As seen on March 20th, 2013 on:
written by The Nutrition Twins,
You probably know that the gorgeous Jessica Alba has a new book out called The Honest Life: Living Natural and True to You. It covers all aspects of living a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle, from clean eating and natural beauty products to avoiding chemicals in detergents. We strive to live this way and help our clients to do so as well.
This past week we sent our detectives (A.K.A. our interns) to the Natural Products EXPO West, the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry. Their mission? To scout out products that would help us–and you–eat cleaner. Here are three top food finds.
Justin’s Pre-Portioned Peanut Butter
Love snacking on peanut butter, but hate what too much can do to your waistline? Good news: Justin’s (a company we already know and love) now has 80 calorie packs of peanut, almond, and hazelnut butters. Eat a packet with a piece of fruit for the perfect pre- or post- workout snack. Not to mention, Justin’s is GMO, PPO, VOC and BPA- free—which basically means you’re getting your nut butters without a side of unhealthy chemicals.
Nature’s Path Qi’a
Qi’a (pronounced kee-ah) is a new cereal made from superfoods chia, hemp and buckwheat. This power trio is chock-full-of plant-based protein (6 g per serving), fiber (4 g per serving), and omega-3’s. With a combination of energy-revving whole grain carbohydrates (to fuel your brain and muscles) and satiating protein and fiber (to keep you feeling satisfied and extend the energy boost), Qi’a is great before or after a workout. Add a little skim milk or unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or toss some in Greek yogurt or in oatmeal. Qia has the crunch of a granola but doesn’t contain added fat or sugars (a serving has 3 g of sugar or less). It is certified-organic and does not contain GMOs.
Snikiddy Eat Your Vegetables
Have you ever devoured a bag of veggie chips—thinking you were eating something healthy—only to realize your snack contained hydrogenated oils, trans fats, GMO’s or other additives you weren’t thinking you’d get with veggies? We’ve been there too, which is why we love Snikiddy Eat Your Vegetables. A mere one-ounce serving provides a full serving of vegetables. In fact, navy beans are the first ingredient on the list! They serve up a healthy dose of vitamin A and fiber, as well as 3 g of protein per serving, without dishing out any GMO ingredients, artificial colors, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, or trans fats. Plus, the owner of this company has been our best friend since we were seven years old, and we know that, like Jessica Alba, she’s all about living the “honest life.” In fact, she clearly states on the packaging that “Snikiddy does not recommend substituting a snack food (even these!) for fresh vegetables.”
For more nutrition guidance and a ‘get healthy’ plan, please check out the “The Nutrition Twins Veggie Cure“
Published on Fitbie on March 20, 2013