Happy Friday friends! This week sure flew by didn’t it? Who else is ready for the weekend! As you know, I am always on the lookout for new healthy and delicious products. In this week’s Friday Food Finds, I’m very excited to share a new food find from Wildway!
Wildway is a Grain-Free Granola that is also dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, paleo, refined sugar-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Plus granola is a great way to add protein and healthy omega fats into your diet.
The Wildway of Life… How it all began!
From their website: “After stints in the corporate world, we both wanted more out of life and looked for a way to incorporate this lifestyle in to our daily lives. We called it our Wildway of life. It wasn’t long before our healthy and adventurous lifestyles turned in to a brand and company focused on getting the most out of life. Knowing that living your best life can only be accomplished when you feel and perform at your best, it was natural for food to play a central role by fueling our bodies with superior nutrition. We wanted to extend our “Live Wild” philosophy to the world and, hence, Wildway was born. We aim to create wildly delicious products that help you do more, be more, and achieve more– because everyone deserves to have their own “Wildway of life”.”
At Wildway, this husband and wife duo make all of their granolas free of gluten, grain, soy and are dairy free, raw and have no added sweeteners. As their name suggests, they use only 100% natural, non-GMO, wild cultivated ingredients. No syrups, no extracts, and no oils; just pure, whole foods. Their unique mix of organic sun-dried fruits, raw seeds, nuts, and spices makes truly wildly delicious products with no fret as to what might be hiding within.
Banana Nut Granola
Wildway Banana Nut Paleo Granola is the original and most popular flavor. It was packed with flavors of banana, pecans, and cinnamon. This flavor will remind you of mom’s homemade banana nut bread! To go along with the “banana theme,” the granola paired perfectly with my homemade banana cashew milk soft serve. I LOVE the texture of the granolas! I’m not a big fan of the typical hard and crunchy variety. All of Wildway’s granola are so soft and chewy!
Ingredients: Organic dates, organic banana, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dry roasted cashews (cashews, sea salt), pecans, cinnamon, vanilla bean.
With one bite, you will be hooked on the Apple Cinnamon Paleo Granola. Made with a delicious mix of dates, unsweetened dried apples, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, cinnamon and sea salt it tastes and smells just like a homemade apple pie. Enjoy it straight from the bag or try my simple approach by adding a few slices of apple.
Ingredients: Organic dates, apples, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dry roasted cashews (cashews, sea salt), pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla bean.
Wildway Coconut Cashew Paleo Granola has a mildly sweet flavor and plenty of texture. The mixture of cashews, buttery coconut and “caramely” dates makes for a very versatile blend. I added a generous serving to my bowl along with some unsweetened cashew milk and fresh raspberries. The coconut granola would also be perfect sprinkled over a fresh mixed greens salad or warm sweet potato!
Ingredients: Organic dates, walnuts, organic coconut, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dry roasted cashews (cashews, sea salt), pecans, vanilla bean.
Vanilla Bean Espresso
Get your espresso fix on with this flavor! Vanilla bean plus espresso = pure deliciousness! This granola paired perfectly with my vanilla greek yogurt cheesecake parfait. This made for a very filling afternoon snack!
Ingredients: Organic dates, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dry roasted cashews (cashews, sea salt), pecans, organic fair-trade espresso, vanilla bean.
Grain Free Instant Hot Cereal
I was sent the Java Chip, Toasted Coconut and Original flavors to try.
All of Wildway’s Hot Cereals are:
- Certified Gluten-free by GFCO
- Free of wheat, oats, corn, and grains
- Paleo friendly
- Dairy and Soy-free
I was very anxious to try the Java Chip since I enjoyed the Vanilla Bean Espresso granola so much. The cereal is super simple to prepare! Instead of using water, I used some warm unsweetened coconut milk and a few drops of vanilla stevia. For a complete breakfast, I topped mine with some sliced bananas and a tablespoon or two of the banana nut granola.Texture wise, I would describe this as being a grain-free version of cream of wheat! So warm and filling on cool morning!
I haven’t tried the original or toasted coconut yet. I’m planning to take them on an upcoming business trip in the next few weeks.
Overall, I would highly recommend trying Wildway! Hands down my top two flavors were the Vanilla Bean Espresso and the Banana Nut. This healthy, delicious, grain free granola is absolutely delicious. My only warning is to be sure that you order enough because it will go quickly!
Wildway officially announced on their Facebook page their expansion this week with Whole Foods Market. Coming this month, you’ll be able to buy Wildway grain-free granola and Wildway grain-free hot cereal at select Whole Foods stores.
For more information about Wildway, visit them online and also on their social media sites!