Friday, April 27, 2012

Snack Right!

Lately I've been on a health kick [read: diet + exercising properly], been trying to be really good about what I eat, specially when it comes to "snacking" healthy during the day.

The choices, I have to say that at times, are not very much and although some products do advertise themselves as "healthy", down the road if you analyze their contents you would be surprise about the reality of what they offer, like in the case of the famous "Kashi" brand.

A friend of mine forward me this photo the other day so then I decided to do some research on the case and found out that;

Kashi Brand Cereals (which is a Kellogg's owned company) contains "high levels" of GMOs. Not just a trace of GMOs, in other words, but a high level meaning the key ingredients are genetically engineered from the get-go. In fact, some results reveal that 100% of the soy used in tested boxes of Kashi cereal was genetically engineered soy.

Crazy, right?

Ugh, it makes me sick that companies try to cover up the reality of their products but specially when they target their products in the market of "natural" and specially "healthy".

Anyway, here are my top 5 snacking options right now (in no particular order).

1. Sunwarrior Classic Protein uses an old world process, combining the endosperm and bran from raw sprouted whole grain brown rice, to create the first completely hypoallergenic protein, containing all essential and non-essential amino acids in a perfectly balanced profile. Sunwarrior Classic Protein has the highest amount of (non soy) raw, whole-grain sprouted, vegan protein of any product available. (70 Calories per serving)

2. Ryvita Fruit & Seed Cruch, wholegrain rye crispbread packed with currants, topped with seeds and drizzled with honey. Yum! (110 Calories for 2 slices)

3. McVities Crispy Slices Orange & Sultana flavored filling in a light crispy biscuit. (147 per serving- 3 biscuits).

4. CHOBANI Pomegranate Greek Yogurt, fat free and with juicy whole pomegranate seeds, DE-LI-CI-O-US!!! (140 Calories for a 6oz container).

5. Sabra's Roasted Pine Nuts Hummus, its delicious and the pine nuts add up an extra delight to it. Hummus is one of my favorite food and when you eat as a snack with some veggies (carrots, broccoli or celery) you can't go wrong. (80 Calories for 2 tbsps).

Yumm... this post is making me hungry and today is one my co-workers birthday so my snack choice for the day will be caramel cheesecake (don't even wanna thing on the calorie content on that). But, oh well, it is the weekend and that calls for a celebration, right?

What are your snack choices? Have you ever tried any of my choices, if so, please share your thoughts.

Have a wonderful weekend!

4 commented; now it's your turn!:

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yum, I love Sabra hummus! I agree that it's so hard to know what's really in the foods we eat, since so many companies are deceptive with their packaging and marketing. Your snack picks all sounds so tasty!

MarkD60 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Glad you said "Ive" been on a health kick and not "We've"
I need more cookies!
Those McVite jelly filled bars are dang good!

Colleen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

No matter how many times I've tried Greek yogurt, no matter what brand, I just cannot stand it! The ONLY thing I can tolerate is using plain Greek yogurt to make some sort of dip, like a French onion dip or a fruit dip!

I also have tried Sabra hummus, but I prefer to make my own! It's so easy and a heck of a lot cheaper!

I also like to make my own black bean salsa, although I admit it's not all totally fresh. lol Gosh, I want to snack now, but it's after midnight here!! lol

Anna E said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

As far as I know, we don´t have any of the products you mention, in Denmark. But I know how the food producers try to cover up the amount of fat and sugar in their products, so be watchful! However, we have quite good measures in this country to what is allowed to sell and what is not. Many people are quite concious of what to eat and what the food contains.
My favorite snacks are: dark chocolate (healty as well), homemade cakes and bread, homemade smoothies with for example blended bananas, frozen strawberries, yoghurt and milk /soya milk. Just blend it and add no sugar at all, and it is yummy (the girls love it). Also I like digestive bisquits with chocolate or honey, but that is quite fat, I know! Homepopped pop-corn is great as well. Ups.. am getting quite hungry now, so I´ve better go to the cantine at work and buy some salad (and put a little dressing on) ;-)

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