Wednesday, May 10, 2006

health magazine: Health Magazine's Best of Food Awards Spotlight 25 Top Products

How can you eat right and satisfy your taste-buds, too? Recognizing the boom in the number of food products for health-conscious Americans, and consumers' need for help in making smart choices, Time Inc.'s Health magazine presents its second annual Best of Food Awards -- the ultimate guide to grocery shopping. The special report appears in the May '06 issue; on sale April 25.

Health reviewed more than 500 products -- from snacks and staples to frozen meals and desserts-based on criteria that included taste, nutrition, convenience, and availability. The 25 winners were chosen by a panel of highly-skilled, food-savvy judges, including best-selling cookbook author Mark Bittman, Food Network's Robin Miller, spa chef Scott Uehlein, and Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert.

South Beach Diet, Denver-Style Breakfast Wraps -- A healthy take on the classic Denver Omlette (egg whites, mozzarella cheese, red and green peppers, ham and onions) in a whole-grain high fiber wrap.

Starkist Albacaore Lemon & Cracked Pepper Tuna Fillet -- Slide this ½ inch thick slab of tuna onto a bed of greens and you've got a no-fuss nicoise salad. Stow these single-serving pouches in a drawer at work for a quick protein powered lunch.

Tumaro's Gourmet Multi Grain Tortillas -- Each of these 100-calorie wraps is loaded with 8 grams of fiber and delivers a pleasantly "wheaty" flavor.

Synder's of Hanover EatSmart Malt Vinegar & Sea Salt Café Fries -- The only thing that is really frylike is the shape. These crunchy, tangy snacks are made out of potato flour so you can munch on a bunch of them for just 150 calories.

Edy' Dryer's Slow Churned Light Ice Cream French Silk -- This blend of mocha and vanilla ice creams with bitter sweet chocolate chips has half the fat and a third fewer calories than the regular stuff.