Wheat germ was brought to my attention while reading an article on Mayo Clinic about the ten best foods to be eating. I had never really given wheat germ much thought (or even heard of it), so I thought I’d give it a try. First of all, wheat germ is the vitamin and mineral rich part of the wheat kernel. It also happens to be the part that is stripped out when white flour … [Read more...]
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I saw this product on the store shelves the other day and thought I would give it a try. Not because I'm a strict vegan, but because I was impressed with the ingredients list (versus other regular mayo's) plus it had less than half the calories - 40 calories per tbsp versus 90 calories in Hellman's Real Mayonnaise. As mentioned above, Nasoya Nayonaise is a vegan alternative … [Read more...]
I tried Good Greens bars for the first time just last week and it has quickly become my bar of choice for two reasons - taste and nutrition! Unlike many other health bars, Good Greens bars taste great, with my favorite being Chocolate Raspberry. But beyond taste, these bars an incredible amount of vitamins and minerals from various sources. And as their name would suggest, … [Read more...]
There's no denying the awesome health benefits of flax seeds; great source of fiber, lignans and omega-3 and 6. And now Carrington Farms has made it easier than ever to get your daily dose of flax with their organic ground milled easy serve Flax Paks! You can easily take one of these packets with you anywhere and sprinkle them on your salads, in cereals or just about … [Read more...]
If you're looking for a low to no calorie noodle, and can't quite stomach shirataki noodles, then you may want to give Gold Mine Kelp Noodles a try! Kelp noodles contain only 6 calories per serving with 1 carb and no fat. They are a great pasta alternative for those with gluten intolerance, as well. Plus, you don't even need to cook them! And unlike shirataki noodles, … [Read more...]
I'm typically not a big fan of prepackaged meal replacement foods as I prefer whole natural foods over anything. However, there are times when convenience plays a factor and when it comes to Orgain Ready-To-Drink Shakes, you get convenience and a huge variety of organic foods! Each drink is loaded with certified organic complex carbs such as brown rice, spinach, kale, … [Read more...]
Pure Bars are an extremely popular all natural and organic food bar made with fruits and nuts. They contain around 190 calories each and contain no refined sugar, gluten, dairy, cholesterol, trans fats, preservatives OR GMO's! What they DO contain is 100% all natural and organic ingredients! These bars are very similar to Larabars, which I reviewed here, even having the … [Read more...]
I love adding butter to certain foods and contrary to popular belief, butter does not have to be bad for you, especially if you use Melt Organic Butter Spread! I've been testing out the Rich & Creamy Melt Organic and have been extremely impressed with the taste and more so the healthy ingredients it contains. It's made with a variety of the healthiest oils available … [Read more...]
Starbucks Via Ready Brew Coffee costs about 1/10th of the price of a cup of coffee from a Starbucks store and contains anywhere from zero calories to upwards of 100 calories, depending on the flavor you get. The portable packets make it easy to enjoy a cup of coffee anywhere! Simply pour the packet into a cup, add hot water and stir! The Ready Brew line of coffee come in … [Read more...]
I reviewed Yogavive Organic Apple Chips a while back, but I just noticed that my local grocery store has caramel apple flavor! Needless to say, these are delicious! Like all Yogavive Apple Chips, they are extremely low in calories - only 35 per serving - and contain one whole apple per bag! The apples used for these chips are grown without toxic pesticides! Plus, they are … [Read more...]
The Original Caveman Cookies are a popular choice for those following the paleo diet, but you don't need to be on such a diet to enjoy these delicious cookies! These little treats are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth and hunger with their high protein content and all natural ingredients including honey, almond flour, walnuts, raisins, and spices! Each cookie … [Read more...]
I'm a big fan of pita's so it's no surprise that I would like Athenos Baked Pita Chips, as well! These chips are made from fresh whole wheat pita bread and lightly seasoned for a great taste. These chips contain 120 calories per 1 oz serving with 3 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein! Plus, they have 50% less fat compared to regular potato chips. Try topping these … [Read more...]
I was pleasantly surprised when I tried Simply 7 Hummus Chips, as they are not only great tasting, but they have a mere 130 calories per bag with 2 grams of protein. These chips are made from real chickpea flour and are lightly seasoned with sea salt. And unlike many other potato chips, they contain no trans fats, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives! Plus, they … [Read more...]
Kraft Light 30 Calorie Barbecue sauce combines the same great taste as it's regular variety, but with half the calories! The fact that it hasn't lost any of it's flavor or consistency makes it a great alternative to regular BBQ sauce. With that being said, it's still BBQ sauce, which is made up of mostly sugar and other flavorings. So, you'll still want to use this in … [Read more...]
Brooksides Chocolate Covered Pomegranate pieces are a great combination of real fruit juice and creamy dark chocolate! These little treats contain 180 calories per 1/4 cup and are a good source of Vitamin C and other antioxidants. Of course, these are best enjoyed in moderation! While some might label these as a "healthier" snack, don't be fooled by the name as they are … [Read more...]
These aren't your regular rice cakes! Suzie's Whole Grain Thin Cakes contain a mere 15 calories each and are made with all natural brown rice! More importantly is what these tasty treats don't have! No cholesterol, fat, gluten, sodium or sugar! Add a little flavor by spreading a little peanut butter, hummus, cream cheese, tuna or salsa on top. I even used them as a … [Read more...]
Fiber One 80 Calorie cereal provides a delicious and filling way to start your day! With only 80 calories per serving, these lightly sweetened honey squares make a great breakfast or snack you can enjoy anywhere. The 10 grams of fiber (40% daily value) will fill you up and leave you feeling full between meals! Plus, it's a great way to satisfy those sugar cravings … [Read more...]
I love snacking on popcorn, and when I don't feel like making my own healthy popcorn I always have Orville Redenbacher's All Natural Butter With Salt And Cracked Pepper mini popcorn bags on hand! These bags are larger than the 100 calories bags, with 180 calories per bag, but are still portion controlled and make a great snack low calorie snack! The best part is they … [Read more...]
bai5 is an all natural and low calorie fruit infused energy drink. With only 5 calories and 1 gram of sugar per serving, bai5 combines exotic fruits with the fruit surrounding the coffee bean to make a delicious energy packing, yet low calorie drink! According to bai, coffee fruit, which has historically been discarded by coffee growers, is an extremely powerful and all … [Read more...]
Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour provides a healthy way to cook your favorite foods while lowering the carb content and adding protein and fiber! It’s most commonly used as a substitution for flour and works great in a wide variety of recipes – cakes, breads, cookies, muffins – basically anything you can think of! Made from 100% pure blanched almonds and pressed into fine … [Read more...]
I've raved about PB2 Low Calorie Peanut Butter before on this site so I was pretty excited when I saw they have low calorie and all natural peanut butter crackers, as well! These crackers are like taking the goodness of PB2 Peanut Butter and rolling them up into little crackers! With only 100 calories and 4 grams of fat per 27 crackers, you can eat the entire bag in one … [Read more...]
I love the regular mix 1 protein drinks and have used them as a meal replacement many times. But, I’ve recently discovered their lower calorie versions, which taste just as good with less than half the calories! Their Lean Performance line of drinks contain only 90 calories, compared to 200 calories in their regular protein drinks. They mix together only the … [Read more...]
Annie Chun’s Seaweed snacks are a great, all natural alternative to potato chips with only 30 calories per serving! After reviewing Sea’s Gifts Roasted Seaweed, I decided to try the Dr. Oz recommended Annie Chun’s brand. They are similar, but come in bigger bags and seemed to be slightly crunchier. If chewing on crunchy Seaweed doesn’t seem too appealing then try topping the … [Read more...]
I’m a big fan of convenience and taste when it comes to eating healthy and Think Thin Protein bars are a great mixture of both! These bars come in 12 assorted flavors, but the flavor I recently tried was the chunky peanut butter. It’s a mix of chocolate and chunky peanut butter that has zero grams of sugar, 20 grams of filling protein and 230 calories. And it tastes more … [Read more...]
When those chocolate brownie cravings hit, be sure to reach for a delicious and low calorie No Pudge! Fat Free Brownie! These brownies are made with all natural and certified kosher ingredients. Plus, they only contain 120 calories and zero grams of fat per serving! Best of all, you can make a single serving (directions are included on the box)! So, if you don’t want a … [Read more...]