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Backlogged Product Reviews

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I’m so behind! I have a few products that were sent to me for review and instead of devoting a whole post to each I thought I’d do them all at once. Let’s get started!

Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt Strawberry

Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt Strawberry

I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak at this new flavor from Stonyfield Farm. Let me tell you it’s DELICIOUS! A little too much sugar (16g) but, because of that I’m sure, it’s tasty! It’s even better mixed with another product I’m reviewing (see below.)

I reviewed their new Oikos Greek Yogurt line just a few weeks again and if you guys didn’t see, Stonyfield is sponsoring my trip to the BlogHer Conference this summer in Chicago! Hit me up! I’ll coupons for their products. Strawberry will be available in stores mid June!

110 calories, 0g of fat, 0g of fiber, 2WWP per container 5.3 ounces

Enjoy Life Granola

Enjoy Life Granola

Confession time….. I have never eaten granola. I mean I’ve had granola bars before but never have I bought a bag of straight up granola. I never really understood what it was. Is it a grain? a mixture of foods? Isn’t it just like trail mix? I just didn’t get it.

So I looked it up and according to granola is a breakfast food consisting of rolled oats, brown sugar, nuts, dried fruit, etc., usually served with milk.

Ahhh I get it. It’s like a generic cereal. So a granola bar is just granola pressed into bar shape. I take it back.. I have eaten granola.

Are you laughing at me yet? Was that a blond moment? Anyway Enjoy Life Foods sent me 3 bags of granola, Cinnamon Crunch, Cranapple Crunch and Very Berry Crunch. I was unfamiliar with Enjoy Life until they contacted me so I didn’t know they make products without any of the most common allergens (milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy.) We aren’t dealing with any food allergies in my family but it nice to know if I were there were a few brands I could just trust.

The granola is crunchy and very tasty. The toddler was immediately a fan. He likes to eat it straight out of the bag. The Cinnamon was my favorite until I tried the Very Berry Crunch mixed with the Strawberry Oikos Yogurt. It’s just an AWESOME filling snack. If you can’t find it in stores you can buy Enjoy Life Granola on Amazon and stock up.

170 calories, 3g of fat, 2g of fiber, 3WWP per 1/2 cup (52g) – approximate, flavors may vary slightly

Quorn Naked Chik’n Cutlets

Quorn Naked Chik'n Cutlets

These came as a surprise to me. Once day UPS just dropped off a package of meatless chicken. I did a double take. Who sent these to me? Why? I’m not a vegetarian. I don’t even play one on TV. Although, I do eat more vegetarian meals now then I ever have and I admire those who are able to strip the meat from their diets. But I can’t bear the thought of never enjoying a cheese burger or Thanksgiving turkey again. If for those two reasons alone I will continue to eat meat at least some of the time. ;)

So how does MEATLESS chicken taste? Well… like meatless chicken. It looked like chicken. It had a similar texture to chicken but it’s just wasn’t chicken. However, I enjoyed it. I really did. I grabbed one out of the freezer, popped it in the microwave, sliced it up and made a quick wrap on a 1 point tortilla with some baby spinach, tomatoes, shredded cheese and a dash of dressing. It was fast, easy, light, tasty and satisfying. I may keep a box in the freezer just for these type of fast lunches!

80 calories, 2.5g of fat, 2g of fiber 1WWP for 1 cutlet (1.4 to be exact.. but not to shabby for fake chicken! lol)

*phew* I now feel caught up a bit! By the way, I didn’t post last night as I fell asleep at 8PM!! It was the greatest night of sleep ever. I woke up refreshed and ran 4 miles at 6:30 this morning! Sometimes there’s nothing a good night of sleep can’t cure. ;~)

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    May 19, 2009

    the granola sounds fabulous! I have been craving it (I’m doing – core – or simply filling technique) and would love some in my yogurt… :D

    I used to work in R&D for boca burger so I’ve had my share of soy protein isolate but the base for the quorn products has always wigged me out (i do not eat mushrooms LOL)


    May 19, 2009

    You crack me up. You LOVE oats but never did steel cut oats or granola?? I so heart my yogurt and granola. I’m trying to get my hands on a good, healthy recipe for granola bars. I promise to share if I find one that makes the cut.



    May 19, 2009

    LOL That’s because I didn’t LOVE it until I had the toddler. Before then I never ate the stuff! :)


    May 19, 2009

    No that sure wasn’t a blond moment. At least I won’t call it one, because up until recently I had no idea about Granola. Now I am addicted to it!

    Great reviews!


    May 19, 2009

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Quorn products. On WW they are great for staying within points but still feeling satisfied.

    I will have to try the granola now…

    Thanks for the greatness that you are!


    May 19, 2009

    WOOPS! Wrote my comment on the wrong entry. I love your blog and I would absolutely love to win ANY coupons you have! Thanks Roni!



    May 19, 2009

    I just made my own last night. I used all rolled oats. It was delicious and healthy.

    They sell that brand of granola in Whole Foods along with a line of cookies and other allergen free products.

    Quorn scares me. Something about pressed fungus…

    Marisa (trim the fat)

    May 20, 2009

    Roni, thanks for those reviews! I love the oikos greek yogurt – never saw the strawberry flavor though -yum!

    I heart granola. very much. But, it is usually so caloric and not very POINT-friendly. That one doesn’t seem too bad.

    I haven’t tried Quorn yet. I may give it a whirl next time I see it.


    May 20, 2009

    Put me in the hat for coupons! I was just looking at Oikos at Whole Foods last night!

    I have tried some of the enjoy life products before and actually enjoyed them, but they are a bit too pricey for us since we don’t have food allergies. For those who have kids (or adults) with allergies, they are great!


    May 20, 2009

    Thanks for the product reviews. I haven’t tried the strawberry yet, but I LOVED the honey flavor… and I like that it’s 2 pts without any artificial crap.

    I love granola – I can totally see you inventing a homemade granola recipe! (perhaps with lower points?!?)

    Quorn was new to me this week too, though I AM a vegetarian. My one suggestion (for the rest of the box) is that I thought it tasted MUCH better cooked in my toaster oven than the microwave. Worth the extra time if you have it.

    I love the blog! And of course coupons are good too…


    May 21, 2009

    There’s always veggie burgers and Tofurky! :)

    Those Quorn naked cutlets cook up really well if you pan fry them with Italian dressing, FYI.


    May 22, 2009

    I love Stonyfield greek yogurt! How do I get some coupons?


    May 22, 2009

    Nancy – I have a link in this post where you can get some..

    Hope that helps!