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Einstein Bros. Reveal New Bagel Thins

Taking a cue from the 100-calorie flat sandwich breads from Arnold Bread, Pepperidge Farm and Earth Grain, Einstein Bros. Bagels has just unveiled their new Bagel Thin sandwiches.

This food find is cause for celebration for the bagel lover in you. Since some of Einstein Bros. Bagels can have as many as 330 calories, and that’s without cream cheese, these new bagel thins are a lower calorie sandwich option available at participating Einstein Bros Bagels and Noah’s New York Bagels locations.

The new product line is available in three options: Turkey-Bacon and Avocado Thin (380 calories),  Tuna Salad (250 calories), and the Turkey Thin (250 calories).

The problem with most restaurant sandwiches is that they weigh you down thanks to the huge amounts of dough, meat, cheese and fat-laden toppings.


Laughing Cow Cheese Adds New Light Flavors

Image Via: TheLaughingCow.com

If you love cheese, but hate the calories and fat that come with an ever-so-small creamy wedge of your favorite fromage, listen up.

This new food find from Laughing Cow will give all health-conscious cheese lovers a delish and low-cal reason to safely indulge.

The Laughing Cow Light cheese wedges have just come out with three more scrumptious low-calorie flavors: Blue Cheese, Mozzeralla Sun-Dried Tomato Basil and Queso Fresco Chipotle. Other Laughing Cow Light cheese wedge flavors include Creamy Swiss, Garlic and Herb and French Onion.

Each wedge contains a mere 35 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein, 0 carbohydrates and eight percent of your calcium needs. Their creamy texture gives them gold stars in the spreadability category and their compactness gets them an A+ in the healthy snack category.


Food Find: Vitalicious Muffins, Brownies and Muffin Tops

If you avoid carb-filled muffins and brownies because of the nutrient-less and dead weight they fill your belly (and hips) with, then put down your Atkins bread and grab your toaster.

Maybe this isn’t the newest of food finds, but sometimes certain products,  like Vitalicious, deserve more than just a review.

Vitalicious is a company that makes muffins, muffin tops, brownies, and cake mixes. And, the best part is that each yummy carb-y treat contains just 100 calories. But unlike many faux diet foods, Vitalicous contains only natural ingredients, including whole grain flour, organic sugar, egg whites, and cocoa. Even Hungry Girl, Lisa Lillien, has given Vitalicious products her own Hungry Girl seal of approval.

Each Vitalicious treat is low fat, high in fiber (four to seven grams), trans-fat free, protein-packed (four to nine grams), cholesterol-free and low in sodium.


Food Find: Wheaties Fuel

wheaties fuelCalling all cereal-lovers or Peyton Manning fans!

Wheaties Fuel is a new breakfast cereal developed for champions by champions. With the help of NFL stars, Peyton Manning, Kevin Garnett, and Albert Pujols and working with Dr. John Ivy, a performance nutrition expert, the Co-Creation Team designed Wheaties Fuel for the active individual; whether that activity is due to participation in athletics, work-related activities or leisure time physical pursuits.

Not just your average bowl of crunchy flakes, Wheaties Fuel is a collector’s edition cereal that combines whole-grains with vitamins and minerals to help curb hunger and keep you feeling full. Even though DietsInReview.com hasn’t tasted it, Wheaties Fuel is a combination of wheat flakes, crisp rice and is sweetened with honey and cinnamon.


Food Find: Pure Bars

purebarOn DietsInReview.com, we have conducted numerous reviews on health food and diet products, including the expanding market of energy or nutrition bars.

And since we are always looking for smart, on-the-go and whole-foods snacks to keep us on track of our nutrition goals, we love reviewing products that are packed with healthy ingredients and taste great.

So when Pure Bar sent us a few samples of their all organic, raw, natural and fruit and nut bars, we got busy tasting.


Food Find: Promax 70 Calorie Bars

promax 70 calorie barsThe number of energy bars lining store shelves is almost as wide at the cereal aisle. Not quite, but almost. And if you are someone who feels that the energy bar should be considered as a food group, then read on.

Energy bars run the span on the nutrition scale. Some are nothing more than a bunch of sugars and chocolate coating pumped up with a daily multivitamin and others rely on natural and whole ingredients to create a convenient and healthy on-the-go snack or meal replacement.


Food Find: Quorn’s New Vegetarian Turk’y Burgers

quorn turk'y burgerQuorn is offering a free giveaway to one DietsInReview.com member for a $125 package of Quorn products delivered straight to your door. Sign-up for DietsInReview’s Newsletter to be eligible (existing subscribers included). The lucky winner will be selected on November 30. Good luck!

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Quorn foods, which creates a line of meatless products, has come out with a new Turk’y Burger that has 50 percent less fat than a traditional turkey burger.

Rather than using soy, wheat gluten or textured vegetable protein like many vegetarian products, Quorn relies on a mycoprotein-based ingredient that contains less fat, fewer calories and more fiber than meat. In addition, it contains nine essential amino acids making it a powerful source of protein for vegetarians or for those who are trying to reduce their intake of meat.


Food Finds: California Almonds Snack Packs

If there is one thing that I always try to communicate about managing your weight, it is definitely portion control. High calorie foods need to be consumed in smaller portions to keep total calories in check. Even healthy foods like salmon, avocado, and nuts that provide healthy fats need portion control, or you could be going over budget and the next thing you know the numbers on the scale don’t budge and you aren’t happy.

That’s why I was thrilled to see this cute idea from the California Almond Board for easy portion control and portability.


Food Finds: 100 Calorie Tortillas from La Tortilla Factory

La Tortilla Factory, better known for their low-carb tortillas, have come out with a new (huge) 100 calorie, whole grain tortilla. One of these bad boys will give you 8 grams of fiber, 20% of your daily calcium needs, and 8% your daily iron needs.

Watch my video for more tips and recipe ideas with these whole wheat, 100 calorie tortillas.


Food Finds: Cabot Reduced-Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Who doesn’t love cheese? I know I do. The big problem with cheese is the saturated fat content. This is an unhealthy fat that you should limit. Cabot makes is easy by taking out most of the fat. That means when the fat is low, the protein is higher and protein helps you stay full.