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Celebrate Celiac Awareness Month

Mediterranean Snacks fans, help us celebrate Celiac Awareness Month this May and educate others about sensitivity to gluten! Did you know? • In the United States, approximately 3 million people have celiac disease • Of this 3 million, only 5% know they have it • 1 in 133 Americans have celiac disease Educate Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages your small intestine. It prevents proper absorption of nutrients your body needs from food, so your body reacts every time you consume gluten. Celiac Awareness Month is the perfect time to help your family and friends understand what … 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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NEW TREND: Healthier Halloween Snacks

You are probably familiar with the children’s chant “Trick or treat, smell my feet and give me something good to eat”! Only now it’s more “give me something healthier to eat” or better yet, maybe even you’re singing “give my kid something healthier to eat”. You don’t need to stress anymore when you see those petite princesses, mean monsters, and speedy superheroes approach your front door. Tossing in healthier and fun snack options are becoming easier to find these days for Halloween, especially if you were to search on Pinterest. We’ve put together “A Live Snactive™ Trick or Treat” Pinterest … 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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Eat Healthy Snacks – WIN $300 IN PRIZES!

  You could win over $300 in prizes! More and more snack lovers are transitioning to healthier options for their daily diet. What happens when you combine a healthy attitude with an active lifestyle and nutritious snacks? At Mediterranean Snacks®, we call it Living Snactive™! We wanted a way for you to engage with us and show how you Live Snactive™ by eating healthy snacks. So grab some Mediterranean Snacks, take a snap, and upload your photo! Entering is easy! 1. Simply grab any of your favorite Mediterranean Snacks products. 2 SNAP a photo of yourself eating, dipping, crunching, ENJOYING … Read More

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Reader’s Digest: Turn Snacks into Meals

Snacks for Supper! 30+ Fun Recipes That Turn Snack Foods Into Meals We were so excited to discover this unique article written by Perri O. Blumberg with additional reporting by Rachel Hofstetter.  Add a little out-of-the-bag thinking to your favorite packaged snacks and you’ve got dozens of recipes for fun desserts, party food, and more. Mediterranean Snacks was featured in slide number 7: Dinner Dishes: Loaded Tortilla-Free Nachos  For spin on regular nachos, layer kettle-cooked chips (They’re thick enough to hold up under melted cheese) with cheese, refried beans, shredded chicken and whatever toppings you like for crunchy, corn-free nachos. … Read More

Experience the Essence of Mediterranean Snacks + A Sneak Peak!

Everything you could ever want to know about our snacks, plus a sneak peek of our newest innovation!  Be sure to share and spread the legume love!

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.

5 Tips That Will Tug at Your Happy, Healthy Heart

Guest Post By Lindsay Vastola Risk factors of chronic heart disease, high blood pressure or high cholesterol aren’t necessarily visible on a scale, or even on a blood pressure monitor or a blood test. Here are five simple habits to incorporate into your daily life that will keep your ticker going stronger, longer! Be a label-reading vigilante! Even seemingly simple foods and snacks can serve upwards of 30-50% or more of your daily allowance for sodium (a heart-healthy adult should consume no more than 2000mg of sodium per day). Watch your labels; steer clear of any food more than about … Read More

Heart Health Month

Did you know that February is Heart Health Month? According to the American Heart Association, 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease, it is the cause of one in three women’s deaths every year, and since 1984, more women than men die of heart disease each year. Everything we do from eating, exercising, and even our thinking affects our heart.  It’s extremely important to take care of our hearts in order to live each day at our very best. We found a great article on the Huffington Post by Marlo Thomas on what every woman should … Read More