Van’s Whole Grain Cereals

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Screen Shot 2014-03-29 at 9.33.24 PMIt 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!

Milton’s Snack Crackers Giveaway! #Organic #NonGMO

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Milton’s began in 1995 with the opening of Milton’s Restaurant and Delicatessen in Del Mar, California offering wholesome and great tasting foods. Milton’s founders continued their pursuit and passion by creating great tasting breads for their sandwich offerings. Their customers loved the bread so much that they wanted to take it home with them…thus began Milton’s Baking Company. Since those days, they have continued to grow our line of delicious and nutritious breads and developed an assortment of flavorful crackers made with the same whole grains and goodness as their signature breads.

I recently was able to review their crackers. There is a minimum of 82% of organic content. These crackers are made from organic wheat, corn, oats, and honey. A Non GMO Level One Audit has been completed on all these products. They are all natural, peanut free, and orthodox union kosher. Best of all, depending on the flavor, they have between 1110 – 130 per serving. All of the cartons are also printed on paper board that is sourced from sustainable sources that is 100% recycled with a minimum of 35% post-consumer content. All inks are also vegetable based with lower water consumptions and low VOCs.

Now, I know you head may be spinning with all that information (however, I like to include it because everybody is looking for something different when it comes to their foods). I do you know you are all wondering how do they taste. Great! Here are few of the flavors:

      • Original Multigrain –  This one is my personal favorite.  These use the same grains and slight sweetness as Milton’s Original Multi-Grain Bread. These crackers are 95 percent organic. They’ve added a hint of natural sweetness and topped the crackers with organic sesame seeds for a taste you and your family won’t be able to resist. + All Natural Ingredients
        + 95% Organic Ingredients
        + Non-GMO Audited
        + No Saturated Fat or Cholesterol
        + No Preservatives
        + Environmentally Friendly Product Packaging
      • Honey & Corn –  These will remind you of buttery sweet corn bread.  They start with the finest organic wheat and corn, and gently knead in organic honey to create a whole new kind of cracker!
        + All Natural Ingredients

        + Made With Real Honey
        + 92% Organic Ingredients
        + Non-GMO Audited
        + No Saturated Fat or Cholesterol
        + No Preservatives
        + Environmentally Friendly Product Packaging

      • Chocolate Multi-Grain – This is my second favorite. They start with the finest organic wheat and oats, and gently knead in real organic chocolate and organic honey to create a delightful snack the whole family will enjoy.+ All Natural Ingredients
        + Made With Real Chocolate
        + 82% Organic Ingredients
        + Non-GMO Audited
        + No Saturated Fat or Cholesterol
        + Low Sodium
        + No Preservatives
        + Environmentally Friendly Product Packaging
      • Blueberry Multi-Grain –  Their Blueberry Multi-Grain crackers recipe starts with organic wheat, corn and oats, and they gently fold in real, wild, organic blueberries, for a delicious crunch and burst of flavor the whole family will enjoy.
        + All Natural Ingredients
        + Made With Real Blueberries
        + 82% Organic Ingredients
        + Non-GMO Audited
        + No Saturated Fat or Cholesterol
        + Low Sodium
        + No Preservatives
        + Environmentally Friendly Product Packaging
      • Honey Multi-Grain –  Their honey Multi-Grain crackers recipe will remind you of your favorite “o’s” cereal you grew up with.  They start with the finest organic wheat, corn and oats, and gently knead in organic honey to create a whole new kind of cracker!
        + All Natural Ingredients

        + Made With Real Honey
        + 92% Organic Ingredients
        + Non-GMO Audited
        + No Saturated Fat or Cholesterol
        + Low Sodium
        + No Preservatives
        + Environmentally Friendly Product Packaging

These were a hit in my house.  I’ve noted my favorite up above, and have arranged for one lucky winner to win a Milton’s Snack Cracker Prize Pack!  Here’s what you need to do:

Post Launches Sesame Street Cereal for Little Ones

IMG_1410Post Cereal has launched a new cereal for the special munchkins in your life!

Post Sesame Street Cereal comes in two flavors, A is for Apple and B is for Banana. This new cereal is specially formulated to meet a growing toddler’s needs, providing them with 2/3 of their daily whole grains serving with only 1 gram of sugar. Children will be familiar with their furry friends, Elmo and Cookie Monster, who are featured on the front of the box, and parents will feel good letting them eat it. Additionally, the fun X and O shapes are specifically designed for little fingers and the yummy cereal has a soft texture that melts away for safe and easy consumption.

Each box features 2 different educational activities per flavor for you and your little one to enjoy. You can have fun collecting them all!

This is a great cereal that isn’t covered in sugar that still tastes good! I love that there is finally a cereal with characters that isn’t all sugar. This is a must get cereal for those who are Sesame Street fans!