Thursday, March 13, 2014

Product Review: Modern Oats

It’s no secret that one of the big perks of being a food blogger is having the opportunity to receive food samples from companies. Over the past 6 years, I’ve had so many amazing chances to guinea pig new gluten free foods and snacks for free.

And while I’m always grateful for the offer, within the past year, I haven’t said yes to as many offers. I used to say yes to everything, but I’m at a point in my life where I don’t feel comfortable just eating anything. I’ve raised the bar for ingredients in my food, and I’m not willing to eat a bunch of starch and sugar, even if it does taste okay, when I know the blood sugar spike will leave me feeling sluggish and most likely give me a headache.

With that said, I still get excited by some of the offers I receive, and I was thrilled to say YES to reviewing a line of Oatmeal from Modern Oats!

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I am constantly on the hunt for healthy, FAST gluten free breakfasts. I love eating oatmeal in the morning – it’s a complex carb, so it digests slowly without spiking my blood sugar. I stay fuller longer which really helps on busy work days.

My first impression of Modern Oats: impressed!

I was happy to see the fiber and protein content right on the front. Each flavor ranges from the high 200 calorie to the low 300 calorie range, which is a perfect total for my breakfast.

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The prep is SUPER easy. You simply add boiling water to the cup, cover with the lid, and wait a few minutes. This is perfect for mornings when I head to Pure Barre first thing and then straight to work. We have an electric tea kettle at work, so it takes less than 5 minutes to have a hot and healthy breakfast while I start checking my email.

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The taste? SO GOOD!

I absolutely loved the 5 Berry and the Goji Blueberry flavors. So much in fact, that I just ordered 12 more from the online store.

Each cup is chock full of super foods. I love THIS EXPLANATION on the Modern Oats website of the tasty ingredients they use. Check it out, I learned a lot – like who knew blackberries were beneficial to the metabolic process?!

So there you have it! My new FAVORITE on-the-go breakfast. Perfect for a quick break at work or packing in your suitcase for travel.

You can buy Modern Oats in a select few stores (some Whole Foods locations and Bristol Farms in CA or Central Market in TX) but they are also easily purchases through their online store HERE.

Enjoy!

What about you?

What’s your favorite on-the-go breakfast?