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ATHLETE FOODS-Packing Protein+Nutricious Nibbles -Fancy Foods Show 2015 Part 2



Even a casual shopper can't help but notice the gobs of drinkable/eatable, Greek and regular, yogurt style products in the diary or natural foods section of most retail food outlets...even notching up more fridge shelf space than sodas-at a few local, grab and go spots.


Some new offerings in that category... noticeably with less artificial sweeteners=plenty of protein, in a category with no signs of slowing down...

DAIRY FREE-Protein with Pizazz

ATHLETE FOODS-Packing Protein-Fancy Foods Show 2015 Part 1

NYC THE amazing Fancy Foods Show 2015----is a delectable gorgethon---but as athletic types who would like to sweat it out-on the lighter side --- fortunately there were many nutritious, protein delivering products-often in portion controlled-single serve packaging = convenient, portable, and ounce per ounce-good for you.

Nuts-particularly water intensive almonds (grown in California)---are on the 'it' list of nutritious musts...(right there with kale--- a later post)...our fav-easily-is the pistachio nut- grown in America too!

Nutrition wise-a satisfying serving (about half cup with shells) has 160 calories-takes a while to eat too-can't just inhale these...on board/per serving---6 grams of protein, healthy fats, iron, potassium, thiamin, minerals like manganese, magnesium, copper-and phosphorous, plus Vitamins B6, A, and calcium. No wonder the trade group, the American Pistachio Growers Association
has so many pro athlete brand ambassadors.

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ATHLETE DRINKS-Fancy Food Show 2015



The last hour of the last day of the massive Fancy Food Show (Javits Convention Center)- yielded an interesting convo. It took place on a shuttle bus from the Javits Convention Center ---with a late 50s- 60 something woman who was in  charge of wholesale food/beverage purchases for a large mainstream and smaller upscale chain of stores in the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast regions...which had her and her team- walking the aisles of the show, sampling away. Physically, she reminded us of a gal at our gym---who explained to us her 30-35+ 'extra' pounds-at a rate of 2lb/year after having kids...

SO---surprise surprise, when we asked her what was the one thing she ate/drank herself-that might surprise people - her answer...."I've been eating exclusively gluten free, non-GMO, organic the past two weeks and have noticed a huge difference in how I feel and the superior qualities and tastes of the foods.

This Boomer group gal was initially inspired by a friend with food …