Marlene Most goes ‘nuts’

As the former director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center’s research kitchen and a culinary dietician, Marlene Most knows how to fuse flavor and nutrition. Last year, she acted on a longtime dream and launched a line of all-natural snacks that incorporate high-quality ingredients and big flavor. Her Most Delightful Foods are now sold inside the Main Street Market every other Saturday, as well as online. They’re also slated to be sold in Whole Foods Market in Baton Rouge. Most’s Animae Snack Mix—that’s Latin for “for the soul”—is an antioxidant-rich combination of dried fruits and nuts with natural sweeteners and rolled oats. She also features dark chocolate fruit and nut clusters, making a perfect and unique Valentine’s Day gift. Read more in this month’s issue of 225 by clicking here.—Maggie Heyn Richardson