The GeniSoy soy protein bar
(peanut butter with fudge coating) totals 230 calories, 5
grams of fat, 14 grams of protein and 32 grams total
carbohydrate (of which 10% is dietary fiber). This is my
favorite brand. It's reasonably priced. They have other
flavors, too. I find that half a bar usually satisfies my
hunger. Most of the time, I save the second half for another
There are a couple of other
brands of protein bars that are made with soy. For instance,
Clif Bars are my second favorite soy protein bars. The two
reasons I like them are these bars are reasonably priced and
they taste good. My favorite is chocolate chip with crunchy
peanut butter. Clif Bars also make Luna bars. These soy
protein bars are more expensive, but I really like the lemon
zest and key lime pie flavors. Luna bars are nice for a
Soy Crisps are little soy
crackers fro GeniSoy. I like them a lot. A serving of 25
crisps contains 100 calories, 2 grams of fat (0 saturated
fat), 7 grams of protein, and they taste good. A variety of
flavors are available including ranch, barbeque and others.
The nutritional information for
Dr. Soy soy protein cookies are calculated at four cookies per
serving. A serving of their oatmeal raisin cookies contains
170 calories, 3 grams fat (.5 grams saturated fat) and 8 grams
of protein. As the name implies, the cookies are made with
soy, but also with whole grain flours and unrefined sugars. If
you're used to eating bakery foods, this is a good product to
have on hand when a snack attack hits. See www.drsoy.com.
And in the true spirit of
healthy hedonism, the product that wins the prize is (drum
roll, please) Planet Harmony's organic chocolate soy nuts. A
serving size is a 1/4 cup and it includes 190 calories, 11
grams of (5 grams saturated fat) and 7 grams of protein. Okay,
so it's not the lowest fat or the highest protein. The spirit
of healthy hedonism does not demand that. See www.harmonyfoods.com.
For the makings of really tasty
Mexican food made with soy, I recommend El Burrito Food
Products, Inc.'s Soy Taco (Meatless Taco Filling) and Soyrizo
(Meatless Soy Chorizo) Call 800-933-7828 or visit www.elburrito.com.
Keeping Work in Balance
Stonyfield Farm makes an
organic yogurt that's very tasty, and this product has the
advantage of being sufficiently drinkable that you could drink
it on your way to work in the car. It's also low fat. The
yogurt contains live cultures of probiotic bacteria. You
should be able to find this brand in most health food stores.
Corning Ware makes a small 15
oz. glass-ceramic food container, with a tight-fitting plastic
cover, called the "Grab It Bowl." I've had a set of
them for years. They're very durable and are perfect for
storing an individual portion of food that you intend to heat
later in the microwave. Like its other products, the dish is
oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe (the lid isn't
oven safe, but because it's flexible plastic, you wouldn't
expect it to be.). It costs $6-$7, depending on where you
purchase it. Definitely a good investment for bringing
planned-overs to work for lunch.
For kids who won't eat apples
in the car, MadMeals L.L.C., Mt. Kisco, NY, makes applesauce
products with resealable caps and cute packaging specifically
for kids. These products can be eaten without a spoon. Consult
the website (www.madmeals.com)
or call 914-241-9015.
Harmony Foods Corporation in
Santa Cruz, CA, makes an entire line of candy (Planet Harmony)
made with organic ingredients, no preservatives, natural
colors and flavors, and no hydrogenated oils. The line
includes gummy bears, gourmet jelly beans, chocolate peanuts,
chocolate soy nuts, and pectin fruit snacks. For more
information, see the company website (www.harmonyfoods.com)
or call 931-457-3200.
The New Art of
If you are remodeling your bathroom, a "spa"
tub is an item that's not that expensive. And it would
certainly pay for itself, not only in pleasure, but also in
the resale value of your home. I tried one recently at a
hotel. Though it was a bit noisy, which might make it
inappropriate for use late at night, I found the two pressure
jets at the back worked nicely to relieve tension in the
I tried a couple of appliances
to achieve the same effect. Conair's Dual-Jet Bath Spa creates
a rather nice whirlpool effect without being overly noisy.
It's about $70. I also tried a bubble bathmat, but found it to
be so noisy and cumbersome that the device didn't create a
nice mood for a bath. The best recommendation might be to save
your money for either a new bath tub or to pay for a real
A Time of Peace
Drinkable Vitamins are
available from Ola Loa, L.L.C., Call 888-2OLALOA, or visit www.drinkyourvitamins.com.
Try AllOne Nutritech for
protein powders that include optimal quantities of nutrients.
Call 800-0235-5727 or visit www.all-one.com.
Also, check out Body Response
Dietary Supplements from Bio International of Fullerton, CA.
For more information, call 800-246-4685.