Healthy New Supermarket Finds
I’m always on the lookout for healthy new products on the market. I especially like foods that come in portion controlled packs! Several of the picks for this post came from recommendations from my clients as well as trips to Whole Foods, Matter of Health, Morton Williams and random delis in NYC. I’d love to hear about any new products YOU come across. Add your ideas to the comments section and I’ll take a look!
Trader Joe’s Riced Cauliflower & Green Giant Cauliflower Crumbles
This is the newest craze! I actually wasn’t able to find the Green Giant crumbles at any store. I heard they sold it at Whole Foods – however was told by a Whole Food worker they didn’t stock in. Check out your local Trader Joe’s! Stay tuned for a blog post on Helathy Cauliflower Rice. And in the meantime, be on the lookout for these valuble little crumbles!
Serving size: : 2/3 cup Calories: 30 Fat: 0 gm Carbs: 5 gm Fiber: 2 gm Protein: 2 gm Sodium: 95 mg
Tolerant Organic Black Bean Pasta
(Found at Whole Foods) The only ingredient in this pasta is non-GMO black beans. It’s loaded with fiber and protein and has a low glycemic index.
Serving size: 3 oz Calories: 320 (note: this is based on a large serving size; most pasta servings are 2 oz) Fat: 1.5 gm Carbs: 55 gm Fiber: 15 gm Protein: 22 gm Sodium: 10 mg
Trader Joes Black Bean Rotini Pasta
This product is similar to the above one.
Serving size: 2 oz dry (3/4 cup) Calories: 200 Fat: 1.5 gm Carbs: 35 gm Fiber: 15 gm Protein: 14 gm Sodium: 0 gm
Belgiosa Mozzarella Cheese Pearls
(Found at Fairway). While I love Laughing Cow and Bonbels for snacks, it’s always nice to find something different. These little mozzarella “pearls” are a delicious!
Serving size: 3 pearls Calories: 70 Fat: 5 gm Carbs:0 gm Fiber: 0 gm Protein: 5 gm Sodium: 45 gm
Emerald 100 Calorie Pack Cashews
This is the first 100 calorie nut pack I’ve seen containing cashews. Yum! This is a great choice for those of you who go “nuts over nuts” and have trouble with portion control (ummm … me)
Serving size: 1 packet (1 oz) Calories: 160 Fat: 13 gm Carbs: 8 gm Fiber:1 gm Protein: 5 gm Sodium: 90 mg
Eden Pocket Snacks Pocket Snacks
Great little snacks. Nine varieties of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits that come in handy single serve packets that go anywhere
All are Gluten Free, low sodium, and kosher. Examples:
Quiet Moon: 1 packet Calories: 140 Fat:11gm Carb:10gm Fiber: 4 gm Protein: 5 gm Sodium:15 mg
Pumpkin Seeds: 1 packet Low Sodium: 1 packet Calories: 200 Fat: 16 gm Carb: 5 gm Fiber: 5gm Protein: 8 gm Sodium: 100 mg
Dried Cherries: 1 packet Calories: 90 Fat: 0 gm Carb: 23 gm Fiber:2 gm Protein: 0 gm Sodium: 10 mg
No Cow Bar Dairy and Gluten Free energy bar
These bars are loaded protein and fiber and super low in carbs and sugar. My favorite flavor is Peanut Butter Cookie Dough. Each bar has a whopping 20 grams of plant-based brown rice + pea protein, but just 2 grams of net carbs and 1 gram of sugar! To keep those sugar numbers low, No Cow Bars are sweetened with glycerin, erythritol, monk fruit extract and stevia. The erythritol (and prebiotic fiber) may be an issue for those with IBS or similar digestive issues – just a heads up!
Serving size: one bar
Calories: 170 Fat:4.5 gm Carbs: 25 gm Fiber: 19 gm (4 gm sugar alcohols) Protein 20 gm Sodium: 200 mg
Mediterra Savory Bars
(Spotted at Fresh & Co) These savory bars are a refreshing change from all the sweet tasting energy bars. They are packed with wholesome ingredients. Here are 2 sample flavors:
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Serving size: one bar Calories: 140 gm Fat: 8 gm Carbs: 14 gm Fiber: 5 gm Protein: 6 gm Sodium: 130 mg
Olive & Walnuts
Serving size: one bar Calories: 170 Fat: 10 gm Carbs: 17 gm Fiber: 6 gm Protein: 6 gm Sodium: 190 mg
Tasty Dressings and Marinades
(Found at Whole Foods). No more boring salads and plain cooked meat! Use these dressings as a sauce for cooked chicken/meat/fish/veggie or to jazz up your salad. There are numerous dressing available. I picked a few of my favorite ones:
Carrot Ginger Dressing by Whole Foods (no oil) Eat Well Feel Great Serving size: 2 Tablespoons Calories:40 Fat: 0 Carbs:7 Fiber: 0 Protein:0 Sodium:95 mg
Avocado Vinaigrette Dressing (no oil) by Whole Foods Eat Well Feel Great Serving size: 2 Tablespoons Calories:25 Fat:2 gm Carbs:2 gm Fiber: 0 Protein:1 gm Sodium:45 mg
Fresh Avocado Vinaigrette Dressing by Cindy’s Kitchen Serving size: 2 Tablespoons Calories:60 Fat: 5 Carbs:4 Fiber:0 Protein: 0 Sodium:210 mg
Delicious little on-the-go snacks with nuts, naturally dried, preservative-free fruit and other ingredients like honey, lemongrass, chipotle chili, and pure ground Madagascar vanilla beans. I found them at Morton Willams as well as random delis in NYC. 7 different flavors including:
Berry Macaroon (dried blueberries, coconut, almonds)
Mango Tango (dried mango, almonds)
Raspberry Crumble (dried raspberries, cashews)
Serving size: one packet (nutrition content varies) ~ Calories 210 Fat: 15 gm Carbs: 19 gm Fiber: 3 gm Protein: 5 gm Sodium: 105 mg
Flavored vinegars are one of my favorite ways to add flavor and zest to vegetables, salads, sauces, and marinades. I have a whole collection of them! They add minimal calories, sodium or carbs (but of the fruit vinegars do contain carbs so be sure to read labels if you need to be very strict with carb intake). Some of my favorite flavored vinegars are: pear, raspberry, fig, pomegranate, ginger, honey white balsamic and honey apple.
What are some of your favorite healthy products?
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