KosherEye Featured Product
KosherEye Featured Product
Healthy Eating with Whey Isolate Protein
Our first question is why whey?
The answer: Why not? It is a delicious and easy way to add protein to meals. We discovered Integrated Supplements Whey Isolate Protein last summer and have been shaking it up, mixing it in and sprinkling it on ever since. The product is kosher certified OU-D, and is available in several flavors – strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, and the newest flavor...chocolate mint.
Integrated Supplements Whey Isolate Protein powder is free of artificial additives and preservatives, and is recommended for the entire family, from toddler to senior. The product has been awarded the distinction of “highest quality protein supplement” through Labdoor, the prestigious San Francisco based company. This recognition is considered the “Academy Award” of the supplement world. Wow! The products can be purchased at Target stores across the U.S.
So, what exactly is whey? It is the watery part of milk separated from curds during the making of cheese. Whey was originally thought of as a waste product; in fact it was sold as inexpensive animal feed. Researchers eventually found that the protein portion of whey had remarkable health benefits for humans. And now, there is the convenient and flavorful whey powder.
We do try to eat well, but in our family of foodies, eating healthy has to include deliciousness. That’s what we feel makes Integrated Supplements Whey Isolate Protein so unique and special. Adding it to recipes enhances the taste and adds another layer of flavor.
Ways with whey
Some (like my daughter) enjoy protein shakes. She has one every day for breakfast; her favorite is chocolate. Some parents add whey to their children’s milk or hot chocolate, or they mix up a strawberry milkshake with fresh berries and strawberry whey. As for KosherEye, we like to mix it in as an easy flavorful, healthful addition to recipes. In some cases, it is our culinary secret, a hidden addition.
- Oatmeal: 1 scoop vanilla or strawberry whey into oatmeal before cooking
- Mashed potatoes: Use vanilla whey and add a spoonful of sour cream and a Tablespoon of melted butter. Whip or mash
- Soup: See a favorite recipe below for Creamy Vanilla Corn Soup
- Granola – Sprinkle whey over granola and use it to top yogurt
- French toast – Add a scoop or two to French toast batter.
- Chocolate pudding – Add Whey to Instant pudding – perfect for pie fillings too.
- Yogurt – Make a yogurt, whey, fruit parfait. Yumm!
- Muffins – Add to batter
- Fruit – Top with coconut and granola mixed with a scoop of whey
- Ice Cream – We mix some whey into the syrup.
- Cheese Quiche –Mix a scoop or two into the egg and milk batter
We have added 2 scoops of whey to dry cake mix batter. Whey protein powder mixes easily into batters. In addition to being healthful, it deepens the flavor. We add the vanilla whey to yellow cake mixes and the chocolate whey to chocolate cake mixes – and yes, chocolate or chocolate mint whey add a layer of flavor to brownies.
Pancakes or waffle mixes
Add just a scoop or two to boost the protein content; mix the whey into the batter and then place in an oiled fry pan or griddle, or add to heated wafflemaker. Check out our recipe.
Try these delicious recipes:
Breakfast Banana Bread
Pancakes with Integrated Supplements Whey Isolate Protein
Made from Yukon Gold potatoes, these frozen Hashed Browns from Alexia Products taste like you "made them yourself." Hashed Browns are a true comfort food – fried crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside – who can resist them? We certainly can't and put them to the test. We used this delicious blend of seasoned, all natural, shredded potatoes, added a few extra ingredients and made yummy potato lakes.
- Made from Yukon Gold potatoes
- USDA organic, All Natural
- Kosher certified Circle K parve
- In the freezer section
- Package size - 16-ounces
All-natural, gourmet-inspired, and delicious, Alexia offers a variety of natural frozen potato products from sweet potato fries to roasted potatoes with flavorings such as rosemary and sea salt. They are handy, convenient and these oven fries are healthier than "regular" French fries. We tasted several of the varieties and all are winners – the combination of seasonings are chef inspired. Serve them with any dairy or parve meal – we love to serve them when we have "breakfast" for dinner.
Alexia potato products, with the exception of mashed potatoes and potato appetizers, are OK Kosher dairy.Add a comment
Nektar Honey Crystals
Nektar Honey Crystals® is a new way to use honey, without a sticky mess! These 100% natural crystals deliver the rich, taste of honey and the convenience of cane sugar.
We all know that liquid honey is Sticky, Sticky, Sticky and Messy, Messy, Messy. We use it daily during the High Holiday season, and truly love to use honey year round for its sweet nutritional benefits. That’s why we were intrigued when we tried Nektar honey crystals.
From the founder Jeremy Edelman: ”Nektar Honey Crystals™ come from bumble, sorry, I mean humble beginnings. As a serious tea guy, I was tired of the sticky honey bottles and jars that we have all become accustomed to. After a particularly bad honey-spill, I knew there had to be a better way to carry and use honey. With a little research, entrepreneurial spirit, and honey all over my hands, Nektar Honey Crystals™ were born.”
This is a "how did they do that" sweet discovery. Nektar Naturals has recently introduced a convenient pourable and spoonable jar of Nektar honey crystals, a natural granulated honey sweetener, made of honey and sugar. It is a convenient and delicious way to use honey without the mess. How Sweet!
- 100% Natural
- Gluten Free. GMO Free
- OU Kosher, parve
- Easy to measure, heat stable
Some suggested uses:
- In hot or cold beverages such as iced tea or lemonade
- In hot or cold cereal
- As a sugar substitute in baking
- In marinades, rubs and salad dressings
- Added to yogurt, fruits and smoothies
- Available also in “to go” packets
Nektar Honey Crystals™ can be found at WalMart, and many fine grocery stores across the U.S., at online retailers, and in resorts and spas such as Canyon Ranch.Add a comment
Quotes from our tasters:
Love these chips! Why are they green? Can I have some more?
Peas Please is the first ever-organic pea snack made with all natural, wholesome ingredients. Each bag offers protein, fiber and one whole veggie per serving - a take it along healthy nibble!
We tried the sea salt flavor. So, what’s in it? Green pea flour, brown rice flour, sunflower and safflower oil, sea salt, That’s it.
From the company Peeled Snacks: “We believe you should feel good about snacking. That’s why we developed strong partnerships with our farmers and suppliers to grow the best tasting organic, non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients, and to turn them into delicious snacks as close to nature as possible.
Peas Please is a baked organic snack, and is available in 3 flavors:
Sea Salt, Garden Herb, Southwest Spice
We think that Peas Please makes a wholesome, delicious, healthy, crunchy lunch box treat. The product is kosher certified OU parve
For more information, visit Peeledsnacks.com
Peas Please by Peeled Snacks are available in many Whole Foods Market, Wegmans, Target, Sprouts, Amazon and VineMarket.com and shop.peeledsnacks.com.