Van’s Whole Grain Cereals

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Screen Shot 2014 03 29 at 9.33.24 PM Vans Whole Grain CerealsIt all started back in the 1970s at the original Van’s restaurant. It was there they first dished up whole grain and gluten free hot ’n toasty waffles. By the late 1980s, they decided it was time to bring our tasty waffles to a whole new group of customers – right in their local grocery stores.  Now, they have expanded into other foods like breakfast cereals!

You can easily start the day out right with a full serving of whole grains and 5 grams of fiber per serving.  You can get both Honey Nut Crunch and Cinnamon Heaven as flavors.  These are made with nutrient rich whole grains including gluten free oats, brown rice, millet, quiona, and amaranth.  These cereals give you a tasty and satisfying crunch without using dairy, egg, corn, high fructose corn syrup, artificial ingredients, hydrogenated oils, or GMO oils.

We recently tried the Cinnamon Flavor.  It tastes awesome!  You would never guess that this doesn’t have the ingredients that most of the cereals in the cereal aisle do.  My kids have asked to eat this every day for breakfast for a week now!  It definitely was a hit in my house.

I can only recommend Van’s!

Good Food Made Simple Giveaway

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Potassium Sorbate? Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate? Disodium Dihydrogen Pyrophosphate? Good Food Made Simple – a brand committed to using clean, simple ingredients – believes that if you can’t pronounce an ingredient, or don’t know what it means, you should be highly skeptical of eating it. That’s why today, Good Food Made Simple is launching “Eat Clean, Eat Simple,” a national campaign that helps people take control of what they put in their bodies by educating and inspiring them to read and understand ingredient labels – not just glance at the Nutrition Facts. A recent survey conducted by Good Food Made Simple revealed that despite warnings about harmful ingredients found in packaged foods, Americans still purchase and consume foods that contain ingredients directly linked to long-term health problems. According to the survey, only 35 percent of Americans always read ingredient lists before purchasing packaged food. Of those people, only half of them do so to make sure that all of the ingredients are clean – with no preservatives, no additives, no hydrogenated oils (a source of trans fat), no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.

Good Food Made Simple takes all the guess work out of what you are eating. You know when you buy their brand that you are eating something healthy without all the fillers that other brands put into their foods. We recently tried out a few of their products, and they were definitely hits in my house!

The breakfast in a bowl are so good. I love that I can get a very good and very filling breakfast. Fresh chopped veggies, scrambled egg whites, nitrate free meats and 100% natural cheese. Breakfast never looked – or tasted – so good.

Their oatmeal was another hit. Their line of steel cut oatmeal make for a healthy, wholesome and nutritious breakfast.

Their breakfast burritos were eaten quite quickly too. This is a simple line of items featuring traditional breakfast ingredients wrapped in an all natural tortilla. Perfect for the eat ’n run or run ‘n eat crowd which we are!

They’ve ventured beyond breakfast too! Their entree and burrito line of hand-rolled wraps is made with savory and wholesome ingredients to deliver an unthinkable hand-held experience. Perfect for lunch, dinner or when you’ve simply got the munchies.

There is just so many good foods in this brand. That is why I am giving away 2 Good Food Made Simple prize packs so you too can try this great brand. Here’s what you need to do:


Stacy’s Pretzel Thins

Stacy’s brand recently introduced a new line of baked snacks that offer a fun and tasty twist on everyday snacking. Stacy’s Pretzel Thins are made using their time honor approach that they call “the Stacy’s way”. This includes carefully selected high quality ingredients such as sea salt and organic honey. They also contain no artificial colors or flavors.

Combining classic pretzel flavor with a thin and crispy texture, Stacy’s Pretzel Thins pair perfectly with gourmet cheese for a mid-day snack. We just used some regular block cheese and these pretzel thins were excellent!

The Simply Naked Flavor has the unique taste of seas salt. The Honey Dijon Flavor (which was our favorite) has a kick of Dijon mustard that is sweetened with organic honey. Both these flavor were excellent.

I can only highly recommend Stacy’s Pretzel Thins for all your snacking needs!