I absolutely love that there are so many great companies making healthy alternatives to the foods we eat everyday! One company that I am grateful to have been introduced to is Van's Natural Foods. I really try my best to purchase products without artificial flavors, colors and preservatives and I know I can get these high quality foods when purchasing Van's Natural Foods.
Van's Natural Foods Mission
"Van's is devoted to providing meals that live up to your high standards. We've always stayed true to our commitment to making foods just the way you would—with fresh, wholesome ingredients and never any artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. We meet the highest USDA standards for our organic and all-natural products. And we make absolutely sure that our gluten free waffles and snacks are what we say. To ensure the absence of any wheat or gluten byproducts, we schedule these items through our production line first—and we test every single batch."
We had the pleasure of sampling a few products from Van's Natural Foods and loved them all.
The first product we received was the "NEW The Perfect 10 Crackers live up to their name with six whole grains including brown rice, gluten-free oats, millet, teff, quinoa and amaranth, plus four seeds – flax, sesame, poppy and caraway." I love crackers and can be a little picky when choosing the right ones, but I really enjoyed these. They were very tasty and great for dips or eating right out of the box. My kids really enjoyed them too!
The second product we received was the "NEW Fire Roasted Veggie Cracker with five whole grains, offer the delicious veggie-kissed flavor of bell pepper, onion, carrot, garlic and tomato. Both new crackers blends are larger than other Van’s crackers, but just as crispy, crunchy and tasty as the rest and provide a nutritious and gluten-free accompaniment for dips, spreads, cheeses and more." These are great on their own because they are so flavorful. I was actually a little surprised that my kids would ask for these over the other ones, and I bet it's because they have so much flavor.
The third product we received was the "NEW Say Cheese! Snack Packs are a single-serving, guilt-free snack at work or home and are perfect for slipping into kids’ lunches for a tasty, nutritious alternative to chips." My husband loves chips… I mean he LOVES them, so it's a little difficult for me to find something that can replace his favorite snack, but he did admit these were pretty good. And they are great for his lunch and for on-the-go snacks for the kids.
The fourth product we received was one of Van's Whole Grain Cereals, Cinnamon Heaven. "These cereals are made with nutrient-rich whole grains, including gluten-free oats, brown rice, millet, quinoa and amaranth. Van’s cereals give you seriously tasty and satisfying crunch – all without dairy, egg, corn, high fructose corn syrup, artificial ingredients, hydrogenated oils or GMO oils." My girls asked for this every morning and I thought it was delicious as well. The sweetness is just right and I can never have too much cinnamon! Yum!
The last product we received and probably my favorite was the Cranberry Almond Van’s Whole Grain Snack Bars. "These are perfect for breakfast on-the-run, snack-time or an anytime nutritious treat. Baked with real, all-natural ingredients and nutrient-rich whole grains, the bars have 8-10 grams of whole grains and 4 grams of fiber per serving – more than four times the fiber of other gluten-free bars on the market today, according to our research." What I loved about these bars is that they aren't crumbly like most bars, so I felt good about giving them to my kids without the entire bar ending up in crumbs on the floor. The Cranberry Almond also had the perfect chewy texture and was extremely favorable.