Wholesome Cravings Gluten-Free Mixes Review

By Ruth on March 16, 2014 in food, health, review

I was sent free products for review purposes.

While my family and I do not have to follow a gluten-free diet per se, it does not mean that we don’t appreciate wholesome foods that are healthy and free of potential dietary issues.  We are fortunate to not have allergies at this point in our lives, but I know that allergies can be developed at any time in our lives.  Because of that, I do prefer eating healthier foods when I am able to, and gluten-free is always a welcome food.

wholesome cravingsI would like to tell you about a great company with whom I am privileged to work in recent days.  It is Wholesome Cravings, and this line of products was created by moms who were in need of viable healthy foods that actually taste good.  They wanted it for their families, and certified gluten-free was the goal.  They love junk food, and they wanted something that was good for you, high in protein, but still tasted good.

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These were the four mixes I was sent.  I will admit that I was excited to try these, but I struggled to get the energy to actually make them.  I knew I wanted my family and me to try these (after all, a review was imminent), but I was so tired!

Well, the time finally came.  A couple of weeks ago, my parents had to move my brother and his family.  My parents are in their 70’s, and I knew that they would not being eating healthily.  My mom never gets enough protein, and my dad is diabetic (and he often does not eat until everyone else does–recipe for disaster).  So in one evening, I decided to make up two of the mixes–Banana Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie Spice.   I did have to add banana and sweetener (I used liquid Stevia) to the first mix, and I was sent canned pumpkin for the latter.  I did not make these into muffins (because I was lazy), and I just made them into bars.  According to the package, both are acceptable, but you will receive more protein and energy if you make them into muffins.  They were very easy to mix up (they took me about five minutes apiece), and you can see how they looked when they were done.

wpid-20140223_185406.jpgwpid-20140223_185416.jpg wpid-20140223_185411.jpgSo what did we think?  My daughter wasn’t terribly interested in trying them, so she didn’t.  But I tried both.  I preferred the Pumpkin Pie Spice–I think I should have made the Banana Chocolate Chip a bit sweeter.  However both were acceptable.  My mom preferred the pumpkin, and my dad loved the banana–that’s saying something because my dad is very discriminating when it comes to sweets.

Here’s the best part.  They were able to use these during the two days of moving, and they kept my dad from “crashing and burning.”  He told me again how much he loved the banana chocolate chip ones.  I think he ate practically the whole pan, but I know it gave him lots of good energy.  I have not made the other two yet, but I plan to soon.  It is clear that these are easy, taste good, and give the promised energy.

If you are interested, be sure to visit their website in the link above, and don’t forget to follow them on facebook for the latest news, deals, and more.

I was sent free products in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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43-year-old single mother of an active 14-year-old girl Born in Tacoma, WA; lives in Yelm, WA Entertainment Writer Available For Interviews and Reviews Substitute Teacher


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