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Healthy Snack Products February12

Snack Girl receives a bunch of snacks from companies that would like to be featured on this website.

My favorite ones are the ones that taste really good and pack a nutritional punch. Snack food aisles are littered with food that lacks both flavor and nutrition so it is fun to find products that are packaged, healthy, and yummy.

Pocket Fuel was created by an innovating athlete, Mark Ribkoff who didn't like energy bars (those aren't yummy). Mark created a tube of almond butter with added dried fruit and sugar that is satisfying and delicious.

While his product is not low in calorie, it is a good one for putting in your backpack for those times that you forget to pack a fresh snack. I LOVED the "Crunchy Banana Blueberry". This almond butter would be great spread on an apple.

Packages sell for $4 each on his website here: Pocket Fuel (click on product links - you must buy 6 to ship). AND, he has a refill JUG so that you don't just toss the packaging. This guy is seriously green.

sorghumpop

This little guys Mini Pops were featured in Oprah magazine and I think they are a great alternative for people who buy bags of prepopped popcorn. This isn't popped corn - it is popped sorghum and it is GMO free, organic, and lacks those hulls that get caught in your teeth.

One ounce of the Baby White Cheddar has:

90 calories, 1.0 g fat, 19 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 3 g fiber, 35 mg sodium, 2 Points+

AND, 8% of your daily value of iron. So, they have less calories and more nutritional punch than popcorn. They are a smaller grain than popcorn so they can be a little messy (get out your dust buster after your children attempt to eat them).

You can find them at stores - Store Locator or on their website My Minipops and they cost $17.49 for a 6 pack of 3 ounce bags.

olagranola

Many granolas in the store start with a form of SUGAR to begin the ingredient list. Ola! Granola is made with:

Whole Grain Oats, Almonds, Whole Wheat Flour, Wheat Bran, Pure Maple Syrup, Canola Oil, Pure Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, Sea Salt

This is the granola you would make if you had the time. This is a tasty and nutritious cereal option. It is low in sugar (just 4 grams per serving) and fresh tasting.

For 1/3 cup = 120 calories, 3.5 g fat, 19 g carbohydrates, 4 g protein, 3 g fiber, 10 mg sodium, 3 Points+

There are two flavors: vanilla almond and cranberry orange pecan and they can be found here Store Locator or online Ola Store for $6 for a 9 ounce bag.

These products were received for review consideration. No other compensation was provided.


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9 Comments:

The nut butters are a novel idea! You could also make it at home to control (or eliminate) the sugar content and to customize flavors!

Cristina @ An Organic Wife on February 10, 2012

Oh my goodness those little popcorn bags are TOO cute and such a great suggestion, especially for kids.

Meg on February 10, 2012

love your stuff!!! can you please list sugar grams also when you list the nutrition info? i have hypoglycemia so i need to know this. But this granola looks like the lowest sugar one that i have seen.

Taji on February 10, 2012

Never heard of the sorghum grains before. I'm definitely going to check them out. Love that they're GMO free. Thanks for sharing!

Lilibeth MacLean on February 10, 2012

Thanks for your great tips! Although I just went out and bought the Mini Pops and really didn't like it. :( I bought the sea salt and white cheddar flavors, and they tasted the same! A bit like tiny crunchy bits of cardboard.

Lisa T on February 10, 2012

Interesting idea - do you know what the shelf life on the almond butter refill is?

Jill on February 10, 2012

I tried the Pocket Fuel Coconut/Cherry/Almond flavor...AWESOME! I have one day in the week that I double train at the gym so it's a good day for this high cal (but sustaining) snack.

Antoinette on February 14, 2012

Jill, The shelf life of PocketFuel's almond butter is one year, in the refill bottle or the pouch.

Antoinette, I am happy to hear you like it!

All the best, Mark Ribkoff Founder, PocketFuel

Mark Ribkoff on February 16, 2012

how do I send you some healthy samples to try or is this just a waste of time?

Natalie Terrell on June 5, 2012


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