The holidays are my favorite time of year. Not only are they filled with joy and cheer, but the doorbell rings almost daily with packages from all of my online shopping! The other day I opened the door to 2 boxes of KIND products - woohoo! That was truly a treat because I didn't order any bars or granola, the fantastic people at KIND sent them my way complimentary for me to share with my clients, friends and family. First thing I did when I popped open the boxes? Took a picture of course!
KIND product packages say "Ingredients you can see & pronounce" - I love that! Sure enough their granola bags have a window to see the product inside and the bars are wrapped in clear wrap. The ingredients list is definitely easy to read and understand with natural recognizable ingredients. And the part I like most is that their products contain no refined sugar. A+ in my book!
Then I unwrapped a bar and took a bite. OMG the cinnamony sweet goodness of the Apple Cinnamon & Pecan Fruit and Nut bars is so satisfying. The textural blend of crunchy (nuts and granola) and gooey (dried fruits) are complimentary to the slightly sweet yet still salty flavor profile that's got a hint of cinnamon and just the right amount of apple.
Oh and the granola? It's perfect all by itself. It put my homemade granola to shame. For one, it's called Cinnamon Oat Clusters with Flax seeds which means it's got clusters and flax seeds - two things my granola does not have. Might have to try to duplicate this flavor profile and crunch factor. Then I thought, what the heck should I do with all this granola?! To start, I decided to share it. I sent a bag and a box of bars to the Air Force base with my fiance to share with his shop mates. From what I'm told, they all loved it and were thankful for the healthy treat.
On the box it says to eat it "any way you like it: on-the-go, over yogurt, or with milk!"
But then I thought, what else can I do with all this granola?
Here are my top 10 things to do with KIND granola:
1. Share it! 2. Eat it straight out of the bag. 3. Put it on greek yogurt for a healthy snack with a tasty crunch! 4. Soak it in milk and enjoy hot for a warm breakfast cereal. 5. Use it as the topping for your baked apple or apple pie. (more on this later in the week) 6. Use it in muffins and other recipes like stuffing instead of bread crumbs. 7. Top your pancakes and waffles with it. 8. Put it on frozen yogurt or ice cream. 9. Make a parfait with fruit and yogurt! 10. Eat it like cereal in milk or almond milk.
Do you have a creative way to enjoy KIND Granola? Share it here! I'd love to try something new!