To carb or not to carb...that is the question for some athletes-especially the extreme controllers of their diet types...Paleos included.
Pasta not a biggie in our household-but we did a major rethink now that added proteins are naturally built -for more nutritious and satisfying servings.
|EXPLORE Cuisine...gets it right for pasta lovers-and /or those with a no-no list of food ingredients-with its-non-GMO, USDA Organic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Kosher...yada yada yada-plant based bean and pulse 'pastas' -naturally embedded with protein from plant based legumes/beans. Delicious-easy to prepare too-just cook in boiling water like one would the wheat based kind. No compromise on taste or texture imo-we served our Organic Chickpea Spaghetti up al dente with organic tomato sauce (just prepare and serve up with the extras-like you would any pasta)...and felt transported to Italy and the Far East where soybean noodles-and those super low cal ones made from white yam-are a staple. There's a bunch of spaghetti and fettuccine 'like' products made from various combos of beans -including mung, adzuki, black and soybean-plus edamame, red-green lentil, and chickpea...and soon fuselli made from bean -also will deliver. Really impressive-nutrition wise=20-25 grams of plant protein per serving, 11 grams of dietary fiber, some calcium and iron-clocking in at 210 calories per filling serving.|
|Popular cheddar and parmesan crisps...are appealing to athletes (and those seeking sugar free, zero carb snacks)-delivering tasty high protein...and now from The Probiotic Cheese Company-Probiotic Cheddar Bites...'The New Fit Food" with hits of black pepper spice. NICE. (Original version too). FYI naturally lactose free, trans fat free, gluten free too.|
|This is our definition of healthy dried fruit-organic and without added sugar cane and sunflower oil-which most other brands seem to do.|
|CRISPY FRUITS by Crispy Green...do not decoding whatsoever...talk about a clean ingredient label-as over used as that buzzword is becoming-there is NOTHING ELSE-but the tasty crispy dried fruits...packaged in resealable bags...as if one wouldn't eat the whole 35- 40 calorie bag. Every sample we tried-was truly delicious-from non-GMO verified fruits like mango, apple, Asian pears, cantalope, bananas, pineapple, and a first for us-tangerines. No additives, preservatives-freeze dried to perfection-by removing the water...the true essence of each fruit flavor is preserved. Remarkable tasting-almost melt in your mouth fabulous-def keep kids happily away from candy without a fuss/fight-we wish we'd see these was post race food-vs the usual BBQ junk. Bonus-long shelf life-so good snacking and handy...as one can just as easily sprinkle over yogurt or cereal-as mix in a batter of muffins, pancakes, or cookies. VERY WIDELY available...|
|ACTIVATED SUPERFOOD POPCORN by Living Intentions-includes readily absorbable-2 billion CFUS of friendly probiotic cultures in each bag...plus -depending on the flavor---other superfood seasonings and extra micronutrients- adding up to one healthy handful of USDA Organic- non-GMO crunchy popcorn snacks. Interesting-this exhibitor had a lot of interest from attendees...as we have never seen amped up popcorn like this. The savory Tandori Turmeric popcorn-with sunflower oil has all around big spicy flavor-def decent heat courtesy of natural anti-inflammatory fresh turmeric and ashwagandha extract plus coriander, chili, garlic, red bell pepper, paprika, cumin, lemon peel, onions, and Himalayan crystal salt. ADDED PLUS-very well done packaging-that would appeal to millennials a well as the nutty crunchy bunch...|
|Activated Smokey Barbecue Sprouted Seeds|
...sprouted seeds bursting with sweet/salt/smokey of tangy BBQ.
-vegan, gluten free and USDA organic.