I’m not a health nut. But I’m making a conscious effort to eat healthier meals and buy healthier snacks for myself and the kids. That being said, before the folks at Bear Naked sent me some products to try we didn’t have any granola or trail mix in our pantry. And while I knew Bear Naked made granola, I wasn’t aware they also made soft baked cookies (DELICIOUS and addictive) and cereal. Both were welcome surprises to my tastebuds and tummy! The granola from Bear Naked is not your Mom’s granola.
One of the biggest challenges I have when feeding the kids a well balanced diet is finding snacks with a good source of whole grains, Bear Naked has solved that problem for me with their cookies, cereal and granola.
Bear Naked 100% Pure & Natural Soft-Baked Granola Cookies These soft-baked granola cookies are loaded with healthy ingredients like whole grains, tasty berries and hearty nuts but taste so good you’ll forget they’re good for you. They come in two flavors: double chocolate (10g of whole grains with chocolate chips and cocoa) and fruit & nut (10g of whole grains with raisins, cranberries, walnuts and almonds, a delicious source of energy). I was sent the double chocolate cookies to try and they were SO good they disappeared in less than a day. The chocolate taste is indulgent (melts in your mouth) and satisfied my chocolate craving without blowing my diet, each cookie is only 130 calories with 5g of fat. Both of the kids would have eaten the whole box if I’d let them. (and so would I if it wasn’t for willpower) Even my husband, who won’t go near anything “healthy” loved them, its as if the chocolate disguises all of the nutrition!
Bear Naked Nut Cluster Crunch 100% Natural Energy Cereal – These cereals feature a delicious blend of hearty flakes and energy-dense, crunchy clusters made with toasted nuts, whole grain oats and puffed wheat. Available in two flavors: Honey Almond-hearty flakes and crunchy nut clusters made with oats, almonds and puffed wheat sweetened with honey and Maple Nut-earty flakes and crunchy nut clusters made with walnuts and pecans with real maple syrup. The honey almond cereal is so deliciously sweet and crunchy (which is the first thing my daughter said when she tried it) “Its crunchy Mommy!” This 100% natural cereal contains 4g of protein, is only 180 calories and 1.5 g of fat per 3/4 cup. Honey Almond is a great combination of sweet and crunchy cereal. Its great as breakfast or as a snack!
Bear Naked 100% Pure & Natural Granola is made with real whole grains, hearty nuts and tasty fruits sweetened naturally with honey. Bear Naked’s original, signature soft-baked granola is available in four flavors: Fruit and Nut with raisins and cranberries, Heavenly Chocolate with dark chocolate and whole grain oats, Banana Nut whole grain oats, bananas and nuts and Maple Pecan whole grain oats with maple syrup, pralines and coated with agave nectar. I had you at Heavenly Chocolate right? I was sent the Maple Pecan and Heavenly Chocolate to try and both are so good you forget they’re actually healthy too. The Heavenly Chocolate is amazing: crunchy, chocolaty with the perfect combination of chocolate and texture. Oh and did I mention 16g of whole grains? The Maple Pecan makes a great topping for pancakes or waffles or even on some frozen yogurt. And I love that I can throw them in a sandwich baggie and keep them in the diaper bag or car console for a snack!
Bear Naked 100% Pure & Natural Trail Mixes – these trail mixes are made with ingredients that provide energy from natural sources: fruit, nutrient rich seeds, hearty nuts and whole grain granola.Available in Cranberry Almond with cranberries, raisins, walnuts, almonds and granola clusters; Pecan Apple Flax each serving contains 200 mg of the omega-3 ALA with flax granola, raisins, roasted sunflower seeds, pecans, pepitas, apple slices and flax seeds; Chocolate Cherry which blends Heavenly Chocolate granola clusters with cherries and almonds covered in cocoa. I tried the pecan apple flax and while I liked the texture and mix of flavors I prefer the crunch of whole grain granola over the softer flax granola.
Bear Naked 100% Pure & Natural Fit Granola is a crunchy blend of whole grains, fruits and nuts made without added oils and contains less sugar and fat than Bear Naked’s traditional granola offering. It comes in two flavors: Triple Berry Crunch a blend of whole grain oats and real raspberries, blueberries and strawberries and Vanilla Almond Crunch whole grain oats and hearty almonds with vanilla flavor. The Triple Berry Crunch is crunchy and tart and reminded me of Capt-n-Crunch cereal except without the sugary taste and much healthier. It’s great “Bear Naked” or in a yogurt parfait with more berries! I loved the crunchy texture, soft tangy berries when combined with vanilla yogurt.
Bear Naked launched in 2002 and from the start they’ve been passionate about creating great-tasting, natural foods. Its granolas, trail mixes, cookies and cereals contain no preservatives and nothing artificial, and are free of trans fats, cholesterol, hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup. All of their products are designed to satisfy the active adventurous lifestyle with healthy delicious snacks.
Bear Naked has partnered with TerraCycle™ in an effort to rethink the way packaging affects our planet. The mission… to help reduce the number of bags that end up in landfills by collecting them from you and repurposing them into unique accessories and products like umbrellas, shower curtains and tote bags. So when your bag is empty go to www.bearnaked.com fill out a form and mail the bags back to earn points towards free gear! Great way for you to help the environment and make an impact while also being rewarded.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried Bear Naked, please leave me a comment telling me your favorite.
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