Sunday, September 20, 2009
Skipping along with Nature's Path
Not long after we got back from vacation, I got a box full of love from Nature's Path, the organic, and-- importantly for me -- careful with gluten-free products company.
I'll admit it. I'm addicted. Their products -- from Mesa Sunrise Cereal to the yummy EnviroKidz to Honey'd Corn Flakes to the Crispy Rice Bars, well, they're a fave.
But in addition to the product, I also fell in love the company, what it stands for, and especially, its excellent products.
Take for instance, its minifesto: First, from its website:
At Nature’s Path, we live for healthy, great-tasting organic foods. It’s why we get up in the morning. But we are also a company that wants to do more than just sell breakfast foods.
But this made me actually PROUD to be a customer of the company.
"We aspire to advance the cause of people and planet, along the path to sustainability. And we like to think we put our money where our mouth is. Or rather, where our heart is. 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. Which is why we spend our days and nights dreaming up new recipes, tracking down exotic new ingredients, and researching the latest (or most ancient) superfoods. 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."
Admittedly, it has taken me a long time to make this post, because my new diabetes concerns has caused me to have to significantly limit my cereal intake. For me, 3/4 a cup means 3/4 a cup -- most of us wouldn't recognize portion control like that voluntarily...I admit it.
Ok, so on to the product review. I give it THREE YUMS UP! I didn't try a single thing I didn't like and could not make, in a moderated portion, a part of my gluten-free/diabetic/gastroparesis diet.
For the kid in me -- EnviroKidz is yummy, slightly sweet, and crunchy. I especially like the Cereal Bars I like that I can buy both of these brands at my local Kroger. With a cup of vanilla-flavored almond milk, it's yummy for a bedtime snack!
And honestly, I keep one of the Crispy Rice Bars in my purse in case of a blood sugar low. It also makes a great snack that DOESN'T spike my blood sugar AND for some reason, I don't have an adverse reaction to it.
But perhaps my favorite was the Honey'd Corn Flakes. They're GREEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAATTT! OK? Get it?
I admire and respect the company, and I'm happy to share this product with you in the gluten-free world. Many of you already know it, but I hope with this post, you'll appreciate even more what the lovely selections from Nature's Path Has to offer us in the gluten-free world.
Much love, and crunch crunch!