Special K Apple Cinnamon Cereal, Foods with Pea Protein, Taco Bell Vegetarian Menu
Spotted on Shelves...Kellogg's Special K Limited Edition Apple Cinnamon Crunch Cereal The autumn leaves aren't the only things crunching these days... Have you checked out this seasonal cereal? Light flakes of rice and wheat with clusters of cinnamon-y apples... Mmmmm! Each 3/4-cup serving has 120 calories, 1.5g fat, 200mg sodium, 27g carbs, 3g fiber, 9g sugars, and 2g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). We'll be sprinkling it over yogurt and munching on it as a snack... Available nationwide while supplies last.
Trend Alert: Pea Protein!
Snack BarsWe discovered Larabar ALT Bars a few years ago, and we're glad we did! The Lemon Pound Cake bar has just 210 calories, plus 10g protein (PointsPlus® value 5*). And a brand we love, Health Warrior, makes Chia Protein Bars in yummy flavors like Peanut Butter Cacao; each bar has 190 - 210 calories and 10g protein (PointsPlus® value 5 - 6*).
BeveragesThe name's a mouthful, but this product is great: So Delicious Dairy Free Unsweetened Almond Plus 5X Protein! Almond Milk. It has five times more protein than similar products. Each cup has 40 calories and 5g protein (PointsPlus® value 1*). Go, peas!
Crispy SnacksMediterranean Snacks BeanStalks are a recent find, and the stats are definitely impressive. Have 24 stalks for just 130 calories, plus a respectable 4g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). And check out Simply Protein Chips... A 140-calorie serving has a whopping 15 - 16g protein (PointsPlus® value 3 - 4*)!
Protein PowderPea protein powder is great for people who are sensitive to dairy or soy. A 1-scoop serving of the kind by NutraSumma has 100 calories and 20g protein (PointsPlus® value 2*). And Swanson Organic Pea Protein Powder has just 80 calories per scoop, plus 15g protein (PointsPlus® value 2*). Either would be perfect in these HG recipes!
The Buzz…certified by the American Vegetarian Association. To see which menu options have gotten the veggie-friendly seal of approval, click here. Of course, this doesn't mean they're all smart choices. Our top pick? A Black Bean Burrito ordered Fresco-style: 340 calories and 8g fat, plus 8g fiber and 11g protein (PointsPlus® value 9*). Yum! ***In related news, we asked you to vote for the chain that'll be featured in our next survival guide, and the winner is... Taco Bell! We can't wait to put together the best finds using the restaurant's new nutrition calculator... Look for the brand-new guide later this month! ***Have you seen those desks that allow you to sit OR stand while you work? They're pretty neat, and a new study found that office workers with these hybrid sit-stand desks burned an average of 87 more calories per day than those with sitting-only desks. Could Officestanding be the new Housewalking? ***Are you one of those people who gives iceberg lettuce an eye-roll? Our pals and partners at About.com Health answer the question, "Does iceberg lettuce have any nutritional value?" Read up before you chow down. And that's all we've got. 'Til next time… Chew the right thing!
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