Good morning lovelies It’s Friday!
Yesterday, Will & I took a little trip to the place where dreams come true…
I grew up in a family that had a BJ’s membership but didn’t necessarily believe in buying things in bulk. Although I would make the occasional shopping trip with my father, the most I ever remember buying were paper towels and coffee grounds. For those of you who aren’t typically Costco-goers, I have news for you- we have been misled.
Costco had absolutely everything that I could ever dream of purchasing in bulk: from almond butter to salmon burgers, from shampoo to Orbit strawberry gum. I thought that I was walking into a fantasy land.
(Will apparently thought that we were walking onto the set of Men in Black.)
I was so overwhelmed by the astounding quantity of food options that I couldn’t even decide on which items I wanted to buy in bulk. At first, I was walking around with a huge jar of almond butter and a 12 pack of Stride gum, but then I made the choice to wait and evaluate my food inventory at home before making any rash bulk buying decisions.
But Will did get a hot dog, so it wasn’t a complete loss
Tell me that Tofu Shiritaki Noodles aren’t very much like pasta and I’ll agree with you.
Ask me why I eat them anyway, and I’ll tell you that it’s because they allow me the option of having ginormous plates of noodles like this one 8) –
I sautéed some onions with minced garlic then added broccoli, tuna, spinach, soy sauce and red pepper seasoning. Then, I combined the veggie combo with tofu shiritaki noodles and was left with one beast of a stir-fry.
I naturally woke up this morning at 4:45 AM (yeah, I know) because my stomach was growling and practically eating itself. To resolve this issue, I quickly dug into a little package that showed up on my doorstep yesterday evening: Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice Cereal.
Not only is this baby organic and gluten free, but the Attune Foods brand is recognized for their use of pure, non-GMO ingredients, no artificial sweeteners and no refined flours or sugars. The Crispy Brown Rice cereal is one of their five available gluten-free options, along with their mixed berries flavor (the other flavor that showed up in my package.) The nutritional stats are also very impressive:
The cereal itself looked very similar to the gluten-free Rice Krispies that I love so much, however, upon pouring in my almond milk I could immediately tell that the Erewhon crispy brown rice cereal was of much greater quality. The crisps didn’t instantly turn to mush like other rice cereals that I’ve tried in the past—Score.
I combined the cereal with some of my favorite toppings:
1 cup Erewhon Crispy Gluten-Free Brown Rice Cereal, blueberries, banana slices, and unsweetened shredded coconut flakes.
The verdict? Definitely one of my new favorite crispy brown rice cereals. Attune Foods, you’ve outdone yourself with this one
**Note: Although Attune Foods did provide me with a sample of the product to review, the thoughts & opinions expressed in this post are completely my own.**
Per usual, I enjoyed my cereal with a side of turkey bacon
Alrighty, I’m off to meet a friend for a spinning class—Toodles!
A bit to think about: Have you ever tried any Attune Foods products?
Are you a bulk-product buyer?