Mixed Greens & Apple Squeezable Snack, Sprout Organic Food

Sprout Organic Foods’ Mixed Greens & Apple Squeezable Snack has 1.5 servings of fruits and vegetables, and is a delicious combination of green vegetables, crisp apples and honey.

North Castle Partners, a Greenwich-based private equity firm, acquired a controlling interest in Sprout Organic Foods this summer. Sprout is a manufacturer of baby and toddler food that are produced with organic fruits and vegetables, and are a great source of grains and proteins.

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Whole Grain Consumption Soars

The Whole Grains Council recently released the results of an online survey of 1,510 U.S. adults.

The survey found that 64% of Americans have increased whole grain consumption “some” or “a lot” in the past five years. Around 31% said that they almost always choose whole grains, and 32% said they choose whole grains half the time.

These numbers have increased a lot in five years. Nearly 86% of those who consume whole grains do so for health benefits, the survey said.

“For years, most people came nowhere close to whole grain recommendations, so it is encouraging to see that many are now benefiting from switching more of the grains they eat to whole grains,” said Cynthia Harriman, director of food and nutrition strategies, Oldways Whole Grains Council.

These Made With Honey products have the Whole Grains Council’s stamp of approval.

Whole Grain Honey White Bread, Aunt Millie’s Bakeries

Baked with whole grain flour and sweetened with honey, this bread is the perfect, better-for-you white bread. It has a smooth texture as well as a great taste. Aunt Millie’s, Fort Wayne, Ind., has been a family owned bakery since 1991. The company is committed to baking the highest quality bread possible. Many of Aunt Millie’s breads are whole grain, and the ingredients are held to the strictest standards.

Honey Whole Wheat Oval Bread, ACE Bakery

The Honey Whole Wheat Oval is made with whole grain wheat flour and a touch of honey. It is delicious toasted, as well as part of a healthy sandwich. ACE Bakery, Mississauga, Ontario, was started in 1993 by two food lovers who decided the best way to get the bread they wanted was to bake it themselves. The company prides itself in not using any preservatives and only using the finest, simplest ingredients.

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What Happened to Breakfast Being the Most Important Meal?

More than 21% of the 10,000 U.S. consumers polled by Instantly said that they will skip breakfast when strapped for time in the mornings, and 43% said they will grab something on the go.

“In the U.S., with longer work days that break out of the 9-5 model, timing and convenience has become a deciding factor in what many Americans eat in the morning,” said Andy Jolls, chief marketing officer at Instantly. “But that doesn’t mean demand for breakfast foods is low. If companies can provide breakfast in a format that accommodates busy schedules while appealing to taste and nutrition, they could see significant incremental growth.”

Check out these Made With Honey products that cater to the breakfast convenience trend.

Greek Yogurt Parfait  – Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A recently updated its menu to include a Greek Yogurt Parfait that contains half the sugar and twice the protein as the previous offering. The parfait comes with strawberries, blueberries and a Harvest Nut Granola topping that contains honey. This breakfast item is perfect for consumers in a rush that need the convenience of a drive-thru.

The first Chick-fil-A restaurant opened in Georgia in 1946. Since then, Chick-fil-A has steadily grown to become the largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States.

Honey Roasted Honey Bunches of Oats Breakfast Biscuits – Post Foods, L.L.C. 

These bite-sized breakfast biscuits are sweetened with honey, and each individual package of four crunchy biscuits provides more than 55% of the day’s recommended whole grain intake, 4 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein.

Post Foods has been bringing innovative and delicious products to America’s breakfast tables for more than 100 years. The company is based in Battle Creek, Mich.

Quick Starts Raspberry Greek Yogurt Breakfast Biscuit Sandwiches – Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.

Raspberry Greek Yogurt Crème is sandwiched between two Granola breakfast biscuits that are made with honey. Quick Starts are mini breakfast biscuit sandwiches that feature 3 grams of protein and 13 grams of whole grains. This snack is a great tasting and nutritious way to jump-start the day.

Snyder’s Lance, Charlotte, N.C., manufactures, markets and distributes snack foods throughout the United States and internationally. The company works hard to craft innovative, delicious and better-for-you snacks.

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