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Great summer snack ideas from 2013 Snack Attack Editor Showcase at Marriott Marquis Time Square

7 Jul


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Great summer snack ideas from 2013 Snack Attack Editor Showcase at Marriott Marquis Time Square

7 Jul
snackattack logo2Snack Attack Editor Showcase 2013
The 2013 Snack Attack Editor Showcase at the New York Marriott Marquis was an exceptionally fun and informative event! Summer is here, so healthy snacking is a must to get your energy going, so you can enjoy all the fun summer activities to the fullest, such as picnics, pool, beach, and all the fun outdoor sports. I enjoyed visiting all the vendors and taste testing all their products. Some of my favorite snacks I saw at the snacks event, that are not just yummy but also healthy are:
  • Avocados from Mexico tastes delicious, are good for your heart, skin, hair, nails and they are super versatile in recipes (baby food too). You can always feel good about serving avocados, because they’re heart healthy, low in carbs, are made of good fats that promote weight loss, so they are the perfect choice for smart snacking.
  • Baresnacks great because they’re crunchy, healthy and yummy. I especially love the crunch cinnamon apple chips, because they are light and sweet, so they satisfy my sweet cravings without the guilt at work or at home when I crave for a midnight sweet treat. My co worker loves the granny smith apple chips because they have a perfect combination of both tart and sweet. Bare Snacks makes apple chips from the highest quality USA grown apples, don’t use any preservatives or artificial sweeteners, they’re fat free, gluten free and high in fiber.  Bare Fruit 100% Natural Apple Chips are baked, not fried or freeze dried for the crunchiest, most delicious chip experience possible.  
  • Crunchies are all natural, freeze-dried fruits and vegetables.  With no added sugars or preservatives, these gluten free, Kosher, vegan, and non-GMO snacks are the perfect to take on the go, packed with nutrition and conveniently packed in two sizes! These yummy, guilt free snacks really resounded with me. The Crunchies BBQ Roasted Veggie snacks had the perfect combination of saltiness and grainy texture that exploded with flavor. I will arrange to pick up a few packs of these healthy and addictive snacks at my Specialty grocery market.
  • The Green Giant table exhibited Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips, Garden Ranch flavor which I love munching on with homemade guacamole dip, because that combination really complements each other. It’s a perfect addition to a lunch platter, as well as, a great snack to indulge on while watching a ballgame. I’m so glad that The Green Giant has taken a leap from your grocer’s frozen section to the snacks aisle by introducing these two delicious veggie snack chips packed with Giant flavors! The new Green Giant™ Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips – Garden Ranch and Green Giant™ Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips – Barbecue will wow snack lovers with the delicious taste of roasted bell peppers, smoked barbecue flavor, and lightly salted sweet potatoes. Made with real vegetables and loaded with Giant tastes, Green Giant Veggie Snack Chips are an everyday snack your whole family can enjoy!
  • Hormel Rev wraps are less than 300 calories each, come in eight different flavors, contain real meat and cheese, have at least 15 grams of protein, so they are great snack choices for on-the-go. These yummy wraps help you stay fueled so you don’t get hungry so fast. The Hormel REV #5 Italian Ham brand featured  Smoked Ham & Mozzarella Cheese in an Italian Herb Wrap stimulated my taste buds and is a great way to get 17 grams of protein to fuel myself at work. It’s so delicious, and at less than 300 calories, I could eat one every day of the week and have dessert, without feeling guilty.
  • Hydro Flask is an award-winning maker of double wall, vacuum insulated flasks that keep cold beverages icy cold for up to 24 hours and hot beverages piping hot for up to 12 hours! They’re BPA free, come in bright summer colors and various sizes including beer growlers and food flasks, so be sure to use them for your summer picnics and vacations, weekend getaways, at the gym and more.  I was gifted with a Hydro Flask which is indispensable for hot summer days, because it keeps my drinks cold and not luke warm. Another great feature is that it keeps your coffee warm all day long, which is perfect for work.
  • Lifeway Foods is America’s leading supplier of the tart and tangy cultured dairy product known as kefir. In addition to its line of drinkable Kefir products, Lifeway produces a variety of Frozen Kefir and probiotic cheese products. I especially love Frozen Kefir, because they satisfy my ice cream craving, they’re healthier and taste better than many frozen yogurts out there, that are high in calories and fat.
  • MegaLoad chocolate is the most amazing chocolate peanut butter cups I’ve ever tasted!  I recommend MegaLoad king size variety pack! These delicious milk chocolate creamy peanut butter cups and caramel cups are now everyone’s favorite. I day dream about them in the middle of my work day sometimes. I tell my friends and family about them, and they love MegaLoad chocolate too! Be sure to try them, and I promise you will rave about it to friends and family.
  • Nature Valley Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares are made with 100% natural whole grain oats and are available in two delicious flavors: Cinnamon Brown Sugar and Peanut Butter. There’s also the loose, bagged Nature Valley Protein Granola which has 10g of protein per serving and is available in Oats ‘n Dark Chocolate and Oats ‘n Honey. I love Oats ‘N Honey mainly because its crunchy, nutritious and satisfies my sweet tooth and at 10 grams of protein and 26 grams of whole grain per serving alleviates my guilt too. It’s a great way to eat on the run while still being healthy, and they taste incredibly delicious!
  • Skinny Cow, who makes delicious, low fat/low calories ice cream and candy snacks, want women to create their own heavenly space, their WoCavé, a “woman cave,” where the men are scarce and the tasty Skinny Cow treats are abundant such as the new ice cream candy bars made with low-fat ice cream in two tasty flavors – Coookies n’ Dough and Salted Caramel Pretzel. It’s possible to enjoy delicious ice cream and candy bars, thanks to Skinny Cow! Check out all the Skinny Cow flavors and yummy goodies, and you’ll also consider it your new BFF.
I am thrilled to have experienced this diverse snack event and was deeply impacted by all the valuable products that are life affirming and joy inducing for me and everyone involved. Thank You to all the vendors that were there at the Snack Attack Editor Showcase on June 12, 2013 who contributed to the serious snacking editors’ showcase.
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