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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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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

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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!

You Can Snack on World Health Day

Can you believe that 40% of adults aged 25 and up have high blood pressure? At least that is the statistic World Health Organization is claiming. High blood pressure is also known as raised blood pressure or hypertension. This increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. When was the last time you had a physical? I bet many of you reading this will say that it’s been years. This isn’t good enough for our health because our health is crucial to our everyday happiness.  Make sure you fuel your body with exercise; the right meals, and the … Read More