Saturday, November 19, 2011

Kashi Review

As a working mom with two children I am always looking for snacks and breakfast items that are easy, nutritious and appealing to me, Big J and Little J. No small feat, but I have found some with the help of Kashi and their TLC Peanutty Dark Chocolate Layered Granola Bars, Cinnamon Harvest Cereal and TLC Soft-Baked Ripe Strawberry Cereal Bars. Thanks to Kashi and Mom Meet for providing the product.

For more than 25 years, Kashi has stood up for real food, offering a variety of naturally nutritious foods and educational resources for everyone to enjoy. Their products are natural, minimally processed, and free of highly refined sugars, artificial additives and unnatural preservatives. This is something that has recently become very important to the hubs and I as we deal with Big J's hyperactivity. With a variety of options, including cereal, bars, waffles, frozen entrees and crackers you are bound to find items that everyone in the family will love.

TLC Peanutty Dark Chocolate Layered Granola Bars
My hands down favorite of the three (I mean chocolate!!) the bars are made with Kashi's signature blend of Seven Whole Grains and features the smooth taste of peanuts with rich, dark chocolate for a sweet and savory combination. This is perfect for when the late afternoon chocolate craving hits (or anytime a snack is in order). The dark chocolate satisfies my need for sweets and the grains and peanuts keep me full. Did I mention the 7 grams of fiber 4 grams of protein? Big J is also a fan and has had one in her lunch most days the past couple of weeks. Sadly, due to Little J's peanut allergy she is not allowed to have any.

Cinnamon Harvest Cereal
Since Little J was unable to try the bars I let her have first taste of the Cinnamon Harvest Cereal which she loves! The cereal is bite-sized organic whole-wheat biscuits, light sweetened and baked with real organic cinnamon. Tastes great and contains 20% of my daily fiber requirements and 2/3 of my daily recommended whole grain intake...bring it on.  I do have to mention that I love cereal and will eat it any time of day so I know cereal. These are also great because the small size means that my kids can have some without milk and it makes a great snack.

TLC Soft-Baked Ripe Strawberry Cereal Bars.
The cereal bars were not a favorite for Big J or Little J, but I enjoyed them. I found them a little dry but still very tasty. A great grab and go breakfast on those days when I just do not have the time to sit still and eat. The Rip Strawberry Cereal Bars are baked up toasty and golden with fruit and wildflower honey for natural goodness. They offer up to 3 grams of fiber and 11grams of whole grains.  Kashi suggests microwaving them for a few seconds to create a warm pie taste. Which I have not tried yet but am planning on it.

I also shared these Kashi treats with other Moms and the feedback was great. With so many choices from Kashi the parents were able to find good snacks that their children would love and most times the mom's loved the snacks too. The hands down favorite was the TLC Peanutty Dark Chocolate Layered Granola Bars for both parents and children. The bars tasted wonderful and the moms could feel good about giving them to their children.

 For more information about Kashi and their products please visit their website and Facebook page.

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Mom's Meet blogger I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.

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