Fruit Snack Bars by Kind, Organic Fruit Beverages, Probiotics & Weight Loss

Jul 18 2016

Spotted on Shelves…

Pressed by Kind Fruit Bars

1 bar: 110 - 130 calories, 0 - 3.5g total fat (0 - 2.5g sat fat), 45 - 70mg sodium, 25 - 31g carbs, 2.5 - 4g fiber, 11 - 21g sugars, 1g protein -- SmartPoints® value 5 - 6*

We sampled these a few months ago, and we're thrilled that they're finally on shelves. Imagine thick and flavorful fruit leather made with super-nutritious ingredients, and you'll be imagining these tasty snacks! Don't be scared off by flavors like Pineapple Banana Kale Spinach -- the fruit flavor reigns supreme. Find 'em at all major retailers, or order online.

Core Organic Fruit Infused Beverages

8 fl. oz.: 5 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 5 - 30mg sodium, 9g carbs, 0g fiber, 0 - <1g sugars, 0g protein -- SmartPoints® value 0*

If you're craving a sweet drink that isn't packed with calories or artificial ingredients, meet your new favorite beverages! Flavored with a splash of fruit juice and sweetened with organic erythritol (a natural calorie-free sweetener), we're crazy about these refreshing drinks. The flavors are fantastic: Coconut Colada, Orchard Pear, Watermelon Lemonade, and more. Find them at 7-Eleven locations nationwide, and select Albertsons, Kroger, Safeway, and Bristol Farms locations.

Special K Red Velvet Pastry Crisps

2 crisps: 100 calories, 2g total fat (1g sat fat), 90mg sodium, 19g carbs, <1g fiber, 7g sugars, 1g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

Satisfy your dessert craving with a lighter option… Hello, red velvet crisps! If you find yourself ogling crimson cupcakes at every opportunity, keep a box of these around for a quick fix. We love that they're filled and drizzled with icing. Plus, portion control is always a bonus! In supermarkets everywhere.

3 Things You Need to Know This Week…

Consuming probiotics could help you lose weight.

"Probiotic" is quite the buzzword in the world of nutrition, and this latest news is definitely worth buzzing about! Research on twenty different studies showed that probiotic consumption consistently reduced body weight and BMI. Wow! The researchers suggest ingesting multiple species of probiotics for best results. Try a daily probiotic supplement that features a good mix!

Need a reason to eat fruits and veggies? They may make you feel happier!

We're pretty sure HG readers are probably enjoying fresh produce already. Still, it's great to know that this study detected mood benefits when subjects consumed a lot of fruits and vegetables. Researchers even concluded that people who went from consuming no produce to eight portions of fruit 'n veggies per day would experience increased life satisfaction equal to finding a job after being unemployed. WHOA. Salad, anyone?

Adorable study: Apparently, cats count food macros.

In case you don't know, macronutrients (a.k.a. macros) are carbs, proteins, and fats. And this study found that cats tend to naturally maintain and balance their protein and fat intake. After letting domestic cats choose from several different food options, the felines maintained a consistent intake of fat and protein regardless of which foods they selected. Terrific, another reason for cats to think they're smarter than us...

'Til next time... Chew the right thing!

Chew on this:

Yesterday, July 17th, was National Peach Ice Cream Day. In case you didn't celebrate, make some Freezy Tart Peach-Cobbler Squares ASAP.

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