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Manna Organics Giveaway

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As my first post-Expo giveaway, I’m super excited to introduce one of the companies I discovered at the Natural Products Expo West. Manna Organics makes a line of fantastic sprouted breads that are yeast-free and made with just a few ingredients. I was lucky enough to try their really tasty nut butters (the Dark Chocolate Pecan is out of this world), and after Expo ended Manna sent over a few loaves of their breads and kale chips. I’m really excited that they agreed to doing a giveaway so you can try their products too! Read on to find out the details on the prize and enter below! Continue reading

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The first bread that I selected was the Sprouted Banana Walnut Hemp. Because of its more dense, cake-like texture I decided to use it to make French toast. These were prepared with The Vegg French toast mix, cooked on a skillet and topped with freshly sliced bananas, walnuts and maple syrup. This particular bread is also really good with some of your favorite nut butter, coconut butter or vegan margarine. 

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I was also really impressed with the Cafe Mocha kale chips that Manna Organics makes. They actually make 5 flavors of kale chips, including savory options like Pizza Margherita and Curry Bliss-which are all vegan, organic and gluten-free. I went for the sweeter flavor, which had a chocolatey taste with a note of espresso. With the crunchiness of the kale, I felt like I was eating a krispy mocha-flavored cookie!

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Next is the Multigrain, which is yeast-free and made with a myriad of grains and seeds including millet, barley, brown rice, rye, oats and cornmeal. This one, is of course made with wheat kernels so it isn’t gluten-free. However, Manna does offer a line of gluten-free and vegan breads in a few different flavors as well. What I like about these breads is that unlike your standard sandwich/sliced bread, these are incredibly filling and chewy. Depending on what kinds of toppings you like, this one is a great option for pairings like hummus, vegan butter or jam.

Manna Organics Giveaway @anotherhungryvegan.comLast but not least, the Sprouted Cinnamon Date bread. I think I saved the best for last, as this one reminds me of my favorite cinnamon-raisin bagels I used to have growing up. I loved having this bread lightly toasted and served with some organic peanut butter on top. I found that this bread is really filling if you have a slice or two with some kind of spread. To put it into perspective, one 3/5 inch slice is about 150 calories, with 5g of fiber, 6g of natural sweetener from the dates, and 8g of protein. You can’t find bread quite like this anywhere else!

Now, to enter the giveaway be sure to follow the Rafflecopter giveaway prompts below (open to residents of the Continental United States only). The winner gets 3 loaves and 1 bag of kale chips of their choosing. This giveaway runs until Friday at 12:00am MST, so don’t forget to enter before it’s too late!
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Alive & Radiant Kandy Kale

Alive & Radiant Kandy Kale
Who doesn’t love a sweet treat around the holidays? I think we are all familiar with eating at least one cookie too many, and there’s nothing wrong with indulging a little during this time. However, what’s not so great is the feeling you get from eating excess sweets or ultra-rich foods, and it gets in the way from really enjoying this special time of the year. I think we’re all familiar with kale chips by now, but did you know that they come in sweet flavors too? Alive & Radiant makes a few seasonal flavors that are sure to keep your sweet cravings at bay. Now you get to enjoy the best tastes of the season with the nutrient boost of kale, while not having to worry about excess fats, sugars, or artificial ingredients. Continue reading

Pumpkin Spice Kandy Kale
You can’t get through Fall without pumpkin spice, at least I know I can’t. Did you know the infamous PSL at Starbucks and other coffeeshops is not only non-vegan, but it also contains preservatives, additives, and a ton of added sugar. Why waste your money on an unhealthy coffee beverage when you can enjoy a bag of these sweet Pumpkin Spice kale chips? The simple list of ingredients is: kale, cashews, coconut palm sugar, cacao butter, pumpkin spice, lemon juice, vanilla and salt. Not to mention, you don’t get the caffeine crash from these either.

Sea Salt Caramel Kandy KaleAnother classic fall and winter flavor is salted caramel, which again gets a bad rap thanks to all the cookies and ice cream that come out at this time of the year. These Sea Salt Caramel kale chips are the complete opposite, being dairy/egg-free, gluten-free, raw, yet still just as tasty! They get a fantastic, sweet caramel-taste from the coconut palm sugar, vanilla and cashews and no artificial ingredients or colors are included in this delicious snack. I would definitely recommend picking up at least two bags of this one.

White Chocolate Peppermint Kandy Kale
If you thought the last two flavors sounded great, take a look at this. Does a healthy White Chocolate Peppermint treat sound too good to be true? Well, think again! I think I have to say that this was my favorite of the three, and I was seriously amazed at the amount of flavor on each piece of kale. Cacao butter, vanilla, and peppermint oil take the place of the milk chocolates, sugary peppermint syrups and other ingredients that your body doesn’t agree with. These will also give you the energy to get through all of your holiday plans while staying on track with a healthy lifestyle. Who needs to wait until January to start eating better? Buy some bags of Kandy Kale on their website and have them shipped right to your door, before the holidays come to an end!

Brad’s Raw Kale Chips

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Honestly, I do not consider myself to be a chip-lover. Unless of course, we are talking about kale chips! Brad’s Raw Foods makes these incredible kale chips along with other raw snacks that are the perfect swap for traditional chips and crackers. They even make Raw Onion Rings that I have tried personally. Now, with kale chips…not all are created equal. In my opinion the best kale chips have a nice crunchiness and texture, with great seasoning, and of course healthy ingredients. Lucky for me, these Brad’s Raw Kale Chips fit that criteria exceptionally well. They are all gluten free, non-gmo and organic, kosher, and they are made by a fantastic company. I hunted down all 5 flavors and tried them each. Continue reading

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Starting off, I would like to talk about the Pina Kale-ada flavor. It seems like more and more kale chip companies are releasing a sweeter option, usually with pineapple, coconut, mango, and even chocolate. While I don’t generally associate kale with sweetness unless we are talking about a green smoothie or juice, these kale chips were a nice surprise. I loved the depth of flavor that they had as well. Odd enough, the ingredients (kale, pineapple, bananas, coconut, lemon juice, and himilayan salt) would probably make a refreshing smoothie as well!

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By the sounds of it, the Naked Kale Chips would seem to be very plain. However, that was not the case at all with these. I look at them more like they are the “original” flavor because they contain a lot of the traditional kale chip ingredients. I loved the subtle flavors of the cashews and sunflower seeds, and the chickpea miso was a pleasant surprise. These would be a great flavor if you aren’t wanting something too “out-there” or if you are the type of person who appreciates flavors that are not too strong.

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The Vampire Killer kale chips sound a little overbearing. As in, you wouldn’t think of eating these in public in fear that your breath would be overtaken with garlic. Actually, that’s not the case at all! The garlic was definitely there, but it didn’t take over the flavor of the kale chips themselves. There are also some scallions listed in the ingredients, but those didn’t overpower the chips either. Unless you have an aversion to garlic, these are great!

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I really wasn’t sure what to expect from these Nasty Hot kale chips. I was afraid that they would be way too spicy, just from the name alone. However, I actually really liked these a lot! They had a kick to them but it was more of an aftertaste. I don’t mind spicy flavors, but I don’t care for foods or flavorings that are so hot that I can’t really taste anything because my tastebuds are on fire. I think these were almost identical to the Naked flavor in exception to the Jalapenos in the ingredients.

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The Nacho kale chips aren’t quite what I had in mind. While I would never confuse these for cheesy “nacho” tortilla chips, they do have quite a wonderful flavor. I don’t know if I would describe it as a nacho-taste though. They made me think of what you would get if you combined the Vampire Killer with the Naked kale chips. You’d be surprised at how quickly these kale chips grow on you even if you don’t like them at first! 

Alive & Radiant – Kale & Veggie Krunch

IMG_0936Recently I purchased these products from Alive & Radiant online because I had a coupon for them. These were also varieties that I couldn’t find in stores near me, and I liked the Kale Krunch flavors from this company so much that I wanted to try the rest of their snacks. Here is what I thought about all of these.

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IMG_0949The Superfood was incredible! It reminded me a lot of the plain Kale Krunch that I’ve tried before, but this was even more flavorful. Kale chips on their own are really good for you, but when you add these superfoods it makes it an even healthier choice for a snack. The Spicy Superfood was also really good, just incredibly spicy! I guess the silver lining is that I drank a lot of water while I ate this bag.

IMG_0926The Veggie Krunch were something really different for me. These are similar to the kale chips in terms of crunchiness and texture, but the flavors were completely different. Teriyaki Greens was my favorite of them all. I loved the coconut and the Asian-inspired flavors that were in this mix. Arugula Cabbage was more mild in flavor but I did enjoy it. My least favorite was probably the Sweet Onion, but I actually did still like this one. It felt like eating raw onion rings, but they had a crunch that you would get from the fried version. The only drawback is that you get some pretty strong breath after snacking on these.

 

Alive & Radiant Foods – Kale Krunch

Kale chips seem to be something that people either love or hate. For me, I wasn’t fond of kale chips the first time I tried them, but later on I grew to crave them. I love the crunchy flavor, and I love eating something like these as a snack knowing that they are much healthier than potato/tortilla/other chips. Kale Krunch from Alive and Radiant Foods has become one of my all-time favorite types of kale chips! They are raw, gluten free, dairy free, organic, and very good for you! I have tried each variety of these and decided to review them here in case anyone is interested.

tumblr_mwwuzjLHbo1s3uefeo1_1280This was the first flavor I tried and even for being plain, it still was very flavorful! I actually had this at school and let some of my classmates try some. I think the verdict for them was that these were “ok”, however I really loved them. For some reason I kept thinking they had a taste that reminded me of cheez-its, probably from the crunch and texture.
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tumblr_mx00jkdNVG1s3uefeo1_1280I’ve heard this flavor is pretty popular, and I can see why! This was even better than I remember a lot of ranch chips tasting, and I loved the crunch and flavor these had.

tumblr_mxsb7yZcJe1s3uefeo1_1280Cheezy kale chips are probably my favorite flavors. I love how they got the cheeze flavor from healthy and soy-free sources, like cashews and nutritional yeast. These also had red bell peppers and lemon juice, which I could definitely taste on the chips.

IMG_7657 These were so savory! I really was assuming they would be a little bitter, but they were tasty and the mustard gave them a nice kick. The tarragon was something I picked up more as an aftertaste, but overall I would recommend these.

IMG_7662I was expecting these to be spicy because of the chipotle peppers and paprika, but I think these were a lot like the Quite Cheezy kale chips. They have really similar ingredients to those also, which doesn’t surprise me that they tasted similar.

IMG_8859The hibiscus and pink peppercorn chips were a pleasant surprise. They did have a bit of a kick from the peppercorn, and apparently these also have a chickpea miso, beets, and the hibiscus flower that gives them the pink color. I thought these looked so beautiful with the contrast of the colors. Not bad overall.

Last but not least, the chockalet chip (still can’t get over the name!). I’ve read other reviews online where people said these were gross, and I honestly have no idea what they were talking about. These were probably either my favorite or second favorite flavor of them all! Oddly enough I felt like I was eating chocolate covered granola because they were so crunchy. These would be a great raw, gluten free and healthy dessert-type of snack. They are also very satisfying unlike a lot of chocolate desserts.