Truvia® calorie-free sweetener

I am super excited to be offering up Truvia® – a calorie free sweetener to members of the product review club this month. Truvia® is one of the brand names of stevia that is currently on the market right now. Other brands include PureVia, Krisda and Sweet Leaf. Stevia comes from a stevia rebaudiana plantContinue reading “Truvia® calorie-free sweetener”

Omega Crunch flax topping

I’ve sent out chia seeds and hemp seeds through my product review club previously so I’m very excited to be able to complete the trilogy and send out flax seeds – probably the most common one out of all of them. Flax seeds gained popularity by being a plant based source of omega-3 fatty acids.Continue reading “Omega Crunch flax topping”

hemp hearts

Manitoba Harvest hemp hearts

Hemp hearts have received a lot of attention over the years as a plant based source of protein, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. What is hemp? Hemp is actually a plant. It’s used to make clothing, textiles and food. It is not marijuana which comes from a different variant known for its psychoactive properties. HempContinue reading “Manitoba Harvest hemp hearts”

City Snacks - freeze dried pears

City Snacks – freeze dried fruit

A Confessions of a Dietitian member brought this product to my attention. She loves snacking on fruit and saw City Snacks freeze dried fruit at her local grocery store. Unlike conventional dried fruit that uses heat to remove moisture, freeze drying removes moisture under pressure which results in a very different texture – one that is moreContinue reading “City Snacks – freeze dried fruit”

Catelli Gluten Free Pasta

Remember when you had to go to specialty food shops to find gluten free pasta? With more and more people having gluten sensitivity, gluten free products have now hit the mainstream. There are more gluten free products available in major grocery stores than every before – including gluten free pasta. There are many different typesContinue reading “Catelli Gluten Free Pasta”

tuna salad kit

Clover Leaf Tuna Salad Kits

You may have noticed the variety of canned tuna products that are now available in grocery stores but have you ever tried Clover Leaf tuna salad kits? As dietitians, we are always trying to encourage people to eat fish twice a week according to Health Canada guidelines. However, I know that people can be intimidatedContinue reading “Clover Leaf Tuna Salad Kits”

Product review: International Delight Iced Coffee

I signed up as a product reviewer with BzzAgent – an agency that specializes in social media and word of mouth marketing. It’s a great way for me to get informed about new products that enter the market that I might not be aware about. I was recently selected to take part in a campaign forContinue reading “Product review: International Delight Iced Coffee”