Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
Low Carb Snacks
The hit parade from the South Beach Diet rolls on. We were delighted to review the South Beach Living Chocolate Mint Snack Bar Delights and were really impressed with their taste. When you buy a product with “chocolate mint” in its name you have certain expectations before you even open the package. The first bite of these snack bars allays any fear that you might have fallen victim to marketing hype. These bars have great chocolate taste and the mint is really strong. Add to that a crunchy filling and you’ve got a very pleasant snacking experience that leaves you satisfied. We’re happy to recommend the South Beach Living Chocolate Mint Snack Bars to anyone following a low carb diet.
Serving size is one 28 gram bar. Each serving contains 100 calories, 4 grams of fat, and about 8 grams of digestible carbohydrate. A serving also includes 150mg of sodium, 55 mg of potassium, and 6 grams of protein. You’ll also get between ten and twenty percent of the recommended daily intake of several important vitamins and minerals. Although not a completely sugar free snack, these bars are a great low carb option.
Monday, June 2nd, 2008
Low Carb Drinks
Minute Maid Light Limonada-Limeade is a great new product from the Coca-Cola Minute Maid brand. We’ve learned to expect great things from this brand, and this low carb drink is no exception. This beverage is loaded with teeth tingling tartness that snaps you to attention, then leaves you with that satisfied feeling like a glass of ice cold water on a hot summer day. Don’t be surprised if you see your neighbor’s kids selling this on the sidewalk – for a premium. If you’re not into really tart drinks, this is not the drink for you. But, if you love fresh squeezed lime juice with just the right amount of sweetness then pick some up, make sure it’s super chilled, and enjoy it while relaxing and thinking of tropical places.
The serving size for Minute Maid Light Limonada-Limeade is 8 ounces. With that you will get only 15 calories and only 15mg of sodium. Each serving also contains only 4 grams of carbohydrate. The real bonus in drinking this low carb drink is that each 8 ounce serving contains 100 percent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C! Perusing the list of ingredients we were surprised to see that one of the sweeteners is aspartame, and it immediately dawned on us that this type of low carb drink is the perfect application of aspartame. The tart lime flavor totally overpowers any possible bitter taste. Two thumbs up!