12 Fabulous Fiber Finds

12 Fabulous Fiber Finds

Here are 12 fiber finds to check out: 1 – Pears – most fruits have 2-4 grams of fiber per serving, but a large pear clocks in at 7 grams. How to know when your pear is ready? “Check the neck” says USA Pears. 2 – Lentils – these powerful legumes are … Read more

Cutting Corners with Popcorners

Cutting Corners with Popcorners

Consumers are often surprised to learn that popcorn is a whole grain. That’s right, if you take away the liquid butter and seas of salt – popcorn is on its own, a wholesome, healthy snack. So then why put it in a chip? Well, the folks at Popcorners saw the potential to … Read more

Produce Pump-Ups

Produce Pump Ups

The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics offers the following ideas to get you packing your plate with nutrient-dense, lower calorie fruit and vegetable options: Begin with Breakfast Wake up to fruit; make a habit of adding fruit to your morning oatmeal, ready-to-eat cereal, yogurt or toaster waffle Mix up a breakfast smoothie … Read more

What the Hull? Popcorn Highest in Antioxidants

popcorn in a popcorn bag

Popcorn is one of America’s most favorite snack foods, and it has been enjoyed all over the world for thousands of years. It is not only the world’s oldest snack but also all-natural, unprocessed with no additives, GMOs, or hidden ingredients. In addition to that, popcorn is high in fiber and has … Read more

Peanuts Are Legumes? You’re Nuts!

Peanuts Are Legumes? You’re Nuts!

Originating in South America, peanuts are a legume. They are offered by different names such as earthnuts, groundnuts, and goobers. Peanuts are one of the most popular dried fruits and are mostly eaten raw. The same is the case with the United States as well. Peanuts are offered as roasted or as … Read more

Peeled Snacks – Packin’ Fiber

Peeled Snacks – Packin’ Fiber

You know the feeling – the, “How did I not know about these/that?!” feeling…right now, Peeled Snacks are my these/that snack! I first read about Peeled Snacks in an Inc. Magazine article blurb entitled “The Small Joys of Family Business”. The next day, I saw them at a Starbuck’s in Hoboken, NJ; … Read more

Doctor Kracker to the Rescue

Doctor Kracker to the Rescue

Any fiber fanatic can tell you that a whole grain cracker that doesn’t taste like cardboard is a rare find. On a recent Virgin America flight, I came into first contact with Doctor Kracker’s Organic Seeded Spelt Snack Flat – an impressive commercial application of some lesser-used whole grain ingredients. The seeded … Read more

Kellogg’s FiberPlus Antioxidants Bar

Kellogg’s FiberPlus Antioxidants Bar

With the introduction of their FiberPlus Antioxidants bars, Kellogg’s is going head to head with General Mills’ popular FiberOne bars. Previous Kellogg’s bar offerings didn’t have much in the way of nutrition: the Special K Cereal Bars had less than 1 gram of fiber and just 1 gram of protein for 9 … Read more

Stacy’s Pita Chips: Whole Grain Hoax?

Stacy’s Pita Chips: Whole Grain Hoax?

If you’re like me, you like a high-carb, nutritionally void snack every once in awhile. Enter Stacy’s Pita Chips. Somehow, pita chips have gotten a not-altogether-deserved “health halo” in the consumer’s eye. They’re usually only slightly healthier than regular chips, due mostly to the fact that they’re baked (with some fat added) … Read more

Newman’s Own: Pretzel Conspiracy?

Newman’s Own: Pretzel Conspiracy?

Pretzels often get a bad rap from the food police: they’re full of white flour, salt and not much else. But the Newman’s Own Organics The Second Generation line of pretzels appear to be an entirely different bag: they have 110 calories for 22 pretzels, 3 grams of protein, only 180 mg … Read more

Herr’s Whole Grain Pretzel Sticks

Herr’s Whole Grain Pretzel Sticks

If you live on the East Coast or the Southeast of the US, there’s a good chance you have access to Herr’s Snack Foods. If you do, you’ll want to check out Herr’s Whole Grain Pretzel Sticks. These are far and away the best tasting whole-grain pretzels out there – they’re crunchy … Read more