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New Nature Valley Dark Chocolate Granola Bars

We love healthy food finds. And we love chocolate. So when a food find includes chocolate, we couldn’t be happier.

Nature Valley started creating granola bars before grocery stores had entire aisles filled with the latest in protein bars, low-carb bars, and no-sugar bars. Their crunchy granola bars were one of the first to trail-blaze the concept of portable, nutritious and sports-inspired snacks.

The Nature Valley line includes a variety of bars, from the classic Nature Valley Crunchy Oats ’n Honey to the Sweet and Salty Peanut bar. Just a few months ago, they launched the Oats ‘n Dark Chocolate flavor to their original Crunchy line. As a huge Nature Valley Crunchy bar fan, these bars have become a staple on-the-go breakfast or chocolate indulgence for me.
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NoOodle, The No Calorie Noodle

If you’re  a pasta-loving, carb-watching health enthusiast, you’ve probably heard of or tried the Miracle Noodle, a zero-calorie noodle-like product that is made from the konjac plant.

The plant is sometimes referred to as elephant yam, even though it is an entirely different plant from the orange tuber yam that we are familiar with. Konjac is widely used in Japanese and Asian cuisines. It contains a kind of fiber called glucomannan, which has been associated with controlling blood sugar levels. The fiber is often used as a thickener in foods.

Now, a company called NoOodle has created an entire line of super low-calorie noodles and entrees. 
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Penny’s Low-Fat Desserts Offer Sweet Relief

If you have a sweet tooth, we have a food find for you!

Penny’s Low-Fat Desserts are a new specialty line of muffins, cookies and muffin tops that are sure to fulfill your need for something sweet and carbo-licious.

The company was founded and created by Penny Pearl who has a degree in Consumer Services and Nutrition from Rutgers University. Penny is always on the search for tasty, low-fat, low-calorie treats, so she decided to put her nutrition expertise and culinary skills to use and thus created a complete line of desserts that are not just low in calories, but high in fiber, all-natural and made with zero trans-fats. Best of all, Penny’s Low-Fat Desserts come in individually-wrapped single servings, making portion control a cinch and a yummy portable snack just a grab away.

Penny’s Low-Fat Desserts is the first company to develop no-sugar-added desserts using stevia, an all-natural, zero-calorie sweetener. All of Penny’s Low-Fat Desserts are rich in whole grains and many are egg-free with no cholesterol. Two of the cookies are also dairy-free.
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Better Oats, a Better Take on Oatmeal

Calling all oatmeal fans and oatmeal naysayers! Here is an oat-i-licious food find for everyone.

Better Oats is a new product line of oatmeal that offers a healthy and eco-friendly spin on just your average bowl of oatmeal. Each box comes in a package with five instant oatmeal pouches. Not only does the sleek package take up less space in your pantry but it uses less cardboard and paper, which is healthier for Mother Nature. And the innovative measuring cup pouch is built right into the packet, so there is no need to use a measuring cup for water.

Better Oats offers 10 yummy and healthy brands of oatmeal. Even if you turned your nose up to the mushy stuff when you were a kid, Better Oats has a bowl for you.
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Breyers New Smooth and Dreamy Ice Cream Bars

Even though we are in the last official month of summer, it’s still dreadfully hot outside. And if you’re like me, hot weather is the perfect excuse to eat ice cream.

So when Breyers came out with their new line of Smooth and Dreamy low-calorie and low-fat ice cream bars, I nearly cleaned out my entire freezer to make room for one box of each of these new delicious frozen food finds.
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