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Snacking On The Go

Snacking on the go never got easier! It’s Spring, and you know that means! Baseball games, t-ball games, days at the park…snacking on the go tons of ways that your kids are working out and playing hard!

Finding snacks that can keep up with active kids can be tough. You don’t want to load them down with sugary snacks that give them a rush of energy and then a crash soon afterward. I want snacks and drinks that are healthy, will give my kids the nutrients they need, and things they think taste great.

Recently, I was introduced to two new products that are great for active kids!

First, HINT water. HINT is flavored water that has no calories, sweeteners, or preservatives. It’s a great alternative to juice, soda, and sports drinks.

I received several bottles of HINT water to test out with my kids. My kids love to play hard, and they get thirsty! They each tried a bottle of HINT water, and they loved it! The smell of the drink is strong, but there’s just the slightest hint of flavor in the taste. The kids thought that was really cool, and they guzzled down their bottles of HINT water. The Watermelon and Blackberry flavors were their favorites.

Hint is available in 10 delicious flavors: Watermelon, Blackberry, Mango-Grapefruit, Honeydew Hibiscus, Pomegranate-Tangerine, Lime, Raspberry-Lime, Pear, Cucumber, and Strawberry Kiwi. It has appeared on popular shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Boston Legal, CSI, The Early Show and more. It’s available in Whole Foods and Starbucks.

For more information on HINT, visit www.drinkHINT.com.

Snacking On The Go With The Cookie Diet

The second set of products I was introduced to were Smart for Life Cookies. The kids absolutely loved these! They were just what they needed to keep them playing hard and having a good time. I love that the Smart for Life Cookies can also be used as a weight loss supplement. Because these cookies have a unique blend of protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrients, they’re great to use as meal replacement bars, or for replenishing all the nutrients kids run off while they’re playing hard!

The kids gobbled these up after playing hard, but it wasn’t so filling that they wouldn’t eat their dinner a few hours later. These healthy cookies make snacking on the go convenient.

To learn more about the entire range of Smart for Life products, visit their website: www.smartforlife.com.

Overall, I’m completely impressed with both HINT and Smart for Life, and I think they’re a great snack and drink option for super active kids like mine.

 

Read more at http://blessedbeyondwords.com/healthy-snacking-on-the-go-review/

SmartforLife Protein Bars Featured On Fox 2 St. Louis

KTVI- FOX2now.com)— SmartforLife protein bars are the best in class. Now more and more people are turning to protein bars. A healthier alternative to candy bars and in many cases they’re just as tasty.

Ellie Huff, a registered dietician and co-owner of Nutriformance joins us.

You help athletes reach peak performance and protein bars are part of it. But they’re not just for athletes, right?

What about fat, calories and sugar are some too sugary and sweet?

Best advice when buying them and incorporating them into a diet, is it a meal replacement or a snack?

Zone Perfect: 210 calories / 15g protein

We believe a creative life is a flavorful life and that inspires the way we approach the creation of our products. We believe a nutrition bar can be more than a nutrition bar. With the right amount of creativity – protein, vitamins and minerals can be harmoniously combined with amazingly great taste in a way that was once thought impossible. Suddenly a nutrition bar is something else. Something you can’t wait to eat. www.zoneperfect.com Box of 24/$36.00

Fun Fact: In 2009 Zone Perfect partnered with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. To date, they’ve donated over $300,000 that’ll be used to help keep music programs alive in public schools across the nation.

Luna: 170 calories/ 9g protein

We use 100% natural, organic, wholesome ingredients good stuff like heritage whole grains, soy protein, nuts and seeds. And we’ve got you covered on the nutrients women need most like calcium and Vitamin D, folic acid, and iron. Our food has no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives either. www.lunabar.com Box of 15/$18.75

Fun Fact: Luna created Team LUNA Chix to bring together women interested in learning new sports, staying active and inspiring others to do the same, all while raising money for the Breast Cancer Fund.

SmartforLife Protein Bars

Smart for Life: 180 calories/ 18g protein

This Protein Blend in SmartforLife protein bars provides you with a balanced amino acid blend from many sources to help you gain muscle and keep your hunger under control. Smart for Live only uses canola oil – oil packed with Omega-3 Fatty Acids which means it’s actually good for you and your heart. www.SmartforLife.com, Box of 12/ $15.00

Fun Fact: Smart for Life protein bars have more protein per calorie than other major brands

PowerBar Pria: 110 calorie/ 4g protein

PowerBar Pria is specially formulated to help fuel active women’s lifestyles without weighing them down. The PowerBar Pria 110 Plus nutrition bar is an excellent combination of calorie-smart nutrition and rich, indulgent flavor. www.powerbarstore.com Box of 15, 14.99

Fun Fact: One bar contains as much calcium as a glass of milk

22 Days Nutrition- 230 calories/ 6g protein

Celebrity trainer Marco Borges has created the perfect vegan 22 Days Nutrition bars to help you kick your cravings and get back on track with your health. These bars are full of vitamins and minerals, and are safe for all ages. www.22daysnutrition.com Box of 12/35.88

Fun Fact: It takes 22 days to break a bad habit! Get started with SmartforLife® protein bars today and “get your sexy back”.

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Take SmartforLife Bars To Baseball Practice

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Baseball season has already started getting into full swing, and tee ball season too! Ours started last week! When we were kids, our dug out snacks consisted of sugary juice boxes and cookies, but times have changed! Even though there are still some ring pops to be found at our Little League practices! Thanks to HINT water and SmartforLife bars, your players can stay fueled and focused during their games with refreshing drinks and healthy, good-for-you snacks. We tried them out at today’s 1st practice.

My son does not love flavored water, but when I explained to him these drinks would give him more power to swing the bat, he was sold. His comments about the water was that the flavoring was very subtle (my translation of his explanation). He explained to me, after all he was the reviewer, that he only likes flavor in soda, not water, and there was not too much flavor in this water so he liked it.

My son is always hungry so we, I mean he, thoroughly enjoyed the bars. And thanks goodness there were no nuts to worry about. The cranberry bar was his favorite.

HINT flavored water has no calories, sweeteners or preservatives and is a great alternative to juice and soda. HINT was launched in April 2005 and is now available in all Whole Foods and Starbucks. It is available in Blackberry, Mango-Grapefruit, Pomegranate-Tangerine, Raspberry-Lime, and Strawberry Kiwi. I like those flavors for me!

Smart for Life has a range of protein filled Chocolate Chip cookies, Cranberry Granola Squares, and Protein Bars that are sure to help your players hit those home runs.

Disclosure: We received these items to sample. I chose to do this as Little League just started and I like their angle.

Read more at http://www.gaynycdad.com/2011/04/hint-water-and-smart-for-life-bars-take.html

Easy Meal Replacement Bars Fit The Bill For Travelers

meal replacement barsGreen tea and dark chocolate are two food properties that offer healthful benefits. So, it would make sense that Smart for Life would get smart and add to their cookies and soup offerings, and formulate meal replacement bars packed with protein- keeping green tea and chocolate in mind.

In the past, you’d have to order Smart for Life products online, but today, you can find their newest protein bars in your local supermarket, right next to Slim Fast and South Beach products! I’ve tasted both bars offered: green tea and chocolate — both are delicious!

Especially now — with summer around the corner and every one ready to get their beach bodies ready, these all natural, gluten-free protein bars are healthy and nutritious for the entire family. Perfect for those pre/post workouts and airplane flights to your next destination, these bars pack in 18 grams of protein each and are delicious!

Get Your Meal Replacement Bars From SmartforLife!

These delicious, crispy concoctions may be purchased at Hannaford stores and Shaw’s markets, or purchase online:

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Read more at http://www.examiner.com/city-guide-in-boston/easy-meal-replacement-bars-fit-the-bill-for-travelers-review

HINT Water & Smart for Life Keep Little Athletes Fueled & Focused

Posted by Nikki @ Mommy Factor

Hint Water and Smart for Life

Baseball season has already started getting into full swing, and tee ball season too! When we were kids, our dug out snacks consisted of sugary juice boxes and cookies, but this doesn’t have to be the same for your little athletes. Thanks to HINT water and Smart for Life, your players can stay fueled and focused during their games with refreshing drinks and healthy, good-for-you snacks.

HINT flavored water has no calories, sweeteners or preservatives and is a great alternative to juice and soda. HINT was launched in April 2005 by current CEO Kara Goldin and is now available in all Whole Foods and Starbucks. It is available in Blackberry, Mango-Grapefruit, Pomegranate-Tangerine, Raspberry-Lime, and Strawberry Kiwi and sells for $1.79.

Smart for Life Protein Bars and Cookies

Smart for Life has a range of protein filled Chocolate Chip cookies, Cranberry Granola Squares, and Protein Bars that are sure to help your players hit those home runs.

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MotherTalk Product Review of SmartforLife®

Many of us constantly strive to reach our “ideal” weights, while navigating soccer carpools, business trips and bedtime stories often get in the way of our achieving results. Healthy eating on the go and exercising suffer when schedules become busier, and sorting through the plethora of products and services in the market proves an overwhelming, time-consuming effort in itself.  Now with the help of innovative products from  Smart for Life, we may finally achieve those ever-elusive weight loss goals.

The SmartforLife cookie diet bars are infused with a special HeroFiber and heart-healthy vitamins, works naturally to suppress your appetite. The soluble dietary fiber helps maintain normal levels of cholesterol, glucose and insulin and promotes slower absorption so we feel fuller longer.

Smart for Life Cookies offer great snacking on the go, containing necessary nutrients like Omega-3 fatty acids and HeroFiber, with zero trans fat and making you feel fuller quicker. Adopting a new 7-meals-per-day schedule featuring 6 cookies plus a balanced dinner allows your body to maintain steady blood sugar and glucose levels, and to burn more fat for a longer portion of the day. For variety, Smart for Life also offers soups, shakes and bagels.
You can learn more about the Smart for Life products, developed by physician Dr. Sasson Moulavi, at www.smartforlife.com.

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Here’s what MotherTalk reviewers are saying about Smart for Life:

Motherhood Moment says: “The concept of Smart for Life is simple: eat cookies and lose weight. They are specially formulated cookies that are high protein and fiber to keep you feeling full. The products are all natural and are made with 60% organic ingredients.”

OTC Soukii says: “My result: I lost 5 pounds the week I tried the products and included 4 workouts at my gym.”

kirida reviews says: “The cupcakes were very tasty and much bigger than I had imagined. They were little cups that had a warm and rich taste. Often cupcakes are more flighty, tasty but without the substance that keeps me hungry for more. They were filling and sweet, a perfect way to introduce anyone to this diet.”

The Plus Size Mommy says: “I can DEFINITELY say that in my experience I have noticed my need to eat has been a lot less. Also, I can say in my experience this past week I have lost 4 pounds!”

Hip Mama’s Place says: “I have trouble controlling my eating these days and underWAY supplement drinks could be my answer to naturally suppress my appetite! And, it’s really a thirst quencher too. I love the Acai-Pomegranate flavor the best!”

Dagmar’s momsense says: “The drinks work to naturally suppress your appetite, and I have to say that I was skeptic but they did seem to curb my appetite and I liked the flavors.”

Life is like champagne… says: “I tried the Grape and the Acaci-Pomegranate drinks and both flavors were refreshing and did not have that sweet after taste that you often get with supplement drinks.  My favorite was the Acaci-Pomegranate as it was light, and a nice flavor.  I was surprised how it did make me feel full for a long time.”

Dragonflies ‘n Daydreams says: “I fell in LOVE with the Chocolate Mountain Cupcakes. Can you spell Y-U-M-M-Y? Oh just thinking about them make me wanna go in there and eat one. ”

KatyShops says: “Conclusion – these are a great way for a busy person to keep their diet in check.  They do all of the thinking for you – you just eat.”

Fictionary says: “What’s more, its unique ingredients stimulate your stomach, telling your brain you’ve consumed more calories that you really have which, with underWAY, is almost zero!”

Mommy’s Must Haves says: “All of these products are designed to work together, with the solid foods being interchangeable in the diet to provide some variety.”

1stopmom says:  “They are made to satisfy your hunger while helping you gain control over your cravings throughout the day. They did that for me.  Six cookies come in a package that you eat every two hours or when you feel hungry. I am a big snack person so this is perfect for me. Just remember to warm them up in the microwave.”

MommyMandy says: “I do like the idea of the products have a normal lever of glucose and insulin because I know how important it is to not consume too much because your body can’t handle too much glucose and insulin.”

Everyday Linasea says: “One of the great things about the cookies and the cupcakes is that they’re very portable. I threw a few in a baggie, stuck them in my purse and ran off to gymnastics and swimming lessons. Kept me away from the snack bar!”

Lille Pumkin’ Reviews says: “My favorite is the carrot muffin — they were like a tiny carrot cake.  A little dry right out of the package, the directions recommend that you microwave it for a few seconds for the best flavor, and I agree.  With 10 seconds in the micro, they came out soft, warm, and the frosting very gooey.  These were delish!”

Gloria’s Place says: “The Acai-Pomegranate drinks were absolutely delicious. So were the Smart For Life chocolate chip cookies. I really enjoyed eating these for a late night snack and having one between each meal or instead of a meal.”

The Champagne Living says: “…if you tend to overeat from hunger, these can be a great way to help lose those extra pounds.”

Musings from Me says: “We liked that the products were packaged in small packs. The size of the package was small enough for me to eat in 2 days or the whole family to eat in one sitting.”

Watch Us Grow! says: “Now, I didn’t follow the cookie diet program. But guess what? I still lost 2 lbs over the course of time I was testing these products! Made me wonder what would happen if I really did stick to the diet.”

Mom of 2 Dancers Reviews says: “I took one to drink on the way to working at a Tigers baseball game yesterday.  If the games are busy, it is really hard to find the time to take a break to eat something.  Since we are near food at all times, it is really hard not to want to eat!  The Underway drink totally took away my hunger.  It was pretty cool!  I also tend to get hungry around 10 or 11 at night.  I’m more of a night person, but have heard eating late is bad for you.  The Underway takes away those night cravings!  This product is really cool.”

Dana Reviews says: “My husband tried the Momma’s Chicken Noodle soup and loved it! He said it was the best “diet” soup he’d ever tasted. And the Smart Bagels are so darn good. I wish I had two packages of those!”

ECing and Attachment Parenting says: “My favorite of all of them were the chocolate chip cookies.  They were soft, and when eat them and drank one of the under-WAY waters at the same time, they were not only edible, but pretty yummy.”

Homeschool Parent says: “I have never found “diet food” to be particularly yummy, but so far everything I’ve tasted has been super yummy!  I especially liked the shakes and the carrot sunshine cupcakes.”

The Parents with Style says: “Easy for a busy bee who feels they don’t have time to make healthy food from scratch. While I was taste testing all of these foods, I figured that they would all taste like cardboard. Well, I was wrong they actually had a nice flavor and were easy to eat.”

Cuddle Cottage says: “Before you start feeling awful for me and my endless cycle of failed diets, let me tell you about a breakthrough in this sad cycle. I’ve shed a several pounds over the last week and a half! I am so excited! My will power cannot take all (actually any) of the credit. I have had help in the form of some great products from underWAY and Smart for Life.”

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