Carla Lee’s Nut Tacos
$5.99 for a 14-ounce box; Sprouts; www.nutburgers.com
These mini-sized meatless vegan tacos are made mostly from sunflower seeds, brown rice, cashews and carrot juice, but taste both meaty and delicious. With 9 grams of protein per serving, they’re the perfect for a healthy lunch that’s big on flavor.
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Godiva Chocolatier soft serve
$6; Godiva stores in the Roseville Galleria and Arden Fair Mall; www.godiva.com
Thank you, Godiva Chocolatier, for adding four-star soft-serve ice cream to your year-round menu. Godiva’s cool sweet treat comes in three flavors – dark chocolate, white chocolate-vanilla bean, and chocolate-vanilla swirl. Get it on a crunchy chocolate-dipped Belgian waffle cone with or without praline almonds; add chocolate or caramel sauce. (Roseville Galleria, 1151 Galleria Blvd.; Arden Fair, 1689 Arden Way, Sacramento.)
Japanese Food & Cultural Bazaar
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 8-9; 2401 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento; www.buddhistchurch.com
Come for the amazing teriyaki, sushi and tempura. Stay for the music, dance and art. The Sacramento Buddhist Church is holding its 69th annual bazaar, where an expected 10,000 pounds of chicken and 1 1/2 tons of rice will be cooked, served and savored. It’s a signature cultural event for Sacramento and an eating experience not to be missed.
$4.50-$6.30 per package; local supermarkets; us.walkersshortbread.com
Walkers is known for its rich shortbread, but the company also makes a line of crunchy oats-based crackers and biscuits that team well with “butter, marmalade, fruit, soup, fish, cheese and honey.” They’re also good just munched by themselves. New to the line is Three Seed Oak Crackers, with bits of pumpkin, sunflower and flax seeds.
Immaculate Pretzel Dough
$4.79 for a 13.7-ounce container; Sprouts; www.immacultebaking.com
Immaculate Baking made a name for itself with health-conscientious cookie dough, but has expanded its line of yummy treats with these soft, chewy pretzels. Pop them in a toaster oven for a quick, hot snack in less than 15 minutes.
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