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Panera Bread Power Breakfast Egg Bowl With Steak

Friday, January 18th, 2013
Low Carb Foods, Sugar Free Foods

The low carb and paleo worlds have been buzzing about Panera Bread’s new hidden menu items.  A quick look through the list of meals revealed that, based on the Glucoholic’s standards, the breakfast bowls were the only truly low carb option in the group.  Eager to try one of the breakfast bowls, we headed down to the local Panera and ordered the Power Breakfast Egg Bowl With Steak.

The Glucoholic doesn’t eat tomatoes or avocado, and the fine folks at Panera were happy to prepare it with just the top sirloin and eggs.  The steak was very flavorful and tender, and the portion was adequate.  They really use the salt and pepper, so the steak has a little kick.  The eggs were a little rubbery, but still better than your average fast food attempt at eggs.  We would have preferred the entire meal to be heated, and we will probably ask for this next time.  There will definitely be a next time, because this was a pretty filling breakfast option, and priced to move at $5.29USD.

We’re looking forward to trying the Egg White Bowl With Roasted Turkey.  Try these low carb hidden menu items at your local Panera Bread, and let us know what you think in the comments! 

Maple Grove Farms Vermont Sugar Free Syrup

Monday, February 15th, 2010
Low Carb Foods, Sugar Free Foods

Sugar Free Foods - Maple Grove Farms Vermont Sugar Free SyrupOur regular readers are probably beginning to notice that The Glucoholic has a serious addiction to Cracker Barrel. It started some time ago when Cracker Barrel introduced their low carb menu options. It doesn’t hurt that those menu items taste great. Add to that a country store that periodically carries interesting sugar free products, and you’ve got what we like to call a no-brainer spot to grab some grub and look for some low carb goodies.

We recently had the opportunity to sample Maple Grove Farms Vermont Sugar Free Syrup from Cracker Barrel. We found this syrup to have exceptional maple flavor. Some syrups, especially the low carb variety, are lacking in the flavor department. It’s fine to make sure that the sweetness is adequate, but no good breakfast syrup is lacking when it comes to maple flavor. This syrup is light and crisp and gives you the feeling that you woke up to breakfast on a New England farm. If you like breakfast food as much as we do, we encourage you to head to your nearest Cracker Barrel and pick up a bottle.

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True Lemon Crystallized Citrus Flavors

Thursday, June 11th, 2009
Low Carb Foods, Sugar Free Foods

True Lemon Crystallized Citrus FlavorsWhen we first started reviewing this product we thought we were on our way to a negative review. We got three glasses of cold water, and mixed in the True Lemon, True Lime, and True Orange flavors. We took three sips. Then we said “what’s the point?” The Glucoholic has never been fond of just dropping citrus in water. It’s probably the acidity, but it just seems like tongue-kissing the terminals of a nine volt battery. Being from the south, our first stroke of genius was to add a pack of Splenda to each water. Now we were getting somewhere. Definitely drinkable, but still a little like that homemade lemonade you make in restaurants when they don’t have anything you want to drink. Then we tried a little in some Splenda-sweetened iced tea. Paydirt! This stuff really does taste like the natural flavors. The orange was especially intriguing. We felt a little silly, and then sillier again when we saw all the things you can do with these crystallized citrus flavors on the True Lemon website.

Nutritionally, there’s nothing to report except the exceptional 25% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C per packet. Zero of everything else means you can use it for many purposes without any worry. We noticed there’s a new True Lemon Naturally Sweet flavor, which has Truvia brand stevia already in the packet for sweetness. This should be pretty handy for those who just want to carry the packets to flavor their tea. Overall, we give these crystallized citrus flavors a good rating, and can’t wait to try some of their cooking and baking recipes.

José Olé Beef & Cheese Mini Tacos

Thursday, November 1st, 2007
Low Carb Foods, Sugar Free Foods

Jose Ole Beef and Cheese Mini Tacos“Taste the Fiesta!” That’s what the man on the box says, and that’s just what you get to do when you enjoy these low carb treats. You’re probably thinking “Hey The Glucoholic, how can tacos be good for you?” Well, they’re not salmon and broccoli, but they’re not a Snickers bar either. Let’s take a closer look.

José Olé Beef & Cheese Mini Tacos are frozen taco snacks. We’re always skeptical of frozen foods so we were delighted to find that these little snacks taste great, and even pack a spicy little punch. They’re great for snacking or entertaining.

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South Beach Diet Deli Ham & Turkey Wrap Sandwich Kit

Monday, October 8th, 2007
Low Carb Foods, Sugar Free Foods

South Beach Diet Deli Ham & Turkey Wrap Sandwich KitAfter our experience with the chocolate peanut butter bars we were a little hesitant to jump back on the South Beach train. This one looked too good to pass up though, and boy are we glad we didn’t pass it up. The South Beach Diet group at Kraft Foods has really outdone themselves on this one. Everything you need for an awesome meal is in this one package!

The Deli Ham & Turkey version of the wrap sandwich kit contains two wheat tortillas, Oscar Mayer ham and turkey, Kraft low fat cheddar cheese, enough Grey Poupon mustard for two wraps, and a cup of Jell-O Sugar Free Cherry Gelatin. You might notice that most of the components of this meal kit are Kraft products, and we think they’ve done a fantastic job of collecting them into one really simple, tasty solution.

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