Have you heard of Bestowed yet? It is a monthly subscription delivering 5+ healthy foods right to your door, hand-picked by celebrity nutritionist and author Heather Bauer. The brand language emphasizes the joy in discovery, the energy of healthy living, and the freshness of tastes delivered. Since I enjoy trying out new healthy products from time to time, I agreed to have a box shipped to me to try out. After seeing what they sent me, discover more healthy and tasty foods for yourself at bestowed.com.
Upon opening, I was already impressed by how many things sounded good on first sight. Provided in my box:
- TeeChia Super Seed Cereal
- Good Eating Salads by Parragon Books
- Dark Chocolate Sunflower Butter Cups by Sun Cups
- Navitas Coconut Water Powder
- Way Better Snacks Sweet Chili Tortilla Chips
- LÄRABAR über in Apple Turnover
- Everyday California EVOO by California Olive Ranch
The first thing I dug into was the Apple Turnover LÄRABAR über. I’ve enjoyed LÄRABAR products in the past (and especially enjoy the bite sized ones for post-workout snacks) but this was the first time hearing about the über version. The traditional bar is chewy, while this one had some crunch due to being made from whole fruits and nuts, resulting in a unique sweet and salty snack. I have a feeling I’ll be buying a lot more of these.
Next I tried the sunflower butter cups. I was a bit skeptical since I am a huge peanut butter cup fan, but they were surprisingly delicious! I was actually sad there were only two of them. Definitely a great option for those allergic to nuts, and they are also gluten-free! Wish they were sold elsewhere than their website, but might have to pay them a visit.
The sweet chili tortilla chips really didn’t need to be served with a dip because they had enough flavor on their own. These chips are not only tasty but are high in omega 3’s, antioxidants and other vital nutrients, and all are low in sodium and saturated fat. I’ve had sprouted bread before, but this was my first experience with sprouted chips. I couldn’t tell the difference between regular chips, so why not eat the healthier version?
Then I had a super pumped up breakfast with the TeeChia cereal in blueberry date. It is made from super seeds that gives you lasting energy, satiety and promotes regularity. This tasty cereal is not only gluten-free but filled with antioxidants, omega-3 essential fatty acids, soluble and insoluble fiber, and vitamins and minerals. I enjoyed it with some Chobani, fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey. Love that this one was more than just a one serving package so that I can enjoy it different ways.
Then there was the coconut water powder. I’ve never had coconut water before and honestly, I wasn’t a huge fan of the taste so I ended up mixing it in 16 oz instead of the recommended 8 oz. It’s all the same so long as I drink it all right? Each 35-calorie serving provide 5 key electrolytes that support rapid hydration, as well as several minerals and vitamins. Which meant it was a great post-workout addition to my water. But I think I would’ve enjoyed it more mixed into a smoothie, but unfortunately only had one serving.
The California Olive Ranch olive oil is actually not new to me. I first picked it up due to it’s fun bottle design but apparently it has real benefits. The protective green bottle keeps the sustainably grown olives fresher longer than many other olive oils. And it works because it’s really good olive oil! The olive oil was also a great addition for the Salads cookbook so that I can make some dressings with it. I’ve been on a mission to eat more salads but I always find myself bored or not willing to prepare a fancy one. But with this book, salads will never be repetitive again. I’ve already bookmarked several recipes to start off my salad adventure.
Overall, you could say I was very happy with the selection sent to me. The coconut water powder was the only thing I wasn’t too excited about, but I bet had I tried it in a smoothie it would’ve been better. I definitely plan on buying more LÄRABAR über bars because I know they are carried at my local grocery store and may have to break down and order some more of those Suncups since those were the two things I enjoyed the most from this box.
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