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Philadelphia City Center District Restaurant Week September 2014

Philadelphia City Center District Restaurant Week runs Sunday, September 7 through Friday, September 12 and Sunday, September 14 through Friday, September 19, 2014. It will be featuring a variety of restaurants and offering three-course dinners for $35 per person and three-course lunches for $20. For additional information, click here.

By | September 4th, 2014|USA Restaurants|0 Comments

Annie’s Mini Meal Kits and Snack Kits

Annie’s Mini Meal Kits and Snack Kits are available in six varieties White Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Real Aged Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Gluten Free Rice Pasta & Cheddar, Almond Butter & Crackers, Hummus & Crackers and Gluten Free. The varieties offered include two gluten-free versions. Each 2.9-3.7-ounce serving has about 370-430 calories, 2-4 grams saturated fat (of 8-17 grams total), 125-640 milligrams sodium, 15-37 grams sugar and 7-10 grams protein.

By | July 16th, 2014|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Simply Sprouted Chips

Simply Sprouted Tortilla chips are available in two flavors — Sriracha and Tangy Mustard and Onion. Simply Sprouted Pita-ahh chips are available in three flavors — Toasted Garlic, Smoked Havarti and Sea Salt. The tortilla and pita chips are Certified Non GMO Project Verified, low sodium and a good source of fiber. Each 5.5-ounce serving has about 130 calories, 0.5 grams saturated fat (of 7 grams total), 3 grams fiber and 2 grams protein.

By | July 13th, 2014|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Pirate’s Booty Mac and Cheese

Pirate's Booty Mac and Cheese, made with organic pasta and real cheese, is available in four varieties  —  Shells & Cheese Aged White Cheddar, Mac & Cheese Aged White Cheddar, Mac & Cheese Mild Cheddar, and Anchors & Cheese Aged White Cheddar. Each 2.5-ounce serving has about 250 calories, 1 grams saturated fat (of 3 grams total), 530-560 milligrams sodium, 5-6 grams sugar and 9-10 grams protein.     Kelly Sloan, Bite of the Best intern: Each serving is an excellent source of protein and good source of  calcium.

By | July 9th, 2014|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Mom Made Frozen Meals

Mom Made features four frozen meal varieties. Each is made with antibiotic-free and preservative-free ingredients and are USDA certified. Each 7-ounce meals has about 170-230 calories, 0.5-4.5 grams saturated fat (of 3-7 grams total), 65-370 milligrams sodium, 2-6 grams sugar and 7-10 grams protein. Each 2.5-ounce munchie has about 140-220 calories, 3-5 grams saturated fat (of 9-11 grams total), 130-240 milligrams sodium and 3-5 grams protein.

By | June 27th, 2014|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

LUVO Flatbreads

Luvo flatbreads are available in six varieties — Strawberry, Apple Cinnamon, Mushroom & Egg, Cherry Tomato & Mozzarella, Caramelized Onion & Mushroom and Market Vegetable. Each 2.8-ounce serving (1/2 flatbread) has about 180-190 calories, 1-3 gram saturated fat (of 4-5 grams total), 4-8 grams sugar and 7-9 grams protein. Each 3.5-ounce serving (1 breakfast flatbread) has about 190-240 calories, 1 gram saturated fat (of 2-3 grams total), 4-13 grams sugar and 7-8 grams protein.  

By | June 26th, 2014|Food & Drinks, Of Interest|0 Comments

Barbara’s Snackimals and Squarefuls Cereal

Barbara's Snackimals and Squarefuls cereal are made with whole grains and are a good source of fiber and protein.  Each 2-ounce serving of the Maple Brown Sugar Squarefuls cereal has about 200 calories, 0 grams saturated fat (of 1 gram total), 190 milligrams sodium, 6 grams fiber, 9 grams sugar and 4 grams protein;  each 1-ounce serving of Chocolate Crisp Snackimals about 110 calories, 0 grams saturated fat (of 0.5 grams total), 80 milligrams sodium, 3 grams fiber, 7 grams sugar and 2 grams protein Kelly Sloan, intern with BiteoftheBest.com: Maple Brown Sugar Squarefuls is a great source of fiber containing 24% of the daily value per serving.

By | June 17th, 2014|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

La Tortilla Factory Tortillas

La Tortilla Factory Tortillas are made with unbleached wheat flour or whole wheat flou and are low fat, low carb and a good source of fiber. Each 1.2-1.5-ounce serving has about 50-70 calories, 0-0.5 grams saturated fat (of 2-2.5 grams total), 210-250 milligrams sodium, 7-9 grams dietary fiber and 5 grams protein.   Kelly Sloan, Intern with BiteoftheBest.com: Each low carb tortilla provides 36% of your recommended daily intake of fiber. 

By | June 14th, 2014|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Garden Lites Veggie Muffins

Garden Lites Veggie Muffins are gluten free, vegetarian, low in calories and high in fiber. They are available in five varieties — Blueberry Oat, Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip, Zucchini Chocolate, Carrot Berry and Golden Corn. Each 2-ounce muffin has about 120 calories, 0-2 grams saturated fat (of 2-4 grams total), 170-230 milligrams sodium, 5 grams fiber, 11 grams sugar and 3-4 grams protein.

By | June 9th, 2014|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|1 Comment

Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seeds

Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seed are available in two varieties — White Chia Seed and Black Chia Seed. Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that are a good source of antioxidants, protein, Omega-3s and fiber. One tablespoon has 60 calories, 0 saturated fat (of 4 grams total), 4 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein.

By | June 5th, 2014|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Sahale Snacks

Sahale Snacks are offering fruit and nut bars in three different flavors – Berry Macaroon Almond, Mango Tango Almond and Raspberry Crumble Cashew. Berry Macaroon Almond contains toasted coconut, almonds, cashews,  blueberries and lemon; Mango Tango Almond, whole almonds and peanuts, lime-infused mango flavors and chipotle chili; and Raspberry Crumble Cashew, raspberry crumble, sliced bananas and a cashew and peanut topping. Each 1/4 cup serving has about 160-180 calories, 2-2.5 grams saturated fat (of 9-11 grams total), 8-10 grams sugar and 4 grams protein.

By | May 29th, 2014|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Smartfood Delight Popcorn

Smartfood Delight Popcorn is available in two varieties  — Sea Salt and White Cheddar.  Each 1-ounce serving has about 130-160 calories, 1-2 gram saturated fat (of 5-7 grams total), 115-220 milligrams sodium, 3-4 grams dietary fiber and 3 grams protein. Kelly Sloan, intern with Bite of the Best: The Smartfood Delight Popcorn is made 100% whole grains and has no added preservatives. 

By | May 28th, 2014|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

San Fransisco Dine About Town Restaurant Week June 2014

San Francisco Dine About Town Restaurant Week runs Sunday, June 1 through Sunday, June 15, 2014, featuring over 100 restaurants and offering two or three course lunches for $18.95 and three-course dinners for $36.95. For more information or list of participating restaurants, click here.

By | May 21st, 2014|USA Travel, xyz misc|0 Comments

Ball Brand Heritage Collection Jars

Ball Brand Heritage Collection Jars have a new green color with the same embossed logos on the front and back of the jars. Theses glass jars are BPA-free, dishwasher safe and made in the United States.   Kelly Sloan, Bite of the Best intern: These green jars are the perfect for storing foods. The jars have measurements to help measure ingredients or liquids. Easy to use and great for storing.

By | May 19th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Almondina Toastees

Almondina Toastees are available in four varieties — Cranberry Almond, Sesame Almond, Coconut Orange Almond and Lemon Poppy Almond. They are made with toasted almonds dried cranberries, sesame flavor, coconut and/or lemon poppy seeds. Each 0.5-ounce serving has about 60-70 calories, o grams saturated fat (of 1-2 grams total), 10 milligrams sodium, 5-11 grams sugar and 1-2 grams protein.

By | May 16th, 2014|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Wonderfully Raw

Wonderfully Raw offered three new products in numerous flavors — Brussel Bytes, Snip Chips and Coco-roons. Brussel Bytes are available as Chili Pumpkin Seed and Tamarind Apple. Snip Chips are available as Cheezy Herb Truffle, Chipotle Lime Cilantro and Dill Pickle. Coco-roons are available as Cacao Nib, Almond and Strawberry "PB & J", Apple Pie, Vanilla Maple, Brownie and Lemon Pie. Each 1-ounce serving of Brussel Bytes has about 59-64 calories, 2 grams saturated fat (of 4 grams total), 106-172 milligrams sodium, 1-3 grams sugar and 2 grams protein. Each 1-ounce serving of Snip Chips has about 58-64 calories, 2 grams saturated fat (of 4 grams total), 154-170 milligrams sodium, 1 gram [...]

By | May 12th, 2014|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Dei Fratelli Truly Tomato

Dei Fratelli Truly Tomato is available in three varieties — Petite Cut Tomatoes, Rustic Cut Tomatoes and Finely Chopped Tomatoes with Onion and Carrot & Celery. The Truly Tomatoes products are packed in a light tomato puree, do not contain artificial additives or preservatives and are available in shelf stable cartons. Each 1/2 cup serving has about 30 to 60 calories, o grams saturated fat (of 0 to 2 grams total), 260 to 340 milligrams sodium, 5 to 9 grams sugar and 1 to 2 grams protein.

By | May 1st, 2014|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|1 Comment

Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery

Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery introduced gluten-free ciabatta rolls in two varieties — Original and Rosemary Olive Oil; and gluten-free sandwich bread in two varieties —Deli-Style with Caraway Seeds and Double-Fiber Sandwich Bread. Both products are made with non-GMO ingredients, are gluten-free certified and preservative free. Each 1.2-ounce serving of the ciabatta rolls has 70 calories, 0 grams fat, 170 milligrams sodium, 1 gram sugar and 1 gram protein. Each 1.3-ounce serving of the sandwich bread has about 70-80 calories, 0 grams saturated fat (of 1.5-2 grams total), 170-200 milligrams sodium, 3-4 grams dietary fiber and 1 gram protein.

By | April 30th, 2014|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars

Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars are available in four varieties — Mint Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate Fudge, Dark Chocolate Raspberry and Sea Salt Caramel. They are made with natural ingredients and Greek yogurt. Each 2.5-ounce bar has about 80 - 130 calories, 0 - 4 grams saturated fat (of 0 - 6 grams total), 11 - 16 grams sugar and 5 - 7 grams protein.   Kelly Sloan, intern with Bite of the Best: I like the flavor of these 100-calorie frozen Greek yogurt bars.

By | April 29th, 2014|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Lipton Natural Energy Tea

Lipton Natural Energy Tea is a black tea that naturally contains caffeine and L-theanine, an amino acid. The teas contains 75 mg of caffeine and 20 mg  L-theanine. Kelly Sloan, Bite of the Best Intern:  The Lipton Natural Energy tea contains L-theanine, a naturally occurring amino acid found in tea that transmits brain nerve impulses. I enjoyed both the flavor and stimulating effect of the tea.  

By | April 26th, 2014|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments