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Change is Good! Variety is Great!

02.04.14    |   Category: Sheffa News    |   Tags:

Change is Good!  Variety is Great!

Our web store host passed us off to another provider, but it turned out to be a positive thing.  Our newly redesigned web store is not only better looking, but the feedback is that it’s also easier to use.  From …

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Vegan Snacks and Vegan Meals

01.13.13    |   Category: Snacks & Bars    |   Tags:

The word “vegan” was coined in 1944 by Donald Watson, founder of the Vegan Society, by combining the first three and last two letters of vegetarian. The vegan lifestyle, a practice of abstaining from the consumption of foods or products …

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What’s the Deal with Whole Food High Protein Snacks?

01.13.13    |   Category: Snacks & Bars    |   Tags:

Protein performs countless invaluable functions in the body, from metabolism to tissue growth and repair. Proteins from plant sources are considered “incomplete”, with few exceptions like soybeans, quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat, but nearly all whole-foods contain protein. The solution for …

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What are Savory Snacks?

12.25.12    |   Category: Snacks & Bars    |   Tags:

The word savory is rooted in the meaning of “tasty” or “flavorful”, but lately it’s used to describe “salty or spicy” flavors as opposed to sweet. Essentially, savory can be seen as the opposite of sweet or “sweet-free” when we’re …

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Savory Snacks are the New Sugar Free Snacks

12.25.12    |   Category: Snacks & Bars    |   Tags:

The phrase “sugar free snacks” is likely to conjure up thoughts of artificially sweetened snacks that taste, well…artificial. You wouldn’t eat them unless you had to. But “sugar free” also means without sugar and therefor not sweet or savory. While …

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Sheffa’s Vegan Bars are The Cat’s Meow

12.21.12    |   Category: Snacks & Bars    |   Tags:

When we say “vegan bars”, we don’t mean a place where you can get a green juice or a sake-tini along with your tempeh burger. We mean vegan bars, as in granola bars, healthy snack bars and protein bars. Vegan …

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Are your Vegetarian Snacks Healthy?

12.19.12    |   Category: Snacks & Bars    |   Tags:

While there are a lot of vegetarian snacks and prepared foods on the market, Sheffa Foods offers products that are vegetarian and healthy. That’s right, just because something is vegetarian doesn’t mean that it’s healthy. There are plenty of vegetarian …

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Choose Low Sodium Snacks

12.14.12    |   Category: Snacks & Bars    |   Tags:

Sodium is essential to our bodies, but not in the amounts typically consumed with the Standard American Diet (SAD). The idea of using salt in cooking is to enhance the flavors of the food – salt is really not meant …

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America Loves “Salty Snacks”!

12.12.12    |   Category: Snacks & Bars    |   Tags:

The packaged food industry has a “salty snacks” category, and sales in this diverse classification have experienced steady increased growth with potato chips, tortilla chips, and snack nuts and seeds leading the way. This category might seem strange given the …

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Snacks for Kids

12.11.12    |   Category: Snacks & Bars    |   Tags:

Generally it isn’t hard to find snacks for kids, but finding snacks that are nutritious and that appeal to the finicky, developing taste buds of little ones is a bit more challenging. There is no shortage of prepared and packaged …

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A New Twist on Gluten Free Bars

12.10.12    |   Category: Snacks & Bars    |   Tags:

There are a lot of bars on the market – protein bars, breakfast bars, meal replacement bars, snack bars, gluten free bars – if you name it, it probably exists. There’s even a bar made from buffalo meat, cranberries and …

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Gluten Free Snacks from Sheffa Foods

12.07.12    |   Category: Snacks & Bars    |   Tags:

More and more people are adopting a gluten free lifestyle, many out of necessity because of a diagnosis of Celiac Disease, autism or gluten intolerance, and others because they simply feel better. Whatever the circumstances, living gluten free is much …

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The Drama Behind Granola and Granola Bars

12.04.12    |   Category: Snacks & Bars    |   Tags:

Granola is often associated with the hippies of the 1960’s. So, granola and granola bars must have been invented by hippies. NOT! The invention of Granola, though originated as a health food, has very capitalistic roots dating back to the …

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Healthy Bars

12.02.12    |   Category: Snacks & Bars    |   Tags:

When we say “healthy bars”, we’re not talking about a bar where you can go and get a healthy drink, like a shot of wheat grass or organic vodka (is that healthy anyway?). We’re talking about cereal and snack bars, …

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“Peas” Pass the Chickpea Snacks

11.13.12    |   Category: Snacks & Bars    |   Tags:

We’re all familiar with chickpeas – those whitish round little bean-balls at the salad bar, also known as garbanzo beans.   Hummus and falafel, both made from chickpeas, have also grown very popular in the US in recent years (hummus …

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The Big Reveal…

10.15.11    |   Category: Sheffa News    |   Tags:

The Big Reveal…

Sheffa was definitely feeling the love at the Natural Products Expo East 2011 where we officially launched 6 new products! We are now sprinkling even more tasty goodness with two new Salad Sprinkles – Spanish Onion and Cranberry – joining …

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Booth Number 8200

09.16.11    |   Category: Sheffa News    |   Tags:

Booth Number 8200

Sheffa will be setting up camp for 3 days, September 22-24, at the Baltimore Convention Center for the largest natural products trade show on the East Coast, appropriately named, Natural Products Expo East 2011. We’re excited to attend this year …

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Finally! Vegetarian Food Festival hits NYC!

03.09.11    |   Category: Sheffa News    |   Tags: ,

Finally! Vegetarian Food Festival hits NYC!

You would think that New York City would have a well established annual vegetarian food festival by now, but Sarah Gross, founder of Rescue Chocolate, and Nira Paliwoda, event planner and foodie are hosting the first ever New York City …

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Our friend, TED!

02.06.11    |   Category: Sheffa News    |   Tags:

Our friend, TED!

Naturally we were honored when the TED people came knocking at our virtual email door. Our Zesty Snack Mix will be among the products selected for the Google Cafés that will be featured at the TED2011 conference in Long Beach, …

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The Nutrients are in the Bag!

01.28.11    |   Category: Blog, Sheffa Blog    |   Tags:

So many of the foods we eat have been processed to the point of no return, no longer containing any nutrients. So that’s why the food industry, “enriches” refined flours and products with vitamins and minerals. Only then they can …

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