Sometimes what is old can be brand new again. Uncle Sam cereal, first produced in 1908, looks like a product recently developed to meet current nutrition trends. Made from red winter wheatberries (whole wheat kernels), that are rolled, toasted and flattened, and then mixed with omega-3-rich flaxseeds, plus a little salt and barley malt (no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives). The cereal is rich in healthy fat and fiber (10 grams in a ¾ cup serving) and contains only a trace of sugar.
It is crunchy and holds up well in milk and works as a topping on yogurt or as an added crunch in soup or a salad. Uncle Sam is kosher (OU) and NonGMO Verified (no genetically modified organisms).
Quaker is always reinventing a new way for us to eat and enjoy oatmeal. Real Medleys are 4 new flavors of quickly prepared, single-serve, grab-and-go oatmeal that rival the flavored, nut-berry oatmeal dishes being offered by many restaurant chains. The benefit of the Quaker options is that they can be made at home and eaten right from the container on the way to work or school. You simply add hot water to a designated fill line, recap, wait 3 minutes, stir and eat. They can also be kept in your desk for a quick, healthy lunch choice.
The 4 Real Medleys flavors combine oats, barley and rye with different combinations of fruits and nuts – Cherry Pistachio, Peach Almond, Summer Berry and Apple Walnut. Every flavor is an excellent source of fiber and provides nearly 2 servings of whole grains, putting you well on your way toward the three servings recommended daily.
La Terra Fina which produces a line of refrigerated dips and quiches has expanded its quiche lineup with a traditional Quiche Lorraine. Like the other quiches in the line, Quiche Lorraine is made with egg whites, not whole eggs, plus bacon and Swiss cheese. A 4.5 ounce servings which equals one-fifth of the quiche has 320 calories, 19 grams of fat (8 grams are saturated fat), 30 milligrams of cholesterol, and 550 milligrams of sodium.
The quiche can be kept wrapped, uncooked in the refrigerator for up to a month. It cooks in 25 minutes, at 3750 F. You can bake the quiche on the weekend and reheat it by the slice in the microwave for a quick and tasty breakfast.
For those who love heat, this is the brand for you. In addition to Jenkins Hell Fire Pepper Jelly the company has added three new flavors – Fiery Figs, Passion Fire, and Guava Brava.
Fiery Figs starts as a sweet fig taste with a low heat that builds to a hot glow. Passion Fire is hotter than sweet which sets the roof of your mouth on fire. Guava Brava is a sweet slow heat that explodes and makes your lips tingle. All three flavors are made from a blend of fruit and 7 fresh peppers with no preservatives, artificial flavors or colors. Jelly’s main contribution is taste. With this brand you get taste plus fire.
Capsaicinoids, the fiery substances that give cayenne, jalapenos, habaneros and other chili peppers their heat, have already been established as active components in rub-on creams for arthritis and pain. Capsaicin also appears to play a role in heart health by lowering cholesterol levels by increasing its breakdown and excretion from the body and helping to lower blood pressure by restricting artery constriction. Heat and health in a jar – worth a try.
You should know – breakfast eaters are slimmer. Plan to eat breakfast tomorrow.
For more information on Uncle Sam Cereal go to: www.attunefoods.com.
For more information on Quaker Real Medleys to go: http://www.quakeroats.com/products/hot-cereals/real-medleys/apple-walnut-oatmeal.aspx
For more information on Jenkins Jellies go to: www.jenkinsjellies.com.
For more information on La Terra Fina Quiche Lorraine go to: www.laterrafina.com.
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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.
The Complete Food Counter, 4th ed., 2012
The Diabetes Counter, 4th Ed., 2011
The Protein Counter, 3rd Ed., 2011
The Calorie Counter, 5th Ed., 2010
The Ultimate Carbohydrate Counter, 3rd Ed., 2010
The Fat Counter, 7th ed., 2009
The Healthy Wholefoods Counter, 2008
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