Meet Virginia Love Grown Food Review
July 26, 2011
The below was taken directly from the blog MEET VIRGINIA:
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I have this weird thing with eating.
I find something that I like to eat, and I eat it over and over again. For days and days. And weeks and weeks. And months and months. And maybe even years and years.
I mainly do this with breakfast.
There was a time when I ate Special K cereal with skim milk and half a banana every morning for breakfast for 2 years straight. It was strange. Later I ate an egg and cheese sandwich on a Sandwich Thin with grapes and Baked Cheetos for lunch every day for at least a year. (Note: I really thought that those Cheetos were healthy because they were baked. Oh and by “cheese” I mean Kraft Singles. Sigh.)
I would like to think that I have changed my ways a bit since learning more about nutrition and the importance of whole, unprocessed foods – but I still tend to fall into eating patterns.
For the majority of 2010, I ate greek yogurt for breakfast every morning.
While I applauded the protein content of my daily breakfast choice, I had a few issues with it. For one – I couldn’t seem to get down with plain greek yogurt. It’s similarities in taste in texture to sour cream didn’t jive with me. Because of that, I tended to lean towards the selections of greek yogurt that had a nice little section of “fruit” to be spooned on top. Of course we all know that this “fruit” is mostly sugar. In my quest to eat more whole, unprocessed foods, I was in search of an alternative.
My second issue with my greek yogurt breakfast routine was that it left me wanting. Sometimes you just need to chew something for a meal to feel complete, you know what I mean? Yogurt alone just wasn’t enough.
I feel like I’m rambling… let me get to the point.
I have a new and improved breakfast obsession which puts my old greek yogurt objections to rest. Yogurt bowls.
Start with a plain base of greek yogurt. I love Trader Joe’s Vanilla flavor. Slightly sweet, but not laden with sugar or artificial flavors.
Add on your fruit of choice.
I am loooooving fresh peaches this summer.
Then add some crunch!
My crunch of choice? Love Grown Foods granola.
I must tell you, I was not a granola fan until Love Grown Foods kindly sent me a box of their products to try and review on the ol’ blog.
After adding some of the “Simply Oats” flavor to the top of a peach yogurt bowl, I was an official granola convert. It was slightly nutty, not overly sweet, and just the crunch I needed to make my breakfast perfect.
I was further impressed as I tried the Sweet Cranberry Pecan, Apple Walnut Delight, and Raisin Almond Crunch flavors.
Word on the street is that they also have a Cocoa Goodness flavor.
But do you know what is even better than the delicious taste and rockin’ nutritional stats of Love Grown Foods granola? Their mission to bring health and wellness all around the country. Now that is a breakfast habit that I can get on board with!
So, what do you think? Would you like to try some of Love Grown Food’s granola for yourself? Well then today is your lucky day! Love Grown Foods has generously offered to send one Meet Virginia reader 3 bags of their delicious products!
To enter, simply fill in the blank:
“I would like to help spread the love by using Love Grown Food’s granola _______________________ .”
For example: “on top of a yogurt bowl,” “for a tasty snack,” “in oatmeal cookies,” etc…
Giveaway will be open until Thursday, July 8th, at 10:00 pm. The winner will announced in Friday’s post! Happy entering!