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Chef Spike Mendelsohn, a star of Bravo TV?s ?Top Chef? programs and Food Network?s ?Iron Chef America,? has teamed up with the International Food Information Council to help folks at home create delicious, nutritious meals.
This breakfast power bar recipe is a healthy, balanced meals using a variety of packaged foods.? Packaged foods are affordable, convenient and can provide nutrients and components we need for good health.
Key Ingredients and ?Notable Nutrients?
Whole grain cereal: Whole grain cereal is a great source of energy-providing carbohydrates and can help you reach your daily recommended 48g of whole grains per day. Find whole grains by looking for the word ?whole? before the grain in the ingredients list; aim for a whole grain as the first ingredient, look for grams of whole grain on the product label and choose those with at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving.
Soymilk: Soymilk is a complete source of protein and offers cardiovascular and weight management benefits. Soymilk also contains other important nutrients like calcium for bone health.
Cocoa: Healthful components or ?functional foods? can be found in packaged foods (natural and fortified) and functional foods can support a cognitive, immune, bone, and cardiovascular health benefits. Cocoa powder is an example of a functional food as it may provide benefits for overall health and well-being.