Go Nuts at Snack Time. Pistachios + Dried Cranberries. Better than a candy bar.

By on May 21, 2013

Most so-called healthy candy bars are just that – candy bars except made with stuff that tastes like sawdust. But when Caroline Kelm sent me some Pistachio Chewy Bites,  I knew we had something.

Setton Farms Pistachio Cranberry Bars

Setton Farms Pistachio Cranberry Bars

Simple things really are best and this cute little  GMO free snack bar is about half pistachios from California + dried cranberries,sweetened with a bit of agave and tempered with a pinch of sea salt.  What’s not to love?  At 210 calories, these slip into your purse or pocket to be there when you need a little pick-me-up.  I like ‘em!

With three main ingredients, Pistachio Chewy Bites provide healthy snack lovers the amazing benefits of pistachios, cranberries and agave nectar in a delicious and nutritious bite-size bar.  Pistachio Chewy Bites are heart-healthy, 100% all natural, gluten and dairy free, low in sodium, GMO free, vegan and a great on-the-go protein snack.  They also have no cholesterol, zero trans-fat and are a good source of dietary fiber

So seeing what they don’t have, you need to know that what you do get is a lovely, flavorful bright snack that will keep you going.  Yes.

Pistachio Chewy Bites are made by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc., the second largest pistachio processor in the United States.  They been growing and processing pistachios in the Central Valley of California since 1986.  Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. has ownership in over 8,000 acres of planted pistachios and currently has the capacity to process over 100 million pounds of pistachios owned by Setton and its grower partners.  In 2011, Setton installed 7,600 solar panels, offsetting  the processing facility’s energy bill by 100 percent.

6-Pack $5.99 and 16-Pack $12.50

Where to get them:

Online: Amazon.com and Puritan.com

Stores: Burlington Coat Factory – nationally

Shoprite -New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

A&P- New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island

Safeway – Oregon, Washington some additional areas of the Northwest

HEB – Texas

Roundy’s – Wisconsin and Illinois

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About Linda Eckhardt

Linda West Eckhardt, is an award winning journalist, food writer, and nutritionist. Her more than 20 cookbooks have garnered prizes including the James Beard prize for the best cookbook for a text she wrote with her daughter, Katherine West DeFoyd, entitled Entertaining 101, Doubleday. Their follow-up book, Stylish One Dish Dinners, Doubleday, was also nominated for a James Beard prize. Their next book, The High Protein Cookbook, Clarkson Potter, remains a best seller after 12 years. That book was designed to accompany low carb diet plans. Her ground-breaking book, Bread in Half The Time, Broadway Books, was named the Best Cookbook in America by the prestigious IACP, The Julia Child award. Her award winning radio work with Jennifer English, for a national show on the Food and Wine radio network, was nominated for a James Beard Prize for a show called, “I Know What You Ate Last Summer.”