Tags: Nature’s Path

22 Apr 2011, Comments (0)

Happy Earth Day!!

Author: Healthnuttxo

First off, Happy Earth Day 2011! wooo!! I hope everyone had/is having an awesome day!

To celebrate Nature’s Path is giving away a YEAR’S SUPPLY of cereal in this contest they are holding here. HOW AWESOME would it be to win that!?!?

On another note, the Nature’s Path granola, cereal, and granola bar giveaway ends tomorow, and the NutraSea DHA giveaway ends Monday.

Have an awesome day!!!

18 Apr 2011, Comments (52)

Nature’s Path GIVEAWAY!

Author: Healthnuttxo

Hey everyone!

In honor of Earth Day coming up (THIS FRIDAY, April 22nd!!), the lovely people over at Nature’s Path asked me to host a giveaway for one lucky winner to get some of their tasty goodies, like the Love Crunch granola, Crunchy Maple Sunrise, and Pumpkin-n-Spice Granola bars!


So, how to enter for your chance to win these awesome products? (U.S. only), please leave a comment for EACH entry.

Mandatory

1. How are you celebrating Earth Day 2011?

Optional


2. Tweet about this giveaway, mentioning my name “@healthnuttxo” and the link!
3. Add me to your blogroll!

Contest ends Saturday, April 23rd 11 am.

GOOD LUCK!! 🙂

Dont forget this giveaway here! 🙂

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Time for another cereal/breakfast related giveaway…. my favorite! Today I’m reviewing a box of granola from Nature’s Path- the Organic PomegranPlus Granola with Cherries!

This sounded so good to me before I opened the box. I was picturing a fruity, sweet yet tart granola with a bunch of cherries and whatnot. However, here’s what I got when I opened the box.

Where are my cherries!?!

As you can see, quite a bit of granola, not that many cherries.  I think I found 5 in the entire box, about the size of a pencil eraser each. So that was disappointing.

Anyway-

I still had hope. I was like, ok well maybe it will still taste really good. I took a big cluster (which points for Nature’s Path there- I LOVE when granola has big clusters. Great for snacking out of the box!). It was crispy and crunchy, but overall kind of bland. Very mild sweetness and a mild coconut flavor. I really didn’t detect any pomegranate or cherry at all 🙁

The few cherries that I did have were sweet and chewy. Throughout my box I even got a random flake in it which I actually found quite funny, what are YOU doing here I thought.

Overall, 2 1/2 stars. I do like that it was organic, had big clusters, and that the serving size is 3/4 of a cup for 250 calories. I just overall found it quite off, and quite bland. Certainly not one I would eat from the box, but perhaps with a flavored yogurt would be good.

3/4 cup is 250 calories, 9 grams of fat, 38 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 13 grams of sugar and 5 grams of protein.

I received this box of granola from Nature’s Path for free.

21 Dec 2010, Comments (15)

Time for a….GIVEAWAY!!!

Author: Healthnuttxo

YES! It’s that lovely time again! Time for a giveaway!

Nature’s Path was (and is) totally awesome and gave me a BUNCH of coupons for 1 dollar off a Nature’s Path/Envirokidz product and I’d like to share some of them with not one but TWO lucky winners!

My favorite product of Nature’s Path I think is probably the Peanut Butter Panda Puffs cereal. I’ll probably use some of my coupons on that cereal! Mmmm!

So how to enter?
*MANDATORY*
1. Leave a comment on any of my reviews! 🙂

*Optional*

2. Follow me on Twitter! (link is under the About Me page)
3. Tweet about this giveaway!
4. Post this giveaway on your blog post. Please leave a link! (3 entries!)

Open to U.S. Residents Only. Contest ends December 27th, 12 PM 2010.

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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*

TRICK OR TREAT!

Halloween is right around the corner- what kind of treat are you going to hand out? How about instead of candy this year, a Treat Size Envirokidz Peanut Choco Drizzle bar from Nature’s Path? These little bars are adorable, and a great option other than candy bars. Not only are they organic, but they are gluten free, too! They feature an adorable Lemur on the front of the package, and are about the size of a standard fun-sized candy bar (or about the size of my palm).

They are tasty too! A sweet peanut buttery base, topped with a perfect drizzle of chocolate. No joke- the drizzle on top was so pretty and perfectly organized! They have tiny peanuts in them too which add a nice touch- delicious! I’ll take these over candy any day !

1 bar is also pretty good nutritionally. A 14-gram bar is 60 calories, 2 grams of fat, 9 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

*Nature’s Path provided me the treat sized bars for free.*

Nature’s Path is one of my favorite brands when it comes to organic food. I have yet to this day had a product from this brand that I haven’t liked. To add to my list of favorites, is the Optimum Blueberry Cinnamon Cereal that I was sent to try from Nature’s Path.

So what’s so special about this cereal? Well there’s a few things I like.

One- a serving size is ONE CUP! WOO HOO!
Two- There’s only 9 grams of sugar in 1 cup of cereal!
Three- there’s 7 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein
Four- it’s ORGANIC!

Okay, so all that’s great, right? But, how does it taste?

Yummmmayyy!

One of the things I love is cinnamon, and this cereal has a great cinnamon flavor. Fresh, lightly sweetened, real cinnamon. There wasn’t much of a blueberry flavor, but there was tiny blueberries scattered throughout the cereal that tasted good. There were crunchy and HARD noodle/twig shaped pieces, and flakes. What I really liked was that the crunch held up in my almond milk and sliced banana, and it had a good amount of sweetness. 4 1/2 stars

1 cup is 200 calories, 3 grams of fat, 38 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of fiber, 9 grams of sugar and 9 grams of protein.

* Zevia giveaway ends SUNDAY! *

Along with the Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Bar I was sent from Nature’s Path, they gave me a few others, including the Berry Blast and Peanut Choco Drizzle bar. These bar is also gluten free and organic, and feature yet more cute animals on the front! The Berry Blast has a cheetah- and an adorable one at that! And the Peanut Choco Drizzle has a Lemur. I can see kids totally loving this cute little animal on the packaging : )

I also found out from the back of the Berry Blast bar’s packaging that “1% of EnviroKidz sales are donated to conservation groups like Wildlife Trust”. That’s awesome!

Now, onto the Berry Blast bar itself…

A good sized bar, pale in color, and looks like a ton of pieces of puffed rice with few sporadic blueberries and red berries (which after looking at the ingredients, I found out were raspberries). The bar smells sweet- fruity and marshmallow-y (if that’s  word..) at the same time.

The bar was chewy and light, with certainly a fruity taste. It was almost a bit of a sour/tangy fruit taste, sort of reminding me of freeze-dried strawberries. The blueberry pieces were better- sweet and tasty. Although it was a bit of an odd taste, I actually kind of enjoyed it. I can see kids liking this fruity bar as well. I also liked that it wasn’t super sticky! It did lack fiber and protein, but only has 7 grams of sugar and 110 calories for a 28 gram bar. Not too shabby! 4 stars

Peanut Choco Drizzle-

Oh wow this one was TASTY! Peanut butter + chocolate are always good in my opinion, and this one sure did NOT disappoint! Sweet and slightly salty peanut butter tasting bar (the crispy rice part) with a sweet chocolate layer on top, that tasted like milk chocolate. They only thing I was disappointed about was I wanted a thicker layer of chocolate on top of my bar! 🙂 There were also little peanuts scattered throughout the bar, which added a nice little crunch and a peanut-ty taste!  Although not very filling on it’s own, I had this with my lunch as my treat and was certainly satisfied : )  4 1/2 stars

Berry Blast-

1 bar (28 grams) is 110 calories, 3 grams of fat, 21 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, 1 gram of protein.

Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Honey, Organic Soy Oil, Organic Invert Cane Syrup, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Corn Starch, Organic Acacia Gum, Organic freeze-dried raspberries, Organic freeze-dried blueberries, Natural Marshmallow  Flavor (gelatin-free), Sea Salt, Organic Molasses, Natural blueberry Flavor.

Peanut Choco Drizzle-

1 bar (28 grams) has 120 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 8 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.

Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Honey, Organic Peanut Butter, Organic Chocolate Icing (organic evaporated cane juice, [organic evaporated cane juice, organic tapioca starch], organic palm kernel oil, organic cocoa, natural flavors, organic soy lecithin, sea salt), Organic Invert Cane Syrup, Organic Roasted Peanuts, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Soy Oil, Organic Acacia Gum,  Sea Salt, Organic Molasses, Tocopherols (natural vitamin E.)

Seeing as I really enjoyed the Nature’s Path Peanut Butter Panda Puffs, I was sure I would like the Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Bar that I was sent to try as well!

There’s yet another cute panda on the package of the bar, which made me feel like a kid all over again =) . The organic bar is also gluten free.

I opened up the package, and saw a brown colored bar, and a lot fo pieces that resembled puffed rice. The bar was a bit sticky, and held together quite easily. It was soft, airy, and chewy, and  not too salty tasting. It didn’t really have a savory peanut butter flavor, but kind of reminded me of a sweet peanut butter flavor, rather than the type I would eat from the jar. There was also a slight molasses flavor.

Overall, I would give this 3 1/2 stars. I consider it a rather light snack by itself, and think it would be good for those days I might not be hungry, but want something to eat. I do like that it’s organic, gluten free, and a decently sized bar for only 110 calories!

1 bar (28 grams) is 110 calories, 3 grams of fat, 20 grams of cabohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 7 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.

Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Honey, Organic Peanut Butter, Organic Invert Cane Juice, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Soy Oil, Organic Acacia Gum, Sea Salt, Organic Molasses.

22 Aug 2010, Comments (1)

Nature’s Path Organic Whole O’s

Author: Healthnuttxo

Nature’s Path is a brand that really has never let me down. I think they make delicious and healthy products, and have a LOT to choose from!

I was sent a box of the Whole O’s to try from Nature’s Path. Along with being organic,  this cereal is gluten free. I wasn’t really sure what to make of this cereal (before I tried it). There was only 4 grams of sugar per serving, so I wasn’t expecting a sweet cereal, and gluten-free products have sort of been a hit or miss for me.

Anyway-

So, according to the box, these were “Crunchy O’s of Organic Corn & Whole Grain Rice”. I opened up the box and saw little brown pieces of cereal, in the shapes of circles.  I tried a few by themselves and thought, WOW! I certainly agree that they are “crunchy”! I wasn’t really expecting them to be so crispy and crunchy! They had sort of a toasted flavor to them, and tasted like brown crispy rice cereal. They were airy and had just a bit of sweetness at the end. I tried them in milk next, and was still impressed. I chopped up a granny smith apple and had this cereal with some almond milk and was very happy.

Overall, I wasn’t expecting to like these as much as I did. The ONLY thing I was really disappointed about was that a serving size is 2/3 of a cup, and I wish it was a bit bigger, as I like to eat a lot of cereal : )  Otherwise, a winner in my eyes, and really good nutrition facts, too!  4 1/2 stars

2/3 cup is 110 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic Corn Flour, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Pomegranate Juice Concentrate, Sea Salt.

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