Archives: July 2009

16 Jul 2009, Comments (0)

True Lemon Naturally Sweet Lemonade Mix

Author: healthnuttxo

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Water. So good for us. Sometimes it just hits the spot and is refreshing as it, but sometimes we need to step it up a notch. So…

Finally! A healthy alternative to Crystal Light without artificial sweetners, colors or preservatives! True Lemon Naturally Sweet lemonade mix packets takes the cake! It sweetened naturally with Truvia, which is sweetner with natural Stevia, and evaporated cane juice. Like Crystal Light On-the-Go packets, it has 5 calories per serving (2 servings in a stick). It also has 25% daily vitamin C needs.

As for the taste- delicious! You can make it as light or strong as you want, but it has a good, strong lemony taste. It tastes genuine or real, which is, in my opinion, how lemonade SHOULD taste. It tastes like you actually squeezed some lemons, added water and some sweetner and viola! Lemonade. I hope True Lemon comes out with more flavors like lime or orange, because they also make crystalized lemon, lime and orange packets for seasoning/teas/ etc.

Not many ingredients in here-that’s a good thing!

Citric Acid, Evaporated Cane Juice, Lemon Oil, Lemon Juice, Rebiana (Truvia), Guar Gum, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Natural Color.

12 Jul 2009, Comments (2)

Clif Kid Organic Z Bar Apple Cinnamon

Author: healthnuttxo

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I’m very fond of the Original Clif Bars. Yes-they are a little high in calories (250 for a bar) but they are nutritious, filling, and fuel me up perfectly pre-workout.

So, I decided to try the “kid version” of the Clif Bar. The company claims that is a wholesome bar with wholesome ingredients. No “junk”, or hydrogenated oils, preservatives, and artificial flavors or colors. They come in several flavors, chocolate chip, chocolate brownie, honey graham, spooky s’mores (my favorite-but only availble during Halloween. 🙁 !!, peanut butter, blueberry, and apple cinnamon.

I opened up the bar, and there are swirls of vanilla “icing” on the top. I took a bite-yummy! You can taste bits of apple and cinnamon for sure. It’s soft and chewy-kind of like a slightly undercooked cookie. I liked it-a lot! Certainly not just for kids!

It’s super healthy too. Pretty much all organic, whole grain, and with added vitamins and minerals. 1 bar is 120 calories,  2 grams of fat, 23 carbs, 3 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of protein. I think this with some fruit is a very substantial snack or a very light lunch on the go.

Organic Dried Apples, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Fig Paste, Organic Rolled Oats, Organic Oat Flour, Organic Apple Juice Concentrate, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice Syrup, Organic Soy Butter, Organic White Coating (Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Rice Extract, Organic Vanilla Extract), Organic Oat Fiber, Organic Milled Flaxseed, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Apple Flavor, Baking Soda, Salt, Natural Flavors.

10 Jul 2009, Comments (3)

Annie's Chocolate Chip Bunny Grahams

Author: healthnuttxo

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So we all love Teddy Grahams-no? But do we also love the hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup? Eh, I think not. Just looking at the ingredients for Teddy Grahams makes me sick. So, imagine my excitement when I came across Annie’s Bunny Grahams. These cute little guys come in 4 flavors, Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon, Honey and Chocolate. They also have cheesy flavors, but I’ll talk about that at a later date.

So I opened up my pouch of bunny grahams and popped a couple in. Sweet, but not too sweet, and you can DEFINITELY munch on them all afternoon-no problem! In fact, I ate practically half the box in one sitting. Whoops 🙂

Good thing is, no trans fats, all natural, and they provide 20% daily calicum need (more like 60% for me including i had more than one serving!).

28 grams, about 30 bunnies or so, is 140 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 22 carbs, >1 gram of fiber and 2 grams of protein.

Organic Wheat Flour, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Expeller-pressed Vegetable Oil, Organic Corn Flour, Organic Graham Flour, Cookie Bits (wheat flour, organic evaporated cane juice, sunflower oil, alkalized cocoa, salt, baking soda), Calcium Carbonate, Chocolate Chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla extract), Natural Flavor, Baking Soda, Salt, Organic Chocolate Flavor.

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I’ll be honest- I love flavored yogurt. I know, I know, too much sugar, blah blah blah but i just love it! Blueberry flavor always hits the spot for me, so i decided to try Stonyfield Farm nonfat Organic Blueberry Yogurt. Stonyfield Farms is one of the only brands you’ll find at your local Stop&Shop or wherever without high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors/flavors, and sweetners like aspartame. Granted they are a bit more expensive (usually a little over 1$ each), but they are definitely healthier.

So i bought one of these, opened it up and gave it a stir. Creamy! Not runny either. Usually non-fat yogurt might as well be milk, being so runny and thin. But not this one. It was creamy and delicious. Sweet, but not overpowering. There were actual little baby blueberries in the bottom too-yum!

My only complaint was that there was no fiber in the yogurt, but that’s expected. I remember they used to add inulin, and i wish that they still did. It would definitely curb my hunger a little better and make getting my fiber a little easier.

Overall, I reccommend this yogurt over a lot of the other brands. It has 120 calories, 0g fat, 23 carbohydrates, <1 g. fiber and 7 grams of protein per cup. Plus 25% calcium needs. woo!

Cultured Pasteurized Organic Nonfat Milk, Naturally Milled Organic Sugar, Organic Blueberries, Pectic, Natural Flavor, Organic Elderberry Juice Concentrate, Vitamin D3.

 

7 Jul 2009, Comments (1)

Amy's Teriyaki Rice Bowl

Author: healthnuttxo

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Oh, Amy’s, you never disapoint me. I eat Amy’s meals frequently, and I was excited to try this twist on Japanese/Asian cuisine.
So i opened the box, and there are a LOT of veggies in this. Amy definitely doesn’t scrimp on the veggies in this bowl, so i feel even better about eating this.
After popping it in the microwave for 5 minutes, i opened it up and gave it a stir. Here’s what it looked like after…

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I took a bite and-delicious! The sauce is light, the rice was fluffy (and whole grain, may I add) and the veggies cooked just right (except for the few stray green beans which were a little overcooked-but I can ignore that).  My favorite part was the broccoli and the marinated tofu. Yum! Why can’t my tofu ever taste like that?!

This is definitely going to be a staple in my house, and it hits the spot when your craving something like sweet and sour chicken but want something healthy.

290 calories, 4.5 grams fat (.5 saturated), 53 carbs, 4 grams filling fiber and 10 grams of protein.

ORGANIC BROWN RICE, ORGANIC BROCCOLI, ORGANIC TAMARI , ORGANIC TOFU ,PINEAPPLE JUICE, ORGANIC GREEN BEANS, ORGANIC EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, MUSHROOMS, ORGANIC CARROTS, WATER CHESTNUTS, ORGANIC BELL PEPPERS, ORGANIC LEMON JUICE, FILTERED WATER, ORGANIC GINGER, ORGANIC SESAME SEED OIL, ORGANIC CORNSTARCH, ORGANIC GARLIC, EXPELLER PRESSED HIGH OLEIC SAFFLOWER OIL, SPICES.

 

6 Jul 2009, Comments (0)

Yummy Earth Organic Fruit Lollipops

Author: healthnuttxo

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So lately I’ve been craving lollipops. I see my friends chomping on Tootsie pops and Jolly ranchers etc. and i was very tempted to give in- but not after looking at the ingredients in those things. YUCK!

So i went to vitaminshoppe and saw these babies. YUMMYEARTH Organic lollipops-sweetened with fruit juice too! I got the 4 pack with  mango tango, pomegranate pucker, tooberry blueberry, and wet-face watermelon.

Mango Tango- this one i think is my favorite of the bunch. flavor is mild but sweet.

Pomegranate Pucker- they weren’t kidding with the pucker! i had to work my way into this one- very tangy!

Tooberry Blueberry- i didn’t taste much blueberry, but i still liked this one. it was the sweetest of the bunch.

Wet-face Watermelon- this had the most mild flavor, but still sweet.

Overall i think these are worth it when you need a little pick me up or something sweet after lunch. they are 22 calories each, decently sized, and have “planet friendly ingredients”.

Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Tapioca Syrup and/or Organic Rice Syrup, Citric Acid (from beet sugar), Natural Flavors, Organic Black Carrots, Organic Black Currant, Organic Apple, Organic Carrot, Organic Pumpkin.

6 Jul 2009, Comments (0)

My First Post

Author: healthnuttxo

Hello, everyone.

I’m starting this blog to review all natural/organic food products and to “share the love”. I’m tired of everyone ragging on healthy food saying it tastes gross or like “cardboard” just because it’s good for you! So here’s my chance to review all the healthy products out there-don’t worry I’ll let you know which ones to avoid and which ones to buy and enjoy frequently!

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