A “Superfood” Snack Choice

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 by No Comments
A “Superfood” Snack Choice

For me, snacking is my downfall. Even when I manage to eat healthy meals, I find myself tempted by fattening treats in between mealtimes. Unless I keep a wide variety of “safe” snacks on hand, my urge to nibble derails my diet efforts.

If you’re searching for a healthy snack option, I suggest trying I Heart Keenwah’s quinoa clusters.

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a grain that is so nutritious that doctors refer to it as a “superfood.” It is a complete source of protein with all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa is also gluten-free, low-glycemic, and high in fiber.

I Heart Keenwah quinoa clusters come in four flavors: almond, cranberry cashew, chocolate sea salt, and ginger peanut. I recently had an opportunity to sample the cranberry cashew and ginger peanut flavors.

I wasn’t thrilled with the ginger peanut, but I really like the tart taste of the cranberry cashew. I haven’t been able to find the chocolate sea salt flavor in my area, but I’m guessing that is tasty as well.

Quinoa is a great snack for children, but please be cautious if you’re giving I Heart Keenwah to your child. The individual clusters are very crunchy and would be hard to chew for a child who is missing teeth.

I was expecting the clusters to be similar to a chewy granola bar, so the texture caught me off guard. I’m glad that I had a few myself before offering them to my son. He’s at the awkward age where he’s missing enough baby teeth that certain foods require a lot of effort to chew.

You can buy I Heart Keenwah products in select grocery stores or through AbesMarket.com. A store locator is available on the I Heart Keenwah website.

Disclaimer: Product samples were provided by the manufacturer for the purpose of preparing this review.

Photo credit: I Heart Keenwah

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Dana Hinders

Dana Hinders lives in Iowa with her husband and son. She has been a freelance writer since shortly after earning her degree in journalism from The University of Iowa in 2003. She writes extensively about parenting, crafts, and creative ways to save money. Visit her at danahinders.com.

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