April 11, 2007

THERE'S NO BETTER SNACK THAN A BOWL OF CEREAL:

Vitamin sweet? ‘Healthy’ treats now packed with fiber, minerals and more (Lauren Beckham Falcone, March 29, 2007, Boston Herald)

From the reported antioxidant benefits of dark chocolate to the “cookie diet” to cholesterol-lowering cupcakes to 100-calorie packs of doughnuts, getting skinny can be pretty sweet these days.

“You can eat something that tastes good and is enjoyable,” said Carol Forman Helerstein, Zone Chef-certified licensed clinical nutritionist. Zone Chefs recently introduced a “snack-bar menu” including fiber/protein/potassium-filled cupcakes and doughnuts that lower cholesterol by adhering to the Zone’s 30 percent protein, 30 percent fat, 40 percent carb plan.

Available at www.zonechefs.com, 12 cupcakes cost $20 and eight doughnuts are $15. There are also Right Direction Cookies, which lower cholesterol by including solublefiber and plant sterols (14 for $15 at www.rightdirectioncookies.com).

Even potato chips have gotten into the act - McCain’s Rustic Oven Chips, available at national grocery chains, not only are low in fat, sugar and salt but also retain the original fiber of the whole potato because the chip includes the potato skin.

The Boy brought home a fruit smoothie recipe that could hardly be easier: one cup OJ, one cup yogurt, 1 banana, one fistfull of frozen fruit, blend. Suddenly the kids are begging for the Vitamin C and Calcium you couldn't force down their throats with a plumber's helper a month ago.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 11, 2007 9:13 AM
Comments

How about healthy donuts?

MMM!

Posted by: kevin whited at April 11, 2007 2:36 PM
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