High-Protein Chips, Low-Calorie Cold Brew, Why It's Harder to Be Skinny Now

Jun 5 2017

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Chameleon Cold-Brew Organic Coffee Concentrate

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

This line of unsweetened coffee concentrate is just what you need as we head into summer! (Who has time to wait in line at coffee shops?) Strong and super tasty, try all the flavors: Black, Mocha, Texas Pecan, Vanilla (SO GOOD!), and Caramel. Just dilute with water, and serve over ice. Perfect with a splash of unsweetened almond milk and a packet of Truvia! The brand also has ready-to-drink options with 0 - 60 calories per bottle... The Mexican one is especially amazing! Click to locate, or order online.

Sargento Snack Bites in Garden Vegetable Jack and Smokehouse Gouda Cheese

7 pieces: 110 calories, 9g total fat (5 - 6g sat fat), 200 - 210mg sodium, 0 - 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 7g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

New varieties of Sargento's bite-sized snacks have arrived! The Garden Vegetable Jack features carrots, bell peppers, and onions, while the Smokehouse Gouda is creamy with a smoky zing. Pair 'em with fruit or veggies for a well-rounded snack, or throw some over your salad at mealtime! Click to find.

Rebellion Protein Crisps

1 oz. (about 24 chips): 80 - 90 calories, 2.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 230 - 280mg sodium, 10g carbs, 4g fiber, 0 - 2g sugars, 10g protein -- SmartPoints® value 1 - 2*

It's hard to find high-protein chips that don't taste like cardboard, but this lineup is a winner! The protein-packed siblings of PopCorners, these chips have a similar texture, plus 10 grams of protein per serving. In Sweet & Smokey BBQ (the best!), Wasabi Ginger with Honey, and Hot Buffalo (outstanding!), they're worth tracking down or ordering online.

This Week's 3 Things to Know…

The struggle is real: Study finds it was easier to be skinny in the '70s & '80s.

In news that might make you want to flip a table, we recently stumbled upon a study that found that people who eat and exercise the same amounts as those in the '70s & '80s have higher BMIs. That's right. It's not a "portions are larger now" thing or a "too much Netflix; too little exercise" thing. We literally have to eat less/exercise more these days. Possible reasons? Medication, pollution, stress, and nighttime light exposure. So the next time your elders claim they had it harder in their day, alert them to these study findings. (Or maybe just nod respectfully!)

Eat Well Embrace Life is now Lantana!

One of our favorite hummus brands has changed its name: Welcome to our grocery cart, Lantana! Just look for the similarly designed colorful tubs and freakishly phenomenal flavor combos. (Sriracha Carrot Hummus, we're looking at you!) There you have it, folks. Public service announcement over.

Hour-long walks could seriously improve brain function.

We're big proponents of walking for exercise, but here's a whole other rationale. A new study found that after walking in one-hour sessions three times per week for 6 months, the brains of older volunteers with vascular cognitive impairment began working differently, allowing them to focus and make quick decisions more easily. (Additionally, they showed lower blood pressure.) Walk it off, people!

And that’s all we've got. 'Til next time... Chew the right thing!

Chew on this:

Today, June 5th, is World Environment Day, dedicated to getting outside and connecting with nature. Pack a lunch that's equal parts healthy and tasty, and head outside to eat it!

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