Tags: low calorie

I got some samples to try for free from Thin Slim Foods! This company makes desserts, breads, bagels and more that are lower in calories and carbs than traditional fare. I was lucky enough to get a loaf of the Honey and Plain bread, as well as 2 of the brownies to try.

I was definitely intrigued by these foods. Being a Diabetic, I try to keep my carbohydrates on the lower side, as it allows for better blood sugar control (carbs= the devil for me sometimes!). Don’t get me wrong, I DO miss my breads, bagels, etc. so it is nice to hear of companies that make products that are lower in carbs and calories!

First things first…the brownie! I haven’t had a full brownie in ages. I bake a lot, but seldom eat what I bake- and moreso taste it so make sure it is good, and give it away for others to enjoy.

The brownie is 45 calories, 20 carbohydrates (8 of which is fiber), 0 grams of sugar, 10 sugar alcohols, and 6 grams of protein. It’s a nice thick sized brownie…and the whole thing 45 calories? I was skeptical.

I bit into it. It was definitely a cakey brownie, with a strong cocoa powder flavor. It was on the dry side, and a little pasty. It had a sweetness to it- but you could tell it wasn’t from sugar, but rather from a non caloric sweetener. Being a diabetic, I can spot that flavor miles away! I like it, and sort of am forced to like it since I can’t eat sugar, but it’s definitely not for everyone. The brownie is lackluster, but it is chocolately. I think it needs a smear of peanut butter or some sugar free chocolate chips thrown in there to be more appetizing. 2  stars.

Next up, the Honey Bread.

As you can see…this bread is tiny! Each piece is a little smaller than the size of my hand. I decided to make an egg white and cheese sandwich with it. So I toasted the bread from frozen, put some brummel and brown butter on it, and made a sammy!
The bread is a bit bland, but versatile since you can pretty much use it for any type of sandwich or spread. It had a nice crunch and was still fluffy after toasting. It tasted almost like a rye bread, but less dense. It had a very very TEENY flavor of honey…nothing noticeable for sure. I had a very small blood sugar spike, about 10 mg/dL, but I also have to factor in the fact I had eggs and cheese which will contribute to something.
Considering this is a low carb bread…and I’ve had nasty ones before…this one is really good. Small, but good. I would buy it again. 3 1/2 stars

1 slice is 50 calories, 2 grams of fat, 8 grams of carbs (7 of which are fiber), 0 grams of sugar, and 7 grams of protein.

Lastly, the Plain Bread.

To be fair, I made the same sandwich.

This bread is pretty much identical to the Honey one, but very very slightly less sweet. It had more of a Rye Bread flavor, but generally was still a bland bread. It was still good for the sandwich, but lacked flavor. I enjoyed the Honey one more because even though the Honey flavor was minimal, it was still noticeable. 3 stars

Overall, I think this company has some good stuff. I would love to try more in the near future, and am happy to report little to no blood sugar spikes. I also like the added protein in these products. Helps me hit my daily quotas!

28 Oct 2010, Comments (2)

Chocolite Chocolate Pecan Cluster

Author: Healthnuttxo

So far, I’d say I’m a fan of Chocolite Chocolates. Not only are they relatively low-calorie, but they are also quite tasty! My favorites have been the Caramel Cashew Protein Bar and the Peanut Butter Cup Patties.

Which are we reviewing today? Chocolite Chocolate Pecan Cluster! This package had 2 pieces in it, at 30 calories a piece. They also had six grams of fiber per piece, and 0 grams of sugar per piece.

I opened up the package and saw two chocolate covered clusters, roundish in shape with a somewhat bumpy texture. One of them I saw the caramel oozing out of the package, so I assume that one got a little smushed 😛 I liked that each cluster was a pretty decent size, maybe about a little bigger than a half-dollar in circumference, and quite thick in width as well.

I took a bite, and well, I couldn’t stop chewing! This seriously has SO much caramel! If you are a fan of caramel, I would highly reccommend these! I sort of wasn’t even expecting a ton of caramel, since it was called a “Chocolate Pecan Cluster”, although the picture does depict a good amount of caramel coming out of the cluster on the package. Other than the caramel, which actually was pretty good it was just rather chewy and had that stick-to-my-teeth feel, the chocolate part was very good. It had a smooth and sweet milk chocolate taste. I was a little disappointed on the pecan part, as although I do believe there were little bits and pieces of pecans throughout the cluster, it was lacking in pecan flavor- one of my favorite nuts!

Overall, I give this 3 stars. It was pretty good, and I liked that there were 0 grams of sugar per serving. However, I do like the flavor of caramel, but not so much the consistency. If it was a bit less chewy, perhaps I would have liked it more.

1 cluster is 30 calories, 2 grams of fat, 8 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, 0 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein.

* I was sent this product to review for free from Chocolite/Health Smart Foods.

1 Jun 2010, Comments (2)

Simply Scrumptous Carrot Cake

Author: Healthnuttxo

Oh, Simply Scrumptous, a brand that has yet to let me down. I already reviewed their delicious cookies & cupcakes here from the Fit & Flavorful line of products (and ENJOYED them, very much!)

Along with the cookies and cupcakes, Simply Scrumptous also offers a fat free carrot cake. Don’t let the words “fat free” scare you off- everything from the Fit & Flavorful line of SImply Scrumptous’ products is fat free- yet still bursting with flavor!

So, Simply Scrumptous sent me a few of their carrot cakes to try. Each one is actually decently sized, about the size of a pack of gum in length, but about 2-3 packs of gum in width.There is also a layer of icing on top, which wasn’t as hard as the icing layer on the cupcakes, but delicious none-the-less, and had a sweet vanilla flavor. The cake itself is very moist and dense, which strong carrot flavors. There are actual carrot pieces that you bite into. Which, on one hand, makes me feel healthy (hey! I’m eating veggies with my dessert!), but I think I woud have also preferred the carrots to be a bit smaller in size, or pureed a little more for a smoother texture.

Overall, not bad! I never really was a “carrot cake” person (I always opted for chocolate when given a choice!), but perhaps I see a future with carrot cake now. I liked the different flavor, it was satisfying, but not overly sweet. And, a good amount of fiber per piece, and fat free, you’d never tell it wasn’t loaded with calories! It does lose some points in my book for being made with refined sugar and having 20 grams of sugar per serving. That’s a tad bit high, but then again, it is a dessert!  3 1/2 stars

24 Apr 2010, Comments (32)

Silk Pure Almond GIVEAWAY!

Author: Healthnuttxo

Who likes Almond milk ?? I know I do! 🙂

Before you go, almond milk? what is that!! – Hear me out! This stuff is tastier than it sounds, and is really conveinent for those of you who can’t do dairy, or want a low calorie alternative to milk, soy milk or any other type of “milk” (rice milk, hemp milk, etc.).

Silk, normally known for their soy products, has come out with almond milk! Each glass of Silk Pure Almond has vitamins and minerals, the same amount of vitamin D and calcium as regular milk, and comes in two flavors- vanilla  and original. The original contains 60 calories per cup, and the vanilla contains 90 calories per cup. They are all soy, dairy and lactose free. 

So, Silk brand sent me 2 coupons to try this yummy almond milk (thanks, Mike!), and now YOU can too! THREE lucky winners will be chosen, each entitled to a coupon for a free half gallon of SIlk Pure ALmond.  BUT- ONE lucky winner will also win a free Silk Pure Almond branded ChicoBag with the coupon!

How to enter?

1. (mandatory) What is your favorite way to use almond milk? If you never had almond milk, what is your favorite alternative to cow’s milk?

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the Chico Bag, how cute!

What are you guys waiting for- enter now!!

Giveaway ends May 1st 2010. U.S. residents only, no P.O. box addresses

*heres’s yet another contest! Even though I don’t eat meat personally, for those of you who DO eat meat, it’s best to buy organic, grass fed for optimal health benefits. You can win some, and check it out here!

8 Feb 2010, Comments (2)

Simply Scrumptous Fit & Flavorful Cupcakes

Author: healthnuttxo

I have already reviewed some products by Simply Scrumptous from their Fit & Flavorful line, and I really enjoyed them. So, I was not hesistant at all to try their cupcakes, which is also part of their Fit & Flavorful Line of products.

First off-let’s start by asking when is the last time you ate a cupcake (with icing!) and didn’t feel a ton of guilt after? Hmm, was that maybe when you were in elementary school and they brought in cupcakes for one of the kids birthday? You never thought twice about the calories or the sugar in each of those sweet, delicious cupcakes.

Well- I’m here to bring back some of those good feelings! Seriously- the cupcakes that Simply Scrumptous makes  are really quite good.

It is a chocolate cupcake with a thick layer of icing on top, designed in a cute flowery arrangement.
It was kind of small, only 2.1 ounces, but I cut it in half and ate both “halves” which made it more satisfying. It was also the perfect compliment to my sandwich & apple at lunch time when my sweet tooth hit. The icing was very sweet, and had a vanilla flavor. It tasted like the frosting on Dunkin Donut’s donuts in my opinion. It was slightly hardened, like when you ice a cake and let it sit overnight without any saran wrap on it-but I enjoyed that! You could also heat it in the microwave for 10ish seconds to melt it a bit.

The cake part was very moist, with a strong cocoa flavor. It wasn’t as sweet as the icing, but still very delicious. I would eat it on it’s own. Eaten together– it was fantastic! The sweetness of the icing paired nicely with the cocoa and mellow sweetness of the cake. I have a sweet tooth, so the icing was really a nice touch for the cupcake.

I’m giving the cupcake 4 1/2 stars. low in calories, high fiber, all natural- You can buy some now! Also,  get 35% off your first order using the code HNXO!

3 Feb 2010, Comments (3)

Attune Chocolate Probiotic Wellness Bar

Author: healthnuttxo

That’s right. This is totally a CHOCOLATE review. But not just any chocolate- an actual HEALTHIER chocolate you can feel good about eating!

Attune Chocolate Probiotic Wellness Bars are exactly that- healthy, delicious, CHOCOLATE! Attune’s bars may have approximately 6.1 billion CFU’s in each bar, but those probiotics don’t alter the taste at all! These are the same probiotics you find in yogurt that help keep the digestive system running smoothly.

These bars are found in the refrigerated section of your grocery store to keep those probiotics alive & running. Each bar has 2 squares each, which are actually rather big (its a 20 gram bar). The bars also come in 7 flavors, chocolate crisp, mint chocolate, blueberry vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee bean dark chocolate, raspberry dark chocolate, and almond milk chocolate. I got to try the chocolate crisp,  and blueberry vanilla varieties.

Chocolate Crisp- ooh. This one reminds me of a Crunch bar. Smooth milk chocolate with little rice crisps embedded in each square. The smell of the bar is really delicious- just pure, smooth milk chocolate bliss. I wish they had a milk chocolate flavor without the crisps, as I prefer my chocolate plain, but it was still very good.

Blueberry Vanilla- I really enjoyed this one! Just the SMELL of the bar was delicious- a true blueberry scent! I was a little hesistant to try this one at first-but glad I did! It was a sweet white chocolate with a nice addition of vanilla and blueberry flavors (and actual blueberry pieces!). This one was my favorite of the two. I wonder what it would taste like melted and drizzled on some icecream or with yogurt (too bad I already ate my bar!!).

Overall, these get 4  stars. I love how Attune made chocolate a healthier indulgence, and didn’t blow calories or sugar content out of the park. I also like how they are a good source of calcium (and I got to skip my yogurt for the day without guilt knowing I ate some probiotics!). I found breaking off one square when a little sugar craving hit and letting it melt slowly in my mouth was just perfect.

Chocolate Crisp- Milk Chocolate Coating (evaporated cane juice, chocolate, cocoa butter, inulin, non fat milk, calcium carbonate, Anhydrous Milk Fat, soy lecithin [an emulsifier], vanilla), Organic Brown Rice Crisps (organic brown rice flour, organic molasses, calcium carbonate), Probiotic Cultures (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium lactis).

Blueberry Vanilla- White Chocolate Coating (cocoa butter, evaporated cane juice, yogurt powder, lactose, inulin, nonfat milk, calcium carbonate, soy lecithin [an emulsifier], vanilla), Organic Brown Rice Crisps (organic brown rice flour, organic molasses, calcium carbonate), Freeze Dried Blueberry Pieces, Probiotic Cultures (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium lactis), Natural Flavor.

 

22 Jan 2010, Comments (2)

Susta Natural Sweetener

Author: healthnuttxo

Whooooooo likes sugar? ( I do ! I do!)

But, whooooo likes all the calories sugar contains and how ADDICTIVE it is, making us crave MORE?

That’s what I thought. 🙂

So where to turn? Should I forget sugar all together? As in no more brownies? or cupcakes? No. Moderation is key. Everyone needs a lil suggah 🙂

Or, Should  I try artificial sweeteners? I would try to limit those too…

Luckily for you, I found a pretty good answer. Aside from Stevia all natural sweetener, I found a product that is sweet, low in calories, and actually has some health benefits. NXT Nutritionals manufactures a sweetener called Susta, and claims it is “A Healthy Alternative to Table Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners”.

This particular sweetener combines soluble fiber (prebiotics) and probiotics(like the ones found in yogurt), has added essential nutrients and vitamins, is all natural, and has a low Glycemic Index (so no harsh blood sugar spikes!). Each packet is also only 5 calories per serving.

Each packet provides an ample amount of a fine, white powder, not really granulated per se, but more refined. It has a nice, sweet flavor, very similar to sucrose or table sugar. It also doesn’t have a nasty aftertaste like Splenda, Aspartame or even Stevia can have some times (sorry, Stevia- I still love you!). I found it works best in foods as a sweetener, and not liquids. I added a packet to oatmeal, and it really pumped up the flavor. I also sprinkled it on banana slices (which wasn’t “ripe” enough, or sweet enough, for my liking), and it added a nice, mellow sweetness. Nothing too overpowering- but just right. Which is why the flavor was a bit lost when I added it to my tea- it was too mellow and dissolved quickly- so I will stick to sweetning foods with these packets.

Overall, I like these packets. I give them 4 stars, because it really is a healthier alternative to table sugar, and has the added benefit of probiotics, fiber, and added nutrients. Good job, NXT Nutritionals!

Want to try this for yourself? Go to the website & order a box, and I got a special code for ya to get $1.00 off  a box until April 30th 2010!
Just enter the code SUSTAXO  and get &1.00 off! sweet 8) !

1 packet is 5 calories, 0 grams of fat, 2 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fiber, and 0 grams of protein. You also get 10% Vitamin C, 5% of Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 and Biotin, and 3% of your daily value of Niacin, Selenium and Chromium. How’s that for sweeeet! 😉

Inulin, Fructose, Natural Flavors, Probiotic (Bacillus Coagulans), Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), Cinnamon Extract, Goji Berry Extract, Bitter Melon Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Vitamin B6, Niacinamide, Biotic, Folic Acid, Chromium, Selenium, Vitamin B12.

 

13 Dec 2009, Comments (8)

Bell Plantation PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter

Author: healthnuttxo

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Bell Plantation has invented “powdered peanut butter”, that has 85% less fat than regular peanut butter per serving and about a fourth of the calories. It’s made with “premium quality peanuts that are slow roasted and pressed to remove fat”, but still has the same consistency as full fat peanut butter. It, of course, is also all natural and preservative free. All you have to do is measure out 2 Tablespoons, mix with 1 Tablespoon on water, stir and enjoy. But that leaves a peanut butter fanatic like me to wonder…too good to be true?

Well. I absolutely. freaking. LOVE this stuff! It comes in a screw top jar and upon opening it, there is a brown/tan powder that certainly smells like peanuts! I measured out 2 tablespoons, put it in a little dish, and put one table spoon of water in. I mixed it up, and it was a little thick, so I added a bit more water. You have to play with it to get the consistency you like, I like my pb to be slightly thick but still creamy. I dipped my knife in to taste it and it was really good! Now of course, it didn’t taste EXACTLY like peanut butter, but it was very close!  It has a roasted peanut flavor, slightly slightly sweet, and spreads very nicely on bread. It’s creamy and just delicious!

I used it several times, and here are the best combinations I came up with.

1. PB2 & Apple Butter Sandwiches (courtesy of Tap’n’Apple Apple Butter and Vermont Organics Spiced Apple Butter).
The apple butter (which i generously slather on) is a perfect sweet compliment to the peanut butter. Sooo satisfying 🙂

2. PB2 & Fluff sandwiches
So good. It’s mushy and fluffy and heaven between 2 slices of bread.

3.PB2 and Stonyfield Farm Organic Chocolate Frozen Yogurt.
Either sprinkled on the chocolate frozen yogurt or mixed with water and then drizzled on top of it. Yum!

4. PB2 & Maple Syrup/Honey Sandwiches.
Enough said. Peanut butter one side,  maple syrup/honey the other=love.

5. PB2 & Polaner all fruit Grape Jelly
Standard, classic, but perfection. Goes great together, perfect balance of sweet and savory.

Okay, so apparently I like sandwiches, and that is how I use my PB2 the most. How do you use it? What is your favorite PB2 Combination/Recipe? Leave a post here!

The only disappointment to me was that I made a peanut butter and banana sandwich with the PB2, but it unfortunately was not the same as regular peanut butter. It didn’t have that ” so sticky I-can’t-move-my-mouth” feeling that I love with pb&banana sandwiches. PB2 is best used with spreads, in my opinion.I’d love to try the Chocolate Pb2 variety as well. I think that flavor might go better with bananas.

Overall, I’m giving PB2 5 stars. It really is excellent!


11 Nov 2009, Comments (6)

Penny’s Low Fat Desserts- Muffin Tops

Author: healthnuttxo

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Penny’s Low Fat Desserts makes all natural, nutritious desserts, such as muffins, cookies and what I got to try, the muffin tops! The muffin tops come in Orange-Cranberry, Almond Poppy seed, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Carrot Raisin and Apple Cinnamon flavor. All are about 100-120 calories, generously sized (2 oz) and have 10% calcium needs per serving. There also individually wrapped, so portion control is easy 🙂

So how did these muffin tops taste? Well…

Carrot Raisin Top- my first bite, my brain said “Oh. My. God. THIS IS DELICIOUS!” The raisins were plump and perfect. The muffin was chewy and soft. You could actually see the pieces of carrots! I tasted a nice hint of nutmeg, and overall it had a sweet carrot flavor, like carrot cake. It was excellent. 5 stars 🙂 🙂

Almond Poppy Seed Top- Also DELICIOUS! It had a nice, light, lemony flavor and i really liked the teensy poppy seeds that added a bit of a crunch. It was soft, and moist and tasted like angel food cake to me. Went perfect with my Brown Cow Strawberry greek yogurt. I actually let a little piece sit in the yogurt for a few minutes and it got really soft and yummy! 5 stars for this one too!!

Apple Cinnamon Top– this one was also amazing! It tasted like Quaker Apple Cinnamon oatmeal to me! It was very moist, and mildly sweet. The cinnamon added a nice touch. I loved the apple chunks/pieces in it. 4 stars!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Top- This one was the only one i wasn’t crazy about. And it’s chocolate too! Don’t get me wrong, it was good, but not as chocolatey as i expected. I think i would have liked it better if it wasn’t double chocolate, but perhaps just a chocolate chip muffin. But, it was soft, and mildly sweet. I did like the gooey chocolate chips,  especially after warming in the microwave 🙂 It had a mellow chocolate flavor, and it paired well with a glass of milk. I think it might taste good with a smearing of peanut butter on it. 3 stars

Overall, these are awesome ! I’m giving them 4 stars as a whole. The almond poppy seed and carrot raisin are 2 that I will be ordering a LOT!  I paired these with a yogurt for breakfast and was satisfied because it was not only delicious, but filling. I would love Penny to make a banana flavored top or something with peanut butter. Yum! I will hopefully be reviewing more of Penny’s treats in the near future. What are your favorites by Penny’s?

Carrot Raisin- 1 top is 110 calories, 0 grams of fat, 27 carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein.
Almond Poppy Seed-1 top is 110 calories, 1 gram of fat, 25 carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein.
Apple Cinnamon-1 top is 100 calories, 0 grams of fat, 25 carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip-1 top is 100 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 27 carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein.

Carrot Raisin-water, wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), raisins, sugar, carrots, dried plums, erythritol, milk, chicory root, cellulose, oats, natural flavors, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate), rice syrup solids, cinnamon, salt, palm oil, nutmeg, soy lecithin, cloves, allspice, xanthan gum, sodium alginate, guar gum. Contains wheat, milk and soy.
Almond Poppy Seed-water, wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), sugar, dried plums, cellulose, milk, whole wheat flour, chicory root, natural flavors, poppy seeds, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate), rice syrup solids, erythritol, salt, palm oil, soy lecithin, xanthan gum, sodium alginate, guar gum.
Apple Cinnamon-water, wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), dried apples, sugar, dried plums, milk, chicory root, cellulose, erythritol, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate), rice syrup solids, natural flavors, cinnamon, palm oil, salt, soy lecithin, xanthan gum, sodium alginate, guar gum.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip-water, whole wheat flour, erythritol, wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), dried plums, chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, dextrose, soy lecithin), milk, chicory root, cocoa (processed with alkali), sugar, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate), cellulose, natural flavors, rice syrup solids, palm oil, salt, soy lecithin, cinnamon, xanthan gum, sodium alginate, guar gum.

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26 Aug 2009, Comments (1)

Musselman's Healthy Picks Applesauce

Author: healthnuttxo

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Yum. I love applesauce. Growing up, i would have it pretty much with everything. Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, as a side with my mashed potatoes. I just love applesauce! Which is why i was super excited to try Musselman’s Healthy Picks Applesauce in cool flavors like Key Lime Cupuacu, Raspberry Acai, and Blueberry Pomegranate. Their line is “designed specifically for people with busy, active lifestyles”, which is just PERFECT for me. Musselman makes this line with no artificial colors or flavors, no added sugar, enriched with calcium and vitamin C, and is a good source of fiber per cup.

I decided to have these with a granola bar pre workout. Apples supposedly wake you up better than a cup of coffee (I work out in the mornings), and according to Musselman’s pamphlet i was provided with, “Apples contain complex carbohydrates that give you energy faster than eating something high in sugar”. Energy & Antioxidants-nice!

So how were they?
Berry Pomegranate- This one had a nice blueberry flavor too it. It wasn’t too sweet, and complimented my granola bar nicely. It had a slightly bitter aftertaste to it, probably due to the pomegranate.
Raspberry Acai- this one was sweeter than the pomegranate flavor. It had a hint of a lemony taste to it, and was tartish so to speak. It wasn’t bitter, but had a tart flavor to it. In my opinion it had more of a cherry flavor than raspberry, but i liked this one.
Key Lime Cupuacu-  uh.. YUM! This one was the BEST! It also was slightly tart, and sweeter than both of the other varieties. It had a nice blend of flavors that tasted like lime, lemon and granny smith apples all mixed together. This one was my favorite of the three.
All three of the applesauces had a “heftier” feel and texture than your typical applesauce. Not saying it was a chunky variety per se, but it had a bit more of a bite and wasn’t as smooth as other applesauce I have had before. They were also suprisingly filling (probably due to the 3 grams of fiber per cup).

Musselman’s also promotes a few healthy ideas and tips with their applesauces as well. You can pop one of these in the freezer until slushy for a frozen treat (which I tried- it was yummy and low- calorie!)
You can also use applesauce to replace the fat in some recipes to lower the overall fat and calorie content. I bet if i used the Key Lime Cupuacu to replace the oil in some recipes it would have people guessing what I used to give the recipe that “kick” , but i’ll never tell! 🙂

One cup is 70 calories, 0 grams of fat,  17 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, and 0 grams of protein. You also get 25% vitamin C and 10% calcium.

Berry Pomegranate-apples, water, dextrin (soluble fiber source), apple concentrate, blueberry concentrate, calcium lactate (u.s.p. grade) and ascorbic acid (vitamin c), natural flavor, pomegranate concentrate.

Raspberry Acai-apples, water, dextrin (soluble fiber source), apple concentrate, raspberry puree, tart cherry concentrate, acai puree,  calcium lactate (u.s.p. grade) and ascorbic acid (vitamin c).

Key Lime Cupuacu- apples, water, dextrin (soluble fiber source), apple concentrate, cupuacu concentrate, key lime concentrate, passionfruit concentrate, calcium lactate (u.s.p. grade) and ascorbic acid (vitamin c).

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