Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My New Addiction--TJ's Powerberries

Wow! Trader Joe's NEW Powerberries are an excellent treat. They are gluten free, an excellent source of vit C, and are made with natural sources of antioxidants (dark chocolate and "power berries:" acai, pomegranate, cranberry & blueberry juice concentrates).

The dark chocolate mixed with the tart, chewy berry filling is a delight in every bite! BEWARE though because these are VERY addicting. Once I start eating them it was very hard to stop!

I also spiced up my TRAIL MIX with this sweet treat.

I highly recommend these as a sweet treat in the evening or a great addition to a gift basket. 

41% cocoa
128 cal per serving

Green Beans as a Snack?

Okay, so many of you know that I am trying to limit (NOT eliminate) the amount of gluten in my diet. I don't have a wheat intolerance. I am just doing this for my health.  It has been hard, but I have been able to find some good snacks in the process. One of them being GREEN BEANS!

Many people don't think about picking up green beans as a snack, but I found some that will make you do just that! Crunchy Green Beans @ Trader Joe's! If you are chip eater like myself, then these will definitely satisfy your salty and crunchy cravings. They have good fat, 4g of fiber, and 15% Vit A. All-in-all these green beans make for a delightfully light, semi-healthy snack minus the fact that they are not organic and are cooked/fried in canola oil!!

3/4 cup (4 servings per bag)
130 calories
4.5 g fat
1.5g PolySat
2.5g MonoSat
20g carbs
4g of fiber
5 g of sugar
2g of protein
15% Vit A
4% Calcium
4% Iron

Ingredients: green beans, Canola oil, dextrin (tapioca starch), salt.