Saturday, November 7, 2009

Kaia Foods Sunflower Seeds (Product Review)

Note: Next Product review is Kaia foods Teriyaki Sunflower Seeds. I have a huge respect for Kaia foods as a company in general. I have done a lot of research on them and even became a fan of them on facebook. Their philosopshy is to keep it simple. Minimally processed foods. In addition, a portion of their sales are donated to food aid programs.

Teriyaki sunflower seeds: WOW, WOW, WOW... these sunflower seeds are a healthy snack that are so delicious! Despite being so tasty, one would NEVER guess that they are soo good for you. Because they are dehydrated and not roasted, the nutrients stay intact and aren't processed away. The sunflower seeds are sweet, but not overbearingly sweet and have a great crunch. They are sweetened with agave, an unrefined low glycemic sweetener. You can eat these seeds on their own or add to soups, salads, sandwiches. Please do yourself a favor and go buy yourself a bag of these yummy sunflower seeds. This product even got RAVE reviews from my sister, who is always making fun of my "healthier" options.

They are:
* Sprouted and dried (below 115 degrees), not roasted
* organic
* raw
* gluten free

Nutritional info (per 1 oz)
Calories: 70
Fat: 6 grams
Trans fat: 0 grams!!
Carbs: 4 grams
Dietary fiber: 2 grams
Sugars: 2 grams
Protein: 3 grams

Ingredients: sprouted sunflower seeds*, wheat-free tamari*, raw agave nectar*, ginger powder*, garlic powder*, and cayenne pepper*. (*organic)

Teriyaki Sunflower Salad
Note: Using Kaia Foods Teriyaki sunflower seeds, I made a chicken and sunflower seed salad.

- 4 oz chicken
- serving of Kaia Foods Teriyaki sunflower seeds
- salad ingredients (lettuce, tomato, celery, cukes, green pepper)

Directions: Make salad. Top with sunflower seeds and chicken!