Monday, June 29, 2009

Greek Gods Nonfat Plain Yogurt

We all love yogurt, I know I do! Not only does it taste yummy, but yogurt contains a ton of healthy cultures and probiotics, as well as protein and fiber. Usually, the only downside of yogurt is that it's very high in fat and calories for a very small serving of yogurt. The Greek Gods Nonfat Plain Yogurt changes all that!

This yogurt tastes very tangy because of the plain flavor, but pour a couple tablespoons of sugar free, calorie free syrup and you're good to go. The texture is slightly thicker than that of regular yogurt, but thinner than other greek yogurts because of the lack of fat. All in all, this yogurt is a delicious, healthy find. The best part is how you can customize this yogurt. Add berries, honey, anything you want! I've even heard of someone sticking some of this yogurt in the freezer for a while to get a decadent frozen treat.

A 6 ounce (170g) serving of this yogurt, which is a regular container, has only 60 calories. Compare that to the other greek yogurts:

Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt (151g) : 80 calories
Oikos Plain Greek Yogurt (164g): 90 calories
Chobani Yogurt Plain (170g): 100 calories

And the Greek Gods yogurt container is bigger than the Fage and Oikos ones! You can't beat it (yet!).

Price: $1.79 at my local health food store
Calories: 60 per 6 ounce container

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Quorn Chik'n Tenders

Vegetarian or not, Quorn Chik'n Tenders are delicious meat substitutes. What are they exactly? They're not really tenders as the name suggests, but actually little cubes of "meat" made out of mycoprotein, a type of fungi, but trust me, it does not taste like a mushroom at all. You can use them in stir fries, kabobs, casseroles... Anything really! I actually like to grill them plain and then dip them in sauce. They are delicious, and taste just like grilled chicken. Another perk is that they don't need to be thawed from the freezer before cooking, jusstick them in a pan and you're good to go. The funny part is I gave a piece to my mom and asked her what she thought it was and she gave me a strange look and said, "Chicken... obviously." :) Hee hee. I'm so bad.

So what do these tenders have going for them nutritionally? Let's take a look. In the calorie department, a cup is 80 calories. And trust me, a cup of small cubes is HUGE! Besides the calories, a cup contains 10g of protein and 4g of fiber, making these filling and energizing. The only downside to these tenders for me are the price! At my local Whole Food's, it's around $7 a bag.

Look at them grilling! Yum.

Price: $7.39
Calories: 80 in 1 cup

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Arrowhead Mills Puffed Kamut Cereal

I am a huge cereal fan, but most of the brands that you see on grocery store shelves are full of sugar, and calories as well. Meet puffed kamut cereal! A few brands make kamut cereals, but he best in my opinion is Arrowhead Mills. Kamut has a slightly nutty, sweet taste to it that can satisfy your sugar craving without messing up your health. When paired with unsweetened almond milk, the flavor is even better. This cereal has become a staple to get me going in the morning. Puffed cereal comes in a variety of flavors, but kamut is my favorite! Arrowhead Mills makes puffed cereals of corn, millet, rice, and wheat. Now, this is probably all sounding good to you, but how does this cereal stack up nutritionally?

1 cup of this cereal is only 50 calories! Yes, that's right, only 50 calories. The corn puffs are a little higher at 60 calories, but that's okay because the kamut taste better anyway. Aside from the low calories, this cereal has a few other nutritional benefits, like 4g of protein and 2g of fiber, which will keep you nice and full. I prefer my cereal drier, so I just use 1/4 cup milk to every 1 cup cereal. 1/4 cup of my favorite almond milk is around 10 calories! So 60 calories for a huge bowl of cereal. What more could you ask for?! Did I mention that these cereals come in eco packs? You no longer have to reuse or recycle the boxes, and the lack of a box means the cereal is cheaper too.

Price: $2.19 at Whole Food's
Calories: 50 for 1 cup

My First Post

Hi! This is my first post on Tasty Health Food. I want my blog to showcase the best food out there that is as good for you as it tastes. How many times have you said that you're going to start a nutritious lifestyle only to find yourself completely overwhelmed by all of the products out there? Luckily for me, I get to go out there and be your guinea pig! :) I'm making it my goal to review and rate food that isn't just good for you and your waistline; it has to be delicious as well.

It isn't as diet-friendly as it seems to go to your local Whole Food's and pick up a few frozen meals. Many "good for you" foods out there are packed with hidden calories, fat, and other nasty stuff. This blog is going to change the way you look at a nutritional info label, I guarantee it!

In the posts to follow, you'll find alternatives to your favorite junk food, new products that you'll learn to love, and an inside look at the products you see on store shelves. What are you waiting for? Here's to a slim, healthy lifestyle!