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Ah, yet another one of my favorite reviews… COOKIES! 🙂

Betty Lou’s is a company that makes a large assortment of foods, from granola bars to protein balls, and even cookies too! They make products that cater to the needs of many, such as products that are gluten free, dairy free, organic, etc.

The folks at Betty Lou’s were super generous and sent me some of their products, including 3 of their Johnny & Fred’s Chewpreme cookies. These cookies are 100 calories each, and come in 3 flavors, White Chocolate Brownie, Oatmeal Raisin, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip.  They are your standard size cookie, at 1 oz each, they are not too big but not bite sized, and are made with all natural ingredients.

I tried the White Chocolate Brownie one first, as it looked the most exciting. It was a dark cookie with white chocolate chips throughout. I took a bite out of it, and, WOAH! This cookie is GOOD! It was FUDGY! Just like a brownie! Sweet and chewy, with a lovely chocolatey flavor. The white chocolate chips were so tasty, crispy and sweet like vanilla.  this one gets 4 1/2 stars and is my favorite of the 3 cookies.

Oatmeal Raisin- This one was also very good. Very moist and softer than the others, it tasted just like homemade. It was buttery, and very sweet, especially with the raisins, and had a light cinnamon flavor. There were also little pieces of walnuts that added a nice touch. Deeeeee-lish. 4 stars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip- This one was the smallest in size of the three. It didn’t have a very strong peanut butter taste, and overall really tasted like a chocolate chip cookie with a slight “sweet” peanut butter taste. It sort of reminded me of when you buy a peanut butter flavored protein bar, how it has that “sweet” peanut butter taste. Otherwise, it was actually quite good! There was a good amount of sweet, milk chocolate flavored chips. I even put 1 half of the cookie in the microwave- yum yum yum! The chocolate chips melted and were all gooey, and it just really made the cookie. 4 stars

Overall, I really enjoyed these cookies. I can’t believe they are only 100 calories each, and have no trans fats or artificial ingredients/preservatives! I think they are great as a snack with a glass of milk, a yogurt, or some fruit, and are a great, natural way to add some sweetness to your day. I also like that they each have some fiber (2-3 grams per cookie), and actually are a decent sized. If you’re a cookie fan- I would give these a try! 🙂

1 cookie is 100 calories, 4 grams of fat, 17-18 carbohydrates, 2-3 grams of fiber, and 2-3 grams of protein.

White Chocolate Brownie- Organic Whole Grain Barley Flour, White Chocolate Chips (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Nonfat Dry Milk, Milk Fat, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla), FruitrimR (Fruit Juices, Grain Dextrins), Brown Sugar, Safflower Oil, Cocoa Powder, Eggs, Inulin (dietary fiber), Natural Flavors, Baking Soda (leavening), Sea Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Vitamin E).

Oatmeal Raisin- Raisins, Organic Whole Grain Oats, Organic Whole Grain Barley Flour, FruitrimR (Fruit Juices, Grain Dextrins), Brown Sugar, Walnuts, Safflower Oil, Eggs, Inulin (dietary fiber), Organic Cane Sugar, Natural Flavors, Baking Soda (leavening), Spices, Sea Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Vitamin E).

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip- Organic Whole Grain Barley Flour, Peanut Butter, FruitrimR (Fruit Juices, Grain Dextrins), Chocolate Chips (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Pure Vanilla), Brown Sugar, Eggs, Organic Cane Sugar, Inulin (dietary fiber), Peanut Flour, Natural Flavors, Baking Soda (leavening), Sea Salt, Mixed Tocopherals (Natural Vitamin E).

19 May 2010, Comments (2)

School Safe SoyButter

Author: Healthnuttxo

School Safe SoyButter is advertised to be school friendly because it is nut free, and more important, peanut free. I remember when I was in school not being allowed to eat peanut butter sandwiches sometimes because of kids who had allergies (which totally stinks! I love peanut butter!!). According to the website, “Forget anything you’ve tried before, there is no comparison! Our SoyButter tastes as good if not BETTER than Peanut Butter… you won’t believe it’s NOT peanut butter!”

Well- I don’t think ANYTHING can taste better than peanut butter, but I’ll give it a shot 😉

The company sent me a jar of their creamy soy butter, but it also comes in chunky. Each jar is all natural, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and a good source of Omega’s. This particular jar was also processed in Canada. Cool! 🙂

I opened the jar and it honestly does look JUST like peanut butter. The texture and appearance resembles Jif or Skippy peanut butter. NO separation of oil whatsoever, and was very thick and creamy.

So it looks like peanut butter… But how does it taste?

Yummy! But not like peanut butter. It doesn’t taste like peanut butter really at all. But, it’s still really good! It’s a sweeter nut butter, but also rich too. Even though it’s made with soy, there isn’t an overpowering soynut taste- it’s actually quite delicious. It has a little bit of a bitter/salty aftertaste as well. I think it would be really good warmed on toast or even with some jelly for a PeanutButter (oops!) SoyButter &Jelly Sandwich!

Overall, I give it 4 stars. Although the jar claims “Wow! Tastes just like peanut butter!”, it doesn’t. Although, it does taste really good, so you should still give it a shot! There is, however, 4 grams of sugar per 2 Tbsp, seeing as there is added cane sugar. But I do like that it’s creamy and rich, and provides protein, fiber, and healthy fats like Omega’s. I’ll keep this in my nut/seed butter rotation! 🙂

2 Tablespoons is 200 calories, 15 grams of fat, 8 carbohydrates, 4 grams of sugar and 7 grams of protein. There is also 7.5 grams of Omega-6 and 1.5 grams of Omega-3 per serving.

Canadian Toasted Soy, Soy Oil, Granulated Cane Sugar, Monoglyceride (from vegetable oil), Sea Salt.

What’s better than a slice of steaming hot apple or cherry pie? Yea, I couldn’t think of anything either 😉 (except if it’s topped with some vanilla frozen yogurt- a la mode!!)

Organic Food Bar has several types of bars that are all organic, all healthy, and according to the website, “outrageously good”! The company sent me a few of their bars to try, like the Cherry Pie flavored Bar, and the Apple Pie Bar was purchased. What’s cool about these is a portion of the proceeds spent on the bars goes to support local schools- nice! These bars are preservative free, have no trans fats, are unprocessed, no artificial ingredients, are dairy free, and have no high fructose corn syrup or refined sugars.

Each bar is a typical breakfast or granola bar size, but these bars do not have the typical texture. In fact, they have a fruity/chewy texture, similar to a PURE bar.

Cherry Pie- This one says Oohmega! on the cover, as it provides 1000 mg Omega 3’s per bar. Woop! It was lightly sweetened, almost bland at first. The flavor comes through after you chew it for a bit, and then you taste a bit of cherry. It’s not bad, but it’s a bit off. There are little oat pieces dispersed throughout, and it also has a funky “flaxseed” taste to it. Also, when you hold the bar, you get an oily texture left on your fingers- but the first ingredient is cashew butter, so that’s probably why. What I did like was that there was a delicious cherry chunk in the bar, that added some instant sweetness. Sadly, it didn’t remind me of  homemade cherry pie, and I give it 2 1/2.

Apple Pie- this one says Oooatmeal!  on the cover. I’m not sure why, but this one was much better. It had little pieces of apples dispersed throughout, and the cinnamon was a nice compliment to the bar. It was much sweeter than the Cherry flavored one, and actually did sort of remind me of Apple Pie! I wonder what it would taste like heated up in the microwave… I would eat this one again- 4 stars.

Overall, not bad. I’d like to try some of their other bars Organic Food Bar has to offer and give them a shot. I do like that these are unprocessed, contain  healthy fats, and are sweetened with agave rather than refined sugar. A nice change to a sugar laden granola bar every now and then!

Cherry Pie- 1 bar is 135 calories, 7 grams of fat, 15 carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein.

Organic Cashew Butter, Organic Dates, Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Bio Sprouts Flax, Organic Cherries, Organic Oats, Organic Brown Rice Protein

Apple Pie- 1 bar is 139 calories, 5.5 grams of fat, 19 carbohydrates, 2.5 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of protein.

Organic Cashew Butter, Organic Dates, Organic Premium Agave Nectar, Organic Oats, Organic Apples, Organic Raisins, Organic Cinnamon

Immaculate Baking Company is a great company that produces all natural & organic cookies, brownies and other treats.  They also produce all natural and organic doughs for you to bake your own goodies!

The company sent me a coupon for a free product to try, so I picked up the natural Chocolate Chunk cookie dough. It was 24 pre-cut squares of dough, that all you had to do was set your oven to 350 degrees F, separate, place & bake for 10-14 minutes. Easy, enough, no?

Well today I was craving some chocolate chippers, so I pulled my pre-made dough out of the fridge. Each dough ball was round in shape, thick, and only about an inch and a half in diameter. There weren’t really chocolate chunks per se, more like your standard chocolate chips. I reccommend letting them thaw a few minutes before separating, as a few of my pieces broke in half as I tried to separate each ball. One thing that was weird is that you can fit 20 of them on a pan, which leaves you with 4 left over (at least with the pan I used). I ended up just throwing the other 4 out because I couldn’t be bothered to wait 15 mintues for 4 cookies. When they were done baking, they turned a nice golden brown, but didn’t really spread out much at all. They were small!

tiny, but yummy!

The taste, however, is where it’s at. These were yummy! Similar to place & bake toll house cookies, but not as sweet. They had more of a brown sugar and vanilla taste, and I think I even detected a hint of maple flavoring. Yum! I could easily down a few of these!

Overall, these get 4 stars. They are tasty, but they are TINY!! The positives is that they are all natural, have no trans fats, and the company promotes “Cookies With a Cause”. This particular brand gives back to others, sucha s donating to charities or art supplies. Nice! The negatives however, is that there is NO fiber (made with unbleached wheat flour), has 2 grams of saturated fat per tiny cookie, and contain palm oil, one of the rather unhealthy oils.

Otherwise-if you need a place & bake chocolate chip cookie- look no further!These are trans fat free, and help out other causes, as well as delicious. Give em a try! 🙂

1 cookie is 80 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 11 carbohyrates, 0 grams of fiber and 1 gram of protein.

Unbleached, Unbromated Flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Chocolate Chips ( sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soya lecithin, vanilla extract, ground cocoa beans), Light Brown Sugar, Palm Oil, Whole Eggs, Sugar, Invert Cane Sugar, Chocolate Chunks (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, chocolate liquor processed with alkali, soya lecithin, salt), vanilla, water, sea salt, baking soda, baking powder.

dont forget about my giveaway to win some CHEESE PUFFS over here!!

Yum. Junk Food. I mean really, who doesn’t love chips, cheese puffs & salty pretzels? 😀

LUCKILY- Michael Season’s makes versions of your typical unhealthy fare that are much more diet (and heart!) friendly. All of their snacks are healthier, and don’t contain all those nasty ingredients some companies put into their snacks.

The company sent me a few of their snacks to try, and one of my favorites was the Baked Cheddar Cheese Puffs. Not only are these all natural, they are wheat and gluten free, have no hydrogenated oils, no preservatives, no artificial colors and no artificial flavors. AND- I was sent a bag of them in a pre-portioned 100 calorie pack- gotta love portion control!

Each one of them is about the size of your pinky finger, and a dusted with a coating of cheesey powder. What I liked was that it didn’t leave my fingers all greasy or ORANGE like some other cheese puffs can. The taste was amazing! STRONG cheesy flavor, similar to cheetos, and you can definietly taste the buttermilk undertones of flavor. Salty and cheddary, they provide a burst of flavor and some guilt free snacking. Plus, you get a lot in the bag for 100 calories! Normally 100 calorie packs scrimp on portions, but you get a good amount in each bag. Kudos, Michael Season’s, you get 4 1/2 stars!

1 bag is 100 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 15 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber and 2 grams of protein.

Organic Cornmeal (40%), Cornmeal, Corn Oil and/or Sunflower Oil, Whey, Reduced Lactose Whey, Butter (cream, salt, annatto extract), Buttermilk, Cheddar & Blue Cheese (cultured milk, salt, enzymes), Salt, Disodium Phosphate, Lactic Acid, Natural Flavor, Color (paprika, tumeric, annatto), Citric Acid.

HEY! Ya know what goes good with cheese puffs? ALMOND MILK! well,  not really.. but enter my giveaway, anyway!!

20 Apr 2010, Comments (6)

Mary’s Gone Crackers Cookies

Author: Healthnuttxo

Mary’s Gone Crackers is a company dedicated to making snacks that are organic, high quality, and gluten and wheat free. Mary, the founder of the company, began making her products since 1994, when she and her son developed a gluten intolerance. Their signature snack is their crackers, but I got to try their new gluten free cookies out courtesy of the company.

The cookies come in 4 flavors- N’Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, and Ginger Snap was sent the Ginger Snap, Chocolate Chip, and N’Oatmeal Raisin flavors to try

The cookies nutritional stats are rockin‘. They are all organic, non-gmo, kosher, wheat free, gluten free, vegan, dairy free , have no trans fats, and are made with low glycemic sweeteners (yay for no highly refined sugars!). I was definietly excited for these- were they going to be my new favorite cookies?!

Unfortunately- these were not really a big hit for my taste buds, or my friend’s taste buds. Another thing that was upsetting, these cookies are TINY!!  In my opinion, are really more of a “bite” than a “cookie”.

Chocolate Chip- a soft cookie, that has a crunch to it- (perhaps from the chia seeds?). It wasn’t really that sweet, until you hit the dark chocolate chips, which were probably the best part of the cookie. It has flavors of molasses and coconut. It was also kind of dry by itself, I’m thinking a glass of milk or a quick 10 seconds in the microwave might help : ) 2 1/2 stars

N’Oatmeal Raisin- not bad, and definitely better than the Chocolate Chip variety. It has a very strong nutmeg flavor to it, and wasn’t too sweet overall. Some of the sweetness that was there was provided by the raisins, nice, chewy and plump. 3 stars

Ginger Snap- I can’t say these were my favorite. First of all, I don’t know how the word snap got in the name, because these are  rather soft! No crunch really whatsoever, and are almost dense. Also not very sweet. There was a very strong ginger flavor, so for those of you who like gingerbread cookies, you might like these. I think they would be better if they had a coating of icing or something sweet on them, to compliment the strong ginger flavor. 2 1/2 stars

Overall, not bad, I might buy the N’Oatmeal Raisin flavor, but certainly not the ginger or chocolate chip. I really do like that they are gluten free, organic and made with great ingredients! However, they are a bit too tiny for my preferences,and I prefer cookies I eat to be just a bit sweeter. However,  if you prefer a more toned down cookie, perhaps give these a try.

Chocolate Chip- 2 cookies is 130 calories, 6 grams of fat, 19 carbohydrates, 1.5 grams of fiber, and 1 gram of protein.

N’Oatmeal Raisin- 2 cookies is 120 calories, 4 grams of fat, 20 carbohydrates, 1.5 grams of fiber, and 1 gram of protein.

Ginger- 3 cookies is 140 calories, 5 grams of fat, 23 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 1 gram of protein.

Chocolate Chip- Organic gluten-free flour blend (organic brown rice flour, organic tapioca flour, organic potato flour, organic potato starch, organic amaranth flour), organic palm sugar, organic dark chocolate chips (organic cane sugar, organic cocoa paste, organic cocoa butter, soy lecithin [non-gmo], organic vanilla), organic palm fruit shortening (palm oil), organic tapioca syrup, organic yellow split pea flour, organic ramon seed powder, organic coconut oil, organic prune extract, organic chia seeds, organic vanilla extract, sea salt, baking soda, xanthan gum, organic roasted carob powder, organic rice bran extract.

N’Oatmeal Raisin- Organic quinoa flakes, organic seedless raisins, organic gluten-free-flour blend (organic brown rice flour, organic tapioca flour, organic potato flour, organic potato starch, organic amaranth flour), organic tapioca syrup, organic palm sugar, organic palm fruit shortening (palm oil), water, organic prune extract, organic coconut oil, organic chia seeds, organic vanilla extract, sea salt, baking soda, xanthan gum, organic rice bran extract.

Ginger- Organic gluten-free flour blend (organic brown rice flour, organic tapioca flour, organic potato flour, organic potato starch, organic amaranth flour), organic palm sugar, organic palm fruit shortening (palm oil), organic tapioca syrup, organic blackstrap molasses, organic yellow split pea flour, organic coconut oil, organic ginger root, organic prune extract, water, organic spices, baking soda, organic vanilla extract, organic chia seeds, sea salt, xanthan gum, organic black pepper, organic rice bran extract.

21 Jan 2010, Comments (0)

Nature's Path Peanut Choco' Granola Bar

Author: healthnuttxo

What’s the first thing Lisa grabs to eat on her birthday?
Cake? no… Cookies? no… Pizza? no…

Obviously a combination of her two favorite things. CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER! And what better way to satisfy my birthday craving then with a chocolate + peanut butter chewy granola bar! Ya know- they say as you get older your taste buds change-I beg to differ. I’m one year older and I’m still craving massive amounts of peanut butter, and chocolate + peanut butter will always be a good combination. Enough said. 😀

Anywho- Nature’s Path had just the thing to hit my pb & chocolate craving. Their Peanut Choco’ Granola Bars are new, wheat free, organic, all natural and provide whole grains. I liked the other Nature’s Path bars I tried, so I knew this one would be good too.

First off, I dont know why it says “Peanut Choco’ ” rather than “Peanut Chocolate” or “Peanut Butter Chocolate”, but I’m just going to roll with it. Maybe they thought it sounded nice? Who knows-as long as it tastes good 8) . This bar was actually pretty “hard” for a chewy granola bar. It wasn’t as easily pulled apart as the pumpkin flaxseed variety was, and had more “structure” if you will. I liked that though- I think it was good that it had more of a bite to it, thus, more satisfaction in my eyes. It was also a decently sized bar, 35g, a LOT thicker than Quaker Chewy granola bars, and also a bit longer.

Onto the taste- which really, like I’ve said multiple times before, it’s hard to mess up Peanut butter & Chocolate combinations. And this one, does not fail, and is delicious. The exact words that popped into my head when I took a bite was Ohhh yeaaa. It has a strong peanut flavor, with real chunks of peanuts in the bar. It’s very sweet and salty at the same time- you need water when you eat this or a big glass of milk!! The peanut butter flavor is “sweet”, sort of like Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch. There is also a thick coating of chocolate on top. So good.

Ohhh-bviously this is getting 5 stars. The only thing keeping me from eating 2 in one sitting is that it’s 150 calories for one bar, and only 2 grams of fiber. But- it was 150 calories of bliss, so I can “overthink” those facts ;). I wish Nature’s Path sent me more than 1 bar because I had the AWESOME idea to heat it up in the microwave-after I ate it… 🙁 (darnit!!!) I could probably think of another 5 ways to use this bar too. It’s that tasty.

1 bar is 150 calories, 6 grams of fat, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of protein.

Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic rolled oats, organic roasted peanuts, organic chocolatey icing (organic evaporated cane juice, organic palm kern oil, organic cocoa, natural flavors, organic soy lecithin, sea salt), organic crispy rice ( organic brown rice flour, organic evaporated cane juice, sea salt, organic molasses, organic rice bran extract, organic invert cane syrup, organic evaporated cane juice, organic peanut butter (organic peanuts), organic soy oil, organic acacia gum, sea salt, tocopherols (natural vitamin E).

11 Nov 2009, Comments (6)

Penny’s Low Fat Desserts- Muffin Tops

Author: healthnuttxo

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Penny’s Low Fat Desserts makes all natural, nutritious desserts, such as muffins, cookies and what I got to try, the muffin tops! The muffin tops come in Orange-Cranberry, Almond Poppy seed, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Carrot Raisin and Apple Cinnamon flavor. All are about 100-120 calories, generously sized (2 oz) and have 10% calcium needs per serving. There also individually wrapped, so portion control is easy 🙂

So how did these muffin tops taste? Well…

Carrot Raisin Top- my first bite, my brain said “Oh. My. God. THIS IS DELICIOUS!” The raisins were plump and perfect. The muffin was chewy and soft. You could actually see the pieces of carrots! I tasted a nice hint of nutmeg, and overall it had a sweet carrot flavor, like carrot cake. It was excellent. 5 stars 🙂 🙂

Almond Poppy Seed Top- Also DELICIOUS! It had a nice, light, lemony flavor and i really liked the teensy poppy seeds that added a bit of a crunch. It was soft, and moist and tasted like angel food cake to me. Went perfect with my Brown Cow Strawberry greek yogurt. I actually let a little piece sit in the yogurt for a few minutes and it got really soft and yummy! 5 stars for this one too!!

Apple Cinnamon Top– this one was also amazing! It tasted like Quaker Apple Cinnamon oatmeal to me! It was very moist, and mildly sweet. The cinnamon added a nice touch. I loved the apple chunks/pieces in it. 4 stars!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Top- This one was the only one i wasn’t crazy about. And it’s chocolate too! Don’t get me wrong, it was good, but not as chocolatey as i expected. I think i would have liked it better if it wasn’t double chocolate, but perhaps just a chocolate chip muffin. But, it was soft, and mildly sweet. I did like the gooey chocolate chips,  especially after warming in the microwave 🙂 It had a mellow chocolate flavor, and it paired well with a glass of milk. I think it might taste good with a smearing of peanut butter on it. 3 stars

Overall, these are awesome ! I’m giving them 4 stars as a whole. The almond poppy seed and carrot raisin are 2 that I will be ordering a LOT!  I paired these with a yogurt for breakfast and was satisfied because it was not only delicious, but filling. I would love Penny to make a banana flavored top or something with peanut butter. Yum! I will hopefully be reviewing more of Penny’s treats in the near future. What are your favorites by Penny’s?

Carrot Raisin- 1 top is 110 calories, 0 grams of fat, 27 carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein.
Almond Poppy Seed-1 top is 110 calories, 1 gram of fat, 25 carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein.
Apple Cinnamon-1 top is 100 calories, 0 grams of fat, 25 carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip-1 top is 100 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 27 carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein.

Carrot Raisin-water, wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), raisins, sugar, carrots, dried plums, erythritol, milk, chicory root, cellulose, oats, natural flavors, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate), rice syrup solids, cinnamon, salt, palm oil, nutmeg, soy lecithin, cloves, allspice, xanthan gum, sodium alginate, guar gum. Contains wheat, milk and soy.
Almond Poppy Seed-water, wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), sugar, dried plums, cellulose, milk, whole wheat flour, chicory root, natural flavors, poppy seeds, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate), rice syrup solids, erythritol, salt, palm oil, soy lecithin, xanthan gum, sodium alginate, guar gum.
Apple Cinnamon-water, wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), dried apples, sugar, dried plums, milk, chicory root, cellulose, erythritol, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate), rice syrup solids, natural flavors, cinnamon, palm oil, salt, soy lecithin, xanthan gum, sodium alginate, guar gum.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip-water, whole wheat flour, erythritol, wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), dried plums, chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, dextrose, soy lecithin), milk, chicory root, cocoa (processed with alkali), sugar, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate), cellulose, natural flavors, rice syrup solids, palm oil, salt, soy lecithin, cinnamon, xanthan gum, sodium alginate, guar gum.

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After trying Cedarlane’s Enchiladas [ see my post here ] i had a good feeling about their other products, such as the Beans, Rice & Cheese Style Burrito. It is made with organic ingredients, such as the tortilla, beans and the rice, are all organic. But what’s this? This Burrito only has 1 GRAM OF FAT? How can it be cheesy? How can it be TASTY?! Well, readers, fear not, Cedarlane knows what they are doing!

So, I wrapped this burrito in a paper towel like I was supposed to and put it in the microwave. After two minutes, a spicy, flavorfull aroma filled my kitchen and made my tummy grumble. My mom even commented on “what smells so good?” and was totally jealous when i popped this baby out of the microwave. A little bit of cheese oozed out of the burrito, but that didn’t bother me a bit. It just means there’s plenty of filling on the inside to enjoy!
I cut the burrito in half, and there was a substantial amount of filling. They didn’t scrimp on it- it looked like it would actually keep me full! There is also a thick amount of bread as well as the filling. The bread has an almost “bisquity” taste to it, and is also slightly sweet. It cooked pretty evenly, chewy in some areas due to the filling and crisper in others, but it was good. I actually enjoyed the mixed consistency of crisper tortilla on the ends and a softer, doughy tortilla in the middle. It tastes like the inside of a pizza crust as well. Yum. When is that ever a bad thing?
Onto the insides, which were also delicious! There were a lot of beans and brown rice all smothered in a tasty tomato sauce with cheese dispersed. The cheese was so good- a great compliment to the burrito. It was soy cheese, which is how the burrito is so low in fat and still tasty, but if i didn’t tell you it was soy, you wouldn’t be able to tell (so don’t turn up your nose until you try it! 😉 )

Overall, I will be buying this burrito again. It was filling, delicious, and the right size for a quick dinner to be paired with a glass of milk and some veggies, or even by itself if your really pressed for time. One burrito is 260 calories, 1 gram of fat, 48 carbohydrates, 7 grams of fiber (woo!), and 13 grams of protein. You also get 25% Vitamin C and 10% of your daily calcium needs. My only complaint (sorry!!) is that they didn’t use a whole wheat wrap 🙁 There is plenty of fiber in this burrito already, and they did use brown rice instead of white, but this would be absolutely perfect if the tortilla was whole wheat. For now, it’s fine by me!

Burrito Filling (Organic Pinto Beans, Organic Brown Rice, Soy Cheddar Cheese [soy beverage {filtered water, soy protein and soy milk solids}, casein {a milk protein}, soy oil, food starch modified, natural flavors, powdered cellulose, salt, sodium citrate, citric and lactic acids, calcium phosphate, carotenal color, carrageenan {a natural seaweed fiber}], Organic Tomatoes, Organic Tomato Puree, Filtered Water, Green Chilis, Onion, Herbs and Spices, Tamari, Cilantro, Sea Salt, Corn Starch), Organic Unbleached Flour Tortilla.

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