free crackers and cookies. We tried the crackers — original sea salt, cheddar and everything. They’re all made with almond flour, coconut flour and butter and are totally craveworthy. They are crunchy, salty, sturdy enough for dipping, but enjoyable right out of the bag. Is it the butter that makes these seem so indulgent?

$29.99 per box of eight 2.25-ounce bags (three original sea salt, three cheddar, two everything), or $26.99 for a monthly subscription. Available at Amazon or at fatsnax.com.

Tidbits meringues from Santte Foods. Courtesy of Tidbits
Tidbits meringues from Santte Foods. Courtesy of Tidbits

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Tidbits meringues from Santte Foods

As a longtime fan of the airy texture of meringues, I found it fun trying these 1-inch meringue bites from Santte Foods in Oak Ridge North, Texas. Billed as a sweet treat without the guilt, Tidbits are less than 2 calories per piece and come in three different versions — regular, keto and diabetic. All are sugar-free and, like any meringue, they’re gluten-free, as well. The primary difference in the versions is the sweetener. The flavors include the tried and true, like vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, but there’s also cotton candy, birthday cake and cookies and cream, depending on which line you choose. They’re a fun way to indulge, while still sticking to resolutions for a healthy new year.

$4.99 per 1.41-ounce bag of about 40 meringues of the regular line, $6.49 per 1.41-ounce bag of the keto and diabetic lines. Select flavors and lines are available at Rite Aid, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores. All flavors and lines are available at tidbits.fun.

Mini-lavash flatbreads from Atoria’s Family Bakery. Courtesy of David Hernandez
Mini-lavash flatbreads from Atoria’s Family Bakery. Courtesy of David Hernandez

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Credit: Alonya Eisenberg

Mini-lavash flatbreads from Atoria’s Family Bakery

Atoria’s Family Bakery is just that, a third-generation family bakery based in Gilroy, California. When grandmother Atoria Eshoo came to the U.S., her son started baking breads reminiscent of those in the Middle East. Now, her grandchildren keep the tradition going, and the family produces mini and full-size lavash flatbreads, as well as naan and pita. We tried the whole-grain and flax mini-lavashes. Other varieties include traditional and cauliflower-coconut. Each 4½-inch-by-8-inch sheet has less than 60 calories, and makes a perfect single serving as a wrap, the base for a pinwheel (our favorite) or a fun base for a quick pizza. There are dozens of recipes on their website, and we found ourselves inspired to make a number of things, including cranberry cream cheese lavash pinwheels and cinnamon sugar lavash crackers.

$3.99 per pack of five sheets of full-size lavash, pita or naan flatbreads in stores. $29.84 for four-packs of eight sheets of mini-lavash flatbreads online. Available at Sprouts in Morningside and Decatur, and at shopatoriasfamilybakery.com.

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