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Celebrate the Mediterranean Diet Lifestyle

Hey Mediterranean Snacks fans! Guess what? The month of May is officially International Mediterranean Diet Month! We’re here to tell you about some important facts regarding the Mediterranean Diet and how YOU can participate in the festivities to help celebrate this lifestyle! According to Oldways, a non-profit food and nutrition organization, the Mediterranean Diet is described as a lifestyle, not just a list of food choices to comprise a diet. The Mediterranean Diet has also been noted as one of the healthiest in the world. This lifestyle encourages individuals to embrace many more legumes, grains, and fish into their meals … Read More

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Have a Snack-Filled Holiday

You’re probably thinking, “Wait…isn’t snacking a big no-no during the holiday season?” We tend to stuff ourselves on indulgent, calorie-laden holiday meals and treats during this most wonderful time of the year, so why are we encouraging you to snack? The fact of the matter is sensible snacking can actually help you consume fewer calories throughout the holiday season. There are many opinions to be had about snacking in general. Some people subscribe to the theory that three square meals a day with no snacks is ideal. Others believe that three smaller meals and two sensible snacks a day is … Read More

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A Gluten Free Thanksgiving

With the recent spike in awareness surrounding celiac disease and health benefits, wheat-free has become the latest health trend to influence traditional wheat-based products on the grocery store shelves. But, buyers beware! Not all wheat-free products are created equal. Celiac disease is a disease that affects the digestive system. It’s basically an autoimmune disease, which means, that the body essentially attacks itself whenever gluten is consumed. When a person with celiac disease consumes gluten (found in wheat, barley and rye), the villi of their small intestines become damaged, reducing their ability to absorb nutrients into the bloodstream. If left untreated, … Read More

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Phil Lempert Gives tapaz2go a “HIT” Review

We have exciting news to share! Phil Lempert, from Supermarket Guru has given tapaz2go a “HIT” Review! Phil is the founder and editor of “The Lempert Report,” “Food, Nutrition & Science,” ” Facts, Figures & the Future ,” and “The Food Journal.”   He is contributing editor of Supermarket News, which exclusively runs his trade columns both in its magazine and on its website; as well as a content partner with SN which includes custom consumer surveys and other projects.   He has been profiled and interviewed by USA Today, The New York Times , The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street … Read More

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Why Snacking is Good For You

Guest Article Written By: Virginia Cunningham It is not even midday and you are feeling that mid morning slump. Your energy is low, your concentration is… what concentration?… and you are honestly just counting down the minutes until it is lunchtime. The reality is, food is not only supposed to be eaten for its tastiness (although that is a very good reason to eat food), but also to keep you going! Food is fuel. Our bodies need fuel and it is okay that our bodies need fuel every few hours to get through the day. In fact, snacking in between meals has … Read More

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Better For You, Easy to Grab Snacks

It’s August and many of us are looking to stay outdoors while summer lasts, and gearing up for the fall season. We tend to be more on the go in autumn, and open to trying more wholesome snack options too, so we thought a little guide to provide snack ideas on the go would be valuable to you. Snacking has become and extremely popular industry because our lives seem to get busier by the day, we appear to be snacking more often, we love handy bite-size eats, plus we may not have the time to prep and cook a full … Read More

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Go with a Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet

If you’re conscious of your heart’s health and you’re looking around for a good, heart-healthy eating plan, the Mediterranean diet might be the ticket. The Mediterranean diet contains the basics of healthy eating, plus some additional “deliciousness” like red wine and olive oil. This cooking style follows those dietary traditions of countries, which boarder the Mediterranean Sea.

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Legumes Make the Top 5 Hottest Trends in Snack Foods

On April 25, 2013, Yahoo Shine released an article on The Top 5 Hottest Trends in Snack Foods. At no surprise for us, legumes has made the list. “Food companies looking to up the nutritional ante with their snacks have released myriad legume-based snacks, using everything from black beans to chickpeas to lentils. Being made with some legume flour doesn’t always make a snack healthier though, so if you’re really concerned about nutrition, you’ll want to make sure the legumes are the first ingredient listed. Again, if you just happen to like the flavor of beans and lentils (like I … Read More

Why Protein Snacks are of Growing Importance

As we gain knowledge about what we’re eating, protein is becoming an increasingly important nutritional factor in our decisions.  From providing energy, to building and repairing muscle, protein is an essential part of a full and balanced diet.  Recent research from Mintel  suggests that, for consumers, protein from non-animal sources is in growing demand. For those of us who are vegetarian, gluten intolerant, or just health-conscious, satiating, low fat legumes are an ideal ingredient base. Our protein snacks = 5 grams in a 120 calorie serving Protein’s benefit of satisfying hunger longer plays a major role in its high demand … Read More

The Mediterranean Diet

It’s National Nutritious Month and guess what’s trending? Protein and The Mediterranean Diet.  Take a look at this CBS News Special we found on The Mediterranean Diet.  They discuss how it’s recommended to eat legumes at least 3 times a week to possibly help reduce heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.