Is Your Meal Replacement Bar Healthy?

From the Food And Travel Nation Archives:

Let’s face it. There’s not always time to sit down and eat a meal in our fast-paced world. As much as I love to try new delicacies and interesting restaurants, sometimes I opt for a meal replacement bar.

There are many brands of food bars on the market these days. How do they provide the protein we need while remaining shelf-stable and vegetarian? The answer is soy. But these days, soy comes in many forms. It’s important to understand what type of soy is in your food bar and how it was processed.  Is the chemical hexane used in its production?

Making it simple is an organization we talked about on the program last week. has created a comprehensive infographic of food bars on the market and categorized them as safe or not safe.  Some of my favorites were the dangerous ones on their list. Listen to this important information in our audio clip here:

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Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food And Travel Nation has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on and stations around the country.

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