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Brooklyn Bites Cookie Brittle: Healthy & Delicious Snacks You Will Enjoy

Now that Christmas Eve is over and Santa has gotten his cookies, we hope you saved some for yourself. If you haven’t, we have a great range of cookies for you and your family to indulge this holiday season. As you head out to take advantage of the after Christmas sales, make sure you pick up a bag or two of Brooklyn Bites Cookie Brittle. Available in a nice variety of six delicious flavors, Brooklyn Bites Cookie Brittle, is a healthier yet delicious specialty treat. The only cookie brittle available in the market that is gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free. They are also made without white sugar, eggs, or preservatives. What more can you ask for in a delicious snack?

Made with gluten-free oats instead of white flour, these thin, vegan-friendly cookies are a delicious way to snack. This is especially important if you’ve overindulged this Christmas. Other high-quality ingredients include coconut oil, low-glycemic coconut sugar, and almond milk. Treat yourself to decadent, guilt-free bites of deliciousness like Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Crunchy Creamy Pretzel, Chocolate Nutty Sea Salt, Coco Crispy Rice, Chocolate Lovers Delight, and White Chocolate Brownie (not pictured). Each flavor is 110 calories or less per serving.

Brooklyn Bites Cookie Brittle

The Brooklyn Bites Cookie Brittle was created by mother-and-daughter-duo, Sara Bibi and Barbara Dayan. With one bite, we know you will love this latest launch from this woman-owned, healthy artisan snack and treat company. Trust us when we say you certainly won’t miss the bad ingredients.

The Brooklyn Bites cookie brittle flavors are currently available at several retail locations. These include Wegmans, Fairway Market, Best Market, Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace, Westside Market NYC, 7-Eleven NYC, and more than 150 gourmet and specialty retailers. The cookie brittle will also soon be available at Kings Marketplace, Balducci’s, Shoprite, Giant Eagle, Market District and many more. They are also available on the company’s website for $7.99 for a 6-ounce package.

Kind Bars Kicks Off #giveKINDatryNYC Campaign w/ Protein Bars

Against the backdrop of one of the most luxurious views in the city, we had the opportunity to celebrate Kind Bars. Along with welcoming their new delicious protein bars, we helped kick off the #giveKINDatryNYC Campaign with TechStyle NYC. With the help of some amazing brands that promote wellness, we were ready to kick off this city-wide campaign. And what better place than the stunning penthouse apartments of One Vandam in downtown NYC to celebrate the kick-off.

The Kind Protein From Real Food bars delivers 12 grams of protein and is made from real food. Not only do they taste delicious, but they also deliver protein from premium, whole ingredients; so you don’t have to choose between health and taste. The gluten-free, kosher bars boast a creamy, crunchy texture that packs a lot of nutrition. They are a good source of protein and fiber, have zero trans fats, no genetically engineered ingredients, a low glycemic index, and are low in sodium.

The launch event featured several activations from Fabletics, Nini Bissap Beverages, Velvet EyewearGotham Greens, SnappyBooth, and Summer Stage. We were more than happy to be treated to the great wellness brands that perfectly complimented the #giveKINDatryNYC campaign.

All the event’s participating brands are a must for anyone looking to have a better-balanced lifestyle, both physically and mentally. We think we’ve found ourselves a new favorite healthy and delicious beverage in Nini Bissap. After getting better acquainted with the new Kind protein bars, we ventured upstairs to the penthouse apartment’s spectacular rooftop deck to enjoy the city views. A beautiful sunset, spectacular views, and refreshing Deep Eddy Vodka cocktails were the perfect way to celebrate the #giveKINDatryNYC campaign.

We want to know, have you tried the new Kind Protein Bars? Are you interested in finding out more about the #giveKINDatryNYC Campaign?

EAT THIS! Eggland’s Best Hard-Cooked Egg Snacks For Anytime of the Day

Snack time should be an easy concept but when you take into account we tend to eat things that are not good for us or overdo the number of snacks we consume in one sitting, it’s not so easy after all. If you’re looking for a way to enjoy a complete healthy snack any time of the day, look no further than Eggland’s Best Hard-Cooked Egg Snacks. This new snack range contains a nutritious Eggland’s Best Hard-Cooked & Peeled egg, along with two other delicious items that you crave in a portable and convenient snack tray.

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The Eggland’s Best Hard-Cooked Egg Snacks include three favorite snack items in one convenient ready-to-eat trays with individual compartments. These single count packaged snacks are perfect for breakfast, mid-morning, lunch, afternoon, or evening. The protein-packed Eggland’s Best Hard-Cooked Egg Snacks satisfy your savory or sweet craving any time of day. Available in four snack varieties:

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  1. Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, and Hard-Cooked EB Egg: Perfect for breakfast or anytime you have that craving for a classic breakfast combination of bacon, egg, and cheese.
  2. Salame, Provolone Cheese, and Hard-Cooked EB Egg: Pretend you’re having an Italian picnic right at your desk with sliced Genoa salame and provolone cheese to accompany your EB hard-cooked egg.
  3. Olives, Feta Cheese, and Hard-Cooked EB Egg: This true Mediterranean delight of imported Kalamata-style olives, creamy feta, and a hard-cooked egg will have you daydreaming that you’re on a Greek island.
  4. Chocolate Covered Almonds, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and Hard-Cooked EB Egg: Combine the flavors of rich chocolate-covered almonds with sharp white cheddar to compliment your EB hard-cooked egg, any time of day for that satisfying indulgence.

Whether you enjoy these for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon snack, these nutritious and delicious snacks will keep you going and give you the energy you need to get through your day.

The Crisp Effect: Chef-Created, Artisan Primizie Snacks Flatbread Crisps

There are times when you crave a snack that features the best of two worlds. Something as delicious as chips, but as healthy as a cracker. The solution? Crispy flatbread. The days of sacrificing health for taste are thankfully long gone, thanks to the chef-created, artisan Primizie Snacks Flatbread Crisps. These deliciously addictive flatbread crisps are flavorful, thick cut specialty chips with a distinctive crunch. Whether you enjoy them right out of the bag (be forewarned – they will not last long right out of the bag) or pair it with any dip or spread (the sweet and savory possibilities are endless – from Bacon Jam to Nocciolata’s Hazelnut spread), you are in for an amazing snacking experience. Flatbread Crisps also avoid the over-saturation and redundancy of crackers, tortilla chips and pita chips that already line grocery shelves.

Founded by husband and wife team Lisa and Mark Spedale, each bag of chef-crafted Primizie Snacks Flatbread Crisps uses minimal all-natural ingredients, are trans-fat and cholesterol free, and have no preservatives. Most are certified gluten-free as well as being non-GMO. The thick cut Primizie Snacks Flatbread Crisps are available in eight flavors, including Simply Salted, Green Harvest, Rustic Beet, Ancient Sprouted Grains, Italian Everything, Gouda Garlic, Chile Lime, and the only sweet flavor, Dolce Caramel. Green Harvest, which incorporates the already popular Ancient Grains flavor with the best and healthiest “greens” including kale, broccoli and spinach; and Rustic Beet, a marriage of the anti-oxidant rich properties of red beets with the hearty, earthy flavor of sprouted grains, are the newest flavors to join his delicious flatbread lineup.

“The growing popularity of flatbreads has them appearing in most casual and many white table cloth restaurants creating an immediate and consistent consumer visibility and awareness,” said Primizie Snacks CEO Shawn Sweeney. “Since our launch, we’ve been a flatbread company first and foremost and now, we’ve refreshed our packaging to more clearly convey that to our consumers.”

Primizie Snacks Flatbread Crisps are available at various locations of Safeway/Albertson’s, HEB, Tops, Winn Dixie, Sprouts, Publix, Central Market, Raley’s, Kroger and more. For more on Primizie Flatbread’s delicious flavors, visit www.primiziesnacks.com.

Baby, I like it Raw: Natural Raw Wonderful Pistachios & Wonderful Almonds

You may have noticed there’s a big resurgence of adding more raw foods to one’s diet. More and more people have been enjoying foods that are mostly or entirely uncooked, and unprocessed. It’s all about attempting to eat clean and healthier. Whether it’s eating more raw vegetables, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, eggs, fish, meat, or dairy products. This is a practice that has prehistoric origins with a modern initial introduction in the 1930s and is experiencing a resurgence now. Let’s face it, food is better for you without all the artificial and processed junk. Launching just in time for Heart Health Month, The Wonderful Company welcomes its Natural Raw Wonderful Pistachios, joining their already successful Natural Raw Wonderful Almonds, originally launched in 2012.

Natural Raw Wonderful Pistachios

A perfect way to add more plant protein to your daily diet, the Natural Raw Wonderful Pistachios have a rich, crunchy, nutty flavor, in their natural state. Pistachios are one of the lowest-calorie, lowest-fat nuts around. There is no roasting or salting done to them at all, and they are a delicious way to enjoy the raw food diet. One handful of Natural Raw Wonderful Pistachios (about 30) is a sensible, delicious snack with only 100 calories, with lots of protein and fiber.

“The ‘natural raw’ process maintains the raw properties of the pistachio nut that some of our consumers are looking for,” said Adam Cooper, vice president of marketing, The Wonderful Company. “In fact, consumers are showing an increased desire for raw nuts, with 62 percent of all nut buyers purchasing raw nuts in the past year. Among this group, nearly 80% expressed interest in buying Natural Raw Wonderful Pistachios. With this clear consumer in mind, Wonderful Pistachios Natural Raw was a natural extension to our portfolio.”

Natural Raw Wonderful Almonds

Naturally cholesterol-free, low in saturated fat, and full of nutrition, Natural Raw Wonderful Almonds might be the perfect healthy snack for everyone. They are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, Certified Non-GMO, dairy and soy free, Kosher (certified by the Orthodox Union) and Halal (certified by the Islamic Food Nutrition Council of America). Almonds are among tree nuts that are the highest in protein, calcium, fiber and the antioxidant vitamin E. Plus they are a great tasting, convenient, and heart-healthy everyday snack.

Natural Raw Wonderful Almonds are available now in 1.5oz. bags ($0.99), 6.3oz. bags ($3.99), and 7oz. (4.49). Natural Raw Wonderful Pistachios officially launches this February and will be available in 16oz. bags for $9.99. Both can be found at leading grocery retailers nationwide. Could Wonderful Pistachios and Almonds help you add more plant protein to your daily diet?

Noosa Yoghurt Launches NEW Mates Premium Mix-ins

Some things are made for each other, peanut butter and jelly, wine and cheese, Earth, Wind, and Fire, etc. You couldn’t imagine life without them. Noosa Yoghurt, Australian makers of the uniquely thick and velvety, 100% natural yoghurt, with a distinctively sweet and tangy flavor, has launched a new range of yoghurts that are also made for each other. The NEW Noosa Yoghurt Mates Premium Mix-ins are the perfect snacks, whether you want a delicious breakfast treat, afternoon snack, or dessert swap.

Noosa Yoghurt has introduced this brand new lineup of mix-in-style yoghurts, pairing thick, velvety Noosa whole milk yoghurt with high-quality, toppings like crunchy granolas, roasted nuts, pretzels and premium chocolate to create a satisfying taste for any time of day. These new mix-in-styles are so indulgent, the flavors are reminiscent of French toast, candy bars, and ice cream. The five mix-in yoghurt flavors include Banana Chocolate Peanut, Coconut Almond Chocolate, Honey Cranberry Almond, Honey Pretzel Peanut, and Maple Ginger.

Banana Chocolate Peanut

Banana makes its long-awaited Noosa debut in a tasty way. Noosa Yoghurt 5 new banana blended yoghurt is accompanied by generous chunks of Guittard dark chocolate, crispy banana chips, and roasted, salted peanuts. Mix it all together for a sweet and salty treat that’ll bring joy to your spoon.

Coconut Almond Chocolate

Creamy coconut Noosa pairs with Guittard dark chocolate Chunks, toasted coconut crisps and a hearty dose of almonds for a sweet slightly tangy bite that’s sure to delight.

Honey Cranberry Almond

Noosa’s classic honey yoghurt is complemented by crunchy granola, juicy cranberries, roasted almonds and pepitas for this sweet, satisfying combination.

Honey Pretzel Peanut

Noosa’s velvety honey yoghurt is paired with Guittard dark chocolate chunks, crunchy pretzel bites and honey roasted peanuts Get a little bit of everything on your spoon and invite your taste buds on a salty-meets-sweet flavor adventure that’s sure to satisfy.

Maple Ginger

Maple has made its way into the Noosa family and is joined by its best mate, ginger! Blended maple flavored greets crunchy granola. gingersnap streusel and candied ginger for a taste you have to experience to believe. This pairing is ready to be discovered by your spoon.

Noosa Yoghurt Mates Premium Mix-ins are available now in 5.5 oz tubs that retail for $2.49 each.

It’s Apple Picking Season: Discover the Stemilt Growers Apple Varieties

Last summer we highlighted some summer fruits that we think make the perfect fast food. One of the fruits we highlighted were the deliciously sweet white cherries from Stemilt Growers. Today, in honor of the upcoming fall season, we’re celebrating the many tasty Stemilt Growers apple varieties. We had the opportunity to sample three of their apple varieties: Fuji, Pink Lady, and Granny Smith. Stemilt Growers has a total of fourteen apple varieties growing in their Washington State orchard. Those varieties include the above mentioned three plus Gala, Pinata, Honey Crisp, Sweetango, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Jonagold, Braeburn, Ambrosia, Mcintosh, and Cosmic Crisp. Let’s get to know more about the three apple varieties we enjoyed (all pictured below), starting with our favorite, the Pink Lady brand.

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PINK LADY BRAND

The Pink Lady brand is just as the name suggests, pink (with some slight yellow tones). This subtly sweet, crisp Australian apple will easily make you a fan at your first bite. It is a combination of the Golden Delicious and Lady Williams apple varieties, which accounts for its sweet flavor with a slight tartness. The Pink Lady is very firm and dense, which gives its continuous crispness with every bite. The inside is a bright white flesh that is resistant to getting brown when it’s cut. Stemilt Pink Lady apples are harvested in October and November, and available through July.

FUJI

My second favorite apple (tied with Gala apples) is the Fuji apple. The juiciest and sweetest of the three Stemilt Growers apple varieties, Fuji apples are the perfect choice for those with a sweet tooth. A cross between two classic American apple varieties – Red Delicious and Virginia Ralls Janet, the Stemilt Fuji apple are harvested in September and October but are available all year round. You’ll recognize Fujis by their reddish stripes and slight red blush color over a yellow background color. Bite into the Fuji apple’s crisp exterior to reveal a firm, creamy-white flesh.

GRANNY SMITH

The only green apple, as well as the most tart, the Granny Smith is one of the most well-known apple varieties and one of the best apples for baking pies. The Granny Smith apple is firm with a strong tartness similar to a lemon. Its interior is as firm as its exterior and boasts a bright white flesh that also resists browning when sliced. Just like the Fuji apples, Granny Smith apples are also harvested in September and October and are available all year long.

Do you have a favorite apple variety or an apple recipe you like to enjoy during the fall season? What are your favorite Stemilt Growers apple varieties?

On Your Grocery List: Health and Nutrition Can Be Delicious

Health and nutrition are things we have always taken seriously and enjoyed immensely. We grew up eating fruits every single day, and there were no colorful cereals at our breakfast table. Of course, for many this was not the case, but luckily there are food brands that are providing all your health and nutrition needs in delicious food offerings. Today we are celebrating some of these food brands and their offerings, some of which are just hitting shelves and others already available.

Whole Fruit Organic Juice Bars

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The temperature is heating up so what better ay to cool down than with a delicious and refreshing, on-the-go frozen juice tube from Whole Fruit Organic Juice Bars. These convenient range of frozen juices are only 60 calories each, USDA certified Organic and have no GMOs, HFCS, dairy or gluten. Cool down with any or all of these wonderful flavors: Apple Grape, Apple Strawberry, Apple Cherry and Apple Blueberry.

Lifeway Kefir Cultured Lo-Fat Milk Smoothie

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Looking for a high calcium, high protein snack? Look no further than the yogurt-style beverage that not only is delicious, it provides you with an amazing amount of health benefits thanks to its 12 live and active probiotics. Available this season is the limited edition Hibiscus Rhubarb Pie. This cultured, low-fat milk smoothie is both tart and tangy,  is gluten-free, 99% lactose-free and made with all natural ingredients. The very fashionable bottle design was made in collaboration with fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and inspired by the floral patterns and fresh spring flavors.

Ocean Spray Craisins

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Move over raisins, Craisins are here to take over their sweet, delicious taste. These surprisingly sweet dried cranberries are excellent for snacking on the go or liven up a recipe. The gluten-free Craisins Original dried cranberries are naturally cholesterol-free, a good source of fiber and 1 serving meets 25% of your daily recommended fruit needs.

Yoplait Plenti Oatmeal Greek Yogurt

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Take your morning up a notch with a cool new take on breakfast with the combination of cool, creamy Greek yogurt and Oatmeal. The Plenti Oatmeal Meets Greek Yogurt boasts 16 grams of whole grain, provides long-lasting energy, is a good source of protein, and can be enjoyed cold, straight from the fridge. Love oats, flax, and pumpkin seeds with your Greek Yogurt? The range of Plenti Oatmeal Meets Greek Yogurt is all the health and nutrition you need to start your day right.

Saffron Road Baked Lentil Chips

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So long potato and pita chips, and make way for a new healthy way to snack. Saffron Road Baked Lentil Chips unlocks the nutritional powerhouses that are lentils. These tiny legumes are dense in protein and high in fiber and are low in fat. These super crunchy Saffron Road Baked Lentil Chips come in six varieties: Sea Salt, Cucumber Dill, Garlic Parmesan, Moroccan Barbeque, Rosemary, and Cracked Pepper and are perfect to dip in hummus, guacamole, or salsa.

Dave’s Killer Bread

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Are you ready for bread that will blow you away? One sandwich made with this organic seeded bread is enough to fit all your health and nutrition needs. Dave’s Killer Bread is power-packed with whole grains, protein, fiber, and absolutely no artificial ingredients, and is always USDA organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. Their vast variety of delicious bread options contains no artificial preservative or ingredients, no high fructose corn syrup, and no nuts, soy, or dairy, but they do contain very high levels of Omega-3.

DRY Sparkling Beverages

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Last but certainly not least on our grocery list of health and nutrition must-haves is DRY Sparkling Beverages. We’re quite familiar with this brand and have enjoyed quite a bit of their nine gourmet flavors. The full range boasts a clean ingredient panel is available in the following exotic flavors that are crisp and unexpected: Lavender, Blood Orange, Rhubarb, Vanilla Bean, Juniper Berry, Rainier Cherry, Ginger, Fuji Apple, and Cucumber. Keep an eye out for their new seasonal flavors, Malali Watermelon and Serrano Pepper.

What are your thoughts on these wonderful health and nutrition must-haves? Will they be making their way onto your ext grocery list?