Gluten-free snack foods are often lamented to be nutritionally lacking as many are packed with sugar and empty starches. One company has consistently bucked the trend by providing tasty, healthy, nutrient-rich snack foods and cereals that are also low fat and high in fiber.
Now the company is adding Kay’s Cookie Bites to its best-selling lines of gluten-free snack foods and cereals. The Cookie Bites come in two flavors, Cinnamon Almond Cookie Bites and Honey Almond Cookie Bites, and are available in 5 oz. boxes or 1.75 oz. snack bags.
When we tasted them, we found them to be sweet, flavorful and crispy. Gluten-free, casein-free, protein rich, fiber rich and made from natural ingredients makes them a good (and worry-free) snack during work or travel and perfect for those times when you’re running late and need something more filling than crackers or carrot sticks.
The ingredient list and nutrition labels reveal them to be high in protein (10g/serving) and fiber (3g/serving) while low in fat (2.5g/serving) – with 0 trans fats, saturated fats or cholesterol.
Kay’s Naturals commitment to balanced gluten-free nutrition is refreshing to see:
“We are dedicated to bringing to you the very best gluten free snacks and cereals. All Kay’s Naturals products contain a superior balance of protein, fiber, carbohydrates, and good fats. Our products are delicious and uniquely satisfying snacks and cereals that you will enjoy at home, work, play or travel.” -Kay’s Naturals
While most gluten-free snacks are primarily made with starches and sugars, Kay’s uses soy protein as the base flour for their products. This satisfies the appetite while providing a much-needed protein boost to the gluten-free diet. Pea fiber is used to increase the fiber content, another issue for people on the gluten-free diet. In fact, each serving provides 12% of the daily recommended allowance of fiber. It is common knowledge that protein and fiber are missing in many gluten-free diets. Kay’s provides an easy way to make sure you get enough of each.
As far as taste goes, our taste testers were evenly split between the Cinnamon Almond and Honey Almond Cookie Bite flavors. (The three-year-old member of the panel said his favorite was BOTH!) Besides the Cookie Bites, the products we liked most were the super-cheesy Kruncheeze crisps, Cinnamon Toast Pretzel Sticks and French Vanilla Cereal and Apple Cinnamon Cereal. The cereals look like Cheerios and taste like wonderful.
Every product Kay’s Naturals produces is 100% gluten-free. Each production run is independently tested to ensure it is 100% gluten-free safe.
Kay’s offers a selection of gluten-free snacks, cereals and the Cookie Bites on their website, where you can take advantage of significant discounts or try a sample pack of 6 different snacks and cereals for just the cost of shipping ($7.50). They are also carried by thousands of stores across the United States.
You can reach Kay’s Naturals to place an order or join their newsletter for product updates and coupons at www.KaysNaturals.com.
Their mailing address is:
Kay’s Naturals, Inc.
100 First Ave. SE
Clara City, MN 56222
Tel. (320) 847-3220