Happy Friday friends! Who else is happy that the weekend is finally here! After a week of being on the road, I’m sure ready to relax. This week’s Friday Food Finds is all about LOVE- Love Grown Foods.
Love Grown Foods
I was so excited for the opportunity to try some of Love Grown Foods products. I had read so many great things about their super oats and flakes that I was very stoked when they sent me a sampling of both products to try! All of their products are free of genetically modified ingredients, high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils.
I was extremely inspired by their mission statement and how the company came about. “Our mission is to create incredibly delicious foods that are full of nutritional benefits and that are available to everyone, while educating kids, parents, and teachers on the importance of eating healthy.”
Founders Alex and Maddy also have a great story of how the business came to life. “When Alex met Maddy, he knew her contagious energy and love for people would help change the world. Their belief that everyone should have access to healthy food is what inspired Love Grown Foods to not just be a product on the shelves, but a company with a passion to make a true change. With Alex’s desire to start his own company, and Maddy’s background in nutrition, Pilates, and massage therapy, the couple launched Love Grown Foods. In a short matter of time, but a lot of hard work, they turned Love Grown Foods into a national brand on a mission to create change.”
Super Oats- Original
I made a batch of Lemon Zucchini Oat Muffins with the Super Oats. The Super Oats is not your traditional oatmeal! These are the perfect blend of oats, chia seeds, quinoa flakes, and amaranth flakes. In my muffin recipe, I simply replaced traditional rolled oats with the super oats. The Super Oats Packets are great for travel and on the go- since they are ready in 3 minutes! I have a lot of travel the next few weeks so you can bet some of these will be coming along with me.
I am big cereal lover and could not wait to open my box of Strawberry Mighty Flakes. The texture is crunchy, sweet and very reminiscent to the Frosted Flakes cereal that I loved as a child but with more fiber and protein(thanks to the beans)and also a much healthier ingredients list!
So what exactly are Mighty Flakes? Grown Foods Mighty Flakes are the first flaked cereals that are wheat-free and corn-free! Mighty Flakes are made with navy beans, garbanzo beans, and lentils. They come in five flavors: Frosted, Strawberries & Flakes, Chocolate Joy, Cranberry Almond, and Bean Flakes. All would be delicious with almond or coconut milk or even on top of plain greek yogurt.
Super Oats- Blueberry
I’m always looking for new ways to change up my morning stack of pancakes. I could not wait to try the blueberry super oats in my batter. My pancakes turned out so fluffy and moist. I’ll definitely be trying this again with the other flavors! The Super Oats is definitely my top pick for this week’s Friday Foods Finds!
Super Oats- Apple Cinnamon
Nothing beats a warm bowl of oats on a cool summer morning. The Apple Cinnamon flavor was nothing short of amazing. I added a spoonful of peanut butter and a few apple slices to make this a complete meal for me!
Find out more about Love Grown Foods online here. You can order all of their products online at Amazon. You can also follow Love Grown Foods on their social media sites: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.