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New At The Supermarket – Worth a Look
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Jun 24, 2013 - 12:02:00 AM

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - I love to wander the supermarket aisles and see what's new on the shelf. Different supermarket chains in different parts of the country often sell different brands. Next time you travel, spend a few hours in the local supermarket. You might be surprised at the new brands you find. Here are few new products that I recently tried and are worth a try.

Nature's Own (
www.naturesownbread.com) baked breads and buns are made free of artificial colors and flavors with no trans fat, cholesterol or high fructose corn syrup. Oatmeal Toasters are new to their line and are squares (2.3 ounces), a little smaller than a slice of bread, with a soft, chewy texture. Both varieties - Cinnamon Raisin (170 calories) and Cranberry Orange (160 calories) - are made with whole wheat, rolled oats and dried fruits providing 4 grams of fiber. My test-tasters raved about them, a nice change for breakfast.

Gluten free breads often disappoint. If that has been your experience we would recommend Canyon Bakehouse (
www.canyonbakehouse.com) which began baking gluten free breads, rolls and muffins in a dedicated gluten-free bakery in 2009. All their products are Certified Gluten Free, kosher certified (OV, Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis), and dairy, nut and soy free.

Canyon Bakehouse makes 7-Grain, Cinnamon Raisin, Mountain White, Deli Rye, and Rosemary & Thyme Focaccia breads along with Hamburger Buns and Cranberry Crunch Muffins. I tasted 7-Grain bread, Cinnamon Raisin bread and Hamburger Buns. The texture, flavor and mouthfeel for all were excellent. The breads toasted well and you would be hard-pressed to identify the products as gluten free. The last hamburger roll was left in a breadbasket and a bread-loving man grabbed it for a lunch sandwich and commented on how good it tasted -- an excellent, blind taste-test for a gluten-free roll.

For those who have never tried it Australis Barramundi (
www.thebetterfish.com) is a sustainable, farmed Asian seabass, with a white flesh and mild buttery flavor that is rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fats. It is available fresh or frozen. Australis frozen barramundi is raised in central Vietnam. The company employs controlled fish farming practices and low density stocking that eliminates the needs for antibiotics to control disease. Barramundi is mercury-free and HACCP Certified (http://www.haccpalliance.org/sub/index.html) for food safety. The HACCP system is a preventive approach to food borne illness at all stages of the food production chain.

The company has expanded its product line and now features frozen, steamable entrées in 7 varieties - Seafood Teriyaki, Mediterranean Seafood, Seafood Veracruz, Rosemary Parmesan, Seafood Penne, Seafood Risotto and Seafood Pomodoro.

Müller (
www.mullerquaker.com).  a leading yogurt brand in Europe and was recently launched in the U.S. by Quaker. Three varieties are available: Müller Corner, Müller Greek Corner and Müller FrütUp.

Müller Corner comes in a two-part, 5.3-ounce container. Lowfat yogurt is paired with fruit toppings or a crunchy cereal mix-in. There are six flavors: Strawberry, Blueberry, Crunchy Granola, Choco Balls, Choco Flakes, and Crispy Crunch.

Müller Greek Corner is also packaged in a two-part, 5.3-ounce container. Lowfat Greek yogurt is paired with toppings. There are 4 flavors: Caramelized Almond, Strawberry, Blackberry & Raspberry, and Honeyed Apricot

FrütUp has a creamy lowfat yogurt topped with a layer of fruit mousse. The 5.3-ounce container is 67% yogurt and 33% fruit mousse. There are 6 flavors: Peach Passion Fruit, Splendid Strawberry, Blueberry Bliss, Radiant Raspberry, Very Cherry, and Luscious Lemon.

None of the Müller yogurt flavors have preservatives or artificial sweeteners and they all contain active live yogurt cultures. All are K kosher certified by an independent rabbi (http://rabbidavidsheinkopf.com/).

See what you find on your next shopping trip.

© NRH Nutrition Consultants, Inc.
Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian and the author of the nutrition counter series for Pocket Books with sales of more than 8.5 million books.

Look for:

The Most Complete Food Counter, 3rd ed., 2013

The Calorie Counter, 6th Ed., 2013

The Complete Food Counter, 4th ed., 2012

The Diabetes Counter, 4th Ed., 2011

The Protein Counter, 3rd Ed., 2011

The Ultimate Carbohydrate Counter, 3rd Ed., 2010

The Fat Counter, 7th ed., 2009

The Healthy Wholefoods Counter, 2008

The Cholesterol Counter, 7th Ed., 2008

Your Complete Food Counter App: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/your-complete-food-counter/id444558777?mt=8

For more information on Jo-Ann and her books, go to: www.TheNutritionExperts.com.

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