Image3by: Molly Kimble w/ – The Times Picayune – Read More Click Here

As a registered dietitian, I’m always on the lookout for new products that make it easy to eat (and drink) healthfully, plus add a bit of variety, so here are eight of my latest finds.

All of these items are available locally in the New Orleans area, and each of the product websites has a locator feature to find stores in your area that carry it. If you don’t see an item in your local grocery store, you can always ask the store manager to stock it.

Zydeco Salsa.  I really can’t decide which one I like best. The Sweet Potato Salsa (just 15 calories per two-tablespoon serving, with 10 percent daily value for vitamin A) and the Red Bean Salsa (also just 15 calories, and loaded with tomatoes and red beans) are equally delicious. Plus they’re a South Louisiana company, based out of Lafayette.

Molly Kimball is a registered dietitian in New Orleans. She can be reached at Comment and read more at