My New Favorite Treat: Setton Farms Blueberry-Flavored Pistachio Chewy Bites

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One of my favorite things about being in the nutrition business is that I get to try nutritious foods before they hit the market.  I am so excited about a nutrient-dense treat that hits the market TODAY: Setton Farms’ blueberry-flavored Pistachio Chewy Bites. And I am going to GIVE AWAY three bags of them to one lucky reader! Keep reading to find out what you have to do to be a contender for this awesome prize!

First of all, let me get it straight about what it means for a treat to be nutrient-dense and then I will tell about how yummy these treats are, how they qualify as nutrient-dense, and I will also give you some scenarios where it would be PERFECT for you to have these treats on hand.

Nutrient-dense foods are food choices that are loaded with nutrients but relatively low in calories, saturated fat, and trans fat. It’s often difficult to find nutrient-dense snacks. Virtually all fruit and veggies would be considered nutrient-dense as would raw nuts and seeds.

But what about packaged food? Sometimes you just crave a candy bar, right?

When examining a nutrition label, some markers of a good, nutrient-dense selection in my opinion are: less than 250 calories per serving, less than 4 grams of saturated fat, at least 5 grams of unsaturated fat (these fats are GOOD for you), at least 3 grams of fiber, and at least 4 grams of protein.

I can’t think of a candy bar that qualifies as nutrient-dense, but Setton Farms’ brand-new blueberry-flavored Pistachio Chewy Bites are the perfect alternative. They’re so sweet and yummy. Made with pistachios, blueberry-infused dried cranberries, maple brown-PCB BLUEBERRIES - IMG_5843-Edit-2rice syrup, and coconut, you cannot go wrong with this treat. And here are some markers of their nutrient density!

Each serving (2 chewy bites) has:

  • 200 calories
  • ZERO trans fats
  • Only 2 grams of saturated fat
  • 9 grams of unsaturated fat
  • 4 grams of fiber
  • 5 grams of protein

Here are some scenarios where these treats would be great to have on hand:

  • Great to have in your desk drawer at work for that 3:00 dip in energy.
  • Keep them in your purse for when you are out and about longer than planned and need something to hold you over before your next meal.
  • Attention athletes! These are the perfect fueling snack and can also work effectively as a recovery snack!
  • Got kiddos? These are a great choice to add to their lunches! My girls even asked for them for dessert one night!
  • These are also perfect to pass around as an appetizer at a dinner party!

In the comments below, by Friday June 9 at 8:00 PM EST, tell me why YOU would love to try these tasty snacks for a chance to win three bags (9 servings) of Setton Farms’ blueberry-flavored Pistachio Chew Bites. I will announce the winner over the weekend!

 

 

 

 

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22 thoughts on “My New Favorite Treat: Setton Farms Blueberry-Flavored Pistachio Chewy Bites

  1. Adina M Neuman

    It’s dance recital time and we’re spending countless evenings in rehearsals. These little gems look like the perfect healthy snack to help get my daughter’s and me through the evening!

  2. Daniela Kowal

    I would love to try these new snacks and hopefully entice my family to eat healthier! I am a big fan of healthy eating and am the one who introduces good food to my family as chief cook in the house. Please let me try these for free, the ingredients sound wonderful and I trust Kelly S. to always lead me on the right path to good health

  3. Kristi Matthews

    I am excited to sample these tasty treats from Setton Farms. I am always looking for a healthy before/after workout snack. Blueberries and pistachios………where can you go wrong?? YUM-YUM : )

  4. Katrina

    As a busy Mom of three teenage girls, we are always looking for healthier on-the-go snack options. Thanks Kelly for all the great info, they look yummy!

  5. Liza Corday

    Always trying to find a healthy alternative for myself and my kids. So often we grab whatever is in front of us, and then the guilt hits!! Trying to find healthy snacks that my kids will actually eat is like finding a needle in a haystack, so I am always trying!!!

  6. Cara Giannone

    Hi Kelly, I love reading your posts and getting healthy ideas. I love trying and finding new healthy snacks. I always wonder though if they are healthy or if I’m fooled by the label. These look delicious. I have a sweet tooth and have been trying to stay away from processed sugar treats. I’m having a difficult time losing now that I am almost 40. Haha. If I don’t win can you tell me where I can buy these?

  7. Debbie M.

    Kelly, Thank you for introducing such a fabulous new product made by Setton Farms. The combination of blueberries, pistachios, cranberries, maple brown syrup, and coconut in one bite sounds yummy! They are exactly what I desire and appreciate in a snack: naturally sweet and chewy! Also, I favor snacks needing no refrigeration. Therefore, I can keep them in my pantry, purse, or vehicle to enjoy at any time! In addition, they are perfect to serve with any beverage. How perfect is that? I can hardly wait to try these nutritiously dense blueberry pistachio chew bites!

  8. Kelly Boswell

    I would like to try the new snack because my daughters and I love blueberries AND pistachios. It is always nice to find a packaged snack that is convenient and actually good for you!
    Thank you for sharing!

  9. Megan Hart

    I would love to give these a try! I am training for my first marathon and as my hunger ramps up, I’m constantly on the lookout for foods that will keep my insane appetite at bay.

  10. Cynthia bradberry

    I would love to win these treats because I am a gastric bypass patient of 3 years June 30th. I have a hard time finding snacks that are good for me that I really like. My worst fear is gaining back the weight that I have worked so hard to take off. Even if I don’t win these treats I would love to have more information on the things I could eat in my diet 3 years out on gastric bypass. Please help Kelly..

  11. Patty

    I would love to try these bars. They would make a nice treat to replace my zero nutrient candy bar trea. I think they would be great also for my long travel days to visit my brand new grandson in Montana. Always looking for healthy options for the plane.

  12. Laurel Sterling

    I tried these recently and they were so delicious! A great item to have in my cupboard as a quick and nutritious snack for me and my 9 year old daughter. Loved them!!

  13. Sidnie D'Amelio

    I tried the original flavor of these healthy treats at a workplace info session by Kelly (so fun!). I can’t wait to try the blueberry flavor. I am always looking for healthy snacks to take on the go. I love making my own bars and snacks at home, but with my little five-month-old Baby it’s so much easier to buy healthy products from companies like Setton Farms to keep me up and running! Thanks for all the inspiration, Kelly!

  14. Tracey Burkey

    These look fabulous! I love all of the ingredients and struggle for a healthy snack at work or on the go when I travel. My husband has a sweet tooth and I would love to be able to give him these. My son is going to college this fall and is an athlete and likes to eat healthy so these are perfect for his dorm room. So many reasons to try them! Thank you!

  15. Thank you everyone for participating in this contest. It was so hard for us to choose a winner. We have selected Debbie M. Debbie, please send an email to our blog contact Shannon (shannonlynn.nutrition@gmail.com) with your mailing address and we’ll get those three packages of chewy bites your way! For those of you who would like to know where to buy them, they should soon be on Setton Farms Amazon page; at the moment they do have their cranberry variety which are also tasty: https://www.amazon.com/Setton-Farms-Pistachio-Chewy-Bites/dp/B006H5FXE0/ref=sr_1_4?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1394121061&sr=1-4

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