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Responsible Eating Made Delicious with Kashi #PlantItForward Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 06/30

| June 3, 2015 | 76 Comments

My family has been slowly learning to eat better since my other half decided to eat less meat and junk food. We are always on the look-out for healthier and delicious choices for our kids to enjoy since they love sugary snacks. We also like finding food that is sourced responsibly so we know that we are giving back to those that are providing food to us as well as to the environment. This is why I was happy to have the chance to review new Non-GMO Project Verified products from Kashi!

My family received the following products from Kashi to try:
• Kashi* Organic Promise* Quinoa Multigrain Flakes & Raisins cereal
• Kashi* GOLEAN* Originals cereal
• Kashi* Seven Grain With Quinoa Bars – Chocolate Chip Chia
• Kashi* Seven Grain With Quinoa Bars – Honey Oat Flax

2015 Kashi Plant it Forward - Blogger Prize Pack-A

We decided to taste Kashi* GOLEAN Originals cereal first. It was a great mix of healthy and slightly sweet mix of different crunchy bits such as fibre twigs, crispy soy Protein grahams, and honey-toasted whole grain puffs. My kids enjoyed eating this cereal as a snack without any milk, but it is also tasty with some milk added to it in a bowl. I was happy that they were enjoying this cereal!

Kashi GOLEANCereal

I could not get enough of Kashi* Organic Promise Quinoa Multigrain Flakes & Raisins cereal! The hint of cinnamon and the fresh, sun—ripened raisins blended really well with the crispy rice, wheat and quinoa flakes I tasted with every spoon I ate. Let’s just say that I finished the box two days after receiving it. Yes, it was THAT good!

KasRaisinBran

Kashi Seven Grain With Quinoa Bars – Chocolate Chip Chia are a hit with my kids! They loved the bits of chocolate chip combined with oats, barley, buckwheat, wheat, rye, triticale and quinoa (I do not think they noticed the healthy bits while they were eating this snack bar). It was also really nice that these cereal bars snapped easily in half so they could enjoy a little or a lot at their leisure.

KashiSevenGrainwithQuinoaBar

My other half’s favourite product we tried was Kashi Seven Grain With Quinoa Bars – Honey Oat Flax. He loves the taste of honey, so these snack bars were perfect for him. He also liked the blend of oat, flax and quinoa. They were a great snack for him to enjoy and to get him through the day.

KashiSevenGrainwithQuinoaHoney

It was also great to know that, while we were devouring these products, the quinoa Kashi uses in is 100% organic, is Non-GMO Project Verified and is responsibly sourced from Bolivia. Kashi is helping the farmers that provide the quinoa for this cereal with financial training and are also helping to improve the soil health so they can continue to farm on their land after harvesting.

I would definitely recommend any of these products to people who are looking for more responsibly sourced foods, or for someone who is just looking for a new and great-tasking cereal or snack!

Kashi is not only looking to produce great tasting food. For the second year in a row, Kashi has partner with Evergreen to on the #PlantItForward initiative. Its goal is to build and support community gardens across Canada to allow deserving communities to get closer to real, fresh food. Kashi believes in this project because they found in the Kashi Plant It Forward survey that less than half of Canadians they surveyed have ever actually grown fresh fruits or vegetables, and that only a third of Canadians will not visit a farmer’s market or community garden this year.

Plant It Forward Logo-A

Plant it Forward is encouraging Canadians to “Give. Get. Grow” while celebrating the little farmers in each of us. Kashi is contributing $100 000 to Evergreen’s Seedling Healthy Communities program to help create and support urban gardens. Kashi is also helping Canadians get back into the garden by placing organic vegetable seeds on specially marked boxes of Kashi cereal and bars so that everyone can participate and grow some delicious produce at home this year.

Plant It Forward Infopic

Kashi is also has an online video entitled “When I Grow Up” which demonstrates how important it is to reconnect Canadian to real food, as well as how important it is to create green space in urban areas, to foster relationships with communities and to give the youth in these communities a place to connect and learn about good food habits.

Kashi was thoughtful enough to send our family five different varieties of tomatoes, greens and veggies to add to our home garden and to build on the Plant it Forward initiative. We are so excited about growing more of our own food, and we really appreciate what Kashi and Evergreen are doing to improve on the lives of Canadians.

We were so happy that Kashi sent us great and healthy products to review, but they also wanted us to be a part of the Plant it Forward initiative. We now have more options to choose from for our family to eat and enjoy, and we will have more food to grow at home.

For more information about Kashi, its products and the Plant it Forward initiative, you can connect with them online, or on their Facebook and Twitter pages!

Kashi Giveaway! 

2015 Kashi Plant it Forward - Blogger Prize Pack-A

 Kashi would like to continue to #PlantItForward by giving one Ottawa Mommy Club reader

the chance to win a $50 Kashi Prize Package!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends on June 30th, 2015 at 11:59 EDT.

Good luck to you all!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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About the Author ()

My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me! Author's website.

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  1. Florence C says:

    I like the Kashi go lean the most.

  2. Judy Cowan says:

    I really like their Blueberry Oat Clusters & Flakes cereal.

  3. Melinda says:

    I enjoy the Seven Grain with Quinoa bars.

  4. Tracy D says:

    We love the Go Lean!

  5. l p says:

    love them all – the crackers are #1 here. thanks

  6. Jana L. says:

    I love the Kashi* Indigo Morning* Gluten-Free Organic Corn Cereal

  7. kathy downey says:

    I want to try the Kashi Seven Grain With Quinoa Bars first

  8. Cheryl says:

    I love their 7 grain crackers with seat salt!

  9. sarah sar says:

    I’d love to try the Kashi Seven Grain With Quinoa Bars – Honey Oat Flax.

  10. andrea amy says:

    I like the granola bars the most 🙂

  11. Julie R. says:

    I love the Kashi granola bars. A healthy snack on the go! Thanks for the chance to win Kashi!

  12. heidi c. says:

    I like Kashi Go Lean cereal.

  13. Victoria Ess says:

    I like the Kashi go lean the most.

  14. Amy C says:

    I like the Seven Grain With Quinoa Bars – Chocolate Chip Chia.

  15. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    I have not tried them yet but I think I would really love the healthy Kashi Seven Grain With Quinoa Bars – Honey Oat Flax

  16. Pam says:

    My fave Kashi product is the Cinnamon Harvest cereal.

  17. Tiana says:

    The Almond crunch cereal

  18. holly o'gorman says:

    I really like the Go Lean Crunch.

  19. Jonnie says:

    The Go Lean Crunch is so good!

  20. Alana says:

    First of all, I’m so glad to have found your blog. I just moved to Ottawa from Vancouver and feel like a fish out of water. Secondly, my favourite product is the original Go Lean Crunch!

  21. Maegan Morin says:

    I really like the kashi go lean cereal the most.

  22. jan says:

    the Kashi Cinnamon Squares are the best

  23. lori b says:

    the go lean crunch for me

  24. Joy says:

    i like the granola bars

  25. Shelley N says:

    I have never had their crackers or bars but I have had their cereal and my favourite is Kashi* GOLEAN Crunch!* Honey Almond Flax Cereal since I love the combo of almonds and honey.

  26. Athena says:

    I like Kashi go lean

  27. Nicole B says:

    I’d like to try the chocolate chip chia bars

  28. Andrew Pham says:

    The Kashi Go Lean Cereal

  29. Belinda McNabb says:

    I like the Kashi* Chia Granola Bars Cranberry Lemon

  30. Doris Calvert says:

    We love the granola bars

  31. Darwin says:

    I like the Kashi Blueberry Oat Clusters & Flakes cereal.

  32. maria says:

    I like the granola bars best.

  33. nicolthepickle (Nicole Graham) says:

    I like the Seven Grain Granola Bars.

  34. Fan R says:

    I like Kashi* Organic Promise Quinoa Multigrain Flakes & Raisins cereal!

  35. KF says:

    Love the gluten-free products!

  36. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I think I’d love the Kashi Seven Grain With Quinoa Bars – Chocolate Chip Chia

  37. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I really like their Blueberry Oat Clusters & Flakes cereal.

  38. Dayle B. says:

    Like to try their tasty sounding Seven Grain with Quinoa Honey Oat Flax Bars.
    Like the sweetened red tart cherries, dark chocolate and hearty rolled grains bars,
    so yummy.

  39. Karla Sceviour says:

    Kashi Blueberry Oat Clusters & Flakes cereal

  40. Dianne says:

    My favourite Kashi product are the Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond Bars and the Honey Almond Flax Cereal.

  41. Jenn says:

    My favorite is the Layered Granola Bars Dark Chocolate Coconut

  42. Linda says:

    Quinoa Bar, Chocolate Chip Chia

  43. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I really like the Kashi Go Lean Cereal

  44. seham merzib says:

    I love the Blueberry Oat Clusters & Flakes cereal

  45. tanyab79 says:

    The Organic Promise is the one I like the most.

  46. Nate Fuller says:

    I like their Crunchy cereal the best!

  47. lori b says:

    the granola bars for me

  48. Janessa P says:

    Chocolate Chip Chia!

  49. Marla says:

    Never tried them

  50. Carole Dube says:

    I love the Go Lean the most; I add frozen blueberries to them. Delicious!

  51. Kathy Artis says:

    I’d like to try the chocolate chip chia bars

  52. Doris H says:

    I would like to try the GoLean cereal.

  53. l p says:

    the crackers. thanks

  54. Valerie Mallette says:

    The Kashi product that I like the most is Kashi GoLean cereal.

  55. ikkinlala says:

    I like the Dark Mocha Almond granola bars.

  56. Tina L. says:

    I would like to try the Kashi Seven Grain With Quinoa Bars.

  57. Karine says:

    I like their bars! Filling and not too sweet for me!

  58. Erika E says:

    I like their bars, the quinoa varieties are my favourite.

  59. Suzi says:

    I’d like to try their cereals as I’ve heard they are really good!

  60. KD says:

    I love their bars, and would love to try the quinoa bars.

  61. Silvia D says:

    would love to try the Organic Promise Quinoa Multigrain Flakes & Raisins cereal!

  62. Katherine Moore says:

    Great to find a healthy breakfast cereal that the kids LOVE and think it’s a real treat when I buy it.

  63. Charmaine says:

    I love their Go Lean cereal

  64. I always have one of their granola bars in my purse. I have hypoglycemia and find that they don’t set off my sugars as well as they have the lowest # of grams that I’ve found. I have their new bars in my cupboard but haven’t tried them yet.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  65. Lynn says:

    I love go lean

  66. Kris L says:

    I like some of their cereals

  67. Wendy Jensen says:

    My choice is Seven Grain with Quinoa.

  68. Angela Mitchell says:

    I like the Kashi Organic Promise Cinnamon Harvest Cereal.

  69. Valerie Gibson says:

    Quinoa Multigrain Flakes with Raisins

  70. cheryl hodgkins says:

    I like Seven Grain With Quinoa Bars – Honey Oat Flax

  71. Eva says:

    Never had Kashi before, but I would like to try the Kashi Seven Grain With Quinoa Bars! 🙂

  72. nikki robak says:

    I like the chocolate chip bars the most

  73. Janet says:

    I like the Go Lean cereal!

  74. Emily C says:

    I like the flake cereals.

  75. Monique L.S. says:

    I am very interested in trying the Quinoa Multigrain Flakes with Raisins.

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