What I Love About the New Fiber One Cookies & Streusel Bars

Disclosure – Information and a prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Fiber One Cookies

I’ll be honest, I really didn’t know what to expect when I was asked to try the new Fiber One Streusel Bars and Chocolate Chip Cookies. I like a nice soft cookie and I kind of thought that with all the extra fiber these might not be as soft, moist and chewy as they turned out to be. I also wasn’t sure if my five kids would even try them, much less like them, but I have been very pleasantly surprised.

A couple of the kids actually fought over who got the last Blueberry Streusel Bar and my daughters and I all really enjoyed the Strawberry Streusel Bars. The kids have even asked to take them and the Chocolate Chip Cookies to school for snacks and I’ve gladly let them do that.

My oldest son asks for a fudge round for a before bed snack practically every night. I’ve tried everything to get him to eat something else, I’ll give him fruit instead and he’ll eat it, then go ahead and ask for a fudge round after – and then it just becomes a big argument. I got him to try a Fiber One Double Chocolate Chip Cookie one night and he absolutely loved it, I’m SO happy that he’s started asking for them now that I went out and stocked up on them, which is awesome because I love them too!

The fudge rounds are 250 calories with 90 calories from fat and they only contain 2 grams of dietary fiber. On the other hand the Fiber One Double Chocolate Chip Cookies contain 120 calories with 40 calories from fat and still have a whopping 5 grams of dietary fiber or 20% of the recommended daily allowance. That thrills me because we’re able to get the chocolate that we’re craving without any of the guilt and the extra fiber keeps us fuller longer so we’re not left wanting more. They’re available all over, including my favorite store Publix, and you can even grab some Fiber One coupons here!

 

Back to School Snacks from Udi’s

Udi's Gluten Free Snacks

The kids get a couple of meals and a snack at school each day but they still never fail to come home “starving”. I always keep a variety of healthy snacks on hand to tide them over until dinner and these Udi’s gluten free products have been big hits.

All sorts of allergies, food intolerance, gluten sensitivities and Celiac disease are becoming increasingly more common and a couple of my five kids have issues with different types of foods so I try to keep food additives to a minimum for the whole family. Previously there weren’t a lot of options out there for people with food sensitivities or those who just want to eat healthy, but Udi’s has a bunch of different breads and snacks available that are delicious as well as being gluten and additive free.

Udi's Gluten Free Snacks

The kids are huge fans of the Dark Chocolate Brownie Bites and the Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip cookies, plus they love the Cinnamon Raisin Bread. We all enjoy the Ancient Grain Aged Cheddar Crisps and I’ll admit to hoarding the Harvest Crunch Muffins, I like to take one with me to work each morning for a yummy quick breakfast.

These gourmet snacks and goodies from Udi’s are anything but boring and I’m pleased to recommend our favorites to you guys. Since there aren’t any preservatives or other additives in Udi’s products you’ll find most of them in the refrigerated section at your favorite grocery store, click here to find a store near you. For more information check out the Udi’s website or follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Disclosure – I was provided with the products shown above for the purpose of facilitating this review. I received no other compensation and all thoughts and opinions are my own.