Monday, 04 August 2014 22:43

Quick, Easy, On the Go Breakfast: Straw Propeller Gourmet Foods’ Oatmeal

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Product review by EvG team member Rachel Curit: 

Everyone knows it's important to eat a healthy breakfast, but sometimes our lives feel too busy to bother. For days when a green smoothie is just not realistic, there are always oatmeal cups. Full of fiber and vegan protein, Straw Propeller Gourmet Foods' oatmeal cups make it quick and easy to eat something satisfying all while using real ingredients.

Straw Propeller Gourmet Foods sent me four of their many flavors to try:

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Banana Bread: The first was Banana Bread and it contained just five ingredients: rolled oats, bananas, walnuts, evaporated cane juice and salt. It tastes exactly as the name suggests, creamy and sweet with a little crunch from the walnuts.

Cherry Chia: I also tried the Cherry Chia oatmeal, which turned pink from the warm, slightly tart cherries.

Fruit & Nuts: The Fruit & Nuts flavor definitely had the most crunch and chew with raisins, blueberries, cherries, walnuts, and almonds and was probably the most traditional oatmeal flavor. This one was also certified gluten-free.

Original Muesli: Along with the three oatmeals, they also sent me their Original Muesli, which I ate with some cold almond milk. This one was my least favorite, but it still left me full throughout the day with its rolled oats, buckwheat groats, raisins, dates, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and flaxseed meal.

It should be noted that not all of their products are vegan, but the ones that are free of animal products are clearly labeled near the ingredients list. In addition to the simple ingredients list, the products I tried contained about 9 or 10 grams of vegan protein and least a quarter of the daily amount of recommended fiber, perfect for keeping me satisfied through the morning. Though these make for a quick and satisfying breakfast on the go, the downsides are that the packing contains some plastic and the oatmeal itself does contain sugar. Other than that, I would have no problem stashing a few of these away for the mornings that my alarm doesn't go off.

 

Rachel is recent graduate of the University of Maine, where she studied Spanish and English with a concentration in professional writing. In addition to writing and editing for Eco-Vegan Gal, she is the blogger behind The Judgmental Vegan and writes for One Green Planet.

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