Nutritious is Delicious

I am always excited when a company shares in my belief of food:

Exhibit A

Exhibit B
The excitement is followed by intrigue...
is it really Nutritious AND Delicious!?

First up: Odwalla Banana Nut Bar

I had high hopes for this bar...the absence of an oven and fresh baked goods had me hoping that this would taste like a slice of homemade banana nut bread.

Overall, it tasted like a dense piece of banana bread with smooth, good-sized walnuts and a subtle, natural sweetness. HOWEVER, there is a sprinkling of crisped rice throughout the batter that I would really rather do without. It tastes like stale crisped rice and totally detracts from the dense and delicious nature of the bar... so much so, that I will not be buying this bar again in the very near future...
How'd this sneak in here?! Well, it was a delicious egg sammie, so I'll let it stay.

A quick microwaved egg scramble and a slice of provolone cheese met up with Arnie!
Next up to bat: Nutridel
When this little package arrived, the fact that I was to be at a formal Scholarship dinner in T-minus 1.5 hours no longer mattered (by the way...I had the best apple pie EVER at that dinner...). I popped open the Pecan Cookie and planned to only eat one of the thin little guys...I ate 'em both! Whoooooops! One plus to these little babies is that each cookie has only 59 calories...eat 'em both and you've only downed 120 calories of pure joy! ;) Heck, I would have broken into the Almond Pack too, but I did show some restraint...They also have 2g of protein & fiber (or 4g if you eat the twin pack in one sitting).

Ingredients: Whole Wheat Flour, Wheat Bran, Amaranth, Pecans, Molasses, Sunflower Oil and Natural Pecan Essence. Doesn't get much better!
Plus, they pack quite the nutritional punch...But is it a tasty punch?!
You bet your bottom dollar it is! The second that I cracked this cookie into 4 or 5 pieces, a nutty aroma filled the air! 'Twas delightful. The texture is dense and crispy, reminding me somewhat of a Kashi TLC Crunchy Bar. However, the "batter" of these cookie is much finer, making for a denser product. Combine that with the thin nature of the cookie and you have a delicate and flavorful crunch.

So here's the deal my foodie lovin' friends:

Thanksgiving, Christmas...the lovely holidays filled with Family and Friends are fast approaching (yay!). You may be receiving gifts in the coming days or buying gifts for others and keep in mind that a tasty cookie can always brighten someone's day. Therefore, I suggest that you check out some of my recommendations:

  1. Nutridel. Click here and check out these cookies for yourself. They have my stamp of approval! :D
  2. Penny's Low Fat Desserts. This is no secret. These bad boys most definitely fit into the whole "Nutritious is Delicious" mantra! MMM MMM!
  • Enter my Giveaway for some of Penny's Treats. (And tell all of your friends, family and bloggies to get in on the action too, please!).

  • Order up early and use the discount code EWTEX to get 10% off of your order until November 30.

  • BETTER YET, Penny's is offering free shipping on all $40+ orders until November 13! Combine that with the 10% discount code above and you would be considered one frugal foodie! :D

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China walked by, the line would never end because of the rate of population
increase? That's my list. Every Chinese person in the world.


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  1. i've seen these nutridel cookies alllll over the blogworld now! they sound delish! thanks for the review :)

  2. I'm not much of a sweet person, but I loved reading your review.


  3. I love the banana nut bar. The texture is a little funky but it does taste like banana bread and usually if I'm reaching for a bar I'm not feeling picky

  4. Hmm these definitely look good...thanks for the reviews!

  5. I love those Nutriel cookies. So glad that the blogging world is loving it too.

    Thanks for the heads up on the Odwalla bar. I have a weakness for banana flavored things and was about to pick these up the other day too.

  6. I love the Nutridel cookies! I was also surprised by how good the banana nut Odwalla was!

  7. i am so a cookie fan but we have nothing as cool as you guys do in Australia

  8. are those nutridel's not the most amazing thing you've ever tried in your life? they were clearly made for you ;)!

  9. i keep seeing those nutridels and i want to try them so badly!! good reviews


  10. Oh my gosh, those cookies sound fantastic! I love the stats.

  11. Thanks for the reviews girl!! Those nutridel cookies sound super yummy!
    <3 jess

  12. I've been hit or miss with Odwalla bars :(

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