I recently found two new gluten free products that I want to share with you. One is a breakfast item and one is a snack item… both tough parts of the day to be gluten free!
Cocomama Cereal is a new product that my mom found online. It is made from quinoa, which means that it is naturally gluten free and high in protein. Similar to oatmeal. Breakfast is the toughest part of the day for me, so when I found out about Cocomama, I was happy to give it a taste. I ordered the cereal packages online, and they arrived within 48 hours of my order… talk about fast service! I ordered 6 single serving packages of this quinoa cereal for $25 (including shipping), which is a bit pricey for “cereal” but I was eager to try it. Among their 4 varieties, I ordered the honey almond.
I poured one package into a bowl and heated it in the microwave for about 1 minute and 30 seconds. It looked delicious, but I added some soy milk just to give it a more soupy texture. At first bite, it was pretty good! I liked the flavor, the consistency, and the nutritional facts. Each package boasts 250 calories, 3 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of protein. Pretty impressive for a breakfast cereal. Furthermore, it did keep my appetite in check until lunch! Overall, a great product, but I would like to see the price drop a bit. (Although, they did give me a coupon with my order!)
The other product I recently found was the Kind Bar. Kind Bars are like granola bars, but gluten and dairy free because most of them are made with just fruit and nuts. I have seen Kind Bars in Starbucks with other snack items, and recently also found them at Whole Foods. I bought one to try as an afternoon snack… and it was one of the most delicious “granola” bars I have ever had! I bought the Almond and Coconut one for about $1.79. It was sweet, very coconutty, and also very filling. I was very sad when I realized the package was empty!
I will definitely buy these again as an afternoon snack, or as part of my lunch. Their slogan is “wholesome ingredients you can see and pronounce,” which is not only true, but comforting. I love reading ingredient lists that only have a few raw ingredients because you can feel good about snacking. If you look on their website, you can see how many different varieties there are, and how many different products they have. I can’t wait to try more!
Happy Allergy Free Eating!