Nature Valley’s Chewy Protein Bar – The Pros and Cons

Nature Valley’s Chewy Protein Bar – The Pros and Cons

Everyone and their sister is getting on the protein bandwagon these days. Snack bars are leading the crusade to bulk up our protein intake. Nature Valley, a General Mills subsidiary, is no exception. Today we’ll analyze the company’s Protein Chewy … Continue reading

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Beanitos Bean Chips – The Healthier Chip Alternative

Beanitos Bean Chips – The Healthier Chip Alternative

Beanitos is a niche brand of chips made from beans. When we first encountered the company a few years ago, we were pleasantly surprised at their relatively healthy nutrition profile. Ever since, we’ve been following their story. Last weekend, at … Continue reading

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Portion Distortion – The Hidden Enemy and How YOU Can Fight Back

Portion Distortion – The Hidden Enemy and How YOU Can Fight Back

One of the trickiest aspects of eating well is consuming the right portion size. Eating homemade, unprocessed foods, with lots of whole grains, low fat meats and dairy can still lead to excessive calorie consumption if you don’t exercise portion … Continue reading

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PowerBar Energy Bites – Mostly Marketing Sound Bites

PowerBar Energy Bites – Mostly Marketing Sound Bites

Powerbar is a high end brand owned by Nestle Nutrition and sold mostly in sports shops. It positions itself as an athlete’s friend. What started as bars has expanded to gels, protein supplements, and now “Energy Bites”. From PowerBar, here … Continue reading

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Fat-Free Fig Bars – A Healthy Snack Choice?

Fat-Free Fig Bars – A Healthy Snack Choice?

Mark G., a fooducate blog reader, writes: I would love your opinion on Barbara’s Bakery Fat Free Whole Wheat Fig Bars. I love these cookies (as does my 4 year old) and they seem to be a relatively healthy dessert … Continue reading

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Ambrosia? Yoplait’s New Greek Yogurt [Inside the Label]

Ambrosia? Yoplait’s New Greek Yogurt [Inside the Label]

Yoplait has a new Greek style yogurt out. There’s a massive marketing campaign tie in to the new Clash of the Titans movie and Athena portraying actress Izabella Miko. Strong woman eats good yogurt. Greek gods, Greek Yogurt, Yadda yadda… … Continue reading

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