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Planet Fuel Organic Juices

Planet Fuel Organic Juices, available with Cherry Lemonade, Apple Grape or Pear Lime flavors, are made without refined sugars, preservatives and artificial flavors. The juices are mixed with water to lower the sugar content and are offered in 10-ounce aluminum cans, which are bigger than usual juice boxes/pouches. Each 10-ounce serving contains 80 to 100 calories and 17 to 24 grams sugar. Kristine James, intern at Bite of the Best: My kids really enjoyed the juices. They are bigger than usual juice boxes/pouches, 10 ounces compared to 6 ounces, which makes them just the right size for my 7- and 10-year-old and they do not contain any high fructose corn [...]

By |2017-09-02T14:48:35+00:00August 25th, 2017|Food & Drinks, Of Interest|0 Comments

Tonnino Tin Tuna Cans

Tonnino tin tuna cans use 100% yellowfin tuna available in spring water and 100% olive oil. Tonnino Tuna is dolphin-safe, contains  lowest levels of mercury and comes in stackable, on-the-go cans. Each 3-ounce serving contains 90 to 130 calories, 0 to 2 grams saturated fat (of 0.5 to 5 grams total), 214 to 270 milligrams sodium and 20 grams protein. The tuna is a good to excellent source of iron with 11 to 35 percent of the daily recommended intake. Save

By |2017-08-31T13:59:46+00:00April 4th, 2017|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Pereg Natural Foods Kaňiwa (Baby Quinoa)

Pereg Natural Foods introduced Kaňiwa — AKA baby quinoa — that is dark reddish-brown and half the size of a tiny quinoa seed. It is gluten-free, non-GMO project verified and unlike quinoa does not have a saponin coating that can have a soapy, slightly bitter flavor if not rinsed properly. Each 1/4 cup serving contains 178 calories, 2 grams saturated fat (of 21 grams total), 3 milligrams sodium and 7.5 grams protein. It is an excellent source of fiber with 4.9 grams per serving. Save Save

By |2017-08-31T13:59:46+00:00March 2nd, 2017|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Misha Quark

Misha Quark is like yogurt with its smooth, creamy texture but is higher in protein and without yogurt's sour tartness. The quark is available in five flavors: Strawberry Rhubarb, Key Lime, Blueberry, Original and Vanilla Bean Coconut, and is made with milk from grass-fed cows. It is  95% lactose-free. Each container contains 120 to 170 calories, 1.5 to 2.5 grams saturated fat (of 2.5 to 3.5 grams total), 45 to 50 milligrams sodium and 14 to 17 grams protein. Quark is a good to excellent source of calcium with 15 to 20% of the daily recommended intake. Save

By |2017-08-31T13:59:47+00:00January 21st, 2017|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Lundberg Organic Sprouted Rice & Seasoning Mixes

Lunberg introduced Organic Sprouted Rice & Seasoning Mixes that combine organic sprouted brown rice with seasoning in five flavors: Thai Red Curry, Toasted Coconut, Chile Verde, Korean BBQ and Vegetable Fried Rice. Each is non-GMO verified, gluten-free, vegan and kosher. A serving contains 200 to 210 calories, 1.5 grams saturated fat (of 2 to 2.5 grams total), 440 to 480 milligrams sodium and 4 to 5 grams protein. Vegetable Fried Rice, Korean BBQ Rice and Thai Red Curry Rice are good to excellent sources of vitamin A and vitamin C; Thai Red Curry is also a good source of iron.

By |2017-08-31T13:59:48+00:00October 31st, 2016|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars

Yasso introduced three new flavors of their frozen Greek yogurt bars: chocolate chip, cookies n' cream and cinnamon bun made from Greek yogurt. They contain 1 to 6 grams less total fat per serving than other frozen Greek yogurts. Each bar contains 100 calories, 0.5 to 1.5 grams saturated fat (of 1 to 2 grams total), 40 to 60 milligrams sodium, 5 grams protein and is a good source of calcium with 15% of what's recommended daily Kristine James, intern at Bite of the Best: These delicious bars that my whole family loves are 5 to 8 grams lower in sugar per serving than other frozen Greek yogurts.    

By |2017-08-31T13:59:49+00:00October 4th, 2016|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Curate Kids Bars

Curate Kids Bars come in three flavors: Chocolate & Banana, Apple & Cinnamon and Oatmeal & Chocolate Chunk, are non-GMO, gluten-free and are made without artificial preservatives, flavors or colors. They contain whole grains, fiber and plant-based protein from organic quinoa, gluten-free oats and nuts. Each bar contains 150 to 160 calories, 1 to 2 grams saturated fat (of 6 to 7 grams total) and 4 grams protein. Kristine James, intern at Bite of the Best: My kids really like these. They make a great afternoon snack after school containing a few grams less sugar than other kids' bars with more twice as much protein — 4 grams versus 2 [...]

By |2017-08-31T13:59:50+00:00September 4th, 2016|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

GoGo squeeZ YogurtZ

The yogurt and fruit combo GoGo squeeZ YogurtZ come in a re-sealable pouch in banana, strawberry and berry flavors not needing refrigeration. They are kosher certified without preservatives, artificial growth hormones (rBST) or the use of antibiotics. Each 3-ounce serving contains 90 calories, 1.2 grams saturated fat (of 1.5 grams total), 55 milligrams sodium and 4 grams protein, and are a good source of calcium and vitamin D with 15% of what's recommended daily.

By |2017-08-31T13:59:50+00:00August 24th, 2016|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Lance PB&J Grape Toasty Cracker Sandwiches

Lance PB&J Grape Toasty Cracker Sandwiches are made with real peanut butter and Welch's grape jelly, without artificial flavors, colors or ingredients. Each 6-cracker package contains 190 calories, 2 grams saturated fat (of 9 grams total), 180 milligrams sodium and 4 grams protein. Kristine James, intern at Bite of the Best: My daughter loves these, making a great addition to her lunch box. The combination of protein and fat satiate without a lot of calories and the jelly adds a little sweet with only 4 grams of sugar per serving.

By |2017-08-31T13:59:50+00:00August 12th, 2016|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Naturally More Nut Butters Boosted with Probiotic and Flax

Naturally More introduced a new line of nut butters: Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Roasted Almond Butter and Chocolate Hazelnut Spread with added flaxseed and boosted with probiotics to support digestive health and immune functions. The nut butters are available in both jars and pouches. Each 2-tablespoon serving contains 180 to 190 calories, 1 to 2 grams saturated fat (of 14 to 17 grams total), 60 to 95 milligrams sodium, 5 to 8 grams protein and is a good source of fiber with 3 to 4 grams.

By |2017-08-31T13:59:51+00:00June 24th, 2016|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Protein Smoothie

Hemp Protein Smoothie is a powder containing hemp protein, organic coconut sugar and an organic harvest green blend of spinach, kale and broccoli. It's available as Mixed Berry, Vanilla Chai and Chocolate, each non GMO verified. Each 1/4-cup serving contains 130 calories, 3.5 grams total fat and 15 grams protein, is a good source of vitamin A and iron and contains omega 3 and  omega 6 fatty acids, essential for good health. Kristine James, intern at Bite of the Best: With only four ingredients high in protein, these make a good smoothie for breakfast on the run or to fuel up after a workout.  

By |2017-08-31T13:59:51+00:00May 30th, 2016|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Win Microplane Artisan Series 4 piece Grater Set

Win the Microplane Artisan Series 4 piece grater set including a fine, ribbon, coarse and extra coarse grater. The graters are dishwasher safe and made from surgical grade stainless-steel. Use them to zest lemons, grate potatoes, carrots, onions, cheese, coconut, chocolate and many other foods. All graters come in colorful plastic frames and ergonomic handles. Microplane Artisan Series 4 piece Grater Set FREEBIE ends July 15, 2016, at midnight EST when one (1) lucky winner will be selected at random to win the Microplane Artisan Series 4 piece Grater Set valued at $35.99. The FREEBIE is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States of America, Washington, D.C. (excluding territories [...]

By |2016-07-16T15:51:08+00:00May 26th, 2016|Done Deals, Freebies|47 Comments

Wonderful Sweet Scarletts

Wonderful Sweet Scarletts red grapefruits, grown in Texas, are sweeter and not as acidic as regular ones. They are non-GMO verified. A half medium sized grapefruit contains 60 calories, 2 grams fiber and contains 100% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C. It is also an excellent source of vitamin A with 35% of the daily recommended intake. Kristine James, intern at Bite of the Best: Sweet Scarletts taste sweeter and not as bitter as other varieties.

By |2017-08-31T13:59:52+00:00March 21st, 2016|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Win Keurig 2.0 K200

The Keurig 2.0 K200 features Keurig 2.0 Brewing Technology which is designed to read the lid of each K-Cup pod or K-Carafe pod to brew the perfect beverage every time. The Keurig 2.0 K200 offers nine brew sizes ranging from four to 30 ounces, a 40 ounce water reservoir, strength control and a black and white touch display. The giveaway also includes an 18-count box of Green Mountain Coffee Nantucket Blend K-cups. FREEBIE ends April 15, 2016,  at midnight EST when one (1) lucky winner will be selected at random to win the Keurig 2.0 K200 plus an 18-count box of Green Mountain Coffee Nantucket Blend K-cups valued together at $128.98. [...]

By |2016-04-17T07:34:14+00:00March 11th, 2016|Done Deals, Freebies|39 Comments

Nature2Kitchen Wondergrain

Nature2Kitchen introduced Wondergrain, sorghum, an ancient high-fiber, high-protein, gluten-free grain.  It is non-GMO verified that's available as whole grain or pearled (partially de-hulled to soften grain for faster cooking). Each 1/4-cup serving contains 160 to 180 calories, 0 grams saturated fat (of 0 to 1.5 grams total) and 4 to 5 grams protein. The whole grain sorghum is an excellent source of fiber with 5 g per serving.    

By |2017-08-31T13:59:52+00:00March 9th, 2016|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven

The Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven is a compact and easy-to-store oven for cooking pizzas on a gas range. The quick-heating oven heats up to 600ºF in 15 minutes, which is evident on the built in thermometer. One 12-inch pizza cooked on its baking stone will be ready in 6 minutes.  

By |2017-08-31T13:59:53+00:00February 29th, 2016|Just For Fun, xyz misc|2 Comments

Biscotti Bites

Biscotti Bites are round, bite size and twice baked biscotti available in almond, lemon and cocoa flavor. The bites contain only natural non-GMO ingredients without added preservatives or additives. Each 10-piece serving contains 120 calories, 2.5 to 3 grams saturated fat (of 4.5 to 5 grams total), 9 grams sugar and 2 grams protein. Kristine James, intern at Bite of the Best: I love the fact that each variety only contains 7 to 8 ingredients and adds a little something sweet with your coffee without much added sugar.        

By |2017-08-31T13:59:53+00:00February 8th, 2016|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|0 Comments

Fennel Tabbouleh from V is for Vegetables

Last year we interviewed Michael Anthony (executive chef and restaurant partner at Gramercy Taven and Untitled) just before the publication of his latest book “V is for Vegetables: Inspired Recipes & Techniques for Home Cooks — from Artichokes to Zucchini” (Little, Brown & Company). We're now sharing a colorful, crunchy salad from the tome, featuring fennel, one of my favorite veggies. - bonnie BonnieBOTB Follow @BonnieBOTB This salad shows off another side of fennel: fresh, crunchy, and full of anise notes. Israeli couscous isn’t a grain like bulgur or farro; it’s an extruded wheat pasta whose size and texture work well with the fennel dice and other chopped and tossed [...]

By |2017-08-25T16:03:29+00:00February 5th, 2016|Breads, Sides & Salads, Recipes|0 Comments