For me, snacking is my downfall. Even when I manage to eat healthy meals, I find myself tempted by fattening treats in between mealtimes.Â 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.
Disclaimer: Product samples were provided by the manufacturer for the purpose of preparing this review.
Photo credit: I Heart Keenwah