I loved trying new workouts at Fitbloggin’ but I also enjoyed being able to try new food products.
My favorite “new” find is Soyjoy–especially the new cranberry flavor.
The ingredient list is short, but sugar is listed first (12 g) and maltodextrin is listed as a “natural source of fiber,” so some people may not be impressed. I like that it has 140 calories (so many bars are closer to 200 calories or more), 4 g protein, and 2 g fiber (from that maltodextrin, I guess). Most of all, I like how it tastes–sort of like a soft (stale?) biscotti.
I also really like the ZonePerfect® Perfectly Simple™ bars.
(Yes, I happened to get the cranberry flavor of this one too!)
As the label says, it has 10 ingredients and 10 g protein:
Soy Protein Isolate, Apple Juice Concentrate, Sweetened Dried Cranberries (Sugar, Dried Cranberries, Sunflower Oil), Date Paste, Roasted Almonds (Almonds, High Oleic Sunflower Oil), Dried Pomegranate Seeds, and Cinnamon Powder.
This is a higher calorie bar (170 calories), and has 2 g fiber and 19 g sugar, although here the sugar is coming from the apple juice concentrate and dried fruit. It is very satisfying, with large chunks of fruit and nuts held together by the date paste.
It’s a “flake” style cereal, but it has a nice crunch and a hint of a nutty flavor. The ingredient list is pretty short:
Organic Whole Buckwheat Groats, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Hemp Seed, Organic Maple Syrup, Sea Salt.
But, with 220 calories (and 5 g fiber, 5 g sugar, and 5 g protein) in a 1 cup serving, this is not a cereal that I am likely to keep in the house. I just like cereal too much and tend to want to eat 2 bowls at a time!
What new foods have you tried lately?