The Grande Whey Blog

Why Protein Crisps Are the Perfect Answer for Sweet, Healthy Snacks

Posted by Darian Fuselier on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @ 08:39 AM

With today’s busy consumers on the lookout for healthy grab-and-go snacks, protein-packed bars, cookies, and other snack options have exploded in popularity over the past few years. Whether it’s a crunchy peanut butter protein bar or nutty trail mix with yogurt-covered raisins, consumers are concerned about the healthiness of the snacks they’re eating, with 30% of Americans claiming to only snack on healthy foods.

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Improving Texture, All Natural

 

The Hype About Hummus — How to Improve Your Formulation

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, May 23, 2017 @ 08:14 AM

While hummus has been a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine for centuries, its rise in popularity in the U.S. is striking, occupying 34% of global hummus consumption, and its popularity continues to rise. It was named “Dish of the Year” by Bon Appetit Magazine in 2015, and is projected to exceed $1 billion in global sales by 2022. Hummus also fits well with the current consumer snacking trends.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Improving Nutrition, All Natural

 

Improving Nutrition in Meals Kids Love [VIDEO]

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 @ 08:08 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in five children ages 6-19 are obese. It’s a startling statistic attributed to a number of causes from genetics and metabolism to a significant lack of daily physical activity in an increasingly sedentary society. Couple these factors with the nutritional deficits found in kids’ favorite foods like hot dogs, fried chicken and macaroni and cheese, and the odds appear stacked against reversing the childhood obesity trend.

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Categories: Improving Nutrition

 

How to Improve Nutrition of Spreads and Dips

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 08:11 AM

Visit any get together or party and you’re sure to find people grazing from a buffet of snacks, veggies and an array of dips and spreads that go along with them—hummus, yogurt, spreadable cheese and more.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Whey Protein Ingredients, Improving Nutrition, All Natural

 

How Does Whey Protein Affect My Nutritional Label?

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 08:04 AM

One of the questions we’re often asked relates to how our whey protein products are made; in particular they wonder if they can have a “clean” label while delivering the nutrition – minus chemicals – that consumers are looking for. In this blog post we’ll answer this commonly asked question and others associated with it.

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Categories: Whey Protein Ingredients, Improving Nutrition, All Natural

 

How Whey Proteins Add Nutritious Appeal to Frozen Meals

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 08:07 AM

Consumers have long viewed frozen food aisles in grocery stores as catering to convenience and little else. The typical sodium-laden, refined carb-intensive ready made meal selections simply don’t align anymore with their desire for fresh, highly nutritious foods that support their healthy lifestyles.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Improving Nutrition, Health Benefits, Frozen & Desserts

 

New Year's Resolutions: Focus On Low-fat Is an Opportunity for Food Manufacturers

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jan 03, 2017 @ 01:07 PM

New Year's resolutions: we’ve all made them…and we’ve all broken them. One of the most cited reasons for falling off the wagon when it comes to resolutions related to dieting is that the food that’s low-fat, low-calorie, low-carb and other “lows” just isn’t as good as rich, or as decadent as other food that are available; we’ve all tasted light versions of our favorite foods and felt the disappointment. Food and beverage manufacturers continue to rush to the shelves with products that tout their healthier versions of popular products, hoping to capture people who, as of January 1, are committed to changing their eating habits. But usually by about January 3, they’re back to the better-tasting products.

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Creamy

 

Boosting Baked Goods’ Nutrition Using Whey Protein

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 08:13 AM

One of the recent questions we received via our website is this, from a baked good manufacturer: “Can functional whey protein be used to boost protein levels in a glaze?”

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Categories: Ingredient Replacement, Improving Nutrition, Reducing Costs

 

Sensory in Satiety: What Makes Consumers Full

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Nov 01, 2016 @ 08:06 AM

Nearly 70% of today’s adult Americans are considered to be overweight or obese, and the consequences of this epidemic are dramatic. Obesity-related conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer have associated medical costs estimated to be between $150 and nearly $210 billion every year. With growing concern about their health and wellbeing, consumers are looking for healthy and satisfying foods to help them combat this trend. 

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Improving Nutrition, Improving Texture

 

Finding the Balance Between Taste and Health: 2016 Cookie and Cracker Trends

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, May 31, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

There’s no question that today’s consumers are seeking out healthier, more natural foods. From lowfat dressings and dips to lowfat desserts, it’s hard to go grocery shopping these days without seeing healthier, more natural product variations lining the shelves. In fact, 62% of consumers seek out minimally processed foods while shopping, and 84% of Americans buy “free-from” foods (e.g., gluten-free, sugar-free, fat-free, preservative-free, etc.) because they believe them to be more natural and less processed. Even traditionally sweet and salty foods, like cookies and crackers, are getting a healthy overhaul, but making these sweet and salty snacks healthier isn’t exactly easy for manufacturers.

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Improving Texture, Reducing Costs

 

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