Enjoy Life Foods: Decadent Bars

Enjoy Life Foods has added another delicious snack to their product line. If you haven’t yet tried their decadent soft baked bars, you must! Enjoy Life sent me a full sample of all the flavors of the decadent bars. These really satisfy a craving when you “need” some chocolate, or anytime you need a snack.

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As always, I know that I can trust the Enjoy Life brand to find recipes that will be free from all the most common allergens. I was really curious to read the ingredients on these bars when I saw the icing drizzled over each bar, but sure enough they were still allergy safe.

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The first flavor I couldn’t wait to try was cinnamon bun… and it did not disappoint. After trying all the flavors this one was still my favorite. It really does taste like a cinnamon bun. The best addition to this recipe is the orange peel flavor, it just makes it perfect.

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The next one I had to try was the cherry cobbler. I have to say, this one didn’t appeal to me all that much. It’s still tasty, but it wouldn’t be my first choice. There was just something about the cherry that didn’t quite make it for me.

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The s’mores flavor definitely did appeal to me. It’s super chocolatey! This one makes a great treat. It’s the perfect amount of chocolate.

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Lastly, the chocolate sunbutter is my second favorite flavor. This one is tastes somewhere between fudge and a brownie. It almost reminds me of eating a peanut butter cup, which used to be my favorite candy before food allergies.

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I would recommend giving any (or ALL) of the decadent bars a try. I’ve brought these along with me several times now when I know we’ll be somewhere that dessert will be served. I feel like I can enjoy my own dessert along with everyone else. Pick up a box to try and let me know what you think!

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Enjoy Life Foods: Plentils

Enjoy Life Foods has a new product… Plentils!! What is a Plentil? It’s almost like a potato chip only it’s made from healthy, high protein lentils.

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These crunchy lentil chips, like all of Enjoy Life Foods snacks, are still allergy-safe and free from the eight most common food allergens. They come in four delicious flavors that are sure to satisfy.

Enjoy Life Foods sent me a bag of each of the yummy flavors to try and I enjoyed them all. My only disappointment was the saltiness of the sea salt flavor. I expected more salt taste since that was only flavor so they may have been a little more plain than I would have liked, but each of the other flavors had plenty of seasonings. They are the perfect late-night television watching snack or great to take along to the beach when others have their own non-allergy-friendly chips to munch on.

I was slightly concerned about the presence of corn after reading the ingredients label on some of the flavors since I am corn-allergic. I checked with Enjoy Life Foods and they assured me that although there are ingredients that are derived from corn, all of the corn protein had been removed from the end product. Sure enough, I was able to enjoy this Enjoy Life Foods snack with no allergy problems… as usual.

And just yesterday I was shopping at my local Nutrition S’mart and noticed Plentils on the shelf for the first time! Now I can pick up a bag and enjoy them again anytime. Why not give them a try and let me know what you think?!

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Namaste Foods: Say Cheez Pasta Meal

Macaroni and cheese is a no-brainer comfort food. It’s a quick, last minute meal that you never really get tired of having. As a kid the box macaroni and cheese was a meal we made ourselves for lunch at least once a week during summers. Homemade, “real” macaroni and cheese is a recipe that has always been one of my favorites.

I was pretty excited to find Namaste Foods’ allergy-friendly version of a boxed macaroni and cheese mixture. It’s nice to keep something like that in the pantry for nights when I’m too tired to make a whole dinner. I was pleased with the price of this meal, sometimes the gluten-free meals are pretty expensive. It was super easy to make. Just boil noodles and add sauce packet to heating oil and water… mix together.

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I was very impressed with the taste and texture of the rice pasta in the Say Cheez Meal. We both thought it was better than any other gluten-free pasta we have tried. The taste of the sauce was good, but really didn’t taste much like macaroni and cheese. I can’t really blame them for trying to make a cheese sauce without the use of any dairy ingredients. We both agreed that we’d like it better if we thought of it as a pasta dish rather than macaroni and cheese.

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I’d definitely buy it again to keep for an easy meal… I just wont make it when I’m craving macaroni and cheese. Have you tried this pasta? What did you think about it?

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