100 lb. Club - New products ..........
01-05-2008, 06:23 PM
Thought I would start a thread about new items at the stores feel free to post a good or bad item...
I just bought green Giant Healthy Weight frozen veggies, They were amazing~
Green Giant says: Sliced Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, Black Beans and Edamame, Lightly Tossed with Butter Sauce. Diets rich in foods naturally containing fiber can help you maintain a healthier body weight.
01-05-2008, 06:27 PM
I really love the Special K20 Protein water mix packets. I liked the water but it is so expensive in the bottles...so now they have the little packets you mix into your own bottles and I love them! Only 30 calories, and it gives you 5 gram so protein, 5 grams of fiber...no sugar. I paid $3.99 for a box of seven packs and it will last me awhile. I use these when I am at calorie limit, or when I just can't eat something right away...the protein makes me feel full :)
01-05-2008, 10:55 PM
I really love the new frozen dinners by Kashi- WAY better than anything else (with the exception of Amy's frozen dinners) My local store only has four different ones so hopefully they will be making new meals soon.
01-05-2008, 11:11 PM
Be careful of the veggies in butter -- they can have lots of extra calories and saturated fat!!
I am learning I like almonds -- and am mixing almonds with a little dried fruit for a yummy snack!
01-05-2008, 11:21 PM
I really love the Special K20 Protein water mix packets. I liked the water but it is so expensive in the bottles...so now they have the little packets you mix into your own bottles and I love them! Only 30 calories, and it gives you 5 gram so protein, 5 grams of fiber...no sugar. I paid $3.99 for a box of seven packs and it will last me awhile. I use these when I am at calorie limit, or when I just can't eat something right away...the protein makes me feel full :)Are you able to post the ingredients? I'm most interested to see what it has, if not sugar. Is is Splenda/Sorbitol? Saccharine? Nutra Sweet (jeez, does anyone even remember when they called it that? I feel like I just dated myself with that one.) aka Aspartame? Just curious. :)
01-06-2008, 12:02 AM
Are you able to post the ingredients? I'm most interested to see what it has, if not sugar.
Ingredients from the Iced Tea box: Polydextrose, whey protein isolate, citric acid, caramel color, contains 2% or less of black tea extract, natural flavor, soy lechithin, sucralose, acesulfame potassium, ethoxylated mono-and diglycerides, tricalcium phosphate, niacinamide, pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12.
:dizzy: I don't know what most of that is, but the sucralose would be the sweetner I guess. It is less than 2% so not much in there...they are not real sweet but do taste good.
01-06-2008, 04:52 PM
I bought some Mountain Bread (http://www.mountainbread.com.au/cgi-bin/index.pl?menu_id=45) a few weeks ago. I have no idea if this qualifies as a "new item", but it's new to me and to the store I shop at. It's a flat bread that works great for wraps. It's the thickness of construction paper - real thin - but holds together fairly well. I've only used it for wraps but the package has lots of suggestions...lasagna, nachos, salad bowls/cups, cannelloni, souvlaki and spring rolls.They come in lots of "flavors": Barley, Organic Whole Wheat, Oat, Whole Wheat, Rye, Rice, White & Corn. They aren't chuck full of nutrition or anything, but they serve as a good alternative to bread for me.
01-06-2008, 04:54 PM
I don't know if these are new, but we just discovered them. Boboli now makes its mini pizza crusts in whole wheat!
They are quite good, too.
01-06-2008, 05:39 PM
I second that about the Green Giant Line, they also have a healthy vision and immunity boost. You (meaning me) can get these at a Super Wal-Mart for $1.18 each. Every once in awhile, like in todays paper there is a 50c off for 2 of these.
As for the bread. Not "new", but I enjoy using Sarah Lee's Delightful bread. 90 calories for 2 slices. 18g of carbs, 5g of fiber, 5g protein, 1g fat
01-06-2008, 05:50 PM
I am a HUGE fan of Progresso's new Light soups. I am in love with the Southwestern Style Vegetable soup. I've heard the Italian Style Vegetable is good as well, but I haven't tried it yet. It is a full serving of veggies per serving of soup and only 60 calories. A whole can is only 2 servings, so only 120 calories and 2 servings of veggies. For someone who hates veggies as much as I do, it's a godsend!
I haven't tried any of the Kashi frozen meals yet because of the price. I'm not sure I've seen them for less than $3.50 each, whereas I can get the spa cuisine Lean Cuisine meals (the ones that only use whole grain pastas and rices and have more veggies) on sale for 2/$4 or even 2/$3. I'm sure the Kashi ones are much better, but I just can't get myself to take the plunge!
I can say that one thing I am ANNOYED about lately is that Dole used to make a clear plastic jar of pineapple tidbits packed in juice (sold in the canned fruit section), but now they pack the pineapple in light syrup instead. I don't buy it now because of that :mad:
01-06-2008, 06:30 PM
My favorite new product is Hot Pockets Twisted Stix. They are 130 cals (5g fat, 5 g protien) and a nice mini meal to compliment a good salad. Also great in curbing my pizza cravings. They come in double cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza, and ham and cheese!
01-06-2008, 07:12 PM
Great Guys keep them coming good or bad, I am going to try a few when i shop tomorrow :)
01-06-2008, 07:37 PM
Sockmonkey---thanks for posting on the twisted stix...I am going to try them tomorrow because pizza is the one thing i have yet to find a good replacement food for, this may just do the trick :)
01-06-2008, 07:46 PM
they're new to me, and i buy them sparingly! Caribou Coffee Mocha Granola Bars!
they're sooooo gooooood....25% fat so better than a chocolate bar, and whole grains & calcium are added to make you feel a bit better about the choice LOL, but a nice treat once in a while, very chocolatey & coffee-y tasting!
01-06-2008, 08:15 PM
I like the new chicken breasts from Perdue, each one is wrapped, kinda like the flavored ones but reall good
01-06-2008, 08:25 PM
Are you able to post the ingredients? I'm most interested to see what it has, if not sugar. Is is Splenda/Sorbitol? Saccharine? Nutra Sweet (jeez, does anyone even remember when they called it that? I feel like I just dated myself with that one.) aka Aspartame? Just curious. :)
I only know it as Nutra sweet and I'm only 20! I'm actually allergic to it, too.
01-06-2008, 09:21 PM
I just found a new salad kit that I love... Dole Taco Toss Salad Kit (130 cal/serving, 3.5 servings). This may not be good for everyone since the cals are a little on the high side for a salad but we added more veggies and a little lean steak to it and it was fantastic.
Trader Joe's Garlic Cucumber sauce - wow, it's crunchy (because of the cucumbers) and it has a bit of bite thanks to the garlic. And 30 cals per serving (2 tbsp.), it's great.