Life would be so boring if you didn’t spoil yourself occasionally with a snack between meals. We all do it; some more than others, but for a healthier lifestyle though, aim for a nutritious snack like quinoa from I Heart Keenwah.
Go ahead – Indulge with I Heart Keenwah – Quinoa
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a super food dating back to ancient times. For the history buffs, back then it was known as chisaya mama or the mother of all grains. Why? It is because it is the only whole grain that is a complete source of protein containing all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa is extremely healthy as it is gluten-free, low-glycemic, high in fiber and packed with vitamins and minerals. But, the best part is the fact that these snacks are delicious and filling.
I Heart Keenwah offer four different varieties of their quinoa clusters: Almond, Cranberry Cashew, Chocolate Sea Salt and Ginger Peanut. All four varieties are packed in 4 ounce bags containing four individual servings, which is approximately 7 pieces.
The Almond variety is the original flavor. If you like almonds, you will love this flavor as they are mixed with puffed quinoa flakes and whole quinoa together with some all natural sweeteners to make this scrumptious snack. For those health conscious individuals, each serving is 130 calories, 5 g total fat, 0 mg cholesterol, and 150 mg sodium, total carbohydrates of 18 g and 3 g of protein.
Contrary to my husband, I can give or take cranberries. However, the mixture of Cranberries with the Cashews, in the second variety, makes for a unique flavor combination. There are 120 calories per serving in this variety, total fat 3.5 g, cholesterol 0 mg, 130 mg sodium, total carbohydrates 20 g and 2 g of protein. While all the flavors are excellent to the pallet, it’s a cross between the Cranberry Cashews and the Almond as my favorite flavor.
The Chocolate Sea Salt variety is what the company calls their “decadent flavor.” This flavor is the combination of almonds, rich dark chocolate and sea salt for a nice twist of salt and sweet. This snack has 3 g of protein, total carbohydrates of 18 g, 190 mg of sodium, 0 mg cholesterol, total fat at 5 g and 130 calories per serving. If you are a chocolate lover (and even if you aren’t)¸ you will want to keep plenty of the Chocolate Sea Salt snacks on hand.
The last flavor is the Ginger Peanut variety. Although I’m not a real big fan of ginger per se, this variety was exceptional. Perhaps it is because of the spice of candied ginger or the peanuts. The I Heart Keenwah Ginger Peanut variety has 120 calories per serving with a total fat content of 4 g and includes 135 mg of sodium, 3 g of protein and a total carbohydrate of 20 g. The cholesterol measures out at 0 mg.
For those individuals who carefully watch their cholesterol intake, the I Heart Keenwah snacks are the perfect treat with 0 g of cholesterol in each flavor.
If you prefer to shop online, you have two options for purchasing these nutritious snacks. For small quantity orders of less than 12 bags, I Heart Keenwah has partnered with AbestMarket.com, who will deliver the quinoa to your doorstep. Should you wish to order in bulk, you can order directly from the I Heart Keenwah web site. The I Heart Keenwah products are also sold by major food distributors in the United States and Canada and can be found in over 700 specialty and grocery outlets, so check your nearest store to see if they carry these snacks.
Next time you are in the mood for a snack, don’t grab the cookies or ice cream, reach for a bag of one of these delicious I Heart Keenwah flavors to ward off those hunger pains. I know I plan to.