Foodie Friday: A Taste-Test of Sweet Leaf Tea

Whether it’s iced or hot, the benefits of tea are plentiful, from helping to boost immunity to reducing heart attack risk.

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Foodie Friday: PB Crave’s Flavored Peanut Butters

When the folks at PB Crave asked if we wanted to taste test some of their creative flavor mixtures, we were all in! PB Crave offers four unique peanut butter blends, including, peanut butter and banana (CoCo Bananas), peanut butter and raspberry (Razzle Dazzle), peanut butter and cookie dough (Cookie Nookie), and peanut butter and chocolate (Choco Choco).

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Foodie Friday: Our Taste Test of a New, Healthier Muffin

There’s a new muffin on the market, called “Karma”ffins, which are all natural, gluten free, and supply one serving of both fruits and veggies. They pack 130 calories, 7 grams of protein, and 3 grams of fiber per muffin.

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Foodie Friday: Our Taste Test of Two New KIND Bars

We doesn’t love a good snack bar? Here at Health we happily volunteered our taste buds to sample the newest additions to Kind Bars’ Nuts & Spice line–Dark Chocolate Chili Almond and Cashew & Ginger Spice.

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Foodie Friday: Our Favorite Gluten-Free Breads, Cookies, and More

Whether you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, have a gluten intolerance, or live with someone who doesn’t eat gluten, you know how hard it can be to avoid the protein found in wheat, barley, or rye. For those of you who haven’t experienced it first hand, imagine having to always pass up the breadbasket, donuts, pasta, and freshly baked cookies.

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Foodie Friday: Carrot Cake Bars

My favorite kind of cake? Carrot cake. It’s moist, colorful, and you get to sneak in a serving of veggies (carrots, of course) plus protein (from the nuts). You obviously can’t have cake every day, but you can have the next best thing: Carrot cake bars!

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Foodie Friday: A Staffer’s Review of Zola Coconut Water

Coconut water always gets me through tough times. I guzzle one down after a 90-minute Bikram yoga sweat session and the morning after one-too-many margaritas.

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Food Friday: 5 Types of Red Bell Pepper Hummus

Hummus is a creamy dip that’s a favorite protein source for vegetarians and a popular appetizer at parties. It’s low in fat, cholesterol free, and is traditionally made with garbanzo beans and heart-healthy olive oil. You can also make hummus from black beans, white beans, edamame, and even lentils! But makers of the store-bought versions get really creative when it comes to flavored varieties of traditional hummus.

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Foodie Friday: A Staffer’s Review of Fit Popcorn

We know it can be hard to ignore treats like cookies, chips, and leftover holiday candy, but instead of giving in to a less-than-nutritious choice, why not look for a healthy alternative? Popcorn (if it’s not drenched in butter) can be a good snack option. A whole grain, popcorn contains 3.5 grams of fiber per 3-cup serving.

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Foodie Friday: Give a Gift of Healthy Grains

We love Kind bars, both for their natural fruit and nut ingredients and many flavors (over 15 different kinds), so we were excited to try Kind’s Healthy Grains, a blend of whole grains and other good-for-you ingredients like flax seeds, quinoa, and cranberries.

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