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Nothing like a cold bowl of crunchy cereal in the morning. In fact, I find myself having cereal and fruit with almond milk almost every day of the week! Satisfying, crunchy, and just plain good!

I happen to love when cereals have little add-ins to them, like granola clusters, dried fruit, marshmallows…(gotta love the marshmallows!), so I thought Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Red Berry Crunch actually looked pretty good.

I opened up the box and saw flakes, little balls that resembled crisp rice, granola clusters with flaxseed, and dried strawberries. According to the ingredients, there were supposed to be dried raspberries as well, but I could only really distinguish the strawberries (which were rather small, as well).

I decided to try each of these components separately, and then together.

The flakes were the best part. Crunchy and sweet, with a strawberry aftertaste that was quite delicious. The granola clusters were crunchy, but had an overall flaxseed flavor that I wasn’t too fond of, only because while I do eat flaxseed for the nutritional benefits, I’m not a fan of the flavor of flaxseed. Next up, the strawberries, they were a tad bit small, not real “chunks” of strawberries, and were rather tart.

As a whole, the cereal was really good. Nutty flavored, crunchy, sweet and very tasty actually. I also read on the box that the cereal “contains 0.5g of Omega 3 per serving, which is 38% of the recommended daily value of 1.3g”- so not only tasty, but good for me too! : )

Overall, 4 stars. I liked the flakes the best, and overall a yummy cereal. I do wish the strawberry pieces were larger, and perhaps they had some granola clusters without any actual flaxseeds in them, just so I can taste the yummy granola 🙂

3/4 cup is 210 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 39 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, 10 grams of sugar, and 6 grams of protein.

*I was sent to try this box of cereal for free from Nature’s Path*

24 Oct 2010, Comments (4)

Naturally More Peanut Butter

Author: Healthnuttxo


Peanut Butter. Not a day goes by that I don’t consume either A. some type/variety of peanut butter or B. apples. (what a coincidence that they go perfectly together!) I’m always up for new varieties to try, like the Naturally More Peanut Butter. I had tried the Organic Naturally More Peanut Butter, and really enjoyed it. I was hoping I’d like the original as well!

Some interesting things about this peanut butter, it has 4 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein for a 2 Tbsp serving, with only 11 grams of fat. According to the jar, this peanut butter is “fortified with flax seed, flax oil and other nutrients” as well as containing “omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. It’s What Peanut Butter Should Be!” Sounds good to me!

So I opened up the jar and noticed a thick layer of oil and floating flax seeds on top. Not the prettiest, but nothing a little stirring couldn’t fix. I stirred it up and placed it in the fridge to set for a little while. Then I opened it up later on and noticed a nice creamy peanut butter, with the oil seperation very minimal if any since refrigeration. I took some off a spoon and tasted it.

I would say this peanut butter has some pros and cons. I liked that it wasn’t too salty or too sweet, and had a pretty good peanut butter flavor. I liked that it was higher in fiber and protein than traditional peanut butter, and had omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. I also kind of liked the little bit of crunch that the flaxseeds provided, almost like a crunchy peanut butter.

But…

I didn’t really like the flaxseed flavor that was quite noticeable. I’m the type of person who likes to eat peanut butter straight from the jar, and while this peanut butter is good, I don’t think I’ll be eating it off of a spoon.  However, I did spread it on a chocolate muffin, and it was TASTY! I couldn’t really detect the flax seed flavor at all.

Overall, 3 stars by itself, 4 stars spread on something, brings this to a 3 1/2 overall. I think I’ll stick to the Organic Naturally More Peanut Butter for spoon and jar peanut butter consumption 😛

2 tbsp. is 169 calories, 11 grams of fat, 8 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 2 grams of sugar and 10 grams of protein.

*I was provided this to try for free from Naturally More *

20 Oct 2009, Comments (2)

Nutridel Cookies

Author: healthnuttxo

Coooooookie time! Who doesn’t love cookie reviews?!
I was send by mail 2 of Nutridel’s Cookies, in Flaxseed and Oatmeal Flavor. A Nutridel cookie is, according to the website,  an “artisan, gourmet cookie, made by hand in small batches with all-natural, earth-loving high quality ingredients”. Each of the cookies are cholesterol free, no dairy, egg, trans fats, refined sugar or preservatives. They also all contain antioxidants, omega 3’s and fiber. Now these are my kind of cookies!

Each pack contains two 1 oz cookies that are 3.5 inches in diameter. Thats about the size of a CD, so it’s pretty big length wise. However, it’s a flat cookie, so it doesn’t provide much depth.
And, sorry, chewy-cookie lovers, these cookies are CRISPY and CRUNCHY!
Oatmeal- the oatmeal one has a very, well, “oaty” taste. And it should-it is oatmeal flavored! You can definietely see all the oats and sunflower seeds in the cookie. There is a slight sweetness to it, not overpowering at all. I think they should add a wee bit of cinnamon to the cookie for some extra flavor. I had both of mine with some greek yogurt- delicious combination!
Flaxseed-yumm. I liked this one much better. It was sweeter and had a nice molasses/brown sugar flavor too it. I also liked the cinnamon flavor it has. It didn’t have that “fishy” taste that sometimes flaxseed products have (or at least to me anyway). This one was my favorite of the 2!

The stats for these cookies are awesome. You can totally have both in one sitting, and even eat or drink something else with it! 4 stars for me!

Oatmeal- 1 cookie is 62 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 14 carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein.
Flaxseed– 1 cookie is 57 calories, .7 grams of fat, 12 carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein.

The ingredient list is nice and short too. Just the way I like it 🙂

Oatmeal-Oats, Whole Wheat Flour, Wheat Bran, Sunflower Seeds, Dry Coconut, Sesamee Seeds, Molasses, Sunflower Oil.
Flaxseed- Oats, whole wheat flour, flaxseed, wheat bran, amaranth, molasses, sunflower oil, ground cinnamon.

sorry for the lack of posts guys- I’ve been SUPER busy. But i figured I would squeeze one in, just for you guys 🙂
Don’t forget my giveaway for ZEVIA ends tonight. ALL ENTRIES BEFORE 11:59 P.M. will be accepted. Winner chosen tomorow!

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