Sunday, June 13, 2010

Think Thin Bites

Thanks to Think Products for sending me their 100 calorie Thinkthin bites to sample. These little snacks are a delicious treat.

The flavors they sent me are:
* chocolate toffee nut
* white chocolate raspberry
* cookies and cream

ThinkThin bites weight loss bars offer a wide range of benefits:

  • 0g sugar
  • 5g-8g protein
  • 100 calories per bar
  • 2 point value per bar
  • gluten free weight loss bars
  • high in calcium
  • portion control for weight loss
  • fortified with 17 essential vitamins & minerals
I highly recommend you try these bars. Perfect little treat for when you are having sugar cravings. I keep all the boxes stored in my drawer at work. I gave some to my boss and he enjoyed them as well!

NutraFiber Flakes

Thanks to Nutrafiber for sending me their flakes to sample. NutraFiber® Flakes are a 100% natural dietary fiber made with 100% Sugar Beets, after the sugar is extracted. NutraFiber is a concentrated fiber with an optimal ratio of Soluble & Insoluble Fibers. The inclusion of Soluble Fibers as part of a balanced, healthy diet have been shown to lower LDL (bad) blood cholesterol levels and increase HDL (good) blood cholesterol levels.

NutraFiber® Flakes are 100% Sugar Beet Fiber Flakes that can be added into any meal by simply sprinkling them on. They also adapt easily for use in your favorite family recipes. I would add them to grilled veggies, oatmal and soups.

NutraFiber also has the following benefits:
NutraFiber Flakes reduce your appetite, while providing a feeling of fullness for a longer period of time. NutraFiber offers more fiber per serving than oat bran or rice bran. It is also cholesterol free and low in sodium. NutraFiber is also Gluten Free, making it a great source of fiber enrichment for those on a Celiac Diet.

One tablespoon has 13 calories, 0 grams fat, 0 grams trans fats, 7 grams carbs, 5 grams fiber, 0 grams sugar, 1 gram protein.

I added them to my "mock eggwhite french toast" (nuked egg whites, cinnamon, stevia topped with all natural sugar free maple syrup) for added fiber.

SchoolSafe Soybutter

Thanks to SchoolSafe Soybutter for sending me their soybutter to sample. This is a great substitute for kids with nut allergies that love peanut butter. It is 100% safe for kids with peanut and/or tree allergies.

The schoolsafe peanut butter has the texture of non-all natural peanut butter. It is very thick and it doesn't separate the oil from the peanuts (see pic below). I love it. It tastes a bit more sweeter than peanut butter... this is because it has evaporated cane juice added.

Two tablespoons have 200 calories, 15 grams fat, 2.5 grams saturated fat, 0 mg cholestrol, 8 grams carbs, 2 grams fiber, 4 grams sugar, and 7 grams protein.

Ingredients: Non GMO Toasted Soy, Soy Oil, Granulated Cane Sugar, Monoglyceride (from vegetable oil, prevents oil separation) and Sea Salt.

From their website:
Our SCHOOLSAFE SOYBUTTER is actually more nutritious than peanut butter as it is a COMPLETE protein food, containing all 9 essential amino acids, just as do eggs and dairy. Peanuts are not considered a complete protein food because they only have 6 of 9 essential amino acids. In addition to this superior Protein, our SCHOOLSAFE SOYBUTTER also has a significant array of major nutrients such as Vitamin E, Calcium, Folic Acid, Fiber and Lecithin as well as a natural balance of fats necessary for good health, including 1300 mg of the health promoting OMEGA 3 essential fatty acids in each svg. Peanut butter has zero. ALL of these above nutrients play a major role in keeping you healthy through life and preventing disease in numerous ways.

Soy has proven health benefits from childhood through adulthood - helping to prevent heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, obesity and diabetes, menopausal symptoms, helping build, maintain and repair muscles and much much more.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Labrada Protein Powder

Thanks to Labrada for sending me the following protein powder samples.

The Lean Pro 8 vanilla ice cream flavored protein powder
is awesomely delicious! They also have chocolate and strawberry flavored. One rounded scoop (of chocolate flavor) has 215 calories, 7 grams fat, no trans fats!, 13 grams carbs, 4 grams fiber, 3 grams of sugar and 25 grams protein! This contains 8 fast, medium and slow release proteins.

In addition, they contain (from their website):
8 grams EFA Plex™
containing natural-source omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, medium-chain triglycerides, flaxseed oil, and borage oil to increase energy and fuel growth.
8 grams of Fiber Plex® dietary fiber per 100 grams, providing 28% of the RDA for fiber to support superior absorption and promote intestinal and cardiovascular health.
Over 4,700mg of BCAA's (Branched Chain Amino Acids) to provide an anti-catabolic effect (prevents muscle tissue breakdown.)
Over 3,500 mg of Glutamine & Glutamic Acid. Studies show that supplemental glutamine can help prevent muscle breakdown.

I have not yet reviewed the supercharge! xtreme yet, but I will review it. Read more about it here.