Margaret Malochleb

Margaret Malochleb

Lentils pack a mighty crunch

Seapoint Farms is introducing Mighty Lil’ Lentils, the company’s latest innovation in gluten-free plant-powered snacking. Created from a variety of artisan-crafted lentils, the crunchy snack is flavorful, packed with nutrients, and can be eaten on the go, used as a salad topper, or added to trail mix.

Mighty Lil’ Lentils are rich in dietary fiber and boast 5 grams of protein per serving. Four flavors are available, all of which are Non GMO Project Verified: Barbeque, for a smoky, sweet, and savory experience; Cinnamon Sugar, for a slightly sweet taste; and Pink Himalayan Salt and mildly spicy Falafel, for vegan options. Available online at iHerb and Amazon, Mighty Lil’ Lentils are sold in 5-ounce bags for a suggested retail price of $3.99.

Raspberry blast in a bar

The latest bar offering from Huel is its vegan Raspberry & White Chocolate flavor. Like all of Huel’s products, the bar is made using oat flour and rolled oats, pea and brown rice protein, coconut MCTs, and flaxseed, providing a balance of 27 essential vitamins and minerals.

The soft and chewy bar contains real raspberry pieces bursting with tartness, balanced by the sweetness of vegan white chocolate chips made from organic cocoa butter. With 200 calories a bar, it provides 12 grams of protein along with slow-release carbs, making it suitable for a mid-morning snack, an afternoon pick-me-up, or a healthy on-the-go choice.

Huel bars use sustainable, plant-based ingredients and are free of soy, eggs, dairy, and GM ingredients. The Raspberry & White Chocolate bar can be found online at for a suggested retail price of $2 per bar.

Tuna meals in 30 seconds

StarKist recently debuted its line of microwave-safe pouches featuring seasoned, wild caught tuna complemented with vegetables and grains. Suitable for lunch, dinner, or as a calorie-conscious snack, StarKist Creations Microwavables come in four varieties and can be eaten at room temperature or heated for 30 seconds in a microwave.

BOLD Tuna Spicy Rice & Beans pairs hot sauce, lime juice, brown rice, black beans, and corn with wild caught tuna for a zesty meal option with 10 grams of protein and 160 calories. Tuna Tomato Basil includes barley, tomatoes, aromatic garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and black olives for a Tuscan take on tuna. Tuna Latin Citrus offers the spice of jalapeños, along with refreshing lime, quinoa, white beans, and vegetables, for a piquant entrée with 11 grams of protein and 160 calories. Tuna Thai Green Curry mixes green chili, coconut milk, rice, and lemongrass for a sweet and spicy choice.

StarKist Creations Microwavables can be found in the pouch/canned tuna section of retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $1.99 to $2.49 per pouch.

About the Author

Margaret Malochleb, Associate Editor, produces content for the News, New Products, Books, and IFT World departments and researches and writes feature articles on a variety of topics.
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