Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. My kids have been gluten free for over a year now. The two youngest adapted easily. PB & J Girl (5) asks for the ingredients in items to see if she can eat them, and she’s never tempted to eat something that has gluten. She’ll just politely say she can’t eat it.
Cuddle Bug (3) doesn’t really remember a time when she could have gluten. She always makes me pretend food that is “gluten free, dairy free.” She, too, has no desire to eat gluten.
Bookworm (9), on the other hand, is a different story. He grew up eating a lot of grains thanks to my grain obsession. Muffins, pancakes, sweets, snacky treats, you name it, we ate it. For a long time, he was very upset about having to be gluten free.
Over the last 3 months, he has started to accept it. What helps is that he now realizes he can enjoy many of the foods he used to love before. Sometimes we get him gluten free, dairy free pizza from Domino’s. (We do this because he’s only gluten intolerant; he doesn’t have Celiac. If he did, we wouldn’t risk the cross contamination.) My cousin introduced us to a wonderful bakery that makes allergen friendly cupcakes and cookies that can only be described as decadent.
What has also made things difficult is that I and two of the kids are also intolerant to nuts. Bookworm lost his beloved peanut butter and KIND nut bars and Larabars.
While Bookworm has adapted to being gluten free, he still misses nuts, so we were delighted to have the opportunity to sample KIND Health Grain Bars.
These bars come in 5 delicious flavors:
- Dark Chocolate Chunk
- Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate
- Vanilla Blueberry
- Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt
- Oats and Honey with Toasted Coconut
These bars are made with whole grains including amaranth, quinoa, gluten free oats, millet and buckwheat. They are gluten free.
Of course, we couldn’t sample the one with peanut butter, but that didn’t stop my husband and Cuddle Bug from eating them. They both loved them.
I found the Vanilla Blueberry to be chewy and delightfully sweet.
The kids loved the Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt as well as the Dark Chocolate Chunk.
One of the things I miss about being gluten free and nut free is not having granola bars to bring in the car when we take a road trip. Now, I have an option.
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