Here are highlights from last month's Food Fete Health & Wellness event, with some new food favorites to lookout for at the grocery store. At the top of my list are Mamma Chia vitality beverages and Chia Squeeze snacks. In fact, I can't stop by Whole Foods without picking up a few bottles of the vitality beverages. They are available in nine varieties - Blackberry Hibiscus, Cherry Lime, Coconut Mango, Cranberry Lemonade, Grapefruit Ginger, Guava Mamma, Kiwi Lime, Pomegranate Mint and Raspberry Passion, with 2,500 mg of Omega-3, 6g of fiber, 4g complete protein and lightly sweetened with only 120 calories per bottle. The Chia Squeeze snacks are available in Blackberry Bliss, Mango Coconut, Wild Raspberry, Green Magic, Strawberry Banana and Apple Cinnamon with 1,200 mg of Omega-3, 4g of fiber, 2g complete protein in a 70-80 calorie pouch.
Another favorite of mine is Dr. Praeger's Asian Veggie Burgers. I haven't actually picked these up yet but they were tasty when I sampled them! These would also taste great minced and mixed in a stir fry, crumbled and tossed with sesame noodles, chopped and added to tofu, or sliced and placed on a bed of vegetables.
I also can't wait for Starbucks Customizable Iced Coffee beverages to launch! The Starbucks Customizable Lightly Sweetened, Unsweetened and Caramel Iced Coffee beverages will be located in the chilled section at major grocery stores nationwide by August 2014 (suggested retail: $4.99). It is made from 100 percent arabica coffee beans and ranges from 10 to 60 calories per fl. oz. serving. These beverages are perfect for tailoring to your own tastes and preferences at home.
Mamma Chia vitality beverages
Mamma Chia - Chia Squeeze
Barbara's organic cereals
Enjoy Life Foods
Dr. Praeger's Sensible Foods - Black Bean Burgers and Kale and Asian Veggie Burgers
Arnold, Brownberry and Oroweat Premium Breads
Step One Foods
BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Snacking Cheese
So Delicious Dairy Free - love it all! From Cococcino and Coco Whip to Pumpkin Spice and Nog Coconut Milk
Starbucks Customizable Iced Coffee
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods
- Kim Weling