3.09.2012

How to Feel Good About What Your Child Eats: A Wholesome Goodness Giveaway

There are days that I wish I were that mom who bakes every snack that my child eats from scratch, using only the best whole ingredients.

But, truthfully, that’s not who I am. 

Instead, I am a mom who reads food labels as I go down the grocery aisles.  I rely on minimally processed foods to make my life easier in the kitchen.  My goal, however, is to buy the most all-natural products possible.  I avoid high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives as much as I can. 

I’m lucky because I live in Raleigh, and grocery stores cater to moms like me here.  I can find foods like that with little problem, but it’s not always kind to the grocery bill. Despite the price,  I feel better at night knowing my kids avoided a lot of junk in their diet.

Baby Diva is eating Wholesome Goodness Omega Apple Cinnamon Granola Bars.  These hearty granola bars are made with blend of whole grain rolled oats, whole grain wheat flakes, crisp rice, brown sugar, pumpkin seeds, roasted sunflower seed kernels,  with flax flax seed meal for an Omega boost. 

I am always looking for wholesome food at a good price.  A new food company called Wholesome Goodness recently won me over with its products.  Unfortunately, the company is just getting started, so the products are currently available only at Wal-Mart in a few select states, including North Carolina.  The Raleigh-Durham market is one of the first areas to see these products on the shelves.

I rarely shop at Wal-Mart, but I’m telling you right now that these products are going to make me walk through the doors of that bargain-priced super giant store sooner rather than later after sampling ten items out of the Wholesome Goodness product line.  

Mr. Cool and I could not get enough of the Whole Grain Sea Salt Chips.  They have 19 grams of whole grains per serving.  They are light, crisp, and a low-sodium snack.  
Wholesome Goodness is an all-natural, better-for-you food brand that emphasizes natural ingredients such as whole grains, fiber, and beneficial antioxidants while minimizing sugar, sodium, and fat. 

The price is right at $2.78 for a delicious, low-sodium, whole grain sea salt chip to $3.78 for a cereal made from a blend of five grains and packed with fiber.  My kids ate these items like candy.  I did, too.  A Multi-grain and Flax Tortilla Chip with 20 grams of whole grains, and 200 mg of Omega-3 was pretty addictive, too.  These are minimally processed foods I don’t mind giving to my kids. 

I commend the company because it is trying to keep costs down.  Wholesome Goodness believes that nutritious foods are beneficial only if they are accessible and affordable.  The prices are comparable to mainstream brands and significantly lower than other natural/organic product lines.

Wholesome Goodness is currently in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia.  It hopes to expand nationally soon. 
Wholesome Goodness has also set a high nutritional standard by banning the use of 126 ingredients including artificial additives, sweeteners, colorings, and preservatives.  I’ve gone over the list, and for curiosity looked in my pantry. I was shocked to see some of the banned items on food in my pantry.  Maybe I wasn’t buying as “healthy” as I thought.   Many of the Wholesome Goodness products also meet gluten-free and Kosher dietary guidelines. 

I used some of the products to cook simple meals like BBQ chicken, and black bean and cheese enchiladas, which I’ll share with you later in the month.

I’m now a fan of the product line. To see if Wholesome Goodness is sold in a Wal-Mart near you, visit http://www.wholesome-goodness.com/US/locator/

Wholesome Goodness has also decided to give away the same packet it gave me so you can try its new foods. I think you will be a fan, too. You will not be disappointed, so sign up to win.  It’s about a $30 value. We’re doing the giveaway through rafflecopter, so all you have to do is sign into the box either by using Facebook or by giving your name and email.  It’s that easy.  The required entry is to leave a blog comment, and the rest are optional extra entries.  The giveaway will end at midnight on Monday, March 19, 2012.


The Wholesome Goodness Prize Pack will include: Multigrain O's, Chocolate Almond Drink, Omega Apple Cinnamon Granola Bars, Quick Cook Steel Cut Oats, Whole Grain Sea Salt Chips, Grilled Vegetable Tortilla Chips, Multi Grain and Flax Tortilla Chips, Mild Garden Salsa, Kansas City Style Barbecue Sauce, and Mountain Mix Trail Mix Snack Tubes

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclosure: I received the above mentioned Wholesome Goodness food products free in order to review the products for this post. As always, all opinions are my own, and are not influenced by the company. 

4 comments:

  1. I rarely go to Walmart either. There aren't any that close to my house and my girls prefer Target. The less complaints when shopping the better but this makes me more willing to go there. I like that they are selling a smaller company's products and that they are trying to healthy the world with products like this.
    Thanks for sharing this. I'll be sure to check out if the stores in MD carry these products.
    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Apple Cinnamon Granola Bars :)

    farrah_jo@yahoo.com

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  3. Apple Cinnamon Granola Bars :)

    farrah_jo@yahoo.com

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  4. Great and helpful post, thank you very much. It was understandable, great information and very helpful as I have been doing more research into the preservatives that are used in natural products, this was what I was looking for so thanks again:)

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