French Meadow Bakery offers a line-up of organic, all-natural products, many of which are yeast-free, vegan, or Kosher Parve. After already trying the French Meadow Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread, I decided to check out the Cinnamon Raisin Bagel, which has more fiber and protein.
They suggest that you freeze their product to keep it fresh longer, which implies that you will need to toast them in order to enjoy them. When toasted, they obtain a crunchy exterior that encases the warm, chewy center. It's a delicious eating experience.
These bagels are a bit different in texture than your average bagel, having a dense nature and chewy texture, enhanced by the multitude of grains that go into each bagel. French Meadow Bakery Sprouted Cinnamon Raisin Bagel provides 290 calories, 1.5 grams of total fat, no saturated fat, 270 mg of sodium (11% of the daily value), 1.5g of fat (2% of the RDA), 7 grams of fiber (29% of the DV), 11 grams of sugars and 15 grams of protein. The ingredient list is short and to the point, which is always nice to see.
French Meadow Bakery offers a line-up of organic, all-natural products. In addition to products that are yeast-free, vegan, made with sprouted grain and Kosher Parve options, they have quite a few gluten-free options as well, including the French Meadow Bakery Sprouted Cinnamon Raisin Bagel, which they sent me to try out.
The French Meadow Cinnamon-Raisin Bread is described as, "an all-natural bread, with plump juicy raisins, fragrant cinnamon, and a touch of honey." Are you a fan of sweet breads? I don't eat them much and contemplated how best to enjoy it. In the end, I decided to spread 2 toasted slices with light cream cheese and had it with my morning oatmeal (I kept the loaf in the freezer because I knew that I wouldn't be eating this right away, so I wanted to make sure it remained fresh as long as possible).
The toasted, cream-cheesed bread was absolutely delightful. It had a pleasantly sweet flavor, but not overly so, and the texture was similar to regular bread. There were quite a few raisins dotting the landscape of the bread as well. I found myself eating the crust first - something I don't do ever - because it was a little sweeter and crunchier than the bread "insides." For folks who eat a gluten-free diet, there is no absence of taste with this product!
French Meadow Bakery offers a line-up of organic and all-natural products including yeast-free, vegan, sprouted grain and Kosher options in many forms including breads, tortillas, bagels and desserts. The sprouted grain French Meadow "Fat Flush Plan" Tortillas certainly caught my attention, and held it enough that I bought a pack (10 inch size).
I actually didn't know that there was such as a thing as The Fat Flush Diet - but apparently there is (check out DietsinReview for more info). Okay... but I'm not on a diet plan; I am just interested in healthy food that tastes great. The texture of these tortillas is not soft and doughy like one might expect, but firm and pliable. The sprouted grains add an element of chew and texture, while also providing for a very filling product that will keep your tummy satisfied as you power through the rest of your day - depending on what fillings you pile into the tortilla of course. My latest creation involves tuna mixed with salsa, refried beans & some shredded lettuce. Protein & fiber power baby !