Posts Tagged ‘snacks’

Absolutely Gluten-Free (AGF) Gets Creative with Great Tasting Gluten-free Options- More Variety & Better Flavor from AGF

According to the Celiac Foundation, celiac disease affects one in every 100 people in the United States, about 3 million people. In addition, a growing number of people suffer from gluten sensitivity or allergic reactions to wheat. As a result, the number of Americans going gluten-free has tripled since 2009.

“More and more consumers are limiting gluten to improve their health as well as for weight loss,” says Charles Herzog, Executive VP of Absolutely Gluten-free (AGF). “That trend is increasingly reflected on grocery shelves and restaurant menus. But it’s no secret that people think ‘gluten-free’ has to be synonymous with ‘compromise.’”

Absolutely Gluten-free packs a flavor-filled punch with its full line of unique and delicious gluten-free products that satisfy everyone’s craving for sweet and savory snacks, whether they’re eliminating gluten from their diets or not. The company received the 2017 Gluten-Free Trailblazer Award from Grocery Headquarters in recognition of its innovation and impact on the gluten-free and diabetic foods space.

The newest Absolutely Gluten Free product taps into two of today’s hottest food crazes: tahini and energy bars. Absolutely Gluten Free’s ’s 100-calorie TahiniBars™ are gluten- and dairy-free, vegan, and made with natural sesame seeds, a.k.a. “super seeds.” These grab-and-go bars are available in Vanilla, Cocoa Nib, and Pistachio flavors, making gluten-free living tasty and convenient.

Try Absolutely Gluten-free Flatbread in three varieties (Original, Everything, and Toasted Onion). These flour-free light flatbreads can be used to make pizza, sandwiches, and lunch for kids, topped with just about anything from melted cheese to roasted veggies and sliced fruit.  They are all soy, corn, and rice-free.

Absolutely Gluten-free Crackers are available in three varieties including Original, Cracked Pepper, and Toasted Onion. They are flour-free with no soy, corn, or rice, and are light, crispy, and delicious. Serve them as appetizers with dips, crumbled atop salads and soups, or in place of breadcrumb coating.

For a perfectly sweet and crunchy surprise, Absolutely Gluten-free Blondie and Brownie Crunch snacks don’t disappoint. Blondie Crunch is available in Vanilla Chocolate Chip and Brownie Crunch in Chocolate-Chocolate Chip flavor. They are packaged in a handy resealable bag to eat on the go. And they are great toppers to ice-cream, yogurt, cakes, and mousse desserts.

For those who love a chewy snack, Absolutely Gluten-free Raw Coconut Chews are a great choice. Choose from Cocoa Nibs with Chocolate Drizzle or Cranberry with Chocolate Drizzle. Made with raw coconut, these all-natural treats are vegan and paleo-friendly, and contain no dairy, eggs, or soy.

There’s even more variety for those with a sweet tooth on a gluten-free diet. Absolutely Gluten-free Macaroonsare yet another tasty snack from the AGF line, in Chocolate or Coconut flavors.

“We are committed to the continued development of gluten-free foods that offer great taste, nutrition, and health benefits,” states Herzog. “With Absolutely Gluten-free, consumers on restricted diets should no longer feel left out when it comes to a world of delicious food choices.”

All Absolutely Gluten-free products are all-natural, certified gluten-free, and OU certified kosher. AGF is a division of Kayco Foods based in Bayonne, NJ.  Follow them at http://absolutelygf.com/, on Twitter at @absolutelygf, and on FB at https://www.facebook.com/AbsolutelyGF/.

 

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Frozen Popcorn Snacks

opcorn Utopia! At California Frozen Poppers we do it different than anyone else out there. The Mad Popper andThe Crew make sure to put a whole lot of love and positivity into the process which is hand-made! Enjoy our popcorn and let it bring a smile to your face! You can freeze & re-freeze our popcorn and it is best consumed FROZEN!

Introducing a new way to eat popcorn – FROZEN! Have you tried these? I didn’t know what to expect when I first tried these but they are certainly quite different. If you are looking for a new snack to spice up your life, see what flavors tickle your fancy at California Frozen Poppers!

http://cafrozenpoppers.com/

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August 31st is National Trail Mix Day

A powerful high-energy snack, trail mix done right is great for days on the trail or behind the desk.  In honor of National Trail Mix Day, leading food dehydrator brand, Excalibur Dehydrators, shares some recipes for trail mix you can make right in your own kitchen. These at home versions are preservative, additive and junk-free, but best of all taste great!

More about Excalibur’s Food Dehydrators: Since 1974, Excalibur Food Dehydrators have changed the way people all over the world prepare and preserve food.  Compact enough to fit on your kitchen counter, the Excalibur Dehydrator replaced sun drying, solar drying, and oven drying.  The electrical dehydrator created a more predictable dehydration method that allowed people to dry 24 hours a day, come rain or shine.  Excalibur Dehydrators are the only home appliance that incorporate the Parallexx™ Horizontal-Airflow Drying System for best performance, thermostat adjustability, speed, durability, clean-ability and versatility. Dehydrate fruits, vegetables, meats and fish for jerky, herbs and nuts in the comfort of your home.

Harvest Granola

4 cups Rolled old fashion oats
1/2 cup Chopped pecans
1/2 cup Raisins
1/2 cup Dried pineapple
1/2 cup Craisins
1/2 cup Walnuts
1/2 cup Chopped dried apples
1/2 cup Chopped dried apple peels
1/2 cup Chopped dried bananas
1/2 cup Olive oil
1/2 cup Honey
1/2 tsp Vanilla

Heat wet ingredients – stir olive oil, honey, and vanilla together then drizzle over the dry ingredients stirring as you go to coat all ingredients. Put in Excalibur dehydrator at 125 degrees and let dry to the consistence your family will enjoy. You may add so many other things of your choice – here are a few ideas. •Wheat Germ•Wheat Flakes•Coconut•Agave nectar•All kinds of fresh or dried fruits •Differentkinds of oil to replacement the olive oil – possibility would be coconut oil • Seed of different kinds, like pumpkin – sunflower seeds – flax seed • Other kinds of chopped nuts – like almonds – Brazil nuts – peanuts – the list is endless • Bee pollen • ½ cup maple syrup instead of honey • Sprouted buckwheat or sprouted sunflower seed • Sea salt • Cinnamon • Orange juice or other juices you enjoy added to the wet ingredients as desired

Crunch and Munch Bars

4 Cups Rolled Oats

1/3 Cup Oil

½ Cup Honey

½ Cup Sunflower Seeds

½ Cup Sliced Almonds

½ Cup Dried Apricots or Cranberries

½ Cup Raisins

Mini M&Ms or Mini Optional

Mix oats, oil, honey and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add sunflower seeds, apricots and almonds and mix well.  Spread on dehydrator trays about ½ in thick.  Dehydrate at 135°F/ 57°C for 5-7 hours or until dry.

For more snack recipes, images or information on Excalibur Dehydrators (www.ExcaliburDehydrator.com), please contact me at 212.584.4279.

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Summer Snack: The @EpicSeed #ChiaYogurt

THE EPIC SEED, a new power snack and breakfast game-changer that is the perfect combination of thick greek yogurt, all natural fruit, and chia seeds all packed into one convenient cup. Finally a chia product that makes perfect sense…

One cup of The Epic Seed is only 150 calories, has 17 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, and more Omega 3’s than salmon…and it tastes delicious. Available in 4 flavors – strawberry, blueberry, peach and blackberry, these can be found at Whole Foods and other natural food stores nationwide.
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Delightful Summer Treat @EatYasso

I am a huge fan of summer because of my birthday and all the frozen treats available at this time of the year!  There has been a huge trend in Yogurts recently from frozen to Greek to yogurt competitions, showdowns and savory varieties.

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I found the best one of all and it took some hunting!  The YASSO frozen yogurt bars are awesome!

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They are small, tasty and satisfying. Not too sweet, not too many calories and totally yummy.  Their range of flavors means that you can have a different Yasso whenever you feel like it and it can be a dessert, a breakfast or even snack.

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My Favorite Summer Snacks @RothCheese and #PRESSELS

snackSummer pool parties, weddings and easy snacking! My favorite snacks have several key criteria: low calorie, delicious and addictive.   Pressels are New York Style bagels converted to a tiny cracker. They are flat, fun and salty. Imagine a pretzel texture and crunch with the shape and saltiness of a bagel. This a grown up LUNCHABLE that you can take to the next level. They come in a bunch of flavors and are great with soft and hard cheese. What’s your favorite cheese?

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I discovered an amazing cheese!  Emmi Roth USA  is adding three new flavors to their Roth® raclette lineup: Mediterranean, Five Peppercorn, and Roasted Garlic. It is extremely delicious and the classic Swiss-style cheese is mild in flavor with a creamy texture and unique melting properties. These bold new flavors put a modern twist on taste by adding ingredients like garlic, peppercorns and sun-dried tomatoes. The come in wedges like this and won’t last long with a mouse like me around!

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Raclette adds depth and an element of surprise to an array of recipes, dips and sandwiches thanks to its superb melting capabilities. It can replace cheddar and mozzarella to pump up the flavor of pizza, cheeseburgers, grilled cheese, pasta and more.

Roth® raclette and the new flavored raclettes are available at www.RothCheese.com, and will be rolling out in grocery stores nationwide in 2014.

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