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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Nature's Path Organic Review

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Recent studies suggest that more than 1 million children between the ages of 1 and 5 ingest at least 15 pesticides every day.

Yikes! And, no, that is not just from pesticides in the air or ground. We are talking about pesticides on food that you think is safe. That is one of the reasons that I have chosen to go organic with the food my family eats. We want to fuel our bodies with the purest, most natural foods we can!

One of the companies that we love is Nature's Path Organics. Eating organic with Nature’s Path is a fun and tasty way to help babies and children avoid the toxins I mentioned above as they grow. It is also a fabulous way for adults to enjoy their favorite foods too!

Nature's Path is a family company that has a strong and beautiful message for us: "Because growing organic, healthy foods in a sustainable way is our passion—the cornerstone of our family company. It’s where, and how, it all began. But we also know that when it comes down to it—no matter what kind of a difference we want to make as a company, and no matter how much you share those values—if our food isn’t delicious and exciting, we’re not living up to our fullest potential. Healthy foods don’t need to be boring and tasteless. We know you’ll be pretty impressed when you read our labels. But we hope you’ll be even more impressed when you take your first bite."

I don't know why some people have the notion that organic and natural food is yucky. I think the opposite is true. I don't like the taste of chemicals and additives. I like the taste of fresh and healthy! If you give organic food a chance, I think you will see what I mean.

Let me introduce you to a few of Nature's Path's products. They offer hot and cold cereals, granola, bars and cookies, toaster pastries, baking mixes and more.

I received several cereals from them which I had never tried before. I think my favorite was their Vanilla Almond FlaxPlus Granola. Besides tasting delicious and fulfilling any sugar cravings I have, this cereal is full of healthy goodness. It is a great source of Omega-3's from the flax seeds. It is also high in fiber, contains no trans fats, and has a good amount of protein in it. I also love their Pumpkin FlaxPlus Granola for all of the same reasons. So tasty, yet so good for you!!

One of my favorite ways to eat these granola cereals is to fill half my bowl with the granola and then fill the other half with their new gluten-free Whole O's. These are the organic healthier version of cheerios. They are good all by themself, but I love mixing them with the granola too. One of my other favorite things about these Whole-O's is that they don't get soggy while soaking in milk. After making my son's breakfast, they are still as crunchy as ever!

They also have several other cold cereals like their Crunchy Vanilla Sunrise (also gluten-free). It is made from organic corn, rice, flax, quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth. This cereal is lightly sweetened, and it has cute little puffs to go along with the flakes and crispies. Lovely textures!! My 2 year old son says, "They are so yummy, Mommy. Thank you, Mommy."

Now, let's move on to chocolate!! I had never tried their granola bars before, so it was a treat for me to indulge in their Chococonut bar. I am a huge fan of chocolate, and since I have been pregnant, that has only grown stronger. These delicious bars are made from organic dark chocolate and 12 grams of whole grains!! I love the little flakes of coconut mixed with the crunchy oats and chocolate chips. Yes, granola bars can be good for you and a sweet treat at the same time!!

Besides all these deliciously healthy foods, Nature's Path is also on a path to sustainability. They have recently made some awesome changes in their packaging to reduce their box size by 10%, while still giving out the same amount of the products we love! The paper savings alone is equals over 1000 trees per year! Two thumbs up for that green move!!

Now that you know more about Nature's Path, run out and find them at your nearest grocery store or buy them online.

1 comment:

  1. Love Nature's Path dh thinks I am crazy...but I swear I am not!!


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