Month: August 2011

Favorite Friday Product – SoBe Pure

Favorite Friday Product – SoBe Pure

  I wish this came in gallons!  I bought 4 for the first time (to try all the flavors) and I think I drank all of them in two days, I held back and stretched it to two days.  Similar to their counter-part, SoBe Life […]

Obesity–A never ending battle in health care

Obesity–A never ending battle in health care

Not only is Obesity becoming an epidemic and detrimental to our health but it is also putting a hole in our nation’s healthcare pocket book!   Check out this recent article from msnbc.msn.com Obesity’s big fat cost to states: $15 billion per year   As […]

Super Snacks for School or Work!

Super Snacks for School or Work!

I don’t know about you but I am sure overwhelmed with the busy curveballs life throws at me this week – and I don’t even have a kid going back to school, yet!

 

Well, I have found some new snacks that keep me going.  Remember not to forget snacks throughout the day because they help keep your hunger levels at a moderate.  Have you ever had dinner or lunch when you were absolutely starving?  Yeah, how much did you eat?  Sometimes we can really overeat when we are super hungry – so keep some go-to snacks on hand at all times!

 

 

Brookside Dark Chocolate Acai with Blueberry

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A great way to satisfy your chocolate craving – these are fantastic! A natural source of antioxidants from the dark chocolate, blueberries and acai.  You can see the little dark chocolate balls in the picture – they are dark chocolate surrounding a sweetened fruit juice piece made from a blend of acai berry juice, blueberry juice and other natural fruit juices. 

 

1/4 cup – 180 calories; 7 g fat; 4 g saturated fat (coming from chocolate Smile ); 29 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 25 g sugar; 1 g protein. 

 

Just remember to keep these little delectable bites to the portion size!

 

 

 

Blue Diamond Natural Oven Roasted Almonds – Cinnamon Brown Sugar

 

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There are many flavored varieties that I suggest you try out!  Nuts are an excellent snack and the lid of this container is the proper serving size!  They also have a measure of ounces on the outside of the container.

 

About 24 nuts – 160 calories; 14 g fat; 1 g saturated fat; 30 mg sodium; 7 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 3 g sugar (woohoo!); 6 g protein.

 

These are fantastic and help satisfy your sweet tooth craving with not adding a lot of extra sugar!  They are lightly sweetened using cane juice.

 

 

Fruit & Veggies!

This is the icon for MyPlate which replaced MyPyramid in June 2011. The new MyPlate icon is composed of a plate divided into 4 sections: fruits, vegetables, grains, and protein. A dairy section is off the plate to the side. The MyPlate graphic is positioned on a placemat with the website ChooseMyPlate.gov written underneath. The 5 sections of MyPlate are clickable and go to food group subpages.

Don’t forget to keep a bowl full of fruit on your counter or a filled veggie tray in your frig!  Fruits and veggies are the best snacks to pack that provide a natural source of fiber to fill you up and loaded with nutrients to keep your body moving!

Favorite Friday Product–Tribe Hummus

Favorite Friday Product–Tribe Hummus

    Tribe Hummus has revamped their product into an even better product!  The smooth hummus is delightful with your favorite tortilla chip or vegetable!  (This is a great way to eat more veggies) There are some varieties that contain blends of spices or extra […]

Favorite Friday Product–Tribe Hummus

Favorite Friday Product–Tribe Hummus

    Tribe Hummus has revamped their product into an even better product!  The smooth hummus is delightful with your favorite tortilla chip or vegetable!  (This is a great way to eat more veggies) There are some varieties that contain blends of spices or extra […]

Favorite Friday Product–Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels

Favorite Friday Product–Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels

pb pretzels

Oh my these are the best thing ever!  The most satisfying snack on the planet!  Ok, yes I might be a little crazy but once you have tried them you will feel the same.  These little guys are sure hard to find in my area but I came across them at a super Target last night.  I have only been able to find these at Trader Joe’s in a large bag (and Trader Joe’s also has them covered in chocolate – wow!).  

 

Well for 10 little bites it is 140 calories, 7 grams fat (1.5 saturated), 330 mg sodium (which a little bit higher than I would like – just remember to eat lots of fruits and veggies for the rest of the day), 15 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 2 grams sugar, 5 grams protein (yeah!) and 4% iron.

 

I look forward to my peanut butter filled pretzel snack with a cup of coffee or milk, ahhh!

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Recipe Box–My new fav! (Go Chobani!)

Recipe Box–My new fav! (Go Chobani!)

I was looking at recipes on www.chobani.com and found this fantastic recipe!  (Remember Chobani, the delicious, decadent Greek yogurt)   I made these in a hurry for my family as we headed off for a little vacation. Everyone loved them plus they even said it […]