Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thomas Bagel Thins

Huge thanks to Thomas for sending me samples of their bagel thins to review. They sent an OVERLY generous package- 3 packs of bagels (everything, whole wheat and plain flavored), a jar of peanut butter, a jar of strawberry jam, and a Toaster(!)

I have had these bagel thins before so I was very excited when they contacted me to review their products. Personally, I am a huge fan of bagels, but I rarely eat them because of carb and calorie count. These bagels are perfect if you love bread but are watching your intake.

Each bagel has only 110 calories and 1 gram of fat! In addition, only 24-26 grams carbs, 3 grams of sugar and 4-6 grams of protein per bagel! Awesome stats! Normal bagels have anywhere between 350-450 calories each!

I definitely recommend you try these out. They are perfect for a breakfast sandwich, part of lunch sandwich, or even as a snack!




Saturday, September 18, 2010

Titan Cookies

Thanks to Premier Nutrition for sending me some of their Titan Cookies to sample. These cookies are new on the market and they are delicious! One pack includes 2 cookies. They have 150 calories, 5 grams sugar and 10 grams protein per cookie. As you can see below, the packs are easy to take on the go and are a delicious afternoon treat! (I actually couldn't wait to have another one and had the oatmeal raisin for breakfast this morning).

They sent me the following cookies:
- oatmeal raisin
- chocolate chip
- peanut butter

For more info on their cookies, check them out here.



Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lundberg Couscous

Thanks to Lundberg Family Farms for sending me samples of their roasted brown rice couscous to sample. They sent me four delicious flavors to sample:

* mediterranean curry
* roasted garlic and olive oil
* savory herb
* plain original

Lundberg Farms couscous is gluten free. Their original plain flavor has 150 calories, 1.5 grams fat, 35 grams carbs, 1 gram sugar and 3 grams protein per serving (45 grams). It is also organic, vegan and cooks in only 15 minutes! Perfect side dish for any meal. And I love their ingredient list:

Ingredients: Organic Roasted Brown Rice. THAT'S IT! Nothing else!!! Big bonus points for no fillers or other stuff.

Lundberg farms is family owned and operated. They have a ton of recipes on their website www.lundberg.com.

Other than couscous, lundberg farms also offers rice cakes, rice, rice chips, risottos, pastas, rice bowls, syrup, flour and cereals. Be sure to check them out!



Thursday, September 9, 2010

Blue Mountain Organics Earth Chips

Thanks to Blue Mountain Organics for sending me their Earth Chips to sample. These chips were amazing! The main ingredient is kale, which has a crispy texture when you roast it. I ate both bags of chips in one day :) Yes, they were that good! The flavors they sent were "cheezy kale" and "coconut curry kale." I couldn't decide which one I liked better, the flavors were so different. But, if I had to choose one, I would say the cheezy kale. I love my nutritional yeast :) The ingredient lists were short, which is always a bonus... and I recognized every ingredient. On top of that, they taste delicious... and since the main ingredient is kale, you can eat a huge bag of it... it will fill you up... and it's not a lot of calories!

Nothing artificial. No preservatives, fillers or additives. No oils. No trans fats. No GMOs. Gluten free.

Coconut curry:
Premium, Organic Ingredients: Raw, Kale, Water, Cashews, Coconut, Dates, Curry, Carrots, Garlic, Lemon Juice, Nutritional Yeast, Paprika, Cayenne, Salt, Turmeric.

Cheezy:
Premium, Organic Ingredients: Raw, Kale, Water, Cashews, Nutritional Yeast, Dried Red Bell Peppers, Lemon Juice, Salt, Turmeric.

The chips are raw, organic and vegan! They are dehydrated at low temperatures to maintain their superfood, enzyme-active state.

I definitely recommend you try these out!



Artisana Foods

A HUGE thanks to Premier Organics for sending me samples of their delicious nut butters and cacao bliss to sample. Oh my gosh. this stuff is my crack! I had never tried them before, but I know they are popular among many bloggers.

I have devoured nearly all the packs in less than 3 days. I love that their products are raw and organic! Artisana Nut Butters are certified Organic by QAI to the International Standard of Organics and certified Kosher by KSA. They use a special low heat process that preserves the life-essential fatty-acids, enzymes, and vitamins. These nut butters are TOP QUALITY!!

They come in the following flavors:

Artisana Organic Raw Almond Butter

Artisana Organic Raw Cashew Butter

Artisana Organic Raw Coconut Butter

Artisana Organic Raw Macadamia Cashew Butter

Artisana Organic Raw Pecan Butter

Artisana Organic Raw Tahini

Artisana Organic Raw Walnut Butter

Cacao Bliss

Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil - Never Heated

Be sure to check them out on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Artisana-Raw-Organic-Nut-Butters/48491770876

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Chocolite



Thanks to Health Smart Foods for sending me samples of their chocolite protein shakes and bars to sample. These were awesome treats! The bars come in over 15-20 flavors. I can't wait to sample every one of them :) The Protein Bars are Sugar-Free/Gluten-Free, 95-100 calories, 3-4g fat, 3g net carbs, 9-10g protein, and 9-10g fiber. Perfect little snack in the afternoon that won't kill your diet.
The shakes were delicious too. They come in strawberry, chocolate, french vanilla, banana.... and my favorite... PEANUT BUTTER! Only 150 calories per serving. In addition, there are only 3 net carbs, 5g fiber, and 24 grams of protein in each serving. Great for low calorie & low carb diets. With 16 vitamins and minerals, they make a great meal replacement for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Be sure to check out their other low carb products, including ICE CREAM!!!