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Tuesday, September 08, 2009 

Ginger People Ginger Syrup

You may be aware of ginger's age-old reputation for settling upset stomachs and purifying the body, but did you know that it also has cholesterol-lowering, anti-fungal, blood-clotting and even cancer fighting properties?

With all its health-promoting properties, ginger should be a staple of your defensive eating program. Aside from fresh ginger root, there are many delicious ginger products that can make adding ginger to your diet fun, interesting, and tasty.

One of our very favorite products is the Ginger People's Ginger Syrup. This syrup is equally at home at the breakfast table as it is at the dinner table. Ginger Syrup offers a spicy alternative to traditional pancake syrup, can add a kick to your morning oatmeal, or a novel flavor to your yogurt. Ginger Syrup can also be used in stir fry recipes or as a glaze over roasted carrots, chicken, pumpkin, or yams. As a cocktail mixer, it's great in ginger martinis or as a flavoring in sparkling water to create a non-alcoholic beverage.

Try it now: Ginger Syrup

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009 

Gluten Free Low Carb Cheese Crackers

If you like cheese, you'll love these wheat free, gluten free, and sugar free crackers! Hand Made All Parmesan "Gourmet Wafer Crisps" are all natural, all cheese, and all delicious. High calcium, low carb crackers come in a variety of flavors:

Aged Parmesan: Kitchen Table Bakers special blend of pure aged cheeses lends itself to a complex yet uniquely subtle flavor that goes well by itself, with a "Caesar" Salad, a bowl of soup, a glass of wine or with any of your favorite gourmet dips or toppings.

Rosemary: The distinctive flavor of aromatic natural rosemary creates perfection with wine and cheese or as an elegant complement to soups and salads as well as savored right from the box with your favorite beverage.

Garlic: Remember that comforting burst of flavor from your last piece of Garlic Bread; creating a mood of longing for the old world. Now bring back that memorable experience again as you savor each cracker alone or with a tomato bruchetta, or any of your favorite gourmet toppings.

Italian Herb: Our own blend of Natural Herbs-basil, oregano and parley, brings taste buds back to Italy. They go well with everything from soup to salad, a cool sour cream dip or alone for that quick culinary escape.

Jalapeno: The initial taste of aged parmesan is followed up by the Zing of true, natural Jalapeño pepper finely blended to keep those endorphins happy. One or two bites may not send you running for a beverage, but they do add up!

Sesame: Same great crunch and texture with all natural sesame seeds, these complement any Quality Cheese, Mediterranean dips such as Hummus and Babaganoush or eat them plain for that feel good taste.

Flax Seed: Gourmet without guilt… the added benefit of Flax Seeds enhances the traditional complexity of taste of the aged parmesan cheese, while still offering a healthy alternative to traditional chips and crackers. These remarkable wafers contain approximately 500mg of Omega 3 per serving. Great with your favorite dips and toppings or out of the package for quick healthy snack

Everything: When you can't make up your mind as to which one of our delicious Cheese wafers you crave, your choice has just gotten a lot easier. There are just enough onions, poppy seeds, garlic and sesame seeds baked into our own special blend of aged cheeses to set your taste buds soaring. Great for that quick healthy snack, with fruit or as a part of an elegant cheese platter.

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Monday, January 12, 2009 

R.W. Garcia's Spiced Flaxseed Chips

Corn ships with an afterglow; these spiced chips really make a great snack. The flaxseed bits in the chips make them speckled, but don't change the flavor much, or at least, if they do its too subtle for me to notice. The spice on the chips is smoky and would go well with hummus or salsa, or the chips can be eaten plain. When they are served at my Grandmothers house, these chips are always the first to go. Little kids don't mind the flaxseeds, because they can barely taste them, but these chips are a nutritionally superior to their counterparts. They are organic, and gluten free with no trans fats, and over 500mg of Omega-3s per serving. These chips also come in veggie, berry, Thai sweet and spicy, Blue corn, and multigrain.

Betty Lou's JUMBO Fruit Bars

The first difference from other bars like Nutrigrain that I noticed when I was handed these bars was the HUGE amount of fruit that was packed inside. The flavor is rich, and one of these squares, no bigger than a post-it note, proved to be very filling. The Apricot tasted just like the fresh dried fruit, and the "cookie" part of the bar was flaky and moist. These bars have NO cholesterol, 5g (20%!!!) of the daily fiber recommended, along with calcium, iron, and vitamin C. These bars are almost like Nutrigrain, only you can actually taste the fruit, and they don’t taste dry and "cooked". These Bars come in Apple, Apricot, Cherry, Strawberry, and Blueberry.

In addition, all flavors are vegan, wheat free, soy free, corn free, and dairy free.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009 

Plantain Chips

Plantain chips are one of the many ways Islanders eat the banana, and the chips make a fantastic snack. My childhood memories of Puerto Rico vacations always included these, and their flavor is light and unique. Grab "Em Snacks Plantain chips are offered in six different flavors: Sea Salt, Cajun Spice, Black Pepper, Jalapeno, Chili Garlic, and Red Chili. The Cajun spice adds a little glow to the flavor, and would go great with a sandwich or with some grilled fish. Speaking of fish, why not try breading one with these crushed chips instead of potato chips?

Gluten free and delicious, these chips can easily replace unhealthful potato and other chips in a lunch bag. (In Puerto Rico they’re served at bars as munchies- no dip required!) If you think plantains may be a little beyond your palate, rest assured that these chips don’t taste exotic, weird, or “out there”. They don’t take the "getting used to" that some foods do, and they’re straight-from-the-bag good.

Try them now: Grab 'Em Plantain Chips

Friday, July 11, 2008 

Healthy High Fiber Mac and Cheese

With no artificial colors or flavors, no trans fat, and 18 grams of fiber, it's ridiculous that no one has thought of this sooner!

One of the most common complaints I get from moms is that their children will only eat one food. Often, that food is macaroni and cheese with it's day-glo orange color, loads of fat, and very little (if any) positive qualities. Fiber Gourmet Light Mac & Cheese is a healthier alternative to traditional macaroni and cheese and one that tastes just like the popular brands.

Don't get me wrong--there are healthier, all-natural versions out there (such as Annie's), but Fiber Gourmet has the added benefits of 18 grams of fiber, and 35% fewer calories (170 vs. 260) than other leading brands. Fiber has shown to have exceptional health benefits, particularly for the heart and digestive system. Unfortunately, according to data compiled by the USDA Continuing Survey of Food Intake, only 12% of children consume their Daily Reference Value of fiber each day. Additionally, with obesity on the rise, a company that can take a traditionally fattening food and reduce the calories while keeping the great taste should be commended.

Try it now: Healthy High Fiber Mac & Cheese

Monday, August 06, 2007 

EnviroKidz Organic Crispy Rice Bar

The first thing you'll notice is that EnviroKidz Organic Crispy Rice Bars remind you of those quintessential marshmallow and rice crispy bars first made popular by those wise-crackling, snapping and popping brothers -- only much, much healthier. EnviroKidz Crispy Rice Bars come in chocolate and berry flavor and are packed in individually wrapped 6 count boxes, making them a conveniently portable snack. My kids love the flavor of the chocolate crispy rice bars and while they could careless that these tasty bars are not only low fat, low sodium and have no artificial ingredients but they also do not contain all of the unhealthy "junk" found in the other guys rice crispy bars. Unlike Kellogg's Rice Crispy Treats, EnviroKidz Organic Crispy Rice Bar do not contain hydrogenated oils, artificial butter flavor and high fructose corn syrup (which is second only to toasted rice cereal!) -- in fact, the majority of their ingredients are USDA certified organic. So, if you are like me and want to give your kids an occasional treat or a little extra surprise in their lunchboxes but do not want to sacrifice good nutrition, you'll pick up a box of these tasty, healthy crispy treats and tell those three brothers to go bother someone else!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007 

Crispy Delites 100% Natural Veggie Chips

Sometimes you're just in the mood for something crunchy, right? I know I am -- especially when I'm getting ready to sit down to an overstuffed smoked turkey, tomato and cheddar cheese sandwich on my favorite whole grain bread. Unfortunately, due to their high calorie, fat-laden, artery clogging reputation I've been forced to abandon potato chips -- now finding my sandwich lay lonely on the plate with only a few cast-off baby carrots and grape tomatoes to keep it company. While I love the taste and health benefits of fresh from the garden vegetables, when you're hankering for a chip, they simply do not deliver the same crisp and crunchy satisfaction...until now! A friend recently told me about Crispy Delites 100% Natural Veggie Chips. It's hard to believe but these chips are nothing more than a blend of dehydrated vegetables that have been lightly seasoned with canola oil and sea salt. According to the product label, one ounce serving of Crispy Delites "packs the vitamins, nutrients and health benefits of almost a pound of fresh vegetables" -- and the best thing of all -- they're really crunchy and delicious! Crispy Delites are naturally low in calories and fat and come in a delicious blend of carrot, celery, red onion, sweet potatoes, taro, and string bean. They are also gluten-free.

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