We have a few new members so I am extending a big HELLO!!!! Here are this weeks food finds and other interesting tid-bits.
"Top Ate" Sources of Calcium
4. Soy Beans
7. Canned Salmon
Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper (0 Calories, 0g Fat, 0g Saturated Fat, 0g Net Carbs, 0g Sugar, 0g Fiber, 0g Protein) We're water junkies who tend to avoid carbonated beverages. So the fact that the title "find of the month" has been bestowed upon a diet soda is pretty remarkable. However, this bubbly beverage deserves it. Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper has recently been released nationally, and we think it's the best calorie-free soda to hit store shelves since, well, the beginning of fizz. Don't expect an overly vanilla-ish soda here, people. You'll be disappointed. What you'll get with this snazzy soft drink is a smooth, sweet, mellow Dr. Pepper flavor with a hint of vanilla goodness. We're hooked.
PhillySwirl Sugar Free Swirl Stix (10 Calories, 0g Fat, 0g Saturated Fat, 4 Carbs, 0g Sugar, 1g Fiber, 0g Protein) Again with the frozen treats in the middle of winter? What is WITH us?! We LOVE icy treats. Plain & simple. Our latest discovery is PhillySwirl's Sugar Free Swirl Stix. They're delicious, GORGEOUS and come in flavors like Cotton Candy, Hurricane, and Paradise Punch. They have a smooth, almost slushy texture -- unlike every other icy sugar free pop we've ever tried. IMPRESSIVE! And if, like us, you have a fear of icky aftertastes, no need to worry. No gross, fake-sweetener remnants to be found here. And here's the best part: Each has just 10 calories and 1 gram of fiber. If you're counting points on Weight Watchers you can have SIX of these and it's ZERO points. And if you really wanna go crazy, 12 of these babies are just 1 point! So swirl it up! Hungry Girl Alert: These pops are hard to find. Look for them at Sam's Club or Costco.
Dandy Candy! If you need to splurge, here are some sweet finds... Tootsie Pop Valentine's Day Minis: 17 calories, no fat Heart-Shaped York Peppermint Pattie: 140 calories, 2.5g fat Necco Conversation Hearts: 3 calories, no fat Valentine's Heart Peeps: 30-50 calories, no fat
Give Soy a Shot! There's soy meat, soy pasta, soy ice cream...and now soy vodka! "3 Vodka" is the world's only vodka "made smooth from soy." While we believe that's true, we're not exactly sure what it means. Touted as carb-free (uh, don't let that fool you, people -- ALL vodka is carb-free), 3 Vodka has about the same amount of calories as regular vodka, which is about 60 an ounce. For more info, or to see if this kooky new vodka is available in your area, check out the 3 Vodka web site.
What People Are Buzzing About... Due to the success of Diet Coke with Lime, Pepsi will introduce its own version, Diet Pepsi with Lime, this Spring. ***There's a new cereal in town -- Kellogg's Vanilla Creme Frosted Mini Wheats. It's got whole grain goodness but LOTS of sugar. Be careful!